Thomas A. Edison Elementary School

Thomas A. Edison Elementary School

THOUGHTEXCHANGE PARTICIPATION

District
Participation

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4,139

PARTICIPANTS

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11,986

THOUGHTS

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159,173

STARS

Thomas A. Edison Elementary School
Participation

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97

PARTICIPANTS

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376

THOUGHTS

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1,921

STARS

DEMOGRAPHIC

DistrictThomas A. Edison Elementary School
Students1240
Parents2,63071
Staff1,34926
Community36N/A
Total4,13997

IMPORTANT THOUGHTS FROM THE Thomas A. Edison Elementary School COMMUNITY

THINGS PEOPLE APPRECIATE

I appreciate the parent participation and extra activities they are able –

to provide; like girl scouts, Hoopla, tech trek and cub scouts and parent classes like CABE.

Teachers and administration are wonderful! –

My son is learning so much, and it’s very apparent that the teachers and administrators at Edison are very dedicated and very good at their jobs.

Instruction and Computer Literacy is also wonderful. I want my child to –

be ready to meet the challenges ahead. Technology is used everywhere and I would want my son to be as ready as he can be.

Diversity of culture –

One reason to choose Edison dual language program was for the diversity of culture and backgrounds of the students and families. I feel strongly that the parents and students in the dual program represent a great vision for the future of the nation

Amazing staff –

We are lacking staff, but the staff the we have is amazing. From administration to teachers to supervision staff….incredible.

SOME CONCERNS

Introduce sports from KG during PE. Like basics of basketball or soccer, –

If the kids are exposed to different sports like baseball or volleyball, basketball it would be easier on parents to spun them up for a class that the kid is interested in, instead of leading them with so many extra curricular activities after school.

Class size in upper grades. –

There is no cap on the amount of students. Putting nearly 40 students in a classroom greatly reduces the amount of quality instruction. In addition, most classrooms can’t to fit the desks needed to incorporate collaboration of CCsS.

Quality and nutritional content of some of the cafeteria food is not good –

My son does not like the food served in the cafeteria, even foods that he normally eats at home, because the food is reheated frozen food that doesn’t taste good. I have heard complaints about the food from other parents, too. I also do not like that chocolate milk is sold – it has too much sugar. I

Lack of district support to continue funding of technology program –

Part of why we chose this school was the technology magnet part, we had no idea that the grant was running out and would not be funded by the district. How do we get other grants or partnership funding to continue it and not scramble every year? There doesn’t seem to be much alarm around this need.

That we get funds from the district to keep the magnet tech program going. –

as a leader in the program here in the city we need to be ahead the curve have district involvement in this program. The grant money was to start it, but we need to keep it going.

OTHER THOUGHTS SHARED

Parents efforts to collaborate and participate are really appreciate it –

But we still need more participation, there is still a gap something that could motivate other parents.

We have an incredible staff –

Out teachers go above and beyond expectations time and again to provide a rigorous and equitable opportunity for all of our students. They are supportive of implementing FAPE and allowing all students the accommodations and modifications needed to make progress.

I would like to applaud the staff and teacher for all their hard work. –

It’s important to remember that we can have nice shiny building. But with out the teacher and staff to make them run and be places of learning. They are just building.

I like communication between parents and staff. –

I feel part of the school because of great communication skills between parents and school staff. I also love open door concept because it feels that school is so confident in their teachers and environment that has nothing to hide.

New Budget – –

We are told there is new funding, but haven’t felt the effects of it. We are promised to have more help at the schools sites, and are still waiting. Perhaps things are happening, but the information hasn’t been passed down. We have been given more work, yet aren’t properly compensated.

LCAP RESULTS PRESENTATION

Here is a presentation about the Community Engagement results from across the Glendale School District.