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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School Sites for Student Lunch Support

Starting Monday, March 16, the following schools below will serve lunch for all Seattle Public Schools students Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.,for the duration of the school closure.

Grab and go meals are available for students, but students can not stay at the school to eat them because of social distancing guidance from state and local health agencies.

Details about lunch location provided below, if you need accessibility support, staff are available to provide access to another entrance or bring the food outside. Below are student meal distribution sites and specific directions on where to pick up at each school.

https://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars/news/what_s_new/coronavirus_update/resources

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Several corporations in Seattle have also come together to create a relief fund for health care and gig economy workers who are affected by loss of wages as businesses see a dramatic slow in customers. This fund is coordinated by the Seattle Foundation, and is also accepting private donations: https://www.seattlefoundation.org/communityimpact/civic-leadership/covid-19-response-fund. Read more about the initiative at https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/2m-fund-started-to-aid-gig-workers-vulnerable-populations-affected-by-coronavirus-in-seattle-area/

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Career Day Cancelled – Tuesday March 10th

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Get Your Tickets Soon!!

Madison Middle School PTSA, 2020 Raise The Paddle and Community Event is Saturday, March 7th, 5:30-11:00PM at the Sanctuary at Admiral! Tickets include admission, a beverage, hearty appetizers from Duos Catering, and dessert from Pastel Cakes.

You want to join the fun, but you like to stay busy? There are 10 FREE volunteer tickets available! ONLINE TICKET sales close Tuesday, March 3rd!!

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