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Week of May 19, 2019
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MAY
1-30:    MAP 2 Testing Window 
24:       Student Leadership Team application deadline (incoming 7th & 8th graders)
            Noon Dismissal/No Extended Care
27:       Memorial Day Holiday: No School/No Extended Care

JUNE
2:         ASB-led Parish Mass (2nd gr. leads), 9:30am at St. Bridget & 10:30am at Assumption
3:         8th grade Farewell Assembly, 12:30pm
            Last day for 8th grade
5:         Graduation Breakfast, 10:00am at Assumption Fellowship Hall (graduates & parents)
            Graduation Mass, 7:00pm at Assumption Gym
12:       Groundbreaking Celebration, 6-8pm
            Scrip standing orders home
13:       Field Day: Noon Dismissal/Extended Care available
14:       End of Year Celebration Mass (PreK-8), 10:45am at Assumption Church
            Last day of school: Noon Dismissal/No Extended Care 
            Report cards home

2018-19 ASB Calendar PDF

2019-20 Calendar (DRAFT) 
May 22, 2019
 
Dear Students, Families, Alumni, Parishioners, and Friends of ASB School,
 
One thing most people do not know about me is that when I attend mass, there is always a point that brings tears to my eyes.  For years, I was embarrassed about this, but over time have learned to embrace it because it literally happens every time.  It is not always the same moment or same part of mass, but inevitably there will be something that moves me to the point of tears.  This past weekend, I was at 9:30 mass at St. Bridget and a young couple was having their baby boy baptized.  As a practicing Catholic my whole life, I have seen many, many baptisms, but for some reason, when this little guy was baptized, that was my weekly mass moment.  I teared up.  Who knows why?  Maybe it’s because I am in the throes of raising two teenagers, full of hormones and attitude, and both of whom have now grown taller than me, and I remembered that moment when they were each baptized as infants.  Maybe it was the sheer joy that the parents had on their faces as they watched their son be welcomed into the church.  Maybe it was the godparents standing by, supporting the people they loved.  Again, who knows?  What I can say is that I have learned that this is how the Holy Spirit works.  I don’t have the answers to why these moments happen when they do, but I do know that it is how God reminds me of the impact faith has in my own life and I am genuinely grateful for these experiences.  As we navigate this extremely busy time of the year, may we all have moments of gratitude and recognition of how God calls us to faith and community.
 
Along those lines, here is what I am particularly grateful for this week:
  • Our faculty and staff – Among the many end of year meetings, MAP testing, beautiful sunshine calling us to summer, and activities, they continue to provide an outstanding education to our students.  Thank you!
  • Our parents & families – Art parents, after school clubs, loop duty, centers, and more are still going strong until of the year, and parents continue to be willing to volunteer!  Thank you to everyone who has completed your 35 hours and more!
  • Our alumni - Grace Weiand, ASB class of '16, was recently elected ASB President at Seattle Prep and Kate Yerkes, also ASB '16 was picked as co-president at Bishop Blanchet. Congratulations to them!
  • Our students – We have middle school students applying for next year’s Student Leadership Team, fourth grade students heading to Burien to compete in the finale of Battle of the Books, fifth grade students wrapping up their long-awaited National Park reports, and more.  The students make me proud to be here every single day.
 
I am always grateful for experts and their advice.  A great article for the week:  
Enjoy the long weekend!
 
Best,
Kathleen Conklin

  
 

 
 

Scrip News

Dennis Uniforms is having their Memorial Day sale this weekend!  Save and support ASB at the same time.  Order Now Here

Questions? Email us at scrip@asbschool.org
 
 
 
 Only 2 weeks left to purchase your pre-sale tickets for the 40th Annual Auction!  Make sure to get yours today.  Buy Here Now 

 Become a Sponsor!  Check out the new sponsorship opportunities and benefits.  Click Here for Sponsorships

 Interested in joining an auction committee?   Email  auction@asbschool.org

 
 


Baseball News
Congratulations to the 6th grade baseball team for finishing their season last weekend, the 6th grade boys had a tremendous second year participating in CYO baseball, thank you and congrats boys!!
 
Come see our baseball teams compete in the CYO playoffs,
June 2 at Judkins Park!

Our 7th grade baseball team is playing for the American League CYO Championship, Sunday, June 2 at 12:00 pm, at Judkins Park against Villa.

Our 8th grade boys baseball team is playing in the National League Semifinal game, Sunday, June 2 at 3:00 pm, at Judkins Park against St. Anne.
 
 

Soccer News and Cross Country News
Registration for the 2019 soccer and cross country seasons is now OPEN.  Registration for both of these sports will run through the summer and will close on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.
 
2019 ASB Soccer: grades K-8
  • Registration cost K-4th grade $75
  • Registration cost 5-8th grade $85
  • Late registration, June 15-August 7th, cost increases $25
2019 Cross Country: grades K-8
  • Registration cost K-8th grade $50
  • Late registration, June 15-August 7th, cost increases $25
* Please note: CYO has increased the team registration fees for all schools.  They have moved to a new athletics database and management system that will streamline the registration process for CYO athletics. You will see this reflected in the cost of registration for ASB athletics in 2019-2020.  Thank you.  

 
Track and Field News:
Congrats and good luck to all the NorthEnd Striders competitors.  Please see the included CYO track meet schedule for the 2019 season: 
  • All-Comers Meet: Saturday, June 1, 2019 @ 10:00am (Highline Stadium)
  • Championship Meet: Saturday, June 1, 2019 @ 12:00pm (Highline Stadium)

 
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. 



Current PreK & Kindergarten families... you are our most connected group of parents!

Do you know families who are considering options for 2019-20 Kindergarten? I'd love to talk to them! 


Please email me with the names/contact info of families you think would appreciate learning more about ASB School. You may be eligible for our Incentive Referral!

Important announcement about Camp ASB!


Due to the beginning of the construction project at ASB School, Camp ASB will be off campus for the first week of Summer.  June 17-21, Camp ASB will be operating out of St. Bridget Parish.  We are incredibly lucky to have this as an option for our campers and we are very excited about the possibilities that we may have at this location, specifically Laurelhurst Park.  We will be coordinating with St. Bridget in the next couple of weeks and I will be sure to relay any important news to our camp families.  Camp ASB will return to ASB's Campus the week of June 24-28.

A huge thank you to Fr. Heric, Liz Houlihan, Michael Palmer and all of the staff at St. Bridget for making this a possibility for Camp ASB.
 
The Camp ASB Summer Calendar is now available.  You can find the calendar on the ASB School website and it is included in this newsletter. Registrations and prepayments for Camp ASB, including registration for the Camp ASB Field Trips, are now being accepted. Some field trips have a limited number of space and it is important for those families that want their children to attend, or need their children to attend Camp ASB on those days, are free to secure their spots. This can be done by contacting me or indicating your needs on the Camp ASB Registration Forms. 

I also want to remind our families that Extended Care will be CLOSED this Friday, May 24, at 12:00 noon, as ASB School will be getting out for Memorial Day Weekend.  

Camp ASB Forms: Extended Care reminders:
  • Friday, May 24, Extended Care will be CLOSED in the afternoon, as ASB School is out for Memorial Day Weekend.
  • Camp ASB registration forms, KinderCamp registration forms and Camp ASB calendar are now available.  Please go to the Extended Care page on the ASB Website, to get more information.
  • 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.
 
2019-2020 Parent Board Survey
As we near the end of the school year, please help your Parent Board continue to strengthen and focus Parent Board-organized events, programs, services, and volunteer opportunities for the coming year by filling out this quick survey. Thank you!
Survey HERE

Looking for LEGO Friends Donations!
Some ASB classes are hoping to add LEGO Friends  to their LEGO collections for next year and beyond. Do you have some LEGO Friends (people and/or blocks) you’d like to donate? If so, please bring your donation to school and deposit in the front area in the bin labeled LEGO DONATIONS. Any questions? Email contact HERE
Thank you! 
Traffic Duty, May 23rd  -- May 29th
(Thank you Kindergarten Families!)
Thursday, 5/23: Loop -- Wilson, Zolezzi, Tzau, Myers; Big Toy -- Lane, Hofmann
Friday, 5/24: Loop -- Jackson, Kalles, Rubenstein, Chawes; Big Toy -- Herlihy, VanDerhoef
Monday; Memorial Day Weekend Holiday
Tuesday, 5/28: Loop - Legg, Malley, Matlock, McKinley ; Big Toy - Molina, Musgrove
Wednesday, 5/29: Loop - Myers, Othman, Peterson, Pfau; Big Toy - Phillips, Powell


Assumption Parish:

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
January 20-30, 2020
Fr. Oliver Duggan of Assumption Church in Seattle  is organizing a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from Seattle. This ten-day pilgrimage includes masses, hotels, airfare, English-speaking tour guides, and breakfast and dinner daily.   Airfare is from Seattle.   Price:   $3,695 double occupancy ( $789 extra per single room) .   If you are interested please click HERE so we can add your name to the list. Please include your name(s), telephone number, parish and email contact. An informational meeting will be in June    Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Our Lord. All are Welcome!

Assumption Parish Bingo Night - Friday, June 7 from 7-9pm
The Assumption Parish Council invites you, your family, and guests for a community bingo night filled with friendship, laughter, fun & games! $5/Individuals, $10/Family. Doors open at 6:45pm. Questions? Email Cindy Flannigan
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!

Seattle Prep News
Middle school families, learn more about Seattle Prep HERE 
Youth Football Camp information HERE
 Bishop Blanchet News
Middle school families, learn more about Bishop Blanchet HERE 
Summer Camp opportunities information HERE
Host family information HERE

Holy Names News
Middle school families, learn more about Holy Names Academy HERE
Summer Camp opportunities information  HERE
Holy Names Cougar Soccer Camp information HERE
Holy Names Leadership Academy 2019  information HERE
O'Dea News
Middle school families, learn more about O'Dea HERE

Summer camp info HERE
Fighting Irish Football Camp

Click HERE to register and complete the medical release form.
Fighting Irish Basketball Camp
Click HERE to register and complete the medical release form.
Little Irish Program
Click HERE to register.
  Roosevelt HS News
Middle school families learn more about RHS HERE

Roosevelt Football information: 
  1. Football Paperwork due date of May 24th. We need that paperwork in asap, spring football starts June 3rd https://roosevelths.seattleschools.org/student_activities/athletics/athletic_paperwork
  2. Football all comers football combine Thursday May 23rd. Open to all incoming 9th graders, at Roosevelt 4:30 pm to 6 pm. Parent meeting and family barbecue to follow at 6:15-7:00pm at Roosevelt

 Archbishop Murphy News
Middle school families, learn more about Archbishop Murphy HS HERE
 Hoopaholics Basketball 
Hoopaholics develops and inspires youth basketball players on and off the court, cultivating an excitement guided by life lessons learned through the game. Hoopaholics is partnering with Camp ASB for the second time this Summer, to host a basketball camp the week of July 22-26.  For more information on Hoopaholics basketball camps click 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

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. 
North Seattle Titans Football
Free Skills camp 6/02/19 Sunday 3-5 pm check in is at 2:30 pm. 
It is a free camp that we host at Ingraham High School.  Each participant gets a free Titans tee shirt. We do basics football skills and drills. It gives families exposure to our program and our brand of Football! To sign up just RSVP name, age and grade to me @ nstitanscoachbill@gmail.com
MINDFULNESS & YOGA FOR KIDS & TWEENS  information/flyer HERE
PIANO LESSONS
Ericka Thielke | Nationally Certified Music Teacher
Over 20 years of experience teaching children of all levels in the Ravenna neighborhood.
Contact HERE  / 206.214.7530 
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