Madison Memos

The Madison School PTA Newsletter / January 28, 2022

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Seeking Out More Volunteers for Explore More Day

Explore More Day has been a longstanding tradition at Madison and we are excited to be able to bring it back this year. We cannot pull off an event like this without a large volunteer effort so we are calling for all willing volunteers.

What is Explore More Day?

Typically held the Friday before Memorial Day, it is a daylong program of learning from parents, guest teachers through hands-on activities. Sub-committee volunteers are needed for each grade, along with volunteers to teach classes, and help instructors in class.

What help is needed?

Committee Chair (1 or 2 Volunteers)

Responsibilities include:

  • Host kick off meeting with sub-committee volunteers
  • Responsible for communicating to sub-committee volunteers
  • Coordination with Madison staff
  • Attending day of activities

Don't worry, we have templates of all the documents you would need from past years! We just need someone willing to step up and lead the effort! Volunteers do NOT need to set the cirriculum.

Sub-Committee Volunteers

Responsibilities include:

Volunteers will help in pre-event coordination with volunteers/instructors and materials as well as attending day of activities.

  • Kindergarten-3 Volunteer Openings
  • 1st Grade-1 Volunteer Opening
  • 2nd-5th Grade-6 Volunteer Openings

Sign up here.

Also, if you are interested in instructing a class, or taking on a leadership position, please email

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Few More Days to Enter: Madison Paw Prints Yearbook 5th Grade Cover Contest Entries Due January 31

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Burgers Bring Funds for Madison PTA

Thank you to everyone who participated in this week's "Cook's Night Out" fundraiser. A special thank you to Wheaton's Burger Social for donating 15% of proceeds mentioning our school, to the Madison PTA. Thanks, too, to Kate Kessler for organizing! Delicious results for all!

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Students Continue to Make a Difference with Madison Cares

This year each grade has the option to take part in one project during their lunch recess to support the local DuPage Pads organization. So far Madison students have:

- Created activity bags for children (1st Graders)

- Made Valentines cards with a prepackaged treat (2nd Graders)

- Made fleece blankets (5th Graders)

Coming up, grade levels will:

- Put together Mens & Womens personal care packs

- Put together baby care donation packs

If you are interested in volunteering during your student’s project, or have questions, please email

About DuPage Pads

The mission of Pads is to end homelessness by providing immediate shelter and food, and connecting individuals and families with resources on a path to get from dependency to self-sufficiency. Our goal is to help students gain an understanding of the needs of others in our community, and simple ways they can give back.

This week students were shown this video message from April Redzic, CEO of DuPage Pads who shares how the organization supports local families in need of shelter, and their gratitude for all the help from our kids at Madison!

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Plan Ahead! District Calendars Now Available for 22/23 and 24 School Years

Click HERE for the highlights.
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2021/2022 Madison PTA Leadership

Committee Chairs List

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