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 WELCOME TO MADRONA MIDDLE SCHOOL
A California Distinguished School

Mr. Chris Lipsey, Principal     
Mr. Efren Ponce, Assistant Principal
21364 Madrona Avenue, Torrance, CA 90503

Office: 310-533-4562        Fax: 310-972-6402

                                                                       
                                   Enrollments-Click Above                                   

MADRONA IS LOOKING FOR NOON AIDES
This is a 1 hour per day paid position
Please email eponce@tusd.org 

OPEN ENROLLMENT INSTRUCTIONS 2015-2016

For families who live within Torrance boundaries.
This is NOT for Permits-families who live outside Torrance boundary.

Open Enrollment allows Parents/Guardians who live within the TUSD boundaries to apply to have their children attend a school other than their neighborhood school.   Only once a year, applications are accepted for the following school year. Once the procedure is complete and the student has b een accepted, the Open Enrollment school becomes the permanent home school for that student-permanently. Completed applications must be submitted ONLINE through PARENT CONNECT between January 5, 2015 and February 27, 2015.   

Parents are to visit http://parentconnect.tusd.org and login with their pin and password and click on the “Pre-Registration” link at the top-right of the screen.  Review “Contact Information” section for accuracy, update any fields as needed and click “Submit” to save the changes.  Click “Edit This Information” for the student that is being submitted for the OE application and scroll to the bottom of the page.  Select the name of the school requested from the drop down menu and indicate whether or not there is a sibling at the requested school.  Then click “submit” to save the changes and repeat the process for any other students applying for OE.   Step by step instructions HERE

Late applications will NOT be accepted. 

Students living within Torrance Boundaries but are not current TUSD students use the form found HERE  All K-8 paper applications must be submitted to the FamilyWelcomeEnrollmentCenter or scanned and emailed to openenrollment@tusd.org.

PTSA Announcement:
How do you say “Thank You’ to an extraordinary person whose dedication to students has been remarkable? Nominate them for a Madrona PTSA Service Award. A Service Award is an especially appropriate demonstration of gratitude and recognition of outstanding service towards youth here at Madrona and in our community. You can send in as many nominations as you want! Please take the time to do this and recognize the extraordinary people at Madrona Middle School. Nomination deadline is Friday, Jan 30th. Return this form to the office or email nominations to madronaptsa@yahoo.comNominations will be reviewed by the HSA Committee and recipients will be announced at the Association Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 24th.  

Calendar
Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties Day Jan 30
February is African American History Month
School Counseling Week Feb 2-6

January/February

Jan 28 SAR Assembly 2:10pm (if no rain)
Jan 29 TUSD Spanish Parent night at Hull 5:30-8pm
            Dr. Torres and Mr. Ponce will be keynote speakers

Jan 30 CAREER DAY presenters forms due
Jan 31 STEM Conference at El Camino for grades 5-9
Jan 31 TUSD GATE info days 9am-3pm at Torrance High            http://madrona.tusd.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=eCYBZci7P1A%3d&tabid=1093 
Feb 2  Report Cards may go home today during SSR (or Feb 4)
Feb 3 School Site Council Mtg #4, 3:15, Lounge
Feb 4  Report Cards may go home today if not  done on Feb 2
Feb 4  GATE 8th grade after school session
          
http://madrona.tusd.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=sYuLG55qxfA%3d&tabid=3886
Feb 6  Parent Signed report cards due to SSR today
Feb 9  NO School President’s Day
Feb 13 School Dance 3:15-5:00 in Multipurpose Room
Feb 16 NO School Lincoln’s Day
Feb 19 Talent Show Tryouts after School
Feb 24 Honorary Service Awards & 8th grade Parent Mtg 6pm
Feb 25 SAR Assembly 2:15 pm (Honor Roll Q2 Recognition)
Feb 28 Drama Parent Mtg 9:00 & Drama Rehearsal following

Madrona Middle School is always looking for opportunities to enrich our students’ academic experiences. A great Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) conference will take place on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at El Camino College for students grades 5-9. This event includes workshops and competitions that are sure to test their minds. Please see the a flyer or visit Registration deadline is January 23, 2015.

Weekly Club Meetings for Students:
Model UN – 
 Monday, rm 16 at lunch
Chess Club – Tuesday, rm 17, at lunch eat lunch first.
Math Club – Wednesday, rm 17, after school 3-4 pm.

Traffic Safety: — please obey all traffic laws and parking restrictions! Beginning in the 2006/2007 school year, TPD began using video cameras to tape violations occurring around our schools. These cameras will continue to be used to tape violations for the 2014/2015 school year. Parking citations will be mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle. You don't want to become a star on  camera...instead, help out by NOT picking up or dropping off in the areas depicted on the THIS FLYER.

Madrona's Entry / Exit – Areas for entry/exit;
* North Gate by the Blacktop at Opal St.
* North East Gate by the Lawn at Opal St.
* South East Gate by the lawn at El Dorado St.
* Front Gate at El Dorado St.

ATTENDANCE:  Read HERE the rules about sending in Absence Notes and a sample absence note form. 

CAREER DAY is approaching and we NEED YOU!  Calling all professionals to inspire our students to pursue meaningful career paths.  Please download here the CAREER DAY LETTER and PRESENTER FORM and send in by January 31st.   

Here's a sample of career professionals we need:
Technology/Computer Programming; Sports Professionals
Medical/Nursing/Denta; 
Sciences (Biological, Environmental, Aerospace, etc.); Police/Fire/Emergency Services; Arts Professionals (Film, Theatre, Music); TV/Radio Professionals;Designers (Fashion, Interiors, Web Design); Trades (Electric, Mechanic, Civil, Automotive, etc.); Advertising/Public Relations; High Finance, Business Owners; Authors and Bloggers, Journalists; --the possibilities are endless

3rd Annual Spanish Parent Night
Click HERE for flier in ENGLISH and SPANISH 
Presented ENTIERLY in SPANISH with Workshops Presented by Madrona Middle School Assistant Principal, Efren Ponce, and Dr. Mary Ann Torres and TUSD staff.
WHEN: January 29, 2015  5:30pm-8:00pm
WHERE: Hull Middle School: 2080 231st StTorrance 
Theme is Education: The Key to Our Community's Success
Raffle prizes (tablet, graphing calculator, homework supplies, books), dinner, and childcare/homework help
PRE REGISTRATION FORM CLICK HERE:

http://madrona.tusd.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=li%2fJmY3uy%2fc%3d&tabid=1093

http://madrona.tusd.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=orU5FYWqqPc%3d&tabid=1093

Keynote Presenter: Mariaelena Huizar , founder of Family Involvement Training, FIT For Student Success, is an individual who uses knowledge, passion, and commitment to serving children and families to promote the intellectual, emotional, social, and ethical success of students in school communities. She is a believer in strong family/school and community partnerships for successful student achievement. She currently provides technical assistants to county offices of education, school districts and school sites in the areas of family engagement.

 

Physical Education  Syllabus for 2014-2015

 

 

 

 

 

"Regular Day Schedule"
(Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)

7:45 Campus Opens
8:05 First Bell

8:10 Tardy Bell 
8:10 – 8:11    Pledge
8:11 – 9:03    Period 1

9:06 – 9:58    Period 2
9:58 – 10:13  Recess
10:16 – 11:08  Period 3
11:11 – 11:13  Bulletin
11:13 – 12:05  4th Period
12:05 – 12:47  Lunch
12:52 – 1:07    SSR
1:10 – 2:02     Period 5
2:05 – 2:57     Period 6
3:15     Students Cleared from Campus

 
"LATE Start Tuesday"
8:05 – 9:00     Study Hall      
9:20                 Campus Opens
9:25                 Tardy Bell
9:25 – 9:26     Pledge
9:26 – 10:09   Period 1
10:12 – 10:55  Period 2 
10:55 – 11:10  Recess
11:13 – 11:15  Bulletin
11:15 – 11:58  Period 3
12:01 – 12:44  Period 4
12:44 – 1:24    Lunch
1:27 –  2:10    Period 5
2:14 -  2:57     Period 6
3:15     Students Cleared from Campus

 

Phone Zone – Students are reminded that should they need to use their phone during the school day it should be in the phone zone on the blacktop side of the Technology Lab during Snack and Lunch only.

Deliveries – Students who forgot something at home, or are expecting parents to deliver school assignments or lunch should check the table at the front of the office during snack or lunch.  Deliveries will not be made to classrooms.

Lost and Found – If you lost an item of clothing, textbook or personal item, please check the coat rack and the table near the front of the office to see if it has been turned in. Due to the exorbitant amount of lost items and limited space, ITEMS NOT CLAIMED at the end of each month will be donated to charity.

TEXTBOOKS - Students are responsible for losses and/or damages to all materials borrowed.  Students are to make sure they have all the items received at registration. Students are responsible for any damaged conditions including mold, broken spines, detached covers and must replace the items at their (students/parents) expense.  DO NOT IGNORE accidental damages to any materials – bring them to the library right away for help.  Excuses in June 2015 for damages or losses are unacceptable and expect to receive a bill.

Replacement Costs:
Math All in One = $60; Algebra = $92; Social Studies = $75; Science = $85; Language Arts Textbook= $65; Grammar Handbook = $55; Spanish Textbook = $55; En Espanol CD = $30; Harcover Required Reading Books = $15; Science/Social Studies CD = $35; Replacement workbooks = $15 (this excludes math).  Contact the Librarian Mrs. Osejo with any questions at
cosejo@etusd.og or 310-533-4562  x 8773.

 

 

 

 WELCOME TO MADRONA MIDDLE SCHOOL
A California Distinguished School

Mr. Chris Lipsey, Principal     
Mr. Efren Ponce, Assistant Principal
21364 Madrona Avenue, Torrance, CA 90503

Office: 310-533-4562        Fax: 310-972-6402

                                                                       
                                   Enrollments-Click Above                                   

MADRONA IS LOOKING FOR NOON AIDES
This is a 1 hour per day paid position
Please email eponce@tusd.org 

OPEN ENROLLMENT INSTRUCTIONS 2015-2016

For families who live within Torrance boundaries.
This is NOT for Permits-families who live outside Torrance boundary.

Open Enrollment allows Parents/Guardians who live within the TUSD boundaries to apply to have their children attend a school other than their neighborhood school.   Only once a year, applications are accepted for the following school year. Once the procedure is complete and the student has b een accepted, the Open Enrollment school becomes the permanent home school for that student-permanently. Completed applications must be submitted ONLINE through PARENT CONNECT between January 5, 2015 and February 27, 2015.   

Parents are to visit http://parentconnect.tusd.org and login with their pin and password and click on the “Pre-Registration” link at the top-right of the screen.  Review “Contact Information” section for accuracy, update any fields as needed and click “Submit” to save the changes.  Click “Edit This Information” for the student that is being submitted for the OE application and scroll to the bottom of the page.  Select the name of the school requested from the drop down menu and indicate whether or not there is a sibling at the requested school.  Then click “submit” to save the changes and repeat the process for any other students applying for OE.   Step by step instructions HERE

Late applications will NOT be accepted. 

Students living within Torrance Boundaries but are not current TUSD students use the form found HERE  All K-8 paper applications must be submitted to the FamilyWelcomeEnrollmentCenter or scanned and emailed to openenrollment@tusd.org.

PTSA Announcement:
How do you say “Thank You’ to an extraordinary person whose dedication to students has been remarkable? Nominate them for a Madrona PTSA Service Award. A Service Award is an especially appropriate demonstration of gratitude and recognition of outstanding service towards youth here at Madrona and in our community. You can send in as many nominations as you want! Please take the time to do this and recognize the extraordinary people at Madrona Middle School. Nomination deadline is Friday, Jan 30th. Return this form to the office or email nominations to madronaptsa@yahoo.comNominations will be reviewed by the HSA Committee and recipients will be announced at the Association Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 24th.  

Calendar
Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties Day Jan 30
February is African American History Month
School Counseling Week Feb 2-6

January/February

Jan 28 SAR Assembly 2:10pm (if no rain)
Jan 29 TUSD Spanish Parent night at Hull 5:30-8pm
            Dr. Torres and Mr. Ponce will be keynote speakers

Jan 30 CAREER DAY presenters forms due
Jan 31 STEM Conference at El Camino for grades 5-9
Jan 31 TUSD GATE info days 9am-3pm at Torrance High            http://madrona.tusd.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=eCYBZci7P1A%3d&tabid=1093 
Feb 2  Report Cards may go home today during SSR (or Feb 4)
Feb 3 School Site Council Mtg #4, 3:15, Lounge
Feb 4  Report Cards may go home today if not  done on Feb 2
Feb 4  GATE 8th grade after school session
          
http://madrona.tusd.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=sYuLG55qxfA%3d&tabid=3886
Feb 6  Parent Signed report cards due to SSR today
Feb 9  NO School President’s Day
Feb 13 School Dance 3:15-5:00 in Multipurpose Room
Feb 16 NO School Lincoln’s Day
Feb 19 Talent Show Tryouts after School
Feb 24 Honorary Service Awards & 8th grade Parent Mtg 6pm
Feb 25 SAR Assembly 2:15 pm (Honor Roll Q2 Recognition)
Feb 28 Drama Parent Mtg 9:00 & Drama Rehearsal following

Madrona Middle School is always looking for opportunities to enrich our students’ academic experiences. A great Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) conference will take place on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at El Camino College for students grades 5-9. This event includes workshops and competitions that are sure to test their minds. Please see the a flyer or visit Registration deadline is January 23, 2015.

Weekly Club Meetings for Students:
Model UN – 
 Monday, rm 16 at lunch
Chess Club – Tuesday, rm 17, at lunch eat lunch first.
Math Club – Wednesday, rm 17, after school 3-4 pm.

Traffic Safety: — please obey all traffic laws and parking restrictions! Beginning in the 2006/2007 school year, TPD began using video cameras to tape violations occurring around our schools. These cameras will continue to be used to tape violations for the 2014/2015 school year. Parking citations will be mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle. You don't want to become a star on  camera...instead, help out by NOT picking up or dropping off in the areas depicted on the THIS FLYER.

Madrona's Entry / Exit – Areas for entry/exit;
* North Gate by the Blacktop at Opal St.
* North East Gate by the Lawn at Opal St.
* South East Gate by the lawn at El Dorado St.
* Front Gate at El Dorado St.

ATTENDANCE:  Read HERE the rules about sending in Absence Notes and a sample absence note form. 

CAREER DAY is approaching and we NEED YOU!  Calling all professionals to inspire our students to pursue meaningful career paths.  Please download here the CAREER DAY LETTER and PRESENTER FORM and send in by January 31st.   

Here's a sample of career professionals we need:
Technology/Computer Programming; Sports Professionals
Medical/Nursing/Denta; 
Sciences (Biological, Environmental, Aerospace, etc.); Police/Fire/Emergency Services; Arts Professionals (Film, Theatre, Music); TV/Radio Professionals;Designers (Fashion, Interiors, Web Design); Trades (Electric, Mechanic, Civil, Automotive, etc.); Advertising/Public Relations; High Finance, Business Owners; Authors and Bloggers, Journalists; --the possibilities are endless

3rd Annual Spanish Parent Night
Click HERE for flier in ENGLISH and SPANISH 
Presented ENTIERLY in SPANISH with Workshops Presented by Madrona Middle School Assistant Principal, Efren Ponce, and Dr. Mary Ann Torres and TUSD staff.
WHEN: January 29, 2015  5:30pm-8:00pm
WHERE: Hull Middle School: 2080 231st StTorrance 
Theme is Education: The Key to Our Community's Success
Raffle prizes (tablet, graphing calculator, homework supplies, books), dinner, and childcare/homework help
PRE REGISTRATION FORM CLICK HERE:

http://madrona.tusd.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=li%2fJmY3uy%2fc%3d&tabid=1093

http://madrona.tusd.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=orU5FYWqqPc%3d&tabid=1093

Keynote Presenter: Mariaelena Huizar , founder of Family Involvement Training, FIT For Student Success, is an individual who uses knowledge, passion, and commitment to serving children and families to promote the intellectual, emotional, social, and ethical success of students in school communities. She is a believer in strong family/school and community partnerships for successful student achievement. She currently provides technical assistants to county offices of education, school districts and school sites in the areas of family engagement.

 

Physical Education  Syllabus for 2014-2015

 

 

 

 

 

"Regular Day Schedule"
(Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)

7:45 Campus Opens
8:05 First Bell

8:10 Tardy Bell 
8:10 – 8:11    Pledge
8:11 – 9:03    Period 1

9:06 – 9:58    Period 2
9:58 – 10:13  Recess
10:16 – 11:08  Period 3
11:11 – 11:13  Bulletin
11:13 – 12:05  4th Period
12:05 – 12:47  Lunch
12:52 – 1:07    SSR
1:10 – 2:02     Period 5
2:05 – 2:57     Period 6
3:15     Students Cleared from Campus

 
"LATE Start Tuesday"
8:05 – 9:00     Study Hall      
9:20                 Campus Opens
9:25                 Tardy Bell
9:25 – 9:26     Pledge
9:26 – 10:09   Period 1
10:12 – 10:55  Period 2 
10:55 – 11:10  Recess
11:13 – 11:15  Bulletin
11:15 – 11:58  Period 3
12:01 – 12:44  Period 4
12:44 – 1:24    Lunch
1:27 –  2:10    Period 5
2:14 -  2:57     Period 6
3:15     Students Cleared from Campus

 

Phone Zone – Students are reminded that should they need to use their phone during the school day it should be in the phone zone on the blacktop side of the Technology Lab during Snack and Lunch only.

Deliveries – Students who forgot something at home, or are expecting parents to deliver school assignments or lunch should check the table at the front of the office during snack or lunch.  Deliveries will not be made to classrooms.

Lost and Found – If you lost an item of clothing, textbook or personal item, please check the coat rack and the table near the front of the office to see if it has been turned in. Due to the exorbitant amount of lost items and limited space, ITEMS NOT CLAIMED at the end of each month will be donated to charity.

TEXTBOOKS - Students are responsible for losses and/or damages to all materials borrowed.  Students are to make sure they have all the items received at registration. Students are responsible for any damaged conditions including mold, broken spines, detached covers and must replace the items at their (students/parents) expense.  DO NOT IGNORE accidental damages to any materials – bring them to the library right away for help.  Excuses in June 2015 for damages or losses are unacceptable and expect to receive a bill.

Replacement Costs:
Math All in One = $60; Algebra = $92; Social Studies = $75; Science = $85; Language Arts Textbook= $65; Grammar Handbook = $55; Spanish Textbook = $55; En Espanol CD = $30; Harcover Required Reading Books = $15; Science/Social Studies CD = $35; Replacement workbooks = $15 (this excludes math).  Contact the Librarian Mrs. Osejo with any questions at
cosejo@etusd.og or 310-533-4562  x 8773.

 

 

 
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