Madison Memos

The Madison School PTA Newsletter / April 21, 2023

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Support Madison's Explore More Day!

We have lots of ways to support this year's Explore More Day for all of the grades (K-5) to make the day an outstanding one for students!

1. Sponsor a class! If you would like to support by paying for a vendor and/or supplies, prices range from $100 - $500+. Examples of sponsorship opportunities include: a live animal presentation, magic class, painting instructor, music class, the beta fish for the fifth grade symbiosis class, a K/1 experience, or whatever class is of most interest to you! If sponsoring a class is something you are able to do in or would like to learn more about, please email

2. Purchase one or more items on the Amazon wish list! There are many supplies to chose from that are used for the various classes that day. Your contributions are most appreciated! Please look out for the wish list coming soon.

3. Volunteer! There are opportunities to volunteer in the morning, afternoon, or all day on May 19 as well as some opportunities before the actual day. More specific volunteer information will be coming soon, but if you know you would like to volunteer, please email

As always, the Explore More Day committee appreciates your support!

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Go Green Club Needs Your Help

Madison's Go Green Club has been busy getting ready for Earth Day and could use your help on some upcoming projects.

First, we are looking to collect newspapers for weed control in the butterfly garden - and we need a lot!

Also, are there any gardeners who would be interested in beautifying and weeding the courtyard?

Any help is appreciated and we're open and flexible on timing. Please reach out to Lisa Thomas if you have newspapers and/or are interested in volunteering.


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Yearbook Cover Finalists Announced

Congratulations to the top 5 contestants of the 2022-2023 Madison Paw Prints 5th Grade Yearbook Cover Contest! Madison faculty and staff had the opportunity to vote over the past few weeks and the five entries shown below had the most votes. Each Madison student will cast one vote in class over the coming weeks and the winner of this year’s cover contest will be announced soon. The artist of the winning entry will receive a FREE Madison Paw Prints Yearbook and have their name announced at school. Best of luck to all of the contestants!

Yearbook orders can still be placed for the 2022-2023 Madison Paw Prints though May 1!

Yearbooks will be distributed during the last week of school and are a great way to commemorate all of the fun Madison and PTA programs throughout the school year.

To order, please click here.

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use the following QR code.

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Mark Your Calendars: One More Cooks' Night Out Opportunity

Thank you to the entire Madison community for supporting our recent Cooks' Nights Out at Burger Social, Jason's Deli and Culver's. We appreciate everyone's patronage at our local restaurants - our last CNO at Culver's successfully raised $530!

Please don't miss out on this season's last Cooks' Night Out event:

  • Thursday, May 4: 302 South (302 Town Square, Wheaton) - All Day
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Fun Facts From Finance!


$38,000 - YOU have all brought this money in through Membership Dues, Spiritwear, Butterbraid, Amazon Smile, Cooks' Night Out, Reindeer Run, and, of course, Fun Run and Trivia Night.


$1,200 - birthday books, book fair donations, school supplies, reading incentives and welcoming new students.

$1,100 - Field trips and classroom holiday parties.

$3,900 - Various clubs (Book, Conservation, Math, and Ozobots Clubs) and outside speakers.

$20,000 - Functional Needs/Wishlist items including new bike racks and indoor and outdoor basketball hoops (coming soon!), books, storage, classroom rugs and flexible seating, playground equipment (balls, hula hoops, etc), educational games, magazine subscriptions, and much much more!

$1,700 - Treating Madison staff to breakfast/lunches and other goodies

$1,600 - Various administrative purposes: Insurance, Tax Filing, Hospitality for Meetings, Donations.

For the remainder of the school year, the PTA will continue to support Madison staff and students with Explore More Day, Staff Appreciation Week, the 5th Grade End of Year Celebration, class field trips, Field Day fun and the guest author visit.

We couldn't do any of this without your support and generous donations!! THANK YOU!

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Madison Signs Wanted

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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2022/2023 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 or Linsey Wisniewski at You can view the publication schedule and previous issues on the PTA website.
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