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May 3, 2018

A Note from Susan                                    

Dear Parents and Guardians,


Our 2018-2019 school calendar was recently approved by the Archdiocese so I can give you some dates that might impact family, travel, and vacation plans.



I will begin to build our online calendar next week, so you will have these dates available electronically.


Another important date to schedule is our annual Auction—November 3! The new auction theme is being announced today, so keep reading the Footnotes. I need to go up to my attic and dig out some disco dresses and ask Alexa to play the BeeGees.


Have a great weekend.


Five for Friday

The news you need really, really fast!

  1. DEADLINE to order Kids Kreations - 5/4: Click Here
  2. DEADLINE to RSVP for Grandparents Tea - 5/7: Click Here
  3. DEADLINE to submit SAC Application Form - 5/9: Click Here
  4. Volunteer Opportunities: Click Here
  5. Weekly Jogathon Challenge: Click Here




The Jogathon is next Friday, May 11!  We're in the final stretch so keep collecting those pledges!! 

If you haven’t done so already, please set up your PledgeStar account at




It’s not too late to get started and still be eligible for some great prizes!  


Volunteers – we need you!!

We are especially in need of talliers for all grades as well as a photographer and physician for both sessions. Volunteers must have fulfilled the Called to Protect training. Please sign-up here: www.themadeleine.edu/hours

Last Week's Winners

Any student who collected $100 or more had their name entered into the weekly drawing. The winners of this weeks’ challenge are: Brady C (7), Henry Allen (6), Madeleine N (5), Mason K (K), Henry M (1), Zach R (1), Grey M (2) Drew L (6) Mason S (1), and Katherine O (5). Winners of the live drawing are: Cameron L (8), Addie J (2), Mallory R (6), Jake W (4), Zehren B (6). Congratulations!

This Week’s Challenge… 

Anyone who has collected $175 or more will be entered into a prize drawing. The deadline is Sunday, May 6. Students who qualify will have more opportunities to win a prize in the “live drawing” at Monday’s assembly where we will give away more great prizes like passes to the Lumberyard, Mad Genius Escape, paintball, and a bowling party.


Money Jump!!

Students who collected $100 or more will have their name entered into a drawing for a chance to participate in the money jump scheduled for next week. Students who have a total of $100 in flat amount pledges get one entry in the Money Jump drawing. If you have $200 in total flat amount pledges, you get two entries. The more pledges you have, the more times your name is entered into the Money Jump. $500 or more automatically jumps. Students who jump the first week will not be eligible to jump again. To be eligible for next week’s jump, students must have pledges collected by Sunday, May 6.


Questions? Please email the Jogathon Chairs at: jogathon@themadeleine.edu


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kidskreationsKids Kreations 2018

DEADLINE to order = Friday, May 4

Kids Kreations cards feature artwork by our fabulous students and celebrate each student's creativity combined with a fundraising activity. Each child creates an original piece of artwork, which is reproduced in color on high-quality notecards.


To place your Kids Kreations order, click here. 


DEADLINE to order is Friday, May 4.


Questions? Please contact Deborah Naugler at deborahnaugler@hotmail.com


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grandparentsDEADLINE to RSVP for Grandparents' and Special Persons Tea

DEADLINE to RSVP = Monday, May 7

The Grandparents' and Special Persons Tea is set for Thursday, May 17 starting at 12:45pm. Please RSVP by Monday, May 7th to Anne Gaber at gaber20@msn.com..


This is such a popular event that seating is very limited. For this reason, we kindly request attendance by only grandparents or a student's special person. A Special Person may include a close family friend or a neighbor, but please no parents or siblings. Parents may volunteer to help with the event or may attend Mass with their child.


We are looking forward to a fun afternoon with our Grandparents and Special Guests!!!


Click here to view event details and invitation


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Save the Date: Saturday, November 3

Saturday Night Fever // The 2018 Madeleine Auction

Join us for a '70s disco inspired evening, in celebration and support of The Madeleine School. We’re thrilled to announce this year’s signature fundraising event will take place at The Madeleine School on Saturday, November 3rd. Get out your fancy bell bottoms and your platform shoes because it's time to get down and boogie! Join us for delicious food, drinks, live and silent auctions, and a whole lot of '70s fun. Look for more information in the coming months.

talentSign up Now for The Madeleine Talent Show

Auditions on Tuesday, May 8th @ 3:15pm

Applications are located at the school entrance. Submit applications in the envelope or bring to the auditions on Tuesday. Grab your friends and get your “Act” together! Let your talents shine in many creative ways


Tips for a smooth audition:


** Please note that due to time constraints, it may not be possible for all who audition to perform in the show.**


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

teamworkSchool Advisory Council (SAC) Applications

Deadline = Wednesday, May 9

Are you interested in advising Susan Steele and Father Mike on school policy and financial matters? Then, we need you!


The Madeleine School Advisory Council has three open positions, each with a 3-year term. The council meets with Father Mike and Mrs. Steele one evening each month during the school year. In addition, council members serve on two committees, which include finance, technology, education, planning, and marketing and development. 


Please click here to download the short application and return it to the office by Wednesday, May 9.


If you want to talk to a current SAC member for more information, feel free to contact any of the members: Tim Resch (Chair), Eric Anctil, Catherine Glavan, John LaBarca, Lance Mayhew, Lucas Newman, Diana Nunez, Karis Stoudamire-Phillips, Erskine Williams.


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Log your Volunteer Hours anddontforget  Purchase Scrip


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.

volunteerNeed Volunteer Hours?

May 20th 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

Monday, May 14 @ 8:30 am and 1:00pm: Display art

Thursday, May 17 @ 3:00pm: Display art

Friday, May 18 @ 8:30am: Take down art and sort into student portfolios

Sign up for any of the Art Show jobs by logging into the Madeleine Volunteer System at www.themadeleine.edu/hours.


Book Fair

Monday, May 15 – Sunday, May 21 (hours vary)

Sign up for a variety of Book Fair jobs by logging into the Madeleine Volunteer System at www.themadeleine.edu/hours.


Grandparents and Special Persons Tea

Thursday, May 17 @ 12:45pm

Contact Anne Gaber at gaber20@msn.com to sign up!



Friday, May 11 @ 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


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Havana Nights Passes the $300,000 Mark!

Did you know that the auction keeps making money even after it is over? All those spots you keep buying at easel item events, such as the Father Daughter Disco Dance, continue to add to the auction's bottom line.


This past weekend the 2017 Havana Nights Auction officially passed the $300,000 mark in gross revenue. Many thanks to the Boots family for buying two last minute tickets to the Father Daughter Disco Dance and putting us over the top.


As a small token of our thanks for supporting the auction (and for unwittingly buying their tickets at just the right moment), the Boots family has won $60 in Regal Theater gift cards. Hopefully, they can all agree which summer blockbuster they want to see this summer!


Upcoming Easel Item Events

Keep the fun rolling! Don't miss out on this fun-filled easel item event! Surprise your parents with a portrait. You know they'll love it!


Grandparent's Day Portraits @ The Madeleine School

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Grandparents and Special Friends Tea at the Madeleine School is a treasured event for both kids and adults. How could we possibly make it more special? How about a precious portrait of your kid (s) and their Bubbies / Pops / Nanas / Gramps or even their special someones? You got it! Todd Whalen, photographer and Mad Dad, will be on hand creating portraits of grandparents and their grandkids following the school mass. You will receive 1 8x10 print and a hi-res file of your photo.

Hosts: Todd & Elizabeth Whalen


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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!

beautybeastBeauty and the Beast Comes to The Madeleine

Happy May everyone! It is hard to believe the school year is coming to a quick end. The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade spring musical is coming up. We would like to invite all of you to their performances. The musical this year is 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


St. Stephen's Lunch Programlunches

Making a difference, one lunch at a time!

Eighth Grade Rocks! This class consistently brings in strong numbers every time it is their week to make lunches, and they did not disappoint this week either - 208 lunches, 60 extra sandwiches and 4 boxes of mac and cheese! Thank you for bringing your A-Game to Madeleine’s service program….and making a true difference one sandwich at a time. Good luck to you all!

church Campaign Surpasses $1 Million Raised

The Madeleine Old Church Project Capital Campaign is officially underway after last weekend’s kickoff celebration. Early commitments from 88 parish and school families and friends exceed $1,000,000 in gifts and pledges toward our $3.8 million base goal.

Campaign packets have been sent to many parish and school families and the rest will be mailed next week. The packets include a case statement booklet along with a request letter from Fr. Mike. The case statement provides an in depth look at the need, the projects, and the cost.

Please accept telephone calls from our team of dedicated volunteers who are reaching out to families to discuss the campaign, answer questions and deliver your pledge card needed to make your sacrificial commitment official. Due to our limited numbers of volunteers, we may not be able to personally contact every family – but we do hope that all families will choose to participate in this important campaign.

No gift is too large or too small. All gifts and pledges will count toward the generous $1,000,000 challenge from parishioner Howard Hedinger.

Please make your commitment as soon as possible. The faster we reach our goals, the faster we can begin the main construction.


Please visit www.OldChurchProject.com/news to read this complete story.

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!


NEW BOARD MEMBERS:  We'd like to welcome our newest board members Brenda Baumgart, Brian DuVal, Patrick Goodman, and Joanna Highet. Tara Hendrickson was elected as the new Athletic Director for the Madeleine CYO Club. They will be joining our current board members Laurie Merlino, Pat Hoglund, Molly Faherty, Jason McDonald and Mike Hare in shaping our sports program.  Thank you to everyone who submitted applications. 


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

waterThank you, Madeleine!!

What a day! The Madeleine School and parish had 90 people at the event and carried water for 5 kilometers last Sunday at the Portland Carry5 Walk for Water, walking in solidarity with the people around the world who still carry water every day.  


Madeleine won the Golden Jerry can award again for the biggest group of walkers and raising the most funds!!


In total, over $22,500 was raised—providing 260 people in Honduras, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Mozambique with clean water and a toilet for life!



Thank you to our Madeleine Water1st Youth Board Members for their great leadership, fundraising and advocacy: Teddy G., Mimi B., Claire G., Ellie M., Katie S. And thank you to Madeleine graduates: Aiden D. and Ian K!


Check out the Photo gallery


Molly Briscoe and the entire Water1st Staff!

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 4: Conference day - YDP open 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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!

informedParent Education Opportunity: Social Justice/Fair Housing

May 16 @ 7pm at St. Charles Parish

As many of us are aware, housing prices are rising rapidly and causing displacement in Portland. If you want to better understand this issue, there is a free screening of the "Priced Out" Documentary on May 16th at 7pm at St. Charles Parish. More details here: https://www.pricedoutmovie.com/new-events/2018/5/16/priced-out-with-panel-discussion-at-interfaith-alliance-on-poverty


"Priced Out" is an investigative and personal look at how skyrocketing housing prices are displacing Portland's black community and reshaping the entire city. The feature-length documentary explores the complexities and contradictions of gentrification. 

cyoOpen House at Camp Howard

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


Click here for the flyer with complete details



Global Premier Soccer Free Soccer Clinicsoccer

Join the GPS coaches and players for a session of technical training and small sided games.
WHEN: Saturday May 5th @ 1:00 - 2:30 pm
WHERE: The Madeleine Field of Dreams
WHO: Open to all skill levels, ages between 5-14

REGISTER: https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=70650&Type=PLAYER


Click here to see the flyer with complete details.

The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life Retreat of Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Applications now being accepted

Do you desire a loving friendship with God?
Do you wish to explore how God dwells in you, and in creation?
Do you wish to develop your prayer life in the Ignatian tradition?

Deepen your prayer life and grow in your relationship with God. Consider attending the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL) Retreat.

Applications are now being accepted for 2018-19. Please visit our website: http://seelportland.org for more information and application.

There will be an Information Night on Monday, May 14, at 7PM at the Loyola Jesuit Center (3220 SE 43rd Ave).

Contact Janet Buck at 503-951-8682, or email info@seelportland.org for additional information.


Summer Retreat for Families with Members Who Have Special Needs

The Archdiocese of Portland’s Office for People with Disabilities hosts two family retreats at the end of the summer (one in English, one in Spanish) for families who have family members who have special needs.  


Registration has not opened yet, but more information can be found at http://specialneeds.archdpdx.org/journey-together-in-hope-family-retreats.


The English retreat will be August 24-26, and the Spanish retreat will be August 31-September 2. Limited financial assistance may be available to families.


Adults: $176 ~ Kids (12-18): $80 ~ Kids (4-11): $54 ~ Kids (0-3): Free


Questions? Please contact Kelsey Rea at krea@archdpdx.org or 503-233-8399.

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


Click Here for this week's handy Checklist



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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If you have information to contribute to Friday Footnotes, please e-mail the copy exactly as you would like it to appear in a Word document to: fridayfootnotes@themadeleine.edu. Deadline is Wednesday at 5pm, or Tuesday at 5pm if there is no school on Friday.