The Madison School PTA Newsletter / September 17, 2021
Madison PTA Welcomes Returning and New Families for the 2021/2022 School Year
All About PTA Meetings
The Madison PTA is excited for the new school year and invites everyone to attend our general meetings. You can request to be placed on the agenda of any general meetings throughout the year. Please contact email@example.com to request a topic be placed on the agenda.
PTA General Meetings will be held:
September 20th (7:00pm) In Person at the Madison LLC (Or Zoom - check the Facebook page/watch your email for details!)
March 21st (12:00) Virtual
May 16th (7pm) In Person
The PTA Executive Committee will also meet in between general meetings. These meetings are open to PTA officers, committee chairs, and Madison staff to discuss PTA programming. We ask that committee chairs plan to attend or provide a report in advance of the meetings to help in the planning, communication, and execution of programming.
Executive Committee Meeting dates:
October 18th (7pm) In Person
December 13th (7pm) In Person
February 28th (7pm) In Person
April 18th (7pm) In Person
Have You Joined the Madison PTA?
Becoming a member is the easiest way to support our PTA. A membership is $20 for new or renewing members and includes access to our mobile directory app, Directory Spot. (2021-2022 data coming soon!) This app allows you to access the Madison School Directory and calendar right from your iPhone, Android, or on the web. Join Today!
Please let us know if you ever have questions or ideas for the PTA! You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s to a great year!
THE MADISON FUN RUN HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN!
Mark your calendars for Thursday, 9/23 - Fun Run Day
This week, students officially kicked off what will be a fun couple of weeks of celebrating Madison pride and helping raise funds through the Madison Fun Run program. This year, the Fun Run will take place on Thursday, 9/23 (rain date is Monday, 9/27). We would love to have you with us on the 23rd to help cheer on the students as they complete their laps! (See below for the schedule of when your student will be running.)
We’ve partnered with a company called Booster to help make getting donations fun and easy. Here’s a video you can watch that will give you a brief overview of the program.
Here’s what we are asking you to do:
Register your student on MYBOOSTER.COM
Create a Student Star Video
SHARE your student’s fundraising page with family and friends
DONATE if you are able to
Mark your calendar if you can join us: Thursday, September 23
Thanks for helping Madison raise funds this year!
Madison PTA Looking for More Volunteers
Nine in ten Americans believe it is important for K-12 students to receive an education in the arts. If you are part of the 90%, please consider volunteering for Art Appreciation. It is a terrific way to help in your son's or daughter's classroom once a month for about 20-30 minutes. Consider finding a partner and responsibilities can be shared. A schedule and materials will be provided for you. Please contact Abby Richardson via email at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Multicultural Programming Chair
We are looking to evolve our traditional Multicultural Day and seeking a program chair willing to coordinate volunteers to help highlight various cultures throughout the year. Please contact Lauren DeReus via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Explore More Day
Held the Friday before Memorial Day. Daylong program of learning from parents, guest teachers and hands-on activities. We are in need of a Committee Chair to coordinate the overall event and Sub-committee volunteers. Sub-committee volunteers are also needed for each grade, along with volunteers to teach classes, and help instructors in class. Please contact Lauren DeReus via email at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Click here to volunteer today!
Walk to School Day Announced for October 6
Mark your calendars: October 6, 2021 is the annual Walk To School Day! Schools across the country participate in this annual Walk To School event! Walking saves money on gasoline and also promotes exercise for kids! So meet up with your neighbors and friends and make it a walking date. Kids who take the bus can participate in a walking/running course out in back of the school before the bell rings.
District 200 Meets, Shares Opportunity for Public Input
At the September 8 meeting, the Board met and submitted two main opportunities for public commentary:
- The Board approved to post 12 new policies for public review and comment. For questions or to make public comments regarding Proposed Board Policy, please contact Dr. Charlie Kyle, Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services.
- The Board affirmed this year’s Vision 2022 Work Plans in the areas of learning, student services, innovation and technology, administrative services, business services and community engagement. Annually, the Board of Education sets goals and establishes priorities within the Vision 2022 Strategic Plan. Part of the work this school year includes finalizing the District’s Portrait of a Graduate that will inform the development of a new strategic plan in the Spring. There is an open invitation for the community to join for our first of two in-person community engagement sessions on Wednesday, October 27 at 7pm at Hubble Middle School to gather community input to finalize the Portrait of a Graduate.