Week 9 from MIT

Upcoming Dates
11/2 Equity Team Meeting 5:30-6:30
11/7 International Trip info night (6th and 7th grade only)
11/10 No School
11/13 MIT Meeting 6:30

Get those Green Envelopes turned in!
The end of the Madrona Kids Fund campaign is rapidly approaching! Our goal is 100% participation, evidenced by the return of green envelopes for every child. So far, we’ve only had less than 200 envelopes returned. Please have your child return their green envelope to their teacher, even if it is empty! The 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.

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 in Summer 2025, please join our informational meeting for parents on Tuesday, November 7th from 6:00-7:00pm!

This meeting will be on Zoom hosted by Middle School DHH teacher Hillary Hubacker and Renaissance teacher Mrs. Amy Johnson. Zoom link:


Arigatō, and we hope to see you there!

Equity Team Meeting
Please join us on Thursday, November 2 from 5:30-6:30 for our monthly Equity Team meeting. This meeting will take place in person and Virtually. Please see the ParentSquare message from Dr. Castillaja for the agenda and Zoom link.

Bear Scare Thank You
Farah and I offer our sincere thanks to all the volunteers that made this event such a great success! Whether you helped out on the games, the set up or shut down, toy/candy donations or even the pizza…it takes a village! The Madrona community really came together to make this event spectacular. I hope the people that ran their committees this year would like to return for next year! If any of the new volunteer folks wanted to run any committees next year, please let me know. Thank you again, and we really couldn’t do it without all your help!

–Chris and Farah Cavanaugh

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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