Principal's Corner

November 13, 2022

Important Dates

11/14 - 11/16 CoGAT 2nd and 5th grade students

11/17 Hot Lunch

11/21 & 11/22 Parent Teacher Conferences

11/23-11/25 Thanksgiving Break

Veterans Day Assembly

What an amazing assembly for the students! A special thank you to Ms. Skibbie for making the day special for students, staff and military personnel and the PTO for providing coffee and goodies for the veterans and active military who came to the assembly. The children were in awe of everyone who came on Friday and the veterans enjoyed the performance.


The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) will be administered to all second and fifth grade students between November 14 - 18, 2022. Madison students will be taking CogAT on November 14, 15 and 16. Please make every effort to have your child(ren) here on those days to take the assessment with their peers. More information will be shared soon.

Battle of the Books

Calling all interested 4th and 5th graders! Battle of the Books will be starting next month. If your child is interested, please click here for more information and the permission form. Last year's winning team from Madison took 2nd place at the district battle

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are a very important opportunity for communication between home and school. We look forward to having the time to share information about the progress of your child(ren) in person this year. We encourage you to come into the building to meet with your child's teacher. If you are unable to attend in person, there is a virtual option available.

The District has set aside two days for conferences during Thanksgiving week. We appreciate you making yourself available during these times to meet with your child’s teacher. The conference dates are Monday, November 21st (2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) and Tuesday, November 22nd (8:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m.)

You should have received an email from the District Office with directions on how to sign-up for your Parent Teacher Conference. If you have additional questions, please reach out to your child’s homeroom teacher.

Please note that the children will be off the entire week. Monday and Tuesday for parent teacher conferences and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving break.


Before and after school are busy times around Madison. If you child needs to cross the street to get home, please encourage them to cross with the crossing guards. There is a crossing guard at Sixth and Madison Streets as well as one in the parking lot at Madison. If your child usually crosses at Seventh and Madison or Eighth and Madison, encourage them to cross at Sixth and Madison with the crossing guard even if it takes an extra minute to get home.

Picking Up After School

During inclement weather, we see an increase in the number of children picked up from school. If you are picking up your child on inclement weather days, we ask that you follow the established dismissal procedures. Please do not park your car on Sixth Street in the car rider line and go to meet your child in the front of the building. This prevents our car rider line from moving. Please do not have your child cross in the middle of the street to meet you. Students should cross at the cross walk. It is very dangerous when children cross in the middle of the street. Student safety is our priority.

Lost and Found

There are several items in the lost and found. If your child is missing something, please ask them to check the lost and found. It might also be helpful to let the classroom teacher know what is missing. Sometimes the children have a hard time identifying their missing items. Please also label items with your child’s name so if they do end up in the lost and found we can return them to your child.