“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)
In this week’s news you’ll find info about a great opportunity to hear from a college admissions expert,Lisa Fisher, the Fall Open House, plans for the Christmas Bazaar, gathering used books, classroom projects for the auction, a PTC Movie night November 18th, Grandparents Day activities need help, the Annual Christmas Art Contest, our girls’ basketball schedule, the Winter Ride and Archery co-curricular programs coming soon, 3rd grade Halloween candy donations, food donations for our “Human Food Chain” to the Hope House, the Parent Satisfaction Survey is here and more upcoming calendar events, along with the “Saint of the Week”.Thanks for reading!
ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL ARE FLYING BY!
IT’S NOT TOO EARLY TO THINK ABOUT COLLEGE PLANNING
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 tonight, November 9th, 2022, at 6:00 pm in our gym. Parents are invited to attend this free event, which we are opening to the public. Middle school students are welcome to attend with their parents.
We could use a parent volunteer to help set up chairs and refreshments from 5-6 pm. To offer a hand or for questions, please contact Dayna Dennis: email@example.com. Thank you!
Fall Open House
On Sunday, November 20th, from 11:30 to 1:30pm, we will host an Open House with an emphasis on our preschool and kindergarten programs. This one is much more low-key than our Spring event, but current Assumption families are welcome, and we encourage you to share the information with your friends and family who may be interested. (Please disregard the 11:00 am start time on the calendar- thank you!)
GRANDPARENTS’ DAY HELP NEEDED
We hope the grandparents are able to join our in-person Grandparents’ Day on Friday Nov 18, starting at 9am. Make sure they come hungry & can visit the Book Fair with their grandchildren! We still need help with set up and take down in the gym.
Please email Tia Entrikin if you can assist with these behind-the-scenes duties. firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the following link to discover how you can help us celebrate!
Growing Great Kids Auction
Classroom projects are a big fundraiser for the auction! In your Wednesday envelope today there will be an informational flyer about how and what is involved. The room parents will be organizing these wonderful projects but will need your help. If you have any questions for the auction team, please email them to GrowingGreatkidsAuction@gmail.com Thank you! Lisa Twining and Torry Dechert
Class Project $10 Donations due November 18th
Gala Tickets Go On Sale early January 2023
$200 Family Obligation due January 27th, 2023
Use the link here if you need another procurement form: Procurement Form Here
Winter Ride is almost here!!
Miss McIntosh is hosting a mandatory parent zoom meeting for Middle School parents (6,7,8th grades) on Thursday November 17th at 7pm.
Please have your packet of information and any questions you may have ready! We ask that at least one parent is on the zoom call per family. Here is the link for you to access our meeting.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 893 1177 5528
Girls’ Basketball Season
All games begin at 4pm and the second game is at 5:00pm.
Thanks for supporting our girls’ basketball teams. Come to the home games if you can! Home games listed in Bold.
Season Schedule is Here:
- November 14: Assumption at Vista
- November 16: Nooksack Valley at Assumption
- November 18: Assumption at Franklin
- November 21: Assumption at Lynden
- November 28: Assumption at Horizon
- November 30: Assumption at Lummi Nation
- December 1: Lynden at Assumption
- December 5: Mount Baker at Assumption
- December 9: Lynden Christian at Assumption
For Boys: The season for the boys will be 11/28 – 1/27. Practices will start the Monday after Thanksgiving break. Please make sure to get your physical form in to Mrs. Angie King.
Mrs. Eusebio and Mrs. Dennis are so excited to help welcome archery back to Assumption! All 4th-8th grade ACS students can register by November 23rd, and forms went home in today’s envelope. Our first club meeting will be on December 1st, and each Thursday morning thereafter until the state tournament in approximately mid-March (excluding school breaks). Due to gym usage in the afternoons, we’ll meet before school from 7 – 7:45 am.
Archery is a super fun sport that also teaches great life skills like patience, teamwork, and focus. We look forward to an awesome season with your children!
The Book Fair is Coming!
Encourage your child to read books for fun by attending our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair. Allow your child to choose the books they want to read! It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please see the principal’s flyer for times and information:
If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Smith at email@example.com
Click here to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0449AAAC29A4FB6-2019
Plan for a great event on November 18th, Friday at 6:30pm in the gym.
The movie will be The Bad Guys!
Doors open at 6:00pm. Bring your blankets & pillows!
Donations appreciated! Free popcorn with a nonperishable food item for the Hope House!
Concessions for sale!
Christmas Bazaar News
November is here, so that means the Christmas Bazaar is only a month away!! 🎄
The set up will be December 3rd and the Christmas Bazaar is December 4th from 9 AM to 3 PM. We need lots of volunteers to make this a success.
Please see the sign-up genius link for the volunteer opportunities.
Secure a Spot in the PTC Christmas Bazaar!
We Want Your Books for the Christmas Bazaar!
Donation boxes will be at 3 convenient locations through November 21, 2022!
-Assumption School entryway
-Sacred Heart Parish Office
More Playground Angels Needed
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!
Food For Hope House
- We are collecting food for the Human Food Chain on Monday, November 21st.
- Please see the attached list of what items to bring. Do not bring any glass containers.
- If the food reaches the top of the poster, students will receive a Free Dress Day in December.
- Food list Needed Here
Christmas Card Art Contest For the School
Attention Artists! Every year our school sends out Christmas Cards to our families and donors that support our school in so many ways. Please see the entry form in today’s Wednesday envelope for more details.
All entries are due November 22, 2022! No late entries will be accepted. Thank you and good luck
Assumption Parent Satisfaction Surveys 2022
Each year, we ask Assumption School families to fill out a parent satisfaction survey so that we can solicit valuable feedback and improve our programs and systems. This year we have switched platforms from Survey Monkey to Microsoft Forms so the formatting may be a little different than previous years. If you are doing this on your phone, please note that for each academic subject rating you’ll need to use the drop-down arrow to expand each subject after the first one (math).
It should take no more than ten minutes to complete, and we ask that you have this done no later than Friday, November 25th. If you have children in the preschool AND K-8 programs, you only need to fill out the K-8 survey. If you only have a preschool/pre-K student, please fill out the preschool survey. Thank you!
- Preschool Satisfaction Survey 2022 https://forms.office.com/r/XWAMcBQbRk
- K-8 Satisfaction Survey 2022 https://forms.office.com/r/hCAWC3p1Ln
Halloween Candy Donations
Do your children have a surplus of Halloween Candy this year? Well, third grade would love to collect any portion of that for their service project (care packages for service men/women). All donations can be brought to the front lobby where there will be a collection basket. Thank you!
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
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.
Last week: St. Margaret of Scotland
The winner is Hy Nguyen… Congratulations!
New Saint: When this saint grew up, she was a very active Catholic. She was generous with her time and her money. She realized that the Church had many needs. So she turned her energies and her fortune to the poor and the forgotten. Her work for Jesus would be among the African American and Native American people. In 1891, she began a new religious community of missionaries. They were called the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament had grown to some 500 members in 51 convents, and they had established 49 elementary schools, 12 high schools, and Xavier University. She died in 1955 at the age of ninety-seven. At the time of her death, she had used more than $12 million of her inheritance for her charitable and apostolic missions.
Who is this saint? ________________
Care and Concern
Welcome Baby Zech #3 to the family!
The Zech family welcomed their #3 baby!! Mattias Hugh Zech was born Monday night, November 7th, 2022. He weighed 5 lbs, 4oz.
Meal Train for Holly, Ky, Alara, Finnegan, and Baby Boy Zech. Let’s shower the Zech family with love and support as they welcome their son into the world! With three tiny humans to care for, having prepared meals will make a world of difference for these busy parents. Congratulations Ky and Holly!
If you are able to bless them and sign up for a meal, they truly appreciate that!
Welcome Baby Shoff #5 to the family!
Shoff family welcomed baby # 5
Crew Dominic Shoff was born 10/24 at 8:01am, 8lbs, 1oz., 20.5 inches long
Congratulations Mike and Sara Shoff family! There are still some dates on the meal train if anyone is able to sign up and bless them with a meal!
Welcome Baby Cade #5 to the family!
Cade family welcomed baby #5 Edmund Joseph Cade
Born: October 21, 2022
9 lbs, 2 oz.
Congratulations to Stratton and Mary Cade!
(They have a meal train but all the dates are filled for Cade family!)
Upcoming calendar items:
November 9th– Lisa Fisher speaker and author 6 pm
November 11th – No School / Veteran’s Day
November 17th, 18th, and 21st – Book Fair
November 18th – Grandparents’ Day and Mass at 10:30am
November 21st – All School “Human Food Chain” starting at 8:15 in the church
November 23rd– Early Release 11:45am (A day) No EDP
November 24-25th – Thanksgiving Break
November 25th – Parent Satisfaction Surveys Due
November 28th – Principal’s Coffee Time @ 8:10 in the library
December 15th – Christmas Program 7pm