Happy November from the PTO! We are so grateful for all the support we received from Edison families over the last month.
A big THANK YOU to all our Color Run participants and volunteers! Not only was there laughter and a great feeling of community at the event, but we raised just over $19,000 in pledges! Way to go, Cats! If you have any photos or videos from the Color Run that you'd like to share for the yearbook, you can email them to the PTO at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another thanks goes out to everyone who donated food items, money, and time toward the staff meals during conferences. We were able to provide a variety of delicious soups, breads, and treats as well as a catered meal from Jimmy John's.
We would also like to thank everyone who volunteered and shopped at the Scholastic book fair and Spirit Wear store. We raised over $500 in Scholastic dollars which will allow us to purchase books for the Edison library and classrooms. And we raised over $500 from the Spirit Wear sales! We owe an extra special thanks to Chelsey McClenehan for organizing the book fair and Angela Gosch for always keeping our Spirit Wear store running!
As we head into the holiday season, please keep Edison in mind:
*Edison Spirit Wear makes a great holiday gift! We are working on another online spirit wear store. Watch for an email reminder in the next couple weeks. If you have any questions you can contact our Spirit Wear Coordinator, Angela Gosch, at email@example.com
* As you do your online holiday shopping, don't forget about AmazonSmile! Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your purchase to the charitable organization of your choice. Just start your shopping at Amazon Smile and choose Edison Middle School of Sioux Falls. www.smile.amazon.com.
Lastly, we hope you can join us for our next PTO meeting on Wednesday, November 19th, at noon via Zoom. Look for an email with the Zoom link, or you find it on our website www.edisonsf.org.
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES - October 4 & 6
Parent/Teacher conferences are around the corner! Even though conferences will be both virtual and in person, our teachers and staff are going to be in the building and are going to need dinner. They are so grateful to have these meals provided. Thank you for all your help in making this feasible. We have two options to help with the meals:
1. Donate food toward the "Soup/Chili/Dessert" night. Check out our sign-up sheet here: Edison PTO : Fall 2022- Teacher Conference Meals (signupgenius.com)
2. Donate funds toward the "Order in Individual Meals" night from a local restaurant. Make a donation here: Conference Meals (cheddarup.com) You can also drop off cash/check made out to "Edison PTO" in the main office.
VISIT THE BOOK FAIR! – October 6
The Scholastic Book Fair will be open during parent-teacher conferences on October 6. Not only does the Book Fair benefit your students at home, but it benefits your students at school! For every item purchased Edison earns a percentage of Scholastic dollars to go toward buying more books for their classrooms and library. If you're not able to visit the Book Fair in person you can shop for books online between September 30 and October 6. Click here to shop the online Book Fair: Book Fair Homepage (scholastic.com)
HAVE YOU PURCHASED YOUR SPIRIT WEAR? – October 6
The Spirit Wear booth will be open during Parent Teacher Conferences on October 6. Drop by to check out all the Edison Cats apparel! If you have questions about Spirit Wear you can email our Spirit Wear Coordinator, Angela Gosch, at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for volunteers to help at both the Spirit Wear table and the Book Fair during conferences. If you are able to help please sign up on our conference volunteer sign-up: Edison PTO : Fall 2022- Teacher Conference Meals (signupgenius.com)
COLOR RUN - October 14
We are eagerly awaiting the Color Run on Friday, October 14. Details about this fundraising event will be given to students October 3, but registration is open now!! Prizes will be given to students based on donations they gather. In addition to that, we will have sweepstakes drawings between October 3 and 14. Some of the sweepstakes prizes include $50 and $100 Amazon gift cards, a portable phone charger, Oculus VR or Airpod Max headphones, and more! The first sweepstakes drawing is October 3 and the lucky winner will win a $100 Amazon gift card, so get your student registered today! No donation is required to register.
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We need volunteers to help the event be a blast for our students! Whether you help set up, throw color on the students, or clean up you will have a fantastic time! Click here to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054AAEAC29A0FE3-edison1
PTO MEETING - October 19
PTO meetings occur online on the third Wednesday of each month at noon. If you were not able to make our first meeting you can check out the minutes at www.edisonsf.org. We hope to see you at our next meeting on October 19.
Co-Presidents: LeAnn Minister & Peg Preston
Treasurer: Kristina Sipma
Secretary: Shannon Huber
Spirit Wear: Angela Gosch
Book Fair: Chelsey McClenahan