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June 14, 2019

A Note from Susan

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I am not usually lacking for words, but as I begin to write my last column for the Footnotes, I am sort of at a loss. After give or take one thousand newsletters (26 years X 39 weeks a year), the only thing left to say is “thank you.” I feel so blessed for having had the privilege of being a Catholic school principal, for working with an incredibly dedicated staff, for Father Mike’s guidance and support, for the many children who have touched my life, and for the parents and Madeleine community who have made the job so rewarding. I wish you many blessings in the years to come and know that God will look with favor upon you all. God Bless.



Five for Friday

The news you need really, really fast!

  1. Our Graduates!: Click Here
  2. A Note from Fr. Mike: Click Here
  3. St. Stephens' Record!: Click Here
  4. Summer Art Ideas: Click Here
  5. Thank you Parent's Club & Room Parents: Click Here

Congratulations to our Graduates!

class of 2019

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A Note from Fr. Mike

It’s with great enthusiasm that we welcome Kate Chambers as our next principal of our parish school. I’m so excited to have the opportunity to work with her, and together to enrich our children with a solid Catholic education.

I have known that Kate has been discerning a call to Catholic school leadership for several years now. How fortunate we are that she decided to submit her application this year for the principalship of The Madeleine School.

Kate has the needed skills, talents, gifts and professional experience to be our next principal. She has been a classroom teacher and media specialist for the last thirteen years and currently oversees the school’s technology and library. Most of all, Kate believes and is committed to Catholic education and the practice of her faith with her husband and children.

Expect great things from Kate as she leads our children along the ways of faith, love of God and neighbor.

Again, welcome Kate. Be assured of our commitment to you for your success as the principal of The Madeleine School.

father mike

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St. Stephens' Lunches

We Did it! Over 10,000 Lunches!

sslI am blown away by the dedication Madeleine families showed this year to our collective community outreach project to help feed people in need each Tuesday. The 1st Grade with the help of some Kindergarten families KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK and brought in 467 lunches. Which means……

Drum Roll Please…….

I am proud to announce that we have set a school record and brought in a whooping:

10,046 lunches

To put 10,046 in perspective, we made over 2,000 lunches more than the 2017-18 school year. The folks who collect the lunches from us each week at St Stephen’s cheered when they saw that our car was fully loaded. It was a wonderful way to finish out the school year. Your generosity helped support: St. Michael’s Chili Tuesdays, Operation Night Watch, Salvation Army Female Emergency, Rose Haven Day Center for Women and Children, Our House of Portland, and mobile food stations at Pioneer Place.

I have to say the gratitude Reid and I receive each week on behalf of your dedication is powerful - and together The Madeleine made a tremendous difference, one sandwich at a time.


Tiffany Cooper

Editor's Note: Thank you so much Tiffany and Reid Cooper for the weekly dedication to St. Stephens' lunches...driving, counting, collecting, reminding and cheering us all on. We appreciate your help so much!

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mrspMrs. Parmeter's Art Ideas for the Summer

Over the hot summer months, don't forget to bring art into your day. Here are some suggestions for incorporating art time into summer free time:

What an amazing year this has been! It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with students at the Madeleine, who constantly delight me with their insights and skills! I am very much looking forward to next year.

Many Blessings,

Mrs. Parmeter

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2018-19 School Year Room Parents

We couldn't have done it without you, room parents! Thank you for all that you have done to help out this year. We are so grateful for you!

Kindergarten: Rose Horton ~ Brandy Mehretab ~ Katherine Orlowski ~ Bridget Robinson ~ Dinice Scheihing

1st Grade: Jennifer Battaglini ~ Chamber Dorheim

2nd Grade: Lindsie Campbell ~ Susie McShane

3rd Grade: Deane Carthy ~ Jenny Mangelsdorf ~ Nicole Mills

4th Grade: Cathy Bargovan ~ Kristen Labarca

5th Grade: Jennifer Tadjedin ~ Kris Thompson

6th Grade: Kate Harpster ~ Heather Harvey

7th Grade: Gillian Beaulieu ~ Brian Hendrickson ~ Kasey Miller

8th Grade: Kattah Coe ~ Julie O’Conner ~ Donna Prosser ~ Katherine Wilson


Thank You Parents Club Board Members & Event Coordinators

All year long, the Parents Club Board members and Event Coordinators have worked hard to coordinate so many events throughout the year, providing extra assistance in coordination and fundraising. We can't say thank you enough for the time and energy you have put forth in all you do!


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Sixth Grade Class Thanks You!

Our 6th Grade class raised money for Outdoor School by selling nature-themed shirts. Each 6th grader submitted a drawing to be placed on the shirt and Isabel M.'s design was selected. Proceeds from shirt sales went towards their Outdoor School field trip.

Thank you to all who donated towards our Outdoor School experience!

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gRegistration Now Open: 7th Annual “Tee It Up For Technology” Golf Tournament

September 7th @ 1pm

The Madeleine School is hosting a 4 Player Scramble golf tournament at the Heron Lakes Great Blue course on September 7th at 1:00pm. This format works well for serious, casual and novice golfers. All are welcome!

Whether you get a foursome together or sign up as an individual, come enjoy a wonderful day on the course to support The Madeleine School Technology program.

Registration is now open at themadeleine.edu/golf. Registration is $120 per player before August 1 and $130 per player after that. Lunch will be provided on the course and a BBQ dinner after the completion of play. We'll also have on the course games and raffle prizes. Join the fun!

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Brian Grant at bgrant@themadeleine.edu.

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vbMadeleine CYO Fall Volleyball Registration Now Open!

Calling all girls in 3rd-8th grade this fall for fun, friendship and competition! Teams will be formed over the summer so register early. Practices will begin in August.

Click here for more information and registration.

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Computer Keyboard ClipartOnline Tuition Payment

Still Time to Sign Up!

Where: www.themadeleine.edu/tuition

How: From the link above, you can make monthly automated recurring payments, or semi-annual or annual payments using a direct payment from your checking or savings account with no additional transaction charges.

Rounding Up: You can continue to round up your tuition payment for a tax-deductible contribution to The Madeleine School Annual Fund. All money raised up to $50,000 will be matched by the OCF Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation.

Note: If it’s your preference, you are welcome to continue paying tuition with a check.

Questions? Please contact Anne Palmer at apalmer@themadeleine.edu

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cyoCYO Fall Sports

Look for fall sport registration opening soon!

CYO offers fun and competitive leagues where all kids get to play.


Volleyball / Girls 3rd – 8th Grades

Hot Shots Basketball / co-ed 1st & 2nd Grades

Football / Boys & Girls K – 8th Grades

Cheer / Boys & Girls K – 8th Grades

Click Here For CYO Schedule and Sports Information

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Summer Campssummer

Each spring we receive many 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 are listed below only by name.

To get the complete details about each camp, simply click here!

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bunks across america

Portland Shed is a new non-profit volunteer organization providing resources to several charities for various construction projects including sleeping pods, tiny homes, furniture and handicap ramps. Portland Shed provides a place where volunteers can gather and spend a few hours working on various projects. Portland Shed is an official chapter of Sleep In Heavenly Peace, a group of volunteers dedicated to building, assembling and delivering top-notch bunk beds to children and families in need.

You are invited tojoin us for our build on June 15th. To help with the build, please follow the Volunteer steps below. Or just stop by on Saturday to see what we’re all about! You can also register on the day of the build.

Lunch and water bottles are provided as are gloves and all protective gear. We look forward to seeing you!

When & Where

Volunteering Requirements

To Volunteer:

SEEL Retreat Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the SEEL (Spiritual Exercises in
Everyday Life) long retreat.

The deadline for applications is August 1, 2019.

The Spiritual Exercises are composed of meditations, prayers, and
contemplative practices developed by St. Ignatius Loyola to help people
deepen their relationship with God. The Exercises present a pathway to
deeper prayer, good decisions guided by keen discernment, and an active
life of service to others.

Find us online at: http://seelportland.org


Questions? Call Janet Buck, SEEL Executive Director, at 503-951-8682.

CYO Champions of Faith Benefit Dinner

October 15th, 2019

Registration is Open - Click Here!

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