Posted in Wednesday Newsletter

In this week’s newsletter you can read about the Growing Great Kids Auction, playground angels, PTC news, Variety Show sign ups, Chipotle fundraiser, soup supper in March, Catholic High School study info, draft of 2024-2025 school calendar, ambassador interviews 5-7th grade, optional conferences March 8th, new robotics course, counselor’s update flyer, the Lenten trivia, and much more. 

Thank you for reading!

Growing Great Kids Auction News:

Tickets are sold out for the 24th Annual Growing Great Kids Auction & Gala AND we also met our goal of just over $50,000 in Sponsorships! A big thank you to Dayna Dennis and our incredible Sponsorship team, and to all our wonderful sponsors for their generous support! 

Here is your sneak peek at all the Live Auction Items: share this with your table or class parents, get ready for some friendly bidding wars, collaborate and WIN.

24th Growing Great Kids Auction & Gala Catalog
Here is your sneak peek at the Live Auction Items for the 24th Annual Growing Great Kids Auction & Gala at 5pm on Saturday, March 2 at the Hotel Bellwether. Sha
Keep on bidding!




Conferences on March 8th

March 8th is an optional conference day in which teachers can request a parent conference or parents can ask to meet with teachers. Please look for scheduling information from your child’s homeroom teacher (if you haven’t received it already) and complete the request for a conference by this Friday, March 1st. Parent conferences will be held between 8 am and 11 am on Friday, March 8th, if requested. You may want to email your child’s homeroom teacher if you haven’t yet seen the request this week.

Re-Enrollment Due by Thursday

If you intend for your children to be here for the 2024-25 school year, their re-enrollment must be complete by Thursday, February 29! It is always our hope that all families will stay on, but we know circumstances and locations can change. We have received 32 applications so far and just want to be fair to new families who are waiting to learn if we will be able to accommodate them.

If you have any questions, concerns, or would just like to talk it over, please don’t hesitate to contact Dayna Dennis: Please remember that if you enroll and later need to withdraw for financial reasons, fees may be refundable.

2024-2025 School Calendar Draft

You are welcome to look on the website anytime for updated calendar information.  We put the DRAFT calendar with school dates and holidays for the 2024-2025 school year at Assumption in your Wednesday envelopes today.  Click here for the link to the school website.  

Coding and Robotics, specifically for 5th Grade

The Bellingham Coding and Robotics Club is excited to start a brand-new class this spring – UNDERWATER ROBOTS!!!  This class is Fridays from 3:30-5pm at our Coding Club for 5th grade graders and introduces students to basic engineering, design, and science concepts. This fun hands-on project, underwater robotics, engages students and fosters key 21st century skills including critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity.   This class will be building and testing their robots at the Coding Club and eventually leading to several off-site field trips to test the robots in pools, lakes and possibly the ocean.  This class is part of our membership which also includes drop in Saturdays and Wednesday Club Nights!  Read more about it and register at or email us for more information and the Assumption discount! If parents want to know more, the website used for the underwater robotics is:

Student Ambassadors for 2024-2025

If your child is in 5th-7th grade (rising 6th-8th for next year), they are encouraged to apply to be a Student Ambassador. Please see the hard copy application in your Wednesday Envelope this week. Applications are due Monday, March 4th and 7th graders who are selected this year are invited to begin serving as soon as the end of March. 5th and 6th graders will wait to begin in the fall. Interviews will take place on March 20, 2024.

Playground Angels Needed!

Thank you for supervising the playground!

March Sign Up  

March Playground Angels   In order to ensure student safety both inside school and on the playground, we need your help!   PLEASE NOTE:   Current “Protecting God’s Children” training and background check required (please see the summer letter or website for details on upcoming classes. As always, we need Playground Angels at lunchtime each day to assist with outside play supervision. 

Variety Show Sign Ups Due!

We are excited to announce that our Annual Variety Show will be held on Friday, April 26th, 2024! This is a student led variety show, open to all Assumption Catholic School students. Please fill out this form and return to Mrs. Creech or the front office by Thursday, February 29th.

  • All acts need to align with the mission and values of Assumption Catholic School.
  • On Monday, March 11th, we will be holding an audition for students to demonstrate their routines and for teacher approval.
  • Time and place TBD.
  • Beginning March 18th, additional rehearsal times will be provided for students to gain confidence in themselves and their acts.
  • We will have a school-wide dress rehearsal after lunch on Friday, April 26th.
  • Please, remember you are representing yourself and our Assumption Catholic School. Character is important! Most importantly, have fun!

PTC News  

Thank you to Maureen for used uniform sale: 

Last Friday we had our Mid-year used uniform sale. Thank you to all the parents who came down to support the school and to those who donated their gently used uniforms. A special thank you to Maureen Thomas who has dedicated many years of her time to our beautiful school. Maureen you are a bright light. One that brings a smile, a positive attitude, and organizational fortitude. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your leadership, your example, and everything you have done to build up our used uniform program.

Upcoming Events:

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

Volleyball: Come and cheer on the teams

Home Games: start time 4pm

  • March 4th Monday
  • March 6th Wednesday
  • March 7th Thursday
  • March 13th Wednesday


Meets AWAY

  • March 4th Monday vs. Horizon/Vista
  • March 7th Thursday vs. Nooksack
  • March 13th Wednesday vs. Lynden

Academic Decathalon Competition-

On March 2, 2024, our students will be competing and participating with other Catholic Schools around Western Washington at Kennedy High School in Seattle.  We pray for a safe trip and wonderful experience while competing for Assumption Catholic School. Thank you to our coaches, Karen Evans and Karen Schaper. We also thank our parent volunteers that have supported the students in this new after school program.

Lenten Soup Supper at Assumption Parish

Please come, pray together at the Stations of the Cross at 6pm, and enjoy a meal at 6:45pm in the gym.  March 8th, Friday!!

Here is the link to volunteer with setup, serving, cleanup and bring a soup!  Click Here 

Thank you for helping. 

Counselor’s Corner

Mrs. Eszter Caulfield, our counselor, has put together a newsletter this month about “Fixed Mindset” vs. “Growth Mindset”.  It has information for families of all ages.  Please see the flyer for details here with activities and books for younger students.

Archdiocese of Seattle Press Release-New Catholic High School Study 2024

To learn more information about this study: Click HERE

“The Northern Deanery has commissioned a feasibility study to see if a high school in the area would succeed. Once we get the results of that study, and if it has a positive recommendation, we will share next steps with our parish and school communities.” -Fr. Jeffrey Moore

High School Debate and Speech Thursday-2-29-24

This Thursday at 6:30pm at Sehome, they will perform different Speech and Debate formats to demonstrate, and there will be items from local shops for people to bid on if they would like (it’s a fundraiser for the team).   Bellingham United Speech and Debate Team is a High School team, with students from all 3 Bellingham High Schools.  ACS alumni, Alexander and Nicolas Powers, are both part of the team.

Click Here for the flyer about this fun night.

For more information about their summer camp then click here:

Lenten:Parish Information

Fridays During Lent at Assumption:

  • School Mass at 8:15am
  • Confessions 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Stations of the Cross (Bilingual) 6:00 p.m.
  • Soup Supper 6:30 p.m. (following Stations)

Fridays During Lent at Sacred Heart:

  • Mass at 9am
  • All day Adoration: 9:30 until 6pm
  • Reconciliation 5pm
  • Station of the Cross 6pm
  • Salmon Dinner in Parish Hall 6:30pm

Fridays During Lent at St. Joseph’s Ferndale:

  • Knights of Columbus Fish Fry 5pm
  • Stations of the Cross 7pm

Lenten Question of the Week!

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: Ethan White had the correct answer!!!  The origin of the word “AMEN” is Hebrew.      Question of the Week: At which station of the cross did Jesus meet his mother, Mary?

    1. 3rd station
    2. 4th station
    3. 5th station
    4. 6th station

    Upcoming calendar items:

    • February 29th – Variety Show forms due!
    • March 1st– Enrollment for New Families Begins
    • March 2ndGrowing Great Kids Auction and Gala -5pm Hotel Bellwether
    • March 2ndAcademic Decathalon Competition @ Kennedy High School in Seattle
    • March 8th – Soup Supper ACS hosting with Stations @6pm and Supper @6:30
    • March 8th – No School
    • March 13th – Casual Dress Uniform
    • March 14th – Pi Day…Scientist/Mathmatician Dress Day
    • March 16th – Chipotle Fundraiser at the Bellis Fair Mall
    • March 29th – Good Friday, Early Release @ 11:45am
    • March 29th – 6th and 7th grades Prayer in the Garden and Stations of the Cross
    • April 1st to April 5th – Spring Break/Easter Break