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April 27, 2018

A Note from Susan                                    

Editor's Note: Susan is away at a principals' meeting, so this week's column is written by Sara Dillon, The Madeleine's 1st grade teacher.

This year I have been serving as one of the adult leaders in my parish’s confirmation group. Two weeks ago we had the opportunity to volunteer at NightStrike, which is an organization that ministers to the homeless every Thursday night under the Burnside Bridge. 


As we were getting settled for orientation, a young man identified as a volunteer at the organization was asked to address all the volunteers and tell “his story.” He explained that several years ago he was homeless and addicted to drugs. He was on the waterfront one day when someone approached the group and asked if they were hungry. He was starving so he replied, “Yes!” The person handed out lunches and kept walking.


He was very surprised by the act of kindness and quickly began asking those around him, “Who was that?” Without skipping a beat, everyone agreed that it was truly Jesus. This young man was so moved by the act of kindness and the sincerity of his friends that he knew he needed to change. He checked into rehab the next day and has been sober for three years. He credits that one lunch for saving his life. 


It’s entirely possible that lunch could have originated from The Madeleine. A lunch YOU made three years ago could have been the one that saved his life! It was a powerful reminder how a simple act of kindness can be transformative.


Thank you for all you do through our various service projects to help those in need. From the lunches you make on Tuesdays, to Pennies for the Poor, to Mugs for Hugs and so much more . . . it all truly makes a difference!


Sara Dillon

1st Grade

Five for Friday

The news you need really, really fast!

  1. DEADLINE to submit Parish Affiliation Form - 4/30: Click Here
  2. Bring flower for Mary Crowning- 4/30: Click Here
  3. Weekly Jogathon Challenge: Click Here
  4. DEADLINE to order Kids Kreations - 5/4: Click Here
  5. RSVP for Grandparents Tea: Click Here

dontforgetParish Affiliation Form

Due Monday, April 30

If you would like to request the “in-parish” tuition rate for next year, you must fill out and submit a Parish Affiliation Form. Parish Affiliation Forms must be filled out each year and are due to Father Mike by April 30. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to give Susan Steele a call.


Click here to download the Parish Affiliation Form.


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flowerBring Flowers for Mary Crowning

Monday, April 30                                        

On Monday, April 30, sixth grade will lead the school in honoring Mary at our morning prayer service. The sixth grade is asking each student to bring a flower to their classroom to place in their class’s vase. During the prayer service each class’s vase will be placed around Mary. Please keep it simple by having your student pick a flower from the yard as they leave for school Monday morning.


Thank you,

Mrs. Miller


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The Jogathon is only two weeks away! Be sure to get your pledges in. Please remember to set up only one account per family. Here’s the link to get started: http://pledgestar.com/madeleine.

Last Week's Winners

Last week the challenge was anyone who collected 2 pledges or received 4 per lap sponsors had their name entered into the weekly drawing. The winners of the weekly challenge are: Finn L (K) ~ Lucy K (3) ~ Max K (8) ~ Petyon W (8) ~ Nate P (5) ~ Daniel C (5) ~ Katie H (2).

This Week’s Challenge… 

Anyone who has collected $100 or more will be entered into the weekly prize drawing. Plus, these same qualifying students will also have their name entered into a “live drawing” at next Monday’s assembly where we will give away great prizes including a pizza party, skating party and more!! The deadline is Sunday, April 29.


Money Jump!!

Once again we will have two money jumps this year. The first money jump is scheduled for the week of April 30. To be eligible students must have pledges entered by Sunday, April 29. Students who have a total of $100 in flat amount pledges get one entry in the Money Jump drawing. If you have $200 in total flat amount pledges, you get two entries. The more pledges you have, the more times your name is entered into the Money Jump. $500 or more automatically jumps. Students who jump the first week will not be eligible to jump again.


Questions? Please email the Jogathon Chairs at: jogathon@themadeleine.edu


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calendarField of Dreams Closure for Special Event

April 27 @ 3:15pm

The Field of Dreams and basketball courts will be closed on Friday, April 27 from 3:15-6pm for the sold-out Mother-Son Kickball Auction Party. Thank you for your support!


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Last Week of 8th Grade BottleDrop Fundraiserbottles

This is the last week for BottleDrop to count for this year's 8th grade!


If you've picked up a blue BottleDrop bag from the Scrip room with the hope of supporting the 8th grade trip to Ashland, now is the time to turn it in at a BottleDrop Redemption Center (such as Fred Meyer). 


Please deliver your bag full of cans and bottles by Monday, April 30.


Questions? Ask Jude Hanley at judehanley@msn.com.

kidskreationsKids Kreations 2018

Deadline to order – Friday, May 4

It’s spring at The Madeleine, which means it’s time for Kids Kreations cards!


Kids Kreations cards feature artwork by our fabulous students and have been a mainstay at the school since 2005.

Kids Kreations started as a way to celebrate each student's creativity combined with a fundraising activity. Each child creates an original piece of artwork, which is reproduced in color on high-quality notecards.


To place your Kids Kreations order, click here. 


DEADLINE to order is Friday, May 4.


Questions? Please contact Deborah Naugler at deborahnaugler@hotmail.com


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Sign Up Now To Walk With Us

Sunday, April 29, 1:00PM | Laurelhurst Park, Portland

Carry water for 5 kilometers in solidarity with the 1 billion people who still lack access to clean water.


Join The Madeleine Team:  https://my.water1st.org/team/165483

Let’s win the biggest walking team again this year! 




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grandparentsGrandparents' and Special Persons Tea

Thursday, May 17 @ 12:45pm

The Grandparents' and Special Persons Tea is set for Thursday, May 17 starting at 12:45pm. Please RSVP by Monday, May 7th to Anne Gaber at gaber20@msn.com..


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


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teamworkSchool Advisory Council (SAC) Applications

Deadline = Wednesday, May 9

Are you interested in advising Susan Steele and Father Mike on school policy and financial matters? Then, we need you!


The Madeleine School Advisory Council has three open positions, each with a 3-year term. The council meets with Father Mike and Mrs. Steele one evening each month during the school year. In addition, council members serve on two committees, which include finance, technology, education, planning, and marketing and development. 


Please click here to download the short application and return it to the office by Wednesday, May 9.


If you want to talk to a current SAC member for more information, feel free to contact any of the members: Tim Resch (Chair), Eric Anctil, Catherine Glavan, John LaBarca, Lance Mayhew, Lucas Newman, Diana Nunez, Karis Stoudamire-Phillips, Erskine Williams.

volunteerNeed Volunteer Hours?

May 20th 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. Pick up packets and instructions outside the Art Room

Monday, May 14 @ 8:30 am and 1:00pm: Display art

Thursday, May 17 @ 3:00pm: Display art

Friday, May 18 @ 8:30am: Take down art and sort into student portfolios

Sign up for any of the Art Show jobs by logging into the Madeleine Volunteer System at www.themadeleine.edu/hours.


Book Fair

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

Contact Jen Tadjedin jtadjedin@mac.com at to sign up!


Grandparents and Special Persons Tea

Thursday, May 17 @ 12:45pm

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



Friday, May 11 @ 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



Upcoming Easel Item Events

Don't miss out on these fun-filled easel item events!


Grandparent's Day Portraits @ The Madeleine School

sign up now

Grandparents and Special Friends Tea at the Madeleine School is a treasured event for both kids and adults. How could we possibly make it more special? How about a precious portrait of your kid (s) and their Bubbies / Pops / Nanas / Gramps or even their special someones? You got it! Todd Whalen, photographer and Mad Dad, will be on hand creating portraits of grandparents and their grandkids following the school mass. You will receive 1 8x10 print and a hi-res file of your photo.

Hosts: Todd & Elizabeth Whalen


Neighborhood Family Bike Adventure

sign up nowLooking for a weekend activity for the whole fam? Celebrate the (almost) end of the school year!  Stay local and put away those car keys...all you have to do is tune up your bike, we’ll provide the rest…drinks, games and dinner. Decorate bikes, skateboards, scooters at your first stop and join the group ride (all ages welcome) for a fun, 15 block caravan from beautiful Dolph Park through historic Irvington.     
5:00 - 7:00, House 1 - cocktails/apps
7:00 -9:00 House 2 - more drinks/more food & dessert

Hosts: Jen & Jeff Yamin/Kathryn & Erskine Williams

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brickNow Taking Brick Orders for our 2018 Installation

Celebrate and remember your loved ones with a personalized brick on The Madeleine School's Field of Dreams Walkway. The walkway is located on Klickitat along the basketball court.


An inscribed brick makes a perfect graduation, anniversary or birthday gift. Your $75 donation will support The Madeleine School's 2018 Annual Fund Campaign.


Please click here to view and print your order form. Engravings will be done in August when the weather is warm and dry. Thank you for your support!

Earth Day Highlights



Thank you to those who participated in last Sunday’s Earth Day Litter Pick-up kickoff.  We had excellent helpers and we were proud to help Mother Earth in this small way.  
Faye and Roxy



talentSign up Now for The Madeleine Talent Show

Auditions: Tuesday, May 8 @ 3:15pm
Dress Rehearsal: Friday, June 1 @ 3:15pm
Talent Show: Monday June 4 @ 8:30am


See the sign up board at the school entrance on Monday, April 23 (look for the Stars!!) and complete an application. Submit applications in the envelope or bring to the auditions.

Grab your friends and get your “Act” together! Let your talents shine in many creative ways

Some suggestions:


All music, lyrics and/or props must be present and ready at the audition.

** Due to time constraints, it may not be possible for all who audition to perform in the show **


If your child wants to participate but doesn't know what to do, we'll help brainstorm!


Any questions please contact:
mollyfaherty@yahoo.com or susan.samuelson@gmail.com

St. Stephen's Lunch Programlunches

Making a difference, one lunch at a time!

Let’s give Mrs. Schneider’s Kindergarten class a round of applause. They brought in the second highest number of lunches this year . . . 312! Super Stars! Also, over 70% of the lunch bags were decorated brightly celebrating spring: rainbows, sunshine, and hearts. Our friends at St. Stephen’s are so happy to see our car pull up and filled each Tuesday. Thank You!


Well, 8th grade, next week, you are up for your FINAL turn to make St. Stephen’s lunches before you graduate. Can you believe it?

bulldogMadeleine Bulldogs - CYO Sports Update

CYO VOLLEYBALL:  Registration for volleyball will open in late May. CYO Volleyball is open to girls in 3rd-8th grade. Earlybird practice can begin in late August with regular practices starting after Labor Day. Don't delay - August will be here before you know it and registration closes August 17th.


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 are in need of assistance.


COACHES NEEDED:  Please contact the Athletic Director if you are interested in coaching a sport. We'd love to have you join the team!


NEW BOARD MEMBERS:  We'd like to welcome our newest board members Brenda Baumgart, Brian DuVal, Patrick Goodman, and Joanna Highet. Tara Hendrickson was elected as the new Athletic Director for the Madeleine CYO Club. They will be joining our current board members Laurie Merlino, Pat Hoglund, Molly Faherty, Jason McDonald and Mike Hare in shaping our sports program.  Thank you to everyone who submitted applications. 


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


Go Bulldogs!!


Tara Hendrickson

Incoming Madeleine CYO Club Athletic Director


cell: 503-349-4371

church Campaign Kickoff Weekend

This weekend marks the official launch to The Madeleine Old Church Project Capital Campaign—a major parish effort to fund renovations and upgrades needed for today and for the next century.

By the end of next week, every parish and school family will have received in the mail a packet of materials about our campaign. A case statement booklet is enclosed, along with a letter from Fr. Mike requesting a pledge to the effort. The case statement provides an in depth look at the need, the projects, and the cost.
Over the coming weeks, our team of volunteers will be reaching out to families to discuss the campaign, answer questions and seek your support. Due to our limited numbers of volunteers, we may not be able to personally contact every family – but we do hope that all families will choose to participate in this important campaign.


We want to start the campaign by thanking the dozens of volunteers who are stepping up in leadership roles. Without them, we would be unable to conduct this campaign.


Please visit www.OldChurchProject.com/news to read this complete story.

YDP Schedule Remindersstars

Here’s a reminder of YDP's schedule for the remainder of the academic year. Be sure to mark your calendars!


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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summerSummer Camps

At this time of year, we receive tons of listings for various summer programs and camps. In an effort to let you know about all of these great opportunities and still keep Footnotes to a reasonable length, the camps will now be listed only by name.

To get the complete details about each camp, simply click here!

informedParent Education Opportunity: Social Justice/Fair Housing

As many of us are aware, housing prices are rising rapidly and causing displacement in Portland. If you want to better understand this issue, there is a free screening of the "Priced Out" Documentary on May 16th at 7pm at St. Charles Parish. More details here: https://www.pricedoutmovie.com/new-events/2018/5/16/priced-out-with-panel-discussion-at-interfaith-alliance-on-poverty


"Priced Out" is an investigative and personal look at how skyrocketing housing prices are displacing Portland's black community and reshaping the entire city. The feature-length documentary explores the complexities and contradictions of gentrification. 

cyoOpen House at Camp Howard

May 5 and June 24 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm


Click here for the flyer with complete details



Global Premier Soccer Free Soccer Clinicsoccer

Join the GPS coaches and players for a session of technical training and small sided games.
WHEN: Saturday May 5th @ 1:00 - 2:30 pm
WHERE: The Madeleine Field of Dreams
WHO: Open to all skill levels, ages between 5-14

REGISTER: https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=70650&Type=PLAYER


Click here to see the flyer with complete details.

The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life Retreat of Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Applications now being accepted

Do you desire a loving friendship with God?
Do you wish to explore how God dwells in you, and in creation?
Do you wish to develop your prayer life in the Ignatian tradition?

Deepen your prayer life and grow in your relationship with God. Consider attending the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL) Retreat.

Applications are now being accepted for 2018-19. Please visit our website: http://seelportland.org for more information and application.

There will be an Information Night on Monday, May 14, at 7PM at the Loyola Jesuit Center (3220 SE 43rd Ave).

Contact Janet Buck at 503-951-8682, or email info@seelportland.org for additional information.


Summer Retreat for Families with Members Who Have Special Needs

The Archdiocese of Portland’s Office for People with Disabilities hosts two family retreats at the end of the summer (one in English, one in Spanish) for families who have family members who have special needs.  


Registration has not opened yet, but more information can be found at http://specialneeds.archdpdx.org/journey-together-in-hope-family-retreats.


The English retreat will be August 24-26, and the Spanish retreat will be August 31-September 2. Limited financial assistance may be available to families.


Adults: $176 ~ Kids (12-18): $80 ~ Kids (4-11): $54 ~ Kids (0-3): Free


Questions? Please contact Kelsey Rea at krea@archdpdx.org or 503-233-8399.

calendarMother-Daughter & Father-Son Adolescent Development Programs

Sunday, May 20

Northwest Family Services will present Mother-Daughter and Father-Son Adolescent Development Programs, on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Program location will be at Providence Portland Medical Center Social Room, 4805 NE Glisan, Portland OR. The Mother-Daughter Program, for girls ages 9-12 and their mother or guardian, is from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Father-Son Program, for boys ages 10-13 and their father or guardian, is from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. 


These programs create a warm and friendly environment and help families prepare for the physical, emotional, and social changes that adolescents can expect to experience in the years to come. The cost is $15 per family per program and pre-registration by Monday, May 14 is required. 


For more information or to register, please visit Northwest Family Services’ website: www.nwfs.org/md-fs


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

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

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!

screenWe 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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