School Calendar Survey

WCCUSD leaders are currently creating the 2014-2015 academic calendar and have proposed three different school start dates. What’s your opinion? Make your voice heard! Please take a minute or two to fill out the following survey.

It’s open to all WCCUSD parents – so feel free to share / forward!

» Take the survey

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Winter Sing Chair Needed


The Winter Sing is coming and we are looking for a few great parents to chair the event!

This Dec. 12 event is a wonderful evening when we gather to sing holiday songs, share cookies, drink hot chocolate and take a moment to remember what the holidays are all about. The volunteers are ready to get to work on this magical and  beloved event but we need some leader(s) to coordinate them. Please consider stepping up and making this happen.

For more information, please contact Tammy Aguiniga-Garretson at

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Attention: Head Lice Notification

Head lice has been detected in our school. This is nothing to panic about. Head lice are a nuisance but not a health hazard. They do not spread disease. It’s important that we work together to manage head lice. By checking your child’s head once a week and treating head lice right away, you’ll help prevent and manage the spread of head lice at home and in the school. Early detection is the key to preventing and controlling the spread of head lice.

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PTA Meeting – Monday November 17, 7-9PM – Come Join Us!

PTA Meeting

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Kindergarten Information Days for 2015/2016 Semester

Kindergarten Art

Tuesday December 9th, 2014 | 1:00 pm or
Friday December 12th, 2014 | 10:00 am

Dear (future and current) Madera Parents:

We will be holding two Kindergarten Information Meetings prior to registration for the 2015-16 school year.

At the Kindergarten Information Meeting, Principal Makela will discuss the registration and transfer processes. Kindergarten teachers will talk about the Madera Kindergarten academic program.  Madera PTA officers will talk about the PTA’s events and programs that support the Madera Community.

This is an information meeting for parents only. Before school starts in August 2015, we will hold a Kindergarten Orientation for both parents and children. If you have a child who will be registering for next fall, please plan to attend. If you know of other parents who are planning to register, please share this information with them.

Please RSVP to our Office Manager, Ruby Estebez with your name + student’s name + date of birth, phone number and email address if you are planning to attend.

Thank you!

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Donate Today to Buy the Madera Open Space

Madera Open Space

The El Cerrito Open Space Campaign has raised $60,000 towards its $100,000 goal to help buy the 8-acre Madera Open Space, which is adjacent to Madera Elementary School.
That land will become part of the city’s Hillside Natural Area and will remain open space forever. It will provide students a walkable route to school and can provide environmental educational opportunities into such topics as ecology, geology, botany, and habitat restoration.

The funds we raise will reduce the amount of park bond funds the city spends on this property, thus preserving funds for parks and open space elsewhere in town.
Donations are tax deductible. Donors may choose to receive public thanks on a large sign and in printed materials and on our website.

For more information, to donate, or to get involved visit the Madera Hillside Open Space information webpage at, send a check payable to “City of El Cerrito” with memo: “Madera Hillside Acquisition” to Pam Austin, El Cerrito Open Space Campaign Treasurer, 834 Kearney Street, El Cerrito CA 94530, or contact Dave Weinstein.

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Principal Tea, Tomorrow (Friday) morning 8:30am, MPR

Stop by and have a cup of coffee or a cup of tea and chat with other parents and the principal about all things Madera.

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