Principal’s Corner

Hello Madison Families! It’s hard to believe that it is mid-November and Parent Teacher Conferences are this week!

Once again this year, the district will be asking parents/guardians, staff and students to complete the Comprehensive School Climate Inventory (SCSI) survey. Different versions of the survey will be given to parents/guardians, students, and staff, which allow us to hear from all members of our school community. The survey is designed to assess perceptions of school climate, including feelings about safety, relationships, learning, the environment, and communication within the school.

This year we will be completing the survey between December 6 and December 17. The survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Your feedback is important to helping Madison understand and improve the specific climate issues in our school. All responses are anonymous. There are no names or other personally identifying information attached to the survey. Furthermore, results will not be disaggregated for sub-groups with ten or fewer constituents in order to protect their confidentiality.

More information regarding how to take the survey will be coming. At this point, we just wanted you to know that we will be completing the CSCI survey in early December. All students in fourth and fifth grade will also take the CSCI survey. If for any reason you do not want your fourth or fifth grade to complete the survey, please contact me to elect to have your child opt-out.

Battle of the Books
Calling all interested 4th and 5th graders! Battle of the Books will be starting next month. If your child is interested, please click here for more information and the permission form. Permission forms are due December 1.

Car Riders
Thank you for working hard to keep all of the children safe at arrival and dismissal. If you are patiently waiting in the car rider line along Sixth Street, please make sure to pull forward. This helps to alleviate some of the car rider congestion.

Also, please remain in your car in the car rider line. There are adults helping to get children to their cars. If your child needs help buckling, please move to a parking spot and then buckle your child. This helps keep everyone safe and allows the line to move faster.

The Week of November 22
This first part of the 2021-2022 school year has gone by quickly. As we stop to reflect, we have so much to be thankful for this year. While the day may not look like it did pre-pandemic, we are certainly thankful to have all of the students in the building each day. They bring a smile to our faces and we are truly thankful that they are a part of our lives. We hope the children enjoy the week off and can’t wait to see them again on November 29.

Thank you for your partnership in education!
Barb Shanahan, Madison Principal