“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)
“Do you wish your prayer to fly toward God? Make for it two wings: fasting and almsgiving.” —Saint Augustine of Hippo
In this week’s newsletter you will read about Growing Great Kids Auction and Gala attendees pre-registration, Silent Auction Sneak Peek, Student of the Week, Track and Field registrations, Re-enrollment, the volleyball season, March Playground Angels are needed, Read Across America Character Dress Up, re-enrollment and Faith Community Scholarships, some March calendar changes, the saint of the week, Kindergarten teacher News, more employment opportunities, Upcoming events and much more!
Thank you for reading.
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/ . Please fill out the editable pdf online and submit by email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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. The registration fee increased to $325 per child starting today (March 1st), so if you haven’t re-enrolled, please do this today. We need to know how many spaces we’ll have for each grade level.
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
Kindergarten position is filled and new job postings
We are excited to announce that Ms. Amanda McIntosh will be the new Kindergarten teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. As you may know, Ms. McIntosh has a long history with the school including her time as an EDP staff member while she was a student at WWU. She then taught Kindergarten for four years at St. Brendan’s in Bothell before becoming our physical education teacher last year. She already has a great rapport with our students and families. Ms. McIntosh is a person of deep faith, and we know that she will be a fantastic role model and example to these little ones in our great community. Please join me in congratulating Ms. McIntosh as she moves into this new role.
Consequently, we will be posting this week for a new physical education teacher, EDP director, and athletic director, so if you know anyone who might be interested, please encourage them to apply starting today at: https://school.assumption.org/about/employment-opportunities-2/ .
We also know that we will be hiring an additional fifth-grade teacher next year since the current fourth grade will still require two classes in 2023-2024. The fifth-grade teaching position is also posted at https://school.assumption.org/about/employment-opportunities-2/.
Calendar Changes For March
Please be sure to check the March calendar sent home today, as it has been revised for Masses
and special days coming up.
In the month of March, we celebrate the gift of reading on March 2nd with Read Across America, and on March 14th we celebrate the gift of mathematics on Pi Day (3.14). Although we don’t celebrate these school-wide this year, students may be participating in activities in their classrooms. We encourage children to dress both days as either their favorite book character (March 2nd) or as their favorite mathematician or scientist (March 14th). These are not free dress days, so if students are not a character or mathematician, they should dress in the school uniform. Additionally, students can wear nametags with their school uniform if they don’t have a costume but still want to identify a book character or honor a mathematician/scientist.
Finally, the annual Green and White Day is moved to St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th. There is no school Mass on Friday, therefore school mass and dress uniform will be on Thursday March 16th.
If you have any questions, please contact the office. 360-733-6133
GROWING GREAT KIDS AUCTION AND GALA
We are only a few days away and the chairs are excited to share we have a sold-out event!
We encourage all attendees to pre-register prior to the event. You can do this by going to the Auction Website, 2023 Auction Website, and clicking on the Pre-Registration Tab. If you choose to pre-register, you will have a quick check-in and avoid a possible line.
If you are unable to attend, but still want to get involved check out the auction website. For one more day, you can purchase pickleball raffle tickets, Glassybaby and Fund the Need. These online options will close Thursday, March 2, at 11:59 pm.
All volunteers should have been contacted by their lead coordinators, if you have not heard from us, please let us know. HELP! We have a few volunteer spots still open for night of help. We are looking for one or two volunteers to host our Wine Bingo Game from 5 – 7 pm as well as a host for our gift card game from 6 – 7pm. Please visit our Sign-Up Genius Page to find out more.
Silent Auction Sneak Peek
We are excited to share with you the First Ever Pre-K/Preschool Classroom Auction Project. Thank you to Lee Eberhardt, Jaimee and Gabe Twining, Nancy Lawrence, and Lori Beshara for taking the time to create “Preschool Prayerful Hands.” Thank you to all 34 pre-k and preschool students who share their prayerful hands.
Thank you to all for your support and we are looking forward to a fun and successful event.
If you have questions about anything, please reach out to Lisa or Torry at growinggreatkidsauction@acstesthours
Student of the Week is Agam Brar!
We need volunteers to help with assembly and organizing on Friday March 10th from 9 am to 12 noon. Mrs. Santos needs four volunteers to help assemble large display boards for the Evening of the Arts on May 19th.
Mr. Anderson also needs volunteer help to clean up the tech office and re-sell or recycle e-waste. He also needs approximately two volunteers.
If you are free this time and day, please sign up here:
CLICK Sign-up. Thank you!
Volleyball Season Schedule
Thank you to Mrs. Whelan for coaching our middle school teams. The 7th Grade Team will be playing at 4pm and the 8th Grade Team will be playing at 5pm. We apologize for any confusion and inconvenience. 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)
- March 1st is away at Franklin. 7th Grade at 4pm and 8th grade at 5pm
- March 6th is at Home against Franklin. 7th Grade at 4pm and 8th grade at 5pm
- March 8th is away at Horizon. 7th Grade at 4pm and 8th grade at 5pm
- March 13th is at Home. 7th Grade at 4pm against Lummi and 8th grade at 5pm against Franklin.
Track and Field Sign Ups
You will find in your Wednesday Envelopes the registration forms for track and field season! They are due back next Thursday, March 9th.
PLAYGROUND ANGELS ARE NEEDED!
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!
Yearbook collection Photos
Greetings to all families! If you have taken photos from the beginning of the year including first day of school and throughout the year of your children, we would love to compile them for the yearbook! If you have sibling photos too send them our way! Include our snow day photos from this week!
Please… Please send them in jpeg. format to ACSyearbookphotos@gmail.com
Kelly Segel & Emily Hoza
Lenten Resolution – Daily Mass or Exposition or Stations of the Cross?
Check out your local parish times on Fridays during lent. At Assumption and Sacred Heart Parishes, Stations of the Cross are offered at 6pm with Confession times before Friday Stations.
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 postings include: Spanish K-5, Physical Education/EDP Director and Library Media Specialist. LINK HERE
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. Polycarp (No entries came to the office)
New Saint: He is the patron saint of Wales and perhaps the most famous of British saints. Ironically, we have little reliable information about him.
It is known that he became a priest, engaged in missionary work, and founded many monasteries, including his principal abbey in southwestern Wales. Many stories and legends sprang up about this saint and his Welsh monks. Their austerity was extreme. They worked in silence without the help of animals to till the soil. Their food was limited to bread, vegetables, and water.
In about the year 550, he then attended a synod where his eloquence impressed his fellow monks to such a degree that he was elected primate of the region. The episcopal see was moved to Mynyw, where he had his monastery, now called St. David’s. He ruled his diocese until he had reached a very old age. His last words to his monks and subjects were: “Be joyful, brothers and sisters. Keep your faith and do the little things that you have seen and heard with me.”
He is pictured standing on a mound with a dove on his shoulder. The legend is that once while he was preaching a dove descended to his shoulder and the earth rose to lift him high above the people so that he could be heard. Over 50 churches in South Wales were dedicated to him in pre-Reformation days.
Who is this saint? ________________
UPCOMING CALENDAR ITEMS:
March 1 – General Enrollment Begins
March 2nd – Read Across America Day(Character or Book Dress)
March 4th – Growing Great Kids Auction and Gala! 5pm @ The Hotel Bellwether
March 10th – No School Today
March 14th – Pi Day 3.14 (Scientist/Mathematician Dress Day)
March 16th – Thursday: Dress Uniform for School Mass 8:15am
March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day/ GREEN AND WHITE DRESS DAY
March 20th – Track and Field Begins AND Pizza Lunch Day!
March 23 – Thursday: Dress Uniform for School Mass 8:15am
March 25th – PTC Movie Night 7pm in the gym
April 3rd to 7th – Spring Break