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Week of December 8, 2019
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DECEMBER
12:       Christmas Concert, 7pm, St. Bridget, grades 1-3, choir, band
13:       Report Cards home via Alma
15:       ASB led Mass-1st grade, 8:30 Assumption, 9:30 St. Bridget
18:       Standing Scrip orders home
20:       Noon dismissal-Christmas break-Jan.5
            (No Extended Care/PreK Extended Care)


JANUARY
6:        School resumes
           Free Dress Food Drive
8:        Deadline for FACTS Tuition Assistance applications

2019-20 Calendar


 

December 11, 2019


Dear Students, Families, Alumni, Parishioners, and Friends of ASB School,
 
In this second week of Advent, we focus on the gift of peace.  This can be hard to find this time of year.  I wish you peace this week and hope you find peace in the practice of your faith, peace in the love of your family, peace in the support of your friends, peace in forgiving those seeking forgiveness, and peace in the joy your children bring to not only you, but to our entire community.
 
I am sincerely grateful to you for helping with our various Christmas giving projects at each grade level.  This is one real way our children can experience creating peace for others by giving them some momentary comfort and celebration of the season.  As always, I am humbled by the generosity of this community. It never ceases to amaze me.
 
Last week, I wrote about finding bright spots. I hope to see many of you tomorrow night at our annual Christmas concert at 7:00 PM at St. Bridget.  This most certainly going to be a very bright spot of our week!
 
Best,
Kathleen Conklin
 


IMPORTANT SCHEDULE NOTE- MARK YOUR CALENDARS
On Thursday, May 21st, ASB will dismiss at noon.  The purpose of this dismissal is to have our full school reunification drill.  Families will receive more information closer to the date. This is an important event for all families to learn these procedures in case of an actual emergency.  

 "NEW BOOSTER SEAT REQUIREMENTS" 
Effective January 1, 2020 • Children under age 2 must be properly secured in a rear-facing car seat, • Children ages 2-4 must be properly secured in a car seat with a harness which may be either rear facing or forward facing, • Children ages 4 and older and less than 4’9” tall must be secured in a booster seat with seat belt (or continue in harness seat). • Children over height 4’9” must be secured by a properly fitted seat belt (typically starting at 8-12 years old). • Children under age 13 required to ride in the back seat when practical to do so.  


"Christmas season is upon us!  The ASB Christmas Concert is scheduled for Thursday, December 12th, 7:00pm at St. Bridget Church.  Please put this on your calendar as it is a required event for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students as well as the Choir and Concert Band.  More information will be released as the date nears closer. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Turner or Mr. Van Pelt. We can't wait to see you there!"

Tuition Assistance Deadline - January 8, 2020
If you are considering applying for 2020-21 Tuition Assistance, now is the time! Applications are due by January 8, 2020. To apply, log into your FACTS account, and click on the Grant Aid button at the top right. Make sure you select 2020-21 academic year.  


Cross Country and Soccer seasons are coming to an end.

Looking for any and all fall sports photos; both team and individual pictures for this year's school yearbook! Please send those pictures to Teressa Caballero  Thank you!
 

  


We have a roof!  Make sure to drive by our exciting expansion with a completion date of this summer.

December is a great month to make your pledge as you consider year end gifts.  Be a part of the ASB legacy in supporting the capital campaign to fund our building project. 

Make Your Pledge Here  Pledges can be paid over three years if made before the end of 2019.
 
For questions and more information please reach out to Director of Advancement, Courtney Barker, at cbarker@asbschool.org

Together we Can Reach Our Goal - $6.5 million

 The 40th Annual Auction is wrapping up!
 
 Final day to pick up your winning items is Friday, December 13 from 8:30am - 3:00pm.  All items can be picked up at Mary House - 6221 32nd Ave NE. 

Check out the Sign-Up Parties and purchase now!
 
 



Black & White Photos: If you have already purchased your child’s individual black and white photo and would love to order more photos before the holidays, we will be sending a link to each class with instructions on how to order prints through Tammy Marx’s Photography. There will be multiple sizes to choose from and prints will be sent directly to your house .

Class photos will be sent home in next week’s Wednesday envelope. Thank you Tammy Marx Eckart for capturing such beautiful photos of our ASB Bulldogs!
 

Scrip 

 Scrip has you covered for all your Christmas shopping -- Amazon, Target, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Home Depot, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn/Williams-Sonoma,  iTunes, Top Pot, Starbucks and more. Check out the order form in today envelope and send in your order tomorrow. 

 

Both parishes will have scrip for sales at Mass this weekend.

Sign up Here  for your Scrip or use your Wednesday envelope!

Questions? Email us at scrip@asbschool.org
 

A reminder that there will be no Extended Care next Friday, December 20th. 
 
Extended Care reminders:
  • Extended Care registration forms can be found HERE
  • Extended Care opens each morning at 7:00 am.
  • Extended Care closes at 5:45 pm each afternoon.
 
  Did you know about our new family referral credit? Tell your friends, colleagues, and neighbors what you love about Assumption-St. Bridget School!  Now accepting 20/21 applications for all grades PreK-8th and 19/20 mid-year transfers.

The Pre-K & Kindergarten application deadline for the 20/21 school year is

December 20th, 2019

 
Volleyball news:
Registration for CYO volleyball is now open, if you would like to register for CYO volleyball, please click on the clink below:
 
Registration will remain open until January 17, at 11:59 pm.
 
Regular registration: November 27, 2019-January 8, 2020
Late registration: January 8-January 15, 2020 

 
Basketball News:
Please look to the CYO Team Sideline Website for game schedules. Good luck with the season.  
 
 

Please contact Dylan Pouley with CYO questions. 
 
Coordinator Contacts:  
Emilie O'Connor – grades 5-8
Kelley Kane, Basketball – grades 4-8
Lincoln Davis, Soccer Coordinator – grades K-4
Emily Childress, Soccer Coordinator – grades 5-8  
Important Note:
The Parent Board meeting originally scheduled for this Thursday evening, December 12th, has been cancelled due to holiday conflicts. 

Please join us for our next meeting on Thursday, January 16, at 6 pm in the 8th Grade Classroom, Middle School Building. A reminder for the meeting will be sent out via the newsletter the week before.
Box Tops and AmazonSmile Giving Opportunities!
Did you know that Box Tops now has an app? It is easier than ever to earn money for your school! Just download the app, enter your school info, and scan your receipt next time you are at the grocery store. All applicable items will earn money for ASB!  You can also earn money for ASB by using Amazon Smile!  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.
Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser, click change your charity to ASB.
WINTER CLUBS UPDATE
56Hip Hop Club Registration is OPEN until 12/20 but filling up fast. Register ASAP to secure your spot!
Hip Hop Club / Grades 1 - 4
Mondays, 2:00-3:15pm
January 6 - March 9 (no class 1/20, 2/17)
Cost is $220 / 8-week session & assembly performance
Once again, Massive Monkees will teach aspiring B-girls and B-boys some breakdance moves.  This year our world champ dance instructor, Jeromeskee, will teach our b-girls and g-boys a routine to be performed at a school assembly. Kids dance a variety of styles and learn all about the art forms of hip hop culture encouraging creative expression and positive change. 
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER



Volunteers Needed!

Click HERE  for all the details about these TWO great volunteer opportunities.
Ski Bus
* Act as the Communication Director for the Ski Bus. 
Contact: David Cullop
 Scrip Volunteers
*Help with monthly St. Bridget scrip sales. Sign up HERE 
Contact: Lisa Bekins VanDerhoef
School Store Hours:  Wednesdays: 8:30-9:15 am; Thursdays: 2:45-3:15 pm
Traffic Duty: December 12th -- 18th
(Thank you Sixth Grade Families! Please Note: Drop-off Location is on 62nd St. next to cones)
Thursday, 12/12: Loop --Gonzalez O'Donnell, Hartsock, Okada;  Drop-off - Zaboukos, Rosellini
Friday, 12/13: Loop -- Meyerson, Salerno, Marona, Guise; Drop-off -- Cullop, Sera
Monday, 12/16: Loop -- Kirk, Cox, Wagner, King; Drop-off -- Horner, Breedlove
Tuesday, 12/17: Loop -- Grant, Hieger, Myers, Larson; Drop-off -- Grissom, Tsubota
Wednesday, 12/18: Loop -- Byrne, Eagan, Lydon, Marona; Drop-off -- Amrofell, King






Assumption Parish
 

Join us 
ASB first grade led Mass this Sunday, 12/15 at 9:30am.

ASB scrip available after 5pm Mass on 12/14 and after 9:30am Mass on 12/15.  
ASB Scrip is a straight-forward fundraising program. 
Gift cards are purchased by ASB at a discount and sold to you at face value. 
No extra cost to you! The school receives 2% – 20% ON EACH CARD, depending on the retailer.

Sunday, December 15th after the 9:30 Mass, the Knights of Columbus will be holding a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser to help support Catholic Relief Services.  
The breakfast will feature the Knights’ famous homemade pancakes, sausages and fixings. 
Please come to this fun gathering for a good cause.

Reminder to join us for 9am Daily Mass
Parents, swing by after dropping your kids off for school to receive spiritual nourishment at our 9am Daily Mass.  Daily Mass times are M, W, Th and F at 9am.  It’s a great way to start your day.

Celebrate Christmas with Us!
December 24th, 5pm and 10pm
December 25th, 9:30am

Welcome New Families Who Have Applied to ASB School Next Year!
A reminder, we gather for weekend Mass on Saturdays at 5pm and Sundays at 9:30am.  
We look forward to seeing you!

Seattle Prep News
Middle school families, learn more about Seattle Prep HERE 

 Bishop Blanchet News
Middle school families, learn more about Bishop Blanchet HERE 
8th grade visit info HERE
Brave access pass info HERE
December 21 - Winter Clinics: information HERE
December and January events information HERE
Holy Names News
Middle school families, learn more about Holy Names Academy HERE
HNA for a Day! info HERE
O'Dea News
Middle school families, learn more about O'Dea HERE
Visitation Days schedule 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

To learn more, for classes, private training or Schools Out Camps & Clinics click HERE!

Girls Lacrosse information HERE 

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