In this week’s newsletter, you’ll find teacher gratitude for yours, gifting meals to Mrs. Beshara, new family referrals, care for our school garden, opportunities to get involved in the School Commission, huge thanks for tuition assistance support, a chance to recognize those who serve our school, PTC News including an invitation to lead, various ways to support ACS through regular purchases and used uniforms and upcoming calendar items. Thank you for reading!
“We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.” Romans 12:8
ACS Teacher ❤️
Our teachers are incredibly touched by the efforts of so many students and parents to make them feel appreciated this week! From the gifts and cards starting on Monday to all the signs and well wishes waiting for them at school today. The PTC put on a beautiful (and delicious) breakfast spread that everyone could enjoy in shifts this morning as they came in to assist with the drive thru.
Our many thanks to everyone for all the recognition and praise. We feel your love and send our own right back to you!
Mr. Anderson put together a look at some of the kind and generous gestures: https://vimeo.com/415645390
Support for Mrs. Beshara
Mrs. Bev Williams, our PTC Care and Concern chairperson, has thoughtfully put together a Meal Train for us to support Mrs. Beshara over the next couple of weeks. If you’re able to participate, thank you!
Instructions for delivery can be found within the sign up: https://mealtrain.com/7yy09m
Help us by referring new families
Thank you to so many of you who are actively sharing our story referring your friends to Assumption. We are offering a special promotion for families who enroll for 2020-2021 if they want to be involved in our distance learning program for the remainder of the current school year. The following announcement is going in parish bulletins the next two weekends, and you are welcome to share it with your friends, as well.
Assumption Catholic School is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Parents can access a virtual tour on the school’s website (school.assumption.org) to get a feel for the classrooms and programs offered. On-campus tours will likely be available starting from July 10th based on the governor’s mandates. Note: If a family chooses to enroll for the 2020-2021 school year, the child may be able to benefit from the distance learning program at Assumption in the final 4-5 weeks of the school year for a discounted tuition rate and receive recommendations for summer activities. Call or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this unique opportunity.
The volunteers from Common Threads are looking for families to help organize the garden from now throughout the summer. Many hands are needed to keep it watered, weeded, and ready for the fall. If you have a green thumb and want to get a head start on hours for next year, please sign up to help. For reference, here is Assumption’s Garden Care Info. This is a document for volunteers, including COVID-19 safety protocols, as well as the SignUpGenius form for volunteers to use to reserve slots.
School Commission Discernment
This time of year, we begin to fill vacancies for positions on the School Commission. Each term is three years and we will have three vacancies for the 2020-21 school year. The “discernment” for these positions will happen at our Zoom meeting on Wednesday, May 20th.
The School Commission is the principal’s advisory board with regards to the school’s long-term planning. The subcommittees include: Facilities, Admissions and Retention, Finance, Parish Liaisons, and Strategic Planning. We are currently looking for parents who have expertise in building and construction, marketing, development/fundraising, and education (public or private). Being a member of the School Commission fulfills your 40-hour volunteer requirement for your family. The Commission meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 7 to 9 pm, and subcommittees meet 1-2 times per month at a pre-arranged time
Please view the pdf application here. You may email it to Mr. Anderson or send it to the office if you are interested in being a School Commission member.
Tuition Assistance for the current school year
Thanks to the following families and parishioners, $18,230 has been raised to help with tuition assistance for families affected by unemployment or other financial hardships during the current pandemic. We are so grateful for the outpouring of support and the commitment to keeping our current families enrolled.
Mike & Judy Yeend
Joe & Anne Patelli
Clint & Michele Richmond
Bernardo & MeryLuz Torres-Duque
Brian, Janie & Blake McGuire
Robert & Sara Rush
Larry & Elaine Kheriaty
Gerald & Janice Smith
Soy House Restaurant
Mark & Staci Johnson
John & Anna Getchell
Bill & Sharon Newbold
Volunteer of the Year Award– (We only have two nominations from last week. Please fill this out by Friday.) Every year we honor the Ellen Anderson Volunteer of the Year at an appreciation reception in mid-May. This year it had been planned for May 15th. Although we can’t have a celebration in person, we’d still like to thank all our volunteers. In the process, we would also like to recognize this year’s recipient of the award. Please nominate a volunteer in our school community who has given above the family’s required 40 hours and led programs or activities that our school may not have been able to have otherwise. Remember we have volunteers that are parishioners and grandparents, too. All names are welcome. The nomination survey is linked here. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=gomPHyuTtUSyd6bqU847njzlmdPe5ThEjoyXJJ5QcRBUNzEyVVhITVRDTzNSRjBTMjJZNlpRWVoxUy4u
PTC needs YOU!
Are you interested in serving your school and being part of the Assumption PTC? We are looking for those interested in serving their Assumption community. Open positions for the 2020-2021 school year include the Vice President (2-yr commitment). Please pray and talk with your family about this service to our school. Please contact Stephanie Wolf email@example.com or Sara Rush firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have or if you are interested in this position.
We are also looking for someone to chair Grandparents Day on November 20th next school year. This is a beloved and longstanding ACS tradition that all our students look forward to! Please email Jessica Sidhu at email@example.com if you’re interested in further details.
Gently Used Uniforms
Please continue to submit your used uniforms in good condition when bringing other items to the school. We don’t know what the future holds as far as our BIG fundraisers for the next school year, so please support us in these little efforts that can truly add up if we all pitch in!
Did you know you can scan your online receipts also? We are all cooking more at home and doing more grocery shopping, so please scan your receipts and help us earn those points! This is an easy way for our school to earn money without having to sell anything! Please support us in this program! The money all comes back to our school and the programs we provide. Click here for more info: http://www.shoparoo.com/howitworks.html
Don’t forget to use shopwithscrip.com while you are shopping from home! You can reload those Starbucks and Safeway gift cards online! Did you know you can use your Safeway gift card at Haggen? Are you doing some home improvement projects while stuck at home right now? Print off your ScripNow! for Lowes and Home Depot! So many ways to use shopwithscrip.com! If you haven’t signed up and need assistance, please reach out and we will help you get set up!
Are you ordering toilet paper, hand sanitizer and flour from Amazon because you can’t find it in the grocery stores? Don’t forget to make sure you are using AmazonSmile and have chosen Assumption Church as your charity! By using Amazonsmile.com and choosing ASSUMPTION CHURCH when prompted, AmazonSmile will donate $0.5% of your purchase to Assumption. When you save the AmazonSmile link into your devices and always remember to shop from that link, your future purchases will make a donation to Assumption.
Fred Meyer Community Rewards
Is your Fred Meyer card giving back to Assumption Catholic School? By connecting your Fred Meyer Rewards card, you will automatically be giving back to ACS every time you shop.
Follow these easy instructions to earn money for Assumption:
- Log into your Fred Meyer account online
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Community
- Click Fred Meyer Community Rewards
- Click Link Your Rewards Card Now
- Choose Assumption Catholic School (FW772)
- You are now earning free money for Assumption!
Upcoming Calendar Items:
Friday, May 8th – School Mass at 9 am. Fr. Moore’s live Facebook feed at https://www.facebook.com/catholicjeffreyhmoore/
May 15th– Virtual Appreciation of Volunteers and presentation of Volunteer of the Year Award (TBD)
May 20th- Pick-up/drop-off materials from 8 am to 10 am and again from 1 pm to 4 pm
June 3rd– Pick-up/drop-off materials from 8 am to 10 am and again from 1 pm to 4 pm