Welcome to the 2013-2014 Edison School Calendar (dates subject to change without notice).
2013-2014 School Calendar
2013-2014 Daily Schedule
|M, T, W, Th||7:55 a.m.||11:00-11:42 (1)||1:17 p.m.|
|Friday (Banking Day)*||8:55 a.m.||Same time||1:17 p.m.|
|MINIMUM DAYS||7:55 a.m.||Same time||12:00 p.m.|
|GRADES 1-3||Start Time||Lunch||Dismissal|
|M, T, W, Th||7:55 a.m.||11:30-12:12 (1); 11:45-12:27 (2);||2:00 p.m.|
|Friday (Banking Day)*||8:55 a.m.||11:30-12:12 (1); 11:45-12:27 (2);||2:00 p.m.|
|MINIMUM DAYS||7:55 a.m.||None||12:00 p.m.|
|GRADES 4-6||Start Time||Lunch||Dismissal|
|M, T, W, Th||7:55 a.m.||12:20-1:02 (4/5/6)||2:20 p.m.|
|Friday (Banking Day)*||8:55 a.m.||12:20-1:02 (4/5/6)||2:20 p.m.|
|MINIMUM DAYS||7:55 a.m.||None||12:20 p.m.|
* "Banking Day" - Every Friday is a late-start day. Additional instructional minutes are "banked" to create a common planning time for staff one day each week. Teachers and staff meet, plan grade-level curriculum, receive staff development and collaborate in order to strengthen your child's education. Instructional minutes remain the same according to State mandates.
Arrival & Dismissal Times
Consistent, on-time attendance is a priority at Edison Elementary School. Students (Grades K-6) are not allowed on campus before 7:00 a.m. No child is permitted on the school grounds without supervision. Supervision does not start until 7:15 a.m. (M-Th.) & 8:00 a.m. (Friday), so children must not come to school before that. We want your child to be safe. Morning supervision is for the Breakfast area ONLY. No playground use.
All students are to be dropped off at the Kenilworth Gate or if walking, students may use the Walker's Gate located next to the gymnasium (via the park). Parents may walk their child to the classroom line but CANNOT enter the classrooms after the first week.
No student will be permitted to leave school without written permission from home and/or permission from the Principal.
Please pick up your children on time. Students must be picked up at dismissal time (No later than 3 p.m.). Kindergartners not picked up by 1:30 p.m. will be taken to the school office and parents contacted. Children, grades 1-6, who are not picked up by 2:45 p.m. will be brought to the school office and parents will be contacted. The parent or responsible adult must come into the school office to sign out the child. If we are unable to reach a parent, then those persons on the student's emergency card will be contacted to come pick up the child.
There is no after-school supervision. The school office closes at 4:00 p.m. Any child not picked up by 4:00 p.m. and not enrolled in the after-school supervision program (ASES) or childcare will be referred to the Glendale Police Department. Please pick your children up on time. We need your utmost cooperation in this manner.
On minimum days students can pick up a sack lunch. Dismissal times are listed below:
Kdgn.: 12:00 p.m.
Gr. 1-3: 12:00 p.m.
Gr. 4-6: 12:20 p.m.
Students are dismissed either to the Kenilworth gate, or to the cafeteria if they want to eat lunch that day. Students eating lunch at school are dismissed as soon as they finish eating.
Consistent, on-time attendance is a priority at Edison Elementary School. Students are expected to be in their class lines by 7:55 a.m. (8:55 a.m. on Fridays). The school gates close and are locked at 8:00 a.m. (9:00 a.m. on Fridays). Students who arrive after 8:00 a.m. must check in at the school gate or office before entering the classroom. All tardies are recorded on the attendance register. For each 10 tardies, parents and students must attend a conference with the school principal (Grades K-3) or Saturday School (Grades 4-6). If tardies become a serious disruption, the school administration will contact the parent for additional intervention. An incentive program will be in place to promote perfect attendance every month and at the end of each school year.
Special Events and Dates
First Day of School
On the first day of school, adults will be monitoring the playground with class lists indicating the student/teacher/room number assignment. Students in grades K-6 line up on the playground where their classroom number is written and will be escorted by their teachers to their rooms. In addition, the PTA will sponsor “coffee” to welcome parents and allow them to meet the PTA board as well as ask any questions they may have.
***After the first week of school parents are NOT allowed to walk their child to class. If your child needs adult supervision to walk to class then one of the office staff will assist you.
August 28, 2013 – Parents have the opportunity to meet their child’s teacher and to learn about the classroom program for the coming year. It is important that parents are aware of the teacher’s rules & expectations and the grade level content standards. Presentations are: Grades K-3 at 5:30 p.m.; General Parent Meeting at 6:15; Grades 4-6 at 6:30 p.m.-7:15p.m.
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is a life-changing, experiential learning program for girls in grades 3-6. Each season runs for 12 weeks. The coaches are volunteers from both the Edison staff as well as the community. The program combines training for a 3.1 mile running event, with self-esteem enhancing and uplifting workouts. The goal of the program is to encourage positive social-emotional, mental, spiritual and physical development.
All students and staff have individual and class pictures taken by a photography company. Pictures can be purchased in various packages. Picture day is September 13th and Make up day is October 18th. Spring pictures will also be taken on February 14th( pre-order only).
6th grade Panorama and Promotion Pictures will be taken on April 4th.
Red Ribbon Week
This year’s Red Ribbon Week is October 21st through October 25th. Red Ribbon Week is an annual event at schools throughout the United States. Coordinated by the ASB and the PTA, Red Ribbon activities are intended to present a positive and visible commitment toward a safe and drug-free America.
Yellow Ribbon Week
Yellow Ribbon Week will be the week of January 21st through January 24th. Yellow Ribbon week is an annual event at school across the country that promote non-violent and peaceful resolutions to conflict. This is an important message that the Edison Staff feels is necessary to promote throughout the year.
The Book Fair is a great opportunity to purchase paperback and hardcover books. Watch for more information in your child’s Thursday Folder. All proceeds from this activity will benefit our students. This year, the Book Fair will be March 10th through March 14th.
This is a special evening for students to accompany their families on a visit to the classrooms. It gives the children an opportunity to explain what they have learned and to display examples of their schoolwork. Everyone is invited to attend on Thursday, March 13, 2014, starting at 5:30 p.m.
Our school prepares a wonderful celebration each year for the students, parents and surrounding community. They come together to dress up in costumes and celebrate spooky and fun times with the kids for Halloween. Performances from students are welcomed and enjoyed by all. Fun and competitive booths are available for everyone’s enjoyment. Please join us on Friday, October 25th, from 3:30-6 PM in the school gymnasium.
Coffee and a Byte with Administration
Every second Thursday of the month, a morning parent meeting is held in the Sycamore Room at 8:15 am. Coffee and treats are provided. The principal, assistant principal, and teacher specialist will address different topics each month.
Assemblies are held often. During the ceremonies a particular event or holiday may be featured. A short program is presented usually sponsored by ASB or PTA (see calendar for dates and times).
It is the school’s intent to provide a continuous program of character and social development for students. Each month, a different Character and Ethics theme is highlighted (see calendar) and integrated into daily lessons and classroom activities. The teacher selects a student from each class who best exemplifies the monthly character theme. The recipient, the Student of the Month, receives a certificate and a Pizza Lunch with the Principal. In addition, each month, a student from each class is selected for the following awards: Outstanding Effort, and Outstanding Improvement. Students and classes are also honored with Gold Slips, Eagle Slips, Eagle Power Book drawings, and Homework Certificates. These award ceremonies also provide students opportunities to perform for an audience. Parents are encouraged to attend. The 30 minute performance will be presented two times on the same day. Check your calendar and the Thursday Folders for the dates and times.
In accordance with state guidelines, each school is allowed time for staff development purposes. These workshops are scheduled for August 8 and 9, November 1, and April 7. There is no school for students on these days.
Students will have the opportunity to attend field trips throughout the school year. Each teacher decides what field trips their class will be going on. These field trips are designed to extend and strengthen the classroom instruction. Good behavior is a prerequisite for students to attend field trips. Students must have a signed filed trip permission slip before they will be allowed to attend any field trip. All students are invited to participate in field trips unless their behavior could result in concerns for safety. 6th grade students are invited to participate in field trips that are extra-curricular in nature. Participation in the 6th grade activities is based on high expectations for their behavior. 6th grade students must be in good standing to earn the privilege of each field trip. Families may be asked to contribute a monetary donation for entry fees, transportation, and other expenses. Edison has a scholarship program for those students who cannot financially afford the price of a field trip. If your child is in need of a scholarship, please write a note or speak to your child’s teacher.