March 24, 2017
A Note from Susan
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Happy Spring Break! It seems it has been a long time coming…..in spite of our days off for snow and ice. I hope you have some great plans to relax and refresh, whether traveling or having a “staycation.” I am going to sleep in, try a few new restaurants, and shop. A wonderful treat for me.
Speaking of breaks and vacations….I have a few dates for the coming year that you might want to put on your family calendar. School will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 5th. We will have school during Thanksgiving week with early dismissal on Wednesday, Nov. 22nd. (We had the week off this year only because we were working on our accreditation self-study. We shouldn’t have to do that again for another 6 years!). Christmas vacation begins Dec. 18th, and we return to school on Jan. 2nd. Spring Break is
March 26-30. The 8th grade graduation will be June 12th. And the last day of school is June 15th. There will be more regarding in-service days, etc. as the remainder of the year unfolds. Be on the lookout, a complete calendar will be available before the end of the year.
Have a great week off!
The news you need really, really fast!
- Parish Affiliation Form Due - TODAY 3/24: Click Here
- April Hot Lunch Orders Due - TODAY 3/24: Click Here
- Tuition Assistance Applications Due - 3/31: Click Here
- 2017 Auction Paddle Raise Survey - TODAY 3/24: Click Here
- Student Government Results: Click Here
Families who are registered and active in a parish may request a subsidy to lower their tuition rate. If you would like to request the “in-parish” rate, you need to fill out the Parish Affiliation Form, and give it to Fr. Mike (or your parish priest if you are registered in another parish) for approval.
These forms are due back to the parish office by March 24th. If you have any questions about this process, please do not hesitate to give Susan Steele a call.
Deadline = Today!
Sign ups are now open to order hot lunches served during April.
Deadline = Friday, March 31st
Just a quick reminder regarding tuition assistance for next year. Applications for aid from the Archdiocese of Portland are due March 31st. You can still apply after this date, but the pool of funds available will be smaller. Click here to apply for the 2017-2018 school year.
We Need Your Paddle Raise Input
Havana Nights // The 2017 Madeleine Auction
The Auction planning team is actively searching for Paddle Raise ideas for the 2017 Auction. What areas of the school would you like to see improved or upgraded? Let us know in the survey at the link below. Madeleine School teachers and staff are encouraged to take the survey as well. Survey will close at midnight tonight.
2017 Annual Fund Campaign Kick-Off
During Spring Break, be sure to take a look at the 2017 Annual Fund Campaign letter you received last week.
Whether you choose to support the Area of Greatest Need, Tuition Assistance or the Endowment, your donation will help the families around you who struggle to pay tuition. So far this school year 34 students have received more than $57,000 in financial aid.
Give what you can and know you have answered another call to help those in need during this Lenten Season. As in the past, if we raise $27,500, the Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation will match it with another $27,500.So without further ado, grab your letter and make a difference in the lives of those around you every day!
Want to give right now?
Simply click on www.themadeleine.edu/schoolgiving
The rain held off for another successful St. Patrick's Day Parade. Fr. Mike and Mrs. Steele had a great time serving as the Grand Marshalls for this year's parade.
Aidan G., Fr. Mike and Averi J.
Mrs. Steele and some of her grandkids
Madeleine Students, You are Amazing!
During Catholic Schools Week, Madeleine students raised a total of $809.61 in our Pennies for the Poor Drive. These funds went to help fund St. Andre Bessette’s homeless outreach and day center in downtown Portland.
In February, Madeleine students raised $818.17 for Catholic Relief Services to support their support of refugees. This amount includes both the money donated during the collection at our “We are Called to Care for Newcomers and Refugees” themed Mass and the St. Valentine’s Day $2 Free Dress Day.
Together we brought in 282 mugs, 37 pairs of underwear, and 24 bars of soap for the St. Francis Dining Hall for the Mugs for Hugs fundraiser. Because the dining hall was experiencing such a shortage of mugs, they said the timing of this drive was a small miracle. Then they did a little happy dance!
Thank you so much for your support and participation!
Immunization Rates for The Madeleine School
Due to changes in the immunization law, schools are now required to report their immunization rates. They are shared three ways: electronically in Friday Footnotes, posted to the school website on the "Forms" page and a hard copy in the school office. If you have any questions about Madeleine's immunization rates, please contact Angela Rosebrook.
Avoid a Parking Ticket
It has been brought to our attention by one of our neighbors that those of you parking alongside the field on NE 23rd Avenue for pickup and drop off have been parking illegally. Please remember that if you park on the East side of the street, your car must be facing North. This helps keep our neighborhood and school safe.
Madeleine Jogathon 2017 Sponsorship Opportunity
Are you looking for a great way to promote your business within The Madeleine community? We are once again offering sponsorship opportunities on our 2017 Jogathon T-shirts!
We still have a few spots available on the back of shirts for $250 each. They are approximately 3x3 in size and will represent your company’s name and logo. The shirts will be offered to each student and teacher participating in the Jogathon to be worn on event day. In addition, your business will be highlighted on our Jogathon website and event banner.
The spots available will be given out on a first come first served basis, so don’t miss out! To purchase, or for more information, please email the Jogathon Chairs at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please help us in supporting this great event!
Your 2017 Jogathon Chairs,
Shelby Walker and Kelsi O'Connor
Madeleine Students off to Nationals
Next weekend, Peyton W. and Helena O. (both 7th graders) are heading to the 2017 National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky! The girls are playing on the Portland Jr. Wheel Blazers Prep Team. The team has had a successful season and it’s the first time the Prep team has been invited to the Nationals. Good luck, girls!
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.
Join the Madeleine Team and Walk
Sunday, April 30 @ 1pm at Laurelhurst Park
Thank you to the Madeleine Parish and School for being a sponsor for the upcoming Carry5 Walk for Water for Water1st International!
Start saving your water containers now for the walk. A one gallon milk jug is the perfect size to carry. The Madeleine 8th graders will be presenting to the classrooms in April to help students prepare for the walk.
Decorate a 1 Gallon Milk Jug and JOIN in the Carry5 Walk for Water. Carry water for 5 kilometers and walk in solidarity with the 1 billion people who still carry water every day.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER with THE MADELEINE TEAM:
Rally your Neighbors and Friends to Join.
Raise Awareness & Fundraise
Help us provide clean water for communities in Honduras, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Mozambique at the turn of a tap!
WE WALK SO THEY DON'T HAVE TO
Photo from 2016 Walk
Coming This Summer
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 email@example.com or 503-943-7135.
Online forms can be found HERE
YDP Late Fee Reinstated
A friendly reminder from the YDP staff
We have seen a rise in parents picking up their child/children late. YDP closes promptly at 6pm and we appreciate your promptness. Beginning Monday, March 20th we will be reinstating a $1.00 per minute fee charged for each minute after 6:00pm you are late picking up your child/children. This late fee is to be paid directly to the staff person who waited with your child/children at the time of occurrence.
St. Vincent de Paul food pantry in need of donations!
The St. Vincent de Paul food pantry is low on items and is looking to fill their shelves. Bags and barrels will be located in the entrance to the church, and a big box will be located in the school’s front hallway to receive donations. Please help fill their needs by bringing in the following items:
Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruit, Canned Meat, Pasta & Sauce, Packaged Meals, Hearty Soups, Rice Mixes, Tuna, Fish, Cereal, Juice Boxes
**No Mac and Cheese, please (they have plenty).
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.
Still a Few Spaces Left
Spread the word! We still have space left in the 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.
Madeleine Bulldogs CYO Spring Sports
**REGISTER FOR TRACK AND FIELD**
CYO TRACK & FIELD (3rd-8th Grade, Boys & Girls): CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!
Track season practice may begin on March 13th
LACROSSE (K-8th Grade, Boys & Girls):
BASEBALL (3rd-8th Grade, Boys & Girls): CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!
COACHES NEEDED Please contact the Athletic Director at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in coaching a Spring sport. We'd love to have you join the team!
BOARD MEMBER & ATHLETIC DIRECTOR OPEN POSITIONS Are you interested in helping shape the CYO Athletic Program at The Madeleine? Then, we need you! The Madeleine Athletic Board has upcoming open board member positions. The board meets quarterly during the year to discuss the CYO sports programs and scholarships offered. Please download and fill out this application and return by March 24th.
For more information about these or other sports offered or to register, check out the website http://www.themadeleine.edu/cyo
Madeleine Athletic Director
Upcoming Youth Ministry Events:
Laser Tag and Arcade Outing!
March 26th @ 12pm / 5th-8th Graders
When: Sunday, March 26th 12-2:30
What: We will play a few rounds of Lazer Tag and then hit the nickel arcades.
Where: Gresham Wonderland (We will meet at St. Charles Church and carpool).
Cost: $10 pp (Includes $4 of nickels, youth are welcome to bring more). *No One will be turned away for lack of money.
RSVP: To Gabe at email@example.com ASAP!
Permission slips need to be completed and returned to confirm seats.
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!
Get Ready for the Teenage Years!
Sunday, April 9th
Northwest Family Services will present Mother-Daughter and Father-Son Adolescent Development Programs at Providence Portland Medical Center, 4805 NE Glisan St., on Sunday, April 9th.
These programs, approved by the Archdiocese of Portland, help families prepare for the physical, emotional, and social changes that adolescents experience.
The Mother-Daughter Program, for girls ages 9-12 and their mother, is from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Father-Son Program, for boys ages 10-13 and their father, is from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Registration is $15 per family per program. Pre-registration by April 6 is required. For more information or to register, please visit Northwest Family Services website for more information.
This Week’s Checklist
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: email@example.com. Deadline is Wednesday at 5pm, or Tuesday at 5pm if there is no school on Friday.