Wednesday Parent Newsletter 10.20.2021

Posted in Wednesday Newsletter

In this week’s news, you’ll find information on making Parent-Teacher Conference appointments, Holy Hoops news reminders, an opportunity to support our eighth grade with beautiful holiday adornments for your home and business, plans for girls’ and boys’ basketball seasons, an ongoing need for Playground Angels, searching for a Chess Club leader, a call for an ACS athletic director, Friday’s Mass schedule, a date for picture retakes, an invitation to our parish Trunk or Treat, PTC news including a request to join this first General Meeting of the year next week, a call for creative types who may want to participate in the upcoming Christmas Bazaar, 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   

We are off to a great start with some fun and friendly, but strong competition! 

Today, the participants will have the opportunity to compete in a free throw contest before the first game at 3:15. Please come to the gym at 3:10 to sign-up for the free throw contest. 

The boys and girls will start their bracket play today with Saint Jermone vs Saint Sebastian at 3:30 and the girls will follow with Saint Luke vs Saint Lucy at 4:00.  Please look carefully at the schedule to know when your child is playing. We ask that your child be there 30 minutes prior to the game.  


Wednesday, October 20th 

3:15 Free Throw Competition 

3:30 Boys Bracket Game 1 (Saint Jerome vs Saint Sebastian) 

4:00 Girls Bracket Game 1 (St. Lucy  vs St. Luke) 

4:30 Boys Bracket Game 2(Saint Michael vs Saint George) 

5:00 Girls Bracket Game 2 (Saint Kateri vs Saint Madeline) 

5:30 Boys Bracket Game 3(Saint Mark vs Winner of Game 1) 


Note: Students need to be picked up after school on Thursday and Friday unless their game begins at 3:30 pm. Please remember that they are not supervised in between games. If you are registered for EDP, they may go to EDP before/in between games but you’ll need to arrange this in advance with Amanda McIntosh, the EDP director. Thank you. 





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 1st. Order forms went home last week and are also available here, 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. 



Girls’ Basketball starts Monday, October 25th 

Thank you to Mrs. Whelan for agreeing to coach the middle school girls’ basketball team this year. Mr. Dru Sloan will be coaching the boys’ team. The seasons are staggered this year in order to have enough officials so the girls’ season will go from October 25th to December 10th and the boys’ season will go from November 28 to January 28th (minus the Christmas season).

COVID protocols will be followed according to the WA Dept. of Health Sports and Fitness Guidance.

Please return the forms for girls’ basketball no later than this Friday, October 22nd

The boys’ basketball forms will be sent home next week and won’t be due until Friday, November 19th.  



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 



Help us offer Chess Club this year! 

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/supervise practices, etc. You do NOT have to know the game of chess to perform in this role! 

If you’re interested in this position that earns school volunteer hours, please contact Mrs. King for more information re: the duties entailed: 



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. 



School Mass this Friday 

This Friday, October 22nd, grades K-1 and 6-8 will go to the church for Mass with our Sixth Graders leading. Parents are welcome to attend the weeks that their children are attending, and community members are also welcome to Friday School Masses. We ask that visitors sit in the north and south transepts instead of with the students. Masks are required of everyone, regardless of vaccination status.   



Picture Retakes – Tuesday, October 26th  

If your child needs photo retakes or was absent for original photos, they will be done next 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. 

We have not yet received printed photo orders from our original picture day in September. We’re hopeful they’ll arrive in time to send home so you can decide if you’d like retakes. If they arrive before the 26th, we’ll plan to send them home in your child’s homework folder (unless you request an alternative). 



Calling all Treaters!

In case you know any, the Assumption Family Ministry needs kids who like candy on Saturday, October 30th for its annual Trunk or Treat celebration, starting at 6:15 pm! Our parish and school communities are filled with children in need of fun and treats in a safe environment.   

Please see the printed flyer in today’s envelope for more information. Thank you for helping us celebrate this most loved of all “kid” holidays for our children!   



PTC News 

Get cozy on your couch!  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 for the PTC- 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.  

Topic: PTC General Meeting 

Time: Oct 27, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 

Join Zoom Meeting  

Meeting ID: 875 1476 8521 

Passcode: P650bi 


Feeling crafty?  Have some leftover stock from that project you were working on during the lockdown?  Or in search of the perfect Christmas gift?  The PTC is bringing back our Christmas Bazaar!  Save the date- Sunday, December 5th from 9 am until 3 pm in the gym.   

Our event chair, Sarah Robinson, is looking for some elves to help her make this a great day.  Could you help organize books for the book sale? Or goodies for our bake sale?  Help distribute flyers around the community?  Or be the setup coordinator on Saturday, December 4th? Email Sarah at!  Please see the hard copy of the registration form that came home today if you would like to be one of our vendors.  Students encouraged to participate!  Please share this form with family and friends!



In person SCRIP sales will be changing in November!  The SCRIP office will be open Tuesday (2:45-3:15 pm) and Friday (7:45-8:15 am) only. SCRIP can still be ordered via the Wednesday Envelope, online through or via the Raise Right App.

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



Upcoming calendar items:

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

October 25th Pizza Lunch (rescheduled) 

October 26th– Picture retakes 

October 27thPTC General Meeting via Zoom 

October 28th Orange & Black Day; Pumpkin-Carving Contest (drop-off your submission after 7:30 am in the gym) 

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

November 5thNo School to accommodate Parent Teacher Conferences