Wednesday Parent Newsletter 05.01.24

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“Let all you do be done in love.” 1 Cor 16:14


In this week’s newsletter you can read about FUN RUN tomorrow, May and June playground angels, lost and found full, Mother’s Day Hanging Baskets, Father/Daughter Spring Fling, Catholic High school survey open, Catholic Daughters Education winners, SWAG store, PTC news, Auction and Harvest Fest help needed, Saint Trivia, Scrip sales, Middle School Youth retreat, Lost and Found, and much more. 

Thank you for reading!

Mother’s Day Hanging Baskets are coming!

Thank you again for helping support the 8th grade class!  Pick up times are as follows: May 3rd at 3-4pm and May 4th at 9-10am. Please come and pick up your wonderful baskets from Van Wingerden Greenhouses! 

Playground Angels Needed!

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

FUN RUN 2024!

Tomorrow we kickoff our 40th annual Fun Run! We are looking forward to seeing everyone in their rainbow of colors. Bring in those pledges to get us closer to our fundraising goal of $20,000! We are collecting pledges until May 9th.  Kindergarten remains in the lead with $930.00 as a class total! 

Tomorrow the event begins at 1:00pm. We encourage parents to come and cheer on these excited runners! At the end of the event runners will meet in the gym for snacks and awards.

Fun Run: Thursday, May 2nd 1pm to 3pm

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

Raffle Prize Drawing: Friday, May 17th

New positions for 2024-2025(in case you missed it) 

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 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 (  

Variety Show – We would like to give another round of applause for the students who performed at the Variety Show! Thank you to Mrs. Creech, for helping them put together such a marvelous show!

More Volunteer Opportunities 

  • Auction and Harvest Festival help needed! These two events are our biggest fundraisers for the school.  We are looking for parents to come forward who can assist the current leadership with these events. 
  •  Please reach out to Tia Entrikin, our volunteer coordinator, at 

Upcoming Events:

Missoula Children’s Theatre is coming up this month starting Monday, May 13 – Saturday, May 18. This is a fun-filled week of theatre for our students. Monday after school students have auditions followed by practices after school for the remainder of the week. On Saturday, the 18th, they will have two performances. The first, at 1:00PM, followed by the second performance at 3:00PM.

Our pop-up shop is open now! Get your tees, sport bags, hoodies and coffee tumblers now to be ready to show your Assumption Catholic School spirit in the fall! Click the new “SWAG STORE” tab in our school website banner or

Teacher Appreciation week final days!

Below are the current planned events:

· 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.

· Thursday 5/2: FUN RUN! 1pm is when the “fun” starts.

· 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)

Share your opinion about a potential New Catholic High School to serve both the Northern Deanery (Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, Island and San Juan Counties) and North Snohomish County.

The Pastoral leadership of the Northern Deanery and a parent-led Steering Committee, along with the Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Schools, Fulcrum Foundation, and the Ferry Foundation have joined together to explore the possibility of establishing a new Catholic High School in our region. This is a unique opportunity to positively impact the faith and education of more young adults in our area.

The community’s insights and opinions regarding this project are very important.

Starting Friday, April 26th, all families and interested community members are invited to fill out a short (5 to 10 minute) online survey about the proposed school by visiting 

This electronic survey is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Russian. Responses will be accepted through Monday, May 6th.

Why Your Participation Matters:

· You will help determine whether a Catholic high school in this region is viable based on potential enrollment and support.

· Your feedback will directly influence location of the school.

· Your educational needs, preferences, and expectations will influence the formation of the school.

Your responses are strictly confidential.

Everyone is encouraged to respond, even if you do not plan to enroll your children at the school.

Thank you for being an essential part of this exciting journey! This high school will be a core part of the local Catholic community and beacon of hope for our parishes and families. Please also support this endeavor in your prayers.

Learn more about the proposed school by visiting:


Comparta su opinión sobre 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. 

El liderazgo pastoral del Decanato Norte 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 explorar la posibilidad de establecer una nueva Escuela Preparatoria Católica en nuestra región. Esta es una oportunidad única para impactar positivamente la fe y la educación de más jóvenes adultos en nuestra área. 

Las ideas y opiniones de la comunidad sobre este proyecto son muy importantes.  

A partir del viernes 26 de abril, todas las familias y miembros interesados de la comunidad están invitados a rellenar una breve encuesta en línea (de 5 a 10 minutos) sobre la escuela propuesta visitando

Esta encuesta electrónica está disponible en inglés, español, vietnamita y ruso. Se aceptarán respuestas hasta el lunes 6 de mayo. 

Por qué es importante su participación: 

  • Usted ayudará a determinar si una escuela preparatoria católica en esta región es viable sobre la base de la matrícula potencial y el apoyo. 
  • Su opinión influirá directamente en la ubicación de la escuela.  
  • Sus necesidades educativas, preferencias y expectativas influirán en la formación de la escuela. 

Sus respuestas son estrictamente confidenciales.  

Se anima a todos a responder, incluso si no tienen previsto matricular a sus hijos en la escuela. 

Realice la encuesta ahora 

¡Gracias por ser una parte esencial de este emocionante viaje! Esta escuela secundaria será una parte fundamental de la comunidad católica local y un faro de esperanza para nuestras parroquias y familias. Por favor, apoyen también este esfuerzo con sus oraciones. 

Obtenga más información sobre la escuela propuesta visitando: 

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

We’re just a few days 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 4th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  The evening will include dancing, refreshments, a photo booth, and many memories. 

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). 

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.

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

The local court of St. Aloysius is pleased to have this education contest at Assumption Catholic School.  Each year the contestants/students have a different verse from the bible as the theme.  This year the theme is “God’s love and kindness will shine upon us like the sun that rises in the sky” Luke 1:78 or can use “How does my love shine for others?”. 

The members of our court were very pleased and impressed by all the entries for 2023-24.  We have two divisions: Division I (4th and 5th graders) and Division II (middle school students).  Here are names of the following first place winners.  Each student’s entry has been sent on to the Washington State Court for judging.  We will know if any of our students move on to National in July.  Thank you again for the teachers, students and parents that helped to encourage reflecting on a verse from the bible and creating a piece of visual or written art.

Congratulations to our winners which were announced at the end of Mass in March. They each received a certificate and monetary award. 

Division I

ART: Katrina Hoza

POETRY: Kirsti Stark

Division II

ART: Kate Nuetzmann

POETRY: James Patelli

PHOTOGRAPHY: Uma Bachmeier

ESSAY: Hailey Abbey

Pictured here are the winners and the treasurer, Michele King, and secretary, Janis Jacobs, from the local Catholic Daughters court.

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, April 26th.

If you do not receive an email, please call Donette Studios at 360-815-1168 to have them resend your email.

If you order your child’s classroom photo within 10 days of clicking on the link, you will receive free shipping.

Buying Scrip?

Remember that we have parent volunteers to sell Scrip on Thursday afternoons from 2:45-3:15 and Friday mornings from 7:50-8:15. If you need special orders before the end of the year, now is the time to give your orders to Angie King. It takes a few weeks to get the special orders in to the office.

Thank you.

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.

Middle School Retreat

Please see all the information on the flyer in your Wednesday envelope TODAY! Daniel Prenosil needs to have a call or email to prepare for snacks and drinks. Thank you.

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:  St. Fidelis. Fidelis in Latin means faithful.   

New Saint Question: Today is the feast day of St. Joseph, the foster father of Jesus. Which architectural phenomenon at Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico is attributed to the miraculous work of St. Joseph?   

  1. A 33 foot high altarpiece
  2. A spiral staircase made without modern tools
  3. A relief carving of the nativity

May 2nd FUN RUN DAY 1pm

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

May 3rd – Middle School Retreat 6:30-Midnight

May 4 – Mother’s Day Baskets 9-10am

May 4th – Father/Daughter Dance @ 6:30pm

May 8th – Wednesday Casual Dress Uniform Day

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

May 6-10th – Eighth grade on Washington 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 Missoula Children’s Theater Auditions

May 18th – MCT performances today


May 24thVolunteer Appreciation Reception 9:15am

May 27th – Memorial Day/NO SCHOOL

May 28-29th – 8th grade Retreat overnight

From the May Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary!

Have a wonderful and blessed month of May!