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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
Learn English Now - Adults
Women's History Month
 Arts Education Month
Adult Education Month

New to TUSD Enrollment-Click Above       

Note GATE session dates and permission slip

6th  Grade: Wednesday, 3/4/15 @ 3:10-4:30 PM
7th Grade: Wednesday, 3/11/15 @ 3:10-4:30 PM
8th Grade: Wednesday, 3/18/15 @ 3:10-4:30 PM

8th Grade Baby Pictures: Deadline Extended to March 13th due to email difficulties.  If you wish to participate, please email a .jpg image to Mrs. Shanks at by March 13th.
Mar 4   GATE gr 6 after school, cafe 
Mar 4   8th gr students Biliteracy Award mtg, lunch rm 26
Mar 7   Space Science Day at El Camino 9-1 click here
Mar 10  BBall Games: Boys v Hull, Girls v Casimir,THS 5:30 pm
Mar 11  Progress Reports Q3 issued during SSR:
               parent signed receipt due
Mar 13
Mar 11   GATE grade 7, after school, cafe

Mar 17   Talent Show Mandatory Dress Rehearsal 3-5pm
Mar 18   GATE grade 8, after school, cafe
Mar 19   Talent Show ONE NIGHT ONLY
Mar 23   DELMAC Community Fair 8:30 – 1:00 
                Fliers here in English, Spanish, Japanese, Korean
Mar 24   Math Pathways Parent Info night 6pm,, MMS Cafe
Mar 24   Last School Site Council Meeting of the year, 3:15pm
Mar 25 SAR Assembly 2:10 pm

Mar 27  Life Touch Spring Pictures (OPTIONAL)
Mar 27  END of Q3 – get all assignments in
Apr 3     Student Free Day

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. 

ParentConnect Instruciones en Espanol 

Physical Education  Syllabus for 2014-2015

Eighth Grade Activities Information
Timeline of Important Events
Direct Donation Flyer

It’s the annual TEF Car Raffle.  Support Torrance Education Foundation and Madrona Music Program.  Madrona Spirt  points will be awarded to the grade level with the greatest number of tickets sold.  Order forms are available in the Office or from Mrs. Snider in the Music Room. – For every ticket sold to support TEF programs including our WiFi service for the school, a portion will also benefit our Music Program.  Get your form 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.





"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. 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.




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