Wednesday Parent Newsletter 05.29.24

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In this week’s newsletter there is information on May and June playground angels, Multicultural and History Fair & Band Class recital, Volunteer Hours due today, Volunteer of the Year award, Graduation Choir invitation, middle school updates, staffing update, ordering uniforms, ice cream on Fridays, volunteer opportunity, Buddy Families needed, high school survey update, the Saint Trivia, and much more. 

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

  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.    


Buddy Families Needed!

We are blessed to be supporting a number of newly-enrolled families for the 2024-25 school year! We need the help of our current families to make them feel welcomed into our warm and caring community. This is an easy way to get volunteer hours and a great way to connect with new families. We are looking to fill this need at all grade levels. Please click the link and fill out the online survey to share your interest and be contacted in late June.

Let’s show our newest community members the supportive and loving “Assumption Way”- thank you!

Last Friday, we were able to celebrate all our volunteers at a reception in the gym hosted by the staff and teachers.  Our Ellen Anderson Volunteer of the Year recipient for 2024 is Mrs. Libby Stark. She has been such a blessing to the school this year in many ways including: room parent, office help, PTC vice president, playground angel, helping with the auction, and going on field trips!      

We also thanked our outgoing PTC members at the reception: Susie Anderson, PTC president, and Nicola Repanich, treasurer, for all the work they’ve done this year and in previous years with the PTC.

We also want to give a shout out to some other standout volunteers working on the grounds and flower beds: Jan Ochs and Janis Jacobs, and to Larry and Rita Kersteins, playground angels, and to Ginny Emmett, who helps with selling Scrip.  


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


As you may have seen in Fr. Moore’s letter, four of our current teachers will be taking on additional leadership responsibilities next school year. The school will also have additional classroom aides to support students through fifth grade with things like conflict resolution on the playground. Therefore, we will not be filling the school counselor position for the 2024-2025 school year. There are multiple reasons for this, but we are certain with the team of teachers and staff we have in place that many of the counselor responsibilities will be met by other people in the building for this first year. The school may revisit having a counselor on staff in the future.

Playground Angels STILL Needed!

We only have 2 weeks left and we need you! 

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

The Agape Service Project Needs Help Preparing Food Bank!

The 1st food bank that the Agape Service Project will operate this summer will be on June 19th in Lynden. We have been asked to help the Agape staff prep and run the first food bank of the summer until their youth groups arrive to help the following week. Prep help is needed on Tuesday June 18th from 9:00-11:45 and Wednesday June 19th from 08:30-6:30. We are seeking any Assumption/ Sacred Heart parishioners or Assumption Middle School students to help with this service project. Parents are welcome to join in also! We will meet at Assumption and carpool to Lynden.

Please email Sara Rush at or call 360-556-2271 if your student or family member is interested and forms will be emailed to you. We will not be registering on the Agape internet site since our group is not part of the summer youth groups.  See flyer here for more info.

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.

Graduation Mass Choir

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 Mass and get your child after Mass.

Please email to sign-up!

We are excited to share that over 600 people filled out the recent Northern Deanery Catholic High School feasibility survey. Thank you to everyone who participated and also for your continued prayers for this project!

The Meitler consulting group is busy compiling the findings from the survey and also completing other demographic research. Results will be shared with the community this summer in parish communications and at our website

We need one or two volunteers to help with a “nurse’s station” during Field Day from 12:45pm to 3pm.  If interested, please email Ms. Eager at

Thank you.

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
  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.

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!

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. Rita was known for all the above answers…a. losing her husband and sons, b. becoming an Augustinian nun and c. was given a thorn from Christ in her forehead.

New Saint Question: This Sunday is the Feast of Corpus Christi that celebrates the real presence of the body of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. When was this feast day first celebrated?

  1. 33a.d. because Jesus had risen and gone to heaven.
  2. 1246 a.d.  The Bishop of Liege, Robert de Torote, (later Pope Urban IV) ordered the initial feast day because St. Juliana experienced a vision to be celebrated in his diocese.
  3. 1978 when Pope St. John Paul II became a pope.

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