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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                                   

This is a 1 hour per day paid position
Please email eponce@tusd.org 


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.


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


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
Feb 6  Parent Signed report cards due to SSR today
FEb 6  Co Rec Dance at Ken Miller 7:30-9:30
Feb 9  NO School President’s Day

Feb 13 CAREER DAY presenters forms due 
Feb 13 School Dance 3:15-5:00 Get Permission Slip Here
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

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/PRESENTER FORM and send in by NEW DEADLINE is February 13.  

Here's a sample of career professionals we need:
Technology/Computer Programming; Sports Professionals
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

ParentConnect Instruciones en Espanol 

Physical Education  Syllabus for 2014-2015


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 atMadrona 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.  





"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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