• PTA Committees

    Interested in volunteering? The Madison PTA has a wide array of committees and activities for you to participate in. Check out our Signup Genius page to volunteer for current openings.

    Art Appreciation

    Volunteers present artwork from the PTA collection to their assigned classrooms on a once a month basis for about 20 minutes. A schedule and additional reference material is provided.

    Art To Remember

    This program takes children's artwork and transforms it into wonderful gifts. Volunteer(s) work with the art teacher to get order forms and artwork home to parents in the fall, track responses, and distribute orders before the holidays.

    Battle of the Books

    Parents of participating 4th & 5th graders meet every week from September to March, reading books and preparing for Battle at the Wheaton Public Library.

    Jr. Battle of the Books

    Parents of participating 3rd graders meet every other week over a 10 week period to help give 3rd graders an idea of how the Battle of the Books program is run for 4th & 5th grade students.

    Beautification

    No gardening experience necessary! Just a willingness to help pull some weeds and plant some flowers to enhance our grounds in the late summer and spring.

    Chess Club

    The Chess Club meets weekly in the evening and runs from early October through the end of March. Whether you know a little or a lot about chess, volunteers are needed for general supervision at meetings and at tournaments.

    Communications

    Volunteers help manage various aspects of PTA communication. Roles include updating Madison PTA website, editing & distributing PTA newsletter, online payment system administration and social media administration.

    Council Delegate

    Attends monthly PTA council meetings with the president of Madison PTA. The council likes two representatives from each school so that there is always at least one person at the meetings. For voting, the president and the delegate each receive one vote.

    Cultural Arts

    This committee brings in various programs and assemblies in the arts and sciences that enhance the student’s educational experience. Volunteers are needed to assist with the various programs.

    Dining for Dollars

    This committee coordinates days and times when Madison families can dine at local restaurants. The restaurants then donate a portion of their proceeds to the Madison PTA.

    Directory

    Responsible for compiling the Madison School directory. The directory is a useful resource! Generally, the directory is distributed in early Fall.

    Explore More Day

    Held the Friday before Memorial Day. Daylong program of learning from parents, guest teachers and hands on activities. Sub-committee volunteers are needed for each grade, along with volunteers to teach classes, and help instructors in class.

    Field Day

    Parents are needed to supervise outdoor activities and games. This event takes place during the school day in late May or early June.

    Fifth Grade Celebration

    Parents of 5th Graders are needed to plan and supervise this fun end of year event, usually held in the last few days of school.

    Go Green

    This committee brings more environmental awareness to Madison. Volunteers are needed to help coordinate different events and collections.

    Hospitality

    This committee provides refreshments for a variety of special events during the school year. Volunteers make or purchase refreshments, and help serve at the event. Some set up and clean up may also be necessary.

    Library Learning Center

    Helpers are always needed in the library to assist students in checking out books and putting returns back on the shelves. We can work around your schedule! Commitment is for a semester at a time. This can be a weekly, semi-monthly or monthly commitment.

    Madison Cares

    (Formerly called 'Character Counts') Help promote good character in all of our students. Volunteers plan and help with various activities during the year. A school-wide service project is also planned for Make a Difference Day in October.

    Math Club

    Volunteers help run the activities with the kids. They meet during lunch once a month. For kids in grades 3-5.

    Meet & Treat

    Volunteers are needed to serve up treats. This annual event takes place in August before school starts. Students meet their teachers, see their classrooms and enjoy an ice cream treat in the gym.

    Multicultural Day

    The sharing of varied heritage from around the world makes this an exciting and educational day. Usually held in November. Sub-committee volunteers are needed for each grade, along with volunteers to teach classes and help instructors in classes.

    New Family Welcoming

    We all know how confusing it can be at a new school. Volunteers welcome and provide guidance to the new families of Madison.

    Pancake Breakfast & Book Swap

    Volunteers are needed to plan, help in the kitchen (Madison staffers flip the pancakes!), set up and clean up, as well as work the book swap & recycling effort. This popular event is held during the winter.

    Picture Day

    Help things go smoothly on picture day in late September. Escort students to photo session. Chairman acts as liaison between vendor and Madison School. Helps ensure timely delivery of photo packages typically by late October.

    Reflections

    This National PTA contest promotes the fine arts for drawing, music, writing, and photography. Parents can help in promoting the program and stimulating interest (September and October).

    Room Parent Coordinator

    Oversees the activities of all the room parents and acts as a liaison between room parents and the PTA executive team. Prepares Room Parent folders and collects them at the end of the year. Arranges for Room Parent sign up and works to ensure placements.

    Scholarship Representative

    Attends 2 morning meetings in late Feb/Early March and judges/ranks scholarship applications from seniors at WWSHS and WNHS. Attends scholarship ceremony in April.

    School Supplies

    Organizes the ordering of classroom school supplies for the students beginning in the late spring for the following school year. Committee chair places order with designated vendor. Volunteers help sort and deliver to classrooms by 1st day of school.

    Spirit Wear

    Help coordinate the design, order, distribution and sale of Madison Spirit Wear.

    Staff Appreciation

    Help us show the Madison staff just how much we appreciate their efforts in helping our kids. Appreciation is shown through quarterly events with the final event being held in conjunction with national Teacher Appreciation Week in May.

    Trivia Night

    A PTA social and "FUN"draising event held in the fall. Teams compete by answering sets of trivia questions. Help plan and implement this fun, social experience for Madison parents and staff.

    Screen Free Week

    Plan alternative evening activities for the families of Madison during “TV Free Week” in the spring.

    Winter Carnival

    Planning, working games, passing out raffles, selling treats - these all require parents and families to help with our ever popular winter event. Winter Carnival is held in early February.

    Yearbook

    Volunteers are needed at each grade level to take digital photos of school activities throughout the year and help in the assembly of the yearbook. The bulk of the work is done in January and February. Fun computer software is provided for each volunteer.