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GOT STARBUCKS? B.Y.O.Mug. Stop by the Edison Volunteer table (on the blacktop) Friday morning for a cup of coffee, and learn about Edison's enriching committees and programs, and volunteer openings for next year. All are welcome to get involved at Edison!

Otters - Thank you for helping us propel Go Green @ Edison to new levels this year. We've been recognized as an environmental leader amongst schools at AUSD, but need more volunteers to continue efforts for 2017-18. Lots of easy ways to get involved (in and out of the classroom).

To learn more, please join our next GO GREEN COMMITTEE MTG on Wed, 5/24 at Nob Hill Peet's Coffee Cafe, 6:30-7:30pm or contact Debi Gunders Ryan!!

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I hope many of you can attend this great workshop. We are so happy they are coming to Edison to present.

https://www.facebook.com/events/416451135404488??ti=ia

MAY31
Wed 7:00 PM PDTEdison Elementary SchoolAlameda, CA
10 people interested

We just need 25 more parents to participate in the AUSD parent survey to meet our goal of 20% of the parents taking it.

Parent Survey 2016-2017

Your school needs you to complete this online survey to learn more about your opinions about it. This survey is an opportunity to communicate your perceptions about your child’s school. This website explains the survey and, at the bottom of the page, provides your login, password and access instructions.

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The CODE to enter is NF26WK
https://surveys.wested.org/csps/RE667TG

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PTA Meeting this Thursday!

6:30-8:30PM in the Library/Media Center (childcare provided)

Key agenda items:

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1. Vote to approve New Executive Board Members & Positions
- Reinstate Financial Secretary position and fill Gail Seche in that role
- Pam Luo as Treasurer
- Maria Struve as Auditor
- Kathleen Hacket as VP Membership

2. Presentation & vote on preliminary budget for 2017-18

3. Impact of Lum closure on Edison

4. Vote to approve dates for PTA meetings for 2017-18

If you are a Committee Chair with an update, please let us know and we will add you to the agenda.

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Edison volunteers,

In an effort to respond to the current and future needs of our volunteers, please help us gather data about your roles, time donated, and anything else about being a volunteer at Edison. Please complete the survey by Friday, 5/19.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X9B26CY

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Thank you!
Laria Pippen
Edison PTA VP Volunteers

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Don't forget... another community celebration Friday at 8:10am before school!!

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Please join us on each Friday in May for a celebration on the yard before school. We are going to set up a small stage, we are going to have a sound system, an...d we are going to celebrate the Otter Spirit and enhance the Edison Community! We have an incredible parent, Kim Rankin, who does so much for our school. She has volunteered to do even more. She is going to get some friends to help her as part of the Friday Otter Community Celebrations will be singing the Edison Otter song which they will teach and support. In addition, we are going to draw “Otter Cards” from the office jars and recognize one student from each grade level who will be able to get a prize and a nice round of applause. Thanks to the Edison PTA, the fortunate students will be rewarded for their selfless acts, their respectful approach to school, and for their hard work. Please join us from 8:10 am to 8:20 am, each Friday in May to kick off this community celebration!

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Bike to School Day is tomorrow! And it's also the second Thursday of the month which means it is Walk and Roll to School Day. Basically, try not to drive to school 😁 And if you have to, park a couple of blocks away and walk the remainder.

Get your hand stamp as you arrive and then head towards the Bike cage. Clif Bar has given us a banner for all walk and rollers to sign. We also have pencils, reflective stickers and zbars to give out.

Teacher and Staff Appreciation week is May 8-12 at Edison!!

Bring a flower for your teacher (and teachers aide, if there is one in your class) on Monday and then check with your room parent to see how you can help with activities the rest of the week.

Don't forget to tell your (kid's) teacher how much you appreciate them!

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Join the Edison PTA and other Alameda PTAs as we celebrate riding our bikes! Lots of fun bike activities, including lessons on how to ride without training wheels (registration recommended)!

If you are an Alameda PTA member (any school), we ask that you consider signing up to volunteer -- there are still lots to choose from! Have one parent volunteer while the other hangs out with the kids! https://www.volunteersignup.org/D38W3

Bring your friends and family to this city-wide bike festival hosted at Edison Elementary School.

Festival activities include:
- free bicycle tune-ups with the BikeMobile
- a bike rodeo to practice skills and drills,...
- a helmet and bicycle decoration station
- helmet fittings and giveaways
- bike-blended smoothies
- a cargo bike demo station
- partial street closure to practice riding in the street
- a bicycle Trivia Wheel
- taco truck
- free raffle prizes
- a chance to learn how to use the AC Transit bus racks
- and a whole lot more to inspire, educate and encourage bicycle riding in Alameda

This festival is a project of Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools, the Alameda Safe Routes to School Task Force in partnership with Alameda Unified School District, Alameda Recreation and Parks, Peralta PTA District and the Kiwanis Club of Alameda.

Schedule of Classes:

9:30am-12:00pm: Family Cycling Clinic:
Parents and children attend together, both with their own bikes and helmets. For youth in grades 2-6. Everyone participates throughout the entire event. And free reflective vests for youth attendees!
Bicycles and helmets required.
Registration: www.BikeEastBay.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=874
Drop-ins are welcome!

10am-12pm: Learn to Ride Class:
We'll help you get off training wheels, or learn how to ride a bicycle for the first time. Bring your bike, helmet, and a dash of courage - we'll provide the rest. One adult per family required, one adult per child recommended. Bicycles and helmets required. Email Jim@alamedabicycle.com if your child needs anything specific from us to make their experience safe and enjoyable.​
Registration: https://bikeeastbay.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=928

Links:
We'd love your help! You can sign up to volunteer here: https://www.volunteersignup.org/D38W3
Looking for Alameda Bicycle? They live here: www.alamedabicycle.com

http://www.alamedabikes.com

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Please join us on each Friday in May for a celebration on the yard before school. We are going to set up a small stage, we are going to have a sound system, and we are going to celebrate the Otter Spirit and enhance the Edison Community! We have an incredible parent, Kim Rankin, who does so much for our school. She has volunteered to do even more. She is going to get some friends to help her as part of the Friday Otter Community Celebrations will be singing the Edison Ot...ter song which they will teach and support. In addition, we are going to draw “Otter Cards” from the office jars and recognize one student from each grade level who will be able to get a prize and a nice round of applause. Thanks to the Edison PTA, the fortunate students will be rewarded for their selfless acts, their respectful approach to school, and for their hard work. Please join us from 8:10 am to 8:20 am, each Friday in May to kick off this community celebration!

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At the all-member PTA meeting last week there were a host of items voted on and approve that we thought we should share since the minutes will not be available till the last meeting of the year.

The most important is the voting of next years Executive Board. Returning for a second year will be Lisa Sisskind as Secretary, Angela Tamblin as Historian/Communications, Ryan LaLonde in a new role as VP of Volunteers/Advocacy Chair and....

NEWEST MEMBERS to take the reigns as our PR...

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A Special Thank You -

A special thank you to our generous 2017 Edison Auction Sponsors! These businesses gave cash donations to help cover the costs of putting on the event so that more of YOUR money raised goes directly to our school. Please tell these businesses thank you.

$500 Sponsor ...
Kate McCaffrey Pacific Union/Christie's International Real Estate HomesOfAlameda.com (510) 522-5223

$250 Sponsors

Alameda Beach Body alamedabeachbody.com (510) 585-1117

Alameda Pediatric Dentistry alamedapediatricdentist.com (510) 521-5437 (KIDS)

Eyewise Optometry eyewiseoptometry.com (510) 748-9749

Good Witch Wellness & Apothecary Acupuncture & herbs for women's health, fertility & pregnancy goodwitch.co (510) 337-GOOD (4663)

Dennis Pagones Harbor Bay Reality hbrinfo.com [ (510) 814-4808

Lars G. Hansson, CPA larsghanssoncpa.com (510) 521-2343

Providence Veterinary Hospital providencevethospital.com (510) 521-6608

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April 13th is all member meeting. Voting in new board and structure. The agenda is posted.

https://www.konstella.com/…/575b4d2ce4b0bf4af4e16f92/events…

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