|Address:||400 Madison Street
Coos Bay, OR 97420
|Grades:||K – 3rd|
|School Hours:||7:50am – 2:32pm
|Office Hours:||7:00am – 3:30pm|
2014/2015 School Calendar
In 2014-2015 we will be keeping our model of early release Fridays for our educators to do their PLC (Professional Learning Community) work. It has been successful and helped to improve our student learning. Each Friday staff gather to review student performance, plan for common lessons and assessments, and provide for the learning of every child so that no one falls behind and those who are advanced get the support they need.
2014-15 Student Calendar
School Closure or Delayed Start Notification Process
Coos Bay Public Schools will utilize the Synrevoice automated phone system to notify families of school closures, delayed starts and other emergencies.
In the event of a closure or delayed start, the automated system will be activated, usually by 6:00 am, and all families will be called and given the message. Included in the message will be a phone number that you can call to get a recorded update. Please be sure your contact information is correct at the schools.
The information will also be sent out to via Flash Alert to the media and posted on the district‘s website at www.cbd9.net. If you would like to receive Flash Alert notification, go to www.flashalert.net/news.html?id=1374. At that site, you can sign up to receive both text messages and e-mails for emergency alerts and news releases.
Welcome to Madison Elementary
Madison Elementary is the school community for approximately 400 Kindergarten through 3rd grade students this year. Madison’s attendance area reaches from just north of Charleston to Empire along Cape Arago highway. The school is minutes from the Pacific Ocean, offering many opportunities for visits to the tide pools, beaches, and the South Slough Estuarine Reserve.
Madison’s staff is made up of dedicated professionals who strive for excellence in student performance while also making the learning process as engaging as possible.
We encourage parent involvement through our Booster Club and volunteering through the SMART program or helping in the classrooms or library.
Coos Bay School District Facebook Account
| Coos Bay School District is pleased to announce that a Facebook account has been created for the district to share school events and activities with parents, students and community members.
“Like us on Facebook” at www.facebook.com/CoosBaySchoolDistrict
Dear Madison Families,
Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits.
It unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:
- Set the example. Let children see you read.
- Have a collection of books in the home. Update this collection routinely to keep pace with changing tastes and reading skills.
- Help your child browse the book fair and fill out a wish list of books for our library to purchase for check outs.
- Support our school’s Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books to read.
Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings to school the books kids want to read. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.
Book Fair dates: November 4th-6th
Shopping hours: 7:30 to 8:00 AM & 2:30 to 7:00 PM
Special activities: all books are 25% off marked price (not available for online purchases)
Before you visit the Book Fair, be sure to download the Book Fairs app to help you find the right books for your child. For more information, visit our website at www.scholastic.com/apps/#/book-fairs. And if you are unable to attend the Fair in person, please visit our online Book Fair at www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/.
Our online Fair is available from October 26th to November 15th.
We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair!
Remember, all purchases benefit our school.
Mingus Park Pool Public Swim
Every Friday in September & October
Bussing is provided after school from Madison School.
Excellence in Education Award Nominees Sought
The Bay Area Chamber of Commerce believes that great education and a great economy go hand in hand. Thriving businesses support a healthy education and graduates who are work or college ready in turn support our local businesses and community. It is our goal to build bridges between business and education throughout the Bay Area. To that end, we are looking for nominations for three Educator Awards which are handed out annually:
Innovation in Teaching is for educators that are on the cutting edge and may form exciting community or business partnerships or utilize technology to improve learning.
Contributor to Education is for educators who contribute to the learning of students by their tireless efforts, time and dedication.
Unsung Hero is for educators recognized for their dedication to making sure students graduate. Regardless of their titles, they are all heroes to the students they help reach the goals of diploma or degree.
From these three honorees a Bay Area Educator of the Year is selected and will be honored at the annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet the last Saturday in January. The two runners up will be recognized at our monthly luncheons following the banquet.
This is a great way to recognize that individual educator that has made a difference in a student’s life. Anyone can make a nomination and nominations can be made any time during the year but the deadline for submission is November 30th. The form is accessible online at www.oregonsbayarea.org . Contact the Chamber office at 541-266-0868 for more information.
Volunteer Opportunities for Madison
SMART Volunteer Readers
SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) is an early literacy nonprofit that engages community volunteers to help PreK-3rd grade children become confident readers by providing one-on-one literacy support, valuable adult mentorship, and new books to take home and keep.
We will need your help to bring SMART to Madison.
This year we will read to kindergarteners.
One hour a week is all it takes!
For more information, call 541-266-7476 or email Cheryl email@example.com
Thank you! It’s a fun and rewarding experience.
Volunteer Cafe’s for Parents and Community Members
Please join us for brief volunteer trainings and information once a month in the teacher’s lounge at either Blossom Gulch or Madison Elementary Schools. This is a great time to learn about new volunteer opportunities and to meet other parents and volunteers.
If you are involved in another school in our district, you are still welcome to attend. Hope to see you there!
Blossom Gulch – 1st Monday of each month, 8:00 – 9:00 AM in the teacher’s lounge.
Madison Elementary – 2nd Thursday of each month, 8:00 – 9:00 AM in the teacher’s lounge.
If you haven’t signed up to volunteer, go to http://cbd9.net/human-resources/volunteers
Here is the link to the Volunteer Handbook which has helpful tips and guidelines for volunteering:
2014 Volunteer Handbook
Madison’s Dress Code
School District policy states a student’s dress and grooming shall not interfere with the learning process and shall not constitute a health or safety hazard. For this reason we have guidelines to help create a positive learning environment. The following examples of unacceptable dress and grooming have been known to disrupt the learning process:
- Sleeveless shirts should have a 2 inch strap. (No spaghetti straps)
- Tummies and chests should be covered.
- Shorts and skirts should be as long as the tips of fingers when arms are held down to the sides.
- Hats and scarves should only be worn on “hat days”, unless there is a special need. Please check with the principal. Hats worn to school must be put away once on school property.
- Leave chains, toys, etc. at home. The rule of thumb is: If it causes a distraction at school, leave it home.
- Elementary students should not wear make-up to school. Hair colored an unnatural color may also cause a disruption to learning.
- Low-rider pants pose a safety problem as well as potential for embarrassment. Please keep them home.
- Students should be able to run in their shoes. High heels (heels of 2 inches or more) and flip flops restrict activities and may cause injury. They will not be allowed at school.
- Please review the print on your student’s clothing and make sure it is “school appropriate”. Clothing, writing on skin, jewelry, etc. that uses obscene language, contains gang related messages, refers to tobacco, alcohol, or other illegal substances, or contains messages of a sexual nature are not allowed.
Students who wear unacceptable clothing or adornment to school will be given a chance to change clothes, remove markings, etc. If that is not possible, or the child refuses, the parent will be contacted. Once the clothing issue has been resolved the child will be free to return to class.