Weekly Parent Envelope

February 21, 2018


Growing Great Kids Auction and Gala 

The Growing Great Kids Auction and Gala is just over one week away! Please make sure you have RSVP'd with the office and provided your meal selection. We are so excited to celebrate with you on March 3rd! 

Volunteer needs for the auction:  

Closer/Runner- Helps close down the silent rooms and transfer items/information to the office area downstairs. Works from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  

Clean-up crew needed for the auction- earn double fundraising hours for your time! This important (and fun!) team works from 8 pm- midnight closing down the auction, packaging supplies and delivering unsold items and decor to the school. Email growinggreatkidsauction@gmail.com to sign up! 

Congratulations to the Newly-Confirmed Alumni and Parent! 

The following Assumption Catholic School Alumni were confirmed by Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg at the 5:00 p.m. Mass at Church of the Assumption on Saturday, February 10:

Martina Bui

Francis DePalma

Garrett Jabbora

Anthony Le

Sarah Maeda

Lillian Schoenecker

Alexa Sotelo

Hesser Sotelo

Casey Tran

Louli Ziels 

Fatima Peralta, an Assumption School parent, was also Confirmed at this Mass.  Congratulations—may the power of the Holy Spirit spread through you to all whom you encounter!

Assumption Teams Will Compete at the Math Olympiad Championship on February 24, 2018 

Assumption is sending 15 students this year to the Whatcom County Math Olympiad Championship at Blaine High School on February 24, 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 really 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!

CRS Rice Bowls 

Today you are receiving the "Encounter Lent" Rice Bowl in your family's Wednesday Envelope. Please prayerfully consider donating regularly to this effort throughout the 40 days of Lent. The money we raise goes to pay for the teacher in our sister school in Cambodia. You may want to recite the prayer on the outside of the box. For more resources, you can visit crsricebowl.org/give. These will be collected on Thursday before Easter and brought forth during the offertory at the Good Friday service the following day. Thank you!

Family Promise Q&A 

The team will be meeting in early March to discuss the rooms that will be used for hosting the first set of families from April 2nd to April 8th. Thank you to everyone who attended the volunteer training on Monday, February 12th. If you'd like to know more about Family Promise from the guest and volunteer perspective, this following video offers a helpful look into what it is all about. https://youtu.be/eYxru3Xq-gw 

Friday Lenten Soup Suppers 

Come join us in the Assumption Gym for Lenten Soup Suppers each Friday during Lent! Suppers are at 6:30 pm (±10 minutes depending on when Stations of the Cross ends) beginning February 16th, and continue each Friday until March 23rd.  Bring a pot of meatless soup or some bread and join Father Scott and your fellow parishioners for this community-building event! We’ll look forward to seeing you.

After-School Music Classes 

Ms. Rene Arbogast would like to continue with the NUVO Windstar program to teach elementary students the recorder. Depending on interest, she will begin offering one class on Fridays after school (in the St. Cecelia Room) beginning on March 9th from 3:15 to 4:15 pm. She is also offering a piano class for Assumption students on Saturdays at her home beginning as soon as possible and lasting through June. If you are interested in either of these things, please contact her directly at renesmusicandart@gmail.com . See the attached fliers for more information.

Protecting God's Children Class for Volunteers 

There will be a Protecting God’s Children class on Saturday, March 10 in the School Library from 9:00 am – noon.  To register for the class, visit www.virtusonline.org and click on the Registration link.

Club de Lectura 

Club de Lectura, or Reading Club, meets once a week, every Thursday, after school from 3:15-4:15 in the Spanish classroom. This club is for native and heritage Spanish speakers in grades 1-5 who want to better their reading and writing skills in Spanish. Students converse, read, and write in Spanish with my help or the help of Spanish speaking parent volunteers. Students also have a chance to pick out books to read for fun at home, on their own or with family. Please email me, Maestra Sarah, at sjoslin@school.assumption.org with any questions or if you're interested in volunteering.   
Club de Lectura se reúne una vez a la semana, todos los jueves, después de clases de 3:15 a 4:15 en la sala de español. Este club es para hispanohablantes nativos y de herencia en grados 1-5 que desean mejorar sus habilidades de lectura y escritura en español. Los estudiantes conversan, leen y escriben en español con mi ayuda o la ayuda de los padres voluntarios. Además, los estudiantes tienen la oportunidad para eligir libros para leer por diversión en casa, solo o con familia. Por favor envíeme, Maestra Sarah, un mensaje por email sjoslin@school.assumption.org con preguntas o si le interesa ser un voluntario.  

Registration Process for 2018-19 

Preschool registration forms went to current preschool families and new inquiries last Friday. If you have a child enrolled in the K-8 program at Assumption, and you have an entering preschool or pre-kindergarten student for the 2018-2019 school year, please request a preschool registration packet from the front office during the month of February to receive priority registration. Spaces fill up quickly for preschool!

Volunteer Opportunities 

Fundraising 

  1. The school is still looking for a track and field coach to begin in mid-March. This can be volunteer hours for a parent or the position receives a small stipend of $500 for first-year coaches. (This can be counted for volunteer fundraising hours.)  

  1. Closer/Runner- Helps close down the silent rooms and transfer items/information to the office area downstairs. Works from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  

  1. Clean-up crew needed for the auction- earn double fundraising hours for your time! This important (and fun!) team works from 8 pm- midnight closing down the auction, packaging supplies and delivering unsold items and decor to the school. Email growinggreatkidsauction@gmail.com to sign up! 

Non-fundraising 

  1. Playground Angels are URGENTLY needed for February, please sign up here! Get a jump on next month and sign up here for March! We have 24 openings for March. Many eyes make for a safer playground!

Upcoming Calendar Items: 

February 24th- Math Olympiad Competition 4th-8th grades 

March 1st- Registration for 2018-19 due today for currently enrolled families 

March 3rd- Growing Great Kids Auction! 5:00 pm at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club 

March 16th- No school (Professional development day for teachers) 

March 22nd- School-wide Science Fair for all K-8 students.