“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 the FUN RUN coming, our Father/Daughter Dance and help needed, Track Meet schedule, Playground Angels always needed, returning Lenten Rice Bowls, student pictures for sale, Mother’s Day Hanging Baskets forms due Friday, the saint of the week, 2 Students of the Week highlighted, Preschool auction prints available, Yearbooks for Sale, Kids Heart Challenge ends March 31st, Soup Supper this Friday, continued employment opportunities at school, Mountain Bike Club starting soon, Upcoming events and much more!
Thank you for reading.
“Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday.”
-Ven. Fulton Sheen
Daddy Daughter Dance – Under the Stars
Assumption’s PTC invites all ACS (preschool – 8th grade) girls to accompany their dads or father figures to the 1st Daddy-Daughter Dance. The dance will be on April 22nd from 6:30 – 8:30pm at the Assumption Catholic School gym. The event includes DJ, baked goods, ice cream sundaes, raffles, and a photobooth. Tickets are $25 per daddy and daughter or daughters.
We could use your help to make this evening special for our daddy and daughters. Please click on the link below to see how you can help.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Lisa Twining at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-393-5004
“Protecting God’s Children” is now offered online with flexible participation!
If you are new to the school or were not able to complete “Protecting God’s Children” to volunteer for the school, there is a new and more convenient way to complete this.
They are now offering an online, asynchronous (you can complete on your own time) version that takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. Visit https://www.virtusonline.org/ and create a login by using Seattle, WA (Archdiocese of Seattle) as your location. From there, go to “Current Training” and scroll to the bottom of the classes offered to find “Protecting God’s Children for Adults (Online Training).
We hope this provides a greater opportunity for families to meet their volunteer hours. Email Angie King at email@example.com if you have additional questions.
Yearbooks For Sale- Last Chance to Buy!
ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC SCHOOL Yearbook Online
Step 1: Visit www.memorybook.com/online-pay/parent-pay/
Step 2: Enter your school code 189029 then click “Go to your school account login”
Step 3: Click on the link below your school’s name.
Step 4: Login if returning or new users click Register
Step 5: Buy a yearbook for $30.00 through April 21, 2023
**If you did order a yearbook, you should have gotten a confirmation email immediately after purchase. Again, it would be from “authnet” and please check their Spam folder or Junk folder for confirmation.
**Also, you can ask questions directly to our Co-Chairs of the yearbook, Kelly Segel and Emily Hoza at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mountain Bike Club
Enrollment is now open for parents to enroll their kids into the after-school spring mountain bike club. Enrollment can be found on the webpage for Whatcom Mountain Bike Club (WMBC) (link is below). The page takes you to 6crickets and you can click on Roosevelt’s bike club (we are teaming up with them). It may just say “Roosevelt” for now, which might be updated to Roosevelt/Assumption soon. Enrollment for each kid is $60 and we can take up to 30 kids, shared with Roosevelt’s enrollment. Each group is led by a certified ride leader, through the WMBC. All of the rest of the requirements are on the 6crickets page.
The club will begin on Thursday, 4/20 and go for five weeks. It meets every Thursday from 3:30-5:30. Drop off for the rides will be at 3:30 pm on the Galbraith south side parking lot near Lake Padden. Parents will pick up at the same location at 5:30 pm. The club has 3 ride leaders volunteering that are parents of Assumption kids: Sean Veldman, Chris Abbey, and Chad Perrin. If any of the parents want to volunteer as “sweeps” on ride days to follow the groups and make sure there’s no stragglers, they always welcome that! We are hoping for a great biking season and excited to kick this program off! If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact parent, Sean Veldman, at: (360) 305-4722 or at SeanV@soundbeverage.com
PLAYGROUND ANGELS ARE NEEDED!
We urgently need help tomorrow, Thursday March 30, help us 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!
Get Ready! Assumption’s Color Fun Run is happening on May 18th!
The FUN RUN packet of information is coming home in today’s Wednesday Envelope. This includes pledge form, t-shirt order form, sponsorship levels and letter, and a flyer. We wanted to make sure you had all the information before Spring Break so you can hype up our event with family and friends. You can also print off extra sponsorship and pledge forms with the links included here.
Our event relies heavily on pledges for laps so we hope you will talk about and share the information with friends and family near and far. There are also some really great prizes for collecting pledges, so start early! If you know any businesses that might be interested in sponsoring our FUN RUN, please feel free to share the sponsorship form with them.
Sign up for fundraising hours to help with the event on Thursday, May 18th by clicking the link here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4CA5AA23A1FEC25-funrun1
If paying by PayPal, please remember to make a note of which student the money goes to. Thank you.
KIDS HEART CHALLENGE
Kids Heart Challenge Update!
Assumption students have currently saved 127 hearts as of this morning. What an amazing example of almsgiving during this Lenten season. Thank you for everyone who has participated in our event to raise money and awareness for the American Heart Association. Our event runs through March 31st so there still is time to give if you feel called to. KHC has gone mostly virtual this year with a big push to signing up online and collecting online donations.
If you have physical donations (cash or checks) you can turn them in to the office and we will process them for you. Please make sure to have checks written out to The American Heart Association and label your donation with your child’s full name, homeroom teacher, and shirt size if they have raised over $50.
Visit our school page at http://www2.heart.org/goto/Assumption 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 email@example.com.
Mother’s Day Hanging Baskets!
We are excited to partner with Van Wingerden Greenhouses to offer premium 12” hanging baskets with several varieties of baskets to choose from at pick up.
Since 1980, Van Wingerden has a well-known reputation for growing the most beautiful hanging baskets in the Pacific Northwest.
Pick up Dates: May 5th and 6th
Questions? Please email Lynette Machinski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This fundraiser will support Assumption’s Class of 2023!
Orders due by March 31! See Order Form Here
Track and Field
Practices are after school from 3:15 to 4:15pm. If you have any questions, please call the office, or contact Mr. Costanza at email@example.com
- April 12 at Blaine
- April 19 at Lynden Christian
- April 24 or 25 at Lummi Nation (Assumption co-hosts and needs volunteers!)
- April 27 at Meridian (Assumption co-hosts and needs volunteers!)
- May 2 at Mt. Baker
- May 9 at Meridian
Movie Night Thanks:
THANK YOU to Holly Kerstiens for hosting the Movie Night! THANK YOU to those of you that came out to enjoy this community gathering. It raised __$234___ for the PTC!
Yearbook Committee collecting 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 ACSyearbookphotos@gmail.com
Thank you from the Yearbook Committee!
Kelly Segel & Emily Hoza
Student of the Week- March 22nd
Student of the Week- March 29th
Family Lenten Information Friday March 31st
8:15am Mass with Mrs. Thomas’ class leading
2:00pm Prayer in the Garden lead by 6th grade followed by Stations of the Cross lead by 7th grade
5-7:00pm Soup Supper in the gym after the Stations of the Cross
CRS RICE BOWLS NEED TO BE RETURNED
If you have money in a CRS rice bowl, please return it to school by Friday, March 31st. Your donations go to help underserved and disaster-stricken people around the world. You may also send a check made out to CRS instead of the coins or you can donate directly to the website here at www.crsricebowl.org
We still have employment opportunities for 2023-2024!
The school has been interviewing for some of the following positions, but they haven’t been filled yet. Please continue to pass the word during Spring Break if you know anyone qualified and interested in: Spanish K-5, Physical Education/EDP Director or 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: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050444A9AC23A3FF2-331
If anyone has any questions, please email Angie Huynh at Huynh.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Preschool Auction Project Opportunity
With all the interest and love for our first preschool auction project, Prayer Hands, our wonderful photographer, Lee Eberhardt, created a print that is similar to the artwork created by the preschool class. These prints are 20 x 30 and would be a great addition to anyone’s home. Each print is $25.
If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Lisa Twining at email@example.com.
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. Please remember that your name and guess of each week’s saint needs to be in by Tuesday afternoon. The drawing of all correct answers happens on Wednesday morning. Thank you to all the students submitting their answers.
Last week: St. Patrick
Congratulations to Baylen Richmond. He is the winner this week.
New Saint: This week there is not an actual saint to guess. This week I thought I would see who knows the five steps or process the Church uses to determine someone is a Saint?
Can you name the 5 steps to become a Saint? ________________
UPCOMING CALENDAR ITEMS:
- March 31st – 6th 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. All are welcome.
- March 31st – Heart Challenge Pledges Due today!
- April 3rd to 7th – Spring Break
- April 9th – Easter Day! Let us Rejoice and Be Glad!
- April 17th – Pizza Lunch Day
- April 17th – Principal’s Coffee Time @ 8am in the Library
- April 22nd– Father/Daughter Dance 7pm in the Gym
- April 23rd – 10am Mass with School Choir
- April 26/27th – Class picture days