Wednesday Parent Newsletter 02.14.24

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In this week’s newsletter you can read about the Growing Great Kids Auction, February playground angels, PTC news, Agape Service Project, Penny War Class Winner, middle school sports eligibility, the Knights of Columbus and Catholic Daughters “Fat Saturday Band”, tardies and absence notifications, Chipotle fundraiser, soup supper in March, new school logo, the saint trivia, used uniform sale, calendar updates and much more. 

Thank you for reading!

Growing Great Kids Auction – Last Week for Tickets!

It’s your final week to purchase Auction & Gala tickets! Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you at the Bellwether to celebrate and support our wonderful school. This year, our Fund The Need” ask will be for…Walls, Floors and Furniture! Fourteen classrooms need to earn a passing grade with new paint, flooring, and desks, tables, and chairs. Last year, thanks to our generous community, we raised almost $62,000 towards the cost of 83 new windows. With the help of a grant from the Fulcrum Foundation to cover the remaining $200k, we were able to fully complete the job. How many classrooms can we upgrade this year? 

Come celebrate our community together and secure your spot on the auction website:

Auction Volunteers Needed!

There are just a few spots left for volunteers at the auction – sign up now to join the celebration and help us put on this exciting event. All your help counts towards fundraising hours and there is no ticket purchase necessary to volunteer. We could still use some Dessert Runners, Bid Spotters, Raffle Ticket seller, Bid Sheet Recorders, Bid Sheet Runners and a “Night Of” Coordinator to help direct volunteers. We will train you!

Sign Up Genius link here:

Playground Angels Needed!

Thank you for supervising the playground!  February Sign up

Middle School Eligibility for Sports

As a reminder, middle school students (grades 6th-8th) need to maintain above a 73% in all of their core subjects to be eligible for sports and after-school activities. Parents of any student with lower than a 73% will be receiving an email from Mr. Anderson on Friday afternoon. The student will then have that weekend and until Monday at noon to make up any missing assignments and bring those subject grades above 73% to be eligible to participate. If the grade is not brought up, the student may not be able to participate for that full week (games and practices) or until the grade(s) is/are brought up to 73% or better.

Tardies and Absences

The school’s policy in the handbook states that more than three tardies in a semester may result in a lunch detention. More than six tardies may result in an after-school detention. An automated email will come from the school as soon as one of these limits is reached, with the lunch detention required on the upcoming Tuesday. If you have questions about this email or find the tally in error, please email

Penny War Winner!

Congratulations to the third grade for scoring the most points in this year’s Penny Wars! The total raised from dollars and pennies was $829.74, and the money from silver coins totaled $332.50. Therefore, will be donating a total of $1,162 to Catholic Relief Services in addition to whatever is donated during the Rice Bowl campaign that raises money during Lent for CRS. The third grade has won a pizza party with a date to be determined. Thank you to everyone for their contributions.

Toys and Pokemon

Please remind your children that toys and trading cards should remain at home. We have had challenges in the past with hurt feelings and “deals” being made that don’t end well for students. Toys can be lost, or cards can be damaged, so we’ve decided as a staff to limit these altogether. If students have toys or trading cards out at recess, these items may be confiscated for the day and returned to students at the end of the school day. Thank you for your help with managing this from home.

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!

Semester One Report Card Envelopes

Please remember to send back the signed envelopes to the office.  We have only received about 50% of the envelopes. We do reuse them at the end of the school year. The report card is for you to keep.  Thank you.

PTC News  

  • 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. If you can help us with the sale this day: click here
  • 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 Thank you so much for remembering Assumption Catholic School in your transactions!

  • Chipotle Fundraiser: Calling all burrito fans! Foil your dinner plans and stop by the Chipotle at 4 Bellis Fair Pkwy in Bellingham for our fundraiser on Saturday, March 16from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. We’re raising money to support Assumption Catholic School, so just download a flyer from the link below or mention the fundraiser at checkout and they’ll donate 33% of the proceeds to the cause! 

Fundraisers Social Portal (

Co-Curricular Activities


Home Games: start time 4pm

  • Feb.  21st Wednesday
  • Feb. 22nd Thursday
  • March 4th Monday
  • March 6th Wednesday
  • March 7th Thursday
  • March 13th Wednesday


Meets AWAY

  • 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

Agape Service Project: Secure Your Spot!

Dear Middle School Students and Parents,

If you’re interested in joining the Agape service project week this summer 07/28-08/01 with the Assumption and Sacred Heart youth group but couldn’t attend the information meetings, don’t worry! Reach out to Daniel Prenosil at We need your confirmation by February 25th to secure spots for the summer.

For more information about Agape, visit this link Agape – About & History – Archdiocese of Seattle (

Thank you!

Daniel Prenosil

“Fat Saturday Band” February 17th!

Church of the Assumption’s Knights of Columbus Council #829 and Catholic Daughters Court #243 are hosting a “Fat Saturday Music”!

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

Please come, pray together, and enjoy a meal after Stations of the Cross.  March 8th, Friday!!

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.

“Walking with the Saints” Trivia!

If you think you know the answer to the question below, then write your name, grade, and guess on a piece of paper and turn it in to Mrs. King in the office.  We are lifelong learners of our Catholic faith.  There is so much to learn!

Last Week: Evelyn White had the correct answer!!!     C. Carnival is the time which precedes Lent.

Question of the Week:  Why do Catholics receive ashes for Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the penitential season lasting 40 days?

  1. Ashes symbolize our mortality and ongoing need for repentance through Christ’s passion.
  2. Ashes remind us of Palm Sunday.
  3. The ashes received will bless us as we go through lent.

Upcoming calendar items:

Feb. 14th– Ash Wednesday, School Mass at 12:30 pm-dress uniform

Feb. 16thNo 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 2ndGrowing Great Kids Auction and Gala -5pm Hotel Bellwether

March 8th – Soup Supper ACS hosting with Stations @6pm and Supper @6:30

March 8th – No School

March 16th – Chipotle Fundraiser at the Bellis Fair Mall 4-8pm

March 29th – Good Friday, Early Release @ 11:45am

March 29th – 6th and 7th grades Prayer in the Garden and Stations of the Cross

“God, may my sacrifice of today of (state your Lenten sacrifice) remind me of my dependence on You for all the blessings I enjoy. Amen.”