Madison Memos

The Madison School PTA Newsletter / March 3, 2023

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Cook's Night Off for Madison

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first cook's night off of 2023 at Burger Social! 15% of sales benefited Madison.

Now, mark your calendars for Monday, March 6 from 5-9 p.m. to dine at Jason's Deli (1735 Freedom Drive in Naperville). 15% of dine in or takeout sales support Madison. For online orders - use the QR code pictured here.

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Mark Your Calendars for Explore More Day Registration!

The Explore More Day (EMD) committee is excited to be planning a great day for all Madison students on Friday, May 19! Students will have they opportunity to attend different classes throughout the day to try new activities of interest that they may not have experienced before.

K-1st grade: The kindergarten and first grade students will have a set schedule to follow that day so they will not need to participate in the registration process.

2nd-5th grade: Students in the upper grades will have an opportunity to select classes that most interest them to create an individualized schedule for their day. Class registration will be done electronically and will open Friday, March 17 and close Wednesday, March 22. Students will be enrolled in classes based how early their registration is received so please register as soon as possible! Also, please note that registrations cannot be accepted after March 22 and students who do not register by the deadline will be placed in classes by the committee.

There will be many parent volunteer opportunities on May 19 so please stay tuned for volunteer information closer to the date!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email

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With End of Year Near, Yearbook Deadlines Announced

Haven't put in your yearbook order yet? Orders can still be placed for the 2022-2023 Madison Paw Prints! Yearbooks will be distributed during the last week of school and are a great way to commemorate all of the fun Madison and PTA programs throughout the school year.

The yearbooks also feature a cover by a Madison 5th grader. We had 18 entries this year, and the top 5 will be announced in the coming weeks, when students have a chance to vote.

  • Custom pages are due by 4/12/23.
  • Yearbook orders are due by 5/1/23.

To order, please click here.

- OR -

use the following QR code.

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Madison Community Congratulations Reflections Entrants

Thanks so much to the 21 students who submitted entries for this year's National PTA Reflections contest. We had wonderful drawings, sculptures, pieces of literature, film, photography, and music submitted by Madison students. Congratulations to the following students whose work has been recognized at the DuPage regional level and honored at a February ceremony with the D200 Superintendent:

  • Molly Bickel - literature - "Save the Wolves"
  • You-Yun Chen - literature - "The Little House and the Crocodile"
  • Elise Croy - literature - "A Very Clean Earth"
  • Aryan Lobo - film - "Lego Movie Minecraft Adventure of Steve and Alex"
  • Lexi Madsen - music - "Nature Queen"

Additional congratulations to Molly Bickel and Aryan Lobo whose submissions advanced to the state level competition.

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PTA Soon Seeking Nominations/Volunteers for 2023/2024 Leadership

PTA is still seeking volunteers for two of three open positions this upcoming school year. If you or someone you know may be interested in the below opportunities, please email

1) Co-President: This person will shadow Lizette McNellis as President next year, and lead the following year

2) Secretary: Records and submits PTA meeting minutes and works with Communications Committee to share information with members (2 year commitment)

For more details on the responsibilities of each role, see the "Duties of Officers" section on page 5 of the bylaws at or reach out to existing officers with questions.

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Wheaton Warrenville South High School Show Choirs Present: The Beat Goes On

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Feedback Wanted: Parent Survey Open Through March 31

Our school community has been invited to complete the Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey. The information you provide will help guide improvement as Madison strives to inspire each student to excel through the education and opportunities provided.

Your participation in this survey is voluntary and anonymous but crucial. The school will only receive results from the survey when at least 20 percent of parents respond.

Here's how to take the survey:

  • Go to: to take the survey.

  • Select “Parent Survey.”

  • You may enter your email address if you would like to receive confirmation of your submission, but it is not required.

  • Then enter “[DuPage]” into the county field and “Madison” to find our school.

  • After you enter answers to the questions, please remember to click “submit” once you are done so your responses can be counted.

Please know that your identity and responses will be kept confidential and will not be connected with your child. If you have multiple children who attend Madison, you may complete one survey for each child. However, only one parent per household may submit a survey for a given child. The survey closes on March 31.

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2022/2023 Madison PTA Leadership

Committee Chairs List

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