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:
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!
Katy WalumMadison PTSA President
If you are a PTSA member and would like to help the most vulnerable Madison community members, please check your email for the following:
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.
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/
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!!
Greetings Madison Families and Staff, and Happy 2020!
On behalf of the Madison Middle School PTSA, I am pleased to cordially invite
you to our 2020 Raise The Paddle and Community Event, to be held at 6pm on
Saturday, March 7th at the Sanctuary at Admiral.The Raise the Paddle Event for Madison is a social gathering for Madison parents, guardians, and staff, and our largest fundraiser of the year. This year’s event will include fabulous music,
games, a silent auction, and a direct-give opportunity; all in the spirit of enjoying a special night out together and supporting our school.
The theme of the event, is The Roaring 20’s, so get your tickets now and start
planning your attire! Tickets include admission, a beverage, hearty appetizers
from Duos Catering, and dessert from Pastel Cakes.
The Madison PTSA supports the children, families, teachers and
community of Madison Middle School. To this end, the PTSA funds
classroom and department grants, student scholarships and family
support, and parent and student
enrichment opportunities. Funds raised by the Madison PTSA through our past efforts have been used to fund or purchase items to that support student growth!
Madison is a thriving public middle school with the largest population of
students in its history. Your attendance at and contributions to our 2020 Raise
The Paddle event will support over 1,000 Madison scholars. I look forward to seeing you at the Sanctuary at Admiral on March 7th , and raising a paddle for this
incredible community and to our next generation! Get your tickets and let’s go have some fun!
Warmly, Katy Walum Madison PTSA President
Visit out ticket page https://madisonmiddleschool.schoolauction.net/2020auction