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Dates for Your Calendar

School Days        Library Pick Up, 11:30-1:00

Monday, 22nd  Cohort A for 1st and 2nd grade start

Tuesday, 23rd  Cohort B for 1st and 2nd grade start

Mask Lanyards from the PTO

Hello K, 1st, 2nd grade Hybrid Madison Families!

Your child will soon be receiving a Mask Lanyard from the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).  A Mask Lanyard allows you to simply connect the hooks of the lanyard on any type of mask. The face mask lanyard will keep your child's mask close by and convenient throughout the school day. Instead of folding up their masks into their pockets or laying it on their desks, the lanyard clips will keep their masks clean and available.

The lanyards are adult size, but you are able to tie a knot in the back, to adjust to the proper length.  Shorter lanyards are currently being ordered for future distribution.  If you need a replacement, just ask your child’s teacher!

**When grades 3-5 hybrid students return to our school building, they will also get a mask lanyard to use.

ROAR Alert!

Hello Madison Lion Cub Families! As we start to transition to our hybrid and distance learning models, we want to include  ALL students in celebrating our school expectations, whether at home or in the building. Do you know a student who is Always Respectful, Always Responsible, and Always Really, Really Safe?! Give them a ROAR Alert! Nominated Students will be selected in a random drawing each week for recognition of their effort to be an amazing Madison Lion Cub. Parents, guardians, and school staff can all submit their nominations. Use this easy Google Form: ROAR Alert! Student Nomination or email the counselor at dhammer@osd.wednet.edu.

Things around town to do….

Children’s Dental Health Month (Free services for families with kids enrolled in Apple Health insurance.  Information can be found here>>>  http://crhn.org/pages/oral-health/

Afternoon STEAM Camp @ Hands On Children's Museum

Information can be found here >>>https://www.hocm.org/steam-camp/

Salmon Talk with Research Scientist, Marisa Litz 02/25/2021

Information can be found here >>>https://www.experienceolympia.com/event/salmon-talk-with-research-scientist-marisa-litz/8626/

Madison Reads Together: A Cozy Afternoon with Friends

Zoom Madison Family Literacy Event

Please join us via Zoom on Thursday, March 11, for a Madison Family Literacy Event. You will be able to wave at your friends from all grade levels, listen to Mr. DSK read a story, show everyone what book you are reading, win prizes and settle in for a cozy read with all of your Madison friends and their families.

 

Here is how to get ready for the event:

1.    Help everyone in your family find a good book.

2.    Put on your pajamas or cozy clothes.

3.    Create a cozy place to read.

4.    Make some hot chocolate and/or a special snack.

 

We will be giving each student a hot chocolate packet for the event. If you are in hybrid, your teacher will send it home. If you are remote, stop by Madison and pick yours up.

 

This event will be on Zoom at 3:00 on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Hope to see you there.

The Zoom Link: https://osd111.zoom.us/j/81965496922?pwd=NzZviaEFZM3VRbm5pVGcrbWczdy9WZz09

Request for OSD Transportation (***ALL NEW FORM***)

As we prepare to welcome more students back to in-person learning, we ask parents/guardians who plan to have their student(s) participate in on-site hybrid classes to complete the online form to request bus transportation if needed. In order to best accommodate physical distancing on our school buses, we encourage families, if possible, to provide their own transportation. Please complete one form for each student enrolled who needs transportation.

As a reminder, transfer students with approved waivers do not receive district transportation. This is the responsibility of the parent/legal guardian. Thank you.

Library

Library books will be distributed during packet pick up and also daily from 11:30 - 1:00. Books will be in bags on a cart by the main doors. Once students are in hybrid, books will be delivered to classroom teachers to distribute. Returns can be made anytime to the blue bins by the doors. Need help with fine forgiveness? We have $ for that! Email evroman@osd.wednet.edu.  

Library lessons are posted in Schoology Monday mornings for the week. They can be completed at your convenience.

Read Across America Week is coming up!

  • Monday, March 1st: Silly Outfit
  • Tuesday, March 2nd: Famous American, singer, inventor, educator, celebrity
  • Wednesday, March 3rd: Influential athlete day, sports team wear
  • Thursday, March 4th:  Cultural celebration day, dress to represent your culture or town
  • Friday, March 5th: Favorite color day

Empowered Parents Raise Empowered Children

When: February 23rd 5:30-6:00

Presenters:  Gayle Luce, School Counselor at Hansen Elementary & Taryn Tessneer, School Counselor at LP Brown Elementary

Description:

Are you feeling stuck in a cycle of negative interactions with your child? Join elementary counseling staff Gayle Luce and Taryn Tessneer for tips and strategies for empowered parenting.  Boost your ability to understand your child's social development and behavior from infancy to adolescence.  Learn options for responding in positive ways to challenging situations.  This discussion will focus on restoring balance in your relationship and sharing practical activities you can try right away.

Via this zoom link:

Empowered Parents Raise Empowered Children

This presentation will be recorded separately for additional access.

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. (You may email the school principal directly by hitting the “Reply” button to this email.)


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!
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!
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.