The Madison School Newsletter / February 6, 2015
Congratulations Reflections winners
Pictured are Madison's Reflections winners, honored at a district-wide PTA celebration. Nice job girls!
Order 2014-2015 Yearbooks
Did you know you can order your Madison School yearbook through online credit card payment from the Madison PTA website? If you prefer to pay by cash or check, complete this order form, and submit with payment to the school office in an envelope marked “Yearbook Order Attn: Dawn Draus.” You may write one check for multiple books. Make check payable to “Madison PTA.”
Madison Cares thanks you
A big thank you to all the students that came out to make fleece blankets to benefit Project Linus. We made and donated 40 blankets to Edwards and Central DuPage Hospitals. We also donate 29 birthday bags to the People’s Resource Center in Wheaton.
Many thanks to the volunteers that helped with this service project: Terry Bagley, Geena Caputo, Dawn Draus, Paula Duebener, Shannon Klopfenstein, Terri McCue, Amy Schmidt and Anne Valente. We couldn’t do it without you!
Looking Ahead: Join us Mon., Feb. 23 during the recess portion of your lunch hour in the LLC to make posters for all our St. Baldrick’s participants!
Nominating committee to be elected at February PTA meeting
By the end of June, Janet Mathis, Robyn Beres and Amy Fiorato will have served their terms as co-president, vice president of ways and means, and secretary. We will be looking to fill these positions. If you're interested in helping to find people to serve in these roles, please contact Janet Mathis, firstname.lastname@example.org or Julie Ippolito, email@example.com.
We need five people to be on the nominating committee, plus two alternates. Nominating committee members must have been a member of the PTA for at least 30 days by the time of the Feb. 19 meeting. The nominating committee will report its nominees at the March general membership meeting.
Thank you Madison PTA committee chairs
Let's give a mid-year round of applause to all of our Madison PTA committee chairs:
Audit: Hollie Bourne
Art appreciation: Louise Kirkman
Art to remember: Gaytana Morgan
Battle of the Books: Janet Mathis
Junior Battle of the Books: Dawnelle Muff
Beautification: John Phanthavong
Book fair: Stacy Circelli
Butter Braid: Robyn Beres
Chess Club: Jennifer Sonntag, Krista Caprini, Sam Hurtado
Communications: Sarah Johnson, Misty Gniadek, Jaime Kammerzell, Amy Fiorato
Council Delegate: Julie Ippolito
Cultural arts: Louise Kirkman, Alis Priebe
Dining for dollars: Melissa Roberts, Julie Ippolito
Directory: Dawn Draus, Kristin Olson, Sarah Johnson
Explore More Day: Amy Fiorato, Kristin Olson, Suzie Weber
Field Day: Monica Fahey
Fifth grade celebration: Heather Herr and Lynn Lehman
50th anniversary celebrations: Dawn Draus, Amy Schmidt, Michele Triscik, Jennifer Hasbrouck
Go Green: Jeff Hasbrouck
Hospitality: Jen Doty
LLC Coordinator: Kathryn Medanic
Madison Cares/St. Baldrick's: Shannon Klopfenstein
Market Day: Michele Triscik, Amy Schmidt
Math Club: Jody Gosain/Christina Hull
Meet & Treat: Melisa Oker
Multicultural Day: Jen Pashup-Graham, Alis Priebe
New Family Welcoming: Jennifer Hasbrouck, Lynn Lehman
Pancake breakfast & book swap: Monica Fahey
Picture Day: Dawnelle Muff, Anne Nigrelli
Reflections: Gaytana Morgan
Room parent coordinator: Louise Kirkman
Room parties coordinator: Sybil Scaccia
Scholarship representative: Amy Schmidt
School supplies: Kathryn Medanic
Spirit Wear: Amy Fiorato
Staff appreciation: Janine Shimp
Trivia night: Robyn Beres, Julie Ippolito
TV Turnoff week: Leigh Ann Gaul
Winter carnival: Robyn Beres, Melissa Roberts
Wrapping paper: Robyn Beres, Margit Spires, Evelyn Mosca
Yearbook: Dawn Draus
Thank you for everything you do for our Madison family!
Order Market Day to support Madison
Have you ever ordered from Market Day? You should try it if you haven't yet.
Many Madison families enjoy healthy convenient, restaurant-quality food products from the same vendors that supply many upscale restaurants.
"Our family loves the seasoned salmon. It makes for an easy, good-for-you dinner. All the frozen veggies we've tried are tasty and quick. We also like the ready-made cookie dough. You can take a few out of the freezer at a time and have fresh-from-the-oven cookies after school," says the Mathis family.
Not only are Market Day products are competitively priced, but Madison PTA earns profit on all purchases. Last year Madison raised nearly $2,000, which helped fund Multicultural Day, Explore More Day and many other important events for our students.
It's easy to order online at marketday.com or return the Order Guide to school. Online orders for the February sale are due by 11 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 13. Pickup is right after school on Wed. Feb. 18 from 3:30-4 p.m.
This month the Kammerzell family is ordering its monthly supply of French toast sticks (Andrew cannot live without), as well as trying new items like meatballs, a turkey roast, egg rolls, and Li'L bagel dogs.
Join us in ordering new items or the old standbys and send us your reviews. We'll use your quote in the next Memos.
See you at pick up on Feb. 18!
Kindergarten Roundup is coming!
If you have a child who will be five on or before Sept. 1, 2015, we will be hosting a Parent Meeting on Mon., March 2 at 7:00 p.m. Pre-registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. This “parent only” event is a great way to become acquainted with kindergarten at Madison Elementary, meet the staff members, and have your questions answered. Please pass this information to any friends or neighbors with a potential kindergartener. Please call the school office at 630-682-2095 to add your child’s name to our kindergarten list.
Thank you Pancake Breakfast volunteers
A big thank you to all who helped make the Pancake Breakfast a success.
Lindy Ayala, Janet Bailey, Rachel Bailey, Tim Callahan, Joe Cortesi, Cindi Emma, Monica Fahey, Paul Fahey, Jamie Farmer, Jim Fiorato, Sheila Giambalvo, Olivia Gjeldum, Tom Grace, Diane Graham, Jen Pashup-Graham, Becca Hary, Christina Hull, Janet Mathis, Evelyn Mosca, Jay Oker, Melisa Oker, Mike Pascente, Andrea Quartz, Sehr Saghir, Julie Schulz, Janine Shimp, Annette Shore, Coleen Stewart, Amy Stout, Lisa Tomek, and Mary Jo Witnik.
St. Baldrick’s registration
Planning St. Baldrick’s Day at Madison is underway. If your child will be a shavee, sign up here as a shavee. If your daughter will have her hair cut for wigs (and not shaved), sign her up here as a volunteer. Sign up deadline is Thurs, Mar 5. Please watch for additional information and required written permission slips to come home in your child's backpack in the next few weeks.
Questions? Contact Shannon Klopfenstein at Shannon@klopfensteins.com.
Missing something? Check lost and found
Please have your student check the lost and found on the tables across from the gym. There are many very nice clothing items, mittens, hats, etc.
All items will be donated to Good Will if not claimed.
Celebrate Madison's 50th Anniversary
Madison's 50th birthday celebration assembly for 1970’s is scheduled for Tues., Feb. 24 at 1:15 p.m. for parents who would like to attend. The March assembly for the 1980’s is scheduled for Thurs., Mar. 26 at 2:30 p.m.
Students are encouraged to dress according to the decade. Ideas for the 1970s include tye-dye, bell-bottoms, “flower-power,” or disco.
Multicultural Day help needed
Yes… we're already looking ahead to next fall! So many volunteers have already said "yes" for next school year's Multicultural Day, but we need a couple of people who are willing to put it all together. If you'd like to make a huge difference in the lives of Madison students, please contact Julie Ippolito, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Janet Mathis, email@example.com.
Parents and staff: join Madison PTA Facebook group
With 170 members and growing, Madison PTA Wheaton, IL Facebook group has become a good way to share information about Madison PTA happenings. Any Madison parent/guardian or staff member may join the closed group. You'll find fun pictures, reminders and news. Madison Memos continues to be Madison PTA's main source for information, as it reaches all parents and staff.
Upgrading to a new tablet? Donate your old one to Madison
Madison teachers have found many ways for refurbished iPads/other tablets /handheld devices to complement the curriculum. Simply take your old device into Madison’s office during school hours of 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and the staff will make sure it’s put to good use in the classroom. Please let your friends and relatives know too! Donations are tax-deductible.
Earn for Madison by spending at Target
Save the dates
Click on the calendar on the Madison section of www.cusd200.org to view upcoming dates. See below for some highlights:
Tonight: Winter Carnival, 5-8:30 p.m.
Feb. 16: Presidents' Day - No school
Feb. 17: Wheaton Warrenville Special Needs PTA meeting
Feb. 18: Market Day
Feb. 19: PTA Meeting at 7 p.m.
Feb. 23: Madison Cares
Feb. 24: Madison's 50th Anniversary assembly at 1:15 p.m. - 70s theme
Feb. 27: No school
Mar. 2: Kindergarten Round Up. 6:30 p.m. registration. 7:00 p.m. Parent-only meeting
Mar. 20: St. Baldrick's Day
Mar. 26: Madison's 50th Anniversary assembly at 2:30 p.m. - 80s theme
May 22: Explore More Day
Apr. 29: 5th grade parent Edison orientation
Sept. 3: Picture Day
View the 2015-2016 school calendar here.