Principal's Message

Elias Ashton at his desk
Dear Madison Families,
It is amazing how time flies, especially the month of December.  We had so much action this last month and it was great to see all the families in the building.  We had great turnouts for the Shore Acres Family Night and both Christmas Musical Performances.  I cannot thank our wonderful volunteers for their support in the classroom for our gingerbread houses and Darrell from Darrell’s Devil Food for making the icing.  Furthermore, I would like to thank our wonderful teachers and staff for all their hard work to make the musical performances sound fantastic and the gymnasium a winter wonderland. 
With the students being out of school for two weeks, it is important to stick to a regular routine as much as possible.  Adhering to a routine and keeping transitions to bedtime and mealtimes reasonable makes coming back to school a little easier.  I hope you can find time to read a little with one another, but most of all, enjoy time with each other.  For some families, this can be a difficult time of the year and I am thoroughly impressed with the staff and families who have come to help support children and family in need.  Madison is truly a community school that looks out for everyone and shows genuine concern.  Its what makes being a member of this community so fantastic.
The month of January has a few family events: movie night on January 17th and the OMSI Science Festival on January 29th.  We will send home fliers for these events after the break.
I hope everyone has a safe and restful Holiday Break and I cannot wait to see everyone on January 6th.
Happy Holidays,
Mr. Ashton