Madison Memos

The Madison School PTA Newsletter / January 22, 2021

Don't Forget to Order Your Yearbook!

Commemorate this wild school year with a Madison Paw Prints yearbook. Yearbooks can be purchased at until March 31, 2021. Login with your username/password from previous years (or create a login/password if you haven't ordered before) and select “Madison Elementary School 2020-2021.” You may choose to purchase either a softcover or hardcover book, and you can add your own custom pages if you'd like.

The yearbook also needs your help in gathering photos! Whether your student is in person or virtual, please share photos of what school looks like for you. Post them in the Madison PTA Facebook Group or email them to (Madison students only, please – no siblings.)

Questions? Contact Yearbook Chief Editor Megan Savitt.

Help Plan the 5th Grade Celebration

In five short months our sons and daughters will be moving on from Madison Elementary School. Although we aren't sure yet what life will look like in June, we would love to assemble a committee to start planning the 5th grade celebration. Let us know if you would like to help. - Julie Ippolito, Megan Day and Andrea O'Shea

Madison PTA Sponsors December Mobile Food Pantry

Thanks to your generous fundraising efforts, the Madison PTA was able to sponsor the 12/21 Mobile Food Pantry for District 200. More than 250 families each received a week's worth of groceries over the holidays! Read more or donate directly to the Essential Needs Fund.

Upcoming Mobile Food Pantries: February 4, 18 and 26

Attention Virtual Students - Tuesdays at 2 Continues in 2021

Every Tuesday at 2 p.m. there is an optional Google Meet for VA students to help stay connected with Madison. Each week, Mr. Callahan and/or Madison staff members are on reading stories, telling jokes and playing Kahoot online games. Join in from 2-2:30 p.m. here.
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DEI 200 is dedicated to amplifying all voices with dialogue and action, and helping all students achieve their greatest potential. We need the commitment of the community to make that happen. Please join the next Community Conversation on February 4 - follow the DEI 200 Facebook Page for more details.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the DEI Committee Chair (and Madison parent), Anjali Bharadwa, at or by phone at 630-660-5937.

Learn more about the DEI Committee.

CUSD 200 Updates and Resources

CUSD 200 school nurses have begun receiving their COVID-19 vaccines, and teachers are expected to receive theirs in February. The school board has its next meeting on January 27. We will continue to keep you updated with any implications for elementary students.

For in-person learning to continue, the district has asked the community to follow mitigation, health and safety protocols both during and outside of school hours. The district thanked those families who are doing so and urges everyone to do their part to flatten the number of COVID-19 cases.

Stay up to date with these CUSD 200 web resources:

Easy Ways to Fundraise for Madison PTA!

Donate to the Madison PTA while you shop!

  • Box Tops for Education: Scan your grocery receipt in the Box Tops app, and Madison will earn 10 cents from every qualifying item. Download the app.
  • AmazonSmile: Join AmazonSmile and select Madison, so when you shop Amazon - on the website or through the app - the PTA will get 0.5% of your eligible purchases. Learn more on the PTA website.

Upcoming Events

  • January 25: PTA Meeting 7 p.m. ZOOM
  • January 27: D200 Board of Education Committee of the Whole 7 p.m. Hubble Middle School
  • January 29: Institute Day - No School
  • February 4: DEI 200 Community Conversation

Next PTA Meeting

Monday, Jan. 25th, 7pm

This is an online event.

The Zoom link was emailed on 1/18 from and will be sent again the morning of 1/25. Watch your inbox!
PTA Meeting Schedule and Minutes

View the full meeting schedule for the year and access minutes from previous meetings on the Madison PTA website.

Madison PTA 2020-2021 Executive Board

President: Beth Tatro

President-Elect: Lauren DeReus

V.P. Membership: Keri Widmer

V.P. Ways and Means: Heather Button and Kate Kessler

Treasurer: Meredith Sharpee

Secretary: Jessica Houston

See the list of committee chairs

If you have any questions about Madison Memos or would like to submit an item for a future issue, please email Debbie McCraw and Alison Bruder at You can view the publication schedule and previous issues on the PTA website.