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May 26, 2017

A Note from Susan                                    

Dear Parents and Guardians,


Memorial Day weekend always marks the beginning of the summer season for me. (However I do remember going to Sun River for the weekend a few years ago and waking up to snow.) The end of the school year is in sight, graduation is just around the corner, final projects are due and things are just winding down.


As we begin to close the year, a few reminders…..

  1. Mrs. Rosebrook is still waiting for paperwork from some of our families. Please send in your summer packets as soon as you can. Many thanks and a $5 gift card to the Hendrickson, Wilson, McDonald, Naugler, Diani, Mills, Lowney, Walker, Ukishima, Brune, O’Leary, Mayhew, Glavan, Ashley, Gaber, Chambers, Allen, Curley, Wight, and Robertson families for being one of the first 20 returns.
  2. Bills for unworked volunteer hours will go out next week. There are quite a few families who have not logged any hours yet, so they will be getting a bill for $600. Yikes! Please record your hours so that I do not have to create a bill for you, and you don’t have to write that check.
  3. Next week Anne Palmer will be sending out bills to the families who did not participate in our scrip program this year. Please contact Anne if you are unsure of your status.


On another note….we had a lovely new student visitation day on Thursday. Such an eager group of new kinders and elementary students. Many thanks to Cathy Bargovan, Amy Ratigan, and Evelyn Bian for providing the hospitality to our visitors.


Have a wonderful three day weekend! Here comes summer!




Five for Friday

The news you need really, really fast!

  1. Heifer International - 5/23-5/26 - Click Here
  2. Parents Club Update - Click Here
  3. Madeleine Musicals - 5/31-6/3: - Click Here
  4. End of the Year Reminders - Click Here
  5. Talent Show Information - Click Here

Heifer Project Starts Tuesday

May 23-26


When we return from Memorial Day Weekend, Student Government will be running our annual drive to support Heifer International. Heifer International is a nonprofit organization working to end world poverty by giving cows, goats and other income producing animals to impoverished families around the world.  Families are educated and trained on how to properly care for their animal and commit to giving its first off-spring to another family in need. Each day that a student participates in the drive he or she will earn a button for the corresponding day.




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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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End of the Year Reminders!


fingerLibrary books are due back by Friday, June 9. Any lost or damaged books must be taken care of. Check with Mrs. Anderson or Mrs. Krebs if you cannot locate a book.


Tuition balances must be paid in full immediately.


Remember your child will not receive his/her report card if there are any outstanding bills (tuition, library, volunteer hours, scrip.)


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thanksNews from your School Advisory Council (SAC)

Goodbye to 3 senior members; Hello to 3 new members

Thank you to the members of School Advisory Council who are finishing their terms this year: Heather Matteri, Meg Scharle and Anne Steiner. Their contributions during the last three years were greatly appreciated, and they will be missed.


At the same time we would like to welcome our new members: John LaBarca, Lance Mayhew, Karis Stoudamire-Phillips! They have been chosen to serve three year terms. We had many excellent applicants this year, and thanks to everyone who threw their hat in the ring.


Each year we have three openings, so please consider applying next year if you are interested. SAC is a great way to get involved in the formation of policy for the school and to support the pastor, administration, and staff.

MADELEINE's Definitely GOT TALENT!talentshow

Dress Rehearsal 6/9 @ 3:15pm

Talent Showcase 6/12 @ 8:30am



Congratulations to all of the fantastic performers who came out for the Auditions last night.  We have many STARS to SHOWCASE.  


A few things to Remember:


Important Dates for MC's, and Performers:


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


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parentsParents Club: Looking Ahead!


Please join in the collaboration as we work to create a more community minded school.


Parents contribute so much to the running of our wonderful school. From hosting fund raising events such as the Jog-a-thon and Auction, to helping Angela organize the uniform closet and keeping up with Lost and Found. Parents provide hospitality for our outreach and community events, appreciations for teachers and staff, host Thursday hot lunch and the Back-to-School BBQ for our children, run the Book Fair, and so much more! New this year, parents are producing the Talent Showcase for our children to share their creative gifts.


There are many opportunities for contribution and community building next year - and great ways to enjoy your volunteer hours!


We are particularly in need of a ringmaster to coordinate the Parents Club Executive Board. Without a ringmaster, aka Parents Club President, it is possible that some traditional Parents Club events may be cancelled for the upcoming school year.


Please contact Deborah Naugler to find out how you can join in the collaboration and keep our Parents Club strong and vibrant..




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volunteerRoom Parent Rally


What’s the best way to get your volunteer hours in?  Be a ROOM PARENT! Work with our amazing teachers and plan all the fun for your kids.


It’s seriously the best job of the year! 


Email Kristin Rios at kristinrios@mac.com if you are interested in learning more.



New Student Visitation Day

Yesterday, incoming kindergartners through sixth graders and their families joined us for New Student Visitation Day. Pictured above are two of the incoming kindergartners. Get ready to welcome all our new familes in September!


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.  


bulldogMadeleine Bulldogs - CYO Sports/Camp Update


Congratulations to our cub & cadet athletes that qualified and participated in last weeks track & field CYO Meet of Champions. For all the athletes, congratulations on a great season!


Registration 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, and registration closes August 18th.



Registration is now open. Leagues available for Fall are:

Find out more about CYO Football HERE.


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!


To find out more about the various summer camps and programs,


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

trackMadeleine CYO Athletes Excel at Track & Field


The CYO Track & Field Meet of Champions was held this past weekend and several of Madeleine’s athletes qualified to compete. Reports and photos from parents are still coming in, but so far we know that at least two Madeleine students, Karson W. and Katherine O., made it to the podium.


Karson took 4th place in cub girls (5th & 6th graders) turbo javelin, and  Katherine medaled in the special roadrunner event for 3 & 4 grade girls, taking 1st place in the 100, 2nd place in the shot put and 4th place in the 200.


Congratulations to all the Madeleine athletes for qualifying for this championship meet!


sslSt. Stephen's Lunches

Making a difference, one lunch at a time!


Even with the sun out and super busy end of year schedules, the middle school completed their turns making lunches for St. Stephen’s with impressive numbers. Last week Mr. Parker’s 7th Grade class brought in 147 lunches and 33 extra sandwiches. This week Mrs. Chamber’s 6th Grade class brought in 168 lunches with 22 extra sandwiches. Thank you for finding the time to serve others.

bookfairBook Fair Results


Thank you to everyone who shopped at the book fair this spring. With our $3,905 in sales we will receive 60% back from Scholastic that will be used to purchase new reading material for the library and classrooms. Our book fair provides huge support in this area and keeps our students excited about reading books from our library. 


Our free dress day for Children's Book Bank raised $372. We were able to purchase 81 brand new books from the book fair that will go to children in Portland. These books will be received by children that have limited resources to have their own books in their homes. Thank you to everyone who contributed!

Kids Kreations!kids


Thank you to everyone who ordered Kids Kreations this year. The cards were either delivered to you this week or will be in your child's backpack today. Please check! Many grandparents ordered cards. Please ensure these get from your child's backpack into their loving hands.


Thank you to Mrs. Galash for her amazing art direction. The children's artwork is lovely and created such beautiful cards.


Special thanks to Greg Maffei for the impeccable lay out work and to Rhino Digital who provided the printing.


If anyone has questions, please contact Deborah Naugler.


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!

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




If you’re planning to shop for vacation supplies and movies/books/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!

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

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

- 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

June 4th and June 11th

Our next Youth Group 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.

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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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