November | Bobcat Breeze
November 2, 2020
All American citizens over the age of 18 have the right to vote. Many have fought and died for that right. Many have suffered. One such person was Dr. Alice Paul who in 1917 picketed the White House for a woman’s right to vote. She was arrested and thrown into jail. Undeterred, she went on a hunger strike, and was ultimately force-fed through a tube in her nose. She persisted. Eventually she was pardoned by the president, who later supported the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
This upcoming Tuesday, Americans will go to the polls. They will vote for senators, congressional representatives, governors, local officials and yes, who will be the president for the next four years. As of Saturday early reporting shows, upwards of 90 million ballots have already been cast. There is a palpable sense that this election will be a memorable one, and if you’ve been riding the highs and lows of this political season then you’ve no doubt had small but incredibly attentive eyes and ears hanging on your every word and reaction.
Common Sense Media offers 17 Tips to Steer Kids of All Ages Through the Political Season making it a nice selection of resources for parents looking to put civics into action. With helpful common sense tips like asking open ended questions, “What have you heard, and how are you feeling?”, seeking out kid friendly new outlets, balancing how much of the 24/7 news outlets we allow them to overhear, all the way to helping them de-fang hate speech and fear-mongering in age appropriate ways. I’d say the last two are particularly important for adults as well.
Regardless of your political affiliation, it’s important for kids to be engaged in discussions from varying perspectives and having reasonable, evidence based debate. So as you watch and participate in this election, remember people like Dr. Alice Paul and know that one day when your kids are old enough, they will honor those who suffered and died so everyone's vote counts for something.
As always, I know that behind every child's online screen there's a loved one making sure they succeed. Stay safe, stay #EdisonStrong, and vote!
Edison Eats Dine Out Night: Handle's Ice Cream
Get a head start on that winter insulation and support a great cause! Show this flyer 20% of all proceeds will be donated to our school! Save yourself some time and have your pints and quart ready for you when you arrive by ordering online. Invite your friends, family, and help support our PFO!
- Friday November 6
- 12:00-10:00 pm
- Handles Ice Cream
- 373 S Mountain Ave, Upland, CA 91786
- Phone: (909) 946-9077
It’s cool to be kind! Help spread the love and join us for a week of kindness. If you would like to promote kindness further please consider having your child participate in the creation of our Kindness Counts Book. Interested students may draw a picture and write a statement answering the question: How can we create a better world through kindness? Read on for more information: Kindness Book Information
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Focus: Empathy
Edison students engage in Social Emotional Learning (SEL) lessons each day at school. Please view the video below with your children to get a snapshot of a topic that will be covered with your children in the coming months: empathy. Ask children to identify ways that we can show empathy and kindness towards others.
Rudolph Dash Fun Run
The Rudolph’s Dash is going virtual and so are we! Help us Rudolph Mr. Lopez this year by signing up to participate! This year you can take part from the comfort of your home or a local park trail. Our virtual run will be a fun way to exercise with family, take a walk around the block with your festively dressed four legged friend, or simply jog around the neighborhood all while supporting our school and Promise Scholars. Register Today: https://bit.ly/34DPgyE
Parent Conference Week: November 16-20
November 16th – 20th (Monday thru Friday) has been set aside as the first conference period. This year, there will be a minimum day schedule 8:00-11:00 am for grades 1–8 to allow time for the teachers to meet virtually, via Zoom, with parents. Our minimum day Tuesday schedule will remain unchanged.
Parents will be receiving individual invitations directly from their child’s teacher. All of our children are the ones who benefit when the school and home work together. Your cooperation and interest are greatly appreciated by all of us here at Edison!
Family Support Services: Homelessness
If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness or trouble securing housing please call 909-418-6398 and find out how we can help.
A variety of parent workshops focusing on different topics regarding all the new changes and events that have happened this year 2020. Come and receive support to continue helping your children in this virtual time of education.
To register please visit https://www.omsd.net/domain/104 & click on the link ‘Registration Form’ or call (909) 418-6715.