In this week’s newsletter you can read about the “State of the School” meeting, Growing Great Kids Auction, sign-ups for February playground angels, PTC news, yearbook ordering, school reenrollment for 2024-25, Faith Community Scholarships, blanket drive for Hope House, pick up times reminder, Penny Wars, the Knights of Columbus and Catholic Daughters “Fat Saturday Dance”, Superbowl party presale tickets, Mardi Gras dinner, soup supper in March, new school logo, the saint trivia, calendar updates and much more.
Thank you for reading!
GROWING GREAT KIDS AUCTION NEWS
Get your tickets now for the auction, we’re filling up quickly! If you’re still looking for fundraising hours, we need YOU. There are several roles open to help at the auction, and you do not have to buy a ticket to volunteer at the event. Click the Signup Genius link below to see what is available and the estimated time commitment for each area. One additional area is open – our Dessert Dash Team Lead is retiring and would like to train the next person. If you would like to help in this area, now is a great time to get involved and be ready for next year. We also are looking for a “Night Of Coordinator” – this person handles the general coordination for the evening of the auction and helps keep things running smoothly.
Volunteer Sign Up Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044FA4A92CA3FE3-45225537-growing#/
Auction Website: https://assumptionschool.ejoinme.org/growinggreatkidsauction
Assumption School “Brand”
We consistently look at our branding and work to update the style guide so that it is current and reflects the culture of our school community. Based on feedback we received and suggestions from students, parents, and staff, we made the decision to update the school’s mascot. This logo will be on all future sports apparel and the middle school hoodies going into the 2024-2025 school year. Go Eagles!
Pick-up Times in the Afternoon
You may have noticed that there is more traffic entering the parking lot in the afternoon. As a reminder, K-4 students should be picked up at 3:05 pm, and middle school students at 3:10 pm. (If you have children across both groups, please come at either time.) This staggers our pick-up traffic and keeps the street clear for neighbors. If you do arrive before 3 pm, thank you for parking and walking in to get your child from his/her sign. Once the first car stops at the gate, other cars begin to line up behind so that also creates more traffic. Thank you for your help with this.
Thank you to the many families who share your love for Assumption with others! Our spring open house was busy last Sunday and in just a few days of accepting applications, we may already have wait lists for several grade levels.
As a current family, you will continue to have priority re-enrollment for next school year through February 28th. If you intend to return next Fall, you must complete your child(ren)’s re-enrollment by then. It will guarantee your spot(s) and save you money- fees go from $275 to $325 on March 1!
Please note that this will be a hard deadline. We want to be fair to the families who have already applied and are waiting to find out if we will have room for them.
Note: Registration fees may be refundable after March 1 if tuition assistance and scholarships are not sufficient to keep tuition affordable.
Please contact Dayna Dennis (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mr. Anderson with any additional questions.
Penny Wars End Friday!!!
Who will win the pizza party?
Playground Angels Needed!
Thank you for supervising the playground! February Sign up
2nd Grade Blanket Drive ends Friday!
Second grade students are collecting new and gently used blankets for Hope House this year as their service project. Please bring blankets to the office starting Thursday, January 25th through Friday, February 9th. Thank you for helping the needy and homeless in our community.
State of the School
One parent is required to attend tonight’s meeting at 7pm in the gym. It is the best way to learn about how our school is doing! Childcare is available in the library. Lost and found items will be in the gym also for you. If you cannot make it to tonight’s meeting, then the slideshow will be available tomorrow via email. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office.
Faith Community Scholarships now open
These applications are now available on the school’s website and a paper copy will be coming home in this week’s Wednesday Envelope (Spanish and English versions). If you are a member of the Church of the Assumption, please read Fr. Moore’s digital letter to school families about the process for Faith Community Scholarships. If you belong to one of the other parishes in Whatcom County, please use the FCS application provided for now. If we receive a letter from other parishes with further explanations or a change in the application, we will make these available on the website. These applications are due by March 1, 2024.
Many of you may be waiting to see what tuition assistance you are receiving from the school and/or from the Fulcrum Foundation before you can specify your need from the parishes. Since you will be receiving all this information in the same letter in April, please estimate these amounts based on what your family received in the 2023-2024 school year. (Note: If you are new to the school this year and have applied to the Fulcrum Foundation for the first time, contact the office and we can provide you with the Fulcrum amounts directly as soon as we have that information.)
Faith Community Scholarship applications will be available online at https://school.assumption.org/faith-community-scholarship/
Enrollment Deadlines for 2024-2025
- January 26– Re-enrollment begins for current families and applications for new students can now 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 to parishes.
- April 5– 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.)
- Gym Cleanup – PTC would like to thank everyone who helped clean out the storage room above the stage in the gym. We appreciate being able to use that space to store important items for our events throughout the year. In honor of Catholic School’s Week, this effort was a great way to show our appreciation. Thank you again to everyone who came down to lend a hand in the Gym on Saturday. We appreciate you!
- Thank you, parents: Ben White and Chris Crane for working on some things around school.
- 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. It will be in the gym from 9-3pm.
- DID YOU KNOW? As a non-profit, our school can receive designated portions of eBay sales. If you or someone you know sells goods on the auction platform and want to contribute, our eBay charity ID is 188399. The minimum donation amount is 10% or $1, but you can donate up to 100% of any sale. Once a month, PayPal Giving Fund will automatically combine and deposit all the donations received for ACS in our school PayPal account. Easy, peasy!
For more information and instructions for designating profits to our school, please visit https://www.charity.ebay.com/help/seller. Thank you so much for remembering Assumption Catholic School in your transactions!
Superbowl Party this Sunday!
There is a raffle, square game with a chance for Seahawk tickets, food, beverages, and fun for the whole family. Bring friends, family, and neighbors! All proceeds help the 8th grade trip to Washington D.C. in the spring. Forms are in the office or purchase at the door.
2pm Doors Open
3:30pm Game Starts
Chiefs vs. 49ers!
Volleyball – Next Monday, February 12th is the first home game in the school gym. Come and cheer on our team vs. Mt. Baker Middle School
Home Games: start time 4pm
- Feb. 12th Monday
- Feb. 21st Wednesday
- Feb. 22nd Thursday
- March 4th Monday
- March 6th Wednesday
- March 7th Thursday
- March 13th Wednesday
Wrestling- We have a team this year and are so excited to be representing ACS in the county meets. All wrestling meets will be away but all are welcome to come and cheer on our boys!
- Feb. 14th Wednesday vs. Blaine
- Feb. 22nd Thursday vs. Horizon/Vista
- Feb. 26th Monday vs. Mt. Baker
- March 4th Monday vs. Horizon/Vista
- March 7th Thursday vs. Nooksack
- March 13th Wednesday vs. Lynden
Yearbook Ordering is now OPEN!
Please follow the directions carefully below to order your copy of the 2023-2024 yearbook. All books are $30 each. And you will need to purchase by April 19th, 2024. Please order as soon as possible. If you want to purchase one for each child in your family, you can do that too.
This is the link that will take parents to the online pay site: https://shop.memorybook.com
School Code: 189029M
All users will have to Register the first time they access the site.
Please send your photos or questions to: email@example.com
Thank you, Emily Hoza, for helping work on this for the school students and community.
“Fat Saturday Sweetheart Dance February 17th!
Church of the Assumption’s Knights of Columbus Council and Catholic Daughters Court #243 are hosting a “Fat Saturday Dance for Sweethearts” on February 17th, 2024.
Doors open at 6:15pm with light food, appetizers, and desserts. Admission is free. Donations accepted. Beer and wine will be served with a fee.
Featuring the music from: Kc Holy Rollers 7-10pm
Ages 21 and older
If interested in attending, please call Don Baldwin @ 509-979-0956. Thank you.
Lenten Soup Supper at Assumption Parish
Come, pray and eat together.
Mardi Gras at Sacred Heart Parish
Come, eat and enjoy community!
ACS Mom’s Volleyball Nights
The fun continues through March. Please join us on Mondays at 7:15 pm in the Assumption Gym for open gym volleyball. This has been a great way for moms to get to know each other and stay active in a sport we all love.
Hope to see you there!
Please feel free to reach out to Lisa Twining at 360-393-5004.
RED, WHITE, and PINK DAY
February 13th, Tuesday, will be a chance to wear your favorite clothes for St. Valentine’s Day. You may also choose to wear casual uniform on this day. This is because Ash Wednesday this year and St. Valentine’s are on the same day. The students will need to wear their dress uniforms for Wednesday to Mass. Mass will be at 12:30pm. Dismissal is still at 2pm.
“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: No guess
Question of the Week: The current season of Ordinary Time, which precedes Lent, is in many areas unofficially called what?
- Ember Days
Upcoming calendar items:
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 today.
Feb. 14th– Ash Wednesday, School Mass at 12:30 pm-dress uniform
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
Feb. 26th – Pizza Lunch
March 1st– Enrollment for New Families Begins
March 2nd – Growing Great Kids Auction and Gala -5pm Hotel Bellwether