In the Bulldogs Read competition for November, it was a tight race between the 6th and 7th grade, but the 7th graders are back on top and are the grand prize winners for the month of November with 106 Bulldogs Read books read. Our 7th grade grand prize winner is Long Tut who read Pale.
In the competition between boys and girls, the girls at Madison are still undefeated this year with 168 Bulldogs Read books read in November. Our grand prize winner for the ladies at Madison was 6th grader Sophia Seago who read The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.
Our two runner-up prize winners for November were 7th grader Abshira Salat who read Play Ball and Rose Siegmund who read The Fault in our Stars. And our staff winner of the month was Ms. Ovens who read We’ve got a Job. Congratulations to all of our winners! Keep on reading those Bulldogs Reads!!
Madison – Our next Choice Activity is coming up! December 20th is the date. In order to participate in the Choice Activity, you need to be passing all your classes and have positive citizenship and effort. Your teacher will notify if you are on the warning "choice list" on Monday, December 9th. You have one week to get off the choice list.
In addition, your Honor Level counts. Only Honor Level 1 and 2 students will be allowed to participate. Coincidentally, we will be rewarding all Honor Level 1 students on December 20th. Any infractions earned after Friday, December 6th will remove you from Honor Level 1.
The West Seattle High School band has invited the Madison Senior Band students to play with them in the Macy's Holiday Parade in Downtown Seattle on Friday, Nov 29th.
For a list of the Top 10 Library checkouts in November, click here: Madison's Top 10 for November
Pre-order your yearbook before December 20th to guarantee that you will get one! They are only $17 or $20 if you want your name stamped on the cover.
During lunch or after school, take your order to the office & give to Ms. Penner in Room 101R.
If you were not able to sign up for your student-led conferences during the Curriculum and Math Nights, please contact your advisory teacher and select the best date and time for you! Our conferences will take place on March 19, April 2 and April 9, 2014.
Jeff Kinney, author of the hugely popular series Diary of a Wimpy Kid, visited Seattle this week and about 100 lucky students in and around Seattle got a chance to meet him. Our very own Madison ASB president Miles Durnwirth was one of those students! Be sure to ask Miles what he thought of funny man, Kinney. And if you haven't read Jeff Kinney's newest book yet, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, check it out from the library today!
Do you use Amazon.com to make purchases online?
Use this special link (http://amzn.to/1bIpLxz) and Madison Middle School PTSA will receive 4% to 6.5% cash for every purchase you make!
That’s right! EVERY SINGLE AMAZON.COM PURCHASE WILL BRING $$$ BACK TO OUR SCHOOL.
Help Madison Help the Philippines
We, the students at Madison, are encouraging our families to consider donating money or goods for Typhoon Haiyan relief through the following organizations:
CLICK HERE for a powerpoint about the devastating Typhoon.
Providence Hospice of Seattle’s Grief Support Services invites you to a gathering for those individuals and families* who have lost a loved one in the past year. This time of remembrance is an opportunity to share in community and to create a memory keepsake in honor of your loved one.
CLICK HERE for more information.
Susan Nyman, 9th grade Counselor at West Seattle High School, will present at the November 19th Madison PTSA meeting, discussing everything from graduation requirements, courses offered (honors/regular) and community service requirements to traits and characteristics of a successful student, and what parents can do to help with the transition to high school. Tuesday, November 19 at 7 pm Madison Middle School library.
The annual Seattle Public Library Reading Marathon for all middle school students is coming up this Saturday, November 16th from 11am until 5pm at the Southwest Branch of the public library in West Seattle (9010 35th Ave. S.W.) . All Madison MS students are invited to come and participate. There will be prizes for the school with the most cumulative minutes read as well as individual prizes for students depending upon how many minutes they stay and read. And, of course, there will be pizza to sustain readers throughout the day! Students should also check in with their Language Arts teacher ahead of time to see if they are offering any extra "effort" points for participating. Contact Ms. Bell in the library if you have any other questions. Hope to see you out this Saturday to help Madison Middle School win this year’s title!
Help Madison Families. November 6th – 22nd.
It's that time of year again to kick-off the 2013 Madison Middle School Thanksgiving Food Drive with the Science Classroom Food Competition. Last year our school donated and delivered over 3,600 pounds of food to Madison families and some Madison families received gift cards to shop at local grocery stores thanks to the monetary and canned food contributions from Madison Middle School staff and families.
Together we can meet our goal of helping 25 Madison families have a better Thanksgiving.
6th, 7th & 8th grades please donate canned vegetables/fruit/soup, apple sauce, pasta & pasta sauce, chili & beans (dried or canned). These are suggestions– any canned food is appreciated. Thank you.
Please have your student(s) drop off canned goods to their science teacher's classrooms during the food drive dates. The competition is based on weight and the winning class will be announced on Monday November 25 and given much praise for doing service to our community.
Thank you very much for your generosity and participation. Please contact us if you have any questions. Cash donations or grocery store gift cards are also welcomed.
Lora Bunch, 206-932-6803 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nurse Kate, 206-252-9207 or email@example.com
Parents: Please plan to attend an upcoming presentation by Mothers Against Drunk Driving on how to talk with our kids about alcohol and drug use. MADD wants to equip all parents and caregivers with the tools needed to help them start these important conversations.
This Power of Parents workshop is open to everyone. It will be held at West Seattle High School as part of their PTSA meeting on Nov. 6th from 7:30-8:30. Contact Jen Shaughnessy at 206-399-6586 for more info.
This week’s 6th Grade Dog Stars are Josiah Clark and Maya Moreno.
Josiah takes pride in his work and consistently strives to do his best. He is extremely on task and responsible in the classroom.
Maya is a self starter and takes ownership of her education. She has a genuine interest in learning and is a role model for others.
Jake Jonsen is one of this week’s Golden Bulldogs for the 7th grade. Jake rises above the chaos and distractions around him, and shows great self-control and maturity when those around him do not. Jake leads by quiet example both in citizenship and in academics. Way to go Jake!
Emma LaPlante is also one of this week’s 7th grade G-Dog. Emma is a hard worker, leading by example and by helping others whenever she can. As if playing one musical instrument isn’t difficult enough, Emma is the top 7th grade clarinetist in the band and plays piano for the jazz band!
ULTIMATE FRISBEE GAMES THIS SATURDAY ARE NOT AT INGRAHAM, but are at Rainier Beach HS Stadium.....(Directions below).
Note about playoffs from the league: "Rounds on this Saturday, November 2, will be short, 75-minute rounds. The hard cap will blow at 65 minutes. Thus, it is critical that you start on time and take short timeouts. On November 9, rounds will be the normal 90 minutes, with hard cap at 80 minutes."
http://www.discnw.org/events/FallMS/Playoffs.html Tabs at the bottom of the spread sheet have a tab for each division.
Info on Rainier Beach HS Stadium: 8815 Seward Park Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
Madison A team 1:15 pm start time....competing in the A2 division Vs. loser of TOPS A or Mercer A blue (A division game 5 loser) Rainier Beach Stadium field 2
Madison A2 team (no game Nov.2...bye weekend) competing in the B division Nov.9th at Ingraham 11am semi-finals game South 2 field..if we win, go to the finals...lose, no 2nd game
Madison B team 10:45 am competing in the D division vs Whitman C at Rainier Beach Stadium field 2... if we win, Nov 9th 8am game at Ingraham...if we lose, no game. (if we keep winning, championship at 9:30 am 11/9)
Madison 6th Grade team 8:15 am competing in the 6th C division vs. Jane Addams 6th at Rainier Beach Stadium field 2 IF WE WIN vs TBA at 9:30 am Rainier Beach Stadium field 2 (If we win 2 games 11/2, we play in the championship 11/9 at 9:30 am)
Only the 6th grade team has a chance for a 2nd game this Saturday. All other will play one game (minus A2) this Saturday and a chance for more Nov. 9th. See attachment for detail on brackets, show your kids, print them out and follow along.
The ASB will be judging costumes during lunch on Thursday, and you might win a prize! The categories will be Scariest, Funniest, Most Creative and Best Group costumes. There will also be a Best Teacher costume category. So come to school in a costume, Bulldogs, and see if you can win the contest.
Remember, hats are okay if they are part of the costume, but no masks are allowed, and all make-up needs to be applied at home first. Teachers may ask you to remove any costume accessory that is distracting from the learning environment.
This Wednesday is a district wide two hour early release day. School will be dismissed at 12:20 on Wednesday. There are no after school programs on early release days.
Students are permitted to wear costumes on Thursday for Halloween. Toy weapons and masks are not allowed and Madison’s dress code must be respected. Administration reserves the right to determine if a costume is inappropriate for a school setting.
This Friday is “Eat Lunch with your Child” day at Madison. Invite your parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or favorite adult to join you for lunch on Friday.
Mark your calendars, Math Night is coming up soon on Thursday, November 7th at 6:30pm in the Madison Commons.
Math night is our first family night of the year. Bring your parents, grandparents, whomever to play math games, learn oragami, or purchase books from the book fair. You may challenge your family to "Are you Smarter than a Middle Schooler" with Ms. Isaacson. Ms. Andreasen will provide a session on "Math after Middle School." Mr. Trotter will lead us in a mathematical raffle. Ms. Riach will help conduct the "Estimation Station." And if you are interested in volunteering to help set-up and take down math night for community service, please contact Ms. DeMarco. Refreshments will be provided.
Ask your math teacher if there are any incentives for attending math night! Maybe there will be some "effort" points available.
Wally Bubelis, SPL teen librarian at West Seattle Library, visited the Madison MS library on Wednesday to talk with students about the great programs and services offered through Seattle Public Library as well as to book chat some great new books. Check out these programs and books below.
Your Next 5 Books: This is a great online tool to get 5 new book recommendations from a teen librarian based on the type of books you usually read and enjoy. They will email you a list of 5 book recs within 48 hours of making a request. Check it out at https://www.spl.org/using-the-library/get-help/your-next-5-books.
Homework Help at your Library branch or Online: SPL offers homework help after school at their local library branches as well as online from 1pm-10pm seven days a week. Check out this great FREE resource at http://www.spl.org/audiences/teens/teen-homework-help.
Reading Marathon: The annual SPL Reading Marathon is coming up on November 16th from 11am until 5pm at the Southwest Branch of the public library in West Seattle. All Madison MS students are invited to come and participate. There will be prizes for the school with the most cumulative minutes read as well as individual prizes for students depending upon how many minutes they stay and read. And, of course, there will be food to sustain readers throughout the day! Come on out on November 16th and help Madison Middle School win this year's title!
For a list of Wally's recommended reads today, go to
October 25th will be our first Choice Activity for this year! For students who have 0 or 1 demerit on their record. It takes 14 calendar days for an infraction to clear your record, and there’s more than enough time to make sure your slate is clean. Do what you need to do to be on Honor Level 1 on Friday, October 25th.
Furthermore, adequate effort is a criteria to attend this activity. Do your homework. Do your class work. Follow the Bulldog Bark. It’s that simple, and Friday will be a reward day for you! Your teacher will let you know if you are ineligible to attend the choice activity.
8th Graders – This Friday, October 18, Kennedy High School will be hosting Madison students who are interested in touring Kennedy for high school next year. Transportation will be provided by Kennedy. Parents must contact John F. Kennedy High School admissions office for more information and to register to attend this tour.
If you are in the MOST after school program, please report directly to your activity after school from now on! Check the roster outside of the YMCA office if you don't know what program you're signed up for, or if you need the assigned classroom number. For transportation questions come to the Y office as well!
The Magazine Drive is HERE! Madison students - get PUMPED for our one and only Madison ASB fundraiser! The Madison Magazine Drive has started!!! Students can earn cool prizes and rewards for selling magazine subscriptions or collecting donations!
Students received magazine packets and a letter explaining the program on Tuesday, October 8th.
- Tuesday, October 15th is our first turn in day, and the
- second is Tuesday, October 22nd.
1) Shop Online:
- Go to www.aphearst.com & Click Shop Now
- Be sure to enter the School/Online code: MADISONMIDDLE
- Enter the student's name for them to receive credit for your order.
2) Spread the Word!
3) If you don't need or want a magazine subscription, you can make a donation to Madison Middle School.
Thank you for your support. This money will help support our ASB, grants for field trips, student recognition funds and other fun activities for our students!
This Saturday 10/12 we travel to Ingraham High School again for our slate of games. There is a Husky home game so check traffic and allow extra time to get to the north end. Directions to Ingraham High School:
- Madison A-2 (8th grade and experienced 7th) 8:00 am @ Ingraham HS - South 2 Madison A-2 vs Eckstein MS B
- Madison 6th grade (6th grade and new 7th or 8th grade) 9:30 am @ Ingraham HS - South 2 Madison MS 6th vs HIMS 6th
- Madison A (experienced 8th) 11:00 am @ Ingraham HS - South 2 TOPS 8th Grade vs Madison Middle School A
- Madison B (7th grade and experienced 6th grade) 12:30 pm @ Ingraham HS - South 1 Madison Middle School B vs Eckstein MS 6th V
Washington State's Letters About Literature 2014
Students in grades four through 12 are invited by the Washington State Library to enter the national Letters About Literature contest, in which they can write a personal letter to their favorite author, living or dead.
Letters About Literature encourages young readers in grades 4-12 to read a book and write a letter to the author about how the book changed their view of the world or themselves. Students can write about works of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. Entries in Spanish are accepted and will be translated for the Washington State judges. In their letters, contestants must explain how the author's work has shaped the contestant's view of the world or how the contestant views herself or himself.
Letter writers compete at three levels: Level 1 is grades 4-6; Level 2 is grades 7-8 and Level 3 is grades 9-12. State judges select the top letter writer in each level and the three winning letters advance to the national competition
At the state level, a $125 cash prize is up for grabs, as well as the ability to advance to the national competition. The first-place prize in the national contest is $1,000. Students, if you are interested in participating, check in with your Language Arts teacher about it or ask Ms. Bell in the library for more information.
Madison Students--voting for the 2013 Teens' Top Ten reads is now open. Vote for your favorite titles now through October 19th at http://www.dogobooks.com/book_clubs/teens-top-reads.
GEMS encourages girls to maintain and broaden their interest in STEM subjects by providing mentoring, hands-on activities, field trips, and information pertaining to a variety of scientific fields and careers.
So see the flyer for GEMS click here.
To apply or find more information click on their website: http://seattleawis.org/programs/gems
Deadline is October 24th 2013.
Madison A (8th grade team)
Aki Kurose B vs Madison Middle School A
Madison A-2 (8th graders -new and experienced- and experienced 7th)
Aki Kurose C vs Madison A-2
Madison B (7th grade and experienced 6th)
Whitman C vs Madison Middle School B
Girl’s Soccer Game this Saturday, October 5th!
Madison will host Eckstein at Sealth Stadium, with kickoff scheduled for 12:30pm. Go Bulldogs!
Middle school ultimate games will play tomorrow, rain or shine. We are on synthetic surfaces, so games will not be rained out. We will cancel or postpone play only in the case of dangerous weather, such as lightning. If you have any question about the weather's effect on your game, you can call the DiscNW weather hotline at 206-504-3472.
Next Friday, October 4 is “Eat Lunch with your Child” day at Madison. Invite your parent, guardian, or favorite adult to join you for lunch on Friday. They can brown bag it with you, purchase lunch from the cafeteria, or bring in a special lunch for you both!
If your student did not give you their schedule today, CLICK here to find an empty schedule for them to fill out so you know where to go on Thursday night!
Ms. Bell, our librarian, is offering an optional Source training in the library from 5:50pm - 6:20pm.
At 6:20pm, parents are invited to go to their student's advisory class then walk through their full schedule to meet their student's teachers and learn about this year's curriculum.
The evening is schedule to end at 8:00pm. Just a friendly reminder, this is a chance to meet the teachers and learn about the classes, and not a time to conduct individual parent-teacher conferences.
See you tomorrow night!
7th grade parents – please return the Neighborcare Dental Screening consent forms by October 1st to the school nurse (206) 252-9207.
- Thank you! Nurse Kate Bobo
CLICK HERE if you woud like to read or print the Madison Family Handbook. This is a 50 page document that has all the policies, guidelines, tips, calendar, and events for Madison families.
This file will also be linked in the "about our school" section of the website.
Try these steps to log onto the Source.
- 1. Please log onto the Source. (If you can’t log on to the Source, please visit the Source page for more information) 2. Click School Information & Website from the left menu.
- 3. Click Reset Your School Website Password.
- 4. Enter your Source account email address in the Email Address field.
- 5. Click Ok.
- 6. You will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org
- 7. Click the link within the email to reset your website password.
- 8. Click the back arrow of your browser to go back.
The Source Tour and helpful QRD for creating Source Account: CLICK HERE
The Source website also has helpful information: CLICK HERE
School FusionPage website help: CLICK HERE
New Madison Middle School spirit wear is HERE! Click the link below to view our options.
Ordering deadline is September 23rd for our first round, so don’t delay. There is a link on the left sid titled Madison Spirit Wear.
Madison School Picture Day is September 18th. See attachment for info on online ordering and pre paying for your students picture packet. This is a real time saver. As well as a great value. You can get more variety and choices at no extra charge.
Click HERE to learn how to pre-order pictures.
Students, teach your parents about LIBRARY RESOURCES to help you succeed in school!
-High Point Branch: Tuesday, September 10th at 4 pm
-South Park Branch: Monday, September 16th at 5:30 pm
-Delridge Branch: Tuesday, September 24th at 5:30 pm
*Have fun exploring Library resources that will help with school assignments
*Meet our super Homework Help volunteers
*Take part in a fun Library scavenger hunt
*Refreshments and prizes!!
Interested in having your student placed in honors Language Arts next year? Current sixth and seventh graders may now apply for advanced-learning testing through the school district.
The deadline is Thurs., Oct. 3, and the application requires a teacher recommendation. For incoming sixth graders, it may be most appropriate to request this recommendation from the fifth-grade teacher. Students who receive a "Spectrum" or "APP" designation through this testing process have guaranteed placement in honors Language Arts classes at Madison ("Spectrum"). (Madison does not offer the APP program for highly academically gifted students, but APP students may choose to be placed in our honors LA classes.)
Other high-achieving students may be admitted to the honors Language Arts class on a space-available basis, but continued placement for the following year may depend on whether or not the student has qualified for advanced learning through the testing process.
Please pick up application materials in the main office or click here to access the forms online and to obtain further information about advanced-learning opportunities in Seattle Public School.
Further information about Madison's advanced-learning program can be found under the Academics tab on our website.
Attention Madison Families!
Beyond the district early releases, Madison Middle School will have their own early release days. Five of these will be professional development for teachers to plan with the common core standards. Three of these days will be used for student-led conferences: Navigation 101.
- Wednesday, October 16, 2013
- Wednesday, November 20, 2013
- Wednesday, December 11, 2013
- Wednesday, February 5, 2014
- Wednesday, March 19, 2014 (Navigation 101)
- Wednesday, April 2, 2014 (Navigation 101)
- Wednesday, April 9, 2014 (Navigation 101)
- Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Want to order your 2013 8th Grade Promotion Portrait? Visit mylifetouch.com
6th grade orientation will be held in the evening on Tuesday, September 3 from 6:30 – 8:00pm. Families and students will be introduced to some staff and teachers and will be given a tour of the school. They will given their class schedules. New students will have a chance to practice with their locker locks of Wednesday morning at the first day of school. See you then!
Click HERE to see the 2013-2014 supply list.
6th grader, Kristina, was our top grand prize winner and won a $100 gift certificate to Amazon donated by the PTSA. 6th grader Marlee and 7th grader Selam were also winners and each won $50 gift certificates donated by the PTSA.
All students that read 30 or more Bulldogs Read books this year were entered in the grand prize drawing and got to attend a field trip to West Seattle Bowl during the last week of school.
If you want to be in on the fun next school year, get started reading those Bulldogs Read books this summer so that you can get a head start. Happy reading over the summer!
Jackets and sweatshirts and Lunch Boxes in the Dog Pound. Check the Lost and Found this week and claim your lost item.
Lost a small item? Come by the main office and find your key, eye glasses or earrings.
Looking for something good to read this summer?
Check out these incredible book trailers, made by Madison 7th graders in Reading class.
Madison Middle School 7th graders won 3 awards at the district science fair!
Gabrielle Rackner won Most Beneficial to Puget Sound
Brynne Hunt won Best Aeronautics Project
Lily Trinneer won Best Field Study Project.
Participating in the science fair was an optional challenge project. These wonderful young scientists did all of the work on their own time at home! What a great job!
Surprise your graduate with a candy lei and help support the West Seattle High School Music Program, to help fund new marching uniforms. These fun and beautiful leis will be available in a limited supply for you to pick up at our table outside in the courtyard at WSHS the night of promotion.
They are made with Madison Bulldog school colors for $10 each, cash or check only. To reserve one for your grad by June 10th, email Anne Weglin, email@example.com, or the night of promotion, first come first served, don't miss out!
The yearbooks are here and they are fabulous!
- Distribution to people who pre-ordered will be Tuesday, June 11th during Advisory.
- Sales to 8th Graders will start before school on Wednesday, June 12th in the cafeteria.
- Sales for everyone will be during lunches and after-school on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday next week, OR until they are sold out. These will be $22.
- Signature Supplement Sheets will also be sold. They can be used as separate autograph books or attached inside a yearbook. Plain/White for $1.00 Graphic design for $2.00. There are also special school nameplates for $3.00.
Mayor McGinn visited Madison Middle School Tuesday afternoon to do a press conference about the awesome work happening at Madison and in the community around bringing oral health care to our students in need on site.
A few of our Madison students got to meet the mayor and listen to how the city is partnering with Neighborcare to bring oral health care to other schools as well. They toured our Wellness Center and got to meet our amazing nurse, Sami Hoag! Exciting work!
And while he was here, he even took a picture for a READ poster in the library! Thanks for supporting literacy and dental care!
The students showed their musical talent in last night's band concert. Mr. Bathum was awarded an unofficial "Greatest Conductor on Earth Award" from Madison parent.
Congratulations Mr. Bathum! We are grateful to have a wonderful teach like you here at Madison.
The Bulldogs Read list for 2013-2014 is out and kids can get started reading the 50 titles now to be entered into the competition for next school year! Each student at Madison is encouraged to read at least one Bulldogs Read book throughout the year.This list would be a great starting point for students to get some ideas for summer reading as well. Happy reading this summer!
Bulldogs Read List (Fountas & Pinnell Reading Level included)
Bulldogs Read List (Six Word Book Review included)
On Monday, June 3rd, Seattle Public Librarians Wally Bubelis (West Seattle branch), Ken Gollersrud (High Point branch), and Cheresse Thoeny (Southwest branch) visited Madison's library to talk with students about the Summer Reading Program through SPL. They challenged each student to read at least five books this summer to avoid that "summer slide" we all hear about. They also left kids with lots of great book recommendations to get them started reading this summer. Click on the links below for a list of books each librarian talked about.
Wally's Summer Reading List
Ken's Summer Reading List
Cheresse's Summer Reading List
Sixth graders got the chance to check out water and wildlife at Seward Park and glass art at the Chihuly Glass Museum both yesterday and today.
They were lucky enough to even get some pictures with Mr. Chihuly himself! What a wonderful way to end the week.
The Madison PTSA is forming a planning committee for the first-ever Madison Middle School fun run, tentatively planned for Fall 2013.
The first planning meeting is Thursday, June 6th at 7 pm at The Cask on Admiral. Please join us! We welcome your ideas, energy and creativity as we develop this new fundraising event. Can't make it but want to be included on future communications?
Email Loni at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a track pizza party this Friday the 30 in the dog pound during Advisory. Come celebrate our awesome season with your wonderful teammates!
This year, Madison students and staff checked out almost 16,000 books! Way to read, Madison! Sadly, this is the last week for book checkout through the library. All Madison library books are due back by this coming Monday, June 3.
So finish up the book you are currently reading, return it to the library and then make sure you’ve got your Seattle Public Library card so you can start checking out books from your local public library branch this summer.
Again, all books are due back to the Madison library by this coming Monday. Talk to Ms. Bell in the library if you have a special situation.
The Madison PTSA invites all current and incoming new students and their families to a potluck dinner at Madison Middle School on Wednesday, June 5, from 6 - 8 pm.
Current students will give tours and answer questions about student life, academics and what to expect at Madison. Parents of current students will help prepare you for navigating the world of middle school and to be a part of the Madison community.
Please bring a dish to share with others. Drinks will be provided.
RSVP here: https://www.justsurvey.me/4d6146bb636b
Do you know of a teacher who has made a difference? Or a volunteer who has gone that extra mile to help a student or the school?
Now is the time to write a short nomination for the PTSA Outstanding Teacher and Volunteer Awards. It doesn't take long and you'll be glad you did it. There are so many deserving teachers and volunteers that it often makes it difficult to choose only one. Please return nominations by May 22, 2013 to the Madison front office or to Lora Bunch at email@example.com.
Click here for Nomination form attached.
Madison is starting a clothing bank and needs your help. Please take a look through your closets and drawers for gently used, age (middle school) appropriate clothing to donate. We also need new undergarments (boys and girls) and sox. These need to be new packaged items.
This will go a long way to help our Madison school families in need. You can bring any items to the the Main office. If you have any questions, you can contact Mrs. Ferguson firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your support,
Madison Volunteer Coordinator
The below students who sold 25+ items in the cookie dough/tote bag sale this year plus, a couple of top sellers from last year that missed out due to the game truck scheduling, will be participating in the Games 2 You Truck fun on Friday June 7th from 12:30-2:15.
Winners, you will also be able to bring a friend to join in the fun with you. To insure your friend will be excused along with you on June 7th, please report his or her name to Jana in the main office by June 5th.
Grace Gunlogson, Raishad Woodiest, Alex Johnson, Cami Quade, Heckano Aklilu, Sofia Sallas, Chloe Simmons, Jaela Jinka, Maddy Wyse, Jack Rhea, Spencer Tazioli, Foster William, and Jordan Berridge-Green
Bring your family to SUPER SCIENCE NIGHT on May 22 from 6:30-8pm in the Madison Commons! This year Science Night will feature some way cool scientists from Seattle to teach you about bacteria, biotechnology, weather, owls & owl pellets, future of flight, and much more!
You can earn extra credit and win fun science prizes too. There will even be a Root Beer Float Bar!! Don’t miss the fun next Wednesday, May 22!
Congratulations to Madison 6th grader Sofie Phillips, one of 10 runners-up in Scholastic Book Clubs’ Survival Writing Contest! Sofie wrote a letter in the voice of a young woman accused of witchcraft in Salem.
Her historical fiction competed against 2,000 entries, submitted from student writers around the nation. Sofie will receive a ten-volume “Amazing Events in History” library from Scholastic Books.
Madison Middle School's spring book fair is coming up next week, Tuesday-Thursday (May 21st-23rd). This book fair will be hosted by University Book Store and will be set up on the main stage in the cafeteria. Students and families will be able to visit the book fair to purchase books during lunchtime on Wednesday and Thursday. The book fair will also be open during the Band Concert on Tuesday, May 21st and during Science Night on Wednesday, May 22nd.
Families can also order books online using the group code MMS at checkout (ubookstore.com). Along with a great selection of new books, there will also be some University of Washington items available for purchase for all of you Husky fans out there.
So mark your calendars for May 21st through May 23rd and plan on visiting the book fair on the main stage in the cafeteria.
Happy book shopping!
Click HERE to download a nomination form for the Golden Acorn Awards.
Family Climate Surveys will be taken May 21 - June 6 online or over the phone. For more information and details see this flyer...Family Climate Survey Flyer
As the weather gets warmer, you might be tempted to break out those summer outfits. Most summer attire is NOT appropriate for school and violates Madison dress code.
Here are a few reminders: leave the flip flops at home; skirt and short length must be THREE INCHES BEYOND the fingertips as they lay at one’s side; 3 inch straps at the shoulders are required; boys pants must fit a the waist and all shirts must cover the entire torso. There’s still a lot of school to happen. Keep the focus!
The last day to pre-order a yearbook is Thursday, May 9th. That is also your last chance to get your name stamped on it. This is the only way to guarantee you will have a yearbook.
When yearbooks are delivered in June, any extras will be available to purchase on a first come first served basis. 8th graders will get priority for these. These will cost $22.
MSP testing begins next week. Madison’s testing days will be Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Your attendance for these days is critical.
Please do not make any appointments during the morning hours, as we will be testing until 11am. Get lots of rest, eat a good breakfast, and be sure to arrive to school on time.
Because of the testing, Madison’s two hour early release next week has been cancelled on Wednesday May 1st.
Things to know for MSP:
- The testing will take place between 7:50am – 11:05am each testing day. The building will need to be quiet to give everyone the best opportunity for success.
- Cell phones and electronics are not allowed in the testing room. Please leave them in your locker during the testing period, or they will be held by your teacher if you bring them into the testing room.
- Bring a book to read once you have finished the test. Reading is the only activity allowed, so make sure you have reading material.
- Bring one or two #2 wooden pencils (not mechanical) and an eraser.
- On your testing days, we will be providing a snack for you. No outside snacks allowed.
- Do your best. Be confident in your ability. Trust yourself. Good luck!
ATTENTION: Next Wednesday, May 1st will NOT be an early release day due to MSP testing. Thank you in advance for making the appropriate accommodations for this day.
Spring Break is just around the corner, which means it’s time for a Spirit Week! Let’s head in to our break with a little school spirit fun.
- Wednesday, April 10th – Everyone’s favorite - Pajama Day! (this is the ONLY time pajamas are okay to wear to school)
- Thursday, April 11th – Twin Day
- Friday, April 12th – Show your Madison pride by wearing our school colors for Grade Level Color Day:
- 6th graders wear Bulldog Blue
- 7th graders Gold
- 8th graders wear White
Remember, for ALL spirit days, school dress code applies. Start planning your wardrobe!
Thank you in advance for your thoughts and input.
Washington's 2013 Letters About Literature Champions Announced!
In the contest promoted through some of the Humanities classes and the Madison Library we had three state semifinalists from the 7th grade and two from the 6th grade! 7th grader, Tahlia Hammer read a book by Sharon Draper, and wrote about Out of My Mind. Hailey Hirano read and wrote about a book titled, Ms. Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs. Ethan Kuhn read a book by Carl Dueker and wrote about his book titled, High Heat. In 6th grade, Marlee Bennett wrote about Sharon Draper's Out of My Mind and Erika Yoshino wrote about Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. Look for excerpts from their letters on display in the library soon!
Letters About Literature encourages young readers to write letters to their favorite authors. There were approximately 3,400 letters from Washington students that advanced to round 1 judging in the 2013 contest Tahlia, Hailey, and Ethan wrote letters that made it to the final round of judging (round 3) at the state level. Marlee and Erika's letters were among the 112 letters that moved on to round 3 state judging. The students will be acknowledged with a certificate for their award-winning letters. Congratulations Madison Readers and Writers!
Please mark your calendars for a very special evening of music, dancing, food and fun! Join us for Madison Middle School's first Jumpin' Jive Swing Dance on Friday, April 26, from 6pm-9pm in the Madison Commons.
The Madison Middle School Sr. Concert Band, Jazz Band and Sr. Orchestra, along with the West Seattle Big Band, will perform for your entertainment. There will be Vietnamese sandwiches, baked goods and snowcones for sale. Free swing dance lessons, raffles for great prizes and fun for everyone!
Bring the whole family! $10 per person, students/children free - all donations/proceeds benefit the Madison Music program.
They don’t call it March Madness for nothing! After the first full weekend of basketball games in the NCAA tournament, is your team still in the NCAA Tournament? There were a lot of upsets and surprises. Check the board in the main hallway to see how the tournament is progressing. The door decorating contest in on! Doors must be completed and hung by the start of school FRIDAY for judging. Good luck Everyone.
Congratulations!! The following students names were drawn and are the winners of the Cookies n Cream VIP party sponsored by Madison PTSA and Otis Spunkmeyer. This will take place in the commons Friday March 29th during advisory. We thank you students for your participation in the Cookie Dough sales and helping the PTSA to raise funds for Madison.
David Syrstad, James Goodwin, Ja'Niya Donaldson, Alan Chirino, Brynne Hunt, Kristina Carpio, Sam Logan-Warshaw, Andreas Stark, Xavier Douros, Alaina Turner, Alex Johnson, Ally Veenhuizen, Henry Chapman, Grant Matthews, Sofia Phillips, Madalyn Stewart, Erika Yoshiro, Lola Demurger, Isabella Strom, Anthony Coats, Bryanna Howery, Erin Conroy, Adele Arutunian, Angelo Guerrero, Peter Guyon.
Thanks again- Madison PTSA and Otis Spunkmeyer
There has been a change in the cost of yearbooks. For those who have already paid if you want your name on your yearbook it will cost you $3 more. Go and see Ms. Andreasen about that issue. For those who have not ordered your yearbook as of yet you will have two choices - $22 without your name or $25 with your name on the front cover. New order forms will come out shortly.
On Thursday March 28th Mr. Urdal's 8th grade students will go to the Museum of Flight and Ms. Quynn’s students will go to the Wing Luke Museum.
Then on Friday, April 26th, the students will switch and Mr. Urdal’s students will go to the Wing Luke Museum while Ms. Quynn’s students will go to the Museum of Flight.
Click HERE if you need another permission slip for Wing Luke.
HERE is the permission slip for Museum of Flight.
Congratulations to 6th Grader Ruby Whorton, 8th Graders, Sydney Dinnison, Michaela Coontz, Ariana Frigillana, Ngan Le, Lucas Lavoie, Michalska Rodriguez, and Andrei Hadley. Their artwork was selected to be on display at the Seattle Art Museum for the Seattle School District Art Show. Their work will be on display from now until May 13th in the main lobby of the museum. Join us at the art museum on Friday May 10th for Teen Night Out and the ceremony celebrating their art work! (See Ms. Baker with questions.)
Family Night is Tonight! Invite your family! It runs from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m in the Madison Commons. Let your Humanities teacher know if you will be attending with your family. Italian Sodas will be served!
Not only is Exploratory and Literacy Night this Thursday from 6:30 - 8:00pm, but it is also pi day!
You can earn a prize on Thursday by memorizing the most digits of this infinite, irrational number in your grade level. Go to this website - Pi-Trainer - to practice your skills before the big competition.
See your math teacher for more information!
If you can't figure out what to read next, try going to the RIYL (Read If You Like...) Wiki! It's a great source of readalike books listed by theme/topic/author, including some you may have never thought of before like Bromance (romance for boys) or Twisted Endings. http://riyl.wikispaces.com/
Last week’s 8th Grade Top Dogs were Tyler and Ariana!
Last Week’s 7th Grade G-Dog was Emily Cossette! Emily pursues excellence in all she does academically while always keeping a positive attitude and a kind smile for everyone!
Last week’s 6th Grade Dog Stars were Braeden Swanson and Chris Rudolph. Braeden is a hard worker. She goes above and beyond what is expected of her both academically and in the classroom community. Chris is a standout student when it comes to his academic performance. He has high standards for himself and has high strong follow through.
Have you set up your conference dates with your families? If you have not, please confirm your student-led conferencedates soon! March 27, April 3 or April 10. Be sure to ask your advisory teachers for the available openings!
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Last week’s 6th Grade Dog Stars were William Nobis and Cali Januto. William is an alert, attentive, and responsible learner. Cali shows perseverance and dedication to her own learning and is a great model for her peers.
Last week’s 7th Grade G-Dog was Angelo Tambagan. Angelo is studious and quiet but has a sense of humor that makes him likeable and popular with his peers. He is also respectful to adults, responsible with his school work, and helpful to his classmates.
Last week’s Blue Angel was Hamdi Dirye (pronounced ham-dee deer-ya). Hamdi is always a cheerful helpful and the first to volunteer for any job. She happily helps her classmates and is often one of the first raise her hands. She always puts in 110% effort. Keep up the good work, Hamdi!
Wednesday, March 6 is a district wide two hour early release day. School will be dismissed at 12:20 on Wednesday. There are no M.O.S.T. activities, including sports on early release days.
This March, we are so lucky to have four great authors coming to visit Madison Middle School to promote literacy and to share about their latest books being released. During assemblies on three separate days, students will have the opportunity to hear from these authors and ask questions about the writing process and their new books. We would love for parents to join us for these events as well. How cool for our students (and us!!) to be able to see and hear from authors up close and personal! There will also be a book seller on site so that students can purchase and take home a personally autographed book that day. Price sheets will be going home with students soon. See below for the list of authors, their featured books and book trailers, and the day the author event is happening. Hope you can join us for one or all of these days!
- PATRICK CARMAN, author of the popular Skeleton Creek and Dark Hills Divide series, is back with a new dystopian trilogy series entitled Pulse. We are so excited to have our first male author visiting Madison Middle School! (Visiting Wednesday, March 6th during 3rd period in the cafeteria)
- JESSICA BRODY, author of My Life Undecided and The Karma Club, is out with her first book in a new science fiction series entitled Unremembered, set in a world where science knows no boundaries, memories are manipulated, and true love can never be forgotten. Jessica visited Madison MS last year and was a huge hit! (Visiting on Thursday, March 7th during 6th period in the cafeteria)
- LISA MCMANN, author of Dead to You, is out with the third book in the new Infinity Ring series entitled The Trap Door. In this time travel adventure series, the year is now 1850 and the nation is divided over the issue of slavery. (Visiting with Jennifer Nielsen on Tuesday, March 12th during 6th period in the cafeteria)
- JENNIFER NIELSEN, the author of The False Prince, is releasing the sequel entitled The Runaway King, set in a kingdom on the brink of destruction with a king gone missing. The False Prince is going to be one of our Bulldogs Read books next year, so I can't wait to meet and hear from this author. (Visiting with Lisa McMann on Tuesday, March 12th during 6th period in the cafeteria)
Please join us for the next Madison Family Night on Thursday, March 14, from 6:30-8 p.m.
The evening’s theme is “The World is Text.” Sponsored by the Humanities and Exploratory Departments, the event will spotlight all the ways in which people use literacy skills in the 21st century. After enjoying a variety of student performances in the cafeteria, you’ll have the opportunity to choose between a number of hands-on activities or workshops.
Come write a poem and/or create art inspired by poetry. Play language and geography games. Learn how to make a difference in the world through social action and community service. Discover intriguing books to add to your reading list. Hear the latest about social media from the experts – our kids! Check out great projects created by students in the Unified Art and Multimedia classes. Learn the ins and outs of Writer’s Workshop and how you can support your writer at home.
Please return the RSVP form to your student’s Humanities teacher so that we can purchase enough snacks for everybody. We look forward to celebrating literacy with all of you!
Are you interested in joining the Bulldog Track Team this year? If so, get your paper work turned in! The necessary paperwork can be picked up in the main office or found on Madison’s Website, under “athletics.”
The first practice will be on March 7th. Practices begin in Mr. Urdal’s room (L204) at 2:45. Bring clothes and shoes appropriate for working out in sunny or rainy weather. Track is a no cut sport, so if you are interested in running, competing, getting in shape, or just want to be part of an amazing team, turn your paperwork into the main office by March 7th.
HONK JR.” Live! Is coming soon to a theatre near you! Auditions for Madison’s Spring Musical will be held Wednesday, March 6th from 12:30-4:30pm. Rehearsals will be Tuesdays and Thursdays after school from March until May. Stop by the YMCA office or the main office to pick up a permission slip. This completed and signed form must be brought to the audition in order to participate.
Students will be asked to read a scene and sing a song from the show. Materials for auditions will be provided the day of auditions.
M.O.S.T. after school activities begin on Monday, February 25! Check the roster posted outside the YMCA office in the Commons to see if you made it into your first choice! Activities run from 2:30 to 4:15 Monday through Thursday. There are no afterschool activities on Fridays or Early Release days.
Early estimates are that we raised approximately $22,000! Included in this amount is the fund-an-item for Technology at Madison, which raised over $6000 thanks to the dream team - Mr. Gerston, Ms. Isaacson, and Mr. Rubio! These three teachers shared personal stories and observations of how technology purchased with PTSA donations keeps students engaged and learning. A special thank you to Mr. Rubio for donating back a prize basket he won to raise more money for all the students at Madison!
The second HUGE thank you goes to Mr. Meltzer and his 6th period math class. These games were some of the most popular making Mr. Meltzer the hardest working dealer all evening. Kudos to Mr. Meltzer and his students for making probability both educational and fun for everyone!
So many families, teachers, and staff contributed to Casino Night. They donated experiences, door prizes, and auction items. They made desserts, decorated the hall, volunteered at the event, and cleaned up at the end of the evening. The 150 people who purchased tickets and all the volunteers that made it happen all see the vision and importance that Madison community has on our students. They understand that we need to do what it takes to make it possible for every student to learn.
We would like to recognize the volunteers who made Casino Night possible:
Madison Teachers and Staff
Behind the Scenes and Day of Volunteers
This will be the second Saturday sign up day! If you are a 7th or 8th grader and have not signed up yet, come to school on Feb. 9, from 11:00am to 12:30 pm and sign up for your College Bound Scholarships!!!!
Congratulations to Ryan Nakatani and Cameron Tanyi for winning the drawing for Perfect Attendance for January! They will both be receiving 2 tickets to the Seattle Symphony for them and a guest. We will be drawing again for February for Symphony Tickets so you have a chance to win! Keep up the great attendance!”
Chinese New Year is coming on Feb 10. This is the Year of the Snake. New Year is the most important holiday of the year for Vietnamese and Chinese families. Everyone who can go home, does go home. Special foods that symbolize health, wealth and happiness are prepared for new year. Everyone cleans their home and goes to the temple to pray.
This Friday is “Eat Lunch with Your Child Day”. Invite a special adult to eat with you and get to know your friends.
CLICK HERE if you need to download the permission slip for the Seattle Aquarium. Sixth Graders will be attending this field trip on Friday, February 22nd, 2013.
The lunchroom is selling Izze and V-Fusion drinks during lunch at the cash machine for $1.00. Cash only and no $20.00 please.
PE T-shirts will be sold during all three lunches next week on Tuesday and Wednesday. $5.00 cash or check.
Register today to take part in the activities, tour the UW campus, and learn about the College of Engineering.
While both days are open to all, each day has a primary focus:
Friday April 26, 2013: Grades 4-8
Saturday, April 27, 2013: Grades 9-12
Ongoing updates about the event will be posted here:
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
Jessica Perkins (206-543-1770) in the Student Academic Services office.
PE t-shirts for 2nd semester PE students will be sold next week during lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday $5.00!
This week’s 6th grade Dog Stars are Ruby Phillip and Adam Wayss.
Ruby is a strong leader with Penny Harvest as well as academics and peer support in the classroom.
7th Grade’s Blue Angel this week is Tyler Lam. Tyler is kind, considerate and a diligent student. In small groups he is an involved motivated team member. Tyler is always developing himself to be the best he can be. He brings refreshing insights to his class work and projects. Tyler could win an award for “Most Polite”!
This week’s 7th grade G-Dog is Tess Carden. Tess is super responsible, highly motivated, and cares about others around her. She is unafraid to question, which leads to consistently thorough work.
8th Grade Top Dogs this week are Andres Schiller and Madison Brodahl.
Andrew is a hard worker and a great role model for his peers. He works well with anybody, gives input to class discussions, and asks great questions that further the learning of himself and his classmates. He is also very helpful, always lending a hand in class, at home and in his community.
6th Grade Dog Stars this week are Turner Mead and Lola Demurger.
7th Grade Blue Angel this week is Selam Russom.
7th Grade’s pick for G-Dog this week is Vincent Tran.
8th Grade Top Dogs this week are Holden Watkins and Erica Bower.
Attention Students – ASB is looking for participants who wish to help us celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King and his dream for equality and respect. If you would like to perform in the assembly on January 25th – reading a poem, speech, quotes, singing, dancing, or some other act, audition for a spot. Your act should connect to our theme of equality and respect. Auditions will be held on Friday, January 18th and Tuesday January 22nd during lunches. These are the ONLY two days you can audition for the assembly. Individuals and groups welcome. Report to Mrs. Swiftney on the stage.
The Madison PTSA is investigating whether there is enough interest to start an after-school Chinese class. The first step is to determine the number of students who are interested. This is a parent-funded class, held once a week, probably on Wednesday. It would begin in February and would run through the end of the school year. The estimated cost is somewhere in the $15/session range, the final cost depends on how many children sign up.
If you are interested in your child learning Chinese after-school then please email email@example.com. In the email include the number of years your child has been studying Chinese, if any, and if you are able to help John in any way, please add that to your email.
The school Geography Bee was held on Monday, Jan. 14th. The top three finalists were:
- Jason Jonson – 3rd place
- Grant Matthews – 2nd place
- Andy Chin – 1st place
8th Grade Top Dogs this week are Dominic Fanucchi and Sidney Watts. Dominic is a great team player. He always carries his load while working in a group and comes to class prepared. Dominic is an avid reader.
After the Penny Harvest penny drive and Choice Activity fundraiser we totaled our pennies and we blew our old collection record out of the water! Approximately $1,000 was collected by Madison Middle School to help local non-profits. The 6th grade will be celebrating their collection win with a popsicle party, and Mr. Jenner’s advisory class wins a pizza party and trophy!
Way to go Bulldogs!
Click HERE to find out ways you can help.
Also, there is a planning meeting tomorrow evening, Tuesday January 8th at 7:00pm, in the library. See you there!
School resumes today, Monday January 7th, after two weeks of a restful holiday.
Information on Casino Night:
What is Casino Night? A great way to mingle with other Madison parents and staff while raising money for a great cause. Participants gamble with play/fake chips so you can try your luck, risk free, at black jack, craps, Texas hold'em, red dog, Caribbean stud, and roulette, without losing any real money. A black jack table with celebrity dealers will be an event highlight - come meet our celebrity guests!
The event ticket covers the cost of appetizers, door prizes, and four hours of entertainment. The PTSA raises money through raffles, a silent auction, drinks,and most importantly , your generous donations. Our amazing team of volunteers promises an evening of fun and lots of surprises! Whether you are a high roller or a small potato gambler, come unwind and mingle while supporting our great school.
Don't miss out! Please return your RSVP by mail, or drop it off in Madison's front office, before January 15th to take advantage of the lower $60 per person ticket price.
After January 15th tickets go up to $70. If you have any questions, please contact the two co-chairs:
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- Zoe is filled with enthusiasm in class and takes a genuine delight in learning
- Sophia is a quiet leader, she is positive and always meets or exceeds expectations.
- Khalid is curious and is always making connections in his learning. He also self advocates for his own learning.
- Travers is a very insightful student who elevates the level of discussion in any class he is in.
Enjoy your time with family and friends. We’ll see you next year, on January 7th, 2013!
Madison Middle School tours will occur in February. Tour dates are not yet set.
CLICK HERE for the Early Enrollment information form.
Madison Casino Night invitations have gone out. Please return your RSVP to reserve your tickets today!
Whether you are a high roller or a small potato gambler, come have fun and mingle - proceeds support Madison.
Our biggest fundraiser of the year promises to be a festive, adults-only evening to socialize with other Madison families, teachers and staff. Enjoy gourmet food, wine, beer, non-alcoholic drinks, raffles, prizes and entertainment for everyone. Try your luck at blackjack, roulette, craps, Texas hold’em, red dog, or check out our celebrity VIP blackjack table.
CLICK HERE TO RSVP!
Click HERE for the Procurement Form
Monday is Husky vs. Cougar Day!
Who is the better Washington college? The UW or WSU or Seattle U? Wear your Purple and Gold or sport your Crimson and Gray. Red and White works for Seattle U.
Tuesday is Soccer Day
Wednesday is Basketball Day
Thursday is Baseball Day
And you guessed it….Friday is WHACKY FAN DAY!!!
This week’s 7th Grade Blue Angel is Cole Rupert! Cole is happy to go the extra mile, from putting extra effort into his classwork to helping out a classmate. He know how to both work hard and play hard!
This week’s G-Dog is Josh Carver! Josh is enthusiastic about learning and eager to do his best! Josh sets a great example for his classmates!
8th Grade Top Dogs Ulysses Lowe! Ulysses is polite, cooperative, hardworking and is happy to help out the group!
6th Grade will double up their students of the week next week due to a Field Trip to the King Tut Exhibit today.
The fundraising totes and cookie dough will be available for pick up in the gym from 2-6pm. We highly recommend that if your student sold 4 or more tubs of cookie dough and, if they ride the bus or walk home, they should make arrangements to be picked up Tuesday afternoon. There is no storage space at Madison for the cookie dough.
Thank you to all the family volunteers, teachers, staff, and students who made the Madison Cookie Dough/Totes fundraiser a huge success. We raised approximately $27,000 total and over $11,300 for Madison. This funds ASB activities at Madison and is 20% of our yearly PTSA budget.
- From SPS
Thursday, December 6th - Basketball game at 4:30! Students must have a signed permission slip from parents in order to stay and cheer for Madison Bulldogs. Permission slips were handed out during all three lunches on Wednesday. We will not allow students to enter the gym without this permission slip. Ne Exceptions.
Friday is “Eat Lunch with your Student” Day at Madison. Invite your parent, guardian or favorite adult to join you for lunch on Friday. They can bring their lunch, bring you a special lunch, or buy lunch in Madison’s cafeteria.
Q & A with Principal Carlisle
Tuesday, December 11th
7:15-8:00am in the Madison Library
Madison Parents and guardians - please come join our Principal Mr. Carlisle for an informal question and answer session. Coffee, tea and a light snack will be provided.
No after school activities on early release days.
December PTSA meeting
Come and see what your PTSA is doing for the Madison community. Everyone is welcome - parents, guardians, Madison teachers and staff.
Hope to see you there!
Madison MS Winter Concert