Madison Memos

The Madison School Newsletter / February 24, 2017

Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Madison

Madison’s Scholastic Book Fair will be March 13 - 16. The times of the book fair are 9:00 a.m. - to 4:00 p.m. and Tuesday until 8:00 p.m. Your child will be visiting our book fair with his or her class and students will have the opportunity to purchase books at that time.

There is an 8.25% tax. Please make checks payable to Madison LLC. Major credit cards are accepted.

Please consider volunteering for the book fair. Sign up here!

Thank you for partnering with us in encouraging children to read.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Graham, Library Learning Center Director, at

Register for St Baldrick's - Go Madison! Let's raise more than Washington!

Planning St. Baldrick's day at Madison is underway! St. Baldrick's day will be held at Madison on March 22, 2017. If your child wants to be a shavee, please sign up here as a shavee. If your daughter will be cutting her hair and donating it for wigs (not shaving), please sign them up as a volunteer. The deadline for sign up is Monday, February 27. Please watch for additional information and required written permission slips to come home soon.

Washington school is also holding St. Baldrick's Day on March 22. Let's see which school can raise more money for this well-deserving charity. Go Madison!

Questions? Contact Melissa Roberts @

First grade Explore More Day needs you

Attention 1st grade parents! We are currently seeking 2-3 people to serve on the Explore More Day planning committee. Our 1st graders follow a separate schedule than 3rd, 4th and 5th grade for Explore More Day. We have many class ideas and materials from previous years so this role will not be too challenging or time consuming. If you have a 1st grade student and are willing to help out, please contact Amy Fiorato or Kristin Olson at

Earn a free pass to Raging Waves

Are you tracking your fitness? Earn a FREE weekday pass to Raging Waves Waterpark in Yorkville this summer in just three easy steps. Madison students grade K-5 can keep track of exercise on the fitness logs that were sent home on February 10. Initial each circle/box on the fitness log for every 30 minutes you exercise. After you have finished the path, turn in your completed log to your teacher by Friday, April 14. You will get your FREE Raging Waves weekday pass from your teacher before the end of May. It’s simple and fun! Extra fitness logs are available in the front office or on the Madison website under the PTA Google drive forms/flyers. Contact Sybil Scaccia at with any questions.

Conservation Committee works toward Ecology Flag

The Conservation Committee is working to earn an Ecology Flag through the Glen Ellyn based organization SCARCE (School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education).

The committee has begun composting and food sharing in the lunchroom. Food sharing is an effort to cut down on wasted food and an initiative that allows students to put uneaten food that hasn't been partially eaten or opened on a table for other students to take.

The Conservation Committee students are now part of the green patrol at lunch, which helps kids know in which container to deposit their waste. Parents can help these efforts by encouraging the students to compost their fruit and vegetable waste at lunch and to talk to students about the food sharing table at school.

The committee also will work toward celebrating Earth Day at Madison and promoting a Walk/Bike to School day in May. All of our efforts will support the qualifications needed to earn the Ecology Flag. Volunteers to help with the Earth Day and Bike to School events are welcome. If interested, please contact Lisa Thomas at

Thank you party volunteers

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: Jen Doty, Amy Fiorato, Chrissy Ligler, Vandana Mody, Maria Mothershed, Colleen Turner, and Kelly Weideman. Your dedication and hard work with getting food approved, purchased, and delivered to each class was greatly appreciated.

Participate in the Bingo Wellness Challenge

The Health & Wellness Committee is sponsoring a Bingo Wellness Challenge in February/March. Click here for Bingo card instructions.

Join the Wheaton Warrenville Special Needs PTA

Our Mission Statement

"To promote enrichment, respect, and inclusivity for all students in our District through education, communication, and opportunities for students, families, and schools to learn and grow together."

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Meeting Schedule for the Remainder of this School Year

Wednesday, March 1, 9:30 a.m. at the School Service Center, 130 West Park Ave., Wheaton
Guest Speaker: Dr. Jeff Schuler, Superintendent of Schools

Wednesday, May 3, 7:00 p.m. at Monroe Middle School, 1855 Manchester Rd, Wheaton

Elections for next school year will be held at this meeting.

You can join the Wheaton Warrenville Special Needs PTA and pay online at: WWSNPTA Registration

For more information, email us at

Order the Madison School yearbook

Orders can now be placed for the 2016-2017 Madison Paw Prints. A yearbook costs $17 and will be delivered to the student before the end of the school year. Please use the following link to order and pay with credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Amex, or Discover) or check.

If you are unsure if you ordered a yearbook, please look here. This includes all orders as of February 3, 2017.

The Yearbook Committee would greatly appreciate your sharing of personal, candid photos for use in the school yearbook. The more variety of faces, the better the yearbook! Please upload your images using the following links.

Meet & Treat/First Day of School

Multicultural Day

Winter Holiday Happenings

Valentine's Day

Please be sure to upload only high resolution images of Madison School students, teachers, and staff only on school property or at the bus stop.

If you have any questions regarding the yearbook, please email Dawn Draus at

Attention incoming 2017-2018 kindergarteners

If you have a child who will be five on or before Sept. 1, 2017, please call the school office (630-682-2095) so they may add your child’s name to the Madison kindergarten list. When you call you will receive important information regarding the registration process along with important dates.

Please share this news article with any friends or neighbors with a potential kindergartener.

Submit your inspiration nominations

Are you the parent of a child who has been inspired by a District 200 teacher or staff member? With your child, take a minute to tell us about it.

Over a year ago, the PTA Council and the Superintendent's Office developed the Inspiration Nomination program to honor our District 200 staff members and acknowledge all that they do for our students. Forms are available in the Madison office, or you can can download the form here and submit it to Erica Loiacono at You can either email a scanned copy (or photo) to, or you can turn it into the PTA President mailbox.

Any Inspiration Nomination received will be shared with the staff member nominated along with recognition by the Superintendent and PTA Council. Then, two times per year, the Council and Superintendent will surprise select staff members who have really gone above and beyond by visiting their classroom and recognizing their work personally.

Want to play dodgeball?

Hey 5th graders!

Can you duck, dip, dive, and dodge? On Saturday, March 11, from 1-3 p.m. Franklin Middle School invites 5th graders from all CUSD200 elementary schools to participate in its Fifth Annual Dodgeball Tournament.

The theme of the 2017 event is “Service and Sacrifice.” With that theme in mind, the 2017 tournament will benefit the following charities and organizations: The DuPage Hundred Club; Team Red, White and Blue; The Pat Tillman Foundation; and Franklin Middle School. Each organization will benefit equally from the proceeds.

There will be separate boys and girls tournaments that will start with a round robin tournament. Each team will play four games and then will be seeded in a double elimination tournament. The winner of the tournament will be crowned champion!

Form a team of six boys or six girls and then pick up a packet in the office.

Good luck!

Join the Madison PTA

Madison PTA advocates for all children through literacy, math, science, problem solving, arts, music, social studies, character development, physical fitness, reaching out, and having fun. Your membership helps to support the numerous programs and activities that our children experience.

Your Family Membership includes our mobile app/digital directory, DirectorySpot, which was launched in September with updated information for this school year.

For convenience we offer online registration

Go to

· Select Madison School from drop down menu at top

· On left side menu, select ‘PTA’

· On left side menu, select ‘Join Madison PTA! – Family Membership’

· Click on the link to register and pay online

If you prefer to pay by cash or check, please select ‘PTA’ and then ‘Forms & Flyers’ to find registration and order forms. Print and complete the forms at home and submit payment(s) to the school office. Registration and order forms are also available in the school office. All checks should be made payable to Madison PTA.

If you have any questions regarding PTA membership, please contact Lisa Thomas at

Donate to the art room

The art teachers are looking for anything from the list to be donated.

  • Egg carton

  • Yogurt and any plastic containers

  • Kleenex

  • Large T-shirts for smocks ( please, no button down shirts)

  • Paper towels

  • Wet Wipes

  • Q-tips

  • Wallpaper

  • Ribbon, string, buttons

  • Tape

  • Pencils

  • Magazines ( appropriate )

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Murray at

Save General Mills Box Tops for Education

Please save General Mills Box Tops and turn them in to the LLC. Madison can earn ten cents for every General Mills Box top turned in. 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. Thank you for your support.

Order from Amazon and raise money for Madison

The AmazonSmile program donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Madison PTA. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price. Please support the Madison PTA by starting your shopping at Then search for Madison PTA (Wheaton, IL) and select it to be your charity. Or, get started by clicking on this link: Once you select Madison PTA as your charity, Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation.

Save the dates

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

Mar. 2: Report Cards

Mar. 3: No School

Mar. 8: Kindergarten Round Up (Parents Only) @ 7:00 p.m.

Mar. 13-17: Book Fair

Mar. 21: PTA Meeting @ noon

Mar. 27-31: Spring Break

View the 2016-2017 school calendar here.