Edison PTA News

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!

Carnival Volunteers + Raffle Basket Donations Needed


Friday, May 15 from 6-8pm in the annual Edison Carnival.

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

If you can help out during that time please email info@edison-pta.org

Raffle Basket Donations Needed.

Our baskets are empty and we need your help filling them! Each grade level has a themed basket but feel free to donate any items you can. All monies raised will help fund the PTA during the 2015-2016 school year!

Kindergarten: Arts and Crafts (sketch pads, markers, colored pencils, rainbow looms, stamps)
First Grade: Nature Explorer (magnifying glass, butterfly catcher, bug books, birding books, a notebook)
Second Grade: Camping Basket (flashlight, sunscreen, s’mores supplies, water bottle)
Third Grade: Gardening Basket (seed packets, watering can, gloves, small gardening tools)
Fourth Grade: Car Wash Basket (water bucket, sponges, soap, shammies, air fresheners)
Fifth Grade: Baking Basket (baking pans, muffin tins, cupcake liners, cake/muffin mixes, cookie cutters)
Sixth Grade: Gift Wrap Basket (wrapping paper, tape, gift bags, card, ribbion)
Ms. Bast and Ms. Gobet: Ice Cream Sundae Basket (ice cream dishes, cones, scoops, toppings, cookies)

Gift cards to local venues and businesses would make a perfect addition to a gift basket too!

Please bring items to the school by Monday, May 11

If you or your business/employer would like to donate a larger gift basket with a different theme let us know at info@edison-pta.org

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

Edison Principal Community Interview

Hello Edison Family!

If you haven’t heard the news yet, Edison will welcome a new principal to our school for the 2015-2016 school year. The interview team has narrowed the field down to two potential candidates.

There will be an OPS Principal Community Interview on Thursday, April 30 at 4:30pm in the Edison Elementary Gym. This meeting is open to the public. I’m strongly urging all parents, teachers, and staff members to attend this meeting, if possible.

This is our only opportunity to meet the two potential candidates and hear their answers to our pre-screened and OPS-approved questions.

Discussion topics must be submitted in advance, and no questions will be allowed during the community interview. Questions need to be submitted to the OPS District Communications department by Tuesday April 28, 2015.

Questions can be submitted to: todd.andrews@ops.org or via phone at (402) 557-2070.

Please share this information with anyone you know from Edison who may not be on our PTA mailing list, and please try to make it to this Community Interview on Thursday.

Don’t hesitate to show up after work, even if the meeting has already started. This will be your only opportunity to meet the person who will be leading Edison next year.

Let me know if you have any questions or issues submitting your questions to the communications department. Remember, questions must be submitted before Tuesday, April 28! I hope to see you on Thursday.


Alex P. Gates

Edison Elementary PTA

Mark Your Calendar!

May 15 from 6-8 pm Edison PTA is hosting the annual school Carnival!

Tickets go on pre-sale Tuesday, April 28. Games and food average between 2-10 tickets each.
Pre-sale ticket prices are 5 tickets for $1.00 (4 tickets for $1.00 at the door)
Bounce All Night Wristband pre-sale price is $10 ($15 wristband at the door)

Activities include: Face painting, several inflatable bouncers, games, mascots, Keystone Kops, raffle baskets, and much more!

All proceeds will help fund PTA project during the 2015-2016 school year. Thank you for your continual support!

You’re Invited!

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Join us tonight at “Taste of Edison” 

The Edison Elementary PTA is hosting the second annual Multicultural Family Night Thursday, March 26 from 5:30-8:00 pm in the Edison Gym.

Come celebrate the many cultures that make up our school family.

Your family will be able to learn new foreign words, see photos and artifacts from other places, enjoy authentic foods, watch ethnic performers, see a fashion show featuring our students with clothing from around the world, and see a live performance by Rhythm Collective, a professional reggae band.

Join us for a wonderful evening of celebration this Thursday!

Read Across America Week


Read Across America week is March 2-6

MONDAY: Cat in the Hat Day -wear a crazy hat and socks to school
TUESDAY: Fancy Nancy Day -dress in your best attire be as fancy as you can be
WEDNESDAY: Favorite Book Character -dress as your favorite book character. Please no PJs. remember that weapons even play weapons are not allowed at school
THURSDAY: Reading will get you to college -come dressed in your favorite college or university apparel or colors
FRIDAY: Exercise your right to read -wear your sweatpants and sweatshirts. Get ready for 15 minutes of an all school reading time

Make sure to log your reading minutes. The classroom with the most minutes will win a popcorn party!

All for Books Coin Drive

Thank-YouA big THANK YOU to everyone who sent spare change to school last week for our All for Books coin drive. We raised $146.40 to purchase new books for the classroom libraries.

Scholastic will donate 146 books to communities in need through two non-profit organizations Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. and the Kids in Need Foundation. By working together, we can help connect kids with more books than ever before both in our classrooms and beyond.

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The winning classroom was Mrs. Lonie’s class. They will celebrate with a popcorn party next week. Congratulations!

Thank you for supporting literacy and getting more books into our classrooms!

Don’t forget to stop by the Book Fair during parent/teacher conferences on Wednesday, February 25 4:14-8pm and Thursday, February 26 1:00-8:00 pm.

All books are BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!

This is a great opportunity to get new reading material in preparation for Read Across America week at Edison, March 2-6