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Week of March 10, 2019
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MARCH
12-14: Usborne Books & More Book Fair, 11:30am - 4pm-updated time
13:      Conferences:  Noon Dismissal/Extended Care available
           Standing Scrip orders home. Orders placed today will be filled next week due to conference schedule.
14:      Conferences:  9:30am Late Start & Noon Dismissal/Extended Care available
15:      End of Trimester 2
           Archdiocesan In-Service:  No School/No Extended Care
           Middle School Ski Bus, 2:15pm-updated time
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

View the entire 2018-19 ASB Calendar here
March 13, 2019
 
Dear Students, Families, Alumni, Parishioners, and Friends of ASB School,
 
Today is National Good Samaritan Day, a day focused on unselfish acts of kindness and helping others.  What a perfect day to celebrate during Lent, a time we work on our relationships, our prayer lives, our support of those in need, and living as Jesus calls us to live.
 
I love sharing the many good things happening at ASB.  This last week, there have been several times where I have felt so proud of our students and proud to be a part of this community.  On Friday, I watched the 8th graders run a mock trial as a part of their To Kill A Mockingbird unit.  They were poised, highly prepared, and definitely turned the classroom into a well-run courtroom.  It is amazing to see them as young adults who’ve grown so much since their days in kindergarten.  To that end, the kindergarten students have brightened our halls and campus with posters about kindness.  After a month learning about kindness, they are reminding each of us how to treat each other and care for each other.  They even made a kindness video!  Way to be leaders, kindergarten!  Our 6th graders impressed not only me, but teachers, other students, and many visitors as they celebrated Greek Day on Friday.  Their displays were impressive, but even more impressive were their presentations.  They stood confidently in front a stream of visitors and explained Greek homes, art, mathematics, fashion, Olympics, and more.  If this is the level of work they are showing in 6th grade, I look forward to the next two years!  On Monday, we gathered in the gym for an assembly not only featuring two world champion hip-hop dances, but also featuring our students who are a part of the after school hip-hop club.  It was fun, upbeat, and so incredible to see some of our younger students confidently performing their dance moves for the entire school.  And to have the older students cheering them on – what a special moment and good reminder of the blessings of a PreK through 8 school community.  Finally, if you are in the building for conferences this week, swing by 1A and check out their Lenten “pledgehogs.”  Not only are they darling, but represent students making a commitment to kindness and hard work during this season of Lent.  Thank you to each student, teacher, parent, and community member for not only the above experiences, but for all the wonderful experiences that are made possible each day at ASB.
 
It has been terrific to see so many of you at conferences. Thank you for honoring our teachers’ time and your children’s hard work by coming together in the spirit of collaboration and partnership.  I can’t believe that Monday begins our last trimester of the year.  Where has the time gone?!

Don't forget that our annual Walk-a-thon is coming up on April 12th!  Our chairs, Sydnie Taylor and Jamie Bergman, have been hard at work to make this the most successful walk-a-thon yet.  Tomorrow is the deadline for students to submit a logo for the logo contest.  Please encourage your child(ren) to submit!
 
As we head into spring, we are not only doing all we can to finish the year strong, but we are also deep in the planning of next year.  Please be sure to join us at the State of the School meetings to receive registration materials, next year’s calendar, our newly published Strategic Plan, and more!
 
Part of planning next year is making sure our staff is in place as well.  I am hoping to have the counselor position filled by the end of next week.  We will also be hiring two instructional aide positions as Ms. Flores and Ms. Zolotusky move into teaching roles.  Seventh and eighth grade families were informed yesterday that one of our eighth grade teachers, who was out on leave, will not be finishing the year at ASB.  I am stepping into eighth grade for the remainder of the year and we will be posting the open position next week.  As I have communicated to seventh and eighth grade, please come to me directly with any questions.
 
Finally, here is a great article, especially for parents of middle and high school students.  As a parent of both, it definitely hit home with me!
 
Have a wonderful rest of the week and Happy St. Patty’s Day!

Best,

Kathleen Conklin
                                                                       


Thank you for the incredible support for the 8th grade fundraiser this year!  Our parents’ night out scheduled for the 22nd is now full, and we are looking forward to a fun and memorable evening.  We appreciate all of the interest and enthusiasm, and hope that both parents and students enjoy their evening!
Book Fair
Come visit our Usborne Books and More Book Fair during Parent-Teacher conference week,
March 12-14th from 11:30am - 4pm-updated time.  Shop for your ASB student's home library or choose books for gifting.  Funds received will go directly to supporting classroom libraries. Books available on site or shop online HERE.


 

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!
 

  
 



 We're very close to reaching $5.1 million.  You can help us get to that next milestone this week!  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!  Stay tuned for more info.

The 2019 Walkathon Logo Contest is accepting submissions through tomorrow, March 14.  Download the Contest Form Here.  The winning design receives a free dress coupon, logo on our website, banner, and more!  

A special thank you to our Walkathon Chairs - Sydnie Taylor & Jamie Bergman
 

Scrip News


Look for your standing order in THIS week's envelope.  Don't have a standing order yet?  Sign Up Here Now.  Orders placed on Wednesday will be filled the following week due to conference schedules.

Local Vendor Spotlight! Wedgewood Broiler 
"It's a tradition" A neighborhood and local favorite and they give back 20% to ASB!  Check out the Menu Here.  Order your Wedgewood Broiler Scrip Cards 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 Parents,
This is Cat Burns, Parent Board President 2018-2019. 
I am reaching out to all ASB Parents on behalf of the your ASB Parent Board. We have an important message which has also been shared in the newsletter over the past weeks. Our school community and the Parent Board depends on active volunteer participation to provide all the great activities and community-oriented events that we associate with being part of ASB. Now is the time for anyone who has considered getting more involved to please step forward and learn more about our exciting Parent Board positions available for the upcoming 2019-20 school year, including a Clubs and Enrichment Coordinator!

Here is a link to a "Call for Interest" form HERE  that can be filled out to indicate interest. 

Joining the Parent Board is a wonderful way to get involved and accrue your required volunteer hours. We have monthly meetings after work hours 1x a month. Also, the majority of Parent Board roles can be done in front of a computer or after professional work hours. 

Again please view the  “Call to Interest” form HERE
and feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions/comments you may have. HERE
We will be gathering the data this week. Submissions are requested by this Friday, March 8th.   Thank you all for considering, 
Cat Burns
Your ASB Parent Board President 2018-19 
 

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 dorrs by churching parking/Fellowship Hall. All our welcome, hope to see you there!

Traffic Duty, March 14th -- March 20th
(Thank you Second Grade Families!)
Thursday, 3/14: Loop -- Griffith, Grus, Halls, Hartsock; Big Toy -- Heiger, Hofmann
Friday, 3/15: Loop -- Jackson, M. Johnson, T. Johnson, Jones; Big Toy -- Kirk, Kois
Monday, 3/18: Loop -- Laskey, Letey, Matlock, McKinley; Big Toy -- Meldahl, Moriarty
Tuesday, 3/19: Loop -  Okada, Sleeth, Acosta, Anderson; Big Toy -- Arralde, Beiter

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.

This summer, Camp ASB will return to its traditional schedule.  We will be open for 7 weeks in June and July, with the month of August closed for maintenance and faculty in-service work.  We are anticipating construction activities over the course of the summer, and the same cautiousness in which we entered last summer will also guide our plans for this summer.  As we plan for this coming summer, we are always looking to add more activities and new experiences to our schedule, as well as trying to shape our program to best meet the needs of all of our families.  In this regard, we are planning on revising our Camp ASB policies on the use of personal electronics.  We still want to allow students to have freedom and choice in their summer experience, but we also want to respect those families that limit screen time or have specific rules about screen time.  We will have more information on our new plan, when everything is finalized.

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.
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


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. 
 
Assumption Parish: 
The annual Corned Beef Dinner is being held this Saturday, March 16th  in the fellowship hall after mass at 6pm—All are Welcome!   Please use this link to sign up:   https://www.assumptionseattle.com/_modules/form.php?id=40
 
And, use this link to pay:  https://www.osvonlinegiving.com/1415/DirectDonate/29259
 
You are welcome to come and to pay at the door.
 
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!

On March 18th, Archbishop Murphy High School will be hosting a screening of “Angst,” a film documenting personal experiences with anxiety, interviews with Mental Health Professionals and how to reach out for help. Our hope is to provide a evening where families can become more informed about the daily experiences of youths, access necessary resources to aid in building positive coping skills and empower families to continue the conversation about mental health at home.
Community Screening of "Angst"
When: Monday, March 18th
Doors open at 6:30 PM, Screening begins at 7:00 PM
Where: AMHS Gym
*There is no cost to attend the event.
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. 
 
North Seattle Titans Junior Football‏ 
North Seattle Titans Junior Football is a Seattle youth tackle football program dedicated to teaching the fundamentals in a structured and positive environment. This Seattle youth football program is for children between the ages of 6-14. Players are assigned to a team by their age and weight. North Seattle Titans  Jr. Football will prepare players to be champions for life and young persons of strong moral character. Top-quality equipment is provided to insure safety of the athletes, and our youth football program serves the families and neighborhoods of Seattle, Snohomish County, and King County.

Dates: Practices begin August 5th @ Ingraham High School, and will be held Monday through Friday, through the end of August; then 3 times a week after Labor Day weekend.
To Pre Register : Visit www.northseattletitansfootball.com  or contact
Head Coach, Bill Taylor at 
nstitanscoachbill@gmail.com, or (425) 672-3766
 
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