Madison Elementary News 🦉

Week of June 20, 2022

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Half Days

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are half days this week. On those days, students will be dismissed starting at noon. There is no Latchkey. No school on Friday. Have a great summer!

Massena 2022 Graduating Seniors Visit Madison

Last Monday morning, the Massena 2022 Graduating Seniors visited Madison Elementary School in their caps and gowns to walk through the building. This was a great opportunity for our children to see the seniors all dressed up in their graduation attire and it gave them something to look forward to. Click here to see a video of the event.

Play Day was AMAZING!!

Play Day was a huge success! We had perfect weather and it was so nice to see over 400 students, staff, and volunteers fill the school's backyard. If you see a member of The Who Club, please give them a big "Thank You" for organizing the event. They made it all possible. Click on the image to see a video of the day.
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A Look Ahead...

  • June 21: Half Day. Students Released at Noon: No Latchkey
  • June 22: Half Day. Students Released at Noon: No Latchkey
  • June 22: 6th Grade Moving Up Ceremony: 9:30
  • June 23: Half Day. Students Released at Noon: No Latchkey
  • June 24: MCHS Graduation

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Madison 6th Graders Plant Maple Trees

Several Madison 6th Graders along with their teachers, Mrs. Fregoe, Miss Watson, and Mr. Shope, and Alcoans, Jerry Fregoe, Nate Rufa, and Josh Bordeaux planted three maple trees in front of Madison school, with the help from Gary Pecore and North Racquette Greenery. This event was the culmination of the 6th Graders' Science unit on Climate Change. The unit is one of the Eco-schools pathways, from the National Wildlife Federation. Every 6th grader calculated their carbon footprints and decided they needed to plant trees to help offset some of the CO2 we each are adding to the environment every year.

Play Day is THIS WEDNESDAY! (Rain Date is Thursday)

Play Day is coming up! It is scheduled for Wednesday, June 15 with a rain date of Thursday, June 16! Please have your child wear a white or light-colored shirt that day for the color run! The Who Club has a fun-filled day with lots of fun activities planned!

Dismissal Notice to Parents

At the beginning of each year, we request that you send a note with your child in the morning if you intend to change their normal dismissal routine and that such requests are received before 2:00 pm. Our office has tried to accommodate your transportation change requests even when they are phoned in late in the afternoon, however, this cannot continue.

For the safety of your children, we will not accept any transportation or pickup changes after 2:00 pm. We do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, however, these policies are in place solely for the safety and security of our children. This will continue to be true going forward into the future, without exception.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Watertown Rapids STEAM Field Trip

Last week, the Watertown Rapids baseball team hosted the first STEAM Education Day, and Madison's own 5th and 6th graders were some of the approximately 1,000 North Country students who attended. The students were invited to enjoy a baseball game and learn about some of the fundamental forces behind the game and the world around them. "STEAM" stands for science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Some of the exhibitions included a pitching machine built by Great Lakes Cheese, demonstrating how the mechanics of throwing and hitting a baseball work. The Watertown Daily Times showed students how newspapers, with sports stories and scores included, are made. Some of our students even made the news!

Ausable Chasm Field Trip

On June 3rd, the 6th Grade enjoyed a trip to Ausable Chasm for a hike and some white water rafting. This trip was made possible by the Adirondack for Kids Grant. A big "thank you" to the teachers and chaperones who accompanied the students on this memorable trip.

Orchestra in the Lobby

Due to the capital project, many of our teachers have been displaced throughout the year. This is especially true for our "Specials" teachers; music, art, PE, and library. On Friday, Mr. Pratti met with some of his orchestra students for lessons in the main lobby where they performed some beautiful music that could be heard down the hallways.

2022 Girls Volleyball Youth Camp

If your child is interested in attending the 2022 Massena Girls Volleyball Youth Camp from July 5th until the 8th for students in grades 4-6, click here to download the information sheet and registration form.
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Massena Public Library SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2022

Join us at Massena Public Library this summer as we celebrate reading. Oceans of Possibilities is designed to encourage children to continue reading during summer vacation so that valuable

reading skills won’t be lost. We will offer a variety of activities for children of all ages. Click here for more information.

Juneteenth: No School

Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. On June 17, 2021, it officially became a federal holiday.

Grades 5 & 6 STEAM Field Trip to Watertown Rapids Baseball Game

The forecast looks good for the students and chaperones attending the Watertown Rapids baseball game tomorrow (6/6)...80 degrees and partly sunny. Please have your students at the school gymnasium by 7:15 AM for a 7:30 departure.

Raider Academy Fun Day

May 31 was the last day of Raider Academy for the 21-22 school year. The staff and students celebrated a very successful opening year with a fun day. Thank you Mrs. Mullin for the pictures.

The Madison Who Club Parent Facebook Group

Please consider becoming a member of the Madison Who Club Parent Facebook Group. As a member, you can ask questions and receive up-to-date information about what's going on at Madison Elementary.

NYSED Survey Requesting Public Comment Regarding Federal Funds

Please complete this survey to help us continue to prioritize received federal aid through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER), as well as, an increase in funding in foundation aid. Your valuable input will aid us in addressing student performance and need.

Resources for Families

In light of the recent tragedies that have occurred in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas, please take note of the following resources that may help when you engage in conversations with your children:

For these resources and many more, please check out the Board of Education Update.

Vocabulary Instruction for Families

Click on the image if you are interested in learning strategies to support early reading skills at home.

School Vaccine Requirements

Keeping up with your child's required vaccinations for school entrance is important. Here are the required vaccines for New York State. Don't wait to vaccinate. Children who are not up to date with vaccinations may not be able to attend school. Talk with your pediatrician or call public health at (315) 386-2325 to find out if your child needs a vaccine.

Massena Boys Lacrosse Youth Camp

Please click here to view information regarding an upcoming boys youth lacrosse camp for grades 1-8 sponsored by our Massena Varsity Coaches.

*Attention: May 31 is the last day of Raider Academy*

Helping Out

Since our regular crossing guard has had to take some time off, one of our own has stepped in to take her place. Thank you, Mrs. Earl, for bringing a little sunshine on rainy days.
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Mayor Sadie Day

May 17 was Mayor Sadie (Cameron) Day and many staff and students wore blue in her honor. This was Sadie's last day with us this year and we will miss her contagious smile. Pictured below are Sadie with the whole 6th grade class and staff, Sadie with blue party balloons, and Sadie posing with Mrs. Rush.

Superkids Party

On May 13, Mrs. Burlingame's Kindergarten class held an all-day Superkids party. Superkids is our comprehensive English language arts curriculum that is specifically crafted for Kindergarten through 2nd-grade using evidence-based literacy practices. The students each dressed up as a Superkids character.

100-Wing Construction

Beginning Monday (5/23), classes in the 100-wing will be relocating since it will undergo the early stages of construction the following week. Teachers and staff members will help the children find their way to their new class locations.

New Cafeteria

Last week, the construction crew completed the renovations to our cafeteria. It looks amazing with the red "clouds" over the entrances and all the Massena colors. The kitchen is still under construction and will not be available until the fall.

New Life

Springtime is when caterpillars become pupae and pupae become butterflies. Several classes watched this cycle of life unfold this past week and released the new butterflies into the environment where the cycle can continue. This picture is from Ms. Averill's 4th grade class.

Native American Celebration at Madison Elementary

The Native North American Travelling College visited Madison Elementary School on May 17th in collaboration with Massena Central's "Celebrating Cultures' Month". They presented mini cultural lessons with replica artifacts and materials for the students to explore.
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Arbor Day Celebration

On Friday, Mr. Andy McMahon from Massena Electric visited Madison in celebration of Arbor Day. Prior to the event, Miss Griffin's ELA students each wrote a poem describing how important trees are to us. Three of those poems, one from each 5th-grade teacher, were selected and read at the event. The student poems were wonderful and very well done.

Mr. McMahon was joined by members of the Power Authority, community neighbors, Mr. Brady, and family members of students. The purpose of the visit was to teach the students how to plant a tree. In the coming weeks, each student will receive a sapling at school and they will have the knowledge needed to properly plant a tree to ensure its survival.

School Board Votes are on May 17th

All eyes turn to local school district elections this week. Our schools play a vital role in the lives of children and families. Please make sure you vote in our local school district election. To be a qualified voter in a school district, you need to be a U.S. citizen 18 years or older and have lived in the district for at least 30 days prior to the vote. If unable to vote in person, request an absentee ballot, or check with your district for details on voting in person and please save the date!

Walkers before 8:20

"Walkers" are any students who do not ride a bus. Remind students that they are not permitted to enter the building before 8:20 AM because the teachers are not prepared to supervise them and therefore, they are not safe. Please do not release students from your vehicles or send them from home too early.

Safe Footwear on the Playground

Please make sure that your students have the proper footwear to wear on the playground during PE and recess at school. Open-toed shoes are not recommended. Crocs, however, are acceptable.
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Our First PreK Reader

Please join me in congratulating Jazzlyn McSurdy from Mrs. Wilmshurst's PreK classroom as our first reader from PreK.

6th Grade Grads Picture Day

On Monday, Lifetouch will be at Madison to take pictures of our graduating 6th graders. Although a location has not yet been selected, the pictures will most likely be taken in the 6th-grade pod. Pictures will be from 8:30 to 11:00 AM.

New Hallway Whiteboards

As part of the Capital Project, whiteboards were mounted just outside many classroom doors. For teacher appreciation week, many students wrote kind words to their teachers.

National School Nurse's Day

National School Nurse Day is observed on the Wednesday during National Nurses Week in May every year, and takes place on May 11 this year; it’s a day when we come together as a nation to honor the field of school nursing. This event honors the daily efforts of school nurses to ensure all students’ well-being, safety, and academic ability. At Madison, we truly appreciate our school nurse, Mrs. Jane Bain.

Teacher Appreciation Bulletin Board

For teacher appreciation week, students wrote kind notes shaped as flowers telling their teachers how much they appreciate them. Below are just a few examples of their beautiful words.

Save the Date: Keith Deltano - Cyberbullying Virtual Presentation

The Massena Central School District is hosting a Parent Cafe on Wednesday, May 11 at 7:00 PM. Keith Deltano, teacher and comedian, will provide a live, virtual presentation for parents and students on the topic of cyberbullying titled, "How to Bully Proof Your Child, Keep Them Safe Online, and Monitor Their Social Media". Click here to register and click here to learn more about Kieth Deltano.
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Junior High School 6th Grade Parent Orientation

This year, the J. W. Leary Junior High School will be hosting a parent orientation on June 1st at 6:30 PM. The event will be virtual. Mrs. Zullo, Mrs. Zaza, and Mr. Alexander will walk through the basics of Junior High. They will have WEB leaders sharing what they like and what they recommend to help kids transition from 6th grade to junior high. They will be available to answer any questions.

Parent, please use this link to register. A zoom link will be emailed to you on the afternoon of June 1.

It's Teacher Appreciation Week

Teachers are quite possibly the most important members of our society. They give children purpose, set them up for success as citizens of our world, and inspire in them a drive to do well and succeed in life. The children of today are the leaders of tomorrow, and teachers are that critical point that makes a child ready for their future. Please join me in celebrating our teachers this week.

DASA (Dignity for All Students Act) Resources

New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) seeks to provide the State’s public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. Click here to access MCS's DASA Resources page. Click here to view a parent brochure. Click here to go to New York State's DASA website.

Welcome Back!

Hello everyone. Welcome back from a much-needed Spring Break. Whether you went out of the country, out of state, out of town, or just outside, I sincerely hope that you all had a wonderful and relaxing time off. We are looking forward to seeing our students again. We missed them and are excited to spend time with them before the year is through.

Monday, April 24 is a cycle Day 2.

COVID-19 Reminder

Parents/Guardians: When a student has any potential COVID-19 symptom, please keep them home and follow the return to school protocol. The symptoms continue to be:

  • Temperature 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
  • Chills
  • Cough (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline, or coughing up mucus)
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • New onset of severe headache
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomachache
  • Poor appetite (new onset)
  • Rash

COVID-19 Letter Home

Testing Location Information

Attestation Letter for Home COVID Tests

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School Spirit Sale

The Madison Who Parents Club would like you to know that the School Spirit Sale ends in one week on Monday, April 18. Click below to get your Madison and Red Raider gear.

Please share the link with friends and families.

Report Cards

The report cards will be sent home with students on Thursday, April 14th.

New Hallways

As you may know, Madison has been under construction all year. Two hallways have been transformed and now our cafeteria and kitchen are getting a makeover. The image shown shows before and after photos. You will notice that the large windows are replaced with tile walls in Red Raider colors and the cubbies have been replaced. The work is not done, however. Tile work and some loose ends need to be tied up, but the transformation is remarkable.

Spring Break

April 15th to the 22nd is Spring Break. Whatever your plans are, I hope that you have some restful, rejuvenating, and much-needed time off! Enjoy time with your families, plant a garden, and get some sun.

Youth Bureau April Newsletter

Click here to view the St. Lawrence County Youth Bureau April Newsletter!

Who's Smarter?

Last Thursday at Raider Academy. Miss Lacombe and Miss Wilkins combined 3rd grade and 6th grade to play Are You Smarter Than a 3rd Grader. I wonder who won.

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Madison Who Club Fundraiser

Please visit to purchase Red Raider or Madison Owl merchandise. Feel free to share the link with your friends and family. This gear will be perfect for Red Raider Day or just to show your Massena or Madison pride! Thank you in advance! -The Madison Who Club-

Return to School Protocol

Please remember, although the mask mandate has been lifted, the return to school protocol has not changed. Refer to this form or contact Mrs. Bain if you have questions.

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Green Cupcakes in Mrs. Wilmshurst’s PreK Classroom

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Reminder: Monday March 21 is Day 1

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World Down Syndrome Day - March 21

Monday, March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day. Remember to Rock Your Socks! Wear mismatched, brightly colored socks!

Welcome to Spring 2022

At long last, spring 2022 is finally here. The vernal (aka spring) equinox – which marks the beginning of astronomical spring in the Northern Hemisphere – occurred Sunday at 11:33 a.m. EDT.

St. Patrick's Day Pictures

There was no shortage of St. Patrick's Day spirit at Madison on Thursday.

Mrs. Earl's First-Grade Class Attempted Directed Drawing

The leprechaun left silver and gold. He left tiny green footprints and a gold glittery trail.

Mrs. Kotz' Kindergarten Leprechaun Traps

Students are Learning to Play Piano in Miss Allen's Chorus Class

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When the News Gets Scary

Terror in the streets and violence in our schools repeatedly spark a search for help. What can we do, how can we talk to our children about the scary events we all may see in the news? Parent Today

Become a Substitute Teacher

The Massena Central School District is in critical need of substitute teachers for the 2021-22 school year. Choose your preferred school and grade level with flexible hours! Substitutes make $105.00/day and can work as often or as little as they like. Requirements include fingerprint clearance through NYSED and High School Diploma or GED.

If you are interested or know someone who is, please complete or share this short form.

Madison Sixth-Grader Receives TIME Kids Magazine's You've Got Perseverance Award!

Please join me in congratulating Madison's own Neveah Abney on receiving the You've Got Perseverance Award! from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. TIME Kids Magazine asked Nevaeh to write a 150-200 word essay on her recent award and experience. See below. Wonderful job, Nevaeh!
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Mrs. Fregoe Earns National Science Teacher Award

We have some amazing teachers at Madison Elementary. The National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) has selected Mrs. Fregoe to receive the 2022 Sylvia Shugrue Award. This award is given each year to ONE elementary teacher who uses an interdisciplinary and/or inquiry-based approach. Mrs. Fregoe will be honored at the NSTA National Convention in Houston, TX at the end of the month. We are so fortunate to have teachers such as Mrs. Fregoe as part of our Madison Elementary family. Please congratulate her when you see her.

Returning to School after COVID

Though the mask mandate has been lifted, the protocol necessary to return to school following any symptoms on the COVID symptoms list is still in effect. For example, in order to return to school following a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, we will need a lab negative NAAT, lab antigen test, or two negative over-the-counter (i.e., at-home or take-home) antigen tests taken 24-48 hours apart. For more information, please review this letter that is sent home with a student when symptomatic.

PreK and Kindergarten Registration

The PreK/Kindergarten registration is now available. Click here to access the form.

6th Graders Read to Younger Students

Last Friday, many of our 6th-grade students took time to visit our younger students and read a book to them. Dr. Suess books were the most popular. The 6th-grade students did a wonderful job.

Pictures From National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day)

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A Reminder from Our Nurse's Office

Please make sure your child comes to school with a mask. It is a good idea to have at least one spare in their backpack.

If your child receives the COVID-19 vaccine, make sure to send documentation to the school nurse.

If your child has any of the following symptoms, they need to stay home, call your school nurse, and follow the return to school protocol:

  • Temperature 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
  • Chills
  • Cough (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline, or coughing up mucus)
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • New onset of severe headache
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomachache
  • Poor appetite (new onset)
  • Rash
A Few Pics Just Before Break

Three Day Week

Hello Madison Families. Just a reminder that we only have three full days this week...Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The students are off starting Thursday, December 23 and return Monday, January 3.
Holiday Spirit Week 2021
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Fidelis Health Insurance Clinic

Fidelis is having a health insurance clinic at the Massena Salvation Army on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month for Child Health Plus.
COVID-19 Vaccines for School-Aged Children: What Parents and Families Should Know
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Capital Project Update

This past week, the 300-Wing was handed back to us. The 4th and 5th-grade students relocated to their new classrooms and will be able to stay there for the remainder of the year. The 200-Wing is up next for remodeling. The classrooms located in the 200-Wing, including the 3rg-grade classes, have relocated to new rooms for the next couple of months. Never a dull moment at Madison.
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At Madison, we are happy to provide masks to students who need one. However, we often run short on supplies. Please provide masks for your children as often as you can.

Discovery Learning Actvities

Discovery Learning has some great K-8 December activities. Take a peek when you get a chance:

Holiday Help Guide

Check out the Holiday Help Guide for holiday food and gift assistance for families in Massena, NY

When to Stay Home

There are many symptoms of COVID-19 such as cough, headache, upset stomach, loss of taste or smell, runny nose, diarrhea, etc. If your child exhibits any of these symptoms, no matter how small, please keep them home from school and get them tested. Then, please share the results of that test with our nurse at 315-764-3740 x3402 or

Construction Update

As many of you know, our 300-wing has been under construction since the beginning of the school year. However, the rooms are mostly done and the contractors are ready to hand the hallway back over to us. As a result, some of our classrooms will be moving over the next couple of weeks. The 200-wing is next for construction. Please bear with us as we balance room relocations with classroom instruction.

Join Our Team as a Substitute Teacher

Great pay and excellent flexibility. You can choose to work at one school or all schools, once

a week or just a few days a month. PLUS holidays, weekends and summers off!

If interested in a substitute teacher position please fill out the Substitute Form

For more information, to fill out an application and to view all open positions at the Massena

Central School District please visit Job Opportunities

For all inquiries, please contact 764-3700 ext. 3008 or

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Digital Access Survey

If you haven't already, please take this quick 4-minute DigitalSurvey. This survey is to gauge each student's access to digital technology and to the internet.

Mrs Earle's Thanksgiving Pics

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher (PT) Conferences will be virtual this year. They will occur on Monday, November 22 from 12 to 3 PM AND 5 to 7 PM and then again on Tuesday, November 23 from 12 to 3 PM. These will be half days and students will be excused at 11:30 AM.

Each of our teachers has created a link for you to join their virtual Parent-Teacher Conference. If you have chosen to meet with the teacher via Zoom or Google Meet, please click the link at your pre-scheduled time.

Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences Link

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Madison Elementary will be hosting a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Tuesday, November 23rd from 11:00AM-2:00PM. The first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine will be available for 5–11 year-olds. Appointments are required for this vaccination clinic as space will be limited. For more information about the COVID-19 Vaccine, you can visit:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information | St. Lawrence County ( To register for an appointment at Madison Elementary School, please click on this consent form.

Rollerblading in Mr. Matejcik's P.E. Class

Playing the Drums in Ms. Allen's Music Class

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No Raider Academy This Week

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Happy Thanksgiving

Sending good wishes to you this Thanksgiving! Good food that fills your table, good health as you work hard, and good times with family and friends. May you have all the best delights in life. Happy Thanksgiving!

COVID Reminders

Just a few reminders to help us do our job better and keep everyone safe...

  • Please keep phone numbers up to date at school
  • If your child receives the COVID vaccine, please send documentation to the nurse's office. This will determine if the child has to quarantine.

Also, if your child has any of the following symptoms, they must be kept home. Let the nurse's office (x3402) know and follow the return to school protocol:
  • Temperature 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
  • Chills
  • Cough (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline, or coughing up mucus)
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • New onset of severe headache
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomachache
  • Poor appetite (new onset)
  • Rash
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Capital Project Progress

Currently, contractors are working on the 300-wing here at Madison. It is expected that they will complete the work by the end of this month. There is still plenty of work to do but I have included an example of how the new corridor and rooms will look once completed. You can click on the corridor image to get a 360-degree view.
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COVID-19 Vaccines for Children 5-11 Years Old

On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, the Federal Government & the CDC gave final approval for children ages 5-11 to start receiving an age-appropriate dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department will be offering a Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on 11/13. To learn more and to register click here.
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St. Lawrence County Youth Bureau News

Here is the November Newsletter from the St. Lawrence County Youth Development Program. This monthly newsletter includes some really fun family activities, school news from around the county, and several community calendars with upcoming events.
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Mrs. Witkop's Kindergarten Class Sings 5 Little Pumpkins Sitting On A Gate

Mrs. Witkop's Kindergarten Class Sings Five Little Pumpkins

Red Ribbon Week Pics

Red Ribbon Week 2021

Red Ribbon Poem and Poster Contest Winners

The story behind the symbol. Special Agent Camarena worked for many years to fight for a drug-free America, for our children. He would state "children are our future and we should all work together to keep them safe. While on the Drug Taskforce, he took many drug dealers off the street in order to keep our children from being exposed to drugs. He died while on duty. The efforts did not end there. Today, Red Ribbon Week is nationally recognized and celebrated, helping to preserve Special Agent Camarena's memory. The Red Ribbon Campaign also became a symbol of support for the Drug Enforcement Administration's efforts to reduce demand for drugs through prevention and education programs. By wearing a red ribbon during the last week in October, Americans demonstrate their dedicated opposition to drugs. They pay respect not only to Special Agent Camarena, but to all men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in support of our nation's struggle against drug trafficking and abuse. Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country.

Red Ribbon Week serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a personal commitment to living drug-free lives with the ultimate goal being the creation of drug-free America. Our 6th-grade students were challenged to write a drug-free Poem or create a poster. Two of our 6th-grade students were heard on WMSA radio throughout the week of Oct. 25-29th while the others will had their poems heard over the announcements or their posters hung in the Lobby at Madison. We are very proud of our students. This year's winners are:

  • Cooper Kennedy and Elliott Morrison-Nowak. Their poems were heard on the radio.
  • Madelyn Laraby - Poster Winner
  • Kaydence Jackson - Poster Winner
  • Ryleigh Griffin - Poster Winner
  • Angelina Daniells - Poem Winner
  • Eric Noreau - Poem Winner
  • Hope LaShomb - Poem Winner
Cooper Kennedy and Elliott Morrison-Nowak
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Link to Raider Academy November Calendar and Pictures

Please follow this link to see the November calendar and recent pictures for Raider Academy.
Red Ribbon Week Pics

Squid Games (Use generic letter)

Pfizer 5 to 11-Year-Old COVID-19 Vaccination Survey

The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department has asked for our help in distributing this 5-question survey to parents and guardians of children ages 5 to 11. With the anticipated approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 for children in this age range, the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department is looking to gauge community interest and to ensure that there are supplies available to serve the community in the most timely and efficient way possible.

This survey is not district-specific and will be distributed by all school districts in the region. Please note that this anonymous survey is not a consent form, and does not obligate your child to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19.

If you have additional questions regarding vaccinations, please contact your child's school medical provider or the school nurse, Jane Bain.

Link to Survey: Pfizer 5-11 Year Old COVID-19 Vaccination Survey

Play Area Times for Community Members

The Massena Central School District and Madison Elementary School would like to remind playground visitors that the Schools' play areas (playground structures, basketball court, and athletic fields) will be permitted for school use only during school days from 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. These specific play areas should only be used by students attending in-school learning. They will be open to the general public after 5:30 p.m. on weekdays, on weekends, and on any day that in-school learning is not in session. Also, No dogs will be allowed within 100 ft of a school building or outside areas where children are located while school is in session.
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