Madison Memos

The Madison School PTA Newsletter / January 14, 2022

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Help Wanted: 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, please email

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Madison Paw Prints Yearbook 5th Grade Cover Contest Entries Due January 31

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Here's to All We'll Do in 2022!

We hope everyone is settling into the new year. Thanks to this wonderful community, the Madison PTA was able to give back and also sponsor many fun activities and resources in 2021. We have even more planned for 2022 and appreciate your continued support. Stay tuned here or on the Madison PTA Facebook Page if you're a member, for updates on what's next and how you can get involved. It's never too late (or too early!) to volunteer.

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Students Invited to Participate with Madison Cares

This year students in each grade have the option to take part in one project during their lunch recess to support the local DuPage Pads organization. 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. Information with project dates and details will be sent to parents in the weeks prior. Grade level projects will include:

- Making fleece blankets

- Putting together Mens & Womens personal care packs

- Creating activity bags for children

- Putting together baby care donation packs

- Making Valentines cards with a prepackaged treat

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

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We Love Valentine's Day Parties!

Stay tuned for more information about this year's classroom/Valentine's Day parties. Valentine’s will be distributed this year - in lieu of treats at the Valentine’s Day parties, the PTA will be providing a small gift to students.

More to come!

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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.