Madrona Weekly Update

May 29, 2023


Hello Madrona Families,

Important dates this week:

  • May 29th - Memorial Day observed - School is not in session.
  • May 30th - CPRD Mozart, Canvas Adventure, Warrior Dash
  • May 31st - Performance practice 1st and 3rd
  • June 1st - 1st Grade Performance for 1st Grade families 9:00-10:00 AM, OPEN HOUSE 5:30-7:00PM: PTA General Meeting and Honorary Awards, Art showcase, classroom visits, Italian Ice available for purchase
  • June 2nd - Student Council Sponsored Crazy Hair Day

We observe Memorial Day, Monday May 29th, to honor the American military veteran's who sacrificed their lives to uphold freedom in the United States. We remember and appreciate their service.

Our new crossing guard, Mr. Tom Pechloff, joins us on May 30th. Please give him a warm welcome to the Mustang community and say hello!

Thursday our Madrona famiies join us at our open house event. We kick off with a PTA General Meeting that includes some special recognitions. Next, swing into the Madrona Art Show where we display the creative talents of our Mustang students, and round out the evening with a visit to classes to view students' academic growth over the past year. Italian Ice will be available for purchase!

Hey Mustangs, if you are looking for new spirit wear, remember to check out our own Madrona Spirit Store - t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, jackets, caps and more! They are all available for purchase (link below). Get the goods, and search for those sale items too!

Enjoy the busy week ahead and, as always, be safe, be respectful, be prepared!


Mrs. Mandell

Our very own Cavin grabs the gold at the Special Olympics held at Newbury Park High School. Madrona families and friends came together to join in the excitement. Congratulations Cavin!

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Our counselor's communication of the week - Mrs. Sabory says...

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What's New in the Madrona Museum of Modern Art (Madrona MOMA)?

Madrona Museum of Modern Art presents self portraits relief printing with ink on paper by the creative artists in Mrs. White’s class!

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Science Stars in K - Look at our youngest coders in Mrs. Peterson's class!

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Thank you to TECH TOSA Ms. Carroll for the coding lesson!

Madrona Mustang future architects build marshmallow structures!

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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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INTRODUCING >>>>>Math Masters

We are excited to announce that our Mustangs in grades 3, 4, and 5 will have the opportunity to participate in the Math Master's recognition program. Our goal is to encourage our learners to gain 100% mastery of all math facts: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, to 12. Those who master all will receive a T-shirt and be entered into a raffle for a bicycle.
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Students K-12 learn about airports and the role they play in the National Airspace System.
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School Attendance is IMPORTANT!

It's always important to attend school! We hope that you are able to join us to learn, meet friends, and have a good time! We work hard to make Madrona a "Mustang Learning Zone" so be sure to come to school prepared to be a Mustang Learner.
School drop-off is at 8:00AM. Please do not drop off students early as there is no campus supervision.

*To register and learn tuition costs and hours for childcare before and afterschool, contact CVUSD Childcare at (805) 492-3567.

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As a reminder Mustangs, we want to make all of our students, staff, and parents stay safe on campus. If your TK / Kindergarten student picks up breakfast at the cafeteria, please escort them to the cafeteria door and walk them to the front TK/Kindergarten gate entrance of the school. With a separate cafeteria and MPR, we want to be certain that our TK/K students are safely escorted to the campus gate.
Please do not park in spaces that are marked for Disabled Persons if you do not have authorization. We have two spaces marked (outlined in blue) for those cars displaying placards. The violation fines are hefty...$400 ticket! It is possible that the TOPD, Sheriff's Department, might begin issuing citations if there is a vehicle parked in the space without a placard.
Please follow safety rules and drive slowly and with caution in our parking lot. We have buses and vehicles, two lanes, and lots of children, moving about. Most of all, please keep your eyes on the road...that phone call can wait!

Thank you, Madrona Families!

A quick note: as we are in the middle of 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!

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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Summer Book Sale coming soon!

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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.

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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.