Principal's Messages - 2018/19
Multicultural Night a huge success!
Thank you so much for another great Multicultural Night. Family and friends shared food, clothing, games and history with our community. The evening was a great success and I want thank everyone who took the time to enrich our lives and honor their culture. See our website for more great photos.
Madison Celebrates the Year of the Pig!
It was a wonderful evening of food, dance and music. I want to thank all the parent leaders who helped to make the evening so special. Our next big celebration will be our Annual PTO Multicultural Night on April 5th. Families interested in creating a table to share their culture and heritage are encouraged to fill out a booth registration form.
Principal's Messages - 2017/18
June 14, 2018
What an amazing year!
James Madison has had a record setting, goal breaking award winning school year! It started by eclipsing an all-time number of students attending Madison by going from 400 to 500+ students. We are more popular than ever. We started our year by celebrating a once in a lifetime viewing of a total eclipse of the sun. Our students safely viewed the eclipse with glasses purchased through NASA. Madison also added classes in our special education programs and supported two combination classes that allowed all students to continue to attend Madison. As the year progressed our PTO created one of our best school carnivals ever. Our families came together to celebrate our diverse cultures at our Multi-Cultural night.
Parent Appreciation! We have just celebrated a great week of certificated and classified staff appreciation. Thank you to all the parents and our PTO for honoring the work we do together for our students. Well now it is time to celebrate the parents, guardians and families that help make James Madison an award winning place for students to be successful. Thank you to the many field trip chaperones, the endless donations, and the genuine attention to support your child and our school success! Join the PTO!
Principal's Messages - 2016/17
April is Autism Awareness Month
Our school will be joining the Warriors and the rest of the NBA by celebrating Autism Awareness Month. We will be raising awareness about autism and encourage early diagnosis and early intervention. By understanding the characteristics of autism, we can develop support plans and strategies to provide the best instruction possible for each student. Look for the blue puzzle pieces around the school for interesting facts and information about autism.
There used to be a public service advisory that stated, “It is 10:00, do you know where your child is?” Your child is at home, using the computer, but do you know where they are going on the internet? This year our school has addressed issues of cyber bullying in the fourth and fifth grades. Certainly parents are challenged by the amount of information available through the internet. Children at any age can access information that is not intended or appropriate for developing minds. Video games depict war and violence as a pastime rather than as the worst tragedies of humanity. Our responsibilities as parents and educators are significantly more challenging than the previous generations. San Leandro Unified School District and James Madison take great care and responsibility when allowing students to use technology to enhance their learning. We have filters and safe guards which monitor and inform us of inappropriate internet use by students.
I would like to thank the Read Across America Volunteers, Board Trustee Victor Aguilar, Jr., and CSEA President Carol Alvarez. Both of these community leaders took time out of their busy schedules to model and encourage reading for our Madison students.
School Plan Development
In the next two months we will be developing our next Single School Plan for Student Achievement. This two-year plan will incorporate the goals from the SLUSD strategic plan and look at school site needs and priorities. We will be creating a survey for students, staff and community in order to make sure our school is ready to meet the needs of our students for the next two years. Soon we will have a survey link on our School Web-Site www.slusd.us/madison. Your opinion matters!
Principal's Messages - 2015/16
The 2015 – 2016 School Year was amazing! As a District on the move, James Madison students, parents and staff have Gone the extra mile! A very big thank you goes out to everyone in our learning community. Together we have all gone the extra mile to ensure students have excelled and achieved above, beyond and to the best of each student’s ability. We also need to recognize the support and investment our State, City, and District have put into the future of our children. The San Leandro Unified School District is providing programs and services that are making a huge impact on student success.