Edison Flexible Learners Group

Fri, Jul 17 6:11pm

If your family is choosing the flexible learning program for 2020-21, please join this Konstella group so that we can all connect and share information and ideas.   To do this from the website, click ... [More]

Special AUSD School Board Meetings this Friday at 9 am and 2 pm to Address School Reopening

Thu, Jul 16 12:47pm

This Friday, the school board will hold two special meetings to address school reopening.   At the 9 am meeting, District staff will present "Working Groups and Reopening Status Report" summarizing th ... [More]

Edison Remote Learner Family Group on Konstella

Sat, Jul 11 9:25am

If your family will be  remote learners with Edison in 2020, please join this group so we can connect with each other and  navigate this new adventure together.

Revised School Start Date and New Flexible Learning Program, Health/Safety and Enrichment FAQs from AUSD

Fri, Jul 10 1:55pm

Subject to school board approval, the new school start date will be August 27.   The district has also provided further information about the Flexible Learning program, health and safety protocols ,an ... [More]

Additional Information Regarding the Remote Learning Program from AUSD

Fri, Jul 10 12:43pm

AUSD has added significant information to its website about the 20-21 Remote Learning program. In particular, it has provided details regarding the online K-12 program remote students will be using,  ... [More]

Don't forget! 20-21 Instructional Choice Form Due July 5 - Required for Enrollment in Remote-Only Learning Program

Fri, Jul 3 9:14am

Edison families!   Do not forget to submit the instructional choice form for the 20-21 school year by end of day Sunday, July 5. The link is here: https://www.alameda.k12.ca.us/2020selection   You wil ... [More]

Fall 2020 Childcare Support Discussion - Now Open on Konstella

Fri, Jun 26 4:05pm

Hi Otters!   I know that the AUSD schedule for fall 2020 is very challenging for childcare arrangements. There are many questions that have yet to be resolved, and many things we can't answer until we ... [More]

Video of School Board Meeting AND District and Board Emails for Comments and Concerns

Fri, Jun 26 9:53am

The recording of this week's school board meeting is now available: https://alameda.novusagenda.com/agendapublic/?fbclid=IwAR1SaJY8cA3drpOTt2c0X6TZ6DoVSlYKpnmHbqDHg4dhf1SzpC2ExKQW1rE   [Click on the l ... [More]

AUSD Board Approved 2020/21 Learning Options and Elementary Schedule

Wed, Jun 24 9:47am

Last night, the AUSD board approved a dual model for 2020/21 student learning, including both an on-site and remote-only option. The on-site elementary schedule will be four days a week, M/T/Th/F. Cla ... [More]

AUSD School Board Meeting to Approve 20/21 Schedule and Budget, Tues Jun 23, 6:30 pm

Sat, Jun 20 10:26am

Otter families! Thank you to all who completed the survey on next year's school schedule.   This Tuesday, June 23, the Alameda school board will be asked to approve a recommended schedule for elementa ... [More]

Survey on 2020-21 Schedule Closes Today

Fri, Jun 19 2:06pm

This is just a reminder that the AUSD poll about the proposed elementary and secondary school schedules for 2020-21 closes at 5:00 pm tonight! Parental feedback on these proposed schedules is very imp ... [More]

Fun Art resources for the summer

Thu, May 28 12:12pm

Hi Everyone,   Happy Last Day of School! I recently set up 2 Google Classrooms with all of our art videos, extra resources and fun sites for some summer art entertainment. Here are the codes if you th ... [More]

PTA Election Results

Wed, May 27 5:17pm

Dear Edison Otters,   As we close this school year, I am delighted to announce our new PTA Executive Board for 2020-2021.  In addition, please join me in thanking all of the dedicated volunteers who a ... [More]

HELP : Please Ask Congress to Include Schools in the Next COVID-19 Relief Package

Tue, May 19 1:51pm

As Superintendent Scuderi noted in his email of May 18, AUSD is facing a $9 million budget cut next year based on the state's budget projections. (As context, our district budget is about $100 million ... [More]

Safe Routes to Schools Webinars & Activities

Sat, May 9 4:00pm

Hi Edison Community,   Rather than create a Konstella Calendar entry for every Bike & Pedestrian webinar being offered, I'd like to direct you to the Walk & Roll Program page on our PTA website.  From ... [More]

PTA Meeting ZOOM link for TONIGHT

Tue, Apr 28 6:38pm

Topic: Edison PTA Meeting Time: Apr 26, 2020 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)   Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81286800710?pwd=MEtZbGxTeWNNUVFzSThqb3NpVElVZz09 Meeting ID: 812 8680 0 ... [More]

PTA Update and Meeting This Week

Sun, Apr 26 5:03pm

Hello, Otters!  I write with just a few updates from the PTA.   First, there is a PTA meeting on Tuesday night at 6:30 PM via Zoom.  During this meeting, we'll talk about Executive Board nominations a ... [More]

Edison Earth Week goes VIRTUAL - Activities, Projects, Mr. Eco LIVE & More (Apr 20-26)

Mon, Apr 20 9:59am

Hey Otters! Happy Earth Week!   The world's 50th Earth Day is this Wed, April 22nd!    While we're sad we can’t celebrate this milestone 50th Earth Week together, Edison and our Go Green PTA Committee ... [More]

Distance Learning Parent Survey

Wed, Apr 15 8:00pm

The district is actively seeking input on distance learning. Please fill out the survey in the link below. And don’t hesitate to let your opinion be known! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe6 ... [More]

Call for "Virtual Blacktop" Volunteers

Wed, Apr 8 9:31pm

Hi Otter families:   The PTA is looking for volunteers to host informal "Virtual Blacktop" zoom calls for parents at the classroom level. These are no obligation, 30-minute video calls for parents wit ... [More]

PTA Update - Distance Learning Support and Board Nominations

Sun, Apr 5 12:51pm

Dear Otter Families,   Welcome back from "spring break!"  I hope it brought some sense of relaxation, even under these shelter-in-place regulations.     On April 6, we'll launch into distance learning ... [More]

Last 4 Hours of the Online Auction!

Fri, Mar 27 3:51pm

Hey Otters!   Just wanted to let you know the online auction will close tonight at 8PM. There are a still a few items available, including Hosted Parties (we are going to all want a party to go to in ... [More]

Edison Auction 2020 Wrap-Up: Numbers are IN!

Sun, Mar 22 1:14pm

Dear Edison Otters,   What an incredible night last night was! I’ll be honest and admit I was unsure how the party and auction was going to work in a virtual environment, but it was great! I can hones ... [More]


Sat, Mar 21 8:39pm

Here’s the link!

Amazing discounts on auction art

Sat, Mar 21 8:36pm

Hi all! The class art is currently really low - some gorgeous pieces have no bids. This is your chance to buy a class art piece for historically low prices, so please check out the auction ASAP.

Edison Auction 2020 Cocktails!

Sat, Mar 21 6:20pm

Please see attached for cocktails!!!

Please Read: NEW: Auction Bidding Close Times & Zoom Info!

Sat, Mar 21 10:18am

Special Online Auction Information   When: Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 6:00pm (Zoom meeting will also begin at 6:00pm)   *** MC Gordon will begin at 8:30 PM, 1st round of items closes at 8:40pm***   Z ... [More]

Impt. Auction Updates! Including Zoom information!

Fri, Mar 20 6:34pm

 Hey There Edison Otters!!!   First, thank you SO Much for your support of Edison Elementary during these challenging times! As of this 6:00 PM, we have raised $55,000 on our online auction! We still ... [More]

Exciting Auction News!

Thu, Mar 19 8:31pm

As of Thursday night: We have raised $48,000 so far! And we have less than 24 hours before the online auction closes on Friday night at 8 pm! Help us raise at least $50,000 before that happens! Rememb ... [More]

PTA Update: Building Our Community During Hard Times

Thu, Mar 19 12:45pm

Otter friends and family,   These are challenging times. I am so blown away by how much support and energy I've seen from our community, from suggestions for distance learning to Zoom-based playdates ... [More]

Auction Update

Wed, Mar 18 9:26am

Dear Otters,   Its been quite a few days, hasn’t it? I hope that this message finds you all well and settling in to our new norm as best as you can. As you all are well aware, we are in unchartered wa ... [More]

Edison Online Auction Starts Tonight at 8:00PM!!

Fri, Mar 13 6:15pm

Hi Otters!    Happy Friday! And what a Friday it has been! Don't forget that our online auction will begin tonight at 8:00 PM! We have a lot of fantastic items this year you won't want to miss!!!   Th ... [More]

Edison Online Auction Opens this Friday!!!

Thu, Mar 12 12:16pm

Hello Otters!   We're changing course and setting sail for an all-online auction! We are sorry we cannot celebrate with all of you in person but we are so excited about all the wonderful online auctio ... [More]

Edison Auction Update

Wed, Mar 11 10:01am

Dear Edison Families:   Last night, the Executive Board and the Auction Co-Chairs met, and with great sadness, concluded that we will be having an Online-Only Auction this year.  This means that our i ... [More]

Lost & Found

Wed, Mar 11 7:15am

There are so many nice sweatshirts, shirts, jackets, & even a pair of shoes in our Lost and Found!  Please stop by the newly organized cart and table to find what you've been missing. All items will b ... [More]

PTA Events - Update

Mon, Mar 9 9:57pm

Edison families: In light of the guidance from AUSD on social distancing measures, the PTA is cancelling our scheduled March 10 principal coffee and March 17 PTA meeting. We are still considering opti ... [More]

Place Your Ticket Orders for Edison Night @ the A's

Sun, Mar 1 8:44pm

We are now taking orders for Edison Night at the A's (May 9th). You can find details on the event and purchase your tickets at https://edisonpta.org/As.  We'll also have a sign-up option at the Auctio ... [More]

Hosted Parties for the Auction - Putting the FUN in Fundraising!!

Wed, Feb 26 4:02pm

Hosted Parties by Edison families are an essential part of our school fundraising activities. They are fun, popular and a great opportunity to meet other families in a social setting.  Whether you hos ... [More]

The Edison Auction: Why It Matters

Thu, Feb 13 12:20pm

Dear Edison Families,   You’re about to start hearing so much about Come Sail Away, Edison’s Spring Auction and Gala, which will take place on 6 pm on March 21 at the Alameda Ballroom.  This is an fab ... [More]

Are you a baker? Quilter? ... Seeking Community Provided Auction Items!

Mon, Feb 10 7:08pm

Hi All-   We are seeking community-provided auction items. These are items that make an auction unique and fun. It also builds community and brings in a lot of money for our awesome little school.    ... [More]

Come Sail Away - Edison Auction 2020 (Saturday, March 21st, 2020)

Mon, Feb 3 9:14pm

Dear All,   As we enter into February, the Auction Committee is in full-planning mode for Edison’s biggest fundraising event of the year - "Come Sail Away - Edison Auction 2020".  How you can help us: ... [More]

Family Community Service Night THIS TUESDAY 6:00pm-7:30pm

Mon, Feb 3 8:24am

Family Community Service Night this TUESDAY, 6-7:30pm in the MPR!!   RSVP to Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edison-elementary-community-service-night-tickets-89523347743   Want to help out? ... [More]

Family Community Service Night Tuesday, Feb 4--RSVP and helping hands

Mon, Jan 27 8:57am

Family Community Service Night is coming up next week! Don't forget to RSVP at eventbrite                                                                                              https://www.event ... [More]

Edison Family Community Service Night

Wed, Jan 15 8:56am

Come join us for a night of dinner and hands-on service projects for local agencies!   Tuesday, February 4th, 6:00-7:30pm in the MPR Dinner  6:00-6:30pm Activities 6:30-7:30pm   To give us an idea for ... [More]

Dine and Donate: Mod Pizza, Tuesday, Jan. 7th

Fri, Jan 3 3:31pm

Happy Almost-Start-of-School!   Hope you all had a restful, magical break ;-)! I'm not quite ready for the regular routine to start but I am glad that I don't need to think about what I will be feedin ... [More]

Mark your Calendars!! Dine and Donate at Mod Pizza, 1/7/2020

Wed, Dec 18 11:36am

Hi All,   Please mark your calendars for the next "Dine and Donate" event. Support Edison PTA by purchasing your dinner at Mod Pizza on Tuesday, January 7th.​ (20% of your bill will go to Edison ... a ... [More]

A Special Thank You for Tomorrow Youth Repertory (TYR)

Mon, Dec 16 8:14pm

Dear All,   Tomorrow Youth Repertory (TYR) is an amazing children's theater group based here in Alameda.   Many of you are familiar with TYR or have children who have performed with them so you know j ... [More]

Holiday Shopping and Fundraise for Edison!

Mon, Dec 2 9:19am

Hi All,   As you are holiday shopping, please consider fundraising for Edison at the same time! Here are a few easy ways to do so (with no extra cost/work for you):   Shutterfly:  For holiday cards, p ... [More]

Raise Money for Edison by Purchasing Holiday Cards, Personalized Gifts & More!

Tue, Nov 12 8:57am

Dear Edison Community,   Edison PTA is continuing our holiday fundraising opportunity with Lifetouch and Shutterfly, who’ve joined forces to capture, preserve and share your memorable moments.   With ... [More]

Rally for School Zone Safety: Alameda City Hall, Nov. 5, 6:45 to 7 pm

Thu, Oct 31 4:33pm

Five students have been hit by cars going to and from school since the start of this school year. Alameda schools have inadequate school zone postings.   Come join us on the steps of City Hall to rall ... [More]

Missing an Item?? Check the Lost & Found at the Fall Festival

Fri, Oct 25 1:16pm

Hello Families,   Is your child missing an item?   The Lost & Found is FULL!!   Please come check out the Lost & Found rack on the blacktop at the Fall Festival this Saturday, October 26 from 11:00 a. ... [More]

Go Green | FREE Winter Sports Swap @ Fall Fest (10/26)

Tue, Oct 22 9:26am

Edison Families, Get ready! In the spirit of REDUCING & REUSING, Go Green is hosting Edison's 1st Winter Sports Swap @ this weekend's Fall Festival (Sat, 10/26)!! Lots of great FREE winter gear for al ... [More]

The Read-A-Thon Results are IN!!

Mon, Oct 21 3:40pm

The Read-A-Thon Results are IN!!   The Read-A-Thon recently wrapped up and the Edison PTA Fundraising Committee would like to thank all of the students, teachers, and staff for making the event such a ... [More]

Read-A-Thon is a Wrap!

Tue, Oct 8 5:20pm

Dear Parents, Thank you so much for your support during the Read-A-Thon! It is really gratifying and exciting to see how much enthusiasm our Edison Otters have for reading and supporting their school. ... [More]

Read-A-Thon Update and FAQs!

Mon, Sep 30 1:04pm

Dear Parents, The Read-A-Thon is well underway after a fantastic kick-off assembly last week. We also have a fun night planned at Books, Inc. and Tomatina on Tuesday, October 1. The Poster Contest dea ... [More]

Go Green - Coastal Cleanup - THANK YOU!

Wed, Sep 25 11:10am

THANK YOU Edison for showing up for the 35th Annual California Coastal Cleanup last weekend.   What a success! Over 50 Edison students and parents  joined the cleanup effort at Encinal Boat Ramp.   We ... [More]

Read-A-Thon Started TODAY!

Mon, Sep 23 9:30pm

Edison’s Seventh Annual Read-A-Thon: “Reading Is Out Of This World!” - Monday, September 23rd, through Friday, October 4th. Parents! Your student(s) will be sent home with their Read-A-Thon packet tod ... [More]

Edison's Seventh Annual Read-A-Thon!

Thu, Sep 19 11:48pm

Edison’s Seventh Annual Read-A-Thon: “Reading Is Out Of This World!” - Monday, September 23rd, through Friday, October 4th.   Parents! Your student(s) will be sent home with their Read-A-Thon packet o ... [More]

Dine and Donate at Tomatina - Tuesday, 10/1

Thu, Sep 19 11:01am

Hey Everyone! As a part of the Read-A-Thon events, we will have a Dine and Donate night at Tomatina's next Tuesday, 10/1 ... also the same night as our Book's Inc. night. A perfect way to spend an eve ... [More]

Go Green - Coastal Cleanup - Sat 9/21

Mon, Sep 16 9:47pm

    Did you know this week is Global Climate Change Week and that this weekend is the 35th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day?    Wondering how you and your children can get involved?      Join the ... [More]

Sign Up Now! For Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) After-School Enrichment Classes

Mon, Sep 16 8:56pm

AEF after school enrichment classes are enrolling now! There are a few classes that are under-enrolled and we need a few more students to join to avoid canceling the classes. Please consider signing y ... [More]

Art Docent - How to Sign Up

Sun, Aug 25 4:02pm

Hello Art Docents! We are getting ready for a fun year ahead! Please remember to add your name to your classroom on the Art Docent Committee for this school year. If you already added yourself, double ... [More]

Update From First Day Welcome Coffee

Mon, Aug 19 9:46am

Welcome back to school, everyone! If you missed the First Day Welcome Coffee, here's a quick overview of what happened:   1) Principal Sahakian welcomed everyone and gave us a very quick preview of so ... [More]