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January 19, 2018

A Note from Susan                                    

Dear Parents and Guardians,


Every year we set aside a week to celebrate the gift of Catholic education. This year Catholic Schools Week (CSW) will be January 28 to February 2. We will start the week with a special Mass on Sunday at 10:00. All students are invited to wear their uniform to Mass and process in with their classmates behind their class banner. We will also have a children’s choir that will join the adult choir for the Mass.


This choir has also been practicing for our student liturgy, which will be on Tuesday, January 30 at 9:00am. The reason for the change from our normal Thursday liturgy is that the Archbishop wanted to come to The Madeleine to celebrate Mass with us during CSW. We are quite honored to have Archbishop Sample with us. It will be a day the children will remember, that is for sure. Parents are most welcome to join us on the special day. I hope you might be able to rearrange your schedule so that you can attend the Mass, hear our special choir, and greet the Archbishop with Madeleine hospitality!


Additional details for events during Catholic Schools Week will be published in next week’s Footnotes.


Have a great weekend.



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The news you need really, really fast!

  1. Open House - Spread the Word: Click Here
  2. Save Your Coins: Click Here
  3. CYO Spring Registration Open: Click Here
  4. 8th Grade Fundraiser - 2/1: Click Here
  5. Mardi Gras Fun Zone: Click Here

volunteerVolunteers Needed for 2018 Open House

It’s time to welcome all the families who look forward to sending their kids to Madeleine next year. We need volunteers in the classrooms to talk to prospective families and tour guides to provide school tours. Here are the details:

Information Night – Monday, February 5th
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Needed: Classroom reps to greet prospective parents and answer questions about the school

School Tours – Tuesday, February 6th
9:45am – 11:30am, shift 1
11:30am - 1:00 pm, shift 2
Needed: Tour guides to tour prospective parents and children around the school

Please contact Julie Baldwin at julie.juliebaldwin@gmail.com or 503-490-7731 to sign up!

open houseOpen House: Spread the Word!

Word of mouth is our best marketing tool, so be sure to tell everyone you know about our upcoming Open House Events.


Parent Information Night – Monday, February 5th @ 7pm

Come hear all about the school from Principal Susan Steele, Father Mike Biewend and current parents. Visit the classrooms and enjoy conversations with current parents.

School Tours – Tuesday, February 6th from 10am - 1pm

Bring your child for a tour of the school and see the teachers and current students in action.


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Volunteers Needed for Mardi Gras Fun Zone

Tuesday, February 13mask

The Fun Zone has become a tradition at The Madeleine Mardi Gras, but it needs your help to be successful. And, don’t forget, volunteering in the Fun Zone will help you rack up more volunteer hours! 


Here are some of the Fun Zone jobs you can choose from:


Click here to sign up now!


Questions? Contact the Fun Zone coordinator at madeleinemardigras@gmail.com 


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Favorite Things Partysignup

Saturday, January 27 @ 6pm

“Brown paper packages tied up with string....these are a few of my favorite things.” Come hungry because there will be plenty of food, wine (everyone’s favorite), fun and mingling with other Madeleine moms on a cold winter’s night. Bring a ”favorite” thing you wouldn’t want to live without ($25 limit) in a brown paper package to exchange. There will be no dog bites, no bee stings, no feeling sad because we all will walk away with new favorite things. Come on, we all know there are better things than raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens!

Hosted by Lindsie Campbell, Noel Larson & Susan O'Leary


Click here to sign up for the Favorite Things Party!


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rememberIn-Parish Tuition Reminder

Dear Parents,
If you are receiving In-Parish Tuition, don't forget that you agreed to serve in a Parish Ministry as part of your Parish Affiliation Commitment. Good news! There are a couple ways coming up to help fulfill this commitment:

We need a wide range of help at these events, including food prep, kitchen help, serving, busing and clean-up.


These events are in addition to our Wine Tasting, Parish Picnic and Madeleine Marketplace events which have already passed for this year.


Have you fulfilled your commitment? If yes, thank you! If not, please contact Janeen Reilly in the parish office, at 503-281-5777 or jreilly@themadeleine.edu to say you can help at one of these events. Both are in need of volunteers and Janeen would really appreciate your help.

Thank you, Father Mike and Susan Steele

penniesStart Saving Your Coins for Pennies for the Poor

January 29

Student Government is hosting our annual Pennies for the Poor campaign during Catholic Schools Week. Once again the money we raise will benefit St. Andre Bessette, formerly known as the Downtown Chapel. St. Andre Bessette has an outreach program that provides food and support for the marginalized in our community.


The fundraiser is during Catholic Schools Week, which begins on Monday, January 29, and wraps up on Thursday, February 1. During those days, students can bring in money to fill up their class’ jugs. Pennies and dollars are worth positive points and all silver coins are worth negative points. Whichever class has the most points in the end wins!


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Did You Hear About Hot Lunch?trio

Our Hot Lunch Program will resume on February 5th! We have hired Trio Hospitality to prepare and serve the lunch meal four days a week. Our Parents Club Thursday lunch will continue until the end of the school year.


Trio currently serves a number of Catholic schools around Portland and their principals spoke very highly of the food and service that Trio provides. A few of the highlights that this company offers:



The company will be on campus January 26th at 8:30am with a sampling of their food and to answer any questions you may have. Please stop by for a taste. We will let you know when we have finished all the paperwork and you can order your February meals.

bulldogMadeleine Bulldogs - CYO Sports Update



CYO TRACK & FIELD (3rd-8th Grade, Boys & Girls): CYO Track & Field provides opportunities for children 3rd-8th grades to participate. They will compete in one of three groups: Roadrunners (3rd & 4th grade), Cubs (5th & 6th grade), and Cadets (7th & 8th grade). Track season practice may begin on March 12th and continues until mid-May. There are four developmental meets during the regular season. The season culminates with a series of championship meets - Meet of Champions.   


LACROSSE (K-8th Grade, Boys & Girls): CYO Lacrosse offers competitive experience, great sportsmanship and a chance to play with kids from other area grade schools and parishes. Four Divisions:  K-2nd, 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, 7th/8th. 


BASEBALL (3rd-8th Grade, Boys & Girls):  CYO Baseball teams compete in the Junior Baseball Organization (JBO) Districts. North (District Madeleine participates) metro teams compete in the Clackamas County JBO district. Three Divisions: 3rd/4th Midget, 5th/6th Junior, 7th/8th Senior. 


SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships are available through CYO. Click here to view and apply for a scholarship. The form can be found on the cyocamphoward.org website also. Apply early for a scholarship. Once you have been approved, you will receive a code that will allow you to register. Do not hesitate to apply if you need assistance.


COACHES NEEDED: Please contact the Athletic Director if you are interested in coaching a Spring sport. We'd love to have you join the team!


BOARD MEMBER & ATHLETIC DIRECTOR OPEN POSITIONS:  Are you interested in helping shape the CYO Athletic Program at The Madeleine? Then, we need you! The Madeleine Athletic Board has upcoming open board member positions. The board meets quarterly during the year to discuss the CYO sports programs and scholarships offered.   Please download the application at http://www.themadeleine.edu/cyo and return it by March 2nd.


For more information about these or other sports offered or to register, check out the website at http://www.themadeleine.edu/cyo   


Go Bulldogs!!


Aimee Holzschuh

Outgoing Madeleine CYO Club AD



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pizza8th Grade Fundraiser @ Fire + Stone

Thursday, February 1 @ 5pm - 9pm

Fire + Stone Pizzeria and Restaurant is donating 15% of its proceeds to the Madeleine 8th Grade Ashland Class Trip! Take a night off from cooking and help support Madeleine's 8th graders. Plus, there's no school on Friday, so no need to worry about homework!

WHERE: Fire + Stone, 3707 NE Freemont

WHEN: February 1 @ 5pm - 9pm

OPTIONS: Dine in or Take out


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YDP Schedule Remindersstars

Here’s a reminder of YDP's schedule for the remainder of the academic year. Be sure to mark your calendars!


February 2: In-service - YDP open 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
February 19: Presidents Day - YDP Closed
February 20: In-service - YDP open 8:00 am to 6:00 pm


March 16: 11:30am dismissal - YDP open
March 26 – 30: Spring Break - YDP closed


May 4: Conference day - YDP open 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
May 25: 11:30am dismissal - YDP closed
May 28: Memorial day - YDP closed


June 15: Last day of school 11:30 dismissal - YDP closed


Due to renovations throughout the building, there will be no summer YDP camps.


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Be a Jogathon Leader & Skip All Other Volunteer Hours

Our fearless Jogathon leaders for the past several years, Kelsi Charlesworth and Shelby Walker, will be graduating from the Jogathon as their daughters graduate from The Madeleine.


So, the 2018 Jogathon will be their last. This means that you have the opportunity to learn from the best this year before you step up as a Jogathon Leader in 2019.


Sound interesting? How about a little bit of sugar to sweeten the deal? Our new Jogathon Leaders will be exempt from having to work a volunteer job at the 2018 Auction!


Contact Caryn Fiedler at cfiedler@themadeleine.edu with questions and expressions of interest.


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The Madeleine Crab Feed - RESCHEDULED

The new date is Sunday, February 25, 5:00 pm in the Parish Hall. 

You may have heard in the media about the delay in the crab season. 
So, to make sure we can offer the delicious, fresh crab you expect, we have decided to postpone our 2018 Crab Feed.

If you already purchased a ticket, you’re in, of course. Your current ticket will be valid on the new date

However, if you cannot make it on February 25, by all means let us know and we’ll refund your ticket price. Paid patrons have received emails and/or phone calls with instructions on how to request a refund if necessary.

Join us February 25 at 5:00 pm

So crack a crab with your friends, and enjoy a great evening in support of our parish. Enjoy all-you-can-eat dinner, great conversation, and a genial community atmosphere.

Doors open at 5:00 pm; dinner served at 5:30 pm with Dungeness crab, roasted chicken and all the fixin’s.

Beer, wine and soft drinks are available

Childcare available

Children aged 5-11 enjoy pizza and childcare. Registration is required at time of ticket order; donations accepted at the door to cover costs.

Order your tickets today at www.themadeleine.edu/crabfeed

Tickets have been selling fast, so order today! $40 per adult, $20 for youth 12-18 (Should price be an issue, please see Fr. Mike. We have funds to help!) If you prefer, tickets are available at the parish office with check, cash or credit card.

lunchesSt. Stephen's Lunch Program

Making a difference, one lunch at a time!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Well the 3rd and 2nd grades have answered. Last week Mrs. Myers’ 3rd graders brought in 282 lunches and this week Mrs. Witka’s 2nd graders brought in 392! This brings our January total to 674 lunches.


MLK Day of Service is an opportunity to re-commit ourselves as citizens by volunteering in service to one another. It is also a time to consider how much work still remains to fulfill Dr. King’s dream. Service is a powerful tool for strengthening our communities and the 3rd and 2nd graders did such a tremendous job and made such a difference. Thank You!

museM.U.S.E. Band 31st Annual Winter Concerts

The 31st Annual M.U.S.E. Band Winter Concerts provide a great opportunity to support your child’s classmates who will be performing in a large ensemble with students from neighboring schools while also sneaking in a little culture. Also, the concerts provide a great chance to see if your child might want to join M.U.S.E. next year.


Eastside schools and all westside Catholic schools

@Central Catholic High School

Sunday, February 11

Beginning Band Concert 1:00pm

Intermediate/Advanced 2:30pm  


Bryant Allard

M.U.S.E. Instrumental Programs

Basketball Night at St. Mary's Academy

February 2 @ 6:30pm

basketballWe invite you to the St. Mary’s Academy CYO Basketball Night on February 2. Festivities start at 6:30pm, and the varsity game begins at 7:00pm.

Come watch the St. Mary’s Academy Blues take on the Tigard High School Tigers. Enjoy free concessions, face painting, raffle prizes, and more!

No need to RSVP for this event. Admission is free, and St. Mary’s Academy is easily accessible by public transportation. If you have any questions, email Kelsey Hui at Kelsey.hui@smapdx.org or call 503-721-7728.

Go Blues!


Click here to see the flyer with complete details.

starsYDP is Hiring

Our before and after school program, better known as YDP, is needing some additional help. In order to be in compliance with our licensing agency, we must have a certain number of adults on duty to meet the student/teacher ratios. This year we are serving many children, especially in the afternoon, and we need to hire some additional personnel. We have placed a few ads, but no luck in recruiting appropriate hires.


"Word of mouth” advertising is the best, so we need some help in getting the word out. The Madeleine kids are great to work with, the pay is competitive, and the schedule follows the school calendar. So this means there are long Christmas, Spring, and Summer breaks. So if you know of someone who would like to work a few hours a day, a few days a week, please, please, please ask him/her to give me a call. Think high-schoolers over 18, part-time college students, nannies, retirees who want to get out of the house for a few hours. Perhaps this job is of interest to you? No stress, just lots of fun.

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Audio/Video Ministry needs your help!

We are putting together a team of ministers to assist in running the video screens and sound system during our weekend liturgies. This is a very important ministry, as both sound and screens help to enhance our worship experience.

Both ministries make use of technology, so comfort with an iPad for the sound levels and presentation software on a laptop computer for the video screens are very helpful. (Similar to Powerpoint—you run the presentations that have been built for each Mass, and will not need to edit or create them.)

Interested? Please contact Rich Hammons, rhammons@themadeleine.edu.


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