Dear Families and Friends of Madrona Elementary,
The staff at Madrona welcomes you to our school. We
serve a highly diverse student body made up of about 680 students with
more than half of our students speaking another language other than English in
their homes. At Madrona we embrace the diversity that our student
body affords us. This year we are adding Second Grade to
our Spanish/English Dual Language program. In addition all students
enrolling in our kindergarten classes for next year will be enrolled in our
Spanish/ English Dual Language program.
This summer Madrona is hosting the Summer Scholars Literacy
program for third and fourth graders. Students from Madrona and students
from across the district are participating in this program. The focus of this program is to help students
become better readers and writers. We
have also made sure to include a fun component each day where we have time set
aside for art projects and assemblies.
All of the students will be writing a story about a video game that they
are going to invent. We will have
presentations provided by real video game developers. This will help the student with their stories
in addition to exposing them to people who work in the video game
Next school year we will continue to have Curriculum Nights
throughout the year to help parents understand the new Common Core standards
and how they can help their children meet their education goals. We invite
parents to participate in their child’s education by volunteering at
school. Whether you can spend a day or an hour at school volunteering we
welcome your support.
We recognize our students for following our Guidelines for Success
self and others
do your best
We have monthly Eagle of the Month Assemblies where we recognize
Madrona Eagle and Scholars. Parents are welcome to attend these
assemblies when their students have been chosen.
The teachers at Madrona are looking forward to working with your
children to help them reach their highest potential. I wish you all a fun and relaxing summer and
that you take the time to have your student read with you each day.