January 8th Guild Meeting

Thanks to everyone who came out to Monday’s Guild meeting!  We had a great presentation from a representative with Girl Scouts, went over the results of the parent survey, and more!

Here’s the link to the presentation if you weren’t able to attend: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1w69JyyHbU6GCbh-KMqeL6CiokhOJ7IDVz91fKUUG7d4/edit?usp=sharing

We also began our discussion of recruitment for next year’s board!  If you’re interested in joining the Guild Board or have questions about what joining the board entails, please don’t hesitate to reach out! MTAGuildBoard@gmail.com.

Family Fun Day


Saturday December 9th 2-5pm

 First Christian Church

6750 N. 7th Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85013

This is the 11th Annual Family Fun Day, and it gets bigger and better every year……

Zip Line, Carnival Rides, Games, HUGE Raffles, Obstacle Course, Bungee Trampoline,

Owl Grill, Chili Cook-off and SO MUCH MORE!

Buy Tickets!: https://squareup.com/market/madison-traditional-academy-guild/

Volunteers Needed!: https://www.helpcounterweb.com/ci/signup/13280c8820e

The Cake Walk needs you! Please donate cakes, brownies, cookies, cupcakes, etc for the Cake Walk at Family Fun Day! Donations can be baked or store-bought, and sized for a family of 4 is ideal. This event is one of the kids’ favorites, so please help us out.

For the when/where/how to drop off your baked goods donations on Fri 12/8, please contact:

Theresa Dazey (theresa.dazey@gmail.com) & Donna Lane (donna.lane@laneterralever.com).

You may also bring them directly to the Cake Walk upon arriving at FFD on Saturday.

Don’t miss out on the FUN! See you there!


Contact the Committee Chair, Mary Kassels cnmkassels@gmail.com

And THANK YOU to our AMAZING sponsors of this year’s event!

Dunn Orthodontics

Popat Orthodontics

Hansen’s Mortuaries and Cemetery

Painting Arizona, Inc

Central College Consultants, LLC

November 6th Guild Meeting

Had a great Guild meeting on Monday and an INCREDIBLE presentation from NotMyKid.

Here’s a link to the Guild meeting presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1CwIeCTvjAMARj1BubbD_otwmsU8YZ1W1lUGjDv397Ko/edit?usp=sharing

We are conducting a parent survey!  Here’s the link: https://goo.gl/forms/SnqzCmsZCLNBip8W2

And here are the two information packets from the NotMyKid presentation in PDF format:



September 11 Guild Meeting

Another successful Guild meeting!  Thank you to everyone who came out! The budget was approved and a lot of great information was disseminated!

For those who weren’t able to make it but would like to catch up, here’s a link to the slide presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1_IpRubJ_XiiNwhlCJCg2oHB_jxSuyNYv-FaGBV60sb4/edit?usp=sharing

Three of the biggest things covered:

  • Dad’s Club Raffle Ends Friday!
  • Membership drive was extended to September 22nd!
  • Fun Run is coming!

August 14th Guild Meeting

We had our first Guild meeting of the year last night and it was standing room only!  Thank you to everyone who came.

For those who weren’t able to make it.  Here’s a link to the slide presentation:


Additionally, we presented a proposed budget last night.  It is uploaded below.  We will be taking questions, comments, suggestions for the next couple weeks and assuming no proposed changes, will vote the budget in at our September Guild meeting.

Proposed Budget       StatementofFinancialPosition

Finally, we often get questions about where all of the fundraising money goes.  We created this “fundraising tree” to give a simple visual of where we spent money last year.

As always, if you have questions, please reach out: MTAGuildBoard@gmail.com

MTA New Parent Orientation

Calling all new MTA families! The MTA Guild and our Principal, Mr. Duff, will hold a new parent orientation in the MTA cafeteria starting at 8am on Monday, August 7th (the first day of school).

Get all your questions about dress code, volunteering, student pick up and more answered by your PTO presidents and school principal. Have your questions ready!

2017-2018 Guild Board and Calendar

The MTA Guild 2017-2018 calendar is finally ready!  Click below to download. (And start marking your calendars now!)

2017-18 Guild Calendar

Some of the highlights include:

  • Open House/Meet The Teacher – August 3
  • First Guild Meeting of the Year – August 14
  • Dad’s Club Kick-Off Meeting – August 17
  • Family Bingo Night – September 15
  • MTA Fun Run – October 20
  • Family Fun Day – December 9
  • Dad’s Club Cornhole Tournament – February 24
  • and so, SO much more!

And for those of you who are interested in who your current PTO board members are and how to reach out to them, click below for a full list of board members, their position and their contact info.

2017-18 Exec Board

MTA Spirit Shirts!

Update! MTA spirit t-shirts are now listed for sale in the Guild store.  (Click “Guild Store” in the upper righthand corner or use the link below.) Orders placed online by Wednesday, August 2nd will be available for pickup at Meet the Teacher night on Thursday, August 3rd.

Get your orders in now! As of this moment, we have all sizes of both styles of shirt (“wings” and “hoot”) in navy and red available. $10 each!

(For new families, these are the tshirts that the kids can wear on Fridays only.)


Meet the Teacher and MTA Open House!

We hope you’re enjoying your summer and staying cool!

In case you didn’t already know, MTA’s annual Meet the Teacher and Open House will be held Thursday, August 3rd from 4:30-6:30 pm.

There will be tables set up in the gym for all your back to school needs and information.  Students’ homeroom teachers will be posted on the walls of the gym, as well.  Teachers will be in their classrooms from 5-6pm to meet students and accept school supplies (if grade level appropriate).

Hope to see you all there!