Week of January 13, 2019
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JANUARY 2019     
16:       CYO Volleyball registration CLOSES (11:59 pm)
18:       Geo Bee, 11:15am at Assumption Gym
            Middle School Ski Bus, 3:30 pm
21:       Martin Luther King holiday: No school/No Extended Care
24:       Bulldog Bibliophiles (Parent Book Club-All are welcome!), 8:40am at Bryant Cafe
            Screenagers + Q&A with filmmaker Dr. Delaney Ruston, 7:00pm at Assumption Fellowship Hall 
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 & ASB Spirit Week (see themes below)
29-30:  National Catholic Schools Day of Giving (noon to noon) 
30:       Thanks-a-Latte Parent Appreciation, during morning drop-off at Loop & Big Toy
31:       ASB School Open House, 9-10:30 am
            Catholic Schools Week Mass, 1:30 pm at Assumption Gym

1:         Middle School Ski Bus, 3:30 pm
            Parent Bunco Night, 7:-9:00pm at St. Bridget Parish
4:         Free Dress Food Drive for St. Vincent de Paul pantry (1st Monday of the month)
8:         Middle School Ski Bus, 3:30 pm
15:       Staff Retreat: No School/No Extended Care
            Midterm reporting via Alma
18-19:  President's Day Holiday: No School/No Extended Care
22:       Middle School Ski Bus, 3:30 pm
24:       ASB-led Parish Mass (1st gr. leads), 8:30am at Assumption & 9:30am at St. Bridget

View the entire 2018-19 ASB Calendar here
January 16, 2019
Dear Students, Families, Alumni, Parishioners, and Friends of ASB School,
Happy Wednesday!  What a gift it has been to see the sunshine and have temperatures close to 60 degrees in the middle of January.  I hope everyone has been able to get outside and enjoy it.  Not only have we had the gift of sunshine, but our week started with a beautiful prayer service for peace and justice on Monday.  The 6B class led us in prayer and song to remind us why we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. next Monday, how we live out Jesus’s call by promoting peace and justice for all people, and explicitly focused on kids who’ve made a difference in the world through their work.  As we heard examples of children ranging from five to eighteen who’ve taken the initiative to work for peace and justice on the issues that are important to them.  One of the ways we live our mission as a Catholic school is to help students develop into respectful and contributing members of local and global communities who demonstrate respect, care, acceptance, and understanding of all.  Well done, 6B!
Please be sure you are doing your part in the partnership that is needed for strong communication.   Read the whole newsletter and check out your Wednesday envelope.  There are some important items in your Wednesday envelope this week.  Please be sure to check them out!
  • Volunteer hours – It is time to record and turn in volunteer hours for the second quarter.  Please use the sheet provided in your envelope to record hours for October through December.  If you forgot to record your hours from July through September, please add them to this sheet.  Every family is required to provide 35 hours of service.  Incomplete hours will be billed at the end of the year.
  • Yearbook form – We assume all students are going to receive a yearbook and will bill all students for a yearbook UNLESS you return the yearbook refusal form in your envelope.  IF YOU WANT A YEARBOOK, NO ACTION NECESSARY!
We found out some exciting news this past week.  We will be holding our spring musical, Hello Dolly!, at Nathan Hale high school!  It is wonderful to be able to stay in the neighborhood and partner with one of our local public schools.  I hope everyone plans on attending the performances in April.  Middle school students, this will make rehearsals and performances much more convenient for you.  If you haven’t auditioned but are still interested, there is still time!  Contact Ms. Olsen to set up an audition.
Check out the rest of the newsletter below.  There’s a lot of great stuff happening at ASB!
Have a wonderful week and enjoy the long weekend!
Kathleen Conklin

Yearbook Team Photos Needed!  
Team pictures from soccer and basketball are needed for the yearbook.  Please email them ASAP to Christa Caballero
Also, if you do not wish to order a yearbook please look in the Wednesday envelope for the Yearbook Opt-out form.  



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

Mon. 1/28:      Comfy Day (PJ's or sweats - shoes must be suitable for PE & recess
Tues. 1/29:     Timeline Tuesday (dress from your favorite decade)
Wed. 1/30:      Disney Day (dress as your favorite Disney character or in Disney wear)
Th. 1/31:         ASB Spirit Day & Open House (mass uniforms, please)
Fri. 2/1: 
         Sports Day (wear your favorite team's logo-wear)

Volleyball news:
Registration for CYO volleyball ENDS TONIGHT, January 16, 2019 at 11:59 pm. 
No registration will be accepted starting January 17

To register your child(ren) for volleyball, please log into your family's SportsPilot account and follow the registration links.

Volleyball Assessments
In 7th and 8th grade girls volleyball, the teams are split into varsity and junior varsity divisions. This requires an assessment process that allows assessors to determine the best fit for each player.  Assessments will be held the week of February, 11-14, times and exact dates TBD. In order to be eligible for the varsity team, students need to attend at least one of the assessment nights, and two would be preferred.  The assessors will be looking at the skills of each student and will focus on serving, passing, setting & spiking and court play.  Overall, it's pretty low key and we strive to create an environment that is low stress and lots of fun. Parents are not allowed in the gym to watch the assessments.
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.  

Coordinator Contacts:  
Emilie O'Connor, Volleyball Coordinator - grades 5-8 
Steve Kelly: Baseball Coordinator - grades 5-6
Eric Simmons, Baseball Coordinator - grades 7-8

Please contact Dylan Pouley with CYO questions. 

Calling all ASB Parents - can you help at our Jan. 31 Open House?

Please email me if you are able to help greet prospective families, and assist with student-led tours from 8:30am-10:30am on Thursday, Jan. 31. Parents representing all grades are welcome to help! 


 Look for the Campaign Newsletter Issue 2 coming soon, and read all of the latest news about our building project and fundraising efforts.

Every gift makes a difference! 
Pledges can be paid over a period of up to three years. 
Download the Pledge Form Here  Donate Online

Thank you to all of our generous donors

For more info please Click Here or contact Development Director, Courtney Barker at

Together We Can Reach Our Goal - $6.5 million

Scrip News

Planning to eat out this holiday weekend?  Support our local restaurants and ASB - Varlamos, Ridge Pizza, and Wedgwood Broiler, all give 20% back to us!

Questions? Email us at

Sign Up Parties: Deadline to sign up for all parties is February 15!   - 8th Grade Parties, Movie Night in the Gym, Bunco Night, Sip & Draw Night.  Sign Up Here

Auction Items: Please pick up your items and wine at Mary House this week after drop off or before pick up.  

Thank you for supporting the 2018 Auction! 

Save The Date: National "Day of Giving" on January 29-30 (9AM - 9AM PST)
Celebrate Catholic Schools Week by giving a gift to ASB to support our operating expenses, teacher salaries, enrichment programs and more!  Our goal is to raise $5000, can you help us reach it?  Click HERE for details on how to give on "Day of Giving"!

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.

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, January 17th - 23rd
(Thank you Seventh Grade Families!)
Thursday, 1/17: Loop -  Volpentest, Perez, Hartsock, Horner; Big Toy -  Hyde, Johnson
Friday, 1/18: Loop -  Juric-Sekhar, Merriman, King, Kizzier; Big Toy -  Arthur, Birmingham
Monday, 121: No School (Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday) 
Tuesday, 1/22: Loop -Boden, Bratrud, Cardwell, Marquardt ;  Big Toy - Cheng, Colee
Wednesday, 1/23: Loop -  Corcoran, Cullop, Davis, Dennehy;  Big Toy -  Dold, Casey

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 that email account will forward your email to both Kai and Dylan.  

Extended Care reminders:
  • Extended Care will be CLOSED, Monday, January 21 for MLKJr. Day. 
  • 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:
  • 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!

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.  

Family Communication Workshop @ St. Bridget – Monday, January 14
It’s not easy to communicate with family members in a way that respects everyone’s needs and leaves people feeling loved. At this workshop we will explore barriers to effective communication and learn helpful techniques that make good communication much easier. Facilitated by Carla Loucks, we will meet in the Fireside room from 7-8:30 pm. For more info, contact:

EDGE Middle School Youth Group
Monday nights at 6:30pm! Open to all 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Come join the fun!

Neighborhood Rental Available
For Rent - 8008 42nd Ave NE - $2,600/mo. + util.
3 bedrooms, 1 bath
Great location. Energy efficient home.
Seeking a short term lease (approx. 6 months)
Contact Jean at 206-605-6858

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

BASEBALL: Sunday, January 27th, 2019 1:00 pm-4:00 pm at Bishop Blanchet HS

The Bishop Blanchet preseason baseball camp is designed to get young players aged 10-12 excited and prepared for the upcoming baseball season and ready for evaluations. BBHS Varsity Baseball coach Mike Finnegan and current BBHS varsity players will lead campers through a series of stations which will focus on infield and outfield defensive skills, pitching techniques, and batting.

CHEER: Tuesday, February 12th from 5:00- 7:00 pm at Bishop Blanchet
All students K-8 are invited to spend the evening with the BBHS Cheerleading Squad where they will learn cheers, chants, and dances! Each camper will receive a set of poms. We hope you can join us!

Click HERE to register for Baseball and/or Cheer Camp

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
Northeast Seattle Little League Registration is now open for the 2019 Season
"Spring is just around the corner so it’s time for kids to gear up for baseball, softball, and tee ball with Northeast Seattle Little League (NESLL)!

For parents, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities within the league and with your child’s team.
Please go to to start the registration process.  For questions about registration, please email NESLL's registrar ."

 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
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