Mayfair Silent Auction: Saturday May 16, 10am – Noon!

On Saturday, May 16, Madrona PreK-8 will host its 2nd Annual Silent Auction during Mayfair from 10am to Noon.   The money raised from this auction will be invested into our before and after school enrichment programs – specifically music and art.  Last year’s auction was so successful, we were able to hire a K-2 art teacher (Tamia Sheldon from Arts Aloft!) to provide art instruction to our students. Tamia has been an incredible addition to our staff and the displayed artwork makes Madrona PreK-8 an even more joyful place.  The auction also afforded us the ability to provide before school Spanish instruction and a Chess club for our students.
This year’s auction will include items like: tickets for 4 to Disneyland, Italian cooking instruction for 6, locally created arts and crafts, neighborhood experiences and family events.  There is truly something for everyone.
If you’re not able to make it to the Auction, we hope you will please consider a donation to one of our biggest fundraising events. Checks can be made payable to “Madrona Panther Partners PTSA” and mailed to:
1121 33rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Or, an online donation can be made here.  Please include in the notes section, “Silent Auction.”  All donations are tax deductible.

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Dine Out Madrona is Tuesday April 7

This year, we have 8 restaurants participating in Dine Out Madrona – Assimba, The Ale House, BottleHouse, Cortona Cafe, Cupcake Royale, Hi-Spot, Molly Moon’s and St. Cloud’s.  Each of these restaurants has pledged to donate a portion of their sales on April 7th back to our PTSA. So, enjoy a coffee at Cupcake Royale or Cortona Cafe in the morning, encourage a trip to Molly Moon’s after school or get the entire class to meet for dinner!

Snack Attack Needs Volunteers

If you’re available on Monday mornings at 9:30, drop by the Teachers Lounge to help the Snack Attack team prep snack for the week.  We are especially in need of Middle School Parent volunteers.  You’ll be surprise how many carrots and apples we can prep in an hour!

Garden Work Party

Join the Madrona PreK-8 Green Team in a work party to beautify the garden and grounds onMarch 21 from 10 am to 2 pm. We’ll be planting, weeding, and tidying up around the school.
We will have tools, gloves, and snacks on hand. Bring yourself and other helpers for any part of the work party. Contact erikaharris at gmail.com with questions or ideas.

Seattle Central Little League Registration

Fun and learning on the baseball diamond!  Seattle Central Little League offers tee-ball, softball and baseball for girls and boys from 4 to 16 years old.  On-line registration and additional information can be found at www.seattlelittleleague.org.  Email inquiries can be directed to: seattlelittleleague@yahoo.com.  Registering prior to the skills days beginning on February 21st will ensure the best experience for you and your child.

Affiliated with Little League International headquartered in Williamsport, PA, Seattle Central Little League serves kids from all neighborhoods between I-90, the ship canal, I-5 and Lake Washington.  Practices start in March, with games continuing into the first weeks of June.  Tournament play, which ultimately leads to the Little League World Series, begins in July.

Many kids at Madrona play with the little league. Ask around your class, get your kids and their friends together, and let’s Play Ball!

Senator Murray Visits Ms Moore’s Class!

Following up on Ms Moore’s visit to Washington, D.C., on Friday, January 16, Senator Murray visited Ms Moore’s first grade class. From the Alliance for Education’s newsletter:

On Friday, January 16, Seattle Teacher Residency Mentor Rachelle Moore’s first graders had a special guest. United States Senator Patty Murray visited their classroom and read them King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub.

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Rachelle Moore was invited to speak with Sen. Murray. Both spoke about the need to expand opportunities for every student – starting with fixing No Child Left Behind… Rachelle reinforced the necessity of using multiple forms of student data, including test data, to drive instruction and assessing the needs of every student.