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FEBRUARY 2, 2020 - FEBRUARY 8, 2020

Weekly Calendar 

Sunday, February 2nd 
Chronicles of Narnia, 1PM @ Nathan Hale High School 

Monday, February 3rd 
Free Dress Food Drive 

Tuesday, February 4th 

Wednesday, February 5th 
Daily Mass, 2nd and 3rd Grade 

Thursday, February 6th 

Friday, February 7th  
Middle School Ski Bus, 3:30PM

Saturday, February 8th 
Assumption Parish Spaghetti Dinner, 6-8PM 

Click here to view the full ASB calendar! 

Monthly Message from the Principal  

Celebrating, Serving, and Embracing

As we end the month of January, we also end our celebration of Catholic Schools' Week.  While this is always a busy and exhausting week, it is also a week FILLED with moments of incarnation and celebration.  Here are a few I am particularly grateful for this week:

Seeing the students filled with spirit as the dressed up for each theme.

Celebrating the gift of the arts as our middle school students launch performances of the musical, Narnia.

Serving the winter shelter with our sock and glove drive and serving the food pantry with food donations at the musical.

Embracing the joy that other cultures and music can bring in our Bochinche assembly.

Practicing gratitude as we thanked our our parents with lattes and donuts, as our students wrote thank you notes for the gift of Catholic education, as we recognized the call to vocation and all that our pastors and parishes bring, as classes wrote notes to our neighbors thanking them for supporting our school, and as we recognize all that the faculty and staff do every day for our students and families.

Learning about Native Americans from our 4th graders, about Lego challenges from our Pre-K students, and about student perspectives on ASB from our 8th grade Open House ambassadors.

Praying together in our annual Catholic Schools' Week mass.

Welcoming many new families and many sibling as Pre-K and Kindergarten admissions wrapped up.

As we head into February, we have many more things ahead.  From mid-winter break to Valentine's, from the 100th day of school to our first Principal for the Day, from celebrating Black History Month to focusing on Moral Courage in Self-Regulation, from continuing to see the amazing progress on our new building to our annual Pennies for Patients fundraiser, from Monday's Free Dress Food Drive to Ash Wednesday and starting our Lenten journey, February is set to be another busy but productive month at ASB!

Kathleen Conklin

Main Announcements  

2020-2021 Intent Letters


Letters with an intent to return to Assumption St. Bridget School for the 2020-2021 school year are now due. If you have not yet turned one in, please do so immediately. Click HERE to download the form.

Traffic Duty - Thank you 8th Grade! 

2/3:  Arthur, Boden, Bratrud, Brewer (Loop); Cardwell, Casey (62nd) 

2/4:  Cheng, Colee, Corcoran, Cullop (Loop); Davis, Dennehy (62nd) 

2/5: Dold, Eckhart, Edwards, Flora (Loop); Marshall, Gilbert (62nd) 

2/6: Goetz, Hanson, Hartsock, Horner, Ness (Loop); Hyde, Johnson (62nd) 

2/7: Johnson, Juric-Sekhar, Kane, King (Loop); Kizzier, Link (62nd) 


Digital Media Academy - Summer Scholarships 

Last year, Digital Media Academy awarded over 300 full scholarships for ages 9-18 to their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) summer programs at universities across North America. Assumption St. Bridget School is close to the University of Washington and highly encourage our students to apply for a scholarship. Last summer, Stanford's Graduate School of Education conducted research into the program's impacts on students. Click HERE to view Stanford University's Research Report. 

Digital Media Academy is the leading provider of STEAM education in North America, delivering hands-on, project-based learning experiences with industry-standard programs and equipment. Founded at Stanford University in 1999, they have over 20 years of experience in STEAM education for students between the ages of 9 to 18. Their full scholarship opportunities inspire a lifelong passion and career in the technology sector. Click HERE to view the 2020 Scholarship Invitations and Scholarship Experience Video

Advancement Office

Volunteer Opportunity 

We are looking for parent volunteers to assist in promoting ASB School.  This easy and fun opportunity can be completed at home.  To learn more email the Advancement Office.

ASB Annual Fund Update 

The ASB Annual Fund plays a vital role in our success.  Tuition and parish subsidies cover 85% of operating costs and the remaining 15% is largely made up through gifts to the annual fund. Every contribution we receive impacts a student’s education.  Your gift helps to fund our exceptional teacher salaries, enrichment programs, specialty classes and more.  We’re excited to share that we have raised $340,000 of our $350,000 goal! Thank you to all of our donors and ASB Annual Fund Chairs, David & Tara Uffelman for your support.  


Support scrip with a monthly standing order. Regular standing orders keep our scrip program successful. Simply complete the standing order sign up form HERE and send it in with a void check. Thank you to the 184 families who currently have a standing order. Changes can be made at any time by emailing the Scrip Team.

Student Life

Extended Care - Tax Information 

Tax Information for Extended Care families is available in each family’s FACTS account. From each family's FACTS account, one has the ability to create a report of the hours paid for and used during a specific time frame. The Tax ID # for Extended Care is 911934765.

Battle of the Books  

The Battle of the Books 2020 is underway!  This friendly competition is open to any student in grades 4-6 at ASB.  The battles will be a series of questions written by librarians from 12+ schools in the Archdiocese for the Sasquatch Nominee titles this year.  There are fantastic prizes, fame, glory, and the opportunity to go up against the winning teams from other schools in May.  For more information, please click HERE. Send all questions to Ms. Prewitt

School Store 

New items are available in the school store! Updated order forms were sent home in this week's Wednesday envelope. The new form is also available HERE. All orders will be sent home with your student(s). 

The school store is located in the Mary House and is open Wednesdays from 8:15AM-9AM and Thursdays from 2:45PM-3:15PM.

Narnia the Musical - This Weekend




We are now in the process of finalizing coaches and arranging teams. If you are interested in coaching volleyball at ASB please contact Dylan Pouleyor CYO Volleyball Coordinator, Emilie O’Connor.  
Volleyball assessments for 7th and 8th grade girls will be held at the following times:
Monday, February 10th
7th grade girls / 7PM - 8PM 
8th grade girls / 8:15PM - 9:15PM
Wednesday, February 12th
8th grade girls / 7PM - 8PM 
7th grade girls / 8:15PM - 9:15PM


Basketball season has come to a close for many of our ASB teams. Congrats to all those teams that are finished and good luck to all the teams with games this weekend or next weekend. This season, every middle school varsity team, boys and girls, made the CYO playoffs! Congratulations! 

Below are the playoff game times for each of our ASB teams. Please come out and support them.

6th Grade Girls vs. TBD: Sunday, 2/2, 12PM @ 
St. George 
6th  Grade Boys vs. All Saints: Saturday, 2/1, 11:30AM at St. John 
7th Grade Girls vs. TBD: Saturday, 2/8, 9AM at St. Francis  
7th Grade Boys vs. OLL: Saturday, 2/1, 12:45PM at St. Joseph 
8th Grade Girls vs. TBD: Sunday, 2/2, 12PM at St. Francis      
8th Grade Boys vs. TBD: Sunday, 2/2, 12PM at 
Holy Rosary Seattle 

For a full list of all the playoff games and brackets, click HERE


Registration for CYO Baseball is now open HERE for all boys 5th through 8th grade at a cost of $85. Registration will run from Wednesday, January 29th, through Wednesday, February 12th.  Late registration is $105 and will run through February 14th.  No registration will be accepted after February 14th
ASB School has enough equipment and uniforms to field three CYO baseball teams.  This means that one or more of the teams will be a split team of multiple grade levels. 
Please contact CYO Baseball Coordinator, Steve Kelly, with questions. 

Faith & Service

Free Dress Food Drive - February 3rd 

The St. Vincent de Paul food pantry is served by both Assumption and St. Bridget Parishes as one conference. Please be generous in your support, helping students to understand that the need is great and that those we help all live within the two parish boundaries. Bring in the below item and your student(s) may enjoy free dress on Monday, February 3rd. 

Pre K – Kleenex boxes 
 Canned fruit or apple sauce 
1st Grade
 Small laundry soap
2nd Grade
– Toothpaste (large) 
3rd Grade
– Boxes of crackers 
4th Grade
 Pasta sauce (canned or jars)
5th Grade
 Beef stew, meat soup, or SPAM
6th Grade
 Canned vegetables (green beans, peas, or corn)
7th Grade
 Liquid dish soap (like Dawn) or Clorox wipes
8th Grade
– Shampoo, conditioner, or deodorant
If you have Hotel size soaps and other toiletries, please send them in; they will go to help the homeless! Thank you for helping us support those in need. 

Assumption Parish

Host a Mass
Assumption Parish invites representatives from groups, families, or friends, to host weekend masses at Assumption. As hosts, you and your guests would greet people as they arrive at church, take up the gifts during the Offertory, help distribute bulletins after mass, and, on Sunday mornings, continue to enjoy coffee, tea and doughnuts in the Fellowship Hall. No special skills or additional preparation is required, just arrive 15 minutes before mass begins, check in with an usher, and help demonstrate the message that ALL ARE WELCOME. For ASB families this is also a great way to fulfill a volunteer hour. Click HERE to sign up. 

Spaghetti Dinner
All are welcome to join Assumption Parish’s Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, February 8th from 6-8PM in the Assumption Fellowship Hall.  No charge for dinner, beer and wine by donation. Please click HERE to RSVP or click HERE to volunteer at the event and earn service hours. 

St. Bridget Parish 

Join us for a Feast Day Celebration of our patron saint, St. Bridget of Kildare on Saturday, February 1st after the 5pm Mass and Sunday, February 2nd after the 9:30am Mass. Enjoy an enhanced Irish themed wine and cheese reception on Saturday and enhanced Coffee and Donut Hour on Sunday.

Parent Board

Parent Board Openings for the 2020-2021 School Year 

Get more involved with your child's education by joining the ASB Parent Board.  Click HERE and take a look at these exciting volunteer positions that are opening up for the 2020-2021 school year and express your interest!

Parent Education Community Event 

Mark your calendar for February 27th at 7pm for a Parent Education event sponsored by the ASB Parent Board.  Join Strategic Advisor, Kelly Crouch, to learn about Internet Crimes Against Children investigations, and how as a parent, you have a unique ability to help with the prevention and identification of self-exploitation, promoting net-etiquette and what to do when faced with online situations and uncomfortable conversations.  Kelly is a mom and fantastic educator. This session will open your eyes and give you real tools to move forward with educating your kids (and yourself) about the digital destination that is the internet.   

Volunteers Needed 

Click HERE for all the details about the below volunteer opportunities:

Ski Bus: Act as the Communication Director for the Ski Bus. Please contact David Cullop if you are interested. 

Scrip Volunteers: The scrip team is looking for a new Marketing Manager. This volunteer position requires about an hour or two of work each month with extra attention during the beginning of the year. The volunteer is responsible for marketing scrip to help ASB reach its annual sales goals and help with monthly St. Bridget scrip sales. Click HERE to sign up. Contact Lisa Bekins VanDerhoef with questions. 

Looking Ahead

Important Dates to Remember 

February 14th - No School, Staff Retreat (Extended Care Closed) 
February 17th-18th - No School, President's Day (Extended Care Closed) 
February 23rd - Mass led by Kindergarten
February 26th - Ash Wednesday
February 27th - Parent Education Event, 7PM
February 28th - Middle School Ski Bus, 3:30PM 
March 2nd - Free Dress Food Drive 
March 13th - No School, Archdiocesan In-Service (Extended Care Available)
March 16th - 12PM Dismissal, Report Card Prep (Extended Care Available)
March 20th - Report Cards Home via Alma 
March 22nd - 4th Grade leads Mass
March 24th - State of School, 12:15-1:45PM
March 25th - State of School, 6-8PM
March 26th - State of School, 7:30-8:30AM
March 26th - 12PM Dismissal, Conferences (Extended Care Available)
March 27th - 12PM Dismissal, Conferences (Extended Care Available)

Click here to view the full ASB calendar! 
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