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Starting in January, thanks to the support of the Edison PTA, we will be holding monthly coffees with the principal. These coffees will take place monthly, following one of our Tuesday Community Meetings with students.  The coffees are at 8:30, in the Multi-Purpose Room, on the following dates:  January 15, February 12, March 12, April 30 and May 28.

 

These coffees are meant as an opportunity to engage in informal conversations about our school.  Information is shared by the Principal regarding upcoming events and activities, as well as current and planned programs.  It is also an occasion to ask questions and share ideas about improving student achievement and our school….and coffee will be served!  Please calendar the dates, and/or keep a lookout for announcements.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Posted by: Gregory Sahakian
Published: 12/13/18




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Edison families,

 

Although slightly diminished from last week, the pile of clothing lost and found is still quite significant.  Please take a look and see if you can identify any of your child's clothing.  The Lost and Found table is just inside the hallway gate, to the right as you enter through the main office entrance.

 

All clothing remaining there by Friday, December 21st will be donated to charity.

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Posted by: Gregory Sahakian
Published: 12/12/18




Audience: Start of School Year, Edison Homework Policies, Physical Education, 3rd Grade, Parent Resources, Common Core State Standards (CCSS), 1st Grade, Our School, Events, Library, Homepage, Faculty, 4th Grade, Emergency Preparedness, Season for Nonviolence, AUSD Policy Communications, Music, Kindergarten, Special Education, 5th Grade, Homepage and 2nd Grade

Hello Edison families,

 

We would like to pass this information along to you regarding teacher of the year nomination.

Teacher of the Year Nomination

The Teacher of the Year program is designed to honor and recognize excellent teachers working in the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD). This is a unique opportunity to provide well deserved recognition for the whole teaching profession, as well as for the distinguished teachers that are nominated. Parents, students, staff, and community members have the opportunity to nominate any pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade teacher, or a teacher of adults who provides instruction in the same curriculum as those who teach in elementary or secondary grades.

 

If you would like to nominate  your child's teacher, please print the attach application form.

 

The deadline is Tuesday, December 17, 2018. Late nominations will not be accepted. 

 

Thank you,

Greg Sahakian

 


File attachments:
2018-2019 ToY Nomination Form Fillable.pdf

 

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Posted by: Gregory Sahakian
Published: 12/12/18




Audience: Start of School Year, Edison Homework Policies, Physical Education, 3rd Grade, Parent Resources, Common Core State Standards (CCSS), 1st Grade, Our School, Events, Library, Homepage, Faculty, 4th Grade, Emergency Preparedness, Season for Nonviolence, AUSD Policy Communications, Music, Kindergarten, Special Education, Gregory Sahakian, 5th Grade, Homepage and 2nd Grade

Dear Edison Families,

 

We will be having an English Language Advisory Council (ELAC) on Wednesday, December 12th, at 8:30 am in the Edison Staff Room.  The ELAC group meets to discuss topics related to English Language Learners, including what elements of the School Plan are directed at meeting the needs of language learners.  We invite you to join in this meeting and participate in this process.

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Posted by: Gregory Sahakian
Published: 12/5/18




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Parent-Teachers conferences are scheduled for the week of November 26 - 30.  As a result, Edison school is on a minimum day schedule for the entire week. 

- Students in Kindergarten are dismissed at 11:40,

- Students in grades 1 - 5 are dismissed at 12:30

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Posted by: Heidi Kolden
Published: 11/26/18




Audience: Edison Homework Policies, 3rd Grade, Parent Resources, Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Our School, Events, Library, Faculty, Forms, Season for Nonviolence, District Calendar, Music, Kindergarten, Special Education, 5th Grade, Homepage, Start of School Year, Physical Education, 1st Grade, Homepage, 4th Grade, Emergency Preparedness, AUSD Policy Communications, Gregory Sahakian and 2nd Grade

Due to air quality issues in the region, districts across Alameda County have made a collective decision to close schools tomorrow, November 16.

 

As such, Alameda Unified School District, and Edison School as a result, will be closing all schools and district facilities on Friday, November 16th

 

All athletic practices, public meetings, performances, and other events will also be cancelled.   This includes the PTA Multicultural Potluck schedule for the evening of Thursday, November 15th.

 

 

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Posted by: Gregory Sahakian
Published: 11/15/18




Audience: Edison Homework Policies, 3rd Grade, Parent Resources, Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Our School, Teachers, Events, Library, Faculty, Forms, Season for Nonviolence, District Calendar, Music, Kindergarten, Special Education, 5th Grade, Homepage, Start of School Year, Physical Education, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, 1st Grade, Sys Admins, Homepage, 4th Grade, Emergency Preparedness, AUSD Policy Communications, Gregory Sahakian and 2nd Grade

Smoke from the Butte County fires and wind gusts are affecting the air quality throughout the Bay Area again today.  Checking the air quality this morning, the level indicated in Alameda is in the Unhealthy range (167) at 5:00 am today.  As a result, we will have students remain indoors for the day today.

 

Students will have indoor recess in the morning.  Teachers have also been advised to leave exterior doors and windows closed, and minimize running the heater or air conditioning, as this brings in air from outside into the room.  As we are on a minimum day today, only the morning recess is an issue.

 

We will update as needed as things change, and will contact parents to update on any changes as needed.

 

Sincerely,

 

Greg Sahakian

Principal, Edison School

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Posted by: Gregory Sahakian
Published: 11/9/18




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In July 2018 the Board of Education approved changes to AUSD's student dress code policy.  This followed a process catalyzed by a group of middle school students and their teacher who advocated for change first at their school site level and later on a districtwide basis. 

 

Implemented in August 2018, the revised dress code policy is based on three key principles:

1. All students are encouraged to dress in a manner that is comfortable and conducive to an active school day.

2. Students should be able to wear clothing without fear of or actual unnecessary discipline or body shaming.

3. The student dress code should serve to support all students to develop a body-positive self-image.

 

Now that the revised dress code has been in effect for 3 months, we are surveying stakeholder groups (students, staff, and families) to assess the experiences and perspectives with the change.  The links to the family and student surveys are below:

 

Family Survey

 

Student Survey

 

All responses will be kept confidential and aggregate data will only be shared by stakeholder group or by school site.  The overall data will be used by the dress code workgroup to assess the success of the pilot implementation, and inform potential revisions to the policy in future presentations to the Board of Education.

 

Our dress code web page includes a link to the pilot policy and related resources:

 

Thank you for your participation.

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Posted by: Gregory Sahakian
Published: 11/3/18




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Dear parents and guardians,


In order to maintain a focus on learning, as well as eating healthy, please do not have students bring candy to school.

     Each family has different views about their kids having candy, and we want to keep as consistent as possible.  For events such as Halloween, we ask that students enjoy their candy outside of school hours.    

     We will share this information with students here at school, so if you could reinforce this at home, we would greatly appreciate it.

In addition, we do have a no sharing food policy.  This also ensures the safety of those with allergies.

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Posted by: Gregory Sahakian
Published: 11/1/18