7: End of trimester 1
8: 39th Annual Dinner and Auction, 5:30pm at Fremont Studios
10: Morning Advent Prayer, 8:45am at Assumption Gym
13: Christmas Concert: Gr. 1-3, Concert Band & Choir, 7:00pm at St. Bridget
14: Report cards home via Alma
16: ASB-led Parish Mass (Kindergarten leads), 8:30am at Assumption & 9:30am at St. Bridget
17: Christmas Spirit Assembly, 1:20pm at Assumption Gym
19: Kindergarten Posada, 2:00pm at Assumption Gym
21: Noon Dismissal: Christmas Break (Extended Care available)
Christmas Break: December 21 (noon) through January 6
4: Application Deadline for ASB School Tuition Assistance and Fulcrum Foundation grants
7: School resumes
Free Dress Food Drive for St. Vincent de Paul pantry (1st Monday of the month)
View the entire 2018-19 ASB Calendar here
December 5, 2018
Dear Students, Families, Alumni, Parishioners, and Friends of ASB School,
Happy first Wednesday of Advent! I want to start by thanking the fifth graders for leading the school in a lovely prayer service on Monday. What a wonderful way to start the Advent season!
This first week of Advent is centered on hope. As I reflect on hope, I cannot help but think it is the true reason we are all here at ASB. Of course I love the themes of joy, love, and peace that come in the next three weeks of Advent, but hope is really why we are here. It is our hope for each student – who they will be, what they will do, how they will live – that drives each day. What an enormous gift to us to be able to work together as adults with the purpose of fostering, inspiring, and preserving hope in our children.
This Saturday, A World of Pure Imagination will be an evening filled with hope. Our hopes for the future and sustainability of ASB School, our hope for what we will be able to provide our students, and our hope for an evening full of community and joy! Thank you to everyone who has worked on this important event. Thank you to the many volunteers who have procured items, worked on class projects, helped with décor, embraced data entry, will work the event itself, and more. Your efforts and dedication are the epitome of hope for ASB! As always, thank you to our marvelous chairs Melissa, Diane, and Jenny. We look forward to seeing you Saturday in Fremont. Raise those bid cards high! If you can’t join us, please continue to visit the online auction as there are lots of great items!
Nothing brings hope like new babies! Congratulations to our KA aide, Anne Dodge, who became a grandma yesterday morning. Her granddaughter, Berlin Visdal York, was born shortly past midnight on December 4. She weighed 7 lbs 8 oz and mom, Kelly is doing well! We are so happy for you and your family, Anne.
Here’s to hope. Have a wonderful week!
Christmas season is upon us! The ASB Christmas Concert is scheduled for Thursday, December 13th, 7:00pm at St. Bridget Church
. Please put this on your calendar as it is a required event for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade as well as the Choir and Concert Band. More information will be released as the date nears closer. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Turner or Mr. Van Pelt. We can't wait to see you there!
The deadline for PreK & Kindergarten applications is December 21!
Are you a current ASB family with a younger child at home planning to come to ASB PreK or Kindergarten next year? If so, sumit an application TODAY.
Current school families have priority enrollment, but to accurately save enough spots for all siblings, we must receive applications as soon as possible!
IMPORTANT INFO FOR CURRENT FAMILIES:
- If your child is a current ASB PreK student moving onto Kindergarten here at ASB, you do NOT need to complete an application.
- If you are a current ASB family applying for PreK or Kindergarten, you do NOT need to complete a Parish Reflection Form along with your application. Unless you have recently joined one of our parishes, we have one on file for your family from Spring 2018. You will be required to complete the Parish Reflection Form in spring 2019, as an annual part of Registration. Questions? Please email me.
should turned into Admissions Director Kelley Kane.
We're well on our way to reaching $5 million for our campaign. Consider making your gift before year end. Find out the latest on the campaign and building project and how you can give - Read our Campaign Newsletter Here
Together We Can Reach Our Goal - $6.5 million
Look for the stocking stuffer gift order form in your envelope today. Let the scrip team help you with stocking stuffers! American Girl, Claires, and Barnes & Noble for kids of all ages and Sephora, Nike and American Eagle for the teens. We will send them home with a holiday gift card holder. Thank you for supporting scrip during the holidays!
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration for CYO volleyball is NOW OPEN
, with a fee of $80 per child. Registration is open to students in grades 5-8
. Regular registration will close at 11:59 pm on January 9, 2019. Late registration will begin at midnight, January 10, 2019 with a late fee of $105 per child. Late registration will close at 11:59 pm on January 16th, 2019
No registration will be accepted starting January 16.
To register your child(ren) for volleyball, please log into your family's SportsPilot
account and follow the registration links.
Regular registration: November 28, 2018-January 9, 2019
Late registration: January 10-January 16, 2019
Basketball games start this past weekend for many of our ASB Basketball teams. Good luck to all ur basketball teams as they head into the season. Please look to the CYO Team Sideline Website
for game schedules. Good luck with the season.
Soccer coaches, please bring your soccer equipment and team uniforms back to ASB. I need to take end of the season inventory and place orders for next year.
Holiday Giving With a Smile
With the holiday season upon us, remember how easy it is to give back to ASB!
Just go to: smile.amazon.com
Register “Assumption St. Bridget” as your charitable organization of choice. ASB receives .5% of the purchase price of eligible purchases. Just think if we all shop this way this holiday season, how much we can make a difference!
Happy Holidays -Your Parent Board
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com
. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
Winter Clubs Information -Registration NOW OPEN until December 19th.
*Please turn in HARD COPY of forms to ASB main office. Payment by FACTS only.*
Coding/Robotics Club / Grades 4-6
January 8 - March 5
Cost is $195 / 8 week session
Join ASB's Jeri-Su Pruitt using Scratch: a powerful, visual, block-based programming language that enables children to intuitively design and create programs. During this club your child will begin his or her coding journey by using a drag and drop system to connect a series of logical blocks that forms the sequential logic of the program. They will also learn how to create conditional statements and use variables so that, by the end of our sessions, they will have the skills to create amazing animations and program two types of robots: Ozobots and Spheros.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Hip Hop Club / Grades 1-4 - CLUB IS FULL!
January 7 - March 18 (no class 1/21, 2/18, 3/11)
Minecraft LEGO® Engineering Club / Grades K-3 - CLUB IS FULL!
January 10 - March 21 (no class 3/14)
SCHOOL STORE HAS GREAT GIFT GIVING IDEAS – IN STOCK! CLICK HERE
JUST FILL OUT THE ORDER FORM ON THE WEBSITE (ADD HYPERLINK) AND SUBMIT TO THE OFFICE AND WE CAN SEND HOME OR LEAVE IN THE OFFICE FOR PICKUP IF IT’S A SURPRISE!
School Store Hours:
If the school store is closed, please fill out the order form by the door and drop off payment at the front office and we will send your order home. Please do not disturb the business office.
Are you looking for Service Hour opportunities? The School Store is looking for volunteers on Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons, and occasional special events. Please click HERE
to sign up. Training provided.
School Store Volunteers
Please help support ASB Parent Board and our School Store! Volunteers are needed for regular shifts during normal operating hours and Special Events: Wednesday 8:15-9 am Thursday 2:45 - 3:15 Special Events - Curriculum Night/TBD as the school year progresses Training will be provided during your first sign-up. Thanks, Lisa Hanson & Amy Genovese
Parents of Diverse Learners
Mark your calendars for Jan 15th at 7 pm, our next meeting for some post-holiday social time, sharing resources, and parent education on a topic of interest. All are welcome! More details to come.
Recording Volunteer Hours
Volunteering is an essential component to the collaboration and partnership between ASB School and our families. All families are required to complete 35 volunteer hours each school year. Volunteer hours are tracked quarterly. Families will receive a tracking sheet at the end of each quarter to complete and return to school. Parent Board coordinates volunteers to compile the hours and report final numbers to the school office. All incomplete hours will be billed via FACTS in June.
The July-September 2018 entry form can be downloaded HERE
to all ASB families that hot lunch is available to order for your student through Cafe Boonli at the link below:
Too Tasty Catering Online Ordering
Traffic Duty, December 6th - December December 12th
(Thanks Sixth Grade Families!)
Thursday, 12/6: Loop - Oswald, Larson, McRory, Spoonemore; BT - Guise, Wood
Friday, 12/7: Loop - Williams, Marona, Pignataro, Dunn; BT - Kelley, Smith
Monday 12/10: Loop - ;Hanson, Wellington, Johnson, Blair; BT - Klebeck, Lauer
Tuesday 12/11: Loop - ;Horn, Blue, Christine A., Adams; BT - Logar, Spratley
Wednesday 12/12: Loop - Spencer, Iversen, O'Connor, Childress; BT - Grajeda, Ennes
Extended Care will be OPEN
on Friday, December 21 at 12:00 noon
, when ASB School is dismissed. We understand that half days of school can be a challenge for our families and we will remain open until normal closing time, 5:45 pm on this date.
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. If you email email@example.com
that email account will forward your email to both Kai and Dylan.
Extended Care reminders:
- Extended Care opens each morning at 7:00 am.
- Extended Care closes at 5:45 pm each afternoon.
- Please turn in your Extended Care registration forms for the 2018-2019 School year.
- Assumption Parish Advent Reconciliation is on Monday, December 17th at 7pm in the Church. This is a prayful service of reflection with general absolution.
- On Sunday December 16th, immediately following the 8:30am mass, we invite you to come help wrap gifts for the families from our giving tree. Bring the kids and help wrap! Many hands...
- Christmas Eve Masses are at 5:00pm & 9:00pm with caroling 45 minutes before mass. Christmas Day 9:00am mass
- Confirmation for Teens ages 14-18 will begin at Assumption in January. Registration is online on the Assumption parish web page. Link is on the home page on the lower right hand side. All are welcome!
St. Bridget Parish:
Join the St. Bridget Christmas Eve Youth Choir! (For students in grades 3-12)
December 24 Christmas Eve Mass:
Rehearsals at St. Bridget on Saturdays - Dec. 8, 15, and 22 from 10:00-11:30am
Carols at 4:30pm (arrive at 3:30pm) and 5:00pm Mass
Contact Angus McDonell, P.A. for Music & Youth (firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.523.8787)
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!
Interested in creating a less stressful, more joyful & meaningful holiday season? Join St. Bridget's Advent program! The program includes a 3-week Bible Study on Friday mornings, video, and a journal, and you can participate in a variety of ways to fit your schedule. Questions? Email Carla Loucks.
Seattle Prep News
Middle school families, learn more about Seattle Prep HERE
Bishop Blanchet News
Middle school families, learn more about Bishop Blanchet HERE
The Bishop Blanchet Dance team is holding a Dance camp information HERE
Holy Names News
Middle school families, learn more about Holy Names Academy HERE
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
Free Neighborhood Advent Festival
When: Saturday, December 8th, 1-3pm
Where: on the grounds of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 4805 45th Ave NE, Seattle, 98105 (in Laurelhurst)