In this week’s news, you’ll find a kickoff of our 38th Annual Fun Run, final ACS Kids Heart Challenge results and winners, where to get your Science Fair display tri-folds, gorgeous Mother’s Day flowers that support our 8th grade, a staffing update for next school year, a call to discern positions with the School Commission and Foundation, opportunities to support Fun Run ’22 and earn fundraising volunteer hours, Lenten activities at school, PTC news including fundraising efforts and volunteer opportunities, some wonderful events planned for April and May, a call for help to ensure safety at recess, a reminder about school Mass this Friday, and upcoming calendar events. Thanks for reading!
Get Ready! Assumption’s Space Race Fun Run is happening on May 5th!
The FUN RUN packet of information went home in today’s physical envelope. We wanted to make sure you also knew where to find the information digitally in case you wanted to hype the event over Spring Break with your family and friends or just need extra copies.
Our event relies heavily on pledges for laps run so we hope you’ll talk about and share the information with friends and relatives near and far. There are also some sweet prizes for collecting pledges, so start early!
If you know any businesses that might be interested in sponsoring our Fun Run, please feel free to share the sponsorship form with them.
Sponsorship Letter/Form (front and back)
Fun Run volunteers needed
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: email@example.com.
Fun Run volunteer need/at home project: We are looking for one or two parents that would like to take on an at-home cutting project. This would count towards fundraising volunteer hours and would be approx. 2-4 hours. The items are somewhat detailed, so you might need a smaller pair of scissors. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. This project would be due back Monday, April 11th.
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 again 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 email@example.com.
Orders are due this Friday, April 1st. Don’t miss your chance to nab a beautiful basket for a great cause! The class of 2022 thanks you in advance for your support.
Staffing updates for 2022-2023
Although it is still early to make decisions on staffing for next year, we understand families would like to know what information we have as soon as possible. Here is how it currently looks for the 2022-2023 school year. Please keep in mind that things are still subject to change, so we thank you in advance for your flexibility and understanding. We are always grateful for the dedication and sacrifice of all our teachers and staff, and we look forward to another great school year!
Preschool through First Grade, no changes (still hiring for an assistant preschool teacher)
Second Grade– Jane Town
Third Grade– Beverly Williams
Fourth Grade– Paula Martin-Zender (There is still a chance that this will split into two classes during the summer months.)
Fifth Grade– Position open (see job posting below, but we already have three possible candidates)
Middle School- (Grades 6-8)
Mr. Costanza- 6th Grade Literature, History, Language Arts, Religion; 7th Grade Language Arts, History
Mrs. Ernest- 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Science; 7th Grade Religion
Mrs. Eusebio- 8th Grade Literature, History, Language Arts, Religion; 7th Grade Literature
Mrs. Evans- 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Math
Mrs. VonFeldt- 6th Math and 8th Grade Algebra
Specialist classes (Art, Spanish, Physical Education, Music), no changes
Please click here to see the fifth-grade job posting on the school’s website: https://school.assumption.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Job-Posting-Fifth-Grade-Teacher-2022.23.pdf
School Commission openings
The School Commission is an advisory body to the principal of Assumption Catholic School. The term for a Commission member is three years and there are currently three vacancies for the 2022-2023 school year. The roles include finance, marketing, facilities, strategic planning, and parish liaisons. The Commission meets monthly and will usually have a committee meeting in between the monthly meetings. This is a great way to obtain your required volunteer hours for the year and be a part of long-term planning for the school. If you are interested, please submit a candidate application by email to Mr. Anderson before Monday, April 18th and plan to be at our Commission meeting on Wednesday evening, April 20th starting at 6:30 pm to learn more about how the Commission functions.
Assumption School Foundation openings
The Assumption School Foundation is searching for two board members for the 2022-2023 school year. The Foundation is an endowment that builds for the school’s future. The balance in the endowment is currently over $800,000. The Foundation Board meets every other month to review financials, track gains in the funds, allocate an annual distribution to the school, and ensure that the endowment continues to grow. The Foundation Board also participates in an annual thank you event in May and by reaching out to donors throughout the school year. If you are interested or know someone who might be a good fit, please email Mr. Anderson before April 22nd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THANK YOU! Wow ACS- you blew our goal out of the water. We raised over $8,000 during the Kid’s Heart Challenge for our school and the American Heart Association. Students had so much fun last week in PE as they moved through the heart obstacle course to stay active and recited the parts of the heart. First grade and Kindergarten have earned a free PE choice day for the top fundraising class and having the most registered!
Miss McIntosh wants to give a BIG thank you to the top fundraisers in each class who will be turning her into an ice cream sundae:
K- Lillian Fisher
4th- Brayden Robinson
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.
BRING YOUR QUARTERS THIS 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 quarters! This money will be given to the Rice Bowl, which benefits Catholic Relief Services, reaching families all around the world! We will be collecting quarters until we leave for Spring Break.
Church of the Assumption parish will be holding soup suppers on the remaining Fridays during Lent following Stations (6:45 p.m. “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.
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 https://www.memorybook.com/online-pay/parent-pay/ . Our school code is 189029. The deadline to order a book is April 21st.
Get ready for our first ever Multi-Cultural Potluck! The date is set for April 22nd from 5:30 – 7 in the gym. We are looking for families who would like to share a bit of their culture via food! Everyone is encouraged to make a dish that can be shared in small tapas (bite sized) portions. All families are welcome to come and learn and sample new tastes! See the flyer for more details.
Please sign up to bring a dish or to help with the event here. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ca5aa23a1fec25-multicultural
Our next PTC General Meeting will be April 27th at 7 pm in the gym. Assumption Alumnus Connor McGreevy from Litzia (the company that provides IT support for ACS) will give a presentation on online safety and security for kids and teens. We welcome your questions in advance! Please send them to email@example.com.
There is still space available on the auction’s Crab Cruise! This promises to be a super fun evening on the water with friends, drinks, and delicious seafood! The boat leaves the dock at 6:30 pm and returns at 9:30 pm on Saturday, May 15th (there’s plenty of room inside the cabin in case it’s chilly after sunset). Please email Mrs. King to purchase tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for purchase is April 15th.
Other upcoming PTC events:
Assumption Catholic School Family Night at the Sportsplex! Saturday April 30 4:30-6:30.
Missoula Children’s Theater is coming to Assumption May 16-21st!
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!
School Mass this Friday
This Friday, April 1st, we will celebrate a Spanish 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:
April 4th – 8th– Spring Break
April 15th– Good Friday, Prayer in the Garden starting at 10:15 am; Stations of the Cross starting at 10:30, (Parents are welcome to both.) Early Release @ 11:45
April 18th– NO SCHOOL, Easter Monday
April 19th– Washington D.C. trip meeting for current 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
May 5th– Space Race Fun Run!