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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

TUSD School News - Latest Edition

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

TUES DEC 16:  COOKIE DOUGH PICK UP 2:30-5:00 pm, cafe  All items MUST be picked up! We will not store frozen foods.


THURS DEC 18: LOST AND FOUND left by Thursday of this week,  will be boxed and sent to a charitable organization.

FRI DEC 19:   Progress Report Receipts Due to SSR and LAST DAY of School Before Winter Break

Fri Dec 19.    Co Rec Dance at Ken Miller 
 7:30-9:30 p.m, Ken Miller Recreation Center,  3341 Torrance Blvd. An indoor Wii tournament and outdoor Basketball tournament will also be available.  Memberships for 2014-2015door for $15. Bring current school ID or schedule (e-TUSD, Parent Connect or notes will not be accepted as proof of grade or residency). or 310-618-2930.



 January Calendar

Jan 5   School Resumes
Jan 6   ELMAC, Rm 26, 4:30 pm
Jan 12 Begin Penny Wars (CJSF)
Jan 13 PTSA Board Mtg

Jan 14 GATE afterschool, 6th grade in café
Jan 19 NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Jr Holiday
Jan 21 at lunch, rm 18, Talent Show interest mtg (students only)
Jan 21 GATE afterschool, 7th grade in café

Jan 23 END QUARTER 2/Semester 1

Jan 23 End Penny Wars
Jan 28 SAR Assembly 2pm
Jan 29 TUSD Spanish Parent night at Hull 5:30-8pm 
             see explanation to the right.        
Jan 31  TUSD GATE info day 9am-3pm at Torrance High     

Traffic Safety: he 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.

 Physical Education  Syllabus for 2014-2015

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

Model UN –  Mondays, rm 16 at lunch
Chess Club – Tuesdays, rm 17, at lunch eat lunch first.
Math Club – Wednesdays, rm 17, after school 3-4 pm.

ELL Parents! Click HERE for fliers in English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, and Vietnamese for your ELL parents who need English as a Second Language instruction.  Torrance Adult School has morning, afternoon, and evening classes available.  Winter term classes begin on January 5th.  Enroll anytime.  Online catalog with all the details can be found on our website at

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

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.








"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.

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.



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