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June 8, 2018

A Note from Susan                                    

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I am so pleased to announce that we received our WCEA (Western Catholic Education Association) accreditation term this week. We were awarded a full six year term with no revisits, which is the highest term they confer.


The Visiting Team wrote they “…wish to commend the pastor, principal, faculty, staff, parents and students for working together to make the school a loving, caring and learning environment ……….they experienced a community where everyone is striving to provide a Catholic environment where quality education is a priority……Catholic Identity and community spirit were definitely evident to a high degree.”


Now the second best part of this news is that we do not have to do this for another six years!


Madeleine's Got Talent

On another shining note……We had the best Talent Show ever on Monday! We should tweak the name to “Madeleine’s Got Talent!” Our students were so polished and fearless in their presentations. Lots of hard work was evident. Lots of hard work on the part of Susan Samuelson, Molly Briscoe, Anne Thompson, and Kris Thompson was also a big part of the success of the event. Thank you so much to these parents who took on all the responsibility of the production (and clean-up!).


With gratitude,


Five for Friday

The news you need really, really fast!

  1. End of Year Reminders: Click Here
  2. Jogathon Results: Click Here
  3. (Short) Parent Survey: Click Here
  4. Kids Kreations Update: Click Here
  5. Tee It Up for Technology Golf Tourney: Click Here


An Amazing, Record-Breaking Jogathon!

Jogathon Raises $52,000

The Jogathon results are in, and it was another record breaking year!! Students received over $52,000 in pledges. We will share the results at Monday’s assembly including top fundraisers, top runners, highest participation and of course the coveted Golden Shoe award for the class who raised the most money. Thank you to all the students and families for supporting this important fundraiser and making it the most successful Jogathon yet!


Editor's Note: Thank you, thank you, thank you to Kelsi Charlesworth and Shelby Walker for leading the Jogathon for the past six years! What an amazing run! The Jogathon is the school's second biggest fundraiser each year after the auction, and our school would not be as fabulous as it is without all the funds they've helped raise over the years. You will be missed!


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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).

Also, the school will be entirely closed beginning on Monday, June 18 for construction, so we will be unable to receive and process any forms received after the last day of school.


Please turn in all items below BEFORE the last day of school!


Tuition Contracts Due


Summer Packet Forms Due


Library Books Due


Payments for Volunteer Hours Bills


Payments for Scrip Bills


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 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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Kids Kreations Updatekidskreate

Printing delay

Unfortunately, the printing of the Kids Kreations cards has been delayed. I sincerely apologize for any problems the delay may cause. We are hopeful these will be sent home with your children before the last day of school.

For 8th grade cards: These will be hand delivered to your homes as soon as they are ready. If you would like to have them delivered or mailed to a different address, please send me an email, and I will ensure they get to the proper location.

Please email or call me with any questions. Again, we are so sorry for delay.

Deborah Naugler (and the Kids Kreations Team)


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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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yearbookYearbook Update

Due to some misprints in the yearbook, we are delaying sales until further notice in hopes of a reprint. Stay tuned!



Madeleine Ryder Cup Recap

"Team Cratzy" wins the Cup

Central Oregon was the site of the inaugural Madeleine Ryder Cup golf tournament on June 2 and 3. This event was one of the 2017 Madeleine Auction items, and it drew 16 participants (15 Madeleine dads, and one from St. Agatha).


The players stayed in Black Butte (thanks to generous donations of housing from Jenn Langhus’ uncle, and also from an All Saints family) and played golf at Aspen Lakes.


Saturday morning we played “Four ball” matches, and ended up tied 2-2. After lunch at the course, we played a two-person scramble format in the afternoon, and Team Cratzy (captained by Brian Cratsenberg) took two and a half points, with Team Goody (captained by Patrick Goodman) earning one and a half points.


We had a deluxe dinner Saturday night arranged by Jim Doherty and Jerod Fitzgerald. After dinner, the captains put together the pairings for the Singles matches to be played on Sunday. The fortunes (and birdies) were with Team Cratzy, which prevailed and earned the Cup with a 10-6 point total.


The players all returned home safely on Sunday, well rested and well fed, and with plenty of stories of an eagle (Lucas), gritty 18th hole chip-ins (Josh), best round of his life (Andy), and plenty of “that almost went in” putts. We were blessed with a weekend of fantastic weather, golf, and camaraderie. Watch for more news about the next Madeleine Ryder Cup – where all are welcome (especially those that can reliably sink a 10-foot putt).



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.

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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hanselmanMadeleine Facebook Page Features Mrs. Hanselman

We’re featuring the wonderful individuals who make The Madeleine School and Parish so special with a series of Q & A’s that will help you get to know the teachers, faculty, and staff in our community better.


Our final feature for the current school year (don’t worry we’ll be back with more when school starts again in September!) is with Tina Hanselman, our 8th Grade teacher! To find out what she has in common with Princess Diana AND our 4th grade teacher, Jenn Langhus, and why her favorite food isn’t actually a food, visit the school Facebook page!



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.

soccerSchool’s Out Soccer

Monday, June 18 from 4 – 6pm

Free and open to the public

Join your Madeleine Neighborhood Community on The Madeleine Field of Dreams for soccer fun on the turf.

- Soccer stations & games
- Prizes
- Free cookies & lemonade
- Shaved Ice from Kona Ice Truck for purchase


Sponsored by Global Premier Soccer Oregon


Click here for the flyer with complete details

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.

This Week’s Checklistcheckmark


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


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!



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.