Edison Community –
As the school year comes to a close, we not only say good-bye to another year, we say good-bye to our Edison building as well. This school year did not end in the way that any of us had intended or anticipated. We are unable to participate in our regular end of year activities, such as field day or 5th grade celebration. Along with those traditions, we are unable to close the chapter on our historic building in a way that celebrates community involvement and the thousands of students who have walked through those doors.
Earlier in May, I posted an assignment to SeeSaw asking for students’ favorite memories of Edison. Some students drew pictures, some recorded their memories, while others posted photos from events such as Ocean Week or the Jog-a-thon. All of these memories were then compiled into a slideshow to be shared with all of you. Each classroom teacher is hyperlinked to make it easy for you to go straight to your child’s class and see their memory, if they shared one. I encourage you to look through the entire slideshow, as it may bring up memories for you and your student(s), including graduates of Edison. If you are the parent of a 5th grader, looking at the memories of kindergartners may remind you that your almost middle schooler was once that small and innocent. If you are the parent of a kinder, looking at memories of the older grades may be a reminder they grow up quickly and to cherish these moments.
This is not the way we wanted the school year to end and not the way we wanted to say farewell to Edison. I leave you with this reminder: While Edison is a beautiful and historic building with many students having walked through those doors, it is not the building that makes our school so wonderful. What makes Edison a wonderful school to learn in and teach at, is the community of parents, teachers, students, staff, and surrounding community. The building will live on in our memories, photos, and stories, while the true heart of the Edison community is still alive in all of us and all of you. This community is what makes Edison, and what makes it worth it to walk through the doors of our building and teach future generations.
Enjoy the slideshow, you can find the link below. Take care of yourselves and each other. Have a wonderful summer, Edison community.