Madison Early Childhood Center Resource page is your home for everything needed to support your success as a Madison Chippewa. Don’t see what you are looking for? Just reach out; we are happy to help!
Our MAPS Campus offers a continuum of leading edge learning where students advance seamlessly through a Chippewa Journey of their own design. At the leading edge of connected learning, MAPS provides the advantage of Power Learning, one-to-one technology program, to provide every student with the tools necessary to connect with their world and create their own pathway for success.
Seesaw at MAPS
Seesaw captures student learning in all forms, making it a powerful window into what’s happening in your student’s classroom. Go beyond the gradebook to see your student’s portfolio of projects and activities.
Seesaw is a service that we use K-6 at MAPS and is a simple way for teachers and students to record and share what's happening in the classroom. Seesaw gives students a place to document their learning, be creative and learn how to use technology. Each student gets their own journal and will add things to it, like photos, videos, drawings, or notes. When there are new Seesaw posts, families can be notified via app notification, email or SMS. Parents are only notified about their own child’s work, and all data is safe and secure.
Contact your student's classroom teacher to get more information about how you can get connected via Seesaw.
MAPS Nutrition Program
Parent Involvement Plan
Parent Involvement Plan
Madison Elementary School continues to include parents as a part of their child’s education. We feel by having the parent involved in their child’s education will enhance the success of learning. The following are activities and events that we hold in order to ensure our student’s success as learners.
- Parent Teacher Conferences are held twice a year.
- Standards Based Report Cards are completed twice times a year.
- Teachers have students make positive phone calls home.
- Several Assessments tests are reported to the parents for Reading which include Star, District Assessment, Mentoring, Dibels, and MLPP.
- Madison ATP meets monthly and supports a variety of activities for our families (bake sales, Family Fun Day, fieldtrips, popcorn sales, Play Day, etc.).
- Madison Building Leadership Team has two parents who serve on this committee to discuss building goals and improvements. This committee meets monthly.
- Parent Surveys are completed for assisting in the school improvement process.
- Parents are invited to all school activities through out the year. These events include; Musical Performances, Class plays, various field trips, Reading Month activities: Mystery Readers, Book Fair, Young Authors, 20-20 Reading Program, Holiday Gift Shop, Birthdays, and Classroom helpers. Additionally, many parents will come and have lunch with their child at school or take them out to lunch.
- Parents have volunteered in our Madison Mentoring program as mentors and tutors in the classrooms.
- Newsletters are distributed every week with reminders for important events as needed. We also produce a School yearbook that highlights the school year events.
Parents Right to Know
Manistee Area Public Schools is required to notify parents of each student attending a Title I school in the district. Madison Elementary is a Title I school that receives funds from the Title I, Part A program. Title I, Part A is a federal supplemental program designed to help children reach high academic standards. In receiving funds from this program the district has a requirement to inform you, as parents of children attending a Title I school, of information available to you regarding the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher(s). Information will be provided to you upon request and in a timely manner of the following:
- Whether your child’s teacher has met Michigan qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
- Whether your child’s teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which Michigan qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.
- The baccalaureate degree major of your child’s teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.
- Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessional and, if so, their qualifications.
You may request additional information on the level of achievement of your child in each of Michigan’s assessments. Michigan uses the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to determine levels of achievement. You will also receive timely notice if your child is, for whatever reason, assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by, a teacher who is not highly qualified. A highly qualified teacher would be defined as a teacher that meets Michigan’s qualification and licensing criteria for the grade level or subject area in which the teacher is providing instruction.
Non-profit global exchange organization Council for Educational Travel USA (CETUSA) is in its high season for interviewing host families who want to share their American pride with teenagers from other countries. Families who would like to open their homes to a cross-cultural experience can host an exchange student who wishes to live with an American host family and attend an American high school for an academic semester or year.
CETUSA students will arrive in August from forty- three countries including Albania. Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria. Canada, the Czech Republic, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Macedonia, Mexico, Montenegro, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Venezuela, Vietnam, and more. Students come with their own spending money, medical insurance, and an eagerness to learn what makes our country so great.
By hosting an international student, your family members can become lifelong cultural Iearners who demonstrate open minds and hearts. Join CETUSA in working toward global understanding and peace. Please call your local coordinators Cathy French at (231) 233-3268 for more information.
Host families provide room and board. some local transportation and guidance. Call today and your local Coordinator will telephone or meet with your family to answer any questions you may have. The only commitment you make by calling is the commitment to learn more about this opportunity!
Student Drop Off/Pick Up
Student Support Services
Manistee Area Public Schools offers the following programs to support children for academic success:
- Literacy Groups are instructed by a trained para-professional for letter and sound recognition, phonemic awareness, blending, segmenting, etc. The para-professional works with 3 students for 30 minutes each day. (Title I)
- Title I Aide Assistance is available for Kindergarten. Para-Professionals work with students on specific skills identified by the classroom teacher and assessment data. Daily assistance is provided.
- Parent Volunteers are utilized in several classrooms. Teachers have trained volunteers on reading strategies and have weekly schedules for parents to assist in the classroom.
- Read Naturally is a computered based Reading Program used to increase student reading skills (predicting, comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary).
- Safenet is available part time in each of the elementary schools. The Safenet worker is instrumental in helping our students to deal with external issues (bullying, divorce, death, emotions, etc. They work with them on a weekly basis or in crisis situations. An important component of this program is the family involvement.