Madison Academy

Elementary/Middle School

Upcoming Dates/Events: 

Important Dates:

·      11/2 5:00-7:00p.m.  Family Movie Night 

11/3-11/17 Book Fair week

·       11/9 Pickle Fundraiser $1.00 each

·       11/11 Color Run

·       11/15 Coffee with Cowgirls and Donuts with Dudes 7:00 a.m.

·       11/14 Fall Concert

·       11/17 Half Day 12:00

·       11/17 Parent Teacher Conference 1:00-6:00

·       11/22, 11/23, & 11/24 No School -Thanksgiving Break

·       11/30 End of Trimester 1

Girl’s Volleyball:

·       November 4th Volleyball tournament at Greater Heights Academy at 9:00a.m.

Boy’s Basketball:

·       Physicals are due to Mr. Brewer as soon as possible. Students will not be allowed to try-out without the physical.

·       Boy’s Basketball try-outs will be November 1st, 2nd, & 3rd after school.

Tricia M. Osborne
Elementary/Middle School Principal

Welcome to the Madison Academy Team! I would like to introduce myself to those of you who do not know me. My name is Tricia Osborne and I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the families of Madison and make this year a successful academic and personal experience for you and your child(ren).
 This will begin my 14th year at Madison Academy. For seven years, I was in the classroom instructing our wonderful kindergarten students. For three years, I had the privilege of working with all the elementary and middle school students as the School Dean, Testing Coordinator, Homeless Liaison, and the Preschool Director.  This is my fourth year as the Elementary/Middle School Principal. I earned my Bachelor's of Science in Education from Central Michigan University and also hold a Master’s Degree in Early Education from the University of Michigan Flint and a School Administration Graduate Certificate from Eastern Michigan University.
 On a personal note, I have been married to my wonderful husband, Dennis for eleven years.  I have three absolutely beautiful daughters. Lilian is 11 and Samantha is 8, and Allison turned three in  November.  Lilian is in Sixth Grade and loves to play basketball,  softball, and volleyball.  Samantha is in Third Grade. She loves to play Soccer and softball. Allison loves playing outside, making projects and swimming.

 Thank you for choosing Madison! I enjoy working in the educational field and hope to continue to make an impact in children’s lives for years to come. I am a true believer that the success of each student depends on a partnership between school and home.  If you have any questions, concerns, and/or ideas please feel free to contact me.

November Newsletter

Book Fair week November 13th-17th: Saddle-Up and join us for this year’s Wild West Book Fair. The book fair will be open Monday through Thursday 9:00-4:00 p.m. On Friday, the Book fair will be open 9:00- 6:00p.m. Students may participate in theme days throughout the week for change. The schedule for theme days is listed below. All change will go toward purchasing new books for our school.

·       Monday students may dress as a “Cowgirl or Cowboy” for 50 cents worth of pennies.

·       Tuesday students may dress as a “Sheriff “ (No weapons) for 50 cents worth of nickels.

·       Wednesday students may dress as an “Outlaw” (no weapons) for 50 cents worth of dimes.

·       Thursday students may dress in Western Plaid Shirts for 50 cents worth of quarters.

·       Friday students may dress down and wear a Mustache for Mustache Day” for a dollar.

Special Book Fair Event: Coffee with Cowgirls and Donuts with Dudes will be held on Wednesday, November 15th, 7:00-7:30 a.m. The book fair will be open from 7:00-8:00a.m. for Book Fair purchases. This event is open to moms, dads, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. If you wish to participate please enclose $5 per family, fill out the attached form, and return it to Mrs. Lisa by November 8th.

Fall Concert on November 14th at 6:00 pm. The Fall Concert is around the corner. Attendance to the concert is mandatory for Grades 4 (FOX), 5(Payer), 6(Miller) and all members of the Middle School Choir. Students should arrive at 5:30 dressed in School Uniform.

Half Day Of School November 17th 7:45-12:00: There will be a half-day of school on November 17th to accommodate for conferences.

Parent Teacher Conferences: November 17th, 1:00-6:00p.m. Conferences are November 17th. This is a half-day of school 7:45-12:00. 12:00-1:00 is teacher lunch break and 1:00 to 6:00 are conference times. Sign-up sheets will be coming home with your child. Please schedule a meeting. All meetings will be limited to 15 minutes. If you need additional time you may make a follow-up conference. We need 100% attendance for conferences. If you are unable to attend you can schedule an alternate time.

Food Drive: The non-perishable food drive begins today and runs until November 20th. All food goes to Madison Families. The class with the most non-perishable food items will win an ice cream social provided by Student Council. 

Picture Re-take Day: Wednesday, November 21st is School Picture Re-Take Day. Students who wish to have a re-take must bring back the original picture package. For those who weren’t originally photographed due to absence will also have the opportunity to get their pictures taken. Students may dress in any outfit of their choosing as long as it is school appropriate.

Box Tops: We will be having a contest from now until we come back from our Winter Break.  The class that brings in the most box tops will receive two free dress down days. This is free money for our school.