Wednesday Envelope News – October 3rd

Posted in Principal's Newsletter

In this week’s envelope, you’ll find information on: Participating in October 6th/7th at Mass, Holy Hoops, Computer Science Club, MAP testing, Lacrosse Camp.  Don’t forget to sign up to help on October 6th and 7th at Mass or forget to register for Holy Hoops by October 4th.

“Support for a Century” Campaign – 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. ALL REGISTERED CHOIR MEMBERS should plan to be at the 5 pm mass on Saturday, October 6th at Assumption. Rehearsal for choir begins at 3:45 pm.

Holy Hoops – SIGN-UPS DUE THURSDAY! 

Love, Faith, and BASKETBALL – our 4th Annual Holy Hoops 4:4 Basketball Tournament is coming soon and SIGN-UPS ARE DUE THURSDAY!!!!!

Holy Hoops is only a few weeks away and we still need a few more students to turn in their registration forms! BONUS: All participants will be excused for a few days from homework during the week of tournament!

Holy Hoops will run from October 23rd -26th and students will only be expected to be present for their games  which are held between the hours of 3-6 each day of the tournament.  No Basketball experience is required and if your student has other obligations we can work it with their schedules; we can other players take their spots for games if need be. Participant Form

We will have an all participant meeting October 8th.  All students who have signed up will need to meet in Mrs. VonFeldt’s room at 11:30 (during lunch). Students will need to bring their lunches to the meeting. The Holy Hoops Committee will provide a treat for all the student participants. During the meeting, we will be assigning teams and also discussing team names (which are the names of Saints, so please come ready with ideas about which Saint you would like your team to represent).  Tournament chairs will also be present to help answer any questions.

Open Gym – Come learn basketball skills or practice what you already know.  Tuesday October 9th, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM and Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Please complete the Open Gym permission slip to participate.

We need alumni to coach!  We are seeking ACS alumni to coach the teams.  This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the school and get those service hours that all college love to see on their applications! 😊 If you have an older child that would like to help, please complete the coaches form by October 4th. The music room will be set up for the coaches to study and we provide meals for them every day. Coaching Form

Parent Volunteersa sign up genius will be coming out early next week as we need parents to help run the score clock, keep score, referee and help with coach’s meals.

Sponsorship Opportunities! To keep this a free tournament for the students, we are looking for sponsors to cover the cost of t-shirts, food and support for the coaches and prizes for the winning teams and individual skills competition. Please review and share with your place of employment, friends, family or you can sponsor as a family. Sponsorship Form

8th grade concessions the 8th grade class will be hosting the concession stand this year as a fundraiser for their trip to Washington DC and they are cooking up some great ideas on wonderful food.  8th grade families will have a separate Sign Up Genius to sign up to help with this.

  • Important Dates:
  • Registration Due-October 4th, 2018
  • OPEN GYM: October 9th and 16th
  • ALL Participants and Team Assignment Meeting at 11:30 in Mrs. VonFeldt’s room – October 8th, 2018

Technology Committee- 

The school is in need of a 3-5-year technology plan and we are looking for parents and teachers to help create and implement this. Meetings will be monthly starting in November and the commitment will last through the 2019-2020 school year. Please email Fatima Peralta if you are interested in being a part of this group at fsperalta@me.com.

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 by Monday, October 8th. Thank you!

“Growing Great Kids” 

Mark your calendars for the Growing Great Kids Auction and Gala on March 2, 2019! Our school’s largest fundraiser is a fabulous time with our wonderful school parents, staff, and invited friends in an elegant and fun night out.

Each Assumption family is responsible for procuring or donating an item, goods or service worth $200. Have fun with this! Do you have a vacation house that would make a great get away? Do you have season tickets to sporting events? Do you have a talent that would go toward a great donation? We have many ideas and specific needs for our event this year, so if you need a little inspiration don’t hesitate to contact the auction chairs, or check our list of ideas on the school website Auction page.  Please also consider soliciting a donation from your favorite business–many companies love giving back and are willing to donate if you ask.

Each family must complete a procurement form no later than Friday, November 30. You will find a hardcopy form in the Wednesday envelope this week or you can grab one from the office.  Or alternatively this year, you can fill out an electronic form found on the website on the Donate an Auction Item page!  Please contact the Auction Chairs Shanae and Courtney.

Box Tops 

Assumption Catholic School has launched a goal for the 2018-19 school year to earn $1,000 from the Box Tops for Education program.  Please see the flyer in this week’s parent envelope and use the Box Tops Bonus App to easily scan your receipts. (Read about it here!) Get ready for a class competition coming soon and we are finalizing an awesome class prize for the winning class!

Sehome High School Jr. Cheer Clinic 

Learn from one of our alumni, Maddy Reyes, and her cheer squad in this clinic for K-8th grade students on Friday, October 12th. Take what you’ve learned and cheer at the football game on Saturday, Oct. 13th. All are invited. See the flier attached to this week’s news for more details.

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 arosen@school.assumption.org, 360-441-9099. Thank you.

CS First Computer Science for girls in grades 4-8 

This club will begin on Wednesday, November 7th. Parent volunteers are needed to help Anna Thomas with the class and the class size is limited to 20 students. Please click here https://goo.gl/forms/MjVFNliIrjspJRnC2 if your child is interested in participating in this free club. Click here for more information about the program:  https://storage.googleapis.com/files.cs-first.com/marketing/fashion.mp4

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. 

“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.

PTC News

YOU’RE INVITED TO ATTEND THIS YEAR’S FIRST PRINCIPAL REPORT/PTC GENERAL MEETING! 

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018  in the School Library
  • Begins at 6:45 p.m.; Free dress on Thursday for kids with a parent attending
  • Refreshments, beer and wine will be served!
  • At 7 pm, learn about FACTS Tuition Management- the new way you will be able to pay tuition and other incidentals online, starting with the registration process in February 2019. More information on this will be coming throughout the school year.

Winner Announced for Our shopwithscrip.com Incentive 

We’re so excited to announce the winner of our drawing to have their family’s Scrip commitment waived for this school year: The Petz family!  Michaela, Anthony, Dominic (2nd) and Macie (K) are new to our Assumption community this year. Congratulations!

Thank you to everyone who registered in September.  Although the raffle period is over, it’s never too late to register for this great tool and benefit from the ease of purchasing Scrip online.

Fundraising Commitment Hours 

Non-fundraising Commitment Hours

  1. October, November and December Playground Angels HELP! Sign up here:   October Sign-Up     November Sign-Up     December Sign-Up
  2. 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.
  3. Parent volunteers to help with the CS First Computer Science Club every Wednesday from 3:15 to 4:15 beginning on November 7th.
  4. Technology Committee- Thank you to Ashley Vincent and Dan Smith who will be continuing in this committee. We are looking for 2-3 more parents with a software and/or educational technology background willing to help us form our technology plan for the next 3-5 years. Meetings will be monthly at 7 am (day to be determined by the group) and we are asking for a two-year commitment. If you are interested, please email Fatima Peralta at fsperalta@me.com.

Upcoming Calendar Items:  

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

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…”

October 10th– PTC General Meeting begins at 6:45 pm in the school library with a principal’s update followed by information on FACTS Tuition Management at 7 pm. Students receive free dress on Thursday, Oct. 11th if a parent attends!

October 13th– Sacred Heart Parish will be offering the Protecting God’s Children class (required to volunteer at school in any capacity) on Saturday, Oct 13 at 9:30 am. Please sign up at:  http://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/ .

October 23rd– Changing the Game author, John O’Sullivan is speaking at Whatcom Middle School 7:15 pm about competitive sports and coaching norms

October 26thPreschool/Pre-Kindergarten Parent Coffee in the School Library beginning at 8:15 am