Principal's Message

Elias Ashton at his desk
Dear Madison Families,
We have reached the end of this unusual and challenging year.  I am sure many of you are excited to see 2020 gone and the beginning of 2021 right around the corner.  I think the best news of all came yesterday as we found out that we will continue our hybrid model, with students in the building, on January 4, 2021. 
The month of December has presented a lot of challenges and unknowns, but it also provided a lot of fun and giving.  The annual tradition of making gingerbread houses brought a lot of festive joy around the building.  It was also great to see the students dressed up in their festive attire for the holiday spirit week.  Our giving tree was also a huge success and we were able to provide gifts to over 50 students.  All of these events were a success because of the support our community provides.  I want to thank everyone who provided a gift for one of our children.  A special thank you to James Labine, one of our school board members, for organizing a toy drive this year.  I would also like to thank Darrell from Darrell’s Devil Food for making the icing for our gingerbread houses.  Remember to support your local businesses, as we have been fortunate to have so many support us this year.
As we embark on this new year, our teachers will be trying some new online formats and experiences for students to provide additional learning at home.  Hopefully, your child was able to obtain a Chromebook, if they needed one.  If not, please contact your classroom teacher to request a Chromebook and we will get one to you after the break.  Half days are not ideal, but we have seen a lot of growth from students so far this year.  The teachers have worked tirelessly to make this year a success for your children. 
Finally, I want to appreciate all the parents and families of Madison.  You all have been nothing, but amazing.  I cannot thank you all enough for the grace, patience, and flexibility you have provide our staff.  Things have been constantly changing and you all have been supportive when some could have complained.  I hope everyone has a joyous and relaxing holiday break.  We are so excited to see you in the new year.
Warmest Regards,
Mr. Elias Ashton