Wednesday Parent Newsletter 9.28.2022

Posted in Wednesday Newsletter

   “I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9) 


Eighth Grade Goodwill Fundraiser- THIS SATURDAY!   

Our Eighth Graders will be collecting items to give to Goodwill this Saturday, October 1st from 9 am – noon in our parking lot. The proceeds will help fund their trip to Washington D.C. in the spring. It’s a win-win: Clean out closets and help the 8th grade!  

Here is the link to the flyer: Goodwill Fundraiser 2022 


Faith – Love – Basketball 


Our 7th annual Holy Hoops 4 on 4 basketball tournament is just around the corner – October 18th – 21st This tournament is FREE, and we are encouraging all 5th – 8th grade students to participate. No basketball experience is necessary. All participants will receive little to know homework the week of Holy Hoops as well as a Holy Hoops t-shirt, lunch pizza party, end of event BASH and build life-long memories with teammates and competitors. 

Link participant form here 

We need coaches

We are also looking for Assumption Alumni to help coach! Whether it’s for the whole week or one day, we need YOU! We are able to work around school and sports schedules. This is a wonderful way to give back to your school and also get high school service hours. Coaches also receive Holy Hoops t-shirts; the music room is open for studying and food will be provided by the Holy Hoops committee. 

Link coach form here 

We need sponsors! 

The running of this free community event relies upon support in the form of sponsorships from local families and businesses. Your generous donations go toward purchasing t-shirts for the teams, food and support for our coaches and referees, and prizes for winning teams. Please feel free to pass this onto your employer, friends and family who may want to sponsor. Our hope is that this event continues to be a long-standing tradition at our school, encouraging teamwork, good sportsmanship and community building. 

Link sponsor form here 

Let’s continue to make Holy Hoops a tradition that Assumption families can enjoy for years to come! If you have any questions or concerns, contact Lisa Twining at


Order School Photos

If you have not yet ordered your child(ren)’s school pictures, it’s not too late!   

Be sure to complete your order by this Friday, September 30th! 


Active playground reminder  

We are so grateful to our family volunteers for keeping Assumption students safe on the playground! As a reminder, when volunteering at recess, we ask that you are spread out, always scanning the field and parking lot, and are aware of students playing. To that end, please refrain from using your cell phone and/or having long chats with other parents, both of which may distract you from this important job focused on student safety. Thank you!  


Playground Angels Wanted! 

We have an ongoing need to keep these safety positions filled. You get to earn volunteer hours and it’s a great way to see your child during the day while getting to know their friends. Thank you for your help in keeping recess fun and safe!  

October sign up link  


XC News 

HUGE thank you to Mr. Costanza for stepping in to run the finish line at our Cornwall meet! We would not have been successful without his experience and dedication to our kids! Thank you also to Mrs. Eusebio, Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Whelan, Mrs. Sheafor, Mr. Machinski, Mrs. Streeter, Mrs. Wolf and Mrs. Dennis for volunteering to help make our meet run smoothly! We love our volunteers! Our runners represented themselves well for their home meet. Our Boys Team again took first place with Taylor (8th), Baynes (8th), Liam (7th), George (7th) and Ethan (6th) all finishing in the top 20. The Girls Team had Daliah (8th) and Stella (7th) placing in the top 20. All our runners gave it their all and had successful races that they were proud of! On to Nooksack Middle School this Wednesday starting at 4:15. Go Eagles! 

Check out our meet schedule and come out to cheer us on sometime!  

Cross Country Schedule:   

Thurs. Oct. 6 Blaine MS Pipeline Fields 4:15pm 

Wed. Oct. 12 Horizon/Vista MS Hovander Park 4:15pm 

Tues. Oct. 18 Lynden Christian MS LCMS 4:15pm 

**Boys race first, followed by the girls 


PTC News

The PTC is still looking for some help in chairing some amazing projects that the school puts on each year. These roles help fulfill volunteer hours and bring fun activities for our children. If one of these roles speaks to you, please reach out to Tia Entrikin at

Pizza Lunch – Co-Chair

Variety Show Parent Assistant

Missoula Children’s Theater

Corporate Accounts

Thank you for considering taking on one of these roles!

Lost & Found Reminder 

It is that time of year when the weather is cold in the morning and warmer in the afternoon.  Please make sure that your children have their names in jackets and sweaters.  If you are missing anything at this point, you are welcome to check the lost and found during school hours.  There are already MANY sweatshirts hanging on the hooks!  

Assumption Parent Prayer Group is back 

One of our parents, Mary Cade, has volunteered to lead the Assumption Prayer Group this year for all parents in preschool through eighth grade. Mary will be leading prayer for anyone who wants to attend in the library starting at 8:15 am every Tuesday morning.  We look forward to seeing you there. Younger children (not in school yet) are welcome to attend with their parents. If you’d like more information, please email Mary at



School Mass this Friday  

This Friday, Sept. 30th, Mrs. Thomas’ fourth graders will be leading Mass. All grades should wear dress uniforms and parents are welcome and encouraged to attend! Seating for visitors will be on both sides of the altar now with a few pews in the very back behind the students. All students will be seated in the main part of the church.  



Volunteer opportunities (at home or after hours) 

Installation of Wifi access points 

The school needs someone with maintenance skills to take down its old Wifi access points and attach new ones to the ceiling. No tech experience is needed (just plug in the new device) but attaching to the ceiling with screws and brackets may take some basic construction skills. This could be done in the evenings or weekends. Email if you are interested. 


Upcoming calendar items: 

September 27, 29, and Oct. 4th MAP testing for grades 2-8 

October  4th – St. Francis Animal Blessing (8am in the parking / traffic loop) 

October 10th  Pizza Lunch 

October 14th – No School  

October 18th – 21st  – Holy Hoops Tournament  

November 3rd Early Release for Parent-Teacher Conferences (11:45 am dismissal)  

November 4th No School to accommodate Parent Teacher Conferences 

November 9thLisa Fisher will be here for a parent event starting at 6 pm in the gym. More information is coming regarding the event and highlights from her book, Admissions by Design: Stop the Madness and Find the Best College for You with a review here:  


Walking in Holiness With the Saints 

This is a new section of the newsletter, and we hope that you will enjoy learning about how saints are a great example of holiness, strength, and courage one day at a time.  This is a whole family activity and conversation starter.  Below is a description of a saint but their name is withheld. See if you can guess who the saint is and get your name put in for a prize drawing.   

See Mrs. Sidhu in the office if you have a guess. Mrs. King will award prizes when she returns on October 10th! 

The winners from last week were Baylen, Andrew and Joseph Richmond as a family group and also Evelyn White. All four got this answer right: it was St. Padre Pio. Congratulations to all of them!

New Saint: When I was about 12 or 13, I was ordered to offer sacrifices to the pagan gods.  Then I was threatened to give up my virginity.  The officials took me up a mountain to a Roman temple. There I was tortured and threatened with more bad things.  I was not afraid to say no!  I would not turn against God in any way possible and prayed to Him for help.  I did die a martyr’s death because of this.  My love for the Lord was very great and she hated sin even more than death! Since she was very beautiful, many young men wanted to marry her, but she always said, ” Jesus Christ is my only Spouse.”    (answer St. Agnes) 

Who is this saint?  ________________