Friday Feature

News and Notes for the Madison Staff (8/15/14)

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Principal Callahan

Fun for School by Principal Callahan

Meet Some New Staff

I would like to introduce you to a few new colleagues! Meet our new ELL teacher, Speech and Language teacher, Instructional Kindergarten teacher, Attendance Secretary and Inclusion Aide!

Tuesday's Institute Day - What to Expect

  • Introductions
  • PLC Goals and New Ideas
  • Safety and Security
  • What Did You Learn This Summer?
  • Cross Grade Level Articulation
  • PLC work
  • Fun Ways to Start the Year Off Right!

Fall Local Assessments


  • Testing window opens on Monday, August 25.
  • All ELA and Math assessments are delivered online except for 1st – 5th math facts.
  • Like Common Core Math, the new ELA assessments no longer require two sessions.

Important Dates

Tues. Aug 19: 8AM-3PM Institute Day: Welcome Back!

Tues, Aug 19: 3-4PM “Meet and Treat”

Wed, Aug 20: Teacher Work Day (flexible hours)

Thurs, Aug 21: First Day for Students (Grades 1-5)

Fri, Aug 22: First Day for Kindergarten

Mon, Aug 25: Fall Assessment Window opens

Mon, Aug 25: 3:45PM Dist Benefits Coordinator (optional)

The Kitchen is Not a Dumpster

Please do not use the kitchen as a storage facility or a dumpster. If your things do not have a home here, please bring them home or introduce them to the dumpster.