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May 4, 2017

A Note from Susan                                    

Dear Parents and Guardians,


             They say the only thing constant in life is change, and we will be experiencing some changes next year at The Madeleine. Central Catholic High School’s technology lab will be the new home for Mrs. Alison Anderson. She will be leaving us to teach computer skills to high schoolers. I know she will build a great program there, and our future 8th graders will benefit from her incredible knowledge. Luckily Mrs. Kate Chambers, our current 6th grade teacher, has agreed to take over our tech department and library. Kate was in this position before she moved upstairs to 6th grade a few years ago, so this will be a smooth transition of responsibilities. We have hired Mrs. Paula Miller to be the new 6th grade teacher. She has been in Archdiocesan schools for ten years, is a member of The Madeleine parish, lives in the neighborhood, and her oldest child will be in our Kindergarten next year. Perfect fit! We are so blessed to have her join our staff.


                  We are also saying good-bye to two other faculty members. After many years of service, Mrs. Michelle Doran is going to be joining the faculty of Christ the King school in Milwaukie. Her two children are enrolled there, her husband teaches next door at LaSalle High School and after moving to a new home in Oregon City last summer, her commute to The Madeleine is getting close to one hour. I guess (!) those are valid reasons….we are sad about it, but really understand that family is first priority.


                  Family is also the reason that Mrs. Galash will be leaving The Madeleine. She has been the go to person for one of her aging parents, and it has been difficult to work and be “on call.” Plus her husband has been retired for a number of years, and he would like to spend more time with her. Ida has done a phenomenal job of developing the Madeleine art curriculum and bringing out the artist in all of our students. She has hinted that she would love to return when her life calms down. We will keep our fingers crossed.


                  I hope those are all the changes for the coming year, but as I said before…..the only thing constant in life is change.





Five for Friday

The news you need really, really fast!

  1. Grandparents Tea - RSVP by 5/5 - Click Here
  2. Laskowski Family Scholarship - Apply by 5/26 - Click Here
  3. $2 Free Dress for Children's Book Bank - 5/9 - Click Here
  4. Jogathon News - Click Here
  5. Parents Club Announcement - Click Here

Grandparents' and Special Persons Teagrandparents

Thursday, May 18 @ 12:45pm

RSVP due May 5


The Grandparents' and Special Persons Tea is set for Thursday, May 18 starting at 12:45pm. Please make sure to RSVP by Friday, May 5th.


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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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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$2 Free Dress for Children's Book Bank

Tuesday, May 9


bookfairOn Tuesday, May 9th there will be free dress for $2. The proceeds go to buy new books from our upcoming book fair (May 15-19) that will be donated to the Children's Book Bank.


Last school year the Children's Book Bank donated over 100,000 books to thousands of children where books are scarce at home, reaching many children and families in need of literacy support. 


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Jogathon News!


Keep collecting pledges!! If you haven’t done so already, please set up your PledgeStar account at https://pledgestar.com/ madeleine/ 


Volunteers We are still looking for volunteers in several areas! Please use the online volunteer site to sign up today. 



Prize Challenges for this week:

*There are several fun group outings this week, so be sure to collect your pledges!


The Famous Money Jumps are planned for the week of May 8th and 15th. To be eligible, students must have pledges entered by May 6th for the Money Jump scheduled the week of May 8th, and pledges entered by May 13th for the Money Jump the week of May 15th.  Rules for the money jump are as follows:


A special shout out to Braces by Dr. Joe who has generously committed to a $500 challenge grant! They will be awarding the Madeleine Jogathon $250 in honor of the class that raises the most money, and $250 in honor of the class with the highest participation. Check out the bulletin board and Friday Footnotes to track each class's progress.




Additional Jogathon sponsorship opportunities available

Jogathon t-shirt sponsorships are sold out but there is still an opportunity to sponsor this event. Your company logo will be included on the Jogathon banner, Jogathon website and Madeleine yearbook for $150.

To purchase your spot or for questions, please contact jogathon@themadeleine.edu


This Week’s Prize Winners:

Peyton W (7th); Everly B (1st); Olivia C (7th); Lana M (3rd); Henry A (5th); Stella R (3rd); Landon B (2nd); Charlotte M (K); Emma A (2nd); Nathan P (4th)

Jogathon Jackpot: Lucy M (2nd) and Madeline T (K)

Class Popsicle Party: 5th Grade for having the class with the highest participation!


For more information regarding the 2017 Jogathon Event, visit our website here: http://www.themadeleine.edu/jogathon/


Thank you.

Kelsi & Shelby


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Send Us Your Photos for

the 2017 Auction Slide Show



You know you want to see your kiddo up on the big screen during the auction! The only way to make that happen is to submit some photos. All you have to do is CLICK HERE and follow the simple directions. 


You may have photos of the following. Please send them in!

Classroom parties ~ Recess ~ Lunch ~ Student plays ~ Sports ~ Field trips ~ Youth Group ~ YDP ~ Student Fundraisers ~ Science Night ~ Anything school-related


caelndar Parent's Club Announcements

Tuesday May 9th 8:30-9:30am and 

Tuesday May 9th 7:00-8:00pm


There will be two Parent's Club meetings in May!


Please join us in learning what Parent's Club does and find out more about opportunities available on next year's executive board.


Tuesday May 9th from 8:30-9:30 am in the Parish Hall and/or Tuesday May 9th from 7-8 pm in the Library


There will be coffee and pastries in the morning, and wine and snacks in the evening.


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bobMadeleine BOB Teams

Take Second and Third Place


On Wednesday, May 3rd, the Madeleine School Battle of the Books Teams (BOB) competed in the 2017 Archdiocese annual Battle of the Books competition.

It was a morning of tense moments while each of the teams searched their brains for answers to detailed questions about the assigned books.  In the end, our Middle Schoolers took Second Place and our 4th Graders placed Third. Great job BOB teams!


bobteamMiddle School Team: Ava T., Olivia C., Helena O., Peyton W., Violet A., Katie Rose B., and Quinn B.


4th Grade team:

Kaitlin S., Jack H. and Maddy N.

Online Scrip Store is Back!


The Online Scrip Order store is back up and running! If you are short on scrip purchases for the year, CLICK HERE to place your order online before the May 22 deadline.


*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.

Spring Grounds Clean Upcleanup

Saturday May 13, from 9am - noon


Thank you to all the volunteers who came out this past weekend to help cleanup the North Parking lot and sidewalk area along 24th Avenue.


Special thanks to the following students who earned themselves a

Free Dress Pass!


Earn volunteer hours and help clean up at the next Spring Grounds Clean Up on Saturday May 13 from 9am-12pm. From weeding and digging to pruning and sweeping.  Come for a short time or come for the whole time… All and any help will be appreciated!  Students that volunteer will be rewarded with a free dress pass!!!


Please bring the tools that you will need, such as shovels, pruners, yard brooms, wheel barrows, etc... 


Daniela Grogro daniela.grogro@nike.com 503-412-9474


MAD THINKERS Fundraising for Global Finals


Saturday, May 6 @ 5pm Mass

Sunday, May 7 @ 8am and 10am Mass

The Mad Thinkers, Catherine, Celine, Drew, Jacob and Milo placed FIRST in their age group/division at the Destination Imagination Oregon State Finals in April! This qualifies their team for the Global Finals event where they will be competing with over 8,000 kids from 30 different countries. 


They will spend five days at the University of Tennessee Campus May 23 - 27 where they will not only compete in their team and instant challenge, they will also:

• Attend workshops led by NASA, Oracle Academy, Disney and other industry leaders

• Take part in the Innovation Expo where they will discover newest innovations in engineering, aerospace and the arts

• Attend the STEM Showcase where they will participate in Robot Races, Hovercraft Projects and Instant STEM Challenges

• They will be paired with a team from another country to learn cultural diversity and make connections with students around the world

• Attend the Dances, Concerts, take part in field games and so much more! 


These smart and determined kiddos will be fundraising this weekend after Mass, should you wish to make a donation to help with their trip costs, please look for the Mad Thinkers after Saturday and Sunday Mass.


Congrats to these fabulous five 5th graders who have shown courage, resilience and persistence in the midst of tense and demanding circumstances and perhaps most importantly, they have worked together as a team showing patience, appreciation and respect for one another!  We are so proud of you!!


If you would like to learn more about Destination Imagination visit www.destinationimagination.com 

Hanging Flower Basket Sale -

Just in time for Mother’s Day

Purchase online now or In-person the weekend of May 12th


Once again this year, Susie Andersen, of Forget Me Not Flower and Home, will sell large hanging flower baskets at The Madeleine. Baskets will be $30 this year. You can purchase online HERE and pick-up your basket starting May 12th. Or purchase and receive your basket from Susie beginning Friday, May 12th from 3-4 after school as well as Saturday, May 13th after 5:00pm mass and Sunday, May 14th after the 8am and 10am masses. Baskets are available in multiple colors this year.


springflingSpring Fling Is Coming to Madeleine!

May 15 - 21


Hold on to your bonnets ‘cause Spring Fling is coming to Madeleine this year. All the activities you know and love jammed into one fun-filled week. Best of all, if you have grandparents coming to town, they will be able to attend multiple events!


Also take note that since the deadline to submit volunteer hours is May 22, this week will be your last chance to do your volunteer hours. Check today's Friday Folder for details regarding how to sign up to volunteer during this jam-packed week.


Book Fair: May 15 – 19

Spirit Week: May 15 – 19

Grandparents & Special Persons Tea: May 18 @ 12:45pm

Art Show: May 18 @ 6pm

Jogathon: May 19 @ 1pm

First Communion: May 21 @ 10am with reception following

Need Volunteer Hours? volunteer


May 22 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

Right now: Mount artwork from home.

Monday, May 15: Display art

Friday, May 19: Take down art

Contact Mrs. Galash at igalash@themadeleine.edu to sign up!


Garden Clean-up

Saturday, May 13 from 9am – Noon: Just show up and help!

Questions? Contact Daniela Grogro at Daniela.Grogro@nike.com


Book Fair

Monday, May 15 – Friday, May 19 (hours vary)

Contact Cheri Krebs at krebs.cheri@gmail.com to sign up!


Grandparents and Special Persons Tea

Thursday, May 18 @ 12:45pm

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



Friday, May 19 @ 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

lunchSt. Stephen's Lunch Program


Mrs. Schneider’s Kindergarten Class brought in 182 lunches this week. In the last 3 weeks, we gave over 1,000 lunches! So amazing.


Our friends at St. Stephen’s are so happy to see our car pull up and filled each Tuesday. Job well done. Well 8th Grade, next week you are up for your FINAL turn to make St. Stephen’s lunches before you graduate. Can you believe it?



On Monday, the Primary classes met for a "2, 1, K Adventures in Learning Day." Our focus for May was Mary Mother of God.

talentshowTalent Show 2017


We are thrilled to announce the Madeleine School Talent Show is ON! 

We are looking for creative and organized students to participate as individuals or as a group. Students can sing a song, perform a dance routine, tell jokes, create a magic act, develop a skit, play an instrument or demonstrate their own particular talent in their very own unique way.  More details to follow!


Mark your calendars

Auditions: Wednesday, May 24th after school

Dress rehearsal: Friday, June 9th after school
Talent  Show: Monday, June 12th at 8:30am after drop off
Parents can enjoy a cup of coffee along with the show!

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!




What a day! 350 people carried water weighing 8-15 pounds on their backs for 5 kilometers on Sunday, walking in solidarity with the 1 billion people around the world who still carry water every day.  Our youth showed their strength and compassion for others around the world still in need of clean water.  

Together, we raised over $10,000—providing 130 people in Ethiopia, Honduras, Bangladesh, and Mozambique with clean water and a toilet FOR LIFE! Instead of carrying water every day, more girls can go to school, women will have time to earn money, and everyone will live healthier lives.

Check out the Great Photos:  Carry5 Walk for Water Photo Gallery >> 

Thank you and Congratulations to THE MADELEINE SCHOOL AND PARISH - the winner of the Golden Jerry Can (top fundraising team) and one of the largest walking teams! 




NEW! Water1st Youth Boards for Service Hours
We'll be starting Water1st Youth Boards in the Portland area this fall. If your middle school or high school student would like to get more involved with Water1st, contact Molly at molly@water1st.org


Learn more anout Water1st here>> 

Thank you!
-  Molly Briscoe and Water1st

Mother & Child photos @ Mother’s Day

Upload to www.themadeleine.edu/mothers

Please help us celebrate the Month of Mary and Mother’s Day in a special way!

At each Mass, beginning Mother’s Day, May 14, our Gathering Song, a Litany of the Virgin Mary, will be accompanied by photos of mothers and children from The Madeleine Community. So, we need your photos!

Photos can be either a photo you and your child (children), or a photo of you and your mother. Upload your photos to
www.themadeleine.edu/mothers. If you only have a photo print, bring it to the parish office during work hours (label it with your name and phone).

Questions? Contact Rich Hammons, rhammons@themadeleine.edu, or Maria Manzo, mmanzo@themadeleine.edu or call the parish office.
Help us to honor all mothers and those from our community, as well as Mary, the Mother of God, in this very special way!


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.

This Week’s Checklistcheckmark


Click Here for this week's handy Checklist



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!


Speaking of graduates, it’s not often we get 11 graduates of The Madeleine School together at the same time, but here we are with 11 guys from The Madeleine Class of 2013 & Central Catholic Class of 2017 at their Mother-Son Brunch last month. From left: Nicholas Loeffler, Brady Lance, John Hallman, Peter Hoglund, Owen Riley, Colin Hammons, Chandler Rodarte, Hugh Hammons, Jack Bauccio, Evan Sheridan, Hunter Baldridge.



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