Wednesday Parent Newsletter 04.24.24

Posted in Wednesday Newsletter


from Principal Caroline

In this week’s newsletter you can read about FUN RUN news, April,May and June playground angels, PTC General meeting tonight, Variety Show help needed, lost and found full, Mother’s Day Hanging Baskets pick up days, Father/Daughter Dance corsages and help needed, Catholic High school survey, Teacher Appreciation Week starts Monday, SWAG store, Class picture ordering, flowers needed for May crowning May 1st, staffing updates for 2024-25, scrip orders and commitments, Saint Trivia, FREE DRESS following the uniform policy and much more. 

Thank you for reading!

Playground Angels Needed!

We only have 7 weeks left and we need those Playground Angels each day.  Thank you to anyone who has helped supervise the playground!

May Sign Up

We are well on our way to making our goal of 20k.  We are currently at $6522.  Keep those pledges coming in!

Thank you to our sponsors and families for helping us get closer to reaching our goal!

Important dates: 

Fun Run: Thursday, May 2nd 1pm to 3pm

Last Day to turn in Pledges: Thursday, May 9th.

Raffle Prize Drawing: Friday, May 17th

Sub sandwiches and more at lunch for the class that raises the highest amount of money! 

We are pleased to announce that Holly Zech has been hired to fill the sixth and seventh-grade humanities position for the 2024-2025 school year. We had multiple qualified candidates apply for the position. Ms. Zech stood out based on her experience as a teacher in British Columbia, her interactions with students in the sample lesson, and as a person of deep faith. She is also a parent at Assumption with a daughter in first grade and a son in the preschool program. Ms. Zech will be teaching alongside Mr. Costanza for all of the sixth-grade humanities and religion. She will also be teaching seventh-grade language arts and literature. Please join me in welcoming her to the school staff and we look forward to great things next year! 

On another note, the first-grade position remains open for 2024-2025. We had two strong candidates in the first round of interviews and observations, but one of them took another position and the other is no longer available full-time. We have re-posted the position so please continue to spread the word. Applications can be found by clicking on the job posting under Employment Opportunities on the school website (  

General Meeting Earn One FREE volunteer hour by attending our final PTC general meeting of 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

Variety Show Help – Let’s show the students who have prepared for Friday’s Variety Show how excited we are by decorating the stage for them! PTC would like to setup a few balloon pillars, a gold sash across the bottom of the stage, and a photo area for performers to snap pictures with their parents and stage mate’s. All decoration items have been purchased by PTC; we will need a few hands to help with assembly after school the day of the event. Please see sign-up genius to lend a hand.  Click here to sign up.

More Volunteer Opportunities 

  • Middle School Parent Liaison: PTC is looking for a Middle School Liaison to attend our meetings seasonally next year. It is a gift to have such a robust academic environment that Assumption can offer a middle school. PTC would like to foster a stronger communicative relationship between the middle school parents, their fundraisers, and the fundraisers which support the greater student body.  
  • Harvest Festival: After next year, our event leadership for the Harvest Festival will be graduating out of Assumption. PTC is looking for two parents who would be interested in shadowing Lynette next year. 
  •  Please reach out to Tia Entrikin, our volunteer coordinator, at 

Teacher Appreciation Week starts April 28th Monday through May 3rd, Friday! Below are the planned events:

· Monday 4/29: New online SWAG STORE launches! The wait is over, with a special thank you to Dayna Dennis for her incredibly hard work on this project! Assumption’s Swag Pop-up Shop will be OPEN for three weeks from April 29 until the shop closes on May 20. T-shirts, sweatshirts, embroidered sweatshirts, lots to choose from! Orders will be compiled, custom printed/embroidered, and shipped after the store closes on May 20. Please allow an additional 2-3 weeks for processing. Items estimated to be delivered at the end of June/beginning of July. Our current swag selection will offer a few items however, more will be added to our selection based on demand. Our intention for swag is to grow our school spirit within the local community. As such we have priced swag more in the direction of affordability versus greater potential for profits. Please note that Swag items are school spirit wear and not for uniform use.

· Monday 4/29: Teacher Lunch Assumption parents and owners of Fujisan Sushi (, Mia Chen, has graciously offered to help PTC cater a special lunch for our teachers to kickoff Teacher Appreciation Week with a delicious spread of food. Additional ACS families who can bring a side dish, salad, or dessert please use this link: Sign-up Genius here!

· Tuesday 4/30: Flower Day! Each student will bring at least two flowers for room parents to make into two bouquets (One for the primary teacher and another for the extracurricular teacher).

· Thursday 5/2: Joke Day/Bring a drink! Students will bring in a favorite joke to share! Room parents will purchase their teachers’ favorite beverage.

· Friday 5/3: Gift Day! Room parents may coordinate a class gift using class funds previously collected or collect additional money or have students, if able, bring a small token of gratitude for their teacher(s)

2023-2024 Classroom Photos by Donette Studios

  • On April 16th Donette Studios took our classroom pictures for the school year.
  • Everyone should be receiving an email from Donette Studios no later than Friday, May 26th.
  • If you do not receive an email, please call Donette Studios at 360-815-1168 to have then resend your email.
  • If you order your child’s classroom photo within 10 days of clicking on the link, you will receive free shipping.

Track and Field

Track Meet Schedule:

April 25th ACS @ Lynden Christian

April 30th ACS @ Meridian

Survey for Catholic High School

A potential new high school will serve both the Northern Deanery (Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, Island and San Juan Counties) and North Snohomish County. Today in the Wednesday envelope is a flyer with more information.

We are excited to share that our local Pastoral leadership and a parent-led Steering Committee, along with the Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Schools, Fulcrum Foundation, and the Ferry Foundation have all joined together to determine the viability of a Catholic high school in the Northern Deanery. The nationally recognized consulting firm, Meitler, has been engaged to conduct a feasibility survey starting April 26th.

Survey details:

· Target Audience: Supporters of Catholic education and families with children ranging from newborns to 10th grade.

· Start Date: The survey opens on Friday, April 26, 2024.

· How to Participate: A QR code and link to the survey will be provided in your parish bulletins and school newsletters next week.

· Confidentiality: Your responses will remain confidential. We appreciate your openness, even if you do not intend to enroll children in the new school.

Our collective vision is to form a Catholic high school in the Northern Deanery that is rooted in the Catholic faith and a tradition of academic excellence. We invite you to visit the school’s website at to learn more about this proposed school.

Your input matters! Please make sure it’s heard by participating in the feasibility survey.

Próximamente se publicará una encuesta sobre escuelas secundarias católicas

Una posible nueva escuela preparatoria para dar servicio tanto al Decanato Norte (Condados de Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, Island y San Juan) como al Condado de North Snohomish.

Estamos muy contentos de compartir que nuestro liderazgo pastoral local y un Comité Directivo dirigido por padres, junto con la Oficina Arquidiocesana de Escuelas Católicas, la Fundación Fulcrum y la Fundación Ferry se han unido para determinar la posibilidad de una escuela preparatoria católica en el Decanato Norte. La empresa consultora Meitler, reconocida a nivel nacional, ha sido contratada para llevar a cabo un estudio de viabilidad a partir del 26 de abril.

Detalles de la encuesta:

· Destinatarios: Partidarios de la educación católica y familias con hijos desde recién nacidos hasta el grado 10º curso.

· Fecha de inicio: La encuesta se abre el viernes 26 de abril de 2024.

· Cómo participar: Un código QR y un enlace a la encuesta serán proporcionados en su boletín parroquial la próxima semana.

· Confidencialidad: Sus respuestas serán confidenciales. Apreciamos su franqueza, incluso si usted no tiene la intención de inscribir a los niños en la nueva escuela.

Nuestra visión colectiva es formar una escuela secundaria católica en el Decanato del Norte que esté arraigada en la fe católica y en una tradición de excelencia académica. Le invitamos a visitar el sitio web de la escuela en para aprender más acerca de esta escuela propuesta.

Su opinión es importante. Por favor, asegúrese de que sea escuchada participando en la encuesta de viabilidad.

Lost and Found Full

Please stop by the lost and found to look for those items missing from your family!  There are water bottles, sweatshirts, ties, hair ribbons, non-uniform clothing, jackets, and all without names.  We do try to find the owner if there is a name.  After the Fun Run, items will be donated to Hope House or the Used Uniform sales.  Thank you.

“Father/Daughter Dance – Sparkle and Shine” is almost here!

We’re just over a week away from our annual Father-Daughter Dance. It’s time to shine! Encourage all the daughters to find their sparkliest dresses so they can shine all night long.  The dance will once again be held at the Assumption Catholic School Gym next Saturday, May 4thfrom 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  The evening will include dancing, refreshments, a photo booth, and many memories. 

To make this night even more special, we once again will be selling boutonniere and corsage sets made by our very talented Veronica Vincent.  If you are interested in ordering a set for your Father/Daughter duo, please click on the link and fill out the form.  Each set (includes 1 boutonniere and 1 corsage) is $15. Additional corsages can be purchased for $5 each. The flowers will be available for pickup right before the dance (Saturday, May 4th at 6:30) in the Assumption School Gym. Payment is due at the time of pickup (accepted forms of payment: cash or check made out to “Assumption”).

We will continue to sell tickets at the door however all boutonniere and corsage sets need to be preordered (use link below to pre-order). 

Father-Daughter Boutonniere and Corsage Order Form

We could use your help to make this evening special for our fathers and daughters. Please click on the link below to see how you can help.

Signup Genius Father Daughter Dance

Thank you for all your support!  If you have any questions or trouble ordering, please contact Lisa Twining at or 360-393-5004

Scrip Commitment and Order forms

Today in your Wednesday envelopes are balances for each family still needing to fulfill their commitment for the year.  This is an easy and great way to support your school.  Please return order forms places that you shop and/or return the form asking us to bill your account for the remainder.  Call or email Angie King at if you have questions.  Thank you. 

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:  St. Christopher is the patron saint of travelers.

New Saint Question: Today is the feast day of St. Fidelis, who was martyred by an anti-Catholic mob in 1662.  The name Fidelis is Latin for what?

  1. Free
  2. Favored
  3. Fierce
  4. Faithful

April 24th – PTC General Meeting 7pm

April 26th – Variety Show 7pm

April 29th – Teacher Appreciation Week Begins with a lunch for the teachers!

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

May 8th – Wednesday Casual Dress Uniform Day

May 6, 7, 8, 9th – Seventh grade on Portland field trip

May 6-10th – Eighth grade on Wa. DC trip

May 8, 9, and 10th – Sixth grade to Camp Hamilton

May 10th – Third grade Skate Bash @ 6pm

May 12thMother’s Day

May 13th – Pizza Lunch Day and start of Missoula Children’s Theater