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Edison Language Academy – Together Through Two Languages (310) 828-0335 www.edison.smmusd.org
ANNOUNCEMENTS Site Council Elections –Thanks to all the parents who volunteered to run for Site Council and all those who voted in the elections. Congratulations to our three newly-elected parent members: Michael Kremer, Cecilia Tovar, and Luis Carlos Villegas. All have been elected to two-year terms. Site Council Meeting – December 9, 4:00-6:00 pm. Edison Community Room. At this meeting we will continue to review and finalize the 2015-2016 Site Plan. Site Council is an elected body but meetings are open to the whole Edison community and there is always an agenda item for public comment. Parenting Support Network - On Wednesday, December 3 at 8:30 am in Room 208, the UCLA School Function Program will be launching a parenting support network. This bilingual network is open to all Edison parents. Contact Bobby Verdugo for more information BVerdugo@mednet.ucla.edu or come to the first meeting. IMPORTANT WINTER CONCERT DATES – Please note these important dates – some have been adjusted from the dates announced in the Back to School “refrigerator sheet”: Kindergarten: December 11th, Friday evening, 6:30-7:30 pm st nd 1 & 2 Grade: December 15th, Tuesday evening – 6:30-7:30 pm th 4 Grade : December 17th, Thursday morning, 8:40 9:40 am th 5 Grade: December 10th, Thursday morning, 8:40-9:40 am WINTER HOLIDAY BOOK FAIR –Books make wonderful holiday gifts!! And if you buy them at Edison’s Winter Holiday Book Fair you get high quality literature in English and Spanish at reasonable prices AND give a gift to our school at the same time. Volunteers are needed – beginning with the set up on December 8, during morning and afterschool hours from December th th 9-16 , and for packing up on December 17 .
FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK: A SEASON OF GIVING After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday kicks off a season of giving that stretches until the end of the year and encourages the donation of time, resources, and talents to support worthy causes. Giving to the Edison PTA and to our District’s Education Fund (SMMEF) are two wonderful ways to share during this giving season. Your gifts directly affect the education of our Edison students. SMMEF makes it possible for all our students to benefit from small group instruction made possible by our wonderful bilingual instructional assistants Alexandra Brandoli, Cara La Barbara, Emma Castillo, Geralyn Goodman, Johanna Brown, Juana Stucchi, Laura Graciano, and Vicky Valadez. Also, SMMEF gives all our students a high-quality theater arts program in Spanish with Maestra Martha Ramirez-Oropeza and supports choral music in Spanish for Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade students with Maestra Jacqueline Fuentes. And SMMEF funds allow us to provide some of the special math, science, and literacy technology programs that support and extend our students’ learning. Support from the Edison PTA also makes a big contribution our students’ school experience PTA provides extra supplies for our teachers, PE supplies, emergency supplies, field trips and assemblies, books for the library, a scholarship fund, and the KidBiz bilingual reading program. The resources that the Edison PTA and SMMEF share with our school make for an extraordinary education for all of our students. One of SMMEF’s corporate partners, Dun & Bradstreet, will match all gifts to SMMEF made between December 1 and December 31, 2015 (up to $90,000). So, if you make your gift to SMMEF during December, your gift will go twice as far. And a gift to the Edison PTA during this giving season will help the PTA reach its mid-year budget benchmark. You can donate to the PTA by leaving a check payable to Edison PTA in the school office or make a one-time or monthly donation at http://www.edisonamigos.com/direct-donation.html . You can give to the Education Foundation by dropping off a check payable to SMMEF in the school office or donate on line at http://smmef.org. Your gifts to SMMEF and to the
Edison PTA -- big or small -- make a world of difference for our students. So please join in this season of giving!
December 2 PTA Board Mtg. 6:00-8:00 pm
December 9 ELAC Meeting 8:30 am
December 9 Young Storytellers THE BIG SHOW! 6:00-8:00 pm
Winter Book Fair, SMMEF Double December