“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 the Allied Arts Festival, School Mass is on Thursday @12:30, basketball and archery news, Monday advent prayer services, Growing Great Kids Auction info, playground angels for December, Parent Night Out is December 10th, Launching Success school fundraiser this week, a Christmas novena, the saint of the week and much more! Thank you for reading!
ALLIED ARTS FESTIVAL HAPPENING NOW!
We are all set with our art exhibit for the Allied Arts Festival. Our students have a selection of their favorite photos and artist statements on display – beginning the night after Thanksgiving and extending it until Christmas Eve. Here is a link to the festival information. Holiday Festival of the Arts – Allied Arts
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 the drop off and it should be no longer than 15 minutes. Advent Blessings!
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!
Growing Great Kids Auction
The auction website is now open and available for Procurement Donations and to purchase Sponsorship packages. We will be adding auction sneak peek content in the weeks to come as donations come in. We are also excited to announce that our own Assumption Glassybaby candleholders are now on sale. Don’t wait to purchase as there is a limited supply! See our table this weekend at the Christmas Bazaar!!!
Glassybaby candles are $100 each/ more info is found here: HTTP://ASSUMPTION.MAESTROWEB.COM
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
Archery Club Starts December 8th!
Due to illnesses within the coaching team, we will begin club meetings on Thursday, Dec. 8, rather than this week. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Mrs. Eusebio (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mrs. Dennis (email@example.com) directly.
We will be splitting the season into two sessions:
December 8 – February 2: Fourth graders and their older, registered siblings
February 9 – March 23: All remaining fifth – eighth graders (who didn’t participate in the first session)
Girls’ Basketball Season
Season Schedule is Here:
- 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!
Christmas Bazaar News
The PTC Christmas Bazaar is This Sunday, December 4th from 9am-3pm!
Spread the word to family and friends.
We are still looking for:
- Gently used books – There is a box in the school foyer for donations.
2. Baked Goods – Baked goods should be whole cakes, pies, breads or cookies by the dozen. All baked goods need to be packaged for individuals to take home.
3. Cashiers – on Sunday afternoon for the book sale and bake sale.
Lots of fundraising volunteer opportunities are still available.
If you have questions, please email: Sarah Robinson: BazaarACS@gmail.com
Help Assumption School at Launching Success
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 the link.
Missoula Children’s Theater
Missoula Children’s Theater will be back at Assumption this spring! Mark your calendars for the week of May 1st, 2023. We are looking for a volunteer to assist the theater company in organizing the events that week as well as two host families for the guests to stay with during that week. If you are interested, please contact Tia Entrikin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Opportunities are always available on the school web page, especially Playground Angels, SCRIP selling, and the Holiday Bazaar. Check it out. Here is the link.
Other News Around School
Assumption Parent Satisfaction Survey 2022
We’ve extended the deadline to this Friday, December 2nd so that we can get a few more responses. (There are 37 so far.) If you haven’t filled it out, please do so this week. It should take no more than ten minutes to complete, and your feedback is very valuable.
Preschool Satisfaction Survey 2022 https://forms.office.com/r/XWAMcBQbRk
K-8 Satisfaction Survey 2022 https://forms.office.com/r/hCAWC3p1Ln
January 2nd is not a school holiday
Please note in the calendar that although January 2nd is a federal holiday observed, this is a regular school day for Assumption students. Many places (and other schools) will be closed this day, but when we created out calendar last spring, we decided to leave that as a school day in order to end on the same date in June.
Highly Capable Learners program at BSD
Bellingham School District screens any student in January for the Highly Capable Learner program (formerly, “Gifted and Talented”) in grades 3-12 who have been referred before December 31st by a teacher or a parent. Please click on the link below if you would like your child(ren) to be screened for this program. There are no additional resources provided by the district or school but having this designation will help teachers to identify and provide additional material for these students. Additionally, he/she will be flagged when they get to a public high school so that teachers and counselors know how to provide additional support and enrichment for students at this level. The following links can also be found on the Bellingham School District website.
Parent HCL referral link: https://bellinghampublic.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8tPKl9VpLtjUSSW
Staff HCL referral link: https://bellinghampublic.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eM50z5ylPZkZOHc
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
Pizza Lunch on Monday
Please return your order forms in the Wednesday Envelope by Friday December 2nd to have any easy peasy lunch time on December 5th!!!
Ready for A Date Night? Parents’ Night Out is Coming….Please Register
Assumption Gym – 5pm-9pm The days are shorter but Parent’s Night Out is 1 hour longer! Shop, wrap, celebrate or hibernate. Just drop off the kids and the Class of 2023 will take care of the rest – games, crafts, pizza and more. Proceeds will help fund the 8th grade trip to Washington, DC. 1 child – $40, 2 or more – $60
Register on Eventbrite at bit.ly/3GZWbqy See the flyer insert for QR code!
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. Andrew, the Apostle
Rosalie Vincent was chosen as the winner! Congratulations
New Saint: The story of Santa Claus begins with this saint. He was born during the third century in the village of Patara in Asia Minor. His wealthy parents, who raised him to be a devout Christian, died in an epidemic while he was young. Obeying Jesus’ words to “sell what you won and give the money to the poor”, he used his whole inheritance to assist the needy, the sick, and the suffering. He was made Bishop of Myra while still a young man and became known throughout the land for his generosity to those in need, his love for children, and his concern for sailors and ships.
Through the centuries many stories and legends have been told of St. Nicholas’ life and deeds. These accounts help us understand his extraordinary character and why he is so beloved and revered as protector and helper of those in need.
One story tells of a poor man with three daughters. In those days a young woman’s father had to offer prospective husbands something of value—a dowry. The larger the dowry, the better the chance that a young woman would find a good husband. Without a dowry, a woman was unlikely to marry. This poor man’s daughters, without dowries, were therefore destined to be sold into slavery. Mysteriously, on three different occasions, a bag of gold appeared in their home-providing the needed dowries. The bags of gold, tossed through an open window, are said to have landed in stockings or shoes left before the fire to dry. This led to the custom of children hanging stockings or putting out shoes, eagerly awaiting gifts from Saint Nicholas. Sometimes the story is told with gold balls instead of bags of gold. That is why three gold balls, sometimes represented as oranges, are one of the symbols for this saint. And so, he is known as a gift-giver.
Who is this saint? ________________
This is a Christmas Prayer starting on the Feast of Saint Andrew
(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.
Care and Concern Ministry
Please continue to pray for:
Upcoming calendar items:
- November 29th– “Giving Tuesday”- more to come via social media
- December 1st and 2nd – Wreath and Poinsettia Pick ups
- December 4th – PTC Christmas Crafts Bazaar
- December 5th – Pizza Lunch Day!!
- December 8th – Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception Mass @ 12:30pm
- December 10th – Parents Night Out in the Gym
- December 15th – Christmas Program 7pm
- December 16th – Early Release Day/NO EDP