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Leschi PTA and Madrona PTSA Provide Nutrition Breaks for Students
Students at Leschi Elementary and Madrona PreK-8 are enjoying afternoon "nutrition breaks" thanks to new PTA/PTSA-run programs that aim to improve student concentration and behavior through healthy eating.
Leschi was the first to start a nutrition break program this fall, and Madrona soon followed suit, launching a similar program in November.
Madrona's "Snack Attack" program offers students a healthy snack such as fresh apples, oranges or cheese each afternoon. The program replaces the need for parents to provide snacks or for teachers to purchase snacks for the classroom. One parent does the shopping and then parent volunteers meet every Monday morning to wash, cut, and divide the food into plastic bags for each classroom for the whole week.
"The emphasis on our program is on providing fresh fruits, vegetables and high protein foods to students in the afternoon. This gives students a nutrition break and gets them to try things they might not otherwise eat. The program also alleviates some of the snack-time responsibilities from teachers so they have more time to focus on other things," said Jennifer Reyes, one of Madrona's snack program coordinators.
Parents pay $22 per student for the entire school year, but the program is free to those families who cannot afford the extra cost, thanks to donations. The PTSA also received community support from Albert Lee Appliances which donated a free refrigerator to the PTSA after being approached about the program. Currently, snacks are provided to students in kindergarten through 5th grade, but the PTSA plans to extend the program to all grades by January 1 as they continue to build funding.
"Organizing a program like this may seem daunting at first, but with a group of committed volunteers, everyone pitches in and it only actually takes about an hour of our time each week," says Reyes.
PTSA parent volunteers prepare fresh snacks for the Snack Attack nutrition
break program at Madrona PreK-8.
November 13, 2014
Dear Madrona PreK-8 Middle School Families,
We invite you to attend Parent Teacher Conferences coming up at the end of November. The first marking period ended on October 31st, 2014. Our school schedule has been modified to make it convenient for parents to attend a conference time that encompasses several days, including a weekend day for additional flexibility. Being a preK-8 school means that we will be following the elementary schedule and students will not be attending school during the week of November 24-28. The conference dates and appointment times for Madrona are:
Saturday, November 22 9am – 11:40am 12:30pm – 2:40pm
Monday, November 24 9am – 11:40am 1:00pm – 5:40pm
Tuesday, November 25 9am – 11:40am 12:30pm – 3:40pm
- In order to sign up for a scheduled appointment online, please go to the following link:
- In order to sign up for a scheduled appointment by phone, please call the main office at:
Online or by phone, you will be able to sign up for a time slot. Here are the steps to take:
1. Please enter your name and the student’s name in the “participants” box.
2. Be ready with a preferred day and time for your appointment.
a. ONLINE: Scroll to the right to select a day and time slot that fits your best needs.
b. Only the time slots listed are available.
c. Once you have chosen a time slot, scroll to the far right and click save
3. Have your email and/or phone number ready to complete the process.
a. ONLINE: You will see a notice that your appointment has been set once the process is complete.
b. Office Staff will confirm your appointment is set.
When you arrive for the parent conference, please check in at the desk in the middle school upstairs area by Assistant Principal Cross’ office.
Each appointment will be about 20 minutes:
- 8-10 minutes with the LA/SS teachers
- 8-10 minutes with the Math/Science teachers.
- Elective teachers will be available on a drop in basis.
We look forward to meeting with you.
Bruno Cross, Assistant Principal
Welcome to Madrona K-8!
Located in the heart of one of Seattle’s most historic and vibrant neighborhoods.
A public school has been in this location in Seattle since 1890. From humble beginnings in 1890, the property has undergone many changes over time to become the present day Madrona K-8 School, culminating in a renovation to our current facility in the 2000-01 school years. Our facility is in excellent condition and is one of the gems of the Seattle Public School System. It’s design as a K-8 incorporates 2 wings (one for K-5 and one for middle school), state of the art science labs in middle school, a regulation size gym, a spacious library, a stage with sound system, a computer lab, learning garden, art room with kiln, nurses station with full-time nurse, and full service kitchen facility where breakfast and lunch are served daily throughout the school year.
Madrona K-8 Back to School BBQ on 8/29/2013.
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