Madison Memos

The Madison School Newsletter / May 3, 2019

Spring into sports and fun

Join the Wheaton Warrenville Special Needs PTA on May 4 at the 2nd Annual Interactive Resource Fair "Spring into Sports and Fun"at Monroe Middle School 2-5 p.m.

We will be featuring the following special needs friendly extracurricular options as well as others:

  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Chicago Ninja Academy
  • DuPage Cheer & Power Tumbling
  • Bounce Children's Foundation

Not already a member of our PTA? Please join at:

Thank you Art Appreciation volunters

A big shout out to all of the Art Appreciation volunteers for the 2018-2019 school year. The students and teachers appreciate your enthusiasm, time, and efforts examining and discussing artists and their art.

Thank you to the following volunteers: Rachel Bailey, Melissa Bianco, Susan Busse, Lisa Callahan, David Chase, Jen Denson, Erika Dyer, Lesley Feinsot, Emily Garrity, Gina Garza, Stacy Gatt, Jennifer Guevara, Jess Harris, Mary Henderson, Jessica Houston, Greg Hull, Jennifer Kramer, Denise Krohn, Steve Laczo, Debbie McCraw, Jen McDonnell, Vandana Mody, Marla Mothershed, Meghan Orr, Sarah Perkins, Julie Schulz, Susanne Sheehan, Gina Smethells, Victoria Smith-Gaudette, Heather Sturm, Kelly Styrkowicz, Lynn Tucker, and Megan Zorn.

If you are interested in signing up for next school year or would like more information about this volunteer opportunity, please contact Abby Richardson at

Save the Date - Field Day

Field Day will held Fri., June 7. Rain date is scheduled for Mon., June 10. Look for a flyer coming home soon!

Donations needed for pollinator garden

The third grade is seeking the following donations for it pollinator garden:

  • Child size work gloves
  • Garden trowels
  • Dandelion/weed pullers-tools
  • Shovels
  • Mulch (bagged)
  • Compost mulch (bagged)
  • Manure (bagged)
  • Rakes

Please contact Mrs. Feeley ( with any questions.

Order the Yearbook today!

Congratulations to Elise Rosen, the winner of this year's 5th grade cover contest. Elise's original artwork entry will appear on the cover of the 2018-2019 Madison Paw Prints. The top four runners-up in the contest are Aria Bharadwa, Ayla Kliko, Cameron Miller and Jordyn Wilson. Thank to all the students that participated.

It's not too late to order a copy of the Madison Paw Prints 2018-2019. Please click to place an order. A yearbook costs $17 and will be delivered to the student before the end of the school year. This spreadsheet includes all orders as of April 16, 2019. Please email any questions to

Volunteer to launch Coding Club

Are your students interested in a coding club? Committed parent helpers are needed to launch a coding club for the 2019-2020 school year. Email Shannon Klopfenstein ( if you are able to help. Ideally parents who have a coding background and would be interested in presenting a lesson will volunteer, but any parent volunteer to help keep the club time on task are much appreciated.

Save the date - Trivia Night 2019

Trivia Night is Sat., November 2, 2019. This adults-only fundraiser supports the PTA with all its proceeds. Trivia Night is a chance to mingle with friends and make new friends during a night of food, drinks, silent auction and trivia.

Sign-up to join the committee to help in various ways, from planning, getting auction prizes, communicating and helping the actual night of the event. Email if you are interested. Our goal is to have a meeting before school is out for summer to get a jump start on planning.

Donations to benefit Madison families

If you are looking to donate anything such as clothing, home stuff, toys, electronics, etc. please consider giving to Family Tree Resale on Geneva and Main in Wheaton (by the Jewel).

For every bag of donations they receive on behalf of Madison School, Family Tree will in turn donate a voucher to our school for a family to use to purchase items. Just drive around to the side door, walk in, and someone will help you unload your donations. Be sure to mention Madison School.

Save pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House

Great job so far collecting pop tabs. We have one month to go! The collection ends Wed., May 29. A great big thank you to everyone that has brought in tabs. We have collected an amazing 114 pounds so far for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Currently 5th grade is in the lead with 2nd and Kindergarten close behind. The winning grade earn an extra special recess during the last week of school. Keep collecting!

Time to return Madison welcome signs

We hope your child enjoyed their "Welcome to Madison" yard sign. It is now time to return the signs so that they can be used to welcome our new students next year. If you would like to have your yard sign as a keepsake, please submit a check made out to Madison PTA in the amount of $8. Questions? Contact Julie Ippolito at

Save General Mills box tops

Please save General Mills box tops and turn them in to the LLC. Madison can earn ten cents for every General Mills box top received. Thank you to Cecilia Horjes for heading up this effort. We purchased many copies of award books for the library. Thank you for your support.

Save the dates

Click on the calendar on the Madison section of to view upcoming dates. See below for some highlights:

May 2: CUSD200 Town Hall Meeting @ 7p.m. (Hubble)

May 3: Morton Arboretum tree planting

May 4: CUSD200 Town Hall Meeting @ 10 a.m. (WWSHS)

May 6-10: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 7: Fine Arts Concert @ 7 p.m.

May 24: Explore More Day

May 27: Memorial Day. No School

June 6: Fifth Grade Celebration

June 7: Field Day (Rain date - June 10)

June 11: Last Day of School

Nov. 2: Trivia Night

View the 2018-2019 school calendar here.