The Madison School PTA Newsletter / September 2, 2022
On Your Marks, Get Ready - Madison's Fun Run is Here!
The Madison Fun Run (AKA the run-a-thon!) is coming! Mark your calendars for our event date: September 22! The Madison Fun Run is Madison school's biggest fundraiser, and regardless of fundraising, all students will participate (and get a cool Madison Fun Run t-shirt too!). The goal is to raise $27,000 to support teacher wish lists and other PTA-funded events like class parties and Explore More Day. We’ll officially kick off the fundraising part on September 13, but you can register your student now at MYBOOSTER.COM.
Here’s what you need to know:
- What's Booster? We’ve once again partnered with a company called Booster to help us make our fundraiser profitable, fun, and successful.
- Donate! During the course of the next month, students and families will work together to secure donations for every lap our students run (35 cap) on the Madison Fun Run Day on 9/22.
- Spread the Word! There is no pressure to give, but we invite you to help our school by getting donations from family and friends and entering them on MYBOOSTER.COM. Sharing with family and friends online is a big part of the Fun Run’s success!
- Volunteers: We need you! Volunteers help make the day run smoothly! Sign up to help volunteer HERE. You’ll be able to see when your student will be running during the time slots, but if you can help all day, we would be grateful for your time! (Plus you’ll get a free t-shirt!)
Mark your calendars for the Madison Fun Run fundraiser - starting line: September 13!
Key dates to remember:
● REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW
Register on MYBOOSTER.COM
● Madison Fun Run Kick Off - 09/13/2022
● Event Day - 09/22/2022
We are grateful for our Madison community! Thank you for your support this year.
Madison Loves Volunteers - Opportunity to Help PTA Still Open
What can you do to help contribute to Madison?
Become an Official PTA Member!
Online PTA Membership Registration is now open and is the preferred method of payment. Membership dues are $20.00 per family to renew your membership or to become a first-time member. You can access registration by going to our Madison PTA page and clicking on "Join PTA."
Your membership includes access to the directory of all students and staff at Madison through our mobile app Directory Spot. Access will be granted mid September once class lists are finalized by the District.
The PTA raises money for many events and extra curricular activities throughout the school year. By joining the PTA, you join a family of parents and teachers that positively affect the lives of our children at Madison! The PTA has supported Madison through funding of large purchases including new playground equipment and rock wall and smaller purchases like teacher wishlists.
Volunteer - Slots Available
In addition to regular volunteer opportunities, we have a few immediate needs:
- Battle of the Books/Jr Battle of the Books - chair and volunteers
- Madison Inc - chair and volunteers
- Math Club
- Chess Club
- Run-a-thon/Fun Run
- Donut Breakfast (formerly Pancake Breakfast)
- Trivia Night
- Winter Carnival
Featured Committee Shout-Out!
- Art Appreciation - Nine in ten Americans believe it is important for K-12 students to receive an education in the arts. If you are part of the 90%, please consider volunteering for Art Appreciation. It is a terrific way to help in your son's or daughter's classroom once a month for about 20-30 minutes. Consider finding a partner and responsibilities can be shared. A schedule and materials will be provided for you. Please contact Abby Richardson via email at email@example.com if you have any questions.
The following classrooms are still looking for volunteers:
- Mrs. Aguilar
- Ms. Consolazio
- Mrs. Hernandez
- Mrs. Feeley
- Mrs. Gatlin
- Mrs. Mical
Volunteer sign-up for all committees is HERE.
Thank you for your support!
Thank you, Picture Day Volunteers!
Thank you to all of the Madison teachers and staff - and especially committee chair Cecilia Horejs - who helped to pull off picture day!
Online ordering has ended but if you missed the opportunity - you will have a chance to order pictures when they come in and are distributed. A proof card with a new number will be distributed to everyone.
Got Spirit? Madison Spiritwear Last Day to Order is TODAY!
Spiritwear is a great way to show support for Madison and the PTA - as we recieve proceeds from orders. The fall sale is underway but closes TODAY. Choose from a variety of t-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, sweatshirts, pants, shorts and more. Most items have two colors available so be sure to click on the product to see both options! All items run true to size.
If you have any questions, please contact: Ellen Giuntoli.
Send Your Photos to the Yearbook Team!
Information for National PTA Contest: Reflections - Coming Soon
The theme for this year's PTA "Reflections" Program is "Show Your Voice." The entry categories are dance, film, literature, music, photography, and special artist. More specific information about participating in the program will be coming home soon! Any questions can be directed to Lesley Feinsot at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Madison While You Shop
Aside from Madison's fundraising efforts like Fun Run and Spiritwear, there are ways you can help support the PTA, while you shop online and for groceries.
Shopping on Amazon? Consider Amazon Smile
Make Madison PTA your AmazonSmile charitable organization! Did you know that Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to a charity of your choice? For more information go HERE and search "Madison PTA" as your choice.
Help with 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.
Read Mr. Callahan's Madison Message (9.2.22)
- Student club opportunities
- Our new math resource
- new and existing safety measures
- and much more!