BLUESTEM/CAUDILL CHALLENGE KICKOFF THIS FRIDAY MORNING 9/30!
3rd-5th graders: It's first-come, first-served to be one of the first Edison students to check out a 2017 Bluestem (3rd-5th graders) or Caudill (4th and 5th graders) nominated book! The Bluestem and Caudill books are TERRIFIC this year! Get in line at the TRC single door (the single door just south of the primary entrance on the half-circle drive) Friday morning (9/30) before school. We open this door at 7:45 to begin book check-out and we take kids in line order! You want to get a good spot in line, so get here early! But don't get too crazy! If you arrive at the door before 7:30, a parent will need to wait with you until a teacher is here at 7:30. Good luck - this gets quite competitive!
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, we have put together a list of books that we know students at Edison School would love to read. You can always check with Mrs. Greska about a particular book to see if the Edison LMC already has the book. 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 click here for book ideas, and 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!