Madison Memos

The Madison School Newsletter / April 13, 2017

Register for Explore More Day classes

Class registration opens Thursday, April 13th for 2nd – 5th graders: Please register your student ASAP since popular classes fill up quickly!

Registration must be completed by Wednesday, April 19th.

ATTENTION VOLUNTEERS! We need lots of help to make this the best day of the year. If you are able to volunteer, please submit your information on the registration form.

If you have any questions, please contact your Explore More Day Co-Chairs, Kristin Olson and Amy Fiorato, at

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2017-2018 Madison PTA officers nominated

At the general membership meeting held on March 21, the PTA nominating committee announced their nomination slate for the executive committee to serve in the 2017-2018 school year. These individuals have accepted their nomination as follows:

PTA Co-President: Rachel Bailey, second term ending June 2018
PTA Co-President: Lisa Thomas, first term ending June 2018
First Vice President of Membership: Stephanie Brown, 1 year term ending June 2018
Second Vice President of Ways & Means: Kelly Styrkowicz, first term ending June 2018
Treasurer: Katie Morris, second term ending June 2018
Secretary: Jaime Kammerzell, first term ending June 2018

The officer election will take place at the next general membership meeting on April 18 at 7 p.m in the LLC. Anyone interested in serving as an officer on the executive committee may also be nominated from the floor at this time. The person seeking office must have been a member of the PTA for at least the last 30 days, and the person nominating them must have their prior consent. We welcome all PTA members to participate in the election of next year’s officers. We hope to see you there!

Celebrate Earth Day!

Mark your calendars and join in the fun! Earth Day is April 22nd, and to celebrate the Conservation Committee will be promoting two Earth friendly and screen free activities. The Committee kids also created an Earth Day display that will be in the school throughout the week that includes recycled art and facts about Earth Day. Morning announcements will include conservation tips and fun facts about trees.

The students will also help with two tree plantings on Friday, April 21 that are being donated by the Morton Arboretum.

Monday, April 17 - Walk/Bike To School Day

Wednesday, April 19 - Mr. Cortesi Screen Free Game Night 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Any questions please contact:

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Former Madison students earn scholarships

Please congratulate former Madison students Jorie Budzikowski, Peter Garnache, and Sarah Mueller for earning District 200 PTA scholarships. Each year, PTAs across District 200 contribute to the $500 college scholarships. Budzikowski, Garnache and Mueller, along with 27 other recipients, will receive their scholarships at an awards breakfast later in April.

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Congratulations Awardees!

Congratulations to our 2017 Distinguished Educator Awardees!

Tracy Holland
, Hawthorne Elementary
Ryan Bonnamy, Franklin Middle
Jamie Puorto, Wheaton North High School

Gail Lobue, Johnson Elementary
Amanda Austin, Edison Middle

Michael Mowell, Hubble Middle
James Claud, Wheaton Warrenville South High School

Over 75 compelling nominations were received. While reading them, we were reminded how amazing our teachers are and how fortunate we are to be part of District 200. Nominations were submitted by parents/guardians, alumni, staff, students or community members and reviewed via a blind process by a volunteer panel of three retired District 200 principals.

Congratulations to our 2017 All-Star Volunteer Recipients!

Kris Dale, Grant Review Committee

Julie Garnache, STEM Expo Committee
Carol Molino, Grant Review Committee

This year we are recognizing three volunteers who go above and beyond to help enrich education for students.

Event Details

As part of the awards ceremony, we offer a pizza tasting event. Guests will receive a passport/ticket with the names of participating restaurants and will sample a small slice of pizza from each vendor.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
6:00 - 7:30 pm
* awards presented 6:45 pm

Wheaton North H.S.
701 West Thomas St., Wheaton
* Enter through doors #1 or #16.

Pizza Tasting Tickets

$8 thru Apr. 16 / $10 at the door
Children:(ages 3-10) $5 / $6
2 and under free
Family: $26 / $32

* In order to keep this affordable to families, we have a family package price of $26/$32. Based on the number/age of children in your immediate family, you may purchase individual tickets or a family package.

Admission is free to honor educators and volunteers, please RSVP and/or purchase pizza tasting tickets on Eventbrite.

Thank you to the following restaurants for participating!

* We will have 8-10 participating restaurants, names will be added as they are confirmed.
Evviva Bar & Eatery, Gia Mia Pizza Bar, Gino's East, Jake's Pizza, Maciano's

Thank you Sponsors!

Showalter Roofing Service, Inc.

DuPage Credit Union

NorthStar Credit Union

Earn a free pass to Raging Waves

Did you complete your fitness form? You can turn in the form to your teacher now and earn a FREE weekday pass to Raging Waves Waterpark in Yorkville. Forms MUST be turned in by April 21. No exceptions. Passes will be handed out before the end of the school year. 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.

Order the Madison School Yearbook

Yearbook orders can still be placed. If you are unsure if you placed an order, please click here. If you are interested in ordering, please click here to place an order by April 15.

If you have any questions, please contact 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.

Attend 2017 Spring Parenting Seminars

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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.

Register for WWSHS summer camps

Wheaton Warrenville South offers various summer camp course offerings for all ages. Click here to find the course description, date and fees, along with the Summer Recreation registration link. All registration is done online. Questions? Please contact the athletic office at 630-784-7243.

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:

Apr. 11-21: PARCC Testing

Apr. 14: No School

April 17: Walk / Bike to School Day

Apr. 18: PTA Meeting @ 7 p.m.

April 19 - Screen Free Game Night 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

May 16: PTA Meeting @ noon

May 26: Explore More Day

May 29: No School

May 31: Last Day of School

View the 2016-2017 school calendar here.

And the 2017-2018 school calendar here.