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Madrona welecomes prospective parents.

Madrona School’s Principal Farah Thaxton, teachers, parents, and students warmly welcomed prospective families and community members to the open house tour on Tuesday evening.  It presented a nice opportunity to meet a community obviously coalescing around the vision of a neighborhood school as the District implements its new student assignment plan.  All were very warm and open to questions, including the middle school students. The presentation emphasis was on Madrona K-8 as a  student-centered school that can and does focus  individual student  needs where diversity is valued.    The K-8 model allows the staff to really get to know and appreciate each student.  The impression is that the students also have a sense of really knowing each other too, especially by middle school.

I also learned that at least some of the core classes at middle school level are segregated by gender.  Students appeared shy to talk about how they felt about  the gender division.

Evening open houses are an excellent means of meeting many in the community.  However, if I were a a prospective parent at any school, I would make sure to attend a day time open house and tour of classrooms or arrange to visit during the school day where you can see the school in action.

From the PTSA page:

I advise calling ahead to confirm as the information seems easy to find and others not so easy.

NOTE: Tours are intended for parents/guardians. families, but the entire school will be toured.Most day tours are generally geared toward incoming kindergarten The 2/17 tour date is specifically structured for incoming middle school students and families.  

MADRONA K-8 Open Houses and Tour Dates in 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 17, 2011 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. (This one is focused for entering Middle School families.)

Day Tour: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Day Tour: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 9:15 – 10:15 a.m


0 thoughts on “Madrona welecomes prospective parents.

  1. I am so disappointed that I missed it – I had intended to attend but overlooked the reminder. Can you list when the future open houses will be held?

    Thanks for covering it.

  2. Joanna’s list just missed two other dates in March for tours. They are listed here and are also on the PTSA website calendar at
    You do not need to call ahead to reserve a spot, but if you have additional questions you may call the school at 252-3100.

    MADRONA K-8 Open Houses and Tour Dates in 2011
    Day Tour: Thursday, February 17, 2011 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
    (NOTE: 2/17 tour is geared to incoming middle school students and families)
    Day Tour: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
    Day Tour: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 9:15 – 10:15 a.m

  3. Thank you for the additional dates and times. I’m not sure why I was having a difficult time opening the link this morning. All seems fine now. I will add them to the main article.