Wednesday Envelope News- September 26th

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October Calendar

October 6th/7th

We kick off the “Support for a Century” campaign the weekend of October 6th and 7th. This is when Mr. Anderson will speak at each of the four Masses at the Church of the Assumption about the School Foundation and what these donations go for each year (tuition assistance, operations, and endowment). We are looking for ALL students to wear their uniforms to Mass this weekend. Students are also invited to be greeters, choir members, cantors, and bringing up the gifts. If your child is a trained lector, this would also be a great weekend to have him/her on the schedule at any of the Masses. Please click on this link to let us know that you’ll be here and what your child might want to do.

Online Tuition Payments

If you’ve been paying your tuition online through our Vanco service, you’ll notice that the new website only has one “Donate Now” button to receive all payments- donations and tuition. This will change with FACTS Tuition Management at the end of this school year. However, if you have been paying your tuition online, please use the Donate Now button to access that for now. Thank you.

September 30th “Season of Creation” Presentation at Church of the Assumption

Greetings! You are invited to a very important presentation on Sunday, September 30 following the 9:30 mass. As you know we are in the Season of Creation, from September 1 to October 4- a season to reflect, study, pray and act around issues identified in Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si.  Elizabeth Murphy from the Community Peace and Justice Center will lead the gathering in prayer, learning, and brainstorming ways to support one another in living the vision of Pope Francis’s encyclical. This is a unique opportunity to bring the gift of spirituality into our lives in a practical and life-saving way. Please plan on attending with your children. This workshop will give you and your kids a new and deeper understanding not only of Laudato Si, but of the urgency associated with the Holy Father’s message.

Children’s Choir

Assumption School is forming a children’s choir to sing on Sunday, September 30 at the 9:30 Mass at Church of the Assumption. Children in grades 2 through 8 from the parish and school are welcome to come and sing to help celebrate the “Season of Creation”. First graders will also be invited to sing with the choir, “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” after Communion if they are available. They will practice the songs on Wednesday, September 26 from 6:45 to 7:45 P.M. after Daily Mass. Please email Susan Roland if you are interested.

Bus Survey- New Potential Stops!

There is a chance we may offer stops at Lynden and Everson if there is enough interest. Please fill out this survey to show your interest so that we can make a decision. Thank you!

Fulfill Volunteer Hours AND Cheer on our Cross Country Athletes!

Assumption Catholic School is teaming up again this year with St. Paul’s Academy to host a cross country meet at Cornwall Park on October 4th from 3:30 – 5:30 pm.

We are looking for several volunteers to help make this meet run smoothly for our runners.  It would be approximately a 2-hour commitment.  Volunteers would help with parking, be stationed along the route and assist at the finish line.

Please contact Audra Rosen if you are able to help at, 360-441-9099. Thank you.

CS First Computer Science for girls in grades 3-8

This club will begin after Girls on the Run ends in early November. Parent volunteers are needed to help Anna Thomas with the class. The class size is limited to 20 students. Please click here if your child is interested in participating in this free club.

MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) Testing for Grades 2-8

Twice per year, the students participate in a standardized MAP Growth test (fall and spring) in order to set goals for themselves throughout the year in the areas of science, math, reading, and language. This test is computer-adaptive which means that questions get harder or easier depending on how the child answers. The results of the test will be provided to you at Parent/Teacher Conferences in early November, and keep in mind that the purpose of the test is not to compare your child with other students nationally but rather to measure growth using their own RIT score and compare them to the national Common Core standards or Next Generation Science Standards. Please see the Parent Guide included with this week’s digital envelope. The first day of testing will begin on Tuesday, September 25th.

Lacrosse Extension Camp

Coaches from the local Whatcom Lacrosse Girls League ( will be here October 1-5 to lead students in a one-week camp after school.  This is a great chance for all students in grades K-8 to try something new and have fun doing it! (This may be the only time middle school is included in these camps.)  Please contact Bev Williams ( for more information or to sign your child up. Remember they don’t have to regularly attend EDP to participate.

Math Olympiad

This is a program for students in grades 4-8 and will begin on Friday, October 5th. Practices run every week from 3:15 to 4:30 pm and the cost is $75 per student. Scholarships are available from the Assumption PTC, if needed. Thank you to our coaches: Nancy Chen and Nathan Chen for 4th/5th grades, Arpad Benyi for 6th grade, and Mark Claret for 7th/8th grades. Look for registration in this week’s envelope. Note: Middle school students in the Math Olympiad elective still need to fill out the registration form and pay the fee. 

Holy Hoops 2018

Assumption Catholic School is hosting its 4th Annual Holy Hoops 4-on-4 Basketball Tournament from October 23rd to 26th form 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.  ACS students in grades 5-8 are the participants and ACS alumni are the coaches. If you haven’t signed up yet, there is still room for more boys and girls teams. So far we have 22 boys and 8 girls registered as well as $850 in sponsorships! (Thank you: Financial Plan, Dustin Brumley, Stiff-Rodriguez Family, Rush Family, and Brian McGuire.)

“Prayer for Repentance and Healing” on October 4th at St. James Cathedral

Attached you will find an announcement of our “Prayer for Repentance and Healing,” to take place at St. James Cathedral, October 4, at 7:00 pm.  If you cannot attend, you may consider praying the Novena for repentance and healing starting from October 4th instead.

Fundraising Commitment Hours

  1. Pizza Lunch Coordinators: We need a couple of parents to continue providing this very popular monthly lunch for our kids:

* Available on the Mondays that we have our pizza lunch (once per month); pick up from Little Caesars at 10:50/bring to the school; fill the  pizza lunch orders/deliver to the classrooms

Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Fatima Peralta, if you’re interested or have any questions:

Non-fundraising Commitment Hours

  1. September Playground Angels HELP! Sign up here:
  1. Cross-country volunteers needed for the meet on Thursday, October 4th at Cornwall Park. It will be two hours maximum and a great way to cheer on the team of middle schoolers.
  1. Parent volunteers to help with the CS First Computer Science Club every Wednesday from 3:15 to 4:15 beginning in early November.

Upcoming Calendar Items: 

September 24th– Oct. 11th– MAP Testing for all grades 2-8. Students will usually take one, one-hour test per day for a total of four tests over these three weeks (science, language, math, and reading).

September 28th– Multicultural Principal’s Coffee- Bring a favorite pastry or snack to share at 8:30 am in the library. This town hall format doesn’t have an agenda. It’s just a chance to ask questions of the principal and learn about the vision of the school.

September 30th– Season of Creation Mass at 9:30- All students are invited to be a part of the children’s choir and attend the presentation at 11 am in the gym this day.

October 3rd– Room Parent meeting 2 pm to 2:50 pm in the school library (Led by Erin Hoelscher)

October 4thBlessing of the Animals at 8:15 am in the Traffic Loop

October 4th-November 22- Pet Supply Drive for the Humane Society (4th grade service project)

October 6th/7th- “Support for a Century” at Church of the Assumption (all four Masses)- Even if you don’t attend the parish, please plan to attend one of the four masses this weekend with your child in uniform. Mr. Anderson speaks at each of the Masses about the School Foundation and the importance of “supporting our school for another century to come…”