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Week of September 29, 2019
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OCTOBER
4:         ASB Family Dance: 7-9 pm in the Assumption Gym
7:         Free Dress Food Drive
11:       No school/No Extended Care , Archdiocesan In-Service
14:       Auction Family Procurement Deadline
16:       Standing Scrip orders home
23:       Open House 9:30-10:30
26:       ASB Cross Country Bulldog Fun Run: Magnuson Park 9:45 am -12:00 pm
27:       Halloween Carnival, 4-7pm
30:       Noon dismissal, Conferences
31:       Noon dismissal, Conferences


2019-20 Calendar

October 2, 2019


Dear Students, Families, Alumni, Parishioners, and Friends of ASB School,
 
What a beautiful day to celebrate the Feast of Guardian Angels!  While we often look at angels as existential, invisible guides who bring us messages from God.  I think we are also blessed to have many angels here in our midst at ASB: the students.  If we can’t see the messages of acceptance, joy, empathy, wonder, and love they bring us every day, we have some work to do!
 
One of messages these kiddos remind us of often is the message of flexibility.  In the midst of construction, changed routes, a divided campus, noise, and limited space, students have continued to demonstrate unwavering flexibility in the ease of their routine and positive attitude.  One particular highlight has been at recess.  Our goal this year is to have a monthly recess theme that ties into our Self-Regulation curriculum as well as teaches students new games and activities that they can enjoy in a more limited playground space.  One big hit has been the recess talent show.  Students are showing their true problem-solving skills as they work together to decide on what they want to perform, practice it, work through challenges as a group, and present in front of their peers and teachers. It is so much fun to see them take pride in their efforts and cheer each other on!
 
One of the most popular choices at these recess talent show is dancing.  Kids LOVE to dance and, let’s be real, adults do, too.  I highly encourage you to bring your children and your dancing shoes to the gym on Friday night for the ASB Family Dance.  $20 at the door will get you drinks, snacks, and probably some of the best dance moves you will ever see.  A huge thank you to Parent Board and all of their work on this event.  What a great way to build community and have a fun family Friday night.  We look forward to seeing you there!
 
We had two awesome events this week, one for parents and one for students.  First, thank you to those who joined us for our guest speaker, Andrew McPeak, on Monday night.  Andrew was engaging, entertaining, and, most importantly, highly insightful as to the characteristics of the children we are raising today.  I highly encourage you to check out his organization, Growing Leaders.

Yesterday, the students had the pleasure of welcoming guest speaker and author, C.R. Stewart.  Mr. Stewart not only shared about his new book, Britfield and the Lost Crown, but also spoke on the importance of being curious, innovative thinkers who are not afraid to try new things and put their ideas into action.  Classroom teachers will be sending more information home in their newsletters later this week.
 
Finally, some great articles to read as you sit and enjoy these autumn days:  
Have a great rest of the week and relaxing weekend!
 
Best,
Kathleen Conklin
 


A reminder to parents and ASB family members that dogs are not allowed on ASB's campus.  This is stated in the ASB Family Handbook and it is expected that families will follow this guideline.  

Dogs on the school grounds create problems on many levels. Their behavior is somewhat unpredictable, and many students fear them. They also cause distractions that interfere with traffic safety. Please do not bring your dog to school, unless it is for a prearranged visit to your child’s classroom or is a designated, marked service dog.
 


ASB Traffic Reminders

Again we want to thank our parent community for their patience and their commitment to our construction traffic plan. One area that continues to be a challenge is the blocking of city streets, specifically 65th and 33rd. This is an area where neighbors and motorists have contacted ASB to complain with some of those motorists contacting the Seattle Police Department.  Please remember that if there is not an opening to the ASB loop, you are not allowed to park on a city street waiting for a spot to open.  
  • Please do not block, or hold on city streets.
    • This is illegal. Our afternoon traffic has been reported to the Seattle Police Department.
    • It disrupts non-ASB traffic and neighbors and reflects poorly on ASB.
    • If a driver is unable to enter the traffic loop, they should drive around the block until there is an opening in the traffic loop.
  • Please do not hold, or park on 62nd street, east of 33rd Ave NE.
    • This street is an exit for cars heading towards 35th Ave NE.
  • School gets out at 3:00 pm (2:00 pm on Mondays). 
    • With the new and extremely condensed loop, there is no benefit to parents showing up early to pick up their children. 
    • If families can refrain from arriving at school to pick up their children until 2:50 or 3:00 pm the loop process will run more efficiently.
    • This is especially true for families with middle school students. 
  • 5th grade students have started Safety Patrol service at ASB.
    • Patrol officers are trained to keep traffic moving.  These students will wait for a natural break in traffic to cross pedestrians.  If you are exiting ASB, please keep moving to clear the area. 
    • Thank you so much to 5th grade families

Attention, all Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Graders! 
ASB Theatre Ensemble is changing course for our winter musical, and we wanted to extend an invitation to all of you to join us for "Narnia."  Based on the beloved novel by C.S. Lewis, this musical faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan.  This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life. 
If you are interested in joining us for callbacks for "Narnia," please contact Ms. Olsen 
LOST AND FOUND:
Please remember to label your children’s items, especially jackets and sweaters, things that get peeled off… 

Also, as a reminder items in Lost and Found for a week or more will be donated to Mary House (if uniform appropriate) or to the church for St. Vincent de Paul donations. Finally, don’t forget to check the Lost and Found bin outside the girls’ bathroom in the primary wing. Unlabeled or illegibly marked items can’t be returned. 

The sweet puppy pictured below has been in there and is overdue in donating. I hope someone claims before it is too late!
Thank you!

Any questions feel free to ask Debbie Dreis or 206 331-0268. Thanks! 
 

Basketball Assessments for Middle School Students

 
In middle school, basketball 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, October 14, and Tuesday, October 15 and Monday, October 21 and Tuesday, October 22.  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 a wide variety of the skills including, ball handling, passing, shooting and court awareness.  This process is designed to place each student on the team that will allow them to have the most success during the basketball season and we strive to create an environment that is low stress and lots of fun. Parents and coaches are not allowed in the gym to watch the assessments.  Please see our Athletic Handbook here regarding assessments and policies on page 12.
 
Boys:  
Monday, 10/14 and Tuesday, 10/22
6th Grade: 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm
7th Grade: 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm
8th Grade: 8:00 pm to 8:45 pm


Girls:  
Tuesday, 10/15 and Monday, 10/21
6th Grade: 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm
7th Grade: 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm
8th Grade: 8:00 pm to 8:45 pm


Registration for the 2019-2020 CYO basketball season is now open.  Boys and girls in grades 4 – 8 are eligible to participate. Families may register for basketball by clicking the link below:

Register for 2018-2019 CYO basketball

 
Basketball Registration: 

Regular Registration begins September 18, 2019, and ends October 2, 2019.  
Late Registration will begin on October 3, 2019 and ends October 9, 2019.
 
After October 10, no registrations can be accepted.

Cross Country News:

Grades 4-8 will have their last practice Oct. 7

Cross Country Meet Schedule:
K-3 Final: Sunday, Oct. 6th, 2019 - 1:00 pm
4-8 Championship Meet: Sunday, Oct. 13th, 2019 @ 1 pm 
 


ASB Cross Country is hosting the first ever ASB Cross Country Bulldog Fun Run!

Saturday, Ocotber 26, from 9:45 am to 12:00 pm.  ASB Cross Country is hosting a 1 mile or 5K event at Magnuson Park.  Please join us, and please click on the link below for more information.
Bulldog Fun Run  

Soccer News:

Game schedules are available now on the Team Sideline website.
 

Please contact Dylan Pouley with CYO questions. 
 
Coordinator Contacts:  
Kelley Kane, Basketball – grades 4-8
Lincoln Davis, Soccer Coordinator – grades K-4
Emily Childress, Soccer Coordinator – grades 5-8  
Lincoln Davis, Cross Country Coordinator – grades K-8 

  

Construction for our new addition is making progress!  Are you a part of this historic project?  Every gift helps us reach our goal of $6.5 million.  Pledges can be paid through 2021 -  annually, quarterly, or monthly.  Make Your Pledge Here

For questions and more information please reach out to Development Director,
Courtney Barker, at cbarker@asbschool.org
 

Together we Can Reach Our Goal - $6.5 million

Scrip News

Top Pot and Starbucks Go Great with Soccer
Don't forget to stock up on your Top Pot and Starbucks scrip before the soccer games this weekend.  Go Bulldogs!

Scriptember Update
Winners will be announced next week!

Thank you to everyone who participated in Scriptember.  The Scrip team was busy filling many orders this month and it is a great to have so many new standing orders.  If you signed up for a new standing order.  Your payment will draft on the 10th of the month and orders will go home the following Wednesday - October 16 this month.

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

Questions? Email us at scrip@asbschool.org
 

 Cheers to 40 Years! November 23, 2019

 Click Here to Purchase your tickets

Need volunteer hours? 
Email us auction@asbschool.org

Dessert Dash
If you have a favorite bakery treat (or we can provide a suggestion) that you are willing to donate to our Auction, please email Rachel Guidon at rachel.guidon@gmail.com 


 The Family Procurement deadline is October 14!  Donate your Item Here
We will be at morning and afternoon LOOP this week where you can drop off your donated items
  • Thursday, October 3rd
  • Friday, October 4th
For everything Auction, Visit Our Website Here

Cheers!
Courtney Albertini, Michelle Cahill, and Tracy Erickson

ASB Extended Care is hiring!


Assumption-St. Bridget School’s Extended Care program is currently looking for applicants to fill openings for the this school year. Hours can be flexible and can include morning and/or afternoon hours up to five days a week.  Morning shifts are 6:45 am to 8:30 am and afternoon shifts are typically 2:00 or 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

The primary goal of ASB Extended Care is to offer a safe environment for our students that can allow them a variety of activities and a continuation of the support and help they receive at our school.  Previous childcare experience is a plus.  Wages are competitive and based on previous experience.

If interested in applying for one of these openings please contact: Dylan Pouley

If you have not registered for ASB Extended Care, please do so at your earliest convenience. You may find all registration materials and information on the ASB School Extended Care web page.  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. 
Extended Care reminders:
  • 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.
  • There will be NO SCHOOL and NO EXTENDED CARE Friday, October 11.


ASB's first Family Dance will be held THIS Friday, October 4th in the Assumption Gym. If you missed the pre-event ticket sign-up, don't worry - we would still love to have you join us! Just bring $20 cash to the door on Friday night for your family's ticket and dance the night away with us!
- The dance will be from 7:00 - 9:00 PM in the gym (light snacks provided, but please make sure to have dinner beforehand)
- All are welcome from the ASB community - even those that didn't sign up in advance - just bring $20 cash to the door!
- There will be a rockin' deejay, lots of dancing, a photo booth, some wine/beer for adults and good fellowship!
- Organize a group from your children's class(es) to meet at the dance - the kids will have a great time and sleep well Friday night!
Looking forward to seeing you all on October 4th!
Any questions? Contact Holly Gray or Tracy Erickson
HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL UPDATE!!  
Time to pre-order your tickets via the attached link HERE and avoid entry lines. New this year, so long Wax Hands and hello Custom Posters!  Kids can design and create their own custom poster from Mr. Wax Hands.  Contests include bake sale and best costume design.  Interested in volunteering?  Contact Tiffany Johnson ​or Lauren Carson  
See you all on Sunday, October 27th, 4-7pm!
Diverse Learners Parent Group Update
First Diverse Learners Parent Group Social/Meeting of the 2019-2020 School Year: Thursday, Oct 24th at 7 pm. Location: The Gunter Home at 6801 44th Pl NE. Meet fellow parents to share resources, learn about a shared topic of interest, and bring a friend! 
ALSO, Save the Date for this exciting Special Education Event: Ten Tips for Advocating For Your Child: Tues., Nov 12th

 Join The Arc of King County's Parent-to-Parent Supervisor and IEP Parent Partner Program Administrator Rachel Nemhauser at 7 pm on Tues., Nov 12th at St. Bridget Parish's Fireside Room for a dynamic presentation describing the information it’s helpful to know in order to effectively engage with your child’s education. 
Topics include a brief overview of special education law, important definitions, the IEP process, evaluations, using data effectively, facing challenging behaviors, high school transition, conflict resolution, working with the IEP team, 504 accommodations, dual enrollment option, and more. There will be time for questions, and parents of children of all abilities, and with a range of experience levels, are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be available. 
Hosted by the ASB Parent Board's Diverse Learners Parent Group. Questions? Reach out to Alethea Westover


Volunteers Needed!

Click HERE  for all the details about these THREE great volunteer opportunities.
Scrip Volunteers
*Help with monthly St. Bridget scrip sales. Sign up HERE 
Contact: Lisa Bekins VanDerhoef

Halloween Carnival
* K-5 Families - help with your class Halloween Carnival booth
Contact: Your class room parent 

Class Auction Projects
* Help with your class auction project (varies by class)
Contact: Your class room parent or the auction committee 

For more information about volunteering at ASB, visit the Volunteering page HERE on the website. Questions about volunteering in general? Email HERE with "volunteering" in the subject line.
Traffic Duty, October 3rd -- October 9th
(Thank you Fourth Grade Families! Note: Drop-off Location is on 62nd St. next to cones)
Thursday, 10/3: Loop -- Othman, Watson, Larson, Gray;  -- Drop-off -- Barrett, Kheriarty
Friday, 10/4: Loop --  bruner, Volk, Branham, Tandog; Drop-off --  Hartvigson, Franson
Monday, 10/7; Loop -- Kane, Wierenga, Stewart, Touw; Drop-off -- Jones, Eckart
Tuesday, 10/8: Loop -- Blits, Zweifel, Dierks, McKinley; Drop-off -- Renna, Blake
Wednesday, 10/9: Loop -- Einfeld, Gustav, Langer, Bowers; Drop-off -- Neumann, Nelson


We are looking for Parent Ambassadors to help BEFORE and DURING Open House events!

Please email if you are able to:
  • Distribute yard signs the first week of October
  • Distribute posters to local businesses, libraries, community centers, and preschools. 
  • Help at an Open House, greeting prospective families and accompanying Student Ambassadors on tours (9:00am to 10:30am). Thank you!





Assumption Parish:


Monday, October 7, 2019   Free Dress Food Drive
Thank you one and all for helping to serve our neighbors in need.  Please help feed those who do not have enough.  The requests to the Assumption St. Bridget St. Vincent de Paul conference have increased significantly this past year. 
 Please be generous as the shelves in the food pantry continue to get low.
 Monday, October 7, 2019   Free Dress Food Drive
Pre K– Instant Oatmeal
Kindergarten Top Ramen
1st Grade– Full sized Toothpaste
2nd Grade- Shampoo
3rd Grade– Paper Towels, Kleenex and toilet paper
4th Grade–JAM/JELLY and Peanut butter
5th Grade- Canned Beef Stew, Spam and Soups
6th Grade– RICE, Rice side dishes, Rice-a-Roni
7th Grade- Canned fruits and Canned Vegetables
8th Grade-- Canned Meats, chicken- turkey- ham or canned tuna
  •  Always in need… deodorant, shampoo, laundry detergent and cleaning supplies!  None of these items may be purchased with food stamps.
  • Do you have Hotel size soaps and other toiletries, send them in, they will go to help the homeless!
    Next Free Dress Food Drive Day is Monday, November 4th.
Assumption Parish Children's Choir
Is open to all ASB School students in 1st though 8th grades.  Learn tons about healthy singing technique, sing beloved tunes, and learn challenging and exciting musical literature.  We meet every Tuesday at 3:05 at the Big Toy. Rehearsals (3:15-4:15) are in Assumption Church.  You can register for Children's Choir by going HERE

Youth Group at Assumption is getting a whole new look!  This year, co-Youth Ministers Kai Bond and Julie Olsen will be offering a wide variety of activities and service opportunities.  Watch this space for further announcements! 

Do you know someone searching for God and community?
Do you know someone not baptized or baptized in another Christian   tradition, who is curious about becoming Catholic?
 Do you know someone already Catholic but has not yet received   Confirmation & Communion? They may be a spouse, co-worker, neighbor or other family member. Please invite them to our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) -  a path for welcoming new inquirers into our community of believers. It is for a place to ask questions and seek understanding. 

Assumption Parish: Weekly “no obligation” inquiry sessions begin Wednesday, September,18 7-8:30pm in the St. Joseph meeting room. Any questions?  Email Ellen Bollard . We hope to see you there.
  • New Mass Time - Starting Wednesday, September 4th, we are starting new morning Mass times.   Beginning September 4th, St. Bridget’s morning Mass time is moving from 8am to 9am.  
  • Starting September 9th, join starting at 8:30 before Mass for coffee and fellowship. Parents, this is a great opportunity to join us after dropping off your kids at school!
St. Bridget Pumpkin Carving Contest
St Bridget's Pumpkin Carving Contest at St. Bridget's Parish Hall: Sunday, Oct. 20th, 4:30-7 pm 
info HERE

1st Communion & 1st Reconciliation Sacramental Prep
@ St. Bridget Registration is now available on-line for students in 2nd grade wishing to receive these sacraments for the first time.  Go to the First Communion page under the SACRAMENTS HERE  for all the details.  Classes begin Monday, October 28.  *If you have a child older than 2nd grade wishing to prepare for these sacraments, please contact Carla by September 23.
 

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
Open House info HERE
Brave access pass info HERE
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
ROUGH RIDER GIRLS FEEDER BASKETBALL TRYOUTS!!!  information HERE or HERE
 Archbishop Murphy News
Middle school families, learn more about Archbishop Murphy HS HERE
Cub Pack Information
Join the adventure of Cub Scouts! Pack 167 is a family-run, co-ed Pack and all boys and girls in grades K-5 are welcome to join. Scouting is a great way to meet new friends, learn new skills, go camping and get engaged with the community. We meet Monday nights from 7-8 in the University district. If you are interested or have any questions please contact HERE, or Erik Selberg (Charlie's dad) - .
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