Madera Mustang Messenger
January 18, 2022
January 18, 2022
Dear Madera Families,
The next couple of weeks will be filled with many fun and meaningful events for our students. These events are made possible through the hard work and dedication of our parent volunteers. Please consider signing up to help with the events. Our PTA sponsors a lot of extra curricular events and supplements our enrichment programs. They need your assistance as "many hands make light the work" of providing our students with well rounded enrichment activities.
In the coming weeks, PTA will be sending home information on how you can be a part of the PTA board. If you are interested in being part of a fantastic team of parents and educators who provide super fun activities and programs for our students, please consider taking a position on the board. Your children will think you are rock stars for your part in bringing the fun! If you are hesitant to join the board, it isn't scary and the more volunteers the better!
Even if you aren't on the board, you can still help out (and look like superheroes) by volunteering for events and joining the PTA as a member (link is below in the PTA section).
Some fun upcoming events sponsored by PTA are the Fun Run, Kindness Challenge Week, Read Across America Week, Lunch with a loved one, Junior Olympics, and more...please help us keep these events going by volunteering or running for a board position. In addition to these fun events, PTA supports our music and drama programs.
Our theme this month is showing kindness to each other. Volunteer work is a great way to show kindness.
Upcoming Important Dates and Events
In January we will focus on kindness to others.
1/18--We Vote Wednesday
1/19--DELAC meeting 9AM
1/20--Wear Madera Blue/Spirit Shirt
1/23-27--Great Kindness Challenge
1/24--Math Festival K-2nd
1/24--UTK Parent Night-District Webinar
1/23--1/27--Great Kindness Challenge Week
1/26--Parent Night-Kinder-District Webinar
1/27--Wear Madera Blue/Spirit Shirt
1/27--We Care Friday
1/31--Academic Awards Assemblies
Great Kindness Challenge Week January 23rd-27th
A Kindness Bingo board will be sent home this week. Your student can get as many bingos as they can on the board by doing kind things. Please sign and and return the Bingo board by Friday, January 27th, and we will enter your student into a drawing for a special prize. We will pull a few names from each grade level for the prizes.
Student council is also sponsoring Kindness Spirit Week. The flyer will be sent home and it will be in the Kindness S'more, but here is a preview:
Wednesday-Wear your shirt backwards day
Thursday-Favorite sports or team shirt/jersey
Friday-Wear the color for your grade
TK and K-orange
Informational nights for new enrollment of UTK and Kindergarten
Read all about it! Get your paper here!
As you can imagine, schools use an enormous amount of paper. We are working toward more green options whenever possible, but students still need to be able to practice letters, color, and manipulate things on paper to build fine motor skills and help their learning stick. Please consider donating paper. If you have set up your amazon smiles account to donate a portion back to support Madera, then it's like donating twice!
Our copy machines are quite picky and prefer a particular type of premier paper, 92 bright white, 20lb paper. This paper helps us keep our copiers running smoothly, prevents jams, and prevents more costs associated with repairs. If you would like to donate paper to our cause, please click here to see the allowed paper. For extra convenience, it can be shipped directly to the school.
Click on the picture below to join PTA
Make these actionable steps part of having a happier January!
This is a great source of information for absences, dress code, cell phones, birthdays, the health and wellness policy, personal items, and volunteerism. Click here or on the picture for the handbook.
Family Calendar click on the photo!
Communication is key to good planning! Please mark the dates on your calendar. All dates/times/events subject to change based on health and safety regulations. Family Calendar Link
Parent Handbook Quick View
Every week I would like to share one small piece of the parent handbook to keep you informed. This week the topic is:
Doctor and Dental Appointments
We encourage you to try to schedule your child’s doctor and dental appointments after school hours.
If this is not possible, your child must be signed out through the school office. Children are not
dismissed from the classroom until a call is received from the office.
Community Resources and Events
Shelter and Food Resources
With cooler weather comes the opening of the Samaritan Center's PADS ("Public Action to Deliver Shelter)" Information about the shelter can be found at the bottom of the Dinner Site calendar as well as on the Samaritan Center Website. Families who wish to use the shelter need to meet with a caseworker at Samaritan Center to set this up.
Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura Will Be Accepting Public Housing Applications
- Date: 02/01/2023 8:00 a.m. - 02/15/2023 4:00 p.m.
The Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura (AHA) will be accepting applications beginning February 1, 2023 for the Public Housing Program from low income households.
Applications will be accepted online beginning Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 8:00am and will close on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 4:00pm. Applications will be accepted via an online portal at onlineportal.ahacv.org.
WHAT YOU NEED TO APPLY
- An email address is required to submit the online application. Please ensure you have an email address before beginning the application process.
- Name, date of birth, social security number of each household member
- Annual household income amount
For more information on the Public Housing program, its requirements, and how to submit an application, please visit http://tinyurl.com/33r4ub7a.
If you require assistance or if you are a person with a disability and require an accommodation in order to complete an application, please contact the AHA office at (805) 480-6010 or send an email to WL.email@example.com. For assistance for individuals with hearing impairment, please contact the AHA using TTY (805) 480-9119.
Madera Vision Statement
Madera’s mission is that we will develop thoughtful citizens and empower young leaders to become active members in their school, community and government.
We accomplish this through integrated classroom instruction, school-wide events and community partnerships.