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FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK: THE WINTER HOLIDAYS

ANNOUNCEMENTS FAMILY ART NIGHT AND POTLUCK

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December 15 Edison is hosting a family potluck and evening of making art together. Our partners at PS Arts will be leading this experience. They’ll bring the artist and the art supplies. We’ll potluck dine at 5:30 pm and the art activity will begin at 6:00 pm. Bring a potluck dish to share (to feed about 10 people) and PTA will provide plates/utensils and something to drink! We’re also creating a table display of the ways Edison families celebrate the winter holidays if you’d like to bring something from your tradition to display or share a story of how your family celebrates winter holidays.

TRICK OR TREAT FOR UNICEF -Thanks to all who participated and to Maestra Anabella Fullerton who coordinated this project, Edison raised $227.00 school wide with donations from the students with Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF this year. Since Anabella submitted it on Giving Tuesday, it was doubled and the total contribution from Edison was $454.00!

PRIMARY MUSIC INFORMANCES – Come and hear what your child has been learning in Spanish music class on Monday December 19 or Friday December 23 – on the day and time of their regular music class (See the flyer in the packet for exact dates and times). Music classes with Maestra Jacqueline are taught in Room 109.

PENGUIN PATCH HOLIDAY SHOPPE December 12-16, the Edison PTA is sponsoring a small low-cost gift sale designed so that children can purchase holiday gifts for family or friends. The Penguin Patch Holiday Shoppe will be open at drop off (8:00-8:30 am) in the cafecito area. Gifts range from $0.25 to $12.00.

As we were driving back from a family Thanksgiving in agonizingly slowmoving traffic, on a whim we decided to pull off the road in Riverside and swing by the Mission Inn. If you’ve never seen the Mission Inn, it’s a big deal in the Inland Empire. Originally built in 1876 in Mission Revival architecture, it incorporates architectural features of many of the California missions and many US Presidents (from Harrison through George W. Bush) have stayed there. And from Thanksgiving through New Year, it is covered in 4.5 million lights! Now, six-foot animated caroling polar bears, Disneyland-like lighting, and secular carols blaring from loudspeakers, have little to do with the religious holidays my family celebrates in December. But in an interesting way, humming along with the carols, bundling up on a cold winter night with a warm beverage as we strolled among the hundreds of families who had gathered to admire the lights, did jumpstart our holiday spirit – and connect us to celebrations that have happened around this time of the year since ancient times. December 21 is the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere – the shortest day and the longest night – and since ancient times, cultures have had holidays and ceremonies around the winter solstice. Babylonians believed the son of the queen of heaven was born on December 25, the same day Egyptians celebrated the birth of the son of the fertility goddess Isis. Ancient Arabs celebrated the birth of the moon on December 24. The Romans celebrated Saturnalia feast around the solstice as the birthday of the sun, and the Dōngzhì Festival or "the arrival of winter" was (and is) celebrated in China and some other East Asian cultures on or around December 22. December is also filled with religious holidays. In the Jewish faith, st Hanukkah or the Festival of Lights is celebrated from December 24-January 1 this year. Kwanzaa, celebrated in Canada, the U.S. and the West African Diaspora honors traditions and values brought from Africa and is celebrated on December 26. Christians (Roman Catholics and Protestants) celebrate Christmas on December 25 (although Eastern Orthodox Christians base their holiday on the Gregorian Calendar and celebrate on January 7). Candles are common to many of these celebrations -- the Menorah at Hannukah, the Kinara on Kwanzaa, the Advent Candles, Luminarias and Farolitos of Christmas celebrations all involve the bringing of light into the darkness. And all the celebrations involve family and friends gathering with special foods to chase away the darkness and share fellowship. If your family has cultural or religious traditions you celebrate at this time of the year, please consider sharing them with the Edison community and help us all grow in our understanding and appreciation of our diverse community. At our family potluck on December 15, we’ll have a table to share artifacts and stories of how your family celebrates. I hope you can join us and share some warmth, light, and community on a cold December evening! December 15 – 8:40th 9:40 am 4 Grade Winter Concerts

December 16 – Seaside Preschool Applications for 2017-2018 are due

December 19 and 23 Music Informances Pre-K, TK, K, 1, 2


December 7, 2016 Dear Families, Now that you’ve been at Edison for a few months, I want to take a moment to check in with you. I hope that your students – and you! – are settling in to the rhythm of the school days, and that you are enjoying the rich and vibrant culture that makes Edison the special place it is. Please let your child’s teacher know if you have any concerns about your child’s progress or adjustment to school. We want to do all we can to support you in helping your child be successful and confident at school. Please join us later on December 19 or 23rd for Informances in your child’s weekly Spanish choral music class. On Monday, December 19, Ms. Newman’s class will meet at 10:15 am and Ms. Fullerton’s class at 12:30 pm. On Friday, December 23, Ms.Romo/Ms. Reed’s class meets at 10:15 am, Ms. Banks class at 10:55 am and Ms. Meade’s class at 12:30 pm. All informances will be in Room 109. We hope you can join us and celebrate your child’s growth in Spanish and in music. You may not realize yet just how unique the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is. Our community cares deeply about the education of ALL students, and has created a structure that ensures that students in all our schools have access to an excellent and enriched education -- despite inadequate funding from the State or the differing abilities of local PTAs to raise money. Did you know that our theater, visual arts, and Spanish choral music programs, our instructional assistants, some critical teacher training are NOT funded by our State? These staff and programs only exist because of contributions from parents, community members and local businesses to the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation. The Ed Foundation is a separate non-profit from the District and provides funding for these programs. If you haven’t yet donated to the Ed Foundation, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution before the end of 2016. You can make a one-time gift, set up smaller monthly gifts or make a pledge and pay it off over time. Please give ANY amount you can. Your participation is what counts! There are envelopes in the office for a cash or check donation or you can donate on-line at smmef.org. We are also lucky to have a dedicated PTA that organizes wonderful cultural events and funds additional enrichment programs -- like assemblies, field trips, safety monitors before and after school, ST Math, extra classroom supplies, and scholarships for 5th grade science camp. If you haven’t yet done so, I’d encourage you to become a member of the PTA and consider making a tax deductible donation to PTA this year too. There are envelopes in the office for a cash or check donation, or you can donate on-line at http://www.edisonamigos.com/direct-donation.html . Donate any amount you can. It all helps! I donate to both organizations, as do many of our teachers and staff. Please join us today in supporting your child’s education. As always, please reach out to me with any questions you may have. I wish you the best for a wonderful and festive holiday season. We’re so happy that you’re part of the Edison family! Sincerely, Lori Orum. Principal

Edison Language Academy 2402 Virginia Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404 // 310-828-0335


7 de diciembre, 2016 Estimadas Familias, Ahora que ustedes han estado en Edison por unos meses, quiero tomar un momento para revisar con ustedes. Espero que sus estudiantes - ¡y ustedes! – se estén acoplando al ritmo de los días escolars, y que estén disfrutando la cultura rica y vibrante que hace a Edison el lugar especial que es. Por favor avísenle al maestro/a de su hijo/a si tiene algunas preocupaciones sobre el progreso de su hijo/a o del ajuste a la escuela. Queremos hacer todo lo que podamos para apoyarlos en ayudar a su hijo/a a tener éxito y ser confiado en la escuela. Por favor acompáñenos el 19 o 23 de diciembre para presentaciones informativas en la clase semanal de música coral en español. El lunes, 19 de diciembre, la clase de Maestra Newman se reúne a las 10:15 am y la clase de Maestra Fullerton a las 12:30 pm. El viernes, 23 de diciembre, la clase de Maestra Romo/ Maestra Reed se reúne a las 10:15 am, la clase de Maestra Banks a las 10:55 am y la clase de Maestra Meade a las 12:30 pm. Todas las presentaciones informativas se llevarán a cabo en el salón 109. Esperamos que nos pueda acompañar y celebrar el crecimiento de su hijo/a en español y en música. Tal vez aún no se han dado cuenta aún lo único que es el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Santa Mónica y Malibú. Nuestra comunidad se preocupa profundamente sobre la educación de TODOS los estudiantes, y ha creado una estructura que asegura que los estudiantes en todas nuestras escuelas tengan accesoa una educación excelente y enriquecida – a pesar de fondos inadecuados del Estado o habilidades variables de PTAs locales de recaudar fondos. ¿Sabían que nuestros programas de teatro, artes visuales, y música coral en español, nuestros asistentes de instrucción, algunos entrenamientos importantes de los maestros NO son fundados por nuestro Estado? Este personal y programas solamente existen por las contribuciones de padres, miembros de la comunidad y negocios locales hacia la Fundación de Educación de Santa Mónica y Malibú. La Fundación de Educación es una organización no lucrativa separada del Distrito y provee fondos para estos programas. Si aún no han donado a la Fundación de Educación, por favor consideren hacer una contribución que es deducible en los impuestos antes del fin del 2016. Pueden hacer un obsequio de una vez, coordinar obsequios mensuales o hacer una promesa de pagar a través del tiempo. Por favor den CUALQUIER cantidad que puedan. ¡Su participación es lo que cuenta! Hay sobres en la oficina para donaciones en efectivo o de cheque o pueden donar por internet en www.smmef.org. Donate any amount you can. It all helps! También tenemos suerte de tener una PTA dedicada que organiza eventos culturales maravillosos y funda programas adicionales de enriquecimiento – como asambleas, paseos, supervisores de seguridad antes y después de clases, ST Math, materiales extras para los salones y becas para el campamento de ciencia de 5º grado. Si aún no lo han hecho, les animo que se hagan miembros de la PTA y consideren hacer su donación deducible en los impuestos a la PTA este año también. Los sobres están en la oficina para donaciones en efectivo o en cheque, o pueden hacer su donación por internet en http://www.edisonamigos.com/direct-donation.html. Yo dono a las dos organizaciones, al igual que lo hacen muchos de nuestros maestros y personal. Por favor únanse a nosotros hoy para apoyar la educación de su hijo/a. Como siempre, por favor comuníquense conmigo si tienen preguntas. Les deseo lo mejor y una temporada festiva maravillosa. ¡Estamos muy felices de que ustedes sean parte de la familia de Edison! Sinceramente, Lori Orum. Directora

Edison Language Academy 2402 Virginia Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404 // 310-828-0335


PS ARTS & EDISON LANGUAGE ACADEMY PTA Cordially invites you to our

International Potluck & Family Art Night ART: Alma Woodsey Thomas will be joining us from PS Arts to lead a creative activity titled: Courage to Create – The Eclipse. FOOD: Please bring a dish, unique to your cultural heritage or a family favorite, to share with 8-10 people. **This event is FREE but please bring a dish to share!

Where:

Edison Cafeteria

When:

December 15th

Time:

6:00pm


PS ARTS Y LA PTA DE LA ACADEMIA DE IDIOMAS EDISON Tienen el placer de invitarlos a nuestro

Convivio Internacional y Noche de Arte Familia ARTE: Alma Woodsey Thomas de PS Arts estará presente para dirigir una actividad creativa titulada: Coraje para Crear - El Eclipse. COMIDA: Por favor traer un platillo típico de su cultura o el platillo favorito de su familia para compartir con 8-10 personas. **Este evento es totalmente GRATIS, pero por favor TRAIGA UN PLATILLO para compartir.

Where:

Cafetería de Edison

When:

Jueves, 15 de diciembre de 2016

Time:

6:00pm


Come see what we’ve been learning!! Música en español Informances – Monday, December 19 and Friday, December 23 Pre-K, TK, K, 1st, and 2nd Grade parents are invited to attend their child’s music class on the following dates to see what they’ve been learning in music so far this year.

All music classes are held in Room 108 Times 9:40-10:10

Monday 12/19

Ms. Jimenez (2 ) 9:40-10:10

Ms. Martinez (2nd ) 9:40-10:10

10:15-10:45

Ms. Newman (TK)

Ms. Romo/Ms. Reed – Pre-school

10:55-11:25

Ms. Melendez (2nd )

Ms. Banks (K)

nd

Friday – 12:23

11:30 -12:00 Ms. Cervantes (1st ) 12:00-12:30 12:30-1:00

Ms. Fullerton (K)

Ms. Meade (K)

1:05 – 1:35

Ms. Cueva (1st )

Ms. Tejeda (1st )


¡¡Vengan a ver lo que hemos estado aprendiendo!! Música en español Presentaciones Informativas – lunes, 19 de diciembre y viernes, 23 de diciembre Los padres de los grados Preescolar, Kindergarten Transicional, Kindergarten, 1º, y 2º están invitados asistir a la clase de música de su hijo/a en las siguientes fechas para mirar lo que han estado aprendiendo en la clase de música hasta ahora este año.

Todas las clases de música se llevan a cabo en el salón 108 Horario 9:40-10:10

Lunes 12/19

Maestra Jimenez (2 )

Maestra Martinez (2o )

10:15-10:45

Maestra Newman (TK)

Maestra Romo/Maestra Reed – Preescolar

10:55-11:25

Maestra Melendez (2o )

Maestra Banks (K)

11:30 -12:00

Maestra Cervantes (1o )

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Viernes – 12/23

12:00-12:30 12:30-1:00

Maestra Fullerton (K)

Maestra Meade (K)

1:05 – 1:35

Maestra Cueva (1st )

Maestra Tejeda (1st )


KNOW YOUR RIGHTS IMMIGRATION WORKSHOP II WHEN

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 6pm - 8pm WHERE

Virginia Avenue Park Thelma Terry Building

FREE EVENT FREE PARKING ON PARK PREMISES SPONSORED BY:

AHEAD ASSOCIATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR ACTIVE DREAMERS

2200 Virginia Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405

The first hour will address post-election immigration concerns. The second hour, lawyers will be present to conduct initial screenings related to immigration questions/concerns. Priority free screenings appointments will be given to individuals that were present at the December 1, 2016 workshop.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: JAIME S. CRUZ (310) 458.8688 OR JAIME.CRUZ@SMGOV.NET Virginia Ave Park is served by Big Blue Bus Lines No. 7. The park is wheelchair accessible and welcomes persons of all abilities. For special accommodations, please contact 310.458.8688 or TTY 310.917.6626.


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EVENTO GRATIS

CUÁNDO

PATROCINADO POR:

Jueves 13 de diciembre de 2016 6pm - 8pm DÓNDE

Virginia Avenue Park Thelma Terry Building 2200 Virginia Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405 Durante la primera hora se responderán preguntas de inmigración relacionadas a las pasadas eleciones. Durante la segunda hora los abogados conducirán revisiones de inmigración con preguntas/preocupaciones relacionadas a las pasadas elecciones. Se le dará prioridad a las personas que asistieron al taller del 1 de diciembre de 2016.

ESTACIONAMINTO GRATIS EN EL PARQUE

AHEAD ASSOCIATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR ACTIVE DREAMERS

@ “AHEAD”

PARA MÁS INFORMACIÓN : JAIME S. CRUZ (310) 458.8688 O JAIME.CRUZ@SMGOV.NET Virginia Ave Park es accesible en silla de ruedas. Para solicitar servicios especiales de movilidad reducida, favor de llamar al 310.917.6626. VAP es accesible a través de la línea 7 del Big Blue Bus. Monte su bicicleta.


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CITY OF SANTA MONICA COMMUNITY CLASSES & CAMPS PROGRAM

Established 2002

Rock Out in this Performance Art Camp! Make your own personalized dance routines and dress-up in Popstar costumes to create Music Videos! Other rocking activities include Face Painting, TV Commercials, Acting, Theme Day Dress Up, Funky Arts-n-Crafts, Dance Games, learn cool dance choreography to songs from all your favorite radio and musical tunes! All dances will be filmed and a video will be emailed at the end of camp!

Winter Camp Activities Hip-Hop Dance Fairytale Theatre Music Videos TV Commercials Theme Days Face Painting Acting Games Scavenger Hunts

Improvisation Arts & Crafts Wacky Relays And more!

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Dates:

January 3-6

December 19-23 Monday - Friday

Tuesday - Friday

Resident: $278 Non-Resident: $320

Resident: $258 Non-Resident: $297

(+$25 materials fee due on first day)

Time: 9a-3p Ages: 4yrs-10yrs Location: Joslyn Park 633 Kensington Rd. Santa Monica, CA 90401

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