1-30: MAP 2 Testing Window
8: New Family Welcome party, 4-5:30pm at Big Toy (volunteer sign-up below)
9-10: 8th Grade Retreat
10: Mother/Son Fun (UW Baseball game), 7:00pm at UW
Father/Daughter Dance, 6-9:00pm
Midterm reporting via Alma
15: Scrip standing orders sent home.
Registration for 2019 CYO Soccer and Cross-Country OPENS
16: Spring Concert, 7:00pm at Assumption Gym
24: Noon Dismissal/No Extended Care
27: Memorial Day Holiday: No School/No Extended Care
2: ASB-led Parish Mass (2nd gr. leads), 9:30am at St. Bridget & 10:30am at Assumption
3: Last day for 8th grade
5: Graduation Breakfast, 10:00am at Assumption Fellowship Hall (graduates & parents)
Graduation Mass, 7:00pm at Assumption Gym
13: Field Day: Noon Dismissal/Extended Care available
14: End of Year Celebration Mass (PreK-8), 10:45am at Assumption
Last day of school: Noon Dismissal/No Extended Care
Report cards home
2018-19 ASB Calendar PDF
2019-20 Calendar (DRAFT)
May 8, 2019
Dear Students, Families, Alumni, Parishioners, and Friends of ASB School,
May is the month we celebrate Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Thank you to our 3A students for leading us in a beautiful May Crowning prayer service on Monday. We crowned Mary with flowers and blessed all of the Mary statues that live in our classrooms. Mary is the ultimate model of love, faith, and trust in the work God calls her to do. May she be a model for all of us, this month and always. I would also like to wish a very Happy Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful mothers in our community. Thank you for all you do – I hope you have the peaceful day you deserve!
Please keep our 8th
graders in your prayers tomorrow as they head off to Camp Don Bosco for their final retreat. This is a time filled with excitement, nervousness, and bittersweet emotion as they look forward to high school but also realize their time at ASB is winding down.
We know our graduates go on to be amazing success stories and I would like to congratulate some amazing young women in our community. I received an email from Holy Names Academy this week that let me know of some incredible accomplishments on the part of our alums. We are so proud of them! Congratulations to:
- Peyton Johnston is a Salutatorian for the HNA Class of 2019!
- Kate Laboda was a runner-up for the Junior Academic Award, which was established and fully endowed 33 years ago by HNA parents. It is an achievement award that integrates the attributes of effort and attitude. Honorees must have a grade point average in the top 10% of their class after five semesters, a keen desire to learn, a willingness to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for subjects they study, and demonstrate a command of language and attention to detail in an original essay submitted for review by a faculty committee. Candidates for the Junior Academic Award were nominated by the entire faculty, and the top vote recipients were invited to apply for the award. Members of the Committee also had high praise for ASB alumna Kate Laboda. They frequently remarked on the ways in which she is a model of positivity. One teacher commented that: “she always has a smile on her face and participates often—and I appreciate that”. Another explained it this way: “she is one of the most phenomenal students I’ve ever taught. She is brilliant, loves learning, has a great attitude, and elevates the environment of the classroom.”
- Emily Flora was accepted to Chapman University and has committed to their softball team!
- Lucy Klebeck was accepted to Gonzaga University and has committed to their cross country & track teams!
Today, Seattle celebrates Give Big! If you would like to make a donation to our 2018-2019 Annual Fund, please click here
. Thank you for all you do to support ASB!
As many of you have seen, lice have found a home on the heads of many of our students. Please check all of your children regularly. Hair should be wet when checked and you should be using a lice comb. The most critical piece of combating lice is treating your home. Please see this letter
for directions on how to ensure your home is lice-free. Thank you for your help with this.
Finally, I am excited to announce that we will be having a Groundbreaking Ceremony for construction on Wednesday, June 12th
from 6:00-8:00 PM. Join us as we see the first shovels go into the ground, then head to the gym for snacks, drinks, and good conversation. We will even be offering tours of the school to alumni and alumni families as they get a final look before construction begins!
Happy Mother’s Day and enjoy the AMAZING weather!
Teacher Taught Summer Enrichment Camps
Study Skills at ASB (Incoming 4th and 5th grade)
Teacher: Mrs. Jan Myers
When: July 29 - August 1, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This study skills camp will help incoming fourth and fifth graders be more confident as they meet the various challenges a new school year can bring. This camp will develop students’ executive functioning skills, help them identify their strengths, and assist in developing areas where there have been challenges. Topics that will be covered include: individual learning styles, organizational tools, time management, self-monitoring, planning and prioritizing, and task initiation. In addition, we will also be reviewing key curriculum topics in math and language arts. This camp will help students get an early start to a productive and successful school year.
For more information or to register, please contact: Jan Myers
Study Skills at ASB (Incoming 6, 7, and 8 grade)
Teacher: Ms. Elee McCarthy
When: July 29 - August 1, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (incoming 6th grade
When: August 5 - 8, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (incoming 7th and 8th grade
Incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are invited to get a jump-start on a successful 2019-2020 school year at a study skills camp. Students will learn about: individual learning styles, time management, test taking skills, and note taking strategies, among other topics that will be catered to the group’s highest needs. The camp will develop students’ executive functioning skills, help identify strengths and aid in developing areas where they have room to grow.
For more information or to register, please contact: Elee McCarthy
ASB Drama Camps (Incoming 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 grade)
Teacher: Ms. Julie Olsen
“The Little Mermaid” (Incoming 1st-4th Grade)
When: June 24 – June 28, 9 AM – 3 PM
“The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” (Incoming 4th- 6th Grade)
When: June 17 – June 21, 10 AM – 2 PM
Actor’s Toolbox (Incoming 6th- 8th Grade)
When: July 8 – July 12, 9 AM – 3 PM
Do you love theatre? Are you eager to sharpen your theatre skills during a transformative week of Drama Camp? This coming Summer, ASB Drama is excited to host theatre camps for all ages! Our “Little Mermaid” (Grades 1-4), “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” (Grades 4 - 6), and “Actor’s Toolbox: songs and Monologues” (Grades 6- 8) summer camps are designed to immerse drama-loving kids in the magic of singing, dancing, acting, and connecting! We will work on musical theatre skills together, explore crafting and propping, and each camp will culminate in a Performance/Share-Day. Middle School Actors, be sure to check out our Actor’s Toolbox workshop, in which we’ll work on acting, singing, and performance skills!
For more information or to register, please contact: Julie Olsen
Are you a current ASB family with an incoming PreK or Kindergarten student?
Please join us to meet your child's soon-to-be classmates & their parents!
Soccer News and Cross Country News!
Registration for the 2018 soccer and cross country seasons will open on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Registration for both of these sports will run through the summer and will close on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.
Track and Field News:
Congrats and good luck to all the NorthEnd Striders competitors. Please see the included CYO track meet schedule for the 2019 season:
- Relay: Saturday, May 11, 2019 @ 10:00am & 3:00pm (Renton Stadium)
- Qualifying: Saturday, May 18, 2019 @ 10:00am & 3:00pm (Highline Stadium)
- 8th Grade Pentathlon: Sunday, May 19, 2019 @ 12:30pm (West Seattle Stadium)
- All-Comers Meet: Saturday, June 1, 2019 @ 10:00am (Highline Stadium)
- Championship Meet: Saturday, June 1, 2019 @ 12:00pm (Highline Stadium)
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!
Save the Date for our Groundbreaking Celebration, June 12!
We are officially preparing to begin construction on this important and exciting building project. Construction will begin after the school year has ended.
We appreciate your consideration of giving to the capital campaign to fund our building project. 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
A special thank you to all of our generous donors
who have helped us reach over $5.25 million!
For more info please Click Here
or contact Development Director, Courtney Barker at email@example.com.
Together We Can Reach Our Goal - $6.5 million
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Make sure you have November 23 on your calendar for the 40th Annual ASB Auction! Interested in joining an auction committee? Email email@example.com
Pre-sale tickets will go on sale next week, don't miss the opportunity to get yours early!
The Camp ASB Summer Calendar is now available. You can find the calendar on the ASB School website and it is included in this newsletter. Registrations and prepayments for Camp ASB, including registration for the Camp ASB Field Trips, are now being accepted. Some field trips have a limited number of space and it is important for those families that want their children to attend, or need their children to attend Camp ASB on those days, are free to secure their spots. This can be done by contacting me or indicating your needs on the Camp ASB Registration Forms.
Camp ASB Forms:
Extended Care reminders:
- Camp ASB registration forms, KinderCamp registration forms and Camp ASB calendar are now available. Please go to the Extended Care page on the ASB Website, to get more information.
- 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.
Parent Board 2019-2020 Slate
Thank you for your participation in the election process for next year's ASB Parent Board. We are excited to welcome new board members onboard as they take on their respective leadership roles this summer and grateful for their generous sharing of time and talent in support of our school and kids.
These new Parent Board members are as follows:
• Vice President: Shannon Hull
• Treasurer: Sean Quigley
• Secretary: Rachel Guidon
• School Services Coordinator: Lauren Carson
• Clubs and Enrichment Coordinator: Annie Acosta
For those still deciding on volunteer options for next year, we are thrilled to also welcome Amy Perez as our new volunteer coordinator for 2019-2020. She will serve as a point person for connecting potential parent volunteers who have expressed interest via the volunteer survey with Leads who can share information, answer questions, and help with transitions. Thanks, Amy, for taking on this important role! For those who would like to contact Amy directly to discuss volunteer opportunities at ASB, contact HERE
May 10, 6-9 pm, Assumption Gym!
Sign up HERE
for this year's Father-Daughter Dance. Please write the names of those attending in the comment section.
Don’t forget to volunteer and sign up HERE
to earn those double service hours for clean up.
Wear your neon, get ready to go and let’s dance it up at Ready Set GLOW!
Attention Moms and Sons!
ASB Mother-Son Fun event on Friday May 10th is fast approaching. We will be cheering on the University of Washington baseball team for a 7:00pm game. The deadline to purchase tickets via PayPal has passed, but it is not too late to join the fun! You can purchase tickets directly from Husky Athletics HERE
or call 206.543.2200. Request General Admission tickets when you purchase; the ASB group will be in Section 5.
If you have any questions, please contact Angela
. We look forward to an evening of baseball and ASB-style fun!
ASB NEEDS YOU! Registration Includes Submitting Your Volunteer Survey For the Upcoming School Year
Here's a friendly reminder from your Parent Board to fill out and submit this simple survey HERE
recording your preferences for volunteer opportunities as a part of the registration process for the 2019/2020 school year. Expressing interest via this form does not represent a binding agreement, but will help us connect great gigs with great people--there's even some eventful Spring 2019 opportunities for those looking to log more volunteer hours by the end of this year!
Volunteer form HERE
Diverse Learners Parent Meeting
All are welcome at the next Diverse Learners Parent Meeting: Tues, May 14, 7 pm, at the Westover Family Home, located at 12400 42nd Ave NE (end of Sand Point Way going north). Social time with food and drinks (feel free to bring a snack or beverage to share), brainstorming community events and topics for next year, and faciliated group discussion of NPR's Special Series: "Unlocking Dyslexia," a learning difference that impacts 15-20% of the U.S. population, according to the International Dyslexia Association. To prepare for the discussion, listen to the short 3-part series before the meeting if you can (study notes will be provided) HERE
Questions? Or interested in getting involved next year but can't attend the meeting? We also send out a quarterly Diverse Learners Parent (DLP) email with additional resources. Call fellow ASB parent Alethea Westover at 206-409-1979 for more information.
Do you collect Box Tops for Education? Each Box Top gives ASB 10 cents! It’s an easy and fun way to give back to our school. You can print out collection sheets and submit your sheets to ASB anytime. We have a Box Tops collection Box right by reception!
Learn more HERE
LINK Collection sheets TO HERE
Traffic Duty, May 9th -- May 15th
(Thank you Kindergarten Families!)
Thursday, 5/9: Loop -- Branham Cahill, Carey, Smith; Big Toy -- Christie, Uffelman
Friday, 5/10: Loop -- VanBuskirk, Langdon, Volk, Weishaar; Big Toy -- Wilson, Zolezzi
Monday, 5/13: Loop -- Tzau, Ruf, Herlihy, Hofmann; Big Toy -- Jackson, Kalles
Tuesday, 5/14: Loop - Rubenstein, Einfeld, Lane, Langdon; Big Toy - Legg, Malley
Wednesday, 5/15: Loop - Matlock, McKinley, Molina, Musgrove; Big Toy - Myers, Othman
Are you looking for a way to fulfill service hours? Assumption Parish will be hosting a sew for Days for Girls - an international organization that makes menstrual kits for girls around the world so that they can stay in school.
You do not need to sew there are many tasks for non-sewers. Bring your sewing machine, iron/board, or just your self and come work with us - we would love to have you.
Tuesday, May 14, 6:30 - 9 pm in the Fellowship Hall - come when you can - no need to stay the entire time.
Please contact Ellen Bollard or 206-940-1069 if you have any questions or would like to help with food, set-up or clean-up. Thank you.
St. Bridget Parish:
Children’s Faith Formation, Family Nights, and Sacramental Preparation
EDGE Middle School Youth Group
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.
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
Youth Football Camp information HERE
Bishop Blanchet News
Middle school families, learn more about Bishop Blanchet HERE
Summer Camp opportunities information HERE
Host family information HERE
Holy Names News
Middle school families, learn more about Holy Names Academy HERE
Summer Camp opportunities information HERE
Holy Names Cougar Soccer Camp information HERE
Holy Names Leadership Academy 2019 information HERE
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
Hoopaholics develops and inspires youth basketball players on and off the court, cultivating an excitement guided by life lessons learned through the game. Hoopaholics is partnering with Camp ASB for the second time this Summer, to host a basketball camp the week of July 22-26. For more information on Hoopaholics basketball camps click 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
Registration is now open for summer camps! Watts is offering multiple five-day sessions from June through August. Click here for the full schedule.
MINDFULNESS & YOGA FOR KIDS & TWEENS