Madison Memos

The Madison School Newsletter / September 4, 2020

Welcome Back, Madison Families!

The Madison PTA is excited to welcome students and parents back to school. Whether attending in person or virtually, we are still one Madison community. Although our events and activities may look different this year, the PTA is excited to find new opportunities to connect Madison families and support our school.

To keep up to date with what the PTA is doing and how you can help, watch your inbox every other week for Madison Memos and join the Madison PTA Facebook Group. You can learn more about Madison PTA volunteer opportunities on SignUpGenius.

Madison PTA 2020-2021 Executive Board

President: Beth Tatro

President-Elect: Lauren DeReus

V.P. Membership: Keri Widmer

V.P. Ways and Means: Heather Button and Kate Kessler

Treasurer: Meredith Sharpee

Secretary: Jessica Houston

See the list of committee chairs

Have You Joined the Madison PTA?

Becoming a member is the easiest way to support our PTA. A family membership is $20 and includes access to our mobile directory app, Directory Spot. This app allows you to access the Madison School Directory and calendar right from your iPhone, Android phone, or on the web. If you have any questions regarding PTA membership, please contact Keri Widmer.

ISO Virtual Academy Room Parents

The PTA is looking for room parents to represent the Virtual Academy. Room parents will help all the Madison families in their grade get to know each other and stay connected with in-person families at Madison. If you are interested in volunteering as a Virtual Academy room parent, please email Debbie McCraw or Heidi Coppersmith.

Coming Soon: The Madison Run-a-Thon

Students look forward to the annual Run-a-Thon every year! Whether attending Virtual Academy or in person, ALL students will be given the opportunity to participate. The event will kick off September 15, and students will run the week of September 28. Details will be communicated in the coming weeks. If you would like to help out with this year’s event, email Sarah Perkins, Cecilia Horejs or Melissa Bianco.

Madison Spirit Wear Is on the Way

Thank you to everyone who purchased Madison spirt wear! Our fall 2020 sale is now closed. Items will be delivered between September 28 and October 2. Stay tuned for delivery details.

If you missed this round of spirit wear, we hope to have a holiday sale in November. Keep watching Madison Memos and the Madison PTA Facebook Group for updates.

Thank You to the Madison Welcome Committee

We'd like to issue a special word of thanks to Katie Morris for organizing this year's welcome committee: Julie Ippolito, Katie Armstrong, Keri Widmer, Kate Kessler, Michele Hinkley-Cechini, Meredith Sharpee, Danielle Kerger, Heidi Coppersmith, Erin Bloodworth, Shelly Baker, and Jill Weck. The committee delivered signs to over 80 new Madison families. Thank you for helping to welcome our new students to the Madison Community!

Box Tops for Education: Now Online!

Supporting the Madison PTA through General Mills Box Tops has never been easier. You no longer need to clip actual box tops - you can do it all through the Box Tops app.

Simply scan your receipt to find participating products. The app will automatically credit Madison's earnings. Madison earns 10 cents for every General Mills box top scanned. Let's continue the effort. Download the new app.

Support the Madison PTA with AmazonSmile

One of the easiest ways to help raise money for the Madison PTA is by signing up for AmazonSmile so your Amazon purchases work for you! AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to Madison PTA when you shop using your Amazon app – yes, you can now shop with AmazonSmile from the app!

Every purchase you make through Amazon helps the Madison PTA enrich our children's experience at Madison Elementary. If that's not an excuse to start shopping, I don't know what is! Learn how to connect your Amazon account to AmazonSmile with instructions on our website.

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Save the Date

September 7: Labor Day, No School

September 15: Madison Run-a-Thon Kickoff

September 25: Institute Day, No School

View the 2020-2021 school calendar here.

Next PTA Meeting

Monday, Sep. 28th, 7pm

1620 Mayo Avenue

Wheaton, IL

PTA Meeting Schedule and Minutes

View the full meeting schedule for the year and access minutes from previous meetings on the Madison PTA website.

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