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Week of December 1, 2019
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DECEMBER
9:         Noon dismissal (Extended Care available)
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
8:        Deadline for FACTS Tuition Assistance applications

2019-20 Calendar


 

December 4, 2019


Dear Students, Families, Alumni, Parishioners, and Friends of ASB School,
 
This week marks the first week of Advent, the season of waiting for the birth of Jesus.  The word Advent literally means “coming” and that is a word we hear often this time of year.  Relatives are coming.  Holiday parties are coming.  Gift exchanges are coming.  End of trimester grades are coming.  Stress is coming.  It is easy to get caught up in the negative connotations of all of life’s circumstances that come at us during this time of year.  What a perfect time to remember that during this first week of Advent, we light a candle for hope.  Hope is knowing that what is coming is going to bring light, joy, and love into our lives.  Hope is what our faith brings to us each and every day.
 
This past summer, our staff read the book Onward by Elena Aguilar, which is about cultivating resilience.  Each month has a particular theme and December’s theme is “Look for the Bright Spots.”  What a perfect theme in the midst of Advent.  As we navigate a time that is busy, stressful, and literally dark outside, we have to work hard to find and celebrate the bright spots.  During Advent, we create literal bright spots by lighting the Advent wreath, reminding us that Jesus is the light in our lives.  We also spend time in prayer, giving, laughter, and celebration, creating multiple bright spots along the way.  I hope everyone is able to find multiple bright spots in these next three weeks and use those to continue to make ASB a place where everyone feels welcomed and supported in this Advent season!
 
Best,
Kathleen Conklin
 


 "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!
 

  


Changes are happening every day to our new building addition with a completion date of summer 2020.  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 was a huge success! Thank you again to our sponsors and donors.
 
 Make sure to pick up your winning items (including the online auction) this week at Mary House. 
Tomorrow from 2:00 - 3:00pm and Friday from 8:30-9:30am.

Individual photos purchased before or during the auction will be going home in today's Wednesday envelope.  Class projects will go home on December 9th.

You can still join a few Sign Up Parties Here
 

Scrip 

 Scrip has $ Starbucks and $10 Amazon gift cards available this month.  These make great gifts for employees, friends, and stocking stuffers.  Look for a special scrip order form in your Wednesday envelope.

Assumption Parish will have scrip sales at mass this weekend!

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

Questions? Email us at scrip@asbschool.org
 

Extended Care will be open this coming Monday, 12/9, at 12 noon, when ASB school closes for report card work. If your family will need to use Extended Care on this date, please contact Dylan Pouley or Kai Bond, so that we can plan accordingly.  
 
Extended Care reminders:
  • Extended Care will be OPEN, Monday, December 9, at 12:00 pm noon, when ASB has a half-day for report card work. 
  • 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.

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.  
 
Soccer News:
The 2019 ASB Soccer season has come to a close, thank you so much to all of the parents, coaches, and players that made for a successful CYO Soccer season.  

 

Parents DO NOT send you soccer uniforms into the school.  These need to be returned to the head coaches of your child's soccer team.  

 

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  
 
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 INFORMATION & REGISTRATION UPDATE
Hip Hop Club Registration is OPEN!   Minecraft Lego Engineering is FULL.
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. This club’s registration has filled up completely after only two days after registration opened in the past, so please register ASAP to secure your spot!
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 5th -- 11th
(Thank you Sixth Grade Families! Please Note: Drop-off Location is on 62nd St. next to cones)
Thursday, 12/5: Loop --Hieger, Meyers, Larson, Grissom;  Drop-off - Tsubota, Matter
Friday, 12/6: Loop -- Eagan, Lydon, Matter, Amrofell; Drop-off -- King, Gunderson
Monday, 12/9: Loop -- Davidson, O-Donnell, Zweifel, Dierks; Drop-off -- Doucette, Blake
Tuesday, 12/10: Loop -- Braun, Milios, Duffy, Okada; Drop-off -- Hutcheson, Jones
Wednesday, 12/11: Loop -- Borden, Kois, Johnson, Subercaseaux; Drop-off -- Kelly, Letey
 






Assumption Parish
 

Please join us for a Communal Reconciliation Service, December 5th, 2019 at 7pm,
followed by individual confessions.  All are welcome!

Anointing of the Sick December 7th after 5pm Mass and December 8th after 9:30am Mass
All are welcome!

Children’s Christmas Choir to sing 5pm on December 24th
All children that love to sing in grades 3-8 are welcome to join!
Rehearsals start this SATURDAY, November 30th at 10am and continue for 3 more Saturdays before (Dec. 7th, 14th, and 21st)
Children need to be present at 3 out of the 4 rehearsals to sing on Christmas Eve.
Sign up with Angus McDonell, PA for Music and Youth 

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 8 - Christmas Concert at 3PM in Gym information HERE
December 21 - Winter Clinics: 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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