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May 11, 2018

A Note from Susan                                    

Dear Parents and Guardians,


As I write this, the Jogathon is still a few hours away, but with all the careful preparation and organization of our chairs, I know it will be a great success. Shelby Walker and Kelsi Charlesworth have worked very hard to make this a great fundraiser and fun-raiser for our school.


We are also grateful for our new chairs, Sarah McCormick, Tricia Mumm, Kelly Reavis, and Kate Dankowski for shadowing Kelsi and Shelby and coming to the Monday assemblies to get the kids excited about their run, all the talliers for cheering the students on, the photographers documenting all the fun, the medical team standing by just in case, and the set-up and clean-up crew. And, of course, our school mascot!


Also, we have long neglected to thank Terry Mitchell for providing the music that keeps the kids going for 50 minutes. We are so blessed to have a school community that supports and encourages everything we do. I am sure I have forgotten a few names, but please know we so appreciate all you do for The Madeleine.


Tuition Contracts Due on Monday

You will find your tuition contract for next year in today’s Friday folders. Please read it over, sign it, and return it on Monday. Mrs. Rosebrook will be so happy to get them all next week before she has to send out all the forms for the “summer” packet, which is actually due in June.


Just a Few Reminders…..


That is enough for today! I hope all our mothers have a wonderful day on Sunday. I heard rumors of brunch and wine tasting from my kids. Hope the weather cooperates!



Five for Friday

The news you need really, really fast!

  1. Beauty & the Beast @ Madeleine: Click Here
  2. Book Fair - 5/14-5/18: Click Here
  3. $2 Free Dress Day - 5/15: Click Here
  4. DEADLINE to log volunteer hours - 5/22: Click Here
  5. Volunteer Opportunities: Click Here



Thank you to all the students and families for supporting the Jogathon. Please remember that pledges must be entered by May 11 and collected by May 25 to be eligible for prizes. We look forward to sharing the results with you in the coming weeks.

A huge thank you to our 2018 sponsors:
Ashley Realty Works Team
Backflip Productions
Barre 3
Braces by Dr. Joe
Chip McPhee Insurance Agency
First Republic
Fresh Faces RX
Maria Fitzgerald Realty
Mottau & Company
Pediatric Dentistry P.C.
The Refinery


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


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beautybeastBeauty and the Beast Comes to The Madeleine

Happy May everyone! It is hard to believe the school year is coming to a quick end. The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade spring musical is coming up. We would like to invite all of you to their performances. The musical this year is Disney's Beauty and the Beast


Performance dates are as follows in Parish Hall. There is no ticket fee, however, donations are always appreciated.

Friday May 18th at 6:30pm

Saturday May 19th at 1:30pm

Sunday May 20th at 2:30pm


We hope to see everyone at one or more of these performances. There are three different casts for each of the shows. This means, each show will have its own unique flare. If there are any questions, please contact Mr. Pederson. Thank you again to all the students/parents/teachers for their support in the production of this musical. 


Mr. Pederson



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Book Fair

May 14-18

It’s time for the Spring Book Fair. Come shop in the Library all next week.

The Book Fair is the primary source of funds for new reading material for the library. All purchases at the fair provide a 50% return to our school for purchasing new books. The students love to have new books to read, and we strive to have a variety and choice for all readers in our school library. There will also be a Teacher Wish List if you'd like to purchase a book for your child's classroom. See you at the Book Fair!

Hours and days below:
Monday -Thursday after school
During Grandparents Day
During Art Show
Closing Friday morning after coffee and donuts


$2 Free Dress for Children's Book Bank

Tuesday, May 15

On Tuesday, May 15th there will be free dress for $2. The proceeds go to buy new books from our upcoming book fair (May 15-18) that will be donated to the Children's Book Bank. Last school year the Children's Book Bank donated over 100,000 books to thousands of children where books are scarce at home, reaching many children and families in need of literacy support.


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announcementsParents Club - Join Us!

Parents Club thrives on the volunteer support of all parents. We would love for you to share your ideas and talents. We especially need help with the following:

New Parent Potluck - Help plan and coordinate this important event on September 18th to welcome new parents.

Graphic Design & Communications Support – Promote events through bulletin board design, flyers, social media

Parents Education Director – Coordinate parent topics of interest, manage team to schedule and promote events, post topical information to Friday Footnotes

Appreciations & Support Director - Make sure staff and administration is appropriately recognized throughout the year (parent conferences, admin professional day, etc.), manage lead person or volunteers for uniform closet

Room Reps – 3rd and 6th grades


Please contact Alisa Pyszka at Alisa.Pyszka@gmail.com if you are interested.

Log your Volunteer Hours anddontforget  Purchase Scrip


May 20 is the deadline to complete and log your required 30 volunteer hours as well as purchase Scrip.



*Scrip orders made online before 9:00 am on Tuesday mornings will be available for pickup at Friday Morning scrip sales in the Garden Room. Orders not picked up will be sent home with your student.


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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

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

Tuesday, May 15 @ 3:10pm: Sell books for 30 minutes

Wednesday, May 17 @ 3:10pm: Sell books for 30 minutes

Fridau, May 18 @ 8:30am: Help with take down of Book Fair

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


Grandparents and Special Persons Tea

Thursday, May 17 @ 12:45pm

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


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Upcoming Easel Item Events

Surprise your parents with a portrait. You know they'll love it!


Grandparent's Day Portraits @ The Madeleine School

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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

Click here to sign up for a portrait!


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Congratulations to all the fabulous students who came out to the auditions on Tuesday. Everyone who tried out will be in the Talent Showcase!! We have so much Talent to share.


Next up will be the dress rehearsal on Friday, June 1st: 3:15- 4:35 (ish).
Talent show Monday, June 4h at 8:35am.
More details to come.

Molly and Susan

School Advisory Council (SAC) Meetingsac

May 17 @ 7:00pm in the Library

The School Advisory Council (SAC) will hold its May meeting on Wednesday, May 17 at 7:00pm in the Library. 

Click here to read the agenda

All meetings are open to visitors unless specifically designated as being closed. If you would like to attend the meeting and add something to the agenda, please contact the Chair prior to the meeting (Tim Resch:tresch@samuelslaw.com).

SAC Purpose and Members

The purpose of the Madeleine School Advisory Council (SAC) is to provide advice to Father Mike and Susan Steele regarding policy direction for program needs of the school, especially in Planning, Finances, Technology and Development.

If you can't attend a SAC meeting, but have a topic you would like to bring to the group's attention, please contact one of the members: Fr. Mike Biewend, Susan Steele, Tim Resch (Chair), Catherine Glavan (Vice-Chair), Diana Nunez (Secretary), Eric Anctil, Lucas Newman, Erskine Williams, John LaBarca, Lance Mayhew, Karis Stoudamire, Alisa Pyszka (Parents Club Representative), Caryn Fiedler (Development Representative).

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!

St. Stephen's Lunch Programlunches

Making a difference, one lunch at a time!

The 7th grade students made 144 lunches this week and 24 extra sandwiches! Our friends at St. Stephen’s were so thankful. Also, when I saw the 7th graders lunches, it reminded me to mention how meaningful and appreciated kind words and art work are inside or on the bags. It only takes a few extra minutes, but a few kind words can really turn someone’s day around.

church Donors Rule When It Comes to Pledge Design

As The Madeleine Old Church Project Capital Campaign approaches a key milestone, hundreds of parish and school families are praying and planning how they can make a sacrificial gift.


The campaign enters the weekend with more than $1.4 million raised in gifts and pledges from 112 families. This means we are 72% of goal of meeting the $1 million challenge gift from parishioner Howard Hedinger. The parish must raise $2 million to earn the $1 million challenge gift.


Only a few campaign packets have yet to be mailed to every parish and school family. The packets include a case statement booklet along with a request letter from Fr. Mike. Some packets include pledge cards and reply envelopes. Those without cards should be hearing from a volunteer. Please accept telephone calls from our team of dedicated volunteers who are reaching out to families to discuss the campaign, answer questions and in some cases deliver your pledge card needed to make your sacrificial commitment official.



Once the pledge card and campaign materials are in hand, many parishioners are surprised to learn of the variety of ways that a three-year pledge plan can be designed. When training the volunteers, we talk about “donors rule” because we stress the flexibility offered to donors in designing their pledge plan.


Pledge Period: We are offering a three-year pledge period. However, some donors have requested an additional year, or two, so they can stretch their giving to the highest level possible within their means.


Installments: Most donors will be making monthly installments, say $100 a month for a three-year commitment of $3,600. Others will choose to make quarterly, semi-annual or annual installments.

Start Date: While most donors start the pledge payments immediately, some delay their start by a month or two due to budget reasons. Some annual donors may request a December start to coincide with their year-end planning.


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

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!


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

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 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

May 16 @ 7pm at St. Charles Parish

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

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


Click here for the flyer with complete details



Do You Dare Act Like a Saint?

For youth ages 9 through 18, the Theatre of the Saints workshop consists of playing acting games and working together to prepare a performance of scenes from the lives of the saints, the heroes of our Faith. Come have fun learning what it means to be a saint from the inside out while strengthening your self-confidence and developing acting skills that will benefit you in every area of your life.


The workshop will take place June 12th-15th and 19th-24th in Aquinas Hall at Holy Rosary Church. Please register by June 1st by calling Nicole Scofield at 503-332-4431 or emailing teleiostravelingtheatre@gmail.com.

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

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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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Contributing to Friday Footnotes

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