Edison PTA News

All for Books Scholastic Coin-A-Day Challenge Update

As of Wednesday night have raised over $200 to go towards purchasing a book for every single Edison student!

Top 3 K-3
Wilton $32.97
Masters $32.10
Wyatt $20.13

Top 3 4-6
Wynne $11.10
Coniglio $10.75
Mr. O $9.07

Tomorrow is any coin/dollar day. Students may bring in any coin or dollar bills to add to their classroom totals. Remember the highest amount classroom in K-3 and 4-6 wins a $50 Scholastic Gift Certificate for the teachers!

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Scholastic Coin-A-Day Challenge

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Scholastic Coin-A-Day Challenge

 This week, August 22-26, Edison Elementary is participating in the Scholastic Coin-a-day Challenge. The classroom that collects the highest overall total will receive a $50 Scholastic gift card!

Here is the coin schedule for the week:
Monday: Penny
Tuesday: Nickel
Wednesday: Dime
Thursday: Quarter
Friday: Any Coin

Send your change to school this week and your donations to the coin drive will be used to purchase books for every student!

Be sure to come to our Scholastic Book Fair at Edison‘s Open House on September 1st!


PTA Kickoff Meeting August 18th

Be sure to join us for our Edison Elementary PTA Kickoff meeting on Thursday, August 18th at 4:30pm in the Edison library. At the meeting, we will discuss what the PTA does and how it functions. Also, Alex Gates, a candidate for the OPS School Board, will join us. Children are welcome. Hope to see you there! IMG_7928You could win this school supply cake. We will be giving it away at the Kickoff meeting on August 18th.

My Coke Rewards for Schools


The My Coke Rewards for Schools program will donate cash to Edison for Coke points. Codes for Coke points are on the inside of the cartons of 12 packs, which are worth 15 cents per code and on the lids of bottles of Coke products, which are worth 5 cents per code. The Coke codes can be entered and donated to Edison Elementary online or turn the codes into the school and we will enter your Coke codes for you.


New and easy ways to earn money for Edison Elementary

We have several new programs that you can participate in to earn money for Edison Elementary PTA at no cost to you.


With TAGG, you can help Edison Elementary PTA raise money without any extra cost to you. Simply download the free smartphone app: TAGG (Together A Greater Good) and select Edison Elementary PTA as your organization to support. Then use the smartphone app at local participating businesses, who will donate 5% of your purchase back to Edison Elementary!


bakers community rewards

Edison Elementary PTA is now a registered organization of Baker’s Community Rewards program! When you select Edison Elementary PTA as  your Community Rewards organization, Edison Elementary PTA will receive funds every time you shop for groceries at Baker’s and you use your registered Baker’s Plus Shopper’s card.  There’s no cost to you! To enroll your Baker’s Plus card in the Community Rewards Program for Edison Elementary PTA:

  1. Visit the Baker’s website at http://www.bakersplus.com/CommunityRewards
  2. Sign in OR Create an account
  3. Click on “Enroll Now”
  4. Enter the 5-digit NPO for Edison Elementary PTA: 38671 and search Select Edison Elementary PTA and click on “Enroll”



Through AmazonSmile, your Amazon purchases can help support Edison Elementary PTA. When you select Thomas A Edison PTA and shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Edison Elementary PTA. Use the link below every time you shop on Amazon to support Edison!


2015-2016 Box Tops Totals


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WOW! What a fun Box Tops competition we had this year. Each month I delivered trophies to the winning K-3 and 4-6 grade classroom with the most Box Tops for that month. It was so much fun seeing the smiles on the students’ faces when they realized they won.

The worst part was having to take the trophy from the pervious month’s winners. Watching me grab that trophy and walk out of the classroom with it was a huge motivator for some classrooms. I was frequently asked “how much did they beat us by?” These students WANTED that trophy!

Ms. Snarski’s class won the end of the year K-3 grade pizza party by collecting 1679 Box Tops and Mrs. Coniglio’s class won the 4-6 grade pizza party by collecting 1217 Box Tops. 

Last week I mailed off the final Box Tops collected March-May totaling $640! What a great end of the year total! That puts our 2015-2016 total at just over $1800. Way to go!

*the year end total and total on the sheet don’t match up because Bonus Box Tops and loose Box Tops that weren’t assigned to a classroom weren’t added in on the chart

Edison Carnival + 50th Birthday

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate our school’s 50th Birthday. This event would not be possible with out the help of our PTA parents and teachers volunteering to help set up, work games booths, and tear down at the end. THANK YOU volunteers!

We also would not have been able to have such a fun raffle basket give away without the generosity of the Edison parents, staff, and community. Thank you to everyone who donated items for our raffle baskets.

Many local businesses very generously donated passes and gift cards to our raffle so our Edison families could have FUN experiences this summer.

These generous businesses include:

Premier Dental
Flagship Commons
Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
The Rose Children’s Theater
Omaha Children’s Museum
Moylan Iceplex
Strategic Air Command and Space Museum

Thank you all for your support of the Edison PTA! All funds raised at the Carnival help support PTA activities during the 2016-2017 school year.

Carnival + Edison Elementary’s 50th Birthday!


Carnival Volunteers and Raffle Basket donations needed!

Friday, May 13 from 6-8pm is the annual Carnival + this year it is Edison Elementary’s 50th Birthday!

We are looking for volunteers to work the 7-8:30pm shift

Please sign up for a shift at Volunteer Spot: http://vols.pt/mXdvEW or email info@edison-pta.org

Raffle Basket Donations Needed (see themes on below)

Our baskets are empty and we need your help filling them! Each grade has a themed basket but feel free to donate any items you can. All money raised will help fund activities during the 2016-2017 school year.

Gift cards to area attractions and businesses would make a great addition to any gift basket.

Please bring gift basket items to the school by Monday, May 2

If you or your business / employer would like to donate a larger gift to be raffled off please contact us at info@edison-pta.org

Thank you for your support and helping to fill our baskets!


Each grade level has a themed basket but feel free to donate any items you can.

Each theme has suggested items but get creative with your items.

Kindergarten: Child’s Play (Hot Wheels, My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop, Action Figures, Shopkins, Pokemon cards, etc.)

First Grade: Minecraft + Lego (Lego playsets and books, Minecraft playsets and books, etc.)

Second Grade: Family Game Night (board games, cards, notebook, popcorn, etc.)

Third Grade: Handyman Basket (tools, small tool box, tools belt, pencils, tape measure, nails, etc.)

Fourth Grade: Star Wars (figurines, books, posters, coloring books, shirts, etc.)

Fifth Grade: Spa Basket (nail polish, lotions, bubble bath, aromatherapy, sleep mask, candles, etc.)

Sixth Grade: Arts and Crafts (washi tape, duct tape, coloring books, adult coloring books, markers, stickers, journaling supplies etc.)

Ms. Bast and Ms. Gobet: Gardening Basket (gardening tools, gloves, butterfly houses, seeds, pots, gardening books etc.)

Gift cards to area attractions and businesses would make a great addition to any gift basket.

Any questions email info@edison-pta.org


December Family Night!

Join us for our annual December Family Night on Thursday, December 3 at 6:15pm!

We’ll have free walking tacos available for everyone and entertainment provided by the Omaha Jitterbugs! Come enjoy some delicious food and learn a few dance moves!

You do not have to be a PTA member to join us. Everyone is welcome, and everything is 100% free!

2015-2016 Safe Walk to School Night

Reminder: The Edison Elementary Safe Walk to School Night is happening August 10, 2015 from 6pm-7pm!

Come meet your new teacher and see your new classroom!