November | Bobcat Breeze
November 29, 2021
Dear Edison Families,
Are you planning a family trip for the holidays? As you think about your arrangements, we want to stress the importance of sending your child to school every day they are feeling well enough to do so. Every year, absences spike in the weeks before and after the winter break as families squeeze in a few more vacation days -- it’s time to break that cycle.
We recognize that holidays are an important time for reconnecting with families far away. The costs of plane tickets often influence when you want to travel. But keep in mind the costs to your children’s education if they miss too much school— and the message you will be sending about the importance of attendance. Even if you’ve got a homework packet from the teacher, it doesn’t make up for the interaction and learning that happens in the classroom. Our teachers will be teaching, and our students will be learning, right up until vacation starts and the first day back.
We know that just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much missed learning time and put your child behind in school. This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school. Put simply, too many absences at any age can affect a student’s chances for academic success, promotion to high school and eventually for graduation.
This holiday season, give your children the gift of an education and the habit of good attendance.
Speaking of giving and healthy habits -- I can’t wait for you to join me in renewing this annual tradition of having me do something completely silly and fun for kids as we attempt to break our previous attendance record at the Rudolph Dash!
We are still trailing the top school, but we can still reach our goal with your help. Be sure to register before December 5 and come out and have some fun with us, or if you prefer mom’s just sign up and send off the hubby with the kids while you sleep in and enjoy a nice, leisurely, well deserved Saturday morning to yourself ;)
Register Online: Rudolph Dash Online Registration, stop by our main office for a paper registration form or send in your $5 with your child and we'll sign you all up. :)
Thank you for your partnership and support!
Rudolph Dash & Reindeer Run:
The family-friendly Rudolph’s Dash will begin at the Start/Finish line of the 5K Reindeer Run 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 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 with us in our 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!
Come join the fun!
Race Day Information
7:30 AM - Check In
7:45 AM - Mascot Run
8:00 AM - Rudolph's DASH
8:30 AM - 5K Reindeer Run Begins!
Friday, Dec. 3rd, 4pm
This is an online event.
Friday, December 3, 4:00 pm
This is an online event.
Topic: PFO Meeting: Edison Academy
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 970 0069 4858
Saturday, December 4 -- Attendance Make Up Academy
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 this week!
Enter to Win a 2021 KIA Soul
Enter to win a brand new 2021 KIA Soul. Raffle tickets are on sale in our front office for $10.
This is not your typical nationwide car raffle you might find at your local mall. This is possibly the best odds you'll ever find for a new car drawing.
Plus, all proceeds benefit our Promise Scholars Foundation.
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 email@example.com. Absences must be reported before 9:15 A.M.
Please be sure to include the following information:
Student's First and Last 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.