December | Bobcat Breeze

December 13, 2021

Principal's Message

Dear Edison Families,


EdisonNation absolutely rocked this year’s Reindeer Run – not only smashing our previous attendance record but taking the whole thing and winning this year’s district challenge! #BackToBack


Our success would not be possible without the leadership and support from ASB; thanks to Amanda Rayos, Emily Sanchez, Jayleen Catsaneda, Jasmine Vazquez, Celeste Soto, and their ASB Advisors, Mrs. Rivera and Mr. Lopez.


At a time when things outside of our EdisonNation can be a bit divisive, it's moments like these, traditions like this one, that unite rather than divide, and remind us what’s most important. Thank you for continuing to be a part of our tight knit community. I look forward to seeing everyone who can make it out early tomorrow morning #StrongerTogether.


And even more to celebrate – congratulations to 4th grader Keriya Lek, this year's Edison Academy Spelling Bee winner. A special nod to Emma Carlson, 1st grader, who took the runner-up spot this year -- you’ll get’em next year Emma! Keriya moves on to compete in our District Spelling Bee on January 22. Once again, thank you to all of our participants who studied and worked so hard this year.


Grade Level Winners:


  • 1st Grade – Emma Carlson

  • 2nd Grade – Charlotte Salazar

  • 3rd Grade – Jesus Mendez

  • 4th Grade – Keriya Lek

  • 5th Grade – Jaxon Duarte

  • 6th Grade – Soriya Lay

  • 7th Grade – Mialuna Guilbault

  • 8th Grade – Azariah Gomez


Congratulations and good luck to our lady Bobcat Soccer team who compete in the Magnet Bowl Championship this Monday against Central!


Wishing you and your loved ones peace, health, happiness, and prosperity in the coming New Year.


Principal Lopez

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Rudolph Dash & Reindeer Run Race Day Information:


  • 7:00-8:00 AM - Rudolph Dash T-Shirt Pick Up for those Registered after Oct 31 (While Supplies Last)
  • 7:30 AM - Edison Group Photo (Near Rudolph Dash Starting Line)
  • 7:45 AM - Mascot Run -- come cheer on Bobby the Bobcat!
  • 8:00 AM - 1K Rudolph's Dash Begins
  • 8:30 AM - 5K Reindeer Run Begins
  • 10:30 AM - Awards Ceremony & Kia Car Raffle


Pride Wear and School Colors:

Wear school colors (red or black), or Dash shirt and join us for a group photo at 7:30 am near the Race Starting Line at the intersection of Euclid and C Street.


Share Your Photos With Us:

Remember to share your photos with us on Twitter at @Edison_OMSD https://twitter.com/Edison_OMSD and/or use the hashtag -- #EdisonStrong #ReindeerRun


Rudolph Dash 1K T-Shirts:

  • Kids registered before October 31 will have received a shirt from school today

  • Kids registered after October 31 may not have received a t-shirt but can go early to the registration table to get one while supplies last.

  • Adults may check registration table after the run for a Dash t-shirt

  • Dash Shirts are donated but sponsored each year and shirt sizes / supplies may be limited after October 31.


Reindeer Run General Info

The family-friendly Rudolph’s Dash will begin at the Start/Finish line of the 5K Reindeer Run (Euclid and C Street) and end in the Rudolph’s Roundup children’s area. Kids can run or walk this shorter course, or families may participate together.


Rudolph’s Dash is geared for Principals :) younger kids, moms or dads with their strollers, or anyone that wants to join the race on a smaller scale.


After the race, spend time in Rudolph’s Roundup area where you can visit local businesses and race sponsors or have the kids participate in exercise activities and craft booths. There will be plenty of activities for the whole family!

School English Learner Parent Advisory Committee Meeting (SELPAC Meeting)

Monday, Dec. 13th, 2:45pm

This is an online event.

School English Learner Parent Advisory Committee Meeting (SELPAC Meeting)


Spirit Week: Dress Up Days

Monday: Wear Your Favorite Holiday Colors

Tuesday: Ugly Holiday Sweater

Wednesday: Fuzzy Socks, Beanie or Scarf

Thursday: Pajama Day

Friday, No School: Winter Break December 17 - January 2, 2022

Friday, December 17 is a non school day.

Community Survey: Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

We need your input -- our District’s LCAP review and update depends on the input of our community, parents, students, teachers, other school personnel, bargaining units, administrators, tribal, and advocacy groups.


The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) provides funding for districts and schools. LCFF requires school districts to focus on the eight key areas (priorities) and review and update a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP):


1. Basic Services

2. Implementation of State Standards,

3. Parent Involvement

4. Student Achievement

5. Student Engagement

6. School Climate

7. Course Access

8. Other Student Outcomes.


Thank you for completing this survey no later than January 24, 2022. Take the survey today: LCAP Survey


You may also pick up a survey from our main office, the District Office (Receptionist), or via email at LCAP@omsd.net.

Free Books -- Cozy Up to Reading

All students in California have free online access to over 7,000 online books in both English and Spanish for the next two months. See below for information on how to log in. Let’s read!


Directions to access and navigate online library - https://bit.ly/3ElZSTn


Todos los estudiantes de California tendrán acceso gratuito a más de 7,000 libros digitales, tanto en inglés como en español, durante los próximos dos meses. Consulte la información que aparece abajo sobre cómo acceder a la biblioteca digital. ¡A leer!


Direcciones para acceder y navegar por la biblioteca en línea - https://bit.ly/31ixpQo
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Amazon Smiles -- Support Edison Academy PFO

When you join AmazonSmile you can help our PFO fundraise for our school at no cost to you. Shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to our Edison Academy PFO—no fees, no extra cost.


Click the link to join Amazon Smiles and support Edison PFO today: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-2748013

PFO Birthday Grams Fundraiser

Send a message to your birthday kid. See your child's name in lights on their birthday week up on our school marquee -- a birthday connection to our beloved school.


  • $5 per student

  • Orders due Thursday before birthday week

  • Order forms are available in the main office.

Reporting an Absence:

It is critical you contact our office to report an absence every time your child is absent. Our absence reporting line is operational twenty-four hours a day, so you can call 909-984-5618 option 3 anytime. You may also email our main office directly at edison@omsd.net. Absences must be reported before 9:15 A.M.


Please be sure to include the following information:

  • Student's First and Last name

  • Teacher's name

  • Length of absence

  • Reason for absence

Students Presenting Symptoms at Home -- Please Contact Our Health Office

In an effort to maintain a healthy school environment and to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we ask that all parents screen their child for COVID-19 symptoms each morning before they send them to school, and keep them at home if they are sick using our Daily Checklist for Families.


This shared responsibility is critical to our ability to keep everyone safe, healthy and attending in person each day.


Please report your child’s illness with details of all symptoms to our health office at 909-984-5618. Our Health Office will follow up on all students that are at home with COVID-19 symptoms.