Thank you for making our first full month of school a wonderful success. From our “Back to School Book Drive” for Catholic Charities to celebrating “Muffins for Mary”, we had a wonderful month here at Assumption. In looking forward to cooler weather, October will bring about another busy month of faith filled activities and learning for our students.
We have many religious events planned for the month of October to allow our students to continually experience their faith. On Friday, October 2nd, please join us for the Blessing of the Animals at 3:30 in the courtyard. Dogs, cats, fish, even iguanas are welcomed to attend!
This month marks the feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary and, in honor of this day, we will host a Living Rosary honoring our Christian Community on October 6th at 9:30 in the church. We hope you can join us for this beautiful time of prayer, which will be led by students in 3rd to 8th grade. Finally, on October 30th, we will celebrate the saints with our All Saint’s Day Parade at 9:00. This is a wonderful day of fun for our students as they are able to dress as their favorite saint. This will also be a day of NOON dismissal with NO aftercare.
In reaching out to our Christian Community through our Corporal Works of Mercy Service Project, October’s focus is “Visiting the Sick”. Our goal for this month is to create Angel Kits for the Ronald McDonald House. Each grade level was assigned different items to donate, if possible. Eighth grade will then work throughout the month to collect, package, and deliver the kits to the Ronald McDonald house along with prayers from our students.
During the month of October, we will also contribute to Breast Cancer Awareness, as we have many survivors among our Christian Community. On October 8th, our basketball teams will host their annual “Pink Out” games, and, on October 9th, the entire school is invited to wear pink and bring in donations towards fighting breast cancer.
The first quarter will come to a rapid conclusion on October 9th. Report cards will be emailed on October 16th. The report card format is a bit different this year but, the overall information remains the same. Kindergartners will also receive a report card this first quarter, which is new. We hope you can join us on October 20th for our first HSA parent coffee event beginning at 8:00 and then our 1st Quarter Awards Ceremony at 9:00 in the church. October 21st will be our annual Parent/Teacher Conference Day. In a few weeks you will receive an email from your child’s teacher to sign up for conference times. Remember, this is a NOON dismissal day with NO aftercare!
Finally, Assumption’s Fall Festival will be held on October 24th. This is a wonderful day for our Christian Community as there will be pony rides, face painting, bounce houses, a rock wall and hay ride, and many other carnival games and activities. We need lots of parent volunteers for this event, and, as you are able to earn DOUBLE hours, it is a great day to help out. Please contact your child’s homeroom parent or look for ways to help in Tuesday Reminders throughout this month.
Before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season begins, I hope each family has the opportunity to take this month to relax and enjoy your time together. I look forward to seeing you all at our many events throughout this month.