Wednesday Envelope News 10.24.18

Posted in Principal's Newsletter, Uncategorized

In this week’s envelope, you’ll find information on:  FACTS Tuition Assistance applications, Picture Re-Takes, “Trunk” or Treat, Basketball and Archery, Grandparents Day, Parent Conferences in November, Winter Sports, Box Tops, Book Fair, New Bus Stops, and Computer Science for Girls

FACTS Fulcrum & Assumption Tuition Assistance Applications  

All school families who would like to apply for either Fulcrum Foundation or Assumption School Tuition Assistance need to fill out an application through FACTS.

Tuition assistance applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now available online to complete. The website is https://online.factsmgt.com/aid. As a reminder, submitting the application online is just the first step. All applicants must also provide supporting documentation, like tax forms and W-2’s. Applications can only be verified and processed once all necessary documentation is submitted. It takes FACTS about 14 business days to process applications once paperwork is received, so the sooner it’s submitted, the better. Each family will pay a $29 fee to FACTS to apply for Fulcrum tuition assistance. Each family will be fully reimbursed if their child(ren), regardless of whether they are awarded a Fulcrum grant or not, enroll(s) in a Catholic school for the 2019-2020 school year.  The deadline for applications to be submitted and documents to be uploaded into FACTS is January 4, 2019. If you need help completing the application or uploading your documents, please contact Angie King at 733-6133 ext. 4313 or email her at aking@school.assumption.org.

Picture Retakes – Thursday, October 25th 

If your child needs picture retakes, they are Thursday, the 25th of October. Students may come to school in free dress but MUST change into their uniform after their picture has been taken.  They must also bring back their original picture packet to give back to the Lifetouch photographer. Pictures are taken first thing in the morning and will be done by 8:30 am.

4th Grade Pet Drive 

(From Principal for the Day, Genevieve Whelan) The 4th grade is collecting pet food and pet supplies for the Whatcom Humane Society. Please bring them to the fourth-grade classroom before November 22nd.

ASSUMPTION TRUNK OR TREAT

Assumption Church is hosting their very first “Trunk” or Treat event on Halloween (All Hallows Eve) from 6-8pm.  Cars will be lined up and trunks will be open ready and decorated to pass out candy to children dressed in their Halloween Costumes.  Please see the flier in this week’s Wednesday Envelope for more information.  There will be a bonfire, roasting marshmallows, hot chocolate/cider, and wonderful fellowship for all!  Invite your friends and we’d love to see you there!

November Extension Camp

Our next activity for the month of November is Dance.  Students will be taught different forms of dance such as fox trot and swing by our very own, Shanae Strayer!  We are hoping to have two other volunteers (no dance experience necessary).  If you are interested in helping, please email bwilliams@school.assumption.org.  Also, please note that this extension camp will only be November 5, 6, and 7th due to our new conference schedule.  Look for the sign up in your inbox or email the above address and remember this is open to our whole school community from K-5 (boys and girls) whether your child reguarly attends EDP or not.

Basketball / Archery Registration Forms 

Basketball forms went home last week with the middle school students (grades 6-8) and Archery forms (grades 4-8) are in this week’s Wednesday Envelope. The due date for basketball is this Friday, October 26th and archery is due by November 1st. Both are $75 per student.

Grandparents Day is November 16th!  

Please invite Grandparents or Grand-Friends to come join us on the morning of November 16th. The reception will start promptly at 9:30am with a prayer, a few songs by our 1st graders and coffee and pastries. For all our new families, this is a wonderful opportunity for your students to show grandparents around their school! The reception and classroom show and tell is followed by Mass and all Grandparents are invited to attend.

Volunteers are needed to help set up and serve as well and donations of baked goods and fruit. Please visit this link to sign up! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080545AAAA2EA75-grandparents1

November Conference Sign ups

Conferences are on November 8th from 12:30 to 7:00 and November 9th from 8:00 to 3:00.  Please sign up for a conference time with your student’s teacher on one of those days.  Please note that all middle school students must attend their conference as well as 3rd and 4th grade students.

All parents MUST sign up for a conference with their student’s homeroom teacher.  

If you have any questions or are having problems signing up please contact Angie King at 360-733-6133.

Middle School Specialists Conferences 

  • Algebra & 6th Grade Math with Mrs. VonFeldt – November 9th from 8:00am to 12:00pm Conference with Mrs. VonFeldt
  • 6th Grade & 7th Grade Math with Mrs. Evans – November 9th from 8:00am to 12:00pm Conference with Mrs. Evans
  • Physical Education – Mrs. Campbell – November 8th from 12:30pm to 4:30pm Conference with Mrs. Campbell
  • Spanish Class – Dr. Wisniewski – November 8th 12:30pm to 7:00pm/November 9th 8:00am to 3:00pm Conference with Dr. Wisniewski
  • Music Class – Mrs. Beshara – November 8th 12:30pm to 3:30pm/November 9th from 8:00am to 12:00pm Conference with Mrs. Beshara
  • 8th Grade Math – Mr. Pryor – If you would like to schedule a conference time to speak to Mr. Pryor about 8th grade math or sixth or eighth-grade science, please contact Angie King to schedule a time.  All of his 7th grade homeroom students must sign up for a conference time before we can schedule a time for 8th grade math students.

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. A hardcopy form was in the Wednesday envelope last week or you can grab one from the office. 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 Competition Continues8th grade is in the LEAD! 

The “Box Tops All School Challenge” began last week and ends on October 26th at 3:00 pm. Our 8th grade class has the most students participating! Our goal for this challenge is 2,000 Box Tops (2,000 X $0.10 = $200.00!) and $1,000 for the year! Here’s how this first competition will work:

For every 10 Box Tops turned in per student/family (your choice but each family will get 1 bag per student), you will be entered in to a raffle for $25.00 worth of the SCRIP of your choice! Please submit BT in the enclosed bag (write your name on the label) and return them in the Wednesday Parent Envelope or into the office. Expired BT will not be counted as we cannot submit them. Please refer to the blue list of qualifying items that was sent home last week or online. Remember that not all products are food! (Costco multi pack Kleenex had 15 Box Tops!!!) Ask neighbors, friends, relatives and co-workers to help us meet our goal. Ready, set, snip!

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

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 

THANK YOU to all parents who were able to joins us for the first PTC general meeting of the year last Wednesday!  Meeting minutes will be posted online by next week so that everyone will have access to the information discussed.

Scrip Online Incentive: We believe that as a school, we could be benefiting even more than we are from this great program.  We also believe that when it’s easier to buy, families will generate more Scrip revenue for the school and will be less stressed, meeting their obligation.

Purchase Scrip online anytime in October and have your name entered in a drawing to win a $25 coffee card of your choice (Woods or Starbucks).  A winner will be announced on Wed, Nov. 7th.

If you need directions for how to register on shopwithscrip.com, please find them in the forms boxes outside the office OR ask Angie King if you have any questions or concerns.

Fundraising Commitment Hours 

  • Scholastic Book Fair – Help is needed with sales during the Book Fair and packing up afterwards from November 14-20. Sign up HERE!
  • Grandparents Day is November 16th!  Volunteers are needed to help set up and serve as well and donations of baked goods and fruit. Please visit this link to sign up!

Non-fundraising Commitment Hours 

  • October, November and December Playground Angels HELP! Sign up here:   October Sign-Up     November Sign-Up     December Sign-Up
  • Holy Hoops Volunteers Needed – Sign up here!
  • Parent volunteers to help with the ACS First Computer Science Club every Wednesday from 3:15 to 4:15 beginning on November 7th.
  • 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 23rd to 26th– Holy Hoops tournament every day from 3:15 to 6 pm
  • October 25 – Individual Picture Retakes
  • October 26thPreschool/Pre-Kindergarten Parent Coffee in the School Library beginning at 8:15 am
  • October 31stEarly Release (11:45 am), Orange and Black Day (Follow guidelines in Parent Student Handbook)
  • October 31st “Trunk” or Treat, 6 pm in Traffic Loop
  • November 1st – All Saints Day Mass, 10:30 am, Dress Uniform (Note:  No school mass on Friday, Nov. 2nd)
  • November 8th– Early Release Day- Parent/Teacher Conferences 12:30 to 7 pm
  • November 9thNo School for students– Parent/Teacher Conferences 8 am to 3 pm
  • November 15th, 16th, 19thScholastic Book Fair
  • November 19th– Human Food Chain beginning at 8:30 am in the church