Madison Elementary - News for the week of February 11
What's happening at Madison Elementary the Week of Feb. 11
Monday, February 11 - Part 1 Choir Practice, 7:50 am
Monday, February 11 - Variety Show Performances during Specials Times
Tuesday, February 12 - Part 2 Choir Practice, 7:50 am
Tuesday, February 12 - Valentine's Day Parties, 12:00-12:30 pm
Tuesday, February 12 - Early Release, 1 pm
Wednesday, February 13 - No School, Parent Teacher Conferences
Thursday, February 14 - No School, Parent Teacher Conferences
Friday, February 15 - No School
Monday, February 18 - No School, President's Day
View our online calendar (select individual events for more details): http://www.usd231.com/MDE/Events:Month/
Next Week's Lunch Menu
Variety Show this Monday
Kindergarten ~ 9:15-9:45
First Grade ~ 1:15-2:15
Second Grade ~ 12:15-1:15
Third Grade ~ 9:45-10:45
Fourth Grade ~ 10:45-11:45
We welcome any family members to come and watch their Bear perform. Please check into the office and you will be directed into the gym at the time of the performance. In addition, the variety show acts will be broadcasted live on Facebook Live on the Madison Facebook page.
Major Saver Campaign
Major Saver Cards is the Madison School Fundraiser. We use the funds from this to pay for classroom materials and learning experiences for all of our Bears. Major Saver Cards will come home on Tuesday, February 19 and all Major Saver card sales are due Wednesday, March 6th.
Major Saver cards can be purchased via cash, check or online at www.majorsaver.com. The online sale can be credited back to a particular student and school. All cards purchased online will be mailed directly to the customer.
Major Saver is excited to roll out a new feature this year making online sales easier for friends and family! On the major saver homepage, you are able to enter your student’s information to create a CUSTOM LINK for your child that can be shared via social media or email. This link will automatically credit the online sale to your student when friends and family use the link to make their purchase!
Major Saver cards can also be purchased, and credited to a student, through the Major Saver App. Once the free app is downloaded to an Android or iOS device, buyers can choose a Major Saver card through the “buy cards” tab on the app. Once the buyer completes the transaction the offers will be stored in the Major Saver App. Buyers can then redeem offers directly from the app and do not need a physical card.
Thank you for your support of Madison Elementary.
Valentine's Day Party Schedule
9:00 - Kindergarten
9:30 - 3rd Grade
10:00 - 4th Grade
10:30 - 2nd Grade
11:00 - 1st Grade
10:30 - 4th and Kindergarten
11:00 - 3rd and 2nd(Cortez, Noble, Fotovich)
11:30 - 1st and 2nd (Wessel and Sigman)
Valentine's Day Parties
*Early Childhood Classes please talk to your child's teacher to find out when their party will be since there is no school on February 12 for Early Childhood.
Parent-Teacher Conference Treats
Big Huge Math Challenge (repeat)
Calling All Eagle Scouts (repeat)
2018-19 Yearbooks (repeat)
PTA Carnival (repeat)
Box Tops for Education (repeat)
The class that collects the MOST box tops from now until February 13 will win an EXTRA RECESS!
Box tops for education is a great way to help raise money for Madison Elementary. You can find box tops on hundreds of products you buy every day. Please save all box tops, cut them out, and send them to school by February 12. Your teacher will collect them and the classroom with the most box tops wins an EXTRA RECESS!
1. Save your box tops2. Cut them out and bring to your teacher in a sealed baggie (PLEASE label your bag with the teacher's name, grade level, and child's name).
3. Win an EXTRA RECESS!
This semester, the student who brings in the most box tops will have lunch and play a card game with Dr. Wachel. Unfortunately, the teachers will not be able to count any bags that are not labeled so be sure to clearly label the box top bag with your child's name, grade level, and teacher's name.
Kindergarten Round-Up (Repeat)
Health Information (repeat)
We wanted to provide some clarification regarding medicines at school. The safety of our students is our number one priority. Listed below are the key points of interest. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
All types of medicine should be brought to the nurse by a parent or guardian. Medicine cannot be sent to school with the student.
All prescription medicines must have a doctor’s order to be given to the nurse. The label on the bottle from the pharmacy is not considered the doctor’s order.
All over-the-counter medicines that are NOT on the District pre-approved list must have a doctor’s order to be given to the nurse. Some examples are cold and cough medicine, eye drops and homeopathic medicines.
The pre-approved list in Skyward is the following:
Lotions, Creams, Ointment
Winter, colds, flu, and other viruses often come hand-in-hand and this year is no exception. Germs from colds and other illnesses make their way into our workplaces, schools, and homes, but healthy habits can help protect everyone from getting germs or spreading germs. While school staff will continue to stress preventative measures, we also appreciate you encouraging these healthy habits with your children.
- If you have a child who is sick, we ask for your support by keeping them at home. District protocol requires students to stay home until they are fever free and symptom-free for a period of 24 hours
- Remind your child of important preventative measures for any illness, such as coughing into the sleeve, frequently washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and getting plenty of rest and fluids.
Our custodial staff is also helping with prevention by following appropriate cleaning procedures, paying special attention to contact surfaces and by increasing the number of times per day these common areas shared by students are disinfected. As you know, the health of our students is important to us. Thank you for your continued partnership as we work together to keep our kids healthy.
Occasionally we receive questions about head lice management in our schools, and below is information regarding lice management.
As needed, we will inform parents when we see an increase in illnesses in our school population with the potential for rapid spread among students and staff (such as influenza) or in the rare instance we have a mandatory reportable disease occur in our population, like Mumps. General head lice notifications are not recommended as they have been found to cause harm and lead to unnecessary treatment. Instead, the school nurse will assess the need for notification on an individual basis.
Thank you for reinforcing healthy habits with our students. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Nurse Amy at (913) 856-0450.
Colder Weather and Recess (repeat)
USD 231 provides playground activity areas at each elementary school site. It is important that safety and courtesy rules be followed. Rules will be regularly reviewed with your child by the staff. Students are not to remain on the playground before or after school. For safety reasons, the public is prohibited from the use of the playground activity areas during school hours. All students are expected to participate in recess.
Generally, if a child is too sick to go out to recess, he/she is too sick to be in school. There are exceptions to this rule, but it is a reasonable guideline.
There will be no outside recess when:
The temperature is 20 degrees or below
The wind chill index is 20 degrees or below
The heat index indicates a high risk
There is significant precipitation
Teachers may take their class out briefly for fresh air at their discretion. Students should be prepared for sudden changes in Kansas weather.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please let your child's teacher or Dr. Wachel know.
Join the USD 231 Team
Enroll your K-5 student in the Second Building Blazer Youth Camp on February 15.
GEHS Students have organized a full day of activities including, games such as Kick Ball, Crack A Bout, and other activities. Made Decor will be there to make a craft sign to take home and Young Rembrandts will be on hand to lead an art class.
Cost $45 / $65 (2 kids) / $80 (3 kids) -- Must be in the same family
Need-based scholarships available.
**Gardner Edgerton Food Services will provide box lunches
**Lunch is part of the cost for the day. You just need to select which lunch your child will want.