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March 17, 2017

A Note from Susan

Susan has turned over her column this week for a very important message from the School Advisory Committee.


Dear Parents and Guardians,


Each year the School Advisory Council (SAC) recommends a budget to Father Mike and the Parish Council for the upcoming year. Foremost in our consideration is providing an excellent Catholic education to the extended community, not just to those families able to comfortably afford it. Since the cost of educating our kids is greater than tuition cost, we also thank you for your generosity during the fundraising campaigns throughout the year. The budgeting process attempts to balance many factors such as: anticipated changes in costs, the revenues needed to balance them, and the long term financial health of The Madeleine School.


The Five-Year Plan calls for continued support for our excellent faculty by increasing compensation against a benchmark of public school rates and cost of living changes. In addition, we anticipate higher utility, benefit, and healthcare costs.  To offset these cost increases and balance the budget, the School will need additional revenues.    


After careful consideration of the items above, SAC recommended a tuition increase that is within the guidelines in the Five-Year Plan, provides the funds necessary to meet important needs, and keeps tuition costs at The Madeleine attractive relative to peer schools in the area.


Click here to view next year's tuition rates. Please feel free to contact SAC at sac@themadeleine.edu if you have any questions or concerns.


                                               Thank you,

                                               Lucas Newman, School Advisory Chairman

                                               SAC Finance Committee



Five for Friday

The news you need really, really fast!

  1. 2017 Auction Theme Revealed - Click Here
  2. Parish Affiliation Form Due - 3/24: Click Here
  3. Tuition Assistance Applications Due - 3/31: Click Here
  4. Lost and Found: Click Here
  5. St. Patricks Day Parade - 3/19 @ 1pm: Click Here



Save the Date Saturday, November 4th

Havana Nights // The 2017 Madeleine Auction

Join us for a Cuban-inspired evening, in celebration and support of the Madeleine School. We’re thrilled to announce this year’s signature fundraising event will take place at the Madeleine School on Saturday, November 4th. Cuban cuisine, drinks, live and silent auctions, and fun. Look for more information in the coming months. 


We’d like your input -- The Auction planning team is actively searching for Paddle Raise ideas for the 2017 Auction. What areas of the school would you like to see improved or upgraded? Let us know in the survey at the link below. Madeleine School teachers and staff are encouraged to take the survey as well. Survey will close Fri, March 24th.


2017 Madeleine School Auction Paddle Raise Survey


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brainThanks for Parent Ed Night!

Hats off to Mary Starrs-Mortimer and the Madeleine School Parents Club

On Thursday night, The Madeleine School Parents Club hosted Shawn Marshall, a licensed professional counselor from the Children’s Program, who spoke about Kids & Social Media.

We all learned a tremendous amount about our kids and how their brains are impacted by screen time. In case you missed the presentation, here's an interesting fact we all learned:

Kids 6 - 13 years old should get 9 - 11 hours of sleep per night.

Kids 14 -17 years old should get 8 - 10 hours of sleep per night.


Thank you, Parents Club -- and especially Mary, for organizing this thought-provoking event.

Parish Affiliation Formdontforget

Due Friday, March 24th

Families who are registered and active in a parish may request a subsidy to lower their tuition rate. If you would like to request the “in-parish” rate, you need to fill out the Parish Affiliation Form, and give it to Fr. Mike (or your parish priest if you are registered in another parish) for approval. These forms are due back to the parish office by March 24th. If you have any questions about this process, please do not hesitate to give Susan Steele a call.


Click here to download the Parish Affiliation Form.


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hotlunchSign up to get Hot Lunch in April

Registration deadline = March 24

Sign ups are now open to order hot lunches served during April.


Click here to review the montly menu, place your order and make your payment

Tuition Assistance Applications for 2017-'18 School Year Due calendar

Friday, March 31st

Just a quick reminder regarding tuition assistance for next year. Applications for aid from the Archdiocese of Portland are due March 31st. You can still apply after this date, but the pool of funds available will be smaller. Click here to apply for the 2017-2018 school year.


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Did You Hear the News?

Claire U. was principal yesterday


Our "Principal for the Day" was busy yesterday! She started her morning greeting the students at drop off, helped Mrs. Rosebrook take attendance, offered advice to a few teachers and helped in the lunchroom. Miss U granted a "green" Free-Dress Day Friday and ended the week with an all school dance party! Claire's parents were the winning bidders at the 2016 auction for this item. Will you have the chance to bid on this opportunity at next year's auction? You'll have to be there to win!


lostLost and Found

Please take a few minutes to look through the lost and found bin, which is located under the stairs leading up to the gym. All unclaimed items will be donated at the end of next week.


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mugMugs for Hugs


March 13 - March 20

Don't forget to bring in your mugs! Student Governenment will be gathering all donations on Monday, March 20th. Mugs for Hugs is a Lenten mug drive for St. Francis Dining Hall in SE Portland. St. Francis Dining Hall provides meals for the homeless and less fortunate. They are in need of additional coffee mugs. So, please go through your cupboards and know that your old mugs will be given a new life helping those in need.


Deacon Mike said they also have a tremendous need for new underwear. If you want to slip a package of new underwear in with your mug, that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for helping St Francis Dining Hall!

development2017 Annual Fund Campaign Kick-Off

Check out the envelope coming home today in your child’s Friday Folder (or stuffed at the bottom of your middle schooler’s backpack). A quick glance at the letter will lead you to believe it is simply an appeal for the 2017 Annual Fund Campaign. A moment of reflection, however, might lead you to realize it is an opportunity to help families you see every day at Madeleine.


Whether you choose to support the Area of Greatest Need, Tuition Assistance or the Endowment, your donation will help the families around you who struggle to pay tuition. So far this school year 34 students have received more than $57,000 in financial aid. 


Give what you can and know you have answered another call to help those in need during this Lenten Season. As in the past, if we raise $27,500, the Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation will match it with another $27,500.So without further ado, grab your letter and make a difference in the lives of those around you every day!


Want to give right now?

Simply click on www.themadeleine.edu/schoolgiving

Come One, Come All!

28th Annual St. Patrick's Day Paradestpaddys


Sunday, March 19th @ 1pm


This year's Grand Marshalls will be

Fr. Mike and Susan Steele!

Whether you march or watch, don't miss it! Sunday, March 19th at 1:00pm. The parade leaves from Beverly Cleary school and heads up Northeast Hancock. Rain or shine.


Contact Steve O'Slavik at 503-282-6370 for more information. May the luck of the Irish be with you!


 Click here to see the flyer


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St. Stephen's Lunch Programssl

6th grade did a tremendous job this week bringing in 186 lunches! Perhaps we could say 206 if we count the 20 lunches last week when two students got their weeks mixed up.  Thank you 6th grade, St. Stephen’s and many other downtown organizations rely on our generosity.


Also, if you’re Spring cleaning and would like to donate the unused mustard or mayonnaise packets in your kitchen drawer, please bring them in and we will make sure St. Stephen’s receives your donation. Or, if you would like to donate and buy bulk, you can purchase them at Cash and Carry (Costco no longer carries these items). Thank you!






Jogathon News!

Madeleine Jogathon 2017 Sponsorship Opportunity: Only 3 spots left!

Are you looking for a great way to promote your business within The Madeleine community? We are once again offering sponsorship opportunities on our 2017 Jogathon T-shirts! 


We still have 3 spots available on the back of shirts for $250 each. They are approximately 3x3 in size and will represent your company’s name and logo. The shirts will be offered to each student and teacher participating in the Jogathon to be worn on event day. In addition, your business will be highlighted on our Jogathon website and event banner.


The spots available will be given out on a first come first served basis, so don’t miss out! To purchase or for more information, please email the Jogathon Chairs at: jogathon@themadeleine.edu


Please help us in supporting this great event!


Your Jogathon Chairs,

Shelby Walker and Kelsi O'Connor


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Join the Madeleine Team and Walk

Sunday, April 30 @ 1pm at Laurelhurst Park

Thank you to the Madeleine Parish and School for being a sponsor for the upcoming Carry5 Walk for Water for Water1st International!


Start saving your water containers now for the walk. A one gallon milk jug is the perfect size to carry. The Madeleine 8th graders will be presenting to the classrooms in April to help students prepare for the walk. 




Decorate a 1 Gallon Milk Jug and JOIN in the Carry5 Walk for Water.   Carry water for 5 kilometers and walk in solidarity with the 1 billion people who still carry water every day. 



Rally your Neighbors and Friends to Join.


Raise Awareness & Fundraise 
Help us provide clean water for communities in Honduras, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Mozambique at the turn of a tap!




Photo from 2016 Walk

YDP Late Fee Reinstated

A friendly reminder from the YDP staff

We have seen a rise in parents picking up their child/children late. YDP closes promptly at 6pm and we appreciate your promptness. Beginning Monday, March 20th we will be reinstating a $1.00 per minute fee charged for each minute after 6:00pm you are late picking up your child/children. This late fee is to be paid directly to the staff person who waited with your child/children at the time of occurrence.


food_driveSt. Vincent de Paul food pantry in need of donations!


The St. Vincent de Paul food pantry is low on items and is looking to fill their shelves. Bags and barrels will be located in the entrance to the church, and a big box will be located in the school’s front hallway to receive donations. Please help fill their needs by bringing in the following items:


Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruit, Canned Meat, Pasta & Sauce, Packaged Meals, Hearty Soups, Rice Mixes, Tuna, Fish, Cereal, Juice Boxes
**No Mac and Cheese, please (they have plenty).

Know Your Rights - Immigration Presentation

Thursday, March 23 @ 5:30pm St. Andrew Nativity School


Do you or someone you know have questions about immigration matters? Come and learn your rights with our team of expert immigration lawyers from Catholic Charities.

*this presentation will be primarily in Spanish


For flier in Spanish click here

For flier in English click here

open houseStill a Few Spaces Left

Spread the word! We still have space left in the 1st grade for the 2017 - 2018 school year. Word of mouth has always proven to be our strongest form of marketing, so text your friends and neighbors and invite them to come for a tour and submit an application.


Madeleine Bulldogs CYO Spring Sports




CYO TRACK & FIELD (3rd-8th Grade, Boys & Girls): CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

Track season practice may begin on March 13th


LACROSSE (K-8th Grade, Boys & Girls):



BASEBALL (3rd-8th Grade, Boys & Girls): CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!


SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships are available through CYO. Click here to view and apply for a scholarship. The form can also be found at cyocamphoward.org. Do not hesitate to apply if you need assistance.


COACHES NEEDED Please contact the Athletic Director at cyo@themadeleine.edu 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 and fill out this application and return by March 24th.


For more information about these or other sports offered or to register, check out the website http://www.themadeleine.edu/cyo


Go Bulldogs!!


Aimee Holzschuh

Madeleine Athletic Director


baseballWilshire Riverside Little League Spring Baseball

Registration now open

Open to players 5 - 13. Please visit wilshireriversidell.org to register your son or daughter. Registration for lower levels (T-Ball, Single A and Double A) runs through March 24 for ages 5-8. Registration for Minors, Majors and 50/70 is now closed.


Madeleine School students 13 and younger are automatically eligible to play for WRLL since the school is within our league boundary. Come join the fun!


Contact Jim Honish for more information ~ jhonish7@gmail.com

Click here to see the flyer

youthministryUpcoming Youth Ministry Events:


Laser Tag and Arcade Outing!

March 26th @ 12pm / 5th-8th Graders


When:   Sunday, March 26th 12-2:30

What: We will play a few rounds of Lazer Tag and then hit the nickel arcades.
Where:  Gresham Wonderland (We will meet at St. Charles Church and carpool).
Cost:  $10 pp (Includes $4 of nickels, youth are welcome to bring more). *No One will be turned away for lack of money.

RSVP: To Gabe at gabet@stcharlespdx.org ASAP!

Permission slips need to be completed and returned to confirm seats.



Portland Immersion Experience through PortlandJOIN

April 28th-30th / 8th Graders Only

When: April 28th-30th

Where: Portland JOIN house/streets of Portland

What: An overnight stay at the JOIN house to learn about homelessness.

Cost: $45 - No One turned away for lack of money


The Immersion experience will provide you with the tools you need to

confront your stereotypes and fears, and help you overcome them. Immersions are an excellent way to help people educate themselves about poverty and social injustice through relationships and conversation.


RSVP: To Gabe at gabet@stcharlespdx.org ASAP! 

Get Ready for the Teenage Years! NW_family_services

Sunday, April 9th


Northwest Family Services will present Mother-Daughter and Father-Son Adolescent Development Programs at Providence Portland Medical Center, 4805 NE Glisan St., on Sunday, April 9th.

These programs, approved by the Archdiocese of Portland, help families prepare for the physical, emotional, and social changes that adolescents experience.

The Mother-Daughter Program, for girls ages 9-12 and their mother, is from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Father-Son Program, for boys ages 10-13 and their father, is from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Registration is $15 per family per program. Pre-registration by April 6 is required. For more information or to register, please visit Northwest Family Services website for more information.


Click here to see the flyer for the Mother-Daughter event


Click here to see the flyer for the Father-Son event

This Week’s Checklistcheckmark


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


Lenten Faith Sharing Groups Forming Now!

Please sign up at the back of the church for a Lenten Small Faith Group. The purpose of Small Faith Groups is to bring people into communion with God through relationship building and faith exploration. Journey to the Cross is our spiritual booklet for our Lenten Small Faith Groups.



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