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Dates for Your Calendar

December 20th - 31st No School - Winter Break

 


 

OSD 2021-22 Calendar

Here’s the link to the OSD 2021-22 Calendar>>> OSD 2021-22 Calendar

 


HOLIDAY GIVING TREE

Madison Elementary School is pleased to coordinate our second annual Giving Tree gift card program.

Open to all Madison families, the Giving Tree program supports families during the holiday season.

This year, participating families will receive gift cards from either Fred Meyer, Target, Walmart, Amazon, or Safeway to assist them with their holiday shopping needs.


Families interested in PARTICIPATING in the Giving Tree program are encouraged

to complete a confidential Giving Tree Request Form or email Angelina Wood

at awood@osd.wednet.edu with any questions about the program.

 

 

 


GIFT CARD DRIVE

Madison families and community members are invited to support this program with gift cards! Please consider purchasing a $25 gift card from Fred Meyer, Target, Walmart, Amazon, or Safeway. You can drop gift cards off at the Madison office or mail them to the school.

If mailing, please address to Madison Elementary Giving Tree, 1225 Legion Way SE, Olympia, WA 98501

 

We ask that all donated gift cards be received by Friday, December 10.

 

Please contact Angelina Wood at awood@osd.wednet.edu or 360-596-6321 with questions about gift card giving or receiving.

Thank you so much for your support!

 

 

 


Welcome Back Former VOA Families!

The Madison school community is happy to welcome back many of our students who started the school year at the VOA. In case you missed it, here’s a link to the New/Returning Student Information (At a Glance Guide) sent to our returning families last week>>> New/Returning Student Information (At a Glance Guide).

 


Panorama Survey

It’s time to tell us what’s important. Your voice matters! Please take 15 minutes to complete this online survey(link below). The data we collect from this survey will ensure that the district, and our schools are meeting students’ needs. It will inform educational practices as well as the way we communicate with and provide services for children and families.

 

Your answers are anonymous, Use the link below or look for the QR code flyer in your child’s backpack this week!

 

https://surveys.panoramaed.com/olympiawa/family/surveys?language=en 

 

You will be prompted to choose Madison from the drop down menu of schools. You can also choose to take the survey in a different language (Spanish, Vietnamese, or Arabic)

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts with us!

 


Things to do around the town

Arts Walk 50th Anniversary Exhibit

Estuarium Orca Exhibit

Lovely Winter Fest

Windham Hill's Winter Solstice at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts

Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic for Kids 5-11 @ Capital Mall by Spencer's

Rainier Washington "The Biggest Little Christmas Town"

https://olympia-wa.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/request-toys.aspx


 

Wet Weather Ahead

Thank you to the many community members who have graciously donated rain and cold weather coats to our school.  We hope you remember to dress your kids appropriately for each day, but as we know, Mother Nature has a mind of her own and often changes the weather hourly.  If you student should forget their jacket, we have some that are available.  Please remember to stay dry and warm.

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Open Position with the PTO

We are still looking for a volunteer to join our executive board. We need a full board to continue our organization into next year. No experience necessary! If you’re interested, please contact the PTO at madisonlionsPTO@gmail.com. Even if you’d just like to know more, we’d love to chat with you!

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Questions?

Our teachers, school staff, and principal, are always happy to answer your questions, or to hear your feedback and suggestions

 

It is a good idea to always contact your child’s teacher first if you have a question or concerns about your child’s schooling. You can find the contact information for your child’s teacher by using the Staff Directory which can be found here>>> Staff Directory, or by hitting the “Reply” button from any email communication you have already received from your child’s teacher.

 

You may also call the front office at (360) 596-6300 if you need to leave a voice message, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with the school principal.

Madison’s Science Expo has been moved to March 14. We will continue to have after school work nights every Thursday until expo. If you have any questions about our Science Expo please email Mrs. Martin or Aimee at madisonscienceexpo@gmail.com. The remaining supplies will be delivered this week. Thank you for your continued patience this year!

November 2021

Madison’s Science Expo has been moved to March 14. We will continue to have after school work nights every Thursday until expo. If you have any questions about our Science Expo please email Mrs. Martin or

November 2021

Aimee at madisonscienceexpo@gmail.com. The remaining supplies will be delivered this week. Thank you for your continued patience this year!
September 9 First Day of School for Preschool and Kindergarten
September 9 First Day of School for Preschool and Kindergarten

When to Return Your Child to School after having had a Fever

Students should not return to school until 24 hours after the fever is gone and the child feels well enough to participate in normal activities. Follow this link for OSD communication regarding when a child should return to school after an illness >>> WHEN SHOULD CHILDREN STAY HOME?

OSD SPECIAL EDUCATION PTO MEETING

 

WHEN:  Wednesday, February 19th 6:00-7:30

WHERE: 111 Bethel Street NE Room # 202

TOPIC:  Social Emotional Learning.  Kris Norelius, OSD’s Social Emotional Program Specialist, will highlight the fundamentals of SEL and emphasize the importance of developing these skills in our students.  We will have the opportunity to practice some teaching methods and take home resources for more information. Child Care will be provided

CONTACT: Erika Krupp at (360) 705-6497

OSD SPECIAL EDUCATION PTO MEETING

 

WHEN:  Wednesday, February 19th 6:00-7:30

WHERE: 111 Bethel Street NE Room # 202

TOPIC:  Social Emotional Learning.  Kris Norelius, OSD’s Social Emotional Program Specialist, will highlight the fundamentals of SEL and emphasize the importance of developing these skills in our students.  We will have the opportunity to practice some teaching methods and take home resources for more information. Child Care will be provided

CONTACT: Erika Krupp at (360) 705-6497

OSD SPECIAL EDUCATION PTO MEETING

 

WHEN:  Wednesday, February 19th 6:00-7:30

WHERE: 111 Bethel Street NE Room # 202

TOPIC:  Social Emotional Learning.  Kris Norelius, OSD’s Social Emotional Program Specialist, will highlight the fundamentals of SEL and emphasize the importance of developing these skills in our students.  We will have the opportunity to practice some teaching methods and take home resources for more information. Child Care will be provided

CONTACT: Erika Krupp at (360) 705-6497

Madison Student Supplies (Adopt a Class)

As many of you know, Madison is the only school in the Olympia School District that provides Back to School supplies at no cost to all our students. We are able to do this by generous contributions in the form of supplies or monetary donations. To get a head start on fundraising for September’s School Supplies, a Madison Wish List has been created on Amazon for community members to browse and select items they wish to purchase for our students. Madison provides school supplies to all new students who enroll throughout the year. You can help provide school supplies for all our new students and also for our Adopt a Class program by checking out the Madison Wish List at http://a.co/8PPiCMC . Please contact the principal if you have any questions about Madison’s Adopt a Class program.

Madison Student Supplies (Adopt a Class)

As many of you know, Madison is the only school in the Olympia School District that provides Back to School supplies at no cost to all our students. We are able to do this by generous contributions in the form of supplies or monetary donations. To get a head start on fundraising for September’s School Supplies, a Madison Wish List has been created on Amazon for community members to browse and select items they wish to purchase for our students. Madison provides school supplies to all new students who enroll throughout the year. You can help provide school supplies for all our new students and also for our Adopt a Class program by checking out the Madison Wish List at http://a.co/8PPiCMC . Please contact the principal if you have any questions about Madison’s Adopt a Class program.

SPECIAL EDUCATION PTO MEETING:

For Any Parents and School District Staff interested!

 

WHEN: Wednesday, March 18th at 6:00-7:30 pm

WHERE: 111 Bethel Street NE Room # 202

TOPIC: Assistive Technology in the Classroom and at Home

CONTACT: Erika Krupp 360-705-6497

Child care provided.

SPECIAL EDUCATION PTO MEETING:

For Any Parents and School District Staff interested!

 

WHEN: Wednesday, March 18th at 6:00-7:30 pm

WHERE: 111 Bethel Street NE Room # 202

TOPIC: Assistive Technology in the Classroom and at Home

CONTACT: Erika Krupp 360-705-6497

Child care provided.