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    Hello Madrona Families and Community, 

    On Friday, February 26, 2016, students, staff, families and friends of Madrona PreK-8 School held events to celebrate Black History Month.  Two assemblies, a gallery, a rally, and march all contributed to a powerful message of Unity, Service and Peace for all people.  There were artifacts, speakers, storytelling, music, and dance for all to recognize the promise and strength of our shared heritage and the rich and unique life contributions of our African-American heritage, past and present.  

    Thanks so much for the resourcefulness, persistence and patience of our Madrona staff, parents and students involved in successfully bringing together the pieces for the Rally for Unity, Service and Peace and morning/afternoon assemblies as a Madrona PreK-8 community event.  This is one of many important steps in recognizing the value of connections, community and culture the students, staff, families and friends bring to the teaching and learning experience for our school and the Madrona neighborhood. 

    Mr. Hughes echoed the sentiment of today being a “Great day at Madrona!”  It was visible in the kids’ faces, in the words of our student and adult speakers, and in the energy exhibited during our rally, march, and assemblies.

    In appreciation!

     Black history Month Assembly February, 2016

    Seattle Times Picture of Rally and Assembly for Black History Month, Feb. 2016