April 9, 2017
Anderson’s Book Fair is April 10-13 and Edible Book Festival is April 13 - April 10-13 is National Library Week. Anderson's Book Fair will be held in the LLC all week long and also open on Thursday night for family shopping. In addition to the book fair our Family Literacy Night will be held on Thursday, April 13 from 7-8:30 p.m. Our main attraction is our 4th annual Edible Book Festival. Students and parents are encouraged to work together to create an edible representation of any book. We have several categories for prizes, including a prize for best entry at each grade level, best representation of a 2017 Caudill nominee and funniest/wackiest entry. See the attached flier for more information.
FREE Parent Workshop on School Anxiety and School Refusal on April 11 - Presented by Jackie Rhew, an Amita Health clinician, with many years of experience dealing with school anxiety and school refusal. Parents will walk away with strategies to promote positive school attendance, increased motivation, healthy goal setting and active school engagement. Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 9:00-10:30 a.m., DuPage Regional Office of Education, 421 N. County Farm Rd- second floor, Wheaton, IL 60187. R.S.V.P. to email@example.com. Refreshments will be provided!
Upcoming Mobile Food Pantries - Know someone in need of food assistance? The Wheaton Noon Rotary Club is teaming up with the Northern Illinois Food Bank to host several food pantries for those in need. The upcoming dates are listed below and on this attached flier:
April 12, Lowell Elementary, 312 President, Wheaton, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
June 3, Outreach Comm Center, 345 S. President St., Carol Stream, 10:00 am - noon
June 24, Villagebrook Apts, 278 E. St. Charles, Carol Stream, 10:00 am - noon
There are also several area food pantries. Their locations and contact information are listed on this attached flier.
Additional resources are available to families in need through the following agencies:
Willow Creek Care Center - https://www.
Caregiving Center - http://gebible.org/serve/
PARCC and ISA Testing April 18-21 - We will be administering the state-required PARCC test to students in grades 6-8 from Tuesday, April 18 through Thursday, April 20. Students will take three reading and three mathematics assessments. In addition, the 8th grade students will be taking the state-required Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) on Friday, April 21. More information about these assessments is forthcoming.
5th Grade Student Step Up and 5th Grade Parent Orientation - 5th graders will be visiting Edison in early May to learn more about their transition to Edison Middle School. Whittier students will visit on Wednesday, May 3, Madison on Friday, May 5 and Lincoln on Monday, May 8. 5th grade parent orientation is Thursday, May 4 at 7 PM.
5th grade PACE parent meeting May 4 at 6:30 PM - Parents of 5th grade PACE students are invited to a PACE parent meeting at 6:30 PM to learn about the differences between elementary PACE reading and math and the middle school Fast Paced program. Please join us!
Summer Engineering Program Available for 9th through 12th Graders - The Michael J. Birck Innovation Engineering Program at Aurora University will offer two summer courses titled Leading Design (June 12-30) and The Invention Process (July 10-28) to incoming 9th - 12th graders. Information about the program, including course descriptions and example assignments, can be found at www.aurora.edu/innovation. Only 25 slots per course. Register early! Highlights include:
Successful completion of any course within our program will be granted two undergraduate college credits by Aurora University.
Students can apply for a limited number of need-based scholarships (scholarship process is described online; recipients selected receive full course cost in scholarship).
Courses developed by academic (P-20), industrial and non-profit partners (such as CAT, Waste Management, Cabot Microelectronics and more).
Northern Illinois University Summer Camps - Students entering grades 2 through 12 who are looking for engaging, hands-on ways to explore their interests and career options this summer can now register for Northern Illinois University’s 2017 summer camps. For more information, visit http://www.niu.edu/
St. Francis High School Summer Camps - Wide variety of camps and clinics available for students entering 1-12th grade. Register at https://sfhs.8to18.com
Student Spotlight - In an effort to promote positive leadership at Edison, we would like you to let us know if your child shines his/her BRIGHT LIGHT outside of school. We would like to spotlight students who exemplify the Panther Way! Email Mrs. Madalinski at Deana.Madalinski@cusd200.org using the subject "Student Spotlight: CHILD'S NAME/grade" and leave a brief message about your child's volunteer work, service projects, or special acts of kindness. We will "spotlight" these students on Friday's school announcements.
7th Grade Team Calendar: Click on the link for upcoming major assignments, quizzes, tests. Please Note: this does not include daily assignments. 7th Grade Team Calendar
Have a great week!
Rachel Bednar, Principal
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM 8th Grade One Goal One Hope Assembly
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Track Meet with Wredling at St. Charles East High School
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Home Track meet with Stratford and Leman at Wheaton Warrenville South
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Whitter Step-Up Day