WELCOME TO MADRONA MIDDLE SCHOOL
A California Distinguished School
Where Learning is the Key to Success
Mr. Chris Lipsey, Principal
Mrs. Lisa Jones, Assistant Principal
21364 Madrona Avenue, Torrance, CA 90503
310-533-4562 main office; Fax 310-972-6402
Congratulations to our Madrona MathCounts Team for placing 13th out of 22 teams in the South Bay and Santa Monica! Andrew Lee finished in the top 25% with his individual score and attended the countdown round where he beat four other area schools including Palos Verdes.
IMPORTANT for 6th Grade Parents: California law requires all students entering 7th grade to provide proof that they have received one dose of Tdap vaccine (an adolescent whooping cough booster) on or after their seventh birthday. If your child has already received this Tdap booster, or you are not sure, contact your health provider. Written proof must be brought to the Health Office, before the end of this school year. (By JUNE 13 please)
First Edition of the TUSDSchool News Rollcall! Read it here!
IMPORTANT INFO FROM TORRANCE POLICE DEPARTMENT
SCHOOL CLUB MEETINGS
Tuesday: P.A.W.S Club Room 10, lunchtime (Mrs. Murray)
Wednesday: Yearbook, Room 26, after school for 45 min (Mrs. Shanks)
Wednesday: Chess Club, Room 17, lunchtime (Mr. Conner)
Thursday: FCA Room 7, lunchtime (Mrs. Miskimen)
Thursday: Open Math Club, Room 17 after school (Mr. Conner)
SERVICE GROUP MEETINGS
CJSF 8th grade first and third Tuesday in SC1
7th grade first and third Wednesday in Room Port B (Second Semester Only)
8th GRADE PARENTS regarding PROMOTION ACTIVITIES:
Updated and CORRECTED IMPORTANT DATES can be found by clicking here:
8th GRADE ACTIVITIES
For successful 8th grade events, PTSA welcomes any financial support. Your generous donations will fund all dance expenses and picnic lunch. Suggested donation is $25 per student. Checks payable to Madrona PTSA can be dropped by to the office at any time.
Did you know that the Torrance Education Foundation provides the wifi services to our district! You can help support your students, school, AND MUSIC. DEADLINE is March 14 for your chance at the TEF Annual Car Raffle. For each $30 ticket purchased, $10 go to TEF, $20 goes to Madrona Music Programs. http://madrona.tusd.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=YdrKURR6odg%3d&tabid=1093
Attention Parents/Guardians of students in the EL Programs! It is that time of year to sign up for your annual Language Assessment during the summer. Letters were mailed home and your ELD teachers (Mrs. Shanks and Ms. Wooldridge also have the information and instructions.) FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, TUSD will host an event to help you make your appointment. Please attend this important event: DELMAC Conference (District English Learner Multicultural Committee), Tuesday, March 11, 2014 between 8:30am and 1:00 pm at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center. The school with the most attendees will have a chance to win books and materials for their individual site.
Fri March 7 Co Rec Dance at Ken Miller Center
Sat/Sun Mar 8/9 Daylight Savings Time Begins – Spring Your Clocks forward one hour!
Tues Mar 11 LIFETOUCH Spring Pictures – OPTIONAL (a courtesy for families)
Tues Mar 11 Q3 Progress Reports go home during 6th period today
Tues Mar 11 Talent Show DRESS Rehearsal 3-4:30 in the cafeteria
Tues Mar 11 DELMAC Conference – Parents of EL Students (see details below)
Wed Mar 12 GATE at 3:15 in the café
Thur Mar 13 Talent Show 6-8 pm
Thurs Mar 13 Talent Show 6-8 pm
Fri Mar 14 Progress Report Signed Parent Receipts Due
Fri Mar 14 Last Chance to get tickets for the LEXUS! Support Music & TEF
Tues Mar 18 6:30 pm – PARENT NIGHT – Common Core Info
Wed Mar 19 SAR Assembly Students of the Month 2:05 pm
Wed Mar 19 GATE at 3:15 in café
Wed Mar 19 Last School Site Council Meeting after school
Tues Mar 25 Last ELMAC of the year 4pm-5pm
Tues Mar 25 Madrona COLLEGE NIGHT 6:00 pm (details coming soon)
Tues Apr 1 Math Pathways Night 6:00 on (details coming soon)
PTSA Executive Board 2014-15
President Brigitte Murphy
1st VP (Programs) Danielle Roth
2nd VP (Communications) Roxanne Arroues
3rd VP (Fundraising) Paru Proffitt
Recording Secretary Brenda Briones
Treasurer Alma Howell
Financial Secretary Sunny Tsai
Auditor Mylee Tynen
Historian Monique Gill
TEF's South Bay Enrichment Academy – (Accredited) – High School Students can receive class credits. For incoming K-12th grades, students are able to maximize their potential for success. On-line Registration begins March 10. Visit http://tefsbea.org/ for details.
High School (South & Torrance High)
1st semester: June 24 – July 10 2nd semester: July 14 - July 31
Middle School (Calle Mayor) June 30 – July 25
Elementary (Arlington & Hickory) June 20 – July 25
Madrona Middle School joins Torrance High School in congratulating our former students on the large number of college acceptances since 2010! Congratulations to the THS Senior Class of 2014 on continuing this impressive trend! Click on the car for the list!
2014 Important Dates (TUSD Calendar – Subject to Change)
Spring Break No School Mon., April 7 thru Fri., April 11
Open House Early Out, 1:20 Tuesday, May 20
Memorial Day No School Monday,May 26
Last Day of School Early Dismissal at 1:20 Thursday, June 19
(8th graders at 12:30) Thursday, June 19
MAP of School
CO REC dances, City of Torrance
Attendance Procedures: click here for an overview http://madrona.tusd.org/Administration/AttendanceOffice/tabid/1931/Default.aspx Any student who has had a fever of 100 or higher in the past 24 hours, must remain 24 hours.at home. Before students can return to school, they must be without a fever and fever reducing medication (i.e. Tylenol) for a full 24 hours.
Policy for Requesting Homework: If a student is absent for 3 or more days, parents please call the office early in the day. If your student is absent for less than three days, PARENTS are to email the teachers before 9am. If time permits, they may be able to send homework to the "homework box" in the office. Call the office after 3pm to inquire if homework has been sent.
TUESDAYS - LATE START - Students should arrive to campus after 9:00 am. The tardy bell is at 9:23. Only those students whose parents signed them up for Study Hall may come to the cafeteria by 8:05am.
Emergency Preparedness: If a real emergency or disaster occurs, we rely on parents to support us. Schools are one of the safest places for a child. In a real emergency, we will only release students to individuals who are included on the Emergency Card (green). If we have an emergency during school time, students will be released from the gate at Opal Street once the situation is stabilized. Please be familiar with the process. Thank you everyone for your continuing support.
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