Madison Memos

The Madison School PTA Newsletter / September 18, 2020

Join the PTA and Win Spirit Wear

Have you joined the PTA for the 2020-2021 school year? For every 20 new members who join, we will raffle off one new spirit wear item to anyone who has already registered for the current school year. Don’t miss your chance to win some free Madison gear and be a part of our community. Register online or print out the membership form and return it to your child's teacher. If you have any questions regarding PTA membership, please contact Keri Widmer.

Attention VA Parents

The PTA is looking for room parents to represent Madison Virtual Academy students. Room parents will help all the Madison families in their grade get to know each other and stay connected with in-person families at Madison. If you are interested in volunteering as a Virtual Academy room parent, please email Debbie McCraw or Heidi Coppersmith. We are particularly in need of a 2nd grade parent but welcome anyone who would like to volunteer!

Register Now for the Madison Fun Run

Registration for the Madison Fun Run is now open! If you haven’t done so already, be sure to sign up to participate and win fabulous prizes. All students can register, regardless of financial contribution and whether they are learning in person or with the Virtual Academy. If we reach our fundraising goal of $10,000, the grade that raises the most will get to silly string Mr. Callahan! The Fun Run will take place the week of September 28. Watch your email, the PTA website and the PTA Facebook Group for more details.

Show Your Spirit at the Fun Run

Help us decorate Madison to cheer on our runners! If you'd like to make a sign to be displayed during the Fun Run, please drop it off at Sarah Perkins' house (1110 Sunset Rd.) by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 25.

Get Involved with Madison Clubs

Are you missing Chess Club, Battle of the Books, Math Club and other PTA-sponsored activities? Don’t worry - the PTA is looking to put on virtual clubs and events this year. Stay tuned for more details, or if you can help, sign up for a committee!

Madison Swag from the PTA

The PTA has purchased seat cushions for every Madison student. In-person students received theirs at school this week, and Virtual Academy students will receive theirs soon! Students can use them for outdoor learning, smile breaks, e-learning and more. Post a photo on the PTA Facebook page of your student using their new seat cushion!

Support Madison While You Shop

You can support the Madison PTA when 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.

Next PTA Meeting

Monday, Sep. 28th, 7pm

1620 Mayo Avenue

Wheaton, IL

Please join us on the playground behind the school.
PTA Meeting Schedule and Minutes

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

Save the Date

September 25: Institute Day, No School

September 28 - October 2: Madison Fun Run

September 28: PTA Meeting

View the 2020-2021 school calendar here.

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 at You can view the publication schedule and previous issues on the PTA website.