Bobcat Battle of the Books
The Bobcat Battle of the Books regular season has come to a close! We have crowned our 2017 Battle Champs - The Revenge of the Swag Book Squids! While the Sour Pickles really gave it their all at the championship battle, the Revenge of the Swag Book Squids were just too far ahead to catch! Congratulations to 5th graders Jack, Cole, Marty, Joaquin, Josh and Hector! The Edison Champion Battle Team will go on to compete for Edison at the D205 Crosstown Classic Battle to be held after school on Monday, April 24th at Field School.
All Battle participants are welcome to come and cheer on our Edison Champs as they battle for the District Crosstown Classic trophy at Field School on April 24th! GET READY TO BATTLE!
Edison Studio activities are underway!
Mrs. Greska and Mrs. McGinnis are excited about all the creations, challenges and collaboration happening in our new Edison Studio! Click here to see what the students have been doing. Many thanks to Mrs. Venable for the terrific custom-made sign and more thanks to the wonderful Edison PTA for funding much of the Edison Studio supplies!
National Geographic Bee
Sixteen members of our Geo-Trekkers Geography Club competed in the National Geographic Bee on Wednesday, January 25th. It was terrific to watch eight boys and eight girls compete in this nationwide geography challenge. Both our champion, Billy, and our runner-up, Erin, are in 5th grade. Congratulations to them, and to all the Geo-Bee participants!
So many Edison students have taken on the 2017 Edison Bluestem/Caudill Challenges! Click here to learn all about the challenges! ARE YOU TOUGH ENOUGH?
The Amazing Race: Bobcat Style! 2017 Edition
The Amazing Race: Bobcat Style! 2017 Edition Round #4 scores, eliminations and answers are posted in the library hallway. It was heartbreaking, even gut-wrenching, but we did say "Ta-ta" to to four of our teams with scores after Round #4 that were just not high enough to survive. We are down to 14 teams left for the Round #5 challenge which begins Monday, April 3rd. Have an amazing Spring Break and listen to announcements when we return on Monday morning, April 3rd! Good luck to all 14 teams still competing to be the champions of The Amazing Race: Bobcat Style 2017!
Edison's Little Free Library
Have you seen Edison's Little Free Library? It was installed near the bench on the playground in May, right before the end of the schoolyear. Thanks to Mrs. Beth Hosler and Mrs. Melissa Klimek for the beautiful and clever painting of fairy and folk tale characters inside and out (idea credit to the 2015-1016 Library Minions). Use the free library to leave a book or take a book!
What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it feels about education.
Looking for a book? Click the links below to see what you can find in Edison's LMC and in your public library!
Elmhurst Public Library Catalog
Learning Resources for YOU!
Browsing for interesting websites? Learning about a topic? Researching for school? Interested in a famous person? Here are some links to databases that are available to Edison students. Usernames and passwords (required to access these databases from home) are available at school - please see Mrs. Greska or Mrs. McGinnis if you need reminders of usernames and passwords to use from home, or if you have any questions.
ScienceFlix (courtesy of the Edison PTA)
Celebrating a birthday, holiday, special person or occasion in your family or in your child’s life? Choose a CELEBRATION BOOK! to celebrate a birthday (instead of a sugary treat!) Maybe you will choose a CELEBRATION BOOK! to donate to the Edison LMC in honor of a special child, family member, teacher or to commemorate holiday or event. We appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity.
If you are looking for book ideas, please email or call Mrs. Greska. We do prefer hardcover books as they are much more durable than paperback ones when circulating to numerous readers.
After the donation of a book:
- a permanent CELEBRATION BOOK! bookplate will be placed on the inside of the book with the donor’s name, date and the event or person being celebrated;
- the honored student can be the first person to check out the book from the Edison LMC.
Upon return from the first check-out, the CELEBRATION BOOK! will take its place on the shelves of the Edison LMC for everyone to enjoy for years to come.
Please email Mrs. Greska for book ideas if you would like, or to check to see if the Edison LMC already owns a certain book. Thanks for thinking of the Edison LMC!
2017 Monarch Award
Click here for a complete list of 2017 Monarch Award nominees. Edison students from kindergarten through third grade will participate in this Kids Choice Award for Illinois students!