Wednesday Envelope News 11.7.18

Posted in Principal's Newsletter

In this week’s envelope, you’ll find information on:  Parent Satisfaction Survey, Canned Food Drive, Fulcrum Tuition Assistance, Common Threads, Scrip, 8th Grade Child Care, 4th Grade Pet Drive, November Conference Sign-ups, Auction Procurement, Grandparents Day, Poinsettia Fundraiser, Box Tops, Fundraising Commitment Hours (new opportunities)

Auditions for the Christmas Program “O Holy Night” solo vocalist will be taking place at school tomorrow, Thursday, November 8th, after early release. All students interested in trying out should meet Mrs. Beshara and Mr. Mabalot in the music room directly after school is released at 11:45 am. 

!!! Parent Satisfaction Survey for 2018-2019

We’ve received 27 responses, but we’re hoping for 100! Please fill out the attached Parent Satisfaction Survey (K-8) or Preschool Satisfaction Survey by Friday, November 16th so that we can evaluate our programs and activities to see areas in which can improve. If you have children in both Preschool and K-8, please fill out one of each. The survey should take no more than 20 minutes and is very helpful for the School Commission, PTC, and Foundation, in planning for future years.

Parent Satisfaction Survey 2018-19 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XJ5H2ZJ

Preschool Parent Satisfaction Survey 2018-19 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XRY8L2F

Human Food Chain and Canned Food Drive – Now through November 19, 2018 

It’s time again to “kick Mr. Anderson out of his office” by filling it with canned goods and food donations for the Hope House. Between now and Friday, November 16th, all food donations should be placed at the table in the entrance to the school. Every few days, the food will be moved to Mr. Anderson’s office. We hope to fill it with so much food that he’s not able to get to his desk! Hope House has a special request for chili and canned fruit, but all non-perishable, non-glass items are acceptable. On Monday, November 19th, the Human Food Chain will line the sidewalk with students from the church to Hope House and pass food down the line.

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.

Cooking with Common Threads and Our Garden Educator 

Cooking in the classroom begins on November 20th! Classes will enjoy cooking lessons once each month through March 12th. In November students will prepare and taste a fresh kale salad with carrots and radishes, as we talk about seasonal vegetables that are available in Washington State this time of year. Volunteers wanted! If you’re interested, please contact: lindsay@commonthreadsfarm.org – For more information about Common Threads please visit www.commonthreadsfarm.org.

SCRIP SELLERS NEEDED! 

Selling Scrip is a great way to earn fundraising hours. We need sellers for the following times:

  • Tuesday                    2:45 – 3:15 pm
  • Wednesday              7:45 – 8:15 am
  • Thursday                  2:45 – 3:15 pm
  • Friday                        7:45 – 8:15 am

You don’t have to be available every week to sell.  Sell on one day a week or one day a month.  Our schedule is flexible!  Please email Angie King at aking@school.assumption.org and let me know if you are interested in selling Scrip and what days you are available!

8th Grade Childcare Opportunity 

Time for a Date Night? The 8th grade class is providing childcare (age 3, toilet trained, and above) so you can get an evening out without the kids. The eighth graders are raising funds for their Washington D.C. trip. Please look for the flyer in your Wednesday Envelope. Any questions? Please contact Sarah Cierebiej at 360-932-9290 or mscierebiej@q.com

4th Grade Pet Drive 

The 4th grade is collecting pet food and pet supplies for the Whatcom Humane Society. Please bring them to the fourth-grade classroom or the office, before November 22nd.

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!

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.

Kindergarten Conference 

1st Grade Conference

2nd Grade conference

3rd Grade Conference

4th Grade Conference

5th Grade Conference

6th Grade Conference

7th Grade Conference

8th Grade Conference

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.

8th Grade Class Poinsettia and Wreath Fundraiser – LAST CHANCE! 

Last chance… the 8th grade class is selling poinsettias and wreaths to help raise money for their upcoming retreats and events. 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.

Scholastic Book Fair:  November 14th – 20th 

The Book Fair is almost here!  Get ready to shop for lots of fun books in your school library soon. The book fair will be open Nov. 15th, 16th, and 19th in the school library.  Read a letter from principal, Dan Anderson. Parent Letter  Parent Letter (Spanish)

This year we are also holding an online book fair at scholastic.com/fair from November 11 – 20.

The Online Fair:

  • Includes an expanded selection of books for all ages — from preschoolers to adults
  • Offers FREE shipping to our school on all orders
  • Allows you to shop by reading level, grade, and price
  • Provides a chance for you and your child to create and send wish lists to friends and family who are unable to attend the physical book fair or are out-of-state
  • Is open for an extended time, giving you more days to shop
  • Allows you to purchase items that may be out of stock at the physical book fair

Remember, the money we raise helps fund our school and classroom libraries.

PTC News 

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.

The winner of the $25 coffee card (Woods or Starbucks) is Mike and Sarah Cierebiej. Congratulations!

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

  • Is your handwriting beautiful? Do you need to fulfill your commitment hours from home? Help the Foundation to stuff invitations and address about 200 envelopes for Assumption School Foundation’s Support for a Century reception on November 29th. If you’d like to fulfill a few fundraising hours this way, please email theoffice@school.assumption.org.
  • 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! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080545AAAA2EA75-grandparents1
  • The Auction team is looking for 1-2 individuals to help with the planning and procurement of thank you gifts for our event sponsors. If you are interested in helping, please contact the auction chairs at growinggreatkidsauction@gmail.com.

Non-fundraising Commitment Hours

Upcoming Calendar Items: 

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, 19th Scholastic Book Fair

November 16th – Grandparents/”Grandfriends” Day beginning at 9:30 am in the gym

November 19th – Human Food Chain beginning at 8:30 am in the church

December 7th – Multicultural Principal’s Coffee 8:30 am in the library