Weekly Parent Envelope

December 6, 2017

Gingerbread House Contest

PTC Connection Newsletter

Dennis Uniform Sale Flyer

 

Christmas Program Reception

Join us to share a moment with all the families of the school in the reception that we will have in the gym after the Christmas Program on December 15th. You can help us by bringing something to share with others: 

  • Sweet breads 
  • Cookies 
  • Cultural favorites 
  • Juices or sparkling water 

You may drop them off after school at the gym that day. We need some volunteers to assist with set-up (3:30-4:30 pm) and clean-up (9:30-10:00 pm... could be earlier). You can sign up by emailing me, Meryluz Duque, at duquemeryluz@gmail.com.  

Lost and Found 

It's time to clean out the Lost & Found bins.  We have a lot of sweatshirts, coats and all sorts of miscellaneous items.  If your child is missing anything, please stop by or have your child stop by to go through the containers.  The two containers are located in the hallway near the 1st grade classroom 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, Wednesday and Thursday December 12th-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 Aey Angeli at 360-592-0123 or aey@angeli.org

Christmas Eve Children's Choir 

We are inviting all children in grades K-8 of Assumption Parish! Come be a part of the Christmas Eve Children’s Choir at the 4:00 P.M. Mass on Sunday, December 24th. Practice dates and times will be MONDAY, December 4 from 6:30 to 7:30; WEDNESDAY, December 13 and 20 from 6:45 to 7:45. We need strong older voices as well as strong younger voices. If you are interested contact Susan Roland at  susanroland@hotmail.com 

Movie Night - Saturday December 16th, 7:00 PM at Sacred Heart Hall 

The Knights of Columbus and WWU Students for Life are partnering to show The Nativity Story on the big screen with proceeds going to offset each organization's transportation expenses to attend the March for Life.  The students from WWU are attending the national March in Washington DC and the Knights hope to provide "scholarships" to those in need of a seat on their chartered bus to the March in Olympia.   

Come see the story of the greatest 'Yes' to life that was ever said and support these worthy pro-life efforts 

  • Admission: Suggested donation of $5/individual, $15/family 
  • Refreshments will also be available for purchase. 
  • Sacred Heart: 1110 14th St, Bellingham, WA 98225 
  • (The Nativity Story (2006), PG, 1h 41m) 

Gingerbread House Competition  

Students can bring their gingerbread houses to the front office on Tuesday morning, December 12th to be judged on Thursday, December 14th. The theme this year is "Christmas Kindness" (show the spirit of kindness and giving in your work!). All entries must be submitted no later than 8:30 on Thursday morning and should be taken home by Friday at the end of the school day.  

Parish Highlights- St. Joseph's in Ferndale 

Christmas Angels at St. Joseph's 

This year we are starting to strengthen our relationship with the county parishes. One way we chose to start is helping their communities in need. So, this year we chose as our Christmas service project to participate as a whole school (PK-8) in the Christmas Gift Garland at St. Joseph's in Ferndale. 

Each of our classes will buy presents in the amount of $30 for a child of the same class age from one of the many families St. Joseph's serves (Ferndale, Custer and Lummi). These families are from Russia, Mexico and Ukraine and each of them have multiple children. A clear box, “Christmas Angels for St. Joseph’s in Ferndale”, is at the school office. We hope to collect the total amount of $300 so that each class can buy presents to give to those children in need by December 8th. TO DATE WE'VE RAISED $281! Let’s make a difference for these families and make this Christmas Service Project a success by just giving $1 or $2 per each of our Assumption students. May God bless you all! 

Christmas Scrip for Staff & Teachers – LAST WEEK TO PARTICIPATE! 

Christmas is quickly approaching.  What can you give teachers & staff?  Well, we have a very popular Christmas SCRIP program that allows you to contribute to one or more staff members and let them purchase SCRIP for whatever they enjoy the most!  This is how it works: 

1.    On the paper form included in this week's envelope, indicate next to the staff member’s name how much money you would like to contribute (minimum $1). 

2.    Write one check for the total payable to ASSUMPTION SCRIP.  Please do not combine with any other SCRIP orders or other checks to the school. 

3.    Before the Christmas Break we provide each staff member with the total of their SCRIP money and they pick out the SCRIP that they want.    

For the total amount that you donated to teachers and staff, you will receive a 10% credit towards your family Scrip commitment this year.  For example if you enclose a total of $100 to various teacher and staff, you will receive a $10 credit on your Scrip account.  If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Angie King at 360-733-6133.   

Club de Lectura 

Club de Lectura (Reading club) for Spanish speakers in grades 1-5 starts this Thursday from 3:15-4:15. Students will be doing some extra speaking and reading in Spanish with other Spanish speakers. This club will only have 2 sessions remaining before Christmas break: December 7th, and December 14th. There is no cost at this time, but when we continue in January the fee will be $75 for all sessions for the rest of the school year.  

Club de Lectura para los hispanohablantes en grados 1-5 empezará el jueves a las 3:15-4:15. Los alumnos van a conversar y leer en español con otros hispanohablantes. Este club sólo tendrá2 sesiones antes de vacaciones de Navidad: el 7 y 14 de diciembre. No hay que pagar nada en este momento, pero cuando continuemos en enero, el precio será $75 por todas las sesiones del resto del año escolar. 

Volunteer Opportunities 

Non-fundraising 

  1. Help is needed for the Christmas Reception that follows the Christmas Program. Email Meryluz Duque if you are able to help at duquemeryluz@gmail.com. Baking, set-up and clean up are needed and please read the article above. 

  1. Classes in nearly all grades will be enjoying monthly cooking lessons now through March 8th. From mid-December to mid-January, students will be preparing and tasting a tangy lentil salad, with greens from our school gardens and local farms! Students will be bringing the recipe home: Look out for it! If you’re interested in volunteering in classes, please contact me: rebeca@commonthreadsfarm.org - for more information about Common Threads please visit www.commonthreadsfarm.org 

  1. Playground Angels needed for December. There are only 4 slots left to be filled! 

Fulcrum Foundation Tuition Assistance Applications (K – 8th Grade Families Only) 

Fulcrum Foundation tuition assistance applications are now available online to complete. This application is for the 2018-2019 school year.  The website is https://online.factsmgt.com/aid.   When filling out the application, you must have your 2016 Federal Tax Return and your 2016 W-2.  The application process is not complete until those 2 items are uploaded into your application. Please remember that anyone applying for Tuition Assistance, either Fulcrum Foundation Tuition Assistance or Assumption School Tuition Assistance, you must fill out this online application in order to be eligible for either. The application deadline is January 5, 2017. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Angie King at 360-733-6133. 

Upcoming Calendar Items: 

December 6th- Principal's Coffee and Discussion 2 pm to 3 pm in the school library 

December 8th- Multicultural Principal's Coffee and Discussion (with translation) 8:30 am in the school library 

December 13th- Early Release- 11:45 am dismissal 

December 15th- Christmas Program and reception 7 pm. Doors to the church open at 6:30 pm for seating.