Wednesday Envelope News – October 10th

Posted in Principal's Newsletter

In this week’s envelope, you’ll find information on: Youth Ministry, Holy Hoops, Computer Science Club, Middle School Winter Sports survey, Auction, Box Tops, Book Fair, PTC General Meeting, and No School on October 12th

Youth Ministry in the County 

For those in town, you may know about the EDGE program that meets every Sunday from 2 to 3:30 pm at Sacred Heart Parish for all sixth through eighth graders. But did you also know that middle school youth programs exist in other parishes throughout the county? Click on one of the links below to find out more or email Trish Prenosil at St. Joseph’s in Ferndale. Mark your calendars for the middle school retreat held at Church of the Assumption this year on Saturday, October 20th from 9 am to 7 pm. Registration to follow…

Ferndale Middle School Youth Ministry Schedule

Blaine Middle School Youth Ministry Schedule

HOLY HOOPS NEEDS YOU! Volunteer Opportunities 

The players are registered and the teams are formed; now we need your help to make this event even more memorable.  We have created a volunteer website on Signup Genius.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054daeae2aa2fc1-4thannual

Please visit the site and sign-up for a variety of volunteer opportunities. Some of the positions that we are looking for are:  Officials/Referees, Photography, Master of Ceremonies, Scorebook or Clock, Providing Coaches/Volunteer meals

If you, or someone you know, has a love for the game or just wants to be part of this great event, please sign-up as soon as possible.

Cross Country Results 

Our Home meet at Cornwall park was a success! Thank you to all the volunteers, parents, Audra Rosen, our Athletic Director, and teachers who helped to make everything run smoothly before, during, and after the meet. Great teamwork! We were blessed with a beautiful, sunny day for a run through the park. Our runners did an awesome job of keeping a good pace throughout the course and then really pushing themselves in the last leg of the race. Great job Assumption Eagles! The next meet will be this Thursday, October 11th, hosted by Horizon/Vista at Hovander Homestead Park in Ferndale. Hope to see lots of cheering fans at the Ferndale meet!

Afternoon Pick-Up

Thank you to everyone for their patience in our new traffic loop arrangement for the mornings and afternoons. It has been safer and more efficient. We have heard from the neighbors that too many cars are lining Virginia Street going both directions, waiting to come in at 3 pm. If you can help ease this congestion by parking and walking into the school or by parking on a side street until the traffic has moved into the parking lot, it would be appreciated. Carpooling is also encouraged. Please avoid lining the street with your car running. At the least, please do not be on your cell phone while you are driving and be courteous to the neighbors who are passing by.

Technology Committee

The school needs 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.

Middle School Winter Sports Survey 

All Middle School parents… please find a Winter Sports survey in this week’s Parent Envelope.  This survey helps me prepare for the trip planning to Mt. Baker and the Sportsplex in January.  We need your information in order to put together packets with permission slips and registration forms. Your quick reply is appreciated both now and when the packets come home.  Mrs. Campbell rcampbell@school.assumption.org

Bus Survey- New Potential Stops!  

Even if you don’t currently ride the bus, you may want to visit this survey. There is a chance we may offer stops at Lynden and Everson if there is enough interest and we may offer a later drop-off time. Please fill out this survey to show your interest so that we can decide by Friday, October 12th. 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.

*8TH GRADE CLASS POINSETTIA AND WREATH FUNDRAISER 

It’s that time of year again… the 8th grade class is selling poinsettias and wreaths to help raise money for their upcoming retreats and events. We have a big 8th grade class this year – let’s reach out to our friends, co-workers, local businesses and help them fill their home /office with beautiful poinsettias and wreaths. An order form will be in this week’s Wednesday envelope or you can email Sonia Hayes at Sonia@tctradingcompany.com to place an order. Order deadline is Friday, November 9th.  Poinsettias and wreaths will be delivered on Thursday, November 29th and Friday, November 30th from 7:45 am-8:15 am and 2:45 pm-3:15 pm in front of the school gym. If you have questions, you can also call Sonia Hayes at 360.224.2087 or Brandy Arevalo at 360.393.0685.

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!

Scholastic Book Fair:  November 14th – 20th

This is a fun way to earn fundraising hours and raise money for our school! Volunteers needed to help during sales by running the cash register, assisting students and parents with finding books, and restocking displays. Volunteers also needed to help repack books and products after the book fair and assist with clean up. Sign up HERE! If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Smith at nsmith@school.assumption.org

Lifetouch Picture Day Help 

If you haven’t already picked up your students’ picture day photos, they are in your Wednesday envelope this week. If there are any problems with your order or if you are missing portraits, please call Lifetouch at 1-800-736-4753.

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 (hard copy in the office) for more details.

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

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.

Fundraising Commitment Hours  

  1. Scholastic Book Fair – Help is needed with sales during the Book Fair and packing up afterwards from November 14-20. Sign up HERE!

Non-fundraising Commitment Hours 

  1. October, November and December Playground Angels HELP! Sign up here:   October Sign-Up     November Sign-Up     December Sign-Up
  1. Parent volunteers to help with the CS First Computer Science Club every Wednesday from 3:15 to 4:15 beginning on November 7th.
  1. 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:   

Remember that September 30th was the last day students could wear uniform shorts and skorts until March 1st. Please refer to the Uniform Policy on the website for any clarification of this expectation.

October 10th- PTC General Meeting begins at 6:45 pm TONIGHT 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 12th No School. Teachers and staff will be participating in their annual retreat.

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