Madison Memos

The Madison School Newsletter / September 27, 2019

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

The first Chess Club meeting of the year will be Oct. 10 at 6:15-7:15 p.m. 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. There will be a short informational meeting for parents of Chess Club members at the first meeting. 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

Fun Run a 'Wild' Success

The Wild West Glow Run was a success! Thank you to everyone for all of your hard work getting pledges and to the students for running their hardest. It was a great day and the kids had a ton of fun.

We are excited to announce we have not only reached our $24,000 goal but we have DOUBLED our fundraising income in the past two years. Final numbers will be tallied next week and we look forward to sharing the final results. As promised, the kids will be enjoying a massive blow up obstacle course today, Friday, Sept. 27, during gym as a reward for all of their hard work in achieving our goal. It will be another fun day for the students and staff at Madison.

The PTA Executive Committee would like to say thank you to Danielle Bauer, Heidi Coppersmith, Cecilia Horejs and Abby May for all of your hard work planning and executing the Fun Run this year. A great big thank you also goes out to all of the Madison families and staff for supporting your PTA and making the event so successful!

Clean up Madison school grounds

Madison Beautification Day is Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. - noon. This is a service project sponsored by the Madison Girl Scout troops in conjunction with the Madison PTA, but ALL students and parents are welcome to join in the fun.

Our goal is to make the school a more beautiful place by weeding, trimming shrubs, planting perennials, and general clean-up of the school grounds. (Rain date: Saturday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m.- noon.)

Parents: Do you have a pickup truck you’d be willing to bring to help haul away and dump yard waste (20 minute trip)? We'd love to have your help!

Contact Abby Richardson for more details at or Todd Jacobson 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. 5: Beautification Day

Oct. 21 & 23: Parent/Teacher Conferences

Oct. 14: No School. Columbus Day

Nov. 2: Trivia Night

View the 2018-2019 school calendar here.