October | Bobcat Breeze

October 18, 2021

Principal's Message

Dear Edison Families,

As Fall weather finally begins to roll in, we are so excited to be able to bring back one of our treasured traditions here at Edison -- Trunk or Treat! Huge thanks to our committed volunteers who have spent time planning and organizing the event. We look forward to everyone enjoying the event and joining in the final stages to ensure the event is a success and has enough volunteers decorating and setting up their trunks in our parking lot. Thank you for supporting our PFO!

And as the weather has started to cool it’s been extremely rewarding to see our students also settle into more familiar routines. Our Associate Student Body (ASB) has been so instrumental in maintaining and supporting our positive school culture. We are so fortunate to have so many student leaders at Edison and they continue to be true role models across our campus.

Our core pillars of respect, responsibility, and integrity have connected well with our daily social emotional learning (SEL) lessons across all classrooms this year. This month we’re extending that focus to discuss specifically ways students can recognize and respond to bullying in its various forms. Our entire Middle School will also be looking at how this applies to being online and their own Digital Citizenship.

Our focus each and everyday is to ensure every child develops advocacy skills for themselves and others to address and prevent bullying and that all Bobcats:

  • feel empowered to help prevent bullying they see or experience

  • identify what help is needed to address bullying

  • ask others to get involved

  • respectfully express disagreement

  • offer their opinions with confidence

  • make a positive difference for themselves and others

We know it's hard to protect your child if you don't see it happen, or entirely understand the problem. Here are some practical tips and A Quick Parenting Guide to Bullying Prevention from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.

Thank you for your partnership and support! I look forward to hearing from you and seeing everyone at this year’s Drive-Through Trunk or Treat. As always, you are always welcome to connect with me, just call ahead and the door will open.

Oh, and remember to Think Blue -- Let’s go Dodgers!

Principal Lopez

Trunk or Treat -- Trunk Decorating & Spot Reservation

PFO is now accepting reservations for those wishing to dress up and decorate their cars in our parking lot. To apply, you must be able to decorate the Trunk of your car and provide at least 200 pieces of candy to give away. Spaces are limited, apply online today!

Your “trunk” can be simple or elaborate…it’s up to you. As you’re dreaming up ideas, consider your trunk as the stage where you'll display your treats to give away.

Need some inspiration? A quick search of “Trunk or Treat” on the Internet and you’ll find dozens of photos that others have posted of their own annual event. The possibilities are endless, apply today!

Wear Orange for Unity Day -- Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Wear Orange Wednesday, October 20 to show unity for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion and to send a visible message that no child should ever experience bullying.

Unity Day, a signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month, is a day when we can come together in one giant, ORANGE message of hope and support.

Unity Day

Saturday, October 23 -- Attendance Make Up Academy is Back

Save the date, and help your child and our school make up an absence. Students with an absence can attend from 8:00-12:00 on Saturday and make up one absence here at Edison. Look for and return your child’s invitation next week!

Red Ribbon Week (October 25 - 29)

We’re excited to celebrate National Red Ribbon Week, Drug Free Looks Like Me™. A reminder that everyday Americans across the country make significant daily contributions to their communities by being the best they can be because they live Drug-Free!

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Friday, October 29 -- Trunk or Treat is back!

Our PFO needs you! We are now accepting candy and pre-packed treat donations in preparation for this year’s event. Please drop off donations to our main office or to your child's teacher!

This year will look a bit different but still offer our Bobcats a chance to come out and enjoy some time with #EdisonNation from the comfort of their own vehicles.

  • October 29
  • 4:00-6:30 pm
  • $5 per vehicle
  • Drive Through our Parking Lot Traffic Circle

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PFO Birthday Gram 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

  • Forms available in the main office.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL): Mindfulness and Stress Management

During the month of October, your child’s SEL instruction will focus on Self-Management skills learning about mindfulness practices and stress management. Stress can affect health, behavior, thoughts, and feelings. Recognizing and developing strategies for managing stress in healthy ways can lead to life-long physical and psychological well-being.

This month, students will engage in activities to help them effectively regulate their emotions, control impulses, and manage stress. These activities help build emotional awareness, reflection, and calming skills.

PFO Membership Drive -- Still Open

It’s never too late to join -- just think, for the price of a cup of coffee you can make a huge impact for our kids -- be sure to become a member today.

Thank you for your amazing support!

Families We Need Your Help -- 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 anytime and leave is a message. You may also email our main office directly at edison@omsd.net.

Please be sure to include the following information:

  • Student's First and Last name

  • Teacher's name

  • Length of absence

  • Reason for absence

Absences must be reported before 9:15 A.M.

Students Presenting Symptoms at Home

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.