Hello from the PTA!
Sun, Aug 21 9:56pm

Dear Edison School Community:


Welcome to the beginning of a new school year!  On behalf of the Parent Teacher Association, we are delighted that you are here.  Whether you’re a long-time Otter family or brand new to our community, there is a place for you and your children here at Edison.


At Edison, our PTA goals are to invest in educational excellence for our students; to build a culture of family engagement, inclusion, and equity; and to ensure that Edison is a place where every child and family feels welcome, beloved, and important.  We all have a role to play in making this vision come to life.  Here are some ways you can get involved!


JOIN.  Spend $15 to join the PTA or renew your membership, either through the membership envelopes included in this packet or on our website at www.edisonpta.org.  We also hope you’ll come to PTA meetings to help us brainstorm and make decisions for how we best support Edison.  We want you to be part of the conversation!


DONATE.  The PTA spends approximately $450 per child on programs at Edison.  We ask that you consider a financial contribution to Edison in support of our September Donation Drive, in an amount that feels appropriate to your family and your circumstances.  In the past, families have contributed amounts ranging from $10 to over $1000.  Every donation, no matter how large or small, is welcome and valued.  


VOLUNTEER. Join a committee, help organize an event, chaperone a field trip, become a room parent, bring snacks to events, or run a fundraiser.  


CELEBRATE OUR COMMUNITY.  This year, we’re bringing back some of the beloved past community events!  We’ll celebrate autumn at the Fall Festival, enjoy a grown-up night out at the 2023 Gala and Auction, celebrate community at our Multicultural Event, and relax at the Family Beach Day, as well as help our kids make friends at new grade-level playdates, and more!      


STAY INFORMED.  Please join Konstella, our PTA communication tool, at https://www.konstella.com/cd/4Nqtdx. Konstella is Edison PTA’s primary means of sharing information.  You can also find information on the PTA website: www.edisonpta.org and get updates from our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/EdisonElementaryPTAAlameda/


  We are so glad that you are here and we look forward to a wonderful year together.

Tara Navarro

PTA President