Madison Memos

The Madison School PTA Newsletter / June 9, 2021

End of the Year Celebrations!

Explore More Day 2021

Explore More Day 2021 took place in class across the week of June 1. In-person Madison teachers did Explore More Day activities with their students at different times throughout the week. The Madison PTA helped to fund the purchase and coordination of curriculum and supplies for these activities. Special thanks to Mr. Callahan, Mrs. Feeley and all the Madison teachers for making this special event happen!

  • Another Explore More Day Opportunity: For Virtual Academy students, Mr. Callahan will make fleece pillows (an annual student favorite) on Friday, June 11 at 11:30am. Students may do one of the following to participate:
    • RSVP here and show up on the Madison front lawn to complete the project with Mr. Callahan.
    • RSVP here and pick-up supplies to complete the project on your own this summer. Supplies will be available for pick-up on Thursday and Friday from 1-3pm.

Yearbooks Available for VA Students!

If you ordered a Madison yearbook for your child, it is available for pick-up between 1-3pm this week. Please call the school office if you require an alternate time.

Congratulations to the Graduating 5th Graders!

5th Grade Clap-Out: Traditionally at Madison, the school celebrates the 5th graders' departure from Madison with a parade and “clap-out.” This year, the event will take place outdoors at 3:25pm, on Thursday, June 10 (last day of school). 5th Graders, both in-person and VA, will line up for an outdoor parade and clap-out at 3:15 on the blacktop path behind the school that leads toward the bridge to Gone Away Court. 5th Grade VA students may meet their in-person classmates there. VA parents may meet our other parents in the Westside parking lot to view the 5th-grade parade from there.

Video and Celebration: Special thanks to Christy Fusselbaugh Craig and Colleen Clemens Turner for the wonderful 5th grade video. You can watch it here. And although the 5th Grade Celebration looked a bit different this year, it was a success! The kids had pizza from Capri, ice cream treats from the Good Humor truck, learned how to use combination locks, played “Junk in the Trunk,” had a water balloon battle, brought home a new pet and a new Edison water bottle filled with candy! Thanks to Megan Savitt for leading the event!

Pre-Order School Supplies Now for 2021-22

As a service to parents, the PTA is now selling school supply kits for the 2021-22 school year. Carlson's Paint, Glass and Art store in Wheaton will assemble each kit and will have them ready for your student when they return to school in the fall.

Due to our current circumstances, we will not be accepting paper orders this year. All orders must be placed online by June 27th through Carlson's website. Please note that sales tax will be added to all online orders.

Join Us For the 2021/2022 School Year!

Interested in volunteering with the PTA next year? Please contact If you are willing to serve as a committee/club chair but are unsure of what would be a good fit, let us know, we'll be happy to discuss the various roles with you. Please consider chairing or helping one of our important PTA committees/clubs!

Volunteer for Madison Cares

Have you wanted to get involved in a PTA committee, but don’t have a lot of time to commit?? Madison Cares is a high-impact, low involvement way to help show our students how they can make a difference in the community! You can do as little as volunteer 30 minutes in a classroom helping students with a simple project - or as much as taking part in planning and gathering supplies. Questions or want to get involved? Email:

District 200: Latest Updates

2021/2022 Registration Now Open

You can complete the registration process in your ParentVUE account, prior to June 30 for your student(s). Instructions for the necessary steps in ParentVue can be found here.

After completing the necessary steps in ParentVue, log into your MySchoolBucks account where you can pay any necessary fees. Fee collection is open now, with an early bird window ($10 discount for registration fees only) from June 1-30. After June 30, fees will reflect the regular rate. Deposits for All-Day Kindergarten students are due June 30; remaining tuition payments will be reflected as monthly payments due beginning August 1, 2021. Questions? Email: or call ParentVUE Support at 630-784-7396 or contact Madison.

Communications Updates

Keep up with all District 200 news in the centralized newsroom. All stories and Board Highlights that the District sends are archived in this location. The newsroom can be found at

District 200 Summer Learning Acceleration Opportunities

COVID-19 has impacted students in all different ways. District 200 is taking a comprehensive approach to analyze all students’ needs and determine programming to accelerate learning. This approach includes analyzing multiple data sources. A one-size-fits-all approach cannot meet all students' needs to accelerate learning; therefore, numerous summer opportunities have been designed. The full list of summer learning opportunities can be found on the District website at Families should contact their building administrator with questions about these programs.

COVID-19 Vaccine Opportunities
As the eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine expands, the District will share vaccination opportunities with our families and community. Individuals ages 12 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Below you will find several additional opportunities within our community:

Wheaton Pediatrics/Pediatrust

DuPage County Vaccine Clinic

DuPage County Mobile Vaccine Clinics

Upcoming Events

  • June 9: Board of Education Meeting, Hubble Middle School, 7 p.m.
  • June 10: Mobile Food Pantry, Monroe Middle School, 4-5:30 p.m.
  • June 10: Last Day of School
  • June 27: School Supply Pre-Order Deadline
  • July 14: Board of Education Meeting, Hubble Middle School, 7 p.m.
  • August 18: Board of Education Meeting, Hubble Middle School, 7 p.m.
  • August 23: First Day of School for Grades 1-5 (Half Day)
  • August 24: Grades 1-5 Half Day
  • August 25: First Day of School for Kindergarten, Regular Schedule Grades 1-5

Madison PTA Outgoing and Incoming Executive Board

Thank you and congratulations to our incoming PTA executive board:

A hearty thank you to the outgoing PTA executive board members:

2020/2021 President: Beth Tatro

2020/2021 VP Ways and Means: Heather Button

2020/2021 Secretary: Jessica Houston

If you have any questions about Madison Memos or would like to submit an item for a future issue, please email Debbie McCraw and Alison Bruder at You can view the publication schedule and previous issues on the PTA website.