Week 8 From MIT

Upcoming Dates

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

10/23-10/27 Spirit Week–See dress up days below

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)

11/10 No School

11/13 MIT Meeting 6:30


Madrona Kids Fund

Have you returned your green envelope yet? Please have your children return their green envelopes to their teachers, even if they are empty! Final day for Green Envelope Participation is Friday, November 3rd.  All centers with a 100% return rate will earn a popcorn party in appreciation.  If you haven’t seen the green envelope yet, please check your child’s backpack.

MKF provides financial support for many events and programs at Madrona, including the Back to School BBQ, music program, Library, and reusable classroom learning supplies.  MKF also provides funds to purchase emergency supplies, such as food, new seating for the general music room and walkie talkies for the staff so they no longer need to use their personal cell phones for communication when not in their classrooms.

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!

You can make a one-time donation, or subscribe to monthly donations https://www.madronabearfacts.com/fundraising/mkf/.  Checks may be made out to MIT and returned with the green envelope or placed in the MIT box in your child’s center.

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.


Madrona International Trip! For Families of Current 6th and 7th graders: 

Reminder, if you are interested in learning more about your 6th or 7th grade child traveling abroad with a group of Madrona teachers and students, please join our informational meeting for parents on Tuesday, November 7th from 6:00-7:00pm. To allow for as many family schedules, this meeting will be on Zoom hosted by Middle School DHH teacher Hillary Hubacker and Renaissance teacher Mrs. Amy Johnson.

Look for the Zoom link and an exciting announcement about our new 2025 destination (Hint: it’s even an entirely new continent for us!), in next week’s MIT newsletter.


Feed Our Teachers!

The Conference Week Potluck for Teachers is this Tuesday, October 24th.  We still need a main dish and some desserts.  We also need help with set up and clean up.  Please help if you can! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040D49ABAgenius.com)

Bring your contribution to school by 3:30pm on Tuesday, Oct 24th.

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






Bear Scare: Volunteer, Donate and Ticket Sales

Download the pdf Bear-Scare-next-week


There are still many volunteer slots open.  Please help make this event a success by signing up for one 30-minute time slot.  We will have to close down games if we don’t have enough people to run them.

Bear Scare 2023 Volunteer Sign-Up


Volunteer opportunities are available for Madrona Alumni.


There are still lots of supplies needed.  Please help make sure there is enough for all of our participants.  Supplies can be dropped off in the Family Room.


Ticket Sales

Pre-sales are now available for both tickets and pizza.  Tickets may be purchased online or in person:

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

Starting today, volunteers will be at the front doors before and after school accepting cash and checks. Order forms were sent home with kids last week–check that backpack!.

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.**

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

Check out the great video https://www.facebook.com/512477889/videos/pcb.10160881112674294/594973769344935

Spirit Week is THIS Week!

Monday: Crazy Day

Come dressed as crazy and weird as you can. Mismatched shoes, crazy hair, shorts over pants or anything else weird and wacky.

Tuesday: Twin Day

Dress up as your teacher, friend, or sibling!

Wednesday: Royalty Day

Dress like a royal, imagine yourself as if you were a queen, emperor or duke, etc.

Thursday: PJ Day

Wear your coziest cloths, no need to change for school! Just wake up and walk out the door!

Friday: Costume Day

Dress up as whatever you want! It is totally up to you! (No masks, blood, fake or real weapons and make sure to meet the dress code!

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 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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