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New Admin Change

Dear Madison families,

I hope you are enjoying the start of summer. I want to let you know about a change in our school office at Madison next year.

Our current assistant principal, Erin Gaston, has been appointed to be principal of Howard Elementary School next year. Though Ms. Gaston has been with us for only a year, she has become an integral member of our team and I will miss her. While I am sad to see her leave Madison, I know that she will be an outstanding addition to the Howard staff and community.

It is my pleasure to introduce to you Madison’s new assistant principal, Gina Wilde.

Ms. Wilde is an experienced educator and administrator whom we are fortunate to have join us. She has served as principal of Gilham Elementary School, 4J’s largest elementary school, since 2013. At Gilham, she led through the development of a behavioral intervention program and created a successful house program to boost school climate and build community. She previously worked as a classroom teacher, math specialist, and counselor for at-risk youth.

Ms. Wilde recently completed her doctoral program, and is excited to join us at Madison and work at the secondary school level. She brings to Madison an enthusiasm for engaging families, improving instructional outcomes, and closing opportunity gaps for students.

Thank you for welcoming Ms. Wilde as Madison’s new assistant principal and for your continuing support of our school community. Best wishes for a wonderful summer.

Sincerely,

Peter Barsotti
Principal, Madison Middle School
Eugene School District 4J
barsotti_p@4j.lane.edu

Resources Available to Families

Please follow the link below to read about resources available to families over the summer. You will find information on food, rent and utility support, mental health services, and more.

English: https://www.smore.com/4dhva

Siga el siguiente enlace para leer sobre los recursos disponibles para las familias durante el verano. Encontrará información sobre alimentos, alquiler y servicios públicos, servicios de salud mental y más.

Spanish: https://www.smore.com/jytpc

Final Locker Item Pickup

Tues., April 28, parents and/or their students have one more opportunity to come pick up their items from their lockers, band instruments, and Interactive Notebooks, and return library books, any time between 4pm & 6:30pm. You will need to come in the first driveway (bus lanes) and drive around back…just keep to the right, follow the signs, & wait your turn. Things will go faster if you know your student’s locker number, but we will have lists to reference if you don’t. If your student has many items, you will want to bring a box or a garbage bag to put them in. You will not be entering the building, but will be waiting in your car and we will bring locker contents/items out to you.

Yearbooks!

Miss Audrey has been working hard to get the yearbook finished and to the printer! If you have not yet ordered a yearbook for your student, you can still buy one. Yearbooks are in full color and cost $25. The best way to buy one at this point would be to do so in SchoolPay! If you haven’t yet signed up for SP, now is a great time to do it. Other options would be to mail a check to us, or pay for one when we distribute them in June (more info on distribution when it gets closer to June). If you have questions, message Mary at 541-790-4321, or peterson_m@4j.lane.edu. Reminder: students should have all school-owned items (iPads & library books) turned in before they receive their yearbooks in June.

Locker Clean Out and Other Items

Hey Madison peeps, this Thurs., April 23, parents & their students can come pick up their items from their lockers, band instruments, and Interactive Notebooks, any time between 9am-4pm. You will need to come in the first driveway (bus lanes) and drive around back…just keep to the right, follow the signs, & wait your turn. Things will go faster if you know your student’s locker number, but we will have lists to reference if you don’t. If your student has many items, you will want to bring a box or a garbage bag to put them in. You will not be entering the building, but will be waiting in your car and we will bring locker contents/items out to you.

Also, the schedule will remain the same this week…stay tuned for any changes after that!

iPad Pickup!

iPad pickup is Tues., April 7! If you indicated your student needs their iPad for home instruction, you can pick it up outside the office during the following time frames:

Last name A-M: 8:00am-12noon

Last name N-Z: 1:00pm-5:00pm

All iPads have been bagged for safety!