October 21, 2016
A Note from Susan
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The students have been working with Maria Manzo, our parish music director, on a CD of Christmas music. This CD will feature every grade doing selected songs for the holiday season. On November 9th, Maria has a studio recording professional coming to school (really the church) to donate his time to record their angelic voices. On Sunday, November 13th, Maria will be inviting the entire school and parish community to come together to record the final song, so it will truly be a united parish/school project. Parents, teachers, parishioners, choir members, and the students together for one big rehearsal and recording. Details of the event are coming, but I wanted to give you notice so that you can hopefully participate on this day. I know weekends are busy and precious. So many commitments for two days…..However, I am hoping that your family can join the rest of the Madeleine community in this wonderful event.
Called to Protect Training
Also, just a quick reminder that we will be having a Called to Protect training on Tuesday, October 25 at 8:30 in the morning…..right after drop off. If you need this training to volunteer with students, be sure to put this on your calendar.
Also, also, next week is Parent/Teacher conferences from Wednesday through Friday. Be sure you have signed up to meet with your child’s teacher, but if you have forgotten, click on this link.
Have a great weekend.
The news you need really, really fast!
- 2016 Auction Honorary Chairs: Click Here
- Tee it Up for Technology-10/22: Click Here
- Parent-Teacher Conferences: Click Here
- Hot Lunch Deadline-10/24: Click Here
- Parent Survey Deadline-10/28: Click Here
Honorary Chairs of the 2016 Madeleine Auction: Julie and Steve Slavik
When Julie and Steve Slavik moved to Northeast Portland in 1987 with their four young children, they immediately joined The Madeleine Parish and started getting involved in the community and its ministries.
Julie became a catechist and coordinated sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation and RCIA. Steve (known to many as “Coach Steve”) volunteered as a coach for neighborhood t-ball teams, and founded the Annual Northeast Portland St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year.
Through teaching, coaching, and community building, the Slaviks have been examples of living life guided by Gospel values. And their strongest commitments have been to the children of our parish and neighborhood.
Do You Have a Costume Yet?
Crank up "Devil Went Down to Georgia" and tap into your inner cowboy/cowgirl. You can look like these guys or simply put on a 10-gallon hat. We want to see you no matter what you wear.
Free Babysitting for Auction Night
Do you need a babysitter for the night of the auction? Free babysitting is being offered by some dependable 7th and 8th graders who will get community service hours in exchange for their support of the Madeleine Round-up. Families are responsible for making their own arrangements with the student and for their safe passage home at the end of the night. Auction babysitters get community service hours!
Please contact Caryn Fiedler at email@example.com for babysitter contact information.
Yee Haw! Auction tickets are on sale!!!
Go to www.themadeleine.edu/tickets to
secure your tickets to the only round-up in the Rose City for a knee-slappin’
Award-winning Wine? Sign Me Up!
If free babysitting and a night out with your Madeleine buddies isn’t enough to get you to the auction, consider this live auction item that you could possibly win.
5 Course French Laundry Inspired Dinner with Wine Pairings
Join vintner John Zelko for a festive dinner held at the lovely McShane home. Four couples will be treated to a 5-course dinner planned and prepared by Michael McShane and inspired by Thomas Keller's French Laundry. Each course will be paired with Z'ivo Wines from John's library collection.
Z'ivo is a small Willamette Valley winery with several 90+ Wine Spectator rated wines and numerous awards, including the 2010 Grand Award of Excellence in the Oregon Wine Awards and 2015 Sommelier Wine Awards - Gold List.
We are close to reaching our goal of 100% student participation in this raffle. We just need 39 more students to turn in at least 1 sold raffle ticket. You can even sell to families with kids in high school since the grand prize, which is a $4,000 tuition voucher, can be used for either elementary or high school!
We have 85% student participation so far. That is outstanding! Current raffle ticket sales are over $26,000!
Winner of the admission for 4 to The Grotto Festival of Lights was: Murphy K., 1st grader. Next week is Fall Break, so turn in at least 1 sold Raffle Ticket by TUESDAY for a chance to win: 1 dozen doughnuts from Voodoo Doughnuts.
***** Only 2 weeks left so please turn in your sold raffle tickets! *****
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with raffle questions.
Easel Items Now on Sale
"The easel items are AWESOME this year." - Julie B. 6th & 4th Grade parent. We have to agree, Julie. Check 'em out! Even if you can’t join us at the auction, you can purchase easel items by going to www.themadeleine.edu/easelitems. It is a great way to bond with old friends and make new ones.
The Madeleine Teachers' Italian Night: Madeleine's teachers are excited to host a family spaghetti dinner. Imagine Little Italy on 24th street! Antipasta, spaghetti, wine and good company will fill your family's hearts and bellies on this magical winter night. Besides dinner there will be a few surprises! You (and your kids) will be glad you signed up for this event. Mangia tutti!!
Father Daughter Disco Dance: This is your chance to show your daughters how you can Shake Your Groove Thing, but please, try not to dislocate anything in the process. Polyester pantsuits and platforms encouraged. So, Superfreak, start growing out your hair and sideburns now (we recognize for some of you that will be a considerable challenge and suggest you get started right away) and get ready to request your favorite disco song on the signup sheet! Pizza, snacks and drinks will be provided for both daughters and dads. Come and have fun with the young lady or ladies in your life!
Thank You to Our Bronc Buster Sponsors
Our auction would not be nearly as successful without the support of our Bronc Buster Sponsors. These are businesses right here in our community, so show 'em some love and give them a call the next time you are in need of the services they offer.
Pediatric Dentistry ~ Right Angle Construction ~ Miller Nash Graham & Dunn
If you have any auction-related questions - donation questions, volunteer jobs questions or whatever - send an email to email@example.com.
Be sure to use #madeleineauction2016 for Instagram and Twitter!
Saturday, October 22 @ 12:30pm
It is not too late to sign up for our 3rd Annual “Tee It Up for Technology” golf outing to benefit our school’s technology needs. Be part of this fun day on the links at Heron Lakes on the Great Blue Course by registering at www.themadeleine.edu/golf. The action starts at 12:30pm. The event will go rain or shine!
Questions? Contact Brian Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent-Teacher Online Conference Sign-ups
If you haven't done so already, take two minutes right now to sign-up for Parent-Teacher conferences, which will be held October 26 - 28.
Please contact Alison Anderson at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Sign up Now for YDP During Parent/Teacher Conferences
Sign-up deadline = Friday, October 21
Where will your children be when school is closed for Parent-Teacher conferences next week? They could be enjoying a PJ Day and Halloween-related fun right here at Madeleine. Sign up now for a spot in Madeleine's YDP program.
Registration deadline = October 24
Sign ups are now open to order hot lunches served during November.
Deadline = October 28
This year we are writing our self-study document in anticipation of the accreditation visit by the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA) in the fall of 2017. Ongoing school improvement is the goal of the accreditation process by examining all aspects of the school program and operations.
All school stakeholders are encouraged to participate in the study, and we are initiating the gathering of data by asking all parents to complete an online survey. This survey focuses on how well we are doing in a variety of areas such as Catholic identity, faith formation, curriculum, communications, and facilities. WCEA designed the survey so that in addition to ranking the school on these topics, parents can also add their own thoughts and ideas in an open-ended manner. The survey will be active until October 28th. Please take a few minutes to share your perceptions and thoughts as we continue to strive for excellence.
Called to Protect Training
Tuesday, October 25 @ 8:30am
Here's your chance if you could not make the Called to Protect Training earlier this fall. We will be having a Called to Protect training in Parish Hall on Tuesday, October 25 at 8:30 in the morning…..right after drop off. If you want to chaperone field trips, help in the classroom or do any volunteering with students, be sure to put this on your calendar.
Youth Ministry Corn Maze Outing!
October 22 @ 7pm
Rescheduled due to last week's storm, the Youth Ministry Corn Maze Outing will now happen on Saturday, October 22 from 7 - 10pm. This event is open to kids in grades 5 - 12.
Please note that everyone will meet at St. Charles and a permission slip is required.
Questions? Contact Gabe Triplett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Halloween $2 Free Dress
Halloween is right around the corner, so you know what that means… $2 free dress! This year it takes place on Halloween Day, which is on a Monday. All you have to do is bring $2 and wear black and orange. The money that we collect goes to CRS (Catholic Relief Services) for the people affected by Hurricane Matthew.
Mac N’ Cheese and Tuna Please Food Drive
November 7 - 10
An annual fundraiser put on by Student Government, Mac and Cheese and Tuna Please is always a student and teacher favorite. This year, it falls November 7th - 10th. Simply bring in mac n’ cheese, tuna, or any non-perishable food to your classroom. On Thursday, November 10th, we will be using these items for a Friendship Family stacking competition. The collected food will go to the St. Vincent De Paul Society, where they will give it to help people in need.
Mark Your Calendars!
No School or YDP November 21-25
The Madeleine Faculty will all be participating in Accreditation Preparation the week of Thanksgiving. There will, therefore, be no school or YDP on the Monday (11/21), Tuesday (11/22) and Wednesday (11/23). Thank you for your understanding and support of this important accreditaton prep time. We hope you have a wonderful, famliy-filled Thansgiving week.
The Madeleine Sings Christmas - Community Ensemble Recording
November 13 @ The Madeleine Church
It is with great enthusiasm that we would like announce that your Madeleine child will be able to add “Recording Artist” to their already impressive school resumes.
The Madeleine School and Parish will be creating a first-ever Christmas album this fall, just in time for this Christmas. Under the direction of Madeleine Musical Director, Maria Manzo, classes will perform Christmas songs together as well as a group finale, which will include everyone … parents, faculty, staff as well as any and all from the Parish community. That date has been scheduled for Sunday, November 13 shortly following the 10AM mass. There will be pizza and refreshments - affectionately referred to as "Craft Services" in the entertainment industry. We need your voice! Mark your calendars.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity (unless you are one of the Osmonds!) and just another way we can all come to together to celebrate the Christmas season and raise money for The Old Church renovation.
We need a professional photographer to volunteer to take pictures ... please let us know if you are available.
Madeleine Safety Committee Seeks Members
Do you enjoy disaster planning? Then the Madeleine Safety Committee is for you! Contact Committee Chair Marc Gonzales at email@example.com for details.
Attention Nike Employees
Did you know that you can convert your Madeleine volunteer hours into cash for The Madeleine School? Your fellow Nike colleague and Madeleine parent, Daniela Grogro, is happy to show you how to do this. Feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-412-9474.
St. Stephen's Lunch Program
Making a difference, one lunch at a time!
Mrs. Myers 3 grade class were amazing this week. They sent in 268 lunches! Many were decorated and included special notes. A special thank you to the Armstrong family who brought in 40 lunches fully decorated for fall.
One parent recently related that she has the lunch bags always out in her children’s craft room. Periodically the children decorate the bags and she sets them aside, so then they are all ready for the week her children participate in our community program. Way to plan ahead!
CYO Basketball (3rd-8th grades/Boys & Girls)
Registration closes Friday, November 4
Season starts November 28
CYO Hot Shots Basketball (1st & 2nd grade coed)
Registration closes Friday ~ Season starts January 7
Coaches needed! If interested, email email@example.com
Help Wanted: Gym Site Monitors
The Madeleine CYO Club is in need of paid Site Monitors to work at the upcoming Basketball games. Games are on Saturdays in Madeleine Gym and start at 8:30am, last game starts at 2:45pm. Site Monitors will be responsible for opening up gym at 8am and closing the gym after final game. $100 stipend per Saturday. If interested, please contact Aimée Holzschuh, Madeleine Athletic Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Madeleine Athletic Director
Sixth Grade Enjoying the Annual Tradition of Outdoor School
Free Family STEM Night at University of Portland
November 17 @ 7pm
Your family is invited to enjoy a night discovering the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math.
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