MIT February Update

Hello Madrona Community,

Wow! February sure flies by when there are SIX unexpected snow days right in the middle of it! Since our February meeting was scheduled on one our snow days, we have decided to put out an email with updates instead of hosting an in-person meeting. Our next meeting is scheduled for March 13. We hope you will join us. M Wellman will be there to show a Mindfulness film and will host a short discussion after the film. Times are still to be confirmed, so please watch for more information.

A pipe burst between the Family Room and Hillary Hubacker’s room next door sometime during our snow days. Please excuse the mess while repairs are made.

We purchased new MIT mailboxes to install in each of the classrooms. At this time, we are waiting for Capital Projects to install them. Please continue to slide deposits and reimbursement requests under the door for the Volunteer Program Manager. There is also a box in the Main Office where reimbursement requests and deposits may be dropped off.

Madrona Children’s Theater (MCT) has been working hard on their play “Honk.” Tickets are available at Several shows are available March 21-24. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

MIT and MCT partnered to offer the incentive of four free tickets to “Honk” to those who attended MIT meetings in November, December and/or January. Our winner of these tickets is Lana Ramirez! Congratulations Lana! Cher Ann Kier will be in contact with you soon.

MCT has started procuring auction items for their silent auction. If you have items to donate, please contact Irina Arakeylan at

If you are volunteering for MCT, you MUST have your background check paperwork completed and turned in before volunteering. Paperwork is available in the Family Room. Please slide completed paperwork under the Volunteer Program Manager’s door.

Girls on the Run is coming to Madrona this spring! Girls on the run is a 10 week program for third through fifth grade. Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:30. The program begins in March 5th. The program encourages girls to recognize their individual strengths and celebrate connections with others. Each season, girls gain a better understanding of who they are and what’s important to them, the value of teamwork and healthy relationships and how they can have a positive impact on the world. Girls also make a meaningful contribution to their community through a team-organized Community Impact Project. Physical activity is woven into the program to inspire an appreciation for fitness and healthy habits and teach life skills including treating others with care, practicing gratitude and managing emotions. Each season culminates with a Girls on the Run 5K event. This celebratory, non-competitive event provides girls with a sense of accomplishment and instills the value of goal setting at a young age.

To register for the program, please go to

Program details can be found at

Please contact Tracy Renick at if you have any questions. Thanks!

Madrona is hosting a STEM night in March. Please watch for a volunteer request to come out soon. This events requires many volunteers to make it happen. No knowledge about STEM is required. However, a background check packet must be completed and turned in the week prior to the event. Packets are available in the Family Room. Completed paperwork may be slide under the Volunteer Program Manager’s door.

Join us on February 21 from 5-9 PM at the Alderwood RED ROBIN. 20% of your bill will be donated back to Madrona. You must show your server the flyer (available in the Family Room) to credit the fundraiser.

MIT Elections are coming up soon. This year we have three positions opening: Vice Chairperson (2 year commitment), Treasurer (2 year commitment) and a temporary 1-year Chairperson to fulfill the remaining term of Zach Tucker who stepped down mid-year. Elections will take place in April. More discussion will follow at our March meeting, but if you have questions in the meantime, please reach out to me at

I have attached a current balance sheet for those interested in reviewing our current finances.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, you MIT Board is happy to talk with you.

Thank you,

Molly Tobias
Vice Chair

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