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November 9, 2017

A Note from Susan                                    

Dear Parents and Guardians,

November is traditionally the month that we remember to be grateful for all that is good in our lives. And we have so much to be grateful for here in our Madeleine community.


Many thanks to the wonderful parents who fed our teachers during Parent Teacher conferences. We had a variety of delicious soups, sweets, pasta, beverages, etc. that kept us in good spirits during the long days.


Many thanks for the incredible brown bag lunches prepared for St. Michael/St. Stephen each Tuesday. Rumor has it that Kdgn hit a record this week with over 400 delivered!


Many thanks to all the people who made our annual Auction an incredible success. To Caryn and Rich in the Development Office for their behind the scene support of all aspects of the Auction. To the sub-chairs and “worker bees” who diligently fulfilled their tasks for a seamless event. To our Auction Chairs for their vision and hours of planning and organizing. Kudos to Cathy, Andrea, Matt, Jim, Stephanie, Jason and Tim for a superlative job! (Proceeds are still being tallied, but you can get some preliminary numbers below in the newsletter.) We are a blessed community and we have much to be thankful for.


On another note……..

With the return of cold weather and the first hint of snow, it is timely to review what we do if a storm hits. All you need to remember is that we follow Portland Public Schools in weather-related decisions. If they cancel school, we cancel school. If they call a 2-hour late start, we have a 2-hour late start. Our morning YDP before school program would start at 9:30, instead of 7:30, and our doors would open at 10:15, instead of 8:15. The only discrepancy to this involves our students who have Spanish at 7:30. Their class is cancelled for the day because the Spanish teachers are at other schools at 9:30. If an afternoon storm is approaching, PPS has been known to call an early dismissal. We would follow that directive, too.


We are also using a new app called Remind, which will send a text to your phone regarding important information including closures. If you are not signed up for Remind, here's all you need to do to receive text alerts from the school for weather issues and closures:


So now let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…..


Enjoy your three day weekend.



Five for Friday

The news you need really, really fast!

  1. Auction Results: Click Here
  2. News from the Art Room: Click Here
  3. Food Drive Starts 11/13: Click Here
  4. Spanish Class @ The Madeleine: Click Here
  5. Volunteer at Madeleine Marketplace: Click Here



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.


About Your Auction Receipt

Auction receipts are being processed and will be emailed out to all auction guests next week.


Overall Auction Results

Havana Nights, the 2017 Madeleine Auction, brought some Carribean warmth to the rainy northwest with more than 270 auction guests bringing both a spirit of community and a generous attitude to the evening. 


Thank you to everyone who worked, attended, donated or prayed to make this evening amazing. And a special thanks to our amazing auction chairs Cathy Armstrong, Jim Doherty, Andrea and Matt Drapcho, Tim Resch, and Jason and Stephanie Richmond.


While the final numbers are still being tabulated, it’s safe to say that our auction guests were overwhelming in their generosity. Be sure to read upcoming editions of Friday Footnotes for the grand announcement of how much we raised for our kids.

Paddle Raise Results

$45,900 raised for The Commons

$35,200 raised for Puerto Rico



As most of you know, we had two paddle raises this year at the auction. "Making the Commons Less Common" is now a reality thanks to the generosity of everyone who raised their paddle for this year's Paddle Raise, which raised $45,900 in restricted funds to provide a facelift for The Commons!

Planning efforts are underway, to create a lively, engaging learning space that kids are excited to be in, including built-in cubbies for storing coats, attractive built-in shelving for science and art projects, a larger, more colorful area rug for the music room and comfortable, modular furniture for student collarboration during the day and soft seating areas for YDP kids to use in the afternoon. Stay tuned!




$35,200 Raised for Puerto Rico

In addition to the money raised to support our own school and students, auction attendees donated to support people they have never met. From one Catholic Community to another. From one with plenty, to another in dire need.


The response was so great, we are now giving everyone an opportunity to participate. Click on the link below to read a description of “The Madeleine {hearts} Puerto Rico," then go to www.themadeleine.edu/puerto-rico to donate.


Thank you to Dunetchka Oterro Serrano and Cathy Armstrong for their persistent and selfless leadership on this unprecedented appeal.


Click here to read the complete descriptions for "Making the Commons Less Common" and "The Madeleine {hearts} Puerto Rico" paddle raises.


Easel Items: Spaces Still Available

Click here to sign up before they sell out


Winning Bidders: Pick Up Your Loot

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.


Contact auction@themadeleine.edu with any auction-related questions.


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St. Vincent de Paul Food Drivelogo

November 13-17

Calling all Missionary Disciples - The St. Vincent de Paul Society needs our help. This upcoming week, November 13 - 17, the student government is organizing a food drive to support our parish St. Vincent de Paul Society. The collected food will be packed into Christmas Food Baskets and distributed to over 100 families in need. Please have your child bring nonperishable foods, and leave them in their homeroom classrooms. Thank you!


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artNews from the Art Room

We started off the year with a variety of projects and art media...from colored pencils to markers to watercolors to origami to oil pastels...depending which class your student is in, we have all been trying out different materials and learning how to use them to showcase our creativity. Classes have been exploring Color, Line and Shape. Come down and check out a few projects on bulletin boards near the Library and Art Room. We are now moving into Post Impressionism with our artist-of-the-month, Vincent van Gogh. 


Attention Middle School students: the Art Room will now be open on TUESDAYS from 12:15pm-12:45pm. This is time for students who may want to come in and finish or catch up to a class assignment, or to work on a free choice art project. 


On a final note, a reminder to have your child bring an art smock or old t-shirt to keep in their classroom. Some of our materials are messier than others and it is great to have a smock available to protect our clothing. 


Happy November!

Mrs. Groves

foodCalling All Madeleine Students, Parents, Friends and Families


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

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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lunchesSt. Stephen's Lunch Program

Making a difference, one lunch at a time!

St. Stephen’s lunch program was the beneficiary of your generosity these last few weeks. With 2nd grade bringing in 225 lunches, and then the 1st grade arriving with 189 lunches, and then the Kindergarten brought in (drum roll please) 412 lunches finishing up Round One (8th – K) for a whopping 2,240 lunches. Simply astounding! The best yet. Eighth grade you are up next.


A special shout out to Kindergarteners Marcel and Laurel who had a “Lunch Date” and brought in 120 lunches this week. What a great idea. Thank you!

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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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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.

fixitFixit UP at University of Portland in Franz Hall

Saturday, November 11th, 10-2pm

If you have broken small appliances, items to be mended, or are in need of bike repair, bring them to the repair event on November 11th from 10am-2pm at the University of Portland in Franz Hall, Room 120.


This Week’s Checklistcheckmark


Click Here for this week's handy Checklist



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.


We have a few items still available for your purchasing pleasure from our recently completed Madeleine Uncorked wine tasting celebration. Order online at www.themadeleine.edu/uncorked

  • Luxury Suite: Blazers vs. Magic—Here’s your chance to see the Blazers from the beautiful Pacific Office Automation luxury suite in the Moda Center. Blazers vs. Magic. Ticket includes game admission and seating, and light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages in the luxury suite. $75 per person, November 15, 7:00 pm

Order online at www.themadeleine.edu/uncorked


Congratulations for making it all the way to the end of Friday Footnotes!

Contributing to Friday Footnotes

If you have information to contribute to Friday Footnotes, please e-mail the copy exactly as you would like it to appear in a Word document to: fridayfootnotes@themadeleine.edu. Deadline is Wednesday at 5pm, or Tuesday at 5pm if there is no school on Friday.