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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

Torrance Unified Summer Reading Lists:
Incoming 6th Grade
Incoming 7th Grade
Incoming 8th Grade

Mark your Calendars for Madrona’s “Science is Incredible” Family Science Night on
Tuesday April 22, 5-7pm.  
All students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 


Tues Apr 22    Q3 Report Cards go home during 6th period
Tues Apr 22    Music Fundraiser at King’s Hawaiian & The Local Place
Tues Apr 22    EARTH DAY & FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHT 5-7 pm.  
                         Registration Deadline was Friday, April 18
Thurs Apr 24  8th grade panoramic picture - during SSR.  
                         Forms went home this week. Extras in the office Ordering is optional.
Fri April 25     8th graders - REGISTRATION for high school at MMS
                         THS counselors will be here.  Please do not be absent.
Fri April 25     Report Card Receipts Due
Tue April 29   Torrance High School 7th grade parent meeting for acceleration 6pm
                         THS sent seventh grade parents post cards in the mail.
Wed April 30 SAR Assembly 2:05 pm.  – April Students of the Month recognized
Fri May 2        8th grade promotion pictures taken throughout the day (Per 1 -4)
                         Order forms sent home Tues April 22.  Ordering Optional.

8th Grade Promotion Activities – We have nearly reached our goal.  There is still time to contribute to the fun activities for our 8th graders.  Your generous donation of any amount will help to cover ALL costs of the picnic lunch, dance admission, DJ and other activities.  Please submit your donations in an envelope marked "8th Grade Activities" to the PTA box at the office.


TUSD's MATH Pathways 

LEARN ENGLISH NOW! Aprenda Ingles Ahora!  at the Torrance Adult School

Reminder from the PTSA regarding 8th grade promotion activities The 8th Grade Activities Committee has some exciting events planned which are sure to make special memories for our graduating class. Financial support is needed.  A Suggested donation of $25 (or any amount) will cover ALL costs of the picnic, lunch, Submit your donations in an envelope marked "8th Grade Activities" to the PTA box at the office. Additional donations of gift cards are happily accepted to be used for a free raffle at the dance! Thank you in advance for your financial support of these special events for our 8th Grade class!  For questions or concerns, please contact Kelly Gottlieb at kellygbling@gmail.com or Kari Mendoza at ankmendoza@aol.com.

Is your 6th grader one of the many students left who is not cleared of their Tdap vaccine for 7th grade classes? Proof of vaccine can be emailed to: SKatzelnick@tusd.org; faxed to 310-972-6402 or dropped off at the office.

Remaining Late Start Days at Torrance High:    April 22, June 3

Noon Aides (this a PAID position)
wanted for one hour each day to supervise Madrona students during lunchtime. Email ljones@tusd.org if you are interested.

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)

CJSF   8th grade first and third Tuesday in SC1
          7th  grade first and third Wednesday in Room Port B (Second Semester Only)

TEF's South Bay Enrichment Academy – (Accredited) –
High School Students can receive class credits
Incoming K-12
th 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) June 24 – July 10; or  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!  

2014 Important Dates (TUSD Calendar – Subject to Change)
Open House               Regular Start Time in am 8:09
                                  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

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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