PTA Newsletter May 29, 2019 - Edison Night at the A's and EOY Picnics

Tue, May 28 7:50pm

Dear Edison Families, Can you believe that next week is the LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL?!? We hope that the 2018-2019 school year was your best yet. We wish everyone a fantastic summer vacation and look forwa ... [More]

Otterwear for sale!

Tue, May 28 3:37pm

Hi all! We have new Edison A’s tees for kids and grown ups available for sale this week, plus additional sizes and colors with our usual otter logo. Kids $20/Adults $25, cash and cards accepted 8-8:30 ... [More]

Overview of 2019-2020 PTA Budget

Tue, May 28 2:40pm

May 20, 2019   Dear Edison Families,   As we close out the school year, the PTA has been hard at work with parents, teachers, staff, and Principal Sahakian to develop our budget for 2019-2020.  We hav ... [More]

PTA Newsletter May 22, 2019 - Edison Open House/Art Show and Volunteer Appreciation!

Tue, May 21 11:01pm

Dear Edison Families, The Classified and Support Staff at Edison play an essential role in making Edison successful, and the PTA would like to take this time to appreciate all that they do in their ro ... [More]

Monday Lunch Help Needed

Sat, May 18 8:57am

We need 2 parent or grandparent helpers for EACH lunch & Recess due as some staff are off that day. Sign up as a Lunch Buddy, and/or show up if your schedule opens up. Your help makes a HUGE differenc ... [More]

PTA Newsletter May 15, 2019 - Family STEAM Night and Edison Open House and Art Show

Tue, May 14 5:55pm

Dear Edison Families, There are many family fun activities going on throughout the month of May! Please view the Newsletter. Don't miss out!   Best, Your Edison PTA

2019 Edison Art Show

Fri, May 10 9:16am

The 2019 Edison Art Show will take place on May 23rd, the same evening as Open House. The show will be in the MPR and it will feature the art that students created during their Art Docent lessons this ... [More]

PTA Newsletter May 8, 2019 - Spring Book Fair & Edison Idol

Tue, May 7 5:41pm

Dear Edison Families,   May is a big month at Edison, and there are lots of fun activities and opportunities going on! A full list is in the attached newsletter but I want to highlight a few important ... [More]

Donate Your Small Plastic Containers to STEAM Night (Bin in Office)

Fri, May 3 12:07pm

Edison families,   Don't forget to bring in your small plastic containers (i.e. old tupperware, plastic Easter eggs) for kids to take home their slime from May's Family STEAM night. The green bin will ... [More]

Go Green Spring Sports Swap 5/18 (Amelia Earhart Elem)

Thu, May 2 1:57pm

Team up with Alameda families to Swap Spring Sports Gear & Clothing. #GoGreenAUSD 

PTA Newsletter May 1, 2019 - May is Bike Month in Alameda

Tue, Apr 30 10:55pm

May is Bike Month in Alameda!      The Edison Bike Elf is back May 6th - 17th!   The Bike Elf will be visiting Edison daily between May 6th-17th and tying ribbons on your handlebars (bike or scooter). ... [More]

Last Call for Edison Night @ the A's Tickets!

Tue, Apr 30 12:35pm

This is your final reminder for tickets!  The deadline is officially today but we'll keep it open a couple of more days for the stragglers.  For more details and to buy tickets click here: https://edi ... [More]

PTA Newsletter April 24, 2019 - Upcoming Assembly, Earth Week and Final Call for A's Tickets!

Tue, Apr 23 8:14pm

Dear Edison Families,   Here are some helpful "green" resources from our Edison Go Green Committee!   StopWaste Resources for Otter Families Curbside Recycling, Organics, and Trash Service for Alameda ... [More]

PTA Newsletter April 17, 2019 - Edison Earth Week

Wed, Apr 17 7:44am

Apr 22-26th Go Green and Edison's fabulous teachers will be helping to spearhead events throughout the week, including:   Mon 4/22 - Edison Go Green Assembly – ALL GRADES Take Care of the Earth - Slid ... [More]

PTA Newsletter April 10, 2019 - Tickets for Edison Night at the A's

Tue, Apr 9 8:55pm

Edison Night at the A's   We only have 3 weeks left for Edison Night at the A's signups! Extended family and friends are also welcome. View the PTA Newsletter (attached) for the link and more info on ... [More]

Call to Action: Lunch Buddies

Mon, Apr 8 3:17pm

The kids are back at school and you're breathing a sigh of relief.  All that energy is at school and your Otters and school staff REALLY need your help as a Lunch & Recess Buddy.   You Otter be a #Lun ... [More]

PTA Newsletter March 27, 2019 - Spring Break!

Wed, Mar 27 7:45am

Otters!!!! The numbers are in! Our grand total is $100,400! This is beyond incredible! I am blown away and feeling so deeply grateful for all your generosity and support. What an amazing community we ... [More]

Pardi Gras Numbers and Photos!

Mon, Mar 25 9:24pm

Otters!!!! The numbers are in! Our grand total is $100,400! This is beyond incredible! I am blown away and feeling so deeply grateful for all your generosity and support. What an amazing community we ... [More]

Missing Warriors backpack & jersey

Sun, Mar 24 10:49am

HELP! We are here at the Elks and are missing the Warriors backpack and jersey.  Please check any packages you brought home to see if you ended up with this by mistake.  If you have it - please text 5 ... [More]

THANK You!!!! (And come get your stuff 💜💚💛)

Sun, Mar 24 12:47am

Thank you Edison Family for supporting the auction, coming to the party, and helping us fundraise for our kids! Preliminary numbers show we are in a record-breaking year! Super exciting!! Stay tuned f ... [More]

Help Us Reach Our Goal in Ticket Sales!

Thu, Mar 21 5:47pm

Final call for auction tickets! We are about 60 tickets behind our goal... help us reach it and buy  yours ahead of time!   Once a year parents get together at the Auction for a casual, fun night out ... [More]

Let the Good Times Roll!!!

Wed, Mar 20 8:49pm

Hey Everyone!   Pardi Gras is days away! We can't wait to see you all there! I have seen the art this year and I'm in awe! Such great stuff ... and for those who remember last year, I get a bit *too* ... [More]

PTA Newsletter March 20, 2019 - Pardi Gras! Spring Auction & Gala THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!!!

Wed, Mar 20 7:58am

ONLINE AUCTION: New items added to the online auction. Check it out here:   * Sierra at Tahoe Ski Lift Tickets * $100 to Trabocco * Various collections of wine ... [More]

PTA Newsletter March 20, 2019 - Pardi Gras! Spring Auction & Gala THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!!!

Tue, Mar 19 8:29pm

ONLINE AUCTION: New items added to the online auction. Check it out here:   * Sierra at Tahoe Ski Lift Tickets * $100 to Trabocco * Various collections of wine ... [More]

Spring Auction Art is Displayed in the Main Office

Mon, Mar 18 3:37pm

Hello Edison Families! The 2019 Spring Auction Art is now on display in the Main Office. Feel free to stop by before or after school to view the amazing art your kids have made! The art pieces will be ... [More]

Pardi Gras Is More Than Just A Party: A Note From PTA on Why the Auction Matters So Much To Our Kids

Wed, Mar 13 11:17am

Dear Edison Families,    You've been hearing a lot about Pardi Gras, our upcoming Edison Spring Auction and Gala.  This is a fabulous party, and we want each of you to attend!     But this is more tha ... [More]

PTA Newsletter March 13, 2019 - Online Auction is LIVE!!!

Wed, Mar 13 8:04am

Dear Edison Families, The ONLINE Auction is now LIVE! To start bidding: Note: you do not need to purchase tickets to the event to bid on our online auction. If you ... [More]

PTA Newsletter March 13, 2019 - Online Bidding is LIVE!

Tue, Mar 12 9:43pm

Dear Edison Families, The ONLINE Auction is now LIVE! To start bidding: Note: you do not need to purchase tickets to the event to bid on our online auction. If you ... [More]

Online Auction is LIVE and Auction FAQs!

Mon, Mar 11 8:00pm

  Pardi Gras - 2019 Edison Auction Saturday, March 23, 2019 6:00 PM, Elks Lodge   BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE:   Online Auction Begins: Monday, March 11, 20 ... [More]

PTA Newsletter March 6, 2019 - Online Auction Goes Live on Monday!!!

Wed, Mar 6 7:45am

  Please click on the pdf for upcoming calendar events!

PTA Newsletter February 27, 2019 - A Visiting Author, Tickets, and Leadership

Wed, Feb 27 7:52am

Hello Edison Families! The Spring Auction is less than 4 weeks away! Get your tickets early and create your account for the online auction We can’t w ... [More]

Seeking PTA Leaders for next year!

Mon, Feb 25 8:41am

The Nominating Committee for the PTA Executive Board is looking for nominations for our leadership team for the 2019-2020 School Year!   Executive Board positions include: President Secretary Treasure ... [More]

PTA Newsletter February 13, 2019 - School Spirit Day: Pajama & Stuffed Animal Day

Wed, Feb 13 8:12am

Dear Edison Families, For their legacy project, the 5th graders have spent the past two Friday mornings at the Alameda County Community Food Bank, packing produce for those in need. They worked very h ... [More]

PTA Newsletter February 6, 2019 - Garden Work Day THIS Sunday!

Wed, Feb 6 7:36am

Dear Edison Families,   It's party time! The auction is our MOST IMPORTANT fundraiser. Without a successful auction, we cannot pay for many of the programs that we at Edison take for granted - like fi ... [More]

Family Community Service Night TONIGHT 6:00-7:30pm!

Tue, Feb 5 8:45am

Come join us for a night of dinner and community service projects from 6:00pm to 7:30pm in the MPR!  Lots of fun projects and chances to learn about family volunteering.  See you there!

PTA Newsletter January 30, 2019 - Spring Auction and Gala Tickets On Sale NOW!

Wed, Jan 30 8:09am

Auction tickets are on sale now! Don't wait - get your tickets now! It's going to be a blast! Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!!!   - Open the PDF for de ... [More]

PTA Newsletter January 23, 2019 - Donation Drive for Homeless Care Kits!

Wed, Jan 23 8:02am

Hello Edison Families, Did you know the Go Green Committee has arranged a super fun assembly that's happening tomorrow? Have items to contribute for the Homeless Care Kit Donation Drive? Wondering wha ... [More]


Thu, Jan 17 5:21pm

Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) After-School Enrichment Program It’s not too late to sign up for after school classes with AEF for Winter and Spring! A new and improved line-up of classes are enrol ... [More]

PTA Newsletter January 16, 2019 - PTA Association Meeting & Kindergarten Info Night

Wed, Jan 16 7:41am

PTA Newsletter Jan. 16, 2019 - PTA Association Meeting & Kindergarten Info Night   Dear Edison Families, Being a good community member involves looking around to see what is needed and what can be don ... [More]

Step up! Auction Volunteers Needed ASAP

Sun, Jan 13 4:40pm

The auction team is meeting tomorrow night - Monday 1/14 at 7:00 PM at the Hob Nob. We are looking for the following volunteers: - decorations committee - helping with Hosted Parties - helping with Sp ... [More]

School Site Council Meeting - Tuesday, 1/15, 4:00 pm, Edison Library

Wed, Jan 9 1:55pm

The Edison School Site Council (SSC) Meeting will be held next Tuesday, 1/15, at 4:00 in the school library.    The SSC is the governing body of the school, and is responsible for making recommendatio ... [More]

PTA Newsletter January 9, 2019 - Welcome Back from Winter Break!

Wed, Jan 9 7:57am

SAVE THE DATE Saturday, March 23rd Please click the attachment for more information and PTA updates for January!

PTA Newsletter December 19, 2018 - Multicultural Night is Tomorrow Night!

Wed, Dec 19 8:38am

Dear Edison Families, Come celebrate the many cultures at Edison during our annual Multicultural Night Potluck Dinner on Thursday night from 6-8 in the MPR. There will be music, Chinese cultural dance ... [More]

Teacher of the Year Nomination

Wed, Dec 12 12:52pm

Hello Edison Families, We would like to pass this information along to you regarding teacher of the year nomination. Teacher of the Year Nomination The Teacher of the Year program is designed to honor ... [More]

Edison's robotics team needs a mentor!

Wed, Dec 12 10:57am

Would you like to be a mentor for Edison School’s brand new Robotics team?  The Robotics mentor will serve as a coach to Edison 4th - 5th graders as they build their Robot to compete in the Alameda Ed ... [More]

PTA Newsletter Dec. 12, 2018 - Presentation on PBIS and Q&A w/Principal Hans of Lincoln Middle School

Wed, Dec 12 7:54am

Dear Edison Otters, It's the most wonderful time of the year! Please join us for our PTA meeting on December 13, featuring a chance to get to know each other, updates from Principal Sahakian, a presen ... [More]

What Are You Missing?

Thu, Dec 6 5:23pm

Hello Edison Families,  Is your child missing a jacket, sweatshirt, or any other clothing? Please stop by the Lost and Found table located in the breezeway near the Go Green area. Any unclaimed items ... [More]

PTA Newsletter December 5, 2018 - Welcome Jennifer Trevis and Teacher Collaboration Day is This Friday!

Wed, Dec 5 8:04am

Dear Edison Otters, Happy December! We are just a few weeks away from winter break and there is so much going on at Edison this month. 1) Please join us in welcoming Jennifer Trevis - our new Garden I ... [More]

Camp Fire Relief Drive

Tue, Dec 4 7:54pm

December 3, 2018   Dear Edison Parents, The Edison Community Service Committee will be holding a Camp Fire Relief Drive, and, thanks to Edison Parents Nicole Tanner and Jen Patterson, we are able to s ... [More]

Read-A-Thon Wrap-Up!

Wed, Nov 28 4:32pm

Dear Edison Otter Parents,   Numbers are in for our Read-A-Thon fundraiser … in our record breaking year, we have raised $35,357!!!! This about $3,500 more than we have ever made in the past!    Our s ... [More]

Food donation support

Wed, Nov 28 8:18am

Dear Edison Families,   One of our thoughtful 5th grade students, Pablo, came up with an idea for supporting our community.  Since we often have extra food from our lunch time Food Share bins, Pablo s ... [More]

PTA Newsletter November 28, 2018 - Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Donation Drive for Schools Affected by the Camp Fire

Wed, Nov 28 8:08am

Dear Otters, First, our next PTA meeting on December 13 will feature a presentation on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports - more affectionately known as PBIS.  PBIS is a systematic approac ... [More]

Accidental Lockdown alarm today

Tue, Nov 27 12:14pm

Dear Edison Families,   We wanted to inform you that @ 11:30 today, we had an accidental alarm sound for a lockdown.  We wanted to notify you of this so that you can be assured that we did not have an ... [More]

School Site Council Meeting - Tuesday, 11/27, 4:00

Mon, Nov 26 10:08am

The Edison School Site Council (SSC) Meeting will be held tomorrow (Tuesday, 11/27), at 4:00 in the school library.    The SSC is the governing body of the school, and is responsible for making recomm ... [More]

PTA Newsletter November 21, 2018 - Parent Teacher Conferences and Early Dismissal All Week!

Wed, Nov 21 8:19am

Hello Edison Families, Hope you're all enjoying the Fall Break. Please refer to the newsletter for reminders about next week's early dismissal schedule!   Best, Sarai

School cancelled for Friday, November 16th

Thu, Nov 15 3:21pm

Due to air quality issues in the region, districts across Alameda County  have made a collective decision to close schools tomorrow, November 16.   As such, Alameda Unified School District will be clo ... [More]

Postponed- Multicultural Night

Thu, Nov 15 2:54pm

AUSD has cancelled tonight’s event due to air quality. All Alameda County schools & activity’s are cancelled for tomorrow, including AIK. We will reschedule Multicultural Night and notify everyone in ... [More]

Claim Your Clothing at the Lost & Found Table

Wed, Nov 14 11:21pm

Hello Edison Families! As you may have noticed, the lost and found has been piling up on our playground. If your child is missing any clothing, please stop by this week to claim your belongings. We wi ... [More]

PTA Newsletter November 14, 2018 - Multicultural Night, Spirit Day, AUSD Fall Break, and Conferences!

Wed, Nov 14 8:28am

Hello Otters! Read important information about Multicultural Night, Spirit Day, AUSD Fall Break, and Conferences! Thanks, Sarai

Immediate Auction Volunteer Positions Needed

Mon, Nov 12 9:38am

Immediate Auction Volunteer Positions Needed Donation Requestors - 1 additional volunteer needed to work with Monica and Amy Plan and conduct donation request efforts: contact local and non-local dono ... [More]

PTA Newsletter November 7, 2018 - Are You Ready to Celebrate?!?

Tue, Nov 6 10:27pm

Exciting events are happening at Edison this month. Check out the newsletter and be in the loop!   Cheers, Sarai

Otterwear on the blacktop, Friday morning!

Thu, Nov 1 9:51am

If you want to purchase Otterwear but didn’t have a chance at the Fall Festival, we’ll be on the blacktop tomorrow, November 2 from 8-8:30. Cash/checks/PayPal accepted :)

PTA Newsletter October 31, 2018 - Read-a-thon Wrap Up, Sneaker Drive, and Operation Gratitude!

Tue, Oct 30 9:44pm

Hello Edison Families, Attached is your weekly PTA Newsletter. Thank you for reading it and staying informed! -Sarai

Operation Gratitude: Halloween Candy Give Back Program

Tue, Oct 30 9:39pm

Operation Gratitude: Halloween Candy Give Back Program Thursday, Nov. 1st - Tuesday, Nov. 6th from 8 - 8:20am Donation box is located outside of the office   This year the Community Service Committee ... [More]

Read-A-Thon - Prizes!!!

Mon, Oct 29 3:16pm

Dear Parents,   Read-A-Thon prizes are starting to go home with students today! Kindergarten and First Grade students who participated and turned in their booklets received their envelopes today with ... [More]

PTA Newsletter October 24, 2018 - Edison's Fall Festival is This Saturday!

Wed, Oct 24 11:23am

Hello Edison Families, Attached is your weekly PTA Newsletter. Thank you for reading it and staying informed! -Sarai

LAST DAY for Read-A-Thon!!!

Thu, Oct 18 8:53pm

Hello Families of Readers!!   Tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 19th is the last day for the Read-A-Thon!! Please note that ALL donations are due to the teachers tomorrow, no later than 12:30 PM!! This includes ... [More]

PTA Newsletter October 17, 2018 - What are Teachers Doing on All Those 12:30 Days?

Wed, Oct 17 7:17am

Hello Edison Families, Attached is your weekly PTA Newsletter. Thank you for reading it and staying informed! ~Sarai    

Edison Fall Festival Information

Mon, Oct 15 8:15pm

Hi Edison Families -    The Fall Festival, put on by the Dad's Club, is coming up on Saturday, October 27th, from 11 am to 3 pm! There are many fun activities to look forward to and ways to participat ... [More]

Important Info Re: Read-A-Thon Final Days!!!!!

Fri, Oct 12 6:13pm

Hey Parents!!   We are heading into our final week for the Read-A-Thon! Please remember that COMPLETED booklets need to be returned along with ALL donations in the envelope (or similar one) to the stu ... [More]

PTA Newsletter October 10, 2018 - PTA Association Meeting Featuring Playworks!

Wed, Oct 10 8:11am

Hello Edison Families, Please click on the attachment below to read your PTA Newsletter!

PTA Welcome Coffee 8:30-9 am Today

Tue, Oct 9 7:38am

Families, please stay for this morning's Community Meeting, which will be directly followed by our Welcome Coffee for our new principal, Greg Sahakian. Mr. Sahakian went into many classrooms yesterday ... [More]

PTA Newsletter October 3, 2018 - International Walk & Roll to School Day

Wed, Oct 3 12:29am

Dear Edison Families, Join students, parents, and teachers at Edison Elementary to celebrate International Walk & Roll to School Day on Wednesday, October 10th! This is a great opportunity to create c ... [More]

Read-A-Thon has begun! Don't forget: Books, Inc. and Tomatina Dine & Donate 10/2

Mon, Oct 1 6:36pm

Edison’s Annual Read-A-Thon: “Wild about Reading” - Ongoing through Friday, October 19th.   Parents! Your student(s) have been sent home with their Read-A-Thon packet today. The packet contains their ... [More]

PTA Newsletter September 26, 2018 - Get Wild About Reading!

Wed, Sep 26 8:42am

Dear Edison Families, Edison’s Annual Read-A-Thon is fast approaching! “Wild about Reading” starts Monday, October 1st and will end Friday, October 19th. This is an amazing opportunity for all of our ... [More]

Is This Your Ring?

Sun, Sep 23 6:43pm

Hello Families, Someone turned this into the office last week Friday. Please claim it if it's yours. Thanks!

PTA Newsletter September 19, 2018 - Room Parent Orientation on Thursday!

Wed, Sep 19 9:13am

Dear Edison Families, It's not too late to become a room parent! Room Parents help to coordinate activities between teachers and parents in each classroom. They also collect funds from families to thr ... [More]

Do Not Park in the "Loading Zone"

Tue, Sep 18 8:32pm

Dear Edison Families, Please do not park in the LOADING ZONE! Buses are having an extremely difficult time parking and the congestion is making it unsafe for student bus riders. Thank you!  

PTA Newsletter September 12, 2018 - Teacher Collaboration Day on Friday!

Tue, Sep 11 11:34pm

Dear Edison Families, Thanks to all who joined us at the PTA meeting last week!  We discussed and approved the 2018-2019 PTA budget, learned about the upcoming Readathon and Fall Festival, approved fi ... [More]

PTA Newsletter September 5, 2018 - PTA Association Meeting this Thursday!

Tue, Sep 4 11:39pm

Dear Edison Otter Families, Please join us on Thursday, September 6, for our first PTA Association meeting!  We'll get to know each other, vote in the budget for the school year, and do some brainstor ... [More]

PTA Newsletter - August 29, 2018 - Back to School Night!

Wed, Aug 29 12:44am

REMINDERS Early Release at 11:40AM continues for the first three weeks for Kindergarteners. Their first regular day of school will be on Monday, September 10th. Teacher Collaboration Day Early Dismiss ... [More]

Eat Pizza and Raise Money!

Sun, Aug 26 6:06pm

Hi All!   Save yourself a trip to the kitchen and order dinner from Mod Pizza this Tuesday! 20% of your bill will go directly to Edison School PTA! All you have to do is bring in the attached flyer! E ... [More]

PTA Newsletter - August 22, 2018 - School’s in Session!

Wed, Aug 22 8:11am

Dear Families, Welcome back to school! We want to give a special welcome to those families who are new at Edison this year. We are so delighted that you are here. Thank you to everyone who joined us a ... [More]

Back-to-School Checklist!

Sat, Aug 18 3:03pm

Here are a few items to add to your back-to-school checklist!   1) Add your child to a classroom on Konstella. 2) Join the PTA on for $10. 3) Plan to come to the First Day Coffee in the ... [More]

PTA Newsletter - August 15, 2018 - Packet Pick-Up Event TODAY!

Tue, Aug 14 10:48pm

Dear Edison Families, Now is the time to sign up for your 2018-2019 PTA Membership! Your dues help support all of Edison PTA's programs, including school supplies, garden docent, assemblies, field tri ... [More]

We Need Your Feedback! Edison PTA Principal Search Survey

Sun, Aug 12 10:20pm

Dear Edison Otters,   On behalf of the PTA Executive Board, I write with an update on the principal selection process. As you know, Alameda Unified will be hiring for a new Edison Principal. As part o ... [More]