Wednesday Parent Newsletter 11.11.2020

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Annual Report 2020 single pages
Annual Report 2020 single pages

 

In this week’s news, you’ll find this year’s parent satisfaction survey and Annual Report, a food collection for Hope House, ACS in Fulcrum news, an opportunity to have your veterans honored, how to access our LIVE Book Fair, ways to sponsor our Auction, October Fitness challengers, a return to Pizza Day, parent volunteer needs to ensure school safety, supporting the Salcido Family, early yearbook ordering, PTC plans to honor Grandparents, and upcoming calendar events. Thanks for reading!

 

Parent Satisfaction Survey 

Every year in November, Assumption Catholic School asks its families to provide feedback on their experience. Most of this information is for internal use, but occasionally we will use testimonials and quotes for our website or Annual Report. For new families, we realize this only incorporates a couple months of your experience, but for returning families please consider your experiences from the 2019-2020 school year, as well. The survey should take about 20 minutes to complete and we ask that you complete it by Friday, November 20th. The results will be collated and published in a Wednesday Newsletter in January. Thank you for your valuable insight and for helping us to improve the school! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Assumption2020   

 

Annual Report 2020 

In this week’s Wednesday Envelope, you will receive a copy of the school’s Annual Report. This is a huge undertaking each year and we are grateful for the help of so many volunteers who helped put it together. Thank you to Tara Gilligan Reimer for overall coordination and editing; to Angie Nguyen for the graphic design and publication; and to our editors Christina Nichols (alumni parent), Holly Zech, Eloisa Townsend, and Jennifer Hebert. Thank you to Lee Eberhardt for his amazing photos, and to Minuteman Press for publishing and mailing the report. If you’d like to share the report with family members, you can access it on the school’s website at https://school.assumption.org/blog/category/wednesday-newsletter/  

 

Human Food Chain 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! 

 

Fulcrum News Update 

In case you missed it, Assumption was featured in this month’s Fulcrum Foundation newsletter: 

https://www.fulcrumfoundation.org/news/catholic-schools-experience-spike-in-enrollment-interest 

 

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. 

 

Our Scholastic Book Fair Is Open! 

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/acsbellingham 

Dear Parents, Families, and Friends, 

The Scholastic Book Fair is open! Join your kids/grandkids or just support our school by exploring titles and plots and discovering inspiring characters. Empower them by letting them choose the books to purchase—and bring on the joy of reading! 

Remember, every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!). 

Be sure to visit the Fair during our allotted dates: NOW – November 22  

Some amazing features of our online store: 

  • Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs 
  • A Virtual Fair shopping experience 
  • All orders ship direct to home 
  • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25 

We can’t wait to “see” you at the Fair! 

Courtney Twining  
Book Fair Chair 
courtney.twining26@gmai.com 

Thank you so much for supporting our Book Fair! 

 

Our teachers would love new books for their classrooms to enjoy! If you’d like to help, follow these two steps: 

  • View your teacher’s wish list (links below) and add your name next to the book you wish to purchase for the class. Please remember when you sign up, you are committing to purchasing that title for the class. 
  • Go to our online book fair (https://www.scholastic.com/bf/acsbellingham) and purchase the book you signed up for. It will ship to your home and your child may then bring it to their teacher.

Preschool/PreK:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4CA5AA23A1FEC25-mrs3 

Mrs. Whelan:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4CA5AA23A1FEC25-mrs 

Mrs. Lawrence:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4CA5AA23A1FEC25-mrs2 

Mrs. McClurg:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4CA5AA23A1FEC25-mrs4 

Mrs. Thomas:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4CA5AA23A1FEC25-mrs1 

More book wishes to come… 

 

Sponsorship Opportunities at the Auction  

The Growing Great Kids Auction and Gala will be here before we know it and we have lots of great opportunities for businesses to sponsor this fabulous event (and largest fundraiser for the school). If you have or know a business who might benefit from engagement with our community, please fill out the sponsorship form here and return it to the school office.   

You will also find a hard copy of the form in this week’s physical newsletter along with details about package options. Feel free to share this information with any generous local businesses you love. You’ll see we have sponsorship packages available to suit any budget. As an added bonus, sponsoring at any level fulfills your family’s donation obligation!  If you have any questions, please contact our Sponsorship Chair, Katherine Deets at katherinedeets@yahoo.com 

 

October Fitness Challenge Recap 

Congratulations to the following students who completed the October Challenge! These students completed each day to the best of their abilities.  Thank you to all the students who completed the whole challenge as well as the students who completed as many days as they were able

Henry Remien (Pre-Kindergarten)
Nicholas Patelli (Kindergarten)

Henry Baldwin (Kindergarten)

Allison Bratt (1st Grade)

Di Nguyen (1st Grade) 

Bennett Remien (1st Grade) 

Annalise Twining (1st Grade) 

David Patelli (2nd Grade) 

Macie Petz (2nd Grade) 

Jacob Claret (2nd Grade) 

Caroline Bratt (3rd Grade)
James Patelli (3rd Grade)
Hy Nguyen (3rd Grade) 

Daniela Segel (3rd Grade)
Finley Twining (3rd Grade) 

Erick Dennis (4th Grade) 

Dominic Petz (4th Grade)
Ava Patelli (5th Grade)
Micah Patelli (6th Grade) 

Genevie Whelan (6th Grade) 

Estela Segel (7th Grade) 

Mrs. Whelan (Kindergarten) 

 

Don’t forget the November challenge has started! 

 

Pizza Lunch is back! 

Many thanks to our parent volunteers and PTC for safely providing Pizza Day! Orders will be plated, distributed to your child’s classroom and passed out by their teacher. 

Please see your physical envelope today for order forms.  They’re due back no later than dismissal on Friday.   

 

Health Screener and Playground Angel Volunteers 

We have an urgent need for these positions over the next two 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’s a cooler outside the school doors on Mondays and Thursdays for the Salcido Family. Please drop your meal off by 1:30 pm so that their daughter can bring it home at pick up. To sign up for a meal, please visit the link here:  https://mealtrain.com/rw14nw 

 

8th grade thank you

 

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 is due by November 13th. 

 

PTC Update  

Grandparents Day 

This year, we are honoring grandparents by sending them notes and letters.  If you provided mailing addresses via the digital survey sent last week (deadline was 11/9), we’ll take care of mailing the cards written by your child(ren).  If you didn’t supply mailing information but would still like to share their letters of love, the completed cards will come home with your students.  Please feel free to mail or deliver them yourselves.  
 

 

Upcoming Calendar Items  

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!  

December 17th – Virtual Christmas Program “Watch Party”. The Christmas program will be videoed ahead of time this year for all to enjoy. Be prepared to watch together from home at 6 pm on Thursday, December 17th.