The Madison School Newsletter / April 20, 2018
Sunday fun day fore a cause
Get ready to swing those clubs and help support Madison's playground fund. Join us on Sun., April 22 from 1-5 p.m. at Top Golf in Naperville. This adults-only fundraiser will have it all: 3 hours of golf, American buffet, and two premium drink tickets. Feel free to invite your friends and family too. Each bay holds six people. It's sure to be a Sunday fun day! Register on-line Madison Elementary School PTA or drop off a check to the front office. Special thanks to our valued sponsors Veritrust Wealth Management and Northwestern Mutual. Any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attend the PTA meeting on April 25
Also at the meeting, we’ll be electing a new slate of officers for the next school year. The following slate of officers for the 2018-2019 school year will be presented for vote:
Lisa Thomas, Co-President
Amy Angolkar, Co-President
Michele Cechini, Vice President of Membership
Katie Morris, Treasurer
Kelly Styrkowicz, Vice President of Ways and Means
Jaime Sessions, Secretary
Bike to school
Explore special needs extracurricular activities; attend the next meeting
Don't miss the Special Needs PTA General Membership meeting on Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at Jefferson Early Childhood Center. We will announce the recipients of both the WWSNPTA Teacher Grant and WWSNPTA Student Scholarships and vote on our slate for 2018/19 school year.
Then join us to explore local Special Needs Extracurricular Activities during our “Springing into Sports & Fun” event on May 5 from 2-5 p.m. at Monroe following the Wheaton Park District's Fly-a-Kite Event adjacent to Monroe at Graf Park from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
"Springing into Sports & Fun" will showcase local special needs programming. Families will be able to sample their interests by visiting booths of various local organizations. Booths include, but are not limited to: DuPage Cheer and Tumble special needs cheer team, Chicagoland Ninja Moves Dance, Marian Joy’s Therapeutic Sports with interactive mini golf, Chicago Blackhawks Special Hockey, Wheaton Park District, WDSRA and more.
Attend 5th Grade Student Step-Up; Parent/Guardian night; PACE meeting
5th graders will be visiting Edison on Monday, April 30 to learn more about their transition to Edison Middle School. Students will have an opportunity to meet Principal Rachel Bednar and Assistant Principal Lauryn Humphris. Counselor Ms. Cyndi Menza will also share a slideshow about life as an Edison Panther. Current Panther students will lead small group tours and answer any questions the 5th graders may have. Each 5th grader will receive a folder with information and tips for a successful transition to middle school. Students will arrive at Edison around 9:30 a.m. and head back to Madison at 11 a.m.
Parents and guardians of current 5th graders are then invited to join Principal Rachel Bednar, Assistant Principal Lauryn Humphris and Counselor Cyndi Menza on Tues., May 8 at 7 p.m. to hear some important information about your child’s transition to middle school. After the presentation, 6th grade teachers will be available to give parents tours of the building and answer questions about 6th grade. If you are unable to be there, presentation and handouts will be available following the presentation on Edison’s website at http://www.cusd200.org/edison under Parents and Students > New Student Info.
If your child is in either PACE reading, PACE math, or both, please join us for a meeting at 6:00 pm, prior to the general meeting, on May 8 to learn about how the Fast Paced program at the middle school level differs from the elementary PACE program.
Join the yearbook committee
The annual all school photo is scheduled for Mon., April 23 at 2:30 p.m., weather permitting. All students, staff and faculty are invited to join. This year the shape will be a large heart with everyone dressing in red or pink. The Madison community cares for it's families, friends and neighbors. Recently, Madison students extended some much needed support to a school in the Virgin Islands. Madison School has heart!
Yearbook orders must be made by April 30 for the 2017-2018 Madison Paw Prints. A yearbook costs $17 and will be delivered to the students before the end of the school year. Please click to order and pay with a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Amex, or Discover) or check.
Please use this passcode if you are having trouble uploading photos. 1014308585474714
If you are unsure if you ordered a yearbook, please click here to view all orders as of April 17, 2018.
Please consider joining the Yearbook Committee. There are many opportunities to help from taking photos of special events, to creating actual yearbook pages using TreeRing, to helping with orders and more. If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Draus at email@example.com
Get orthodontic services, support the Madison playground fund
Bauer Dentistry and Orthodontics, owned by our own Bauer Madison family, have generously offered to donate $250 to our new playground fund for every single new patient that starts braces or Invisalign at their office between January 1 and May 31! Eighty new patients could bring Madison $20,000 toward building a new, accessible playground in the back of school. Their office is located on Roosevelt road in Wheaton. If you or someone you know is looking for these services, check them out and support the Madison playground fund!
Help enhance education at your child's school
The Student Excellence Foundation has partnered with the Wheaton-Warrenville PTA Council in creating a Fund-a-Classroom, crowdfunding program, where educators can submit proposals for their classroom needs.
Madison Elementary has the following projects available for your contributions:
First grade is asking for iPads for each classroom:
You can support a specific classroom by donating online or mailing a check to:
Student Excellence Foundation P.O. Box 253 Wheaton, IL 60187
When mailing a check, please include the name of the project you are supporting so it will be correctly applied to that classroom.
General Mills Box Tops for Education Challenge
Please save General Mills Box Tops and send them to the LLC. Madison earns 10 cents for every General Mills Box top. 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.
Save the dates
Click on the calendar on the Madison section of www.cusd200.org to view upcoming dates. See below for some highlights:
Apr. 23: All school photo (wear pink or red)
Apr. 25: PTA Meeting at 7 p.m.
Apr. 30: 5th graders visit Edison
May 2: Madison Fine Arts Concert at 7 p.m.
May 8: 5th Grade PACE meeting at Edison at 6 p.m.
May 8: 5th grade parent / guardian meeting at Edison at 7 p.m.
May 23: 2018-19 Kindergartners Visit
May 25: Explore More Day
June 4: Field Day
June 5: Field Day (rain date)
View the 2017-2018 school calendar here.