In this week’s news, you’ll find a request for flowers, a Fun Run flyer with highlights and earnings, celebrating our middle school track & field accomplishments, an opportunity to join a Bellingham High School running camp, 2022-23 device requirements for grades 5-8, how to participate in the Family Promise Bed Race, PTC news including fundraising efforts and volunteer opportunities, how to be involved and lead this important group into the future, some wonderful community events planned for May, a call for help to ensure safety at recess, a reminder about school Mass this Friday, and upcoming calendar events. Thanks for reading!
May Crowning of Mary
On Thursday, May 12th (tomorrow), all students are encouraged to bring in flowers from their gardens. Each classroom will create a vase or two to adorn Mary’s statue in the church when we crown her during Friday’s school Mass. Thank you for helping our eighth grade to honor our Blessed Mother!
Fun Run progress
Thank you to everyone who showed up, helped students collect pledges and volunteered for the 38th Annual Ellen Anderson Fun Run! While the weather left MUCH to be desired, many laps were run, and lots of fun was had! Pledges are still rolling in and we have so far raised $15,700. Although a few are close, NO CLASS has reached 100% participation yet, so that Subway lunch and bragging rights are still anyone’s to earn!
A HUGE THANKS to our fabulous Fun Run Chairs who worked many hours ensuring the success of this important fundraiser. We are so grateful for their time and talents! Remember all pledge money is due to the office no later than Friday, May, 13th.
Easter Season Family Activities
Join us in the gym during coffee hour this Sunday, May 15, following the 10:00 a.m. Mass for activity stations to celebrate the Easter season with all parish families! This event is sponsored by the parish’s Whole Family Catechesis program and our own fifth grade class will be helping to serve.
Assumption at Mt. Baker, League Champions
11 athletes in 12 events went to League on Tuesday, May 10th for the championship–Helen Eberhardt, Mary Lockhart, Jolie Paz, Stella Wolf, Amelia Balogh, Uma Bachmeier, Maddox Aquino, Cameron Faria, Rhys Milligan, Taylor Rush, and Baynes Machinski.
Standouts–Cameron Faria–Shot Put (1); Jolie Paz–Shot Put (1), 100 (2); Taylor Rush–1600 (2), Javelin (3)
New School Records:
- Maddox Aquino, 200 Meter and 400 Meter
- Taylor Rush, Finn Javelin
- Peyton Eberhardt, Finn Javelin
Thanks for a great season, so nice to return after a 2-year hiatus!
Coaches Rush and Costanza
BHS XC Camp
The BHS Cross Country team (in partnership with Bellingham Parks and Recreation) is hosting a Cross Country Camp from June 27-30 for students with and without running experience entering grades 5 – 8 in the fall. In the past, we have had great representation from ACS at our camp, and we hope to soar with the Eagles again this summer.
Please see the digital flyer for details!
Device requirements for grades 5-8
All rising fifth-grade families (and students new to grades six through eight for the 2022-2023 school year) will need to purchase a laptop or other device to be used through the end of their eighth-grade year. Please see the linked letter with device requirements and expectations for technology during the school day. There is a digital form we’d like you to review with your child and digitally sign before the first day of school next year. We are including it in this week’s Wednesday Newsletter for other fifth through seventh-grade parents who may want to review these again. Thank you!
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 homelessness 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 .
Volunteer Coordinator role is a stipend position for 2022-2023
One of the roles in the PTC has been the Volunteer Coordinator. We decided last year that with the amount of work and the need for consistency in this role, there will be a stipend to do this work going forward. Jessica Sidhu has done an excellent job of managing the past two years, and we are looking for someone new to fill this role. It is associated with the PTC, but a $2,000 stipend per year is paid by the school. The job description for this position is listed below. Please reach out to Lynette Machinski or Dan Anderson if you are interested in being considered for this position. We are asking for a three-year commitment.
- Expected hours per month: 4-5 hours
- Stipend paid in December in April: Two $1,000 payments
Roles and responsibilities:
- Attend monthly PTC Executive Board meetings
- Participate in/coordinate the Back-to-School volunteer sign-ups on the first day of school
- Keep the volunteer page of the website current; includes creation of online sign-ups.
- Assisting families learning to use the volunteer portal- possibly a tutorial at orientation.
- Attending events as extra help if they don’t get enough volunteers (Spaghetti Dinner, Auction, Fun Run, Playground Angels) as your schedule permits.
- Being accessible to and patient with families. Respond to parent emails quickly and professionally.
- Manage hours for parents and ensure correspondence about tracking hours throughout the year
- Coordinate with the office for text message reminders to families
- Work with Room Parent Coordinator to make sure all classroom roles are filled
Many thanks to all of the volunteers who helped us make the 38th Ellen Anderson Fun Run a reality! Thank you to Natalie Milligan, Shannon Zebrowski, Eloisa Townsend, and Melissa Hanson for all their work behind the scenes to make this event great!
Interested in helping to make PTC events possible? We are looking for a PTC Vice President for 2022-23! This important role make it possible to FUNdraise for our school and keep our community strong! Please contact email@example.com with questions.
We are very close to our exciting Missoula Children’s Theater week: May 16-21st! All K-8 students are encouraged to participate. Auditions will be Monday, May 16th from 3-5 pm followed by a rehearsal from 5:15-7:15 pm for some cast members. The wonderful directors from MCT will help our students audition, rehearse and perform Johnny Appleseed. Rehearsals will be Monday through Friday for one week only and two performances will be held on Saturday May, 21st! We still need an accompanist to make our performance great! If you or someone you know could accompany on guitar or piano, please let us know! Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We could use help supervising students during auditions and practices after school. Please sign up for a shift if you can help! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ca5aa23a1fec25-missoula
Our very last Take and Bake of the year is coming! Mark your calendar for May 19th and get your orders in early – due May 13th! We will be doing a Picnic-to-go with Oven Fried Chicken, Picnic potato salad, fruit, rolls and cookies for dessert! All made from scratch, of course! We will also have our take and bake salad dressings for sale in 12 oz. bottles. This is your last chance to enjoy dinner cooked by our volunteer team. This is also your last chance for fundraising hours before the May 31st deadline. Sign up here to help in the kitchen: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ca5aa23a1fec25-picnic
Earn volunteer hours as a Playground Angel!
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!
This Friday, May 13th, the eighth-grade class will be leading our all-school Mass and May crowning of Mary. 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:
May 13th– Fun Run pledge money due
May 16th– Fun Run T-shirt Day; Pizza Lunch
May 16th-21st– Missoula Children’s Theater after school; performances on Saturday at 3 pm and 5:30 pm
May 18th– Early Release @ 11:45
May 23rd– Fun Run T-shirt Day
May 27th– Volunteer Appreciation and Volunteer of the Year Award announced. Join us for a reception hosted by the teachers and staff from 11:30 to 1 pm in the gym.
May 30th– NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day
June 6th- Free Dress (#1 of 2) w/ $100 earned in Fun Run pledges
June 9th– Eighth grade graduation
June 13th- Free Dress (#2 of 2) w/ $100 earned in Fun Run pledges