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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

Hispanic Heritage Month Sept 15 through October 15

 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.

Click Tab Above for Instructions


"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.




Parents interested in serving on School Site Council – This is a reminder your 50 word or less description is due by email to Mr. Lipsey, TODAY, September 19, 2014 by 3:00 pm.  Ballots will be eblasted out next Monday.  For more information visit this link:

Madrona is in need of two people to serve on PTSA for our students in two areas:
1.  Parliamentarian for the Madrona Executive Board
2.  PTSA Reflection’s Chairperson.  Without a chair for this nationwide art program, our students will not be able to participate in Reflection’s this year.  Interested people should email

Back to School Night Agenda:  On Tuesday, September 23rd, at 5:30 pm, all parents are encouraged to attend the information meeting in the cafeteria at Back to School Night.  After brief PTSA business, the TUSD Board President Mark Steffen will address the audience followed by our Torrance Police Traffic Officer regarding school safety.  A reminder of the schedule for Tuesday, September 23rd is:

Picture Day – Monday, September 22.  This is the picture for the Yearbook and Student ID.  Order Forms will be send home on Tuesday, September 16.  There will be one chance for a makeup in October. Order forms go directly to the photographer on September 22 – do not turn into the office.

Yearbook - Remember orders are done on line through the website order link.  For the cheapest price, order before October 17.

Chess Club – Tuesdays, rm 17, at 1:pm eat lunch first. 

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

HOMEWORK ON LINE:  Homework for each teacher will be posted on the Homework Tab on this website AND will be posted to the homework bulletin board at the front of the school outside next to the Black Gate.  This is a courtesy for students who may be absent and in no way is a substitute for students to write homework in their planners when in class or to check their 

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.

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.

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.

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 310-533-4562 x 8773.




Important Dates –
click CALENDAR to be directed to all events

September 29           9am SSC Parent ballots due to office
September 30           Spirit Wear Pick up, Room 11, 3:00-3:15
October 1                   Music Fundraiser at Rizzo’s Pizza all day
                                     No flier, just mention Madrona Music
October 1           Wear Pink - Breast Cancer Awareness 
October 3                 End Progress Reporting
October 7                  School Site Council Meeting #1 3:00 Room 2
October 13                 NO School – Student Free Day 
October 14                 Progress Reports issued to students
October 15                 Cookie Dough/Magazine Fundraiser kick-off
October 17                 Yearbook Prices increase ..order in Sept
October 20                 Lifetouch Make Up Picture Day
October 27-31           Red Ribbon Week & SPIRIT
                                   Mon: USA Day, Tue: Sports Day, 
                                   Wed: Ultimate Spirit, Thur: Disney
                                   Fri: Halloween
October 28                ELMAC, Rm 27 4:30-5:30
October 29                 Student Acheiv Rally 2pm (6A/6BSched)
October 30                 Fundraiser Orders Due
October 31                 Costume Contest at Lunch
                                     Q1 Ends – All Assignments Due

November 10-11       NO School – Veterans Day
November 12             Q1 Report Cards issued to students
November 26-28       NO School – Thanksgiving Holidays
December 5               End of Progress Reporting Period
December 16             Progress Reports issued to students
December 22-Jan 2   NO School – Winter Holidays
January 5                    School Resumes
January 19                 NO School – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 23                 Q2/Semester 1 Ends – All Assignments Due
February 3                 Q2 Report Cards issued to students
February 9                 Student Free Day – NO School
February 16               NO School – President’s Day
February 27               End of Progress Reporting Period
March 10                    Progress Reports issued to students
March 27                    Q3 Ends – All Assignments Due
April 3                         NO School – Student Free Day
April 6-10                   NO School – Spring Break Holidays
April 13                       School Resumes
April 14                       Q3 Report Cards issued to students
May 8                          End of Progress Reporting Period
May 12                        Early Start/Early Out – Open House
May 19                        Progress Reports issued to students
May 25                        NO School – Memorial Day
June 12                      All Assignments Due
June 18                      Q4 Ends (Report Cards Mailed July
June 18                      Last Day of School –
                                    early dismissal; 8th Grade Promotion 6pm

Physical Education
Syllabus for 2014-2015



Congratulations! – Madrona Middle 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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