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January 26, 2018

A Note from Susan                                    

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We had a great, rousing meeting last Tuesday night with the third grade parents. The purpose was to ask this class to select/volunteer/coerce some brave parents into the role of Auction Chair for the 2018 Auction, as well as identify sub-chairs for various committees. Talk about organization and communication! This group was ready to surface leaders and so the rest of the meeting was spent on discussing themes, sub-chair roles, and listening to ideas. I am so happy to introduce next year’s Auction team. (Drum roll, please!) Thank you to Heather Matteri, Mary Remuzzi, Susan Samuelson, and Jen Tadjedin. Please give them all your support as we move forward.

Re-registration Form & Fees Due February 1

Mrs. Rosebrook is receiving the re-registration forms and thanks everyone for returning them in a timely manner. The deadline for the book fee is next week on February 1.

Catholic Schools Week

Sunday begins Catholic Schools Week, and there is a schedule of activities in today’s Footnotes. I hope that everyone can join us at the 10:00 am Sunday Mass to begin the celebration of Catholic education. Students are asked to wear their uniform to Mass and gather in the back of church. We will process in by class and then students will sit with their families for the rest of Mass. We will also have many children in the choir and members of the Student Government who will be thanking our parishioners for their continuing support of our school. Hope to see all of our students on Sunday.

Tuesday is also a big day next week.




Five for Friday

The news you need really, really fast!

  1. Catholic Schools Week Schedule: Click Here
  2. Pennies for the Poor Begins - 1/29: Click Here
  3. All School St. Stephen's Lunches - 1/30: Click Here
  4. 8th Grade Fundraiser - 2/1: Click Here
  5. Open House - Spread the Word - 2/5 & 2/6: Click Here


Catholic Schools Week

January 28 - February 2

Madeleine is joining Catholic Schools all over the nation in celebration with the theme Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed. There are many fun activities going on all week long. From special lunches to a Friendship Family activity to a Pennies for the Poor competition to a Geography Bee, there's a little something for everyone to enjoy!

Sunday: Parish Appreciation Day

Catholic Schools Week will kick-off with a procession of students in uniform behind their class banners at the beginning of the 10am Mass. A Student Government representative will also be speaking at all Masses. In addition, a special student choir will join the adult singers. Our students will be handing out class-made prayer cards and a special treat at the 10am Mass.


Monday - LEARN: Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day

We are honoring our faculty and staff both at Monday morning assembly and with a special luncheon. We are ending the day with a Geography Bee.

Tuesday - SERVE: Faith Appreciation Day

The whole school is participating in our weekly St. Stephen's Lunch collection. We are asking everyone to add a little something extra to the bag: a note, a sweet treat, special drawing on the bag. We are celebrating Mass with Archbishop Sample at 9am. All are welcome to join us!

Wednesday - LEAD: Parent Appreciation Day

Coffee and donuts in the Main Hallway, plus a token of appreciation from students to their parents. And take the night off overseeing homework because...NO HOMEWORK!

Thursday - SUCCEED: Student Appreciation Dayballoons

Free dress, a treat, and an afternoon of fun with our Friendship Families. And, don't forget to take the night off from cooking by heading over to Fire + Stone for dinner to support the 8th grade fundraiser!

Friday: No School

Teacher In-Service Day

All Week: Pennies for the Poor

Look for the jugs in the main hallway during Catholic Schools week. All money raised by the classes will go to the Church of St. Andre Bessette. Have fun!


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penniesSave Your Coins for Pennies for the Poor

Begins Monday

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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lunchesSt. Stephen's Lunch Program

Making a difference, one lunch at a time!

Well, the first graders hit a milestone this week by going over the 300 mark! 304 lunches to be exact. First graders, you all did a tremendous job! Thank you for taking the time and really making an impact for folks who are in need. We received cheers from the folks at St. Stephens when they saw how full our car was.


All School Participation This Coming Tuesday (1/30)!

ALL HANDS ON DECK this coming up week to celebrate Catholic Schools Week. While Kindergarten is the lead class, we are also asking all classes to participate. If you have a little bit of extra time, please decorate your bags or write a note. If everyone brings in 5 lunches, we could bring in our biggest numbers yet. We can do this!


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archdpdxArchbishop Sample Encourages Support During Catholic Schools Week and Beyond

Sponsored by the National Catholic Education Association, Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States.


Archbishop Sample recently stated that one of his top priorities is to "position our schools so there isn't a single Catholic family in the Archdiocese of Portland that would not send their children to a Catholic school because they can't afford it."


He recently dedicated an entire episode of his radio program, The Voice of the Shepard, to talk about his love and support of Catholic education. The program can be downloaded from the Mater Dei Radio website at www.materdeiradio.com.


Click here to read the entire press release from the Archdiocese about Catholic Schools Week.

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 Fremont

WHEN: February 1 @ 5pm - 9pm

OPTIONS: Dine in or Take out


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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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safetyThe Importance of Turn Signals

We recently heard from a bike commuter who rides past our school every morning and has been cut off by people making sudden turns into our parking lots without signaling.


Not only are turn signals important for bike commuters, but also for our students and parents who are walking from the parking lot to the school.


Please help keep everyone safe by using your turn signals when turning into parking lots!

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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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

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 lunch five days a week.


Over this weekend, you may begin ordering hot lunches, but PLEASE NOTE that hot lunch will be served starting on February 5th. Trio uses the same web site for ordering that we were already using, so you can log on with your same password.


If you have any questions or ordering difficulties, please contact Lisa Quinn with Trio Hospitality at 971-212-6023 or at lisa@triohosp.com.


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:


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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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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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.

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.

UPlogoUniversity of Portland hosts "Exploring the World through Reading and STEM"

Sunday, February 25 from 11am - 3pm @ The Chiles Center

Come visit the University of Portland for a family day of fun on Sunday, February 25th. The STEM Education and Outreach Center has teamed up with Kappa Delta Pi, an Education Honor Society, to bring you a full day of fun activities promoting literacy, reading and STEM.


Click here to see the event flyer.

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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Download your copy of the bulletin at www.themadeleine.edu/bulletin


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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