Madrona Community Council Meeting Tomorrow 5/6

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Join your neighbors for May’s Madrona Community Council meeting at the Madrona Park Shelterhouse tomorrow, May 6 at 7:15 p.m. Here is the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting:

  • Presentation on Central District Timebank
  • Info on the planned parklet on 34th Avenue outside the Bottlehouse and Hi Spot Cafe
  • Final update on Madrona Mayfair (This Saturday 5/10!)
  • General discussion on future events, including the neighborhood yard sale, neighborhood BBQ, movie in the park, and wine tasting fundraiser logistics
  • Treasurer’s report
  • Other business

The Madrona Shelterhouse is located at 3211 E. Spring St. Hope to see you there!

Remembering Dee Dee Ranibow

Madrona’s leading Mayfair parade maven Dee Dee Rainbow sadly passed away in November and her family and friends would like to invite the neighborhood to celebrate Dee Dee’s life on Jan 4th at the University Unitarian Church. Dee Dee taught art at Meany Middle School for 30 years, and was known for her positivity and vibrant spirit.

Photo Credit: Flickriver

Photo Credit: Flickriver

You could always find her at any given jazz event that happened within 500 miles of Seattle. There will be a parade in her honor this weekend and everyone is welcome to join in the celebration of one of Madrona’s kindred spirits. Please come dressed for the occasion (rainbow garments encouraged) to pay tribute to Madrona’s own Rainbow lady. The service will be held at 1:00pm, hope to see you there.

Madrona Community Council Meeting – Tonight (12/3)

Madrona Community CouncilHere is the invitation to the Madrona Community Council Meeting, which is tonight, December 3rd, at 7:15 PM in the Madrona Shelterhouse.

Hello neighbors!

Please join us tomorrow evening for the December Madrona Community Council meeting at 7:15 p.m. at the Shelterhouse. Below is the draft agenda. Come and talk with neighbors about the goings-on in Madrona.

Hope to see you-

MCC

Draft agenda:

  • Terrie Johnston, East Precinct Crime Prevention Coordinator, will meet with Madrona neighbors
  • Update on Safe Sidewalks and SDOT plans
  • Metro discussion; Anne Knight and Jerry Arbes from Bus2Riders will attend to brief members and the public on current Metro proposals to eliminate No. 2 bus service to Madrona
  • Merry in Madrona and Art Walk Madrona event on Dec. 14
  • MCC and Madrona K-8 collaboration discussion
  • Treasurer’s report

Open Letter Regarding Madrona School

Madrona SchoolFor Madrona moms and dads trying to decide where to send their child to school can be stressful.  Madrona K-8 has seen some changes with a new principal this year and can expect more changes with the upcoming school boundary adjustment; yet despite the transition, local Madrona parents and their children are enjoying their experience.

A week or two ago, there was some discussion on Madrona Moms about Madrona K-8 School and below is one local neighborhood mom’s response.  With her permission, we are republishing her letter here so as to hopefully assist other Madrona parents to gain a better insight into our local elementary school:

Re: An open letter to CD parents regarding neighborhood schools

Thank you for posting this. We too have chosen Madrona for our kindergarten daughter and couldn’t be happier right now. I’ll do whatever it takes to help dispel the myths and build the Madrona K8 brand that represents all the special stuff that’s going on, including the strong community it builds within our neighborhood!  We’ve met new neighbors that we didn’t know before this fall. I knew it was going to be a convenient choice since we could walk to school, but I didn’t expect the comfort I was going to feel knowing our daughter was nearby.

And, most importantly, our daughter is learning – in this short amount of time, she is reading, counting to 100 and has learned all kinds of new social skills. Her class size is small and both teachers maintain an incredible amount of order throughout the day.  Our expectations have been exceeded and so far, we are very happy with our choice.

I would be happy to talk personally with anyone considering Madrona K8 next year.

Thanks Again, Stacey Kryman

Volunteer to Tutor at Madrona K-8 School

schoolMadronaSeattle.com was recently contacted about this program where you can volunteer to tutor at local Seattle schools including Madrona K-8 School:

For one hour, just once a week on your way home from work, you can go into a nearby Seattle grade school and tutor a child who needs a little extra help with his or her studies. Invest in Youth (www.investinyouth.org) is looking for additional tutors for the 2013 – 2014 school year.

Participating in Invest in Youth requires a tutoring commitment of one hour per week (with several holidays) for the duration of the school year. Upon joining the program, you will be paired with an elementary school student in 2nd through 5th grade and work with that same student for the entire year, getting to know their strengths and weaknesses while tracking their progress from week to week. It is an extremely rewarding experience for both students and their tutors!

In 2013 – 2014 we will be working with the following schools:

  • Mondays, Roxhill Elementary School (9430 30th Ave SW), 3:45-4:45pm
  • Tuesdays, Beacon Hill International School (2025 14th Ave S.), 3:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Tuesdays, Madrona K-8 (1121 33rd Avenue) 3:45 – 4:45 pm
  • Wednesdays, Daniel Bagley Elementary School (7821 Stone Ave. N.), 3:45-4:45pm
  • Thursdays, Thurgood Marshall Elementary School (2401 S. Irving), 3:50-4:50pm

To learn more or to register as a tutor, please visit http://www.investinyouth.org/become-a-tutor/ or contact Alison Allen, Program Director and Madrona resident at: (206) 316-6356

Not able to commit to tutoring each week? We are always looking for substitute tutors to help us out!

Madrona Community Council Meeting – Tonight

Madrona Community CouncilFollowing is the invitation from the Madrona Community Council for this months meeting:

Hello neighbors,

The next MCC meeting will be held tomorrow, November 5, at 7:15 pm at the Shelterhouse at Madrona Playfield. Join us to discuss the following items or just stop by to say hello.

Here is the draft agenda:

-Halloween and Wine Tasting event recap

-Wreath sale and Merry in Madrona plan

-Shelterhouse remodel

-CANDC report

-Madrona Grace Church- community input on space, Bryan Lee attending

-MCC officers election

-Treasury report

-Kraus Fund application discussion

Hope to see you there!

-MCC board

Get Your Tickets Here! Madrona Wine Event Coming Soon!

wine-glassesLeschi Market and the Madrona Community Council have again collaborated for the Third Annual Fall Wine Tasting Event.  Come join your Madrona neighbors at glassybaby headquarters (map) on Saturday November 2nd from 6:00-8:30pm.

We will spare you the details since we have already written about the event but basically for $32.50 you can come drink some wine, eat some light hors d’oeuvre and meet some fellow Madrona and Leschi neighbors.  It is a fun event, one where you do not need to know anyone to have a good time, and well worth the ticket price.

If you haven’t already, you can purchase tickets by visiting:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/445533

Ticket sales benefit the Madrona Community Council and fund neighborhood activities like the monthly newsletter, Mayfair, Halloween and other neighborhood community-building events.

Meet Madrona K-8 Principal at Madrona Community Council Meeting Tonight

Madrona Community CouncilMadrona Community Council’s regular scheduled meeting is tonight at 7:15 PM.  The meetings are the first Tuesday of the month except for July and August.  Generally the meetings are held at the Shelterhouse at the Madrona Playground, but tonight the meeting will be in the school library at Madrona K-8.  The meetings are open to any who want to attend.

Agenda:

7:15 Shelterhouse status – Parks update
7:30 Principal Mary McDaniel of Madrona K-8
7:45 Madrona K-8 – follow up to online summer book drive
7:55 Halloween events
8:05 Wine event – Wreath sale

MCC business:
8:15 Treasurer’s report
8:25 Other business
8:30 Adjourn

Madrona Wine Tasting Benefit in November

Madrona Wine TastingLeschi Market and the Madrona Community Council have again collaborated for the Third Annual Fall Wine Tasting Event.  Come join your Madrona neighbors at glassybaby headquarters (map) on Saturday November 2nd from 6:00-8:30pm and stock your wine cabinet just in time for holiday entertaining.

 

Tickets are available online for $32.50 and include wine tasting and special pricing on a variety of wines, including deep case discounts.  In addition, you can chose to buy tickets that include either a glassybaby or a glassybaby drinker to use during the tasting.

If you haven’t already, you can purchase tickets by visiting:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/445533

Ticket sales benefit the Madrona Community Council and fund neighborhood activities like the monthly newsletter, Mayfair, Halloween and other neighborhood community-building events.

Madrona Community Council and your neighbors hopes to see you there!

Little Free Libraries Popping Up in Madrona

Have you seen little mailbox-like tiny houses appearing on your street? Well they’re not mailboxes, birdhouses, or newspaper dispensers- they’re little free libraries in Madrona! These fun structures are filled with books that you may borrow for free, and when you take a book you are encouraged to leave another in its place. Little Libraries are found all over the world and have recently been popping up in neighborhoods all over Seattle, and now you can find 15 libraries in Madrona. book

Each library is unique and fulled with an array of books ranging from children’s picture books, to Historical Non Fiction. The little library located at 525 31st Ave is made from a 1970′s Barbie doll house, and inside you’ll find barbies reading novels of their own. At the library on 29th and Columbia you’ll find hand painted artwork on the library’s little door. There is even a red newspaper box located at 1605 36th Ave that has been turned into a little house of books! Many residents who have contributed to the neighborhood’s little libraries have seen positive results, and find that it is a great way to break the ice and engage with neighbors. For more information, or a map locator of all the little libraries in town, visit the little library website, and remember to bring a book to share with the next neighborhood visitor!