Playground Fundraiser Raises $19K+

Parents at Madison are raising money to replace aging and dangerous playground equipment. On March 19, the playground was the beneficiary of the Junior League’s Fund a Need drive at their gala dinner and auction. Attendees raised $19,150! Together with the School District’s commitment they now have 70% of the funds needed to replace the old playground.

Donations are still needed. Send checks to Madison Elementary, Playground Project, 1225 Legion Way SE, Olympia WA 98501. Check out their Kaboom! project or visit the Madison-Avanti Giving Garden’s Facebook group for more info.

A playground design meeting will be held on April 13 at the Knox Building.

Olympia School District Kindergarten Roundup Is Under Way

Do you have a child who will be five years old on or before August 31st? If so, the Olympia School District invites you to sign up your child for fall kindergarten classes as soon as possible. To enroll your child, go to your neighborhood school and ask for a kindergarten welcome packet. If you are not sure which attendance area you are in, call the District at 596-6117. Be sure to bring your child’s birth certificate and immunization records. We look forward to new families joining our district.

10th & Central Garage & Bake Sale

Location: 1515 10th Ave SE

Most sale proceeds will be donated to the Madison Elementary School playground equipment fund – if you’d like to donate items to be sold to benefit this fund please contact us.

We’ll also have a bake sale in accordance with the garage sale (at 1515 10th Ave SE) to generate funds for the playground equipment fund. Again, if you’d like to donate items for the bake sale please contact us.

Luke & Whitney Bowerman
1515 10th Ave SE


PS: if you’re having a garage sale on your block, contact to have it posted online!

February 2011 Board Minutes

Minutes taken February 10, 2011 by Elaine Nelson, Secretary. Chad Akins, President, presiding.

Present: Elaine Nelson, Chad Akins, Jenni Fleming, Don LeMaster (note: no quorum)
Guest: Katya Miltimore

Called to order 7:18 (more…)

Pathway Cleanup

Join us to help cleanup next to the Fairview Pathway between 10th and Union on Saturday, February 19 at 10am. Please bring clippers or other garden tools and gloves.