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May 17, 2019

A Note from Susan

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Lots of things to call your attention to this week, so let’s get started...

Summer Packet

Please take a look in your child’s Friday Folder for a large manila envelope. Mrs. Rosebrook is sending home the “June packet” with more forms to fill out than should be allowed, but each very important to the operation of next school year. I think you are going to need all weekend to complete them! That is a slight exaggeration, but there is some truth to it. However, please have pity on Angela who has to sort and record all the information. Please, please, please, take some time and fill out the forms and return them as soon as possible.  I don’t want Angela to be here until July processing. Let me offer an incentive that seemed to work last year. The first 20 people who put their entire completed (no missing forms) packet in Angela’s hands will get a little gift card to Starbucks. Thanks so much for your prompt response.

New Tuition Payment Option

Also, in the Friday Folders is a flyer explaining a new option for paying your tuition ONLINE! That’s right, for those of you who love to have money taken out of your banking account, you can now arrange to have your monthly (or yearly) tuition payment automatically taken out of your account. Check out the details listed below and watch for the flyer in Friday Folders. Don’t miss the fact that you can also buy scrip using the same online process.

Book Fair & Art Show

Next week is another busy week for us. The Book Fair will be open in the library. Check the newsletter for times. On Thursday we will welcome next year’s new students for a morning visit and then welcome our grandparents and honored guests at 12:45 for an afternoon visit and Mass. Thursday evening please plan on coming to the Art Show to see the beautiful, creative, and imaginative work our students have done…..all thanks to the guidance of the talented Mrs. Parmeter.

Log Volunteer Hours

I know that many volunteer hours go into the planning and execution of all these events, so please take some time to click here and log your final hours of the year by May 24th. Bills for unworked hours will go out after that date. Please log your hours so you don’t get a bill for $600!

All-School St. Stephens Lunches

Finally, we have had a request from St. Stephens for extra brown bag lunches on Tuesday (5/21).  They are running low and hoped Madeleine could do an ALL School lunch to help their outreach. I know next week is busy, but if you could put a lunch or two together for Tuesday morning, that would be much appreciated!

Have a great weekend.



Five for Friday

The news you need really, really fast!

  1. Online Tuition Payment: Click Here
  2. Auction News: Click Here
  3. Book Fair and Free Dress: Click Here
  4. Art Show: Click Here
  5. Grandparents Day: Click Here

Computer Keyboard ClipartNEW! Online Tuition Payment

Sign Up Now! First Payment in June

Do you like to pay your bills online? Are you tired of writing tuition checks? Starting June 1, you will be able to pay your Madeleine School tuition bill online!

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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Thank You to our Sponsors!

We’d like to acknowledge our first five Auction sponsors! A sincere ‘Thank You’ to:

D6 Inc. (Edward and Susan Dominion)
Pediatric Dentistry of Portland LLC (Noel Larsen)
Anne C. Steiner, Estate Planning/Elder Law Attorney
DDI Benefits (Dena Dooney & Kristin DuVal)
Theory Mortgage (Brian DuVal)

Sponsorships are a great way to support the auction! We have affordable opportunities for businesses of every size. Visit www.themadeleine.edu/sponsor for details of the various sponsorship levels.


Summer experiences are great inspiration for your auction donations, and we’d like to help make your required auction donation easy to contribute. In this week’s Friday Folders, you’ll find a printed copy of the 2019 procurement, sponsorship and advertising information. As you connect with interested businesses, provide them with the information and send them to the 2019 Auction website for further details. They can also email the auction chairs at auction@themadeleine.edu.

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bfBookfair This Week

Open Monday - Friday Morning

It’s Spring Book Fair!!! Come shop in the Library all next week.

The Book Fair is the primary source of funds for new reading material for the library. All purchases at the fair provide a 50% return to our school for purchasing new books. The students love to have new books to read, and we strive to have a variety and choice for all readers in our school library. There will also be a Teacher Wish List if you'd like to purchase a book for your child's classroom. See you at the Book Fair!

Hours and days below:
Monday-Thursday after school
During Grandparents Day
During Art Show
Closing Friday morning after coffee and donuts

$2 Free Dress for Children's Book BankChildren's Book Bank

Tuesday, May 21

On Tuesday, May 21st there will be free dress for $2. The proceeds go to buy new books from our book fair that will be donated to the Children's Book Bank. Last school year the Children's Book Bank donated over 100,000 books to thousands of children where books are scarce at home, reaching many children and families in need of literacy support.

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Madeleine Art Show is Almost Here!

May 23rd, 6:00-8:00 pm

Please come to the Madeleine Art Show, in the Parish Hall Thursday, May 23rd from 6pm-8pm. There you can take in amaaaazing art, read thoughtful artist statements about your children's artistic hopes and dreams (2nd-8th), and see what young people are generally thinking about.

Also, please say hello to me! as

Mrs. Parmeter


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50Grandparents and Honored Guests Day

Thursday 12:45-3:00

Please have your guests come to the Parish Hall. The students will meet them there. There will be refreshments, time in the classroom and Mass with our school community. Thank you for all the on-time RSVPs!

Volunteer - A few spaces still available

There are a few volunteer spots still available for 11:30-1:30 (Prep and Serve) as well as at 1:30 for clean up. Sign Up Here

We are also looking for a volunteer who can help put together centerpieces on Wednesday, May 22nd at home and bring to school the day of the event. If you can help, please contact Cheri Krebs at ckrebs@themadeleine.edu.

Thank you!

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American Immigration Council Writing Contest


Naturalization Ceremony

Seven of our Madeleine 5th grade students had an incredible opportunity of witnessing 70 people representing over 30 countries becoming United States citizens!

The Honorable Stacie Beckerman presided and took time out of her day to speak with our students, show them around the courtroom, and even bang the gavel!

bullCYO Board Member 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 June 1.

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rePlease Log Your Volunteer Hours

Many of you have likely completed your 30 hours of volunteer time but still need to log those hours.  

Click here to record your hours and to volunteer for upcoming events.

As a reminder, the final date for recording hours for this school year is May 24th. Unfulfilled volunteer hours will be billed at a rate of $20/hour. There are several opportunities to get those hours in if you have not yet completed them. They include:

Click here to Sign Up

Thank you for volunteering for these spring events and recording those hours!

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FreeTalent Show Update

CONGRATULATIONS to all who auditioned for the Madeleine Talent Show.

We had a fantastic turnout with 24 well organized performers who will all move on to the big show, Monday, June 3rd.

Important next steps/ dates:

1. PRACTICE - PRACTICE - 2 weeks left to fine tune your act !
Also, please make sure your act is is LESS than 2:00 minutes (we have a lot of talent to fit in).

2. FULL Dress Rehearsal, Friday, May 31st 3:15 - 4:30
Bring costumes, instruments, props etc and come to parish hall after school as we run through the performance in the exact order of the Show.

3. Performance, Monday, June 3rd at 8:30 am / Performers Arrive 8:00 / 8:10 Directly to Parish hall with costumes on.

** Molly/ Susan will take attendance and line up performers

Any questions: Mollyfaherty@yahoo.com / Susan.samuelson@gmail.com

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sslSt. Stephens' Lunches

All School - This Tuesday

Our commitment to the hungry this school year has been phenomenal! With the sun shining and the end of the school year approaching, Mrs. Hoglund’s 5th grade class brought in 153 lunches. Thank you 5th Grade.

As Mrs. Steele mentioned at the beginning of Friday Footnotes, St. Michaels and St. Stephens have requested one more ALL STUDENT PARTICIPATION on Tuesday, May 22nd! We suggest that each child brings in at least six lunches, but any help is appreciated. Please include a sandwich and some snacks. Our contributions are going to be sent to Safe Place, two women and children shelters, and handed out to people during Chili Tuesday at St. Stephen’s.

Please no condiments on sandwiches. In the past, I have been asked, “why no condiments.” St. Stephens volunteers asked specifically for this change. Eggs are on the “Big 8” of food allergens. Many lunches were not being accepted because of mayonnaise on the bread.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and honoring The Madeleine tradition to help our friends in need ….one sandwich at a time.

ssMark Your Calendars!

Celebration Mass and Brunch for Susan Steele - June 9th

All are invited and welcome to attend the festivities to honor Susan's service to our school on Sunday, June 9th after the 10 am Mass. We are also interested in receiving any photos of Susan you have to share. Click here for the details.

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UllmanCounselor's Corner

Upcoming Educational Events

Hi Everyone,

Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month, I am sharing with you a parent event that may fit that theme. Please check out the link below and let me know if you have any questions.

Mrs. Ullman

Saturday, May 18th: Parenting Your Child with a Mental Health Diagnosis at Northwest Catholic Counseling Center at 1:00PM see nwcounseling.org

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Graphic Design/Production Volunteer Opportunity

Are you familiar with Adobe InDesign and pre-press production? Fulfill all your volunteer hour obligations by producing the Kids Kreations greeting cards. This is an annual project that takes place in April, and requires working knowledge of Adobe InDesign and up to 16+ hours of time. Interested? Contact greg@maffeipdx.com for further details.

brickNow Taking Brick Orders for our 2019 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 Field of Dreams.

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!

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

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Yes, the bad guys are at it again...this time sending texts pretending to be from Fr. Mike. As always, don’t reply.

But if you do reply and they start asking for money, or gift cards or whatever...don’t send them anything!

text scam

If you are ever in doubt as to whether a request for money or assistance is legitimate, call the School or Parish office during work hours.

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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cwFamily Fun Community Service Project

Saturday, June 1

Dunetchka Otero-Serrano and Community Warehouse invite the Madeleine Community - Parents and Kids - to participate in a FUN two-hour volunteer project on Saturday, June 1st from 10a-12p making colorful fleece throw blankets for the families who come to Community Warehouse.

Click here to learn more about this fun family community service project.


Please let us know you are coming by sending an RSVP to mich@communitywarehouse.org




The end of the school year is almost here in the area around Portland, and we are celebrating with a party for all those curious, creative, inquisitive kids out there!

Find out all the details here!

CYO Champions of Faith Benefit Dinner

October 15th, 2019

Registration is Open - Click Here!

Listen to Galen’s Mater Dei Radio interview. His message is incredible!




This Week’s Checklistcheckmark

Click Here for a Printable Checklist

(summary of important dates and events)



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