Wednesday Parent Newsletter 10.13.2021

Posted in Wednesday Newsletter


In this week’s news, you’ll find information on making Parent-Teacher Conference appointments, Holy Hoops news and a call for help to make it happen, an opportunity to support our eighth grade with beautiful holiday adornments for your home and business, an ongoing need for Playground Angels, searching for a Chess Club leader, a calendar update, a call for an ACS athletic director, a reminder of Friday’s day off, a date for picture retakes, Cross Country successes, ways to support our parish Trunk or Treat, a pumpkin carving contest coming next week from our Student Ambassadors, PTC news including a link to order yearbooks at a discount, various volunteer opportunities, and upcoming calendar events. Thanks for reading!



Parent-Teacher Conferences- November 4th and 5th  

Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, November 4th from 12:30 to 7:30 pm and November 5th from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. They will be a combination of Zoom and in-person meetings this year, depending on parent preference. Parents are not required to be vaccinated to schedule an in-person conference. 

Please click on the link for your child(ren)’s teacher(s). If you prefer a Zoom call, sign up for a slot that is dedicated to a Zoom call. If all of these slots are filled, please sign up for another (in-person) time and note “prefer a Zoom call” in your comment/notes. The teacher will contact you with a link. Conversely, if all in-person conference times are taken, you can sign up for a Zoom time and note your preference for “in-person” instead.  

Kindergarten / Mrs. Whelan               Whelan – Kindergarten Conference 

1st Grade / Mrs. McClurg                     McClurg – 1st Grade Conference 

2nd Grade / Mrs. Kushner                   Kushner – 2nd Grade Conference 

3rd Grade / Mrs. Martin-Zender        Martin-Zender – 3rd Grade Conference 

3rd Grade / Mrs. Williams                   Williams – 3rd Grade Conference 

4th Grade / Mrs. Thomas                     Thomas – 4th Grade Conference 

5th Grade / Mrs. Blas                            Blas – 5th Grade Conference 

6th Grade / Mr. Costanza                     Costanza – 6th Grade Conference 

7th Grade / Mrs. Ernest                        Ernest – 7th Grade Conference 

8th Grade / Mrs. Eusebio                     Eusebio – 8th Grade Conference 

Miss McIntosh                                        McIntosh – Physical Education Conference  

Mrs. Santos                                             Santos – 4th-8th Spanish / K-8th Art Conference 

Mr. Mendoza                                          Mendoza – Kindergarten – 3rd Spanish Conference 

Mrs. VonFeldt                                        VonFeldt – Algebra & 7th Grade Math Conference 

Mrs. Evans                                              Evans – 5th, 6th & 7th Grade Math Conference 

Mrs. Beshara                                          Beshara – Music Conference 


Faith – Love – Basketball   

The schedule and teams are set and ready to play! Holy Hoops starts on Tuesday, October 19th!  The tournament will run daily in the Assumption Gym from October 19th – 22nd , 3-6/6:30 pm.  Please see the attached schedule and team list.   

Parents: We need your help! Please see the volunteer sign-up link to help make this event happen.  This is a great opportunity to watch our middle schoolers playing a sport they love and enjoying a little friendly competition. 


Consent forms are needed from all unvaccinated students participating in Holy Hoops in order for students to be screened on Monday, October 18th. Paper copies of these have been included in the Wednesday Envelope and will need to be signed and returned by parents. 



8th Grade Class Poinsettia and Wreath Fundraiser 

The holidays are 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 our 8th grade spring retreat and graduation. Thank you in advance for supporting the class of 2022!   

Please note the turnaround is quick and orders need to be in by Monday, November 1stOrder forms went home in today’s envelope, so be sure to get yours back in (and print more here for your loved ones)! The products from these suppliers have been consistently beautiful and long-lasting. 



Playground Angels 

We have an ongoing need to keep these safety positions filled. Thank you for your help in keeping recess fun and safe! 

OCTOBER sign up 

NOVEMBER sign up

DECEMBER sign up


Seeking a Chess Club Chairperson 

After last year’s brief hiatus, Coach Peter Witecki, who has led our ACS Chess Club for an incredible 25 years, has offered to bring the game back to Assumption students! Before we can figure out details, we need a volunteer in place to chair the club and coordinate practices, etc. If you’re interested in this position, please contact Mrs. King for more information re: the duties entailed: 



Calendar update 

This month’s Pizza Lunch date has been changed to Monday, the 25th (previously Oct. 18th). Order forms will go home in next week’s physical envelope. 



Seeking an Athletic Director and Activities Coordinator 

The school’s activities director resigned in the middle of last school year and without a sports program, we didn’t need that role filled- UNTIL NOW… We posted for the position last summer and didn’t have any applicants. We are now urgently appealing to parents. Please view the job description and email Mr. Anderson if you are interested. We need someone soon to help with girls’ basketball starting on October 25th. The position is a stipend position, starting at $3,000 for the year (pro-rated to begin in October), and your volunteer hours are met if you are hired. The hours are flexible, but busier during basketball and volleyball seasons. Please apply if you are interested or pass this information along to someone else you may know is qualified. 



NO SCHOOL this Friday 

This Friday, October 15th, is a no school day so that teachers and staff may attend their annual retreat. We hope your children enjoy their extended weekend!  



Picture Retakes – Thursday, October 26th  

If your child needs photo retakes or was absent for original photos, they will be done on Tuesday, October 26. Students may come to school in free dress but must change into their uniform after their picture has been taken. In the case of retakes, original picture packets must also be returned to the Lifetouch photographer. Pictures will be taken first thing in the morning. 



Trunk or Treat- Save the Date! 

Assumption Family Ministry needs YOU on Saturday, October 30th (event begins at about 6:15; after the 5 pm Mass)!  Our parish and school communities are filled with children in need of a safe way to have Halloween fun and collect some well-deserved treats!   

We are coordinating a COVID-conscious Trunk or Treat this year and are looking for families willing to open their trunks and pass out candy (decorated tables are also an option)! Masks will be worn by all participants and volunteers will be in place to ensure everyone follows health protocols.    

If you can commit to passing out candy at this event, please follow the link to sign up: 

We’ll advertise the event to families when all details have been finalized (and we have enough treat givers!). Thank you in advance for helping us make this idea a reality for the children of our Assumption community!    


Halloween Contest coming on October 28th 


Cross Country Update 

From Coach Sara Rush: 

Another perfect day for a meet up in Lynden on October 7th. We finally got to run a meet that had a little bit of trails and some incline spread out in places. After a great week of practices our runners again stepped up and put on a performance! We had four runners in the top 15 and Micah P. got to run his first race and was our number five man today on the team! We ended up tying for first with Franklin Academy in the men’s race. Taylor took 1st, Baynes 5th, George 12th and Liam 14th. 

The team wasn’t able to score a women’s team on October 7th, yet a huge shout out to Genevieve W, who shaved another 58 seconds off her time this week after decreasing her time by a minute last week. These runners continue to amaze and impress us daily! 


PTC News 

Last Call for yearbook early pricing! Our early order has been extended until Oct 17th! Take advantage of the $28 yearbook sale. All orders are online this year and books will be shipped to the school in June! School Code is 189029 

Here’s the live link: 


We are continuously looking for SCRIP sellers. Please check the school website for sign ups! Current Volunteer Opportunities – Assumption Catholic School  


 Mark your calendar! Our first PTC General Meeting will be at 7 pm on October 27th via Zoom! This meeting is for ALL Assumption parents and teachers. There is no enrollment or signup- all parents/guardians are members of our Parent Teacher Club!  Please join us to learn about this year’s finances, auction and other school events that we plan to bring back this year!  All parents in attendance will earn FREE DRESS for their student(s) the following day. 

A Zoom link will be provided when we get closer to the meeting date. We look forward to seeing you there! 


Upcoming calendar items:

October 15th NO SCHOOL, Staff Retreat 

October 19th to 22nd– Holy Hoops 4-on-4 Tournament for Grades 5-8 this week 

October 20th Early Release at 11:45, casual uniform (ACS tee and jeans) 

October 25th Pizza Lunch (rescheduled) 

October 26th– Picture retakes 

October 28th– Orange Black Day 

November 4th– Early Release for Parent-Teacher Conferences (11:45 am dismissal) 

November 5th– NO SCHOOL to accommodate Parent Teacher Conferences