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Week of March 17, 2019
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MARCH
22:       Report cards home via Alma
24:       ASB-led Parish Mass (4th gr. leads), 9:30am at St. Bridget and 10:30am at Assumption
25:       Lenten Prayer Service (gr. K-8), 1:20pm at Assumption
27:       State of the School (evening session), 6:30pm at Assumption Fellowship Hall
28:       State of the School (morning session), 7:45am at Assumption Fellowship Hall
            Bulldog Bibliophiles (ASB Parent Book Club), 8:40am at Bryant Cafe
            State of the School (lunch session), 12:00pm at Assumption Fellowship Hall
29:       Assumption Parish Fish Fry, 5:30pm at Assumption Gym

APRIL
1:        Free Dress Food Drive for St. Vincent de Paul (1st Monday of the month)
5:        ASB Movie Night, 6:30-8:30pm, Assumption Gym
9:        Class Pictures (Mass Uniform)
11-14: Spring Musical, Hello Dolly!, 7:00pm Th-Sat, 2:00pm Sun at Nathan Hale High School
12:      Walkathon
16-18: 6th grade camp, Camp Hamilton
17:      Standing Scrip orders home
19:      Stations of the Cross (gr. PreK-8, led by 7th grade)
           Good Friday: Noon Dismissal/No Extended Care
22-26: Spring Break: No School/No Extended Care
29-30: Map 2 Window (4/29-5/24)

View the entire 2018-19 ASB Calendar here
March 20, 2019
 
Dear Students, Families, Alumni, Parishioners, and Friends of ASB School,
 
Today is the first day of spring and it has certainly felt like spring this week!  What a gift to have such beautiful sunshine and warm weather.  I hope each of you is able to get outside and soak up some much needed Vitamin D.  It is getting warm in the classrooms as well.  Please be sure students have water bottles, uniform shirts on so sweatshirts can be removed as needed, and free dress is still following the dress code.
 
I am excited to announce that we have filled the school counselor position.  Please help me in welcoming Christy Mentele to our ASB team.  Christy comes to us from Seattle Prep, where she has been registrar and completing her school counseling degree through Seattle University.  Christy comes highly recommended and our interview team unanimously thought she was the top candidate for the job.  Christy will be on campus throughout the spring working with Jenny and the other members of the team to get to know students, the systems we have in place, and make a smooth transition into next year.  Seattle Prep is sad to lose Christy and we are lucky she will be joining us at ASB!
 
I look forward to seeing all of you at one of our State of the School meetings next week.  These meetings allow me the opportunity to share the many wonderful things happening in our school as well as set the stage for next year.  Please remember that these meetings are mandatory in order to re-enroll for next year.  Families who do not attend will be required to meet with me individually prior to receiving registration materials.  Please make all efforts to be in attendance at one of the three offered times.
  • Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, March 28 at 7:45 AM
  • Thursday, March 28 at 12:00 PM
All meetings will take place in the Assumption Parish Fellowship Hall.
 
Please be sure to join us at mass this Sunday as our 4th graders lead us in prayer and celebration.  Join us at 9:30 AM at St. Bridget or 10:30 AM at Assumption!  We are also hoping to see more of our middle school students altar serving and volunteering at our masses.  Middle school students may count all hours of parish service towards their required service hours.
 
Finally, report cards will be emailed home on Friday. Be sure to take the time to celebrate the many successes, learning, and hard work each of our students have put into the last trimester!

Have a wonderful rest of the week and terrific weekend!  For all you NCAA tournament fans, GO ZAGS!
 
Best,
Kathleen Conklin
                                                                      



 

ASB Parents: help us spread the word!

I could use some help distributing flyers to local businesses
 to advertise our Kindergarten availability. Please email me ASAP if you have time to do this! I will provide a list of pre-approved businesses, and all supplies. Thanks!

We are looking for more Kindergartners and middle schoolers for 2019-20! Please tell the families with young children in your neighborhoods & at work about ASB!
*We have openings for 2019-20 in all grades (some more than others) - so PLEASE inquire!*
 
All prospective families should email me to arrange a tour!
 

  
 



 Every gift of every size makes a difference!  Pledges can be paid over a period of up to three years. 

Download the Pledge Form Here  Donate Online

Thank you to all of our generous donors! 

For more info please Click Here or contact Development Director, Courtney Barker at cbarker@asbschool.org.
 

Together We Can Reach Our Goal - $6.5 million


The 2019 ASB Walkathon is April 12 and fundraising has begun!

Donate Now

Contests and Prizes
1. Every student that participates gets a free dress coupon!
2. The top 5 students win a Garmin to keep tracking their steps!
3. The top class wins a pizza party sponsored by the Ridge NE!
4. The runner-up class wins a doughnut and pajama party sponsored by Top Pot Doughnuts!
5. Dunk the Principal!  If we reach our goal of $50,000, all students are entered into a drawing to dunk Principal Conklin.  5 winners will be chosen.

Click Here for More Info
 
Thank you to our Walkathon Chairs - Sydnie Taylor-Vance & Jamie Bergman

Congratulations to 7th grader, Elena Lovejoy, for winning the Walkathon Logo Contest!

Thank you to our Event Sponsor - Sydnie Taylor-Vance Homes

Scrip News


Look for the flyer in this week's Wednesday envelope.  Shopping for Easter and Spring Break?  Let us help you with Target Scrip.  Sign Up Here Now

Local Vendor Spotlight! Grateful Bread
Conveniently located on 35th, enjoy fresh baked breads, pastries, sandwiches and more!  Grateful Bread gives 20% back to ASB!  Order your Grateful Bread Scrip Here

Questions? Email us at scrip@asbschool.org
 

Stay tuned for an announcement about the 2019 Auction!

Sign Up Parties: Last chance to sign up for parties!   - 8th Grade Parties, Movie Night in the Gym, Sip & Draw Night.  Sign Up Here

Auction Items: Have you picked up your winning items?  Please pick up at Mary House after drop off or before pick up.

Thank you for supporting the 2018 Auction!   Questions?  Email auction@asbschool.org

 
Thank you for supporting ASB throughout 2018.  Contributions to ASB School are deemed charitable under Sec. 501 (c)(3).  For 2018 giving receipt information please Click Here.   We appreciate your generosity!
ASB Parent Board Needs You!

Dear ASB Parents, 

Thank you for your interest in our Parent Board 2019/20. We are still accepting interested parties via our “Call to Interest” form HERE

Open 2019/20 Positions are:
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Room Services Coordinator
  • And
  • Clubs and Enrichment Coordinator 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact me directly HERE

Thank you,
Cat Burns 
Your ASB Parent Board President 2018/19 
School Store Volunteers Needed Next Year!
ASB Parent Board is looking for two volunteers to lead the School Store next year. Store Leads choose Bulldog gear, raise money for ASB and manage store inventory. Training is provided. Contact Lisa Hanson or Diane Othman for more information. 

Executive Functioning Workshop by Sally Kidder Davis M.Ed., CPC of the Hallowell-Todaro Center, presented by the ASB Diverse Learners Parent Support Group 
If your child seems to have unusual difficulty getting organized, remembering things, doing homework, or finishing projects, you might be interested in learning more about the impact of executive function issues on children inside and outside the classroom. Executive functions are cognitive skills we all use to analyze tasks, break them into steps, and keep them in mind until we get things done. These skills allow us to manage our time effectively, memorize facts, understand what we read, solve multi-step problems, and organize our thoughts in writing. Several research studies suggest that well-developed executive functioning skills are actually more predictive of academic success than intelligence tests!

 The good news is that with practice and guidance, parents and other caregivers can help students who struggle in some of these areas improve their skills.

Mark your calendars and join us to hear Sally Kidder Davis M.Ed., CPC, share her insight and guidance on executive functioning and various strategies to support our K-8th grade children on Tuesday, April 9th at 7PM at St. Bridget Church.  Sally Kidder Davis has been a certified parent coach for over 15 years, has a private practice on Bainbridge Island and works at the Hallowell-Todaro ADHD Center in Seattle and Kirkland.

Please RSVP so that we can be sure that we have a large enough space for everyone who would like to join the conversation through signup genius  or you can email Alethea Westover  
Contact Alethea Westover (text 206-409-1979) or Julie Gunter (text 206-390-3095) if you have any questions.

ASB Mom’s Night Out Save the Date!
 
Mark your calendars….Tuesday, March 26th 6-9pm Sand Point Country Club Pan Room. Come and meet fellow ASB Moms.  Your Parent Board booked the space, all you need is some ME time to toast the school year with your friends, new and old. No-host bar.
Sand Point Country Club 
8333 55th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
See you on the 26th!   Your Parent Board 

Upcoming Mother / Son event!

We are looking for someone to help execute already developed plans for this year’s Mother and Son event. This is an easy and fun way to:

 *Have a fun day out with your child and other ASB families,
 *Build a bond with more ASB Moms, 
 *and accrue your volunteer hours!
 We have already planned a sporting event outing - all you have to do is wear the Project Manager hat!!
Contact Tracy Erickson for more info: (206) 251-6351 

ASB Father / Daughter Dance!

Ready, Set, Glow! Save the Date for Friday, May 10 from 6-9 pm in the ASB school gym. DJ, photo booth, food! Tickets go on sale soon.
Spring Clubs Registration -REGISTRATION OPEN NOW until March 27th.
Turn in a HARD COPY of registration form to the ASB front office please!


Art Club - / Grades 1-4
Mondays, 2:00-3:30pm
April 1 - May 20 (no class 4/22)
Cost is $171 / 7 week session
Total Art Experience - Students will experiment with clay, watercolors, metal tooling, acrylic, chalk/oil pastels and more!  Each lesson explores elements of design, art history, and culture, providing each child with knowledge and skills to unleash their creativity.  Students will use their imaginations to turn their ideas into beautiful works of art. Includes a sketchbook and ends with an enriching art show. Dress for mess and join Smart with Art for creativity and fun!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Chess Club /Grades K-8
Tuesdays, 3:00-4:15pm
April 2 - June 4 (no class 4/9 or 4/23)
Cost is $100 / 8 week session
Back by popular demand, Chess Club is on a new day!  It’s time for your child to flex their mental muscles.  Chess4Life will be back on campus to guide our students in the game of chess.  Players of all skill levels are welcome, even those who need to start with the basics. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Coding /Grades2-3
Thursdays, 3:00-4:15pm
April 4 - May 30 (no class 4/25)
Cost is $185 / 8 week session
Join ASB's very own Jeri-Su Pruitt for Coding/Robotics Club. Scratch is a powerful, visual, block-based programming language that enables younger children to intuitively design and create programs. During this club your child will begin their coding journey by using a drag and drop system to connect a series of logical blocks that forms the sequential logic of their program. They will also learn how to create conditional statements and use variables by the end of our sessions, they will have the skills to create amazing animations and program Ozobots.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Next Parent Board Meeting: March 21 at 6 pm. Held in the 8th grade classroom, access through middle school doors by churching parking/Fellowship Hall. All our welcome, hope to see you there!

Traffic Duty, March 21st -- March 27th
(Thank you Second Grade Families!)
Thursday, 3/21: Loop -- Conner, Crile, Dreis, Eagan, ; Big Toy -- O'Mahony, Phillips
Friday, 3/22: Loop -- Rasmussen, Rodgers (Selberg), Romey, Halls; Big Toy -- Slavin, Sleeth
Monday, 3/25: Loop -- Meldahl, Taylor, Glover, van der Ven; Big Toy -- Vitulli, Volpone
Tuesday, 3/26: Loop -  Wickens, Yeend, Erickson, Trepanier; Big Toy -- Okada, Grus
Wednesday, 3/27: Loop -- Simonds, Hartsock, Hieger, Hofmann;  Big Toy  -- Jackson, Johnson
Track and Field News:
ASB's Track and Field team the NorthEND Striders is back for 2019.  Registration for Track and Field is open to grades 4-8 and will open on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The registration fee for track and field will be $40.00 per student and registration will close Friday, April 19, 2019.
 
 

Registration opens Thursday, March 14

 

The NorthEnd Striders are looking for coaches, and volunteers to help run our track practices and supervise the track meets.  If interested, please reach out to Dylan Pouley or Alethea and Erik Westover



Baseball News
CYO Baseball games start this weekend.  Please check out the ASB Baseball schedules on the CYO Team Sideline website.  Good luck to our baseball teams, go bulldogs!
 

ASB Baseball Schedules

Volleyball News: 
For CYO volleyball schedules, please click on the following link:  
 

CYO Volleyball Schedules


Good luck to all our ASB volleyball teams.  Go Bulldogs!

Coordinator Contacts:  
Emilie O'Connor, Volleyball Coordinator - grades 5-8 
Steve Kelly: Baseball Coordinator - grades 5-6
Eric Simmons, Baseball Coordinator - grades 7-8

Please contact Dylan Pouley with CYO questions. 

Camp ASB 2019 Registration is now OPEN!

Click HERE to download the registration forms

Camp ASB registration forms are now available.  We are still working on the summer calendar, and that information will not be available until around the start of April. However, registration forms and camp dates are now official and we are ready to start accepting registration forms.

I am also happy to announce that Camp ASB will again be partnering with Hoopaholics Basketball to offer a Camp ASB Basketball Camp the week of July 22-26. 2019.  
 

 

The full Camp ASB calendar and KinderCamp information for 2019 will be available by the beginning of April.

 
Extended Care reminders:
  • Camp ASB Registration forms are now available.  Please go to the Extended Care page on the ASB Website, to get more information.
  • Tax information is available to each family via their FACTS account.  The Tax ID # for ASB School is: 911934765
  • If you have any questions about Extended Care, please do not hesitate to contact Dylan Pouley or Kai Bond we are happy to assist you in whatever way that we can.
 
 
Assumption Parish: 

Assumption Parish Fish Fry
 The annual Fish Fry is happening on Friday, March 29th in the Assumption gym.  The link to register and pay is on the Assumption parish home page and
 is:  https://www.assumptionseattle.com/_modules/form.php?id=39
 
ASB Band and Drama will be performing, so come and cheer on your favorite students!  Enjoy the best fish in town, beer, wine, and desserts!!!
 
https://www.osvonlinegiving.com/1415/DirectDonate/29260
 
If you’d like to help with the Fish Fry—please use this link to sign up.  Service at this event counts for both family and student service hours. 
 
The link to sign up genius is: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094bacac2d6-the2015
Assumption Parish is looking for volunteers to help teach CLOW: Children's Liturgy of the Word

Assumption parish helps children understand and participate in the Sunday bible readings.

Who: Children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
When: During 8:30 am Mass.
Where: St. Benedict Hall - Father will call the children forward at the beginning of Mass and they will process downstairs and return after the homily.
No sign-up required. Participate weekly at 8:30am mass.

Please contact Ellen Bollard and Dylan Pouley for more information.
St. Bridget Parish:

Children’s Faith Formation, Family Nights, and Sacramental Preparation
On Monday evenings from 7-8pm we offer a program for children in grades 1-5 that involves fun, faith formation, and fellowship.  Younger students will have the opportunity to get paired up with older student "buddies" in the Junior High EDGE program, meets at the same time.  

EDGE Middle School Youth Group
Monday nights at 6:30pm! Open to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Come join the fun!

Guitar Lessons from ASB Grad
Spencer Goll is a former ASB student (class of 2004) and accomplished guitarist who has worked with many ASB students of all grade levels. If your son or daughter is interested in learning beginning guitar of any style, please contact Spencer or 206-909-2511. Spencer is available in the after school hours from 3:30-6pm and offers lessons at his home or yours. 
Need a tutor?
ASB alum and Holy Names sophomore Natalie Kizzier is available and willing to do it in order to complete her volunteer hour requirement.  Math and English-Language Arts.  Contact Natalie

Seattle Prep News
Middle school families, learn more about Seattle Prep HERE 
 Bishop Blanchet News
Middle school families, learn more about Bishop Blanchet HERE 
Holy Names News
Middle school families, learn more about Holy Names Academy HERE
O'Dea News
Middle school families, learn more about O'Dea HERE
  Roosevelt HS News
Middle school families learn more about RHS HERE
 Archbishop Murphy News
Middle school families, learn more about Archbishop Murphy HS HERE

WATTS HAPPENING
Keep up to date with Watts Basketball, plus see special announcements, training videos, and insights from Coach Donald Watts by liking us on Facebook or following us on Instagram and Twitter

Spring Break
Spring Break is fast approaching! Join us on April 22–26 for an incredible week of friends, skills, games and 
FUN-da-mentals!  
Summer Camps
Registration is now open for summer camps! Watts is offering multiple five-day sessions from June through August. Click here for the full schedule. 
 
Link to One on One basketball camps HERE
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