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Dear Families, 

We are honored that you have chosen Madera to start your child’s educational journey and we look forward to partnering with you and your student.  Madera Elementary School is a Civics Leadership Academy that has earned the Civic Learning Award of Merit multiple times.  The school’s vision is to develop thoughtful citizens and empower young leaders to become active members in their school, community, and government. Students learn to respect and value democracy, other cultures and their environment through a number of opportunities provided on campus.  Students are actively involved in community service projects, participating in student council activities, and “We Vote Wednesdays”.  Madera promotes monthly civic leadership and character themes that engage students in critical thinking and empathy for others. The school’s success criteria is to “Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible”.  This guideline is infused into daily practice to support students in making wise choices with their words and actions.  Teachers actively build community in the classroom through morning meetings.  

In addition, the Madera community of learners, works together as a team to ensure that all students achieve at the highest possible levels in California Academic Standards.  The schools mission states that we will meet all students where they are, using best instructional practices to cultivate academic and social emotional growth and success.  Teachers and staff use multiple instructional strategies, material, and assessments to meet the diverse learning needs of students.  Teachers meet regularly to discuss best practices and instructional strategies in professional learning teams. 

Parents are encouraged to get involved by volunteering in the classroom, participating in a decision-making group such as ELAC,PTA,  SSC, or simply attending school events.  We have several events and opportunities in which parents can take an active role in the school community. Parents support our instructional programs by joining our PTA, volunteering in the classrooms, library, and makerspace.

Our PTA is actively involved in supporting enrichment programs across the grade levels through volunteerism and fundraising.  They work actively to promote additional activities and events that bring us together as a community.  

We are truly excited to welcome your family to the Mustang Community and look forward to collaborating with you and watching your student grow academically, socially, and emotionally.  

Welcome to the Mustang Family!