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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 Writing Contests- 20/21

Ms. Rowley had student winners from a variety of writing contests this year.  Each contest had Edison students winning recognition and prizes for their entries.   

City of Mesa - Historical Writing Contest. 3 winners

Eme G., Seth T., & Tanner L.   Each winner got cash prizes for their entries.

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AZ Law Day Contest - 3 winners

Edwin E., Kassandra R. & Tubb S.

Ms. Rowley was recognized for having the most students enter the contest from the elementary level.

Edison had 2 students get honorable mention in the City of Mesa Earth Day Writing contest.  Seth T. and Elijah R. (both in 5th grade) won this honor for their entries and will be featured on our morning announcements.

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Seth Thornton won honorable recognition for his History of Water in AZ essay for the MPS Voices contest.  Ms. Rowley helped to sponsor his entry in the contest.

Ceci from room 35 won a gift card for her writing entry on being resilient. Dr. Fourlis came to present her with her award in April from the AZ Republic.
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Orchestra- Shark Attack

Mrs. Perretta and her 6th grade Edison Orchestra has a screaming good time for their final concert.  A guest dancer helped with their shark attack song.

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Congrats

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Congrats goes out to our Kinder U teacher - Ms. Meschke for her recent recognition for Distinguished Service to Exceptional Students award.  She was nominated by her colleagues for her teaching and community service efforts.

Ms. Meschke has been serving special needs students and preschool students in MPS for over 30 years and has been a great addition to the Edison staff.  

Edison Winners

Contests- We had three contest winners from the cafeteria’s School breakfast coloring contest.  Brandon from room 7 won a Dr. Seuss book.  Mayli from rm 13 and Adilinee from room 18 won the bikes.  About a dozen other students won prizes for their entries.

Other winners from the contest ...

Kinder- Owen, Diego, Karrigan, Myly, Nayeli and Ethan

1st Grade- Seth D. and Adulaya

3rd- Megan M. and Connor P.

4th Grade- Colton L.

5th Grade- Elijah R.

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Edison's Races - March 5, 2021

Click on the link to see the finals for the races at each grade level.  Thank you Mrs. Telamantes and Mr. Kahn for sponsoring and running these races.

Relay Races- PE teachers Mrs. T and Mr. Kahn sponsored races for our students just before Spring Break.  The top two boys and girls from the grades earned medals and bragging rights.


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Remote Classes

Video of All Races

Canine Graduates- Rowley, Delmoe, Gramstad and Elmer

Several Edison staff members have interest in using therapy dogs this year on our campus.  Ms. Rowley and her dogs are the first to graduate from the level 1 training to prepare them to be on campus.  Mrs. Elmer and her 2 dogs joined us with her dogs completing training as well.  Mrs. Delmoe and her dog Max have joined us on campus and Ms. Gramstad and her dog Sadie have also joined us.

 

MPS Paws in the News- PawPrints Summer 2021

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ASU Interns - Spring 2021

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Edison currently has 22 ASU Service Learning interns on our campus working in grades K-2, and 4-5.  We are grateful for all fo their help and support as they learn to work with our students.  We are also hosting 8 student teachers this semester as well.  We are a busy place helping kids learn.

Fall 2020- ASU student interns in the service learning - Give Pulse program gave over 800 hours of service this past semester in grades K-5 at Edison.  These students are largely planning to be future educators and we thank them for their service in supporting our InSite program and our classrooms.  Thanks and Go Devils.  Anna, Johana, Daisy, Sofia, Natalie, Robbie, Danielle, Alyssa, Jesus, Julie, and Kylie- thanks for serving our Edison Community.

Edison FIRST Lego Robotics Team

Good luck to our Edison Lego Robotics team.  They compete this Saturday, February 6th in their annual schools contest.  Thanks to their staff sponsors for helping them get prepared.

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Edison's Spelling Champion- Andy Perez Sales competed last Friday in the regional competition.  He was our first ever virtual competitor and all the students had to try and type in their spelling for the given words.  Thanks for representing us Andy.

Edison STUCO Recycles

Edison students work to serve their community with their weekly efforts to collect and recycle across the Edison campus.  Soda cans, cardboard and paper are our biggest items and the volunteers from Student Council go to each room to get the cans out for Saturday pickup.  We appreciate their efforts each week to help us get our campus clean.

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Edison Recognized

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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.

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.

Community Business Partners with Edison

See our projects- visit the link here.

April 2021

Ms. Robertson got a project funded for her use of technology with her students.  Pear Deck Premium Subscription- will allow students to access curriculum in digital resources.

Mrs. Elmer got another project funded for her class with her "Art Paper Storage" to help organize and inspire students for their art creations.  This project was funded by DonorsChoose.

March 2021

Mrs. Luebbert got her "Healthy Readers" program fully funded from DonorsChoose.  This grant will provide dozens of books about the human body and the science of nutrition for her class.  Way to Go!!!

February 2021

Mrs. Elmer got her project funded through DonorsChoose for "People of the Past" which covers biographies about important people that helped to shape our nation.  It will provide a big list of reading materials for her class.

Mrs. Rednour got her project "A Beautiful World" art project funded through DonorsChoose support.  Her art materials will help her class with Spring projects and PBL.

January 2021

Ms. Sullivan got her first project funded at Edison.  She got class books for project for "Getting Wild for Reading".  Each student will get to have access to the reading materials for her class thanks to the DonorsChoose funding.

Mrs. Luebbert got a project funded for classroom computer mice for her students to have better tech use with their student laptops.

Ms. Payne got 2 projects funded for her class.  One will provide Scholastic News as a source of reading materials.  The second project is to get STEM materials for her students with microscopes and electronics.

Mrs. Rednour got her project for Hot Dots Math- to help her students work on math and motivation to improve their skills.

Mrs. Delmoe got her therapy dog program materials funded as she gets her own therapy dog trained and closer to graduating and coming to campus.  Edison has several teachers working on this certification.  

Ms. Freshley got another DonorsChoose project funded to work with materials on Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT) to expand her curriculum for her students.

December 2020

Edison had 6 teachers get projects funded with donations from DonorsChoose supporters in the spirit of giving this holiday season.  Big Thanks for your continued support and for teachers creating the projects to benefit our students.

Ms. Meschke got her sand and water science project funded for her preschool classroom.

Mrs. Soloff got funding to add resources for her students that are learning virtually to expand her areas fo studies with them her 4th grade class.

Ms. Freshley got two projects funded for classroom furniture, technology materials for class projects and class library additions to encourage her students to read more.

Mrs. Elmer got funded for her 2nd grade class for flexible seating and class furniture to improve their classroom environment.

Mrs. Rednour got her class library funded for biography books for her 2nd grade class.

Mrs. Luebbert got her 2nd grade class library funded for biography books about a series of important people of American and science history.    

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.

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!!!

Desert Financial

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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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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

 

 

Kindergarten Registration Begins for 2021-22

Edison families, 

January 25th is the start of families being able to register their students to attend Kindergarten for next year.  If you have questions to register please call the office staff.  480-472-5278

Familias de Edison, 

25 de enero es el primer dia de registracion de kinder para proximo ano escolar.  Llamar la oficina e hacer susita de registracion.  480-472-5278

 

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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.  Not 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. 

 


21-22 MPS School Calendar
Garden Blooms
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Room 15 garden

NIH Science Kit- Opti-bot

Mr. Gregory and Mr. Bradshaw led Edison 6th graders through the NIH Club Opti-bot unit this Spring.  Students started as superheroes to get them thinking creatively.

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Edison STEM Fair

Thanks to Mrs. Elemer and Mrs. Luebbert for sponsoring the work to have the Edison STEAM Fair in May.  The AZ Science Center also presented a design challenge for students to work on with their families.

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Scholastic Curriculum Guides K-6
STEAM at Edison
PBIS Reflection Form
MPS Student Magazine Database
Parent Resources
Homework Help
Registration
Edison Videos

See videos of Edison activities

Xplore
College Cheers
ELL Resources- Library
PBIS Store

Edison students used their PBIS/Dojo points to shop at the PBIS Store.  Room 14 pictured below after shopping.

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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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Learn about AVID in MPS.

Attendance Winners - April 2021

Our April attendance winners...Congrats on your great work to be at school.

K-2 = Mrs. Warren

3-6 = Ms. Freshley
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), Western Governors University (WGU), 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.

Career Day 11-24

Edison Student Council sponsored Career Day for our latest school spirit event.  We have chef, teachers, nurses, doctors, construction workers, athletes and police all represented by our students and staff.

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Health Office - News

Parents- A student returning to school following a medical visit that required sutures (stitches, staples), ace bandage (elastic bandage, sling), cast, splints, crutches, cane, walker, knee walker/scooter, or a wheelchair must provide written permission from a licensed medical provider to attend school. This written permission must include any recommendations and/or restrictions related to physical activity, mobility, and safety in the school setting. All equipment must be provided by the parent or guardian. Students returning with wheelchairs, etc. need to be able to operate the equipment without the assistance from other students.

PE Classes- Students need a doctor's note to be excused from PE or other strenuous activity after three consecutive days of a parent note.

Immunizations
"Is your student up to date on their immunizations? All students attending school must be current on their immunizations.  Not only is this very important to their health, it's the state law. If your student is over 11 years old or is going to be turning 11, they need updated immunizations. If you are unsure if your student needs shots, or are unsure of which ones, please call the health office at 472-5283"
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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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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Community Resource Links
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.

Mrs. Clemens was AZ Counselor of the year.  She has been nominated as a Life Changer of the Year (LCOY) for her work in the community and school district.

Social and Emotional Resources

Here are some social and emotional resources

SEL Spotlight Video
Counseling Request

Mrs. Clemens and Ms. Harrington

Help Link

Share your needs with our family support specialists.

Virtual Calming Room

Visit us today

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.


Student Password Reset Request

Restablecer Contraseña Estudiantil

Home Learning Resources

Recursos para el Aprendizaje en Casa

Parent & Student Technical Support

Apoyo Técnico para Alumn@s y Padres

Book Character Day 2020

Edison students dressed as their favorite book character for our site spirit day in October.  See if you can figure out who they are from these great books.

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Parent Bootcamp- Canvas Users

Parents- Visit here to learn more about using Canvas with your students.

Tech Protection Plans
Welcome to Reading Lab
Edison Staff -Read Alouds

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Reading Lab- Mrs. Taylor

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Reading Lab - Sight Words and Fluency

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Reading at Home- Slide Show
Ms. Cobley's Class. K-3

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Mr. Mac's Classroom. Grades 3-6

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PE Classroom

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Mrs. Clemens

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Media Center- Merrill

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Orchestra 6th

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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.

 

How is our service?

¿Cómo es nuestro servicio?

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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Garden Boxes

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Garden 1
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Garden 2
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Garden 3
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Garden 4
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