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May 25, 2018

A Note from Susan                                    

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Another busy week has come to an end. On Thursday, we welcomed our new students who will be joining us next year. The majority of them were for our Kindergarten class, and it was so lovely to see them greeted by our current Kinders. They were so proud to show their guests around the Kindergarten classroom and explain what to expect next year.


Many thanks to Cathy Bargovan and Kristen LaBarca for providing hospitality to our visitors and to Deborah Naugler and Susan Samuelson for talking to the new parents about Parents Club and the Auction. The days are speeding by, and our new students will be here before we know it…… but there is still so much to do!


End-of-Year Reminders

One of my least favorite things to do is nag people (though my children/husband may disagree), but I will be sending out many emails next week to remind parents about turning in tuition contracts, parish affiliation forms, all the paperwork in the “summer packet,” and bills for volunteer hours and scrip. I know life is busy, but there are only three weeks of school left.


The other reason for some degree of urgency is that we must be out of the school building on June 17th. The crews that will be installing our new fire suppression system and renovating the upstairs gym bathrooms are beginning work on Monday, June 18th. Due to the asbestos abatement that will take place before any construction, we must be out of the office and classrooms until ??????? There are some tasks that Angela and I can do from home, but for the most part we have to plan on finishing by mid June. So please take pity on us and get to the task of turning your paperwork in ASAP.


With gratitude,


Five for Friday

The news you need really, really fast!

  1. End of Year Reminders: Click Here
  2. Join the Bridge Program: Click Here
  3. CYO Volleyball Registration Open: Click Here
  4. Make the year great for your child: Click Here
  5. ALERT - Parking lot safety: Click Here

church Why Does This Campaign Deserve Your Support?

Look around. The buildings you see all around you were built by past generations of visionary parishioners, parents and volunteers. They were “paying it forward” in:



Now it’s our turn. The Madeleine Old Church Capital Campaign is vitally important to everyone who has a past, present or future at The Madeleine.
Yes, one objective of the campaign is to restore and preserve this historic structure for future generations. But there are immediate, significant benefits to everyone who learns, serves, prays, teaches or works here. This project will:



Good news! thermometer

In the past week, donors to The Madeleine Old Church Project Capital Campaign have pushed the campaign total to within 88% of our first milestone: meeting parishioner Howard Hedinger’s million-dollar challenge.


Gifts and pledges have surpassed $1.75 million dollars toward the $2 million needed to earn the $1 million challenge gift. We are truly grateful for the 175 Madeleine families and friends who have supported the campaign to date. Special thanks also go to the 75 dedicated campaign leaders who are volunteering their time to reach out to school and parish families.


So, what can you do to help meet the challenge?

  1. Turn in your completed pledge card. All gifts, no matter their size, will count toward the challenge.
  2. No pledge card or campaign letter in hand?


Accept the phone call from the campaign volunteer who is trying to deliver your pledge card. Or contact Campaign Manager John Dillin at (503) 799-5796 or the parish office, and we will get one to you.


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

bookfairBook Fair Results

Spring Book Fair was a huge success thanks to all who came to support! Throughout the week, we sold over $4,800 worth of books from Scholastic. Over 50% of the money raised from sales is used to purchase new books for both the library and the kids' individual classrooms.


In addition, the $2 Free Dress Day brought in $350! This money was used to purchase books for The Children’s Book Bank, a local charity that gives books to children who wouldn’t otherwise have access to books at home.


Thanks again to the volunteers who helped make the Book Fair a great success. We couldn’t do it without you.


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bbVisual and Performing Arts Shine at The Madeleine

Thanks to the hard work of Kelley Groves and Cary Pederson, our students have had an amazing year of experiences with both the visual and performing arts.


Last week's art show and performances of Beauty & the Beast were both huge successes thanks to all the parents, grandparents, friends, Madeleine students, volunteers -- and especially Ms. Groves and Mr. Pederson! We can't wait to see what they come up with for next year.








The 2018 Madeleine Art Show

What a fun and busy time of year it is, and it was fantastic to see the 2018 Madeleine Art Show come together with everyone’s beautiful and creative artwork.


CONGRATULATIONS to Madeleine students for your creativity and dedication in Art class this year. And a big THANK YOU to our wonderful group of Art Show volunteers who helped with all aspects of the show...mounting art, taping, gluing, hanging up, taking down, space planning and moving furniture.


Everything looked so beautiful and it was really a joy to see the art displayed together and feel the excitement in the air. Madeleine has a talented group of artists!


Your student’s art portfolio will be coming home soon with projects from the year.


Thank you again!
Mrs. Groves

reminderJust a Few Reminders....

Tuition Contracts Due

Thank you to all who have already returned your tuition contract! If you still have it at home, please take a moment this weekend to read it over, sign it, and return it on Tuesday.


Summer Packet Forms Due

Last week you received your summer packet full of important forms. If you are still working your way through the packet, please set aside a few minutes to finish it up and return everything by Friday, June 1.


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.


Library Books Due

All library books are due by June 8. Please look around your house, gather up your Madeleine library books and return them as soon as possible.


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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.  


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Talent Show Dress Rehearsal: Friday, June 1st

Parish Hall | 3:30 - 4:30 (ish)

Performers please check in at the Parish Hall after school on Friday with your costumes and props ready. PLEASE NOTE that Kindergarteners do not need to attend the Dress Rehearsal.


We will line up performers in show order down the hall in front of K and 5th grade classes. Following we will run through the entire show so you are prepared for Monday morning's Showcase.


Detailed instructions will be mailed to parents next week that will include performers’ lineup order. Get those last practices sessions in. Madeleine Talent Show has the best audience around where everyone feels like a star!!


Dress Rehearsal: Friday, June 1st | 3:30 pm | Parish Hall (until 4:30ish)

Reminder: Kindergarteners do not need to attend the Dress Rehearsal

Talent Show: Monday, June 4th | 8:30 am | Parish Hall


Molly and Susan

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.


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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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!

Thank you, Fifth Grade, for delivering 198 lunches this week! Thank you for your commitment, support and sandwich making skills.


Fourth Graders you are up on Tuesday, the day we return from Memorial Day Weekend. 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.

bottlesBottleDrop @ The Madeleine Continues

New bags available in the Scrip Office

We have a fresh supply of blue BottleDrop bags available in the Scrip Office. Be sure to stop by and pick one up before the end of the school year. All proceeds from this point forward will benefit next year's 8th grade by providing funds for their end-of-year trip. Many thanks to Jude Hanley for setting up this program, which will help defray 8th grade trip costs year after year.


Participating is super easy! Click here to learn how.

amazonShopping for Summer? Your Amazon Purchases Can Benefit The Madeleine!

If you’re planning to shop for vacation supplies and books and games to keep the kids busy, remember to use the Madeleine Parents Club Amazon link. This program donates a portion of everything you spend on Amazon to The Madeleine – and it won't cost you a single cent more! You can click this link to get shopping immediately, or you can read more about this “free fundraiser” here.


The more you shop on Amazon using www.themadeleine.edu/amazon, the more money the school makes. The prices and shopping experience are exactly the same as the “normal” Amazon, but using that link earns the school a minimum of 4% commission. It’s one of the easiest fundraisers you’ll ever find!

safetyTraffic Safety at Parking Lot Entrances

Please be careful!

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


Please 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.


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bulldogCYO Volleyball Registration Now Open

CYO VOLLEYBALL: Registration for volleyball is now open! 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! 


Visit www.themadeleine.edu/cyo to register.


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


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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



Jazz Sensation Grace Kelly to Hold Masterclass at The Madeleine!

Friday, June 1, 2:00 in the church • Class is full, but all are welcome to watch

Bravo! Northwest Concerts is sponsoring jazz sensation Grace Kelly to lead a Music Masterclass for selected 5th – 8th grade students on Friday, June 1, 2:00-3:00 pm in The Madeleine Church. While the class is only for students who have previously signed up, all are invited to attend and watch.


Grace is a 25-year-old jazz singer and saxophonist from New York City. She wrote her first song at 7 years old, recorded her first CD at 12, orchestrated and performed an original composition with the Boston Pops Orchestra at 14, and performed at President Obama’s Inauguration at 16. Grace has performed over 800 concerts in over 30 countries with everyone from Harry Connick Jr. and Wynton Marsalis, to Tina Fey, Martin Short and Gloria Estefan, and has been a regular on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s band.


Fourteen singers and instrumentalists from The Madeleine School have been selected to work with Grace on how to play and sing jazz music. The students are rehearsing with Music Director Maria Manzo and Michael Kissinger to perfect their renditions of “This Little Light of Mine” and “Amazing Grace." They are: Maddy N., Zehren B., Eloise M., Ava K., Gabriella W., Mallory R., Celine G., Amelie H., Caitlin S., and Gus K. They will be accompanied by Parker L. on piano, Joe M. and A.J.W. on drums and auxiliary percussion, and Zoe A. on clarinet.


This Masterclass is part of the Music Education initiative of the Bravo! Northwest Concert Series. Congratulations to our young jazz musicians!

Broadway Comes to The Madeleine! ~ Benefit for The Old Church Project

Saturday, June 16 @ 7 pm

The Madeleine Choir and Music Ministry will present an evening of Broadway music in a benefit for the Old Church Project on Saturday, June 16, at 7:00 pm. The concert will showcase Broadway singer, Douglas Webster, as well as Michael Kissinger, and other Madeleine singers in selections from Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar, Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass” and other musicals.


Douglas Webster has appeared on Broadway, National tour and Regional theatre in the lead role as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. Mr. Webster is also the foremost leading authority on Leonard Bernstein’s Mass, having starred as the Celebrant in over twenty productions, including those at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and for Saint Pope John Paul at The Vatican. Closer to home, you may have heard Douglas Webster at The Madeleine. He is frequently a guest soloist here at Christmas and for other special services, as well as a featured Baritone Soloist with the Bravo! Northwest Concert Series.


Help us celebrate great progress on our Capital Campaign! There will be a free will offering at the door. All donations will go towards the Old Church Renovation project.

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.

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Congratulations to our 2018 First Communicants!

Last weekend, 32 children from The Madeleine received their First Communion at our 10:00 am Mass. This important Sacrament is a milestone of a young Catholic’s life. Congratulations to the children, their families and the entire community of The Madeleine! And thank you to Catechists Trisha Mumm, Meg Scharle, Kristen LaBarca and Mary Witka, who did such a wonderful job preparing the children for their First Communion.


Sacramental prep signups are open

Registration for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist 2018-19 is open! Classes begin in September, and instructional sessions will take place during 10:00 a.m. Mass when children are dismissed along with Children’s Liturgy of the Word. Contact Trisha Mumm, trisha.mumm@gmail.com 503-341-5828 for more information.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word recruiting catechists

Calling all who have young children who participate in Children’s Liturgy or First Reconciliation and Eucharist! We are in need of Catechists in both age groups for the 2018-2019 school year.

CLW meets during the 10 am Mass. Preschool-Kindergarten children meet in the Fireside Room for 40 minutes and Grades 1-5 meet in the School Library for 25 minutes. Two catechists are paired for each group, one never teaches alone. Teaching materials are also provided.

If you feel called to serve in the parish and enjoy teaching elementary school age children, this is for you! A training session will be held September 2018.

If you’re interested, please contact Stephanie Fernandes, modhafernandes@comcast.net before June 26. Thank you!



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