Madison Memos

The Madison School PTA Newsletter / February 10, 2023

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Calling all Book Worms!

The Madison Book Fair is coming up and we're looking for volunteers!

The book fair will be from February 21st - February 24th. We're looking for volunteers for the following times:

2/17: book fair set up in the afternoon

2/21: morning and night shifts ( 6-7:30)

2/22: morning and afternoon shifts

2/23: before school (8:30-9:15), morning, and afternoon shifts

2/24: morning shift and helping take down the book fair during the afternoon shift

If you're interested in helping out, please email Kelly Styrkowicz at

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Madison Cares Volunteer Events Wrap Up This Week

Last Friday, we had a fantastic turn out of Kindergarten, 1st, 4th, and 5th graders volunteer to give up their lunch recess to fill duffle bags and decorate cards for foster children at Our Children's Homestead in Naperville. The event for 2nd, 3rd, and half-day Kindergarten takes place today, filling the remainder of 24 duffles to donate. A big thank you to all of the parent volunteers that came in to help, and special shoutout to Mrs. Mical's 5th grade class for offering to set up and organize the donation items! These kids have such big hearts for helping others.

Karri Paxson & Heather Graf

Madison Cares Co-Chairs
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PTA Soon Seeking Nominations/Volunteers for 2023/2024 Leadership

We have three leadership positions to fill our slate for the upcoming school year. If you or someone you know may be interested in the below opportunities, please email

1) Co-President: This person will shadow Lizette McNellis as President next year, and lead the following year

2) Co-VP of Ways and Means: This person will shadow Sarah Tobeck in Fundraising during the next school year, and lead the following

3) Secretary: Records and submits PTA meeting minutes and works with Communications Committee to share information with members (2 year commitment)

For more details on the responsibilities of each role, see the "Duties of Officers" section on page 5 of the bylaws at or reach out to existing officers with questions.

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Madison Students Go Green!

On January 25th, the Go Green Club for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades met over lunch/recess as a follow up to the SCARCE assembly. The group created posters for the lunchroom and learned more about what common lunch items can be composted or recycled.

Thank you to Go Green Committee Chair, Lisa Thomas, for organizing this great activity for Madison students!

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Save the Date: Cook's Night Off Fundraisers

Take a night off from cooking and participate in Cook's Night Off! Dine at the below Wheaton restaurants on the select dates and Madison PTA will receive a percentage of the proceeds. More info to come!

February 28th - Burger Social

March 6th - Jason's Deli

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Feedback Wanted: Parent Survey Open Through March 31

Our school community has been invited to complete the Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey. The information you provide will help guide improvement as Madison strives to inspire each student to excel through the education and opportunities provided.

Your participation in this survey is voluntary and anonymous but crucial. The school will only receive results from the survey when at least 20 percent of parents respond.

Here's how to take the survey:

  • Go to: to take the survey.

  • Select “Parent Survey.”

  • You may enter your email address if you would like to receive confirmation of your submission, but it is not required.

  • Then enter “[DuPage]” into the county field and “Madison” to find our school.

  • After you enter answers to the questions, please remember to click “submit” once you are done so your responses can be counted.

Please know that your identity and responses will be kept confidential and will not be connected with your child. If you have multiple children who attend Madison, you may complete one survey for each child. However, only one parent per household may submit a survey for a given child. The survey closes on March 31.

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2022/2023 Madison PTA Leadership

Committee Chairs List

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If you have any questions about Madison Memos or would like to submit an item for a future issue, please email Alison Bruder or Linsey Wisniewski at You can view the publication schedule and previous issues on the PTA website.