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June 1, 2018

A Note from Susan                                    

Dear Parents and Guardians,


This week, my column will be on a subject you’ve heard lots and lots about: The Old Church Project. There’s a reason you’ve heard so much about it: it’s vitally important to our parish and to our school.


One of the questions we hear from parents is, “How will this project benefit the school? How will it benefit my child(ren)?”


Let’s start with this: Even if your child never sets foot in The Old Church, the meeting spaces, balcony spaces or other areas being created, the cost of direct and indirect benefits to our students--your child(ren)--is at least $770,000.

Where does that $770,000 go?



But your child(ren) WILL use in The Old Church. She/he/they will use the Old Church itself, the meeting rooms and the balcony/gallery area for a variety of things, including:


Please, support this project to the best of your ability and respond as soon as possible. I know that once school ends, your minds will be far from The Madeleine, but construction will begin immediately after school lets out.  

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. (Short) Parent Ed Survey: Click Here
  4. Talent Show Details: Click Here
  5. Tee It Up for Technology Golf Tourney: Click Here

changeStaff Changes

Someone once said that the only thing constant in life is change. Change is sometimes sad, or disconcerting, but it can also be an opportunity for growth and new experiences. There will be some changes in our staff next year, and we will be saying goodbye and hello to a few people.


Paula Miller, our 6th grade teacher, will be joining our Learning Support Team. With two young children at home, teaching full time was a stress on her family. Instead she will work two days a week with a variety of students. She will also continue coaching the speech team and mentoring the new 6th grade teacher, Kaytlyn Grant. Kaytlyn is coming to us from the Battle Ground school district and is eager to teach in a Catholic setting. She is an active member of St. Patrick’s parish, working especially with the RCIA. Welcome, Kaytlyn.

Family and career obligations are also part of the decision for Kelley Groves to say goodbye. She has done a wonderful job teaching art to our students, but the responsibilities of the job were not in balance with her other obligations. We will miss her and are so appreciative of all the knowledge and skills that she presented this year. Taking her place next year will be Ingrid Parmeter. Ingrid was enthusiastically recommended by Carolyn Ullman, our school counselor. Ingrid also has a degree in English Language Arts and has taught at the secondary level. She is an active member of St. Andrew Parish and is excited about the new position. Welcome, Ingrid.

reminderJust a Few Reminders....

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


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 ASAP!


Summer Packet Forms Due

If you are still working your way through the summer packet, please set aside a few minutes to finish it up and return everything ASAP!


Volunteer Hours Bills

If you did not complete all 30 volunteer hours, you will receive a bill next week. Please be sure to pay the bill before the last day of school.


Scrip Bills

If you did not fulfill your Scrip obligation, you will receive a bill next week. Please be sure to pay the bill before the end of school.


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.


Tuition Balances Must be Paid in Full

All tuition balances from this year must be paid in full before the end of school.


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survey3Parent Education Topic Survey (Super Short and Easy)

Parents are the most important educator in children’s lives. The Madeleine Parents Club is committed to fostering opportunities to enhance the education of parents and their children. We will focus on sharing information throughout the year that is most meaningful to you.


To best serve the community, please let us know what topics most interest you and how you like to receive the information. This survey is super short and easy and so helpful. Thank you!


Click here to take the short survey


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The Madeleine Talent Show is this Monday 

@ 8:30 AM  

 Final Preparations and Performers’ Instructions


Parents/and Guests - Get your seats!!  

Please head directly to the Parish hall after dropping your kids at class and be seated so the show can begin as quickly as possible. We have so much talent to experience - we don't want to miss a thing!!


Questions:  mollyfaherty@yahoo.com , Susan.samuelson@gmail.com


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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: Eric Anctil, Lucas Newman and Tim Resch. 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: Jeff Allen, Brian Cratsenberg, and Jennifer Johnson! 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.

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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announcementsMake Some Memories for the Kids!

Our kiddos love the events throughout the year that make Madeleine unique. We are looking for some parents to lead a team of volunteers to carry out the following events.

Please contact Alisa Pyszka at alisa.pyszka@gmail.com if you are interested.


Mardi Gras Kids Zone - Coordinate volunteers for the kids school carnival filled with games and prizes and a total blast for the kids.


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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bbq7Back-to-School BBQ Help 

We need to plan ahead for this one!  And we need your help. This is an easy and fun way to get back into the school year. Sign up here to get that coveted BBQ Master role. 


Click here to sign up to help with the Back-to-School BBQ


Bring in Your Used Markers

The Madeleine is putting the MAGIC into Magic markers with a very cool program at our school. It’s called Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing new program devised to turn used markers into energy!


We will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded. The markers will be sent to a facility where they will be converted into clean fuel. This fuel can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals and more!


If it feels wrong throwing the dead / dying markers in the trash ... and it is equally annoying to have useless markers hanging around - then this is just what you have been waiting for!

Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house – even non-Crayola brands. The drop-off boxes will be located in the entry way starting Monday June 4th, up until the last day of school. 


And just like that - we can magically keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year.


Thanks so much! 

Kris Thompson & Kelley Groves 

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.

St. Stephen's Lunch Programlunches

Making a difference, one lunch at a time!

Thank you, 4th Grade, for delivering 158 lunches this week. We've now made and delivered over 6,600 lunches this year. Let's see if we can break the 7,000 mark!


Third graders you are up on Tuesday! Our friends at St. Stephen’s need as many lunches as we can deliver, so please try to make 5-10 lunches each.

golfSave the Date: 5th Annual Tee It Up For Technology Golf Tournament

September 8th @ 1pm

The Madeleine School is hosting a 4 Player Scramble golf tournament at Heron Lakes on September 8th at 1:00pm. 


Get a foursome together, don your flashiest golf apparel and come enjoy a wonderful day on the course to support The Madeleine School Technology program. Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Brian Grant at bgrant@themadeleine.edu.


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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!

trumpetMr. Pederson's Big Band Bash

Saturday, June 9 @ 7pm

Clark College, Gaiser Student Center

You know how much your kids adore Mr. Pederson! Treat them to a FREE performance by Mr. Pederson's band, VanPort Jazz, (and others) on Saturday, June 9 at 7pm at the Clark College Gaiser Student Center.


Click here to see the flyer


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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!

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!


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



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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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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