Announcements

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Welcome Back To School!

posted Aug 19, 2016, 2:43 PM by Danelle Nutter   [ updated Aug 19, 2016, 3:03 PM ]




Be Responsible, Be Safe, Be Respectful






Lego Camp Summer Sessions

posted Jun 3, 2016, 11:53 AM by Danelle Nutter   [ updated Jun 3, 2016, 11:57 AM ]



Madison County Parks and Recreation

PO Box 435, Madison VA 22727

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LEGO CAMP

This 5-day camp will introduce kids to beginning building skills, as well as challenge more skilled builders.

LEGOs help improve creativity, communication and collaboration. LEGO Camp will benefit students by developing fine-motor skills and social-emotional skills, such as patience and cooperation. Individual and team challenges will allow students to enhance problem solving and critical thinking skills

in a fun environment.

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Session 1: Mon. June 20th - Fri. June 24th

Session 2: Mon. June 27th - Fri. July 1st

10am-11:30am $75 10am-11:30am $75 10am-11:30am $75

Session 3: Mon. July 18th - Fri. July 22nd _________________________________________________________________________

Space is limited to 10 students per session. You may sign up for more than one session. Sessions will be held at the MPS art room. Unfortunately, campers will not be able to bring in LEGOs from home or take any projects home; however, pictures will be available.
All materials will be provided. Instructor: Andi Yeager

Just go to www.hooverridge.com or call 540-308-1247 to register today! 

MadArts Summer Classes

posted Jun 2, 2016, 1:25 PM by Danelle Nutter   [ updated Jun 2, 2016, 1:28 PM ]



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JUNE 2016 CLASSES

Saturday, June 18, 10:30 – 12:30, NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS # 1. 2‐part class. Learn the basics of nature photography. Bring your own camera – digital or film. (Class # 2 June 25) Teacher: Larry Patterson. ADULT CLASS, Ages 13 and up. Cost: $55 for both classes.

Saturday, June 18, 1:30 – 3:30, SLAB POTTERY CLASS. Make several small dishes or bowls using 3 pounds of clay! Roll out, stamp, design, and shape your clay. Creations will be taken off site, glazed, fired and returned 2 weeks later. Teacher: Vicky Kirby. ADULT CLASS, Ages 13 and up. Cost: $60.

Monday, June 20, 10 – 12, LITTLE BOOKS: Make a variety of little books for your personal stories and drawings. Several techniques provide the basis for making many books. Teacher: Barbara Hawley. Ages 8 and up. $30.

Monday, June 20, 10 – 12. pARTners (Summer Art Classes for ages 3 – 5 year olds with an adult partner). Paint, cut and glue to make a fun mobile of bright, colorful bugs. Teacher: Debbie Villemaire. $35.

Monday, June 20, 1 – 3. BRILLIANT BEETLE COLLAGE. Using hand‐painted patterned papers, artists cut and create a colorful beetle collage. Teacher: Debbie Villemaire. Ages 6 – 9. $35.

Wednesday, June 22, 10 – 12, PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS: This is a beginner’s class with instruction and hands‐on painting with acrylics. Paper and canvas will provide the structure for your creative work. Relax and have fun. Teacher: Barbara Hawley. All ages. $30.

Wednesday, June 22, 1:30 – 3:30. SCREEN PRINTING. Young artists design and print their own creation using screen printing techniques. Teacher: Debbie Villemaire. Ages 10 – 13. $35.

Wednesday, June 22, 4 – 6. METAL EMBOSSING. Artists draw a design which they emboss onto a metal sheet then add color with permanent markers. Teacher: Debbie Villemaire. Ages 14 – 17. $35.

Wednesday, June 22, 7 – 9. TISSUE PAPER COLLAGE ON CANVAS. Artists will compose an original design using cut and torn tissue paper adhered to canvas. Teacher: Debbie Villemaire. ADULT CLASS. $50.

Saturday, June 25, 10:30 – 12:30 NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS # 2. (First class June 18). Return with your homework assignment and get expert instruction/critique from Blue Ridge Nature Photographer Larry Patterson. ADULT CLASS, Ages 13 and up. Cost $55 for both classes.

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Saturday, June 25, Come ANYTIME between 11 and 5. TIE‐DYE DAY. Add a splash of color to your summer! This outdoor workshop will introduce basic tie‐dye methods and information on color choice. Many colors of fabric dye will be available. One 100% cotton t‐shirt and another smaller item will be provided for each participant. Please indicate what size shirt you would like when registering, and be sure to wear old clothes. Teacher: Barbara Hawley. All ages. $35.

Monday, June 27, 10 – 12. pARTners (Summer Art Classes for ages 3 – 5 year olds with an adult partner). Work with oil pastels and paint to create a marvelous animal drawing. Teacher: Debbie Villemaire. $35.

Monday, June 27, 1 – 3. ANIMAL WHIRLIGIG. Young artists design, cut and assemble a 3‐D whirligig suitable for decorating the yard or garden. Teacher: Debbie Villemaire. Ages 6 – 9. $35.

Wednesday, June 29, 1 – 3. PRINCESS TEA PARTY. Preparations for a sit‐down tea include making lovely crowns and beaded necklaces for the princess guests as well as decorations. Herbal tea and apple juice will be served with tasty little treats. Come dressed as a princess. Teacher: Barbara Hawley. All ages. $30.

Wednesday, June 29, 1:30 – 3:30. PET PORTRAITS. Bring clear photographs of your own pet, then draw and paint their portraits. If you haven’t a pet of your own, use my photos! Teacher: Debbie Villemaire. Ages 10 – 13. $35.

Wednesday, June 29, 4 – 6. COLLOGRAPH PRINTING. Collograph prints are pulled from a plate made from a collage of materials. Teacher: Debbie Villemaire. Ages 14 – 17. $35.

Wednesday, June 29, 7 – 9. MIXED MEDIA ANIMAL ART. Using acrylic paint, mediums, assorted papers and materials, artists will create a picture with an animal theme. Bring your own photos or use one provided. Teacher: Debbie Villemaire. ADULT CLASS. $55.

Thursday, June 30, 1 – 3. MAKE YOUR OWN GAME. Design, make and play your own board game. This is a lot of fun! We will brainstorm together and then work to create your own board game. If time permits, we will be able to play all the games. Teacher: Barbara Hawley. Ages 8 and up. $30.

JULY 2016 CLASSES

Monday, July 11, 10 – 12. TREASURE BOXES. Starting with a plain box, decorations (paper, paint and “gems”) will be applied to create a personal treasure box. A selection of treasures will be available to start collections. Story telling will be part of the experience. Teacher: Barbara Hawley. All ages. $30.

Monday, July 11, 10 – 12. pARTners (Summer Art Classes for 3 – 5 year olds with an adult partner.) Combine talents to make a neighborhood collage of patterned papers. Teacher: Debbie Villemaire. $35.

Monday, July 11, 1 – 3. FOLK ART PAINTING. After looking at works by famous folk artists, students will paint a maritime picture of their own. Teacher: Debbie Villemaire. Ages 6 – 9. $35.

Wednesday, July 13, 10 – 12. MARBLE RUN. An assortment of cardboard tubes and boxes are the building blocks for making individual marble runs. The run is a constructed path for marbles to roll from start to finish. Both challenging and fun. Teacher: Barbara Hawley. Ages 6 and up. $30.

Wednesday, July 13, 1:30 – 3:30. 3‐D CUBIST FACES. Cut and build a 3‐D wild and wacky cubist style face with brilliant colors and unusual shapes. Teacher: Debbie Villemaire. Ages 10 – 13. $35.

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Wednesday, July 13, 4 – 6. ACRYLIC POP ART PAINTING. Students paint with acrylics in the style of famous pop artists such as Andy Warhol. Teacher: Debbie Villemaire. Ages 14 – 17. $45.

Wednesday, July 13, 7 – 9. ACRYLIC PAINTING. An opportunity for beginning and experienced artists to learn and explore the medium and complete an acrylic painting. Teacher: Debbie Villemaire. ADULT CLASS. $55.

Thursday, July 14, 10 – 12. PIRATE PASTIMES. Ahoy!! Join the crew, Matey, as we make our morning a swashbuckling adventure as pirates. Crafts and activities will engage the imagination. Walking the plank will be required!!! Teacher: Barbara Hawley. All ages. $30.

Friday, July 15, 10 – 12. CUPCAKES! MAKE AND DECORATE. Cupcakes are always fun! We will make our own cupcakes and then become pastry chefs in decorating them. Eating them will be part of the class. Teacher: Barbara Hawley. All ages. $30.

Monday, July 18, 10 – 12. pARTners (Summer Art Classes for 3 – 5 year olds with an adult partner.) Use a variety of media to make a fanciful fish swimming in a magical ocean. Teacher: Debbie Villemaire. $35.

Monday, July 18, 1 – 3. FRESCO PAINTING. Create a painting on plaster in the style of the masters of old. Teacher: Debbie Villemaire. Ages 6 – 9. $35.

Wednesday, July 20, 1:30 – 3:30. SAND CASTLE. Artists will design and build a miniature sand castle using a sand “clay” mixture that hardens as it dries. Teacher: Debbie Villemaire. Ages 10 – 13. $35.

Wednesday, July 20, 4 – 6. MIXED MEDIA OWLS. Artists create owl pictures by painting, drawing and gluing together a variety of papers and materials. Teacher: Debbie Villemaire. Ages 14 – 17. $45.

Wednesday, July 20, 7 – 9. LINOLEUM BLOCK PRINT. Artists will design and carve a linoleum block, and pull prints from it using a variety of papers. Teacher: Debbie Villemaire. ADULT CLASS. $55.

Monday, July 25, 10 – 12. SOCK CREATURES. Simple, handmade sock creatures are so much fun. Reward yourself by making a colorful, soft and unique creature. Basic sewing skills will be taught. Younger children may bring an adult helper. Teacher: Barbara Hawley. Ages 6 and up. $30.

Monday, July 25, 10 – 12. pARTners. (Summer Art Classes for 3 – 5 year olds with an adult partner.) Make a beautiful, sparkling butterfly to catch the sunlight. Teacher: Debbie Villemaire. $35.

Monday, July 25, 1 – 3. PAPER‐CUT PORTRAITS. Artists will create a self‐portrait in the cubist style with bright and wild colors. Teacher: Debbie Villemaire. Ages 6 – 9. $35.

Wednesday, July 27, 10 – 12. DECORATIVE PAPERS. Learn some simple ways to make decorative papers to use in craft projects or for making books. You will learn easy ways to make marbleized, printed and painted papers. Teacher: Barbara Hawley. All Ages. $30.

Wednesday, July 27, 1:30 – 3:30. SECRET CODES. Students learn how to break all kinds of secret codes and make a secret code wheel of their own. Teacher: Debbie Villemaire. Ages 10 – 13. $35.

Wednesday, July 27, 4 – 6. LEATHER BOUND BLANK BOOK. Artists make their own blank sketch/watercolor book. Teacher: Debbie Villemaire. Ages 14 – 17. $45.

Thursday, July 28, 10 – 12. FANTASY WINGS. Make your own costume wings for home or party use. All kinds of trim and fancy, fun decorations will be available. A little sewing and use of a hot glue gun are required. If you are a very young person, have an adult come with you to assist. Teacher: Barbara Hawley. All ages. $30.

Friday, July 29, 10 – 12. TINY ELF AND FAIRY HOUSES. Small and smaller little houses! These are what fairies and elves need. This class involves decorating cork‐based structures with natural items (sticks, pine cones, shells, etc.) A hot glue gun will be used. If you need a helper, you may bring one with you. Teacher: Barbara Hawley. Ages 6 and up. $30.

Friday, July 29, 7 – 9. CHINESE BRUSH PAINTING. Artists will produce a watercolor painting of cherry blossoms in the oriental style. Teacher: Debbie Villemaire. ADULT CLASS. $50.

Saturday, July 30th, 2 – 4. FAIRY HOUSE. Create your own enchanted fairy house from sticks, bark, pinecones, shells and other natural items. Examples are on display at MAD Arts. Participants must be comfortable using a hot glue gun. Younger students may bring an adult with them to help with the hot glue gun. Teacher: Barbara Hawley. Ages 10 and up. $35.

THE FINE PRINT:

A 50% Non‐refundable deposit is required at registration.
All materials and instruction are included in the class fee, unless otherwise noted. Registration deadline is 5 days before each class.
Classes will be rescheduled if the minimum number of students is not met.
Teachers determine the maximum number of students per class based on space and supplies.

All classes will be taught at MAD Arts, 7353 S. Seminole Trail, Rochelle, VA 22738. Some classes may be upstairs or outdoors. Call 540‐948‐3300 with questions or email MadartsX@gmail.com Like us on Facebook!

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Summer Reading Suggestions

posted Jun 2, 2016, 12:52 PM by Danelle Nutter   [ updated Jun 2, 2016, 1:01 PM ]


What Your Child Could Read This Summer!

Here are some popular and easy to find books that will correlate with your child’s reading level. Most of these titles should be easy to find at any public library. This should help make it easier to find books for your child to read this summer. Enjoy! J

Level 14s
Elephant and Piggie stories by Mo Willems

Level 15s
“Little Critter” Series by Mercer Mayer

Level 16s
“Pigeon” Series by Mo Willems
“Pete the Cat” Series by Eric Litwin “Froggy” Series by Jonathan London

Level 17s
“Henry and Mudge” Series by Cynthia Rylant “Clifford” Series by Norman Bridwell

Level 18s
“Little Bear” Series by Else Holmelund Minarik
“Jam for Frances” and others in the Frances Series by Russell Hoban
“Mr. Putter and Tabby” Series by Cynthia Rylant “Poppleton” Series by Cynthia Rylant

Level 19s
“Frog and Toad” Series by Arnold Lobel
“Nate the Great” Series by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat “Mercy Watson” Series by Kate DiCamillo

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2nd Grade Levels
“Magic Tree House” Series by Mary Pope Osborne “Cam Jansen” Series by David A. Adler
“Jigsaw Jones” Series by James Preller
“Marvin Redpost” Series by Louis Sachar
“Black Lagoon” Series by Mike Thaler
“Franklin” Series by Sharon Jennings

**Dr. Seuss texts are always a good read and the levels range from 1st-2nd grade!

3rd Grade Levels and Above
“Park Pals Adventures” Series by Johanna Hurwitz “Judy Moody” Series by Megan McDonald
“I Survived” Series by Lauren Tarshis
“Boxcar Children” Series by Gertrude C. Warner
“A to Z Mysteries” Series by Ron Roy
“Fudge” Series by Judy Blume
“The Littles” Series by John Peterson
“Flat Stanley” Series by Jeff Brown
“Animal Ark” Series by Ben M. Baglio

(Most of the authors on this list are popular with children. Other titles by these authors may be good choices as well.)

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Half Mile Race Results

posted Jun 2, 2016, 12:44 PM by Danelle Nutter   [ updated Jun 2, 2016, 12:46 PM ]

What an exciting morning at MPS!  The races were super fast as you can see, so many runners set new personal records.  Both 2nd grade races were on School Record pace,  Brighton Johnston breaks the Girls Half Mile Record with a time of 2:57!!  She now joins older brother Christopher as MPS Record holders in the Half Mile Race.  Stephan Turner made it look easy!! Our 1st grade girls race came down to a photo finish, wow!! Such great effort and determination!  


Winners: (left-right) Will Miller, Jenna-Kate Tanner, Brighton Johnston, and Stephan Turner

Preschool and Kindergarten Registration

posted Mar 22, 2016, 1:35 PM by Danelle Nutter   [ updated Mar 22, 2016, 1:36 PM ]

Attached is the flyer for Preschool and Kindergarten registration.


Free Books!

posted Dec 11, 2015, 11:38 AM by Danelle Nutter   [ updated Dec 11, 2015, 1:26 PM ]



Keep your reading skills in tip-top shape over break by taking advantage of this free offer!

Reading Is Fundamental and ustyme are launching the Billion e-Book Gift. That’s a total of one billion free e-books to anyone who wants them! Download your library of 50 free e-books today at www.rif.org/50ebooks. Share the magic of stories this holiday season.


National Character Counts Week

posted Oct 19, 2015, 1:25 PM by Danelle Nutter   [ updated Oct 19, 2015, 1:26 PM ]

Monday, October 19th    Team up Against Bullying- All fair Mountaineers wear orange or your favorite team apparel to represent how we work together as a team to keep our school strong and a bully-free place to be.

Tuesday, October 20th    Wild about Responsibility- All Mountaineers wear green or camouflage to show how wild we are about being responsible for the strong choices we make every day.

Wednesday, October 21st    Cans for Caring- Wear your caring smile (It's Picture Day) and bring in one can of food to donate to Madison Emergency Association (MESA) to show strong support for others in our community.

Thursday, October 22nd    Respect Radiates- Wear yellow or gold and your favorite pair of sunglasses because respectful behavior shines bright and strong.  (First grade please wear any color you like today to the  pumpkin patch, but show that respectful behavior.)

Friday, October 23rd    Truly Trustworthy- All Mountaineers wear blue and white and/or dress like a Mountaineer because we are truly Madison Strong! (Kindergarten students please dress comfortably as you enjoy the pumpkin patch today.)

Math Night Fun

posted Oct 16, 2015, 3:01 PM by Danelle Nutter   [ updated Oct 16, 2015, 3:06 PM ]

First Grade hosted a "Math Night" on Oct. 14th. Every family that was able to attend had a great time!

Math Night


Kindergarten Color Days

posted Sep 8, 2015, 9:36 AM by Danelle Nutter

We’re going back to Kindergarten!

 

Remember how much fun you had picking out clothes to wear for color day? In honor of 2015 Kindergarten Color Days, we’re going to revisit that experience. Join students in all four schools by wearing:

 

Monday, August 31 - red

Tuesday, September 1- yellow

Wednesday, September 2- orange

Thursday, September 3- green

Friday, September 4- blue

Tuesday, September 8- purple

Wednesday, September 9- brown

Thursday, September 10- pink

Friday, September 11- gray, black, white

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