Wednesday Parent Newsletter 04.10.24

Posted in Wednesday Newsletter

In this week’s newsletter you can read about FUN RUN news, April playground angels, PTC news, yearbook orders due soon, Middle School Spring Fling, School Commission openings, Staffing updates, Art Displays, Variety Show practices, Mother’s Day Hanging Baskets, coffee hour sign ups, Middle School Easter party, class pictures next week, Father/Daughter Dance, Coffee Hour training, WSCC newsletter, Art displays, FACTS update, MS youth group retreat, new Women Connect event, and much more. 

Thank you for reading!

FIG Art Displays

Dear Families,

We’re excited to announce that Assumption Catholic School will be participating in a captivating new program offered by the FIG Art Studio called “Featured Young Artists.” This initiative showcases children’s artwork from across the county and presents a wonderful opportunity for our students to display their creativity.

The artwork will be presented on the morning of April 5th and will remain on exhibit throughout the entire month of April. Notably, April 5th marks the First Free Friday, welcoming everyone to the museum at no cost to admire the remarkable works of our young talents.

We warmly invite you to join us in supporting your children’s creativity by attending this special event. It’s a fantastic opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate the artistic achievements of our students.

We look forward to seeing you there!

In Case you Missed it: Welcome, Damerious Sabbath!

We have a new custodian, Damerious Sabbath, who will be starting on Monday, April 1st to begin training with Mr. Partlow in the transition. Mr. Sabbath is originally from Riverside, California but has been working in Bellingham since 2018. He has a variety of experience from groundskeeping/maintenance to office and house cleaning. Please join us in welcoming him to Assumption.

FACTS Update 

Text blasts sent after April 22nd will have a new “short code”. We encourage all parents to add the new short code 317065 to their saved contact for ACS school, so it does not display as an unknown sender. 

If you do not wish to receive text blasts from ACS, then you can opt out by texting stop.  

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 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 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. (application here)

Playground Angels Needed!

Thank you for supervising the playground!

April Sign Up

Get Ready! Assumption’s Ellen Anderson Fun Run is happening on May 2nd!

Let’s get ready for our annual Ellen Anderson FUN RUN led by Jen Sheafor and Jhoanna Antonio.  This year our Fun Run will take place on Thursday, May 2nd on the school grounds from 1 pm to 3 pm.

  1. Today everyone was given an envelope for pledge money in their Wednesday envelopes.  Please return any money received to the office.  As you can see below on the bulletin board, each class will see the bubble get filled in as pledge money comes to the office to be tallied. 
  2. The second flyer with event information is in a link HERE.
  3. Want to help sponsor?  Forms will be due April 18th next week.  Click here for form.
  • We also need additional help during and before the event.  These hours count toward fundraising hours!  Sign up to help with the event on Thursday, May 2nd by clicking the link here: Fun Run Help

If paying by PayPal, please remember to make a note of which student the money goes to. Thank you.

Variety Show Practices

These rehearsals will help students build confidence in their routine and give feedback when needed.

Parent supervision is recommended for these practices. If you can help with these, please email Mrs. Creech at 
Finally, we need students to help work the lights, change stage sets, and ushers to welcome people to the Variety Show. Please email Mrs. Creech if your student is interested. This can count towards your volunteer hours.  

Use this form for students interested in joining the Variety Show stage crew or auditioning for MC.


Thank you! 

Mondays – Instrumentalists (piano, violin, clarinet, guitar, recorder, etc.)

  1. April 15th (4/15) 3:15pm

Tuesdays – Gymnastics/Cheer, Taekwondo, Jump Rope, Dance, etc.

  1. April 16th (4/16) 3:15pm

Wednesdays – Singers, Comedy Sketches, everything else!

  1. April 17th (4/17) 2:15pm

Variety Show Decoration Helpers Wanted: 

This Thursday, April 11, at 3:15, Mrs. Creech will meet with PTC members and parents in the staff room for those who would like to help with decorating for the Variety Show. Parents who are interested, we would love to have you at our meeting to discuss ideas.

PTC News  

PTC General Meeting with Russ Robinson:

PTC is having our final general meeting for the year on April 24th, in the gym, at 7:00PM. Light food, beverages, and childcare will be provided. We have invited Bellingham Public Schools Safety Support Specialist, Russ Robinson, to share details about a new program of safety protocol currently being integrated into many Whatcom County schools titled, “I Love U, Guys.”

For more information regarding the program, please visit: Home ♥ The “I Love U Guys” Foundation

Auction News:

Seeking Auction Co-Chair Position: Do you enjoy planning large events and possess excellent communication skills? We are currently looking for a co-chair for the Growing Great Kids Auction and Gala on March 1st, 2025. This two-year commitment involves first learning the auction planning process and assisting in duties this coming school year, and then you will take the lead while coaching a new co-chair the following year.  Duties include recruiting and managing several volunteer teams, giving reports at PTC meetings, overseeing the creation of marketing and communication materials, coordinating with internal school staff and external vendors, updating and managing an auction website, and managing financial details and budget for this important school fundraiser. For more information, please email

Monday Night Volleyball – NOW COED

The fun continues through April. We invite both moms and dads to join us on Mondays at 7:15 pm in the Assumption gym for open gym volleyball.

If you have any questions, reach out to Lisa Twining at or 360-393-5004.

Co-Curricular Activities

Track and Field

Thank you to Mr. Costanza and Mrs. Rush for coaching this spring sport for our middle schoolers.  Practices are after school and for more information please contact Marc Costanza at  Thank you.

Track Meet Schedule:

April 10th ACS @ Mount Baker

April 17th ACS Co-hosts with Franklin and Lummi @Lummi

April 23rd ACS @ Horizon or Vista

April 25th ACS @ Lynden Christian

April 30th ACS @ Meridian

Middle School EASTER PARTY

Don’t miss out on the fun!

Yearbook Orders Due Soon!

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.

Class Pictures April 16th and 17th

Yes, it is that time of year when we take a snapshot of each class!  April 16th, Tuesday is for all classes K-8 and preschool.  On April 17th, Wednesday, pictures will be for PreK students.  Each student should wear dress uniforms except for the 8th graders.  The 8th grade students may choose to wear free dress following the guidelines in the parent/student handbook.  If you have questions, please contact the office.   

Please see flyer below about how to order class pictures from Donette Studios.

Order Your Mother’s Day Baskets!

Forms have been sent home in the Wednesday envelopes today and just in time! ORDERS DUE MONDAY APRIL 22! Here is a form if needed.

There is shade and sunny baskets to choose from.  Thank you for helping again the 8th grade class fundraise money for graduation and the trip to D.C.  

WSCC Newsletter

Below please find the links to the WSCC’s Catholic Schools Newsletter for Spring 2024 in English and Spanish.  This electronic newsletter is available to teachers, staff, and parents within your school.

English:   Newsletter (

Spanish:  Boletín (

In an effort to guide public policy, we at the WSCC serve and support our Catholic schools throughout WA state via interaction with legislators at the state and federal levels. We are pleased to share our continued work with you. 

Father/ Daughter Dance – Sparkle and Shine

Assumption’s PTC invites all ACS (preschool – 8th grade) girls to accompany their dads or father figures to the 2nd Father-Daughter Dance.  The dance will be on May 4th from 6:30 – 8:30pm at the Assumption Catholic School gym.  The event includes DJ, treats, raffles, and a photobooth.  Tickets are $35 per daddy and daughter or daughters.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Lisa Twining at or 360-393-5004.

Look in your Wednesday envelope for signup forms or use the link below.  

Father Daughter Dance – Signup

Coffee Hour Training

Needing to still fill your church volunteer hours? Would love to receive training to help with Coffee Hour but can’t yet commit to a full morning?

Signup for a couple hours at one of these training sessions on either April 7th or 14th here:

 Coffee Hour Training (

For more information, please contact Holly Zech at

Middle School Spring Fling

Join us at Assumption’s first school dance in many years.  Prepare for a night of fun, dancing, and joy.  There is a $5 entry fee.  Please pay cash or check to Assumption school.  Money raised helps go towards snacks and drinks provided.

Women’s Prayer Night in April

Saint 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:  Agnes Dei is translated as “Lamb of God”

New Saint Question: Which saint is the patron of Catholic Schools?

  1. St. Joan of Arc
  2. St. Anthony
  3. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
  4. St. Boniface

Upcoming calendar items:

April 12th – Tamale Fundraiser Pick Up 3-4pm

April 13th – Middle school Spring Fling 6pm

April 16 – Class pictures with dress uniforms for preschool and K-8 (8th grade has free dress: see guidelines in handbook)

April 17th – Class pictures for the pre-K class

April 18th – Fun Run Sponsorships and Tshirt orders Due today

April 22nd – Pizza Lunch

April 24th – PTC General Meeting 7pm

April 26th – Variety Show 7pm

April 29th – Teacher Appreciation Week Begins

May 1stMay Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mother-8:15am Dress Uniform


May 3– Mother’s Day Baskets pick up after school 3-4pm

May 4 – Mother’s Day Baskets 9-10am and Father/Daughter Dance @ 6pm