You Are Invited to the 2020 Raise The Paddle

Greetings Madison Families and Staff, and Happy 2020!

On behalf of the Madison Middle School PTSA, I am pleased to cordially invite
you to our 2020 Raise The Paddle and Community Event, to be held at 6pm on
Saturday, March 7th at the Sanctuary at Admiral.The Raise the Paddle Event for Madison is a social gathering for Madison parents, guardians, and staff, and our largest fundraiser of the year. This year’s event will include fabulous music,
games, a silent auction, and a direct-give opportunity; all in the spirit of enjoying a special night out together and supporting our school.

The theme of the event, is The Roaring 20’s, so get your tickets now and start
planning your attire! Tickets include admission, a beverage, hearty appetizers
from Duos Catering, and dessert from Pastel Cakes.

The Madison PTSA supports the children, families, teachers and community of Madison Middle School. To this end, the PTSA funds classroom and department grants, student scholarships and family support, and parent and student
enrichment opportunities. Funds raised by the Madison PTSA through our past efforts have been used to fund or purchase items to that support student growth!

Madison is a thriving public middle school with the largest population of
students in its history. Your attendance at and contributions to our 2020 Raise
The Paddle event will support over 1,000 Madison scholars. I look forward to seeing you at the Sanctuary at Admiral on March 7th , and raising a paddle for this
incredible community and to our next generation! Get your tickets and let’s go have some fun!

Warmly, Katy Walum Madison PTSA President

Visit out ticket page https://madisonmiddleschool.schoolauction.net/2020auction

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Seeking parents to speak at Career Day Tues, March 10th Career Day is coming up next month and we’re looking for interested parents or people they know who can talk to students about their career. Career Day is scheduled for Tuesday, March 10th from 9:00am-10:30am at Madison Middle School. Presenters will deliver a 20 minute presentation about what they do, how they got there, and what it takes to get there (education, experiences, etc.). Students will rotate through three 20 minute sessions. You will stay in one classroom the whole time, and groups will be capped at 30 students per session. If you are still interested and available, please reply to the email below with the following information: your name your job (and a brief description of what you do) best email to contact you Madison counselor, Ms. Malone will be in touch in the next few weeks providing more detailed information. Thank you so much! Warmly, ~~~ Ilana Malone, School Counselor-7th Grade, ilmalone@seattleschools.org, 206-252-9214

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Spring Sports

Make sure your paperwork is turned in to the main office and your sports physical is current in order to play this season.  Forms are available in the main office.  Stay tuned for tryout dates for Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball and Coed Track.

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Course Request Forms for 2020-2021 School Year

Sixth and seventh grade students–please remember to bring your Course Request Worksheets with you to your social studies class on the day you’ll be making your elective selections.  On Tuesday, February 11 Ms. Ovens & Ms. Acosta’s will be selecting electives.  Wednesday, February 12 Mr. Kreiger and Ms. O’Donoghue’s social studies classes will be selecting electives.  On Thursday February 13 Mr. Martin, Ms. Weygandt and Ms. Koncilja’s social studies classes will be selecting electives.  You will need to turn in the form to counselors that day in the lab–make sure you get your parents to sign it!

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Students of Color Union

Starting this Monday, Feb. 10th, the Students of Color Union will meet every Monday during Advisory in Mr. Paine’s room right off the Commons.  The group is designed as a space for students with Native American, African-American, Caribbean, Latinx, Middle Eastern, Asian, and/or mixed cultural heritage to form community at a predominantly white school.  If you are interested, let your Advisory teachers know or sign up on Mr. Paine’s door.

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Update on Pirates of Penzance Auditions

Madison Drama!  Pirates of Penzance, Junior auditions will be on February 11 and 12right after schoolbackstage until 5:30pm.   All DRAMA students please listen carefully, we have a new system:   If you wish to audition, please sign up for an “audition group” in the office.   We will see the first 3 groups on Tuesday, Feb 11 and the remaining groups on Wednesday, Feb 12.  Please NOTE WHICH day you signed up.  You ONLY need to come on that day, right after school for the 1st round of auditions.  After we see everyone on Tuesday and Wednesday, we will post a list on the morning of Thursday, Feb 13 of those we need to CALLBACK that afternoon.  We plan to post the final cast list on Friday, Feb 14.  For those who interviewed for crew on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, we will select a final CREW ROSTER and the list will be posted on Thursday morning.  Those selected for crew MAY be asked to help during auditions next week.  You will receive communication from your stage manager, Grace Varland, with assignments and further training information. Everyone interviewing for crew or auditioning must bring their signed permission form, list of conflicts and letters of recommendation in order to be considered for casting.  Permission Forms are available in the main office.  The participation fee is DUE and will be collected on Wed, March 11 at the 1st rehearsal.

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