Madrona Weekly Update

November 28, 2022

Principal's Message

Hello Madrona Families,

Welcome back to school! I hope you enjoyed your fall break and were able to spend time with family and friends.

As we move into the 2022 year end, here are some important upcoming events to note:

  • Tuesday - DELAC Meeting (University)
  • Thursday - Sequoia Middle School Parent Information Night (6:00 PM, Sequoia Gym)
  • Friday - Student Council sponsored Madrona Spirit Day!

  • Student Council and PTA Toy Collection - 11/28/2022-12/15/2022
  • December 16th - Minimum Day
  • Winter Break 12/19/2022-1/2/2023 - No School

Mustangs, we have three weeks on campus before we begin our winter break. With that in mind, let's remember to treat all of our fellow students and adults on campus with respect. Treat others the way you would like to be treated; Madrona should be a welcome place for all to learn and grow.

To the entire Mustang community, let's enjoy the last few weeks of 2022 together!

With Mustang Pride,

Mrs. Mandell


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Newport Coast, California

“The only limit is your imagination.” –Hiro, Big Hero 6

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PTA Reflections

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Camila Mora's Visual Arts entry has been selected to advance to the council's Reflections contest.

Congratulations Camila!

Sight Word Superstars

We are excited to announce that our Mustangs in grades TK- 3 will have the opportunity to participate in the Sight Word Superstars recognition program. Our goal is to encourage our learners to gain 100% mastery of all 300 sight words. Those who master all 300 sight words will receive a T-shirt and be entered into a raffle for a bicycle.
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Dear Madrona Families,

From time to time, individuals or groups in the community will distribute information and advertisements to Madrona parents/guardians on the public sidewalks during school arrival or dismissal. This information is not affiliated or endorsed by Madrona Elementary and CVUSD.

Any approved communications (i.e. announcements, fliers) from Madrona Elementary and CVUSD will be provided directly from the school to you via email, or given to your students to take home.

If you ever are unsure whether or not materials are from Madrona Elementary and CVUSD, please do not hesitate to contact the front office at (805)498-6102.

Madrona campus happenings...

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A quick note: as we enter the cold and flu season, if your student is out sick, please be certain that students are fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. We want to keep our students and staff healthy!

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Sequoia Middle School - Future Parent Information Night!

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Parents Needed!

Campus Safety Assistants Needed

We are in need of Campus Safety Assistants. If you are interested in a part-time, flexible paid position at the school, please contact Gina Mandell at

Volunteers Needed

(AADAC) African American District Advisory Council Representatives

This position would be attending regularly scheduled monthly meetings. The AADAC rep will be reporting back at the SSC meetings. Please contact Gina Mandell at if you are interested in these positions.

Keeping our Mustangs Safe - Raptor & Volunteer Paperwork Procedures

Please remember to sign into our Raptor system in the front office if you are on campus volunteering or visiting during school hours.

ALL volunteers need to fill out new volunteer forms yearly. This includes volunteers for the classrooms, the Library, and PTA. You can pick up forms in the front office or click here to print them from the website. Turn all forms into the front office. We will only accept packets that are complete. Listed below you fill find the checklist for the packet:

  1. Registration Form
  2. Code of Conduct Form
  3. Copy of your TB test with doctor's signature. (active for 4 years)
  4. Copy of your Drivers License or ID

Please note: YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PAPERWORK IN 2-3 DAYS BEFORE YOU VOLUNTEER. The office needs a few days to enter it into our Raptor system.

Thank you for helping us keep our Mustangs safe!

Breakfast and lunch menus

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The Oaks Mall

The Oaks Mall sponsors a program to help local schools fundraise. The program runs September 1- April 30th and EVERYTHING you buy from the Oaks Mall stores & restaurants goes towards our total and earns us points. This month there is also an E Waste Recycling event on September 24th. If you have any electronic screens, please use the attached form to get Madrona credit for your recycles. Forms will also be available in the school's office. Thank you for supporting Madrona!

There are 4 easy ways to help:

  1. Leave your receipts in the school's office drop box or staff lounge drop box
  2. Email your receipt or a photo of it to
  3. TEXT a photo of your receipt to Dawn at (805) 298-2389 OR
  4. Upload your receipt to
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The Conejo Closet

The Conejo Closet seeks to assist CVUSD families in need by providing new and gently used items without charge. If you are in need of any of the following supplies, please email Ms. Amber Bowman, Coordinator.

  • School supplies such as paper, pencils, crayons, etc.
  • Toothbrushes/toothpaste, soap and shampoo
  • Pajamas, undergarments (new)
  • Water bottles
  • Masks

In response to many CVUSD family and community inquiries regarding making donations to the Conejo Closet, we invite you to reach out to Ms. Bowman. While CVUSD is not soliciting any donations at this time, we sincerely appreciate any that may come in and are committed to providing them to families in need. Thank you.