Wednesday Parent Newsletter 10.11.23

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“Let all you do be done in love.” 1 Cor 16:14

In this week’s newsletter you can find out about helping Holy Hoops, Ridwell recycling program, cross-country meets, Bellingham Coding and Robotics, Scrip Sales, prayer group and adoration times, Family Trunk or Treat, Seattle Archdiocese Academic Decathalon info, Playground Angel signups for October and November, many volunteer opportunities, PTC general meeting, collecting books for Christmas Bazaar, Grandparents Day will be here soon, Casual Uniform Wednesdays, Volunteer opportunities, Walking with the Saints, and much more.

Support the 4th and 7th grade service project!

We’re doing a hard-to-recycle plastics drive with Ridwell! Bring in your Multi-Layer Plastic items (snack packs, candy wrappers, chip bags) to school between October 12th and November 3rd  to be recycled by Ridwell and upcycled into new building materials. See the flyer in your Wednesday envelopes today!

Let’s see how much waste Assumption Catholic School can divert from the landfill!

What’s more, help Assumption Catholic School fundraise. Sign up for Ridwell between now and 11/17/2024 using and Ridwell will donate $20 to our school!

Gently Used Books Wanted!

Support the PTC for the Christmas Bazaar Used Book Sale.  Drop your gently used books at 3 convenient locations through November 28th.

1.    -Assumption School entryway

2.    -Assumption Church Foyer

3.    -Sacred Heart Parish Office

Vendors Wanted

Secure a spot as a vendor in the PTC Christmas Bazaar, December 3, 9am-3pm ……….Only 20 Spots left!  Early Bird price until October 15th! 

This is your chance to show off your craft!


Vendor Questions? Visit our FAQ on the VENDOR SITE

Or Email:

ACS T-Shirt/Casual Dress on the 2nd Wednesday of the month

Since every Wednesday is an early release day this year, students have missed out on Casual Dress Wednesdays. We have decided to make the second Wednesday of every month a Casual Dress Day.

Starting Wednesday, October 11th, students can wear a t-shirt or sweatshirt with the Assumption logo and jeans. This is not a free dress day, so please review the Uniform Policy if you have questions about what this looks like.  If you need a tshirt or sweatshirt, please order from Dennis Uniforms or there are limited supplies in the Used Uniform storage.  Please see either Mrs. King in the office for any questions.

Next Casual Uniform Day is NOVEMBER 8th, 2023!

Archdiocese Academic Decathalon Sign ups

The Archdiocese of Seattle is new to the AJHD (Academic Junior High Decathalon) circuit and will hold their first competition on Saturday, March 2nd at Kennedy Catholic High School in Burien. This is for all 6th-8th graders, but fifth graders can join if there are not enough middle schoolers to form a team. The winning team from the regional competition, competes at the national level virtually.

The Academic Decatholon will replace Math Olympiad this year if there is enough interest. We are still looking for coaches but would like to see if there is interest from the community. If your 5th-8th grader is interested in participating, please fill out this form and submit it by next week. To learn more about the Academic Decathalon, you can view this video. Please note this is the same day as the Growing Great Kids Auction, so if you want to attend the competition in Burien, you may not be back in time for the auction.

Playground Angels Needed!

Thank you for your help in keeping recess fun and safe!

Remember to get your training done with Virtus Online. 

October Sign up link

November Sign Up link


Assumption Family Ministry needs YOU on Saturday, October 28th (event begins at about 6:15; after the 5 pm Mass)!  Our parish and school are filled with children ready for Halloween fun and some well-deserved treats! See your flyer in today’s envelope.

We are coordinating our annual parish Trunk or Treat and are looking for families willing to open their trunks and pass out candy (decorated tables are also an option)! This is a SUPER fun event! Please sign up if you’re able: Assumption Family Ministry: Assumption’s Trunk or Treat

If you can’t provide a trunk but would like to donate treats, please drop candy off at the school office any weekday. We had a huge community response last year and ran out of candy, so extras are appreciated. Thank you in advance for helping us provide this great event for the children of Assumption!

The teams are set and ready to play! Holy Hoops starts on Tuesday, October 17th! Come cheer on your 5th – 8th grade school friends as they compete in this fun-filled, four-day, 4×4 basketball tournament. The tournament will run daily in the Assumption gym from October 17th– October 20th. The full event schedule is outlined below, and all parents, students, and community members are welcome and encouraged to stop by the gym during these times to help make this event a wild success!

Parents: We need your help! Please see the volunteer sign-up link below.  This is a great opportunity to watch our middle schoolers playing a sport they love and enjoying a little friendly competition. Please use the volunteer sign up as soon as possible.

Sign Up to Help Here

Holy Hoops Schedule 2023


Holy Hoops Concessions will be OPEN during the games and activities! Foods this year include pizza, Port of Subs and nachos on certain days. All money raised will go towards the 8th grade class trip in the spring to Washington DC. Please see flyer Here for more details.

PTC News  

Volunteer Opportunities 

MCT: We are still looking for someone to help with coordinating this incredible week, hosted by the Missoula Children’s Theatre. Attached is a flyer detailing further information regarding what is involved. Missoula Children’s Theater Event Chair Flyer  

Variety Show: This evening of entertainment is an occasion for your child to share their talents, ambitions, and artistic side. We need a few hands from parents to make this evening smooth. If you have an interest in helping our kids shine on stage, this is a rewarding opportunity to fulfill your volunteer hours. We need assistance from parents with organizing student acts, help with auditions and practices, approving music and attire, transitioning to and from the stage, as well as technical support with music and sound. Please email if you are interested in helping out in any of these areas. 


PTC General Meeting  

The PTC General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 25th at 6:30 PM in the school gym. We have some wonderful new families this year and this is an especially great opportunity for parents and staff to gather together, enjoy some light snacks, learn more about PTC, and the excitement of the coming year. Childcare will be available in the school library upon arrival for those who need it.  

Grandparents’ Day 

Grandparents Day! A little over a month away and it is time to let our beloved grandparents know about a special day we have planned. Mark your calendars for November 17th, where our students will honor their grandparents. We are excited to announce that it will coincide with our Book Fair. You and your child will have a chance to look at a celebratory selection of books in our school library for purchase and fundraising. Return to school that same evening at 6:00PM for our seasonal movie Night! Further details will become available in our upcoming newsletters. This is a day you and your family will not want to miss! 

Cross Country News

Our Eagle’s Cross-Country Team ran an “International Race” last week and were able to run into Canada and back into the U.S. at the Peace Arch Park. Our boys’ team continues to be undefeated in the county standings with Jack, George, Liam and Erick again finishing in the top ten. Hovander Park is today (Wednesday). The girls start at 4:15 followed by the boys’ team. Join us rain or shine and watch your Eagle’s soar around the park as they race for the finish line and those personal records! 

Cross Country schedule:

  • Date                     Host                                         Location
  • 10/11              Horizon/Vista                        Hovander Park
  • 10/16                  Lynden                              Lynden High School
  • 10/23            Cross Country Pizza Party  

Parent volunteers are selling scrip on Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00-3:30pm and Fridays @ 7:50-8:10am.  Thank you, Tam Bratt, for heading up this fundraiser. 

Scrip Sales Reminder

Scrip is a school fundraiser that is as easy as using a gift card!  If you shop at grocery stores, need to buy clothes, gifts, or dinner out: don’t forget to buy scrip through the office or download the RaiseRight App.  Go to for more gift card ideas. 

Parent Prayer Group Tuesdays and Adoration on Wednesdays

Tuesday Prayer: Everyone is welcome to come and pray with other parents/grandparents in the library at 8-8:45am. We pray for each other and people in the school community.  Small children welcome also. For more information please contact Anne Patelli at

Adoration Time: Please join with other ACS family members for Adoration each Wednesday from 8am-9am in the church sanctuary. Adoration at Assumption Parish is 24 hours, but this hour will be designated as a time for school families to come pray together for the school and their own intentions. You don’t need to be Catholic to participate. All are welcome! Come for the whole hour, just a few minutes, or whatever works for you. Feel free to bring a bible, a journal, prayer book or devotional, and whatever is on your heart. Then find a space in the sanctuary and settle into the stillness of personal prayer with Jesus. Everyone is welcome to be part of this intimate and sacred prayer time. We will meet in the gathering space of the church from 8-8:15am to share school prayer requests and discuss any questions about Adoration.

Please contact Katie White –, or Emma Fisher – for more information. God bless!

“Walking with the Saints” of the Day Trivia Guess

If you think you know who this saint is below, then write your name, grade, and guess on a piece of paper and turn in to Mrs. King in the office.  This is a great way to learn about saints and their lives. Each saint is unique, just like each one of us.  And maybe one or two saints may inspire you as you grow in your relationship with Christ. 

Last Week: It was St. Faustina. This week’s winner is Catherine Jones, Congratulations!

New Saint/Blessed: Born in London and raised in Milan, his wealthy parents were not particularly religious. Upon receiving his first communion at age seven, he became a frequent communicant, making a point of praying before the tabernacle before or after every Mass. In addition to Francis of Assisi, this saintly boy took several of the younger saints as his models, including Bernadette Soubirous, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, and Dominic Savio.

At school, this young man tried to comfort friends whose parents were undergoing divorce, as well as stepping in to defend disabled students from bullies. After school hours he volunteered his time with the city’s homeless and destitute. Considered a computer geek by some, he spent four years creating a website dedicated to cataloguing every reported Eucharistic miracle around the world. He also enjoyed films, comics, soccer, and playing popular video games.

Diagnosed with leukemia, this boy offered his sufferings to God for the intentions of the sitting pope—Benedict XVI—and the entire Church. His longtime desire to visit as many sites of Eucharistic miracles as possible was cut short by his illness.

He died in 2006 and was beatified in 2020.  He only needs one more miracle to become canonized.  Let us pray to him for our sick family members and friends around the world. He did not strive to become famous but rather to cooperate as generously as possible with God’s grace. That journey brought him many experiences, but they were all united by a burning desire to serve God and others as generously as possible.

Upcoming calendar items:

  • Oct 13thNo School- Staff Retreat
  • Oct. 16th – Pizza Lunch Day/ Holy Hoops Assembly @ 2pm
  • Oct. 17-20th – Holy Hoops competition in the gym!  After school each day from 3-7 pm.
  • Oct. 25th – PTC General Meeting @6:30pm in the gym
  • Oct. 28th – Family Trunk or Treat @ 6:15pm in the Traffic Loop
  • Oct. 30th – Pizza Lunch Day
  • Oct. 31st – Orange and Black Day! Happy Halloween…Boo!
  • Nov. 1st– Solemnity of All Saints Mass @12:30pm…Dress Uniform Today
  • Nov. 5th – Open House Sunday for Preschool and Kindergarten 11:30 to 1:30pm
  • Nov. 8th– Casual Uniform Day (Tshirt/sweatshirt with school logo and jeans)
  • Nov. 10thNo School – Veteran’s Day Observed

Thank you for reading and have a great day!