Welcome to Madison Elementary
January Letter from Mr. Barone
January 5, 2017
Dear Madison Family,
I hope you all were able to take advantage of the warm weather over the holiday break, as well as were able to find time for family and friends. I am excited to be back on the job and working with students. Before we get too deep into the New Year, I wanted to remind you all about upcoming activities and events taking place at Madison Elementary during the month of January:
- Author Lois Ruby visits 3rd-5th grade, 1/12
- MLK Holiday/No School, 1/16
- Report Cards Go Home, 1/20
- Class Pictures, 1/25
- Terrific Kids & 2nd Nine Weeks Awards Assembly, 1/27
The spring semester is a busy one, especially with district and state assessments. This month, in particular, we will be completing our mid-year DRA assessments on all grade levels. Once we pass Spring Break, in March, we will be diving head first into our required state assessments in grades 3, 4, and 5. It’s extremely important that students are on-time and at school as much as possible this semester. This is the time of the year when many students put all the pieces together with regards to tackling the curriculum and state assessment. When students are out (especially when it can be avoided) they are increasingly put at a disadvantage for successfully employing all available tools when the actual assessment dates arrive.
I’m excited to be back at school supporting your students and the learning process. As always, my door is always open; don’t hesitate to get in touch, and thank you for the opportunity to learn/work with your children.
«Please See Below for Important Information Regarding Cold-Weather Dismissal Procedures«
Cold-Weather Dismissal Procedures for all Car-Riders:
When the wind-chill is 32° or below we will dismiss all car riders from inside. Please help us with following the cold-weather procedures outlined below:
- All Pre-K and K will be dismissed at the west end of the parking lot;
- All 1st-5th at the east end of the parking lot;
- We ask that all parents stay in your cars to pick up your students;
- Please put the yellow name card in your window so it is visible for the person calling student names;
- If you typically greet your child as they exit the building, please park and meet them outside the main office doors located near the bus lane;
- All dismissal doors by the parking lot will be used only for car riders and will be exit only;
We appreciate your cooperation with these procedures when weather is a factor to ensure that the dismissal process goes smoothly and quickly.
Again, thank you for your patience and understanding,
Mrs. Richardson is named Madison's Teacher of the Year!
November 21st, 2016
Arrival/Drop Off Reminders:
Remember that many of our students arrive to school on foot, please adhere to traffic patterns outlined below.
If you need to park, please use the parking lot on the west side of the school. Please respect the flow of traffic to ensure safety for all.
If you are dropping off your child and the side doors (denoted by the triangle below) are closed, and there is not a teacher present, please park and make sure your student walks around to the main entrance (denoted by the star below).
Finally, remember that the side yards along George Ave. are private property and all parked cars will be subject to ticketing/towing.
Parent Information from PRIDE night:
Madison Bulldogs Show Paw PRIDE!!!
Partners in Education
The Partners in Education program is a collaboration between Norman Public Schools and the Norman Chamber of Commerce. The program encourages collaborative efforts between schools, local businesses and organizations to provide programs, materials and volunteers that augment curriculum and enhance student learning. To learn more, visit the Norman Chamber of Commerce's website.
Thank you to our Partners in Education!OG&E