In this week’s envelope, you’ll find information on: 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)
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. Blessing of the food begins at 8:30 am in the church. All parents are welcome!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com – For more information about Common Threads please visit www.commonthreadsfarm.org.
8th Grade Childcare Opportunity – November 16th
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
9:30 am– All first graders and students whose grandparents are attending meet in the gym.
(Prayer, welcome, and first grade songs)
9:45 am- Dismissal from the gym to morning recess, tours of the school, and Book Fair in the library
*Note: All Kindergarteners should go to their classroom at 10 am after morning recess (even those with grandparents attending).
10:25 am– All students, grandparents, and families head to the church
10:30-11:20 am– Grandparents Day Mass in the church
11:20- 12:30 pm– Kindergarten families in the gym for Thanksgiving play and feast; All other students at lunch and grandparents can leave at this time. However, students can visit the Book Fair WITH a grandparent or parent during this time.
*Volunteers are still needed to help set up and serve as well and donations of baked goods and fruit. Please visit this link to sign up!
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.
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.
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. 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
- 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 email@example.com.
- 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
- Wednesday 7:45 – 8:15
- Thursday 2:45 – 3:15
- Friday 7:45 – 8:15
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know if you are interested in selling Scrip and what days you are available!
Non-fundraising Commitment Hours
Upcoming Calendar Items:
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
November 21st– Early Release Day 11:45 am dismissal. NO EDP today because of the holiday. Please plan ahead.
November 22nd and 23rd– No school for Thanksgiving Holiday
December 7th– Multicultural Principal’s Coffee 8:30 am in the library
December 14th– Christmas Program at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm for seating.