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Dates and Events This year and next

Dates and Events


Last Day the Office is Open

Friday, June 16, 2017


Office Reopens

Thursday, August 3, 2017


First Day of School 2017-2018

Monday, August 21, 2017

About Our School

Edison Elementary School is a neighborhood school located just a few blocks away from Alameda’s bustling Park Street and Central Avenue shopping and dining district.  With a population of approximately 480 students in grades Kindergarten through fifth and a robust Parent Teacher Association, Edison Elementary School is a thriving and vibrant community.  The staff is made up of highly dedicated individuals who bring years of experience and knowledge to teaching each child at Edison.  Edison Otters are active and hard-working students who contribute to the school community in a number of ways.  Our students strive to uphold the Edison Citizen Agreements and are committed to our Go Green efforts.  Edison’s PTA further enhances the learning environment at Edison with many programs, funding, field trips, technology, classroom materials, and other essential resources. 

Please explore our website to learn more about Edison Elementary School and our outstanding Edison Otters.

Edison Elementary School is an inclusive community of learners committed to developing responsible, well-rounded citizens through the acquisition of academic and social skills.


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Before the next school year begins, we will begin registration online.

If your child attended Edison this past year, they are already in the system and you do not need to re-enroll.  You will receive a notification in August to register for the coming year.  


At that time, you will be able to update details.  

Please be sure you enter your correct email address in Aeries, as all email addresses in Aeries will be entered in the database for the Edison Express.  

The addresses will never be shared.  You can, when you receive the Express,

opt to not receive them at the bottom of the email.

If you wish to have a specific email address added, you can email Heidi Kolden at hkolden@alameda.k12.ca.us, to have it added.

Our New Garden Shed! Thanks to the Dad's Club

Thank you to all who were able to come out and help on Saturday, April 29, 2017, with the new garden shed.

Whether you helped a little or a lot, we really appreciate all your dedication, muscles and handy tools. 


Here is our new shed!  On the right sidebar, there are a few more photos from the day.  Thank you so much!!


Launch of the "Straws On Request" Campaign!  No More Plastic Straws!


Edison is launching a campaign against Single use plastic straws.


Single-use plastic straws are polluting our oceans and landfills across the globe. They are a Top 10 offender of trash and debris!  Approximately 500 million straws are used and discarded every day in the US alone. This is over 175 billion-per-year. As such, Edison is helping to take part in this year’s community request to the City of Alameda to pass a citywide ordinance. 


In years past, we have worked hard to get rid of Styrofoam, which actually worked!  We are now asking local Alameda restaurants and businesses to distribute single use plastic straws ONLY upon request. in the past few weeks, we joined other AUSD schools in launching our letter writing campaign -- at every grade level, from K through 5th, to ask Alameda City Officials to pass this new ordinance in 2017.


Launch of “Straws Upon Request” Coin Collection

We just launched alongside our “Straws On Request” campaign, a Coin Collection for all classrooms. This ran all this past week. Funds will support the Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda” (CASA) a 501-c3, “Straws On Request” Initiative.


Green Otter Awards for Reduced Waste

In conjunction with Stopwaste.org, Edison’s 5th  grade recently conducted “Waste Audits” in every classroom.  They determined how well our students are following the  3-stream recycling rules.

During a recent Assembly, Principal Slauson announced the “Report Cards” of this audit – by grade. Fifth grade classes will be following up with a “post-audit” in the coming weeks, from which one winning class per grade will receive a special award. The students will also present their findings this spring via formal presentations.

Stay tuned for more information!

Stay green! and help our planet one person at a time!

Edison Earth Week Events 2017


Season for Nonviolence - Today's Quote

Friday, March 31, 2017

Today is our last day of A Season for Nonviolence, and the word is Celebration.

Today, take pride in all you have done to move our community and the world in the direction of ...more

After April Showers

More flowers from the front of the school!

Black History Banner delivered by Sean McPhetridge

Sean McPhetridge, superintendent of Alameda Unified School District, stopped by Edison the morning of February 7 to bring us a Black History Banner.  The banner has photos of many important contributors to society who are black.  

It even includes one individual, on the right, who is none other than a local Alameda community organizer, known as Elector Littlejohn.  She is the woman for whom Alameda’s Littlejohn Park is named.  Thus, the poster not only commemorates Alameda history but also a local African-American civil rights champion as well.



Photos from NatureBridge 2016

See the sidebar for a slideshow of some photographs from NatureBridge 2016!

Your child's confidence depends on yours!

Did you know? 65% of today's grade-school kids will end up doing work that has not been invented yet! How do you prepare them for the future?

Come and learn about today's education system; who to talk to, where to go, and what to do to support the creative, innovative, and safe space for your child's preparation for lifelong learning and adaptability.
Join School Smarts, it’s a free 7-week parenting conversation/workshop series; a light meal and childcare for school-aged children is provided. Register now, space is limited. Edison is hosting School Smarts this coming Fall, sessions start Wednesdays, 10/4-11/15/2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Learn more or register here: http://bit.ly/Register4SchoolSmarts

Lunchtime Supervisors

Check back here often for important school information.



Lunchtime Supervisors - Apply on EdJoin.com, and at the AUSD HR Department.

We are looking to hire lunchtime supervisors to monitor student safety during lunch (11:35 - 12:35).

Please contact AUSD HR at 337-7070 for more information.

Annual Back to School Student Registration -

Wednesday, August 3, 2016, was Alameda Unified School District's Annual Online Back to School Registration window powered by InfoSnap was opened.  It is now closed. 

At our Annual Back to School Registration, it was required to register here for all returning students and those who enrolled between January and June 2016. During the registration process parents/guardians will have the opportunity to verify their student’s information, update emergency contacts, renew authorizations and review important district policies and procedures for the coming school year.

We will begin again for next year, 2017-18, when you will receive your snapcode by mail or email in August. Please contact the school site directly if you have questions. 

This will resume again next Summer 2017.

To log in click here:

Back to School Registration FAQ's

Welcome Back Letter 2016

If you want to see our 

Welcome Back Letter,

click HERE.


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Distinguished School Award

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Today: 7/24/17

5th Grade at the Alameda County Food Bank

Our New Garden Shed

NatureBridge 2016 Photos

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