Heights Happenings

April 21, 2023

Newsletter from Mrs. Gossett

April 21, 2023

Hello Amazing Families of Heights,

Please read below to stay informed about upcoming events at Madison Heights.

Movie Night - Friday, April 21

We are looking forward to a great movie night tonight, featuring the movie Luca. Remember to visit the cafeteria to see the Art Show. As a reminder, there will be food trucks and themed baskets to raffle. The baskets are coming together nicely and have a lot of valuable items in them. Remember to bring your lawn chairs or blankets and set them up in a spot to watch the movie on the field. Thank you to C&S Sporting Goods for sponsoring this event!

Lockdown Drill

Please check your emails for a letter that was sent home on Thursday, 4/20/21 to notify you of a lockdown drill that we will be having during the week of April 24th. (Link to letter) We are required to have three lockout/lockdown drills during the school year. The first two drills were a lockout, where all doors are locked and everyone keeps teaching and learning. In a lockdown drill, teaching stops and we instruct students to move away from the classroom doors and windows. Please take time to read the letter that was sent home for more information if you have not already done so.

Día del Niños - April 28, 2023

Many countries around the world have a dedicated day to celebrate Children’s Day. In Spanish speaking countries this day is called Día del Niños. Children’s Day is celebrated on different days from country to country, and at Heights we will be celebrating Día del Niños on Friday, April 28. In many Spanish speaking countries this is a day to celebrate children with cultural activities. Our celebration at Heights is as follows:

9:00 - 9:40 am - Ballet Folklorico Ollin Yoliztli - Presentation of traditional dances from Spanish speaking countries (Location: Basketball Courts)

1:35 - 2:15 pm - Dia del Niños Fiesta - Spanish Music, Playground Fun and Paletas (Fruit Popsicle) for students (Location:Playground)

Parents are welcome to join us during these two events. Please make sure to bring your ID to obtain a visitor’s badge.

Free pass to the Phoenix Art Museum

Did you know that Madison Heights Families can check out our school pass to the Phoenix Art Museum and enjoy free admission and discounts at The Museum Store? To check out the Phoenix Art Museum Pass please email our Library Associate, Mrs. Shelley Scurran at sscurran@madisoned.org. Passes are checked out Monday through Monday and need to be returned on the following Monday after it is checked out. The last day to check out this pass for the 2022-2023 school year is May 15, 2023. This fun opportunity for our families is sponsored by the Madison Education Foundation.

Movie Night - 4/21/23 - 6:00 - 9:00 pm

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Thank you to C&S Sporting Goods for Sponsoring our Movie Night on April 21st

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Student Showcase Night - April 26, 2023, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Please join us this Wednesday for our Student Showcase Night. This is an event where students lead parents through topics and skills they have learned throughout the year. We are staggering the start times for this event by last name. This allows us to minimize the crowding in the classroom so that families can sit at the tables and participate in their students' explanations of what they have learned throughout the year. It also helps tremendously with traffic and parking. Thank you for adhering to this schedule.

  • Families with Last Names:

    • A-D: 5:00 - 5:30 pm

    • E-K: 5:30 - 6:00 pm

    • L-R: 6:00 - 6:30 pm

    • S-Z: 6:30 - 7:00 pm

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MAP Testing Schedule

MAP - Our final administration of the MAP assessment for this school year will be the week of May 1. As soon as we complete the schedule we will provide the information in one of the upcoming weekly newsletter. Please see the schedule below to find out when your child’s homeroom will be taking the Reading and Writing MAP assessment. To find out more information about the MAP assessment, please click on this link:Common Questions for Families We will be sending home MAP results reports when testing and all makeups are completed.

MAP Schedule

Monday - May 1 -


Kindergarten: Jensen, Harris, Martinez, Torres, Burnham

First Grade - Anchondo, Aguilar, Spector, Ryba, Hyde, Heilman

Second Grade - Heilman, Wong, Mattison

Third Grade - Andreasen

Fourth Grade - Heinlein

Tuesday - May 2 -


Second Grade - Aguayo, Teran


First/Second Grade: Heilman

Third Grade: Barnett-Noel, Dulin, Garcia, Martinson, Andreasen

Fourth Grade: Heinlein, Delgado, Juarez, Wietzel

Wednesday - May 3 -


Third Grade: Barnett-Noel, Dulin, Garcia, Martinson

Fourth Grade: Delgado, Juarez, Wietzel


Second Grade - Mattison, Wong

Thursday - May 4 -


Kindergarten: Jensen, Harris, Martinez, Torres, Burnham

First Grade - Anchondo, Aguilar, Spector, Ryba, Hyde

Second Grade - Aguayo, Teran

Friday - May 5 - MAP MATH and READING Makeups

Mark your calendars for these important dates:

April 26 - Student Showcase at Heights

April 28 - Dia de los Niños - Baile Folklórico Group and Fiesta.

April 28 - PTO Fundraiser - Karen Scott Jewelry, 4:00 - 8:00 pm

May 2 - Kindergarten Concert at the Madison Center for the Arts

May 5 - Mariachi Del Sol Master’s Class at the Madison Center for the Arts for Kinder, 1st, 3rd & 4th Grades

May 10 - PTO Meeting in the Cafeteria, 6:00-7:00 pm

May 12 - Bilingual Career Day

Totally 80's Gala - Saturday, April 29th

Looking for a totally awesome way to spend your Saturday Night? We would love to see your totally tubular outfits at the Totally 80's Gala on Saturday, April 29th at the Madison Center for the Arts. It's going to be so fresh! This event is hosted by the rad, Madison Education Foundation. No need to take a chill pill, you are sure to have a gnarly time. Get your tickets by visiting the Madison Education Foundation website at www.madsoneducationfoundation/events.com.
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