Top 5 things to know for Friday and Saturday (Oct. 31st & Nov. 1st)

1. Don’t forget to dress up for Halloween!

2. Halloween parade starts at 1pm

3. NO running club on Friday morning (October 31st)

4. ME! Games pledges are due Friday October 31st to count towards the Popsicle party contest. Turn them in to the front office at Madera in the box called ME! Games.

5. JennyK Fundraiser for Madera is this Saturday November 1st. Join us for nibbles and drinks while you get a jump start on your holiday shopping. Jenny K. has a wide selection of products ranging from jewelry, bath & body products, candles, scarves, handbags and a wide range of toys. The toy selection includes Lego, Melissa & Doug, Usborne Books, Educational Toys and more! Jenny K. will donate 20% of the sales when you mention Madera.  6-9pm, 6921 Stockton Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530


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Halloween Fun at Madera

Is your costume ready? Remember to keep your spooky costume school friendly, nothing scary or gory, and leave all weapons at home.

The annual Halloween Parade will begin at 1:00pm, Friday. Parents are welcome to attend. Don’t forget your camera!

*Note:  There will be no Running Club on Friday, October 31.


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We wanted to say a big THANK YOU to all the parent volunteers at the ME! Games and for the wonderful food donations for the ME! Games, we couldn’t do it without the help of our wonderful Madera community. The kids had a wonderful time and I think set some personal bests! Thanks again!

~The ME! Games Co-Chairs

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Attention: Head Lice Notification

A case of head lice has been detected in many primary classes at Madera. 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.

Please take these actions throughout the school year to reduce head lice outbreaks:

  • Regularly check your child’s head.
  • Talk to your child about how common head lice are among school-aged children.
  • Discourage your child from sharing combs, brushes, hats, and scarves.
  • Keep hats, mittens and scarves in the sleeves of your child’s coat. Encourage your child to tie back or braid long hair.

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The ME! Games are here!


Join us Friday at 2:45 pm on the lower yard. If you haven’t gotten your permission slip in you can bring it to the event on Friday to the registration table and get your sticker to complete your events.

If you are bringing snacks, please bring them in the morning to the front of school. We will be located out front accepting all food donations till 8:45 am.

If you are volunteering at the event, please report to the lower yard at 1:45 to get your assignments and instructions.

We look forward to seeing you all Friday for an afternoon of fun!!!

Thank you,
The ME! Games Co-chairs,
Gayle Chin, Christian Matthews and Suzie Souza

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Put your Madera gear on Thursday today– ME! Games Spirit Rally at 10am!


Come join us at the ME Games Spirit Rally Thursday morning at 10 am on the lower yard.
The students will boost your spirit with their class cheers and we will get a sneak peek at Friday’s events. It’s going to be fun and LOUD as we turn up the Madera Spirit.

On Friday at 2:50 pm bring yourselves down to the lower yard again for the ME Games. Watch as your children go for the gold in the beanbag shotput, 25 yard dash, standing broad jump, jumping jacks, jump rope, and a relay race.

Let’s Go MADERA!!!!!

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WCCUSD School Board Candidates Forum Report– Vote on November 4th

Parents’ Voices, Loud and Clear

Ten candidates gave opening statements and answered six questions from parents at the October 6th Candidates Forum, sponsored jointly by the PTAs of El Cerrito/Kensington schools. Three of the candidates will be elected on November 4th. Two of the candidates are incumbents.

The questions were about teacher quality; supporting and increasing the number of high-achieving students; follow-through on new programs; balancing charter schools and traditional public schools; and “What is the best book you have read recently about education?” The final question was from a Kensington fifth grader about how to fix school lunch. Continue reading

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