Wednesday Parent Newsletter 10.27.2021

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In this week’s news, you’ll find information on making Parent-Teacher Conference appointments, Holy Hoops highlights and gratitude, 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, Friday’s Mass schedule, an invitation to our parish Trunk or Treat, PTC news including a request to join this first General Meeting of the year TONIGHT, 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!


Last chance to sign up for Parent-Teacher Conferences! 

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 



Auction news 

Our school’s biggest fundraiser, the Growing Great Kids Auction and Gala, will be held on February 26, 2022. One of the first tasks in planning this amazing event is obtaining items for the auction. This process is called procurement. In this week’s Wednesday envelope, you will find a letter discussing your family’s obligation for procurement, as well as a form for submitting your donated item. Please review the letter and email the Auction Co-Chairs at if you have any questions! 

Tiffany Schuman and Lisa Twining, this year’s Auction Co-Chairs, are seeking artists of any type to help with potential projects. If you are an artist (painting, drawing, glass blowing, woodworking, pottery, etc.) and are willing to share your talents, please let us know by emailing us at 



FREE entry to concert at Assumption Church 

Bellingham Chamber Chorale, under the direction of Assumption School’s Choir teacher Dr. Mabalot, is offering FREE entry for ALL Assumption School students to their concerts on Saturday, November 13th at 8PM and Sunday, November 14th at 5PM in Assumption Church. Students must be accompanied by parents who would need to purchase tickets for entry to the concert. Tickets can be purchased here in advance: or available at the door on the day of the concert.

The concert entitled I AM LOVE will present sacred and secular choral music that delves into the various manifestations and expressions of love. The choir has not performed since November 2019, so they have been so inspired and working hard to share the healing power of music to our local community. We hope that you will come and support BCC and Dr. Mabalot. If you have any questions, please email



Many thanks to our event chairperson, Mrs. Lisa Twining, for coordinating the many volunteers, schedules, players and everything else that went into making this such a fun community event!




Don’t miss the 8th Grade Class Poinsettia and Wreath Fundraiser! 

The holidays are just around the corner and Monday, November 1st is the deadline to submit order forms! Please help support the 8th grade class by purchasing lovely poinsettias from Vanwingerden Gardens and lush greenery from Sherwood Farms in Lacey for your holiday decor. All proceeds support our 8th grade spring retreat and graduation and will be delivered to the school for pick up. Thank you in advance for supporting the class of 2022!   



Playground Angels

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

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: 



Volunteers needed this week! 

The Development Office is looking for 2-3 parent volunteers for an at-home mailing project.  This would include folding, stuffing envelopes and applying labels.  We need a quick turnaround on these and ask for them to be picked up Thursday and turned in Friday of this week.  Let Shannon Zebrowski know if you have a 1-2 hours available to help this Thursday: 

*These count as fundraising hours. 



School Mass this Friday 

This Friday, October 29th, grades 2-5 will go to the church for Mass with our Second 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.   



Cross Country SHOUT OUT! 

Well, that’s a wrap for the 2021 Cross Country season and what a season it was!  

Congratulations to our boys’ team: Alden, Rhys, Taylor, Baynes, Bernardo, Micah, Nicolas, Sam, George, Liam and Jordan for consistently coming in 1st or 2nd place as a team for every meet! We also want to congratulate Taylor for finishing the season undefeated and taking 1st place in all six meets! A huge shout out goes to Liam, Jordan and Nicolas who finished the last race of the season with personal records!  

We were so excited to recruit Genevieve, Dahlia, Ngansi, Uma and Stella to form our girls’ team this year and couldn’t be prouder of these young ladies! Our runners left it all out on the trail this season, whether at practice or a race, they gave 110%! Thank you for supporting and encouraging these runners throughout the season. Go Eagles! 

We also want to thank our fabulous coaches, Sara Rush, Luciana Powell, and Jennifer Stiff. It’s thanks to our parent volunteers that we were able to have a season. We are so grateful for all they do to support athletics at our school. 



Temporary hold on Book Fair 

We will not be holding the Scholastic Book Fair this year, either in-person or online. Although we have enjoyed fundraising success using this program in past years, the format is not feasible with the current safety limitations. We’d like to use this opportunity to explore other options to fill our home and school libraries that might also raise funds for our school. We’re looking into several exciting options for the upcoming semester and will keep you posted. 




Please plan to bring your children to the Church of the Assumption Family Ministry’s annual Trunk-or-Treat in the church/school parking loop this Saturday, October 30th, starting at 6:15 pm (after the 5 pm Mass)! We’ll have plenty of candy and some decked-out cars to admire, courtesy of our many parish and school supporters.  

Please see the flyer for details. We hope to see you there! 



PTC News 

Get cozy on your couch!  Our first PTC General Meeting is tonight at 7 pm via Zoom! This meeting is for ALL Assumption parents and teachers. Please join us to meet our new school counselor, Mrs. Ezster Caulfield, learn about PTC finances, the 2022 Auction, and other school events that we plan to bring back this year!  All parents in attendance will earn FREE DRESS for their children! 

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 


Our PTC Christmas Bazaar will be December 5th from 9 am until 3 pm in the gym and we need your help to get ready! Cleaning house before the holidays?  We are accepting donations of gently used books- especially adult fiction.  Please bring any book donations to the office.  We will also need some extra tables for the event.  Do you have a 6-8 foot rectangular folding table we can borrow? Your family will earn 1 volunteer hour for each table loaned to the PTC for the weekend.  Please contact Sara Rush ( for information on table loans. 

We are still accepting vendor registration.  A hard copy of the form was in the Wednesday envelope last week, but here is the link if you missed it! (Insert link to registration form.)  Email Sarah at with any questions.  


In person SCRIP sales will be changing in November!  The SCRIP office will be open Tuesday and Thursday (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 27thPTC General Meeting via Zoom   

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

November 1st All Saints Day Mass (K-8), 12:30 pm 

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

November 5thNO SCHOOL to accommodate Parent Teacher Conferences 

November 11thNO SCHOOL, Veteran’s Day 

November 12thVeterans’ Day Mass (2nd-5th), 8:15 am. Boy and Girls Scouts may wear scout uniforms. 

November 22nd Human Food Chain/Prayer Service 8:15 am, Pizza Lunch 

November 24th– Early Release for Thanksgiving (11:45 am dismissal), NO EDP today 

November 25th-26th– NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving holiday 

November 29th Boys’ Basketball begins (6th-8th)