April 28, 2017
A Note from Susan
Dear Parents and Guardians,
This has been a busy week and it seems that the pace is beginning to pick up as we only have 7 weeks of school left. There is still a lot to accomplish to wrap up this school year and get a jump on next year.
Speaking of next year…..Our Accreditation visit has been set for Oct 10th, 11th and 12th. (Originally it began on Oct. 9th, but that changed.) I have spoken to our visiting team chairperson. She is from the Diocese of Orange in California and is one of the authors of the protocol document - we couldn’t have asked for anyone with more accreditation experience! She asked me to send her the first draft of the Self-Study that we have been working on so that she could give us some feedback. I was delighted to hear that in her opinion it was “well written, clear, and concise.” She approved of the critical goals we selected for the next few years and gave us the green light to develop our three action plans based on those goals. We will be working on these on May 5th, our last accreditation workday. I will share our document with the school community when it is finished. Might make the best seller list….or a selection for the Madeleine Book Club.
I was so proud of our students yesterday as we practiced our April fire drill. Each month we are required to hold an emergency drill which also may include earthquake and lock down procedures. In the school building we have emergency warnings such as flashing strobe lights, a very loud alarm, and automatic closing doors. The students do a great job of responding to the drill warnings, knowing how to exit the building, walk at a brisk pace, and meet with their class on the basketball court. After Mass on Thursday, we had a fire drill to see how we would respond if the fire was in the church. We identified the four exits and they pointed to which door was closest to them. General reminders were given and then we started the drill. They were calm, serious, quiet, following directions, and no panic. Very comforting to know that we can quickly get 258 students outside without the help of flashing lights and alarms. Great job!
The news you need really, really fast!
- Bring flowers for May Crowning- 5/1 - Click Here
- Kids Kreations - 5/1 Order Deadline - Click Here
- Jogathon News - Click Here
- Spring Grounds Clean-up - 4/29 @ 9:00am - Click Here
- Grandparents Tea - RSVP by 5/5 - Click Here
Monday, May 1
On Monday, May 1st, 6th grade will lead the school in honoring Mary at morning prayer service. The 6th grade is asking each student to bring a flower to their classroom to to place in their class’s vase. During the prayer service each class’s vase will be placed around Mary. Please keep it simple by have your student pick a flower from the yard as they leave for school Monday morning.
Deadline to order - May 1st
It’s spring at The Madeleine which means it’s time for Kids Kreations cards to make its new-season debut! Kids' Kreations cards feature artwork by our fabulous students and have been a mainstay at the school since 2005.
Kids Kreations was started as a way to celebrate each student's creativity combined with a fundraising activity as part of The Madeleine’s auction. Each child creates an original piece of artwork which is reproduced in color on high-quality notecards. To place your oder, visit our Kids Kreations website and order HERE. Deadline is May 1st.
Questions? Please contact Deborah Naugler at firstname.lastname@example.org
This Week’s Challenges
Any student who has collected $75 by Saturday, April 29 will be eligible for the Jogathon Jackpot, a special prize drawing that will take place at the assembly. Any student who has either 2 per lap pledges or 4 flat amount pledges will be eligible for a prize drawing.
Classroom challenge – The class who has the most students registered (i.e. set up a PledgeStar page) will receive a class prize. If you haven’t set up your page, please go to http://pledgestar.com/madeleine
Money Jumps Planned for Week of May 8 and 15
To be eligible, students must have pledges entered by May 6 for the Money Jump scheduled for the week of May 8 and pledges entered by May 13 for the May 15 Money Jump. Students who have a total of $100 in flat amount pledges get one entry in the Money Jump drawing. If you have $200 in total flat amount pledges, you get two entries. The more pledges you have, the more times your name is entered into the Money Jump. $500 or more automatically jumps. If a student’s name is drawn at the first money jump, they will not be eligible to jump again.
We are looking for volunteers in several areas. To sign up, please visit: http://www.themadeleine.edu/school/parents_club-hourslog.html
Additional Jogathon sponsorship opportunities available
Jogathon t-shirt sponsorships are sold out but there is still an opportunity to sponsor this event. Your company logo will be included on the Jogathon banner, Jogathon website and Madeleine yearbook for $150. To purchase your spot or for questions, please contact email@example.com
Anyone who collected 2 pledges was entered into a prize drawing. Here are last week’s winners:
Sloane B (1st) ; Alex R (K) ; Jack C (2nd); Emma T (2nd) ; Isabel M (4th); Nousha A (3rd); Catherine R (5th); Karson W (5th); Lilly N (6th); Marin B (8th)
For more information regarding the 2017 Jogathon Event, visit our website here: http://www.themadeleine.edu/jogathon/
Kelsi & Shelby
Saturday, April 29 from 9am - noon
We will be focusing on our North Parking lot and the sidewalk along 24th. There are a variety of things that need to be done, from weeding and digging to pruning and sweeping. Come for a short time or come for the whole time… All and any help will be appreciated!
We welcome students! Students that volunteer will be rewarded with a free dress pass!!!
Please bring the tools that you will need, such as shovels, pruners, yard brooms, wheel barrows, etc.
Thanks for volunteering to help make our grounds better.
Daniela Grogro firstname.lastname@example.org 503-412-9474
Thursday, May 18 @ 12:45pm
The Grandparents' and Special Persons Tea is set for Thursday, May 18 starting at 12:45pm. Please make sure to RSVP by Friday, May 5th.
This is such a popular event that seating is very limited. For this reason, we kindly request attendance by only grandparents or a student's special person. A Special Person may include a close family friend or a neighbor, but please no parents or siblings. Parents may volunteer to help with the event or may attend Mass with their child.
We are looking forward to a fun afternoon with our Grandparents' and Special Guests!!!
Tuesday May 9th 8:30-9:30am and
Tuesday May 9th 7:00-8:00pm
There will be two Parent's Club meetings in May!
Please join us in learning what Parent's Club does and find out more about opportunities available on next years executive board.
Tuesday May 9th from 8:30-9:30 am in the Parish Hall and/or Tuesday May 9th from 7-8 pm in the Library
There will be coffee and pastries in the morning, and wine and snacks in the evening.
In March, the Madeleine Parents' Club invited Shawn R. Marshall, MA, LPC to speak about the Impact of Technology on our Children. Several copies of Shawn's presentation handout have been made available for pick up in Angela's office. Please stop by and take one if you are interested in learning more. Or click HERE to print at home. It's worth it!
School Fundraising Update
Way to go Madeleine 8th Graders!! They raised over $400 for Clean water projects for poor people around the world. The funds raised will provide a family of 6 in Honduras with clean water, piped to their home just like we have here. They will be able to get water from a Faucet - not only for drinking, but for bathing, cooking, washing dishes and clothes, and even growing a small garden. The funds also supply the family with a toilet in their home. Life's Basic Needs!
THANK YOU for helping end the walk for water. Register today for the Walk.
SAVE TIME AND REGISTER TODAY
Sunday, April 30th @ 1:00pm - Laurelhurst Park, Portland
REGISTER HERE Today with THE MADELEINE TEAM: (just $10 and get a T-shirt)
Bring your 1 Gallon Jug filled with Water to carry and a small sheet to wrap it in - or just a back pack. If you have little one's bring a stroller!! Come early for baked goods, home-made tamales, face painting, games, music etc.
May 22 is the deadline to complete and log your required 30 volunteer hours. If you are not quite there yet, here are some upcoming volunteer opportunities to help you cross the finish line in time. Don’t forget to log your hours HERE.
Right now: Mount artwork from home.
Monday, May 15: Display art
Friday, May 19: Take down art
Contact Mrs. Galash at email@example.com to sign up!
Saturday, April 29 from 9am – Noon: Just show up and help!
Saturday, May 12 from 9am – Noon: Just show up and help!
Questions? Contact Daniela Grogro at Daniela.Grogro@nike.com
Monday, May 15 – Sunday, May 21 (hours vary)
Contact Cheri Krebs at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
Grandparents and Special Persons Tea
Thursday, May 18 @ 12:45pm
Contact Anne Gaber at email@example.com to sign up!
Friday, May 19 @ 1pm
Sign up for a variety of Jogathon jobs by logging into the Madeleine Volunteer System at www.themadeleine.edu/hours.
Questions? Contact the event chairs at Jogathon@themadeleine.edu
St. Stephen's Lunch Program
Well it looks like we are into the final weeks for the 2016-17 school year. Each class has just one more time to make lunches for our friends at St. Stephen’s. The 1st grade were an amazing competitor this week with a whopping 411 lunches! That’s right folks two weeks in a row we have delivered over 400 lunches! A big thanks to Mrs. Dillon’s students, who displayed such enthusiasm and not to mention generosity in sharing their Easter candy.
E-Waste Recycling Event was a Success!
The Care for Creation Committee’s annual E-Waste Recycling event weathered grey and occasionally drippy skies last weekend to take in and responsibly dispose of tons of electronics and hard-to-dispose of items. According to the Committee, they processed more than 1,000 cubic feet of styrofoam, 125 fluorescent tubes, 450 pounds of household batteries, several wheelbarrows full of compact CFL bulbs, and 10 huge pallets of electronic waste. Even though the weather was tough, and the dropoff session was shorter, the volunteers were enthusiastic and those who brought e-waste in were thankful for having a way to properly rid their homes of items that could otherwise cause environmental harm.
Thank you to the Care for Creation Committee, and everyone who helped. If you’d like to become a member of the Care for Creation team, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Talent Show 2017
We are thrilled to announce the Madeleine School Talent Show is ON!
We are looking for creative and organized students to participate as individuals or as a group. Students can sing a song, perform a dance routine, tell jokes, create a magic act, develop a skit, play an instrument or demonstrate their own particular talent in their very own unique way. More details to follow!
Mark your calendars
Auditions: Wednesday, May 24th after school
Dress rehearsal: Friday, June 9th after school
Talent Show: Monday, June 12th at 8:30am after drop off
Parents can enjoy a cup of coffee along with the show!
Spring Fling Is Coming to Madeleine!
May 15 - 21
Hold on to your bonnets ‘cause Spring Fling is coming to Madeleine this year. All the activities you know and love jammed into one fun-filled week. Best of all, if you have grandparents coming to town, they will be able to attend multiple events!
Also take note that since the deadline to submit volunteer hours is May 22, this week will be your last chance to do your volunteer hours. Check today's Friday Folder for details regarding how to sign up to volunteer during this jam-packed week.
Book Fair: May 15 – 21
Spirit Week: May 15 – 19
- Monday = Pajama Day
- Tuesday = Favorite Book Character Day
- Wednesday = Wacky Wednesday
- Thursday = Dress Your Best
- Friday = Ready to Run
Grandparents & Special Persons Tea: May 18 @ 12:45pm
Art Show: May 18 @ 6pm
Jogathon: May 19 @ 1pm
First Communion: May 21 @ 10am with reception following
2017 Annual Fund Campaign Questions Answered...
Question: Who gives to the Annual Fund?
Answer: Our Annual Fund Campaign requires the generosity and support of our entire Madeleine community: alumni, faculty and staff, grandparents, parishioners and parents. With everyone working together, we will have a thriving, well-funded, Catholic school for the next 100 years.
Action: It's not too late to contribute to the 2017 Annual Fund Campaign. Give what you can because if we raise $27,500, the Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation will match it with another $27,500.
Want to give right now?
Simply click on www.themadeleine.edu/schoolgiving
Email Caryn Fiedler at email@example.com with any questions.
New Audio/Video Ministry needs your help!
We are putting together a team of ministers to assist in running the video screens and sound system during our weekend liturgies. This is a very important ministry, as both sound and screens help to enhance our worship experience.
Both ministries make use of technology, so comfort with an iPad for the sound
levels, and presentation software on a laptop computer for the video screens
are very helpful. (Similar to Powerpoint—you run the presentations that have
been built for each Mass, and will not need to edit or create them.)
Even more important, though, is a good understanding of the Mass and of music.
82nd Annual Seminary Tea
May 3rd @ 3:00pm
Please join The Seminary Tea Committee at the 82nd Annual Archbishop’s Seminary Tea being held at the Portland Golf Club. This annual spring event is a lovely opportunity to meet Archbishop Sample and the many Seminarians who are supported by this event.
The tea is a tradition in the Catholic community to gather in a beautiful setting to enjoy conversation, delightful refreshments, and, of course, tea. ALL ARE WELCOME. Bring your spouse, your kids, your extended family and friends.
Proceeds from the tea support the education of seminarians who are preparing to serve in our archdiocese. Any additional contribution you wish to make is appreciated and tax exempt.
We look forward to seeing you May 3rd.
Upcoming Youth Ministry Events:
Portland Immersion Experience through PortlandJOIN
April 28th-30th / 8th Graders Only
When: April 28th-30th
Where: Portland JOIN house/streets of Portland
What: An overnight stay at the JOIN house to learn about homelessness.
Cost: $45 - No One turned away for lack of money
The Immersion experience will provide you with the tools you need to
confront your stereotypes and fears, and help you overcome them. Immersions are an excellent way to help people educate themselves about poverty and social injustice through relationships and conversation.
RSVP: To Gabe at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP!
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 and The Masters on TV, 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!
Volunteer at the Irvington Home Tour
Sunday, May 21st
Have a good time volunteering to be a Home Tour Docent at the 35th annual Irvington Home Tour, scheduled for Sunday, May 21st. Sign up with or without a friend for a three hour morning or afternoon shift as a Home Tour Docent by contacting email@example.com. Then you get to see the other 6 homes on the tour for free, a $25.00 value per ticket. It’s a fun day for a good cause
The Irvington Community Association uses the proceeds from The Home Tour to support and fund grants to local non-profits, schools, beautification projects, neighborhood events and preservation of the qualities inherent in the Historic Irvington community.
Check it out at www.irvingtonhometour.com.
Steve and Kate Camp Info
When you trust kids, they learn to trust themselves. At Steve & Kate’s Camp, we give kids the freedom to choose what they want to do, whether that’s music, bread making, fashion, filmmaking, coding, sports, or pie-throwing.
Two ways to play: Day Passes (buy any number of days and use them anytime) or Membership (one fee for unlimited summer visits). Lunch, snacks and all materials included in both plans. No need to reserve days or even tell us when you're coming- just register online and show up!
Grades Pre-K through 7th. Mentorship Program for 8th grade and older.
All Saints School, Portland. June 19-September 1, 2017.
University of Portland School of Education Summer Learning Program
The University of Portland School of Education is accepting applications for its annual Summer Learning Program. This program focuses on the Oregon State Benchmarks appropriate for each child in mathematics, language arts (reading, writing, and speaking), and any other subjects in which the student needs help. Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) candidates tutor/teach students according to their learning needs. There are usually 4-5 students per 2-4 MAT candidates.
- Date: Monday-Thursday, July 5-August 3, 9:30am-11:30am
- Ages: Students entering 4th grade and higher in 2017-18
- Cost: $125 (scholarships available)
- Deadline: Registration packet and $50 initial registration fee is due by Thursday, June 8.
- Contact: Registration packets are available by contacting the School of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-943-7135.
Online forms can be found HERE
*PLEASE NOTE: The Madeleine School will not be offering a Summer Program this Summer.
This Week’s Checklist
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