Wednesday Parent News 6.12.19

Posted in Uncategorized, Wednesday Newsletter

In this week’s envelope, you’ll find information on:   Nmi Bán update, Paperwork Due, Lost and Found, Upfront Theater Tickets,  End of Year Pool Party, School Bus Survey, Gulliver’s Travels Video Available, Scholastic Summer Reading, Faith on Fire Catholic Family Weekend, A/V Installation Volunteers, Vacation Bible School in Ferndale, Public Library Summer Reading, Volunteer Opportunities, Scrip Incentives, PTC News and Volunteering, Calendar Items 

Noémi Bán- Volunteer of the Year 

Mrs. Ban won the Volunteer of the Year Award at last Friday’s reception and we were so glad to honor her for all she’s done for Assumption. She died peacefully that Friday night surrounded by family and friends at the age of 96. Her award was given to her family and three of our teachers were able to attend her memorial service on Tuesday. What an extraordinary woman she was! We are blessed to have known her. 

2019-2020 Paperwork Packet – DUE June 14th! 

All the paperwork needed to start next year is in your parent envelope today. Please note that some forms are per student. The office compiles this information over the summer to be able to start the year updated and correct! Please fill it out and return before June 14th… sooner is even better!  

Peace Festival

Please see the attached list of color groups for tomorrow’s Peace Festival. The students are all mixed into different color groups. This means that not all of one grade will be a set color, each classroom will look like a rainbow! Tomorrow is also a free dress day as long as you wear a shirt in your color group.

Lost and Found 

It’s time to empty out the Lost & Found bins.  We have a lot of sweatshirts, coats and all sort of miscellaneous items.  If your student is missing anything, please stop by or have your student stop by to go through the containers.  The two containers are located near the 1st grade classroom on the 1st floor. I’ll be displaying all the lost and found items on a table in the entryway by the office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday June 11th, 12th and 13th. Any unclaimed items will be donated.  You can help reduce the number of unclaimed items by labeling your students’ items with their name.  Items that are labeled with a name are returned to the appropriate classroom.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, Aey Angeli at 360-592-0123 or  

Kick Off Summer with ACS at the Upfront Theatre! 

Do you love standup comedy? Have you ever wanted to see standup comedy live? Do you love having a blast with our ACS parents, faculty and friends while also supporting our students? We’ve got just the event for you! On Sunday, June 23, ACS will be hosting a private stand-up comedy show at The Upfront Theatre, Ryan Stiles’ comedy club here in Bellingham. The doors for this fundraiser open at 6pm, and the show starts at 7pm. Tickets are $50 each and include 2 drinks and a selection of tasty desserts. Tickets are available at the office and there will be a limited number at the door. You don’t want to miss this fun event! Make it a date night, or a girls/guys night, and we will see you there!  

For more information, see the flier here!  

End-of-Year Pool Party from 12 pm to 3 pm on Friday, June 14th 

See the flier attached to this week’s envelope and print and return it to the office if your child would like to attend the end-of-year pool party at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club on the last day of school. Thank you, Natalie Milligan, for organizing this! 

Potential Change for School Bus 

We are considering changing the afternoon bus service from a 3:15 departure to a 4:30 pm departure in order to serve more families in co-curriculars and other activities. Even if your child doesn’t currently ride the school bus but you live outside of Bellingham (Everson, Lynden, Blaine, Ferndale), please fill out the attached survey so that we can best serve the needs of the school community.  

Gulliver’s Travels Video is Available plus Fun Run Photos! 

Thank you, Lee Eberhardt, for videoing this year’s Missoula performance of Gulliver’s Travels again this year. 

For parents who want to download the full-length video, please visit this Google Drive link before June 28th when the link will expire.  

Google Drive folder Assumption Share: 

Otherwise, you can have access to shorter 20-minute clips of each part of the play and this link (as well as photos) can be found at Lee Eberhardt’s Smugmug site here: 

Smugmug Photo and Video Website Ebergram Images: 

For another round of great photos from the Fun Run, pictures can be found by following this link: 

Scholastic Summer Reading 

Join in the Scholastic Summer Reading program this year. It’s fun, it’s easy, and the top readers win a $5.00 gift card to the next book fair! Check your parent envelope for instructions and login information.  

Faith on Fire – “Catholic Family Weekend” 

In its ninth year, this program comes highly recommended from one of our school families and is happening on July 12-14 at St. Mary’s in Anacortes. Follow the link to register and see the flier in this week’s envelope for more information. 

Audio/Visual Installation – Volunteers Needed 

Great news… The equipment has been ordered and the installation of the new A/V equipment in the gym will happen between Monday, June 24th through Thursday, June 27th. Thank you to parents- Mike Harbick and Andrew Cramer, for making this happen. If you still need volunteer hours and you have expertise in the trades (electrical, construction, etc.) or you know someone who does, we need you! Here are the jobs we are looking to complete. Please commit to at least two of the four full days so that we know we can count on you. Thank you, in advance, for your help! Email Mr. Anderson or Mike Harbick at to let us know what you can do. 

Jobs/expertise needed:  

  1. Install three electrical boxes for the system, projector, and screen.
  2. Hang the screen
  3. Mount the projector to the beam on the ceiling of the gym

Summer- Jesus Day Camp NEWS! 

Great news!  Assumption School Bus will be available to transport children (potty trained up to 5th grade) to this summer’s Jesus Day Camp, at Saint Joseph’s in Ferndale.  This is an amazing week of fun filled games, stories, songs, all around our awesome faith!  Sign up is in the gathering space at the church or online for the camp but if you would like to sign your child up for the bus please sign up below so we can plan accordingly.  The bus will be running through the county (stops designated below) as well as picking up at Assumption School.  This is a free opportunity for our community and a lot of fun! 

Thank you from Meryluz Duque 

Please see the attached slides from Meryluz which show her appreciation for the blessings, prayers, and meals these past few months. Thank you! 

PTC News 

Thinking about how you can get those Volunteer Hours for the 2019/2020 school year?   

  1. We are looking for someone to take over the Monday Pizza Lunch Duty. This entails picking up the pizza from Little Caesar’s and delivering to the classrooms one Monday a month. This could also be split between 2 people if you know someone who wants to tag team it with you! (Please talk with Angie King)  
  1. Are you interested in planning a couple Movie Nights for the PTC next year? You would be in charge of picking the movie, purchasing and setting up concessions and setting up and running the newly installed AV equipment. If interested, please let Sara Rush know at 

If either of these exciting stewardship opportunities interest you, please contact Sara Rush at

Non-fundraising Commitment Hours   

  • Playground Angels are needed!  Thank you for the response to fill slots!  Coverage is still needed for the remainder of the school year. Please sign up here:  June Sign-Up 

Upcoming Calendar Items: 

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 13th – Retirement Lunch for Mrs. Vanderboom in the gym from 11:30-1:00pm 

June 14th– Last day of school. Alumni are invited to attend for an alumni parent photo and to say goodbye to Fr. Scott. Mass begins at 10:30 am, with early release at 11:45 am. 

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

June 24th– 27th– Installation of the A/V equipment in the gym. Volunteers needed. 

June 28thFarewell Party for Fr. Scott from the parish beginning at 7 pm