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
ATTENTION 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 year.
8th graders who attend Torrance High School – Late Start Days at Torrance High: December 3, January 14, February 25, March 11, March 25, April 22, June 6.
UPCOMING CALENDAR ITEMS:
* Dec 3 through Dec 13 is the Madrona Middle School TOY DRIVE
Bring to your 6th period teacher - New, unwrapped toys, clothes, books
* Thurs 12/5 BOOK FAIR to benefit our school library - get your gifts too.
at the Barnes & Noble Del Amo store 21400 Hawthorne Blvd
CLICK the box below for Bookfair ID number and instructions
* Dec 5 through December 10 - ON-LINE Book Fair through Barnes & Noble
CLICK the box below to get the online book fair info and ordering code
* Fri 12/6 3:30-5:00pm in the cafeteria=Fall Dance - NEON IN NEW YORK
Tickets on Sale NOW through Thursday, Dec 5 in front of cafe at lunch. Tickets are $3 pre-sale and $5 at the door. Students MUST have payment AND parent signed permission slip in order to attend. Click the picture below to download permission slip.
* Wed 12/11
Soccer game vs. Casimir 3:30pm – Go Wildcats!. Girls game begins promptly at 3:30pm at Madrona; Boys game will follow immediately after. We will be rushing to beat the sunset, so it will go quickly. ADMISSION IS FREE. CJSF will be selling concessions. If students attend and sign the sign-up sheet, they get a free cardio.
GATE - after school in the cafeteria 3:15 - 4:15
ELMAC meeting for parents. Location TBA 3:15 - 4:00
* Fri 12/13
Madrona Middle School HOLIDAY Instrumental & Choir Concert
Refreshments & Silent Auction Proceeds benefit our Music Program
at Torrance High Auditorium
6:15 pm (PTSA Association Meeting first; then Holiday Music)
* Mon 12/16 Q2 Progress Reports Go home with students today.
* Tues 12/17 Cookie Dough MUST BE PICKED-UP TODAY!
2-6 pm in the Cafeteria
* Tues 12/17 Music Fundraiser – YogurtLand at Crossroads Center
(Crenshaw & Lomita) – 4-7 pm- no flier needed.
* Fri 12/20 Progress Report receipts DUE to 6th period teacher.
Happy Holidays - No School 12/21 through 1/5
School resumes Monday, January 6, 2014
SCHOOL CLUB MEETINGS
FCA Mondays Room 7 at lunch (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)
P.A.W.S Club Mondays, Room 10 Tuesdays at lunch
Yearbook Club Wednesdays, Port C after school for 45 min
Chess Club Wednesdays in room 17 after finished eating lunch.
Math Club Thursdays after school, Room 17
CJSF 8th grade first and third Tuesday in SC1;
7th grade first and third Wednesday in Room 18 (Second Semester Only)
First Semester Hour Sheets are due Friday, January 24th by 3pm to SC1 or Room 18.
LIBRARY INFORMATION: Per the California Education Code, Section 48904 & 48904.3, the parent or guardian of a pupil shall be held liable for school district property. CLICK HERE for district and school policies regarding school books: http://madrona.tusd.org/Administration/LibraryComputerLab/tabid/3168/Default.aspx
What is the difference between PARENT CONNECT and Student eTUSD?
Parent Connect or Parent Portal is the site that allows PARENTS to stay informed about their student’s progress using a parent email address on file through the district registration system and special pin/password assigned by our offices. One reason why a parent may not be able to obtain access is that the parent is logging in with a different email address than originally provided or you forgot the correct password. Contact Mrs. Addison in the office if you are having difficulty. The Parent Connect passwords cannot be given to students. The email address you have this WEDNESDAY WILDCAT EBLAST delivered to can by any email you provide on your emergency contact information. It is completely separate from the Parent Connect system. Student eTUSD is the Student Portal that STUDENTS use for homework assignments and to communicate with their teachers. Student’s id for their eTUSD is their 6 digit student ID number for the User Name and their birth date (i.e. 01/10/2001) for their Password. Students should not change their passwords. If a student forgets their password, we must notify the district offices to reset the password. Students are not to share there ETUSD log in with other students.
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.
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For information regarding The City of Torrance Co-Rec program visit
http://www.torranceca.gov/Parks/7043.htm or call 310-618-2930
2013-2014 Important Dates
(TUSD Calendar – Subject to Change)
Back to School Night Early Dismissal at 1:20 Tuesday, Sept 24
Student Free Day No School Monday, October 14
Veterans Day No School Monday, November 11
Thanksgiving Holidays No School Wed thru Friday, Nov. 27-29
Winter Holiday Break No School Mon., Dec.r 23 thru Fri., Jan. 3
First Day Back in Jan Students Return Monday, January 6
MLK Jr. Day No School Monday, January 20
Student Free Day No School Monday, January 27
Lincoln’s Day No School Monday, February 10
Washington’s Day No School Monday, February 17
Spring Break No School Mon., April 7 thru Fri., April 11
Open House Early Dismissal at 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
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: Please view the parent emergency plan by clicking the link below. 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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