Principal’s Corner

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IAR – Last Day! April 15th: PAWS is Proud of you! (Madison spirit-wear day)
Please help support your child for IAR testing by making sure he/she gets a good night’s sleep, eats a healthy breakfast, and comes prepared for the testing. Our teachers will take a comfortable approach to the testing so as to not create any undue stress on our students. You can simply remind your child to do his/her best. If possible, please avoid any scheduling and doctors appointments, etc. during the scheduled testing. Students not present during scheduled testing times or who will arrive after testing begins will need to be pulled from class to make up testing before the window closes in April.

iPads, iPad chargers, and keyboards – Please make sure your child has these items. Students will keep their iPads and iPad chargers at school during testing.
Headphones – Please make sure students bring their headphones with them on testing days.

Madison IAR Schedule 2019 (remaining)
3rd Grade
MATH: 12:30 p.m. –  4/15

4th Grade
MATH: 9:00 am. –  4/15

5th Grade
MATH: 9:00 a.m. – 4/15

Parent Input for the 2019-2020 School Year
We are beginning the process of classroom placement. Please know classroom placement is a lengthy process and one into which we put a lot of time and effort. Our grade level teams and specialists (reading specialist, differentiation specialists, resource teachers, and art, music, and PE staff) work together to share input and create class composites conducive to learning. We take into account your child’s academic, social, and emotional needs. Our goal is to create equitable classes in terms of size, instructional supports, gender, etc. and allow for groups of students who can benefit from learning together.

If you have information that you believe we should consider as we begin the process of developing class lists for next school year, please put your thoughts in writing via email ( with the subject heading CONFIDENTIAL STUDENT PLACEMENT 2019. Your comments concerning your child’s learning, social emotional characteristics and needs will be taken into consideration as we create class lists of students who can benefit from learning together. We respectfully ask that parents NOT request a specific teacher. If you plan to send an email, please do so by Monday, April 22nd, 2019.

Also, if you are moving out of the district, please just let us know.