Madison Mustang Weekly Update
December 2, 2022
12/5-12/8 - Field Hockey Tryouts @ Madison Soccer field 3:30 - 5:30 PM.
12/5 - 12/16 - Madison Food Drive
12/5 12/8 - Pizza Fundraiser @ Flippin Pizza 11 AM - 8 PM (See flyer below)
12/8 - OneSight Clinic
A WORD FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Hi Mustang Family!
December has arrived and Winter Break is right around the corner! That means lots of fun opportunities for students as well as community events. Basketball tryouts are completed and a huge congratulations to everyone who came out! Whether you make the team or not it takes a lot of courage to go out there and give it a shot, and remember even Michal Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team! Field hockey tryouts for girls start next week as well so if your student is interested please have them come out!
December will have a variety of events taking place as well. The Mustang band and Choir will be performing at Madison on December 14th so save the date. The Mustang Band will also be performing with Rancho Buena Vista High School at the high school on December 16th. More information on that to come.
Finally, we know the holidays can sometimes be a challenging time for students and families and can sometimes cause additional stress. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us if your student and or your family is in need of any kind of support resources. We are here to help and to connect you with whatever support resources you may need.
Thank you for your continued support for our school and we hope you enjoy a safe and restful weekend with family and friends.
Free Heart Screening for Children Ages 12-25@Madison on December 4: STILL TIME TO SIGN UP!!!
Vista Unified and Madison Middle School are pleased to partner with the Eric Paredes Save a Life Foundation and offer free heart screenings to the entire Vista Community. Last year, a Madison Middle School student, Marco Benitez, tragically lost his life to sudden cardiac arrest, a leading cause of death among children, especially student athletes. To honor his memory, Madison Middle School hopes to screen at least 800 students and community members for undetected heart conditions.
Join us on Sunday, December 4th for free heart screenings. Each screening will include a cardiac risk assessment, EKG, cardiologist consultation, and if indicated, a limited echocardiogram. This special event is only available to those 12 years of age or older. Please register early at Madison Middle School Screen Your Teen.
A TREAT FOR OUR STUDENTS
MBC Broadcast 12/2/2022
COVID TEST KITS SENT HOME
See Madison's Kindness Week video below
CSUSM STEM CLUB MOTORIZED BOATS
THE GREAT SHAKE OUT
Madison Middle School, along with nearly 9 million other participants, practiced the California Great Shakeout Drill last Thursday being safe in the event of an earthquake and subsequent evacuation.
For this drill, we practiced our Duck, Cover, and Hold On procedure as well as our On-Site Evacuation procedure to the track.
"Last Wednesday, the Madison Middle School band performed their first concert of the year! More than 500 people were in attendance to support the 150-member combined bands. First in the program was the beginning band which is made up of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Madison students, as well as 5th-grade students from Lake Elementary. The band director, Zach Squibb walked the audience through the first 7 weeks of learning an instrument, showing how much growth the students have experienced in such a short time. Next were the Intermediate and Advanced Bands, who played a crowd favorite "Ghost Busters!" Closing out the night, the Advanced Band performed "Hope Rising" and "Armory."
The band is supported by the newly-formed MMS Band Boosters. They are a group of parents who are committed to the success and longevity of the music program at Madison Middle School. They can be found at www.mmsmustangband.org. If you'd like to be a part of this amazing parent organization, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
See the advanced band perform on Saturday, October 22 at 10:40 am at the VUSD Festival of the Arts in Downtown Vista on the Cinepolis stage. Join the band at our "Eat and Meet" at Lamppost Pizza at 11am right after the performance.
If your student is interested in joining band, please email email@example.com
ENGINEERING ACTIVITY: CO2 CARS
Critchlow and Spandikow were in the Gym with students from period 1 racing CO2 Cars. Carbon dioxide race cars are an opportunity for students to engage in an extra engineering activity that utilizes elements of design thinking. Students are challenged to engineer either fast cars, cars that have creative designs, or cars that are creative and fast.
Madison choir is 1x week and meets on Thursdays after school in the Band Room until 4:30. We will be performing at the VUSD Festival of the Arts in Downtown Vista on Saturday October 22nd.
I won’t be taking any new students until after the Festival of the Arts on 10/22, but will take new students on the Thursday after, the 27th, as we will switch gears and start learning Winter music for our Holiday performance on December 14th. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
RBV AND MADISON BANDS
THANK YOU, PTA FOR YOUR COMMUNITY NETWORK!
SCHOOL MORNING PROGRAM/PROGRAMA ANTES DE LA ESCUELA
MORNING PROGRAM STUDENT ACTIVITIES
ART WITH MS. MOFFETT
The students enjoyed tie-dyeing last Thursday during periods 3, 7, and 8. They will continue this project on Monday September 12th. Students can bring a shirt or some socks, we'd be happy to have more garments to experiment on and do it for you!
(this is definitely an experiment, so don't send your nice stuff )
PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASS SNAPSHOT
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW ELAC BOARD!
The English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC) first meeting took place last Thursday at the library. Each table was filled with families enjoying pizza, cookies, and soda. The topics were the Importance of Attendance, nominating our new ELAC Board, and a presentation about what ELAC entails. Our next meeting is November 17. We are looking forward to a year of growth and positivity! Congratulations to our new Board!
KEEPING OUR STUDENTS SAFE
Stores near our school are selling the one chip challenge and one of our 8th graders became horribly ill yesterday. Madison is proactively informing parents of safety issues in our community.
Please read the following article to stay informed:
WHAT IS THE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER AT MADISON MIDDLE SCHOOL?
THANK YOU, TEACHER ASSISTANTS!
This year Dr. Guerrero is conducting the Teacher/Office Assistant program These students attend Explore Lab and are trained on expectations on being an assistant. Students identified teachers and departments offices they were interested in supporting the whole semester. Here are some pictures of some students helping in the Front Office. Some of their duties include greeting visitors and helping with the check in of students.
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT GRATITUDE
THANK YOU PARENTS, TEACHERS, STAFF AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS FOR YOUR SCHOOL SUPPLIES DONATIONS!
Each year, Staples customers have a chance to purchase a school supply donation kit and Staples matches each and every donation. Thus far, Vista Staples has donated 180 school supplies kits. Principal Walanski personally thanked the Staples representative for their support.
In addition, our PTA committee were thrilled with the tremendous support family showed at Back to School Night. Our school received a large amount of school supplies donations, thank you, Mustang families!
culture wall in our Seventh Grade Science Wall.
Mr. Pezzoli shared the projects his students worked on this week. Culture is an integral part of who we are and how we learn! Studies have demonstrated that students learn better when their culture and experience is acknowledged in their classroom. Acknowledging students' culture allows them to feel more valued and connected. In Science, and in most every content as well, students are encouraged to make sense of the subjects that they are learning through the filter of their own culture and experience so that they may learn more deeply.
TEACHERS AND MONThLY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
THE IMPACT OF SLEEP
Here's a few highlights:
- Studies have found that children’s mental and physical health are directly affected by sleep. Healthy and consistent sleep habits are associated with better language development, academic achievement, and socio-emotional and behavioral functioning in young children.
- Recommended sleep - Children 6-12 years old: 9-12 hours, Teenagers 13-18 years old: 8-10 hours
- Parents of teens often drastically miscalculate the hours their child actually spends sleeping. They imagine them resting from the time they “clock out” for the day until the alarm goes off, but adolescents are frequently spending hours scrolling, reading, texting, or even just thinking while their caretakers assume they are asleep.
- Misdiagnosed ADHD, depression, and other issues can often actually be attributed to lack of sleep
- When a student starts to have trouble, sleep should be the very first thing that is questioned.
WHY JOIN OUR PTA? Because our pta supports your child.
- PTA provides grade-level enrichment support.
- PTA supports student clubs.
- PTA gives teacher supply grants.
- PTA supports on campus events.
- and so much more!
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¿POR QUÉ UNIRSE A LA ASOCIACIÓN DE PADRES Y MAESTROS, PTA?
Por que nuestra PTA apoya a su hijo.
- Por que nuestra PTA apoya a su hijo.
- Le brinda apoyo de enriquecimiento a nivel de grado correspondiente.
- PTA apoya a los clubs de estudiantes.
- PTA ayuda a maestros con donaciones de útiles escolares.
- PTA apoya los eventos de la escuela
- Y mucho mas!
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Thank you for supporting your Madison PTA.
MATH WITH MS. SCHULTZ
A word from our principal
I am honored and privileged to have the opportunity to serve as Madison's Principal. Although I've only been here a short time I've seen what an amazing place the Madison community is. We look forward to partnering with you this year to continue to help your child through these important years of their upbringing. Our number one priority is to continue to make Madison a place where all students feel safe, loved, and like they belong.
A little bit about me: I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois (Go Cubs! Da Bears!). I have been an educator for over 15 years as a high school teacher and administrator in Tucson, Arizona and Huntington Beach, California. My wife and our family live in Carlsbad, California with our two younger daughters who are 9 and 13, and our older daughter resides in Provo, Utah where she works and goes to school. I love the outdoors and going camping, and the favorite way to spend my time is out at my daughter's sporting events watching them be the fierce athletes that they are.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you need anything at all and we are looking forward to a great year!