Welcome from MIT with Important Dates

Hello and Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year!

We are excited to kick the year off with our Annual Back To School BBQ. We will be on the track/playground from 4-6 PM on Thursday, August 31. This is a free event. Hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, buns and gluten-free buns are provided. We will also have condiments and chips. We ask that you bring drinks for your family and chairs or a blanket to sit on. This is a wonderful time to catch up with returning families and to welcome new families to our community. We ask that you remain on site to supervise your children. If you would like an interpreter, please see the information below. If you are a family with a Middle School student, please plan to stick around after for a short orientation with the middle school staff. Questions? Please reach out to Molly Tobias at MITParentChair@gmail.com or Gina Gale at MITViceChair@gmail.com

* 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 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.

Welcome Back Coffee
Please join us in the Commons on the first day of school at 9:30 after dropping your child off for coffee and treats.

Kindergarten parents: please join us for coffee and treats on the first day of kindergarten, Monday, September 11 at 9:30 in the Commons.

Save the Date for the Volunteer Fair and MIT Meeting

Monday, September 18 is our Volunteer Fair and first MIT Meeting. The Volunteer Fair will run from 5:30-6:30 and is a time to learn about many of the volunteer opportunities at Madrona. While we do not require families to volunteer at Madrona, many of our activities and events rely on volunteers. Many of our event chairpeople will be at the fair to answer your questions. A photographer will also be there to take pictures for volunteer badges. The MIT Meeting will start at 6:30 and run for about an hour. Childcare is provided by Middle School Students. There is no charge, but tips are accepted.

Volunteering
Madrona relies on volunteers to help in and out of class. Every volunteer must pass a background check through the Edmonds School District. The form can be found here: https://www.edmonds.wednet.edu/community/volunteer and takes just a few minutes to fill out. You must receive confirmation from the district before volunteering. This is a process that happens every year.

MIT Scholarship Program

MIT is excited to offer a more accessible scholarship program for our families in need this year. Families who qualify AND SIGN UP FOR the free and reduced lunch program through ESD automatically qualify for our new program. The program will mostly run through Kelly Carlson in the office to keep family info as confidential as possible. The form linked below should be turned in to Kelly Carlson in the office or to your child’s teacher. We appreciate your grace as we work through any challenges while we roll out this program. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or feedback. Molly Tobias, MIT Parent Chair at MITParentChair@gmail.com, Remy Gutierrez, MIT Treasurer at MITreasurer@gmail.com or Kelly Carson, Madrona Office Manager at CarlsonK@edmonds.wednet.edu.

MIT Scholarship Program Letter and Application
https://docs.google.com/document/d/17oy6ofQEgngnU5bXScVZ_0tPdjbK7YTCMFqpHQ2eM9w/edit?usp=sharing

Download Application: Scholarship-Program-2023-2024.pdf

 

We are looking forward to a great year. All MIT events can be found on our Madrona Bear Facts calendar found here: https://www.madronabearfacts.com/calendar/events-calendar/ You can also link our calendar to your personal Google calendar. / Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any thoughts, questions, or suggestions. We love to hear from you!

Warmly,
Molly Tobias
MIT Parent Chair
MITParentChair@gmail.com

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