• Pizza in the Park *Pivoting* to PICK-UP Pizza in the Park!

    Posted by David Ranch on 8/26/2021 8:50:00 AM

    Out of an abundance of caution, the format for tomorrow's Pizza in the Park has been restructured.

    • Your pizza order will be available for pick-up in Arlington Park from 5:00 - 8:00 pm
    • Your meal will be packaged to-go
    • We are inviting families to decide where they prefer to enjoy their meal. Whether that will be at home or at a socially-distanced location in Arlington Park, we completely support your choice!

    Questions? Contact Mary Vargas marynvargas@gmail.com or Josh Sussman josh.sussman@gmail.com

    Please wear a mask and social distance while picking up your meal. Thank you all so much for your flexibility and willingness to support our awesome, agile and adaptable community!

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  • Town Hall: Tuesday, August 10th, from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    Posted by David Ranch on 8/9/2021 10:00:00 AM

    Town Hall Invitation:

    A message from Principal Ranch

    Dear Madera Families,

    I hope all of you had many opportunities for adventure, leisure, and laughter this summer.

    Sadly, as we prepare for the new school year, it has become abundantly clear that we are not where we had hoped to be nationally or locally with respect to the pandemic. On Tuesday, August 10th, from 6:00-7:00 p.m., I will be hosting the first in a series of Town Hall meetings focused on Madera's COVID response measures. The meeting will be recorded and linked to our website Wednesday morning. Because District-wide protocols are based on the updated guidelines provided by the California Department of Public Health, you may want to review the following document prior to the meeting: California Department of Public Health Guidelines for Schools

    If you have questions or concerns you would like addressed at the meeting, please complete the following Google form by Monday at 5:00 p.m.: Town Hall Questions

    In spite of this setback, your children's teachers and I remain committed to an exciting, restorative, and safe school year. You have been and continue to be extraordinary partners in making this work, and for that we are truly appreciative. Looking forward to seeing all of you soon!

    Much respect,
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  • Save the Date for Jump Start 2021

    Posted by David Ranch on 8/2/2021 9:00:00 PM

    Jump Start 2021

    Save the Date for Jump Start 2021

    Our Annual Jump Start event is back at Madera Elementary School on Saturday, August 14 from 9:00 to 10:30 (grades 3-6) and 10:30 to 12:00 (grades K-2)

    Hosted by the Madera Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and Madera Elementary Foundation (MEF), Jump Start is your chance to get a jump on the school year:

    • Complete your WCCUSD Annual School Forms
    • Join the PTA & MEF
    • Sign up for volunteer opportunities
    • Purchase Madera Spirit Wear
    • Contribute to Annual Giving
    • Find out who your child’s new teacher is a day early!

    Look for additional details in next week’s Monday Message. For questions please contact maderagiving@gmail.com

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  • Volunteers Requested

    Posted by David Ranch on 4/25/2021 9:00:00 PM

    Please consider volunteering to support Madera’s return to school. The following volunteer opportunities are available:

    (1) Morning student check in and traffic management
    (2) Lunchtime yard supervision
    (3) Staffing student distance learning hubs (10a-2p)

    All volunteers need to have a District Volunteer Badge and at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine.

    To sign up for (1) or (2), please click on the following link

    This spreadsheet contains more information and sign-ups for drop off and yard duty volunteer opportunities. This requires only a one off commitment from a volunteer. The spreadsheet covers every school day until the end of the year.

    To sign up for (3) , please click on the following link

    This sheet contains more information and sign-ups for the paraprofessional-run distance learning hubs. At present, the distance learning hub volunteers need to commit to coming each week for the rest of the year.

    For more information, please contact Steve Aitkins (PTA Volunteer Coordinator) at steve@newmira.com

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  • Madera Gala

    Posted by David Ranch on 4/23/2021 3:00:00 PM

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    Our annual gala, a fundraiser for the Madera Elementary Foundation (MEF), is going virtual this year! Please mark your calendar for our all ages, family-friendly event.

    On Zoom (of course!)
    Please reserve your free ticket at www.auctria.com/auction/madera2021auction
    First 75 to RSVP will receive a free bottle of wine!

    Although we can’t meet in person, we hope to come together for an interactive party online to celebrate the hard work and resilience of our community. There will be an online auction leading up to the event, as well as a live auction the night of. All proceeds from the Gala go to support enrichment programs for our students.

    Wondering how you can contribute to the auction?

    • Donate extra airline miles.
    • Donate a service (e.g. hair cut).
    • Donate a vacation stay if you or a family member owns a vacation home.
    • If you own a business, consider being a sponsor or donating your services or products.
    • Donate a new (desirable) item (e.g. an unused birthday gift).
    • Ask for a donation from your place of employment or your favorite local business (e.g. restaurant, spa).
    • Please fill out this form and place it in the Auction tray in the school office.

    Online bidding

    Online bidding will open on May 4th and will run through May 16th.

    For questions, contact Kate Schaffer at kateschaffer11@gmail.com. 

    2021 Madera Gold Sponsor

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    2021 Madera Bronze Sponsors

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