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May 19, 2017

A Note from Susan                                    

Dear Parents and Guardians,


                Wow! What a week. "Spring Fling" proved to be quite an experience…fun, exhausting, fun, challenging, fun, creative, and fun. I was ready to give up after 'Wacky Wednesday', but Thursday’s' Dress Your Best' for Grandparents Tea returned some sanity to the daily routine.  We have so many people to thank for helping with all the activities this week….Art Show, Book Fair, Jogathon, Grandparents Tea, Spirit Week, 7th Grade Bake Sale, and First Communion on Sunday. (Did I forget anything?) And a big thank you to the chairs of all these events. They don’t just happen on their own. Only when generous people step forward to lead……Thank you so much.


                Now on to next year…… Please take a look in your child’s Friday Folder for a large manila envelope. Mrs. Rosebrook is sending home the “summer packet” with more forms to fill out than should be allowed, but each very important to the operation of the school. 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 that seemed to work last year. The first 20 people who put their entire completed (no missing forms) packet in Angela’s hands will get a little gift card to Starbucks. Thanks so much for your prompt response.


                                                Have a wonderful weekend,




Five for Friday

The news you need really, really fast!

  1. Volunteer Hours/Scrip Orders - deadline: 5/22 - Click Here
  2. June Hot Lunch - deadline: 5/24 - Click Here
  3. Laskowski Scholarship - deadline: 5/26 - Click Here
  4. Talent Show - Click Here
  5. Madeleine Musicals: - Click Here


Log your Volunteer Hours and dontforget

Purchase Scrip

Deadline May 22


May 22 is the deadline to complete and log your required 30 volunteer hours as well as purchase Scrip.



*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.


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hotlunchRegistration is Open

until May 24th


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


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


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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


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balloonsIt Was a Fun Day! Thanks for Your Support!

The Jogathon is a highlight of the school year and this year, with the fabulous weather, was no exception.


Many thanks for helping your child bring in pledges to support this important fundraiser. Kudos to Shelby Walker and Kelsi Charlesworth O’Connor for chairing, to Ann Reno for being the “cheerleader” at our Monday assemblies, and to the many volunteers who helped count laps, set up, clean up, and helped with the many other behind the scenes chores.










Auditions: Wedesday, May 24 @ 2:30pm

Dress Rehearsal: Friday, June 9 @ 3:15pm

Talent Show: Monday, June 12 @ 8:30am


Sign up board at the school entrance on Monday, May 22nd

(look for the Stars!!)


** see link for application below and look for a copy in this week's Friday Folders.


Let your talents shine in many creative ways. Here are some suggestions:




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


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


CLICK HERE for Talent Show Application


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The Madeleine Musicals

May 31 - June 3


This year The Madeleine Middle School presents not one, but two musicals! You heard us right. Mr. Pederson has wrangled 90 middle schoolers for the past few months into actors, singers, set designers and back stage managers.pirates



The 7th and 8th graders will perform

The Pirates of Penzance, Jr.:







The 6th graders will perform

Aladdin, Jr::





*Performances will start promptly at the designated time in Parish Hall. There is no price for admission. The Madeleine cast of each show has worked very hard, and it shows. We look forward to seeing you in the audience!


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ullmanCounselor Corner

by Carolyn Ullman





Dear Families:

Many of you may have heard of a Netflix series called “13 Reasons Why”.  The series follows the aftermath of a high school girl’s suicide.  Many organizations and experts have come out with serious concerns about this series and its impact. I wanted to take the opportunity to comment. 



bulldogMadeleine Bulldogs - CYO Sports/Camp Update


Saturday, May 20 at 9am and Sunday, May 21 at 12:15pm

Come support the Bulldog runners this weekend at the CYO Track and Field Meet of Champions. The meet takes place Saturday, May 20th and Sunday, May 21st at Jesuit High School. This is a great opportunity to cheer on our track team as they finish out their season. Saturday events start at 9am and Sunday events start at 12:15pm.


Registration for volleyball opens Saturday, May 20th. 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 18th.


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.


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


We'd like to welcome our newest board members, Mike Hare and Terry Miller. Mike Hare is also stepping up as the new Athletic Director for the Madeleine CYO Club in the fall.



Nora Gravengaard, CYO CAMP HOWARD Camp Director and former Madeleine parent will be here Monday, May 22nd speaking at the Monday morning assembly about Camp Howard and all it has to offer. To find out more about the various summer camps and programs, CLICK HERE.

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


Go Bulldogs!!

Aimee Holzschuh
Madeleine CYO Club Athletic Director


Art Show Success, Thank You Mrs. Galash!


After 7 years in the Madeleine Art Classroom, we'd like to thank Mrs. Galash for all her hard work, dedication and creativity. Last night's art show was a huge success thanks to all the parents, grandparents, friends, Madeleine students, volunteers and especially Mrs. Galash. This year's show featured more than one thousand pieces of visual art all thanks to our talented Mrs. Galash and the student body.


Congratulations to the students for all their creativity and dedication in the art room this year.  Look for your child's art portfolio to come home soon.




volunteerThree Cheers for Anne

and the Tea Volunteers


More than 170 attend the Grandparents

& Special Persons Tea!



There was a buzz in the air as the students eagerly awaited the arrival of their grandparents and special people. Proud little faces showed off special projects and led tours around the school. 


All of this was made possible by Anne Gaber and her volunteers who coordinated this eagerly anticipated day, which had record-breaking attendance. Special thanks to Erica Coughlin-Glaser, Ryan Dodge, Amanda Gray, Deborah Naugler, Alyssa Pace, Emily Rosebrook, Karis Stoudamire-Phillips, Kris Thompson, and Shannon Vasend. Thank you again for organizing such a great event!


Now Taking Brick Orders for our 2017 Installationbrick

Makes a great graduation gift!

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 2017 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!


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.



auction2017 Auction Items Needed!


Your Auction Chairs are working on a special event for the 2017 Auction, and need your help. We are hoping to secure one or two large (we need space for 16 people) homes in Central Oregon for a golf event in the summer of 2018.


Ideally we are looking at Black Butte, Sunriver, or Eagle Crest. Our tentative/target dates are either July 13-15 or July 20-22.


If you have a lead on any such home(s) please contact Jerod Fitzgerald (jerodfitzgerald@hotmail.com) or Tim Resch (tresch@samuelslaw.com).


**Also, keep emailing your photos for the 2017 Auction Slide Show. All you have to do is CLICK HERE and follow the simple directions. 


Thank you!

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!



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. See flyer with details HERE.

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.

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.

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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!


PDX Catholic Tots upcoming events

Have young kids who are not yet in Kindergarten? Join the mailing list for PDX Catholic Tots and hear about upcoming events for families of little ones!

Sunday, May 28 (5-7pm): Family Potluck in the Fireside Room. Please bring a drink and dish to share. We will take a break for the summer, and the potlucks will resume in September.

Friday, June 2 (8-10pm): Mom’s Night Out at Mint 820. Moms enjoy an evening out together! 820 N Russell St.

Friday, June 16 (8-10pm): Dad’s Night Out at Old Gold. Dads enjoy an evening out together in honor of Father’s Day weekend! 2105 N Killingsworth St.

Wednesday, July 12 (11-2pm): Picnic, Play, and Splash Pad at Columbia Park. Enjoy a day at the park with the tots! Bring a picnic for your family or enjoy Portland Park’s Free Lunch Program served at noon. Meet near the splash pad and play structure on the corner of N Winchell and N Woolsey Ave.

Saturday, July 29 (2-5pm): University of Portland Brewers Fest. Enjoy small batch beers brewed by UP alumni and friends. To purchase your $12 tickets online and for more information please visit: www.eventbrite.com/e/up-brewers-fest-2017-tickets-32628965113.

Have an idea for an event? Please email me! Ann Hart, ahart@themadeleine.edu.




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