Madison Memos

The Madison School PTA Newsletter / October 2, 2020

Join the PTA and Win Spirit Wear

Have you joined the PTA for the 2020-2021 school year? For every 20 new members who join, we will raffle off one new spirit wear item to anyone who has already registered for the current school year. Don’t miss your chance to win some free Madison gear and be a part of our community. Register online or print out the membership form and return it to your child's teacher. If you have any questions regarding PTA membership, please contact Keri Widmer.

Spiritwear is In!

In-person students received their items on Wednesday at school. Virtual Academy orders were or will be dropped on your porch by the end of the week! If you have a highlighted item on your receipt - it's on backorder and we will keep you updated on the status.

We cannot wait to see the kids in their new Madison gear!

If you didn't get a chance to order - stay tuned, we'll be sharing more in the coming weeks for another ordering opportunity.

VA Parents: Come to Tuesdays at Two!

Starting in October, the Madison staff would like to offer a “Tuesday at 2” optional Google Meet for VA students to help stay connected with Madison. Madison staff miss VA students and they would love to see the kids' smiling faces. Each week, Mr. Callahan and/or Madison staff members will be present to read a book, talk about Growth Mindsets, tell some jokes, or just catch up with kids from 2:00-2:30pm. See ya there!

School Picture Information

FYI: If you ordered a package with a class photo, it will be distributed after retakes are completed.

If you have any order questions, you can contact Color Portraits directly at or 847-382-7505

Madison Clubs - Paused Until Second Semester

Looking for information from Chess Club, Battle of the Books, Math Club and other PTA-sponsored activities? Though there are some virtual club activities in progress, most of the events and meetings are on hold until second semester. Stay tuned for more details.

Support Madison While You Shop

You can support the Madison PTA when you shop:

  • Box Tops for Education: Scan your grocery receipt in the Box Tops app, and Madison will earn 10 cents from every qualifying item. Download the app.
  • AmazonSmile: Join AmazonSmile and select Madison, so when you shop Amazon - on the website or through the app - the PTA will get 0.5% of your eligible purchases. Learn more on the PTA website.

Next PTA Meeting

Monday, Nov. 16th, 12pm

Zoom (Link to Come)

PTA Meeting Schedule and Minutes

View the full meeting schedule for the year and access minutes from previous meetings on the Madison PTA website.

Save the Date

October 12: Columbus Day, No School

November 16: Next PTA Meeting

View the 2020-2021 school calendar here.

Madison PTA 2020-2021 Executive Board

President: Beth Tatro

President-Elect: Lauren DeReus

V.P. Membership: Keri Widmer

V.P. Ways and Means: Heather Button and Kate Kessler

Treasurer: Meredith Sharpee

Secretary: Jessica Houston

See the list of committee chairs

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