End of the Year Virtual Art Newsletter

Mon, Jun 14 11:46am

Hi All,   Thanks for doing art with me this year. I loved seeing all your unique creations, and I hope to see you next year!   Ms. Olsson

Cookbook pickup!

Wed, Jun 9 6:42pm

The cookbooks are here!   If you've preordered an Edison Community Cookbook, they will be available starting tomorrow at 8:30am at the pickup table outside of the office. Please mark your name on the ... [More]

*Last Day to donate Alameda Food Bank!*

Mon, Jun 7 10:33am

TODAY is the last day to donate for our 5th Grade Alameda Food Bank community service project!     Also posting just a few of the wonderful grocery bags our 5th graders created over the last week that ... [More]

UPDATE: Shining Bright - Edison Otters Spring Fundraising Drive

Tue, May 25 8:27pm

Dear Otter Families!   I am SO incredibly excited to announce that we have reached our goal  for the spring fundraising drive...and then some!!!   Thanks to your amazing generosity, we not only hit ou ... [More]

Almost there! We Only Need $1,550 More in Donations - Donate Now!

Mon, May 24 12:10pm

Otter families -  We are only $1,550 away from our goal of raising $30,000 by the end of today. If you haven't made a donation yet, there is still time!  DONATE HERE If you have already made a donatio ... [More]

Help our 5th Graders Raise $ to Help the Alameda Food Bank! :)

Fri, May 21 11:58am

Alameda Food Bank + 5th Grade/Class of 2021 Virtual Donation Drive NOW - June 4th   Each year the graduating 5th grade class completes a community service project as a legacy gift to Edison School.  T ... [More]

Four Days to Go and 2/3 of the Way to our Goal - Donate Today!

Fri, May 21 11:09am

Our Edison Shining Bright! fundraiser has only 4 more days to go! We are TWO-THIRDS of the way to our goal of raising $30,000 by Monday, May 24.  DONATE TODAY Any amount is appreciated - no matter how ... [More]

Come Join us for End of the Year Collaborative Fence Weaving Starting Friday May 21st!

Fri, May 21 10:43am

Edison End of Year Collaborative Fence Weaving!   Together, to mark the close of the 2020/21 school year we will create a giant fence weaving on our chain link fence bordering the yard on Pearl St. Fe ... [More]

Edison Shining Bright! Update - What Does Edison PTA Spend Its Funds On?

Thu, May 13 3:07pm

The Edison Shining Bright! fundraiser has raised over $7,000 so far! Thank you to those who have contributed already. We are moving closer to our goal of $30,000 by May 24. We still need your support! ... [More]

April Virtual Art Newsletter

Tue, May 11 8:41pm

Check out what we did in Virtual Art in April in the newsletter!

Edison Shining Bright! Spring Fundraising Drive - Donate Today!

Fri, May 7 2:27pm

  Dear Edison families,  Today, Edison PTA is launching its Spring Fundraising Drive - Edison Shining Bright! This drive is simple - we are asking you to donate in support of the Edison School communi ... [More]

Earth Week 2021 - Coastal Cleanup - Saturday and Sunday, 4/24-25

Mon, Apr 19 8:18am

Celebrate Earth Week by joining Edison Go Green and Cub Scouts Pack 1015 for a COASTAL CLEANUP EVENT    When:  9a-12p, Saturday or Sunday, 4/24-25 - OR - whenever works best for you!  Where: Trash can ... [More]

Edison Earth Week | Sneaker Drive, SWAP, Coastal Clean-up & More (Apr 19-25th)

Mon, Apr 19 1:13am

HERE WE GO OTTERS...       Get ready for a spectacular week ahead! Earth Day is Thursday, April 22nd!   Be sure to take part in these great efforts planned through our Go Green PTA Committee…   ALL WE ... [More]

March Art Newsletter

Thu, Apr 8 3:48pm

Check out what we've been up to in March! Have a great break, and we'll see you back after break for some more great art. (For a higher resolution copy, look for the pdf in your Google Classrooms)

PTA Message on Possible COVID case and Kindness to Each Other

Thu, Mar 18 12:35pm

Dear Edison families, As you heard on Tuesday, our Edison community experienced a cohort quarantine due to a possible COVID case on campus the first day children returned to school. Many of us have qu ... [More]

Resources to Help Prepare for School Reopening on March 15

Sun, Mar 14 10:19pm

As some of our families prepare to return to campus on March 15 and 18, we would like to share a few resources with you. We have included a page on the Edison PTA website with the following: PTAC top ... [More]

February Art Newsletter!

Thu, Mar 11 12:14pm

Check out what the students did in February in the Art Newsletter!

2021 Golden Sneaker

Tue, Mar 2 9:41pm

Golden Sneaker 2021   Get ready for Day 3 of the Great Otter Search!  Remember, the otters from Days 1 and 2 are still hiding so if you missed Monday and Tuesday, you can find them any day this week a ... [More]

March 15 Return to Campus for Flexible Program Students

Thu, Feb 25 12:19pm

We are thrilled that a tentative MOU is in place that will allow our Edison students in the flexible program to return to campus on March 15. We anticipate that more information will come soon from th ... [More]

Cancelled - Thursday's Game Night and Read Aloud

Tue, Feb 9 7:13pm

The Dads' Club Game Night and Read Aloud has been cancelled for this Thursday. We encourage parents to participate in Principal Sahakian's School Reopening Information Night that evening from 6 to 7 p ... [More]

COMPASSION - Love Each Otter Week Daily Wellness Practice

Tue, Feb 9 9:05am

Each day during "Love Each Otter Week" we'll send out a daily wellness practice for families to try at home. FRIDAY - COMPASSION Purpose - Remind our students to be compassionate with themselves and m ... [More]

CONNECTION - Love Each Otter Week Daily Wellness Practice

Tue, Feb 9 9:02am

Each day during "Love Each Otter Week" we'll send out a daily wellness practice for families to try at home. THURSDAY - CONNECTION Purpose - To help our students connect with other students at Edison ... [More]

RESILIENCE - Love Each Otter Week Daily Wellness Practice

Tue, Feb 9 8:58am

Each day during "Love Each Otter Week" we'll send out a daily wellness practice for families to try at home. WEDNESDAY - RESILIENCE Purpose - To help our students build practices that make them more r ... [More]

GENEROSITY - Love Each Otter Daily Wellness Practice

Sun, Feb 7 7:15pm

Every day during "Love Each Otter Week" we'll send out a wellness practice to try with your family. TUESDAY - GENEROSITY Purpose - To encourage our students to remember those in need and to build a pr ... [More]

GRATITUDE - Love Each Otter Week Daily Wellness Practice

Sun, Feb 7 7:12pm

Each day during "Love Each Otter Week" we'll send out a daily wellness practice for families to try at home. MONDAY - GRATITUDE Purpose - To help our students remember the things they are thankful for ... [More]

GENEROSITY - Love Each Otter Week Daily Wellness Practice

Sun, Feb 7 4:18pm

Each day during "Love Each Otter Week" we'll send out a daily wellness practice for families to try at home. TUESDAY - GENEROSITY Purpose - To encourage our students to remember those in need and to b ... [More]

IMPT. NOTICE: Spring Auction Update - Please Read!

Tue, Jan 19 7:47pm

Dear Edison Family,   To say that 2020 has been a trying year is an understatement. Our community is hurting and our people are exhausted. Given this, the Fundraising Committee, together with Mr. Saha ... [More]

January Art Newsletter

Fri, Jan 15 12:15pm

Hi All,   Hope you had a fun, restful break. Here is a collection of what we have been working on in art in December and the beginning of January. There's some really fun work in here!   Ms. Olsson

A Look Back at 2020 from Edison PTA

Thu, Dec 31 5:20pm

Happy New Year’s Eve from Edison PTA! We are thrilled to see an end to 2020 and have great hopes for 2021. We started out the school year setting up school desks in our kitchens, teaching our kids to ... [More]

New Otterwear masks, hoodies and t-shirts now in!

Sun, Dec 20 9:51pm

New Otterwear has just come in, right in time for winter break.   T-Shirts. Otterwear t-shirts in three colors (red, grey, and purple), in sizes S, M, L. $15 Hoodies. Otterwear hoodie in blue in sizes ... [More]

December Art Newsletter!

Thu, Dec 10 6:43pm

Hi All-   Please check out our students' work and art news in the December Art newsletter, attached below!  

Alameda Cares Foundation - Adopt a Family

Fri, Dec 4 11:34am

Greetings Otters!!    This holiday season the Edison Community Service Committee has partnered with the Alameda Cares Foundation to adopt families in our area who need assistance with food, gift buyin ... [More]

From Our Art Teacher: Community Wishing Wall Project

Thu, Nov 19 8:28am

The tradition of Wishing Walls exists in many forms in cultures and religions around the world. Wishing Walls are a place where people can come to write a wish, prayer, message, hopes, gratitudes or d ... [More]

Holiday Shopping and Raising Money for Edison!

Wed, Nov 18 10:42am

Hi Everyone,   The holiday season is fast approaching! Here are some reminders of how you can do your holiday shopping and fundraise for Edison at the same time:   1. Shutterfly - order holiday cards, ... [More]

Share your food traditions to the Multicultural Cookbook!

Thu, Nov 12 7:15pm

While the Diversity and Inclusion Committee's annual Multicultural Night is on hiatus this year, we are so excited to announce our Multicultural Community Cookbook!   Sharing food traditions from our ... [More]

November Art Lessons

Mon, Nov 2 9:09am

Week 5 (Nov 2nd) art videos are available on the new AUSD asynchronous art site at https://sites.google.com/alamedaunified.org/ptasaa/art?authuser=3   This site will house all the videos, and each wee ... [More]

Good Eggs Special for November! Earn more $$ for Edison!

Fri, Oct 30 12:26pm

Good news — existing Good Eggs customers can now help us meet our fundraising goals! For the month of November, every order placed by a customer with the code OTTERTDAY will earn us $5. (That's on top ... [More]

The Read-A-Thon Results are IN!! (*Almost Final) :-)

Thu, Oct 29 5:58pm

  The Read-A-Thon wrapped up last week and the Edison PTA Fundraising Committee would like to thank all of the students, parents, teachers, and staff for making the event such a success! We know it's ... [More]

Proposition 15 needs your support to pass or we will lose vital funding for Alameda schools

Thu, Oct 29 1:29pm

Dear Otter families: Prop 15 is a simple measure: reclaim $12 billion a year in funding for our schools and communities by closing a corporate loophole in the way commercial property taxes are assesse ... [More]

Drive In Movie Night for AUSD Schools

Wed, Oct 28 3:52pm

Bay Farm PTA has organized an district-wide drive-in movie night for our families on Tuesday November 10! Come show solidarity with our other schools and support for the Alameda theater.   "How to Tra ... [More]

UPDATED: Video Art Lessons for the Week

Mon, Oct 26 11:06am

Hello Again Edison Families   Ms. Olsson wants to let you know that the Edison community has special google classrooms for Art.   If your child joins the classroom,  then they get access to extra mate ... [More]

Edison PTA Spookarama

Sun, Oct 25 6:07am

GET READY FOR SPOOKY CELEBRATIONS!   1. Costume and Culture Virtual Parade - All week ending midnight Nov. 1   Calling all Edison students to share your costumes, jack o’lanterns, altar spaces and dec ... [More]

Read-A-Thon Preliminary Numbers

Wed, Oct 21 10:43am

Dear All,    Read-a-thon preliminary numbers are IN!    168 students participated by recording minutes read and/or fundraising 114,743 minutes (1,912 hours) read in total $40,403 in total donations to ... [More]

Fall/Winter Sports & Book Swap

Tue, Oct 20 6:35pm

Sunday, October 25th, 10am-12pm) SWAP Location - corner of Edison Elem by Play Structure. Alongside Versailles on the slow street sidewalk.  Fall / Winter Sports SWAP - (2nd Annual) In the name of "Re ... [More]

Edison Parent Meet & Greet & PTA Meeting Happening SOON - TODAY at 6:30 pm

Tue, Oct 20 5:47pm

Edison 101 presentation by Principal Sahakian, parent meet and greet, and PTA meeting happening TODAY at 6:30 pm. Join us to learn more about Edison, connect with each other, hear what your PTA is up ... [More]

Today is the LAST day of Read-a-Thon!

Mon, Oct 19 10:47am

Hello Edison families,   Today is the last day of our annual read-a-thon and we are very proud of all the reading our Otters have done. Here are a few last logistics for wrapping up read-a-thon this y ... [More]

HERE WE GO | It's Edison Climate Week, Oct. 19-23rd!!

Sun, Oct 18 12:28pm

HERE WE GO OTTERS... Our first ever Edison Climate Week is here, Oct. 19-23rd!   Given everything we've gone through this summer and fall, related to the environment and human health, Edison's Go Gree ... [More]

Read-A-Thon Final Deadlines!!

Sat, Oct 17 2:21pm

Hi All!   The 2020 Read-A-Thon is coming to an end! Here are some deadlines for clarification:   Sunday, 10/18: Last day to shop at Books, Inc. on Park St. or online! If going to the store on Park, pl ... [More]

Final Days of Read-A-Thon! We are $10K Away from Goal!!

Thu, Oct 15 1:05pm

Hi All!!   Just a reminder that we are heading into the last few days of our Read-A-Thon. Here are some reminders:   1. Tucker's fundraising at Edison is THIS Friday, 10/16 from 3:00 PM to 5:00PM. Ple ... [More]

Readout from Last Night's AUSD Presentation on School Reopening Next Steps

Wed, Oct 14 8:02am

Last night, AUSD Superintendent Scuderi gave a presentation to the school board on next steps to reopening our schools. Under Alameda county guidance, as of 10/13, elementary schools that complete a C ... [More]

Read-A-Thon Excitement ... Books Inc., and Tucker's!

Tue, Oct 6 12:11pm

Hi All!   Here are 2 exciting additions to our RAT program:   1) Week of Monday, October 12 to Sunday, October 18: Books Inc. "Edison Shopping" Week! Order books online OR at the Alameda store and a c ... [More]

Hispanic (Latinx) Heritage Month Weekly Features (Week of 9/28)

Fri, Oct 2 4:08pm

Hi Everyone! I know I am late in starting this project (#lifegotawayfromme), but better late than never?! Wanted to share weekly features - including music, food, movies and books - in celebration of ... [More]

Edison 2020 Read-a-Thon -"The Word is On Our Island"

Fri, Oct 2 6:47am

Edison’s 8th Annual Read-A-Thon: “The World Is On Our Island” - Monday, October 5th, through Monday, October 19th.   Parents! Our annual Read-A-Thon starts on Monday!! Please help us make this event a ... [More]

California Coastal Cleanup 2020 - Saturdays 9/19 and 9/26

Wed, Sep 16 4:47pm

Join Edison Go Green and Cub Scouts Pack 1015 in this annual event to keep our Bay waters and Alameda shoreline clean. This year’s event is a socially-distanced neighborhood effort lasting ALL Septemb ... [More]

At Home Delivery for Wednesday's Curriculum Materials

Mon, Sep 7 11:24am

Edison PTA is again organizing delivery of Wednesday's curriculum materials from Edison to the homes of parents who cannot pick up independently.   If you would like delivery, please email Siobhan Har ... [More]

Reminder - Parent Survey and PTA Membership

Fri, Sep 4 9:42am

Parent Survey Don't forget to submit the parent survey by the end of day today! You can complete it online here or drop the paper survey in a box outside the Edison office until 4 pm today.   PTA Memb ... [More]

Best Wishes for the First Day of School!

Wed, Aug 26 8:51pm

We can’t be there to greet you with coffee and snacks tomorrow morning but we wish our students, teachers, parents and staff a fabulous first day of school!   If you take first day of school pictures, ... [More]

Family Learning Conference

Mon, Aug 24 5:11pm

If you cannot log into the zoom for the Family Learning Conference, it is also being live-streamed through the AUSD page on Facebook.

Edison School Supply Delivery for At Risk/Working Parents - Please sign up for delivery or to help

Sat, Aug 22 9:34am

Would you like help getting your supplies and classroom materials from Edison next week due to work or health issues? Would you be willing to volunteer to pick up supplies for other families and distr ... [More]

Sign up for Konstella Classrooms and Calendar

Wed, Aug 12 10:57am

Navigating Konstella: Make sure your children are on the roster for their new classrooms in Konstella so you can hear about news and activities in your child's classroom and get timely information fro ... [More]