Madison Memos

The Madison School PTA Newsletter / January 8, 2021

Happy New Year!

Thanks to this wonderful community, the Madison PTA was able to give back and also sponsor many fun activities in 2020. We have an exciting year ahead in 2021 and appreciate your continued support. Stay tuned here or on the Madison PTA Facebook Page if you're a member, for updates on what's next and how you can get involved.

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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.
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Invitation to Get Involved: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee of the CUSD200 PTA

Learn more about the DEI Committee.

You are invited to participate in this important work!

  • Do you share the goals of the DEI Committee?
  • Do you have a perspective to contribute to the discussion?
  • Do you have concerns you would like to see addressed by the committee?

We are 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 us by filling out this form.

Be on the lookout for these upcoming events and opportunities:

  • Community Survey – A DEI-focused survey, piloted this fall, will be reissued in early 2021 with a goal of securing increased responses and identifying action steps to achieve DEI goals.
  • DEI Committee Meeting – Our next committee meeting will be held in January 2021.

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.

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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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CUSD 200 Updates and Resources

The CUSD 200 board will meet twice in January 2021 and we will continue to keep you updated with any implications for elementary students.

In the meantime, 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:

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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.
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Upcoming Events

  • January 13: D200 Mobile Food Pantry at Monroe
  • January 13: D200 Board of Education Meeting 7 p.m. Hubble Middle School
  • January 18: Martin Luther King Day - No School
  • 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

Next PTA Meeting

Monday, Jan. 25th, 7pm

This is an online event.

Please watch your inbox for the Zoom link the week before the meeting.
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PTA Meeting Schedule and Minutes

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

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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.