Raise the Paddle Postponed Unit May 1st, 2021

Due to present circumstance, COVID-19, the Raise the Paddle fundraiser for Madison Middle School PTSA has been postponed. Thank you for supporting our school and community! We hope to see you in person then!

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Staff Appreciation – Thank you for all you do!!!

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The need for food in the Madison Middle School Community is Growing – Please give as generously as you can!

Dear Madison Community,
The response to your Direct Drive support for Madison families in need has been overwhelming.  We are so grateful to those of you who have contributed so far.  From Madison staff distributing grocery assistance and other items to our families:
The families I’ve had direct contact with . . . were near tears or noticeably emotional about how appreciative they were; they were in a position to choose bills before groceries. Food has been the biggest concern for keeping some type of normalcy, and with kids home, food goes much faster. 
For a couple of families, this is the first time they’ve had to ask for support like this, and they were very humbled and grateful for the support. Families have been incredibly grateful.  Many have said it helps because they don’t have to choose between food or bills. This is making a huge difference and relieving a small bit of stress in a hugely stressful time.We had a mom that had tears of thanks; she had been trying to decide if she should pay rent or put food on the table for her family.
With each day that passes under the COVID-19 restrictions, the number of Madison families requesting assistance has grown.  We need everyone’s continued support to help more of our families put food on the table and provide for basic needs as they struggle to navigate this crisis. 
Please give as generously as you can to take care of our Madison community by clicking the blue bar/button link to the right that says Donate to the Direct Drive Fund. This should take you to the PayPal page.


Thank you,
Katy Walum, PresidentMadison Middle School PTSA

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Madison Middle School PTSA April 10, 2020


Please Give Now to Support Madison Families in Need Madison Families,
These are challenging days for all, but we are heartened to see how time and again our community rises to take care of those most in need among us.  
We ask again for you to contribute as you are able to support our families experiencing extreme hardship during this public health crisis. Your tax-deductible donation will go to provide groceries and other items to families to ease some of their burden.  

Please give to keep our Madison community strong and safe!
Sincerely,
Madison Middle School PTSAGive Now
If you are a part of the Madison Middle School community and are experiencing financial hardship at this time, please reach out to Madison Volunteer Coordinator, Lora Bunch (loralbunch@hotmail.com,) or Madison Teacher, Jasmine Riach (jmriach@seattleschools.org,) to request support. 

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COVID-19

The Madison PTSA is committed to serving the children, families, teachers and community of Madison Middle School.  The COVID-19 outbreak in our region has created an extra strain on many families among us who already struggled to secure basic needs like food and shelter. 
The PTSA has reallocated $6,000 from our existing funds to begin to assist Madison families in need, but we need your help in a BIG way to provide sustaining support to our fellow community members through the challenging weeks ahead.
With your tax-deductible contribution, the Madison PTSA will work with Madison staff to continue to provide assistance to our families experiencing extreme financial hardship during this time.  This will be in the form of grocery store gift cards and other items as needed.  If you are able, please give to keep our Madison community strong and safe!

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If you are a PTSA member and would like to help the most vulnerable Madison community members, please check your email for the following:




Dear Madison Membership,
After discussion among the Madison PTSA Board Membership and with Madison Principal Dr. Robert Gary, and in consideration of our Madison families experiencing extreme financial hardship during the coronavirus pandemic, we of the Madison Board present the following motion for a vote of the Madison PTSA General Membership:
Motion:
To reallocate a total of $6,000 from reserve funds to the Madison PTSA 2019-2020 School Year Budget to provide assistance to Madison families in need during the coronavirus pandemic and related Seattle Schools shutdown. 
Assistance will be provided to families in the form of grocery store gift cards and other supplies as needed. 
Madison families in need are identified by Madison school staff and kept confidential; Madison staff will oversee the distribution of assistance items to these families. 
Votes will be counted through Wednesday morning, March 25, 2020, at 8am.  

Thank you for your ongoing support of our Madison community!
Best wishes,
Katy WalumMadison PTSA President

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