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A California Distinguished School

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

310-972-Office:  310-533-4562310-533-4562    Fax:     310-972-6402

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Red Ribbon Week October 20-24

 PTA Membership Enrollment Months, September-October

ALL new student enrollments are processed at
TUSD's Family Welcome Enrollment Center
2336 Plaza del Amo
, across from the District Office

"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

Torrance Police Department Traffic Safety Information: The Torrance Police Department cares about your safety.With traffic congestion becoming a concern of schools nationwide, particularly as parents pick up and drop off their children, our goal is to make this process flow in a safe and smooth manner. We can do it with your help— please obey all traffic laws and parking restrictions!

To further improve the situation, beginning in the 2006/2007 school year, TBD started 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
 – A reminder that at the end of the school day, students are required to enter the locker bay from the field side and exit on the hallway side.  Students in McCampbell Hall should enter from the blacktop side only and exit to the lunch area.  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.
More safety information: 
7:45/3:15 Rule – Due to the fact that teachers do not provide supervision until 7:45am and only until 3:15pm, students are not allowed on campus prior to 7:45am and must be clear of campus at 3:15pm unless they are with a teacher or involved in a supervised campus activity or event.



Tomorrow Tuesday October 28:  Annual Soccer game vs Hull at 3:15 on the field.  Come support our school as we play the Hull Hawks.  Concessions will be sold during the game.  All proceeds will go towards CJSF. Those who attentd make sure to find the sign-up clipboard on that afternoon—sign it and you will get “cardio off.”

This Week Wednesday, Oct 29: Reflections entries are due to the office.


Our Cookie Dough Fundraiser and Magazine Drive orders are due this week on October 30 BEFORE SCHOOL, first thing in the morning this Thursday.   Oder forms and money must be turned in prior to first period at the lunch benches – not the office.  Put your 6th period teacher on your envelope!

Adventures in Art Prjoect #1 - "Lady Liberty" will take place in elective classes from Mid October through early November.  Thank you PTSA!

Chess Club – Tuesdays, rm 17, at 1:pm eat lunch first. Make sure to attend on Tuesday, October 7 to learn about the very first MMS Chess Tournament!

Math Club Wednesdays, rm 17, after school 3-4 pm.  

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.

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 = $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.  Contact the Librarian Mrs. Osejo with any questions at
cosejo@etusd.og or 310-533-4562310-533-4562 x 8773.





Important Dates –
click CALENDAR to be directed to all events


This weekend, Daylight Savings Time ends.  Clocks turn BACK one hour on Saturday night.

Oct 27 – 31 SPIRIT
                    Mon: USA Day, Tue: Sports Day, 
                    Wed: Ultimate Spirit, Thur: Disney
                    Fri: Halloween
Oct 28      Soccer MMS vs Hull at MMS, 3:15
Oct 28       ELMAC, Rm 27 4:30-5:30
Oct 29       Student Acheiv Rally 2pm (6A/6BSched)
Oct 29       GATE session 1 – 7th gr only, 3pm
Oct 30       Fundraiser Orders Due-Turn in before school
Oct 31       Costume Contest  at Lunch
                    Q1 Ends – All Assignments Due

                    Clocks Fall Back

Nov 4         School Site Council Mtg #2, 3:00pm Rm 2
Nov 4         ELECTION DAY

Nov 5        GATE session 1 – 8th gr only, 3pm
Nov 8         MMS Music Family Yard Sale

Nov 10-11  NO School – Veterans Day
Nov 12        Q1 Report Cards issued to students
Nov 12        Panda Express Night (get flier)

Nov 14       Parent Signed Report Card receipts due
Nov 17       Canned Food Drive Begins
Nov 21       Canned Food Drive Ends

Nov 26-28  NO School – Thanksgiving Holidays

Honor Roll Recognition for Q1 will take place at the December SAR Assembly (as there is no SAR in November)A list however, will be posted  and eblasted
by mid-November)


Physical Education
Syllabus for 2014-2015

CLIPPERS READ TO ACHIEVE:  Please encourage your students to track their minutes between now and November 14th, for the Clippers' Read to Achieve and FIT minutes challenge.  Students should be recording their minutes spent reading and/or being physically active.  Prizes given weekly for FIT physical activity minutes AND 1,000 reading minutes - stop by the library with your signed log sheet and claim your reward! 

November 12th is Madrona Night at Panda Express. Have lunch or dinner at Panda Express (3825 Torrance Blvd) and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Madrona ASB. Don't forget the flyer! You must have it for Madrona to earn credit. (Electronic copies are okay!)

Madrona Music Family Yard Sale – Support our Music Students and round up your inventory of goods from family & friends for the first annual Music Family Yard Sale.  The event takes place on Saturday, November 8, 2014.   Set up time is 5:30 am and gates open to the public from 7:00 am to Noon.  The cost is minimal but the benefit is great.  What a great way to find new homes for your old stuff!  Please read the flier HERE regarding all the details for booth fee, set up space and advertising.   For any further questions, email  Reservations for space is due by October 20 for just $20!

Congratulations! – MadronaMiddle School Administration, Faculty Staff, Students and Community join the Board of Education and District Office Administration in congratulating Mrs. Addison on her official recognition as TUSD Classified Middle School Employee of the Year!  Way to go Mrs. Addison!




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