Jog-a-Thon Schedule – Friday, October 21st

This year’s Jog-a-Thon is scheduled for Friday, October 21st.  Pledge envelopes have been sent home so hopefully your student is starting to collect pledges and prepare for the big day. The year’s theme is Healthy Minds and Healthy Bodies. The students will jog during the following schedule:
Friday, 10/21 at Madrona Playfield

Kindergarten
10:35-Transition to Park
10:45-11:05- Jogging (20 mins)
11:05-11:20- Snack/Water
11:20- Transition to School

1st Grade
11:05- Transition to Park
11:15-11:35- Jogging (20 mins)
11:35-11:50 Snack/Water
11:50- Transition to School

2nd Grade
11:30- Transition to Park
11:40- 12:05- Jogging (25 mins)
12:05-12:20-Snack/Water
12:20- Transition to School

3rd Grade
12:00- Transition to Park
12:10-12:35- Jogging (25 mins)
12:35-12:50- Snack/Water
12:50- Transition to School

4th/5th Grade
12:35-Transition to Park
12:45-1:15- Jogging (30 mins)
1:15-1:30- Snack/Water
1:30- Transition to School

Middle School – 6th Period
1:20- Transition to Park
1:30-2:05- Jogging (35 mins)
2:05-2:15- Snack/Water
2:15- Transition to School for dismissal
If you can volunteer, please contact Armando Paz at vcmadronak8@gmail.com.

The first general meeting of the year

Last night, the PTSA held its first general meeting in the school library. General meetings are on the third Wednesday of every month, and all members of the Madrona K-8 community are welcome and encouraged to attend.

We discussed the introduction of the Positive Behavior Incentive Support initiative, Panther Paws, services provided by Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, the after school program, community-building, and committee reports. The meeting’s minutes are available here.

A visit from some special guests

On September 9th, students received three surprise visitors: School Board President Betty Patu, Superintendent Larry Nyland, and US Senator Patty Murray. Principal McDaniel and Vice Principal Cross showed Senator Murray our classrooms, where Senator Murray read to some students.

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Kindergarten Popsicle’s in the Park

Image result for popsiclesMadrona K-8 will be providing popsicles in the Madrona Park and Playfield for incoming kindergaten’s on Thursday, September 9th from 5:00-6:00pm. The intent is for incoming families to connect with each other and with current families and students. Also the class list will be provided and kindergartens teachers will be there to meet new families. Come have a cool treat and meet new and current families, school PTSA leaders and kindergartens teachers. See you there!

Friday, September 9th, 2016 is BLUE FRIDAY! 

This coming Sunday is Seattle Seahawks first regular season game as they host the Miami Dolphins.

As a school, many staff and students have taken to celebrating by wearing blue on the Friday before a game.

We invite all students and staff to get dressed up for the occasion as a spirit activity to support our hometown team.

Tomorrow is BLUE FRIDAY at Madrona for students and staff who wish to participate.

This means that students should wear their uniform (which has a blue option) OR

they can choose to wear their favorite team colors, jersey or other team apparel to celebrate the team they cheer on.  
Best of Luck to the Seattle Seahawks!

Most of All… Congratulations Madrona Panthers for a Great Start to our 2016-17 School year!!!!!!

Join us on August 31 for the Back to School BBQ!

It’s time to go back to school, and that means it’s time for the Back to School BBQ! Join us on August 31 from 5:30-7:00pm at the Madrona K8 playground for an evening of grilling, playing, and catching up. Teachers, staff, and PTSA members will be there to meet and greet you. Come learn about the volunteer opportunities we have for the upcoming school year, and, if you’re feeling helpful, we could sure use you for set-up and clean-up. Rain or shine, we’ll see you on the 31st!

Welcome to a New School Year!

Madrona prides itself on our sense of community with your child in the center. It is through our relationships with each other that we can build a wonderful learning environment. We encourage parents to partner with us—becoming active participants in your child’s and the school’s educational journey.  We are determined to create a safe learning environment for every student and deliver instruction that will enhance and challenge our students.  “Every Student by Name and Need” will continue to be a focus this year.  This upcoming school year will be amazing and we look forward to meeting new families this year and reconnecting with returning families.