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May 12, 2017

A Note from Susan                                    

Dear Parents and Guardians,


                  We have a very busy week coming up beginning on Monday. It has been dubbed “Spring Fling” and I don’t know how we could have packed any more activities into 5 days. The Student Government is sponsoring Spirit Week with a different theme for each day. The spring Book Fair will be in the library all week. We will be hosting our Grandparents/Special Persons on Thursday for afternoon tea, a tour of the school, and school Mass at 2:00pm. Thursday evening the annual Art Show will showcase student work that has been created this year. And Friday afternoon the Jogathon will be the main event. Grades K-4 will be running from 1:00 to 1:50 and then Grades 5-8 will take the field at 2:00 to 2:50. Finally on Sunday, our 2nd graders will receive their First Holy Communion at the 10:00am Mass. Quite a variety of activities for one week.


                  If you are planning on volunteering for any of the events next week, please be sure you have completed all the Called to Protect (the Archdiocesan child abuse prevention program) requirements for this year. I have sent out 3 emails this week alerting parents who need to renew their background checks, view the online video Social Media, and/or read the Standards of Conduct document. I must send a report to the Archbishop next week and I will have to “inactivate” any volunteer who is not in compliance. If you received an email from me, and wish to continue volunteering, please try to complete any tasks before Monday. Thanks so much.


                  Also, don’t forget to log your volunteer hours before May 22nd. Bills will be going out for any unworked hours after that date. CLICK HERE to record your hours. Questions??? Give me a call.


                  Hope you all have a lovely Mother's Day weekend.





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The news you need really, really fast!

  1. Spring Fling - 5/15 - 5/19 - Click Here
  2. Book Fair - 5/15 - 5/19 - Click Here
  3. Grandparents' and Special Persons Tea - 5/18 @ 12:45pm - CLICK HERE
  4. Art Show - 5/18 @ 6pm -  Click Here
  5. Jogathon - 5/19 @ 1pm - Click Here


Spring Fling This Week!

May 15 - 21




Book Fair: May 15 – 19

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


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bookfairBook Fair Here Next Week

May 15-19


The book fair will be next week Monday-Friday morning. In December we had a short one due to the snow and we hope you will join us for this one!


Book Fair Hours:

Monday-Thursday after school

During Grandparents Day 

During Art Show

Closing Friday morning after coffee and donuts


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! 


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Grandparents' and Special Persons Teagrandparents

Thursday, May 18 @ 12:45pm


Grandparent's Tea is Thursday, May 18th. Have you RSVP’d for your child's guests? Thank you to everyone who has RSVP’d by the May 5 deadline, we have record numbers attending this year!  If you HAVE NOT responded, please do so today to gaber20@msn.com

Unsure if you have? Email gaber20@msn.com to verify.


Please save us the embarrassment of not having a seat or refreshments for your child's guest because you did not rsvp.  The food has been ordered, seating arrangements have been made, and you do not want your mother mad at you right after Mother's Day because she doesn't have a seat at the Grandparent's Tea!


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The Madeleine Art Showart

Thursday, May 18 at 6:00pm


Greetings, Madeleine families!

Our big Student Art Show is just around the corner.  As this is my last Art Show as your children's teacher, I would be deeply honored if you were able to attend. Immerse yourself in over one-thousand pieces of art created by the kindergarten through eighth grade students. There will also be hands-on art opportunities, including Art Bots created by our fifth graders. The Muse Band students will perform during the show. Come show your support of the Arts in education! 

Please mark your calendar for Thursday, May 18th, from 6-8 pm.

Volunteer help is still needed and will be greatly appreciated for putting up art on Monday, May 15, starting at 8:30, and taking art down and sorting it into student portfolios on Friday, May 19, starting at 8:30.


Thank you!
Mrs Galash


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Jogathon News!


The Jogathon is next Friday, May 19!  Keep collecting pledges!! If you haven’t done so already, please set up your PledgeStar account at https://pledgestar. com/ madeleine/ 


Volunteers – we need you!!  We are especially in need of talliers for both sessions. Please use the helpcounter site to sign up.  http://www.themadeleine.edu/school/parents_club-hourslog.html


Prize Challenges for this week:

·Any student that has collected $100 by May 13th will be entered into the weekly prize drawing.

·Any student that has collected $150 by May 13th will be entered into the Jogathon Jackpot drawing to be drawn at the morning assembly on May 15th. 


Money Jump

The second Money Jump is scheduled for the week of May 15th. To be eligible, students must have pledges entered by May 13th.  Rules for the money jump are as follows:

A student’s name is entered into the Money Jump drawing once for every $100 collected by May 13. Anyone that has $500 collected automatically jumps. Separate drawings are done for each classroom.  Students who jumped last week will not be eligible to jump again.


This Week’s Prize Winners

Zach R (K); Ava M (7th); Amelia R (2nd); Zehren B (5th); Siena S (2nd); Davis P (1st); Katie S (7th); Noah K (4th); Mason S (K); Alice R (5th)

Jogathon Jackpot: Stella R (3rd); Kieran L (1st); Maria B (K)




For more information regarding the 2017 Jogathon Event, visit our website here: http://www.themadeleine.edu/jogathon/


Thank you.

Kelsi & Shelby


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Strategic Planning for Catholic Schools Update


Since January, the Archdiocese of Portland has been working on a strategic plan that will provide a renewed vision for Catholic schools. The Meitler Consulting team has been collecting data and conducting interviews at every school in the Archdiocese. The finished plan will provide a path toward sustaining the mission of Catholic school education and growing that mission where opportunities are present. CLICK HERE to read more about the plan and how you can offer input.

scholarshipApply Now for the Laskowski Family Tuition Assistance Scholarship

Deadline to apply: Friday, May 26


In November of 2010, The Madeleine School’s live auction Paddle Raise inspired donors to give $40,000 in honor of Pat and Kathy Laskowski. The Laskowskis sent five children to The Madeleine School between 1996 and 2011 and are current members of The St. Mary Magdalene Parish.

This scholarship is in addition to any financial aid you may receive from The Archdiocese of Portland Tuition Assistance Fund and/or The Madeleine School Tuition Assistance Fund.


You can submit your application to the front office of the school. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 26. The scholarship recipient will be notified by

June 16.


Click here for eligibility criteria

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, May 13 from 9am – Noon: Just show up and help!

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


Book Fair

Monday, May 15 – Friday, May 19 (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

Spring Grounds Clean Upcleanup

Saturday May 13, from 9am - noon


Need volunteer hours? Earn hours and help clean up at the Spring Grounds Clean Up this Saturday May 13 from 9am-12pm. From weeding and digging to pruning and sweeping.  Come for a short time or come for the whole time… All and any help will be appreciated!  Students that volunteer will be rewarded with a free dress pass!!!


Please bring the tools that you will need, such as shovels, pruners, yard brooms, wheel barrows, etc... 




Daniela Grogro daniela.grogro@nike.com 503-412-9474

bake7th Grade Bake Sale

Thursday, May 18th after School


Bake Sale to Benefit Medical Teams Int'l

During Holy Week, the 7th grade took a field trip to Medical Teams International to learn more about global poverty and the work that Medical Teams International does to help disaster victims. The class was moved by MTI’s important work and wanted to run a bake sale to support the organization.


There are two ways you can participate.

  1. Buy lots of baked treats prepared by the 7th grade class after school on Thursday, May 18.
  2. Bring baked goods to sell on Thursday morning - all items must be pre-packaged and priced, “ready to sell.”


Thank you!

7th Grade

hotlunchRegistration is Open

until May 24th


Sign-ups are now open to order hot lunches served during June.


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

Hanging Flower Basket Sale -

Just in time for Mother’s Day

Purchase In-person the weekend of May 12th


Once again this year, Susie Andersen, of Forget Me Not Flower and Home, will sell large hanging flower baskets at The Madeleine. Baskets will be $30 this year. You can ick-up your basket starting May 12th or purchase and receive your basket from Susie beginning Friday, May 12th from 3-4 after school as well as Saturday, May 13th after 5:00pm mass and Sunday, May 14th after the 8am and 10am masses. Baskets are available in multiple colors this year.



SSLSt. Stephen's Lunch Program


Where has the year gone?! This was the final week for the 8th graders this year. After 9 years of diligently contributing to the St. Michaels and St. Stephen’s lunch program, they finished strong! In total they brought in 157 lunches. Thank you and congratulations for all your service, help and dedication to help others.

The Perfect Graduation Gift . . .

The Madeleine Centennial Book!

Only $35!

Looking for a graduation gift? This beautiful, hardcover coffee-table book is rich with history, filled with interesting and entertaining stories, and laden cover-to-cover with photos of events, buildings and people. What a way to help your graduate remember his or her years at The Madeleine!


Hardcover, 224 pages, full-color, 9x12" coffee table book. Now available for purchase in the Parish Office for the discounted price of $35.



K-9 Unit Visit

Third grade has had two visits from local K-9 units.  A small group has been reading Ellie’s Story, a scholastic book about a search and rescue dog and her partner. Multnomah County’s team of Deputy O”Donnell and K-9 Spencer as well as Deputy McGlothlin and K-9 Grimm from Clackamas county came and shared their jobs with the class. The students had a great time!






safeParking Lot Safety


Let’s work together to keep our kids safe all the way to the last day of school!


Two quick reminders:



Thank you for helping to keep our kids safe so no one ends up in a cast for their summer vacation!


Send Us Your Photos for

the 2017 Auction Slide Show



You know you want to see your kiddo up on the big screen during the auction! The only way to make that happen is to submit some photos. All you have to do is CLICK HERE and follow the simple directions. 


You may have photos of the following. Please send them in!

Classroom parties ~ Recess ~ Lunch ~ Student plays ~ Sports ~ Field trips ~ Youth Group ~ YDP ~ Student Fundraisers ~ Science Night ~ Anything school-related

1st Communion Clothing Donationscross


If you have clothing and or shoes that our second grade boys could wear for their 1st Communion next weekend, please bring to school on Monday morning and leave on the pew outside of Angela's office with "1st Communion" written on the bag. If you would like the clothing returned, please make sure your name is clearly written on the items. Otherwise, after 1st Communion, the clothing will be donated to children in need. If you are a second grade parent and need clothing for your son, please contat Deborah Naugler @ 503-713-3068.


Thank you in advance for saving the planet and our pocketbooks!

talentshowTalent Show 2017


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!

Online Scrip Store is Back!


The Online Scrip Order store is back up and running! If you are short on scrip purchases for the year, CLICK HERE to place your order online before the May 22 deadline.


*Scrip orders made 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.

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!


Thinking about uniforms for the Fall...

Lands End 30% off for Friends and Family is Here




Visit Lands End HERE



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, 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!


youthgroupUpcoming Youth Group / 

God Squad Ministry Events:


God Squad Events


May 21st

What is Baptism? (most likely gonna get wet!!)


June 4th

PENTECOST!!! God Squad will have a table in the gym, as they eat food from all of our different cultures and watch and learn how the Aztec dancers pray.


June 11th

- Cinnamon Rolls (both Parishes)

- Hiking Trip through the Gorge 12:00-4:00. Meet At St. Charles. We will need parent volunteers to drive and chaperone. Please contact Gabe if you are able to help. RSVP: To Gabe at gabet@stcharlespdx.org 


Youth Group Events

May 21st, June 4th and June 11th

Our next Youth Group on May 21st will be spent in adoration. We will engage in a guided meditation on Matthew 10:26-33.

A Reflection for a Mother's Day from our Youth Minister

Mother’s Day for me is a time to reflect on all the mothers I have been blessed with and the ways in which their mothering showed me God. Here are just three of many, many strong, compassionate, fierce, loving women who have embodied the spirit of truth in my life....CLICK HERE to read more.


Please stay up to date with youth ministry by going to our web site www.stcharlespdx.org and clicking on the Youth Ministry Tab.

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.

This Week’s Checklistcheckmark


Click Here for this week's handy Checklist



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


Send us your Class of 2017 graduates!


We want to recognize all of Class of 2017 high school graduates from The Madeleine in our bulletin this June. Whether she or he went to our parish school or not...we want to recognize each and every one!

Visit www.themadeleine.edu/graduates. If your grad’s school is not listed in the menu, enter it in the “other” field.

We need to receive your Graduate’s name by June 6 so we can list him or her in our June 11 bulletin. Thank you!


Speaking of graduates, it’s not often we get 11 graduates of The Madeleine School together at the same time, but here we are with 11 guys from The Madeleine Class of 2013 & Central Catholic Class of 2017 at their Mother-Son Brunch last month. From left: Nicholas Loeffler, Brady Lance, John Hallman, Peter Hoglund, Owen Riley, Colin Hammons, Chandler Rodarte, Hugh Hammons, Jack Bauccio, Evan Sheridan, Hunter Baldridge.



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