First, congratulations to Emily McIntosh for being a Reflections winner at the 12th District PTA/PTSA level for Musical Composition - Primary Grades K-2 and Ashley Mikita for Musical Composition - Intermediate Grades 3-5. Both students, along with the other 12th District winners will be honored in Camarillo on January 12th. They will then continue on to see if they can win at state level. So congratulations to them both, we are so very proud of them. And thank you to our Reflections Chair, Megan Jeffery, for all her hard work.
Next, the Music Van is coming to Madera Monday January 10th through Wednesday January 12th. This is a fabulous assembly where the kids get to learn all about the different instruments in an orchestra. They will see each instrument and hear how they are supposed to sound. Then for grades 3-6, those students will actually get to experience hands on each and every instrument. Due to insurance reasons, they will not allow grades K-2 to do this. Since this is a parent run event, we need your help. If you are able on any of those days, please contact Ashley Watkins at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anytime you can give will be appreciated.
We also have our January board meeting scheduled for Tuesday evening at 6:15 pm on the 11th. Please plan on attending. We will be discussing the rest of the school year and positions available for next year's PTA executive board. (By the way, if you are interested in serving on the executive board next year, please contact Coco Sobecki at email@example.com)
Finally for the month of January we have scheduled Upper Grade Field Day. This event helps us select the teams for the citywide Jr. Olympics event that will be held in April. This is for grades 4-6. It is scheduled for Friday, January 21 at 2:30pm. We have been asked to hold it after school due to classroom scheduling conflicts. Permission slips when home during the last week before winter break. If your child wishes to participate and you did not receive one they will be available in the office. Each student participating must have a permission slip. We are also in need of parent volunteers to help with each event that afternoon, keeping score and so forth. We even need parents that are willing to be coaches once we have the teams selected. If you are interested in helping at the field day or being a coach please contact Kyra Grzywacs at firstname.lastname@example.org or myself. This is a great event and the kids just love it.
So as you can see we have lots of stuff planned. For more information, please