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									                   “Assumption - A hero’s
                                      code of life”                                                                               Family Cultural Costumes at the                  Optional Conference Day
                                                                                                                                   Multi-Cultural & History Fair                   On Wednesday, March 17, school will be dismissed at
                                 “No bird soars too high, if it soars with its own wings”                           There are families in our school who may have costumes         11:45. The afternoon after the Fun Run is for teachers to
                                                     William Blake                                                  and/or dress from their native culture or ethnic group.        have Optional Conferences with parents. Time is very
                                                                                                                    Students and family members are encouraged to wear these       limited. Each teacher has time for eight to ten
                                                                               Wednesday, March 3, 2004             the night of the Multi-Cultural & History Fair on Tuesday,     conferences. If you and the teacher mutually agree that a
                                                                                                                    March 9. Please contact your student's teacher to see how      conference will help your student the teacher will let you
                                                                                                                    the dress and/or costume will work with the dance or           know. The forms for the scheduled conferences are in
                                                           Multi-Cultural & History Fair Time Change                performance your student is doing that evening. Remember       this week’s Parent Envelope. If you don't receive a time
Reconciliation Service for Grades 7 & 8                                                                             the Multi-Cultural & History Fair begins at 6:00 p.m. in the   and know that a conference is vital please contact the
9:00AM – Friday, March 5                                  6:00 PM – Classroom Displays & Presentations              school on Tuesday, March 9.                                    teacher first.
                                                                    in school. Students then stay in the
Reconciliation Service for Grade 6                                  classrooms with their teachers.                 Lenten Journeys                                                Math Olympiad Competition This Saturday
9:00AM – Friday, March 12                                 6:25 PM – Parents go to the gym.                          We are entering the second week of Lent. For the strength,     The county Math Olympiad competition is this Saturday
                                                          6:30 PM – Students come with their teachers to            the grace, and the love that we need to continue on our        beginning at 9:00AM at Whatcom Community College.
All School Mass - World Day of Prayer                     sit on    the bleachers.                                  Lenten Journeys we can turn to Our Lord & Savior. Your         Students on Math Olympiad teams from Assumption
10:30AM – Friday, March 5                                 6:35 PM – Multi-Cultural & History                        prayer, fasting, learning, and giving are for Our Lord &       have been preparing and practicing for months. All
                                                                    Performances Begin!                             Savior as well. May God bless you as you continue to walk      students who enrolled in the program are part of the
Mrs. Murphy’s First Graders are planning this
                                                                                                                    in the footsteps of Our Lord.                                  competition and are expected to be at the competition as
                                                                                                                                                                                   part of their team. If you have any questions about
                                                        Multi-Cultural & History Fair Time Change                   Lenten Soup Suppers                                            specifics for the competition for Saturday please call
                                                        The classroom exhibits, displays, and presentations will    Assumption Church is hosting Lenten Soup Suppers after         Eileen Turk at 715-0053 or call your student's coach.
                                                        be at 6:00 PM in the school. All families and students      the 6:00 PM Mass every Wednesday through March 31.             May God bless and guide each of our teams this
                                                        are asked to be the classrooms at 6:00 PM on                Soup and bread is the menu for these evenings. There will      Saturday!
                                                        Tuesday, March 9, for the Multi-Cultural & History          be a speaker presentation at each of the Lenten Soup
Sacrament of Reconciliation for Grades 2-8              Fair. After the students tour with their families and       Suppers. Father Frank will speak at tonight’s Lenten Soup      New Family Registration Has Begun
Each of the classes in grades two through grade         explain their classrooms and displays, the students will    Supper. On March 24 the school is                              New family registration began on Monday, March 1.
eight will receive the sacrament of                     all stay in their classrooms. At 6:20 to 6:25 parents       hosting the Lenten Soup Supper and                             Both our kindergartens and first grade are full; with
reconciliation (confession) with Father Frank           only will be asked to go to the gym. At 6:30 PM the         Ms. Betsy Gottschalk will speaking                             names on the waiting list. Our sixth grade is close to
or Father Dave one of the Fridays before Good           students will come to the gym and sit with their classes    about her Fullbright Scholarship                               being full. Eighth grade is full with a waiting list
Friday. The Friday schedule, which begins at            on the bleachers and all parents and siblings are invited   experience in India. Every family is                           forming. There are a few openings in the other grades.
9:00AM, is as follows:                                  to sit in the chairs. The students who were in the          invited to all of the Lenten Soup                              Registration of in-house families was phenomenal.
                                                        Multi-Cultural talent show modeling native costumes         Suppers and to listen to the speakers.                         Please remind your friends and family to call the school
               8th & 7th – March 5                      from their heritage, are asked to be in their costumes at                                                                  if they want to receive a marketing packet with all the
                  6th – March 12                        the doors of the gym at 6:20 to welcome the parents         Lenten Soup Supper for March 24                                registration materials. We would be glad to mail them
              5th & 4th – March 20                      with bookmarks, “Celebrating Our Cultures …...we all        Our parents and students are wonderful givers. We have         one.
                  3rd – March 25                        smile in the same language.”                                plenty of people to set-up and serve. We do need a few
                   2nd – April 2                                                                                    more helpers to clean-up and bring some more pots of soup.     Tuition Assistance Application Process Change
                                                        Multi-Cultural FREE DRESS—Monday, March 8                   We have more than enough bread. Use the pink form sent         Remember, anyone wanting to receive tuition assistance
All of the students are in the church in a few          Students are asked to dress in Multi-Cultural &             home last week to volunteer to clean-up or bring a pot of      for next year is to fill out the yellow Archdiocese of
pews as a class. If the student has not received        History FREE DRESS next Monday, March 8.                    soup. We will send home a summary sheet of who is doing        Seattle Tuition Assistance form now. It is due in our
                                                        Students may wear a hat, scarf, shirt, etc. from the        what service on Wednesday, March 17. Thank you for your        office by this Friday, March 5. If you did not receive
First Reconciliation they will stay in the pews
                                                        traditional costume of any ethnic or cultural group of      Lenten giving.                                                 one in your Parent Envelope please ask Carol Patterson
during the individual confessions with the rest
                                                        the world. The students who are wearing their costume                                                                      for one. Only the parents who have filled out this form
of the students.                                        of their family’s heritage on Tuesday evening may                                                                          and returned it by this Friday will be considered for
                                                                                                                    Fun Run
                                                        want to save it for that evening. The Multi-Cultural &      Our Fun Run has officially started. The packets are with       tuition assistance for next year. Thank you!
                                                        History FREE DRESS has to be wearable on the                your students today. Please encourage your students to
                                                        playground and in the classroom. For questions contact      collect pledges and donations for the Fun Run. It is a
                                                        your student’s teacher.                                     healthy way to work for the school.
                                                                                                                              Krispy Kreme Sale a Big Success!!                                We still have openings for any teens 15 years and older
                                                                                                                              Thank you everyone who supported the Krispy Kreme sale.          who would like to participate is this incredible
                                                                                                                              The student helpers: Lexi Foldenauer, Catherine and              experience. Our adventure begins July 18-25, 2004.
        6th Grade Girls End Successful Season in                 your children have represented the best of Assumption        Kelly Hayden, Jamie Pearsall, Hailey Siden, Marissa              Registration forms are available in the kiosk or contact
                  Last Second Thriller…                          School to the community and should be commended.             Holewinski, Madeline and Josephine Vorenkamp, Clare and          me for more information at 733-1380 ext. 22.
The Assumption 6th Grade Girls Team missed advancing to          Thanks to everyone for a great season, and good luck to      Sam Chambers and Rebecca Porter. We appreciate all of
                                                                 the eighth graders next year. Sincerely, CJ Bennett          your support. This sale raised $580 for the 8th Grade            First Holy Communion Reception
the Championship game by one point with just 1.5 seconds
                                                                                                                              Service and History Projects! Susan Thurston, Gabriel            All 1st grade parents who will be having a child/children
remaining in Saturday's Final Four loss to a very feisty Boys
                                                                 Classroom Projects Available                                 Vorenkamp and Mary Jane Chmelik                                  making their First Holy Communion at Assumption next
& Girls Club Team. With an 8-1 record and the regular
                                                                 Some very generous auction attendees purchased items                                                                          year are expected to help with this years First
season league championship, this has been a successful year
                                                                 that they thought parents would enjoy having back. Mrs.      Benefit for Spyksma Family                                       Communion reception on Sunday, April 25 at 9:30 am in
for the girls by any measure. Several on this years' team
                                                                 Murphy's first grade class project had a photo of each       A pasta dinner and silent auction to benefit the Spyksma         the gym. We will need help with set-up, clean-up, and
have been playing together since kindergarten. Over the last
                                                                 student in a Jazz Club costume. They are laminated and       family will be held on March 14, 2004 at the Faith Luthern       food. Call Becky Hollcroft at 647-8933 or Sherry
six years together the team has amassed a combined 48-6
                                                                 very nicely done. The costumes are available for purchase    Church. The family lost their daught Nicole in January.          Minniger at 738-9013 to sign-up. Remember next year
record. More importantly, however, these young ladies
                                                                 for $20. The photo/CD is $10. Mrs. Roland's class project    Gabriel Vornekamp is selling tickets. Please call 676-2735.      you will get to enjoy the fruits of others labor. For more
have learned a lot about teamwork, sportsmanship and
                                                                 had soda bottles with custom made labels that had the                                                                         information contact Regina Vera at 733-1380.
themselves as individuals. I have been very fortunate to be
able to coach this fine group over the years and am very         student's picture on them. These sell for $2. The profit     Schoolpop Update
                                                                 from these items is going back to the school, not the                                                                         Prayers of the Faithful ….Lord Hear Our Prayers
proud of their outstanding sportsmanship as a team and their                                                                  The PTC received a check from Schoolpop for $53.34.
                                                                 donors. Thank you Tom & Rita Schlotterback and John                                                                           Healing Lord, Who understands the help needed after
strong characters as individuals. Please join me in                                                                           This is our donation on behalf of the participating
                                                                 Smrke & Peggy Kent!                                                                                                           surgery, we ask for special help for Richard Vorenkamp
congratulating this year's team on another great year!                                                                        merchants. Assumption has 10 supporters for this last
                                                                                                                                                                                               following his heart surgery, we pray to the Lord.
Assumption School can be very proud of these fine young                                                                       rebate period and it would be great if we could increase our
                                                                 Magazine Subscription Hasn’t Started?                        number of families participating. If you shop on-line, this is   Understanding God, Who grants healing graces, we ask
ladies. They're all winners! The team consisted of Josephine
                                                                 If you or someone you sold magazines to has not received     a great free way to earn money for our school. Visit             that the father and grandfather of Michele, Jeremy,
Christner, Lauren Thomas, Devin Pearsall, Josephine
                                                                 the first issue of their magazine subscription, please for all the pertinent information.                 Jessica, and Maggie King receive healing help for mind,
Vorenkamp, Kelly Hayden, Vanessa Warshawer, Nicole
                                                                 contact QSP Customer Service at 1-800-678-2673. This                                                                          body and soul after his kidney operation yesterday, we
Wakabayashi, Erin Bratlien, Julie Bellefeuille,
                                                                 number is also on the back of each receipt. After asking     2004 Assumption Parish Photo Directory                           pray to the Lord.
Elysee Ledford, Nikki Barber and Leah
                                                                 for your zip code and last name, they will be able to tell   Have you ever heard an announcement regarding a member
Thomson. I extend a special thanks to all of
                                                                 you the status of your subscription. All subscriptions       and wished you could put a face with a name? Are you new         Loving Lord, Who welcomes the children into your
the parents, grandparents, teachers and
                                                                 should have started by this month but there may be a         to our Church and wish you had something to help you put         arms, we ask that Adelina, cousin of Alex Roemmele, get
classmates that came out to support us this
                                                                 specific delay with a particular publication or the          names with faces? Well, help is on the way! We are going         all the medical care she needs at Children's Hospital and
year. And I give a big thank you to my
                                                                 information they have may be incorrect. Please contact       to produce a new 2004 Pictorial Directory for our church.        is back with her new family soon, we pray to the Lord.
outstanding Assistant Coach and Wife, Sandy!
                                                                 QSP so you can start enjoying your magazine!                 Photo sessions are scheduled for April 13-17, June 15-19,
Coach, Doug                                                                                                                                                                                    Compassionate God, Who gifts us with the beauty of
                                                                                                                              and June 22-26. To make our directory a success we will          your children like Karen Cozza, sister-in-law and aunt of
                                                                 Radio Spots on KAFE
7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball Update                                                                                       need volunteers. School parents are encouraged to                Hali and Carly Garnaas, we thank you for Karen's life
                                                                 Two very generous families donated enough money for
Over the past week, the girls have put together two decisive                                                                  volunteer to help. Evan Knight is coordinating the               and ask that she rest in your loving arms in heaven, we
                                                                 us to run our radio spot on KAFE for two weeks. The
wins in the end-of-season tournament to garner a spot in the                                                                  volunteers for our new directory. If you are interested in       pray to the Lord.
                                                                 spot for Assumption Catholic School is at 7:16 AM on
championship game. On Monday, March 1, the team took                                                                          helping during sign-ups or telephoning our parish members,
                                                                 104.3 KAFE from March 1 through March 12. Thank
first place in the tournament and second place in the league.                                                                 contact Evan at the Parish Office 733-1380. March 6 & 7
                                                                 you to our generous parents.
Congratulations to the girls. I have a few thoughts I would                                                                   will be our first sign up dates for photography and portrait
like to share with you about the team. Our practices this                                                                     viewing sessions. Bring your calendar and stop by the tables                     366 Day Raffle Winners
                                                                 SCRIP UPDATE                                                                                                                             February 24, 2004 to March 2, 2004
season have been extremely unstructured. We usually work                                                                      in the Gathering space to sign up.
                                                                 Please remember that your contractual agreement to
on a few key things and scrimmage most of the time.              purchase $2,400 of SCRIP this year must be completed                                                                                             Bill Braunberger
However, when these girls hit the court they are all business,                                                                Assumption Esperanza Service & Learning Trek
                                                                 by March 31, 2004. This is so we can credit your tuition                                                                                          Rena Maddock
and quickly remember what is important. Consequently, this                                                                    On behalf of our Esperanza Trekkers we would like to
                                                                 before the last payment on May 1. All purchases made                                                                                            Baumstarck Family
group of young ladies has exceeded all my expectations this                                                                   extend a huge thank you to all of you who came and                                    Annie Welch
                                                                 beginning April 1 will be counted toward next school
season. They have all displayed exceptional sportsmanship                                                                     supported our Mardi Gras Mexican Dinner. The response                               Gregg Schneider
                                                                 year’s commitment. Please note that next year the tuition
under duress, phenomenal teamwork, and have treated each                                                                      was overwhelming. It is because of you and your                                  Ken Berry ($250 winner)
                                                                 credit will be changed. You will receive 25% of your
other with kindness regardless of grade level or skill level                                                                  generosity that makes this Service and Learning Trek                             David & Darlene Burgess
                                                                 SCRIP profit and the PTC will keep 75%. Thank you for
differences. This attitude has not only shown up in their                                                                     possible for our teens. What a blessing you are to our faith                           Pat Huntley
                                                                 supporting SCRIP. The program is having a great year
winning record, but has also been noticed by other coaches                                                                    community. Muchos Gracias! Regina Vera, Trek
                                                                 because of you. If you have any questions, please call the                                                                          All are $10 winners unless otherwise indicated
in the community who have told me personally that they                                                                        Coordinator.
                                                                 SCRIP office at 733-6133 Ext 36. Jill VonFeldt and
truly like the way our team plays and acts. I firmly believe     Christine Lussier.

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