May PTSA General Meeting

Madison parents are invited to attend our PTSA General Meeting on Wednesday, May 16th starting at 7 pm.

Dr. Gary will give an update on Madison, including a discussion regarding the Friday, April 27th incident / Shelter in Place.

We will be voting in next year’s PTSA officers.  The following will be nominated and voted on at the meeting: Fiona Preedy, President; Lorie Bennett, VP Programs; Erika Borges, VP Fundraising; Sarah Steere, Secretary; Lara Dabbs and Kimberly Frank, Co-Treasurers; Kara Centioli, Legislative Liaison.  The Board is seeking a volunteer for the appointed position of Communications Chair.  Other PTSA jobs, of all different sizes, are available.  Please contact Fiona at president@madisonptsa.com for more details.

Other agenda items include voting on next year’s PTSA budget, voting on a revision of the Standing Rules, and updates from chairs.

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Staff Appreciation Week – May 7-11

The PTSA, with Lora Bunch coordinating the effort, puts on a week of treats and meals for our 85+ members of Madison Staff.  Want to help out? Email Lora to see where you can help or simply donate money for a Starbucks gift card!

(Please note, depending in your browser, you may see different options in the PayPal screen with donation amounts. If you see a screen with options for $75 to $150 please ignore and type in the amount you wish to donate. We’re sorry for the confusion.)

Staff Appreciation Week May 7th-11th

Monday,  May 7th – Early Staff Breakfast in Main Office area (serving starts @ 8:15am)

Tuesday,  May 8th – Thank You certificate (signed by students) in staff  mail boxes

Wednesday,  May 9th – Mail box treat/Luncheon invitation

Thursday, May 10th – Home Made Cookie Tray Day

Friday,  May 11th – Starbucks Gift Card in their mailboxes to end their week

Wednesday, June 6th ( in June due to May testing)- Staff Luncheon Day in the Commons (serving starts at 2:30) We will do this on a Seattle Schools early release day so that staff can have a nice relaxing lunch together.

Lora Bunch

Madison Volunteer Coordinator

loralbunch@hotmail.com

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Madison Music Boosters Silent Auction and Swing Dance

4/18/2018 – Thanks to everyone who came out to our Annual Silent Auction & Swing Dance benefiting the music students of Madison. We were joined by a record number of parents, students, former students and folks from the community for an evening of dancing and live jazz by the professional musicians of the West Seattle Big Band, and the various student band and orchestra groups within Madison. Guests bid on silent auction items, enjoyed a slice of pizza, and raised their paddles for a record-breaking $23k in net profit donations. We’re thrilled to have had this opportunity to raise the much needed funds for the Madison Music Program, and we look forward to seeing you all at next year’s Auction & Swing Dance!

Madison Music Boosters Presents

SILENT AUCTION & SWING DANCE FUNDRAISER

Madison Middle School Commons

Friday, March 30th from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Join us on Friday, March 30th at 6:30pm for the annual Madison Middle School Music Boosters Silent Auction & Swing Dance Fundraiser! Come dance the night away to the lively sounds of the West Seattle Big Band, our special guest for the night. And enjoy live performances from the students of the Senior Orchestra, Senior Band and Jazz Band throughout the night.

Support our young community of musicians and have a swinging good time, all while raising money for the ever growing, talented, Madison music students!

Tickets are $10 per adult online, $15 at the door. Teachers and students get in free!

Food and beverages available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Madison Middle School Music Program.

*Artwork by Andreas Buneci, 6th Grade Band

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PTSA March General Meeting – Wednesday, March 21st @ 7 pm

Please join us for our PTSA General Meeting on Wednesday, March 21st at 7 pm.   We will be reviewing the fundraiser results, Spring grants, discussing gun safety advocacy, and looking ahead to next year.
Dr. Gary will speak to parents about what safety measures have been taken at Madison and Seattle Schools, and address parent questions and concerns. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.
The PTSA Board will meet at 6:30 pm, just prior to the General Meeting, rescheduled from earlier in the month.

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National School Walk Out and March for Our Lives

To the Madison Middle School Community:

Realizing that parents at Madison are concerned about their students’ safety, we have brought together all the information available at this time, around action at Madison Middle School, Seattle Schools, PTSA, at the local, state, and national level.  If there are new developments, we will do our best to communicate them to parents.

Fiona Preedy and Lorie Bennett, Madison PTSA Co-Presidents

Please read further to see all the information, including Dr. Gary’s letter regarding the National School Walk Out and the Madison Community

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March 7th Board Meeting postponed

The Wednesday, March 7th PTSA Board meeting has been postponed, the new time has yet to be determined.  Please email the PTSA presidents, Fiona and Lorie, at president@madisonptsa.com if you would like us to keep you posted about the new time.

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Madison Tailgate & Celebrate Fundraiser

Madison Tailgate & Celebrate FUNdraiser
Saturday, February 10th from 6:15-10:30pm
Highland Park Improvement Club
Tickets $35

Come dressed in your favorite team or Madison gear. Kickoff is at 6:15 pm. There will be hotdogs/brats and snacks at the concessions stand. And, beer, wine and jello shots available! Enjoy traditional tailgate games and live music.

Live Music donated by the awesome West Seattle Dad Band! Two sets to enjoy!

Items available at the event:
• Amazing Teacher Experiences!
• Awesome Raffle Prizes!
• Silent Auction: Gift baskets, 8th grade Graduation Front Row Seats (8) and an Alpental Spring Break 2018 Condo to bid on!

Back by popular demand: Madison Bulldog Steins (limited quantity – 75), purchase with your ticket for $45 or at the event for $55 (comes with free refills)!

So come out to the Highland Park Improvement Club and help us “Raise The Paddle” for Madison Middle School funding!

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January General PTSA Meeting

PTSA General Meeting
Wednesday, January 17th
7pm, Madison Library

Please join us for our January General Meeting.  We will review upcoming event planning, legislative action, and hear an update on Madison Middle School from Dr. Gary.

General Meeting Agenda – January 17, 2018

Upcoming Important Dates:

  • January 15, No School
  • January 18 and 26, morning tours incoming 6th grade 9:30-11
  • January 23, Parent Power Tools @ High Point Library @ 6pm
  • January 25, evening tour incoming 6th grade 6:30-8pm
  • January 29, Focus Day in Olympia
  • January 31, No School
  • February 10, Tailgate & Celebrate Madison Fundraising Event

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

Questions? Please email president@madisonptsa.com.

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November PTSA General Meeting

November PTSA General Meeting –

Wednesday, Nov 15 at 6:30 pm

Madison Middle School Library Commons

6:30 – 7:00*  Business Meeting
7:00* – 8:00  Panel Discussion 

“What are High Schools in the Seattle area like today?”

As part of thinking of Middle School as part of a 7 year long secondary school process, the Madison PTSA has invited High School students from local schools to share their experiences and insights.  young-adult-group.jpg

Are you and your 8th Grader curious about the different area high schools?  As a 6th or 7th grade parent, do you want to know more about what are the area options and what the students themselves experience?
Students from West Seattle High School, Sealth High School, Kennedy High School, and more will be answering questions on their experiences.  Come and join the discussion on Wednesday,  Nov 15, @ 7pm in the Madison Middle School Commons. These students could be your student’s schoolmates next year!
The PTSA General Meeting will be held prior to the panel from 6:30-7pm, also in the commons.  Everyone is welcome!

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Family Directory sent out

The Madison Family Directory was sent out via email today. Only families that sent in their contact information for the directory received a copy of the directory.  Check your inbox!

There is a possibility we will send a revised version of the Directory out later in the year.  If you would like your information included please fill out our Directory Form.  If you found any errors in your information, or your contact info has changed, please email bulldogbulletin@madisonptsa.com with your corrected info, please include your student’s name.

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