Week 7 News From MIT

Upcoming Dates

10/20 No School

10/23-10/27 Conference Week–Half Day Release 12:30

10/23-10/27 Floor Ball Enrichment (12:30-4:00, grades k-6)

10/24  Conference Week Staff Dinner

10/27 Bear Scare (6:00-8:00)

11/7   Europe Trip info night (6th and 7th grade only)


Madrona Kids Fund

Madrona Integrated Team (MIT) is kicking off the annual fundraising ask, referred to as the Madrona Kids Fund (MKF).

MKF provides financial support for many programs at Madrona, including the Madrona Children’s Theater, the music program, Bear Scare, and basic supplies, as well as special requests from our teachers!

In your children’s backpacks last week (or coming soon), you should find green envelopes and donation forms that have been distributed by their teachers. Our goal this year is to raise an average of $65 per student, to cover our yearly budgetary need. We understand that the capacity to give varies, and whether you can donate $5 or $500, anything is greatly appreciated!

In addition to cash and check options, please note the convenience of donating via PayPal by visiting https://www.madronabearfacts.com/fundraising/mkf/. You can make a one-time donation, or subscribe to monthly donations, which are incredibly helpful, and make it easier for many of us by distributing our contribution over the course of the year.

Also, please look into whether your employer offers matching charitable donations. It’s a wonderful way to increase the benefit to our school!

As is common with traditional, purchase-based fundraising drives, we ask that you consider spreading the word to your extended community, such as your broader family and friend circles.

Please have your children return their green envelopes to their teachers, even if they are empty! Awareness and participation are foundational aspects of a successful drive, and any center with a 100% return rate will earn a popcorn party in appreciation.

The final day for donations is Saturday, November 4th, with the last collection of envelopes from the classrooms taking place on Monday, November 6th. Final fundraising results will be announced soon afterward.

We will follow up periodically with reminders to all of you via the MIT Facebook group, ParentSquare, MadronaBearFacts.com, and MIT emails.

Thank you so much in advance for helping us make this fundraising drive a success for all of us in the Madrona community!


Europe Trip, Summer 2025


Families of Current 6th and 7th Graders- Are you interested in having your child go abroad for a middle school trip, Summer 2025? Save the date! We will be having an informational meeting for families on the evening of Tuesday, November 7th. Please look for more details coming soon and plan to make it if you can.

Feed Our Teachers!

Conference days are long and exhausting for our dedicated teachers. On Tuesday, October 24th, MIT is providing a dinner buffet to show them how much we appreciate all that they do. If you can help by providing an entree, appetizer, salad, beverage, or dessert, please sign up herehttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040D49ABAgenius.com)

Bring your contribution to school by 3:30pm on Tuesday, Oct 24th. Slow cooker entrees are strongly encouraged.

Please list ingredients and label your dishes and serving utensils for easy pick up. Empty dishes can be picked up on Wednesday, Oct 25th in the MIT OFFICE/FAMILY ROOM (across the hall from the library).

***Please no nuts***


Conference Week Enrichment

The Floorball Camp during conference week is full Monday-Thursday, Oct 23-26.   While there are still openings on Friday, Oct 27, it looks as though the camp may be cancelled on this day because we have no adult volunteers scheduled. There are still two more days to sign up to volunteer (and register your child) for Friday, Oct 27.

Volunteer here: https://forms.gle/FmgKZFhmKzrUm1CQA

Register for camp here: https://www.6crickets.com/

Email questions to: MadronaEP@gmail.com

Bear Scare: Volunteer, Donate and Ticket Sales


Ticket Sales

Pre-sales are now available for both tickets and pizza, allowing you to both avoid the lines at Bear Scare, and save money to boot!

Tickets may be purchased online or in person:

Order online through the MIT Square Site: https://madrona-integrated-team.square.site/ .

In-person sales begin October 23.  Volunteers will be at the front doors before and after school accepting cash and checks. Order forms will be sent home with kids this week.

Tickets are for children only.  Adults are free!

Ticket sale Cash Card
Early purchase $5 $6
At the door $7 $8
Pizza Sales Before 2 PM 10/24 After 2 PM on 10/24
1 slice+drink $3 $3
2 slices+drink $5 $5
Whole pizza $17/$19(gluten free) $19/$21(gluten free)

**All WHOLE GLUTEN FREE pizza orders must be in by 2 PM THURSDAY, October 26.  Our supplier will not accept orders after that time.**

And remember, 100 percent of the Bear Scare proceeds go right back to our students through MIT programs, so supporting Bear Scare isn’t just fun — it helps our school, too!


This amazing event takes a lot of volunteers to make it a success.  Please see the following links to donate supplies for the event and to volunteer.  Volunteer opportunities are available for Madrona Alumni.





The Bear Scare is in need of supplies for the cupcake walk, crafts and games.  There are still lots of supplies needed.  Please follow the link below to donate if you can.  Supplies can be dropped off in the Family Room.



Bear Scare Pumpkin Carving Contest

We can’t wait to see everyone’s carved & decorated pumpkins this year at the annual Pumpkin Carving Contest during Bear Scare. You’ll get to take your Pumpkin home that night. Let us know what questions you have and enjoy the video! – Pumpkin Carving Committee, Alison Martine & Nichole Hart

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Like doughnuts and supporting Madrona?  Order your doughnuts at Krispy Kreme now through October 20.  50% of the money from your order of glazed doughnuts comes back to Madrona if you use this link:

Order Krispy Kreme Digital Dozens Supporting Madrona K-8! (groupraise.com)


Email Submission

We are working to streamline the communication from MIT.  If you have an article you’d like to have included in our weekly email, please email your blurb to Molly at MITParentChair@gmail.com by Saturday at noon to be included in the following week’s email.  If you’d like the article to be included for multiple weeks (for example, a signup genius for volunteer opportunities) please include that information.  We are working to update the website to make submissions for the weekly email an option.  Thanks.


Volunteer Paperwork

Have you filled out your volunteer paperwork yet?  All volunteers must be cleared by Edmonds School District before volunteering in any capacity at Madrona.  It is a quick process, but please allow up to two weeks for notification from the district about clearance.  All volunteers must have either an ID badge or sticker from the office visible while on campus.  Paperwork can be found here: https://www.edmonds.wednet.edu/community/volunteer  Unsure if you’re volunteer status is still good?  Please contact the Educational Services Center communications@edmonds.wednet.edu


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

To request ASL interpretation, email aslrequests@edmonds.wednet.edu. To request other language interpretation, call or email Kelly Carlson at carlsonka@edmonds.wednet.edu | 425-431-2900.

* Families that need interpretation must register in advance: We need 7 days to schedule interpreters for events.

* Familias que necesitan interpretación deben registrarse con anticipación: Necesitamos 7 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 7 ngày để sắp xếp thông dịch viên cho các sự kiện.

* Семьи, которые нуждаются в переводчике должны зарегистрироваться заранее: нам необходимо 7 дополнительных дня, чтобы заказать переводчика для мероприятия.

بالنسبة للعائلات التي بحاجة إلى مترجم يجب عليهم أن يسجلوا مسبقاً: نحن بحاجة إلى 7 أيام لتأمين جدول مواعيد للمترجمين لهذه الأحداث*

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

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