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Dates for Your Calendar

June            Pride Month

June 15         PTO meeting at 6:30 via zoom

June 19         Juneteenth

June 22         Last Day of School (Half Day, no lunch served)

OSD 2021-22 Calendar

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

Last Day of School Dismissal Time

Please note that the last day of school, Tuesday June 22nd, your student will have a “half day”.  Your student will be out of school at 11:45 AM.  (Start time will remain the same.)

Summer School

Olympia School District is offering FREE summer school for students in grades K-5, who need additional support to meet grade level standards in reading. Classes will be both computer-based instruction with some in-person support. Summer school will be Mondays through Thursdays from July 6 to July 30. Register online before June 25, 2021, by completing the Elementary 2021 Summer School Application. Questions may be directed to the Elementary Summer School Principal, Brandon Todd King, btking@osd.wednet.edu.

Thank you Olympia Capital Centennial Rotary

Olympia Capital Centennial Rotary reached out to the principal, Mr. DSK, with a grant proposal that would bring a $2000 collection of books for our school library. This weekend Mr. DSK met with several members of Olympia Capital Centennial Rotary to accept the collection of books for our school library. The carefully curated collection of books has titles which reflect the cultural diversity of our students, Furthermore, the titles will also, “expand students' access to books about art...help the kids build their self-esteem, self-expression, and [provide] books with stories of Inclusion and Equity.” We are excited to have such a great addition of books to our school library and we are so looking forward to our students checking these books out and using them as read aloud stories as an important part of our SEL instruction next year. Thank you Olympia Capital Centennial Rotary.

 

New West Olympia Library

Do you need books for your child to read over the summer? There is a new Timberland Regional Library location at the Capital Mall! You can check out books and DVDs and access computers right there at the mall. Check it out!

Student Transfers (Out of Area/District Transfer Requests)

Any student desiring to attend or continue to attend school in the Olympia School District, outside of their regular attendance area shall apply for a transfer. The Executive Director of Elementary Education and the Executive Director of Secondary Education will accept names for the waitlist as outlined on the Olympia School District Student Transfers page.

YOU’RE INVITED! LAST PTO MEETING THIS TUESDAY, JUNE 15

Come celebrate our last meeting of the year! We’ll meet via zoom on Tuesday, June 15 at 6:30 pm. Click this link to join. We will be holding officer elections and reviewing our survey results. Consider joining the PTO board! We have openings for at LEAST Secretary and President. No experience necessary, and any parent or caregiver is welcome. If interested, please email the board: Kristin Kaphan (kristin.kaphan@gmail.com), Tara Wickham (taralynn11@gmail.com), Miriam Hathaway (miriam.hathaway@gmail.com), and Sheena Pietzold (sheena.pietzold@gmail.com).

ROAR Alert!

Hello Madison Lion Cub Families! 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.

All ROAR Alert! Nominations this week were from Mrs. Jones’ class. They are: Robin, Chase, Sophia, and Lillian C. Great work! Next week is our last announcement. Click on this link to watch the ROAR Alert! 

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-Class” 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-Class” 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 $400 ($800 for an entire grade), which averages out to 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

Notes from the Nurse

If your student has a medication at school, please pick it up before the end of the year.  If your student requires medication or special health planning at school next year, a copy of the necessary paperwork will be emailed to you at the end of June.  If you do not receive the email, all of the paperwork may be found on the district’s website via the following actions: Departments--Health & Fitness--Health Services and then scroll down to find the desired forms.  It has been a pleasure getting to know your students these past few months!  I have really enjoyed my time here at Madison and I will look forward to seeing their shining faces in the fall. 

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!
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.