November Newsletter


Welcome to

Edison Park Creative & Expressive Arts School!

Sherri Wipf, Principal


Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!

November 1, 2020

“In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful

but gratefulness that makes us happy.”

Welcome to the November edition of the newsletter. It is amazing that we are in the second quarter! The teachers are diving into data and making needed changes to their lessons to meet the needs of all their students. I want to thank everyone who bought a book at the Book Fair for their child. It is important for a child to read daily and listening to them read is a wonderful way to spend time with your child. Research shows students who develop a habit of reading each day will: develop more vocabulary, increase their attention span, better prepare them for school, lead to a lifelong love for books and encourage a thirst for knowledge. The holidays are right around the corner and a book is wonderful gift for any child. As we approach the holiday season, I want to let you know how thankful I am for all the wonderful students and families we have at Edison Park!!!

Spirit Days At Dunkin  

November 10th!!

When you visit DD @ 2475 Cleveland Ave. on the second Tuesday of every month and show your DD “blast” on your phone $1 will be donated back to the school! (Blast is a picture of this ad!)

EPCEA 1st annual Turkey Trot

November 20th.

Stay tuned for more information from Coach Short.


Tues., November 10 Zaxby’s Spirit Night

Wed., November 11 - No School (Veterans Day/Hurricane Make Up Day)

Fri., November 13 - Move A Thon

Fri., November 20 - Turkey Trot

Mon.—Fri., November 23-27  - Thanksgiving Break

Mon., Dec. 21—Mon., Jan. 4 - Winter Break

Tues., January 5 - First Day Back For Students

Tues., January 12 - PDQ Spirit Night

Mon., January 18 - No School (Martin Luther King Day)

Fri., January 29 - Early Dismissal (End of Qtr. 2)

ZAXBY'S Spirit Night!
Tuesday, November 10th

4 pm—8 pm

Please join us!  The class with the highest participating students will win a lunch for the teacher and the entire class!

No flyer is necessary! 

Just let them know when you order that you are with Edison Park!

First grade is in full swing learning our phonograms to become better readers every day! We are excited to start the Accelerated Reader program which will give us the opportunity to practice reading great books from our library every day. We are setting goals and expectations for ourselves with great anticipation of our success! In math we are continuing to sharpen our addition and subtraction skills by using several different problem-solving strategies. We are continuing our living and nonliving unit of study in science as we observe our very own caterpillars and cocoons anxiously awaiting our beautiful butterflies.

Amazing things are happening in first grade, whether our students are face-to-face or joining us via zoom from home! We are excited to be spending our days learning together!

                                                                                                        Maria Rose

It’s time for MOVE A THON —— November 13th
How does it work? Using the pledge form sent home with your child or the web site listed below, students can ask family, friends and neighbors to sponsor them with a flat donation. All donations must be turned in by Friday, November 13th. Awesome prizes to win!!!!


PDQ Fundraiser coming in November!  Pre- Sale Gift card sale. $8.00 for a  $10.00 value.  Makes a great holiday gift!

 AND you can use the gift card at our Spirit Night on January 12, 2021! 

Thank you for your support!

3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes are working hard on producing Edison Park’s first ever Holiday Movie! This movie has been created by our students!! We can’t wait for our families to experience the first every EPCEA movie created, produced, directed ,and performed by our Arts Team and Students!

A BIG THANK YOU to all the parents, staff, and students that helped at our campus cleanup day on October 24.  Everyone worked so hard to make our campus look nice!  Thank you also to those that donated paper yard bags.  We will be scheduling another campus clean up and would appreciate any and all donations of  paper yard bags.  If you would like to donate, please send to school with your child.   Thank you!

Dear Parents,

We have several students that do not have headphones.  Please remember to send in headphones with your child.  This was on our school supply list  for 2020-2021. We also take NEW donations if you have extras!

Thank you!!

Additional Endorsements

The following certified teachers are in the process of adding an ESOL endorsement to their teaching certificate: P. Erickson, C. Henderson, G. Keller, B. Montella,K. Nustad, L. Pennington, V. Zientek.  In addition, the following are in the process of adding Professional Teaching Certificate to their teaching certificate:  S. Jahn and V. Zientek.

The School Board of Lee County, Florida

Mary Fischer, District 1 (Chair) - Debbie Jordan, District 4 (Vice Chair) - Melisa W. Giovannelli, District 2 – Chris N. Patricca, District 3 - Gwynetta S. Gittens, District 5 - Betsy Vaughn, District 6 - Cathleen O'Daniel Morgan, District 7

Dr. Gregory K. Adkins


The School Board of Lee County, Florida, prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, marital status, religion, or sexual orientation.