Author Archives: Michael Balmaceda

Donate Today to Buy the 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 … Continue reading

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Madera’s Walking SchoolBus Starting on Wednesday / 8:10AM (Potrero Stair Masters!)

Starting Wednesday, September 11, 2013 8:10am Departure time (please be on time!) We have several families (aka “Stair Masters”) ready to go for the maiden voyage of the Madera Walking SchoolBus, on Potrero Street starting on Wednesday morning.  If you’d … Continue reading

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Madera’s Walking Schoolbus

Hi Madera Families, I’ve been talking to some other parents about starting a walking schoolbus at Madera. What’s a walking schoolbus? In short it’s “a group of children walking to school with one or more adults.” – an alternative way … Continue reading

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We Have a Staff Page!

Hi folks, Did you ever wonder who all the people are who make Madera tick?  Well now you can put the names with the faces – we now have a (way overdue) Madera staff page. It was a fun assignment … Continue reading

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Madera Parents Networking Group…? (an idea)

Did you know that Manav’s parents own a really awesome Indian grocery store?  Or that Ella & Dahlia’s dad is a gourmet chef / caterer and sells artisan nuts? Or that if you need a plumber in a pinch, Marc … Continue reading

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Blue Folder – October 14, 2011

Click on the links below to view the flyers / documents: (all links are PDF files unless otherwise noted) Happy Friday!  Enjoy the wonderful weather! Dine @ Pasta Pomodoro – 20% of the bill goes to Madera – Thursday, October … Continue reading

Posted in blue folder, coupon, disaster preparedness, events, fundraising, General Meeting, potluck, reading club, volunteers

Madera Olympics!

Madera Olympics Friday, October 21st, 2011 2:45pm – 4:45pm | Lower Yard Olympic Spirit Rally Tuesday, October 18, 2011 | 11:00am *UPDATE* The Madera Olympics is fast approaching and we still need help filling our volunteer spots. Please help us … Continue reading

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