Madison Memos

The Madison School Newsletter / October 11, 2019

Stuff-a-Truck for Make A Difference Day

Madison will be collecting non-perishable food items for the People's Resource Center's food pantry. Next week check you child's backpack for a paper bag to fill. Filled bags may be placed on the tables outside of the school office. We will be collecting until October 25 and then the 5th graders will help Stuff-a- Truck with all of our donations. Questions, contact Amy at

Join Math Club

Attention 3rd, 4th and 5th grade Mathematicians! Join us for our FIRST Math Club meeting of the year. We’ll learn how to solve the first side of a Rubik’s Cube. Come explore three-dimensional puzzles with one of the best selling toys ever! Meet in the LLC from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Bring your lunch and get ready for a great time! Questions? Please contact Jennifer Denson at

4th and 5th grade: Tuesday, Oct. 15

3rd grade: Wednesday, Oct. 16

Please RSVP.

Teacher wishes granted

Thanks to the tremendous generosity of our Madison Community, the PTA was able to grant ALL of the classroom improvement wishes for our teachers and staff this year. Each year, the PTA helps furnish classrooms with books, learning materials, new rugs, flexible seating arrangements and so much more. Thanks to the success of this year’s Fun Run, the PTA is donating over $6,300 back to the classrooms for such learning enrichment items. Thank you for your continued support of Madison!

Create a costume from recycled materials

Conservation Club is having a Halloween Costume contest.Create the best costume you can made of RECYCLED/REUSED or RE PURPOSED materials - any items that would otherwise be considered waste. You will get to participate in a parade and in a contest to see who is the most creative. Use what you have at home. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative, most scary, most funny and most recyclable.

Be sure to have your costume for the parade after lunch on October 31.

Questions? Email

A sign up sheet is available in the office.

Join the PTA to access Directory Spot

Have you joined the PTA? A family membership is $20 and includes access to our mobile directory app, Directory Spot. Directory Spot provides contact information for students, teachers and staff, including class lists! Please visit the Madison PTA website, and click on “Join PTA” to become a member. If you have any questions regarding PTA membership, please contact Michele Cechini at

To join the PTA please click here.

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Sign-up for the adults-only Trivia Night fundraiser

Register today for the Back to the 90s-themed Trivia Night fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. You can sign up to be with a team of 10 or indicate at check-out what grade-level table you would prefer to sit with -- it's a perfect chance to meet parents! Please consider donating for the silent auction. Email if you have items, services or tickets to donate. Reach out to Mary Henderson ( with any questions or if you would like to volunteer.

Attend the book fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be at Madison from Monday, Oct. 21 to Thursday, Oct. 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The fair will also be open on Parent/Teacher Conference nights Monday, Oct. 21 and Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Our book fair theme is Arctic Adventure Book Fair, Snow Much to Read. A blizzard of books is headed your way, venture deep into the ice-cold polar regions to the coolest reading expedition ever!

If you are interested in volunteering to work the fair, please email Mrs. Graham,

Order the Madison yearbook

Orders are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 Madison Paw Prints yearbook. Our yearbook is 52 full-color pages that include many of the wonderful activities and events that happen during the school year. Each yearbook costs $17 (plus tax) and will be delivered to your student on the last day of school. Included with each yearbook order, you have the option of creating two custom pages for free (or not if you choose). Additional custom pages (beyond the first two) can be purchased for $0.99 (per 2-page spread). For those new to the school, Madison Elementary School yearbooks cannot be ordered on ParentVue or Synergy as with the middle school and high school yearbooks.

To order your yearbook, please go to and enter passcode 1014308585474714.

If you have any questions, please contact Megan Savitt at

Join Chess Club

Chess Club meets on Thursday evenings at 6:15 p.m. in the Art and Music Room (enter door 2). All Madison students (K-5) are welcome. No prior experience needed. Questions? Please contact Mash Angolkar at

Submit your work for Reflections

Calling all artists, musicians, dancers, filmmakers, photographers and writers, the PTA Reflections Program is now underway. This year’s theme is “Look Within." Use your imagination to creatively express this theme through artwork, writing, dance, film, photography and/or music.

You can find the entry form and rules for each specific category at this link:

Please submit all completed projects (with entry form) by Fri., October 25 to the main office. If you have any questions, contact Christina Hull at

Volunteer at Madison

Your involvement in the PTA helps make Madison a wonderful place to learn and grow. We have many committees that are looking for volunteers. If you have some time to give, please consider signing up to volunteer. A description of our committees and volunteer sign-up is available on our website Click on “Committee Sign Up.”

Committees looking for a chair or co-chairs:

Art Appreciation

Battle of the Books

Jr. Battle of the Books

Book Fair

Those interested in being a chair or co-chair please contact Amy Angolkar at

Attend Parent Workshops 2019-2020

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Save General Mills box tops and scan your receipt

General Mills is phasing out its clipped Box Tops, but some may still be found on products throughout the store. If you have Box Tops, send them into the LLC. If you've never been one to remember to clip and send in Box Tops but have a smart phone, just download the new Box Tops app, and scan your receipt to find participating products. The app will automatically credit Madison's earnings. Madison can earn ten cents for every General Mills box top scanned. The LLC has purchased many copies of award winning books. Let's continue the effort. Download the new app.

For more information, visit

Save the dates

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

Oct. 14: No school. Columbus Day

Oct. 21 & 23: Parent/Teacher Conferences

Oct. 31: Halloween Parties @ 2:15 p.m.

Nov. 2: Trivia Night

Nov. 8: No school

Nov. 18: PTA meeting @ noon

Nov. 25-29: Thanksgiving recess. No school.

View the 2018-2019 school calendar here.