In this issue:

  • Edison Virtual PTSA Meeting | January 12
  • Edison Food Pantry
  • Student Mini-Grants
  • Citizenship Essay Contest
  • Virtual Advocacy Rally
  • Virginia PTA 100th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting
  • Call for Edison PTSA Nominations
  • Join Edison PTSA
Virtual PTSA Meeting
Join us for a virtual Edison PTSA Meeting, Tuesday, January 12at 7 PM. Hear updates from Principal Brumfield, find out what's going on in Edison PTSA and meet new friends and neighbors.

Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (646) 749-3122

Access Code: 153-920-637

If you encounter problems logging into the meeting, please contact us at

Grab your dinner and join us online!
Edison Food Pantry
Edison PTSA is now accepting donations for the Edison Food Pantry.

In support of the Edison Community during these challenging times, the Edison PTSA and Edison staff have organized a food/donation drive. Please see the attached flyer. Donations can be scheduled for contact-free pick-up (within Edison boundaries) and can also be dropped off at the school. Drop off times are 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday – Friday, and until 7:00pm on Tuesday (Jan. 12) and Thursday (Jan. 14) at the main entrance, door 1. Please reach out to 571-289-4936 should you have any questions.

You can also make a financial donation using the button below.
Student Mini-Grants
Fairfax County Council PTA (FCCPTA) is pleased to announce our 2020-21 Student Technology Mini-Grant Program.

Through a generous donation from the Fairfax County NAACP, FCCPTA is offering Fairfax County Public School students (in grades 3-11) an opportunity to obtain a $500 mini-grant for the purchase of a computer and/or technology-related device or equipment.

There are six (6) mini-grants available. In order to apply, the student or their parent/guardian MUST be a member of a PTA/PTSA.

Application deadline: Friday, January 15, 2021

For more information, contact Michelle Leete at
Citizenship Essay Contest
Virginia PTA is committed to promoting a sense of citizenship and responsibility in the lives of our children – tomorrow’s leaders. To demonstrate the value that Virginia PTA places on good citizenship, we are proud to sponsor, support, and encourage Virginia students to write an essay for the 2021 Citizenship Essay Contest. This year’s selected theme is “How can we stand together when we are so far apart?”

All Virginia students in grades K through 12 presently enrolled in schools with active PTA/PTSAs in Good Standing may enter. A non-graded Special Writer Division is available and limited to students whose physical, cognitive, or mental health challenges meet ADA guidelines. Qualifying students entering this division create their own essay but may receive non-artistic accommodation and assistance from an adult.

In all categories, adherence to the theme as it relates to CITIZENSHIP, originality, clarity, thought and skill in standard written English will be judged. The theme must be used as the essay title and may not be altered in any way.

Submissions are due February 1, 2021

Raise the bar! Join the rally!

  • Post a picture or a 10 second video sharing a top priority for you or your school PTA.

  • Tag a PTA and two friends.

  • Tag your legislators.

  • Share a post!

For more information, contact Jenna Alexander at
VAPTA Annual Meeting
Edison PTSA would like to invite you to join us VIRTUALLY at VAPTA's 100th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting 2021. We are excited to network with PTA members from around the state. We are also excited to announce that we will reimburse any Edison PTSA member who registers and attends this virtual celebration and meeting.

This year’s Annual Meeting will take place over 4 days with consecutive business occurring including elections for the 2021-2023 term, Resolutions, and Bylaws. Our time to celebrate the past 100 years as well as prepare for the next 100 years will be an event to remember. 

Registration is $20 and is open now!

Schedule of Virtual Events

Monday, 3/15
7pm-9pm – Annual Meeting Opening Session
Business Session: Candidate Town Hall

Tuesday, 3/16
7pm-9pm – Business Session: Resolutions

Wednesday, 3/17
7pm-9pm - Business Session: Bylaws

Saturday, 3/20
9am-10am – 100 year Anniversary Celebration & Keynote Speaker, Leslie Boggs
10:30am -1pm – Annual Meeting
To obtain reimbursement for your registration, please forward your registration confirmation to Amy Brown at
Call for Nominations
Edison PTSA is looking for a few good parents, teachers and students to serve on the Edison PTSA Board as an officer or committee chair for the 2021-22 school year.

National PTA provides these 5 reasons why becoming a PTSA leader is so important for our high school students:

  • To Inspire. Inspiring school-wide engagement during the teen years is an important role your PTSA can play!
  • To Prepare for College and Careers. As a PTSA, we can help improve College and Career Readiness among students.
  • To Promote Good Mental and Physical Health. Not only can we host a Healthy Hydration Event in celebration of Healthy Lifestyles Month, Edison PTSA can also lead the effort in establishing a school wellness committee or encouraging students to get involved in an existing one.
  • To Help Ensure Safety. As we all know, middle and high school is a time when youth become increasingly susceptible to negative influences. Edison PTSA can help promote safe practices among youth by sharing important resources and hosting safety-related events.
  • To Advocate. Having a PTSA is a great opportunity to elevate student voices in advocacy efforts at the county, state and national level.

All talents, skill levels and levels of commitment are welcome and all positions are accepting nominations - President, President-Elect, VP Communication, VP Membership, Treasurer and Secretary.

If interested, please send an email indicating your preferred role to

Nominations are due by May 1st
Elections will be held at our May PTSA Meeting
Join Edison PTSA
All students, parents, faculty, and community members are invited to join the EHS PTSA! Your membership dues are the primary source of funding for PTSA programs and projects, such as mock SAT/ACT testing and boot camps, senior scholarships, newsletters, special student and parent programs, teacher mini-grants and appreciation events and much more.

We can’t do it without your support!

Membership Benefits include:

  • Discounts on PTSA-sponsored activities.
  • Seniors can qualify for scholarships through Edison’s PTSA and the National PTA.
  • Students can earn service hours by attending meetings and volunteering for PTSA-sponsored events.
  • Teachers/faculty can submit requests for educational grants.
  • Discounts are also available to members from the Virginia and National PTA on services and products.

Thank you for supporting Edison Eagles!
Edison High School PTSA