Week of February 3, 2019
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6-22:    Pennies For Patients (see details below)
7:         Free Dress Food Drive (rescheduled from the snow day)
8:         Middle School Ski Bus, 3:30 pm
13:       Standing Scrip orders home
15:       Registration for CYO Baseball CLOSES
15:       Staff Retreat: No School/No Extended Care
            Midterm reporting via Alma
18-19:  President's Day Holiday: No School/No Extended Care
22:       Last day for Pennies for Patients donations
            Middle School Ski Bus, 3:30 pm
24:       ASB-led Parish Mass (1st gr. leads), 8:30am at Assumption & 9:30am at St. Bridget
28:       Bulldog Bibliophiles (ASB Parent Book Club), 8:40am at Bryant Cafe

View the entire 2018-19 ASB Calendar here
February 6, 2019
Dear Students, Families, Alumni, Parishioners, and Friends of ASB School,
Well, Phil the groundhog may have called for an early spring, but we certainly aren’t seeing it yet in Seattle!  Thank you to everyone for your flexibility and patience as we navigated the snow and ice the past two days.  In looking at the forecast, it doesn’t seem that we are out of the woods yet.  Should we get more snow this week and/or next, we will keep you updated as soon as we have a plan.  Hopefully you all enjoyed some time with your families and the beauty of snowy Seattle.
We will have our Free Dress Food Drive day tomorrow.  Please send your items in and be sure your kiddos are dressed for the weather!
January was a busy month and February is just as packed.  Friday marks the midterm of the second trimester, as well as the midpoint of the year.  A reminder that we do not send progress reports, so please check Alma to see your child(ren)’s progress.  Alma will be completely up to date by Friday, February 15th.
Next week, we will celebrate the 100th day of school, St. Valentine’s Day, and the start of the Presidents’ Day holiday weekend.  Remember, no school February 15-19th.  Please make every effort not to take extra days off.  Per the family handbook, excessive absence is 7 unexcused absences in a school year. 
This is also a busy time of year for our Business Office, Finance Council, School Commission, who are hard at work on the budget.  I want to thank them for all of their efforts in working to create a budget that meets the needs of the school and our families.  Our two biggest goals are maintaining a competitive salary and benefits package to keep our highly skilled teachers while remaining an affordable parish school.  Particularly challenging this year are the changes to public school teacher salary scales with the McCleary Act.  We will continue the budgeting process over the next several weeks and, as usual, present the updated budget at our required State of School meetings in March.  Our Finance Council and School Commission put hours of discernment into this process and I am grateful for their thoughtfulness and diligence.

Two great articles for you:
Have a great rest of the week and stay warm!

Kathleen Conklin

Congratulations to our January Student Award Recipients
Yearbook Team Photos Needed!  
Team pictures from soccer and basketball are needed for the yearbook.  Please email them ASAP to Christa Caballero .

Extended Dates for Pennies for Patients! Help us reach our $2600 goal!
All donations to LLS will be made in memory of our friend and classmate, Henry Streuli (ASB Class of 2015). 

Please also consider supporting our ASB Staff Big Climb Team. Click here to donate!


Baseball News: 
ASB CYO Baseball Registration is now open. Registration for baseball is open to all boys grades 5th through 8th and will run from Wednesday, January 30, through Wednesday, February 13 at 11:59 pm.  Late registration will begin at midnight on February 14 and run through February 15, at 11:59 pm.  No registration will be accepted after February 15. ASB School has enough equipment and uniforms to field three CYO  baseball teams.  This means that one or more of the teams will be a split team of multiple grade levels.  

Registration for Baseball is now open,  CLICK HERE

Basketball News:
A HUGE congrats to the following teams that made the CYO playoffs but concluded their seasons this past weekend: 6th Grade Boys and 8th Grade Girls.  
Below are the PLAYOFF game times for each of our remaining ASB teams, please come out and support our teams in their games this weekend.
  • 7th Grade Girls vs. Westside: Saturday, 2/9, 11:30 am at St. Anthony
  • 8th Grade Boys vs. Lakeside: Saturday, 2/9, 9:00 am at Assumption 
Championship Games
  • 6th Grade Girls vs. St. Al/St. John: Sunday, 2/10, 2:00 pm at BBHS Aux.
  • 7th Grade Boys vs. St. George, Sunday, 2/10, 12:30 am at BBHS main
For a full list of all the playoff games and brackets, click HERE
Volleyball News:
Volleyball registration is now closed and we are now in the process of finalizing coaches and arranging teams. If you are interested in coaching, please do not hesitate to contact Emilie O'Connor (Volleyball Coordinator) or Dylan Pouley.
There will be a volleyball open gym for 5th grade girls, this Friday, February 8th, from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.  If your daughter woul dlike to join us, we will have coaches and volunteers at the Assumption Gym to go through some of the basics and help the girls prepare for the upcoming season.

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 on Monday, February 11, and Wednesday, February 13. 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.


Volleyball Assessments 2019:  

7th Grade Girls

Monday, Feb. 11, from 7:00-8:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 8:30-9:45 p.m.

8th Grade Girls

Monday, Feb. 11, from 8:30-9:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 7:00-8:15 p.m.
The following are the times for the CYO volleyball coaches meetings and Play Like a Champion Today training.  CYO requires at least one coach from every team attend a coaches meeting.  I will update individual coaches on their needs for PLACT training.

Archdiocesan Coaches Meetings:
  • Tuesday, February 12:  7:00-8:30 pm @ Isaac Orr Conference Center
  • Saturday, February 16: 9:30 am-11:00 am @ TBD
  • Wednesday, February 20: 7:00-8:30 pm @ Isaac Orr Conference Room
PLACT Sports as Ministry Coaches Trainings
  • Wednesday, February 20: 8:30-11:00 p.m.@ Isaac Orr Conference Center

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. 


Thank you to all of our Parent & Student Ambassadors, faculty and staff, for showing our visitors such a warm welcome at last week's Open House!
ASB Parents: help us spread the word!
We are looking for more Kindergartners for 2019-20! Please tell the families with young children in your neighborhoods & at work about ASB!

Families can email me to arrange a tour!

Save the date for State of the School/Registration meetings! 

Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30pm (evening session)
Thursday, March 28 at 7:45am (morning session)
Thursday, March 28 at 12:00pm (lunch session)


 We have raised over $5 million of our $6.5 million goal! 

Find out more about the campaign and building project in our Campaign Newsletter Issue 2.  Read Here

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

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

Sign up for a standing order and we will deliver your custom order to you once a month and the payment is automatic!  Sign Up Here 

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, Sip & Draw Night.  Sign Up Here

Auction Items: Have you picked up your winning items?  Please pick up at Mary House after drop off or before pick up.

Thank you for supporting the 2018 Auction!   Questions?  Email

Thank you for supporting ASB throughout 2018.  Contributions to ASB School are deemed charitable under Sec. 501 (c)(3).  For 2018 giving receipt information please Click Here.   We appreciate your generosity!

Remember at the beginning of the school year your ASB Parent Board sponsored a coffee hour to showcase Parent and Volunteer opportunities? Well, we decided to highlight some of the latest volunteer roles that could be a perfect fit for you in the weekly newsletter here! 
Parent Board is currently looking for parents to join the 2019-2020 Board as 
•School Services Lead
•Vice President 
Also, the School store is looking for someone to lead the store initiative. 
We also are looking for help in development with upcoming parent and child events and the Walk-a-thon. 

These volunteer positions give parents new opportunities to have an impact and be a part of this amazing ASB community. Each role is unique and allows you and your skills to shine. 
Please reach out to your ASB Parent Board President, Cat Burns, with any questions/comments. 

Looking for a volunteer to plan/coordinate the mother/son event this spring! Get creative and have fun with this! Contact Tracy Erickson 206-251-6351 if interested!

School Store has great new items! 
Stop by the store Wednesday morning, Thursday afternoon, or order your bulldog gear by sending in a check with the order form in your Wednesday Envelope. Store parents will fill the order and send it back home with your student as soon as possible. Go to HERE for more information.

The Ridge has generously offered to give 20% back to ASB when you dine on any Saturday or SUNDAY in the months of January or February. Please remember to save your receipts and turn them in at the main office!
Thank you to everyone who participated in October and November, we were able to raise $300!

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, February 6th -- 12th
(Thank you Eighth Grade Families!)
Thursday, 2/6: Loop - Slavin, Hofmeister, Johnson, Kannier; Big Toy - Knowles, Krueger
Friday, 2/7: Loop - Laboda, Langer, Lindsay, Marona; Big Toy - Matter, Mellroth
Monday, 2/8: ; Loop - Miller, Miner, O'Connor, Pedersen;  Big Toy - Heffernan, Pignataro
Tuesday, 2/11: Loop - Roske, Schultze Sevilla, Shelton; Big Toy - Hirst, Browne
Wednesday, 2/12: Loop -  Allen, Bailey, Baldwin, Somers;  Big Toy - Blume, Bournay

Camp ASB 2019...

Camp ASB information is almost ready for publication.  I plan on having that information out for families in next weeks newsletter. We are still working on the summer calendar, and that inormation will not be available until around the start of April. However, registration forms and camp dates will be published next week in the February, 13 newsletter. 

This summer, it is most likely, that Camp ASB will return to its traditional  schedule.  We will be open for 7 weeks in June and July, with the month of August closed for maintenance and faculty in-service work.  We are anticipating construction activities over the course of the summer, the same cautiousness in which we entered last summer will also guide our plans for this summer.  I am also happy to announce that Camp ASB will again be partnering with Hoopaholics Basketball to offer a Camp ASB Basketball Camp the week of July 22-26. 2019.  

Tax Information for Extended Care families is available in each families FACTS account. From each family's FACTS account, one has the ability to  create a report of the hours paid for and used during a specific time frame.
The Tax ID # for Extended Care is 911934765
Extended Care reminders:
  • 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.
  • Please turn in your Extended Care registration forms for the 2018-2019 School year.
  • Tax information is available to each family via their FACTS account.  The Tax ID # for ASB School is: 911934765
Assumption Parish:

Free Dress Food Drive---New date:Thursday, February 7th--
PreK –  Liquid Hand Soap (small size- Not large refill size)
Kindergarten –Liquid Dishwashing soap ( for handwashing dishes)
1st Grade –Toothpaste and Toothbrushes 
2nd Grade – Shampoo and Conditioner
3rd Grade – Lotion 
4th Grade – Laundry soap 
5th Grade –Deodorant for Men and Women
6th Grade – Mouthwash Combs and Brushes
7th Grade –Razors and Shaving Cream for Men and Women
8th Grade – Scrub Sponges 
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!

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
Roosevelt High School - Open House on January 31st, 7pm in the RHS gym.  Information 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 ."
 Tryouts for Spring Hoopaholics!
Spring Season is March 4 to June 23 (Local Teams) OR July 28 (Travel Teams)

All tryouts will be held at:
Shoreline Christian school
2400 NE 147th St, Shoreline, WA 98155

For information on the Spring tryouts for Hoopaholics basketball, please click HERE

 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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