The Edison PTA has three big fundraisers where we ask for help from our community.
Eagle Run (Fall)
This is a fun event where every student tries to run as many laps around the field as they can. This fundraiser raises money for a fundamental cause at Edison, Paraprofessionals in the school!!! Paraprofessionals play a valuable role in elementary school classrooms by providing additional support to teachers and students. They assist in various ways to enhance the learning environment and help ensure that all students receive the attention and guidance they need. Here's how paraprofessionals help in the elementary classroom:
Individualized Support: Paraprofessionals can work with individual students who may need extra assistance due to learning disabilities, language barriers, or other challenges. They can provide one-on-one support, reteach concepts, and help reinforce classroom instructions.
Behavior Management: Paraprofessionals can help manage classroom behavior by reinforcing positive behaviors and redirecting negative behaviors. They can implement behavior intervention strategies and provide consistent support to help maintain a positive and productive classroom environment.
Material Preparation: Paraprofessionals can help prepare instructional materials, set up learning stations, and organize classroom resources. This ensures that lessons run smoothly and that teachers have more time to focus on instruction.
Assistance for Students with Special Needs: Paraprofessionals play a crucial role in supporting students with disabilities or special needs. They may help with tasks such as mobility assistance, communication support, and implementing individualized education plans (IEPs).
Providing Feedback to Teachers: Paraprofessionals often work closely with teachers and can provide valuable insights about students' progress, strengths, challenges, and behavior. This feedback helps teachers make informed instructional decisions.
Assisting with Technology: In today's classrooms, technology is often integrated into instruction. Paraprofessionals can provide technical support to both teachers and students, ensuring that educational technology is used effectively.
Overall, paraprofessionals bring valuable skills and support to elementary classrooms, helping to create a more inclusive, engaging, and effective learning environment for all students.
This is one of the biggest fundraisers we do at Edison. All the money raised from Eagle Run goes directly to the Para Champaign. We would love to raid $80,000+! Which is about $160 per student. You can donate to a student for each lap they run or just a general donation. You will see more information about Eagle Run in the coming weeks.
Eagle Read-A-Thon (Winter Break)
The Read-A-Thon is a fundraiser for Books in the Edison Library, Class Libraries, and for subscriptions, the students use in addition to physical reading materials.
It is also a way to keep our students reading during the Winter Break.
Kids keep a log of how many minutes they read and gain pledges per minute.
Because of this simple fundraiser...our libraries have wonderful books in them and we are able to get fun subscriptions for the kids to use to help with reading.
EdFest (Spring, Adult Party)
Edfest is our adult fundraiser!
We have wonderful auction items to help raise money for the general PTA Fund.
Each Class makes a basket to be auctioned off, plus we get awesome auction items from the community.
The PTA General Fund funds field trips, tutoring, teacher appreciation week, enrichment scholarships, and much more.
Last year we were able to raise money to purchase new permanent soccer goals for the school