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JANUARY 12, 2020 - JANUARY 18, 2020

Weekly Calendar 


Sunday, January 12th
ASB Scrip available after Mass @ St. Bridget Parish 

Monday, January 13th 
2PM Dismissal 

Tuesday, January 14th 

Wednesday, January 15th 
2020/21 Registration Intent forms sent home 
Scrip standing orders sent home 


Thursday, January 16th 
Parent Board Meeting, 6PM in the Middle School Building

Friday, January 17th 
Pre-K and Kindergarten 2020/21 acceptance letters mailed 
Middle School ski bus departs ASB @ 3:30PM  


Saturday, January 18th 

Click here to view the full ASB calendar! 
 

Monthly Message from the Principal  

Happy New Year!




Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful holiday season with family and friends. While it was lovely having a break, it is also great to be back at school and in our normal routine.

As we begin 2020, we look towards a second half of the school year filled with curiosity, critical thinking, collaboration, and celebration.  We head into this month looking forward to so many things:

Celebrating our identity as a Catholic parish school. January 26th - February 1st is Catholic Schools Week and schools across the country will be celebrating the faith, joy, and opportunity that Catholic schools bring to students and families.  From the Bulldog Bash to Spirit Week, from Thanks-a-Latte to celebrating mass, from an assembly to an Open House, this week will be grounded in embracing the many gifts Catholic education brings to all in the community.  

Renewing our commitment to peace and justice as we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. and all those who fought (and continue to fight) for the civil rights of all people.  How do we build peace and justice in our community?  How do we broaden our impact to those around us?

Building our understanding of empathy. Self-Regulation this month will have students exploring their moral identity and how that shapes who they are and what they do.  The staff focus for the month is cultivating compassion; how do we not only embrace empathy, but, in turn, act on it when necessary?

Supporting our amazing arts program by attending our school musical, Narnia. Our middle school students, Ms. Olsen, and Mr. Turner have put in tremendous work and look forward to seeing everyone attend a performance the week of January 30th – February 2nd.


Showing gratitude to our supportive ASB community.  We continue to be deliberate in our practice of gratitude. This month, I want to particularly thank Jamie Cronin, who has spent many hours working with our Advancement Team on the new format for our weekly newsletter.  Show her your gratitude by reading it all the way through! Thank you, Jamie!

Until next month... thank you for all you do for ASB! 



Kathleen Conklin
Principal

Main Announcements  

Important Schedule Change  


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. Thank you for making note of this important schedule change. 

Inclement Weather  

In the event of snow or severe weather, please check our school website or voicemail for information regarding changes to our schedule. We also make these announcements on local television stations (click HERE to sign up for King5 text alerts) and whenever possible, send an email home to families. Please be aware that when weather is a factor, we rely on families to make a prudent decision based on the circumstances in your geographical area. We will always err on the side of safety. 

2019-2020 Yearbook 


All ASB students will receive a 2019-2020 yearbook and will be charged through FACTS. A 2020 Yearbook Refusal Form was sent home in this week's Wednesday envelope. If you would not like to receive this year's yearbook, please return this form and you will not be billed. Thank you! 

Traffic Duty - Thank you 7th Grade! 



1/13: Wood, Guise, Lauer, Smith (Loop); Spencer, Blair (62nd) 

1/14: Hanson, Pignataro, Williams, Wellington (Loop); Dunn, Johnson (62nd) 

1/15: Marona, Davis, Coy, Grajeda (Loop); Belcher, Rodgers (62nd) 


1/16: Sevilla, Ness, Johnson, Handley-Rubio (Loop); Spratley, Gustav (62nd) 

1/17: Simon, Abrams (Hupf), Westover, Horey (Loop); Boden, Mjelde (62nd) 

Advancement Office

Winter Open House - January 30, 2020


Save the Date for our Winter Open House on Thursday, January 30, 2020. Student led tours will begin at 9:30AM followed by a Q&A session with Principal Conklin. Please encourage friends and family to attend and learn more about our great school. 

Capital Campaign - Together we can reach our goal! 


Thanks to our generous donors we have now raised over 5.8 million in funding for our new building project. Check out the progress we are making; our new space is becoming reality! Estimated completion date is this summer. We are so close to meeting our 6.5 million dollar goal. 
 
MAKE YOUR PLEDGE HERE!
We would not be here without the generosity of our incredible donors. Thank you! For questions and more information please reach out to Director of Advancement, Courtney Barker

Scrip


The average family of four spends over $1000 per month on groceries. Signing up for a $500 grocery scrip standing order can cover a portion of your groceries, help you track spending and earn free money for ASB! Please consider helping ASB by signing up for a $500 grocery scrip each month. Send in your standing order form with a VOID check to sign up.

End of Year Receipts 


Thank you for supporting ASB throughout 2019. Contributions to ASB School are deemed charitable under Sec. 501(c)(3). For 2019 giving receipt information please click HERE. We appreciate your generosity. 

Student Life

Join us for the Chronicles of Narnia!


While the holidays are now over, it's still winter in Narnia. Come visit! The theater ensemble will be performing at Nathan Hale High School at the following times:

Thursday, January 30th @ 7PM
Friday, January 31st @ 7PM
Saturday, February 1st @ 7PM
Sunday, February 2nd @ 1PM


BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE!

Attention Rising Graduates 


Your local high schools are currently hosting Open Houses, 8th grade visits, and accepting applications. Click on the schools below for additional information.

Helpful Resources for the New Year


ASB is always looking to partner with our parents and students and ensure we are reaching our highest potential. As we enter 2020, here are just a few resources to consider for both you and your child: 

Athletics 

Volleyball 


Late registration for CYO volleyball, grades 5-8, is still available and will close at 11:59PM on January 15th. A late fee of $105 will be assessed per child.  Register HERE. Volleyball assessment times for 7th and 8th grade girls will be announced in next week's Bulldog Bulletin. 

Basketball 


The ASB Basketball season is underway. Please visit the CYO Team Sideline for game schedules. Good luck with the season. Go Bulldogs! 

Spring Sports - Registration Open! 


NE Seattle Little League: Registration is now open for the 2020 season. For kids 4-6 NESLL's tee ball program is a great way to introduce your son or daughter to the game. The NESLL's softball program is the best in the region and a great way to get young girls involved in athletics and be a part of championship teams. And NESLL's baseball program is a great opportunity for boys and girls ages 5-16 to learn about teamwork and the fundaments of the game. Click HERE to begin the registration process and learn more.

Seattle Celtic Soccer Club:
Seattle Celtic will be holding spring season tryouts throughout the month of January. Celtic has a coaching staff with the perfect mix of energy, passion and expertise to help players develop and excel in a fun environment. Teams are all levels and for players born between 2002 and 2013. Tryouts are free to attend. Click HERE for more details.  
 

Faith & Service

Assumption Parish


Please join Assumption Parish for Mass and celebrate in the ministry and fellowship of the Church. 

St. Bridget Parish 


Join us this weekend during our Saturday 5PM Mass or Sunday 9:30AM Mass for a special presentation regarding The Campaign for Assumption - St. Bridget School and the pledge from St. Bridget Parish. Following the Saturday, 5PM Mass, there will be a wine and cheese reception and following Sunday, 9:30AM Mass, an enhanced coffee and pastry reception will follow.

If you are a St. Bridget parishioner and would like to have you or your child baptized please contact Carla Loucks and she would be happy to assist you. For all Mass times please visit
 St. Bridget Parish
 

Parent Board

Volunteers Needed 


ScripScrip needs 2 volunteers to deliver standing orders to loyal neighbors in NE Seattle on January 14th or 15th for 1-2 hours. These orders earn $573 a month for ASB! Two parents working together can do all deliveries in about 1.5 hours. Please contact the Scrip Team if you are interested. Thank you!

Ski Bus: Contact David Cullop to act as the Communication Director for the Ski Bus. 

Click HERE for more info.

 

Looking Ahead

Important Dates to Remember 


January 20th - No School, MLK Day (Extended Care CLOSED)  
January 24th - Middle School Ski Bus, 3:30PM
January 26th - 8th Grade & PreK Led Mass
January 26th-31st - Catholic Schools & ASB Spirit Week 
January 29th - Thanks-a-Latte 
January 30th - Winter Open House (PreK-8), 9:30AM
January 30th - Catholic Schools Week Mass, 1:30PM
January 30th-February 2nd - Narnia Musical 
January 31st - Midterm Reporting via Alma 

Click here to view the full ASB calendar! 
 
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