Posted in Wednesday Newsletter

In this week’s newsletter there is information on May and June playground angels, FUN RUN results and t-shirt days, Multicultural and History Fair, PTC news, Band Class recital, Volunteer Hours due, Graduation Choir invitation, middle school updates, staffing update, ice cream on Fridays, END OF YEAR ACTIVITIES, the Saint Trivia, and much more. 

Thank you for reading!

We are excited to announce that the student with the highest amount earned for Assumption’s fun run is Graedon Wolf! Thank you for all your hard work!

Our raffle winners are:

  • Amazon gift card: Alex Siskos
  • Gum Ball machine: Elyse Perrin
  • Cryo Ice cream gift card: Mia Olguin 
  • Class winner of lunch: Mrs. M-Z’s 4th graders
  • Our overall earnings total $18,616 

A special thank you to Matt Twining for being our MC!  Your energy is infectious and always makes our event exciting!

Thank you to Sharon Patrick, grandmother to Liam and Gavin, for donating the beautiful balloon arch from her business.

Thank you to all the volunteers that make this event happen!

Lastly, thank you to all the friends, family and businesses within our community that support this event every year!

Jen Sheafor and Jhoanna Antonio

Fun Run Chairs

Volunteer Reception on Friday, May 24th

Parents and children are encouraged to come and enjoy the food and drinks in gym after Mass.

Nothing says “summer is coming” quite like ice cream! Each Friday there will be cool treats for sale after school through May and Thursday, June 6. Come support our current 7th Graders as they kick off fundraising efforts for their own class trip to Washington D.C. next spring!

Look for these entrepreneurs under the large cross outside at pick up. We will have two stations to expedite your treat enjoyment. A variety of ice cream and popsicle goodies will be available for the whole family to enjoy! CASH ONLY, PLEASE!

Thank you!

Staffing Update

We have a first-grade teacher for the 2024-2025 school year! Welcome to Maria Morris. She has been a kindergarten and first-grade teacher in Seattle, was an art teacher previously, and was subbing in Mukilteo until moving to Bellingham this year. She and her family are now members of Church of the Assumption. We are excited to have her on our staff for the upcoming year.

Playground Angels STILL Needed!

We only have 3 weeks left and we need those you each day. 

Thank you to all of you die-hard supervisors for the playground!

May Sign Up

June Sign Up

  • Missoula Children’s Theater: What a great performance.  Thank you everyone that helped in some way!
  • Good Bye Dan! PTC would like to thank the parents, friends, and family who stopped by this weekend to wish Dan farewell. We will miss him greatly as he embarks on a much-deserved advance in his career. The strength of our current school community is much attributed to his attention here, and we thank you for enhancing our program. Thank you also, to Dayna Dennis, and our parent helpers for putting together this thoughtful goodbye.

Marian Shrine in Western Washington

Rossanna Ryan from the Ferry Foundation visited last week with some of our students to pray with them to Our Mother, Mary and get their ideas for the first Shrine to the Blessed Mother in Western Washington.

The attached assignment (Link here) is addressed to parents but has already been done with Senora Anna, Mrs. Ryan, and the students in grades 2-4 at Assumption. We were excited to be asked to participate and the students learned a great deal about May 13th and the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima.


This is a reminder that all volunteer hours are due by May 29th so as to not be billed at $20 an hour. Billing will take place on your June 1st payment.

Please be sure all hours are submitted into the online portal.

40 hours per family with a minimum of 20 fundraising hours (20 hours for single parent homes)

All hours placed after May 29th will be counted towards the 2024-2025 school year.

If you have any questions please reach out to Tia Entrikin at

Middle School Class Updates

As you have seen in a previous announcement, Holly Zech will be our new middle school teacher for the other sixth-grade class and some of the seventh-grade classes next year. Ms. Zech will also be the seventh-grade homeroom teacher. There will be a few changes to middle school for next year to accommodate the two sixth-grade classes. Mrs. Caitlin Creech (our first-grade aide and Band teacher) will also be teaching in middle school next year. Here is what we know so far:

Sixth-Grade Homeroom– Mr. Costanza for one class, Mrs. Caitlin Creech for the other

Sixth-Grade Math– Mrs. Caitlin Creech and Mrs. VonFeldt

Sixth-Grade Science– Mrs. Evans and Mrs. Ernest will each have a class.

Sixth-Grade Language Arts, Literature, History, and Religion– Mr. Costanza and Ms. Zech will teach all subjects, each with a class.

Seventh-Grade Homeroom– Ms. Holly Zech (Mrs. Ernest will support her, as needed)

Seventh-Grade Math– Mrs. Evans and Mrs. VonFeldt

Seventh-Grade Science and Religion– Mrs. Ernest

Seventh-Grade Literature and Language Arts– Ms. Zech

Seventh-Grade History– Mr. Costanza

Eighth Grade will have no significant changes. Mrs. Eusebio will be the homeroom teacher, teaching language arts, literature, religion, and history. Mrs. Evans and Mrs. VonFeldt will teach math; Mrs. Ernest will teach science.

Multicultural and History Fair May 31st (7 pm to 8:30 pm)

Save the date for a special evening! 

  1. Starting in the gym at 6:15pm will be the Band Recital.  More information is coming from Mrs. Creech.
  2. Then we head over to school at 7 pm where each classroom will showcase what country or topic, they learned about in an open house format.  Small samples of food will be available and a wide variety of displays of art and information to look at.    

Please help set up for our amazing Multicultural and History Fair or make a dish from a country listed to share with other families!  Link Here

Students who are not in Dr. Mabalot’s Choir class are invited to join the Graduation Mass Choir on Thursday, June 6th!

There is only one rehearsal which will be on Graduation Day at 3:00 p.m. in the church. Mass will begin at 5:00 p.m.

Parents should be ready to pick up their child in the Gathering space by 6:45 p.m. or simply attend the Mass and get your child after Mass.

Please email to sign-up!

It should be fun for the whole family! Please RSVP!

Spring Break Changed for 2024-2025

The Bellingham School District finalized the district calendar for the next two years and Assumption generally matches longer holidays with them. Therefore, spring break will be from April 7th to April 11th in 2025. 

You can see the whole calendar on the school website.  Thank you.

All Invited to the Play of St. Augustus Tolton

Where: Assumption Gym

Time: 7pm

Date: May 23rd

Recommended: Ages 13 and older

We will still be using two companies this coming year for families to order uniforms from: Dennis Uniform and Lands End.

Here are pdf links with information from Dennis Uniform

  1. How to Shop and 2. Ways to Shop

Here is the link with information to shop from Lands End.

If you have trouble ordering, please let the office know.  It is proactive to order in order to allow time for delivery in time for school. 

Thank you.

Used Uniform Sale in August

It seems like a long time from now but mark your calendars for August 7th and 8th.  We will be having our Used Uniform Sale those two days only. More information to come.  To prepare for our sale, you can bring in those uniform items that are too small and someone else can use them.  We will be taking clothes until the end of June. Don’t wait….bring them in now!

New Saint Question: St. Rita is best known for having what?

A. Lost her husband and two sons.

B. Became an Augustinian nun.

C. Was given a thorn from Christ in her forehead.

D. All the above.

May 24thVolunteer Appreciation Reception 9:15am(after Mass)

May 27th – Memorial Day/NO SCHOOL

May 28-29th – 8th grade Retreat overnight

May 31st – Feast of the Visitation Mass 8:15am- last all school Mass.

May 31st – Band Recital 6:15pm gym and Multicultural Evening 7-8pm

June 3rd – Last Pizza Lunch Day

June 3rd– Free Dress if you raised $100 in the FUN RUN/ Assembly 8th grade @ 10am

June 4th – Retirement Tea @ 12:30pm then: Assembly @1:30pm for teachers

June 6th – 8th grade brunch at 10am and Graduation Mass at 5pm

June 7th – No School- Sportsplex family fun 12:30-3pm

June 10th – Free Dress for those that raised $100 in the FUN RUN

June 11th Field Day @ 12:45pm


Have a wonderful evening. God bless.