MES Weekly Newsletter

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Dates for Your Calendar

 

June 20th        Juneteenth (No School)

June 21st        Kindergarten Move Up Celebration

June 22nd        Last day of school (Half Day) 11:35 End of Day

June 26, 2-3 pm        Garden Work Party

__________________________________________________________________No Lunch on Last Day of School

No lunches will be served on the last day of school.

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 Back to School Supplies (We need your help)

As many of you know, Madison is the only school in the Olympia School District that provides Back to School student supplies at no cost to all our students. We have been able to do this with the generous support of community members, local businesses and organizations, and parents. Even during this Covid year when so many of our families found themselves in a trying financial situation, we were able to provide free school supplies to our students.

Madison very much hopes to once again provide free school supplies to all our students when they return to school in September, but we have not been able to reach our usual goal for donations. This is where we need your help.

To help reach our goal, a Madison Wish List has been created on Amazon for community members to browse and select items they wish to purchase for our students. If you are able to support Madison’s “Adopt-a-Grade” program, please consider using this Amazon Wish List for your donation. You may also share the Madison Wish List with family, friends, or your employer. Here’s the link to the Madison Wish List >>> Madison Wish List (or https://a.co/dHgGbUW).

If you would like to support Madison’s “Adopt-a-Grade” program but prefer not to use Amazon, you may make a monetary donation by check. (Checks payable to “Madison Elementary School” with “Adopt-a-Class'' in the memo line.) An entire student set of basic Back to School supplies for one class will usually cost around $500 ($1000 for an entire grade), which averages out to only about $20 per student. Alternatively, if you prefer, you may purchase student supply items elsewhere and then deliver those supplies to Madison.

A list of the number of student Back to School Supplies needed for each grade level can be found here: Link to Supply List.

Thank you for your continued support, and do let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Domenico Spatola-Knoll

Principal, Madison Elementary School

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PTO Year in Review

Take a look at this video to see all the wonderful things we’ve done this year! Thanks to all the volunteers and community partners who made it happen. Happy summer!

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Welcome PTO Board Members!

We held our annual elections last week and welcomed a new executive board! Here are our new PTO leaders:

President ~ Whitney Bowerman

Vice President ~ Hannah Middlebrook

Secretary ~ Jane Wall

Treasurer ~ Leslie Shahan

AND our Garden Coordinator is Mike Taylor, and our Staff Liaison is Julie Gibbs.

To contact the PTO, please email: [email protected].

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Garden Work Party, June 26, 2-3 pm

We’re meeting on June 26th from 2-3 pm. We need 5 volunteers! No experience or tools necessary. If interested, please contact Mike Taylor at [email protected].

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Summer Garden Help Needed

The school year is ending, but the garden will grow all summer! If you’d like to spend some time outdoors (and maybe bring your student to play on the playground with other friends!), please consider helping to tend the garden over summer break. If interested, please contact Mike Taylor at [email protected].

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Class Lists for 2022-23

Due to uncertainty over classroom configurations and staffing , class lists will not be finalized until September.

Student numbers have been in decline district-wide since the start of COVID. This school year enrollment was down by 500 students district-wide. Projections for next year show a decrease of around 700 fewer students over previous years. Madison has not been immune from the impacts of this declining enrollment. From a pre-COVID high of over 250 students, we are expecting enrollment to hover around the 190 mark in the fall. Washington state allocates teaching staff based on student enrollment. This means that Madison will see a reduction in staff by two classrooms in the fall. As a result of this reduction, Madison will have to create one 1st/2nd and one 4th/5th split. Based on current numbers and projections, we would see class sizes of 21 students in the lower grades and class sizes of 24 students in upper grades. No class will start the school year in overload.

_________________________________________________________Anonymous Tip Line

As a reminder, the Olympia School District has an anonymous tip line that allows students or families to report safety concerns to school officials 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Tips can be shared by phone at (360) 529-0938, as well as by text, email or on the Vector Solutions website. More information is available on flyers posted in OSD schools and on the OSD website.

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Can Social Emotional Learning Continue over Summer Break? YES!

Check out the link below for useful resources that can help your student(s) build awareness and skills in managing emotions, setting goals, establishing relationships, and making responsible decisions that support success in school and in life.

Washington SEL Implementation Brief: For Parents and Families

_________________________________________________________ Useful Links

OSD 2021-22 Calendar >>> OSD 2021-22 Calendar

Office Reader Board (Live feed) >>> Madison Office Reader Board

YouTube >>> Madison Lion Cubs

Facebook >>> Madison Lion Cubs Facebook Page

Website >>> https://madison.osd.wednet.edu/

PTO Facebook >>> Madison PTO Facebook Page

PTO Website >>> https://madisonlioncubs.org/ 

Transportation / Bus Info >>>  (360) 596-7700

Family Resource Request Form >>> Family Resource Request Form

Amazon Wish List >>> Madison Amazon Wish List

Donate to Student Supplies Budget (Online) >>> Online Donation Form

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Contact Info

School Address >>> 1225 Legion Way SE., Olympia WA 98501

School Office >>>  (360) 596-6300

Secretary (Jodi Cox) >>> [email protected] 

Student Absence / Tardy Line >>> (360) 596- 6303

Staff Directory >>> Staff Directory

Counselor (Denise Hammer) >>> [email protected]

Family Liaison (Angelina Wood) >>> [email protected]

Family Resource Request Form >>> Family Resource Request Form

School Principal (Mr. DSK) >>> [email protected]

Special Education (Heather Muske) >>> [email protected]

 

  

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 [email protected]. 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 [email protected]. 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.