Health Office480-472-5283

Cafeteria480-472-5346

School Hours

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Wed7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Office Hours

Mon - Fri7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Edison Recognized

fiesta bowl- Freshley

 

https://www.fiestabowl.org/

Lisa Freshley was selected as a grant recipient for her entry for the Fiesta Bowl teacher project this past month.  She will get $5,000 to use for her classroom projects.  We look forward to her plans for helping her students expand their opportunities to learn.  Lisa is the 3rd Edison teacher to be selected for the program.  Way to go Ms. Freshley!!!

 

Edison Elementary, along with a large number of other schools in MPS were recently recognized by America's Healthiest Schools 2020 by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for our work in improving school programs for fitness and activity. MPS offers students 2 PE sessions each week along with 2 recess breaks per day to help them get up and active. Our classrooms use Brain Breaks and dance videos to help students move without leaving the room. These short activities get the blood flowing so they don't sit too long in lessons.

Our PE department help to run after school sports for our students in 4-6 grades for football and soccer. We also had a jogging program for students that they could learn to set goals, train and see improvement in their performance over time. Classrooms introduced nutrition information and 12 classes hosted a small garden plot to teach kids about growing their own plants and food items.


Read for the Record

Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away by Meg Medina

Edison's Kindergarten students got to explore this year's book title with their classmates. Ms. Morris, is seen here sharing the book with her class.
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Desert Financial

Edison Staff was selected by Desert Financial to receive a grant for $3,000 to use for our staff.  Items used for the grant will improve tools for teachers to build lesson materials, lounge supplies, and replacement items like microwaves, coffee makers and sink filters to improve our drinking water. 

The presentation was Sept 28th and we are grateful for their generosity to improve the setting for our hard working teachers and staff.  It is greatly appreciated. 

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Woot Woot Cart

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Thanks to Desert Financial for their sponsorship of the Edison Staff Woot Woot Cart.

5 Days - In-Person Classes

These documents should provide all the answers for school starting October 12th.

You must have a mask to come into the office.  Please know we are very busy at arrival and about 15 minutes prior to dismissal.  You will have to make an appointment to see our counselors or administrators as they will be helping get students to the right classes.

 

All parent pick up will be on 6th Street. (north side)

Bus Routes will use 5th Street. (south side)

Visitors are not allowed onto campus during In-Person schedules at this time.  Breakfast in the cafeteria for pick up at 7:10 and students will eat in their classrooms.  

 

School Hours.  7:10 Breakfast, 2:00 dismissal

7:30-2:00 daily for classes

Lunch Schedule

 

 

Masks- see the video for safety on breaks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRpHUskHXm4&feature=youtu.be

 

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Edison Families- 12 pages

Edison Contact Information

Family To Do List

Meals Programs

All students can eat at school for breakfast and lunch each day.  On Fridays, students can order weekend food that they will carry home.

Meals for Remote Learners-Full-time remote learners (and any child under 18) can pick up meals from 7 to 8 a.m. at participating junior high schools or 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. at participating district high schools on Mondays and Wednesdays. Students will receive two meals on Mondays and three meals on Wednesdays.

Edison Counselors

Edison is very fortunate to have 2 outstanding school counselors to help our students be the best they can by learning social and coping skills for challenges they can face growing up.  They have worked very hard to create resources for students and families to use to help them manage their emotions and achieve their life goals.

Please reach out to them if you are in need of tools to work with your student.  They will be glad to help you with services and community supports that can meet your needs.

Tech Support

As more students are using school laptops than ever before, the need for tech support has sharply increased.

Families should try to use the Help Line to solve computer issues with thier technology.  The number is 480-472-0044.

 

If any of your students tell you that they broke their school device, please contact their parents and let them know they can go to the MPS info systems webpage  http://www.mpsaz.org/infosys/stuinfo/dpp/  on there it states if damage is done to a student device, the parent needs to put on a work order at help.mpsaz.org to fix it and then the technician might assign a fine to his student account.


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Edison Reading Lab

Edison has 4 staff members dedicated to helping improve our students reading skills.  They work with students of all ages to improve phonics, fluency and comprehension skills.  Students benefit from small group interaction and focused support across their skill development. 

This year they are also building a series of resources for parents to use to improve their reading practices at home.  

Kids that spend time reading are better readers.  So put down the phone and pick up a book.  Using your imagination is better than any other form of media and we stories can transport us to new places and adventures.

Wearing Masks to School- A Social Story

The following story can help students understand the purpose of masks.  It is from Tara Tuchel from www.autismlittlelearners.com

 

 

Community Business Partners with Edison

November 2020

Mrs. Luebbert got 3 projects funded from DonorsChoose.  The projects included flexible seating, reading materials and storage for the classroom, and stress reliever materials for students.

October 2020

Mrs. Peterson earned a DonorsChoose grant for her class to purchase Scholastic News for her 1st graders to improve their reading opportunities.  

September 2020

Mrs. Peterson earned a DonorsChoose grant for her class to encourage reading with her first grade class.  The materials will help provide ELA resources for their exploration of America.  

August 2020

Mrs. Elmer earned two grants for her classroom projects for Hot Dotting for math and Science Library.  Both projects are from DonorsChoose projects she designed.  

Mrs. Soloff earned grant materials for her class from the U of A nutrition program "Health Zone".  Items will arrive in the next few weeks for the class.    

July 2020

Mrs. Payne earned grants for her classroom to use wireless microphone equipment to help students hear her lessons more effectively.

Ms. Rowley earned 2 grants for her therapy dogs with equipment they will need when we start in person classes and her dogs help students with SEL supports for 5th grade.   

Mrs. Elmer earned two grants for materials for her classroom.  These materials support math, science and reading lessons for fun and feedback on skill practice.

Canine Graduates- Ms. Rowley

Several Edison staff members have interest in using therapy dogs next year on our campus.  Ms. Rowley, and her 2 dogs are the first to graduate from the level 1 training to prepare them to be on campus.  She hopes to be the first of many ready to begin 2021 as class therapy animals.  Kino and Mtn. View both had programs on their campuses this year and students and staff responded to the chance to help manage emotions with the pets.  

https://www.instagram.com/arizonafursisters/

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Edison Robotics Team

A series of Edison staff are helping Mrs. Luebbert to sponsor our first Lego robotics team this year.  Students are given challenges to design, build and solve with their creation using Lego kits.  Their first competition will be in December and we look forward to seeing how well they compete.

 

Remote Learners- Field Trips

Mrs. Soloff's 4th Graders

Fourth grade went on an all day science field trip that was organized by the MPS science department. The students had the day to work through a module where they learned about different science topics by reading and watching videos. The goal of the field trip is to solve a mystery- almost like the game of Clue!

Throughout the process the students submitted work to show that they were understanding the material. What I liked about this- was that they could submit their work one of three ways. They could write about it, do a performance, or draw something related to the content. The students enjoyed this! I acted as a facilitator and we met throughout the day, checking in and talking about the science mystery. If students weren't making progress, we talked about why and I tried to help them. Overall, the students loved it and they want to do it again!

5th Grade

Edison 5th graders attended the ACE flight school virtually last week.  The students complete modules to learn about the principles of flight and the science behind different kinds of aircraft.  Students used Webex to work together on projects required to complete the units and ask questions as they went through the experience.  Nit getting to be as hands on as an in-person class made it a challenge, but the students worked hard to do their best.  Thanks to MPS ACE for letting us have this opportunity.

The students went into an 'escape room' type of a day where they had to unlock certain puzzles, using the aeronautical alphabet to solve the final puzzle.  There were 6 interactive and individualized modules for each student. Students were able to track their progress on a spreadsheet that was updated every hour or so.  Some of the activities in the field trip included spelling their names using the aeronautical alphabet (Alpha, Lima, Echo, Xray - ALEX), flight simulator, landing a plane, making a propeller spinner, putting a map puzzle together, matching pictures and keywords, and then cracking the final code - "Why did the plane crash"?  It was fun and interactive for the kids.  We all had an enjoyable day and learned a little more about flight and space. 

 


Walk to School Day

walk to school pic 2Mesa Police helped us celebrate this event by escorting our student walk north on Horne.  Thanks to the families and officers that helped us host this event.

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DAR Visits Edison

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Edison’s 5th graders welcomed Cristina Marvelli and Karen Smith (pictured) from the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) as a guest sp

eaker during Constitution Week.  The students were helped in their study of U.S. history from the presentation and each student got their own pocket copy of the Constitution to use.  Thanks to the DAR for their work with our students.

PE Night- 3rd Grade

Mrs. Talamantes and Mr. Kahn hosted families on a stormy night for PE Demo night with our 3rd grade families.  Students and adults of all ages had fun with ropes, games, and stretching to encourage fitness for all.

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Peter Piper Night - Sept 17th

Edison hosted a night of fun at the Riverview Peter Piper Pizza.  Thanks to our families for helping us earn almost $300 for our student council. The Peter Piper staff made our event a lot of fun by adding games for our students and their families.  Join us again in the spring when we visit again. 

Max M. won both ice cream eating contests and is now the reigning champ.

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 ice cream contest our champ

Garden Blooms
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Room 15 garden

Scholastic Curriculum Guides K-6
STEAM at Edison
Parent Survey- Title One
PBIS Reflection Form
MPS Student Magazine Database
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AVID Elementary

Edison is proud to be an AVID campus.  We are building a culture of student performance and college readiness.  We will develop students with the skills needed to organize their work, study for exams and apply their thinking to a variety of learning tasks. 

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STMath Success

jiji on blueEdison students in grades K-6 work with this program to help them build math skills.  We are glad to keep this program for our students. Rock on Jiji!!!

Community Resource Links

These are links for families in need of services beyond school.

Community Connections

Service Learning-Thanks to all of our Service Learning student interns that are working on our campus this semester. We really appreciate the effort you have shown our community with your service and student support.  Our kids love having you on our campus and teachers enjoy hosting.

This year we host interns that represent Grand Canyon (GCU), Arizona State (ASU), and Northern Arizona (NAU).  

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Ekrich Meats - MPS DonorsChoose
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Mesa Fire Dept.
Mesa Fire reading to Edison

Mesa Fire visits Edison

Chicks visit 1st grade
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Ms. Payne brought the barnyard indoors with baby chicks.

Skateland Night

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Our costume winner from October 2019 Skateland night.  Thanks Student Council for sponsoring our night.  It was well attended and lots of fun for our families.

Color Wars - Spirit Day
room 7 class pic- all red

room 7 rocks it- in all red

Student Council 20-21

 ELECTION TIME @ Edison

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Our student council hosted elections this week.  Edison's new leaders are...

President - Braden B.

Vice- Andy P.

Treasurer- Sydney T.

Secretary- Vera Anne E.

 

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Edison Preschool
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Edison hosts Maricopa County HeadStart in room 5 on our campus. This year, there is one class session for all students attending the preschool. This year we added a Kinder U with 2 sessions (am/pm) as well.

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Kinder U @ Edison

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Robotics
robotics team pic

Figured Out

Garden 1
student moving dirt
Garden 2
students shoveling dirt
Garden 3
filling another garden box
Garden 4
filling the last box
3rd Grade- Cider Press

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Edison students in Mrs. Donohue and Mrs. Charnofsky's class hosted Edison volunteer Elaine Gust and her cider press for a day of apple magic.  Former Edison teachers, current staff, ASU Service Learning Interns and parents all came together to crush 40 pounds of apples into juice and learn about the science of how we get our food.

Students used their muscles to crank the wooden press and crush the apples into juice.  Students also used apple coring machines to slice apples to enjoy eating.  It was a great experience for all involved and we thank Mrs. Gust for her hours of volunteering service at Edison.  She made it a day that our students will never forget.  No blood, no spit, no snot into the press was a chant we won't soon forget.

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