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February 9, 2018

A Note from Susan                                    

Dear Parents and Guardians,


Susan is away at the annual retreat for principals hosted by the Archdiocese, so she's asked me to write her column.

Open House

Most importantly, I know Susan would want to thank everyone who helped make our Open House such a great success. We had more than 50 families who look forward to sending their kids to The Madeleine attend our Open House events. A special thanks to Julie Baldwin, our New Family/Bridge Program Coordinator, for recruiting all of our wonderful volunteers who answered questions from prospective families and provided school tours. Special thanks also to Catherine Bargovan and Kristen LaBarca, our Hospitality Chairs, for setting out beautiful flowers and tasty treats to make our prospective families feel welcome.


Many thanks go out to our student greeters Mimi and Jean-Luc, our faculty speaker, Tina Hanselman, and our parent volunteers Jennifer Battaglini ~ Kami Beaulieu ~ Lindsie Campbell ~ Shannon Connelly ~ Erica Glaser ~ Catherine Glavan ~ Emily Jackson ~ Keinya Kohlbecker ~ Armando Luna ~ Ali McMenamin ~ Susan O'Leary ~ Lyndsay Presthofer ~ Stephanie Richmond ~ Lisa Rogers ~ Michelle Thor ~ Paula Trent.


Mardi Gras @ The Madeleine

The Madeleine's Annual Mardi Gras celebration is set for this Tuesday. The evening begins at 5:30pm with a prayer and music service followed by the party at 6pm. There will be something for everyone! Food, beverages and music, of course, but also the ever-popular Fun Zone in the gym for the kids. I've been asked to remind parents to please bring cash to Mardi Gras since the bar upstairs will be cash only. See you there!


Field Trips, Jogathon & Called to Protect

I know life is busy, so this reminder bears repeating. Spring field trips will be starting and the Jogathon is coming up fast, so if you want to chaperone or tally, you must be up to date in the Called to Protect program. If you volunteered last year, you need to view the yearly online video (which changes each year.) If you are new to the school and/or have never volunteered before, you need to do a background check, attend a Called to Protect training in person, and sign off on a Standards of Conduct document. Click here for details and don’t hesitate to call the office for clarification.


Have a great weekend! I heard it might hit 60!!


Caryn Fiedler

Development Director

Five for Friday

The news you need really, really fast!

  1. Rice Bowls Available 2/14: Click Here
  2. SAC Meeting - 2/15: Click Here
  3. Safety Improvements: Click Here
  4. Get to Know Trio: Click Here
  5. Get Ready for Spring with Called to Protect: Click Here

pizzaThank You from the 8th Grade

$305 Raised for Ashland Trip

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the eighth grade fundraiser last week at Fire + Stone. You helped us raise $305 toward our trip to Ashland!

As you know, The Madeleine community is strong and always turns out. We know this meant that some of you experienced a long wait for your food, so we really appreciate your support. While we know this was frustrating, please remember how generous it was of Fire + Stone to offer to do this fundraiser with us. Thanks again for supporting us!


Stay tuned for more Ashland fundraisers . . . think Bake Sale!

The Eighth Grade Class

Mardi Gras $2 Free Dress Day!hat

February 13

This Tuesday, February 13, Student Government is hosting a $2 free dress to celebrate Mardi Gras. On Mardi Gras, $2 earns you the right to wear Mardi Gras themed free dress. This means students can wear colors such as purple, green, or yellow. And don’t forget your beads!


The proceeds will be going to Catholic Relief Services, whose mission is to “promote human development by responding to major emergencies, fighting disease and poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies.” CRS is also the sponsor of Operation Rice Bowl as a way to deepen your Lenten experience while raising money for those in need. Happy Mardi Gras!

maskVolunteers Needed for Mardi Gras

Tuesday, February 13

Just ONE job left in the Fun Zone! Sign up to help run the Wii game and join the fun!!


Click here to sign up now!


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


If you'd like to volunteer in another area for Mardi Gras, we still need help with food prep, kitchen help, serving, busing and clean-up. Please contact Janeen Reilly in the parish office, at 503-281-5777 or jreilly@themadeleine.edu to say you can help with one of these areas.

mardi gras 2018


safetyspotSteps to Improve Safety & Security at The Madeleine

With Father Mike’s support and encouragement, The Madeleine Safety & Security Committee is completing work on several projects to help protect parishioners and students in the event of a natural disaster.


Under the leadership of School Principal, Susan Steele, a new secure storage building has been installed in the corner of the north parking lot, adjacent to the Field of Dreams. It will be stocked with food, water, blankets and other emergency supplies to support students in the event of a major earthquake.


Maps and other informational material are being prepared to inform and guide parishioners should a fire or major natural disaster require an evacuation from the church. After parishioners become familiar with the evacuation plans and procedures, a demonstration of an evacuation will be conducted at Masses later this spring.


Working jointly with The Madeline Building & Grounds Committee, two parishioners, both professional engineers, have completed an evaluation of seismic integrity of the church, school and parish buildings. Results from the evaluation, conducted with the FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) assessment tool, will be used to determine if further strengthening may be needed.


On another committee project related to seismic work, James Wurzer authorized a qualified contractor to install earthquake shut-off valves and special bracing on gas meters that serve the school, church and parish buildings.


As always the Safety & Security Committee welcomes feedback from The Madeleine community, and invites those who may wish to serve on the committee to contact Committee Chairman Marc Gonzales at gonzalesmarc5@gmail.com.


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Hot Lunch: Get to Know Triotrio

As many of you know, Monday was Trio’s first day as our new hot lunch provider. They are very excited to partner with us for hot lunch. Here’s a little information about Trio’s owner, Lisa Quinn, and her company.


Our Purpose
These are the principles that guide everything we do and every decision we make:


Lisa Quinn, Owner and Executive Chef
Lisa is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy, and brings over thirty years of culinary and food service management experience. Lisa directs the culinary operations at all of Trio's contracted schools and catering events. She is responsible for menu development, staff training, and safety and sanitation standards.


Since 2004, Lisa has directed the food service operations at various schools at the elementary, secondary, and community college levels. She has managed kitchens both small and large, supervising as many as 40 employees and volunteers. Prior to her institutional experience, Lisa was the co-owner and pastry chef of Ivy House Restaurant in Portland for seven years, where she earned the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. She is also the proud parent of four children ranging in age from 24 to 10 years old.


Our mission for The Madeleine cafeteria is for it to be a gathering place where the breaking of bread together helps create community and comfort. We recognize the important role we fill and take great care to honor our position as teachers of nutrition and creators of healthy and appealing meals.


If your child has dietary needs that our regular menu does not cover please contact me and we will try to accommodate your needs. Gluten free breads and buns are available for those on a Gluten Free diet.


Thank you for letting us serve your children. They are the joyous energy that fuels our company.


Yours in service,


Visit www.boonli.com to view the menu, order and pay. If you've never ordered before, click here to see ordering instructions.


Trio prepares and serves lunch five days a week and uses the same web site for ordering that we were already using, so you can log on with your same password. Meals can be ordered at any time during the month, up until the night before.


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


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ricebowlLenten Rice Bowls Available February 14

During Lent, join our faith community by participating in Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl. Rice Bowl is a faith-in-action program encouraging encounters with our global neighbors through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Pick up your family’s Rice Bowl beginning Ash Wednesday, February 14. Please consider preparing simple, meatless meals on the Fridays of Lent, and place the representative savings in the Rice Bowl. We will collect your Rice Bowls at the end of Lent. For suggested activities designed to help families grow in faith this Lenten season, see crsricebowl.org/families.


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School Advisory Council (SAC) Meetingsac

February 15 @ 6:30pm in the Library

The School Advisory Council (SAC) will hold its February meeting on Thursday, February 15 at 6:30pm in the Library. 

Click here to read the agenda

All meetings are open to visitors unless specifically designated as being closed. If you would like to attend the meeting and add something to the agenda, please contact the Chair prior to the meeting (Tim Resch: tresch@samuelslaw.com).

SAC Purpose and Members

The purpose of the Madeleine School Advisory Council (SAC) is to provide advice to Father Mike and Susan Steele regarding policy direction for program needs of the school, especially in Planning, Finances, Technology and Development.

If you can't attend a SAC meeting, but have a topic you would like to bring to the group's attention, please contact one of the members: Fr. Mike Biewend, Susan Steele, Tim Resch (Chair), Catherine Glavan (Vice-Chair), Diana Nunez (Secretary), Eric Anctil, Lucas Newman, Erskine Williams, John LaBarca, Lance Mayhew, Karis Stoudamire, Deb Naugler (Parents Club Representative), Caryn Fiedler (Development Representative).


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prepareSpring is Coming . . . and that means Field Trips and Jogathon . . . and Called to Protect

What do field trips and the Jogathon have in common? They are both fun volunteer opportunities and both require that you complete Called to Protect. You heard us right – you can’t chaperone a field trip or help with the Jogathon unless you are current with the Called to Protect requirements.


Click here for details on what you need to do. If you still have questions, call Angela Rosebrook at 503-288-9197. She is the Called to Protect guru who can tell you exactly what you need to do.


So, get going now before all the fun volunteer opportunities fill up with other people who have already completed Called to Protect.


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oldchurchProject Update: All Systems Go!

After years of hard work, careful planning and plenty of prayer, we are pleased to announce that The Madeleine is moving forward with a capital campaign to fund the renovation of the Old Church space for parish and school events.


The decision to proceed with a campaign was a collective choice made by a leadership group led by Fr. Mike Biewend, Business Manager James Wurzer, and School Principal Susan Steele. Ultimately though, the decision was made by our entire parish and school family. During our recent planning study, the vast majority of respondents were in favor of a campaign and indicated they would financially support the effort.


The theme/name of our campaign is The Madeleine Old Church Project. This is fitting for The Madeleine community and this campaign because the focus is restoring and transforming this wonderful space to serve the needs of the parish, school and community today and tomorrow.


John Dillin, our campaign manager from the Steier Group, is on site and will be guiding campaign leadership through the 20-week campaign. We begin with the organizational and preparation phase immediately. Fr. Mike will be inviting parish and school families to serve as campaign leaders.


However, to be successful, we will rely on every family at The Madeleine to provide support. In the coming weeks, you will learn much more about the campaign and the ways you can help the cause. In the meantime, please pray for the parish leaders and volunteers who will be working diligently to ensure a successful outcome.

St. Stephen's Lunch Programlunches

Making a difference, one lunch at a time!

Mrs. Hanselman’s eighth grade class brought in 158 lunches and 37 extra sandwiches. Thank you for taking the time to nourish our community with respect, kindness and food!


As we kick off the next round of lunch making for each class, here are a few tips for the lunches you make:


7th grade, you are up next! See you Tuesday!

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.


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

A Message from Carolyn Ullmancu

Promoting Healthy Masculinities Workshop

March 10 @ 9am

Dear Parents: Attached is a flyer for a workshop on a very important topic. Howard Hiton, Stephen Grant and Peter Mortola are a tremendous trio of professionals. Additionally, Howard Hiton is a colleague of mine and a resources for me on a variety of subjects. If you are interested and want to know more about supporting healthy masculinity, social competence and emotional literacy in our male children, this may be the workshop for you. If you have any questions, contact me a cullman@themadeleine.edu.


Click here to see the flyer.


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 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

basketballCatholic Schools Night @ University of Portland

February 22 @ 8pm

WHAT: Catholic Schools Night @ UP Men’s Basketball vs. BYU
WHEN: Thursday, February 22 @ 8pm
COST: $10 tickets (regularly $25)
CONTACT: Jon Brooks at 503-943-7431 or brooksj@up.edu


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.

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.


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