April 14, 2023
Mayhem Poets Assembly - Thank You MEF!
Upcoming NJSLA & Headphones
Students are required to use plug-in headphones or earbuds during testing - no blue tooth ear devices are permitted. If your child has a pair of plug-in headphones they would like to use, please have them bring them all week. The office will provide plug-in ear buds for any students that need them.
Take Your Child to Work Day
Attention Current 6th & 7th Grade Families - Cycles/Electives Next Year
We ask families to join their students in making these selections through the Genesis Parent Portal this year. An email home on the day of the presentations will share the website link and provide information on how this process works.
Selections for cycles open on Thursday, May 5, at 3 pm. This is not a first-come, first-served process, so please take your time to make these choices thoughtfully with your child. Cycle choices should be completed by families the following Thursday, May 12.
Monday, 4/17 - 5th to 6th Grade Student Orientation, 9-11:00 am
Monday, 4/17 - 5th to 6th Grade Parent Orientation, 6:30 pm
Wednesday, 4/19 - District Strings Concert @ MJS
Thursday, 4/20 - Coming up for A.I.R. Assembly - 8th grade only
Thursday, 4/20 - Color Run 3:00 pm
Saturday, 4/22 - Dessert & Jazz @ MHS
Tuesday, 4/25 - District Band Concert @ MJS, 3:00 pm
Thursday, 4/27 - Take Your Child to Work Day
Friday, 4/28 - MEF 5k Classic T-shirt Day
Wednesday, 5/3 - Music trip “Wicked” NYC
Sunday, 5/7 - MEF’s 20th Madison 5K
Monday-Friday, 5/8 - 5/12 - NJSLA Testing - following delayed opening schedule
Wednesday, 5/17 - Chorus Spring Concert, 5:00 pm, Orchestra Spring Concert, 7:00 pm
Friday, 5/19 - AERSHES Kickball Fundraiser, 3:00 pm
Monday, 5/22 - NJSLA Science Testing, Grade 8 only
Madison Steam Academy
Programming is offered across six week-long sessions in either AM, PM, or full-day options, and enrollment is not limited to Madison residents. Extended-day options and tuition assistance are also available to ensure that any interested student can access this amazing program! For enrollment, course offerings, and more information, please visit www.madisonpublicschools.org/steamacademy
Color Run - Thursday April 20 - 3pm!
Please join us for our first-ever MJS Color Run sponsored by the PTO and Student Council. Our Color Run route, approximately 2 miles, will start at MJS and cross through several local neighborhoods, with the finish line at the back fields of the school. Madison Police are partnering with us to support safety with traffic and crosswalks. Music, drinks, snacks... let's Color Run for a cause. Parents and siblings are welcome to attend!
Funds raised for this event will support the beautification of MJS, including updating and restoring our Main Street school marquee.
Buy a Color Run t-shirt, and you will also help us raise funds for the Goryeb Children's Hospital Bambaci program, which aims to bring musical instruments to the activity center for Goreyb patients. A big thank you to Giulia Bambaci, who designed the t-shirt in honor of her Madison high school brother Luca. Order forms are available in the main office, and if we have an overstock, shirts may also be bought at the event.
Students are encouraged to wear a white t-shirt as they will run through several color stations and get their Madison or Rainbow Color shower. Sunglasses will be provided. A beach towel is recommended to cover any seats in the car that might need protection from the loose color powder.
Educators of the Year Nominations
Do you know a classroom teacher or educational services professional who is dedicated, inspiring, and making a difference? If so, please take the time to recommend this person for the Governor’s Educator of the Year Program by completing this nomination form template and returning it to Ms. Phillips by April 17. Community members and families are encouraged to participate and send in nominations.
Questions? Educator & Educational Services Professional job titles and eligibility requirements are available by clicking here.
Madison Summer Arts Program 2023
Just a reminder that there are only 2 more weeks left to receive Early Bird Pricing for the Madison Summer Arts program!
Registration is now open for our Madison Summer Arts Program from June 19 to July 14. Started many, many years ago as a way to give rising 4th graders a head start in instrumental music instruction, the Madison Summer Arts Program has expanded to include instrumental instruction for grades 4-12, plus classes in visual art, dance, and musical theatre for grades 1-12. The Program is given administrative support from Madison Music & Arts.
Click here for the Brochure or Registration form. Early bird pricing is available through April 30. Register your family for three or more classes and receive a 10% discount. For more information or questions, contact Ms. Kathleen McCormick at email@example.com
Teen Substance Abuse - Parent Information Night April 20 at MHS
Join Madison Public Schools and the School District of the Chathams for this interactive parent presentation, including a display of a teenager's room containing signals of potential substance use. DEA Special Agent Tim McMahon, with support from local law enforcement, will provide parents with the latest drug trends and powerful insights on what to look. Parents and guardians only, please. Register today using the link: http://bit.ly/41ur4vo
Dessert & Jazz
Registration is now open for Madison Music & Arts' 33rd Annual Dessert & Jazz fundraiser to benefit the visual and performing arts in Madison! This family-friendly event features a cabaret of talented MHS students followed by performances from the MHS Chamber Strings, MHS Jazz Chorus, MJS Jazz Band, and MHS Jazz Ensemble. Dessert will be provided.
For more information and to make your reservations, visit dessertandjazz.madisonmusicarts.org.
Registration is open for the 3rd Annual MEF Pickleball Tournament on Saturday, June 3rd! Paddle up for a great cause... our schools! Registration is also ongoing for another MEF event---the 20th Annual MEF Madison 5K Run/Walk. Join us on May 7th for a 1-mile run/walk, 5K run/walk, and Kids Fun Run. All funds raised help MEF award teacher grants in Madison Public Schools. Visit the MEF website to learn more.