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April 14, 2017

A Note from Susan


Dear Parents and Guardians,


           Easter blessings to you and your family! I hope your Lenten journey was a time of renewal and reflection. I know I am ready to move into the Easter season with joy because the Lord has risen. Alleluia, alleluia. Now if the weather would just cooperate to make this Easter weekend suitable for the family Easter egg hunt.


            I hope you enjoy your long weekend. We will see you back at school on Tuesday, April 18th.





Five for Friday

The news you need really, really fast!

  1. Holy Week Mass Times - Click Here
  2. $2 Free Dress Reminder: 4/18 to support CCA- Click Here
  3. Dine-In Night at Fire+Stone: 4/19 - Click Here
  4. Father Daughter Disco Dance: 4/22Click Here
  5. E-Waste Recycling Event: 4/23 - Click Here

easterHoly Week Mass Times



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CCA$2 Free Dress Day to support CCA

Tuesday, April 18



Help support Mason S. and his Chemo Pal Mentor by bringing in $2 Tuesday, April 18th. All the proceeds will go towards the Children's Cancer Association's “One Day, One Friend”—an event that raises funds to support the Chemo Pal Mentor Program.


For more information about Children’s Cancer Association visit joyrx.org and One Day, One Friend.


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Take a Night Off from Cooking!

April 19th @ 5 - 9pm


Make plans now to take a night off from cooking on Wednesday, April 19, when Fire+Stone (3707 NE Fremont) will donate 15% of all sales to The Madeleine’s 8th grade trip to Ashland. You can dine-in, order take-out or just buy a gift card for a friend any time from 5 – 9pm.


This year our 8th grade class will travel to Ashland in June for a two night adventure together before they head off to high school.


Please plan on dining out with family and friends at Fire+Stone (3707 NE Fremont) and help defray the $300+ per student cost. 


Thank you for your support!










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Jogathon News!

This Week’s Challenge

The Madeleine School Jogathon will be held this year on Friday, May 19! As most of you know, the Jogathon is the second largest fundraiser each year, raising money directly for the school's operational budget. To get started, please go to http://pledgestar.com/madeleine


This week’s challenge…  Anyone who sets up their PledgeStar page and sends 3 emails will be entered into a prize drawing. The deadline is Saturday, April 15.



We are looking for volunteers in several areas. To sign up, please follow this link.


Sponsorship Opportunity

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 1 spot available on the back of shirts for $250 each. This is 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.  To purchase, or for more information, please email the Jogathon Chairs at: jogathon@themadeleine.edu

Care for Creation E-Waste Recycling Event! 

Sunday, April 23 @ 9:00am - 12:00pm / Parish Hall driveway




Recycle your Electronic Waste and keep these items out of landfills, where they can be toxic. Bring your old laptops, desktops, televisions, handheld devices, speakers, keyboards, mice, printers...pretty much anything that plugs into a wall - and we'll ensure it gets safely recycled! Also accepting styrofoam, batteries and light bulbs.

Volunteers needed and donations accepted!

See Flyer Here


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celebrationUpcoming Auction Easel Event


Father Daughter Disco Dance

Saturday, April 22 @ 6:30pm


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!


Hosts: Matteri, Skedsvold/Workmeister, Roberson/Gladysz, Thompson, and Coughlin-Glaser Families


 Click here to sign-up online!


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announcementField Closure After School

Friday, April 21 3:15 - 6:00pm


Please note that the Field of Dreams and covered basketball area will be CLOSED on Friday, April 21st immediately after school for the Mother/ Son kickball auction event.  The event is from 3:30 - 6:00pm.


The playground area will be open. 


We are very sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation in helping to make this a great fundraiser for The Madeleine School.


Thank you for understanding,

Your Mother/ Son Kickball Event Hosts (Molly Briscoe, Cathy Bargovan, Kelly Fox, Kristina Gianotti)


Need Volunteer Hours? volunteer


May 22 is the deadline to complete and log your required 30 volunteer hours. If you are not quite there yet, here are some upcoming volunteer opportunities to help you cross the finish line in time. Don’t forget to log your hours HERE.


Art Show

Right now: Mount artwork from home.

Monday, May 15: Display art

Friday, May 19: Take down art

Contact Mrs. Galash at igalash@themadeleine.edu to sign up!


Garden Clean-up

Saturday, April 29 from 9am – Noon: Just show up and help!

Saturday, May 12 from 9am – Noon: Just show up and help!

Questions? Contact Daniela Grogro at Daniela.Grogro@nike.com


Book Fair

Monday, May 15 – Sunday, May 21 (hours vary)

Contact Cheri Krebs at krebs.cheri@gmail.com to sign up!


Grandparents and Special Persons Tea

Thursday, May 18 @ 12:45pm

Contact Anne Gaber at gaber20@msn.com to sign up!



Friday, May 19 @ 1pm

Sign up for a variety of Jogathon jobs by logging into the Madeleine Volunteer System at http://themadeleine.edu/school/parents_club-hourslog.html.

Questions? Contact the event chairs at Jogathon@themadeleine.edu


development2017 Annual Fund Campaign Questions Answered...


Question: Doesn’t tuition cover the cost of educating my child?


Answer: The tuition parents pay covers 75% of the true cost of educating our students, leaving a current gap of $1,885 per child that must be met through fundraising activities. Multiplied by 258 students, you can see that the need is great and your participation vitally important. With Annual Fund dollars to help close the gap, tuition will remain affordable, and The Madeleine School will remain a vibrant Catholic School in our community.


Action: It's not too late to contribute to the 2017 Annual Fund Campaign. Give what you can because if we raise $27,500, the Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation will match it with another $27,500. 


Want to give right now?

Simply click on www.themadeleine.edu/schoolgiving


Email Caryn Fiedler at cfiedler@themadeleine.edu with any questions.


Madeleine Morning Newsnews

Here's the link for the latest edition of the Madeleine Morning News, announcing last month's winners of "Guess that Teacher" and a new "Guess that Teacher" for April :)


Click here to see the latest epidsode.


Thanks for watching!

Mrs. Anderson


hotlunchSign up to get Hot Lunch in May

Ordering ends April 24th

Sign ups for May hot lunch end on Monday, April 24th. 


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




Water1st Wishing Well Fundraiser

Tuesday, April 18 - Friday April 21

The 8th Graders will be leading a school wide fundraiser by placing a "Wishing Well" in each classroom to collect money for communitites who are in need of access to clean drinking water. Bring in your change and help fill your classroom Wishing Well.


$2 Free Dress day to support Water1st

Friday, April 28

$2 Free Dress Day to raise additional funds for Water1st. Help Support a great cause!



Sunday, April 30th @ 1:00pm


Help those in need of clean water and toilets!   Life's Basic Needs.  

Sunday, April 30, 1:00pm | Laurelhurst Park, Portland Carry water for 5 kilometers and walk in solidarity with the 1 billion people who still carry water every day. Click Here to register


$10 per person, T-shirts included.


***  Start saving your 1 Gallon Milk Jugs now for the Walk.  

More info:  www.water1st.org 




Questions:  Mollyfaherty@yahoo.com

thank you



Thank You to the Thor Family

Many thanks to the Thor family (Kindergarten) for making 14 wooden crosses for the students to use during the Living Stations of the Cross. The Thors family not only bought all the wood, but also did all of the construction themselves. This contribution really heightened the Living Stations of the Cross experience for all the students in the school!



Thank You to the Development Office Volunteers

The Development Office would like to thank five wonderful volunteers who spent a few hours of their time to help with the Annual Fund Campaign mailing to Madeleine alumni. The volunteers helped stuff, seal, label and stamp over 1,000 letters! This group effort is bound to yield great results and help us reach our goal of raising $27,500 in order to get a $27,500 match! Thank you to Lindsie Campbell, Joanna Curley, Ryan Dodge, Chamber Dorheim, Deborah Naugler.

Grandparents' and Special Persons Teagrandparents

Thursday, May 18 @ 12:45pm


The Grandparents' and Special Persons Tea is set for Thursday, May 18 starting at 12:45pm. Please make sure to RSVP by Friday, May 5th.


This is such a popular event that seating is very limited. For this reason, we kindly request attendance by only grandparents or a student's special person. A Special Person may include a close family friend or a neighbor, but please no parents or siblings. Parents may volunteer to help with the event or may attend Mass with their child.


We are looking forward to a fun afternoon with our Grandparents' and Special Guests!!!


Click here to view event details and invitation

Talent Show 2017talentshow


We are thrilled to announce the Madeleine School Talent Show is ON! 

We are looking for creative and organized students to participate as individuals or as a group. Students can sing a song, perform a dance routine, tell jokes, create a magic act, develop a skit, play an instrument or demonstrate their own particular talent in their very own unique way.  More details to follow!


Mark your calendars

Auditions: Wednesday, May 24th after school

Dress rehearsal: Friday, June 9th after school
Talent  Show: Monday, June 12th at 8:30am after drop off
Parents can enjoy a cup of coffee along with the show!

springflingSpring Fling Is Coming to Madeleine!

May 15 - 21


Hold on to your bonnets ‘cause Spring Fling is coming to Madeleine this year. All the activities you know and love jammed into one fun-filled week. Best of all, if you have grandparents coming to town, they will be able to attend multiple events!


Also take note that since the deadline to submit volunteer hours is May 22, this week will be your last chance to do your volunteer hours. Stay tuned for more details regarding volunteer needs during this jam-packed week.


Book Fair: May 15 – 21

Spirit Week: May 15 – 19

Grandparents & Special Persons Tea: May 18 @ 12:45pm

Art Show: May 18 @ 6pm

Jogathon: May 19 @ 1pm

First Communion: May 21 @ 10am with reception following

St. Stephen's Lunch Program



This week Mrs. Myer’s 3rd Grade class brought in 186 lunches that were decorated with spring flowers and Easter Bunnies. Your lunches this week were brought to HOMEpdx, and Lincoln High School students passed them out to our friends living outside Tuesday (pictured).


HOMEpdx is a non-profit organization that strive to create a safe environment for folks in need. Thank you 3rd Grade!

5th Grade Mad Thinkers WIN State -

Advance to Global Finals!





The Mad Thinkers, Catherine, Celine, Drew, Jacob and Milo placed FIRST this past weekend in their age group/division at the Destination Imagination Oregon State Finals!! This qualifies them for the Global Finals event where they will be competing with over 8000 kids from 30 different countries. They will spend 5 days at the University of Tennessee Campus May 23 - 27 where they will not only compete in their team and instant challenge, they will also:

• Attend workshops led by NASA, Oracle Academy, Disney and other industry leaders

• Take part in the Innovation Expo where they will discover newest innovations in engineering, aerospace and the arts

• Attend the STEM Showcase where they will participate in Robot Races, Hovercraft Projects and Instant STEM Challenges

• They will be paired with a team from another country to learn cultural diversity and make connections with students around the world

• Attend the Dances, Concerts, take part in field games and so much more! 


These fabulous five 5th graders have shown courage, resilience and persistence in the midst of tense and demanding circumstances and perhaps most importantly, they have worked together as a team showing patience, appreciation and respect for one another!  We are so proud of you!!


If you would like to learn more about Destination Imagination visit www.destinationimagination.com 

In the News....

Congratulations to Kelly Fox (Gus K.’s mom, fourth from the left) who was the recipient of the Valley Catholic Distinguished Alumni Award. Kelly has been serving others as a health care leader, nurse and educator. Congratulations on this award Kelly!




To read more about Kelly and her award, please see the ARTICLE from last week’s Catholic Sentinel

New 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.)
Even more important, though, is a good understanding of the Mass and of music.

Interested? Please contact Rich Hammons, rhammons@themadeleine.edu or Maria Manzo, mmanzo@themadeleine.edu, at the Parish Office.



bakeThank you so much for your generous support of the Altar Society Bake Sale! We raised a total of $1,213 for the benefit of many organizations that give those in need a helping hand.  Thank you for helping us continue this worthy tradition!


82nd Annual Seminary Tea

May 3rd @ 3:00pm


Please join The Seminary Tea Committee at the 82nd Annual Archbishop’s Seminary Tea being held at the Portland Golf Club. This annual spring event is a lovely opportunity to meet Archbishop Sample and the many Seminarians who are supported by this event.


The tea is a tradition in the Catholic community to gather in a beautiful setting to enjoy conversation, delightful refreshments, and, of course, tea. ALL ARE WELCOME. Bring your spouse, your kids, your extended family and friends.


Admission is $35. You can pay when you arrive or contact Mary Kay Beaudoin for advance registration at 503.297.2994 or mkbeaudoin@comcast.net.


Proceeds from the tea support the education of seminarians who are preparing to serve in our archdiocese. Any additional contribution you wish to make is appreciated and tax exempt.


We look forward to seeing you May 3rd.


Click here to see the flyer with complete details.

youthministryUpcoming Youth Ministry Events:


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! 

See flyer here for more information



Got Golf on the Brain?

Support Madeleine School by Buying Tickets to the Winco Foods Portland Open at Pumpkin Ridge (August 21 - 27)


With the arrival of spring and The Masters on TV, we know you golfers are thinking golf, Golf, GOLF! Here’s a chance to combine your love of the sport and raise thousands of dollars for The Madeleine School. 


The WinCo Foods Portland Open has a program called Tickets Fore Charity, which will give us 100% of the proceeds from any tickets we sell. In addition, Nabisco and the WinCo Foods Foundation kick in a bonus pool of money based on percentage of sales.


In the past, our participation with this program has raised over $6,000 for The Madeleine School. So, click here to buy your tickets and 100% of the ticket proceeds will benefit The Madeleine School!

tourVolunteer at the Irvington Home Tour

Sunday, May 21st


Have a good time volunteering to be a Home Tour Docent at the 35th annual Irvington Home Tour, scheduled for Sunday, May 21st. Sign up with or without a friend for a three hour morning or afternoon shift as a Home Tour Docent by contacting volunteer@irvingtonhometour.com. Then you get to see the other 6 homes on the tour for free, a $25.00 value per ticket. It’s a fun day for a good cause


The Irvington Community Association uses the proceeds from The Home Tour to support and fund grants to local non-profits, schools, beautification projects, neighborhood events and preservation of the qualities inherent in the Historic Irvington community.


Check it out at www.irvingtonhometour.com.

Coming This SummerUP

University of Portland School of Education Summer Learning Program


The University of Portland School of Education is accepting applications for its annual Summer Learning Program. This program focuses on the Oregon State Benchmarks appropriate for each child in mathematics, language arts (reading, writing, and speaking), and any other subjects in which the student needs help. Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) candidates tutor/teach students according to their learning needs. There are usually 4-5 students per 2-4 MAT candidates.


This Week’s Checklistcheckmark


Click Here for this week's handy Checklist



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


Watch for a Change to your electronic donations

New payment processor saves us money, but your statement will look different

Over the next few weeks, The Madeleine Parish will be changing to a new payment processor. Making this change enables us to enjoy a significantly lower cost for all of our credit, debit and ACH processing.
While we are trying to make it as transparent as possible to you, you may notice a change on your bank statement or credit card statement. In rare cases, you may get a call from your bank or card issuer, or even our bookkeeper, Nadia Stickney.

Once the change is made, you will notice your generous payment will be listed as “St Mary Magdalene Catholic Church” instead of “church of st mar des:ach” as it formerly appeared.
If you have any questions, please contact James Wurzer, Business Manager at The Madeleine. 503.281.5777 or jwurzer@themadeleine.edu.



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