Madison Memos

The Madison School Newsletter / October 9, 2015

Madison School Directory now available

We are excited to announce that the 2015-2016 Madison School Directory App is now available! The Madison PTA developed the directory, which is available to all current PTA members. Please take a moment to check your family information. If any changes need to be made, please contact the Directory Committee at Members have until Fri., Oct. 16 to request changes before the information is printed in the directory.

If you were a DirectorySpot user last year, then you don’t need to do anything. Just log in (same username and password) and you will see the new data. Please make sure you have the latest version of DirectorySpot to see the new features (check the app store for any “updates”).

If you are a NEW user, the Directory Committee has set you up and you can download DirectorySpot for free from the App Store (iPhone users) or Google Play (Android users), or you can also access the data from the web.

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For Smartphone Users:

Download the DirectorySpot app by going to your app store and searching "DirectorySpot" or by clicking on the appropriate link here: iPhone - or Android -

  1. Launch DirectorySpot, enter your email address as your Username, and click on "Reset Password."

  2. Click on the link in your email to set your password, relaunch the DirectorySpot app, and login with your username and password.

For Tablet, Mac, or PC Users:

  1. Go to and click on "Login" in the upper right hand corner.

  2. Enter your email address as your Username, and click on "Reset Password." An email will be sent to you with a link to set your password.

  3. Click on the link in your email to set your password and login.

Note – if downloading to an iPad, just search for “iPhone apps” and you will find DirectorySpot.

Make sure to check out all the features, such as the auto dial when you click on a phone number, or the auto launching of maps when you click on an address. If you hold down the cell phone number, you will get an option to send a text or call the number (iPhone only). DirectorySpot will even create an email if you click on someone's email address.

If you would like access to the Madison School Directory, please be sure to join our PTA. You can find information about joining Madison PTA here.

If you have any data changes throughout the year, please contact the Directory Committee at and we will update on the App and Directory website.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Kristin Olson & Sarah Johnson

Madison School PTA

Directory Committee

Order the Madison School yearbook

You can now place an order for the 2015-2016 Madison Paw Prints. A yearbook costs $17 and will be delivered to the student before the end of the school year.

Use the following link to order and pay with credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Amex, or Discover) or check. Save 10% by ordering before Oct. 31.

Please contact Dawn Draus at or 630-221-1514 with any questions.

Participate in Make a Difference Day

Madison is participating in Make a Difference Day, which is a community-wide event. From Oct. 14-23 we will collect non-perishable/non-glass food and household items to donate to the People’s Resource Center in Wheaton. Every Madison family will be given a brown paper grocery bag to fill with items. Students can deliver all donations to school daily through Fri., Oct. 23 when we will “stuff-a-truck” with all of our donations.

Some area businesses are also collection sites and are offering special donation deals throughout the month. See flier for details.

Questions? Contact Shannon Klopfenstein at (

Spotlight on Mrs. Bailey and Mrs. Hull

Mrs. Janet Bailey received her degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from the University of Iowa. She has taught 1st grade and Kindergarten, as well as three years of math support. She currently teaches Madison’s only all-day Kindergarten classroom. The best part of Mrs. Bailey’s day is being with the children, her “little friends”. She is heart-warmed by the success of her former students. Mrs. Bailey is the mother of college-aged twins. In her free time, she enjoys going to Iowa and Northern Michigan to visit them.

Mrs. Christina Hull discovered her love of teaching while studying in Japan. She came to Madison in 1999 and taught 4th grade for two years before switching to PACE where she currently teaches 3rd, 4th and 5th grade reading and math. Some students have Mrs. Hull as their math and reading teacher for up to three years and in that time and because of the smaller class sizes, she is able to connect with each child’s learning style on a very individual level. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, biking and scrapbooking.

Does your child want to learn to play chess?

All Madison students (K-5) are welcome! Chess club meets on Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Art room. Enter at Door 2. Our first meeting is Thurs., Nov. 5. There will be a short informational meeting for parents of Chess Club members at the first meeting.

Questions? Please contact Jennifer Denson ( or Samuel Hurtado (


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We Love the 80's

Thank you to everyone that attended the 2nd Annual Madison Trivia Night! We are extremely grateful to our generous donors. Without YOU, this event would not be possible:

Adam & Julie Ippolito, Arlene Welninski, Arrowhead Golf Club, Bauer Dentistry & Orthodontics, Bella Roba, Black Sheep Golf Club, Bricks Wood Fire Pizza, Chris Eggers, Cozymel, DuPaul University, Elite Feet Dance Center, Embassy Suites Schaumburg, Glam Rock Hair Studio, Grahams Chocolates, Granite City Food & Brewery, Harris Theater for Music & Dance, Heather Herr, Hilton Garden Inn Warrenville, Houlihan's, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Il Sogno, Ivan Medanic, Ivy Restaurant, Janet & Mark Mathis, Jeans & A Cute Top Shop, Jeff Luetkehans, Joe Cortesi, John & Suzy Weber, Julie Fasano, Katie Morris, Kevin Coffey, Kimmers, MAC Theater at College of DuPage, Marilyn Stangland, McDonald's, Mike Szudarski, Morton Arboretum, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Namaste Salon & Spa, Odyssey Fun World, Pinstripes, Serene Teaz, Shedd Aquarium, Sports Authority, Studio Movie Grill, Tim Callahan, United Association, Warrens Ale House, Weber Orthodontics, Wheaton Barbell & Fitness, Wheaton Barber Shop, Wheaton Yamaha School of Music, Yoga by Degrees, Wheaton Drama, Wheaton Sport Center, The Spa at Wheaton Sport Center.

Many thanks to the committee members for all your hard work on this event: Stephanie Brown, Becca Hary, Jennifer Hasbrouck, Julie Ippolito, Kristin Olson, Melissa Roberts, and Suzie Weber. Hope you can join us next year for our 3rd Annual Trivia Night!

Thank you Beautification Day volunteers

Thanks to everyone who came out to help at the Madison School Beautification on Oct. 3rd. Volunteers from the Madison Girl Scouts, the student body, and parents helped to weed, mulch, plant native seeds, remove trash, trim trees and bushes, and make the school yard look beautiful!

We'd like to thank all the students who were able to help out with the beautification day including, Maliah Angolkar, Bonnie Bailey, Maya Bose, Kylie Briesemeister, Grant Brown, Lily Brown, Becca Buttell, Ashley Caprini, Lana Cummings, Finley Day, Tiernan Day, Karissa Garnache, Madeline Giordano, Ally Gochee, Conor Gosain, Cooper Gosain, Ella Gosain, Ellie Grout, Luke Grout, Merry Hagos, Kate Hasbrouck, Erin Hinsdale, Angela Horejs, Elena Horejs, Gianna Horejs, Meiying Howard, Meghan Hurtado, Lizze Hyde, Isabelle Ippolito, Sophie Ippolito, Emily Isphording, Katherine Kratz, Zoe Monette, Kristin Morris, Lauren Morton, Claire Nelson, Kate Payne, Jacqueline Phanthavong, Kyla Phanthavong, Ella Priebe, Analena Renello, Abby Richardson, Nathan Richwine, Sydney Richwine, Ryleigh Roberts, Madison Schoenenberger, Jackson Schulz, Ellie Seifert, Caroline Shore, Caroline Shulz, Elliana Sheehan, Lila Sonntag, Lexi Shore, Brooke Struebing, Emma Thomas, Samantha Valente, Lily Wenger, Anna Williams, Jordyn Wilson Emily Ying, and Matthew Ying.

If we missed anyone we apologize. Great job everybody. Thanks for all your hard work!

Madison basketball coordinator needed

Madison basketball is in need of a new coordinator. Some responsibilities include evaluating rosters, forming teams and hosting the end of the season party. It is a fun job with many rewards!

If you or someone you know is interested please contact Brittanyanne Schumacher at or 630-624-3914 or Darrell Houston, Athletic Supervisor, at or 630-510-5129.

Please click here for additional program information.

Missing something? Check lost and found

Lost and Found is now located in the main office. There are many very nice clothing items, lunch boxes and light weight coats. As the weather becomes colder it fills with many more wonderful articles. Please stop by and check it out (Curriculum Night is a good opportunity) or encourage your child to look for missing items.

All items will be donated to Goodwill if not claimed.

Mark your calendar

The PTA offers both daytime and evening meetings to accommodate all of our members.

The noon meetings will be held in the music room and our evening meetings will be held in the LLC. Hope to see you there!

Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.

Nov. 19 at 12 p.m.
No meeting in December
Jan. 21 at 12 p.m.
Feb. 18 at 12 p.m.
Mar. 17 at 12 p.m.
Apr. 21 at 7 p.m.
May 19 at 12 p.m. (new officer installation)

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.

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Save the dates

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

Oct. 12: No school (Columbus Day)

Oct. 15: PTA meeting at 7 p.m.

Oct. 26-29: Book Fair

Oct. 27 & 29: Parent Teacher Conferences

Oct. 30: Halloween Parties at 2:15 p.m.

Nov. 12: Multicultural Day

Nov. 13: No school

Nov. 19: PTA meeting at noon

Nov. 23-27: Thanksgiving break

Jan. 23, 2016: Pancake breakfast

View the 2015-2016 school calendar here.