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June 2, 2017

A Note from Susan                                    

Dear Parents and Guardians,


My youngest son, age 30, started asking me questions over the weekend about the digital world that our students, your children, live in. After a few responses I asked him where these questions were coming from, and he said he had just read an online blog about what challenges today’s parents face raising children surrounded by technology.


He sent me the link and after reading it, I thought I would share it with our parent community. I don’t know anything about the author, an Occupational Therapist, but I thought she identified and raised many valid concerns as well as some helpful tips. As we move into summer vacation, I thought I’d share an excerpt from the article on how to simplify our tech use and help our kids grow into happy and healthy individuals.



Definitely food for thought.  If you wish to read the entire article, click here.



Madeleine Musicals

This weekend, please support our Middle Schoolers at their performances, which are all free of charge. The 6th Graders will perform Alladin, Jr. TONIGHT - Friday, June 2nd @ 6:30pm and Saturday, June 3rd @ 3:30pm. The 7th and 8th graders will perform The Pirates of Penzance, Jr. on Monday, June 5th @ 6:15pm.

                                                 Have a great weekend,



Five for Friday

The news you need really, really fast!

  1. Madeleine Musicals UPDATED- 6/2-6/5: Click Here
  2. End of the Year Reminders: Click Here
  3. Talent Show Information: Click Here
  4. Save the Date - Tee It Up for Technology - 8/26: Click Here
  5. 2017-2018 Room Parents Needed: Click Here

The Madeleine Musicals

June 2 - June 5


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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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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Mad Thinkers take on the Global Finals!



From Left to Right: Milo, Celine, Jacob, Catherine and Drew


Congrats to The Mad Thinkers who completed their final step in the Destination Imagination journey at the Global Finals in Tennessee last week.


They achieved their goals for a first time team at Globals and competed vigorously against teams from throughout the world. We are so proud of them!


Highlights were being chosen to walk the state of Oregon into the Parade of Nations, pin trading, making new friends with buddy teams from Guatemala and Turkey, and being part of an event along with 17,000 people who share an interest in science, technology and engineering paired with the creative, expressive and silly side of the arts.


The Mad Thinkers and their families are incredibly grateful to the Madeleine community for your support of their journey. They represented Oregon and The Madeleine School with enormous pride! 


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

August 26th


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


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. Stay tuned over the summer for details and registration information. Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Brian Grant at bgrant@themadeleine.edu.


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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! 


Still looking for Room Parents for the following grades: 

1st Grade ~ 2nd Grade ~ 5th Grade ~ 7th Grade


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


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announcementStill a Space Available

Spread the word! We still have one space available in 1st grade for the 2017 - 2018 school year. Word of mouth has always proven to be our strongest form of marketing, so text your friends and neighbors and invite them to come for a tour and submit an application.


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!


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!


SSLSt. Stephen's Lunches


Mrs. Doran’s 5th grade class brought in 108 lunches.  Thank you for taking the time on Memorial Day to nourish our community with respect, kindness and food!


A few tips for the lunches you make:


4th grade you are up next! See you Tuesday!

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

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.



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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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!


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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