In this week’s news you’ll find a reminder to dress freely tomorrow, more Eagles Cross Country success, the season plans for girls’ and boys’ basketball, a note about picture retake day, a reminder to apply for tuition assistance, beautiful Christmas decor for your home or office by our own eighth grade, yearbooks for sale at a great price, a great opportunity to hear from a college admissions expert, PTC news including plans for the Christmas Bazaar, gathering used books, another volunteer needed to provide pizza twice per month, Holy Hoops reminders and help wanted to make it run smoothly, a reminder to sleep in on Friday, upcoming calendar events, and this week’s featured saint. Thanks for reading!
Free Dress Tomorrow!
Principal for the Day Ms. Pilon awarded all students with free dress for tomorrow, Thursday, October 14! Please be sure to follow guidelines.
We had another wonderful week of racing! Thursday, we raced at Pipeline Fields where Erick (6th), Marcos (8th), Jordan (7th) and Daliah (8th) all obtained their PR for the season! A huge thank you to Mrs. Evans for coming out to support the team and take some amazing pictures of our runners. Thank you also to our runners Nico (7th) and George (7th) who brought their school cameras and captured their teammates behind the lens! What a way to bring the classroom onto the field!
Six of our boys’ team members [Liam, George, Jack (7th), Ethan (6th), Taylor and Baynes (8th)] made a great showing down at the Hole in the Wall Invitational on Friday. They placed 4th overall as a Team and Taylor placed 2nd while Baynes was close behind in 13th place. We are so proud of these runners for representing Assumption in such a fantastic way! Next race is this Wednesday at 4:15 at Hovander Park.
Check out our meet schedule and come out to cheer us on sometime!
Cross Country Schedule:
Wed. Oct. 12 Horizon/Vista MS at Hovander Park 4:15pm
Tues. Oct. 18 Lynden Christian MS LCMS 4:15pm
**Boys race first, followed by the girls
Basketball Middle School Program
For Girls: Please return your co-curricular form and payment by October 18th. This is to help get the sweatshirts ordered in time.
The season for the girls will be 10/24 – 12/9.
For Boys: Please return your co-curricular form and payment by October 18th. This will enable the team to order sweatshirts on time.
The season for the boys will be 11/28 – 1/27
Picture Retakes – Tuesday, October 25th
If your child needs photo retakes or was absent for original photos, they will be done on Tuesday, October 25th. Students may come to school in free dress but must change into their uniform after their picture has been taken. In the case of retakes, original picture packets must also be returned to the Lifetouch photographer. Pictures will be taken first thing in the morning.
Tuition Assistance Applications
Applications for the 2023-2024 school year are now open with the Fulcrum Foundation. They must be submitted by January 6, 2023. Families can apply here: https://online.factsmgt.com/aid
8th Grade Class Poinsettia and Wreath Fundraiser
The holidays are just around the corner! Please help support the 8th grade class by purchasing lovely poinsettias from local nurseries for your holiday decor. All proceeds support our 8th grade spring retreat and graduation. Thank you in advance for supporting the class of 2023!
Please note the turnaround is quick and orders need to be in by October 28th. Order forms went home in today’s envelope, so be sure to get yours back in (and print more here for your loved ones)! The products from these suppliers have been consistently beautiful and long-lasting.
Yearbook orders for early bird pricing, due by October 31
Order your yearbook now and receive the early bird rate of $26 per yearbook. Prices go up to $30 starting on November 1st but can still be purchased until the end of April. Follow the link to get your yearbook for the 2022-2023 school year.
School code is: 189029
The College Admissions Expertise of Lisa Fisher
Lisa Fisher, author of the book Admissions by Design, is a multi-award winning educator, former international teacher, college counselor, and educational consultant. We have a great opportunity to have her speak about her practical guide to college admissions on Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 at 6:00 pm in our gym. Parents and students are invited to attend this free event, which we are opening to the public. For questions, contact Development Director Dayna Dennis: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please fill out THE SURVEY so we can know if we need childcare for the PTC General meeting. The first PTC General Meeting will be the evening of Wednesday, October 26th at 7 pm! This meeting is for ALL Assumption parents and teachers. Plus, it’s in person in the school gym! There is no enrollment or signup- all parents/guardians are members of our Parent Teacher Club! Please join us to learn about this year’s finances, auction and other school events that we plan for the year!
All parents in attendance will earn FREE DRESS for their student(s) the following day. More details to come.
Secure a Spot in the PTC Christmas Bazaar!
The PTC Christmas Holiday Bazaar is back again this year. Holiday Goods & Crafts, Bake Sale and Used Books! Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 4th from 9am until 3pm in the school gym.
This is a chance to get special Christmas crafts and goods or to be a vendor. Registration is now open with Early Bird prices until October 15th! Students encouraged to participate!
Please see the hard copy of the registration form that went home last week if you would like to be one of our vendors. Students are encouraged to participate! Share this form with family and friends. Registration filled up within the first two weeks last year, so don’t wait to register!
Vendor Questions? Call Melissa Hanson or send to: email@example.com
PIZZA LUNCH: Yay for not having to pack a lunch! We are looking for ONE MORE VOLUNTEER to be the hero and bring pizza lunch to the classroom for a second time each month this school year. If you are interested & available once monthly for this volunteer opportunity, please email Tia Entrikin, our volunteer coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
YARD SIGNS: To our new families & kindergarten families, we hope you enjoyed your “Welcome to Assumption” yard sign! If you are finished with it, please return your sign to the school office. We reuse these signs each year!
Holy Hoops – Faith, Love and Basketball
The teams are set and ready to play! Holy Hoops starts on Tuesday, October 18th! Come cheer on your 5th – 8th grade school friends as they compete in this fun-filled, four day, 4-on-4 basketball tournament. The tournament will run daily in the Assumption Gym from Tuesday through Friday, 3-6 pm. You will find the full event schedule in your parent folder and all parents, students, and community members are welcome and encouraged to stop by the gym during these times to help make this event a success!
Parents: WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP! We have created a volunteer website on Signup Genius. Please visit the site and sign-up for a variety of volunteer opportunities.
WE NEED TRUNKS!
Assumption Family Ministry needs YOU on Saturday, October 29th (event begins at about 6:15; after the 5 pm Mass)! Our parish and school are filled with children ready for Halloween fun and some well-deserved treats! See your flyer in today’s envelope.
We are coordinating our annual parish Trunk or Treat and are looking for families willing to open their trunks and pass out candy (decorated tables are also an option)! This is a SUPER fun event! Please sign up if you’re able: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b4eada92eabfc1-assumptions2
If you aren’t able to provide a trunk but would like to donate treats, please drop candy off at the school office any weekday. Thank you in advance for helping us provide this great event for the children of Assumption!
Used Book Sale for Christmas Bazaar
Drop your gently used books off for the Christmas Bazaar Used Book Sale on December 4th.
Donation boxes will be at 3 convenient locations through November 21, 2022!
-Assumption School entryway
-Sacred Heart Parish Office
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!
NO SCHOOL this Friday
This Friday, October 14th, is a no school day so that teachers and staff may attend their annual retreat. We hope your children enjoy their extended weekend!
Upcoming calendar items:
October 13th– Free Dress (Principal of the Day announcement)
October 14th – NO SCHOOL
October 18th – 21st – Holy Hoops Tournament
October 24th – Principal’s Coffee 8am
October 25th – Individual picture retakes
October 26th – PTC meeting in the Gym 7pm
October 31st – Orange & Black Day- Happy Halloween!
November 3rd – Early Release for Parent-Teacher Conferences (11:45 am dismissal)
November 4th – No School to accommodate Parent Teacher Conferences
November 9th– Lisa 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: https://www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/admissions-by-design/
Walking in Holiness With the Saints
We hope that you will enjoy learning about how saints are a great example of holiness, strength, and courage one day at a time. 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. King in the office if you have a guess. She will award prizes when she returns on October 17th!
New Saint: Born in London and raised in Milan, his wealthy parents were not particularly religious. Upon receiving his first communion at age seven, this saint became a frequent communicant. He made a point to pray before the tabernacle before or after every Mass. He loved the younger saints and looked to them as his models including Bernadette Soubirous, Jacinta and Francisco Marta and Dominic Savio. At school he was a great friend and helped many who were sad or bullied. He also loved computers, soccer and video games.
He combined his 2 loves of computers and the Eucharist for Christians by working four years and cataloging every reported Eucharistic miracle around the world.
Then he was diagnosed with leukemia. This young man passed away as a teenager in 2006. He offered his sufferings to God for the intentions of the sitting pope- Benedict XVI and the entire Church. He is one miracle away from becoming a saint, so we call him Blessed.
Who is this young saint? ________________