Madrona February Newsletter

February 2nd, 2023

Hello Madrona Community,

Happy February 2nd and Black History Month everyone! In honor of Black History Month, we as a community will engage our scholars in the following activities:

  • Restorative Justice Practices with an emphasis around empathy and loving engagement
  • Exploring our collective diversity and its impact on equity and fairness.
  • Embracing and acknowledging our gender identity
  • Understanding the power of our intergenerational community
  • Learning about the influence of Hidden Figures in our American History

There will be three assemblies this month.

  • Our first assembly will be on Friday, February 3rd at 1:20 pm with Seattle JazzEd. This will be a whole school event in the cafeteria.
  • Our second assembly will be our Black History Month Assembly on Friday, February 17th @ 1:30 pm in the cafeteria. During this assembly, our 5th graders will be our MCs as well as giving presentations, the Madrona choir will be singing two songs, and Ms. Lopez's 4th graders will be performing a play.
  • Our third assembly will be a lovely performance by the Fifth Avenue Theatre on February 28th @ 1:00 pm.
Parents are welcome to attend all assemblies. Masks are encouraged but not required to attend.

Class Picture Day will occur on February 16th. Students are not required to wear uniforms. Please use the attached link to order pictures:

Our annual literacy Night is scheduled for Thursday, February 16th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Come join us for dinner (pizza, salad, and cookies), fun literacy activities, and receive more information on how to support your scholar with literacy skills at home.

Mid-Winter break will occur during the week of February 20th - 24th. Please make accommodations for your scholars this week.

As always, thank you for your continued support! We are looking forward to seeing everyone at our upcoming schoolwide events.

Go Panthers!

Principal Carter

Smart Watches and Bluetooth Audio Devices

We are noticing an increased volume of students coming to school with electronic devices such as Smartphones, Smart Watches, and headphones. These devices are becoming a huge distraction to students during their learning time. Smart Watches should be in "school/airplane mode" during the school day, including recess, and should only be used during the school day for time telling. Air Pods or other Bluetooth headphones/earbuds should not be used during the school day. Please have your student keep these valuable items at home or in their backpack. If your student needs to contact you during the school day, they can come to the office to call home. In addition, if you need to get a message to your student during the school day, please call the office and we will gladly relay the message to your scholar.

Thank you for your support.


Hello Everyone,

This year, we are so thankful to be able to have families back in the building supporting teaching and learning. If you have it in your heart and the time available, please consider volunteering and supporting our community.

We need support in the following areas:

* Before School, Breakfast Support

* Office Support

* Recess

* Lunch

* Afterschool Dismissal support

* Multi-Cultural Night - March 16th

* Math Night - April 27th

* Scholastic Book Fair - May 1st - May 5th

* Field Day - Week of June 22nd

Please connect with Ms. Shai or Ms. Ebony if you are interested.

Thank you,

Ms. Ebony -

Message from our Building Coordinator

Happy New Year Everyone,

I am the Building Coordinator, and I am here to support in any way possible. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me. My preferred method of contact is by email:

Thank You!

Shai'Ree Walker

Literacy Night - February 16th

Please join us for our annual Literacy Night on February 16th @ 5:30 pm. During event, you will enjoy a tasty meal (Pizza, Salad, Cookies), fun literacy activities, and information on how to work with your scholar at home to enhance their literacy skills.

Cub Scouts @ Madrona

We are pleased to announce that Madrona is starting up Cub Scouts this year. Please join us on February 28th at 5:00 pm for more details about this AWESOME opportunity coming to our community.

Please RSVP by calling Ms. Ebony at (206)252-3104.

Thank you

Principal Carter & Mr. Kirk

Class Picture Day - February 16th

Yuen Liu will photograph class photos on Thursday, February 16th. Families who purchased a picture package in October will receive one print of their student's class group photo. After the bulk class group order is placed, Yuen Liu will provide us with a link to view and order additional prints or the class group photo.

Please use the attached link and follow the steps below.

Link: here

1. Select the October 2022 Gallery

2. Online Code: enter your student's school ID number

3. Enter your email address

For more information, please call the main office at (206)252-3100

Best Wishes,

Principal Carter

PTSA Shirt Fundraiser

Come get your Madrona Elementary branded school polos and t-shirts!
  • Kid's shirts $10
  • Adult Shirts $15
Limited Availability - while supplies last.

Sales will take place in our Madrona Elementary Library - Fridays in February from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  • February 3rd
  • February 10th
  • February 17th

Upcoming Events at Madrona

  • 2/3 – Fresh Fruits & Vegetable Program Visit (Cafeteria during lunch)
  • 2/3 – Seattle JazzEd Assembly - 1:15pm in Cafeteria
  • 2/6 – Week of Action Begins
  • 2/8 – Staff Appreciation Lunch – Sponsored by our 3rd Grade Families
  • 2/9 – Instructional Cogen (Whole School)
  • 2/14 – PTSA Meeting @ 6:00 pm
  • 2/16 – Picture Day (Class Pictures) Free Dress Day
  • 2/16 – Literacy Night @ Madrona – 5:30 pm
  • 2/17 – Black History Month Assembly @ 1:30 pm
  • 2/19 - Mid-Winter Break Begins (No School)
  • 2/27 - Spirit Week, Free Dress Week
  • 2/28 - 5th Avenue Theatre - Where Great Musicals Are Born @ 1:00 pm