What it is?
Madison Street uses a special schedule for all the special area classes that we call the Color Day schedule. Each day of the month is assigned a one of five colors and every classroom follows their schedule for that color day.
Why do we do this?
While the Color Day schedule is slightly more confusing than the standard Monday through Friday schedule, this allows all students equal time over the nine week grading period in their special area classes. Most parents acclimate to the new schedule in no time at all.
How does it work?
Generally, the color day schedule is set up to follow this order; Blue, Green, Orange, Red, Yellow and then it repeats itself. We skip over "No School" days and "Early Release" days because there is either no school or a special schedule. You will notice as we get into the year that other full days of school may be skipped due to special programs (Holiday shows, auctions, etc..) After a skipped day the schedule will resume following its normal blue, green, orange, red, yellow patterm. If you look on the September calendar you will notice that the Blue days do not automatically mean Mondays. This means that if you child has Art on Blue Days, you will want to check the calendar to see which day of the week will be a blue day that week at Madison Street and dress them in clothing that can be worn while painting, etc... Remember, this is a good thing, because if we had followed a normal Monday through Friday schedule and your child had Art on Mondays, she would only attend that class twice in September this year. Because we take the time to set up the color day schedule at Madison Street, she will have that special area class, 4 times in September instead!
The Power of Mentoring
Would you like to make a profound difference in someone’s life? Would you like someone to make a difference in yours?
If your answer is yes, the way to do this is mentoring. A mentor can have a lifelong impact on someone’s life. A role model, teacher, and guide can make all the difference in how his or her protégé handles life’s trials and tribulations.
A good mentor understands the immense value of having someone to believe in us. This belief helps us gain the confidence and rise to meet any challenge. Find someone who believes in you, and your possibilities are limitless.
Mentoring/Volunteering at Madison Street Academy
Volunteers are needed at Madison Street Academy to serve as mentors and tutors. Tutors and mentors assist students in preparation for FCAT, in developing reading skills, building self esteem and researching topics in the Media Center.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or a mentor, please contact us. Thanks for all of your support. It really makes a difference!