Events & Programs
CURRENT AND/OR UPCOMING
- Back to School Bash
- Spirit Wear
- Chess Club
- Coming soon - Bobcats Givin' Back
- Coming soon - Science Olympiad
- After School Programs - Updated!
- Coming soon - Spring Running Club
- One School, One Story
- Edi-Field Dad's Club
Back to School Bash
See After School Programs
Coming soon - Bobcats Givin' Back
Coming soon - Science Olympiad
After School Programs - Updated!
Coming soon - Spring Running Club
One School, One Story
Edi-Field Dad's Club
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 text chain for reminders/updates, contact Larry Reedy.
WHAT IS THE EDI-FIELD DADS' CLUB?
Edi-Field Dads' Club is a casual get together at a local establishment (Halfway House, Red Arrow, BeerHeads) where Edi-Field Dads can meet fellow Edi-Field Dads. It is a chance to meet up for refreshments, watch a major Chicago Sports team on TV, and socialize with fellow Edison Dads.
Chair: Larry Reedy
Anyone is welcome to provide input/make suggestions for future events.
PAST AND/OR CLOSED EVENTS
- The Kids Heart Challenge
- Bobcat Book Club
- SROH - Summer Recreation Open House
- Walk to School
- 5th Grade Activities
- Family Math Night
- Teacher Appreciation
- Incoming Kindergarten Welcome Party
- Field Day
- PTA Volunteer Appreciation Lunch
- School Supplies
Congratulations to William Reedy, 2nd grade, on his visual arts submission "Freedom: Houses for the Homeless" for moving on to the Regional Reflections Art Level! His piece will go on to compete with other area schools to potentially qualify for the state level! Thank you also for everyone else who worked hard on their submissions. Please check out the complete list of all the students who qualified for Regionals throughout District 205 here. Congrats William!
The Kids Heart Challenge
Closed - thank you!
The Kids Heart Challenge (formerly Jump Rope For Heart)
PLEDGE/DONATION ENVELOPES - The pledge/donation envelopes were sent home with each student. They will be jumping rope the week of March 18th during gym class. A Volunteer sign-up link will be ready soon.
THURS., 2/21 - KIDS HEART CHALLENGE KICK-OFF - The Kids Heart Challenge (Formerly Jump for Heart) will kick-off on Thursday, February 21st during schools hours.The kids heart event will take place the week of March 20-22nd. Please mark your calendars!More information and volunteer sign-up opportunities coming soon!
CHAIRPERSON(S) - To volunteer or for questions, contact event chairpersons, Jen Deigl and Pam O'Leary.
Bobcat Book Club
START DATE POSTPONED
The Bobcat Book Club has been postponed until later in February. More information will be shared as we get closer to the start date.
We are still in need of volunteers, especially in the younger grades. Each grade's club requires 2 to 3 volunteers. The time commitment is just over an hour during the lunch period for 6 weeks. If you are able to help, please contact Jonathan Coan or Dayna Massel.
REGISTER NOW, $12 DUE MON. 12/17.
If you are interested in helping, or have any questions, please contact the Book Club Chairpersons, Jonathan Coan and Dayna Massel.
BOBCAT BOOK CLUB
This lunchtime club is open to students in grades 1-5.
The Bobcat Book Club generally starts the first week in January and runs for 6 weeks during lunch. Each grade will meet once a week to discuss their respective stories. A sign up sheet will be coming home prior to the start date and should be returned by due date so that we can send the books home with the children over break. Parent volunteers are often needed to run the discussion groups, so please let us know if you're interested! We have activities, questions, and curriculum for all of the books- the parents will just need to read the story and then lead the group in talking about the chapters covered each week.
SROH - Summer Recreation Open House
If you missed the Summer Recreation Open House (SROH), please find a searchable database HERE. The database includes over 100 groups and organizations to keep your student(s) busy this summer! You can sort by program type, registration date, distance, length and more!
CLOSED - THANK YOU! 17TH ANNUAL SUMMER RECREATION OPEN HOUSE – Mark your calendars! You are invited to attend the 17th Annual Summer Recreation Open House sponsored by the Elmhurst District 205 PTA. This is a FREE event open to all Elmhurst families and neighboring communities. Browse the tables of various organizations offering summer activities and camps for all ages and abilities. This open house will be held on Wednesday, February 6, from 6-8 PM at York High School.
CLOSED - THANK YOU! On your way over, stop by the Pot Belly Eat & Earn that same night from 5 to 8 PM on St. Charles Road. No flier or coupons needed. PTA Council will receive a percentage of the total sales collected during those hours. Fundraising proceeds are used to provide scholarships to York seniors.
Walk to School
WALK TO SCHOOL - SPRING - resumes Wed. April 3, 2019!
7:50AM-8:15AM (supervision starts at 8AM)
Our first Walk to School Wednesday of the year will be on Wednesday, September 5th. Please try and walk or ride your bike to school every Wednesday. There will be a monthly raffle for all Wednesday walkers/rollers! Wednesday Raffle Dates are: 9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5, 2/6 (Winter Warrior Walk), 4/3 and 5/1.
5th Grade Activities
5th Grade Not-to-Miss Info!
May gets a little dicey with emails and requests, especially for 5th grade. Here’s the list you don’t want to miss:
5th Grade Picnic: Sign the Waiver - Your 5th grade student will get to enjoy bubble soccer via Knockerball Chicago at the picnic on May 24 during school hours (11-2). In order to participate, they need a waiver signed. Here is the LINK.
You will also receive a hard copy of the waiver via the backpack system. Complete whichever format is easier for you. The plan is to have some “be gentle” sessions so that EVERY kids can try it. Please fill out a waiver even if your student isn’t sure they will participate in this activity (it’s optional) as they won’t have the choice if they don’t have a signed waiver. You can check out the activity here: https://www.
Also, that day, dessert will be provided, as well as an icee treat at the end of the picnic activities. So please don’t send dessert for your student on May 24! We’ll also take care of beverages. They simply need a sandwich/protein and whatever kind of side you generally send.
We are ordering cupcakes & brownies (students will choose one) and icee treats through York/D205 foodservice. If your student has a food allergy or you have any concerns regarding the ingredients please contact Renee Pas or call/text her at 630-697-2726.
There are still a few slots open if you would like to help at the event (no pressure, we have enough volunteers already that we will be fine). Signup Genius LINK HERE.
Joins us for one last chance to socialize with all the 5th grade families. Parents do not have to swim; there is a very nice patio-like area with a small party room to socialize right on the pool deck. There is also no cost to attend but you can feel free to make a donation to fund snacks and pizza. Please RSVP with a headcount total for your family attending the event. I'm including the link to the EVITE HERE but I will also send one as well. ?s please contact Renee Pas or Laura Gibson.
Wed. May 15th Fifth grade field trip in Chicago for the Science is Fun Cruise. Talk to your student’s classroom parents for more information or to find out if volunteer spots are still open.
Mon May 13 DUE! 5th Grade Video: Upload Pictures - Please upload a few (3 is a great number) pictures of your 5th grade student for the 5th grade memory video. A picture of them going in kindergarten is a great option, one of them this year and one of them with a group of friends at a school event. Your choice. The York video team will incorporate all the images into the video. Note that the form asks for names only to ID students so the video team can make sure they have everyone included. For extra safety/internet protocol no names will be identified on the video. Upload photos by Monday May 13th. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Here’s the LINK.
Parents will be able to view the entire video and download it AFTER the kids see it first. You will receive instructions on that after the May 24th picnic.
SANDBURG SPIRIT WEAR ON SALE NOW!
5th Graders - get your Sandburg Spirit Wear now!!
Order before May 5 and be ready to show your Sandburg spirit when school starts in the Fall!
Orders placed now will be delivered to your child at school by the end of the year.
Spirit wear makes a great 5th grade graduation present!
Items available can be viewed and ordered online. The webstore closes at midnight on Sunday, May 5. Or you can print this paper order form and turn it into your school office by Friday, May 3. Any questions, contact Beth Schlief or Jeanne Borchardt.
May 7th 10 a.m. Visit with Sandburg Principal Sandburg principal will visit Edison Elementary to meet with parents regarding any middle- school related questions.
May 7th 11 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. Lock Week Volunteers Needed Fifth grade students will start practicing their lock skills in the gym this week during lunch recess time. Mr. Pluskota presents the demo on Tuesday, so we just need a few parents that day, then additional volunteers for the remainder of the week as kids need to earn their Lock License by the end of the week (most are done before Friday). This is a fun program designed to ease one of the key stressors for students entering middle school — worrying about being able to open their locker between classes in time to get to the next class. Generally the students pick this skill up quickly. Parents will help the students learn this skill and sign off when they achieve it. Please register to volunteer on the sign-up genius.
Volunteers needed! Sign up HERE!
Family Math Night
CLOSED - THANK YOU!
THURS., 1/17, 5:30-7PM - FAMILY MATH NIGHT
Edison Family Math Night is a chance to experience math side-by-side with your Edison student. You and your child will play math games, solve puzzles, and meet challenges at all grade levels. See how your student sees math everyday and go home with ideas to support your child at home. You and your Edison student will realize that math is all around us every day! Please RSVP if you are planning to attend. We also need a couple of parent volunteers that night to sign people in, pass out prizes, and collect feedback on their way out.
Contact Debbie LeGare, (708) 610-9555, Family Math Chairperson, with any questions and/or to volunteer!
5/22 Update - EXTRA YEARBOOKS FOR SALE!
If you forgot to order a yearbook this year and would like one, we have a few extras for sale in the office on a first-come, first-served basis. $20 cash or check made payable to the PTA. Your child(ren) will receive their book(s) on the last day of school.
FRI., 4/12 - YEARBOOK ORDERS AND PERSONAL PAGES DUE THIS FRIDAY!
Yearbook orders and optional two-page personal spread need to be set to "print-ready" by Friday, April 12th in order to have them arrive in time for the last day of school. If you've purchased your book, there is a final step to take. Log into Tree Ring and set your book to "PRINT READY". This indicates that no more edits need to be made to your book. Please contact Mandy Clear or Katie Glavinskas if you have any questions.
CLOSED - FRI., 2/1, 11:05AM-12PM - CLUB PICTURES FOR YEARBOOK
All school and PTA-sponsored club pictures (including band and orchestra) will be taken during the lunch hour on Friday, February 1st in the gym. Your child should plan on staying at school for lunch in the gym if they would like to participate. Please remind your child of all clubs they are currently in or have participated in this year as some clubs have already ended.
We need the help of the Edison community to fill our yearbook pages from all of our fun events throughout the year. Please send us any Edison-related pictures of Edison students from this school year. Hopefully, you'll start by sending us all the pictures you took from the Back-to-School events.
Questions about the yearbook should be directed to Mandy Clear or Katie Glavinskas.
PLEASE HELP THE YEARBOOK COMMITTEE!
CLOSED - THANK YOU!
MON., 5/6 - FRI., 5/10 - TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
Let’s celebrate our wonderful Edison Teachers and Staff and show them how much we appreciate them. The activities for their special week include:
- Monday, May 6th - School will be decorated with balloons!
- Tuesday, May 7th - Teacher and staff breakfast. If you can help out by providing food and/or help set-up and clean-up, please click HERE to sign up.
- Wednesday, May 8th - Please bring flower(s) for your teachers, including all Specials Teachers, Aides and Specialists that your child(ren) see on Wednesdays.
- Thursday, May 9th - Please write your teachers a note, card, or draw them a picture, including all Specials Teachers, Aides and Specialists that your child(ren) see on Thursdays.
- Friday, May 10th - Teacher and staff lunch. If you can help out by providing food and/or helping with set-up and clean-up, please click HERE to sign up.
CLOSED - THANK YOU!
MON., 11/19 - TUES., 11/20 - TEACHER APPRECIATION/PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
One of Edison's Teacher Appreciation events is to provide meals to the Edison staff during Parent/Teacher Conferences. We will be providing dinner on Monday, November 19th and lunch on Tuesday, November 20th. We need volunteers to help with set up and clean up! There are still a few food donations needed as well. Please click HERE to sign up. If you have any questions please contact Jen Deigl, Natalie McKinney or Lesley Schlesinger.
Incoming Kindergarten Welcome Party
MON., 5/20, 3-4PM - INCOMING KINDERGARTEN WELCOME PARTY
Do you have an incoming kindergartener? We are looking for someone to oversee the kindergarten welcome party with Mrs Costello on May 20th. Please contact Heather Giambrone.
FIELD DAY - TUESDAY, MAY 28th - One of the highlights of the school year for all grades! This year's field day will be on Tuesday, May 28th. An afternoon of outdoor games and fun organized by our PE teacher Mr. Veenendaal! We are looking for volunteers to supervise the hydration station and to run the games. Volunteer slots are for 11:45AM - 3PM. We need 26 volunteers to make this day a success for the kids. Please consider signing up. Contact Christine Simonis with any questions. To volunteer click here (or on image below.)
We need 26 volunteers to make this day a success for the kids. Please consider signing up. It is so much fun!
PTA Volunteer Appreciation Lunch
2019/2020 SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS ON SALE NOW! - ORDERS DUE JUNE 30TH
We have collaborated with 1st Day School Supplies to help parents and teachers get the exact supplies needed for next school year without the hassle and aggravation of shopping. 1st Day School Supplies is convenient, easy, and hassle free! And just like last year, the supply kits will be delivered directly to classrooms!
REACH supplies also available online! After adding the appropriate grade kit to your cart, add the REACH kit (regardless if your child is in LA, Math or both). Next, ALL REACH MATH students will add an additional supplemental kit which is grade appropriate (3-4 GRADE MATH or 5 GRADE MATH.)
You can make all your purchases right now by clicking HERE. Orders must be placed by June 30th. If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Jacobs.
2019/2020 SANDBURG (incoming 6th graders) SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS ON SALE NOW! - ORDERS DUE JUNE 30TH through Carlson. Get ready for next year. Order your pre-packaged school supply kits and avoid the hassle of searching for school supplies over summer break. Click HERE to order online. The school supply kits will be delivered to Sandburg in time for the walk-throughs at the beginning of August.
Other questions? Contact Lara Stavridis, Sandburg PTA President.