Wednesday Parent Newsletter 2.8.23

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      “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)

State of the School Information

Please remember that one parent is required to attend the meeting tonight to hear about the news of the school and the upcoming registration requirements. If you are unable to attend, please call the office to make arrangements with Mr. Anderson or Mrs. Angie King. Here is a link that will be “live” after the presentation tonight to review.

Link here:

Spring Open House

On Sunday, February 12th, from 11:30 to 1:30pm, Assumption will be hosting our Spring Open House. Current families are welcome to attend with a friend. Those who bring an interested family will receive a FREE DRESS ticket for their child(ren)!

Remember that if you refer a new family who enrolls for 2023-24, you’re eligible to receive a tuition credit of $275 (registration for one child)! The new family must remain enrolled through November, at which time your account will be credited (December 1). Please contact the office if you have any questions about this incentive!

Used Uniform Sale on February 24th

Mark your calendar! February 24th will be our mid-year Used Uniform Sale. The sale will be in the school gym from 9-3. Bring your clean, gently used uniform items to the office over the next few weeks so that they can be up-cycled!

We also need help at the sale during the day.  Please see the sign-up genius for times and how to help.  Thank you. Link Here

Seamtress Needed ASAP

You can earn volunteer hours by helping the PTC get ready for the used uniform sale.  If you are handy with sewing or an expert, please contact Tia Entrikin, our volunteer coordinator, at

Jobs needed would include hemming, fixing stitches and general care of the uniforms by making them ready for the next family.  Thank you for your talent! 

Penny Wars

Last week’s Penny Wars generated $1,502 for the Agape Program. This will be such a gift for their program. In third place, 6th grade had 7360 points; in second place, 5th grade had 8853 points; and in first place with 10,630 points, congratulations to 2nd grade! However, the Penny Wars worked because the most money was raised by 3rd grade with $376.56 (and only 7286 points). Thank you to everyone who made this a huge success!

Become A Playground Angel!

Keep plugging away at your volunteer hours by signing up to be a Playground Angel. Our children’s safety is a top priority! Thank you for your help in keeping recess fun and safe!

February sign up link

March sign up link

Growing Great Kids Auction Updates:

Assumption Catholic School’s PTC invites you to attend the 23rd Growing Great Kids Auction and Gala Saturday, March 4th. Don’t delay on purchasing your tickets! All RSVPs are due February 17th.

Pickleball for ALL– ONLINE RAFFLE

Use the QR code to check out the auction website for our online family drawing as well as glassybaby sales, and to RSVP as an individual or create a table with all your friends. 

Volunteers Needed

It takes many hands and talents to make all the planning come together for this incredibly important event! Below is a link to sign up for auction volunteer opportunities that all count toward fundraising volunteer hours. We hope you’ll join the team to help make it a wild success.

Sign-Up 2023 Auction

Growing Great Kids Auction & Gala 2022 Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up.  No need to sign up again if you already signed up for a spot on the 1st day of school.  Thank you!

Don’t forget, you may still donate funds for wine at the gala and earn fundraising hours. For every $20 donated above your auction commitment, you will earn one fundraising volunteer hour. (Please make sure you label or use the designated envelope for your wine donation)

The auction chairs are specifically looking for donations for excursions, family activities, and themed baskets for our silent auction as well as gift cards to hotels if you are looking for ideas to contribute!!  

If you need more time or have questions about a specific item, please reach out to Lisa or Torry at

Thank You Mrs. Whelan and Mrs. Williams!  

Our school Variety Show was a huge success this year!  It would not have been possible without your generosity of time and dedication to our students.  So much of the behind the scenes work you did made this possible.  Thank you again for helping ACS students shine and share their talents with the community. 


Co-Curricular Programs

Archery Club Session 2

Mrs. Dennis and Mrs. Eusebio want to welcome and remind all those who are registered for the next session.  This group will start on February 9th at 7am Thursday morning.  Archery Club meets each Thursday morning unless notified otherwise.

Thank you. 

Volleyball Season Schedule

Thank you to Mrs. Whelan for coaching our middle school teams.  Home games are in bold.  Please come and support/cheer on the girls.

Here is the game schedule (subject to change)

  • February 13th: Home VS. Horizon
  • February 15th: Away @ Vista
  • February 21st: Home VS Franklin Academy (This may change.)
  • February 23rd: Away @ Horizon
  • February 27th: Away @ Vista
  • March 6th: Away @ Franklin Academy
  • March 8th: Away @ Horizon
  • March 10th: Home VS Vista (This will be rescheduled due to no school.)
  • March 13th: Home VS Franklin Academy
  • March 14th: Home VS Lummi Nation


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 two host families for the guests to stay with during that week. Hosting will count for 10 hours of volunteer time required for the year.  If you are interested, please contact Tia Entrikin at

Don’t Forget…..

Thank you again to all the parents that helped baked, cooked, provided, and helped make the lunch for the teachers during Catholic Schools Week amazing. We do have some dishes from that day clean and waiting in the front office. Please come and pick them up during school hours. Thank you.

Other News


8th grade DC Trip Fundraiser


Don’t watch the game alone. Come spend the afternoon with your ACS family!

8th grade DC Trip fundraiser – The Super Bowl Party and Chili Feed

Sunday 2-12-23 – Doors open 2:30 with kick off at 3:30

$7 admission ticket price per person. Children 6 and under get free admission.

Watch the game on our 19-foot screen while the littles are having fun in the Stafford & St Cecelia rooms either watching a movie or being crafty. We will have a 50/50 raffle, another raffle wagon brimming with goodies, and other gaming fun.

Feel free to bring your favorite camp chair if you want to get comfortable.

MENU includes:

  • $7 each: big bowl chili, chili dog, chili nachos, chili baked potato (all with additional various toppings)
  • $5 each: beer on tap, wine, hard seltzer
  • $1 each: soda and other non-alcoholic beverages
  • BAKE SALE – It will be a surprise!

If you have questions or would like to donate to offset the expense of the fundraiser, please email Jennifer Harbick at

Tuesday Morning Prayer Group and Fellowship

Each Tuesday after morning drop off, you are invited to come and talk, visit, and pray with fellow parents and grandparents of Assumption School.  Stay for 15 minutes or the whole hour.  Mothers with young children are also encouraged to come.  Meet us in the school library for fellowship at 8 am.  Thank you to Mary Cade, parent at ACS, and others for volunteering to provide this time.

Mother Teresa Movie- “No Greater Love” Showing Free!

Plan to come Saturday, February 18th in the school gym.  Movie starts at 7pm and there will be concessions such as hotdogs, popcorn, drinks, and desserts for sale.

The local Knights of Columbus Bellingham Council will be hosting this wonderful event, along with the Catholic Daughters of the Americas to bring this to our community. CHECK OUT THE MOVIE TRAILER HERE

2023 Nooksack Enhancement Schedule

The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association hosts volunteer events across Whatcom County to improve salmon habitat. It’s a great way for staff, students, and families to get outside, learn about salmon, and help improve local creeks and water quality. Please check out the flyer for our upcoming dates in 2023.

Link here for flyer

Parish Administrator

Employee – Full-time – Interim

Assumption Parish is looking for an interim administrator. Candidates must have excellent organizational and communications skills. Must be an active member of a Catholic faith community. Position oversees all parish finances, personnel matters, and administration. Minimum of 3 years supervisory and administrative experience required. Bachelor’s degree (or commensurate experience) in a related field required. Salary and benefits based on Archdiocesan guidelines. For application and full job description, visit or contact To find out more, go to our website and download the job description and application. For any questions, contact

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. John Bosco

Congratulations… Finley Shoff received a new saint book and chocolate. 

New Saint: Her feast day is Friday, February 10th.  And she is related to St. Benedict in a special way. They were fraternal twins!  She was born in 480AD in central Italy.  These two saints always lived near each other.  She was born to wealthy parents, yet little is really known about her.  She founded a religious community for women near Monte Cassino, Italy. Her brother, St. Benedict, lived five miles away. 

It is said that the twins visited each other one a year in a farmhouse because she was not permitted inside the monastery of her brother.  Only the monks could go inside.  Anyway, these two great saints spent their time together discussing spiritual matters.

The last time they were together, this saint knew that her death was close at hand.

Brother and sister parted the next morning after their long discussion. Three days later, Benedict was praying in his monastery and saw the soul of his sister rising heavenward in the form of a white dove. Benedict then announced the death of his sister to the monks and later buried her in the tomb he had prepared for himself.  She is the patron saint of Cloistered Nuns. 

Who is this saint?  ________________



Congratulations to Mrs. VonFeldt in welcoming her new grandson! 
Grandson, James Atwood VonFeldt born February 4 to Justin and Kyle.

Upcoming calendar items:

February 8thState of the School Address from 7 pm to 8 pm in the gym.

(At least one parent is required to attend this event to receive enrollment information for the 2023-2024 school year. Updates for the current year and financial picture for the school will be provided.)

February 9th– Archery Club Session 2 begins 7am

February 10thNo School

February 12th– Open House for all NEW families 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Current families are welcome with a friend and show them around.

February 12th– Superbowl Party to benefit the 8th grade DC trip. Doors open at 2:30 pm

February 20thNo School/ President’s Day

February 21st – Principal’s Coffee 5:30pm (for those who have questions about the new tuition structure and assistance)

February 22 – Ash Wednesday Mass @ 12:30pm/Dress Uniform

February 24th – Used Uniform Sale 9-3pm in the gym