Blue Folder – January 31, 2014

The Madera Spelling Bee Champ, Bennett Ilan photo by Alonn Ilan
Madera’s 2014 Spelling Bee Champ, Bennett Ilan!
photo by Alonn Ilan

Congratulations to Bennett Ilan, winner of the 2014 Madera Spelling Bee, and to all the amazing spellers who participated!

Madera News & Events

  • Principal Tea
    Friday, February 7, 2014 | 8:30am
  • Monthly PTA Meeting
    Monday, February 10, 2014 | 7:00pm
  • Keyboarding Skills! (PDF)
    Practice makes perfect… websites for students to practice their keyboarding skillsfrom May Snow
  • Dinner Around the World / Madera Auction Donation
    Do you have a delicious ethnic meal you’d like to share with a family in the coming year?  Help us continue our tradition of “Dinner Around the World” whereby we auction off one 3-course dinner for a family of 5 per month to the lucky high bidder at the Madera Auction.  Contact Alonn Ilan if you are interested in participating!
  • Artist of the Month – Candido Portinari (PDF)
    The third installment of “Artist of the Month” is now up in the school foyer. Meet Candido Portinari, who painted people in their ordinary lives. Create a project of your own in his style for display in our halls.
  • Madera Garden 2014 Calendars and T-Shirts Still Available!
  • January / February 2014 Madera Calendar At-a-Glance (PDF)

Community Events

  • Celebrate Portola
    Saturday, February 1, 2014 | 5:30pm
    El Cerrito Community Center
    Portola Middle School of El Cerrito invites you to “Celebrate Portola”, a night of jazz, food and fun in support of our academic and music programs. The evening will feature the Portola Middle School Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble, and will include dinner plus an auction of fabulous items. Tickets $25 for adults, $10 for youth. Order tickets at CelebratePortola@gmail.com Tickets will be $5 more after Friday, January 24. Groups of 8 can reserve a table.
  • Ben Rust Memorial Classical Music Concert
    Sunday, February 2, 2014
    @ El Cerrito High School / 540 Ashbury Avenue

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