March Reminders

16th Dad's Club
21st PTA General Meeting
22nd Armand's Pizza Dine & Earn 
27th Spring Break Begins 


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Happy spring forward Edi-Field!


& Don't forget...



Edi-Field PTA invites you to join enjoy a delicious family meal at Armand's Pizzeria on Wednesday, 3/22, from 11:30 am - 8:00 pm - PICK-UP OR DINE-IN ONLY (NO DELIVERY)!
** Please be sure to bring the attached flyer and/or mention you're with Edison-Field when placing your order.**
A percentage of the sales will be donated to Edi-Field PTA.
Questions? Contact Pragna Shukla Dave

REMINDER: Calling all 1st to 5th grade runners AND All Day Kindergarteners!

Running Club is back and will be kicking off on Wednesday, April 5th!  We will be running every Wednesday during the first half of the lunch hour and eating the second half from 4/5/23 to 5/10/23. YOU MUST REGISTER AND PAY HERE BY APRIL 3rd, 2023!

The annual Color Run will be held at Edison School on Saturday, May, 13th at 9am (Rain or Shine). It is a 3 lap (1 mile) course around the school where kids will be doused in powder color. It is a true race-like experience without the pressure to race. Please note...You must participate in the Running Club in order to participate in the Color Run. No exceptions.

Registration is $15 and includes...
Foot Charm Incentives
Gatorade and Water at every run
Color Run experience and entertainment
Fun for days!

If your child is a previous participant, please have them bring their necklace with charms to the first Running Club. If your child is new, they will receive a necklace on the first day. Remind your child to bring their necklace with feet charms every Wednesday.

If you are able to volunteer at our weekly runs, please indicate that on the registration form. You will receive additional details by email. A Color Run Sign Up Genius will go out closer to the event date as we will need additional parent volunteers.

If you have any questions, please contact Megan Farley, Babette Otterness or Pragna Dave (Please note that Megan will be out of town with little to no access to email from 3/15 to 3/30.)


Celebrate March Madness with the Edi-Field Dads' Club tomorrow, Thurs. 3/16/23, at Bottle Theory. We'll be starting around 7:30p.m. to watch the opening day of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Come any time.
Questions? Or to subscribe to the monthly email & text chain for reminders/updates, contact Larry Reedy.
Reach Parent Group 
REACH Appeals. The window to file REACH appeals for the 2023-24 school year has closed. Note, as part of the appeals process, other consideration factors include the IAR Administration between 4/3-21/23 and NWEA Map Spring Testing between 5/2-19/23. See the D205 REACH website for additional information on the REACH identification and appeals process, placement timeline, and rubrics.
Executive Function Series - Part 2 of 3 - held March 15 at 6:30pm (zoom replay and presentation available shortly)
How can we help our students reach their potential? Dr. Bozeday, Assistant Professor at Rush University Medical Center and Director of Education Services at Rush Neurobehavioral Center, will help us better understand and address challenges facing our students and learn practical ways to help them develop executive function skills at home and in school. (Sponsored by the PTA Council, Foundation 205, REACH and SERG Parent Groups.)
REGISTER NOW for this 3 Part Speaker Series:
  • EDUCATE:  (If you missed Wednesday, February 15th...)
    1. Replay Zoom Video (Passcode: 5&82zeU!)
    2. Presentation Slide Deck
  • ENGAGE:  Wednesday, March 15th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm 
    (Reply & zoom to be shared soon)
  • EMPOWER: Wednesday, April 19th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Note: Please register even if you are not able to attend every webinar live - Links to the recorded webinars will be provided to all who register.
Reach Parent Group meetings/presentations are open to ALL D205 parents. Past Meeting Minutes/Presentations are posted on the 
Reach Parent Group website, social media, and emailed to all subscribers. Subscribe to the REACH Parent Group Communication List here (new subscription through ParentSquare).  Questions? Contact Gwen Reedy or Pragna Dave. 

Spring Edi-Field Mathletes

3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Students were invited via email from Mr. Pluskota to register by 3/29/23 for the Spring National Noetic Math Competition, taking place on 4/17 and 4/18/23 at Edison during your child's regularly scheduled math class.  Please see the emailed announcement (attached), and contact Mrs. Sharon Gecsey if you have additional questions.  The Edi-Field PTA and the Reach Parent Group will be sponsoring 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade-level teams for the Spring Noetic Competition.  
2nd Grade Students - If your 2nd grader is interested in participating in the Spring National Noetic Math Competition individually and remotely from home, you can register on your own for $29 via the Noetic website.  (Note: You must register by Thurs. 3/16/23 to avoid the $15 late fee.) 2nd grade participants will prepare and participate at home, not at school.  The PTA will not be sponsoring a 2nd grade team or individual registrations this year; however, 2nd grade participants will also be recognized at school when the Edi-Field Spring Noetic Awards are distributed to 3rd-5th graders (date tbd).  Please contact Gwen Reedy if you have additional questions regarding 2nd Grade registrants.
"Edi-Field Mathletes" T-Shirts - All 2nd - 5th Grade Students who are officially registered to participate in the Spring Noetic competition can wear their "Edi-Field Mathletes" t-shirts for the Competition. Note: this is the same shirt from the Fall.  If you do not yet have a shirt, you can order one here. This shirt order is ONLY for students who officially registered for the Spring Noetic Competition - either via the Google form from Mr. Pluskota/Mrs. Gecsey as a 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader or individually as a 2nd grader. Since this is a smaller, supplemental order (to the Fall bulk order), the total # of shirts ordered will determine the price per shirt (between $10-$28). Once we have a final count, I will email the group members with the price per shirt.  Upon your payment to me and my receipt of the shirts, I will deliver them to your Mathlete at school as soon as they are available, prior to the 4/17 and 4/18/23 test dates. Contact Gwen Reedy if you have questions about t-shirts.

March Reminders

16th Dad's Club
21st PTA General Meeting
22nd Armand's Pizza Dine & Earn 
27th Spring Break Begins 



Questions?  Contact: Mary Bis, Edison PTA President or Mindy Honken, Field PTA President.  Thank you!