“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 you will read about Growing Great Kids Auction and Gala, no video this week from Mr. Anderson, the volleyball season, February and March Playground Angels, USED UNIFORM SALE, re-enrollment priority and Faith Community Scholarships, the calendar for 2023-24, the saint of the week, employment opportunities, Upcoming events calendar and much more! Thank you for reading.
Final Week for Priority Re-enrollment
As a current family, you will continue to have priority re-enrollment for next school year through February 28th. If you intend to return next Fall, we urge you to complete your child(ren)’s re-enrollment by then. It will guarantee your spot(s) and save you money- fees go from $275 to $325 on March 1!
Some of you have asked about extending the early registration deadline from March 1 to April 1. We are not able to do this because we need to know available space for new families enrolling. However, we will offer refundable registration through June 1st only if your decision to withdraw is financial. Please know we will work with your family if there are financial obstacles after Faith Community Scholarships are awarded this inaugural year. You can email Dayna Dennis or Mr. Anderson with any additional questions.
Re-enrollment and Faith Community Scholarships
Faith Community Scholarship applications are now live on the school’s website at https://school.assumption.org/faith-community-scholarship/ and have been sent home in this week’s Wednesday Envelope as a hard copy. Please fill out the editable pdf online and submit by email to email@example.com or complete the paper copy and return it in the Wednesday Envelope on or before March 15th. Decisions will be communicated by Friday, March 31st.
By now, all families should have received an email with the School Admin code to re-enroll for the 2023-2024 school year. If you need additional clarification or would like to review the information about assistance and scholarships, please view this week’s video with the State of the School slides from February 8th or watch the Zoom recording from February 21st including a Q&A with some of our families here.
The passcode is: a@NjPU8t
If you have questions from the State of the School or have submitted them on the Padlet page since our meeting, these have been updated on the school’s website under the Faith Community Scholarship page.
Calendar for 2023-2024
The calendar for 2023-2024 is now posted to the website (insert link here). One of the things that the teachers and staff have changed for next year is Early Release Days. Instead of one Wednesday per month and 11:45 am dismissal, every Wednesday in 2023-2024 will be a 2 pm dismissal. This will provide the additional time needed for staff development within the regular hours of a normal school day. EDP will be offered starting at 2 pm on those days for parents who need it.
GROWING GREAT KIDS AUCTION AND GALA
Assumption Catholic School’s PTC invites you to attend the 23rd Growing Great Kids Auction and Gala Saturday, March 4th.
We are little over a week away from our school’s largest fundraiser, the Growing Great Kids Auction and Gala. Thank you to all who registered! We encourage all who plan to attend to pre-register on our auction website https://assumption.maestroweb.com/
Also, there is still time to purchase raffle tickets for pickleball, glassybaby candles, and to donate to the Fund the Need
There are only a few volunteer spots left. Use the link below to find more information:
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 label your cash donation for the office.
If you have questions about anything, please reach out to Lisa or Torry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volleyball Season Schedule
The 7th Grade Team will be playing at 4pm and the 8th Grade Team will be playing at 5pm. Let’s root for our teams during the season!” Home games are in bold. Please come and cheer on the girls.
Here is the game schedule (subject to change)
- February 23rd: Away @ Horizon
- February 27th: Away @ Vista
- March 1st: Away @ Franklin Academy
- March 6th: Away @ Franklin Academy
- March 8th: Away @ Horizon
- March 13th: Home VS Franklin Academy
- March 14th: Home VS Lummi Nation
USED UNIFORM SALE COMING FEBRUARY 24TH
Mark your calendar! February 24th will be our mid-year Used Uniform Sale. It will be in the gym from 9-3pm.
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
PLAYGROUND ANGELS ARE AWESOME
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!
Lenten Resolution – Daily Mass or Exposition?
If you are looking for a Lenten resolution, have you considered daily Mass? Assumption intentionally schedules two daily Masses each week so that school families can attend before school. Daily Mass on Wednesday and Thursday begins at 7:15 and ends between 7:45 and 7:50. It is a wonderful way to start the day, and to reconnect with God in the middle of the week.
You might also consider praying with the Blessed Sacrament. Each Wednesday, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed on the altar following daily Mass (7:45 a.m.), and we already have school parents who will drop by for prayer after dropping off their kids. This could be a powerful devotion to develop during Lent.
*Rice Bowls for Catholic charities are in today’s Wednesday Envelope.
Reminder to get your Pizza Order Form into the office by Friday!
PIZZA DAY is coming on Monday, February 27th!!
Job postings are now live
Three vacancies for next school year have been posted to the school’s website. Please refer people to this page for application information and job descriptions. The three postings include: Kindergarten, Spanish K-5, and Library Media Specialist. LINK HERE to the school’s webpage.
WALKING 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.
Last week: St. Valentine (No entries came to the office)
New Saint: He was bishop of Smyrna, disciple of Saint John the Apostle and friend of Saint Ignatius of Antioch and was a revered Christian leader during the first half of the second century.
The Asia Minor Churches recognized his leadership by choosing this holy man as a representative to discuss with Pope Anicetus the date of the Easter celebration in Rome—a major controversy in the early Church.
Only one of the many letters written by him has been preserved, the one he wrote to the Church of Philippi in Macedonia.
At 86, this early saint was led into the crowded Smyrna stadium to be burned alive. The flames did not harm him, and he was finally killed by a dagger. The centurion soldier ordered the saint’s body burned. The “Acts” of his martyrdom are the earliest preserved, and fully reliable account of a Christian martyr’s death. He died in 155.
Who is this saint? ________________
UPCOMING CALENDAR ITEMS:
February 22 – Ash Wednesday Mass @ 12:30pm/Dress Uniform
February 24th – Used Uniform Sale in the gym 9-3PM
February 27th – Pizza Lunch Day
February 28th – Final Day for priority re-enrollment/registration fee discounted
March 1 – General Enrollment Begins
March 4th – Growing Great Kids Auction and Gala! 5pm @ The Hotel Bellwether
March 10th – No School Today
March 16th – GREEN AND WHITE DRESS DAY
March 17th – ST. Patrick’s Day/ Dress Uniform for Mass 8:15am
March 20th – Track and Field Begins AND Pizza Lunch Day!