Wednesday Parent News 1.23.19

Posted in Principal's Newsletter
7th and 8th graders participated in the March for Life and Mass for Life in Olympia.

In this week’s envelope, you’ll find information on:  Eighth Grade Fundraisers, Safe Schools and Lockout Procedures, Auction, Catholic Schools Week, Multicultural and History Fair, Winter Carnival, Volunteer Opportunities, PTC News, FACTS Tuition Management, Calendar Items

8th Grade Fundraiser Opportunities

  • Come support the 8th graders and enjoy some great food.  Please come to Panda Express on Sunset Drive between 3-8 pm this Friday, January 25th and show them your “ticket” (in this week’s Parent Envelope, one for you and one for a friend!) so Assumption School will get credit.  A portion of the proceeds will go to support the 8th graders trip to Washington DC.  Thank you in advance for your support.
  • How about a night out on Valentine’s Day? 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 (call or text okay) or mscierebiej@q.com

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 growinggreatkidsauction.gmail.com 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.

Follow up to Officer Eric Osterkamp’s Presentation from Wednesday, January 9th

Thank you to everyone who attended the presentation by Officer Osterkamp on Wednesday, January 9th. Included with this week’s digital envelope are his PowerPoint titled “Active Shooter Response” and the Safe Schools document that he referenced. We will provide information to families as applicable, but as a reminder please note that our “rally” point if there were ever a need to evacuate campus is the First Congregational Church at 2401 Cornwall Ave.  All teachers and students know that this is where they should meet if there were a need to evacuate our campus.

Parent Led School Mass

On Friday, February 8th at 10:30, the parents will lead the School Mass.

We will need parents serving as reader for the Welcome, Lectors for the First Reading and for the Prayers of the Faithful, gift bearers and greeters.  The School Choir will sing at this Liturgy.

Please email Susan Roland if you would like to serve at this School Liturgy. I will provide you with what you need to practice.  My email is susanroland@hotmail.com

Thank you for your help.

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 (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4FA5A82AA6F49-multicultural1) 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!  (Not a school-sponsored event)

A Winter Carnival is coming on February 2nd in the school gym to help raise funds for the Lewis Family. 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 family.  If you would like to help or want more information please contact Bev Williams, 360-920-7592 or bevjohnson_13@hotmail.com. Thank you in advance.

PTC News

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK: Celebrate Teachers!  The PTC invites parents to bring an item for the teachers to enjoy a potluck lunch on Wednesday, January 30th. A main dish has been generously donated by Queta’s Catering, but additional items are welcome and appreciated! Please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b4eada92eabfc1-teacher. Food items should be dropped off with Phoebe in the office by 11:00 am on the 30th.

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 aking@school.assumption.org and let her know if you are interested in selling Scrip and what days you are available!

Non-fundraising Commitment Hours

  • January Playground Angels are still needed!  Sign up here:  January Sign-Up
  • 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 dwdennis72@gmail.com.

Parent Satisfaction Survey

The results of November’s Parent Satisfaction Survey are included again 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 (Updated information)

The new method of payment will coincide with re-registration for families which will begin at the State of the School on Wednesday, February 6th. You will have until March 15th to fill out the registration paperwork and create your account in FACTS. Please see the instructions for setting up an account (new users only) and the parent letter in this week’s envelope that explain how to set this up. Remember, if you already have an account in FACTS because you apply for tuition assistance, you will not need to set up a new account.

Upcoming Calendar Items:

January 24thLast day of Semester 1

January 25thNo school. Teacher Work Day

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 2ndWinter Carnival for the Lewis Family (not a school-sponsored event)

February 6th– Re-enrollment for current families begins.

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