Wednesday Parent News 1.30.19

Posted in Wednesday Newsletter

In this week’s envelope, you’ll find information on:  State of the School address, Schoolwide Geo Bee Winners, Yearbook Photos, Eighth Grade Fundraising, Auction, Parent Led Mass Volunteers, Multicultural and History Fair, Ride the Bus for Free, Volunteer Opportunities, PTC News, FACTS Tuition Management, Calendar Items

State of the School

Mark your calendars for the State of the School address (required participation by at least one parent from all K-8 families) on Wednesday, February 6th from 7 pm to 8 pm. Free child care is provided by the EDP staff in the school library beginning at 6:45 pm. You will receive your registration packet for the 2019-2020 school year, and we will help you register for FACTS Tuition Management if you haven’t already set it up.

Growing Great Kids Auction Information

Your invitation to the Growing Great Kids Auction and Gala should have arrived this weekend. We sold out last year, so please RSVP early and consider putting together a table of your friends and family to join you! You can RSVP online at: If you did not receive an invitation or would like another to give one to a friend, we have plenty of extras! Come by the school office to pick them up. Have any out-of-town family members who might want to support the school, even if they can’t attend the auction? They can make a donation right on

Check out our first Live Item Sneak Peek in this week’s envelope! We can’t wait to celebrate with you all on March 2nd!

Just a reminder all donation 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!

Congratulations Geo Bee School Winners

Schoolwide Geo Bee champion is:  Oliver Johnson

Class winners and alternates:

  • 4th–1, Jace Strayer; 2, Taylor Rush
  • 5th–1, Alden Bachmeier; 2, Ava Simons
  • 6th–Callie Young
  • 7th–Evan Rush
  • 8th–1, Oliver Johnson; 2, Jason Tran

Yearbook Photos Needed!

Here’s a chance to see your kids immortalized in our fantastic yearbook! Please see the digital flyer.

8th Grade Fundraiser Opportunities

  • 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

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

Thank you for your help.

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

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 ( 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.

Ride the Bus 

In order to promote our new school bus, we are offering two things in February:

  1. Ride the bus to the Open House on Sunday, February 10th. All current families are invited to join prospective families on this “shuttle” from St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lynden to Assumption Catholic School. The bus will leave from Lynden at 1:30 pm and return at 4 pm. Ride with your children and experience the fun!
  1. Ride the bus for free the week of February 11th to February 14th (There is no school on February 15th. ) See if your family would benefit from this service. See the flier in this week’s envelope for more details and stops.

PTC News

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

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 flier and information in this week’s envelope that explains 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 30th – Sacred Heart Parish @ 6 pm, “Protecting God’s Children” class. Preregistration required.

February 2nd Winter Carnival for the Lewis Family (not a school-sponsored event)

February 6th State of the School at 7 pm. Re-enrollment for current families begins.

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

February 15th– No school. Teacher work day.

February 20th– Early Release Day with 11:45 am dismissal. Casual dress.