The Madison School Newsletter / September 13, 2019
Join the PTA
Our first PTA meeting is Monday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Library Learning Center. We encourage all PTA members to attend. We are eager to have as much input as possible so that the needs and desires of every Madison student are represented in the decision-making process. We offer daytime meetings as well as evening meetings for working parents. Here is a schedule of this year’s meetings:
Monday, Sept. 23 (7:30 p.m.)
Monday, Nov. 18 (12 p.m.)
Monday, Jan. 27 (7 p.m.)
Monday, March 16 (12 p.m.)
Monday, April 27 (7 p.m.)
The Executive Committee recently met to develop a budget for the 2019-2020 school year. The budget determines how PTA funds are allocated. This budget is available to review by any PTA member by contacting Treasurer Katie Morris at email@example.com. The PTA will vote on the budget during our first meeting on September 23.
Support the Madison Fun Run
This year’s main fundraiser is the Madison Fun Run. It’s a two-week program that kicked off with a Pep Rally on September 10. Families will gather pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps) at the GlowRun, which will happen on September 19. This year our goal is to raise $24,000 for Explore More Day, Multicultural Day and other fun programming.
Students will also experience an amazing character theme, Mindspark: Wild West! Booster’s most exciting theme yet combines S.T.E.A.M. skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) with character-building. While they're teaming up with the MindSpark Kids to save Dr. Shock, our students will learn five character traits that will help strengthen themselves and our world.
Please help our school by collecting pledges from family and friends and entering them on FUNRUN.COM. Thank you so much for your support!
All families are invited to come out and cheer on our students at the Glow Run.
Grade level run times are as follows:
5th: 9:20 am
K: 10:10 am
4th: 11:00 am
1st: 1:00 pm
2nd: 1:50 pm
3rd: 2:40 pm
For more information, please contact Abby May (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Vision and Hearing screenings coming to Madison
The following grades will be screened:
Vision: K, 2nd, and special education students
Hearing: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and special education students
*Kindergarten students who had an eye examination by an eye doctor and have returned the completed Illinois Eye Examination Report will not be screened. Students who have known hearing loss will also not be screened."
Join Chess Club
The first Chess Club meeting of the year will be October 10 at 6:00-7:00 p.m. Chess Club meets on Thursday evenings at 6:00 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 email@example.com
View the PTA budget
The executive committee recently met to develop a budget for the 2019-2020 school year. The budget determines how PTA funds are allocated. This budget is available to review by any PTA member by contacting Treasurer Katie Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org. The PTA will vote on the budget during our first meeting on September 23.
Volunteer at Madison
How can you help? 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 www.madisonschoolpta.org. Click on “Committee Sign Up.”
Committees looking for a chair or co-chairs:
Battle of the Books
Jr. Battle of the Books
Those interested in being a chair or co-chair please contact Amy Angolkar at email@example.com.
Attend the PTA meeting
Our first PTA meeting is Monday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Library Learning Center. We encourage all PTA members to attend. We are eager to have as much input as possible so that the needs and desires of every Madison student are represented in the decision-making process. Not able to attend but have something to share or discuss, email Amy Angolkar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: https://www.cusd200.org/Page/10423
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 email@example.com.
LLC Volunteers Needed
The Madison Library Learning Center (LLC) is in need of your support. We are seeking volunteers in both the morning (9:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) and afternoon (1 - 3:30 p.m.) sessions. Mrs. Graham, our LLC director, could not run the program she has today without your help. Your time is appreciated no matter how often you can volunteer, be it every week, every other week or once a month. Volunteering in the library is a special way parents and grandparents can share in their child's school day. Some of the LLC volunteering activities include shelving, checking materials in and out, preparing displays and bulletin boards, and assisting students and faculty. If you are interested in volunteering in the Madison library, please contact Kathryn Medanic at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Attend Parent Workshops 2019-2020
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 https://www.boxtops4education.com/en/How%20To%20Earn
Save the dates
Click on the calendar on the Madison section of www.cusd200.org to view upcoming dates. See below for some highlights:
Sept. 19: Fun Run
Sept. 20: No School. Teacher Institute Day
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.