• Principal Message (Spanish)

    Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.  

    ~Confucius~     

    Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year. The past year and a half have been challenging; however, we are proud of our accomplishments and can-do attitude. Despite the stressors put on families, teachers, and students, we continued to see students make academic gains, mature, and develop perseverance. In addition, our technology skills and communication improved beyond imagination, and we learned to be more creative, flexible, and appreciative.  

    Strong family engagement has always been a critical part of student success at Madison. Parents are a child’s first teachers and influential role models. Every parent can help their child be prepared and responsible in school, regardless of their educational background and their language. Opportunities to connect include conferences, emails, Facebook, Twitter, and Remind, along with attending school events as much as possible. Please be sure to read the Monthly S’more newsletter sent out monthly; with a click of a button, you can translate this newsletter into nearly any language. This will always contain the most up-to-date information about upcoming events and important reminders. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher or me at any time with questions, concerns, and suggestions. It is also essential to stay informed about what your child is learning. Your child’s teacher will keep you updated, but you can reach out to share if you notice your child struggling with the content or discuss strategies for practicing at home.  

    This year, we will enhance our school-wide focus on social-emotional learning and strengthen our core academic instruction. This year, the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (P.B.I.S.) program will continue supporting students’ social-emotional and behavioral needs. We will continue teaching students behavioral expectations in multiple formats, including videos made by teachers and students. Classroom teachers will also begin teaching universal, classroom-based social-emotional lessons using Second Step and Morning Meeting.  

    Due to the pandemic, some of our routines and procedures may be modified during the year. As guidelines change, we will be flexible in adapting them and proactive in communicating this information to you. As always, please contact me if you have questions or concerns.  

    I am beyond thrilled that our students are all returning in person and cannot wait to see the progress they make during the 21-22 school year. Thank you for your part in this learning community. I am looking forward to another wonderful school year!  

       

    In partnership,  

    Dr. Jessica Corneille, Principal