Madison Memos

The Madison School Newsletter / March 24, 2017

Important vote for our students

Please exercise your right to vote on April 4. Voters will be deciding on four District 200 School Board positions and on the referendum question seeking voter approval to issue $132.5 million in bonds to help finance repairs, renovations and upgrades to 19 or the 20 District 200 schools. Please click here to learn more about the upcoming referendum. For information about voting locations and early voting options, visit this link:

And the nominations go to...

Thank you to the 2017 Nominating Committee members. They have presented the following slate of officers to serve during the 2017-2018 school year:

Rachel Bailey, Co-President

Lisa Thomas, Co-President

Stephanie Brown, Vice President of Membership

Katie Morris, Treasurer

Kelly Styrkowicz, Vice President of Ways and Means

Jaime Kammerzell, Secretary

Please join us on Tuesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. for the official election during our general PTA meeting.

Volunteer for Meet & Treat 2017

Remember how much your children enjoyed making root beer floats and socializing with their friends at the 2016 Meet & Treat?

Each year, Madison hosts a Meet & Treat event before the first day of school, where the students get to meet their new teachers, see their classrooms, and assemble their school supplies. Afterwards they enjoy an ice cream (or similar) treat in the multipurpose room, where everyone catches up with their friends and classmates. We want to extend a big thank you to last year's chairs, Megan Day and Jaime Szfranski , for organizing the "treat" portion of this fun event!

We're now looking for a volunteer (or volunteers who want to work together) to chair this event for next (school) year. Next year's Meet & Treat will be held on Monday, August 21. If you're interested in taking on this fun event, contact Rachel Bailey at or Kristin Olson at We'll be sure to connect you with the previous chairs and answer any questions you might have.

Earn a free pass to Raging Waves

Are you tracking your fitness? Earn a FREE weekday pass to Raging Waves Waterpark in Yorkville this summer in just three easy steps. Madison students grade K-5 can keep track of exercise on the fitness logs that were sent home on February 10. Initial each circle/box on the fitness log for every 30 minutes you exercise. After you have finished the path, turn in your completed log to your teacher by Friday, April 14. You will get your FREE Raging Waves weekday pass from your teacher before the end of May. It’s simple and fun! Extra fitness logs are available in the front office or on the Madison website under the PTA Google drive forms/flyers. Contact Sybil Scaccia at with any questions.

Order the Madison School Yearbook

All School Photo - The annual "all school photo" is scheduled for Tuesday, April 4 at 3:00 p.m. Please have your child wear their Madison Spirit Wear. Any color works. This year, we will be forming a large paw print. For those unfamiliar with this photo, annually the whole school, students, staff and faculty, are photographed as a group in a fun way, time and weather permitting. This picture will appear in the yearbook. Morning kindergarten students are invited to return to school with their parent or guardian to be a part of the photo.

Cover Contest - The winner of the annual 5th grade cover contest is Gianna H. Her original Chicago Cubs themed artwork entry will be featured on the cover this year. Gianna will also receive a free copy of the yearbook. The top five runners-up were Alyssa C., Holly K., Bella K., Lexi M., and Leah M. Their artwork entries will appear on the back cover of the yearbook. Thank you to all twenty-six students that participated in the contest.

Orders -The deadline to order the 2016-2017 Madison Paw Prints is April 15. A yearbook costs $17 and will be delivered to the student before the end of the school year. Please use the following link to order and pay with credit card or check.

If you are unsure if you ordered a yearbook, click here to view all orders as of March 20, 2017.

Custom Pages - For those that are taking advantage of the two custom page option, customs pages need to be completed by Friday, April 8, 2017. It is very important to mark your custom yearbook pages as PRINT READY once they are complete, on or before April 8. If this is not done, a standard, non-custom yearbook will be printed for the student.

If you have any questions regarding the yearbook, please email Dawn Draus at

Attention incoming 2017-2018 kindergarteners

If you have a child who will be five on or before Sept. 1, 2017, please call the school office (630-682-2095) so they may add your child’s name to the Madison kindergarten list. When you call you will receive important information regarding the registration process along with important dates.

Please share this news article with any friends or neighbors with a potential kindergartener.

Submit your inspiration nominations

Are you the parent of a child who has been inspired by a District 200 teacher or staff member? With your child, take a minute to tell us about it.

Over a year ago, the PTA Council and the Superintendent's Office developed the Inspiration Nomination program to honor our District 200 staff members and acknowledge all that they do for our students. Forms are available in the Madison office, or you can can download the form here and submit it to Erica Loiacono at You can either email a scanned copy (or photo) to, or you can turn it into the PTA President mailbox.

Any Inspiration Nomination received will be shared with the staff member nominated along with recognition by the Superintendent and PTA Council. Then, two times per year, the Council and Superintendent will surprise select staff members who have really gone above and beyond by visiting their classroom and recognizing their work personally.

Register for WWSHS summer camps

Wheaton Warrenville South offers various summer camp course offerings for all ages. Click here to find the course description, date and fees, along with the Summer Recreation registration link. All registration is done online. Questions? Please contact the athletic office at 630-784-7243.

Join the Madison PTA

Madison PTA advocates for all children through literacy, math, science, problem solving, arts, music, social studies, character development, physical fitness, reaching out, and having fun. Your membership helps to support the numerous programs and activities that our children experience.

Your Family Membership includes our mobile app/digital directory, DirectorySpot, which was launched in September with updated information for this school year.

For convenience we offer online registration

Go to

· Select Madison School from drop down menu at top

· On left side menu, select ‘PTA’

· On left side menu, select ‘Join Madison PTA! – Family Membership’

· Click on the link to register and pay online

If you prefer to pay by cash or check, please select ‘PTA’ and then ‘Forms & Flyers’ to find registration and order forms. Print and complete the forms at home and submit payment(s) to the school office. Registration and order forms are also available in the school office. All checks should be made payable to Madison PTA.

If you have any questions regarding PTA membership, please contact Lisa Thomas at

Donate to the art room

The art teachers are looking for anything from the list to be donated.

  • Egg carton

  • Yogurt and any plastic containers

  • Kleenex

  • Large T-shirts for smocks ( please, no button down shirts)

  • Paper towels

  • Wet Wipes

  • Q-tips

  • Wallpaper

  • Ribbon, string, buttons

  • Tape

  • Pencils

  • Magazines ( appropriate )

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Murray at

Save General Mills Box Tops for Education

Please save General Mills Box Tops and turn them in to the LLC. Madison can earn ten cents for every General Mills Box top turned in. Thank you to Mrs. Spires for heading up this effort. Last year we purchased many copies of the new Rebecca Caudill, Monarch, and Bluestem Award Book Nominees. Thank you for your support.

Order from Amazon and raise money for Madison

The AmazonSmile program donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Madison PTA. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price. Please support the Madison PTA by starting your shopping at Then search for Madison PTA (Wheaton, IL) and select it to be your charity. Or, get started by clicking on this link: Once you select Madison PTA as your charity, Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation.

Save the dates

Click on the calendar on the Madison section of to view upcoming dates. See below for some highlights:

Mar. 27-31: Spring Break

Apr. 11-21: PARCC Testing

Apr. 14: No School

Apr. 18: PTA Meeting @ 7 p.m.

May 16: PTA Meeting @ noon

May 26: Explore More Day

May 29: No School

May 31: Last Day of School

View the 2016-2017 school calendar here.

And the 2017-2018 school calendar here.