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April 21, 2017

A Note from Susan


Dear Parents and Guardians,


With only two months of school left, we are looking ahead to the coming year. Each spring we put out a call for people who might be interested in serving on our School Advisory Council (SAC). The SAC is charged with tasks such as developing the yearly budget and tuition rates and creating and monitoring the 3 year plan that covers marketing, development, education, finance, and facilities. They also review policy and make recommendations to Fr. Mike and me. If you are interested, please CLICK HERE and fill out the resume, which also lists the requirements of the role.


Summer Update

There will be many construction projects taking place this summer…..The remodel of the main floor bathrooms through the generosity of the auction paddle raise (they are going to be called spas, not bathrooms, when complete!) ….. the excavation of the playground surface and replacement with a new durable material....the installation of a kiln for our art program….plus routine maintenance painting and repair. With all of this activity and the yearly summer Haitian garage sale, which now uses the building for about three weeks, we have come to the conclusion that we cannot offer a quality summer program as we have done the past few years. Also, Mrs. Savery is happy to have the entire summer off. I know this may inconvenience some of our families, but our ability to run a good program is impossible with limited bathrooms, playground replacement, and construction workers on campus. 


Volunteer Hours

Finally, another reminder to please log your volunteer hours before the May 22nd deadline. There are many opportunities to volunteer, especially with Spring Fling Week coming up. Think  Jogathon, Art Show, Book Fair, and Grandparents Tea. Mrs. Galash is especially frantic, as she is every year at this time, because she has so many pieces of student art that needs to be “framed” on black construction paper. This can be done at home while you are watching Dancing With The Stars. Please consider stopping in and picking up a bundle of art to help her out. To log your hours, please



I have a big mowing job waiting for me at our vineyard, so I hope it is warm and dry this Saturday. Whatever your plans, I hope you have a great weekend.





Five for Friday

The news you need really, really fast!

  1. E-Waste Recycling Event: 4/23 - Click Here
  2. Jogathon News - Click Here
  3. May Hot Lunch Order Deadline: 4/24 - Click Here
  4. Volunteer Opportunities - Click Here
  5. St. Stephen's Lunches - Click Here


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)

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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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


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Jogathon News!

We’d like to send a special thank you to our 2017 Jogathon Sponsors:

Ashley Realty Works

Backflip Productions

Barre 3

Braces by Dr. Joe

First Republic Private Wealth Management

Fresh Faces Rx

Mottau & Company, Inc.

Pediatric Dentistry

State Farm Insurance

The Refinery


Please set up your family page if you haven’t done so already



This week’s challenge

Anyone who receives 2 pledges will be entered into a prize drawing. The deadline is Saturday, April 22.


Volunteers still needed

We are looking for volunteers in several areas. To sign up, please visit: www.themadeleine.edu/hours


T-Shirt Survey Due April 23!

You must complete the survey in order to receive a shirt. We will not be choosing a size for your child. A separate survey must be filled out for each child. Please complete the survey by Sunday, April 23.  http://goo.gl/forms/raUYjElstL 


Additional Jogathon Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Jogathon t-shirt sponsorships are sold out but there is still an opportunity to sponsor this event.Your company logo will be included on the Jogathon banner and Jogathon website for $150. To purchase your spot or for questions, please contact:  jogathon@themadeleine.edu


Thank you.

Kelsi & Shelby


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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

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 www.themadeleine.edu/hours.

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


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St. Stephen's Lunch Program



It must be baseball season, because Mrs. Witka's 2nd Grade Class….Knocked It Out of the Park! On Easter Monday, Madeleine families sat down and made 413 lunches

St. Stephen’s felt so blessed to be able to help so many in need Tuesday. Second Grade you are in first place this year for bringing in the most lunches!


Thank YOU and Congratulations on a job well done!


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development2017 Annual Fund Campaign Questions Answered...


Question: Who gives to the Annual Fund?


Answer: Our Annual Fund Campaign requires the generosity and support of our entire Madeleine community: alumni, faculty and staff, grandparents, parishioners and parents. With everyone working together, we will have a thriving, well-funded, Catholic school for the next 100 years.


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.




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

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. Check today's Friday Folder for details regarding how to sign up to volunteer 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


Dine-In Success

Thank you to all the Madeleine Families who supported the Fire+Stone Dine-In Fundraising Event. The event raised over $400 to help fund the 8th Grade and their trip to Ashland this June.

Counselor Cornercarolyn

by Carolyn Ullman


Dear Parents:

Next week is Earth Week. Instead of planning many “extra” activities, we are going to focus and build on the things we are already doing on a daily basis to be good stewards of our school and environment. 


These include:

There are many activities and programs for Earth Week. In Portland, the official Arbor Day celebration will be in Mt. Scott Park in Southeast Portland.  (See poster in the front hall).


*How do you pack a Waste-Free Lunch?

Please ask your child to pack any food not consumed back home, or to eat all the food in their lunchbox.


Care for the Earth is not just an Earth Day slogan; it is a requirement of faith.  We are called to protect people, and the planet, living our faith in relationship with all God’s creation. This environmental challenge has fundamental, moral, and ethical dimensions that cannot be ignored.


                   -U.S. Catholic Bishops, Sharing Catholic Social Teaching, 1998

Living Stations of the Cross


Last week our wonderful 7th and 8th grade students portrayed a beautiful "living" Stations of the Cross. Here are a few photos from this very special event (great job to all who participated).



M.U.S.E. Band News

The M.U.S.E. Band had its annual Solo and Ensemble Festival this last Saturday. Over 80 students were in attendance, a M.U.S.E band record!!! 

4th graders, Daniel C. and Noah K. received a 3rd place trophy for their participation in the ensemble category. Congratulations!



                                     Daniel and Noah

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.

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


Youth Ministry Weekly Reflection

Youth Ministry has asked our youth leadership team to begin reflecting on the Gospels. Here is this week's reflection by Mylie Madrid...


mylie"In this reading, it tells you of when Jesus has resurrected and the disciples have seen him and they received the Holy Spirit. The only one that wasn't with the group was Thomas, and he doesn’t believe that what they say is the truth. But when he does see Jesus, he says "My Lord and my God". One thing that is shown in this passage is just the normal "human reaction", and how we need proof in order to believe..."

CLICK HERE to read the rest of this week’s post by Mylie


If you are a parent of a high school youth and you or your child is interested please contact Gabe at gabet@stcharlespdx.org. Resources are available to help guide you.   



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.

Summer Camp/Programs

Steve and Kate Camp Infosteveandkate

When you trust kids, they learn to trust themselves. At Steve & Kate’s Camp, we give kids the freedom to choose what they want to do, whether that’s music, bread making, fashion, filmmaking, coding, sports, or pie-throwing.


Two ways to play: Day Passes (buy any number of days and use them anytime) or Membership (one fee for unlimited summer visits). Lunch, snacks and all materials included in both plans. No need to reserve days or even tell us when you're coming- just register online and show up!


Grades Pre-K through 7th. Mentorship Program for 8th grade and older. 

All Saints School, Portland. June 19-September 1, 2017.

(503) 451-3032. Register at www.steveandkate.com.



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.


*PLEASE NOTE: The Madeleine School will not be offering a Summer Program this Summer.

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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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