Welcome from your Madison PTSA!

Welcome back to school! And for 6th graders, other new students, and their families, welcome to Madison Middle School; we’re very glad to have you here.

For your convenience, here are the things we included in the first day packets:

Join the PTSA Membership Form (online)

Sign up for the Madison Community Weekly Newsletter — Get our weekly bulletin sent to your email. This bulletin has important dates, recaps the school news, gives you information about upcoming events, and community offerings. Everyone can sign up, you don’t need to be a PTSA member.

Family Directory — Sign up for the Family Directory, with only your email and phone number. Only those families that sign up for the directory will receive a copy, in a PDF. The directory is new every year, so even if you signed up before, its time to do it again! Everyone can sign up, you don’t need to be a PTSA member.

QUESTION: What is the difference between the Madison ASB fundraiser and the Madison PTSA fundraiser? Which one should I support? ANSWER: Both! ASB vs PTSA – FAQ (pdf)

Back to School Fundraiser – donate online to help us put supplies and curriculum directly into your student’s classroom.

Facebook — Don’t forget to like us on Facebook, we’re Madison Middle School PTSA, Seattle (/MadisonMiddlePTSA/). We post reminders, fun pictures and stories, and share successes there. You can message the PTSA there too. Madison Music Boosters has their own page as well.

MadisonPTSA.com — Bookmark our website, you’ll find all of our PTSA info there, along with ways to sign up for emails, PTSA membership and the directory. You can find Music Boosters info there, too!

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Welcome Bulldogs to the 2019-2020 School Year!

Our first day of school is Wednesday, September 4.  School begins promptly at 8:55am and the last bell rings at 3:45pm.  Doors open at 8:15am. 

Supply List:  Find the school supply list on the Madison Middle School Website

The dimensions of our school lockers are as follows: 10” W x 34” H x 13” D.  Please bring only supplies and backpacks that will fit into the lockers. 

Start Time

Madison’s bell schedule for the 2019-20 school year is 8:55-3:45. The first bell will ring at 8:50 with class beginning promptly at 8:55 a.m.  School will be dismissed at 3:45 p.m. 

Middle School sports begin soon!  Madison offers Girls Soccer and Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee in the Fall. Boys and Girls Basketball in the Winter; and Girls Volleyball, Boys Soccer and Co-ed Track in the Spring.  All athletes must have a current Seattle Public School completed sports physical form and release on file at school before turning out for sports.  Pick up a sports physical form in the main office or visit seattleschools.org/departments/athletics or madison@seattleschools.org website. 

Orientation

6th Grade Orientation – Tuesday, September 3,    8am-1pm in the Gym

7th & 8th graders NEW to MadisonTuesday, September 3, 1-2 pm in the Commons

Orientation includes a welcome assembly, school tour, small team building groups with their year-long WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) leaders, introductions to advisory teachers and individual locker assignments.  This event is for students only.  Parents and guardians may drop off students at the gym in the south parking lot.

If 6th grade students are unable to join us for orientation on Tuesday, schedules and lockers will be distributed and assigned in the morning on the first day of school, Wednesday, September 4, in the library beginning at 8:25am.

If you are a 7th or 8th grader and are new to Madison this year, stop by the Commons for a brief orientation

General Questions

If you have questions, you can call the school at 206-252-9204 or email the Principal, Dr. Robert Gary, Jr. at  rgary@seattleschools.org.

Student schedules will be available on The Source beginning September 1 and will be distributed to students on the first day of school.  Doors open at 8:15am.

6th grade – Report to Library; 7th grade – Report to Gym; 8th grade – Report to Commons

Transportation Questions – If you are unsure of your student’s assignment, please contact the district transportation office 252-0900 or access information via the district website at seattleschools.org/departments/transportation

Upcoming Dates

Picture Day: Thursday, September 19.  Re-take day is scheduled for Wednesday, November 13.

Curriculum Night: Wednesday, September 25    6:30-8:00pmAll parents and guardians are welcome to attend.  The purpose of this evening is to provide all parents and guardians with an overview of their student’s day, meet teachers in their classrooms and learn about the curriculum and general expectations of each grade level.  This is a parent and guardian only event.


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2019-20 PTSA Board Announced

Thanks to a West Seattle parent network, we have had volunteers step up for every board position for the 2019-20 school year.  Please thank these parents as you run into them, and in the fall, show them your appreciation by attending meetings and helping with their work to engage families and support Madison Staff and Students. 

Much appreciation is sent to our out-going Board Members: Fiona Preedy, Lorie Bennett, Erika Borges, Sarah Steere, Kara Centioli, Miki Fly and Heather Hsu.  Even more appreciation is requested for our returning treasurers, Lara Dabbs and Kimberly Frank, and to our returning staff representatives, Lora Bunch and Stacia Bell.  The Board very much thanks Dr. Gary for attending board meetings and general meetings to update our PTSA with the most current Madison News.

Please welcome your incoming Madison PTSA Board:

Mark Johnson and Katy Walum, Co-Presidents

Elizabeth Chapman, VP of Programs

Sarah Dillard and Kevin Broveleit, Co-VPs of Fundraising

Lara Dabbs and Kimberly Frank, Co-Treasurers

Angela Corvino, Secretary

Marcy Miller, Legislative Liaison

Stephanie Juha, Communications

Ilana Cone Kennedy, PTSA BLT Rep

April Kristjansson, BLT Parent Rep

Robin Lutton and Frank Smith, Music Boosters

Watch for requests for help in committee positions or if you see a need, have an idea, or would like to help, please email president@madisonptsa.com with your thoughts!

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LIKE – The Documentary About the Impact of Social Media on Our Lives

Madison Middle School PTSA presents

Thursday, June 6th @ 7 pm

Join us at 6:30 pm for a pizza dinner!

Stay after the movie, for a moderated discussion with Madison Counselors

Madison MS Library, 3429 45th Ave SW, 98116

RSVP Here

LIKE is a documentary that explores the impact of social media on our lives. Are we addicted to social media? If so what’s going on and why? – An Indie Flix Original Production.  Find more information on The Like Movie website.

We welcome parents from all over, with children of any age, to attend this free event.  LIKE is recommended for students ages 12 and up.  Students are welcome to attend, accompanied by an adult. 

Contact Lorie Bennett  at  vicepresident@madisonptsa.com with any questions.

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PTSA Board Members Needed

PTSA Board Members sought for the 2019-2020 School Year  

The Madison PTSA Board is searching for parent leaders interested in working to support the Madison Middle School Community – parents, staff and students alike.
The current board has served together for two years, and consists of mostly 8th Grade parents, most have students moving on to high school. We are very fortunate to have returning nominees for our Co-Treasurer positions.   

Open Elected Positions for 2019-2020:

President – The Madison PTSA President presides over monthly board meetings, general meetings (3) and coordinates with the school administration.  There is less of a time commitment than at the elementary school level.  Being a good communicator, being aware of the school’s schedule and the PTSA calendar, and enjoying meeting staff are very helpful in this job.    This is a great job to share with a friend, as co-presidents!   

Vice President, Fundraising – The VP of Fundraising coordinates the fundraising efforts during the Back to School Drive, Direct Drive, and the annual Fundraising Event.  Works with the Event Chair and attends meetings.  

Vice President, Programs – The VP of Programs, works on Parent Education and helps with planning the General Meetings.  May serve as back up for the President and attends meetings.  

Secretary – The Secretary takes minutes and attendance during the meetings, both Board and General.      

Legislative Liaison – This Advocacy position is for someone that is interested in communicating with parents about issues, whether in Olympia or at the School District, and working to find ways that parents can participate.  Attends meetings and may attend broader level PTA events.  Also a good job to share!   

Open Appointed Position:

FILLED Music Boosters – Thank you to the two volunteers who will co-chair!

FILLED Building Leadership Team Position Open –   Thank you to the two volunteers, one as a parent rep and one as the PTSA rep, that will fill these roles!

For more information about any of the positions, please either respond to this email, or email Fiona at president@madisonptsa.com or Sarah at secretary@madisonptsa.com.    

*Those interested in being nominated or appointed to the PTSA Board will be required to become PTSA members.

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Spring General Meeting

Wednesday, May 15th @ 7 pm, Madison Library

Please join us for our May General Meeting. The membership will vote on minutes, budget and any nominees for officers, and the chairs will give updates.

Dr. Gary will give an update on Madison about closing out the school year and starting up for next year; including information about the school’s new budget for next year now that the Olympia vote has raised the levy lid.

Seeking Officers for Next Year
The Madison PTSA Board is searching for parent leaders interested in working to support the Madison Middle School Community – parents, staff and students alike. Information is in the post below.

Save the Date! Madison PTSA will be screening the documentary “LIKE” on June 6th. Madison Counselors will moderate a discussion following the film. More information will be coming soon, please stay tuned, and be sure to invite any interested parents.

Questions for the Meeting – We know that it is difficult to come out to meetings mid-week. If you are just not able to make the meeting, but have questions that we can address at the meeting, we have created a Question Form for you to fill out, which can be anonymous or have your contact info included. Or you can ask questions by replying to this email.

If you have any questions about the meeting, or any other PTSA topics, please reach out to Fiona Preedy, Madison PTSA President, at president@madisonptsa.com.

All Madison parents, not just PTSA members, are always welcome to join our meeting!

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