“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 newsletter, there is information about health updates, Christmas Bazaar needs and fun times coming, basketball and archery news, Monday advent prayer services, Growing Great Kids Auction info, playground angels needed, 8th grade wreath pick-ups in December, Launching Success school fundraiser, the parent satisfaction survey due soon, a Christmas novena, the saint of the week and much more!
Thank you for reading!
Whatcom Co. Health Department News
We have been informed by the health department that our county (and all of WA) is experiencing an early and severe season of respiratory viruses, including RSV, Rhinovirus, Flu A, and Pertussis (infection). They attribute this to the first Fall season without the mitigating strategies we had in place for COVID. While the elderly were most at risk for severe disease with COVID, it’s our youngest who are most vulnerable to this group of viruses as they have no accumulated immunity. Pediatric hospital beds are filling up statewide with new cases.
We’re hoping to have a letter to share with you from the DOH in next week’s news providing more comprehensive advice. For now, we want to remind you of some core strategies to prevent the spread of illness:
- Stay home when sick.
- Children should remain at home until they are fever-free for at least 24 hours.
- If your child exhibits shortness of breath, wheezing, or dehydration, seek care right away.
- Wash hands often and keep high touch surfaces clean.
As always, please don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or are in doubt about your child’s school readiness. We pray for your family’s continued good health and the speedy recovery of those who are ill. Thank you!
Advent Prayer Services
We will be starting each Monday morning at 8am in the church during Advent (Nov. 28, Dec. 5, and Dec. 12). We will gather together, light the Advent Wreath, and learn about this liturgical season. Please feel free to join us right at drop off and it should be no longer than 15 minutes. Advent Blessings!
Growing Great Kids Auction
If you need ideas about procurements and items to donate, please see the insert in today’s Wednesday(Tuesday) envelope. There are some great ideas listed.
- Class Project $10 Donations are due now.
- Gala Tickets Go on Sale early January 2023
- $200 Family Obligation due January 27th, 2023
If you have any questions for the auction team, please email them to GrowingGreatkidsAuction@gmail.com Thank you! Lisa Twining and Torry Dechert
Use the link here if you need another procurement form: Procurement Form Here
Winter Ride is almost here!! Email Miss McIntosh if you have questions: email@example.com
Girls’ Basketball Season
Season Schedule is Here:
- November 21: Assumption at Lynden: cancelled
- November 28: Assumption at Horizon
- November 30: Assumption at Blaine 7A
- Assumption at Lynden 7B
- December 1: Lynden at Assumption
- December 5: Mount Baker at Assumption
- December 9: Lynden Christian at Assumption
All games begin at 4pm and the second game is at 5:15pm.
Thanks for supporting our girls’ basketball teams. Come to the home games if you can!
Boys Basketball Begins Monday November 28th!!!
The season for boys will begin November 28 and go through to January 27, 2023. Practices will start the Monday after Thanksgiving break at 3:15pm in the gym.
Christmas Bazaar News
The PTC Christmas Bazaar is December 4th, Sunday from 9am-3pm!
There are a variety of tables this year from handmade jewelry and rosaries to butterscotch, soaps, photography and fused glass! There are perfect Christmas gifts for teachers, friends, family, secret santa, grandparents and more! Plus, our bake sale and used book sale are an extra bonus with all the proceeds going back to the PTC! See our flyer HERE!
We need 8ft tables for the upcoming Christmas Bazaar.
Receive 1 hour of Fundraising Volunteer hours for EVERY table donated!
Email BazaarACS@gmail.com if interested
Lots of fundraising volunteer opportunities are still available.
More Playground Angels Needed!
Please help us through December. Consider taking just one recess if you are able.
Thank you for your help in keeping recess fun and safe!
Shop for Schools
Help out Assumption December 4-10, 2022. Consider shopping local this Christmas and help Assumption Catholic School. Launching Success Learning Store is offering a 10% reward to the school for all purchases in store or online. Just mention Assumption Catholic School. Click here for flyer.
Other News From the School
Assumption Parent Satisfaction Survey 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 Parent Survey
Preschool Satisfaction Survey 2022 https://forms.office.com/r/XWAMcBQbRk
K-8 Parent Satisfaction Survey:
K-8 Satisfaction Survey 2022 https://forms.office.com/r/hCAWC3p1Ln
Gifts for teachers at Christmas
In the past, parents were able to purchase Scrip for teachers at Christmas using a form that we’d send out in late November. Parents would designate an amount per teacher or staff member, and the person would then choose how to receive Scrip gift cards at their favorite stores. This past year, we were told that we are no longer able to provide that service. Since gift cards are considered like cash, if the school runs this program through the office, it is considered taxable income. Therefore, if parents would like to provide gifts for teachers it cannot be done through the school office moving forward. We know how appreciative you are of their hard work and how Christmas is a nice time to share this recognition, so we apologize for this change in the process moving forward.
8th Grade Wreath and Poinsettia Pick Up Information
Don’t forget to start decorating your home and offices after Thanksgiving!
7:45 am – 8:15 am & 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm (Front of Gym)
- Thursday, December 1, 2022
- Friday, December 2, 2022
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 his/her 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. Albert the Great No winner this week.
New Saint: This saint was the brother of St. Peter. So, he is one of the twelve apostles made famous by Jesus calling him to be a fisher of men. Not much is known about this saint in the gospels until the multiplication of loaves and fish. He was the one who spoke up about the boy who had barley loaves and fish. Legend has it that this saint preached the Good News in what is now modern Greece and Turkey. He was crucified at Patras on an X shaped cross.
There is a Christmas Novena Prayer starting on the Feast of this Saint, November 30 until December 25th…Christmas Eve:
Hail and Blessed be the hour and moment
In which the Son of God was born
of the Most Pure Virgin Mary, at Midnight,
in Bethlehem, in piercing Cold.
In the Hour vouchsafe, I beseech thee,
O my God, to hear my prayer and Grant my Desires,
(here mention your request)
Through the merits of OUR SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST,
and of HIS BLESSED MOTHER, Amen.
Who is this saint? ________________
Care and Concern Ministry
Please continue to pray for:
- all those suffering with respiratory illnesses in our school and parish communities
- For all those who are battling cancer currently
- newborn babies and those mothers expecting soon
Upcoming calendar items:
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
November 29th– “Giving Tuesday”- more to come via social media
December 1st and 2nd – Wreath and Poinsettia Pick up
December 15th – Christmas Program 7pm