As we wrap up the school year, Edison PTO wants to welcome everyone who will be joining the Edison family next year - all of our future 6th grade families and any new 7th/8th grade families. We also have to say “good-bye” to the 8th grade students and families. Eighth graders, we wish you all the best as you begin your high school adventure. And to the many eighth grade families who have given your time volunteering at events, helped provide and set up meals for conferences, donated money, and participated and supported our fundraisers during your time at Edison…we are truly grateful for the contributions you’ve made to our PTO and school community! Please join me in a special thank you and farewell to our out-going PTO officers: LeAnn Minister, Shannon Huber, and Kristina Sipma. Thank you for your years of commitment and work in supporting the Edison community!
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week (May 8-12)
Edison has an amazing group of teachers, administrators, and staff who work incredibly hard for the Edison students every day. The PTO is excited to provide daily treats for them. Parents, now is a great time to send your students’ teachers and the office staff a note of thanks!
To sign up to provide food or beverages: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054AAEAC29A0FE3-2023
To make a donation for supplies: https://conference-meals-20559.cheddarup.com
Please join us for our last PTO zoom meeting of the year on Wednesday, May 17th, at noon. We will be saying goodbye to our out-going officers, welcoming our new officers, and talking about the events happening next fall.
Zoom Meeting Link:
Meeting ID: 881 4487 0067
Thanks from the PTO for all your support!
Have a great summer! Go Cats!
A Note from LeAnn Minister, PTO co-president
Being part of Edison’s PTO Board has given me a greater understanding of our hardworking staff and amazing students. This position has allowed me to spend more time with our teachers and staff, witnessing how much they care for our students and families. And by spending more time in the school I’ve also observed how helpful and compassionate our students are toward one another. Yes, in many ways it is a normal middle school where the students are growing into their independence and taking on the attitudes that come with that. As they go through this season of their lives, though, I’ve come to appreciate how supportive the teachers and staff are of them.
I, along with Kristina Sipma and Shannon Huber, are “retiring” from the PTO Board. I encourage you to consider supporting the Edison community by joining the PTO Board. Like it did for me, it will connect you with amazing people and allow you to see all of the impressive things happening in our students’ lives.
Open PTO Board Positions for 2023-24
Co-President: Partners with Peg Preston (co-president) to run monthly meetings, write ECHO articles, plan student/teacher conference meals, provide support during CATapult Day, PTO fundraiser, and other activities during the year.
Secretary: Takes minutes for the monthly meetings, keeps an accurate account of procedures, updates the PTO website, and offers support during annual PTO activities.
Treasurer: Has custody of the Edison Middle School PTO funds; keeps a full and accurate account of receipts and expenditures and in accordance with the budget adopted makes payments and expenditures. The Treasurer is responsible for the maintenance of such books by the Internal Revenue Code. This position also offers support during annual PTO activities.
Open PTO Coordinator Positions for 2023-24
Color Run Co-Coordinator: Partners with LeAnn Minister (co-coordinator) to plan and implement the PTO’s annual Color Run fundraising event. Working with the PTO board and Edison staff, this position involves recruiting volunteers, managing communications, and coordinating logistics for the event.
Spirit Wear Co-Coordinator: Partners with Angela Gosch (co-coordinator) to select Spirit Wear designs and items. They also run the in-person Spirit Wear store and coordinate orders for the online Spirit Wear store.
Mark Your Calendars:
May 8-12: Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
Last day of school: 8th Grade Party
Next PTO Meeting
We hope you will join us at our next PTO meeting. We will discuss spring events, PTO board positions, and hear an update from Principal Blume. The meeting is April 19th at 12:00pm via Zoom and can be accessed by the link below.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 881 4487 0067