In this week’s news, you’ll find paperwork requirements for next school year, public summer reading programs to take advantage of, a need for gently used uniforms for summer sales, a chance to register your child for Bellingham High School XC camp, an immersive, life-changing Agape Service Project experience this summer as well as a current clothing and book drive to support their great cause, continued support for our growing families, an invitation to a wonderful concert in the church this weekend, plans for a fabulous Field Day next week, gratitude for our volunteers and those honored last week, a call for help to ensure safety at recess, a reminder about school Mass this Friday, and upcoming calendar events. Thanks for reading!
In today’s physical envelopes, you’ll find a packet of forms we’re required to have on file for your child for next school year. Some of you may have completed some of these forms digitally, but as this is our first year working out the kinks in the SchoolAdmin system, we’re asking families to complete the hard copies as well.
If you have any questions about a particular form, please contact Angie King: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll be sending our teachers’ Summer Reading List home next week. Check out these great reading programs in our community as well. Prizes include free books and more! Check the websites below for more details and have fun reading!
Bellingham Public Library: Summer Reading – Bellingham Public Library
Whatcom County Libraries: Summer Reading – Whatcom County Library System (wcls.org)
Barnes and Noble: Summer Reading Program | B&N INC (barnesandnobleinc.com)
Gently Used Uniforms
Please bring in your gently used uniforms in good condition that no longer fit! We are always in need of navy dress sweaters, ties, and quarter zip sweatshirts for our sales!
We will keep you posted on planned dates for Used Uniform Sales this summer. Thank you for your donations- all profits come back to the school!
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!
Agape Service Project: August 1-3, 2022
3-Day Immersive service experience open to all rising 6th-12th graders. Spend a few consecutive days serving the migrant worker community of Whatcom County together. Cost is $75/person. Please review the Archdiocese COVID protocol for current required guidelines. Contact Sara Rush at email@example.com for questions or if your child would like to register. Please see the attached flyer for full information on the Project and the tentative schedule.
Agape Clothing & Book Drive: NOW!
As our students are planning for fun summers full of activities, it’s also a great reminder that others in our community face an entirely different life when the weather warms up.
ACS would like to support Agape Service Project in serving our local farmworker community in Whatcom County through their summer food bank. Agape Food Bank serves 150+ farmworker families weekly at their food bank in Lynden.
Clothing – New/gently used everyday clothing for men, women, children, & babies (especially adult work gear: long sleeved shirts, sweatshirts, long pants, work hats)
Books for all ages of kids (bilingual Spanish-English are great!)
Please drop off your donations in the school entryway by June 10th
Meal Trains for new babies
There are a few dates left to support the Segels with a meal as Kelly recovers and Noah learns to sleep! Please sign up for a slot if you’re able. Food can be dropped off at the school on weekdays by 2:50 pm to be sent home with their girls: https://mealtrain.com/8m2ro4
Sam and Kevin Ernest are also adjusting to a new normal with baby Juniper on very little rest. They’d be most grateful for a homemade meal! https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/4m952m.
NOTE: The Ernests mostly avoid cow dairy milk and cream but do eat cow cheese.
Bellingham Chamber Chorale Spring Concert at Assumption: Rejoice!
Don’t miss this opportunity for your kids to experience hearing a live orchestra with a professional choir! This weekend, our very own Assumption School Choir teacher, Dr. Mabalot, is conducting two concerts with the Bellingham Chamber Chorale and a chamber orchestra — Saturday, June 4th at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 5th at 5:00 p.m. in our church. Tickets can be purchased in advance here https://www.bellinghamchamberchorale.org/tickets
OR at the door before each concert. The chamber orchestra will be comprised of 9 violins, 3 violas, 2 cellos, 1 double bass, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 3 trumpets, a timpani, and a harpsichord. The players are all professional musicians and even include the Chair of the Music Department at Western Washington University. All are welcome!
On Wednesday, June 15th, we will be having an afternoon of activities, fun, and community to celebrate all the accomplishments for our students, teachers, and staff this year! Field Day will begin at 12:00 and last throughout the afternoon. We are looking forward to a great afternoon!
Parents, if you’d like to get a jump on earning volunteer hours for next year, please email Miss McIntosh for a few jobs she could use help with: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 .
We had many of our volunteers from outside the parent community attend the Volunteer Appreciation Tea last Friday, May 27th. At that time, we thanked our three departing PTC members: Lynette Machinski, Jessica Sidhu, and Anthony Petz. Additionally, we want to congratulate Lynette Machinski, this year’s winner of the Ellen Anderson Volunteer of the Year Award. She was honored with flowers, a plaque, and book. Her name is also inscribed on the perpetual plaque which hangs on the wall by the preschool. Lynette has been involved in so many things this year from the auction to the Fun Run, and all of the Take N’ Bake dinners. As the PTC Chair, she also coordinated the PTC positions and ran all of the meetings for the Executive Board. We are so grateful for all she has given to the school in so many ways.
Earn volunteer hours as a Playground Angel!
We’re in the home stretch! Come earn a few volunteer hours while enjoying the warmer 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, June 4th, our sixth-grade class will be leading our 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. Right after the Mass this Friday, we’ll be taking a school-wide picture with all students and staff from inside the church.
Upcoming calendar items:
May 16th – June 3rd– MAP testing, grades 2-8
June 6th- Free Dress (#1 of 2) w/ $100 earned in Fun Run pledges
June 9th– Graduation rehearsal 10 am, Luncheon at 11:30 am. Eighth grade graduation starting at 5 pm in the church. All are welcome.
June 13th- Free Dress (#2 of 2) w/ $100 earned in Fun Run pledges
June 14th– Last day of preschool
June 15th– Last day of prekindergarten; Field Day, noon to 2:45 pm.
June 16th– Last day of school! Prayer service in the church begins at 10:30 am (parents are welcome); Early Release dismissal at 11:45 am. No EDP today.