Letter from the PTSA President

Dear Madison community,

Welcome back!  We hope that you and yours had a wonderful Winter Break!

Our next PTSA meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 15th.  We will be hearing from our Principal Liz Calvert and our Director of Student Services Tim Buckley.  We will also be discussing upcoming PTSA events and programs.  Prior to our meeting, All Night Grad will be meeting at 6pm if you are interested in joining their discussion!  We also want to thank all those that attended our January 3rd meeting.  

I know that the 2023-2024 school year seems far away but we are already looking for Madison community members who might be consider serving in a role on the PTSA Board next year or becoming a member of the Nominating Committee.  Please contact President Beth Eachus at president@jmhsptsa.org if you might be interested.

Staff Appreciation:
Hospitality will start 2023 with a ribbon cutting event celebrating the new staff room on THIS FRIDAY, January 20th at 8:15am with Panera bagels, Dunkin Donuts coffee, and donated fruit, drinks, and breakfast snacks. The Madison PTSA sponsored the furnishing of this work room for the staff and welcome members of the PTSA to celebrate its completion at our Staff Appreciation event.  Please contact President Beth Eachus at president@jmhsptsa.org if you are interested in participating, or please sign up here if you are able to contribute to this event:

On February 13th, we will be asking for donations of full size candy bars (which we will wrap/decorate and then place in teacher’s mailboxes), and on March 13th, we are excited for our annual JMHS “STARS” event with fun Oscars-themed decor and yummy Nothing But Bundt bundtlets! 

Madison Outreach:  
An important PTSA and community initiative is our Madison Food Pantry and Outreach effort.  We are proud to partner with Madison High School to help our students and families in need by providing food and grocery gift cards but it is an ongoing endeavor to keep it fully stocked. We want to thank the SGA for their incredible support through their annual food drive as they restocked our Madison pantry shelves as well as donating hundreds of pounds of food to local food pantries.  

Also due to the efforts of the fabulous Madison teacher, Ms. Slingerland, we had incredibly successful Winter Clothing Drive.  Each request has a specific story about the student who has requested the donation. Thank you, as always, for the generosity and warmth the Madison community shares with our students!

In addition to the Winter Clothing Drive, on the last day before Winter Break, the One Neighborhood Foundation provided FIFTY $25 grocery gift cards for our students and families who are food insecure. Bags full of food and hygiene products and cleaning supplies were also sent home with those that needed it.  

Thank you for your incredible support and generosity!

Beth Eachus
Madison PTSA President