Stay Informed and Subscribe to Monday Messages

E-NewsIn order to ensure that you stay informed of important events and dates, please join our Madera Me-Tree.

We’re streamlining our communications!

We know the key to your child’s success is open communication between home and school. In an effort to save paper and time (yours and our volunteers), we will be sending out messages less often and on a more predictable basis. – It’s important that we have your most current contact information!

Ways you can expect to receive information this school year:
#1 Blue Folder:

FRIDAY. The Blue Folder will be reserved primarily for forms that need to be returned and for teacher / classroom communications. Ordinarily, it is sent home on Friday afternoons and forms that need to be filled out should be returned the following Monday (in the paper blue folder), or as specified. Please review the forms and flyers, signing those that require a signature, and return them in the blue folder to school when due.

#2 Monthly Calendar:

MONTHLY. We maintain an up-to-date Google calendar of Madera events. View the calendar anytime here: You can also add this calendar to your own Google calendar, or sync it to a phone or tablet device.

#3 E-Newsletter (Madera Message):

MONDAY. Madera Message will be sent by e-mail newsletter on Monday mornings every week. Keep track of what’s happening at Madera. You will get the latest updates, messages from Principal Makela, and important deadline reminders – right to your inbox. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter through Mail Chimp! You can also view archived messages here:

#4 Madera Facebook Page:

ANYTIME. On our Facebook page, you can see cute school pictures and information on community events, and it’s a great way to engage with fellow parents. Click on the Facebook icon on the right sidebar of this page or go to

#5 Madera Website:

This website is going to be your go-to place for all communications. It’s a great resource for up-to-date information. You can see the entire school calendar, more information about our school clubs, as well as forms that will be available as printable PDFs.

Please remember that sometimes things slip through the cracks. Dates and times sometimes change last minute. We will do our best to communicate events with you as best we can. But we are human, and we are volunteers.

If you have any questions please contact
Nancy Kawase, PTA President
Kaetlin Henry, PTA VP Communications