Edison Eagles Newsletter

Rev. 3/1/21

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Edison Student of the Month for February
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Hello, Edison families! We have some important information for you regarding dates for in-person instruction availability:

Edison Families,

On the following dates, students in grades 3, 4, and 5 are scheduled to return to in-person learning two days a week in cohorts:

March 1, we plan to welcome third graders

March 15, we plan to welcome fourth graders

March 22, we plan to welcome fifth graders

As a reminder:

On Feb. 16, kindergarten students will come to school four days per week, up from two days a week. That same day, second graders will join us in their cohorts two days a week.

Feb. 22, first graders will join us four days a week

March 1, second graders will join us four days a week.

Only those in K-2 will come to school four days a week this school year, due to space and staff constraint.

It’s exciting to picture more students in our building. We have been preparing for this for a long time, and I know we’re ready.

Please reach out to me at 253-571-1700 or via email at Hsmith@Tacoma.k12.wa.us if you have questions.


Henry Smith

Edison Principal

Welcome Back to Edison Classrooms!
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Dear Edison Eagle Families,

Registration for ELO Online Programs for Spring is February 9-19, 2021. If you would like your student to plug into ELO Online in the spring, please register TODAY! There are a limited number of spots available and registration is open on a first-come, first serve basis.

Online ELO Program Details: Spring Session-April 12-June 10

· Program Partners: KBTC, Tacoma Arts Live, Tacoma Art Museum, Snapology, Vision Step Team

· Students choose 2 ELO programs - STEM, Art, Music/Movement (30 min. each) that will occur on the SAME day. Students must attend BOTH programs.

· Families choose ONE day of week they want to have program (Monday-Thursday)

· Programs run 3:45-5:30 p.m. on Microsoft TEAMS

· Families Register online at tacomaelo.com

· ELO supply kits provided for programs (pickup is at school-April 12th-14th)

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Tiffany Lemmon tlemmon@tacomaartslive.org or call 253-327-5962.

For students taking the bus, please check the bus website or call the Edison office

Hello Edison parents, please check your child's bus route at https://www.tacomaschools.org/departments/transportation or call the office at 253.571.1700 to verify your student's bus information.
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Go to the Tacoma Public School Family App!

Click here to register or log in for the day. Each student must have this completed every day BEFORE arriving at school.

A word on Uniforms...

Families, in light of the circumstances with COVID19, we understand that adhering to a strict uniform policy is not feasible for many of you at this time. Because of this, we ask only that your child come to school in clothing that meets these guidelines:

  • Shoes that are conducive to walking, playing, running, etc.
  • Minimize logos, pictures, etc. on clothing as much as possible. Solid colors, stripes, patterns are perfect.
  • Ensure clothing fits correctly and is clean.
  • If you think your child may need a change of clothing in the day, please send this in the backpack to school. We will have extremely limited supplies, and we will unlikely be able to provide clothing.
  • If you are in need of resources, please contact the office at 253-571-1700, and we will work with you to get what you need.
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Edison's Title 1 Resources for Families

What is Title 1? Title I is the largest federally funded program for elementary, middle, and high schools. Title I helps students, teachers, and parents!

A note from our counselors...

We have 2 new counselors at Edison--Ms. Slaughter and Ms. Haines! They would love to get to know you and see if you have any needs--food, learning resources, internet, etc. They have many resources for our students! Please take the Edison Student survey for 2020-21 https://bit.ly/3hUqpLq

Bubble Gum Brain | Growth Mindset Kids Books Read Aloud!

Let's read a book! Click the link above for our book of the month!

BECOMING is better than BEING.

I have Bubble Gum Brain. I like to chew on my thoughts, flex, bend and stretch my brain, and expand the way I think! I make great mistakes that help me learn.

I have Brick Brain. With me, things are the way they are...and they're probably not going to change much. I am the way I am...and that's just how it is.

Meet Bubble Gum Brain and Brick Brain: two kids with two VERY different mindsets. Bubble Gum Brain likes to have fun adventures, learn new things, and doesn't worry about making great mistakes. Brick Brain is convinced that things are just fine the way they are and there's not much he can do to change them, so why try?

When Bubble Gum Brain shows Brick Brain how to peel off his wrapper, Brick Brain begins to realize just how much more fun school...and life... can be!

This creative story teaches children (and adults) the valuable lesson that becoming is better than being, which can open the door to a whole new world of possibilities!

Ready, Get Mindset...GROW!!

Meals for Edison Students

Families, Edison’s meal distribution system will work in the following way:

Students can pick up meals from Edison each school day 11:30 - 12:30 from the Edison office.

Students can also pick up meals from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday- Friday at Baker, First Creek, Giaudrone, Gray, Jason Lee, Mason, Meeker, Stewart, Truman and Wainwright, as well as scheduled stops on 33 routes through district neighborhoods.

Go to Nutrition Services - Tacoma Public Schools (tacomaschools.org) for more details and a weekly menu.

I need to apply for free and reduced school lunches.

If you qualify for free and reduced-price meals, you might also be eligible for things like free access to internet or discounts on childcare or cable television service.

Go to the Edison remote learning and tech page.

Click here for remote learning news and tech resources.

Sign up for Edison announcements via text!

Edison sends out regular texts with all sorts of information, resources, and announcements. Sign up for the new school year.