Welcome Bulldogs to another great year at Madison Park! The Madison Park faculty, staff, and PTA will work conscientiously to create an exciting, safe, and nurturing community atmosphere that will encourage interactive learning, positive communication, and perseverance in the face of challenges. We are continuing with the concept of Growth Mindset; offering opportunities for students to be engaged, look forward to coming to school, and participate fully in the learning experiences offered once they are here.
This year our school will consist of approximately 270 students with two classes at grade levels Kindergarten, 1, 3,4, & 5, three classes at grade 2, and four special education classes. Academically, we will be focusing on implementing the New Jersey Student Learning Standards to keep students on target for learning in English Language Arts and Mathematics. With the standards as our guides, we will continue implementing Journeys and Rigby Literacy and Math in Focus programs to help students understand content and achieve success.
Character is very important here at Madison Park. Showing good character not only helps build a positive atmosphere, it also helps children focus on their learning. There will be continued emphasis on the Six Pillars of Character: Respect, Responsibility, Trustworthiness, Citizenship, Fairness, and Caring. These character traits will be displayed throughout the school and will be discussed and practiced in the classroom. During the year, specific activities take place to give students further understanding of what it means to show good character. Character is the cornerstone of our school rules, which can be accessed on our site. Please familiarize yourself with them, as they are the basis for expectations of everyone here at Madison Park.
I look forward to a safe and successful year for all. Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions.
John P. Daly