Week of March 3, 2019
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6:        Ash Wednesday Mass (gr. 3-8), 9:00am at Assumption
           Ash Wednesday Prayer Service (PreK-2), 10:30am at Assumption
6-8:     5th Grade Camp, North Cascades Institute
8:        Middle School Ski Bus, 3:30pm 
12:      Conferences:  Noon Dismissal/Extended Care available
13:      Conferences:  Noon Dismissal/Extended Care available
           Standing Scrip orders home
14:      Conferences:  9:30am Late Start & Noon Dismissal/Extended Care available
12-14  Usborne Books & More Book Fair, 11:30am - 4pm-updated time
15:      End of Trimester 2
           Archdiocesan In-Service:  No School/No Extended Care
           Middle School Ski Bus, 3:30pm 
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 6, 2019
Dear Students, Families, Alumni, Parishioners, and Friends of ASB School,
A few days ago, Pope Francis tweeted, “In order to pray well, we need to have the heart of a child.”  Today is Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of the Lenten season and our journey towards the death and resurrection of Jesus.  As our third graders beautifully led mass and our fourth graders beautifully led a prayer service for the younger students, I could not help but think of the Pope’s tweet.  Our students do such a wonderful job modeling the openness, sincerity, and wonder of prayer.  As we begin Lent, a time focused on fasting, prayer, and generosity of spirit, let us be inspired by our children and open our hearts to what this season may bring.
In today’s envelope, your family will receive your Lenten Rice Bowl for Catholic Relief Services.  Over the 40 days of the Lenten season, your family is invited to participate in the CRS Rice Bowl program. Through our donations and offering, we can provide support to our community and the people of the world who are hungry and in need. We are reminded that whenever we feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty or welcome the stranger, we are encountering the Risen Christ.
Please say a special prayer for our 5th graders as they head out to camp today.  May they stay warm, dry, and have a wonderful experience!
We look forward to seeing you at conferences next week.  This is a great time to meet and reset goals and expectations as we look towards the final trimester of the year. 
Congratulations to 7th grader Kris Sekhar! Not only did Kris win our school Geography Bee, he has now qualified to continue on to the Washington State Geography Bee at the end of this month.  Well done, Kris! We are so proud of you!
A few articles for the week:
Kathleen Conklin

The 8th grade class will be hosting TWO parents’ nights out for its annual fundraiser this year.  Students in grades PK-4 are invited to join their favorite 8th graders in the Assumption gym on Sunday March 3rd, 5:00-8:00, and Friday March 22nd, 6:00-9:00, while their parents enjoy an evening out.  Attend either or both!  Pizza, crafts, and games included.  Registration information will be coming soon. 
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!
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!



 The teachers and staff at ASB are all so committed, and inspire our kids daily. Our facility should reflect the quality of teachers and education they provide to our kids.   We are very excited about the new state-of-the-art Technology and Innovation Center, which will offer all of our children improved STEM curriculum and academic challenges .  We are so close to reaching our campaign goal and every donation matters, I hope you will consider joining our efforts, thank you!  - Shawn & Michelle Cahill 
Reilly (4th Grade), Connor (2nd Grade), and Ellie (Kinder).

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

Find out more about the campaign and building project in our Campaign Newsletter Issue 2.  Read Here

Thank you to all of our generous donors! 

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!  Stay tuned for more info.

The 2019 Walkathon Logo Contest is accepting submissions through March 14.  Download the Contest Form Here or check your Wednesday envelope.  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

Do you have a Standing Scrip Order?  Payment is an automatic monthly debit and your cards are delivered to you each month.  Order Now Here!

Local Vendor Spotlight! Varlamos 
Varlamos is a great family spot and they give back 20% to ASB!  Check out the Menu Here.  Order your Varlamos Scrip Cards Here.

Questions? Email us at

Due to your generosity we surpassed our goal by over $45,000, an incredible accomplishment.  Congratulations to our dedicated Auction Chairs - Jenni Volk, Diane Othman, and Melissa Malley and all of our committee members.  Thank you for your support of the 2018 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

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 2018-19. I hope everyone enjoyed the sunny weather this weekend. 

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 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 
Spring Clubs Information -Registration from March 13th - March 27th

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.     
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.

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 7th--March 12th
(Thank you Second Grade Families!)
Thursday, 3/7: Loop -- Letey, Beiter, Bond, Bruch; Big Toy -- Cahill, Carey
Friday, 3/8: Loop -- Meldahl, Childress, Conner, Crile; Big Toy -- Dreis, Eagan
Monday, 3/11: Loop -- Eastwood, Phillips, Rasmussen, Rodgers (Selberg); Big Toy -- Romey, Simonds
Tuesday, 3/12: Loop - Slavin, Eastwood, Sloan, Taylor; Big Toy -- Trepanier, van der Ven
Wednesday, 3/13: Loop -- Vitulli, Volpone, Wickens, Yeend; Big Toy -- Erickson, Glover

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.


Tax Information for Extended Care families is available in each families FACTS account. From each family's FACTS account, one has the ability to  create a report of the hours paid for and used during a specific time frame.
The Tax ID # for Extended Care is 911934765
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.
Volleyball News:
Volleyball games begin this weekend! Please look to the CYO Team Sideline website to find the complete game schedule for each team.  GO BULLDOGS!!

CYO Volleyball Schedules

Basketball News:

Uniform returns: Basketball uniforms should be returned to each teams head coach or one parent or family designated by the head coach.  Do not send your uniforms into ASB or to Dylan Pouley.  It is very important that each uniform is returned as a set that was given out to each team.  Thank you.  

Equipment returns: Basketball equipment can be returned mornings or afternoons at ASB Extended Care.  There is a wire shelf next to the Extended Care office on which coaches can return their equipment bags.  

Baseball News: 
Stay tuned for more information on practice times and schedules for each of the ASB Baseball teams.  

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 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
Northeast Seattle Little League Registration is now open for the 2019 Season
"Spring is just around the corner so it’s time for kids to gear up for baseball, softball, and tee ball with Northeast Seattle Little League (NESLL)!

For parents, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities within the league and with your child’s team.
Please go to to start the registration process.  For questions about registration, please email NESLL's registrar ."

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  or contact
Head Coach, Bill Taylor at, or (425) 672-3766
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