Wednesday Parent Newsletter 03.13.24

Posted in Wednesday Newsletter


In this week’s newsletter you can read about departing staff, March playground angels, PTC news, yearbook ordering, Chipotle fundraiser, School Commission openings and discernment, SAVE THE DATE-Father/Daughter Dance, Stations of the Cross at parishes, Saturday work party, employment opportunities, tamale orders, nanny help, Lenten trivia, and much more. 

Thank you for reading!


Staffing for 2024-2025

Departing Staff

The staff was informed on Wednesday afternoon that Mr. Anderson will be taking on a new position at the end of June and moving on from Assumption. He has accepted an offer to be Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Monterey in California. Since he has family in California, this is a great opportunity for him, and he will be able to take all he has learned at Assumption into this new leadership role. Mr. Anderson wants to share that he has been blessed to be a part of this community for almost eight years and he is grateful for the relationships he has formed with students, families, and staff. He continues to fulfill what he believes God is calling him to and will greatly miss this wonderful community. Fr. Moore will be soliciting feedback from families in the interview process, and we are confident that the transition to new leadership will be smooth and effective. Please see Fr. Moore’s attached letter to learn more. (pdf from Fr. Moore here)

To see all the current job openings or share them with friends, please visit Employment Opportunities on the school’s website.

School Commission Discernment 2024-2025

Each year, one third of our School Commission members complete their term and we are looking for new members to join the Commission. We look for people in career fields such as law, real estate, education, finance, and maintenance in order to provide expertise to Mr. Anderson around school-wide decisions. The School Commission meets the third Wednesday of every month, and members of the Commission meet all of their volunteer hour requirements by participating. If you are interested in considering this for the 2024-2025 school year, applications will be due April 11, 2024. Applicants are invited to the School Commission meeting on Wednesday, April 17th. (Include application)

Playground Angels Needed!

Thank you for supervising the playground!

March Sign Up  

PTC News  

Upcoming Events:

Chipotle Fundraiser: Saturday, March 16th, from 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Stop by Chipotle, at: 4 Bellis Fair Pkwy in Bellingham, mention the fundraiser at checkout and they’ll donate 33% of the proceeds to the Assumption! Don’t miss out on this incredibly simple way to make money for Assumption School!  Fundraisers Social Portal (

Movie Night: Mark your calendars for Movie Night! This month we will showcase The Mario Brothers Movie on Saturday, March 23rd at 7:00 PM.

Friday Cleanup in the gym

PTC had its final cleanup for the upstairs gym storage on Friday. Thank you to those who have helped this process become a lasting success! We would like to thank Family Promise, the auction team, PTC members, and some of our smaller helping hands who helped us make labels and signs. We especially want to thank Libby Stark, Krissy Abbey, and Susie Anderson (and their children) who put forth the effort last Friday.

Summer Activities: Everything from CYO camps to golfing and reading activities. Click here for fun across Whatcom County and the Seattle Archdiocese: Summer Activities 2024

Remember we have a General PTC Meeting on Wed, April 24th, at 7:00PM!

Father/Daughter Dance


Co-Curricular Activities

Volleyball: Come and cheer on ACS

Home Games: start time 4pm

March 13th Wednesday


Meets AWAY

March 13th Wednesday vs. Lynden

Get Your Yearbook Here!

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:
School Code: 189029M

All users will have to register the first time they access the site. Please send your photos or questions to:

Thank you, Emily Hoza, for helping work on this for the school students and community.

Nanny Opportunity

A school family is interested in hiring a nanny for a few hours each morning to help the children with the morning routine, getting to school, and overall childcare.

The family would prefer someone who is reliable, flexible and able to drive. If interested, please call, or email the school office at Days and times TBD. 

Parish Job Opportunities:

Assumption Parish has several parttime job openings that will be starting soon. 

Communications Coordinator, Director of Children’s Faith Formation and Marriage Coordinator

Please see the description and more information on the church website.

A link is here if interested: Job Openings

Whatcom County 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
  • Stations 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

Do you need volunteer hours still?

  • March 16th, Saturday, from 9-12pm is a work party to help clean up the school and parish campus before Easter.  If you can come and help with raking, pulling weeds, prepping for mulch and other general yard work, then this is for you.  Bring your favorite tools and gloves. If anyone has a rototiller, please bring it this Saturday to help with the bark around the playground structures.

Thank you to Janis Jacobs, parish grounds coordinator doing this for us.

Missed Photos of your child at the Auction?

Photos were up all around the auction venue of Assumption students, and we have brought them back to school! If you see a photo and would like to buy one or two, they cost $15 each.  Please pay cash or check to Assumption School.  All the pictures are on the front bulletin board or in a box near the office to look through.  There are individual and some great group shots too.  Thank you to Mr. Roberts for stepping up and doing such a great job at the last “minute”!

Tamale Fundraiser April 12th

If you like tamales, then this is the fundraiser for you!  Two 8th grade parents will be making pork or chicken tamales to delight your tastebuds.  Orders are in your Wednesday envelopes and due on March 29th. Thank you for helping the 8th grade go to Washington D.C.  

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!

  1. Last Week: Cecilia Boneau answered correctly. The 3rd Sorrowful Mystery is the Crowning of Thorns.

Question of the Week: At the Crucifixion, Pilate placed which inscription above Jesus on the cross? (John 19:19)?

  1. Christ the King, Lord of the Universe
  2. Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews
  3. Jesus Christ, Savior of the World

Upcoming calendar items:

  • March 14th – Pi Day…Scientist/Mathematician Dress Day
  • March 16th – Need volunteer hours? Work party for parish/school grounds from 9am-12pm
  • March 16th – Chipotle Fundraiser at the Bellis Fair Mall
  • March 18th – Track and Field starts today.
  • March 29th – Good Friday, Early Release @ 11:45am
  • March 29th – 6th and 7th grades Prayer in the Garden and Stations of the Cross starting at 10 am
  • April 1st to April 5th – Spring Break/Easter Break
  • April 10th – Casual Uniform Day
  • April 12th – Tamale Fundraiser Pick Up 3-4pm
  • April 16/17th – Class pictures with dress uniforms/ 8th grade has free dress (see guidelines in handbook)
  • April 24th – PTC General Meeting 7pm
  • April 26th – Variety Show 7pm