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May 18, 2018

A Note from Susan                                    

Dear Parents and Guardians,


What an event-filled seven days! Jogathon last Friday, K103 tribute to Mrs. Schneider on Monday, Book Fair all week, Grandparents Tea and Art Show on Thursday, three performances of the middle school musical Beauty and the Beast, and First Communion on Sunday. Throw in Parents Club and School Advisory Council meetings…. I think I am going to sleep all weekend.


These events don’t just happen without lots of planning and organizing. Many thanks to (in no particular order) Anne Gaber and all the Tea volunteers, Jen Tadjedin and Ali McPhee and the Book Fair salespeople, Shelby Walker, Kelsi Charlesworth plus their Jogathon helpers, the many parents who matted art and hung the student work, and a special shout out to 7th graders Amelie H. and Evelyn C. for outstanding work on costuming for the musical. We just couldn’t provide all these wonderful activities without your gifts of time and talent.


Summer Packets

Mrs. Rosebrook is sending home the “summer packet” with more forms to fill out than should be allowed, and I think you are going to need the entire weekend to complete them! That is a slight exaggeration, but there is some truth to it. However, please have pity on Angela who has to sort and record all the information. Please, please, please, take some time and fill out the forms and return them as soon as possible. I don’t want Angela to be here until July processing.


Let me offer an incentive. The first 20 people who put their completed packet in Angela’s hands will get a little gift card to Starbucks. Thanks so much for your prompt response.


Enjoy your weekend.


Five for Friday

The news you need really, really fast!

  1. Beauty & the Beast @ Madeleine: Click Here
  2. DEADLINE to log volunteer hours - 5/20: Click Here
  3. Heifer Project this week: Click Here
  4. Make the year great for your child: Click Here
  5. ALERT - Parking lot safety: Click Here

beautybeastBeauty and the Beast Performances This Weekend

The Madeleine Middle School Spring Musical is finally here. We would like to invite all of you to this weekend's performances of 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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Log your Volunteer Hours anddontforget  Purchase Scrip

DEADLINE = Sunday, May 20

Sunday, 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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heiferHeifer Project at The Madeleine                  

May 21 - 25

This coming week, May 21 to May 25, The Madeleine will be raising money for Heifer International, an organization that works in developing nations to help end the cycle of poverty. They train communities and families in sustainable farming and provide livestock and other animals like pigs, cows, chickens, and bees to help provide people with a source of income.


We will have different kinds of pins available for those who participate.



Have fun collecting pins and don’t forget to bring in money to support Heifer International!


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Mrs. Schneider Receives Award for K103 Educator of the Week

Many months ago, Catherine Glavan nominated Mrs. Schneider for K103 Educator of the Week. Unsurprisingly to all of us who know and love her, Mrs. Schneider was chosen for this honor. Here’s what Catherine wrote:


“All three of my children have had Mrs. Schneider as a kindergarten teacher. Our oldest is a precocious reader, and Mrs. Schneider encouraged and inspired her. Our middle child is mellow and reserved, and she engaged his curiosity. This year Mrs. Schneider has our youngest child, and under Mrs. Schneider's skillful watch he is also encouraged, inspired, and engaged. The job is different this year for Mrs. Schneider; our youngest son has Down Syndrome. Mrs. Schneider has read extra articles and incorporated new teaching techniques to best suit his needs, while still serving the rest of the class. She is talented, giving, and patient, and we as parents are inspired by her daily, just as her students are.”


Thanks to this wonderful nomination letter, Mrs. Schneider has been busy for the past few weeks being showered with accolades, including attending a reception for all of the teachers who won Educator of the Week for this school year. This past Monday, a program representative visited The Madeleine and attended our Monday Morning Prayer Service in order to present Mrs. Schneider with her official Crystal Apple Award and other prizes.


LS in Kyoung teacherCongratulations, again, Mrs. Schneider. We are all very happy for you and honored to have had you play such an important part in our children’s lives.





Above (left) is Mrs. Schneider's Kindergarten picture!

Above (right) is Mrs. Schneider in 1991 with a student who grew up to be a teacher.

reminderJust a Few Reminders....

Tuition Contracts Due

Last week you received your tuition contract in Friday folders. Thank you to all who have already returned it! If you still have your tuition contract at home, please take a moment this weekend to read it over, sign it, and return it on Monday.


Parish Affiliation Form

Parish Affiliation forms were due to Fr. Mike by April 30 if you wish to be considered for in-parish tuition rates next year. You will be billed at the Out of Parish rate, beginning in June, if this slipped your “to do” list.

Join the Bridge Program!bridge

Help Welcome New Families

to The Madeleine School


The Bridge Program creates a welcoming community by connecting new families with current families at the school. The goal of the program is to be a resource for new families and to help them navigate their first year at the Madeleine so they don’t feel left out, lost or overwhelmed. 


Each volunteer is expected to check in with their Bridge family at least once over the summer, during the first week of school, and during the first trimester. In addition, there are three opportunities during the school year to get volunteer hours:


If you are interested in being a “bridge” for a new family, please contact Julie Baldwin at Julie.JulieBaldwin@gmail.com.  

announcementsLooking for Some Awesome Volunteers!

Our kiddos love the events throughout the year that make Madeleine unique. We are looking for some parents to lead the following events and fundraisers.


Please contact Alisa Pyszka at alisa.pyszka@gmail.com by June 1st if you are interested.


Mardi Gras Kids Zone - Coordinate the kids school carnival filled with games and prizes and a total blast for the kids.


Kids Kreations - Work with Kelley Groves, Art Teacher, to have each child’s artwork printed on blank notecards to create a unique gift.


Back to School BBQ - Help kick off the new school year with a BBQ at 11:30 a.m. on September 4th, which is the first day of school, with hot dogs, grilled burgers, chips and ice cream.


Book Fair - Coordinate a team for this important event (twice a year) to raise money for our library and provide books for the kids.


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safetyTraffic Safety at Parking Lot Entrances

Please be careful!

We received an angry letter from a bicycle commuter this week calling us to task for “extremely unsafe and careless driving habits” around our parking lot entrances.


Please read it, then ask yourself if you’re being careful when when you drop off or pick up your children. We need to be good neighbors, and driving safely is a big part of that. We realize that our parking entrances pose a unique driving situation, but please slow downlook for bicyclists and pedestrians, and use your signals.

“...I'd like to call your attention to the fact that many parents at the school practice extremely unsafe and careless driving habits that will almost certainly one day lead to an accident if not a fatality. I come down Klickitat towards downtown. I have noticed for a long time that parents turn very quickly and suddenly from 24th onto Klickitat to enter the school parking lot, and then from there they either go right or left into the two school parking lots. Nobody EVER signals or checks around them to see if there is any other traffic coming. I can count in double digits the number of times that a parent has cut me off and nearly hit me...”


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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!

St. Stephen's Lunch Programlunches

Making a difference, one lunch at a time!

Even with the sun out and super busy end of year schedules, the 6th Graders completed their turn making lunches. Mrs. Miller’s class brought in 138 lunches. Thank you for finding the time to serve others. Mrs. Hoglund’s 5th Grade class is next!

church Your "To-Do" List: Turn in Pledge Card

Are you a list maker? If you are, please add one more task to your “To-Do List” this week – Make my campaign pledge and turn in the card to the parish office.


We are truly grateful for the 140 families who have made their commitments to The Madeleine Old Church Project Capital Campaign. With their sacrificial support, gifts and pledges now total nearly $1.6 million.


This means we are 80% 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. Help us meet the challenge by June 1.



To make your pledge, respond when a campaign volunteer contacts you. We have more than 70 dedicated volunteers reaching out to parish and school families. They are more than happy to discuss the campaign, answer questions, and in some cases, deliver your pledge card needed to make your sacrificial commitment official.


If you have your pledge card in hand, please complete it and turn it in.


If you have yet to receive a pledge card, please contact campaign director John Dillin at 503-799-5796, or stop by the rectory to pick up a card and reply envelope.


Visit the campaign website at www.oldchurchproject.com to learn more about project details and the variety of ways to make a pledge or gift. Gifts to the campaign are tax deductible.

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

CYO Football Registration Now Openfootball

CYO is pleased to offer football to boys and girls in grades K – 8 interested in learning and playing this time honored sport. The program is designed to provide a progressive understanding of the game, develop solid skills and most importantly, to make it all fun.


Practice: Begins 8/15. Start date and schedule vary by grade and coach.
Games: Saturdays, September through November
Coaches: Background Checked, Certified and Trained.

Sign up now at www.cyoyouthfootball.org

Click here to see the flyer with complete details.

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!

cyoOpen House at Camp Howard

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


Click here for the flyer with complete details



Free Intergenerational Retreat

Saturday, June 9 from 2:00-5:00pm

Facilitated by Sister Cecilia A. Ranger, SNJM, PhD

Discussions will include three areas that touch all of our lives:

Bring children, grandchildren, friends, and neighbors. The meeting will be held in the SNJM foyer, on the west (highway) side of the big stucco building as you enter Mary's Woods Continuous Care Retirement Center, 17400 Holy Names Dr. in Lake Oswego.


Click here to see 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.

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


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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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