Please welcome the 2024-2025 school year PTA Executive Board. Voting and initiation will occur at the next PTA meeting on Tuesday, May 7th at 1:30pm. All are welcome to attend. 

President - Megan Farley

President-Elect - Noelle Bauer

Treasurer - Mary Bis

Secretary - Kristen O'Rourke

VP of Membership - Kate Levy and Libby McGrath

VP of Ways & Means - Lupe Lombardi

VP of Programs - Victoria James and Jessica Hobbs

VP of Communications - Meghan Anderson

VP Website - John Bishof


4/17/24-Wed. - National Noetic Math Competition - registered 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders

We’re excited for the Noetic Math Contest next week! Thanks for registering your child to participate in this math enrichment opportunity.  

The contest will take place in the Reach room #111 on Wednesday, April 17th during your student’s math block. Students will be given 45 minutes to complete 20 math questions. The only item they need is a pencil and a curious mind!  

Your child can continue to practice problem solving by turning in and receiving new Noetic packets up until Tuesday, April 16th.  I’ve seen great problem solving on the packets submitted so far!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.  


Sharon Gecsey


April 10th Newsletter



Come hang out with fellow Edison parents this Thursday, April 11 (6 - 8 pm)! The PTA will provide light apps, just grab a drink and head to the back. Catch-up with friends, and maybe even make a new one!




Author Visit: Dean Robbins:

Book Orders - Due Tuesday, April 16th!

On Tuesday, May 7th, Edison School will welcome author Dean Robbins, for our annual author meet and greet.  In preparation for his visit, Mrs. Greska has chosen a handful of his popular picture book biographies that are available for purchase.  All books will be personalized and autographed, and will be delivered to students on the day of his visit.  An order form was sent home in backpacks, and book orders are due on Tuesday, April 16th.  **Note - this is optional.



2nd Annual Edison Science Fair – Friday, April 19th


Join us, Friday, April 19, 6:30 - 8:00 PM for our second annual Science Night featuring a Mad Science “Fire and Ice” presentation and a Science Fair showcasing research projects, experiments, and demonstrations from our Edison students.


The evening will begin with the Science Fair! The Edison students will have 30 minutes to display their Science Fair projects and share their findings or research with their fellow students. The Science Fair is an excellent opportunity for our students to explore topics of interest, learn more about the scientific method and present their findings with fellow students on Science Night. All Edison students, grades K-5, are eligible and students are allowed to collaborate on exhibits with as many as 4 students in a group. The PTA will provide a display poster board for every participating student.


After the fair, join us for a Mad Science “Fire and Ice” show! Mad Science is back this year with an action-packed 60-minute show guaranteed to entertain and educate your students. Students may attend the Mad Science show even if they do not plan to participate in the Science Fair.


There is no specific theme, so students are encouraged to follow their curiosity and choose a topic or category they like. Students can display results from an experiment at home, share interesting facts and pictures from a research topic or bring something hands on for other students to explore (ex. rock collection, seashells). Here are some ideas on suggested topics and format: Science Project Tips and Topics  


Other links are included below for project inspiration. Mrs. Greska will also have a collection of science project books on display in the library for overnight check-out if your student would like to browse for additional ideas.


Parent volunteers are needed to help at Science Night! – Edison Science Night Sign-Up Genius


Links for Inspiration:

Want to exhibit?
All participants with an exhibit must register online. More information on exhibit regulations and registration are included in the link below.
Registration for exhibits closes 4/12. 2024 Edison Science Fair Exhibitor Registration (


Just want to attend?
Don't want to exhibit but want to check out the cool work of the kids and enjoy the Mad Science “Fire & Ice” show? Click here to register for Science Night:  2024 Science Night Registration - Google Forms

(If you register to display an exhibit you do not need to register for general attendance.) 


Questions? Please contact Amanda Fisher at or Anne Mathias at



Have you ordered your Edison Yearbook? The order deadline in quickly approaching so make sure your student has a book for signing on the last day of school!


Order Link: 


School Passcode: 1013777030152436


Order deadline: 4/24/24


Please send any photos for the yearbook to as soon as possible so they can be considered for inclusion in the book! 


Contact Michelle Hlinak at with any questions.


Spring 2024 Sandburg Middle School Spirit Wear Shop Now Open!

Orders taken until 4/28/24

Orders placed will be run together, then distributed to your student at their school the week of 5/13/24. All spirit wear is custom, therefore we will not be accepting returns or exchanges.



Dad's Club:

A reminder, for our April event we'll be returning to the links, again, to battle the Field Dads' Club in a 9-hole competition, with proceeds going to both PTAs. Please fill out this form if you are interested in participating.  We are reserving tee times for Friday, April 19th at Meadowlark Golf Course in Hinsdale. Tee Times will start at 9am


Register for Dads' Club email updates: Edison Dads' Club Sign-Up. Questions about Dads' Club? Contact Larry Reedy.




Parents, it's time to buy your 1st Day School Supplies. I know it seems early, but before you know it, summer will be here. It's important you order your supplies before it's too late or supplies run out. Start the school year with the exact supplies your teacher requested, and give your child the confidence they need to conquer next year! Get them today before it's too late!




Edison Mathletes

National Noetic Math Competition: Good luck to the forty (40) Edison 3rd, 4th and 5th grade Mathletes competing in the National Noetic Math Competition next week on Wed. 4/17/24! The contest (20 problems) will be administered to registered students by Edison staff during regularly scheduled math classes.  Registered students can continue to practice problem solving by turning in and receiving new Noetic Packets to Mrs. Gecsey up until Tues. 4/16/24. National and team winners will be announced in May. Additional questions about the Noetic contest? Please contact Mrs. Gecsey ( (The grade-level team entries were sponsored by the Edison PTA and the D205 REACH Parent Group.  This contest is not affiliated with REACH placement or identification.) 


Mathletes T-Shirts will be delivered (to the registered students who purchased them) via the homerooms early next week. Questions about t-shirts? Contact Edison Mathletes Co-Chairs Gwen Reedy and Pragna Dave.




Our hugely popular Elevate an Educator campaign is back!


Since 2020, Foundation 205 has delivered over 4,100 gift cards to our D205 Educators and invested more than $81,000 back into Elmhurst businesses - we hope to keep that momentum going this year! 


Beginning today and running through April 5th, you can purchase an Elevate an Educator gift for staff throughout District 205. This unique partnership provides families with a way to recognize educators and staff members who have made a difference for their student(s) with a gift card from a local business and a personal note of gratitude. Each purchase is $25 and includes a $20 gift card from a participating business of your choice and a $5 donation to Foundation 205. Our volunteers will deliver each award along with your personal message during the first week of May for Teacher Appreciation Week.

Make Your Purchases Here!

We're incredibly grateful to partner with the following businesses

for our 2024 campaign:


REACH Parent Group

April Meeting: Please join us tomorrow Thurs. 4/11/24 from 7-8pm in-person at the Elmhurst Public Library - room # tbd*. We will be catching up on our events from this past school year and making plans for the REACH Parent Group for next school year. Please rsvp here if you think you may attend the meeting and/or if you are interested in participating in this Group in the future (*Room details will be sent to those who rsvp.) 

Any Questions? Please see the REACH Parent Group website or contact Edison Reps Gwen Reedy or Pragna Dave.


Questions?  Contact: Megan Farley, Edison PTA President.  Thank you!