Wednesday Parent Newsletter 10.21.2020

Posted in Wednesday Newsletter

In this week’s news, you’ll find an upcoming planned Protecting God’s Children class, Auction news, a calendar note for our Scholastic Book Drive, parent volunteer needs to ensure school safety, making Parent-Teacher Conference appointments, supporting the Salcido Family, an honor for ACS in Bellingham Alive!, a call for Trunkers & Treaters, mass with Archbishop Etienne, an opportunity to purchase scrip after school, PTC news including delicious Italian Night news, a great volunteer opportunity that will bring joy to our students, a reminder to log worked volunteers hours, and upcoming calendar events. Thanks for reading!


Protecting God’s Children Class 

Current “Protecting God’s Children” training and background check are required for all volunteer positions. Sacred Heart in Bellingham is offering the training on October 31st 9:00 am to 12:00pm in person or via Zoom.  Sign in to to enroll and contact Angie King at with any questions. 


Auction Sponsorship Team Volunteers Needed 

Do you want to fulfill your fundraising hours by working from home? You can be a vital part in helping with our 2021 Growing Great Kids Auction! The Sponsorship team is looking for volunteers to assist with contacting potential sponsors. You would secure advertisements and funding from local businesses in the comfort of your home! Coaching and instruction is provided.  Please sign up on the volunteer portal if you are interested or contact Katherine Deets at or Jen Sheafor at for more information. 


Our Scholastic Book Fair Is Going Online! 

The Scholastic Book Fair is back! While the Fair will be exclusively held online this year, we still plan on making it a fun and joyous experience for our kids. Features include: Assumption Catholic School’s own online store, with a large selection of titles, at the right price points  

  • A Virtual Fair so you and your kids can experience the magic of the school shopping experience. Browse titles by grade, meet popular authors, and discover the comfort and joy of our Fair 
  • Every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!)  

Save these dates and view our school’s Fair site: Fair Dates: November 9 – November 22 Online Store: We can’t wait to “see” you at the Fair! Link: If you have a questions please contact Courtney Twining at You may preview the fair only at this time. You may purchase books starting November 9th. 


Health Screener and Playground Angel Volunteers 

We have an ongoing need to keep these positions filled.  Please check out the link for responsibilities and openings. 



We are so grateful for the support Health Screeners and Playground Angels bring to our students and Duty Teachers.  Please keep in mind that we count on these safety roles when you sign up and last-minute deletions send us scrambling for help. If you must cancel a sign up, please email Jessica Sidhu at so she can try to find a replacement volunteer.  


Parent-Teacher Conferences 

Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for the afternoon of Thursday, November 5th and all day on Friday, November 6th. Instead of in-person conferences, these will be scheduled Zoom calls with parents. The Zoom link will be emailed by the teacher to all families during the week of conferences. For classes that have large numbers, teachers may contact you to schedule a conference on a day other than Nov. 5th and 6th if these days won’t work. Sign-Up Genius links are listed below for each grade level and each specialist teacher, so please sign up for the most convenient times. Middle school students should sign up with the homeroom teacher but can request other teachers to be present in that conference. Middle school math is scheduled separately. Individual reports for MAP Testing (Grs. 2-8 only) will be coming in the Wednesday Envelope on Nov. 4th so that you will have that information in advance of the conference. Students and parents are invited to attend the conference for grades 2-8. 

November Conference Links 

Conferences are as follows:      November 5th from 12:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.                                                       

                                                       November 6th from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Please click on the link below to go to your teacher conference page.  If you have any problems signing up or have questions, please call Angie King at 360-733-6133, x4313. 

Kindergarten – Mrs. Whelan 

Kindergarten – Mrs. Lawrence 

1st Grade – Mrs. McClurg 

2nd Grade – Mrs. Williams 

2nd Grade – Mrs. Kushner 

3rd Grade – Mrs. Martin-Zender 

4th Grade – Mrs. Thomas              ALL 4TH GRADE STUDENTS WILL SIGN UP WITH MRS. THOMAS 

5th Grade – Mrs. Blas 

6th Grade – Mr. Costanza              ALL 6TH GRADE STUDENTS WILL SIGN UP WITH MR. COSTANZA 

7th Grade – Mrs. Ernest                 (8th Grade Math students can use this link to sign up for conference with Mrs. Ernest) 

8th Grade – Ms. Reyes                    ALL 8TH GRADE STUDENTS WILL SIGN UP WITH MS. REYES 

Spanish – Maestra Pavon                

Algebra & 6th Grade Math – Mrs. VonFeldt 

6th & 7th Grade Math – Mrs. Evans 


Meal Train for the Salcidos 

There will be a cooler outside the school doors on Mondays and Thursdays for the Salcido Family. Please drop it off by 1:30 pm so that their daughter can bring the meal home at pick up. To sign up for a meal, please visit the link here: 


Best of the Northwest   Thank you for voting Assumption the Best Private School for 2020, our second consecutive year to receive the recognition! Look for us in the Bellingham Alive! October issue.  




Trunk or Treat, At 6 Feet! 

Assumption Family Ministry needs both Trunkers and Treaters on Halloween (Saturday, October 31st), starting at 6:15 pm! Our parish and school communities are filled with children in desperate need of fun and treats in a safe environment.  

Please see the printed flyer in today’s envelope for more information.  If you can commit to passing out candy at this event, follow the link to sign up and for a few more details:   

Thank you in advance for helping us celebrate this most loved of all “kid” holidays for our children!  


Upcoming Livestream masses with Archbishop Etienne 

Assumption families are invited to join Archbishop Etienne for his upcoming livestream Masses with two of the schools in our Archdiocese. 

Tuesday, October 20th at 8:00 AM with host school, Eastside Catholic, Deacon Scott Pickett, Campus Ministry lead. Livestream Vimeo link: 

Tuesday, November 10th at 8:00 AM with host school, Holy Names AcademyJulie Tilghman, Campus Ministry lead. Livestream Vimeo link:  


Share your photos! 

The office is collecting images of our students (preferably in uniform) without their masks to put on display in the entryway.  We have many new friends who would love to see the smiles underneath as a way of getting to know each other!   

Please just be sure your mask-less photos are taken under safe conditions: at home with family members or socially distanced outside.  Please send them to Mrs. Dennis: 


Scrip Sold this Thursday  

This Thursday, October 22nd, Mrs. Sara Rush will be outside selling Scrip from 1:40 to 2:15 in front of the Scrip office (look for the sign).  All cards normally stocked in the box are available, so please stop by if you plan to do some shopping!  You can print an order form and have it filled out ahead of time if you like. 


PTC Update  

Thank you for supporting Italian Night To-Go! We anticipate a very successful and delicious fundraiser. Don’t forget to pick up your order this Friday between 2-6 pm. You can find instructions for pick up here.

  • We have added some new volunteer spots for anyone who would like to help prep for Italian Night! Sign up here:
  • We have some wonderful bottles of wine to accompany your Italian feast!  Please email if you’d like to add a bottle (or two!) to your pickup order for Friday. Please specify your preference, we have many varieties!  
  • Baking instructions for your meal can be found here.
  • Congratulations to our RAFFLE WINNERS: the McQuade/Ariz and Pollard families! Your “Italian Night” baskets will be ready to be picked-up with your order on Friday.


Volunteer Opportunity: A student-favorite PTC fundraiser is coming back… Pizza Lunches! We are seeking a volunteer to help coordinate this effort. Please reach out to Jessica Sidhu if interested:    


Yard Signs: New families and incoming Kindergartners: If you would rather not keep or store your “Welcome to Assumption” yard sign, you can feel free to bring it back to the office to be re-used for years to come. We are so glad you’re here! 


Upcoming PTC Events   

Friday, October 23rd: Italian Night To-Go. Don’t miss this delicious opportunity to leave the cooking to us and bring home a full Italian dinner and wine! Plan to pick up your meal(s) on the 23rd between 2-6 pm or sign up to have your meal delivered by our wonderful 8th Graders. 

Wednesday, October 28th: Mark your calendar for our first General PTC Meeting. This is a great chance to hear about the various events, fundraising, and volunteer opportunities around school. To encourage maximum participation, we have decided to host this meeting via Zoom. We want to see your (whole) face! Wed. Oct. 28th via Zoom from 6-7:30 PM. To join the Zoom Meeting: 

Meeting ID: 891 5734 5549 

Passcode: 3yiMGi 

  • 6:00 -6:30 PM Meet-and-Greet (Casual! Come introduce yourself and meet the group without masks!)     
  • 6:30- 7:30 PM Principals update and PTC Meeting


Upcoming Calendar Items  

October 23rd– PTC Italian Night To-Go! 

October 28th First PTC General Meeting 6 – 7:30 pm 

October 29thOrange & Black Day 

November 5th– Early Release for Parent-Teacher Conferences (11:45 am dismissal) 

November 6thNo School to accommodate Parent Teacher Conferences