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Week of December 16, 2018
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DECEMBER
19:      Kindergarten Posada, 2:00 pm at Assumption Gym
21:      Noon Dismissal: Christmas Break (Extended Care available)
           Christmas Break: December 21 (noon) through January 6


JANUARY 2019     
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)
11:       Middle School Ski Bus, 3:30 pm
14:       MLK, Jr./Peace & Justice Prayer Service, 1:20 pm, Assumption Parish
16:       CYO volleyball registration CLOSES, no registrations will be accepted after 1/16/19
18:       Middle School Ski Bus, 3:30 pm
21:       Martin Luther King holiday: No school/No Extended Care
25:       Middle School Ski Bus, 3:30 pm
27:       ASB-led Parish Mass (8th & PreK), 9:30 am at St. Bridget & 10:30 am at Assumption
            4th Annual Bulldog Bash, 7th gr. boys Varsity-3:45 pm & 8th gr. boys JV-5:00 pm
27-31: Catholic Schools Week
31:       ASB School Open House, 9-10:30 am
            Catholic Schools Week Mass, 1:30 pm at Assumption Gym

View the entire 2018-19 ASB Calendar here
December 19, 2018
 
Dear Students, Families, Alumni, Parishioners, and Friends of ASB School,
 
'Tis the season to be jolly and jolly we are at ASB!  Thank you to Mr. Van Pelt, Mr. Turner, our choir, concert band, first, second, and third grade students for a joyful Christmas concert last week.  And thank you to St. Bridget for hosting us.  Thank you to our kindergarten students who led parish masses this past weekend, you did an excellent job.  Thank you to our Student Leadership Team, Mrs. Kane, and Mr. Van Pelt for our spirited Christmas assembly on Monday afternoon.  Teachers showing off their Christmas sweaters and an appearance by multiple Grinches definitely made for good entertainment.  Thank you to our kindergarten students and teachers for annual Posada celebration, which will happen this afternoon.  Thank you to all of you for your generous donations for Francis House, Lake City shelter, the Tri-Parish Food Bank, and more.  You definitely live the true spirit of Christmas.

I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  May these next few weeks be filled with love, peace, and joy for each of you and your families.  See you in 2019!
 
Best,
Kathleen Conklin
 

Congratulations to our incredible ASB Choir & Mr. Matt Turner, for a terrific performance at this year's Winterfest at Seattle Center.
 
 

DON'T MISS THIS!
 

                    


Are you watching your kids scroll through their lives, with their rapid-fire thumbs and six-second attention spans? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney explores struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

 

WHO:     All Parents, Friends, and Guests - parents & kids are welcome 
WHAT:    A special screening of SCREENAGERS documentary film and in person Q&A session with filmaker Dr. Delaney Ruston
WHEN:  Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm
WHERE: Assumption Parish Fellowship Hall
WHY: ASB has the unique opportunity to welcome Dr. Delaney Ruston on campus to present the film and lead a Q&A session. This is a MUST SEE film and MUST ATTEND parent event - don't miss it!

This is a FREE event but we do need everyone to RSVP. Reserve your spot today!



 
Tuition Assistance DEADLINE Reminder!


JANUARY 4th (during Christmas break) is the deadline to complete your application for Tuition Assistance through ASB School and/or the Fulcrum Foundation. Please direct questions to Business Manager Cecelia Davison at cdavison@asbschool.org.



Want to share the Christmas Concert video link with out-of-town grandparents? Or just want to watch your cutie's performance again? The professionally-recorded video is ready!

Please click HERE to view the concert, and feel free to share it with family & friends. We hope you enjoy this permanent record of your child's performance! Thank you again to Mr. Van Pelt and Mr. Turner, for leading our incredible music, band and choir programs. Thank you also to ASB-parent Jorge Sevilla, for producing the video. Merry Christmas!
 

 

Do you know someone going to PreK or Kindergarten next year?
Or a family interested in exploring a possible transfer into grades 1-8?


We need your help spreading the word about ASB to your neighbors, co-workers and friends! 

Current school parents are the most-trusted source of information, and our #1 recruiting tool.  Please share your family's experience at ASB School! 

Priority will be given to applications received by Friday, December 21, 2018 -
and we continue to accept applications until we fill our classes to capacity.  Please email completed apps to Admissions Director Kelley Kane.
 


  
 



 We have reached 75% of our campaign goal! Consider making your gift before year end to help us finish the last 25%.  Pledges can be made over a period of up to four years if made by the end of 2018.  Download the pledge form here.

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
 

Scrip News

Some cards and all special orders this week may not be returned until after break.  Thank you to everyone who supported Scrip this year!  Merry Christmas from the Scrip team! 

Questions? Email us at scrip@asbschool.org
 

The following Sign-Up Parties will be available online after winter break - 8th Grade Parties, Movie Night in the Gym, Bulldog Mini Cheer, Bunco Night, Sip & Draw Night.  Stay tuned!

Auction items and ASB Wine are ready for pick up!  Please stop by Mary House after drop off or before pick up to collect your items.

We're still missing a few Glassybaby sales, please check your receipt and if you should have been billed email auction@asbschool.org.  Thank you for checking and thank you to all those that have emailed us thus far!

Watch the Auction Video Here

THANK YOU!  THANK YOU! THANK YOU!  The support of our ASB community throughout the Auction has been incredible. 

Volleyball news:
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 News:
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.  
 

The Holidays are here and so is hoop season!
Watts Basketball has lots of amazing programs for your young hooper. Give the gift that will last a lifetime—our Home for the Holiday Hoops camps or one of our ongoing skills classes will help develop skills and create lasting memories!  Our camps and classes create an environment that restores the benefits of skill development, confidence building, and fun
 


Home for the Holidays Hoops Camp

Featuring Supersonics legend Slick Watts and his son, former Husky star Donald Watts, Watts Holiday Hoop camps are the perfect way to make this holidays season truly unforgettable for the young athlete in your life. Our last three camps sold out in advance and spots are already filling for Holiday Hoops! Registration will close no later than December 21st for both weeks.

Don’t miss out, sign up now!


Soccer News:
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.  


Please contact Dylan Pouley with CYO questions. 
 
 

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.

Parents of Diverse Learners! The January Meeting is Coming Up!
We look forward to gathering together as a community of parents who have the shared experience of caring for a child who happens to learn a bit differently on Jan 15th at 7-9 pm--our next meeting for some post-holiday social time, sharing resources, and the opportunity to watch a 30-minute HBO documentary on the experiences of children with special gifts and needs at home and at school ("I Can't Do This But I Can Do That") with time for facilitated discussion after. All are welcome! Any questions, contact fellow ASB parents Julie Gunter or Alethea Westover
Date: Jan 15, 7-9 pm
Location: The Gunter Home at 6801 44th Pl NE, 98115
What to Bring? Yourself! We are hoping for a great turnout similar to our November meeting. Please help us spread the word or bring a friend. Also, drink or an app to share is appreciated, but optional.
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
Tuesdays, 3:00-4:30
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!
Mondays, 2:00-3:15
January 7 - March 18 (no class 1/21, 2/18, 3/11)

Minecraft LEGO® Engineering Club / Grades K-3 - CLUB IS FULL!
Thursdays 3:00-4:30

January 10 - March 21 (no class 3/14)
SCHOOL STORE HAS GREAT GIFT GIVING IDEAS – IN STOCK! CLICK HERE  FOR IDEAS!
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:
Wednesdays 8:15-9:00 am
Thursdays 2:45-3:15 pm

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 pm Special Events - Curriculum Night/TBD as the school year progresses. Training will be provided during your first sign-up. Thanks, Lisa Hanson & Amy Genovese

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.


Reminder 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 20th - 21st
(Thanks Sixth Grade Families!)
Thursday, 12/20: Loop - Spencer, Figueira, Coy, Murphy; BT - Rodgers (Selberg), Ness
Friday, 12/21  Loop -  Sevilla, Gustav, Simon, Abrams (Hupf); BT - Kelley, Grajeda

And Thanks to 7th Grade Families Who Are Up Next in 2019!
Monday, 1/7: Loop - Hartsock, Horner, Hyde, Johnson; BT - Juric-Sekhar, Eckart
Tuesday 1/8: Loop - King, Kizzier, Arthur, Birmingham; BT - Boden, Bratrud
Wednesday 1/9 Loop -  Cardwell, Casey, Cheng, Colee BT - Corcoran, Cullop


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.  Extended Care will be closed for the entirety of ASB School's Christmas Vacation. 

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 extended@asbschool.org that email account will forward your email to both Kai and Dylan.  

Extended Care reminders:
  • Extended Care will be available the afternoon of December 21, 2018, starting at 12:00 pm when school is dismissed.  
  • 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:
  • Assumption Parish Advent Reconciliation is on Monday, December 17th at 7pm in the Church. This is a prayful service of reflection with general absolution.
  • 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!
Free Dress Food Drive---Monday, January 7, 2018
PreK –  canned fruit
Kindergarten – Pasta and Pasta Sauce
1st Grade – Instant Potato and Rice side dishes
2nd Grade – Peanut Butter and Jelly
3rd Grade – Shampoo and Dishwashing soap like Dawn etc
4th Grade – Canned Spaghetti/Ravioli
5th Grade – Soups and Stews
6th Grade – Canned Chicken and Tuna
7th Grade – Bisquick and syrup
8th Grade – Oatmeal  
The Pantry can always use deodorant, shampoo, laundry detergent and cleaning supplies!  None of these items may be purchased with food stamps.
 (If you bought a large quantity that your child can not carry- give them one or two items and please drop the rest at the Assumption Parish office).
 Next Free Dress Food Drive is Monday, February 4th .

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 
 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
Looking for on-going training that builds confidence, skills and guaranteed results? Whether your child is a kindergartner picking up a basketball for the first time, or is a high school star who is looking to play in college, we offer a class that is right for them! CLICK HERE for schedule.

Are you looking for more personalized attention for the youth basketball player in your family? Watts Basketball’s offers private, semi-private and small-group training at our SoDo gym and the Washington Athletic Club. Learn more details HERE
One on One 8th Annual Holiday Hoops Camps
Info & registration click HERE
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