Madison Memos

The Madison School PTA Newsletter / June 3, 2022

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Madison PTA Committee 2022-2023 Sign-Up Now Live

HEY MOMS & DADS! The Madison PTA relies on parent volunteers for activities and committees. We are asking for the generous contribution of your time. A new Sign-up Genius to volunteer for any/all opportunities is now available HERE.


Looking for a Few Good Volunteers

The PTA is in need of volunteers for a few key positions to kick off the new school year:


  • Communications (Need 4): Keep everyone up to date on PTA happenings by helping to manage our Google Apps (primarily Google Drive and email accounts) and website. Work closely with the Madison Memos editor and PTA Secretary to post important announcements to Facebook. Most of the website and Google updates occur over the summer/at the beginning of the school year.
  • Spirit Wear (Need 3): Influence the fashion of Madison students by coordinating the spirit wear shop - typically open at the beginning of the school year and again around the holidays. Coordinate the design, order, distribution and sale of Madison Spirit Wear.


We also appreciate any interest you have in the following committees! (To read more about each committee, visit the Madison PTA website HERE). You can either sign up for a specific committee or in an as-needed role, and we'll be in touch to help you find the right fit!


  • Art Appreciation

  • Battle of the Books & Jr. Battle of the Books

  • Beautification

  • Chess Club

  • DEI (Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion)

  • Explore More Day

  • Field Day

  • Fifth Grade Celebration

  • Go Green

  • Library Learning Center

  • Madison Cares

  • Math Club

  • Pancake Breakfast & Book Swap

  • Reflections

  • Room Parent Coordinator & Room Parents

  • Run-A-Thon

  • School Supplies

  • Staff Appreciation

  • Trivia Night

  • Winter Carnival

  • Yearbook

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It takes one WONDERFUL community to pull off all of the activities we did for the end of the 2021/2022. A huge thank you to all who volunteered time and resources for Explore More Day, 5th Grade Celebration and Field Day. Our kids' faces say it all - a great end to the school year. Special shouts to committee chairs: Denise Krohn (Explore More Day), Kelly Styrkowicz (5th Grade Celebration), Patrick Coffey (Field Day), Steve Laczo (Field Day) and Jeremy Malmstedt (Field Day).


If you LOVED these activities, sign up now to help next year!

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School Supplies (and Lists!) Now Available for 2022/2023 School Year

Are you already dreading the school supply rush in August? Do you hate the thought of running all over town to find the right school supplies? Let the PTA help you! The PTA is now selling school supply kits for next year. This is offered as a convenience for parents, not as a PTA fundraiser.


All families are encouraged to order online at www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks; however, paper orders will also be accepted by request (flyers went home in backpacks this week!). School supply kits will be delivered to your child's classroom in time for Meet and Treat. Orders are available now through June 20th (with late orders available June 21 through July 6).



  • Go to Madison's link on Educational Products HERE and enter school ID - MAD123.
  • There are step by step instructions to complete your order.
  • Headphones are available and optional - and you can add them if you click to page two.
  • Keep your online confirmation as your receipt. School supplies will be delivered to your child's classroom before school starts.


If you'd like to purchase your own school supplies, the classroom lists are available to view on the PTA website here.


Any questions - email Brittany Zeller.

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Summer Volunteers Wanted to Keep Madison Beautiful!

Beatification committee is looking for volunteers to weed the school flower beds once a month over the summer and right before the school year starts. Time commitment is 1-2 hours once a month, but any help you can provide is appreciated. Exact time and dates TBD. No gardening experience required. Reach out to Candace Small at Candace.m.small@gmail.com if you are interested.
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Madison Students Say Thank You to PTA

We are so grateful to give to Madison students and always appreciate their notes of thanks! Here's just one of the many adorable notes we receive in return for all of our efforts.
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Congratulations to the New 2022/2023 Madison PTA Leadership and THANK YOU to This Year's Volunteers

A big THANK YOU to this year's hardworking board, committee chairs and volunteers:


  • President: Lauren DeReus
  • President-Elect: Debbie McCraw
  • Membership: Keri Widmer
  • Ways and Means: Kate Kessler and Diana Benoist
  • Treasurer: Meredith Sharpee
  • Secretary: Heather Graf


  • Audit: Karen Dawson
  • Art Appreciation: Abby Richardson
  • Beautification: Candace Small
  • Chess Club: Mash Angolkar
  • Communications: Alison Bruder
  • DEI: Julie Schulz
  • Explore More Day: Denise Krohn
  • Field Day: Patrick Coffey
  • Fifth Grade Celebration: Kelly Styrkowicz
  • Go Green: Lisa Thomas
  • LLC Coordinator: Kelly Styrkowicz
  • Madison Cares: Heather Graf
  • Math Club: Christina Hull
  • Meet & Treat: Heather Graf
  • New Family Welcoming: Katie Morris
  • Pancake Breakfast & Book Swap: Cecilia Horejs
  • Picture Day: Cecilia Horejs
  • Reflections: Lesley Stephan-Feinsot
  • Room Parent Coordinator: Abby Markham
  • Run-A-Thon: Sarah Tobek
  • School Supplies: Brittney Zeller
  • Spirit Wear: Heidi Coppersmith
  • Staff Appreciation: Janine Shimp
  • Trivia Night: Mary Henderson
  • Yearbook: Meredith Sharpee


The below slate was voted on and approved at the last PTA general meeting on May 16th. A hearty congratulations! We're excited for next year!

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Looking for a SIGN to Volunteer? Here's Your Chance!

The Madison PTA is exploring options to replace the school sign in the front of the building, which is designed to help share announcements with the community. We're looking for a volunteer who would be willing to research choices (electronic and manual signs) and help outline the steps of the process (e.g. permitting, installation, etc.). If you'd like to help, please email president@madisonschoolpta.org.
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ISO Madison Signs

We're so glad you love your Madison signs, but we try to reuse them from year to year. If you still have one, please return it to the PTA mailbox (inside the front office) so we can distribute them to new students in the fall. No questions asked ;)

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For Families New to Madison - a Welcome Packet

Do you know someone who is new to the Madison school community or who could use a refresher on how to navigate all of the information and opportunities? The PTA has kindly put together a welcome packet with loads of helpful information and resources. Available on the PTA website HERE, this will also be updated for the 2022/2023 school year in the coming weeks.
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2021/2022 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 at memos@madisonschoolpta.org. You can view the publication schedule and previous issues on the PTA website.
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