Important Dates to Remember
Thursday, February 16: 4-6th AR Assembly
Monday, February 20: No School--President's Day
Thursday, February 23: Open House and Information Night
Friday, February 24: Early Dismissal
Monday, February 27--March 2: PTA Book Exchange
Thursday, March 2: 1-3 AR Assembly
Friday, March 3: Read Across America and Pajama Day
Thursday, March 9: English Language Advisory Council Meeting; School Site Council Meeting
Tuesday, March 14: Dine Out @ The Habit
Wednesday, March 15: Spring Photos
Madera Garden Club Sign Ups
5th and 6th Grade Intent to Register Surveys
5th Grade Intent to Register for 6th Grade - all current IN-district 5th grade students
6th Grade Elementary Intent to Register for 7th Grade - all current 6th grade students currently in ELEMENTARY
School of Choice Information and Links
The school of choice application deadline is February 28, 2017.
The School of Choice Information:http://www.simivalleyusd.org/SOC
School of Choice and Enrollment Forms: http://www.simivalleyusd.org/enroll
JK/TK/Kinder Information Page:http://www.simivalleyusd.org/kinderinfo
Madera's School of Choice Information Night is February 23, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the Computer Lab.
Traditional kindergarten (Students born on or before September 1, 2012) enrollment forms for neighborhood boundary students will be accepted beginning March 1, 2017.
JK/TK registration is now open via online applications. Junior Kindergarten is a developmental kindergarten program designed for children who are kindergarten age, but not kindergarten ready as determined by the parents. This is for students born between July 1 and Sept. 1. Transitional Kindergarten is for children who don't meet the age requirement for regular kindergarten but want the opportunity to buld their readiness skills and abilities. TK is for students turning 5-years-old between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2, 2017. Classrooms are assigned after all applications are received and assignments are based on where there is the most need and space available. There is no School of Choice for JK/TK. Notification for the location of enrollment will be made by the end of May.
For more information on any of the district's kindergarten program, call the Educational Services Dept. at the district at 805-306-4500 Ext. 4207. You may also email Tania Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAASPP Testing Video Challenge!
Students are invited to create a music or kareoke video to help motivate our Madera Mustangs during CAASPP testing in the spring. Please click on this link for the Madera Elementary Testing Song Challenge. We'd like to have all entries in by March 15, 2015.
Six Flags Read to Succeed Six Hour Reading Club
The 2016-2017 Student Reading Logs are available in the main office. To participate, you need to read for fun for a total of 6 hours or 360 minutes. You can read books, magazines, newspapers, eBooks, or comic books. Students K-6 are eligible to participate. Completed and signed logs earn students one Magic Mountain ticket (please note the selected dates). Tickets cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or damaged.
The link to the directions and reading log follows:
Amazon Smile Supports Madera
This link will take you directly to smile.amazon.com to support the Madera PTA.
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Madera PTA whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
Every Student, Every Day
Simi Valley Unified's pledge is to create a culture of attendance every day, every month. In the elementary years, children who miss school are more likely to struggle academically and, in later years, to drop out entirely. Attendance is a top indicator of being on track for graduation and for college and career readiness. Although there are times when your child should stay home from school, it's important to keep in mind that missing just a couple of days of school a month can have a severe impact on your child's success. Whenever possible, schedule appointments after school and start vacations when school is officially out for break. Let's work together to the build the habit of good attendance.
Accelerated Reader Open Lab
Students can use the Computer Lab A-2 before and after school to take AR tests at these times:
Tuesday mornings: 7:30 a.m. to 7:55 a.m.
Thursday afternoons: 2:09 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Breakfast Service at Madera
Madera will now be offering breakfast service starting Monday, September 12th from 7:35 a.m. to the warning bell. Breakfast costs $1.50. The cafeteria will be offering breakfast samples this week. Paper menus will be sent home once a month and can also be accessed here: http://simi.healtheliving.net/
The Big Yard and Kinder Yard open at 7:30 a.m. with campus supervision. Please use caution with our parking lot and protect all of our Mustangs! School dismissal is at 2:09 p.m. and students must be picked up promptly. Please drive slowly and yield to pedestrians.
The back lots are for parking, please do not use them for drop off or pick up.