In this week’s newsletter you can read about our Growing Great Kids Auction tickets, Auction procurements due, Auction Sponsorships open, boys’ basketball schedule, Playground Angels, PTC news, volunteer opportunities, volleyball for moms, yearbook pictures, volleyball registrations, wrestling team registration, Parent Surveys needed, school reenrollment timeline for 2024-25, Super Bowl party, the saint trivia, calendar updates and much more.
Thank you for reading!
Parent Satisfaction Survey!
Thank you for answering the plea. We went from 33 responses to 66 total. There is still a chance. Remember… FOR EVERY FAMILY WHO RESPONDS, ALL CHILDREN IN THAT FAMILY WILL RECEIVE A FREE DRESS PASS to be used on a day of their choice. https://forms.office.com/r/UWLUrx7DKP
Playground Angels Schedule!
We need help and it is cold outside! Thank you for supervising the students outside or inside depending on the weather! And now for February, we have broken up the long hour lunch recess time into 3 half hour sections so maybe if you have a shorter time for lunch you can help for one recess! We appreciate all the parents and grandparents that are able to volunteer.
Calendar Updates For January
Please note the following items are changed on the recent January 2024 calendar.
- January 19th Mass is changed from 8:15 to 10:30 am for Bill Attebery’s funeral. Please let the office know if you would like your child not to attend.
- Reenrollment begins on January 26th for the 2024-25 school year.
Enrollment Deadlines for 2024-2025
January 17– Faith Community Scholarship applications will be available in the Wednesday Envelope and online at https://school.assumption.org/faith-community-scholarship/
January 26– Re-enrollment begins for current families and applications for new students begin to be accepted.
February 7– State of the School at 7 pm in the gym. Hear from Mr. Anderson about the school’s financial status and learn about projections for 2024-2025 expenses.
March 1– Re-enrollment deadline for current families. Non-refundable registration fees are due. This is a hard deadline so we can open spaces for new students.
March 1– Faith Community Scholarships are due.
April 3– Families receive a tuition assistance letter from the school with awards for 2024-2025. This includes Fulcrum Foundation, tuition assistance from school, and Faith Community Scholarships. Appeal requests are due by April 20.
(Note: Registration fees may be refundable after March 1 if tuition assistance and scholarships are not sufficient to keep tuition affordable.)
Growing Great Kids’ Auction
Invitations go out this week and ticket sales open on Thursday!
Auction contributions are due January 26th and remember to fill out a Procurement Form with each auction item. Every family contributes an item, cash donation or service valued at $200, preschool or single parent families are $100. Those who selected to be charged for their contribution will see that reflected on their February statements. Forms are available in the office or here: https://school.assumption.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Procurement-Form-2023.pdf
Growing Great Kids Auction Sponsorship:
Thank you to all our sponsors! Sponsorships are open until January 26th, please send your logo to email@example.com https://assumptionschool.ejoinme.org/sponsor
- Ticket sales open Jan 18th.
- Class Auction Projects due Jan 26th
- Family Contributions due Jan 26th
- Sponsorships close Jan 26th
- RSVPs due February 14th
- Auction & Gala on March 2nd
Auction questions? Email Torry Dechert at firstname.lastname@example.org
Catholic Schools Week – PTC would like to let our teachers know how much we appreciate them by showering them with thoughtful cards from their students. Please have your child write a little message of gratitude to their teacher on a card. They can mention a special memory, draw a picture, or write anything that comes to mind which would bring a smile to their teacher. Please bring these notes to the office by Friday, January 26, where they can be collected by PTC. Then the PTC will deliver these thoughtful cards to the teacher room where they will be hosting a teacher lunch on Monday, January 29th.
Teacher appreciation lunch – There is no school on the first day of Catholic Schools Week. While our teachers do not have the day off, our PTC would like to celebrate our teachers by hosting a Teacher Lunch that day. If there are parents who would like to contribute dessert items or a side dish, please bring them by the school at 10 AM on Monday, January 29th. One of our Parent/Teacher Club members will be available in the lobby to receive your contributions.
· Gym Cleanup – PTC is hosting a gym storage cleanup event during Catholic Schools Week. On Saturday, February 3 from 10AM-2PM. During these hours we will be sorting and cleaning the storage room above the stage where many items from some of our school events are kept. In a show of appreciation for the facilities provided to our school, we would like to encourage parents to help with this cleanup effort.
· PTC Recruitment – Would you like to join the PTC team? PTC is looking for a vice president for next year. This is a two-year position (vice president first year, followed by the president role for the 2025/2026 academic year). We are also looking for a new treasurer to join our committee. Please let us know if you have accounting experience or know of an accountant who might be interested. These are both very important roles contributing to the excellence of our program. If you have any questions or are interested in either of these positions, please reach out to our volunteer coordinator, Tia, at email@example.com.
· Chef for Take’n Bake – Attention, chefs! The PTC is looking for someone who has experience cooking in a restaurant. We are seeking individuals who would be willing to help us a facilitate a fundraiser for a Take-and-Bake meal. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
· Housing for Missoula Children’s Theatre – PTC is looking for parents with a guest room and bathroom who would be willing to offer that space for the performers of Missoula Childrens’ Theatre during their visit. Performers will arrive on the evening of May 12 and will depart for their next scheduled event on May 19th.
· Used Uniform Sale – Please donate your gently used uniforms to the office to ensure we are well-stocked for our upcoming winter sale in February. You won’t want to miss out on our large inventory of heavily discounted uniform items. Our Used uniform sale will be held on Friday, February 23rd in the gym from 9-3pm.
Boys’ Basketball &Schedule
Away vs. Meridian Cancelled due to snow
January 18 Away vs. Lynden Christian
January 22 Home vs. Lynden MS
January 24 Home vs. Vista
January 25 Away vs. Franklin Academy
Come and support our basketball program at the home games at 4pm and 5pm in the gym. And if you need volunteer hours, please ask a coach on how you can help at the home games. We generally need help at the score table and announcing. Concessions will be available for drinks and snacks. Go Eagles!
Volleyball and Wrestling registrations Due January 19th!
Please return registration forms for middle school volleyball and wrestling. Please note that wrestling teams in the county schools include girls but here at Assumption to participate we would need at least 2 girls registered for this to happen. And if you are interested in wrestling please stop by the office and pick up a form for the girls’ team. Thank you.
**Coach Anna Whelan will have a first volleyball practice on Monday, January 29th at 10am to 11:30 in the gym. This is a NO SCHOOL day but is necessary to get in the needed amount of practice time before games start. Thank you.
Please Save the Date and Help the 8th grade class! No matter which team is playing or wins, it should be fun for the whole family. Activities for young children as well as video games for teenagers. Party starts at 2pm and Superbowl kickoff is 3:3pm.
The yearbook team is looking for photos of anything during all winter activities!
Please send your photos to: email@example.com
Look in next week’s newsletter for information on ordering yearbooks for 2023-2024. Your child will be excited to have memories of our school!
Women’s Volleyball Club/Team
Attention Assumption Catholic School moms and friends! Join us for the women’s volleyball night every Monday starting at 7:15 am. For any questions, please contact Lisa Twining at (360)-393-5004.
“Walking with the Saints” Trivia!
If you think you know who this saint is below, then write your name, grade, and guess on a piece of paper and turn it 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.Andre Bessette and Luke Shoff had the correct answer. Congratulations!
Almost nothing is historically certain about him except that he was a Roman martyr, was venerated in Milan even in the time of Saint Ambrose and was buried on the Appian Way, probably near the present Basilica of St. Sebastian. Devotion to him spread rapidly, and he is mentioned in several martyrologies as early as 350.
The legend of Saint ___?___ is important in art, and there is a vast iconography. Scholars now agree that a pious fable has him entering the Roman army because only there could he assist the martyrs without arousing suspicion. Finally, he was found out, brought before Emperor Diocletian and delivered to Mauritanian archers to be shot to death. His body was pierced with arrows, and he was left for dead. But he was found still alive by those who came to bury him. He recovered but refused to flee.
One day he took up a position near where the emperor was to pass. He accosted the emperor, denouncing him for his cruelty to Christians. This time the sentence of death was carried out. He was beaten to death with clubs. He was buried on the Appian Way, close to the catacombs that bear his name. He is the patron saint of athletes.
The fact that many of the early saints made such a tremendous impression on the Church—awakening widespread devotion and great praise from the greatest writers of the Church—is proof of the heroism of their lives. As has been said, legends may not be literally true. Yet they may express the very substance of the faith and courage evident in the lives of these heroes and heroines of Christ.
Multiple Choice this week:
- St. Francis
- St. Sebastian
- St. Mark the evangelist
Upcoming calendar items:
Jan. 16/23/30 and Feb. 6th – Winter Ride for Middle School
Jan. 22nd – Pizza Lunch
Jan.19th – Funeral Mass/School Mass for Bill Attebery at 10:30am
Jan. 19th – Fulcrum Celebration of Light at 5pm in Seattle
Jan. 26th – Re-enrollment begins for current students
Jan. 29th – No school/ Teacher Workday
Jan. 29-Feb. 2nd – Catholic Schools’ Week honoring teachers, students and families
Jan. 29th – Volleyball practice 10-11:30 am in the gym
Feb. 2nd – Chess Club begins 3:15-4:15pm
Feb. 4th – Open House for prospective families in 1st-8th grades
Feb. 7th – State of the School with Mr. Anderson starting at 7 pm in the gym
Feb. 11th – Superbowl Party Fundraiser 2-8pm in the gym
Feb. 13th– Red, Pink and White Day, Valentine’s Day celebrated
Feb. 14th– Ash Wednesday, School Mass at 12:30 pm
Feb. 16th – No school/ Curriculum Day for staff
Feb. 19th and 20th – No school for President’s Day and Midwinter Break
Feb. 23rd – Used Uniform Sale in the Gym 9-3pm