Principal's Message

Elias Ashton at his desk
Dear Madison Families,
 
We have reached the final push towards the summer break.  Its is absolutely amazing how quickly this unusual year has progressed.  I am continually impressed with how well students and families have made the best of the situation we are given.  Students, online or hybrid, continue to make growth in all academic areas, even with the limited amount of contact with teachers.  I want to appreciate all of our parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, babysitters, guardians, and other adults who have stepped up to continue each child’s education at home.  We would not be seeing these academic gains without your support at home.  Keep up the hard work and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
 
Our county COVID numbers continue to decline and we will be seeing our older students return to school soon.  Families continue to do an excellent job following COVID protocols and communicating with the school about illnesses, absences, and concerns.  Attendance continues to be high at Madison and I want to appreciate all the families for their awareness of how wearing masks, using hand sanitizer/washing hands, and staying social distant.  If you have concerns, please call the office or Nurse Bev with any questions.
 
Last month, we did two fundraisers and met our goals of raising money for some great causes.  At the beginning of the month, the students raised $1860 for the American Heart Association, exceeding our goal of $1500.  All the participants were able to slime Ms. Reed or myself.  At the end of the month, our Booster Club did a cookie dough fundraiser.  Our goal was to raise $1500 and the students worked hard to sell $2150 of cookie dough.  Excellent job to all our students who raise money in support of our school community.  Cookie dough will be distributed on or after April 8 and we will be in contact with families once we have specific times.  Prizes will be provided for students after that time.
 
Fridays are still school days, and some have asked about the phone calls on Monday.  It’s important that students either log-in to an online platform and complete work or complete the packets provided each week.  When students complete either options, they are then marked present for the day.  If you are need of a Chromebook, please contact your teacher. 
 
We will have Spring conferences the week of April 12-15.  Teachers will be in contact with families to schedule conferences soon.  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.  These conferences will be virtual or phone in order to stay consistent with COVID protocols.
 
The weather is getting warmer during the day, but the mornings are still a bit chilly and rain is always possible.  Please remember to send your child with a warm jacket or sweatshirt.  If you do not have one for your child, please contact the office and we will do our best to find something appropriate.
 
Warmest Regards,
Mr. Elias Ashton
Principal