Welcome to Edison Elementary
Food Truck Night
Ready, Set, Learn!
Kinder Music and Awards!
Spelling Bee Winners!
Upcoming COVID-19 vaccination & booster opportunities
Embry Health has opened a new testing site right here close to Edison.
Mrs. Luebbert - Recognized
Jackie Luebbert- 2nd grade classroom teacher was presented with an award from the Mesa Oriental Masonic Lodge for her work in the community. She dedicates her time to a number of STEM projects on our campus. She leads our First Lego League team that will compete in December. She also hosts student teachers from ASU, garden projects and leads our STEAM fair each year. In addition to her teaching duties, she has volunteered time to the Girl Scouts and supported the United Food Bank with her efforts to help feed our families.
On December 09, 2021 Mrs. Luebbert received an Innovation Grant Award from Mesa Public Schools Foundation.
April 2022 Winners
K-2 Johnson 1st grade
3-6 Charnofsky 1st grade
February 2022 Winners March 2022 Winners
K-2 Elmer. 2nd grade K-2 Payne 1st grade
3-6 Soloff. 4th grade 3-6 Allred 4th grade
January 2022 Winners December 2021 Winners
K-2 Luebbert. 2nd grade K-2 Luebbert. 2nd grade
3-6 Allred. 4th grade 3-6 Allred. 4th grade
November 2021 Winners October 2021 Winners
K-2. Elmer 2nd grade K-2 Elmer 2nd grade
3-6. Allred. 4th grade 3-6 Allred 4th grade
September 2021 Winners August 2021 Winners
K-2. Weddle. Kindergarten K-2 Morris - Kindergarten
3-6. Allred 4th grade 3-6 Charnofsky 3rd grade
Edison 6th graders play at the Kino Welcome Concert. Students get to have a preview of Jr High Orchestra programs. They sounded great.
Edison Teachers- Fiesta Bowl Grants
Edison earns $10,000 for the campus.
Edison has 4 teachers that have been notified of earning the Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers grant program for the 21-22 school year.
Congrats to Mrs. Harrington, Mrs. Talamantes, Mrs. Elmer, and Ms. McCullar have all won for their kiddos. Way to go!
Edison STUCO members marched in the Westwood Homecoming Parade. Thanks to Ms. Robertson and Mrs. Hedges- Shumate for sponsoring the trip.
Student Awards and Recognition
Thanks to the Oriental Masonic Lodge of Mesa for their sponsorship of our Edison Read to Find a Favorite Bike Program. This year we recognized 3rd and 4th graders and had 5 winners thanks to the Lodge sponsors.
Edison helped to celebrate National School Lunch Week. We held a series of contests for our students and we had a large number of entries.
Happy Veterans Day
Edison would like to thank the men and women of the military for their service. We thank you for our freedoms. Image from Mrs. Soloff - 4th grade.
Welcome to Edison 21-22
All students need a water bottle each day to use and refill. It can get incredibly hot and kids need to be drinking lots of water.
Edison has 12 teachers that have earned grants this year already from their work with DonorsChoose. Community donors as well as Kleenex, T-Mobile and News Corp helped to fund these grants. That is almost $82,000 total our teachers have raised since working with DonorsChoose. Thanks to all of our sponsors in making their classroom dreams a reality. Congrats for helping your students get new tools for their learning.
Ms. Payne- 1st grade
"Looking for Ideas"- for purchasing classroom curriculum
Mrs. Soloff - 4th grade
"ALEKS Math Software" for her class.
"Writing Material" for her class.
"Printer for Classroom"
"Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader" literature set.
Mrs. Warren- 2nd grade
"Magnetic White Boards and marker sets" for class.
"Mouse Controllers" project for her class.
"Literacy and PBL Resources, Please" $100 gift card for educational resources.
"Read on the Floor" project for her class.
"Reading Organization!" project for her class.
Mrs. Rednour- 1st grade
"Computer Mice" for her class.
"Gardens Grow" project for our garden boxes.
"White Boards and Markers" for math.
"White Boards and Organization Tools" for class.
"Phonics Store and Find" teaching cart.
"White Boards" project for her class.
"Looking for Ideas" $100 gift card for educational resources.
"A different Place" bins and storage bench.
"Crayons and Legos" project for her class.
Mrs. Luebbert - 2nd grade
"Magnetic White Boards" for her class.
"Beautify Our World" project for her class.
"MathTastic Books" project for her class.
"Level up to Reading" project for her class.
"Grow Garden Grow" project for her class.
"Phonics Storage" teaching cart.
"Finding a Safe Place" project for her class.
Ms. Meschke - Kinder U
"Magnetic Letters, Light" tables and accessories.
Ms. Devenport - Reading Lab
"Flexible Seating" for reading.
"Readers using sight words" for her reading groups to use... 20 different titles of leveled readers, 4 books of each title, with a display shelf.
Ms. Sullivan - 4th grade
"Flexible Seating" for students.
"Food for Thought" healthy snacks project for her class.
"Navigating Through the Web" project for her class.
"Choose Your Seat" flex seat.
"Learn and Engage" $100 gift card for educational resources.
"Give Then Energy" variety snacks.
Mrs. Donahue - SLD
"Flexible Seating and Visual Timers" for the classroom.
Ms. Johnson - 1st grade
"Headsprout Reading" project for her class.
Mrs. Talamantes - PE Dept.
"SEL Tools" for class success.
"Tools to Help Students Refocus Their Emotions" various supplies.
"Equipment to Keeping Having Fun and Exercise" fleece balls, scoreboard, splash hoop and high density foam.
Mrs. Elmer - 2nd Grade ELD
"Project Based Ideas Needed" $100 gift card for Educational Resources.
"Phonics Storage" teaching cart.
"Table Talk" flower activity table.
"Sit, Wobble and Learn" flex premium chairs.
"Everything Has a Place" magnetic supplies.
"Wireless Mice Would Be Nice" mini wireless optical mouse.
"Stand and Learn" safco product.
"Collaborating in Second Grade" write wipe trapez.
"Ideas Needed" $100 gift card for educational resources.
"Comfy Seats and Floor Table" project for her class.
"Flexible Learners" portable lap desk, writing table for kids.
Ms. Harrington - Counselor
"Chill Zone Tool Kit" hammock, light covers, coloring books and resources.
Mrs. Ferris "Collaboration Tables"
- FDP Flower Activity School and Classroom Kids Table (60 inch), Toddler Legs for Collaborative Seating Environments, Adjustable Height 15-24 inches - Gray Top and Navy Edge x 4
Edison has had 71 grants funded this year from staff efforts to create and apply for projects.
Lori Ferris, Stacey Weddle, Jenni Gramstad, Heidi Warren, Jackie Luebbert, Katie Elmer, Cheryl Payne, Alexis Soloff, Annalise Morris, Sandy Meschke, Lisa Freshley, Marjorie Gutierrez, Krista Johnson, Micaela Nitzel, Shelli Delmoe, Larisa Talamantes, Ashley Allred, Jessica Cobley and Jessica H-Shumante
Additional Recipients: Kim Donohue, Brittney Robertson, Kathy D & Joanne Hathaway
Ms.Davenport received $1000 grant for 2nd to 5th grade reading lab.
All received newly funded project from Donors Choose from the ADE grant notice 2022.
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Read for the Record
Mrs. Weddle is reading this year's selection to her Kinder class.
Student Council 21-22
President: J.J. P.
VP: Eme G.
Treasurer: Tanner L.
Secretary: Jeniah T.
CSOs- Michael I. and Edwin E.
Congrats to our newly elected STUCO for 21-22. We are proud of everyone that had the courage to run.
Our goal is to help the students learn leadership skills that will carry on for life. We are trying to help the students take ownership in and care of their school. This is a student lead, student-run organization led by caring sponsors. Please contact Mr. Bradshaw (472-5319) with any questions.
Meetings are held in room 19 on specific Thursdays of each month. For the dates of the student council meetings check the calendar.
Edison is very fortunate to have 3 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 in 2020. She has been nominated as a Life Changer of the Year (LCOY) for her work in the community and school district.
Ms. Harrington and Mrs. Perez are working at Edison for the ADE Safety Grant which has expanded our services for our students in a big way. It has been great for students and families to have their services.
Mobile Clinic for MPS
Please visit the link to see the dates offered for our community.
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Mesa Rental Assistance- Emergency Rental and Utility Help
Paperwork completion help is available at MesaCAN 8:00-4:30
635 E. Broadway. (Between Mesa Drive and Horne)
Questions - Call 480-644-5440 City of Mesa staff
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.
AZ Law Day Contest - 3 winners
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Edison 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!!!
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.
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.
3rd Grade- Cider Press
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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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.
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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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.
Learn about AVID in MPS.
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.
Kinder U @ Edison
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.
Edison students used their PBIS/Dojo points to shop at the PBIS Store. Room 14 pictured below after shopping and more...
Ekrich Meats - MPS DonorsChoose
Mesa Fire Dept.
Mesa Fire visits Edison
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.
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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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.
Room 15 garden
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.
Chicks visit 1st grade
Ms. Payne brought the barnyard indoors with baby chicks.