Wednesday Envelope News 11.28.18

Posted in Principal's Newsletter

In this week’s envelope, you’ll find information on:  Auction Procurement Deadline, The Lewis Family, Fulcrum Tuition Assistance, Common Threads, Scrip, 8th Grade Child Care, Children’s Christmas Choir, Volunteer Opportunities

The Auction Donation Deadline is this Friday, November 30

We are just a few days away from our family donation deadline for the Growing Great Kids Auction and Gala. Each family must complete a procurement form no later than Friday, November 30.

  • Step 1: Decide what you would like to donate. This can be anything from cash, Scrip, a timeshare stay, sporting event tickets, item valued at $200 or more (in its original packaging please), a donation from your business*, etc. 
  • Step 2:  Fill out a procurement form. A hardcopy form can be printed from the website. You can also always 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! 
  • Step 3: Return the completed procurement form to the office by Friday, November 30. Procured items must be submitted by February 1. 

*Sponsorship opportunities are available starting at $200 and can be used to fulfill your family’s obligation. Please contact the Auction Chairs, Shanae and Courtney, with any questions at growinggreatkidsauction@gmail.com.

Reminder: Any family who has not met their donation obligation ($200 value or higher) by the deadline will be charged $200 on their December tuition bill.  

Assumption Family Support for the Lewis Family

Many of you have been supporting our beloved Lewis Family but we wanted to let the new school families know about this wonderful lady!  Trisha Lewis is the mom of Colby Lewis, a 7th grader and three older children who have graduated from Assumption Catholic School.  The Lewis Family has been a part of our school community for over 20 years.  From the very beginning Trisha was very involved in volunteering and doing anything she can do help her children and their teachers at Assumption.  She worked at the school as the Director of our Extended Day Program for many years as well.  Those of you who know her know she is always helping others and has the biggest heart.  Currently Trisha is fighting a very aggressive cancer and has begun a new chemotherapy that is very hard on her body.  Right now, we are asking families to sign up below to bring meals to the family.  More information is written on the meal train about delivery and specifics.  Please keep this very special family in your prayers.  Thank you, Team Trisha! https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/74ln3n

CHRISTMAS EVE CHILDREN’S CHOIR

We are inviting all children in grades K-8 of Assumption Parish to come be a part of the Christmas Eve Children’s Choir at the 4:00 P.M. Mass on Monday, December 24th. Practice dates and times will be MONDAYS December 3, 10, 17 from 6:00P.M. to 7:00 P.M. We need strong older voices as well as strong younger voices. If you are interested contact Susan Roland at  susanroland@hotmail.com

Launching Success Supports Assumption School with 10% Rebate!

Please see the digital flyer attached to this week’s envelope for the details. This is a generous rebate!

Lost at Grandparents Day?

Did your grandmother or grand-friend lose a necklace? We have one in the office that was found that day. Please call to identify/claim. 360-733-6133.

December Extension Camp – Drama!!

Our next Extension Camp for the month of December will be Drama.  We are excited to have a drama teacher from Gabriel Art Kids with a wealth of experience, even in New York!  Students will be doing a variety of activities while preparing a short presentation of the Nativity.  The performance will be Friday, December 7th and the camp will run December 3-7, 3:15-4:15.  Please look for the online Form to sign up next week or/and contact Bev (bwilliams@school.assumption.org) for more information or questions.

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.

Scholastic Book Fair Update

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who helped with the Scholastic Book Fair and all the students and families who purchased items.  Your generous help raised $3500 to buy books for our school and classroom libraries.  This is our highest amount to date and it’s all because of you!

Cooking with Common Threads and Our Garden Educator

Classes will enjoy monthly cooking lessons through March 12th. Starting in December and into mid-January, students will prepare and taste fresh applesauce with apples harvested from local farms. We will explore a variety of spices including cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and nutmeg. Students will bring the recipe home: Look for it! If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact: lindsay@commonthreadsfarm.org – For more information please visit www.commonthreadsfarm.org

Holiday Childcare Available

Time for a Date Night? Need time to do some Christmas shopping? The 8th grade class is providing child care so you can get an evening out without the kids. The eighth graders are raising funds for their Washington D.C. trip.

Dates are Sunday, December 2nd 12:30-3:30 PM and Friday, December 7th from 6:00-9:00 PM. Both events will be held in the Assumption School Library. Please look for the flyer in your Wednesday Envelope.

Any questions? Please contact Sarah Cierebiej at 360-932-9290 or mscierebiej@q.com

SAVE THE DATE! Next Parent’s Night out is Valentine’s Day, Friday February 14th!

Interested in Scouting, but don’t know where to start?

We are having a “joining night” on Tuesday, December 4th from 7:00 – 8:00 pm in the gym.  Open to K-8th grade.  Children can make a paper rocket while the parents visit stations and find out about scouting.   Come anytime!  Interested, but can’t make?  Email Bill at bmorgan5236@gmail.com

PTC News

Please plan on joining us for our next PTC General Meeting on January 9th at 7pm in the gym. We will be joined by our local Neighborhood Police Officer Eric OsterKamp. Officer OsterKamp will be discussing how the Bellingham Police Department is prepared to handle a school crisis at Assumption or how a crisis at Bellingham High School would affect Assumption and how it would be handled. We look forward to seeing you at our meeting and hearing from Officer OsterKamp!

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

  • 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 aking@school.assumption.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 25-Dec. 1st– Shop at Launching Success and 10% comes back to the school!

December 3rd – Pizza Lunch

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

December 14th– Preschool Christmas (LMC) at 11 am; Christmas Program at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm for seating.

January 2, 2019 – Back to School!