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Edison Language Academy – Together Through Two Languages (310) 828-0335 www.edison.smmusd.org

ANNOUNCEMENTS

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK: HELPING OTHERS AT HALLOWEEN

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES – Have you signed up yet for a conference with your child’s teacher? Contact the teacher directly or check the bulletin boards in the Parent Information Center Remember that October 29 is a pupil free day for conferences (NO CLASSES) and minimum days are October 30, 31 and November 3,4, 5. Please make sure you’ve adjusted your pick up plans or child care appropriately. HALLOWEEN – Our schoolwide Costume Parade is on Saturday, November 8 at the Fall Festival so please do not send children to school in costume on Halloween. Check with your child’s teacher to see if there are any special activities, planned for that day and remember that we do not serve sugary or fatty foods to children during school. FAMILY FRIENDLY HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES IN SANTA MONICA - This year, the PALloween event at Barker Hanger at Santa Monica Airport will NOT be happening. So you may want to consider these other family friendly activities:  Frightfully “Fintastic” Fishy Fest at Heal the Bay’s Pier Aquarium on 10/25 and 10/26 from 12:30-5:00 p.m. Fun activities and a Sunday spooky parade and trick-or-treating at Pier Businesses.  All You Can Carry Pumpkin Patch – Santa Monica Farmers Market on October 29, 8:30am at Arizona Ave and 2nd Street. Keep as many pumpkins as you can carry.  Montana Merchants Association Halloween Hop on 10/31, 3:00-6:00 p.m. Montana Avenue 6th - 17th Streets Trick-or-treat at numerous Montana merchants.

Halloween can be very exciting for young children because it includes two things that most children love – dressing up in costumes and sweets! But it can also be a dangerous evening for young kids. So, if trick-or-treating is a part of your family’s traditions, please consider the Santa Monica Police Department suggestions that you try to Trick-or-Treat while there is still sunlight outside. Make sure children wear costumes that make it easy to walk, see and be seen. Use make up instead of a mask. Carry a flashlight with you so you can see and be seen easily and consider adding reflective tape to your child’s costume. Pick well-lighted streets if you are taking your children out and make sure they cross only at corners – never between parked cars or mid-block. And very importantly, make sure children wait to get home to sort, check and eat their treats and make sure you check the candy with them. Since an over-abundance of sugar isn’t in any child’s best interest, Edison is also highlighting two ways to help others at Halloween – and reduce the amount of candy your own child eats at the same time!  We will be again be collecting and delivering candy to OPERATION GRATITUDE to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of our Active Duty and Veteran communities. So let your child pick a few special treats and donate the rest to help others. We will be collecting candy at School on Monday Nov. 3 and Tuesday Nov. 4. Operation Gratitude annually sends 150,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment, and personal letters of appreciation, to new recruits, veterans, first responders, wounded warriors, care givers and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas. Thanks to Dr. Diana Marquez for coordinating this on behalf of the Edison PTA.  TRICK OR TREAT FOR UNICEF and instead of only collecting candy for themselves, your children can help raise money for this international organization that helps children around the world by providing them with, drinking water, medicines, educational activities at refugee camps, bed nets to protect families from deadly malaria-carrying mosquitoes, etc. Seven Edison classrooms are participating any child can receive Trick or Treat for UNICEF box by contacting Teacher Anabella Fullerton, who is coordinating this initiative at Edison. Bring the box and donations back to school by th November 7 and help children around the world!  HELP MAKE EDISON’S FALL FESTIVAL EVEN MORE ENOYABLE – on November 8 at the Edison Fall Festival Halloween Costume Parade! There’s no candy involved but it’s so much fun for children when all their school friends get to see their fabulous Halloween Costumes and they can dance to the Monster Mash and other Halloween favorites!

October 23 – Special Site Council Meeting 4:00-6:00 p.m

October 24 – Blue Dog Orders Delivered

October 29 - Pupil Free Day for Parent Teacher Conferences

10/27/2014  

Parent Teacher Conferences, Last Volunteer Training, 1st Aid Kits, Spanish Education Workshop, Math Workshop, Kidical Mass, Broadway Gymnast...

10/27/2014  

Parent Teacher Conferences, Last Volunteer Training, 1st Aid Kits, Spanish Education Workshop, Math Workshop, Kidical Mass, Broadway Gymnast...

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