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!

Get your groove on at the Family Dance at school on May 10!

Family Dance 2013-banner

Come with your school pals and your families to Madrona K-8 for dancing, food, and fun! Friday, May 10th 5:30-8:00pm.  Tunes by DJ Mr. Jeff. Kids, be sure to come with an adult. Why? Because…we are all family…and it is FUN!  Celebrate:

  • A job well done on the MSP
  • Our great staff at Madrona K-8
  • The good times at our school!

Sponsored by you!
Madrona Panther Partners/Madrona K-8 PTSA

Reserve now: Dine Out for Madrona on Tuesday, April 9

Tuesday April 9th is the 5th Annual Dine Out for Madrona K-8. All the restaurants on 34th Ave open that day are joining with the PTSA to support our school.

A portion of all sales will be donated to the Panther Partners PTSA to support our fantastic Arts and Music programs. All you need to do is eat, drink and be merry! If you make a reservation, be sure to let the restaurant know you are participating in Dine Out for Madrona.


Also, consider matching your tip in the Dine Out for Madrona K-8 cans located in each restaurant to maximize what we raise for our students!

New this year: Madrona K-8 student art will be on display during Dine Out to showcase our talented Arts Corps staff and creative students throughout the school!

Please let other families in your class know about the event, consider meeting up at one of these restaurants for food, buy a coffee or dessert to take home, or whatever fits best. There will be Madrona K-8 families at each restaurant, so you will be greeted with a smile when you come.

Our fundraising goal is $3,500 for this event, and we need your support.

Participating restaurants

  • Bistro Turkuaz
  • Bottlehouse
  • Cupcake Royale/Verite
  • Hi Spot
  • Madrona Eatery & Ale House
  • Naam
  • Restaurant Bea
  • Pritty Boys Family Pizzeria
  • St. Clouds

Hope to see you out on the town!

Make a reservation and let them know you are coming for Dine Out! Show your Panther Pride!

Get ready! Personal care product drive Feb 25 – March 1

Start collecting personal care items for the all-school drive Feb. 25 through March 1.

You’re welcome to bring what you can. Or, follow this guide to recommended items by grade:

  • Grades K & 1: Socks (size 1 – 5) and toilet paper
  • Grades 2 & 3: Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Grades 4 & 5: Deodorant, soap, lotion, and baby oil
  • Grades 6, 7 & 8: Socks (size 7 – 10), and hair products, such as shampoo, conditioner, combs, and brushes

Drop-off location

Drop off donations in the big barrel by Rachel Madding’s office.

Madrona K-8 Boy’s and Girl’s Basketball Teams are Champs!

Both of Madrona K-8’s middle school basketball team’s became champions on Saturday February 12, 2011. The Boy’s team played their hearts out and beat Ballard’s Broadview-Thompson K-8 in stunning fashion!  Boys are middle school K8 champions for 2010/2011!!!!  Coach Justin Hendrickson did a wonderful job all year and came on strong in the playoffs. The girl’s team played Magnolia’s Blaine K-8 and despite being down much of the first half came roaring back for a big win!  Girls are also middle school K8 champions for 2010/2011!  The girls finished with an undefeated season!  Wow!  Coach Jeff, Coach Tami, and Coach Jon had a wonderful time working with the girls.  Two champions on one day!  Great day for Madrona K-8!!!!!  Thanks for all the support, there were many staff and many parents from Madrona from all grade levels rooting on the teams!  Ms. Thaxton was there screaming along with the rest of fans!  The celebration is being planned!!!!  CONGRATS and Go Panthers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!boys team photo champs

Madrona girls champions!

Olympia PTA Focus Day – 02/21/2011


Focus Day, is a one day event where PTA Members from all over WA State go to Olympia to rally and show support for K-12 education.  It is scheduled for February 21, 2011.  This is a kid-friendly event, there will be face painting, sign-making and noise makers as we march through Olympia and rally at the steps of the Capitol building.  Click Here for a flyer.  Supporting the PTA legislative priorities takes all of us and this is a great opportunity for you, your kids and your school to get involved.  Show state representatives that we care about education and that the state needs to do “its paramount duty” and fund K-12. Budget cuts here in Seattle are a direct result of state funding, or lack of it. Make some noise and come down to Olympia. Sign up today.

2011 Bingo Night a Huge Success!

What a great turn out for Bingo Night on January 21st! The bake sale raised over $200 for our PTSA to help support our after school programs, and we collected hundreds of items from our teacher wish lists. Thanks to everyone who came to this fun event, and thanks to everyone for your donations!


THS – Parent Support Services

Announcing Parent Support Services for Multi-Ethnic Families and Communities at Madrona K-8.  Wednesday Nights 6-8 PM beginning February 9th, 2011. Click Here for a flyer.

Presented by “the Madrona Project” – this is a partnership between Therapeutic Health Services (THS) and Cialis Online Madrona K-8 led by Anthony Austin of THS that will be held on Wednesday evenings during regular strategies for success nights for students.  As always, dinner, homework help and supervision is provided for Madrona students during Strategies for Success.