MIT News Week 3

Upcoming Dates

9/18 MIT Volunteer Fair (5:30) and MIT Meeting (6:30)

9/19 Picture Day

9/21 Kindergarten and Primary Curriculum Night (6:00)

9/22 Fun Run


Volunteer Fair and MIT Meeting

Please join us tonight in the Commons for our Volunteer Fair, starting at 5:30, and our first MIT Meeting, starting at 6:30.  Committee chairpeople will be on hand to answer questions about volunteering for their programs.  Dorian photography studio will have their photo booth set up to take pictures for volunteer badges.  Our business meeting will start at 6:30.  We will hear from the principal, make official introductions of our committee chairs, and discuss the budget for the upcoming year.  Middle school students provide childcare in the Family Room.  Free, but tips are accepted.  If you cannot join us in person, please join us via zoom.

Meeting ID: 821 0452 7371

Passcode: 910768


Fun Run

The annual Madrona Bear Fun Run is scheduled for Friday, September 22nd and we need your help!

This is a volunteer-powered event, so if you are able to join us for set up, tear down, and/or the event itself, please click the link below to get signed up! The time commitment will be 8:30-11:30 for the whole event, but if you can only come for the event itself it will be 9:30-11. Please note that you need to be an approved volunteer to participate.

Mr. Barnes



Registration for Enrichment classes opens on Tuesday, September 19!  These before and after-school classes are a fun way for your child to try something new or to expand on previous knowledge.  Our classes tend to fill quickly, so don’t delay in signing up!  Questions?


Bear Scare:

Welcome all Ghouls and Goblins to Madrona’s fantastic festive night of fun: Bear Scare 2023!  It’s a spectral shindig full of surprises and even a few spooks.  We are looking for volunteers to make this event a Spooktacular good time.  Volunteer and chair positions include: ticket sales/admissions, games, pizza, decorations, candy crafts, cake walk, cookie decorating, setup and shutdown.  It’s a ghoultastic good time and really fun to volunteer to see what joy it brings to the kids.  Bear Scare will be held on October 27th from 6pm-8pm.  Our first planning meeting will be held on Thursday 09/21/23 at 5pm by the front door to meet volunteers, briefly walk through the space and go over any questions.  Thanks!  Questions? Chris Cavanaugh

Deaf Awareness Week at Madrona:

September 25th – 29th, 2023

September is Deaf Awareness Month and September 23rd is International Sign Language Day. Madrona has a long tradition of celebrating Deaf Awareness Week, but due to Covid-19, building moves, and leadership transitions we haven’t been able to do so for the past three years. After 3 years, now it’s back!

Deaf Awareness Week at Madrona is September 25-29th.

Kassy Lynch, an 8th grade Deaf and Hard of Hearing student, won the DHH button design contest. Her logo will be made into buttons for everyone at Madrona school.

Deaf Awareness Week will include facts about Deaf culture read during morning announcements, morning meeting plans with different activities, and the library will have ASL books and bookmarks available. Centers and Homerooms can even sign up to request a visit by a Deaf staff member to teach a few signs, read a book or answer questions. It’s going to be a great week!



You’ve asked for it and we’re bringing it back!  Madrona Childrens Theatre will be back in Spring 2024.  Dust off those acting hats!  More exciting information is to come!  Stay tuned!



Interpretation for families is available through the school district for MIT events.

To request ASL interpretation, email To request other language interpretation, call or email Kelly Carlson at | 425-431-2900.

* Families that need interpretation must register in advance: We need 3 days to schedule interpreters for events.

* Familias que necesitan interpretación deben registrarse con anticipación: Necesitamos 3 días para programar intérpretes para los eventos.

*통역이 필요한 가족들은 미리 등록을 해야 합니다: 행사를 위한 통역관을 준비하는데3일이필요합니다.

* Các gia đình cần thông dịch phải đăng ký trước: Chúng tôi cần 3 ngày để sắp xếp thông dịch viên cho các sự kiện.

* Семьи, которые нуждаются в переводчике должны зарегистрироваться заранее: нам необходимо 3 дополнительных дня, чтобы заказать переводчика для мероприятия.

بالنسبة للعائلات التي بحاجة إلى مترجم يجب عليهم أن يسجلوا مسبقاً: نحن بحاجة إلى 3 أيام لتأمين جدول مواعيد للمترجمين لهذه الأحداث*

** If you need an ASL interpreter, please send an email to, and a sign language interpreter will be provided.   To request other language interpretation, call or email Kelly Carlson at | 425-431-2900.

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