Madison Memos

The Madison School Newsletter / February 19, 2016

Plunge into Fitness to earn FREE Raging Waves Pass

Earn a FREE weekday pass to Raging Waves Waterpark in Yorkville this summer. There are three easy steps for Madison students grade K-5 to participate in the program. Fitness logs were sent home Fri., Feb. 12. Start keeping track of your exercise starting Mon., Feb. 15. Initial each circle/box on the fitness log for every 30 minutes you exercise. After you have finished the fitness path, turn in your completed log to your teacher by April 13. You will receive your FREE Raging Waves weekday pass from your teacher before the end of May. It’s simple…and fun! Extra fitness logs are located in the front office. Contact Sybil Scaccia at with any questions.

St. Baldrick’s Day is coming

We are well under way in the planning of St. Baldrick’s Day on Fri., Mar. 18. This year, the 5th graders are helping with the advertising, fundraising, program planning, and motivation.

If your child is interested in being a “shavee” and showing their solidarity with children battling cancer, please register by Wed., Feb. 24.

Email questions about shaving or donating ponytails to

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Make posters for St. Baldrick's Day

Madison Cares will be making posters for our friends shaving or donating hair as well as for those fundraising or just conducting general advertisement for St. Baldrick’s. Please meet in the LLC during your recess portion of your lunch hour on Mon. Feb. 22.

Questions? Please email

Thank you,

Madison Fifth Graders

Join Girls on the Run

Attention 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade girls. Girls on the Run is a program that gives girls the opportunity to build confidence and healthy habits. You'll learn how to speak up for yourself, how to make great friendships, how to stand up to bullies, and so much more!

Each week you will also take part in training and activities that will help build endurance for a celebratory 5k running event.

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Mandatory practices are Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:30-5 p.m., concluding with a 5k on Sunday, May 15.

The fee is $125 per girl (financial aid is available). Space is limited and will be granted through a lottery. The drawing will be held on February 22. If interested, please register at (click on “register your girl” on the left). We will begin February 29 (no practices on days off school). Please contact Stephanie Brown, or 734-358-3489, for information.

Order from Schwan’s

It’s time to stock up on delicious frozen food from Schwan’s! Shop online at and earn 20% for our PTA or buy a Schwan’s eGift Card and earn 40%. And Schwan’s delivers straight to your door!


There are three ways to place a fundraising order:

  1. Via Schwan’s Cares. (1) choose “Buy Now” to purchase an eGift Card (online only; limit 1 per customer, per campaign) OR (2) choose “Shop Now” to place a food order from Schwan’s. You can support at the campaign level or at an individual fundraiser level.
  2. By Phone. Place your order via toll free number 1-855-870-7208. Make sure to provide our Campaign ID,26158, or “Madison Elementary” when ordering by phone.
  3. Via During checkout simply type in our Campaign ID, 26158, to contribute to our fundraiser.


For new customers, you will choose your delivery date and time during checkout.

For existing Schwan’s customers, you will need to follow one of the three ordering steps above to create your fundraising affiliation and have your order contribute to the campaign. Your order will be delivered on your existing scheduled route day.

Form of payment is required when placing fundraising orders, but you can change payment at the door to a preferred method of payment (Check, Cash, EBT, or Credit and Debit Card are accepted). If you are not home during the time of delivery, your items will be left in a protected freezer bag at no cost to you.

Questions? Email

Thank you Valentine party planners…

Thank you to all the party planners and volunteers that helped make our Valentine parties a success. A special thank you to the grade level Food Party Coordinators that helped this year following our food policy guidelines: Dawn Draus, Lory Gallagher, Jody Gosain, Marianne Kratz, Melisa Oker, and Michele Triscik. Your dedication and hardwork with getting food approved, purchased, and delivered to each class was greatly appreciated.

Winter Carnival committee thanks you!

Cotton candy, raffle prizes, cake, games, popcorn... Winter Carnival was a success!

Deep appreciation goes out to ALL the volunteers who made it happen. Thank you Sue Adkins, Rachel Bailey, Robyn Beres, Mary Boedigheimer, Kirsten Borrink, Stephanie Brown, Ross Brown, Traci Colquhoun, Karen Dawson, Lisa Doherty, Jen Doty, Paula Duebener, Jim Fiorato, Jody Gosain, Jen Pashup-Graham, Jennifer Hasbrouck, Sam Hurtado, Julie Ippolito, Sarah Johnson, Scott Johnson, Marianne Kratz, Janet Mathis, Becky McCarville, Terri McCue, Evelyn Mosca, Marla Mothershed, Michele Mowrer, Dawnelle Muff, Jay Oker, Kristin Olson, Tyesha Robinson, Meredith Sharpee, Margit Spires, John Weber, Randy Wenger, and Pete Welninski.

Special thanks to Misse Roberts for bundling tickets and preparing preorders.

Thanks to all who made or purchased a treat for the Cake Walk and to you who donated raffle prizes. There were over 90 treats and 70 raffle prizes!

Thank you to the Madison staff and teachers who lent a hand – Tim Callahan, Laura Dern, Kathy DiOrio, Jaime Farmer, Lisa Feeley, Gayle Murray, Lisa Tomek, Mary Jo Witnik, and Bailey Wysocki,. Special thanks to the custodial staff – Javier, Maria, and Alex.

The games ran smoothly with help from Wheaton Warrenville South High School Key Club students and former Madison students from Edison. Thank you!

And a thank you to all of our Madison community for coming out to enjoy the carnival. Drum roll please... over $3,000 was raised to support your Madison PTA!

The Winter Carnival Committee –Amy Fiorato, Linda Madsen, Kelly Styrkowicz, and Suzie Weber

Library volunteers needed

Due to recent events, the LLC is in need of additional volunteers Wednesday mornings, Friday mornings and Friday afternoons. The following classes come in during those time periods:

Wednesday a.m. - KAS, 1C

Friday a.m. - KADB, K/1 King, 5E

Friday p.m. - 2S, 5G

If you are interested in helping out, please email Kathryn Medanic at Please indicate how often you'd like to volunteer (i.e., weekly, monthly, bi-weekly) and which shift you are interested in. The morning shift is from 9:15 a.m.-12 p.m. and the afternoon shift is from 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Thank you for your consideration!

Attention incoming kindergartners

If you have a child who will be five on or before Sept. 1, 2016, please call the school office at 630-682-2095 to add your child’s name to our kindergarten list and obtain information on registration. Please pass this information to any friends or neighbors with a potential kindergartner.

Register your preschool age child at Jefferson

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Special Education Resource Fair coming soon

Community Unit School District 200, is hosting our 6th Annual Special Education Resource Fair. The event will be targeting all individuals, parents, family members, and professionals who care for loved ones of any age with special needs in our community.

The event will be occurring Thurs., Mar. 10 from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. This year families will be arriving at 6 p.m. to attend an informational speaker on topics pertaining to government benefits, special need trusts and guardianship, then will be provided an opportunity to gain information about local community agencies, services, and resources. Families are welcome to attend with their loved ones at Hubble Middle School (3S.600 Herrick Road, Warrenville, 60555) Door #1.

Questions? Please contact John Durachta, School Social Worker, Transition Program, Community Unit School District 200 at (630) 949-8850.

Apply for a Special Education Teaching Assistant position

District 200 is still hiring Special Education Teaching Assistants for the 2015-2016 school year. Minimum starting pay rate is $11.51/hr. Interested individuals must submit an on-line application through the district website. To start an application individuals can go to the district website at – Employment Opportunities - (quick link on the left hand side of the page) - Support Staff - Teaching Assistant.

Put your donations to work for local families

Our district partners with Family Tree’s community voucher program. With every donation you make in the name of your CUSD 200 school, Family Tree donates vouchers to your school. Your social worker distributes these vouchers to families in need at your school, who then go to Family Tree and shop for FREE. Family Tree Resale's Wheaton store is located at 310 E. Geneva Road.

Order the Madison School yearbook

You can now place an order for the 2015-2016 Madison Paw Prints. A yearbook costs $17 and will be delivered to the student before the end of the school year.

Use the following link to order and pay with credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Amex, or Discover) or check.

Please contact Dawn Draus at or 630-221-1514 with any questions.

Missing something? Check lost and found

Lost and Found is now located in the main office. There are many very nice clothing items, lunch boxes and light weight coats. As the weather becomes colder it fills with many more wonderful articles. Please stop by and check it out or encourage your child to look for missing items.

All items will be donated to Goodwill if not claimed.

Mark your calendar

The PTA offers both daytime and evening meetings to accommodate all of our members.

The noon meetings will be held in the music room and our evening meetings will be held in the LLC. Hope to see you there!

Mar. 17 at 12 p.m.

Apr. 21 at 7 p.m.
May 19 at 12 p.m. (new officer installation)

Save the dates

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

Feb. 22: Madison Cares at 12 p.m.

Mar. 2: Kindergarten Round-up 7 p.m.

Mar. 4: No School

Mar. 17: PTA Meeting at 12 p.m.

Mar. 18: St. Baldrick's Day

Mar. 25-Apr. 1: Spring Break

Apr. 5: All School photo at 2:30 p.m.

View the 2015-2016 school calendar here.