Wednesday Parent News 1.9.19

Posted in Wednesday Newsletter

In this week’s envelope, you’ll find information on:  Auction, Catholic Schools Week, Multicultural and History Fair, Winter Carnival, Volunteer Opportunities, PTC News and General Meeting Information, FACTS Tuition Management, Calendar Items

Growing Great Kids Auction Information

The Auction is approaching quickly, and we are looking for volunteers to help stuff envelopes. This will go towards your fundraising hours if you are interested. Dates and times are TBD so check your Wednesday envelope next week for more details.

We are also in need of volunteers for the day of the Auction please contact Shanae and Courtney at for more information.

Just a reminder all donation items are items need to be brought to the school by January 31st. If you need help getting your item(s) to school, please let us know.

Catholic Schools Week- “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”

  • January 26th/27th- Attend mass at your local parish with students in dress uniform. Students can be greeters and help bring up the gifts. Frederick invites all students to be part of the youth choir at the 8 am and 9:30 am masses at Assumption
  • January 28th– Celebrate families. Parents can bring a bag lunch to share with your children.
  • January 29th– Celebrate students. Free dress and movie in the afternoon today.
  • January 30th– Celebrate teachers. Parents provide lunch for the teachers and staff.
  • January 31st– Celebrate community. Assembly to honor first responders in the gym at 12:30 pm
  • February 1st– Celebrate alumni. Help us honor and celebrate this year’s Distinguished Alumni recipient, Pat Nelson (‘53) at the 10:30 am school mass

Multicultural and History Fair- Mark Your Calendars!

All school families should mark their calendars for Sunday, February 10th to celebrate the Multicultural and History Fair from 2 pm to 4 pm. Every student will be participating. A Sign-up Genius is included here so that you might sign up to bring a favorite food from one of the many cultures around the world. Beginning at 2:00 pm, food will be shared and students will perform songs and dances in the gym and will then be expected to present their work in their classrooms beginning at 3:15 pm. This is also an Open House for families outside of our school community, so please invite your friends and family. Thank you, in advance, for helping us make this a success.

Winter Carnival! 

Please see the Winter Carnival flier attached to today’s Wednesday Envelope and spread the word while inviting your friends!  There will be a variety of carnival games, cake walk, train rides, and more!  Pizza, concessions, as well as beer and wine will be available.  All tickets will be one dollar (some items will be more than one ticket) and all proceeds will go directly to the Lewis Family.  If you would like to help or want more information please contact Bev Williams, 360-920-7592 or Thank you in advance.

PTC News

Please plan on joining us for our next PTC General Meeting TONIGHT at 7pm in the gym. We will be joined by our local Neighborhood Police Officer Eric OsterKamp. He 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!  Childcare will be provided this evening by our EDP staff. Please bring your child(ren) to the library any time after 6:45 pm.

Family Movie Night on Friday, January 11th in the gym:  INCREDIBLES 2. See the flier attached to this week’s online envelope for details. Donations are appreciated and concessions will be available for sale.  Bring your sleeping bags and pillows to camp out on the floor and spend some time with your school community!  Please note that this is a family activity and children must be supervised by parents.  Thanks!

We’re still looking for a couple of volunteers to accept donations at the door and sell concessions.  If you could use a couple of volunteer hours, please follow the link to sign up:

Scrip Online Incentive: We compiled a list of all the families who purchased Scrip online in December.  It was exciting to see that 25 families utilized the online option- that’s up 40% over the previous month! The winners of the $25 coffee card (Woods or Starbucks) by random drawing are Veronica and Ashley Vincent. Congratulations!

If you need directions for how to register on, 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 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 and let her know if you are interested in selling Scrip and what days you are available!


Non-fundraising Commitment Hours

  • Urgent Need! January Playground Angels sign up here: January Sign-Up   There are only 5 filled positions for the month of January and 24 vacant. Playground Angels are there for the safety of your children on the playground. Please sign up for a shift today. Thank you!
  • Save Angie from the cold/rain and help accomplish her to-do list!  Earn one weekly volunteer hour!  We’re looking for a parent to hang out until 8:10 each morning and secure the traffic loop chain when the bell rings.  Perfect for working parents in need of volunteer hours that have a few extra minutes.  If you’re able, please contact Dayna Dennis at

Parent Satisfaction Survey ← Link to survey results

The results of November’s Parent Satisfaction Survey are included this week and will be posted on our website. Thank you to everyone who responded. We had 71 responses from the K-8 families, and 13 responses from Preschool. Much of this information was used in the creation of our self-study and goals, thanks to your feedback. The good news is that we are improving in almost all areas of communication, safety, faith development, and subject areas. Our Net Promoter Score (NPS) is at 76! (If you don’t know what an NPS is, scroll to the bottom of the survey results to find out…)

FACTS Tuition Management

All families will be required to register for FACTS Tuition Management starting in early February. This will be the new system for collecting tuition and fees in the 2019-2020 school year. FACTS will also accept payments for incidentals like EDP, Hot Lunch, and co-curricular activities. Please look for announcements starting in January that will explain how this process will be combined with registration for the 2019-2020 school year. The cost to families will be an annual fee of $46 (per family, not per student) or $20 if you pay everything at the start of the school year. Families will still have the option to pay cash if they choose, but all payments will be processed through FACTS. If you already have an account with FACTS for tuition assistance, you will be able to link this to the new system.

Upcoming Calendar Items:

January 7-11- Basketball Extension Camp at EDP for grades K-5 with middle school helpers

January 9thPTC General Meeting at 7 pm in the gym. Officer Eric Osterkamp will be here to discuss emergency preparedness for the school and surrounding areas.

January 11thPTC Movie Night in the gym at 7 pm (Bring nonperishable food items and get free popcorn!)

January 16th– Early Release Day

January 18th– Schoolwide photo for the yearbook after the 10:30 am school mass

January 21st– No school in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday

January 22nd– Seventh and eighth grade field trip to Mass for Life in Lacey, March for Life in Olympia

January 26th/27th– Kick off Catholic Schools Week at the parishes in Whatcom County. All students attend church in their dress uniform this weekend! Youth choir needed at Assumption for the 8 am and 9:30 am masses.

February 10th– Multicultural and History Fair for all current families and prospective families 2 pm to 4 pm