Reminders for the coming week
Friday, April 15th is an Early Release Day with dismissal at 11:45 am.
Monday, April 18th is Easter Monday with NO SCHOOL.
Happy Easter, everyone!
Please remember to turn in your child’s Rice Bowl donations. The church asks that you convert your collection into a check made out to CRS Rice Bowl with the notation “Rice Bowl” OR donate online: crsricebowl.org. Thank you!
Education Contest Winners for CDA
Congratulations to the winners of the Education Contest for Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA)! The following students were presented with their awards from Jo Hulse and Michele King at the school Mass on Friday, April 1st. Each child received a $30 award with the certificate.
Division II (Grades 6-8)
Stella Wolf- Poetry
Baynes Machinski- Photography
Division I (Grades 4 and 5)
Finley Twining- Art
Luz Lane- Poetry
Summer events for middle school students
Middle school parents and students, please see the attached flyer from April Jordon-Hulsey regarding spring and summer events for students related to our church and the Archdiocese of Seattle. We love that students have the opportunity for service projects and conferences to learn more about their faith and be with other students from local faith communities.
Family Promise Bed Race on Sunday, June 26th from 2 pm to 4 pm
The Interfaith Coalition and Family Promise have moved their Annual Bed Race (typically in September) to June this year. This is a great way to raise money for those experiencing homelessness in Whatcom County while having a bit of fun with your closest friends. We would love to have a team represented by Assumption Catholic School. There is a frame and bed available, so we just need a group to assemble it by the Memorial Day Parade on May 28th and then use it for the race on June 26th. For more information about the race or to register your team, visit https://www.interfaith-coalition.org/familypromisebedrace .
Family Promise of Whatcom County is starting its 5th year of serving the needs of this community to assist children and their families experiencing homeless through meals, temporary housing and education with a goal to re-establish their independence. To date nearly 100 families have had a fresh start through Family Promise and the Interfaith Coalition. If you choose not to race, you can also sponsor the Family Promise Bed Race at http://bit.ly/bedraceentryfee2022 .
Get Ready for the Fun Run!
Our Annual Ellen Anderson Fun Run is happening on Thursday, May 5th! In today’s physical envelope, you’ll find another pledge sheet and envelope for your children to start collecting pledges from family, friends, and random acquaintances. For each $10 earned, students earn a raffle ticket to go toward their choice of fabulous prizes, which will be announced soon and put on display in the school lobby. Start collecting pledges early! Money can be turned in as it’s collected so our students can see their class number rockets take off! Envelopes will be returned to students to continue collecting those pledges.
Want more FUN RUN Info? Check out our flyer:
Assumption At Nooksack, Track and Field
Freezing temperatures and overcast skies did not dim the hopes at the inaugural meet on Tuesday. We had a great showing, with the following as standouts–
1600–Taylor Rush (1) and Baynes Machinski (2); 100 Dash–Jolie Paz (2); 200–Stella Wolf (3); Shotput–Cameron Faria (3), Rhys Milligan (4), Mary Lockhart (1), Jolie Paz (2);100 Hurdles–Jolie Paz (1); 4×100 Relay, Girls–Jolie Paz, Amelia Balogh, Peyton Eberhardt, Daliah Strutz (3); Javelin–Peyton Eberhardt (2); 800–Ngansi Atem (4); Discus–Sam Williams (4); 400–Jack Stoddard
Please see athletic.net for all results: https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/meet/465452/results/all
Coaches Rush and Costanza
Social Media Challenge
It’s a great time of year to make sure you are following us on social media! We’re participating in a two-week Instagram Challenge and would love for you to make sure you are following us to get the latest happenings at ACS! Go to Instagram or Facebook and find @assumptioncatholic.
Mrs. Ernest, our middle school science teacher, is having a baby very soon! We have been fortunate to find a great leave replacement for her, beginning on (or around) Monday, April 25th. Sarah Kerby is a recent graduate from Western Washington University with a B.A. in General Sciences and Elementary Education. While attending WWU, she worked for the Pacific Science Center as a lead educator and supply team leader in the summers. She is an active member of the Newman Center and regularly attends Mass at Sacred Heart and Assumption. Ms. Kerby has just finished her teaching certification at WWU and is ready to be in the classroom! Mrs. Ernest has been working closely with her these past few weeks and everything is set for the last eight weeks of the school year. Please join me in welcoming Ms. Kerby!
Interviews began this week for a part-time preschool teacher, and we will be interviewing next week for the office assistant position. The fifth-grade position is still open, and we will begin interviewing in early May. 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.
Science Fair tri-fold boards
Tri-fold boards are still available for sale. 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.
Our Assumption family has grown!
The Wheeler family (John Vianney, Kindergarten and Natalie, PS) welcomed son Lucas Alexander on April 9th at 10:22 pm. He was 8 lbs. 11 oz, 20.5” and has made his older siblings (including Julie, 2) very happy and helpful!
Aiden Isaac Petricca was born April 1st weighing 6 lbs 7 oz. His big sister Brynn (PreK) is smitten, and big brother Warren is warming up 😊. Congratulations to proud parents Marcie and Steve!
We’re thrilled for these school families and so look forward to meeting their little ones in person. Please keep the Wheeler and Petricca families in your thoughts and prayers.
Does your family have a favorite traditional food? We encourage you to make a dish to share for our Multi-Cultural Potluck! 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 to learn and sample new tastes! See the paper flyer in this week’s envelope for more details.
Please sign up to bring a dish or to help with the event here. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ca5aa23a1fec25-multicultural We are also in need of folding tables to use for this event! Please see the SignUpGenius to let us know if you have one that we may use!
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 for yearbook orders is April 21st!
Interested in helping to make PTC events possible? We are looking for a PTC Vice President and Treasurer for 2022-23! These important roles make it possible to FUNdraise for our school and keep our community strong! Please contact email@example.com with questions.
Our next PTC General Meeting will be April 27th at 7 pm in the gym. ACS 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Childcare will be provided in the library. Please register in advance for childcare so that the EDP staff knows how many to expect. You can register for childcare here.
Assumption Catholic School Family Night at the Sportsplex is on Saturday, April 30, 4:30-6:30 pm. Admission and skate rental fees are covered and the soccer fields will be available for our school families only! Concessions will be available for purchase. Children must be supervised by a parent or other responsible adult.
Missoula Children’s Theater is coming to Assumption May 16-21st! Children of all grade levels are encouraged to participate. The Wonderful directors from MCT will help students audition, rehearse and perform Johnny Appleseed- all in one week! Keep an eye out for more information.
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 Friday, May 13th (there’s plenty of room inside the cabin in case it’s chilly after sunset). Please email Mrs. King to purchase tickets: email@example.com. The deadline for purchase is this Friday, April 15th.
Still need volunteer hours?
The deadline to earn volunteer hours for this school year is May 31. Come earn a few while enjoying the Spring weather! Playground Angels help keep our students safe at recess and we cannot offer it without them. Thank you in advance for your help!
As we celebrate Holy Week, we wanted to share the parish Triduum schedule with our school families. These are the three days from dusk on Holy Thursday to dusk on Easter Sunday that commemorate the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus. We wish everyone a Blessed, Happy Easter with your families!
Holy Thursday Mass, 7:00 p.m. (bilingual)- Exposition in the gym following until midnight
Good Friday Stations of the Cross, 12:30 p.m. (bilingual)
Good Friday Service, 7:00 p.m. (bilingual)
Easter Vigil Mass, 8:30 p.m. (bilingual)
Easter Sunday Masses — 8:00 & 10:00 a.m. (English),
12:30 p.m. (Spanish)
Church of the Assumption Easter Egg Hunt
Our parish is excited to welcome back its annual Easter Egg Hunt! This will be held, weather permitting, on Sunday, April 17th, after the 10 am mass. All are welcome! We all look forward to a fun-filled, family event on Easter Sunday.
We will honor Good Friday this week (April 15th) with Prayer in the Garden starting at 10:15 am and Stations of the Cross at 10:30 in the church. Although it’s an Early Release Day at 11:45, all students should wear dress uniforms for these solemn holy events. Parents are welcome to join both events. 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 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 26th– Class Photo Day: Preschool, K-8
April 27th– Class Photo Day: PreK
April 27th– General PTC Meeting at 7 pm in the gym. Connor McGreevy from Litzia will be here to discuss parental controls and Internet safety. Childcare will be provided in the library. (Please pre-register here if you will need childcare.)
April 30th– “Family Night at the Sportsplex” social for ACS families, 4:30-6:30 pm
May 5th– Space Race Fun Run!