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November 17, 2017

A Note from Susan                                    

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Each year we practice a number of drills to keep our students safe in an emergency. On a monthly basis the fire bell goes off and the students exit the building and gather on the Field. Today we had our first lockdown drill of the year. Teachers have had the opportunity to discuss and practice this drill with their classes, and this morning we all practiced as a school. We don’t want to unnecessarily frighten students, but we know that sometimes there are situations in the neighborhood that demand precaution. The Portland Police are usually the agents who alert us to any potential problems. If they tell us to go into a “lockdown” mode, the following will happen.


The front door and all exterior doors will be locked. NO ONE, I repeat, NO ONE will be allowed to leave or enter the building until the police give us an all clear call. Parents may find this unsettling if they come to school and find they are not allowed entrance, however, we are following the guidelines set out for us. Classroom doors will also be locked, and the children will gather in a place that is away from windows and line of vision from the outside. Each classroom is different so teachers have determined where the safest location is for their students to shelter in place.


The office will be in communication via our internal phone system to be sure all students and staff are accounted for. We will then wait until we hear from the police for further instructions. If students are on the playground, and it is unsafe for them to return to the building, I have made arrangements with the Union Bank, on the corner of 24th and Fremont, to shelter the students until it is safe for them to return to school.


It would be helpful if you, as parents, discuss the subject this weekend so that our little people are hearing it from both the home and school. They need honest explanations and reassurances that we are all working for their safety.

Auction Results

On a happier note, please be sure to read past this column to learn about our record-breaking auction results. I know everyone is highly invested in these results both as active volunteers who helped make the auction such a grand success and as parents whose children are the beneficiaries of all of your hard work and generosity!



Five for Friday

The news you need really, really fast!

  1. Auction Results: Click Here
  2. Door to Door Food Drive - 11/18: Click Here
  3. $2 Free Dress Day - 11/22: Click Here
  4. Deadline to sign up for hot lunch - 11/24: Click Here
  5. Spanish Class @ The Madeleine: Click Here



Auction Nets $250,897 and Shatters Multiple Madeleine Auction Records!

Thanks to everyone's hard work, the 2017 Madeleine School Auction grossed $296,024 (a record) and had a net of $250,897 (a record). This will be allocated with a record-breaking $172,647 toward the school's operating budget, $45,900 toward Making the Commons Less Common and $35,350 toward hurricane repairs at Hogar Colegio la Milagrosa orphange and school in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.


The record-breaking allocation of $172,647 to the school's operating budget was made possible by your generous participation in the auction, excellent leadership from the auction chairs, subchairs who worked to keep their expenses as low as possible, an amazing selection of items new to the auction and a record-setting year in advertising and sponsorships. 


Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard on the auction, especially auction chairs Cathy Armstrong, Jim Doherty, Andrea and Matt Drapcho, Tim Resch and Jason and Stephanie Richmond.


Easel Items: Spaces Still Available

Click here to sign up before they sell out


Winning Bidders: Pick up Your Items

We still have a number of gift certificates waiting to be picked up. Please email Caryn Fiedler at cfiedler@themadeleine.edu to make arrangements to claim the gift certificates you won at the auction.


Post-Auction Questions

Of course, you can always email auction@themadeleine.edu with any auction-related question. If your question is specifically about your receipt or if you still need to pick up an item you won, please contact Caryn Fiedler at cfiedler@themadeleine.edu.


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foodCalling All Madeleine Students, Parents, Friends and Families

Saturday, November 18

St. Vincent de Paul needs your help to feed our hungry neighbors this Christmas. Please come help collect food in our annual Door To Door Food Drive on Saturday, November 18th from 9:00-11:00am. Meet under the carport on the 23rd Avenue. We will get into groups, and hit the streets surrounding the parish. All ages are welcome.


Contact Lisa Hawkins with any questions:
503.309.7968 or lhawkins2916@comcast.net


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$2 Free Dress Day to Benefit Oregon Food foodbankBank

Wednesday, November 22

In the month of November, Student Government will continue our school’s focus on feeding the hungry. On Wednesday, November 22, the day before Thanksgiving, Student Government is holding a $2 Free Dress day.


The money will benefit the Oregon Food Bank whose mission is to “eliminate hunger and its root causes, because no one should be hungry.” Thank you to everyone who participated in this week’s St. Vincent de Paul Food Drive, and thank you in advance for supporting the Oregon Food Bank this coming Wednesday.


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Sign up for Hot Lunchlunch

Deadline = Friday, November 24

Do it now, before you forget!

Sign ups are open for hot lunches served during December. The deadline to sign up is Friday, November 24th.


Click here to sign up for hot lunch.


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Spanish Class @ The Madeleinespanish

Tuesdays from 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Each lesson is packed with games, songs and active reading activities that maximize confidence. Small class sizes, with a maximum of 10 students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade, allow individual attention and creative lessons benefiting all learning styles.


Classes run November through mid-May, so enroll today! To register call 503-284-0610 or visit portlandearlylearning.com.


Click here to see the flyer with complete details.


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Madeleine Christmas Cookie Competitioncookies

Thursday, December 7 @ Madeleine Marketplace

Got a Christmas cookie that has Santa lingering under your tree? Enter it in the Madeleine Christmas cookie competition. Winner in the adult category gets six VIP seats at the 4PM Christmas Eve mass. Winner in the kid category gets a private meet-and-greet with live animals in the Christmas pageant-- a donkey (named Zorro), an alpaca (Giligan) that plays the role of a camel, a pair of goats (Jeffrey and Carmel), and a pair of sheep (Peaches and Humble).

Click here to enter the Madeleine Christmas Cookie Competition!

Then cook up a dozen cookies and drop them off on December 7th at the Madeleine Marketplace. Further details to come about cookie drop-off time and place. Father Mike, Susan Steele, and a mystery judge will decide the winners!



Newfoundlands Make Their Annual Visit to 3rd Grade

Monday was a "howling" good day in third grade. A novel study group is reading Star in the Storm, which is a realistic fiction book about a girl and her dog. We were fortunate to have Larry and Alisa Roe bring in six year old "Fezzik" and two year old "Cash" and John and Shirley Jollymore brought in a 14 week old puppy named "Joelle." The owners answered questions about their dogs and the training it takes to have a Newfoundland become certified in water rescue and cart pulling.

Calling All Basketball Uniforms & Sweatshirts recycle

Has your child outgrown (or is no longer needing) their basketball uniform or their basketball sweatshirt with their name on it? Please bring these items to the Madeleine Uniform Closet as soon as possible.


Sweatshirts with names on them will be repurposed with new names on them! That's right, a NEW name can be put on those outgrown sweatshirts so they can be passed on to a smaller child.


Let's be models of change and do our part for the planet by reusing and repurposing our old uniforms!


If you would like a repurposed sweatshirt, please contact Deborah Naugler.

deborahnaugler@hotmail.com or via telephone 503-713-3068


Thank you for helping our planet and world.

bulldogMadeleine Bulldogs - CYO Sports Update


CYO HOT SHOTS BASKETBALL (1st & 2nd Grade Coed):  


Hot Shots is a combined 1st & 2nd grader coed basketball program with no weekly practices.  There will be a 30 minute practice time held prior to each Saturday game.  Season runs with the regular Basketball program and games start Jan 6th.  There are 7 regular season games and an optional end of season tournament on Feb 24th.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW.



If you are interested in coaching or returning for another season, please send me an email. Click the link below to register to coach. Returning coaches - be sure to renew your concussion management! 




Looking forward to a great season!!
Go Bulldogs!

Aimee Holzschuh
Madeleine CYO Club Athletic Director



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lunchesSt. Stephen's Lunch Program

Making a difference, one lunch at a time!

Eighth grade kicked off our second round of the St. Stephen’s lunch program with 184 lunches. This brings our school-wide contribution to an amazing 2,424 lunches. Keep up the great work! When it's cold outside, people need even more calories to stay warm.

volunteerSign up Now to Volunteer at Madeleine Marketplace

Volunteers of all kinds for various shifts are needed for the Madeleine Marketplace. Many opportunities for fun jobs!!


Please contact Janeen Reilly at the rectory at 503-281-5777. If you can help with set up on December 6, contact Susie Andersen at 503-231-9882.


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La Salle Catholic College Prep Chess lasalleTournament

Saturday, December 9 from 9am - 5pm (players arrive by 8:30am)


A fun, festive, five-round chess tournament for all chess players in grades K-12. This holiday tournament has been designated as a qualifier for the OSCF 2018 State Seaside championship, and will be NWSRS rated; G30.


Register on-line at https://www.lsprep.org/yuletide or search for Yuletide at www.lsprep.org.  Early-bird cost is $25 if registered by Monday, December 4.  Cost doubles thereafter.


Email Daniel at LSprepChess@yahoo.com for further information.


Click here to see the flyer with complete details.

Be a Vendor at Madeleine Marketplacepresent

The Madeleine is hosting its annual Madeleine Marketplace Bazaar on Thursday, December 7. We are reaching out to potential vendors with an invitation to operate a booth to sell your items.


The one day bazaar, held in Parish Hall, opens at 2pm and closes at 8pm. The parish is made up of 800 families. Many, if not most, attend the annual Christmas tree lighting, which happens during the evening. Vendors may begin setting up at 1 pm, but no sooner. Tables will be assigned. Eight foot long tables and 60 inch round tables are available, as is electricity. Please bring your own table cloths and lights, if you like.


The one and only fee to participate is $60.00. You act as your own bank and take payment at your own risk. Wi-Fi is available. Food and drink will be available for purchase as well as kids movies, crafts, caroling and pictures with Santa.

If you are interested in participating as a vendor and agree with the above terms, please make your check payable to “The Madeleine” for $60.00. On the memo line, please indicate the size table you would like (rectangular or round) and if you need electricity. Please mail your check to the event organizer, Susie Andersen, at 3401 NE Couch Street, Portland, OR 97232.


If you have concerns or questions please contact the parish office at 503-281-5777.

Book Club Ideabarkingbook

Monday, November 27 @ 7pm

Fr. Greg Boyle, author of Tattoos on the Heart, will speak at Powell's Books at the Cedar Hills Crossing location on November 27th about his new book called Barking to the Choir.


In a moving example of unconditional love in difficult times, Gregory Boyle, Jesuit priest and bestselling author of Tattoos on the Heart, shares what three decades of working with gang members in Los Angeles have taught him about faith, compassion, and the enduring power of kinship. In his first book, Boyle introduced us to Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention program in the world. Now, after the successful expansion of Homeboy Industries, Boyle returns with Barking to the Choir to reveal how compassion is transforming the lives of gang members.

grantDance Day with the Grant Gendrills

Saturday, December 2 from 9am - 2:30pm


Who: Grades K - 8

What: The Gendrills invite all K - 8 students for a day of dance. Dancers will be divided into age groups and learn a dance routine. There will be a showcase for parents at 2pm.

When: Saturday, December 2 at 9am

Where: Marshall Campus (Grant's off-site home)

Price: $30 per dancer (check payable to Grant High School)

Bring: Sack lunch and water. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes appropriate for the gym floor.

Register by emailing switzer5@centurylink.net and pay at the door.


For more information, please contact Coach Kali Capps at kaliandis@gmail.com.


Click here to see the flyer with complete details.

mirrorWomenStrength Self-Defense Classes

January 3, 10, 17 from 6pm - 9pm @ The Madeleine



Open to ages 13 and above, although those 13-16 need to be accompanied by a female adult.


Registration opens on Tuesday, December 5th at 9am.

Register at www.portlandoregon.gov/police/womenstrength or at 503-823-0260.


Click here to see the flyer with complete details.


It is important that registrants attend the entirety of all three training sessions because empowerment is taught based self-defense. This is a holistic approach that includes more than just physical fighting skills. Assertiveness, using your intuition, definitions of sexual assault and domestic violence -- just to name a few -- are all taught.


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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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