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April 7, 2017

A Note from Susan


Dear Parents and Guardians,


The third trimester has begun, and we have a new focus for the writing program. The students will be concentrating on “opinion writing.” This type of writing tells others what the author thinks. The author (your child) will practice trying to convince the reader to agree with his/her opinions. Offering reasons, examples, facts, and details that support the opinion are gradually introduced by the teachers. As your child advances through the grades, he/she will become stronger in persuasive writing. You can support this writing focus when you are in conversation with your child. When an opinion is expressed, ask for reasons for that opinion. Is it based on facts? What details can your child come up with to strengthen his/her position? This verbal interaction will help when it comes to writing persuasive essays.


Upcoming Deadlines

On another note…..Anne Palmer asked me to remind everyone that deadlines for two obligations are approaching. The yearly requirements of 30 volunteer hours and the purchase of $2500 in scrip is coming up in May. Because there are many volunteer hour opportunities in May, such as Jogathon, Art Show, Book Fair, and Grandparents Tea, we are moving the deadlines back one week to May 22nd. If you have already completed your hours, please be sure you have logged them online. Click here to find the volunteer log-in portal. Anne Palmer will be sending you your scrip balance next week. Thank you for taking care of these two obligations.


                                              Hope we have some sun this weekend,        


Five for Friday

The news you need really, really fast!

  1. Holy Week Mass Times - Click Here
  2. Kindergartner, Mason S.: Superhero Status - Click Here
  3. Volunteer Opportunites: Tuesday, April 11 - Click Here
  4. Madeleine Altar Society Bake Sale: April 8th and 9th at all MassesClick Here
  5. Father Daughter Disco Dance: April 22 - Click Here

easterHoly Week Mass Times

A letter from Fr. Mike




Holy week begins this Sunday as we gather for Palm Sunday Of The Lord's Passion.  As your Pastor,

I hope and pray that you will participate in the liturgies of Holy Week.  This week, especially The Paschal Triduum, is the foundation of our liturgical life in Christ.


The summit of the Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduum—from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us the unity of Christ's Paschal Mystery.


The single celebration of the Triduum marks the end of the Lenten season, and leads to the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil.


The liturgical services that take place during the Triduum are:


May the blessings and graces of Holy Week draw you to a closer relationship with Christ and with all of God's creation.


Father Mike


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A Superhero Among Us




 Ring this bell, Three times well, It’s toll to clearly say,

My treatment’s done, This course is run And I am on my way!

-Irve Le Moyne


A letter from Mason's family


We are happy to announce that 3+ years after a diagnosis of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Mason has finished his course of chemotherapy treatment! It was not an easy road for him—we can’t even count how much medicine or how many appointments—but Mason has been the bravest any superhero could be. He trudged through “can’t go/ don’t touch/ too many germs/ (blood) counts are too low." Through all the demands on his time and energy, he still found a love of sports, a desire to learn, and a lot of new friends. Only time can tell what Mason’s future health can be. He will be monitored for relapse, secondary cancer, and other effects.


We are so thankful for the loving support the Madeleine community has given us. Every day we are reminded how caring this community is to those who need it. The meal train at the beginning, the pickups and play dates for Owen, the caring comments, and the heartfelt prayers sustained us when we felt weak. We love “our village” and know we couldn’t have survived without the unconditional support.


We also received support from various places in the cancer community. One that is dear to our heart is Children’s Cancer Association (CCA). It started with partnering Mason with an adult volunteer, “Chemo Pal,", who came to almost all his appointments with a bag full of toys to share with him while he was at the hospital. As he progressed and could participate, he was invited to art activities, sporting events, and a weekend at the coast. CCA understands that to the kids, Cancer always comes second over just being a kid.


Tuesday, April 18 CCA hosts “One Day, One Friend”—an event that raises funds to support the Chemo Pal Mentor Program. Mason’s Chemo Pal, Eileen, has a fundraising page, and we thought we could add to that with what Madeleine does best: a $2 Free Dress Day on Tuesday, April 18 to benefit CCA! Mason also wants on that day to share with everyone a special treat at lunchtime!


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


Cheers to Good Health,

Tim, Diane, Owen & Mason S.


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volunteerVolunteers Needed to Help With Annual Fund Mailing to Alumni

Tuesday, April 11 after drop-off


Here’s an easy opportunity to get a quick volunteer hour or two. The Madeleine Development Office has 1,000 Annual Fund Campaign letters we are sending out to alumni and would love some volunteers to help stuff, label and seal the envelopes.


If you have an hour or so to spare on Tuesday morning (4/11), please swing by the Development Office right after drop-off! 


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


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bakeMadeleine Altar Society Spring Bake Sale: "No Cupcake Left Behind"

April 8th and 9th, After all Masses


Calling all bakers in the parish! Your donations of goodies are greatly appreciated and can be delivered to the Parish Hall on Saturday, April 8 after 3:00 pm or before all Masses.


Sale of goodies will follow each Mass. Proceeds go to organizations who work to help those in need.


Click here to see the flyer


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celebrationUpcoming Auction Easel Events


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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development2017 Annual Fund Campaign

It's not too late to contribute to the 2017 Annual Fund Campaign.


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, make a difference in the lives around you every day with your generous contribution.


Want to give right now?

Simply click on www.themadeleine.edu/schoolgiving


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

hotlunchSign up to get Hot Lunch in May

Ordering begins April 10th

Sign ups for May hot lunch begin Monday, April 10th. 


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





Jogathon News!

Madeleine Jogathon 2017 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 a few 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 2017 Jogathon Chairs,

Shelby Walker and Kelsi O'Connor



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!


8th Grade Mass at the Cathedral


On the last day of school before Spring Break, the 8th graders took a trip to the Cathedral to join other 8th graders from across the Archdiocese for a mass led by the Archbishop.







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

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 Sports




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, including Athletic Director. The board meets quarterly during the year to discuss the CYO sports programs and scholarships offered. To apply to be a board member or the Athletic Director, please download and fill out this application.


Go Bulldogs!!


Aimee Holzschuh

Madeleine Athletic Director


St. Stephen's Lunch Program



Thank you to the 4th Grade for contributing 158 lunches this week! Many were decorated with kind words and stickers indicating that Spring has arrived. Your thoughtful touches were noticed and appreciated.


In the last few weeks I have been asked, “why no condiments.” St. Stephen volunteers asked specifically for this change. Eggs are on the “Big 8” of food allergens. Many lunches were not being accepted because of mayonnaise on the bread. Madeleine School has purchased boxes of individual packets of both mayonnaise and mustard to hand out separately.


Also, a friendly reminder that our friends at St. Stephen’s have a need for at least 200 lunches each week. So please have your student make 6-10 lunches each.


Update from the Art Roomart


Spring is in the air!  That means two things:  Thousands of Monarch butterflies have left their over-wintering grounds in the mountains of Mexico and are heading our way, and so is the Madeleine Art Show! 


You can help the Monarchs by eliminating chemicals in your garden and planting the flowers they need for nectar and for raising the next generation. 


You can help make the Art Show a success by preparing art for display by mounting it on black paper (starting now), or helping display art on the walls Monday May 15th, or taking art down and sorting it into student portfolios Friday, May 19th. Of course, come to the Art Show, too!  It's Thursday evening, May 18th. While much of the art will be up throughout the action-packed Spring Fling week, nearly half of it won't be displayed until Thursday. 


Don't miss it!


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)


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


Poster Competition Winners


In March, the 6th graders attended the Archdiocesan Vocation

Rally at St. Anthony School. Every year there is a poster contest as part of the day. The theme for the poster this year was "You are called to Greatness." Congratulations to Amelie H. and Katie Rose B. for taking 1st and 2nd place out of all the schools who entered. Way to make our school proud! 



Amelie H.



Katie Rose B.


M.U.S.E. Band Updatesmusic


Congratulations to 4th grader Zoe A. for earning February M.U.S.E. beginning band Student of the Month and also 4th grader Noah K. for earning March M.U.S.E. beginning band Student of the Month. Great job!


5th Grade Mad Thinkers go to State DI Competition




Good luck to Catherine, Celine, Drew, Jacob and Milo who are competing in the Destination Imagination State Tournament in Salem on Saturday!


Madeleine Students back from Nationals

We are happy to report that Helena O. and Peyton W. had a great time in Louisville, KY last weekend at the 2017 National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. Their team faced some tough opponents, but they came home placing 15th in the country! This was an experience the girls will remember forever - great job Peyton and Helena!




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


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.

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


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.


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Seder Meal Wed., April 12

Whether or not you have experienced a Seder Meal, it is always a treat, especially when we have a Jewish cantor who helps with the understanding of the Seder and can lead us in a few of the songs. Families are invited to sign up, but because of the length of the meal, children under 6 would find it difficult. There is no cost, but you will be asked to bring a food item (salad, dessert, or red wine - no pork!) when you sign up. Sign up after the Masses this weekend or next weekend.


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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