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Safety Procedures

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Updates and News!!

January 24, 2023 From Mr. Hermes
You should be getting a notification from your child's teacher regarding signing up for parent/teacher conferences on February 2 or February 6th.  Conferences for the second semester are optional so if you would like to meet with your child's teacher to discuss academic progress please make sure you sign up for a conference time.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact your child's homeroom teacher.  

DURING CONFERENCES--PLEASE CHECK THE LOST AND FOUND!  MANY WINTER COATS AND CLOTHES THERE.  Anything left after conferences will be donated!  Thank you!

12/14/2022  From Mr. Hermes, Principal of Edison Elementary School      
I know that PARKING is very limited at Edison Elementary and it becomes very hectic during community events so I wanted to send a couple reminders:
1. Parents or visitors should NOT park in the back staff parking lot at any time.  Our students arrive and dismiss from this area if they ride a bus and we want to make sure that they are safe from any moving vehicles
2. Parents or visitors should NOT park by the warehouse in front of the preschool playground.  We have some parents who use this area to drop their child off due to pre-arranged special circumstances so we need to make sure this area is open at all times
3. Parents or visitors should NOT pull up and park in the quad area where kindergarten students get dismissed.  We do have a couple parents who need to use this area for special circumstances but this has been approved by administration.   If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mr. Hermes at 419-656-9727.  Thanks for your help as we strive to keep our students safe!

Important Holiday Caroling Update    
December 15 & 16, 2022
Dear Parents,
On Thursday, December 15th and Friday, December 16th the students and staff
at Edison Elementary will be providing a very special treat for our guests. Students grades K-3 have been working hard on preparing some of their favorite holiday carols to share with their families. This special event will start at 9:30 AM and last about an hour.
Guests are asked to go directly to the gym and sit in the designated areas.
***The entire elementary student body will perform on both days.
Thursday, December 15(Kindergarten and 2nd grade guests ONLY)
Friday, December 16  (1st Grade and 3rd grade guests ONLY)
We respectfully request that you only attend on the day assigned so that we can
limit the amount of spectators as best as possible. We realize that everyone loves the event so we are doing everything we can to make it happen.
The same performance of music including the story of “Twas The Night Before
Christmas” story acted out by the teachers, will be done both days so you don’t need to worry about missing anything on the day you are not scheduled. We also ask that each family try to limit the number of guests to (2) if at all possible.
We appreciate everyone’s cooperation as we continue to provide these community
events. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mr. Hermes at 419-499-
3000 ext. 1102 or [email protected]
Thank You,
Denise Reilly-Edison Music Director
David Hermes-Edison Elementary Principal

12-8-2022 Next week we will have a Holiday Spirit Week at Edison Elementary.  The schedule is as follows:
Monday -
Santa hat day and wear red
Tuesday - dress like a reindeer (wear brown)
Wednesday - pajama day
Thursday - Christmas shirt and sock day
Friday - ugly sweater day

Thank you,
David Hermes
Edison Elementary School Administration

3rd grade concert is December 7th at the Edison High School.  Students should arrive in the band room between 6:20 - 6:30 to practice.  Students should dress nice but it is not necessary to purchase a new outfit for the program.  Just a reminder, it gets hot on stage for the students!  Also, wear shoes that you can dance in - NO high heels, please!  The concert starts at 7:00!  3rd grade students - remember to turn in your permission slip!

MENUS for Breakfast and LUNCH are now sent out through final forms.  Here is the link to both menus!

11/15/2022 The items from the PTO Fall Fundraiser will be delivered to the school on Friday, November 18.  All items will be ready for adult pick up in the cafeteria from 5pm to 7:30pm.  Some products are frozen, so please make arrangements to pick up orders as the school does not have space to store items.
Thank you,
David Hermes
Edison Elementary School Administration

11/14/2022   HELP WANTED........with our amazing students!! We are looking for volunteers to help with Morning Care supervision on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:45-8:45.  If you are available and would be interested in volunteering please let me know.  The only requirement would be an updated background check.  The information for background checks was sent through final forms this morning.  Thanks for your consideration! ~Davy Hermes

DATE: November 11, 2022
HELD: Edison Elementary Gymnasium @ 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Milan, Ohio

To Whom It May Concern:
The Edison Elementary students have been preparing musical selections for our annual Veteran’s
Days Assembly. This year’s celebrations will be held on November 11, 2022. Edison Elementary
will present their special program at 9:30 a.m. in the gym.

Students will perform musical arrangements by artist and composers Toby Keith, Brooks and
Dunn, Steve Brownell, and Francis Scott Key. Singing selections will be performed by all of the
students in grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Songs will include “The Star Spangled
Banner”, “American Soldier”, “Only in America”, “We Are Americans”, and “Yankee Doodle”.
Live musical performances will be presented by singer song writer, Steve Brownell, local artist
from Huron Ohio, and the “Divots” band from Norwalk with musicians Tad Swan, Scott
Whitehurst, and Mel Holida.

Numerous students will be included into the assembly. Students will present the branches of the
Military flags. All Military personal active duty or retired, Veteran’s and family members are
welcome to attend this event at the elementary school. Come and celebrate and honor our
military with this Veteran’s Day Assembly.

 Respectfully submitted,
Mrs. Denise Reilly
Music Director, Edison Elementary
[email protected]
419-499-4652 ext. 1142

11/4/22 Hello Chargers:
I wanted to take a second and remind everyone there is no school for students on Monday, November 7th.
The time will be spent holding parent-teacher conferences and professional development training.
The district has rescheduled yesterday’s early release for students. It will now be held on Thursday,
November 10th. The high school and middle school will release at 1:00pm and the elementary school will
release at 2:00pm. Preschool students will attend school on their normal schedule.
It looks like another beautiful weekend – perfect weather for Grace Anderson and Kellen McDonnell to
represent the Chargers at the state cross country meet! Good luck, run fast and enjoy the moment!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Corey Ream

Reminder - donuts with dads and male role models!! Tomorrow,  November 4th -  from 8:00 - 8:45.  

2-Hour Delay reminders
*We do not offer breakfast
    *Morning care open from 9:15 - 10:45

Hello Charger Families:
As a reminder, students will be released at their normal school times today and not on the early release
schedule. The early release has been cancelled today because of the two-hour fog delay. The district will
reschedule another early release in the near future to allow time for those conferences to be held.
Conferences scheduled outside the normal school day today will still take place unless you have been
contacted by your student’s teacher. Previously scheduled conferences at Edison Elementary School will
be held beginning at 4:00pm and previously scheduled conferences at Edison Middle School and Edison
High School will begin at 3:00pm.
On a related note, if you would like to receive text messages in addition to the automated “one call”, text
“YES” to the number 87569.
You will know that you were successful if you receive the following reply message: “You are subscribed
with Edison Local School District. Text STOP to cancel or HELP for information."
Thank you,
Corey Ream

CONFERENCES!!!  Edison High School's Teen Leadership Corps. is happy to announce we will be providing babysitting during parent-teacher conferences this year!  Parents will be able to drop their child off in the cafeteria of the elementary school where there will be games and activities for them while the parents attend conferences with the teachers.  It will be offered both on Thursday, November 3rd, and Monday, November 7th.  We look forward to helping families so parents are able to focus on talking with the teachers and helping their children succeed.

Halloween Pumpkin Winners!!! Congrats to ALL -- the pumpkins were amazing and we hope you had fun making them!

                                 1st Place                   2nd place                   3rd place Most Creative

Preschool          Hampton Battle          Payton O'Hail           Emmitt Colewell        Delilah Barnett
Kindergarten     Jaxson King                April Davis                Jack Carlson              Weston Jensen
1st Grade           Aubrey Trueman        Jace Mercer             Molly Smith                Wyatt Dugan.
2nd Grade          Brinkley Burdge          Liam Gale                  Mila Reer                   Noel Samsa
3rd Grade           Riley Hackney             Henry Hamilton       Avery Barnett              Angelo Shelton

Dear Dad or male role model,
The students and staff at Edison Elementary School would like
to invite you to join us for “Donuts with Dad” on Friday,
November 4. We would like you and your child to join us sometime
between 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. for donuts, coffee, and juice. There
will not be a program of any kind. This is just a time for you to eat
and share time with your child(ren) and friends. This year we are also
inviting male role models if a father isn’t available. Due to space and
time constraints we ask that only one male figure attend per family.
Preschool does not have school on this day but are welcome to attend.
This program will be sponsored by Smiley Automotive. Hope to see
you on Friday, November 4th!! We will have “Morning with Mom”
on Friday, May 5th. For this event we will also invite female role
models if a mother isn’t available.
Edison Elementary

The Edison Elementary Pumpkin Patch is growing!  

October 24, 2022    Wear Your Costume to School Day
Dear Parents,
On Friday, October 28 we will be hosting “Wear Your Costume to School
Day” at Edison Elementary. The goal is to have FUN while still continuing to
maintain a SAFE learning environment. On this day your child may wear their
costume to school as long as the following guidelines are followed:
? Costumes MUST not restrict learning. This includes costumes that
make learning, sitting at a desk, participating in gym, using the
restroom or walking up and down stairs difficult.
? Students MAY wear their COVID-19 face coverings if that is their
preference. NO other facial masks will be allowed.
? NO violent or inappropriate costumes will be allowed.
? No blood, weapons, or inappropriate words/gestures
? Appropriate school clothes MUST be worn under the costume
? Edison Elementary staff reserve the right to have a child
remove their costume if deemed inappropriate.
On Friday, October 28th there will NOT be a classroom party of any kind.
This FUN spirit day is just something we felt we could offer the students and still
maintain a safe learning environment. We appreciate your support and
cooperation in following all the above guidelines!

October 3, 2022
Dear Edison Elementary School Families,
You are cordially invited to attend the 2022 Edison Elementary School Open House with your
child on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Open House is a wonderful
opportunity for you to learn what your child’s routine is, ask general questions about your child’s
school day/curriculum, and have your child provide you with a tour of his/her classroom, library,
art room, music room, gymnasium, etc. With parent/teacher conferences a few weeks after Open
House we will not discuss any academic progress during Open House Night. Please remind your
child that we expect the same wonderful behavior they exhibit during the school day during this
special evening time, as well.
We will once again offer a parent/teacher conference sign-up at Open House. We will have
conference sign-up sheets in the gymnasium so that you can make an appointment to meet with
your child’s teacher during our parent/teacher conferences on Nov. 3rd and 7th. If you have more
than one child in the building we encourage you to coordinate your conferences by signing up for
back-to-back appointments if possible. Parents who attend Open House will be granted the
conference time that they sign up for that night. If you are unable to attend Open House you will
receive a letter with an appointment time listed for parent/teacher conferences. We realize that
with your busy schedules time is limited. We encourage you to attend Open House so that we
may accommodate as many of you as possible with conference times.
We look forward to seeing you on October 11 from 6:30-7:30 as the students proudly display
their work from the start of a very successful school year!
Sincerely yours,
David Hermes
Edison Elementary Principal

The first grade students learned about the Constitution from some special guests!!

09/21/2022   from Mr. Hermes:  Due to the overwhelming response to our Morning Care program we are in need of some volunteers who would be willing to help with supervision from 7:45-8:45 Monday-Friday.  If you are interested in helping us out please email me directly at [email protected].  We would require an updated background check to be on file.  If we can't find any volunteers we may need to make adjustments to our Morning Care program by limiting the amount of students we can accept each day.

PRESCHOOL PARENTS!!!   If your child attends the AM preschool session we need to make an adjustment to drop-off procedures. Please park in the parking lot across the street from the school or on the street opposite our pickup/drop-off lane and walk your child to the preschool entrance.  We have roughly 80-100 Kindergarten-3rd grade students getting dropped off for Morning Care between 7:15-8:00 so it is important that no one is parked in the drop-off lane during this time.  I appreciate your cooperation!
09/15/2022 from Mr. Hermes
This year Edison Elementary will be starting a new initiative to increase our students early literacy skills.  All students in grades K-3 have been given their own copy of Charlotte's Web. Students in grades K-1 will be bringing their copy of the book home with them today, while students in grades 2-3 will keep their books at school.  Each Monday morning we will have a guest reader read a chapter of Charlotte's Web. Students in grades K-1 will listen to the chapter and then be asked questions by their homeroom teacher.  Students in grades 2-3 will follow along in their own book as the guest reader reads.  The video of the guest reader will be shared with all parents each Monday so you can also follow along at home with your child.  At the conclusion of the book we will watch the movie here at school and enjoy some special snacks.  The students seem SUPER excited about this opportunity and it is our hope that you can also join in by watching the videos at home with your child and ask them some follow up questions about each chapter.

09/13/2022  Cub Scouts (for boys and girls in grade K -5)
Milan Pack 215 Carnival will be at Town Square on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 6:00 - 8:00 pm!

A climbing wall will be available to try out!  Any questions email Andrea Schoenherr @ 419-271-2948 or email at A[email protected]  

09/08/2022 From Mr. Hermes..... Monday will be an Orange/Blue day at Edison Elementary due to our Super Charger Kickoff Assembly.  Have your child wear their Super Charger t-shirt if they have one from a previous year.  If your child doesn't have one please have them wear orange/blue. Thanks!

09/02/2022  From Mr. Hermes
Now that we are two weeks into the school year I wanted to let parents know that they will no longer be able to walk their child to the classrooms. Starting Wednesday, September 7 (NO SCHOOL MONDAY OR TUESDAY) all students must be dropped off and enter the building by themselves.  If for any reason you need to speak to your child's teacher please email them to set up a good time for both of you.  If you have any other questions or concerns please contact the Edison Elementary Office.  Thanks and have a great holiday weekend!

Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow is the last day to order your Super Charger T-Shirts. Order forms came home with your child last week.  If you would like to order shirts, please complete the form and return it to your child's homeroom teacher.  

08/30/2022 From Mr. Hermes:
During orientation I stressed the importance of following the arrival and dismissal procedures if you are transporting your child to school.  I would like to revisit those procedures as we have had some confusion during the first week of school that is causing problems in our pickup/drop-off lane.  If you are transporting your child to or from school please follow these procedures:
1. The pickup/drop-off lane in front of Edison Elementary School is for pickup/drop-off only. You may NOT exit your car or park in this area. This lane of traffic needs to keep moving at all times so please drop your child off and exit the line so traffic flow keeps moving efficiently.

2. If you want to walk your child to the door or enter the building for any reason please park on the opposite side of the street or in the parking lot located by the A-Field.
Your patience and cooperation is greatly appreciated during arrival and dismissal. Our #1 goal is to make sure students get to and from school safely and we need your help in doing that.

The BERLIN HEIGHTS COMMUNITY CENTER will once again host an AFTER SCHOOL CLUB at 7 East Main Street in Berlin Heights.  Students in grades K - 5 are eligible to attend.  There is a minimal weekly donation and they are open until 6:00 p.m.  For more information email [email protected]  or call 419-271-3636! 

We are just a little over a week away from the start of the 2022-23 school year at Edison Elementary.  I wanted to remind everyone of a few important details:
1. Orientation Information has been posted on our website and was attached in an email.    Please read this information carefully so you are prepared for August 19. 
2. Homeroom lists and supply lists are posted on the school website.
3. PLEASE make sure you have logged into your Final Forms account and updated your child's forms for the 2022-23 school year.  We use Final Forms regularly to communicate with parents so please make sure you are checking the email address listed with your account.
 4. Morning Care hours have been changed to accommodate those of you that need to get to work earlier.  Morning Care is now open from 7:15-8:45 for our K-3 grade students.  The cost of Morning Care is $2.00 per day no matter what time you use it from.   
5. Reminder that students must pay for school breakfast and lunch this year unless you qualify for free/reduced.  Free/reduced forms will go home at orientation on Friday, August 19
If you have any questions please contact the Edison Elementary office between the hours of 7:00-3:00.

Staff members have been busy getting the building ready for a new school year.  We look forward to seeing everybody on August 22, 2022.

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Posted Friday, July 1, 2022

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Kindergarten Screening for the 2022 - 2023 school year!!! May 31 - June 2!

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