SUN Community Schools
Announcements: Madison Community Food Pantry is now open every Wednesday 4:30-6pm for students and families! See below for location details.
Madison SUN Community School
SUN (Schools Uniting Neighborhoods) Community Schools in Multnomah County are full-service neighborhood hubs where the school and partners from across the community come together to make sure students and families have what they need to be successful – in school and in life. Madison’s sponsoring lead agency is the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO).
Madison SUN Community School works to engage the community in a systematic way to educate and support youth and to provide wrap around supports that eliminate barriers to students’ academic success. We provide everything from school supplies to tutoring services, including:
After-school programming • Adult & community classes • Family events • Food Pantry • Case Management and Referrals
Madison Community Food Pantry
Madison Community Food Pantry is open every Wednesday from 4:30-6pm in the Madison lower parking lot with Schoolhouse Supplies!
In collaboration with Oregon Food Bank, the Madison Community Food Pantry distributes fresh produce, bread, milk, eggs, cans, pasta, and other non-perishables to Madison students and families weekly. Beginning January 2015, the pantry is open to anyone living in the Madison High School area. Proof of address or enrollment in a Madison cluster school is required.
In the past 6 months, the Madison Community Food Pantry has distributed food to 1,434 people and given out over 40,000 lbs of food! Want to volunteer or support the pantry? Contact PortlandFoodPantry@gmail.com to find out how!
SUN Winter Term after-school classes will begin on Monday, January, 12th, 2015.
In order to participate, all students must complete a SUN registration form. Forms are available in the main office and SUN office. After-school programming is run through partnership with Portland area non-profits as well as IRCO SUN staff. All classes are free!
3:15pm Students receive a meal in the cafeteria
3:30pm Classes start
5:00pm Classes end
Check the class schedule for current classes!
Adult Community Classes
Adult ESL Classes start Tuesday, January 13th, 2015.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 PM, Room B-9
FREE, Childcare offered. No pre-registration required, new students always welcome
Adult Computer Classes starting in February 2015
Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30 PM, Room C-1
FREE, Childcare offered. Contact Katie Lauderdale, firstname.lastname@example.org, (503) 407-8702 for more information
Upcoming Family Events
2015 events coming soon!
2015 events coming soon!
Madison Food Week
March 16th - 20th, 2015
In class, after-school and evening activities, TBA
Madison Poetry Slam
Thursday, April 9th, 2015
Hear, celebrate and support Madison's student poets!
Tuesday, April 14th, 2015, 5:30-8:00 PM
View student performances celebrating the rich diversity of the Madison community, enjoy a family meal, and learn about our cultures!
Senior Signing Day
Friday, May 1st, 2015, 11:26-11:59 AM
At lunch - Join Senior students in a signing ceremony to celebrate the official selection of their college!
Thursday, May 21st, 2015, 6:00-8:00 PM
Celebrate our Latino & Latina students accomplishments, enjoy a family dinner and activities!
Please contact Annie Fidler at email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering with Madison SUN!
Become a volunteer tutor and assist students with homework help, understanding key course concepts, developing strong study habits, and achieving their academic goals! The tutoring program runs Mon-Thurs after-school from 3:15-5:00pm.
Volunteer with the Food Pantry by helping set up or distribute food on Wednesday evenings.
Over 200 adults, teens, and children attend these events, so they take a lot of hands. Help set up for an event, serve food, run an activity, or clean up afterwards!
Culturally-specific case management for students with academic and/or behavioral issues are available through SUN. Family case management is also available for families who need rental or energy assistance, transitional housing, job seeking skills, or food and clothing security. Please contact SUN staff if you would like more information or to see if your child or family is eligible for case management.
Celebrating SUN Students
Huge thanks to the Teen Outreach Program whose students coordinated our Halloween and Dia de los Muertos Celebration 2014!
Students from the TOP program picked pumpkins generously donated by Sauvie Island Farms and planned activities for Madison students and our surrounding community!
Katie Lauderdale, Madison SUN Site Manager 503-407-8702 firstname.lastname@example.org
Annie Fidler, Extended Day Coordinator 503-998-5426 email@example.com
Kaitlin Lucas, SUN AmeriCorps Academic Engagement Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Bradford Holley, Food Pantry Coordinator 503-998-5426 PortlandFoodPantry@gmail.com
Past Family Events - Look for these again next year...
Back to School Night
Monday, September 22nd, 5:30-8:00 pm
Meet your teachers and other important staff at Madison!
Parent Teacher Conference Prep Night
Thursday October 23rd, 5:30-7:30 pm
Learn the best questions to ask your teachers during conferences and help your student succeed in school!
Halloween & Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Thursday October 28th, 5:00-7:30 pm
Trick-or-treating (ages 2-12), pumpkin decorating, and face painting!
Parent Teacher Conferences
Wednesday Oct 29th, Thursday Oct 30th, Friday Oct 31st
Meet your teachers, talk one on one about your student's grades!
ECME College Night
Tuesday November 4th, 6:00-8:00 pm
Enter to win a $500 scholarship, learn about college admissions!
College Application Week
Monday November 3rd-7th
Help your student prepare their college and scholarship applications!
FAFSA & Scholarship Fair
Tuesday, December 9th, 4:30-8:30 pm
Walk through the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and learn about over 50 scholarships!
8th Grade Open House & Winter Craft Night
Tuesday December 11th, 5:30-7:30 pm
Card making, caramel apples, and gingerbread houses!