Weekly Parent Envelope

June 7, 2017

Summer Reading



Pre-paid yearbooks went home in the Wednesday Parent Envelope today. There are still extras available for purchase at $20 each in the office. Please put your student's name in their yearbook. We cannot replace lost or damaged yearbooks ...it happens every year. :(

Holy Hoops is BACK!


Volunteers needed


Holy Hoops, Assumption Catholic School’s 4-day, 4 on 4 basketball tournament, is back but this upcoming school year it will be at the end of OCTOBER.


To ensure another successful tournament, we are seeking energetic committee members to help fill out our “dream team.” The 3rd Annual Holy Hoops Tournament will take place from October 17th -20th for our 5th – 8th graders.


Thank you to all of those who have already signed on to help lead the charge:


  • Lisa Twining
  • Staci Johnson
  • Dan Anderson


We are still looking for two or three more committee members to join the team.


Our first committee meet-and-greet will be held in early August, so please let us know soon if you are interested in joining the fun!


This is a great option for fulfilling volunteer/fundraising hours while enjoying watching your kids compete. Please contact Lisa Twining at vonskirch@gmail.com if you have any questions or to volunteer. Absolutely no basketball experience required.


Get More Volunteer Hours


Do you still need volunteer hours? We would love your help on Friday, June 23rd or Saturday, June 24th from 9am to 12 pm at the school. Help us move the Spanish classroom to the third floor tech lab; move computers into the primary classrooms; or help with overall summer preparations and cleaning. If both parents come, you can get double the hours! Thanks in advance for your help.


Uniform Sale


Get ready for next year and help clean out our inventory. The Used Uniform Sale will be Friday, June 23rd from 8 am to 6 pm. We will need help setting up and cleaning up on June 22nd from 5-7 pm or June 23rd from 6-7 pm. Please email Amanda Younger at amanda@youngers.us if you are able to help with either. (This is another great way to get those few volunteer hours needed…)


Middle School Music for 2017-2018


As you know Mrs. Henna Reese will be teaching PK-5 music next year, so we still needed someone for middle school. I’d like to welcome Marie Milas to the middle school music and middle school choir program. Next year, all sixth through eighth graders will have music once per week and additionally, Ms. Milas will offer an after-school choir program once per week for 5th-8th graders. This core group of students will sing at the mass every Friday with the help of the coordinating class for that week. Ms. Milas has been the assistant choir director at Immaculate Heart in Mt. Vernon and is an organ and piano accompanist at Sacred Heart in Fairhaven. She has taught individual piano and organ lessons, and comes highly recommended. Ms. Milas may also be the maternity substitute cover for Mrs. Reese in November, December and January.


Lost and Found


It's time to empty out the Lost & Found bins.  We have a lot of sweatshirts, coats and all sort of miscellaneous items.  If your student is missing anything, please stop by or have your student stop by to go through the containers.  The two containers are located near the middle stairway on the 1st floor. I'll be displaying all the lost and found items on a table in the entryway by the office on Tuesday and Wednesday June 13th and 14th. Any unclaimed items will be donated.  You can help reduce the number of unclaimed items by labeling your students' items with their name.  Items that are labeled with a name are returned to the appropriate classroom.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me, Aey Angeli at 360-592-0123 or aey@angeli.org


Kids Need Books! is Seeking Donations
Are you heading into summer with some pruning of your bookshelves on your to-do list? Kids Need Books!, a new program administered by the Interfaith Coalition, is seeking donations of new or gently-used books for children in low-income families as well as for children living in migrant camps. What began as a small service to the Alderwood and Cordata Elementary pop-up food banks, has proven so successful that KNB wants to expand their services throughout the county. Books should be dropped off at the Interfaith Coalition office at 910 14th Street. Their phone number is 360-734-3983. Thank you!


Summer Packet, Part 1 of 2


There was a nice chubby little packet of “homework” in your parent envelope last week. It is the crucial information that the office needs to set up/update your accounts and files over the summer. We need all the paperwork back by August 28th but why wait? Get it done by the end of this school year and enjoy your summer! Thank you to all that have sent them in so far. There are a few that need a signature so they are coming home today and hope to see them back tomorrow!


Bus Transportation for 2017-2018


Please read the attached letter regarding sign-ups for bus transportation to and from Assumption Catholic School next year. Thank you to Eric Wenzel and his committee on the School Commission for the work they have put into reviewing the notes from former Commission members and new research for the cost of owning a bus. There will be three stops in Birch Bay, Lynden, and Everson area, but before we purchase the bus and find a driver, we need a commitment of at least 15 students at $25 per week. (25 students would decrease the cost to $15 per week). You can sign up here if you are interested: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSes4aF76NJzOnVZHFu1BKxkLbQyKLMRf2fHhnIm-tAOBLkuUA/viewform?usp=sf_link


Morning EDP for 2017-18


In addition to looking at a bus, we are offering morning EDP for the 2017-18 school year. We need to know by Friday, june 16th if this is something you might use. We need at least 15 people to make it worth the staffing. Please fill out this survey if you will be using morning EDP next year. If you already signed up for the bus, it’s all right to fill this out, too. We will look at the results of both together and realize you may not need morning EDP if your child is taking the bus.




Summer Garden Help:


Assumption Summer Garden Angel Sign Up: 




Important Dates to Remember


June 8th- Eighth grade graduation during the 10:30 am Mass. Reception to follow. All are invited!


June 12th- Last day of Pre-K


June 13th- Last day of Preschool


June 14th- Field Day and Fun Day- 12:30 pm to the end of the school day


June 15th- Last day of school; 10:30 am Mass; 11:45 am dismissal



Weekly parent Envelope

Every Wednesday during the school year, our school publishes a digital packet of information about school activities, policies, messages from the Principal, fundraisers, and lots more!

Each week, we send all school families the Weekly Parent Envelope. Your youngest student (K-8) will bring it home. You can also find most of it online here with ARCHIVES below: