Wednesday Parent Envelope 5.8.19

Posted in Wednesday Newsletter

In this week’s envelope, you’ll find information on:    Pizza Lunch, Volunteer Appreciation Events, Fun Run Thank You, Device Order for Fourth Grade Families, Root Beer and Brats Fundraising Hours, Box Tops, Vacation Bible School in Ferndale, Student Portraits, Fred Meyer Scrip, Common Threads Garden, Summer Youth Programs, Volunteer Opportunities, Movie Night This Saturday, PTC News and Volunteering, Calendar Items  

Pizza Lunch 

We have pizza lunch on Monday, May 13th.  Please remember that if you have a 5th grade student they will be on a field trip that day, so please do not order for your 5th grade student. 

Also, if you have a 7th or 8th grade student and they would like pizza, please either stop by the office and fill out a pizza lunch form or email me at and let me know what your student would like.  Thank you, Angie King

Volunteer Appreciation Tea and Volunteer of the Year on Friday, June 7th 

This week’s envelope has a nomination form for the Volunteer of the Year. If you have someone in mind, please fill it out and return by next week. This award will be presented on June 7th at the school mass at 10:30 am. Mark that date on the calendar for recognition of ALL volunteers this year. You are invited to have a sack lunch with the children at 11:30 am, followed by the Volunteer Tea at 12:30 pm (hosted with desserts from the teachers!). Stay for the Variety Show beginning at 1 pm that same day. We hope to see everyone there. 

RUN WILD!36th Annual Ellen Anderson Memorial Fun Run 

Please see the attached flyer for Fun Run details! 

From the Adams Family… 

Dear Assumption families, 

Please know how treasured your prayers and condolences are as we mourn the sudden loss of Bridget’s father, Dr. Peter Kesling (Gig Harbor). Our prayers for the grace of a holy death were answered.  He received all of his sacraments and was surrounded by his family at 3PM on Divine Mercy Sunday as we prayed the Chaplet together. He died about 10 hours later, in peace. Josephine’s kindergarten classmates’ sympathy cards are truly beautiful.  Thank you, everyone.  Tim and Bridget Adams 

Track and Field 

Congratulations to our league qualifiers for track & field: 

  • Shot put – Colby Lewis 
  • Relay team – Our team of Sebastian Dales, David Claret, Arthur Nichols, and Evan Rush were able to secure a spot at League for Jordan Tran, Jason Tran, David Claret, and Trey Aquino (8th graders who are in DC) 
  • 1600 Meters – Evan Rush, Arthur Nichols, and Ava May Wenzel 
  • Hurdles – Conor Rodriguez-Stiff 
  • Long jump – Caroline Ariz, Malia Finkbonner 
  • Javelin -Sammy Smith 


Device Order Form 

Nineteen families of the twenty-five in fourth grade have filled out the device form. If you haven’t done this, the deadline was extended to this Friday, May 10th. Remember that all current fourth graders and any students new in 2019-2020 for grades 5-8 will need to fill out a device order form. Please note that iPads will be allowed as an option for students in fifth grade, and any older who students who would like to begin using an iPad are allowed to do so beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. 

Math Curriculum Review 

This year, a team of six teachers and Mr. Anderson are reviewing the current Go Math curriculum. We are considering a change to one of three math programs: Envision 2.0 (Pearson), McGraw-Hill, and Singapore Math. In the final stages, we will be inviting two parents who are math teachers to be a part of the review process, but we also welcome any feedback from other parents who may know these programs and have suggestions or feedback. You can email Mr. Anderson if you’d like to add anything to this discussion. 


Do you still have fundraising hours you need to fulfill? Please sign-up and help out with the Root Beer and Brats Fundraiser on May 17th in the school gym. Click on the sign-up-genius link to see what time slots are available! Thanks for your help!  

Last Box Tops for Education Contest This Year! 

This year Assumption has earned $696.40 for our Box Tops submissions. Thank you to everyone for making this happen, it is an easy way to get money (10 cents for each one) for our school and students.   

Our goal is $1,000 so if each classroom collects 340 Box Tops before June 14th (lofty goal but we challenge you to make it happen!) we will make our goal!  Ask family, friends and others to clip and collect! Let’s see what we can do! Turn your Box Tops in at the office in a ziploc or envelope with you name on it. Mr. C’s class won a pizza party for the last contest… happening in June! Congratulations! 

Make Jesus Day Camp the “MANE” Event this Summer! 

This epic African adventure engages the whole herd. At Roar, kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. July 8-12 from 9:00A.M. – Noon. at St Joseph, Ferndale. Here is the link! 

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!) 

PTC News 

Family Movie Night this Saturday, May 11th in the gym:  HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3, THE LOST WORLD. 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 whole school family activity and children must be supervised by parents.  Thanks!  

FUN RUN 2019: Huge thanks to the many volunteers who came together to RUN WILD and support our school last Thursday, especially our event chairpersons, Natalie Milligan and Shannon Zebrowski!  This year seemed extra fun with a fresh theme and lots of school spirit.  We were blown away by the amazing finishes of some incredible athletes we’re growing here at ACS.  Congratulations to everyone who participated- you have much to be proud of!   

SCRIP ONLINE INCENTIVE: Purchase Scrip online anytime in 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  

Movie Night Volunteers!  We’re still use a couple of volunteers this Saturday evening to accept donations at the door and sell concessions.  If you could use 2-3 fundraising volunteer hours, please contact Dayna Dennis: 

Non-fundraising Commitment Hours   

Playground Angels are needed!  Thank you for the response to fill May slots!  There are still opportunities this month and coverage needed for the remainder of the school year. Please sign up here: May Sign-Up      June Sign-Up 

Upcoming Calendar Items: 

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

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.) Bilingual Mass today at 10:30 am. 

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

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

May 13th – 18th– Missoula Children’s Theater for K-8; Performances at 3:30 pm and 6 pm on May 18th. Cost is $35 per child, not $75 as advertised. 

May 17th – May Crowning Mass at 10:30 am 

May 17th – Jr. Ski to Sea Parade at 4 pm with the Root Beer and Brats fundraiser from 4- 8 pm 

June 7th– 10:30 am Volunteer of the Year recognized at mass; 11:30 Volunteers have sack lunch with students; Volunteer Appreciation Tea at 12:30 pm. Variety Show (1:00 pm to 3 pm- time has changed). See flier in last week’s envelope or here 

June 13th– Peace Festival from 12:30 to 3 pm. All grades K-7 participate in team-building games. Parents are invited to watch and help supervise the games. 

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