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Week of April 28, 2019
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MAY
1-30:    MAP 2 Testing Window 
3:         Midterm
            St. Bridget Parish auction, 5:30pm at St. Bridget
5:         ASB-led Parish Masses (3rd gr. leads), 8:30am at Assumption & 9:30am at St. Bridget
6:         Free Dress Food Drive
            Mary Prayer Service & Crowning (gr. K-8), 1:20pm at Assumption
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

2018-19 ASB Calendar PDF  

2019-20 Calendar (DRAFT) 
May 1, 2019
 
Dear Students, Families, Alumni, Parishioners, and Friends of ASB School,
 
Happy May Day!  What a beautiful way to start the month and return from spring break. I hope each of you enjoyed a blessed and peaceful week with family and friends.  As we continue the Easter season and celebrate the resurrection and new life of Jesus, I wish hope and joy for each of you however you may need it.  Spring is a perfect time to feel refreshed and renewed.  
 
Speaking of hope and joy, we want to wish huge congratulations to first grade teacher, Tina Brousseau.  Tina and her husband, Ian, are expecting their first baby this fall!  Tina will begin the year with us, but obviously take some time to spend with the new addition to their family.  I will let incoming first grade families know the long-term substitute plan soon.
 
I am also excited to let you know that I will continue teaching 8th grade homeroom and English-Language Arts next year.  It has been such a blessing teaching the current 8th graders these past few months and am looking forward to continuing next year.  As a principal, the opportunity to teach definitely keeps me grounded in our true purpose as a school.  We have an amazing team of teachers here and having the opportunity to work alongside them is a gift.
 
Congratulations to our 4th grade students!  Their annual Kards for Kids fundraiser not only produced beautiful artwork, it resulted in over $1200 raised for our sister parish in Namitembo.  Way to go!
 
Spring MAP testing begins this week.  I would highly encourage you to watch this video regarding standardized testing in schools. Remember that MAP is one snapshot of student growth, not an indication of intelligence or a summative assessment of their year.  Please pay close attention to the testing schedules that have been sent by homeroom teachers and have students at school on time, well rested, and fed with a healthy breakfast.
 
You may have noticed new signs along 33rd to indicate legal parking distance from intersections.  Please adhere to the signs.  In the three days we’ve been back, I have received an email each day from neighbors with pictures of cars parked illegally.  I know you are tired of hearing me talk about parking and traffic – trust me, I am tired of saying it.  Unfortunately, until we comply with traffic and parking procedures, this reminder will continue to be given.

A quick calendar item - please note that our 8th Grade Graduation Mass & Ceremony will be in the Assumption Gym on June 5th at 7:00 PM.  
 
Good article for the week:  
Enjoy this amazing weather!

Best,
Kathleen Conklin
 

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
Cost: $250
 
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 students) 
When: August 5 - 8, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (incoming 7th and 8th grade students) 
Cost: $250
 
 
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
Cost: $250
 
“The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” (Incoming 4th- 6th Grade)
When: June 17 – June 21, 10 AM – 2 PM
Cost: $165
 
Actor’s Toolbox (Incoming 6th- 8th Grade)
When: July 8 – July 12, 9 AM – 3 PM
Cost: $250

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 

 

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:
The first CYO Track meet is this weekend, Saturday, May 4 at Renton Stadium.  Congrats and good luck to all the NorthEnd Striders competitors.  Please see the included CYO track meet schedule for the 2019 season: 
  • Preliminary: Saturday, May 4, 2019 @ 10:00am & 2:30pm (Renton Stadium)
  • 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)



Baseball News
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!
 

ASB Baseball Schedules

 

 

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. 

  
 



 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 $5.2 million!

For more info please Click Here or contact Development Director, Courtney Barker at cbarker@asbschool.org.
 

Together We Can Reach Our Goal - $6.5 million
 
Give Big is happening next week on May 8!  Join the Seattle community in supporting your favorite organizations, including ASB!

Scrip News

Updating your wardrobe for spring?  Shop Nordstroms, Jack Jerome and other apparel stores using your scrip card!  Sign Up Here Now

Questions? Email us at scrip@asbschool.org
 
 
 

 
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.

 

 

Talking to neighbors & co-workers about ASB School?
Here are a few talking points about ASB School to help you start the conversation!
  • TWO teachers in every classroom PreK-3 (grade-level aides in gr. 4-5)
  • 71-year tradition of academic excellence, rooted in Catholic social justice teachings
  • Comprehensive arts curriculum (Music, Drama & Visual Arts)
  • Student Support Services (Two full-time Learning Specialists, R.A.D. Executive Functioning & Academic Support program, full-time School Psychologist/Counselor)
  • Differentiated Instruction & Enrichment Opportunities for more complexity & depth (Geometry and English/Language Arts)
  • Extended Care (Before & After-School)
  • Focus on Leadership Development & meaningful Service
  • Varied extra-curricular activities (Clubs, Band, Music, Drama & CYO Sports)
  • Faith community welcoming to ALL
  • Two classes per grade K-8 (larger than other area Catholic schools, but smaller than public school options)
  • Exceptional teachers
At this time, we are working to fill openings in our 2019-20 Kindergarten, 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8th grades
Need volunteer hours?  We need YOU!

We are looking for adult & student volunteers
at our New Family Welcome Event, next Wednesday May 8 from 4-5:30pm. Please click the button below to volunteer!
Volunteer

Parent Board 2019-2020 Slate 
Voting for our 2019-2020 candidates is in full swing and will close Friday, May 3rd. You should have received an email with a link to VOTE on Friday, April 19th, and here's another link if needed. Thank you for participating! 

Father-Daughter Event: 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!


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

Box Tops
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 2nd  -- May 8th
(Thank you Kindergarten Families!)
Thursday, 5/2: Loop -- Phillips, Langdon, Myers, Malley ; Big Toy -- Matlock, McKinley
Friday, 5/3: Loop -- Molina, Musgrove, Legg, Einfeld; Big Toy -- Peterson, Pfau
Monday, 5/6: Loop -- Lane, Powell, Powers, Roberts; Big Toy -- Ruf, Smith
Tuesday, 5/7: Loop -  Taylor, Halffman, Erickson, Othman; Big Toy - Drake, Davis
Wednesday, 5/8: Loop - Davis, Covey Carson, Ciccu, Albertini; Big Toy - Barrett, Braatz
 
Assumption Parish:

Free Dress Food Drive Monday May 6th
 
PreK –  Paper Towels
Kindergarten –Pasta Sauce
1st Grade –canned Fruit  
2nd Grade –Peanut butter and Jelly
3rd Grade –baked Beans  
4th Grade – Liquid Dish soap like Dawn  
5th Grade –Laundry Soap 
6th Grade – Canned Ham, canned Chicken 
7th Grade –Canned Vegetables
8th Grade – Shampoo and Conditioner
 
Toiletries soaps and cleaners can not be purchased with food stamps.  We can always use non-perishable foods.  If you wish to make a monetary donation at any time to St. Vincent de Paul please use the following link:
https://www.osvonlinegiving.com/1415/DirectDonate/27666
You may give as a guest!

(If you bought a large quantity that your child can not carry- give them one or two items and please drop the rest at the Assumption Parish office).

 Next Free Dress Food Drive is Monday, June 3rd

 
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.  

EDGE Middle School Youth Group
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
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
 Hoopaholics Basketball 
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.

WATTS HAPPENING
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 and Twitter

Summer Camps
Registration is now open for summer camps! Watts is offering multiple five-day sessions from June through August. Click here for the full schedule. 
 
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