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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) 

In this week’s newsletter you will read about Growing Great Kids Auction and Gala Updates, Student of the Week, Track and Field registrations, Re-enrollment, the volleyball season, March Playground Angels are needed, re-enrollment and Faith Community Scholarships, March calendar changes, General Admissions open, the saint of the week, PTC movie in March, Kids’ Heart Challenge in P.E., NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, more employment opportunities, upcoming events and much more!   

Thank you for reading. 

Faith Community Scholarships

Faith Community Scholarship applications are now live on the school’s website at

Faith Community Scholarship Application PDF 23-24.pdf

Please fill out the editable pdf online and submit by email to 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.

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

General Admission Open

We’re thrilled to have so many returning families and blessed with great interest from new ones again for next year. We already have wait lists for kindergarten and third grade, but some space available in other classes. Share with your friends and family!

Interested parents can contact Dayna Dennis directly for more information: or call 360-733-6133. Thank you for supporting Assumption’s mission!


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!

March sign up link

April sign up link


Dear Families – Kids Heart Challenge has officially kicked off, and we are so excited to Be the Torch in the fight against heart disease and stroke! We are encouraging all our families to sign up and learn the lifesaving skill of Hands-Only CPR. Visit our school page at or download the Kids Heart Challenge app to register. Thank you for all your HEART work supporting our school and the American Heart Association!

If you have any questions about how to sign up or have trouble creating an account, please reach out to our parent coordinator Sarah Robinson at


Calendar Changes For March
In the month of March, we celebrate the gift of mathematics on Pi Day (3.14) on March 14th .  Although we don’t celebrate school-wide this year, students may be participating in activities in their classrooms. We encourage children to dress as their favorite mathematician or scientist (March 14th). This is not free dress, 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 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.


Auction update

Thank you to the Assumption Catholic School Community!  The numbers are still being finalized and we won’t know all expense totals for a few more weeks, but the Growing Great Kids Auction was a wonderful community event! The total amount raised so far is over $217,000.  This includes “Fund the Need” which raised about $56,700 for new windows. We are so grateful for the work of so many this year. We want to thank our amazing MC Dan Anderson as well as our live and silent auctioneers, Nick Berard and Kirk Dechert.  We also want to thank Angie King and her team for running the sign-in and check-out process, and Krissy Abbey for going above and beyond in their work that evening.

The PTC would like to extend a HUGE thank you to the entire team of volunteers who played a role in this year’s auction. We would especially like to recognize Veronica Vincent and Katherine Deets for the hours they put in on decor and sponsorship for the event. This event would not have come together without the support and efforts of our wonderful Assumption community. Thank you, volunteers, bidders and attendees!

Student of the Week is Adrian Antonio!


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 two volunteers help to clean up the tech office and re-sell or recycle e-waste. There are still spots to fill if you need volunteer hours.

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. Home games are in bold.  Please come and cheer on the girls.

Here is the game schedule (subject to change)

March 8th is away at Horizon.

March 13th is at Home.

March 14th is at Home.

Track and Field Sign Ups

Registration forms were sent home last week. They are due back Thursday, March 9th.  If you need a new form, please come to the office.  The coaches this year will be Mr. Costanza and Mrs. Sara Rush!  We look forward to their knowledge and helping students reach personal goals.


Thank you to Sara Rush and Maureen Thomas who put together the Used Uniform sale at the end of February. Thanks to the families that brought in their gently used items. It’s great to “up-cycle”! The PTC raised $695 during this sale.

Movie Night is back!  Mark your calendar for a family movie night in the Assumption Gym on Saturday March 25th.  We will have a full-length movie screening of Turbo (free!) and concessions available for purchase.  Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the movie starts at 7 pm! Please note, this is not a drop-off event for your children. Parents will need to attend along with their children. Thank you!

Missoula Children’s Theater is coming to Assumption May 1-6!  This is a great opportunity for all students to take part in a live theater production!  We are looking for ONE family to host one of the wonderful MCT directors in their home for the week. If you are interested in getting more information, please contact Tia Entrikin, our volunteer coordinator.

THANK YOU, AGAIN, to all the volunteers at the auction, those who came out to attend and the chairs, Lisa Twining and Torry Dechert. I cannot wait to hear what auction adventure we will experience next year!

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! 

Please… Please send them in jpeg format to 

Thank you from the Yearbook Committee!

Kelly Segel & Emily Hoza


Lenten Information

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

Four 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: Fifth Grade, Spanish K-5, Physical Education/EDP Director and Library Media Specialist. LINK HERE

Assumption School Lenten Soup Supper

You have an opportunity to earn parish or school volunteer hours! ACS will host the Lenten Soup Supper at the Church of the Assumption on Friday, 3/31 starting at 5:00 pm with set-up, and we would love to get some help from families and students. We need about 14 volunteers to take a two-hour shift.  Let’s share our students’ Lenten projects and journeys with the parish community. As a bonus, there will be lots of delicious homemade soup and bread! Please sign up using the link below.

Sign-up link

If anyone has any questions, please email Angie Huynh at

Auction pictures of students are for sale

On the wall near the office and in a nearby box, you can find portraits of your children for sale.  Come and see how great your kids look in their school environment. Thank you to parent, Lee Eberhardt, for his photography throughout the year.  Priced at only $15. 


The local Court of St. Aloysius #243 of Bellingham, Washington, was able to judge and present awards to the students on Friday, March 3rd after the school Mass.

The teachers and students were given the opportunity to focus on the

Theme: “We Walk by Faith, and Not By Sight”. (2 Corinthians)

The winners included:

  • Art:             Division II  Julian Dales
  • Poetry:       Division I   Catherine Jones
  •                    Division II  Angel Ngo
  • Essay:        Division I   Finley Twining
  •                    Division II  Taylor Rush
  • Computer Art: Division II   Peyton Eberhardt
  • Photography:  Division II  Hailey Brown

Thank you to all the first-place winners in each category.  Your entry has been sent to the state of Washington to be judged this month at the next level. 


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. David of Wales

Congratulations to Emery Shoff!  This was a tricky one. Good job! 

New Saint:  By universal consent, he is the preeminent spokesman of the Catholic tradition of reason and of divine revelation. He is one of the great teachers of the medieval Catholic Church, honored with the titles Doctor of the Church and Angelic Doctor.

At five he was given to the Benedictine monastery at Monte Cassino in his parents’ hopes that he would choose that way of life and eventually became abbot. In 1239, he was sent to Naples to complete his studies. It was here that he was first attracted to Aristotle’s philosophy.

By 1243, this saint abandoned his family’s plans for him and joined the Dominicans, much to his mother’s dismay. On her order, Thomas was captured by his brother and kept at home for over a year.

Once free, he went to Paris and then to Cologne, where he finished his studies with Albert the Great. He held two professorships at Paris, lived at the court of Pope Urban IV, directed the Dominican schools at Rome and Viterbo, and fought against heresies.

His greatest contribution to the Catholic Church is his writings. The unity, harmony, and continuity of faith and reason, of revealed and natural human knowledge, pervades his writings. One might expect him, as a man of the gospel, to be an ardent defender of revealed truth. But he was broad enough, deep enough, to see the whole natural order as coming from God the Creator, and to see reason as a divine gift to be highly cherished.

The Summa Theologiae, his last and, unfortunately, uncompleted work, deals with the whole of Catholic theology. He stopped work on it after celebrating Mass on December 6, 1273. When asked why he stopped writing, he replied, “I cannot go on…. All that I have written seems to me like so much straw compared to what I have seen and what has been revealed to me.” He died March 7, 1274.

Who is this saint?  ________________


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 23rd  – Thursday: Dress Uniform for School Mass 8:15am

March 25th – PTC Movie Night 7pm in the gym

March 31st6th Grade Prayer in the Garden/7th Stations of the Cross 2pm and Lenten Soup Supper in the gym after Stations of the Cross at 6pm.

April 3rd to 7th – Spring Break