• March 16, 2018


    If I am not mistaken, I think we had a full week of school this week (with one delayed opening.)  Hooray!  Thank you to the PTO for sponsoring a visit from author, James Preller, this week.  The students enjoyed learning more about his life and inspiration for his array of literary work.  Many students were reading his books during our DEAR time this morning.  These were two great ways to cap off our "Read Across America" celebration.
    I hope to see you tonight at 7:00 P.M. for TJS's annual musical, Willy Wonka Kids, directed by Mr. Dan Malloy and Mrs. Tina Smith.  Our fourth and fifth graders have put so much time, effort, and energy into this production and it's really paid off.  Don't miss it!  Front doors will open at 6:30 P.M.
    We have another exciting event coming up next week, the annual TJS Science Fair, sponsored by the PTO.  The fair will take place at 7:00 P.M. in the Jaguar Jungle.  Come and see innovation and engineering at work!
    The mural project is off to a great start, but we are still in need of volunteers, particularly for the "touch up" stages, after the students paint.  Please follow the link to the Sign-up Genius in the PTO section of the email.
    Madison High School will be performing "Footloose" this year.  Performances will take place from March 22nd through March 24th.  Follow this link for more details!
    Playground Update:
    We made it outside today!  Tree removal was performed yesterday, and while progress has been made, there is still a lot of cleaning up to do on the grounds.  Once the snow melts and the field dries out, we will be able to get proper equipment in the rear of the building to thoroughly remove all of the debris from the storm. In addition to the snow, there is a ton of mud and puddles throughout the property.  Please send your children to school with appropriate footwear for these conditions, and you may want to even throw a couple extra pairs of socks in backpacks, just in case.
    Calendar Reminders:
    Science Fair:  Tuesday, March 20th, 7:00 P.M., TJS Jaguar Jungle
    Board of Education Meeting:  Tuesday, March 20th, 7:30 P.M., MHS Media Center
    Report Cards Issued:  Via Genesis Parent Portal, Friday, March 23rd, 3:00 P.M.
    PTO Meeting:  Thursday, March 29th, 11:30 A.M., TJS Art Room
    Schools Closed:  Friday, March 30th
    Arts Matter:  Wednesday, April 4th, MHS Auditorium, 7:00 P.M.
    Harlem Wizards Game:  Thursday, April 5th, MHS Gymnasium, 7:00 P.M.
    Spring Break:  Week of April 9th (exact dates TBD based on snow day use)
    Curriculum Night/Mural Unveiling:  Thursday, April 19th, 7:00 P.M.
    PTO Update:
    Our Mural Project started this week, despite the day late start because of the weather. Thanks so much to all the parents who came in and pitched in to help us catch up from losing the day on Thursday. Please check the sign up for additional volunteer times.
    Science Fair is on Tuesday, March 20 at 7 pm in the Jaguar Jungle. You can drop off boards and projects in the morning before school. More info to come later in the week.
    Our General PTO Meeting has been rescheduled for March 29 at 11:30 am. Dan Ross, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Dr. Frank Santora, Director of Special Services and John LaPierre, Coordinator of Technology will all be in attendance. We will have some brief updates on PTO business, and then open the floor for introductions and questions for our guests.
    Community Update:
    Please see the attachment regarding a presentation regarding anxiety at the Madison YMCA.
    ​Have a great weekend!
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