November Newsletter


November 1, 2021
Welcome to
Edison Park Creative & Expressive Arts School!
Sherri Wipf, Principal
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!
November 4 4th Gr Show
November 5 Move A Thon
November 9 PTA Meeting (6 pm)
November 11 Hurricane Make Up Day
November 16 DHOP Spirit Night
November 19 Turkey Trot
November 22-26 Thanksgiving Break
EPCEA Calendar Correction
Please note: December 15th and 16th are NOT early dismissal days!
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!!!
Ms. Wipf
EPCEA Annual Turkey Trot
November 19th.
Stay tuned for more information from Coach Short.
EPCEA Spirit Night
November 16th
The School Board of Lee County, Florida
Debbie Jordan District 4 (Chair) - Betsy Vaughn, District 6 - (Vice Chair), Mary Fischer, District 1 - Melisa W. Giovannelli, District 2 – Chris N. Patricca, District 3 - Gwynetta S. Gittens, District 5 - Cathleen O'Daniel Morgan, District 7, Kathy Dupuy-Bruno, Esq., Board Attorney. General Board Office Correspondence [email protected]
Dr. Kenneth A. Savage, ED
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.
Parents Bill of Rights:
Additional Endorsements
The following certified teachers are in the process of adding an ESOL endorsement to their teaching certificate: S. Jahn, G. Keller, B. Montella, K. Nustad, L. Nicholas, T. Zumar.
Performing Art Groups
Beginner Violin ~ Mondays Before School (semester 1) & Ukulele (semester 2)
4th/5th Gr Violin ~ Tuesdays Before School
Handbells ~ Wednesdays Before School (semester 1)
Drums ~ Wednesdays Before School (semester 2)
Musical Theatre ~ Wednesdays After School
3rd Grade Violin ~ Thursdays Before School
Dance Team ~ Thursdays After School
4th/5th Grade Chorus & Boys in Black ~ Fridays Before School
Edison Park Upcoming Shows
6:30 PM
Nov. 4 ~ 4th grade Show
Dec. 9 ~ Winter Concert
Jan. 20 ~ 3rd grade Show
Feb. 24 ~ 5th grade Show
March 17 ~ Music in our Schools Concert
April 21 ~ 2nd grade Show
May 19 ~ 1st grade Show
November 5th will be our annual Edison Park fall fundraising event put on by our PTA. Led by our own Coach Short, all students will spend time walking/ running laps outside to raise money to support our school.
There will be many great incentives for our students to earn by obtaining pledges. Please follow Edison Park PTA Facebook for more information.
This event is one of our students favorite events, as it promotse physical education and a healthy lifestyle!
EPCEA is proud to announce our first performance of the year! 4th Grade has been working hard on "Carnival of the Animals". This performance will include dancing, storytelling, and music! "Carnival of the Animals" is adapted from the music by Mr. Camille Saint-Saens and poetry written by Mr. Ogden Nash. We will see lions, elephants, sea creatures and more come to life on our historic stage. The EPCEA arts team is excited to open the house once again to a full audience for our family and friends show on Thursday, November 4th at 6:30 PM. We do not charge a fee for our shows, but donations are greatly appreciated. 4th grade students will arrive back to school on Nov. 4th at 5:45 PM. Doors open for first-come, first-serve seating at 6:00 PM. Welcome all to a "Carnival of the Animals"!
Mrs. Kerri Peters
Dance Director