Week of March 24, 2019
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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

1:        Free Dress Food Drive for St. Vincent de Paul (1st Monday of the month)
5:        ASB Movie Night, 6:00-8:30pm, 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 27, 2019
Dear Students, Families, Alumni, Parishioners, and Friends of ASB School,
Happy Wednesday!  My letter this week will be short and sweet since I will be seeing you all tonight or tomorrow at our State of the School meetings.  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: tonight at 6:30 or tomorrow at 7:45 AM or 12:00 PM. All meetings will be in the Assumption Parish Fellowship Hall.
Fundraising for our Walk-a-thon is in full swing and we need 100% of families to participate!  Check out the details below in the Development section. The online link you received for your child(ren) is super easy to use and send out to family and friends.  Many thanks to Sydnie Taylor-Vance and Jamie Bergman for all of their hard work! Don’t forget that in addition to prizes for the top fundraising students and classes, if we meet our goal of $50,000, students from five lucky families will get to dunk yours truly in a dunk tank.  I am sure it will be a nice, hot day on April 12th!
A special note of congratulations to our staff Big Climb Team who completed this race Sunday morning, raising $2100 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!  Combined with the $2000 students raised in our Pennies for Patients drive, we were able to donate over $4100 to this important cause in honor of ASB alum Henry Streuli. Great job Mr. Hastings, Mrs. Uhlman, Ms. Dietz, Mrs. Ramach, Ms. Lowe, and Mrs. Riggle!

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Have a terrific rest of the week!
Kathleen Conklin

Class picture order envelope

Class picture order envelopes are in today's Wednesday envelopes.  Please return order envelopes to school by picture day.  Tuesday, April 9th.
Please note:
  • One order envelope PER student with separate payment included in order envelope. 
  • Checks payable to KIDS Photography or cash-Exact Amount
  • Dress in Mass uniform
Questions?  Mary Patneaude

Yearbook Pictures:  Volleyball and Baseball team pictures needed for the yearbook.  Please send them to me by April 3rd.  Also, if you have any field trip, class party or group picture you would like to be included in the yearbook please send them  as well.  Thank you.
Christa Caballero

Please join the ASB Theater Ensemble as they present
Jerry Herman’s beloved classic,  Hello, Dolly!  
This blockbuster Broadway hit bursts with humor, romance, high-energy dancing, and
some of the greatest songs in musical theater history.  The romantic and comic exploits of
Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and “woman who arranges things,”
are certain to thrill and entertain!  The show’s memorable songs include “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” “Before the Parade Passes By,”
“Hello, Dolly!,” “Elegance,” & “It Only Takes a Moment.”
Nathan Hale High School’s Performing Arts Center
10750 30th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
April 11 @ 7:00 pm
April 12 @ 7:00 pm
April 13 @ 7:00 pm
April 14 @ 2:30 pm
Tickets can be bought at  HERE


Thank you to everyone who everyone who contributed to our Pennies for Patients drive!

Together, we raised nearly $2000 to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's fight against blood cancers.

Combined with the $2100 raised by the ASB Staff Big Climb Team, ASB donated more than $4100 donation made in memory of Henry Streuli,
ASB Class of 2015. A special congratulations to Mrs. Myers' 4A classroom, for contributing more than $500 to the Pennies for Patients fund-raiser. Well done!


Camp ASB 2019 Registration is now OPEN!

Click HERE to download the registration forms

Camp ASB registration forms are now available.  The Camp ASB calendar will be completed this week and should be available on the website and in the newsletter, next Wednesday.  

This summer at Camp ASB we have decided to adjust our rules surrounding electronic devices and allowing students to use electronic devices at Camp ASB.  I would like to first state that the reason that we allow electronic devices at Camp ASB is rooted in our parent community and their request many years ago to allow students to use electronic devices, at approved times.  We try to create an environment that allows our campers the opportunity to choose activities that are not limited to what the school or Camp can offer.  With all that being stated, I want to assure parents that the use of electronic devices is still the choice of the parents that are sending their children to Camp ASB.  Camp ASB does not provide electronic devices, we only allow students to use devices that their parents have allowed them to bring to Camp.

Electronic Devices at Camp ASB

  1. Electronic devices (tablets, phone, portable video game systems) are allowed at Camp ASB (summer only) during designated free choice times. 
  2. All content accessed on the device must be school appropriate.  (G or PG, 4+ or 9+, etc.)
  3. Students WILL NOT be allowed access to the school WiFi.
  4. Students that choose to bring a device, will be allowed to use it by themselves.  This is not a group activity, and other students will not be allowed to look on, watch, or participate with any device, other than their own.  
  5. The approved hours that devices may be used, are from 8-10 am, as students arrive in the morning, and 5-5:45 pm as students are getting picked up in the afternoon. 
  6. We have removed Wii Wednesday, from the Camp ASB calendar.  We still may use the Wii or the Kinect at times during the summer, but it will not be a regularly scheduled event. 
  7. Camp ASB is willing to work with individual families and will try to respect each family's rules about screen time. 

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.  To register for the camp, please click on the link below.  


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.


ASB Parents: help us spread the word!

We are looking for more Kindergartners and middle schoolers (specifically 6th grade) for 2019-20. Please tell all families you know with young children (neighbors, friends, co-workers, etc.) 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!


 We have hit the $5.1 million mark!  Thank you to all of our donors who have helped make this campaign a success. 

We are still seeking gifts from our community to reach our $6.5 million goal.  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 Now  

For more info please Click Here or contact Development Director, Courtney Barker at

Together We Can Reach Our Goal - $6.5 million

The 2019 ASB Walkathon is April 12 and fundraising is off to a great start!  Our students have raised over $15,000 in the first week.  Let's keep up the pace - Donate Now Here
How to Participate:
We are striving for 100% participation! Every parent should have received an email with a link to your student's individual pledge page.  You do not need to create anything or login.  Simply make a donation and share your student's link with family and friends.  If you did not receive the email, search and find your student's online pledge page Here.  Checks and cash can also be accepted, please turn into the front office in an envelope labeled "Walkathon."

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, winner of the Walkathon Logo Contest!

Scrip News

Need a quick meal after baseball or softball practice?  Check out the local restaurants you get can Scrip cards for Here.  Shopping for Easter and Spring Break?  Let us help you with Target Scrip.  Sign Up Here Now

Local Vendor Spotlight! Jack Jerome
Shop our favorite neighborhood clothing boutique and their denim promotion this week!  "A family of style," Jack Jerome is co-owned by the Kane and Guise families and give back 15% to ASB!  Order your Jack Jerome Scrip Here.

Questions? Email us at

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  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

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!

2019-2020 Parent Board Budget Proposal
The proposed Parent Board budget for 2019-2020 can be found HERE. Parent Board will be voting on the budget at the April meeting on 4/18 at 6pm. All are welcome to attend. Please contact Diane Othman, Parent Board Treasurer, with any questions. 

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!

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.
Diverse Learners Speaker Event
Are you interested in learning more about how to better support you child's organizational skills? If so, mark your calendars and join fellow ASB parents 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 students 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 .  
This event is brought to you by the ASB Diverse Learners Parent Group. Contact co-leaders Alethea Westover (text 206-409-1979) or Julie Gunter (text 206-390-3095) if you have any questions.
ASB Father / Daughter Dance!
Ready, Set, Glow! Save the Date for Friday, May 10 from 6-9 pm in the Assumption gym. DJ, photo booth, food! Tickets go on sale soon.

Traffic Duty, March 28th -- April 3rd
(Thank you Second Grade  and First Grade Families!)
Thursday, 3/28: Loop -- Johnson, Jones, Kirk, Kois; Big Toy -- Laskey, Letey
Friday, 3/29: Loop -- Matlock, McKinley, Meldahl, Moriarty; Big Toy -- Griffith, O'Mahony
Monday, 4/1: Loop -- Cypher, Johnson, Portugal, Taylor; Big Toy -- Ackerman, Agarwal
Tuesday, 4/2: Loop -  Aziz, Blake, Borden, Bruner; Big Toy -- Franson, Chaykin
Wednesday, 4/3: Loop -- Davis, Corr, Davidson, Donahue;  Big Toy  -- Cangialosi, Gustav
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.  For more information on CYO Track and Field, please click on this link to the CYO Track and Field website.
To register for Track and Field, CLICK HERE  

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

Volleyball News: 
Volleyball is entering its final season of regular season games, congrats to all of our teams on a great season.  Coaches and parents, please send pictures of your volleyball teams to Christa Caballero, to use in the ASB Yearbook.  Thank you. 

CYO Volleyball Schedules

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


Good luck to all our ASB volleyball and baseball  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. 
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
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!!!
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:
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!
Mental Health First Aid Course at North Seattle College

Sometimes first aid isn’t about a bandage, or CPR or calling 911. Sometimes, first aid is you!
A person you know could be experiencing a mental health or substance abuse problem. Learn an action plan to help a friend, family member, coworker or neighbor in need. You are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. (This FREE training provided by King County is for any person 18+.).

Get trained in Mental Health First Aid
When: Saturday, April 27 18 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: North Seattle College, 9600 College Way North
Register: Call Sue Wyder at (253) 426-5957 or

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
Summer Camp opportunities information  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

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 
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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