PTA

UPCOMING EVENTS

November

24 - Reflections project deadline

24 - 27 - No school

 

 

PTA News (Current as of 11/18/20)

Edison

ROOM PARENT SIGN UP

We are looking for one room parent per class to act as a liaison between your class and teacher for the remainder of 2020-21. If you are looking for an easy but meaningful way to help out, this is a great opportunity. Please sign up here if you are interested. Questions? Contact Eesroomparent@gmail.com.

HOLIDAY LIGHT CONTEST

The Hocus Pocus Halloween Decorating Challenge was such a success that the PTA has been asked to put together a Holiday Light Contest! Please fill out the Google form to register and submit your donation by December 4th. Maps and ballots will be available Monday, December 7th. You can vote for the most traditional elegant house, best holiday tree, most creative inflatable and the Clark Griswold award! Winners will be announced by Mr. Pluskota on Tuesday, December 22nd. The money raised during this event will be used to provide gift cards to Edison families in need this holiday season. The PTA appreciates your support!. Questions? Contact Amanda Fiedler.

ONE SCHOOL, ONE STORY

Congratulations to the week one trivia question winners!
K - Adelynn Schlesinger
1 - Theo Levy
2 - Malin Kurtz
3 - Austin Rasmussen
4 - Sajan Peel
5 - Katie Snow
This week your family should read Chapters 5-8. Answers to the trivia questions included with the book need to be submitted here by Friday, November 20. Every student may submit answers and winners will be selected on November 21. Don't have a copy of the trivia questions? No problem! Trivia questions are also posted on the submission form. Questions? Need a copy of the book? Contact Christine Simonis.

REFLECTIONS - DEADLINE NOVEMBER 24 - "I Matter Because . . ."

The National PTA Reflections program is PTA's cornerstone art program, offering students an opportunity to explore their artistic creativity and earn recognition for the artwork they create. No experience is required to participate and all grade levels are welcome. Just have fun and express yourself - draw, paint, make a collage, write something, take a photo, compose a song, choreograph a dance, produce a movie. Only original works of art are accepted. It does not matter whether an entry created for the Reflections Program has been created as a classroom assignment or independently at home. Once judged at the local level, winners will progress through the county, state and national levels. All students who participate will be recognized! Questions? Contact Leslie Schlesinger.

 

PTA COUNCIL COOKIE DOUGH SALE

The PTA Council is kicking off fundraising for York Senior Scholarships this year with a yummy ready to bake cookie dough sale! Please click here to place an order. The sale runs through the week of November 18th. Order pickup will be the week of December 7th.

DIRECTORY SPOT

The Edison PTA would like to remind our parents that the PTA directory has been produced for the purpose of better communication within the school community and it should be used solely for PTA purposes. It should not be used for solicitation purposes. Both D205 and the Edison PTA have strict privacy policies as well as rules around utilizing mass distributions for personal and political purposes.

 

FOUNDATION 205 ANNUAL FALL CAMPAIGN

The Foundation 205 Fall Campaign has kicked off and runs through December 2nd. Foundation 205's annual fall campaign will help D205 students grow, thrive and excel. Over its 25 year history, Foundation 205 has evolved to meet the current environment and needs of our students. Through the Community Response Fund, they provided $120,000 in emergency support for students and their families since March. Looking ahead, Foundation 205 has identified 3 main priorities and is asking for philanthropic support in these critical areas:

  1. York senior scholarships in partnership with PTA Council Scholarship committee
  2. Diverse and inclusive literature collections in collaboration with the Elmhurst Pride Collective
  3. Mental health resources to expand the PTA Council's Thrive 205 Wellness Partnership.  
Click here for more information and to make a donation.

 

42nd ANNUAL UCCA VIRTUAL HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

October 26–December 1, 2020. For more than 40 years, the Elmhurst community has participated in the UCCA Holiday Food Drive to help Elmhurst District 205 school children and their families. This year will look a little different but the need is still great, if not greater, than ever. We are helping almost 100 more families than last year. To ensure everyone’s safety, we are moving our efforts online. Instead of bringing food donations to school, you can go online and donate to sponsor a holiday meal ($16), a box of food ($30) or more! It’s quick and easy. Click here to learn more and make a donation. Please give today so we can help struggling families put food on the table during these unprecedented times. We appreciate your gift in any amount. You may also drop off Jewel and Mariano’s gift cards at the Elmhurst YMCA and the Elmhurst Public Library.

 


PARENT RESOURCES

  • Join the Edison PTA HERE
  • Edison Fundraiser -  Smile.Amazon.com - Register "Edison PTA inc" as your charity of choice.
  • Edison Fundraiser - Turn in Box Tops via the app or in the Edison office.
  • Edison Yearbook - Submit yearbook pictures via email or post on the Facebook Group
  • Elmhurst Music Boosters - Join here to support band, orchestra, and choir in grades 4-8.