Madison Avenue Elementary School - DOC by malj


									                                   Madison Avenue Elementary School

                                 M.A.S. NEWS
                                               February 2006
M.A.S. NEWS is a monthly newsletter containing information, activities, and news about Madison Avenue
Elementary School. The newsletter is sent home with every student once a month. Please take a few minutes to find
out what is happening at OUR school!

Dear Madison Avenue Parents and Students,

On January 29th, we had our first Red Cross Blood Drive. I was informed that this was a good time of year for a
blood drive, because the need is great this time of year and this event was a huge success. The donors gave 50 pints
of blood! I would like to thank the donors and the volunteers that were able to participate in this event.

I would like to thank Shanon Berwald for organizing Pizza Bingo and all of the volunteers that helped to make this a
fun event. We had a wonderful turnout both evenings. The children and families enjoyed an affordable evening of
entertainment and socialization. I would also like to thank Mr. Kalb, Mr. Prib, Ms. Ciolek, Mr. Schmidt, Ms.
Morrison and Ms. Stensland for helping to make this a memorable experience for our children. All of your efforts are
greatly appreciated!

This year our Student Council has brought back our Fun, Far-Out February Fridays activities to build school spirit.
       February 2nd -Fun Football Day              February 9th-Pajama Day
       February 16th-Flag Day                      February 23rd-Crazy Hair Day

Please make sure that when you drop off or pick up your child that you park your car and remind the children to walk
in the designated crosswalks between the buses. If you have questions about any of our events, please contact the
school office at 357-6171, email me ( or stop by the school office in person.

Always Children First,

Michelle Walker

                         Kindergarten Registration is the week of March 12th.
                    Hours of registration are from 9:30am until 2:30pm at the school your child will
                    be attending. Please remember to submit the following for your child in order to
complete your child’s school registration.
     *Original Birth Certificate
     *Social Security Number
     *Immunization Record

       *Confirmation of Residency
            -Homeowner: Utility Bill in the name and address of the parent
            - Renting: Lease Agreement in the name of the parent; AND
                   utility bill in the name of the parent at the rental property address
             - Living with friend/relative: Notarized “Affidavit of Residence” form; monthly
                     bill to parent mailed to notarized address AND utility bill in the name and
                    address of the homeowner.
        *Custody/Guardianship papers, if applicable:
             - Parental divorce: parent with legal custody must be a resident and provide a copy of
                    Court Order awarding them legal custody and be a residential parent
             -Guardianship: Legal guardian must provide a copy of Court Order awarding

           For safety reasons students need to remove wheels in Heelies or wear plugs in
their      shoes at school and school related functions.

February 19th (Presidents’ Day) and February 26th (Inservice / Conference Day)
On Monday, February 19th , students will not have school in celebration of Presidents’ Day. On Monday, February
26h , students in the Painesville Township School District will not have school due to the District-wide Teacher In-
service Day and Parent /Teacher Conferences. Teachers will attend an in-service during the day and Parent / Teacher
Conferences are being scheduled between 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.. Parent/Teacher Conference Forms will be sent
home next week. If you do not receive a conference form and you wish to schedule a conference, please contact the
school office at 357-6171. Thank you for your support!

           Valentine’s Day Parties ~ Kdg. to Grade 5 (Wednesday Feb. 14th)
Valentine’s Day parties will be held for classes beginning at 2:45p.m. Students that do not celebrate holidays will be
provided with an alternative activity. If you have any questions about your child’s party, please contact your
homeroom parent, your child’s teacher or the school office.

           4th and 5 th Grade Spelling Bee Classroom Champions and Alternates
        We would like to congratulate the following students who were named classroom champions and alternates in
     their grade level. The classroom champions competed at Buckeye Ele mentary on Thursday, February 1st with
    all of the other 4th and 5th grade champions in the district. All of our students represented M.A.S. well …
Congratulations to all of them!

Grade 4:          Mr. Kalb’s Class:     Champion- Tyreece Jeffries / Alte rnate – Olivia Lendvay
                  Mrs. Sepelak’s Class: Champion- Jilliann Frey / Alternate – Sara Moore
                  Mr. Prib’s Class:     Champion- Matt Thomas / Alternate – Makenna Mezget

Grade 5:          Mrs. Ciolek’s Class: Champion- Josh Simmons / Alternate – Brianna Scott
                  Mr. Schmidt’s Class: Champion- Alex Scharf / Alternate – Nathan Berwald
      Madison Avenue Elementary School ~ A Team & Honor Roll
The following students have been placed on the A Team or Honor Roll at Madison Avenue Elementary School for the
second nine-week period for the 2006-2007 school year ~ CONGRATULATIONS!

Third Grade A-Team:

Tori Babcock                Jacob Banker                Brittany Berwald            Brenna Darling
Haley Gromack               Ethan Hattox                Justin Jakopic              Molly Lindrose
Jenna Palek                 Michael Stull               Morgan Taylor               Drew Valentine
Alyssa VanWinkle            Rachel Zurilla

Third Grade Honor Roll:

Emily Avalos                Morgan Becher               Bayley Brown         Abigail Cambier
Gina Chandler               Mallory Guy                 Nick Hoberg          Kaitlyn Keller
Eric Koller                 Mitsuko Kosik               Nathan Kuhar         Allison Lorek
Alexis Lubman               Todd Merkel                 Zach Milosic         David Mohr
Brandon Monty               Olivia Pomfrey              Logan Rice           Nick Scharf
Olivia Smith                Alexa Taner                 Michael Tomc         Hanna Toth
Joey Tromba                 Daniel Wheeler              Brandon Williams

Fourth Grade A-Team:

Austin Carmigiano           Alyssa Catalano             Jilliann Frey               Jessica Habat
Kailey Hiner                Madison Lubman              Jake McCullough             Alexandra Pierman
Julia Popely                Rachel Todd

Fourth Grade Honor Roll:

Brooke Brown                Scott Brundage              Mike Charnow         Alyssa Deininger
Casey Dickinson             Stephan Dolan               Brandon Hoberg       Ty Jeffries
Walker Jones                Jessica Jones               Kyle Knapp           Olivia Lendvay
Danielle Lorek              Amber Maffit                Frankie McKeon       Makenna Mezget
Jacob Militello             Sara Moore                  Kyle O’Connor        Tara Rogers
Adam Spiesman               Tessa Strong                Breanne Swiger       Matt Thomas
Krista Toth                 Alyssa Turoczy              Alexis Vitanza       Joey Williams

Fifth Grade A-Team:

Cody Bertone                Nathan Berwald              Jacob Roberto        Alex Scharf
Chris Slavin                Olivia Specht               Jordan Waterwash

Fifth Grade Honor Roll:

Michael Ashley              Allison Batt                Eric Bell                   Brianna Breedlove
Luke Chinchar               Brandon Clarke              Erin Fahl                   Brittney Jakopic
Timmy Keller                Jack Onderisin              Michaela Pomfrey            Kirsten Ponsart
Kayla Rowe                  Tyler Ryman                 Elissa Thomas               Gary VanTassel
Molly Wheeler
        The Painesville Township Excellence in Education Foundation (PTEEF) is hosting their 17th Annual Kerry R.
Porter Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, March 18th from 8:00 am – 1:30 pm in the RHS cafeteria. Proceeds benefit the
Painesville Township Schools through educational grants and scholarships supported by the Painesville Township
Excellence for Education Foundation.
                        Ticket Prices: $4.50 (Adult Pre-sale)     /     $5.00 Adults at the door
                                        $2.50 Children under 10 / FREE – Children 2 and under
               Carry – out service is available. Tickets will be available in all Township school offices.

                                          MASCO MATTERS
                                           By Adam Kalb
As I sit here writing this newsletter it is something like 5 degrees outside, I can’t
help wondering where the December weather went. Despite the cold weather we
are still heating things up with MASCO events.

We have had our Pizza Bingo nights. They both were successful. Thanks to all
the helpers that made this such a success. Special thanks to Shanon Berwald for
organizing both nights.

This Friday we have our annual Valentine’s Dance. This is held at LaMuth Middle
School. Letters were sent last week. We look forward to that fun event.

Looking ahead to March, on the 9 th we have our Spaghetti Dinner, held at the RHS
cafeteria from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. We will have classroom theme baskets for sale
again. All you have to do is buy a ticket for a chance to win the basket. Dinners
will be $5.00 for Adults, $3.00 for Children and include Meatballs, Breadstick,
Salad, Milk, Homemade Dessert and "All You Can Eat" Spaghetti. There are
vending machines available in the cafeteria if you prefer a beverage other than
milk with your meal. Vending machine purchases are not included in the cost of
the dinner. Ticket order forms will be sent home with your child in early February.

Once again this year we will be hosting the "Classroom Basket Raffle" at the
dinner. Each teacher has been asked to choose a theme at which time each parent
in their class will be asked to send in items for the basket. There will also be
presale ticket order forms sent home for those of you who would like to bid on the
baskets but will be unable to attend the dinner.

If you signed up to work at the Spaghetti Dinner via the MASCO Job Jar you will
be contacted soon. You will also be contacted if you are on the Baking Committee.
If you have not signed up for either of these committees and would like to help
please call Denise Monty 440-352-7741.

Don’t forget to attend the MASCO meeting February 15, 2007, held in the library
at 7:00.

To top