Weekly Parent Envelope

April 18, 2018

Fun Run Flyer

Yearbook Order Form (hard copy in your envelope)

Spring Retreat Flyer (Middle School)

Public Library Arch Invitation

FUN RUN FORMS

Congratulations to the winners of the Catholic Daughters of American Art Contest winners! 

Winners and their parents are invited to CDA regents meeting on April 26th at 2:30 pm in the Stafford Room. 

Division II   

  • Art, Nena Krzysiek - 7th 
  • Photo, Vincent Patelli - 7th 
  • Essay, Daniel Maeda - 8th 
  • Poetry, Jessica Semenow - 8th 
  • Computer Art, Aidan Anderson - 8th 

Congratulations to 5th Grader Giovanni Moreno! 
Giovanni received the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, and first holy communion at the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday, April 14, at Assumption. As a fully-initiated Catholic, he can continue to grow deeper in his faith through the strength of the gifts of the Holy Spirit! May God continue to bless you, Giovanni! 

Middle School Track and Field 

Our middle school track season is underway! Come support our middle school boys and girls as they compete throughout the county this spring. 

  • April 18th at Meridian High School at 4:00 
  • April 26th at Lynden Middle School at 4:00 
  • May 3rd at Lummi Nation High School at 4:00 (Assumption will be co-hosting the meet) 
  • May 8th at Meridian High School at 4:00 (League Qualifier) 
  • May 15 at Nooksack High School at 4:00 (League Final) 

Good luck to our Assumption Catholic School Track Team!  

Saturday, April 21st 10:30 to 12:00 pm 

A few of our students will be helping to unveil the "Arch of Healing and Reconciliation" at the public library this Saturday, April 21st. See the attached flier for more details. It will be a great celebration for a wonderful cause. 

Assumption Teams Will Compete at the Math Olympiad Championship on April 21, 2018 

Assumption is sending 15 students this year to the Whatcom County Math Olympiad Championship at Blaine High School on April 21, 2018.  

There are two 4th grade teams and two 5th grade teams that are participating for the very first time! 

  • 4th grade Team A: Estela Segel, Ava Simons, and Amelia Balogh 
  • 4th grade Team B: Alden Bachmeier, and Cooper Vincent 
  • 5th grade Team A: Ava May Wenzel, Bethany Byron, and Katelynn King  
  • 5th grade Team B: Lily Williams, Drew Johnson, and Jose Puentes Jr. 

We also have one team of 6 graders that are competing for the third year in a row:  

  • Noah Chen, David Claret, Zach Kim and Colby Lewis 

These students have been working hard for the past six months, practicing diligently after school twice a week with their coach and teammates! Please give them a few words of encouragement if you see them at school this week!  

Their coaches Candice Balogh and Nancy Chen are extremely proud of them and wish them the best! 

Yearbook Deadline! 

Yearbook orders are due this Friday, April 20th, so please complete the order form ASAP.  We are excited to have a hardback book with 88 pages of color photos and memories that your children will keep for a lifetime. This is the first year we will NOT have extras. We will only order the amount of yearbooks that are ordered and paid for in advance. If you did not order before now, you have an order form in your envelope this week.

The Fun Run is Coming up Fast!   

The Fun Run, our school's very own Color Run, is off to a Fabulous start!  We have sold over 130 T-Shirts, have 17 Sponsors and pledge money is rolling in! We have raised $3,400 in the first week!!  

Congratulations to the KINDERGARTEN CLASS for being the first class to reach 100%!!  Well Done!!  1st Grade is in 2nd Place with 82% participation, followed closely by 4th Grade with 80%. 6th and 7th Grade battling it out and tied at 72% participation.  7th Grade is also in the lead for Most Money Raised, $560.  Well Done Assumption Students! 

As a reminder, each class that has 100% participation will go into a drawing to win popsicles and 20 minutes of extra recess on a Friday. On that note, we have EXTENDED the T-Shirt and Sponsorship DEADLINE until THURSDAY, April 19th. So, if your student wants a T-Shirt and hasn't purchased one yet, or you'd like to sponsor the Fun Run there is still time! 
Please see this week's Fun Run Fact Flier #2 (link) for participation totals, classroom pledge tallies and all the info on this Fabulous event! If you'd like to get involved in making this the best Fun Run to date, please visit our SignUp Genius page (link). 

Parent-Led Mass on April 27th 

The school is having another parent-led school mass on Friday, April 27th. We would love your participation again and any new volunteers, as well. Please contact Mrs. Martin-Zender directly at paulamz@school.assumption.org if you are interested in helping with any of the following roles: 

  • One more reader 
  • Gift bearers 
  • Choir members (lots needed!) 
  • Cantor 
  • Greeters 

School Bus Drivers Needed for the 2018-2019 School Year  

We have posted to the school and parish websites for school bus drivers. Already, one parent is interested. Remember that we will pay for the training and licensure for all qualified candidates. Spread the word and share this link for more information on salary, hours, and qualifications.  (link)

FYI- FACTS Tuition Management and 11-month payment plans for the 2019-2020 school year  

We want to give parents plenty of notice and preparation for a change in the 2019-2020 school year regarding tuition payments. The School Commission is discussing the structure of tuition and registration fees as well as going with a third-party tuition collection agency called FACTS. This would streamline the process tuition payments, EDP, co-curriculars, and hot lunch, and allow payments to be scheduled online. You would still be able to pay by check if you choose, but everything would be done through FACTS. In addition, we would change the 12-month payment plan option to 11-month payment so that no tuition would be due in March of the following school year. This creates less burden in that month when registration fees are due. All of this frees up payment processing time in the office and integrates with our new website which will be launching this summer. More information will follow, but we wanted to give you the preliminary information now. 

Volunteer Opportunities  

Non-fundraising  

  1. Playground Angels are still needed. Sign up here for April and here for May! Many eyes make for a safer playground... don't stop volunteering just because your hours are complete, we still need your help! 

Fundraising 

  1. Fun Run is coming on Thursday, May 3rd. Sign up here to help with the activities http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054aadad2ca4fa7-funrunmay 

Upcoming Calendar Items:  

April 18th-20th- Sixth Graders at Camp Hamilton  

April 20th- Special Pre-Earth Day Mass 10:30 am with Kindergarten 

May 3rd- Fun Run starting at 12:30 pm today 

May 7th-12th- Eighth graders in Washington D.C. 

May 10th- Smart Trips Bike Course for Grades 2nd-5th today from 10 am