Weekly Announcements and Reminders

September 23, 2020

  • Back to School Night
  • Materials Pick-up for All-Remote Students
  • School Pictures
  • HT LAX Fundraiser
  • Available Meals for Students
  • PTA Corner

Back to School Night

On Tuesday, September 29th, Edison Elementary School will host its annual Back to School Night. It will look much different than in year's past. Our evening will be held via Zoom.

The General Schedule is as follows:

6:30 PM: Preschool, Literacy Intervention, Resource Room, and Physical Education/Health

7:00 PM: Classroom Teachers in grades K-5 will hold their first session

7:30 PM: Classroom Teachers in grades K-5 will hold their second session

We have multiple sessions so that families can attend more classrooms in case they have multiple children in our school.

Zoom invitations will be coming out next week, but I wanted to provide this information so you can begin your planning.

Materials Pick-up for All Remote Students

Pick-up of materials for All-Remote students will occur on Wednesday, September 30th from 2-4pm.

Please pull up to the front of the building on Melrose Avenue. Please provide our staff member with the name of your child, the grade, and the teacher. They will retrieve your materials quickly and safely.

We can arrange for appointments after that date and time to gather things if you can't make the scheduled time.

School Pictures

School Pictures have been postponed until the New Year. We will be sending out information as soon as we have confirmed dates and logistics.

HT LAX Fundraiser

Big picture

Available Meals for Students

Good afternoon,

Below is the link to sign up for student meals next week to be picked up on September 29th.

  • Every child is eligible regardless of the free/reduced lunch status.
  • Each child will get 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches.
  • It is IMPORTANT that you sign up by Thursday at noon, EACH WEEK as our food service company prepares the meals based on the sign up sheet.
  • Meals must be picked up on Tuesday September 29th between 11am and 1pm at the Haddon Township High School cafeteria.
**Heath at home instructions are attached**

Feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions.



--Jennifer Gauld

School Business Administrator/Board Secretary

500 Rhoads Ave

Westmont, NJ 08108


856-869-7750 ext. 1105 (phone)

856-854-7792 (fax)


The 2019-20 lunch eligibility expires on October 19, 2020. The state is currently feeding all families, but when the program ends, everyone will go back to paid status if they

did not complete a new application.

If you would like to apply for Free/Reduced Lunches, you can see attached application below

or call/email the office and Mrs. Ruta will send one home with your child.

PTA Corner

Hi Edison Friends and Family, here is today's update from your PTA. There are a lot of updates following Monday's meeting!

Feed-a-Spirit - Hope Pantry Donations: This program will run all year during the last week of every month. Feed-A-Spirit is when Edison students send in food or pantry items to be delivered to Hope Pantry. Hope Pantry is open to all HT families. They are open at 10am on the 4th Saturday of the month. They are at the Methodist church on Center St and Emerald Ave. Hope Pantry is seeking donations for our local families. They are running low on paper towels, toilet paper, juice boxes and apple sauce. Students can send donations to the main office of Edison on Thursday or Friday of this week depending on their cohort day. All remote students may drop off donations to the foyer of Edison either day or can also send in your donation on the next remote material pick up day if you would like. Just label your donation so we know where it goes. Please consider helping to lift others up in our community!

Storybook Pumpkins: Can you decorate a pumpkin based on a favorite book? It can be a character, setting, or creature. The pumpkin can be carved, painted, or decorated any way you'd like. Start thinking about your Storybook Pumpkin and keep an eye out for more details!

Call for Questions: What did you want to know when you joined the Edison community? The PTA will be working on an informal "Edison Handbook" to address questions that incoming families might have about the school and community. Please contact cathlin.sullivan@gmail.com with the things that would have been helpful to know as a new Edison family!

Zone Scholarship/Football Concessions: Each year, the proceeds from the football concession stands benefit the Zone PTA scholarship fund. As a member of the Zone PTA, the Edison PTA has been asked to provide a volunteer for each of the football games on October 24 and October 31. The resulting scholarship funds become available as awards to members of the HTHS graduating class - last year the Zone PTA awarded $9,000 in scholarships! Please let Cathlin know if you are available to represent Edison at either the October 24 or October 31 games.

Art Reflections: Each year, Edison is a great representative of the various artistic talents in HT. We are looking for a volunteer to help continue this tradition by volunteering to head up Arts Reflections for Edison. Please contact Danielle Clauss and/or Kelly Nowak if you would be interested in filling this role!

Mum Sale: Orders will be available for pickup on October 2, at Edison. The sale was incredibly successful and thank you for your support! It was so successful that we will need lots of help to unload and sort the mums. If you are available in the late morning - early afternoon on October 2 to help with this work, please contact Paul Tomlin at ptomlin02@gmail.com.

Spiritwear: Spiritwear orders are being processed, and we expect that orders will be available for pickup/delivery in mid-October. Stay tuned for more details!

The next PTA meeting is October 19 at 7 pm. Please join us! And as always, please contact Cathlin Sullivan with any questions: cathlin.sullivan@gmail.com.

School Store: The Edison school store is still open! Click here to go to the MemberHub store. Orders are being accepted through September 14. Join the PTA, make a donation, and pick up your new Edison gear all in one spot!