Madrona Weekly Update

March 20, 2023


Hello Madrona Families,

Important dates this week:

  • March 20th - APEX Mustang MIe Fun Run - lesson 4, ELAC Meeting, 5-6 PM, Sequoia Middle School
  • March 21st - World Down's Syndrome Day - Wear Blue and Yellow, APEX Mustang MIe Fun Run - lesson 5, Strings
  • March 22nd - APEX Mustang MIe Fun Run - lesson 6, Band, Chorus
  • March 23rd - APEX Mustang Mile Fun Run Event! Strings, Band, PTA General Association Meeting via Zoom
  • March 24th - Women in History EVent (Library), Student Council Spirit Day-Hawaiian Dress Day!

Calling all Madrona Mustang students... are you ready? It's time for our APEX Mustang Mile Fun Run this week! In additon to the APEX Mustang Mile Fun Run on Thursday, we will be visiting a few of our students in the LIving Museum to welcome some famous women in history on Friday. Also, our student council has been hard at work on our campus to promote school spirit - Friday is Hawaiian Dress Day! Remember to visit our Book Fair and see the Book Fair flyer below to order online.

Please welcome our APEX visitors, prepare for your mile run, and remember to: Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Prepared!


Mrs. Mandell

March is Women in History month!

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The smile says it all. In 2016, Simone Biles won another gold at the Olympics in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Just 22 years old, she was the most decorated US Olympian gymnast capturing 7 medals, four of which were gold! Now, at 24, she holds 32 medals that include championships from USA and world events giving her the title of the world record medalist for women's gymnastics. She secured a place in history as a role model for young women in competitive sports as well as creating a dismount on the balance beam: a double twisting double back that is even named just for her!

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

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Madrona Artists

“ARTifacts” produced by Ms. Wing’s 1st Grade class! Ms. Britta’s lesson on monoprints delivered these beautifully artistic pieces …we love our Madrona Museum of Modern Art artists!

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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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.

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.
A quick note: as we enter 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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Mustang Mile ... March 23rd!

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The Oaks Mall - Remember to submit your receipts!

The Oaks Mall sponsors a program to help local schools fundraise. The program runs September 1- April 30th and EVERYTHING you buy from the Oaks Mall stores & restaurants goes towards our total and earns us points. This month there is also an E Waste Recycling event on September 24th. If you have any electronic screens, please use the attached form to get Madrona credit for your recycles. Forms will also be available in the school's office. Thank you for supporting Madrona!

There are 4 easy ways to help:

  1. Leave your receipts in the school's office drop box or staff lounge drop box
  2. Email your receipt or a photo of it to
  3. TEXT a photo of your receipt to Dawn at (805) 298-2389 OR
  4. Upload your receipt to
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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.