In this week’s news, you’ll find our complete updated Health and Safety Guidelines, a chance to earn volunteer hours and keep our school looking great, a reminder about how to participate in the Kids Heart Challenge, a chance to buy your Girl Scout Cookies, introducing a new Assumption baby, Lenten activities at school, PTC news including fundraising efforts and volunteer opportunities, as well as some wonderful events planned for this Spring, staffing updates for next school year, a call for help to ensure safety at recess, a request for your personal photos to fill our yearbook, a reminder about school Mass this Friday, and upcoming calendar events. Thanks for reading!
Saint Patrick’s Day
Celebrate this fun day by wearing green and white! Please enjoy while adhering to free dress expectations.
JOKE FOR THE DAY: Why did Saint Patrick drive the snakes out of Ireland? Because he couldn’t afford a plane ticket.
Health and Safety Protocols
The Health and Safety Guidelines for Assumption have been updated and can be found here.
Additionally, we want to provide further clarification regarding instances in which we would offer COVID testing at school. K-12 schools are required to ensure access to timely diagnostic testing for students and staff with symptoms OR who were potentially exposed and want to test. For families who consent, we would test students under the following circumstances:
- Students exposed to COVID, either in the classroom or at home, can remain at school with no symptoms and periodic testing (Test to Stay program). This is now regardless of vaccination status.
- Students who become symptomatic at school can be offered a COVID-19 test before leaving the building.
While testing at school is entirely voluntary, access to testing shortens the length of time between identification and testing — and reduces the burden on families to arrange for a test and the potential to lose instruction.
Even with a signed consent on file:
- Parents will always be notified before their child is tested.
- Families have the choice to test on their own/at their own expense.
- No random testing will occur.
Please feel free to contact Mrs. Dennis (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any residual questions or concerns. Thank you!
GET YOUR VOLUNTEER HOURS ON A WEEKEND!
There’s still time to fulfill volunteer hours for the year, especially for anyone who needs to find hours outside of the typical workday. Our wonderful parishioner and grounds-beautifier, Mrs. Janis Jacobs, works tirelessly to keep the church and school grounds looking their best! She could use a few more pairs of hands as we get ready to welcome Spring!
Please join a work party with Janis on Saturday, March 26th to trim branches, pick up debris, and do general grounds maintenance. Your time will count toward school hours and is greatly appreciated! Sign up for a slot (or two) here: Work Party Sign Up
Join us Assumption families! We want each of our students to pledge to take care of their hearts and minds. Help your student choose their personal challenge to BE KIND or BE ACTIVE today!
Girl Scout Cookies!
Assumption’s own Girl Scout Troop 46484 will be selling cookies after school on Thursday, March 17th. Please stop by to support our girls and enjoy some cookie goodness! Look for our booth conveniently located during pickup on Cornwall Avenue.
Welcome to the Assumption Family, Josiah!
The Peraltas welcomed a new addition to their family last week. Future Eagle, Josiah Gael, was born on March 10th measuring 20 inches and 7 lbs. 15 oz. Congratulations to parents Patty and Joel and sisters Lexie (6th), Giuliana (1st) who are doing a great job caring for him!
There are no new vacancies to post at this time, but we continue to search for candidates for two open positions- preschool assistant teacher and full-time office assistant. Visit the school’s website under “Employment Opportunities” to see the job postings and refer anyone who may be interested.
BRING YOUR NICKELS THIS WEEK and DIMES NEXT WEEK! Each week during Lent, we will focus on bringing a different coin to fill our school’s Lenten Almsgiving Jar (this is separate from your family Rice Bowl). You may want to give coins to your child in a small envelope or Ziploc for transporting to their classroom. This week is nickels! This money will be given to the Rice Bowl, which benefits Catholic Relief Services, reaching families all around the world! We will be collecting nickels until Monday, March 21, when it switches to dimes.
Second Week of Lent -Nickels
Third Week of Lent -Dimes
Fourth Week of Lent -Quarters
Thanks to all who supported our Salmon Sale! Fall Line Fisheries returned approximately $195 to the PTC! An extra thank you goes to Jessie Lane and Stephanie Wolf for coordinating the sale. Enjoy your Lenten meals!
Lights, Camera, Action! We’re bringing back Movie Night! Saturday, March 26th. Admission is free! Popcorn, candy and pizza concessions will be available. Doors will open at 6:00 and the movie starts at 7. Kids can bring blankets or sleeping bags and spread out on mats on the gym floor. Parents are welcome to bring camp chairs, but gym chairs will also be available. The movie will be “The Mitchells vs. the Machines” (PG)!
The school year is flying by! Don’t forget to order a yearbook before it’s over. See the flyer in this week’s Wednesday Envelope for instructions on how to order. Yearbooks are $30 and all orders are online https://www.memorybook.com/online-pay/parent-pay/ . Our school code is 189029.
Our Multicultural Night will be on April 22nd this year from 5:30-7 in the gym. Science Fair projects from the K-8 students will be on display the same evening so families can enjoy both at the same time! Families are encouraged to bring a dish from their heritage or culture to share. Keep an eye out for more details in the coming weeks!
Missoula Children’s Theater is coming to Assumption May 16-21st! This is a great opportunity for all students to take part in a live theater production! We are looking for families who are willing to host one of the wonderful MCT directors in your home for the week. If you are interested in getting more information please contact Mrs. Sidhu, our volunteer coordinator. email@example.com. We are also looking for an adult pianist or guitarist to accompany the production. If you or someone you know might be interested, please contact Mrs Sidhu.
WE HAVE A GREAT NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS! Spring and better weather are waiting around the corner. In the meantime, our students need the outlet of playing outside each day! Angels help keep our students safe on the playground, which we are so grateful for and cannot offer recess without. Thank you in advance for your help!
Share your photos!
This year, we have a wonderful new yearbook leader, Kelly Segel. We’d love to support her with lots of content to build us a great collection of memories. We’ve been so blessed with a return to having school events and activities and want to fill up those pages!
If you’ve taken photos that you’d like to contribute to this cause, please send digital images to Mrs. Dennis (firstname.lastname@example.org).
School Mass this Friday
This Friday, March 18th, our second grade will be leading the all-school Mass. Parents are welcome to join and all students should wear dress uniforms. We ask that visitors sit in the north transept instead of with the students. Masks are now optional in the church.
Upcoming calendar items:
March 17th– Green & White dress- Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
March 21st– Track & Field season begins
March 28th– Pizza Lunch
April 4th – 8th– Spring Break
April 15th– Good Friday, Stations of the Cross @ 10:30, Early Release @ 11:45