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June 16, 2017

A Note from Susan                                    

Dear Parents and Guardians,


       Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to our school community this past year. Have a wonderful summer! I look forward to seeing you in September.





Five for Friday

The news you need really, really fast!

  1. Summer Projects: Click Here
  2. Room Parents Old & New: Click Here
  3. St. Stephen's Lunch Count: Click Here
  4. Part-time Development Coordinator Position - Apply Now! : Click Here
  5. Save the Date - Tee It Up for Technology - 8/26: Click Here



constructionPlayground and Bathroom Projects start Next Week!


Summer at The Madeleine traditionally means big projects, and this summer is no different. Sandwiched in between the traditional summer cleaning and all the events we have going on throughout the campus, we will have two, significant, long-awaited projects taking place.


School Playground


School Bathrooms


And on top of these large projects, there are numerous smaller ones as well. As you can tell, it’s going to be a busy summer for our Business Manager, James Wurzer. If you have questions on any of these projects, feel free to send him an email at jwurzer@themadeleine.edu.


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A Note from Ms. Andersoncomputer


To all the Madeleine students and families,


It has been a privilege to work these past 3 wonderful years here as the Media Specialist at the Madeleine- it truly has been the best 3 years of my teaching career. As a teacher and as a Mom, I am so proud to have been a part of this community that has such a wonderful reputation because of all of you!

Some of you may have heard me over the years, telling parents or students that certain grades are my “favorite class” but, just to let you all in on a secret before I go, I tell every class they are my favorite because they really are! I love you guys and hope to see you around the neighborhood, at Church and someday soon, at Central Catholic High School.

Have a great summer,
Ms. Anderson

thanks2016-17 School Year Room Parents

A BIG thank you to the following Rock Star Room Parents who have kept you all on track this year!

Kindergarten: Heather Harvey ~ Susie McShane ~ Trisha Mumm

1st Grade: Jennifer Johnson ~ Stephanie Savage ~ Lyndsay Presthofer ~ Chamber Dorheim

2nd Grade: Catherine Glavan ~ Deborah Naugler ~ Susanna Estrada

3rd Grade: Cathy Armstrong ~ Julie Perko ~ Elizabeth Whalen

4th Grade: Amanda Power ~ Diane Slaughter

5th Grade: Kami Beaulieu ~ Kasey Miller ~ Brian Hendrickson

6th Grade: Jen Yamin ~ Anna Kimmel

7th Grade: Julie Doherty ~ Aimee Samuelson-Rangel

8th Grade: Lisa Delaney ~ Susan O'Leary


2017-18 School Year Room Parents

High fives to everyone on this list! 

Kindergarten: Catherine Glavan ~ Susan Samuelson

1st Grade: Tanya Caspari ~ Jennie Ehleringer

2nd Grade: Minda Garvens ~ Amy Ratigan

3rd Grade: Katie Harpster ~ Mary Remuzzi

4th Grade: Elizabeth Whalen ~ Julie Perko ~ Joss Stokke

5th Grade: Susie McShane ~ Joanna Curley

6th Grade: Kami Beaulieu ~ Kasey Miller ~ Brian Hendrickson

7th Grade: Charity Adams ~ Tricia Burke

8th Grade: Jude Hanley


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St. Stephens Lunches: What a Year!


The final numbers have been tallied, and we have had a remarkably awesome year. Considering we had three snow storms, an ice storm and many odd snow days to make up, we actually brought in 150 more lunches than last year. Mrs. Meyer’s 3rd Grade finished the school year strong by making 200 lunches Tuesday!  Bringing our final 2016-17 total to…..




Thank You! Week after week your collective support, generosity and dedication to feed the hungry had a tremendous impact on our community. St. Stephen’s distributed the lunches to downtown shelters for women and children and to many grassroots community organizations, such as, HOMEpdx and The Underground. Congratulations on a job well done and for making a difference one lunch at a time! ~ Tiffany and Reid Cooper


Editor's Note: Many thanks to Tiffany and Reid Cooper for counting and transporting the record-breaking number of lunches this year! Our community could not have asked for better representatives.


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Thank You Parents Club Board Members

All year long, the Parents Club Board members have worked hard to coordinate fun events like the Back-to-School BBQ and fundraisers like Kids Kreations. Please take a moment to thank these folks personally if you see them over the summer.


Deborah Naugler, President

Mary Starrs, Vice-President & Parent Ed Coordinator

Debbie Ryan, Secretary

Susan O'Leary, Treasurer

Kristin Rios, Room Rep Coordinator

Molly Briscoe & Amy Ratigan, Hot Lunch Coordinators

Julie Baldwin, New Parent Coordinator/Bridge Program

Evelyn Bian & Cathy Bargovan, Hospitality Coordinators

Susan Samuelson, Fundraising Coordinator

Cheri Krebs, Bookfair Coordinator

Madeleine's Got Talent!


Huge shout out to all the talented performers in this year's wildly impressive Madeleine Talent Show. Not only are you a bunch of great kids ... you are so brave to get up in front of the school body to share with us all your amazing skills.


Of course, thanks to our MCs and to the audience for the rocking applause and enthusiasm. 


We should all take a moment to personally thank Susan Samuelson and Molly Briscoe. These Moms knew the importance of keeping alive the tradition of this special showcase of students' talents and they transformed the Parish Hall into our very own center stage. Not only was it a fun way to wrap up the school year, it will remain a moment in the spotlight for our performers.


The significance this type of an event has on someone considering taking up an instrument, or perhaps someone who feels shy or nervous about being up in front of people, can be life changing. Performers, you might not realize it, but you very well might be just the inspiration one of your classmates needed. 






jobJob Opening in The Madeleine Development Office: Apply Now!



Interested in a part-time, super family-friendly schedule and commute?

We are now accepting resumes for the part-time Development Coordinator position for 15 hours per week.


Duties include writing Friday Footnotes, updating the web site, marketing, data entry into both our donor and auction databases, assisting with the Annual Fund Campaign and other as needed tasks.


If this sounds interesting to you, please send a resume to Susan Steele at ssteele@themadeleine.edu. We will be contacting potential candidates after August 1.


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golfSave the Date: 4th Annual Tee It Up For Technology Golf Tournament

August 26th @ 8am


The Madeleine School is hosting a 4 Player Scramble golf tournament at Heron Lakes on August 26th at 8:00am. 


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. For more event information and registration, CLICK HERE. Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Brian Grant at bgrant@themadeleine.edu.


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Is your child interested in joining the MUSE Band?


The MUSE band is open to students in grades 4-8. In addition to the weekly band practice the kids have several performances throughout the year, camps in the summer, and they march in the Junior Parade for the Portland Rose Festival at the end of the year! If you would like more information on the program and instructors, please to check the website – www.museband.com. If you register and pay for the next school year before July 15th, you get a discount on the tuition.



4th Graders Daniel, Noah and Zoe - getting ready to march in this year's Junior Rose Fesitval Parade.

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.  


auction2017 Auction Items Needed!


Easel Items

Yes, school is OVER, but we’re ALREADY thinking about next year's auction!! If you have a great new idea for an easel item that you’d like to propose and host, please let us know. We will be reviewing new ideas over the first few weeks of summer so please email Jen Tadjedin with your thoughts/ideas. Suggestions might include: Father/Son outing, Mother/Daughter event, a Family oriented event. Please contact:

Jen Tadjedin (jtadjedin@mac.com) with any ideas.


Help Wanted!

Screen Writers, Actors, Directors, Cinematographers, Voice Artists, Art Directors, Parent Executive Directors – with experience or interest in filmmaking – for a Madeleine 2017 Auction Production. Post Too. Contact: karolyi.family.pdx@gmail.com


Central Oregon Vacation Home Still Needed!

Still looking 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. Ideal locations: Black Butte, Sunriver, or Eagle Crest. Tentative/target dates are July 13-15 or July 20-22. Please contact Jerod Fitzgerald (jerodfitzgerald@hotmail.com) or Tim Resch (tresch@samuelslaw.com) if you have a lead.


**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!

Sign Up Now for the Back-to-School BBQ

September 5thBBQ


You can login anytime this summer to check out volunteer opportunities for the upcoming school year, including the Back to School BBQ on September 5! Go to www.themadeleine.edu/hours.


Have a great summer!

bulldogMadeleine Bulldogs - CYO Sports/Camp Update



Camp Howard Open House:

Open House at Camp Howard June 25th from 2pm-5pm.

For more information, CLICK HERE.


Benefit Dinner:

Save the Date for CYO Camp Howard Benefit Dinner on October 17th. Proceeds from our dinner fund CYO and Camp Howard scholarships, programs and a portion is set aside for endowment. CLICK HERE for more information.



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



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!

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

water 1st logoWATER 1st YOUTH BOARDS

Do you know a student who might be interested in joining the PORTLAND Water1st High School Board or Middle School Board? 

We are looking for young people who are interested in being youth advocates for Water1st—those who want to share their energy, talents, and networks to end the walk for water. We will provide youth with the support and resources they need to take action as the next generation of global citizens.

If this sounds like someone you know, encourage them to apply to our High School Board or Middle School Board today!


Water1st youth board members will meet quarterly (generally Sunday's for 1.5 hours starting in October) to engage in activities that 1) educate students on the impact and challenges of the global water crisis, 2) empower students to make a difference through advocacy and training, 3) support a new network of friendships based on a common interest.  

For a glimpse into the impact of last year’s youth as well as detailed program information, explore here.

Applications available on our website August 15 and due September 11.
Question, need more information? Contact us via email or give us a call at 206-297-3024.


Molly Briscoe, mollyfaherty@yahoo.com 

Water1st | www.water1st.org

crossFaith Formation Class Information


Parents Interested in becoming Catholic? 

Are you feeling that tug of the Holy Spirit inviting you to explore the Catholic Church?  You are invited to make a no obligation inquiry. The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults begins September 24.  We will meet on Sundays from 9:00 to 9:50am. The first 8 weeks are a time of inquiry with no commitment or obligation. Please take this suggestion to prayer.


Adult Catholic but not yet Confirmed?

Adult preparation for Confirmation will begin after the First of the year.  However, for those who desire a more comprehensive overview of Catholicism, you are welcomed to join the RCIA instructional sessions earlier beginning September 24—it’s an option.


Do you have a Confirmation-age (9th/10th Grade) daughter or son? 

Save the date! Confirmation begins September 24. Pre-register during the summer. Confirmation sessions will meet on Sundays after the 10am Mass (and include lunch). There will be a meeting option at Central Catholic High on late start mornings.


First Communion 2018

Instructional sessions for First Reconciliation & First Eucharist begin Sept 17, 2017.  Pre-register over summer to be kept in the informational loop!  Otherwise watch the bulletin for updates. We have a new model for this year.  Although the instruction will largely remain the same, the bulk of the children’s instructions will take place during Mass when they are dismissed along with Children’s Liturgy of the Word. 


If you have questions or need more information please contact Julie Onderko, Director of Faith Formation jonderko@themadeleine.edu


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!

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!


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Download your copy of the bulletin at www.themadeleine.edu/bulletin


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!

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.


Congratulations for making it all the way to the end of Friday Footnotes!

Contributing to Friday Footnotes

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.