Madrona provides many opportunities beyond the daily curriculum for its students to thrive academically, through one-on-one tutoring, math and reading intervention, and advanced learning opportunities for all.
Hour of Code
Every year, Madrona celebrates Computer Science Education Week in December by having every class learn and practice basic coding skills each day in the classroom and in the computer lab through Code.org. In 2017 we will expand the program based on popular demand.
Every Spring, Madrona holds a school-wide Science Fair. The Science Fair is open to all and some teachers make it a required part of their classroom work. Last year, our nine judges spoke with all 130 student participants about their projects throughout the day. We awarded ribbons to the top three projects from each grade at a community celebration.
Reading Partners is a national non-profit that mobilizes communities to help students unlock the foundational reading skills that they need to succeed in school and in life. Reading Partners is a proud partner of Madrona Elementary, engaging over 80 community volunteers to provide individualized, one-on-one reading instruction twice a week to over 50 kindergarten through 3rd grade Madrona students. The Reading Partners program model is backed by evidence-based research, which proves that Reading Partners' students make significant gains in reading. With the help of volunteer tutors and a highly-structured curriculum, Reading Partners is helping students become strong, confident readers with a passion for learning. If you'd like to volunteer, please email volunteerSEA@readingpartners.org.
Scripps Spelling Bee
Madrona PTSA hosted our school’s 2nd Annual Scripp’s Spelling Bee on Thursday, March 1st, 2017. The Spelling Bee was open to all 1st through 5th graders who wanted to participate. The winner went on to the Regional Bee on March 25th.
In addition to the Spelling Bee, we also participated in the Great American Spell Check Fundraiser, which took place on February 15th. Teachers worked with students to learn 50 spelling words (or sight words for Kinders). Students collected pledges from friends and family for every word spelled correctly. The classes with the most words spelled correctly and the most pledges collected also won an ice cream party!
We are so proud of our winners including 3rd grader Abigail in 2017 and Dmitriy in 2018, who represented our school at the regional bee at Town Hall.