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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                               

TUSD Feb/March Edition of School News
Math Common Core Information here for Parents

Parents:   STATE Testing Weeks:
May 11 - 15; May 18-21

New to TUSD Enrollment-Click Above       


Mar 26   ASB fundrasier at Blaze Pizza with flier
Mar 26   Hookslide Benefit Concert 7pm at Madrona cafe
Mar 27  END of Q3 – get all assignments in
Apr 2     Barnes & Noble Book Fair to benefit Madrona Library
Apr 3     Student Free Day

Apr 13  School RESUMES
Apr 15  Report Cards Q3 issued through SSR
Apr 15  8th grade THS visit permission slip sent home thru SSR
Apr 15  2015-16 Elective Selection Info sent home to 6th, 7th
Apr 15  Gate after school, gate 6
Apr 17  Parent Signed Report Receipts due to SSR with Elective             Course Selection Sheets DUE to SSR (gr 6/7)
Apr 17 8th gr Assembly at Madrona with THS Counselors

Apr 20  8th grade Promo Pics & Panoramic Pic Day
Apr 21  Family Science Night - details coming soon
Apr 22  8th grade visit to THS (permission slip due Apr 20)
Apr 22  Gate after school, grade 7
Apr 22 SAR Assembly, 2:10 pm
Apr 22  THS Parent night (THS will mail postcards)
Apr 29  Gate after school, grade 7

GATE SESSION V dates and permission slip

6th  Grade: Wednesday, 4/15/15 @ 3:10-4:30 PM
7th Grade: Wednesday, 4/22/15 @ 3:10-4:30 PM
8th Grade: Wednesday, 4/29/15 @ 3:10-4:30 PM

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.

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

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.


"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

ParentConnect Instruciones en Espanol 

Physical Education  Syllabus for 2014-2015

Eighth Grade Activities Information
Timeline of Important Events
Direct Donation Flyer
Thank you to the 8th grade parents that have participated in our direct donation for activities for your children. Just over $1,600 to date has been donated which will fund the photo booth, DJ, food, beverages and raffle for the dance plus  "Tacos Cocos" catering, beverages, treats and games for the picnic. There is still time to donate if you have not done so. Please put your donation in the box in the office marked "8th grade activities". Checks should be made out to MMS PTSA.

We need volunteers! If you didn't make it to the 8th grade parents meeting last month and would like to to sign up to volunteer for either the dance or picnic, please email:  (Jack's mom)     (Mason's mom)

Tdap Immunization for 6th graders read here:

TEXTBOOKS - Textbooks are not to be left unattended on campus at any time for student safety and textbook protection.

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.

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.


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.





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