Important Information

and News from

Madrone Trail Public Charter School

October 14, 2022

Upcoming Events

October 20

Volunteer Committee Meeting, 3:50 pm

October 21


Friday Assembly, 1st grade

Coffee with Admin

October 22

Stewardship Day, 10 am

October 28

Friday Assembly, 8th grade

Coffee with Admin

October 31

No School- Grades Day

November 1

Pajama Day

Watercolor Painting by Carson Combs, 2nd grade

From the Director

Dear Families,

I am enjoying getting to know all of the children and families of Madrone Trail. I would love to meet more of you if you have the time. I will be making myself available each week after our assembly for a “Coffee with the Administration” discussion. This will be an informal get together where you are free to ask questions, raise concerns, share ideas and provide me the opportunity to seek feedback from you. So I invite you to stay for a few minutes after each assembly and sample Chef Evan’s special blend of coffee while we chat! Take note that we have a change in our Friday Assembly schedule, so our next one on October 21 will be 1st grade. 


We continue to have several projects going on all over campus. Our first grade bathroom renovation is almost complete. We have added a drinking fountain with bottle fill just outside the first grade classroom. We have brought in more playground sand for both the kindergarten sandbox and the larger sandbox on the playground. We have installed a French drain to keep the water out of the greenhouse when it rains, and trenched in conduit for the fire alarm for the modular. A special thank you to Eric Cerecedes for his work on that project!



We are well into the flu season and our excellent staff are feeling the full impact! We are in constant need of both teacher and classroom assistant coverage. The requirements for a classroom assistant substitute is a simple background check. To be a teacher substitute, you will need an Oregon Teaching License, Charter School Registry, or a Restricted Substitute License. The Restricted Substitute Teaching License is issued to qualified individuals who hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, but have not completed a teacher preparation program. It requires district sponsorship, which would involve me writing a simple letter to the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC). The Restricted Substitute Teaching License permits a qualified individual to substitute teach in a prekindergarten through grade 12 Oregon public school district, education service districts, and charter school assignments. If you are interested, please reach out to our new office manager, Ms. Taurie.

Have a wonderful weekend,

~Kendall Roberts


Jog-a-thon--NEXT FRIDAY!

We will be having our 11th annual Jog-a-thon on Friday, October 21! Forms went home last week and are due the day of the Jog-a-thon. There are extra Jog-a-thon forms in the office and on the website. This is a big fundraiser every year for our school. Last year we made almost $15,000! The money we earn goes towards classroom funds, our athletic program, and helps fund Games events the older grades attend.

We will need parent volunteers, especially in the lower grades, to help mark laps, attend to the water stations, set-up the tables, and clean-up afterwards. A few parents have already reached out (thank you!) but we can use more! If you can help on the day of please let Ms. Cori know,

Please ensure your students are wearing jogging friendly and weather appropriate clothing and shoes on the day of the Jog-a-thon.

The classes will be running at the following times:

6th-8th grade: 9:00-10:00 am

1st grade: 11:10-11:40 am

2nd-3rd grade: 11:45-12:30 pm

4th-5th: 1:45-2:45 pm

Stewardship Day

Fall Stewardship Day will be on Saturday, October 22. We are asking that middle school students and families come out and help us with our task list, but all families are welcome!

Volunteers will need to bring gloves, hats, and water. We would also appreciate extra weed whackers, hoes, shovels, and wheelbarrows. We have created a sign-up sheet to make it easier to see where we need help.

Sign-Up Sheet for Stewardship Day

8th grade Soup Fundraiser

As a reminder, soup is available to order every day. The 8th grade class will be taking orders for soup in the courtyard every morning with the support of Chef Evan and parents. Cost is $5 and you are more than welcome to pay in advance for multiple days. Every 16 oz. soup comes with a slice of multigrain bread and a cube of butter. Cash only please!

Our soups next week will be:

  • Harvest Vegetable
  • Italian Lentil w/ Sausage 

Registration Packets

Registration packets were sent home earlier this month. Please return the completed forms as soon as possible, as well as payment for the supply fee and field trip fee. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 541-842-3657 or The supply fee for all grades is $150, but if you get it in before October 28, there will be a 20% discount, making it $120. The field trip fee this year is $50 for 1st and 2nd grade, $75 for 3rd grade, and $100 for 4th-8th grade.

Halloween- No School, Grades Day

We have no school on Monday, October 31. Since we have no school on Halloween, we are not having a Halloween dress-up or parade at school this year. Please enjoy wearing your Halloween costume during trick-or-treating or other Halloween celebrations happening on that weekend or on the day of. We will be having a pajama day the day after on Tuesday, November 1. 

From the Athletic Director

Cross Country


Last week our team competed in the Rogue Valley Adventist meet and continued with their strong performances.


The RVA meet had 65 male runners and 32 female runners.


Canyon Livdahl   13:51.27    (19th)

Nova Star            14:59.10   (28th)


Maddy Bevers     14:18.46    (2nd)

Sidra Price           17:55.63    (19th)


This week our team competed in the McLoughlin Meet at Bear Creek Park.


The McLoughlin Meet had 84 male runners and 60 female runners


Canyon Livdahl   13:08.14    (24th)

Nova Star            13:48.31    (41st)


Maddy Bevers     13:25.1      (4th)

Sidra Price          16:03.7      (25th)


Note: Maddy Bevers improved on her previous record breaking run of 13:32; setting a new record of 13:25.1, which is now 9 seconds faster than the previous 2016 record.


Way to go Dragon Runners!!!




Our Girl's Volleyball team had two games this week. On Tuesday, they played at Cascade Christian and lost 0-3. On Thursday, they played Hedrick at Sacred Heart and won 3-0! Our overall record is 2-1. Our next games are Tuesday, Oct. 18th, 4:30 pm @ Fleming and Friday Oct. 21st, 4 pm @ Saint Mary’s.




Basketball club has ended, but now it is time for School Ball!


Boy’s basketball: 6th-8th grade.          

Cost: $75 (Some scholarship funds available)


Boy’s Middle School Basketball is quickly approaching, with practices possibly beginning as early as October, 24th. Next week official sign up forms will be sent out. Interest surveys went home yesterday. 20 boys took one, which is great! Please understand that is not the official sign up form. That will need to be signed as well as a sports physical on file prior to participation.


Some logistics are still being worked out, but practices will most likely be Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays for the first 2 weeks and then games will begin for the next 5 weeks or so, with 2 games per week. (Games will most likely Mondays and Wednesdays)


Note: 6th-8th Girls basketball season will be right after the winter break.

Thanks everyone,

Jeff Roberson

The Seven Core Principles of Waldorf Education

Founded in the early 20th century, Waldorf education is based on the insights and teachings of Rudolf Steiner. Guided by these insights, the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education has adopted Seven Core Principles for Waldorf Schools. These principles articulate the most important values that inform the policies and practices of Waldorf schools in North America and are held as a central tenet of our school.

As part of our school’s membership process to the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education, the faculty is currently participating in an extensive "self study" process, looking deeply at the Seven Core Principles of Waldorf Education and how each of those principles is living in our school. We spent our in-service today going over two of these principles. We shared these last year as well, but thought since we are starting up our self-study again to include them again this year. We will share one Core Principle each week in the Friday Update for you to ponder. 

Principle 1: Image of the Human Being

Public Waldorf education is founded on a coherent image of the developing human being.

Each human being is a unique individual who brings specific gifts, creative potential, and intentions to this life. Public Waldorf education addresses multiple aspects of the developing child including the physical, emotional, intellectual, social, cultural, moral, and spiritual. Through this, each child is helped to integrate into a maturing whole, able to determine a unique path through life. Rudolf Steiner’s educational insights are seen as a primary, but not exclusive, source of guidance for an understanding of the image of the human being.

Link to all seven principles:

After Care Option offered by Kids Unlimited

Kids Unlimited After School Program at Jefferson Elementary, one of the schools Madrone Trail busses to, has open spaces in their program. The program runs until 6 pm. The cost is $140/month. They accept ERDC and have scholarships available on a sliding scale. For more information please email Judy at or call 541-774-3900

Quote of the Day

Handlettered by Ms. Cori

Madrone Trail Public Charter School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or age in its programs and activities.