Wednesday Parent Newsletter 2.10.2021

Posted in Wednesday Newsletter

In this week’s news, you’ll find a reminder for tonight’s State of the School meeting, report card information, guidelines for attending school if traveling, a reminder to dress your children for the playground, a discount for referring new families to ACS, a friendly competition to sell Auction raffle tickets, 3:00 dismissal time as of Feb 16th, safety volunteer needs, a four-day weekend reminder, PTC news including incredible Auction Night meal choices to enjoy at home, fundraising volunteer opportunities and upcoming calendar events. Thanks for reading!

 

State of the School TONIGHT, February 10th at 7 pm 

In previous years, the State of the School event was required for all PK-8th grade families. Childcare would always be provided so at least one parent could attend and paper re-enrollment packets would be given out that evening. For this year, our re-enrollment will be done online, and we can’t meet in person because of social distancing. However, we will still be holding the State of the School event tonight at 7 pm through Zoom. As a reminder, this is a one-hour presentation in which we share the successes from the current school year, financial updates, budgeting process for the upcoming year, facility upgrades, and a 3-5 year plan for the overall growth of the school. The information is always well received, and it helps to foster our partnership with families who care so much about our future successes. Thank you in advance for attending. 

Topic: Assumption State of the School 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89458483201?pwd=TGJxZUMzdGI1WnRZUUZZNmFURkFxdz09     

Meeting ID: 894 5848 3201; Passcode: Ju5hty 

 

Report Cards 

First Semester report cards went home in today’s physical envelopes. The Teacher/Principal signature lines on the actual report cards are just a placeholder for the end of the year, so can be disregarded. Report cards will be signed at the end of the school year for promotion to the next grade level. Please sign and return just the envelope to confirm receipt/review. Thank you! 

 

*AUCTION RAFFLE SALES COMPETITION* 

We invite everyone to join in a friendly competition!

Whichever family has the highest number in raffle ticket sales will win a $100 Amazon gift card!

So start selling today! The competition will end on Friday, February 26th. Order forms went home in today’s Wednesday envelope. 

Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 6th! Registration is now open for the Growing Great Kids Auction and Gala virtual event! We will be streaming it live so get ready to bid on some fantastic items and experiences. 

Log onto charityauction.bid/growinggreatkids to register. 

 

School COVID guidelines for travel

If you are traveling out of state for the long weekend, please know that your children will need to quarantine for seven days starting from the day of your return before returning to school. They will also be required to have a COVID test on Day 6 of the quarantine and a negative result before returning. If you are traveling out of the country, a 14-day quarantine period and negative test are required to return to school. 

Our most current county data is still at 336.0 cases/100K residents (through Feb. 8), so please continue to avoid gatherings with people outside of your immediate household. 

 

Bundle Up! 

Winter weather has returned to the playground! As long as the rain isn’t pouring down, we like to get students out for fresh air and play, so please be sure to send your kids with a warm coat.  Thank you! 

 

Spread the Word 

Do you know a family that would benefit from the welcoming Assumption community and caring learning environment? Please share our “Invitation to Tour” with a friend or neighbor and receive a $250 referral discount on your own enrollment fee if they enroll at Assumption for the 2021-22 school year.  Additional copies can be found here.  

In addition, Assumption’s Admission and Retention Committee is looking to extend our outreach to local preschools and share the “Invitation to Tour” with a broader audience.  If your child attended another local preschool that you think we should contact please share that information with lynette_machinski@yahoo.com. 

 

 

Change in dismissal time 

Starting on Tuesday, February 16th, we will return to our regular 3:00 pm dismissal time (Monday, the 15th is Presidents’ Day). As you’ll remember, we changed this dismissal time at the beginning of the school year to provide planning time for the teachers at the end of the school day. We will remain with the current specialist rotation every two weeks for one grade level but want to bring back those instructional minutes from 2:05 to 3 pm for the classes that have been missed. EDP will also resume for after-school care from 3 pm to 6 pm starting on February 16th. Middle school students will begin a rotation of music, art, pe, and additional Spanish. They will have two sessions per week, per grade level for one month each. 

A couple of other changes will also take effect.  

  • Doors to the school will open beginning at 7:55 am instead of 7:40 am. Students may be screened and line up outside starting from 7:40 am, but teachers will need that extra 15 minutes in the morning with the later dismissal time to prepare. Prayer begins at 8:15 am instead of 8:10 am, and students will be tardy starting at 8:15 am. 
  • Lunch will return to 11:30 am to 12:25 pm for all classes. There will no longer be an 11 am to 11:25 am lunch for the younger grades. 
  • Dismissal is 3:00 pm. Students will be lining up before that time in staggered groups, but please plan to arrive as close to 3:00 pm as possible to limit traffic on Virginia Street. The gates will be opened to let cars in at 3:00 pm. 

 

Health Screener and Playground Angel Volunteers 

 Please help us fill in many open morning Health Screener slots for February! Check out the link for responsibilities and openings. Please note we’ve added a spot for help with duty for the morning recess from 9:45-10:15 am. You can earn one full volunteer hour for only working these 30 minutes. Thanks for your help. 

FEBRUARY: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4CA5AA23A1FEC25-february 

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.  

 

NO SCHOOL on Friday, Feb. 12th or Monday, Feb. 15th 

Just a reminder that this Friday is a Professional Development day for teachers, and Monday, the 15th we observe Presidents’ Day. Enjoy your four-day weekend! 

 

 

Care and Concern Ministry 

There is 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 

 

PTC Update 

Order a Fabulous Take-and-Bake dinner for your family on Auction Night 

Decadent braised beef or elegant stuffed pasta options available (or choose one of each!) Feel free to share the order form with your family, friends and neighbors to enjoy this very special menu on March 6th while participating in Assumption’s Virtual Auction.

You don’t want to miss this one! A paper order form came home today but print as many as you like from here!  

 

Volunteers Needed for Auction Week: March 3-8th 

There are many opportunities to volunteer in food prep, packaging, and dinner/item distribution. These are coveted fundraising hours so sign up early! 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ca5aa23a1fec25-growing   

 

Volunteer Opportunity- Fundraising Hours!

Please help us keep our student-favorite monthly Pizza Lunch going! We are seeking one volunteer to help coordinate this effort. It takes place one Monday per month from about 10:30 – noon. Please reach out to Jessica Sidhu if interested: volunteer.assumption@gmail.com    

 

Upcoming Calendar Items:   

February 10thState of the School at 7 pm tonight through Zoom. 

February 12th– NO SCHOOL– Professional Development Day for Teachers and Staff 

February 15th– NO SCHOOL- Presidents Day 

February 16th Return to our regular 3:00 pm dismissal time; EDP resumes 3 pm – 6 pm starting today 

February 17th- Ash Wednesday (Lent begins), prayer service and distribution of ashes in the classrooms. 

February 22nd– Pizza Lunch 

March 2nd– “Read Across America” Day from 12:30 pm to 3 pm; General registration begins 

March 6th– Growing Great Kids Virtual Auction!  

March 12th NO SCHOOL- Regional Curriculum Day