Wednesday Parent Newsletter 11.4.2020

Posted in Wednesday Newsletter

In this week’s news, you’ll find Parent-Teacher Conference reminders, MAP test results, a food collection to support Hope House, a way to honor your veterans, Scholastic Book Fair news, parent volunteer needs to ensure school safety,  supporting the Salcido Family, an opportunity to support our 8th grade with gorgeous holiday trimmings, early yearbook ordering, PTC news including a recap of the General Meeting on 10/28, ways we plan to honor Grandparents, a place for yard signs, ACS masks for sale, and upcoming calendar events. Thanks for reading!

 

Reminder: To accommodate Parent-Teacher Conferences (don’t forget to secure a slot below!), we will have Early Release/Casual Uniform at 11:45 on Thursday, November 5th and no school on Friday, the 6th.  Have a great weekend! 

 

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 

 

MAP Test Results

This week, second through eighth grade parents will find the Family Report of your child(ren)’s MAP test results in the Wednesday Envelope. These will be helpful in the discussion with your child’s teacher in the conference this Thursday or Friday, but for more information on how to read the report you can also visit the NWEA site for parent resources here

 

Food Collection for Hope House  

Between now and Friday, November 20th, our school will be collecting food donations for Hope House.  Items can be sent with your child or brought to the front doors to place beneath the large logo in our entryway.  A lovely poster adorns the drop off area- if we cover it entirely with donations, students will receive free dress!   

On Monday, November 23rd, each class will take turns carrying items from our collection to the Hope House doors. A prayer service and blessing of the food will begin at 8:30 with our students joining from their classrooms.  

Canned and boxed items are greatly appreciated.  Thank you so much for your support in assisting our community members in need! 

 

Honoring Veterans 

Our Third Grade class will be leading school Mass and celebrating veterans on Friday, November 13th.  The students are making a large paper flag containing names of veterans to be remembered. If you would like the name(s) of any family members added to their flag, please email Mrs. M-Z: paulamz@school.assumption.org. 

 

PTC Free Dress on Thursday, Nov. 5th 

Thank you to the parents who participated in our first PTC General Meeting on a Zoom call last Wednesday. All students of these families earn a Free Dress for Thursday, November 5th. For all other students, Thursday is a Casual Uniform day (with jeans and Assumption t-shirt). 

 

…Is Going Online! 

We are working hard to keep kids reading and raise critical funds for our school with our Scholastic Online Book Fair from November 9-22! The Fair will connect your kids to notable books and inspiring characters—helping them become lifelong readers. And you’ll love the new option to experience the magic of the shopping experience through a Virtual Book Fair! Plus, enjoy these special online shopping features:   

  • Access to over 6,000 products   
  • All orders ship direct to home   
  • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*   
  • All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards   

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with online shopping: 

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=acsbellingham 

https://bookfairsfiles.scholastic.com/flippingbooks/F20-SBF-booklist/F20-SBF-booklist.html#p=1 Thank you for continuing to support our school.  

If you have a questions, please contact Courtney Twining at courtney.twining26@gmail.com. Happy reading! 

 

Health Screener and Playground Angel Volunteers 

We have an urgent need for these positions over the next three weeks.  Please check out the link for responsibilities and openings. 

NOVEMBER: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ca5aa23a1fec25-november 

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 volunteer.assumption@gmail.com so she can try to find a replacement volunteer.  

 

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:  https://mealtrain.com/rw14nw 

 

8th Grade Class Poinsettia and Wreath Fundraiser 

Christmas is just around the corner!  Please help support the 8th grade class by purchasing lovely poinsettias from Vanwingerden Gardens and greenery from Sherwood Farms in Lacey for your holiday decor.   All proceeds support 8th grade spring retreat and graduation.   Thank you in advance for supporting the class of 2021!   

Please note it’s a quick turnaround and orders need to be in by Monday, November 9th. An example of the 28″ wreath is on display the school lobby and order forms went home again in today’s envelope (just in case you need more)!   

 

Yearbook Orders  

Yearbooks are already underway and this year we are ordering now rather than spring to get a better idea on numbers.  Your student will treasure the memories for years to come.  An order form can be found here and are due by November 13th. 

 

PTC Update  

Thank you to everyone who took the time out of their busy schedule to join us for our first General PTC Meeting last Wednesday on Zoom. We enjoyed getting to see and interact virtually with you all and share our updates for the year ahead. We are considering a guest speaker for the next meeting and would love to hear from you on topics you’d be interested in hearing about. Please contact Stephanie Wolf at stephwolf922@gmail.com with suggestions, comments or questions.  

For those who missed the PTC General Meeting last Wednesday, you can view a recording of it here.   

Passcode is hf8XjvH# 

The recording begins after the Principal’s Report and part way through the Treasurer’s Report with Anthony Petz giving that update. All other reports from the PTC and Auction are included in the 42-minute recording. Thank you! 

 

Grandparents’ Day 

This year, we are honoring grandparents by sending them notes and letters since we won’t be able to meet them in person on November 20th. Thank you to Spencer Cassar, a new Kindergarten parent, for helping to organize it this year. In preparation for the notes and letters, the teachers need grandparents’ addresses so that we can send these from the school. They will be written, addressed, and sent from the classrooms by Friday, November 13th. 

Additionally, Room Parents will be filming students from individual classes with virtual messages to grandparents. Therefore, if you have an email address for the grandparent please include it in the form. To provide addresses, please click on this digital survey and fill it out with the important information. It’s important to celebrate our grandparents from the COVID-safe environment, so your help is greatly appreciated! 

SWAG: We are now taking pre-orders for ACS Masks (adult size) as we have a new supply coming in soon. Email swag.assumption@gmail.com and note the number of adult masks as you’d like (they will be here in 2-ish weeks and cost $12.) These cotton masks are durable, double layered, and comfortable! You can still order kid-sized ACS masks for your students which are available at the school front desk.  

 

 

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. 

 

Upcoming Events 

  • Thursday, Nov. 5th: Free Dress only for students whose parents attended the PTC General Meeting 
  • Wednesday, Dec. 9th: Next To-Go Meal (stay tuned for the official menu) 

 

Upcoming Calendar Items:   

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

November 6thNO SCHOOL to accommodate Parent Teacher Conferences 

November 9th-22nd- Scholastic Book Fair (online)! 

November 11th– NO SCHOOL, Veteran’s Day 

November 16th– Pizza Lunch 

November 20th– Virtual Grandparents Day celebration 

November 23rd Human Food Chain/Prayer Service 8:30 am 

November 25th Early Release, Casual Uniform– NO EDP today because of the Thanksgiving holiday  

November 26th-27thNO SCHOOL, Happy Thanksgiving!