Madison Memos

The Madison School PTA Newsletter / October 21, 2022

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What a Run! Madison's Fun Run Surpasses Fundraising Goal

Thank you, Madison community! This year's Fun Run was a great success! We are so happy to report that we officially surpassed the original goal of raising $27,000. The total raised was $30,482. To all of our supporters, we are so incredibly grateful for your generosity. Parents, grandparents, friends, and family members stepped up in a big way to help our school, and we are super appreciative. We received donations from 30 States, from the UK, Ireland and the US Minor Outlying Islands, which is very impressive! All in, the students ran 9,969 laps (averaging 32.47 laps per student).

Thanks again to everyone for making us #MadisonStrong. Until we run again!

Special thanks to our business supporters:

Lory Gallagher | Baird & Warner

Denise Krohn | Guaranteed Rate

Redline Metals, Inc.

WholeHealth Chicago

The Law Office of Tania K. Harvey, P.C.

McNally Heating & Cooling

Karwoski Family Vision

Mark Imperial | Imperial Action


RWG Engineering, LLC

Danielle A Kerger DDS PC

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Madison Cares Hosts Stuff-A-Truck Event - TODAY

The annual Stuff-A-Truck event with People’s Resource Center is taking place today on National Day of Caring - Friday, October 21st!

Students are filling paper bags with collected food and we're excited to try to beat last year’s record - more than 210 bags filled!

Thanks to all who have sent in donations to help community members in need!

Madison Cares Upcoming Plans

We’d also like to share a bit about plans for Madison Cares! This year our student volunteer

projects will support Our Children’s Homestead (OCH), a foster care and adoption

organization servicing primarily children with physical and developmental challenges.

Often times, foster children arrive with only a trash bag to carry their belongings. The

Madison PTA has purchased 24 large duffle bags to donate to OCH. In January, each of our

17 classrooms will collect an item – and students will have the opportunity to give up a

lunch recess to help fill the bags and spread some love to children in need!

If you would like to help volunteer with your student at one of these Madison Cares events,

please email

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Volunteers Wanted: Multi-Cultural Banner Help

Madison printed all new multi-cultural welcome banners with lots of new cultures that parents identified on Curriculum Night. We're looking for a team of parents who would like to hang them up in the school on Monday, October 24 or Tuesday, October 25. Please email if you're interested in helping.

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Conservation Club Convening on Monday

The Conservation Club will have our first meeting on Monday, October 24 over the lunch/recess hour in the art room. We are excited to be starting up this club again! The Club is open to all 4th and 5th graders! We plan to do lots of fun things including lunchroom green patrol, making posters for the lunch room, creating boxes to recycle markers and crayons, waste free lunch days, Earth Day displays and much more! If your student likes conservation this club is for them! We are also looking for parent volunteers to help at the meetings which will take place once a month. If you're interested in helping please email

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It's Not Too Late to Join and Sign-Up: Girl Scouts & Chorus Call for Participation

- It's not too late to sign up for Girl Scouts or Daisies! Contact to be connected with your child’s troop leader!

- It's not too late to join 4th-5th grade Chorus! Parents with interested students can email to let her know, and rehearsals are on Tuesday mornings from 8:20-9:00a in the Music Room.

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We've Got Spirit (Orders)!

Thank you to all who ordered Madison Spiritwear in our fall run! The orders are in, and will be distributed at school next week!

Spiritwear is a great fundraiser for Madison - if you missed your chance to order, stay tuned for a winter sale.

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Run Run Rudolph and Support PTA

The annual 5K Reindeer Run, hosted by the Lions Club and Wheaton Park District, begins at 8:30am on Saturday, December 3rd in downtown Wheaton.

Runners receive red Reindeer Run shirts and foam reindeer noses, as well as hot cocoa, water, and bananas at the event. There are prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of each age group, a bounce house, and holiday singers to add to the festivities.

Not a runner? That’s ok! There is a virtual option to support the cause and still receive the event shirt.

Register by November 3rd to save $5 off, and be sure to use the Madison QR code so our school’s PTA can receive $5 per participant. The price for registration increases to $35 after November 3rd, and it increases again for same-day registration, so don’t delay and sign up now! Use coupon code is MADISON22.

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Time to Register for Trivia Night!

We are thrilled to have so many registered for Madison’s Trivia Night on November 12! Please register via the below link – indicate the grade level table you’d like to be placed with or least your planned table members.

A few important notes…

1 – RAFFLES Bring cash to buy raffle tickets when you come in! We’ll have a slew of exciting prizes available. Raffle tickets will be $5 for one, $20 for five, $40 for 12 or most exciting…for $100 get a full arms-length of tickets! Show us your wingspan! Credit cards will be accepted – cash will be quickest.

2 – SPONSORSHIPS Help us raise the most money we can for our school by donating on behalf of your family or business at our $200, $500 or $1000 sponsorship levels. Your donations will help support the event food, entertainment and venue. Links are available on the registration site. We will promote your business or family name on upcoming promotions and at the event. Thanks for your support!

3 – TABLES Don’t fret if you don’t have a set group of ten people to sit with – this is a great opportunity to meet people! Indicate your grade-level preference at check out and we’ll seat you with parents of the same grade!

Email with questions or for more details.
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PTA Reflections Program

Information and entry forms for the PTA Reflections Program were sent home with students this week. The theme for this year's program is "Show Your Voice" and the entry categories are dance, film, literature, music, photography, and special artist.

Student entries from D200 that are selected to advance to the DuPage West Region will be honored at an awards ceremony in the winter. Students throughout the country whose work advances to the top national-level can receive prizes and scholarships and have their work showcased and exhibited.

For any student with an interest in the creative arts, this is a great way to "Show Your Voice!" Any questions can be directed to Lesley Feinsot, Reflections Chair at

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2022/2023 Madison PTA Leadership

Committee Chairs List

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