Wednesday Parent Newsletter 5.12.2021

Posted in Wednesday Newsletter

In this week’s news, you’ll find a convenient new way to donate to the Fun Run, PTC news including the latest on the Fun Run, plans for a final summer picnic meal, needed safety volunteers, opportunities to earn school volunteer hours, when to expect class pictures, planned building and property improvements, continued support for the Salcido family, collecting nominations for volunteer appreciation, announcing new School Commission members, this week’s school Mass schedule, and upcoming calendar items. Thanks for reading!

 

PTC News 

The Fun Run is Upon Us  

Check out our final flyer before tomorrow’s big event.  

We are so excited to celebrate all the HEROES in our community TOMORROW (Thursday). Parents are welcome to come cheer on students during their scheduled running times and we still have a few volunteer spots available: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ca5aa23a1fec25-funrun   

Remember that students may continue to collect pledges and turn in funds until Friday, May 21st and every little bit helps! 

 

NEW THIS YEARDid you know you can easily share the following PayPal link with family and friends near and far for the Fun Run this year? It’s an easy way to collect pledges from those who are not localThere is a note section available for students to get credit for the pledges (first and last names, please!). Please share this and spread the word!! 

https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=QZ8LU83SX96KC 

 

Speaking of… 

Our Fun Run schedule for Thursday, May 13th is listed below!
 

Please note:  

  • Due to safety restrictions, parents are not able to run with their students this year but are welcome to come watch and cheer from a “parent area” along the gate inside the traffic loop (with social distancing and masks, please).  
  • Since the kids will be running through the parking area as part of their course, please try to find street parking if you plan to come for your child’s time slot.  
  • Note that some grades are swapped around so that students are not running during their scheduled lunch period.  

 

HAPPY RUNNING! 

 

Let’s Have a Picnic! 

Our LAST take and bake meal of the year will be Wednesday, May 26th and we’re cooking up some get-ready-for-summer fun with a picnic themed dinner! Oven Fried chicken and potato salad, fruit, homemade rolls, and cookies for dessert, of course! Orders due Friday, May 21st. Free free to print off extra order forms and share the love. Don’t miss your last chance to leave the cooking to us!  

 

 

Spring Cleanup

There’s still time to finish up on your volunteer hours for the year, especially for anyone who needs to find hours outside of the typical workday. Volunteer on YOUR time and help us check off some Spring cleaning tasks around the school grounds! These are some of the last remaining volunteer opportunities for the year, so please sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ca5aa23a1fec25-spring 

Unfulfilled hours will be billed in FACTS on June 1st (hours worked after May 31 count toward your 2021-22 commitment). Don’t forget to log your hours in the volunteer portal in order to get credit. 

 

 

Health Screener and Playground Angel Volunteers 

We’re in the home stretch! Please dig deep and sign up wherever you can. We truly rely on these positions to have our students here safely. Thank you in advance for your support!  

Please note: In addition to paring down to two Health Screeners each morning, we’ve restructured our lunch recess times in order to have fewer kids on the playgroundThe schedule is: 

 11:25-11:55 2nd-4th grade 

11:55-12:25 5th-8th grade 

12:25-12:55 Kindergarten and First Grade 

Please pick two half hour shifts in order to get your full volunteer hour. Thank you!  

MAY: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4CA5AA23A1FEC25-mayhealth 

 

 

Attention, Eighth Grade Families! 

Today’s physical envelope included a letter outlining many exciting events for the last two weeks of school. Please be sure to read it and email the room parents or eighth-grade teacher with questions. Thank you! 

 

 

Class Pictures 

Mrs. Evans and her team of talented Eighth Graders are selecting and editing their favorites of the class photos taken last week. We’ll share the finished digital copies with families by class in the next couple of weeks.  

 

 

Student Ambassadors 

Thank you to all our students who applied to be a Student Ambassador for the 2021-2022 school year. This is a very important role since they represent our school to new families and organize events for students at Assumption. All of the candidates were well spoken, personable, and have demonstrated leadership in our school. We like to keep the numbers small, so we select only two from each grade level, but students not selected will still be able to participate in student leadership next year in some capacity. Congratulations to our Student Ambassadors for 2021-2022: Uma Bachmeier, Stella Wolf, Genevieve Whelan, Daliah Strutz, Jolie Paz, and Alden Bachmeier 

 

 

Capital improvements 

The School Commission and Finance Committee have been discussing improvements to the facilities for this summer. As you know, $39,000 was raised from “Fund the Need” at the auction this year, all of which was designated to improve the facilities. We also have money in reserves from the PPP loan that was forgiven which we had planned to use for some facility upgrades.  

The parking lot is scheduled to be sealed and striped at the end of June. Thank you to Church of the Assumption for splitting this cost with us. Our portion will be $7,000. The remaining $32,000 of the “Fund the Need” will be used to repair the brick and clean the exterior of the building. We have decided to wait to replace the windows on the third floor due to high costs for materials right now because of inflation. The brick only involves labor costs. If we can invest the savings needed for window replacements and wait to see if costs come down, we hope to replace many (if not all of) the windows in the summer of 2022 for less expense. 

 

 

Support for the Salcidos

Our Care & Concern Ministry continues to coordinate meals to support the Salcido family. To sign up for a meal, please visit the link here:  https://mealtrain.com/rw14nw 

Many thanks to the families who have gifted the Salcidos with SCRIP and financial support. Our community continually rallies when one of us is hurting. Please feel free to send items of support for them through the office anytime.  

“If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.”   -Ecclesiastes 4:10 

 

 

Please Nominate a Volunteer of the Year! 

On May 21st, the teachers and staff would like to recognize all volunteers who have given so much to our school this year. We will also celebrate one volunteer who has gone above and beyond this year and deserves special recognition in the Ellen Anderson Volunteer of the Year Award. If you have people in mind that you would like to receive special recognition or who you would recommend to be honored as the PTC Volunteer of the Year, please fill out the short Microsoft Form attached here no later than this Friday, May 14th. The Volunteer of the Year nominees are suggested by all parents and staff and voted on by the teachers and staff.  

 

 

Staffing Updates 

As we hire people into the vacant positions, Mr. Anderson hopes to update families in the Wednesday Newsletter. Please direct people you know to our website if you think they would be a good candidate for any of the open positions. We’ll keep this post open for future weeks and update you here. 

Hired: New Third Grade Teacher– Beverly Williams 

Hired: We welcome Jessica Sidhu into the Office Assistant position to help share the work with Mrs. Dennis next year. Mrs. Dennis seeks more time for her family but will continue as the Office Manager, working Monday through Wednesday. Mrs. Sidhu will work Thursdays and Fridays. Mrs. Sidhu has been a huge help this second semester as Duty Supervisor and part-time Office Assistant. We are excited for her to continue in this role. 

In the process of interviews– General Maintenance, Development Director, EDP Director, Physical Education, Middle School (6th grade) Humanities 

Still waiting on candidates– School Counselor  

 

 

Welcome new School Commission Members!  

After our discernment meeting in April, the following parents have accepted new roles in the School Commission for the next three years. We are so excited for the breadth of experience in these four new members and thrilled that they all have young children this year, bringing new perspectives and fresh ideas to the group. Thank you to outgoing Commission members: Tara, Meryluz, Mike, and Matt, for their service these past three years and whose lights will continue burning thanks to the following: 

Amy Sheng (Jason in Kindergarten), Andrew Entrikin (Cambria in Kindergarten), Matthew Miller (Camila in Kindergarten), and Jessie Lane (Koda in Kindergarten, Luz in fourth grade) 

 

School Mass on Friday, May 14th 

3rd-5th grade students should plan to wear their dress uniform this Friday for School Mass. Parents of children in participating grades are also welcome to attend/sit with them. Only students attending Mass in person need to wear dress uniforms, and regular uniforms for all other grades.

 

Upcoming Calendar Items:   

May 13th 37th Annual Fun Run! 

May 17th-28th MAP Testing, grades 2-8 

May 19th Early Release Day @ 11:45, casual uniform 

May 20th Fun Run T-shirt Day 

May 21st Fun Run pledge money due 

May 24thFree Dress (#1 of 2) w/ $100 earned in Fun Run pledges 

May 31st- Memorial Day, NO SCHOOL 

June 7thFree Dress (#2 of 2) w/ $100 earned in Fun Run pledges