Wednesday Parent News 4.24.19

Posted in Wednesday Newsletter

In this week’s envelope, you’ll find information on:   Lummi Nation Grant correction, Device Order for Fourth Grade families, FUN RUN, Fred Meyer Scrip, Gardening with Common Threads, Middle School Retreat, Summer Youth Program at WWU, Volunteer Opportunities, PTC News and Volunteering, Calendar Items 


Oh, my goodness! There are many nice jackets and sweatshirts in the Lost & Found barrels. I counted 8 ties! Please claim your items. 

Lummi Nation Community Contribution (retraction) 

We need to correct last week’s announcement regarding the Lummi Nation grant. The school was approved for a contribution, but it wasn’t the full amount that had been requested. Instead of a $15,000 grant for the 2019-2020 school year, the school received $1,000 towards the school bus. We apologize for any miscommunication and the school is very grateful to Lummi Nation for providing whatever they can give. Many applicants attended the reception last Thursday, and Lummi Nation honored multiple requests for funds this year. 

Device Order Form 

All current fourth graders and any students new in 2019-2020 for grades 5-8 will need to fill out a device order form. Even if you are purchasing the device on your own, please fill out the digital survey so that we know what the school will need to order. Please note that iPads will be allowed as an option for students in fifth grade, and any older students who would like to begin using an iPad are allowed to do so beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. The order form is due Friday, May 3rd. 

Congratulations to Assumption School Grandparent, Tom Lockhart! 

After 48 years of being a member of Assumption Parish and sending his sons to Assumption Catholic School, Tom was baptized, confirmed, and received first holy communion at the Easter Vigil on Saturday night!  

Prayer Request 

We say a special pray this week for the Adams family who are preparing for the death of Bridget’s father, Dr. Peter Kesling in Tacoma. In his final days, may God grant him a holy and peaceful passing, surrounded by his family and friends who love him.  

Support our IMAGine Photography Club 

All seventh and eighth graders who participated in the IMAGEine photography class in January will have their work displayed in the Children’s Gallery Walk on the evening of May 3rd and for the rest of the month of May. Allied Arts saw the photography that the students made during their IMAGEine photography class and were so impressed that their work has been chosen for the Allied Arts Gallery space at 1418 Cornwall Avenue! Come and check it out… 

Rice Bowls – After-Easter Messaging 

Thank You! Our school changed lives this Lent, and CRS Rice Bowl wants to say THANK YOU! Don’t forget to turn in your CRS Rice Bowl at the church or school office. 

RUN WILD!36th Annual Ellen Anderson Memorial Fun Run 

Fun Run Update #3 

It’s been a WILD start to this year’s FUN RUN!!  We raised $2,700 in Sponsorship and sold 142 T-shirts!! Thank you for your generous support of this great event!   

With just one week to go the class competitions are HOT! 100% Classroom Participation and the Most Money Raised wins a pizza lunch for the entire class!  8th Grade is out in front with 64% participation and $1,350 in pledges. Hot on their heels is 5th Grade with 88% participation and $591; Kindergarten 86% and $970; 2nd Grade 78% and $475; 1st grade 75% and $890; 7th grade $75% and $440. Which class will prevail?
Every pledge counts but you’ve gotta be IN to WIN! So, get your pledge money in to Mrs. Vanderboom.  All grades with 100% Classroom Participation will go into the drawing to win popsicles and 20 minutes extra recess!  

We are still in need of a few volunteers so check out this week’s Fun Run Facts Flier #3 for all the details and get ready to RUN WILD! ~ Natalie Milligan @ or 

Sale! Sale! Sale! Last Chance for Student Portraits! 

We are clearing out our collection of Lee Eberhardt’s amazing student portraits from the auction. Chances are we have a professional photo of your child, ready for hanging, beautifully mounted on sturdy black cardstock. If you have seen Lee’s portraits displayed at the auction, you are familiar with how wonderfully Lee captures the spirit of our children and our school through his photos. Stop by the office and choose yours for just $5 each. They would make a wonderful gift for moms, grandmothers, and godmothers this Mother’s Day!  

Fred Meyer Scrip Availability 

The new Kroeger/Fred Meyer gift card site is up and running and we should have more Fred Meyer scrip in stock on May 8th!  Again, we are sorry for any inconvenience that this may have caused. 

Thank you, Angie King  

Gardening with Common Threads 

Hello families! Our students are enjoying gardening this spring! Now’s the time to look ahead to summer:  We are seeking families to help with summer garden care so that students can return to a well-tended, bountiful garden in the fall. Please contact me at if you are interested in helping with summer garden care, let me know your availability. (This counts toward your commitment hours!) 

Summer Youth Programs at Western Washington University: 

Western welcomes students in grades 1-12 to learn and explore in a college setting this summer. Youth program focuses include science, art, camp, leadership development and even inter-generational learning where children and their grandparents can take a course together. Please visit or call (360) 650-3308 for a full list of summer youth programs and details.  

PTC News 

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10.  During this week at Assumption, the PTC sponsors a breakfast for our dedicated teachers. It’s become tradition for students to bring them a small token of appreciation.  It can be anything: a drawing, a flower, treats, a favorite coffee, small gift card, photo, etc. 

For those who care to (totally optional), the office will be offering the opportunity for parents to contribute to teachers’ scrip accounts as one option for showing appreciation (as they do for Christmas). This is a great choice as we’re all running out of ideas by May and our dedicated teachers can choose how they’d like to use their credit!  An order form can be found in your physical envelope this week and here. 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: We’ll be sponsoring a spring Family Movie Night on Saturday, May 11th in the gym, beginning at 6:00 pm. Movie is TBD. 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! 

SCRIP ONLINE INCENTIVE: Once again, the PTC would like to offer an incentive to utilize this great this program! Purchase Scrip online anytime in April or May and have your name entered in a drawing to win a $25 card of your choice (from the ACS box OR online).  A winner will be announced on Wed, June 5th. 

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  

       Non-fundraising Commitment Hours   

  • Playground Angels are needed!  There are still opportunities in April and coverage needed for the remainder of the school year. Please sign up here: April Sign-Up       May Sign-Up      June Sign-Up 

Upcoming Calendar Items: 

April 29th through May 17th– MAP testing for all grades 2 through 8 

May 2nd – Fun Run 

May 3rdNO School Mass today 

May 9th – Mother’s Day Flower Basket order pick-up (7:30-8:15 and 2:45-3:15 in front of the gym) 

May 10th – No school for Kindergarten only today. (Mrs. Whelan will be assessing rising Kindergarten students.) 

May 6th 10th– Eighth graders in Washington D.C. 

May 8th 10th– Seventh graders in Portland, OR 

May 17th – May Crowning Mass 

May 17th – Jr. Ski to Sea Parade at 4 pm with the Root Beer and Brats fundraiser 

May 13th 18th– Missoula Children’s Theater for K-8 

June 23rd – Auction item availability! – The Upfront Theatre Opportunity! See the flyer here!