• Madison Park Elementary School

    “We Enter to Learn and Leave to Succeed”

     

    It is my pleasure to welcome all families back to Madison Park for the 19-20 School year.

     

    As you may know, Madison Park School is a National School of Character.  Character Education service learning, inclusion and equity programs are embedded in our daily culture.  This allows our students the opportunity to demonstrate their citizenship and leadership skills and reflect as the school year progresses. 

     

     Our school has a diverse population of approximately 310 students who reside in Madison Park, Brewster Circle, Cedarview Estates, London Terrace, Madison Gardens and Springfield Village.  The number of sections for each grade level is as follows:  two sections for grade K,1,2,4 and three sections for grade 3,5 Auxiliary programs include Resource, Intervention Title I, and English Language Learner. 

     

     Students receive instruction in the academic areas of literacy reading and language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and health.  In addition, they attend classes in art, music, library, physical education, and computers.  Technology is integrated into the overall curriculum, with the use of HP Streams and Kindles.

     

     The academic program is defined by the Common Core Curriculum Standards that are reflected in Board adopted curriculum guides.  The curriculum is also available on the district website for your review.  The program is continually reviewed to make certain that it meets changing goals and standards.  This review is done through district advisory committees.  New textbooks and program adoptions are implemented as a result of this dynamic process.  The staff at Madison Park School is actively involved in Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s).  PLC’s allow the staff at our school to play an active role in determining the best instructional practices for the diversified needs of our students.

     

    Course content on each grade level is enriched by a variety of special projects and activities.  Two students from each grade four and five class serve on the Student Council.  Grade level school activities include local field trips and cultural arts assemblies.  Children also have an opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities, including Student Council and Physical Education.  Special programs such as Child Assault Prevention, LEAD, Fire Prevention assemblies, and other activities proved students with exposure to areas outside of the immediate school community.

     

    Madison Park School provides a student-centered environment where children are taught to recognize the importance of self-esteem and to demonstrate respect for others. They encounter a wide-variety of experiences that encourage both individual initiative and cooperative learning.  The active PTA provides support for many student activities including field trips, assemblies, fund raisers and school beautification projects.  We are environmentally friendly and communicate via email, school website and the Parent Portal.  The parents are encouraged to utilize the school website to keep abreast of important school information that is continuously updated throughout the year.

      

    Communication:

    • The Madison Park School monthly calendar with school wide events, spirit days etc. is available online @ https://www.oldbridgeadmin.org/domain/1140
    • An email every Friday titled “Bulldog Blast” contains pertinent information regarding school announcements, reminders, news letter, and PTA informaion / flyers.   
    • The email is intended to help strengthen the home/school partnership. 

     

    Parent Responsibility:

    • Real Time Parent Portal
    • https://www.fridayparentportal.com/oldbridge   
    • Real Time is where parents will find information on scheduling, report cards, attendance, etc.  Parents are responsible to keep all demographic information on Real Time updated, as this is our emergency information: in case we should need to contact home.  

     

    •  Sodexho food service provider
    • Parents may utilize the online meal time site to pre-pay their child's lunch.  Maintaining the mealtime account allows the parents to manage the child's lunch monies.
    • The meal time site is:  mymealtime.com Parents will need their child's student ID number to sign-up.

     

    Best wishes for a successful school year!

     

    Sincerely,

    John Daly

    Principal

    Madison Park Elementary School

    “We Enter to Learn and Leave to Succeed”

    A National School of Character