Madison Memo

November 2022

A Message from the Principal

Hello Madison families!


We have reached that time of the year where everyone seems to be in the swing of things. Students are learning, teachers are teaching, and students are having plenty of fun. Thank you for your time, dedication, and support through the start of this year. We absolutely could not do it without you!


This month we often think of how we can be grateful and how we can spread that gratitude throughout our school, community, and world. I invite you to fill out the following Google Form to send a note of gratitude to your child’s teacher or another staff member in our building. Thank you for recognizing the hard work and dedication of our staff members to support your child’s learning and growth. Notes of Gratitude


Now that the colder months are creeping up on us, it is the time to remind you about proper snow gear to have a successful winter. Each day that the weather is below 40 degrees the students will be expected to wear jackets. As it gets colder please send your student with a hat, gloves, coat, snow pants, and boots. While we do our absolute best to ensure gear gets where it needs to be each day, please do be aware that gloves and hats are lost often by students so please be mindful of that if you are sending anything expensive to school.


We look forward to the busy months ahead and we look forward to continuing to work with you. Thank you for your attendance during parent/teacher conferences and the way you advocate for your students and our school as a whole. I trust that the partnerships we are creating will impact learning and growth in nothing but positive ways!


Respectfully,

Rachel De La Cruz

delacruzr@mpsd.school


Upcoming Dates


  • Thursday, November 3rd - No school - Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, November 4th - No school
  • Book Fair Sale Dates:

    Tuesday, November 8th – 3:10pm-4:30pm

    Wednesday, November 9th – 3:10pm-4:30pm

    Thursday, November 10th – 3:10pm-5:30pm

  • Monday, November 14th - Picture Retake Day
  • Monday, November 21st - PTO Meeting 4:00-5:00p; Join with google meet @ meet.google.com/yxk-twfw-cvp or by phone @ (US) + 1 337-466-9079 PIN: 420 785 115#

Our Student Credit Union is Open!

Find us in the library 8:00am - 8:30 am every, Wednesday school is in session!


Not a member? Everyone living or working in Manitowoc or Sheboygan counties is eligible to join.


Call the office for more details!

Madison Arrival and Dismissal Reminders

Students should not arrive at school before 8:00, as there is no adult supervision. When students arrive at school, they should line up at their door to prepare to enter. K-2 students will enter the building through the north door and 3-5 students will enter through the doors near the gym.


Doors will open at 8:00 and students will be allowed to enter the building. The first bell will ring at 8:10 am to indicate the start of school and students must be in their classroom by the second bell at 8:15. There will be no play on the playground before school and no supervision prior to 8:00


In addition, please remember that students being dropped off or picked up need to use the crosswalk to cross the street. There is a crossing guard at the corner of 4th and St. Clair to help students cross. Students MAY NOT cross in the middle of the street near the K-2 entrance, as there is no crosswalk there. Please park vehicles when dropping off or picking up as students should not get in and out of vehicles in the street traffic.


Please see the photo - No crossing the street at this entrance, even with an adult.

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4K Registration for 2023-2024

The MPSD offers a FREE four-year-old kindergarten program for children who will be 4 on or before September 1, 2023. Information regarding the registration process will be mailed to eligible families after the winter break. To ensure your child is on this list, please email dischs@mpsd.school with your child's name, birthdate and address. If you have specific questions, please call 920-686-4786. Thank you!

The Reading Corner

Reading with children is important. Here are three reasons to read with your elementary child every night:

1. Time together. The number one reason for reading each night is quality time together. Life can become hectic when kids go to elementary school. Between homework, lessons, classes, and meetings, things can get overwhelming. But carving out that small amount of time — even if it's 10-15 minutes, which is just enough time to read one chapter of a book — is worth scheduling into your day.

2. Listening to fluent reading. If you choose to do the reading, this time together allows your child to listen to what fluent reading should sound like. You don't need to overdo voices and sounds — just read naturally and normally. The more your younger readers hear you read, the better!

3. Talking about texts. It doesn't need to be an in-depth discussion. You can begin by just “thinking aloud” — every few pages, share your thoughts about the text out loud. Your child will hear how you think about and process text as you read, and soon it will become habitual for them to do the same. Over time, incorporate questions or thought-provoking statements and involve your child.

Tonight, grab two books, and ask your child to choose one. Start reading, and you'll be glad you did.

Happy Reading,

The Madison Reading Departement


Nursing News - Cold and Flu Reminders

During the cold weather months, more viruses can spread. People of all ages can get sick with a cold or flu. School-aged children can be at a higher risk of illness. Please review the following reminders to help keep our schools safe.


Please do NOT send your child to school if they have any of the following:

  • Fever greater than 100.4 degrees. Children must be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications before they can return to school.

  • Vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours. Children must be free of vomiting or diarrhea for at least 24 hours before they can return to school.

  • Persistent coughing that is frequent and disruptive to learning.

**Please remember to contact the school office if your child will be absent due to illness**


These healthy habits can help prevent the spread of illnesses and germs at school:

  • Wash hands frequently.

  • Keep hands away from the nose, mouth, and eyes.

  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or bent elbow.

  • Get plenty of sleep at night.

  • Eat nutritious foods at each meal.

  • Do not eat/drink from the same utensil or container as someone else.

  • Keep hydrated by drinking healthy fluids.


Your child may need to be picked up if they become ill at school. Please be sure that the office has a current telephone number and inform the school of any changes throughout the year.


PTO News

Scholastic Book Fair
Madison Elementary library
Tuesday, November 8 - 3:10pm-4:30pm
Wednesday, November 9 - 3:10pm-4:30pm
Thursday, November 10 - 3:10pm-5:30pm

Club’s Choice Order Pick-up
Madison Elementary gym entrance
Thursday, November 10 - 3pm-5:30pm

PTO Meeting
Madison Elementary library
Monday, November 21 - 4pm-5pm. Join with google meet @ meet.google.com/yxk-twfw-cvp or by phone @ (US) + 1 337-466-9079 PIN: 420 785 115#