In this week’s news, you’ll find exciting Auction news and how to help make it a great success, PTC news including how to participate in next week’s General Meeting and another delicious night off from cooking, how to acquire free rapid antigen tests for family use, a humbling Development report and gratitude, a chance to sign up for Girls’ Volleyball, a Parent Satisfaction Survey recap, Playground Angel needs for the next few weeks, this Friday’s School Mass schedule, and upcoming calendar items. Thanks for reading!
Please visit our auction website to register and buy tickets for the auction! FYI…COVID protocols are published on our Auctria site. https://charityauction.bid/growinggreatkids2022
Just a reminder that procurement of items and sponsorships for our auction continues. All items and sponsorships are due by January 22. The auction chairs are specifically looking for donations to restaurants in the Seattle area as well as gift cards to hotels if you are looking for ideas to contribute!!
It takes many hands and talents to make all the planning come together for this incredibly important event! Below is a link to sign up for auction volunteer opportunities that all count toward fundraising volunteer hours. We hope you’ll join the team to help make it a wild success! Please note that the clean up crew will earn 2 volunteer hours for every 1 hour worked! If you already signed up for a volunteer role, be on the look-out for more details in the upcoming weeks!
If you’re looking for ways to earn volunteer hours from home… here is your opportunity! We need wine to serve at the auction. In fact, we need A LOT of wine! You can earn one hour of fundraising volunteer time for each bottle of donated wine valued at $15 or greater. Family limits have been increased to a total of 24 bottles. Please provide a copy of your receipt when you drop off the wine at the office.
PTC General Meeting will take place January 26th at 7:00 pm, however we are shifting to a strictly virtual format – there will be no in person meeting. As such we have decided to postpone the presentation from Litzia until our April meeting since this will be a much more meaningful program in person. Our meeting will focus on the rapidly approaching Growing Great Kids Auction, with additional updates on PTC financials for the year and upcoming events through the end of the year. As always, if at least one parent attends the meeting your children will earn free dress for Thursday January 27th.
Topic: PTC General Meeting
Time: Jan 26, 2022 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 879 1647 8826
We know everyone has been asking what our next Take and Bake dinner will be… Pulled Pork BBQ on February 10th! See the flyer in your Wednesday envelope for the full menu and get your orders in by Friday February 4th. We will need help in the kitchen to make this meal possible, please see the sign up on the volunteer page. https://school.assumption.org/parent-resources/current-volunteer-opportunities/
Check your Wednesday envelope for Pizza Lunch order form for Monday, Jan 24th.
Catholic Schools Week
Free Rapid Tests
Testing is an important tool to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Public health experts and the CDC recommend that Americans use at-home tests if they begin to have symptoms, at least five days after coming in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, or are gathering indoors with a group of people who are at risk of severe disease or unvaccinated.
To help ensure Americans have tests on hand if a need arises, the federal government will make FREE tests available to every household, and to promote broad access, the initial program will allow four free tests to be requested per residential address. Starting January 19th, Americans will be able to order their tests online at COVIDTests.gov, and tests will typically ship within 7-12 days of ordering. Tests will NOT be sent automatically- you must follow the link to order.
THANK YOU, ASSUMPTION COMMUNITY & SUPPORTERS!! We did it; we surpassed our goal for the Growing with Grace Annual Fund. From the staff and administration, we are genuinely grateful for such a strong show of support in this community. This translates into being able to continue and grow our programs in art and technology, while remaining affordable and accessible to all who desire Catholic education. The students were very excited to see the last leaf go on our tree out front, and it is very rewarding to know all those dollars raised will be going right back into the school to enhance their time at Assumption. Thank you again!
Correction: My apologies to you all, I misunderstood which class had put on the nativity play before Christmas at Barkley Village Haggen. It was the 4th graders, not the 2nd graders who performed and decided collectively to give their proceeds to the “Annual Fund Tree”. Mrs. Thomas’s class, thank you for your donation & your hearts for our school! – Shannon Zebrowski
Girls’ Volleyball begins Monday, January 31st
Sign-up forms are in this week’s envelope for girls’ volleyball. Thank you to Mrs. Whelan for agreeing to coach again this season.
Parent Satisfaction Survey Results 2021-2022
We’ve compiled a summary of the 45 responses that came in from the parent survey in November/December. Thank you for the time you took to complete this for our planning purposes.
Care & Concern Ministry
A meal train has been set up to support the Smith Family: Emma, Jason, Micah [8th], Arianna, Isabella [3rd], and Benjamin [PreK]) as Emma transitions into bedrest, awaiting the arrival of Baby Liam at the end of January. Your gift of a meal will be greatly appreciated!
Please consider signing up for a recess shift or two! Angels help keep our students safe on the playground, which we are so grateful for. Thank you in advance for your help!
School Mass this Friday
Due to the surge in COVID cases in our community, this Friday, January 21st, the third grade (who are leading again this week) will go to the church for Mass. All other classes will stream from their classrooms. Parents of those students attending are welcome to join. 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. We still plan for all students to be together for Mass starting on Friday, January 28th.
Upcoming calendar items:
January 18th-28th– MAP Testing (grades 2-8)
January 24th– Pizza Lunch
January 25th– Middle school winter sports (make-up date for Jan 11th TBA)
January 26th– PTC General Meeting starting at 7 pm. Childcare is provided in the library.
January 28th– Last day of the semester, Early Release with 11:45 am dismissal
January 30th – February 5th– Catholic Schools Week
February 4th– Variety Show includes a 1:30 pm dress rehearsal and a 7 pm evening performance
February 9th– State of the School, 7 pm
February 10th– PTC Take and Bake Dinner (orders due Feb 4th)
February 13th– ACS Open House, 2-4 pm
February 26th– Growing Great Kids Auction and Gala!