Wednesday Parent Newsletter 3.23.2022

Posted in Wednesday Newsletter

In this week’s news, you’ll find one more chance to earn volunteer hours outside this weekend, a final reminder for Kids Heart Challenge donations, where to get your Science Fair display tri-folds, gorgeous Mother’s Day flowers that support our 8th grade, an update on further auction success, a work-from-home opportunity to support Fun Run ’22, Lenten activities at school, PTC news including fundraising efforts and volunteer opportunities, the return of Movie Night this Saturday, some wonderful events planned for this Spring, staffing updates for next school year, a call for help to ensure safety at recess, a reminder about school Mass this Friday, and upcoming calendar events. Thanks for reading!



Spring Cleanup- We only need three more volunteers! 

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 this 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 




54 students have joined our school’s team already. Mrs. McClurg & Mrs. Whelan’s classes are tied for a PE choice day with 12 students registered online. Way to go! The last day to make a donation is Friday, March 25th! Wear your sneakers and be ready for the heart obstacle in PE this week!  

Join our team and register today by visiting or download the FREE Kids Heart Challenge app for Apple or Android!  

Special School Incentives:  

  • Top fundraising class gets a PE choice day! 
  • Class with most students registered gets a PE choice day! 
  • Top fundraising student in each class gets to turn Miss McIntosh into an ice cream sundae! Students gets to choose their favorite topping!  




Mother’s Day flower baskets 

Please support the class of 2022 by purchasing Mother’s Day Baskets delivered before Mother’s Day (order forms went home today). Funds raised will support the class spring retreat and graduation. We are excited to partner with Van Wingerden Greenhouse in Blaine again this year. They offer many different varieties of baskets which include full sun and full sun part / shade to fit every need. Pick up early for best selection! If you have questions, please contact Nikki Lockhart at   

The class of 2022 thanks you in advance for your support.!



Science Fair tri-fold boards 

Tri-fold boards are for sale in the office. If your child needs one of these for his/her science fair project at the Science Fair on April 22nd, boards can be purchased in the office for $3 each. Please send cash in the Wednesday Envelope with a note explaining what it is for and how many you need. 



The final numbers are in, and the auction brought in a total of $186,000. After taking out expenses, the proceeds are close to $160,000 for the PTC, including $36,000 raised for Fund the Need.

There are still many spaces available for the Crab Cruise on Saturday, May 13th. It needs four more participants to break even, and anything over that is profit for the school. You can email Angie King if you’d like to be put on the list for the Crab Cruise which leaves the dock at 6:30 pm and returns at 9:30 pm:



Fun Run volunteers 

It’s time to get started on making this fun Assumption tradition a great success! The team is currently looking for parents to help collect sponsorships. This effort earns fundraising volunteer hours and can be done from home. If you’re interested in helping, please contact Eloisa Townsend:



Staffing Updates 

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. 



Lenten Almsgiving

BRING YOUR DIMES THIS WEEK and QUARTERS 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 dimes! 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 28, when it switches to quarters.  

Third Week of Lent -Dimes 

Fourth Week of Lent -Quarters 


Soup Suppers 

Church of the Assumption parish will be holding soup suppers on the remaining Fridays during Lent following Stations (6:45 pm-ish). Donations of soup, bread, or salad for any of the Fridays are most welcome and can be dropped off in the gym beginning at 5:00 p.m. 



PTC News 

Save the date for Saturday, April 30th!  We are so excited to come together as a community this spring for a Sporty Spring Fling! This is an event for the whole family!  Kids can play soccer, ice skate, run around and have fun with their friends, while parents socialize and get to know one another. More information to come but mark your calendars! 

Lights, Camera, Action! We’re bringing back Movie Night!  This 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.  Yearbooks are $30 and all orders are online  Our school code is 189029


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.  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.  


Also coming soon: 

Multi-Cultural Night will be on April 22nd this year from 5:30-7 in the gym! 



Playground Angels 

WE HAVE A GREAT NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS! 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! 

MARCH sign up 

APRIL sign up 



School Mass this Friday 

This Friday, March 25th, our third grade (Williams) 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 25th Last day for Kids Heart Challenge donations 

March 26thMovie Night 6 pm in the school gym 

March 28thPizza Lunch 

April 4th – 8th– Spring Break 

April 15th Good Friday, Stations of the Cross @ 10:30, Early Release @ 11:45 

April 18th– NO SCHOOL, Easter Monday 

April 19th Washington D.C. trip meeting for 7th grade parents, 5:30 pm 

April 22nd Science Fair, Multi-Cultural Night, 5:30-7 in the gym 

April 30th– “Sporty Spring Fling” social for ACS families, 4:30-6:30 pm, Sportsplex