Madison Memos

The Madison School Newsletter / February 20, 2015

Nominations due Feb. 22 for Distinguished Teacher Awards

As part of its commitment to recognizing excellence in teaching, District 200's education foundation, NEW 200, sponsors the annual Distinguished Teacher Awards. You can go online to nominate a teacher who has put forth extra effort to enrich the educational experiences of District 200 students. Contact if you have questions. Nominate an outstanding teacher today!

Celebrate Madison's 50th Anniversary

Madison's 50th birthday celebration assembly for 1970’s is scheduled for Tues., Feb. 24 at 1:15 p.m. for parents who would like to attend. The March assembly for the 1980’s is scheduled for Thurs., Mar. 26 at 2:30 p.m.

Students are encouraged to dress according to the decade. Ideas for the 1970s include tye-dye, bell-bottoms, “flower-power,” or disco.

Thank you Winter Carnival volunteers

On behalf of the Winter Carnival Committee (Robyn Beres, Julie Ippolito, and Misse Roberts) we would like to thank the following parents and faculty members for volunteering their time at Winter Carnival 2015. This fun family event isn't possible without the help of many volunteers. Please forgive any omissions...there are a lot of people!

Maria Adducci, Rachel Bailey, Kelsey Bergeson, Mary Boedigheimer, Stephanie Brown, Krista Caprini, Katie Clum, Joe Cortesi, Summer Czarnecki, Laura Dern, Paula Duebener, Monica Fahey, Lisa Feeley, Laura Fograse, Krista Foley, Leigh Ann Gaul, Misty Gniadek, Debbi Gonzalez, Jody Gosain, Jen Hasbrouck, Kathy Hug, Sarah Lindeman, Molly Karlsson, Deanna and Mike Krejci, Janet Mathis, Terri McCue, Kathryn Medanic, Pam Menzel, Vandana Mody, Evelyn Mosca, Dawnelle Muff, Jen Pashup-Graham, Alis and Mark Priebe, Gail Riss, Donna Rosenbergh, Sehr Saghire, Sybil Scaccia, Amy Schmidt, Nancy Shirley, Jacqueline Smith, Lisa Steck, Coleen Stewart, Carolynne Struebing, Michele Triscik, Tricia Webber, Suzie and John Weber, Jill Weck, Randy Wenger.

We'd also like to thank Debbie Allgood, Linda Brennan, Girl Scout Troop #196, Mark Hasbrouck, Heather Herr, Sarah Johnson, Katie Morris, Northwestern Mutual of Naperville, and Sybil Scaccia for donating items for our raffle as well as the dozens of families who donated baked goods for the Cake Walk.

Plunge into 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 Fri., Feb. 13. Starting Mon., Feb. 16, initial each circle/box on the fitness log for every 30 minutes you exercise. After you have finished the fitness path, turn in your completed log to your teacher by April 13. 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 contact Sybil Scaccia at

Run the NEW200 5K on Apr. 25

Dust off your running shoes, and mark your calendar for the NEW200 Foundation 5K on Apr. 25. We'll have more information in upcoming editions of Madison Memos.

Kindergarten Roundup is coming!

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If you have a child who will be five on or before Sept. 1, 2015, we will be hosting a Parent Meeting on Mon., March 2 at 7:00 p.m. Pre-registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. This “parent only” event is a great way to become acquainted with kindergarten at Madison Elementary, meet the staff members, and have your questions answered. Please pass this information to any friends or neighbors with a potential kindergartener. Please call the school office at 630-682-2095 to add your child’s name to our kindergarten list.

Thank you Valentine party planners

Thank you to all the party planners and volunteers that helped make our Valentine parties a success! If you haven't already done so, please return the party folders to the box marked "Room Party Folders" under the PTA mailboxes as soon as possible. A special thank you to the grade level Party Food Coordinators that helped with our new Food Policy Guidelines: Melisa Oker, Dawn Draus, Marianne Kratz, Jody Gosain, Michele Triscik, and Amy Schmidt. Your dedication and hard work with getting food approved, purchased, and delivered to each class was greatly appreciated.

Incoming Edison parent meeting

Attention 5th grade parents. Edison will host the 5th grade parent orientation on Wed., Apr 29 from 7-8 pm in Edison's auditorium.

St. Baldrick’s registration

Planning St. Baldrick’s Day at Madison is underway. If your child will be a shavee, sign up here as a shavee. If your daughter will have her hair cut for wigs (and not shaved), sign her up here as a volunteer. Sign up deadline is Thurs, Mar 5.

Questions? Contact Shannon Klopfenstein at

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Missing something? Check lost and found

Please have your student check the lost and found on the tables across from the gym. There are many very nice clothing items, mittens, hats, etc.

All items will be donated to Good Will if not claimed.

Notice of Asbestos in Building

Community Unit School District 200 has conducted the required inspections of asbestos containing materials in District 200 schools. Read more here.

Multicultural Day help needed

Yes… we're already looking ahead to next fall! So many volunteers have already said "yes" for next school year's Multicultural Day, but we need a couple of people who are willing to put it all together. If you'd like to make a huge difference in the lives of Madison students, please contact Julie Ippolito,, or Janet Mathis,

Parents and staff: join Madison PTA Facebook group

With 170 members and growing, Madison PTA Wheaton, IL Facebook group has become a good way to share information about Madison PTA happenings. Any Madison parent/guardian or staff member may join the closed group. You'll find fun pictures, reminders and news. Madison Memos continues to be Madison PTA's main source for information, as it reaches all parents and staff.

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Upgrading to a new tablet? Donate your old one to Madison

Madison teachers have found many ways for refurbished iPads/other tablets /handheld devices to complement the curriculum. Simply take your old device into Madison’s office during school hours of 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and the staff will make sure it’s put to good use in the classroom. Please let your friends and relatives know too! Donations are tax-deductible.

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Shop Amazon; earn cash for Madison

When you shop on, please use the Madison PTA link: Madison PTA will earn 1% on every purchase! Click here for more information.
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Earn for Madison by spending at Target

Do you find yourself at Target once or maybe even twice a week or more? Did you know you could use that spending to earn money for Madison? By using your REDcard, Target's credit card or debit card, you can do just that. When you designate Madison as your elementary school, Target donates 1% of your total charge through their "Take Charge of Education" program.
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Save the dates

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

Feb. 23: Madison Cares

Feb. 24: Madison's 50th Anniversary assembly at 1:15 p.m. - 70s theme

Feb. 27: No school

Mar. 2: Kindergarten Round Up. 6:30 p.m. registration. 7:00 p.m. Parent-only meeting

Mar. 18: Market Day pick up from 3:30-4:00 p.m.

Mar. 19: PTA General Membership meeting in the Music Room at 12:00 p.m.

Mar. 20: St. Baldrick's Day

Mar. 26: Madison's 50th Anniversary assembly at 2:30 p.m. - 80s theme

Apr. 6-9: Book Fair

Apr. 25: New200 Foundation 5K

Apr. 29: 5th grade parent Edison orientation

May 22: Explore More Day

Sept. 3: Picture Day

View the 2015-2016 school calendar here.