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JANUARY 26, 2020 - FEBRUARY 1, 2020

Weekly Calendar 


Sunday, January 26th 
8th Grade and PreK led Mass 
Bulldog Bash 


Monday, January 27th 
Catholic Schools Week (Comfy Day)

Tuesday, January 28th 
Catholic Schools Week - Day of Giving (Winter vs. Summer)
Guest Speaker, Gordon Greaves, 7-9PM

Wednesday, January 29th 
Catholic Schools Week - Thanks-a-Latte (Sports Day)
CYO Baseball Registration Opens  


Thursday, January 30th 
Catholic Schools Week - Mass @ 1:30PM (Mass Uniform) 
Open House PreK-8, 9:30AM
Sock-it to them! Share the G'LOVE' (donation deadline)
Narnia Musical, 7PM @ Nathan Hale High School  


Friday, January 31st  
Catholic Schools Week (Homeroom Wars) 
Midterm Reporting via Alma 
Narnia Musical, 7PM @ Nathan Hale High School  


Saturday, February 1st 
Narnia Musical, 7PM @ Nathan Hale High School  

Click here to view the full ASB calendar! 
 

Main Announcements  

Catholic Schools Week 

 

Next week the ASB community will be participating in Catholic Schools Week where we join over 6,200 schools across the nation in celebrating the gift of Catholic education. Catholic Schools Week is always fun-filled, with days devoted to celebrating those who make Assumption St. Bridget School successful. Students are encouraged to show their school spirit and dress up according to each day's theme.

Monday, January 27th
Celebrating the community. The theme for the day is comfy. 

Tuesday, January 28th
Celebrating the students. The theme for the day is winter vs. summer. Students dress in whichever season they like better. 

Wednesday, January 29th
Celebrating families - Thanks-a-Latte! Seattle Espresso will be serving a variety of coffee specialties and doughnuts from Top Pot to thank our parents for supporting ASB. Latte carts will be at loop and the Middle School parking lot during morning drop-off. The theme for the day is sports.

Thursday, January 30th

Celebrating vocations. We will be celebrating Catholic Schools Week Mass at 1:30PM. Students should wear their Mass uniform.

Friday, January 31st 
Celebrating all of us. The theme for the day is homeroom wars. Each homeroom will choose their own theme for the day and the class with the highest participation will win a prize! 

Important Dates for 2020-2021 School Year 


As we look ahead to the 2020-2021 school year, please keep in mind a few of these important dates:

First Day of School: Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Christmas Break: December 21, 2020 - January 1, 2021
Easter Break: April 5, 2021 - April 9, 2021
Last Day of School: Friday, June 11, 2021

2019-2020 Yearbook Refusal Form 

The 2020 Yearbook Refusal Form is now due. All ASB students will receive a 2019-2020 yearbook and will be charged through FACTS. If you would not like to receive this year's yearbook, please return this form and you will not be billed. 

Traffic Announcement 

Please do not block the sidewalks around ASB’s campus when entering loop.  This is becoming a major problem in the afternoons at NE 65th St. entrance to loop.  It is unsafe and illegal to block the sidewalks with your car.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Traffic Duty - Thank you 7th Grade! 



1/27: Bergman, Grajeda, McRory, Wood (Loop); Kelley, Adams (62nd) 

1/28: Lauer, Smith, Marona, Hanson (Loop); Pignataro, Williams (62nd) 

1/29: Wellington, Dunn, Johnson, Blair (Loop); Davis, Coy (62nd) 


1/30: Grajeda, Belcher, Rodgers (Selberg), Ness (Loop); Selvilla, Johnson (62nd) 

1/31: Handley-Rubio, Spratley, Gustav, Oswald (Loop); Abrams (Hupf), Westover (62nd) 

Advancement Office

Open House - Parent Ambassadors 


Parent Ambassadors are needed for our upcoming Open House on Thursday, January 30th. Please email Kaitlyn Miller if you are enthusiastic about ASB and available to represent our wonderful parent community from 9AM - 10:15AM. Thank you!

Capital Campaign - Together We Can Reach Our Goal


We are now only $750,000 away from reaching our goal.  Thank you to our generous donors for making this important project a reality.  Estimated completion date is this summer! For questions and more information please reach out to Director of Advancement, Courtney Barker
MAKE YOUR PLEDGE HERE

Catholic Schools Week - Day of Giving 

The third annual A Day of Giving to Catholic Schools is January 28th - January 29th.  We are proud to participate in this national day of philanthropy which invites people from across the county, who have been impacted by Catholic school education to give back to their local school.  Stay tuned for how you can donate!  

Scrip 

Thank you basketball coaches! Don’t forget to thank your basketball coaches with Generic Scrip. Generic Scrip is a paper certificate to give your coach and can have any value. Coaches redeem it for their favorite scrip when they want. Click HERE to order scrip now. Thank you!

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

Bulldog Bash - Sunday, January 26th 


Join us this Sunday, January 26th in the Assumption Parish Gym for this fun community event kicking off Catholic Schools Week and supporting our ASB athletes!
 
7th Grade Girls Varsity vs. Villa Academy @ 3:45PM

8th grade Girls Varsity vs. St. Al/John @ 5PM

Admission is FREE. There will be concessions, contests, music and more!  
 

Guest Speaker - Gordon Greaves   


The Parents of Diverse Learners Group has invited guest speaker, Gordon Greaves, MA, LMFTA to speak on Tuesday, January 28th from 7-9PM at the home of Alethea Westover: 12400 42nd Ave NE. The topic will be helping children to develop and navigate friendships. All are welcome! 

Join us for the Chronicles of Narnia


Come support the arts during Catholic Schools Week.  Purchase your tickets today! 
BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

Athletics 

Volleyball 


Registration for volleyball is now CLOSED. Over the next two weeks, teams are being formed and coaches are being assigned to teams.  If you are interested in coaching volleyball at ASB please contact Dylan Pouleyor CYO Volleyball Coordinator, Emilie O’Connor.  
 
Volleyball assessments for 7th and 8th grade girls will be held at the following times:
 
Monday, February 10th
7th grade girls / 7PM - 8PM 
8th grade girls / 8:15PM - 9:15PM
 
Wednesday, February 12th
8th grade girls / 7PM - 8PM 
7th grade girls / 8:15PM - 9:15PM
 
 
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. 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 is low-key; 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 


Basketball is entering its final regular season weekend.  For those teams that make the playoffs, seeding should come out some time Sunday evening after all the games have been completed. There will be a full breakdown of playoff games in next week’s Bulldog Bulletin. Please visit the CYO Team Sideline for game schedules. Good luck to all our teams as they finish up their season. Please contact CYO Basketball Coordinator, Kelley Kane, with any questions. 

Click HERE to try a free skills clinic with Watts Basketball.

Click HERE to register for a mid-winter or spring break clinic with Watts Basketball. 

 

Baseball 


Registration for baseball opens Wednesday, January 29th, and will close on Wednesday, February 12th. Registration is open to all boys grades 5th through 8th and is $85. Late registration is $105 and will begin on February 13th and run through February 14th.  No registration will be accepted after February 14th. 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. Please contact CYO Baseball Coordinator, Steve Kelly, with questions. 
 

Faith & Service

SOCK-it to them! Share the G'LOVE' 


ASB School, along with Assumption, St. Bridget, and Our Lady of the Lake Parishes, annually supports the North King County Winter Shelter. This year we are coordinating a sock and glove drive and are asking students to bring in NEW pairs of socks and gloves which will be donated to the shelter and then given to the homeless clients they serve. This small act of kindness will provide warmth and comfort to our neighbors in need. Please bring all donations to school by Wednesday, January 29th. 

Free Dress Food Drive - February 3rd


The St. Vincent de Paul food pantry is served by both Assumption and St. Bridget Parishes as one conference. Please be generous in your support, helping students to understand that the need is great and that those we help all live within the two parish boundaries. Bring in the below item and your student(s) may enjoy free dress on Monday, February 3rd. 

Pre K – Kleenex boxes 
Kindergarten
 Canned fruit or apple sauce 
1st Grade
 Small laundry soap
2nd Grade
– Toothpaste (large) 
3rd Grade
– Boxes of crackers 
4th Grade
 Pasta sauce (canned or jars)
5th Grade
 Beef stew, meat soup, or SPAM
6th Grade
 Canned vegetables (green beans, peas, or corn)
7th Grade
 Liquid dish soap (like Dawn) or Clorox wipes
8th Grade
– Shampoo, conditioner, or deodorant
 
If you have Hotel size soaps and other toiletries, please send them in; they will go to help the homeless! Thank you for helping us support those in need. 

Assumption Parish


Host a Mass
Assumption Parish invites representatives from groups, families, or friends, to host weekend masses at Assumption. As hosts, you and your guests would greet people as they arrive at church, take up the gifts during the Offertory, help distribute bulletins after mass, and, on Sunday mornings, continue to enjoy coffee, tea and doughnuts in the Fellowship Hall. No special skills or additional preparation is required, just arrive 15 minutes before mass begins, check in with an usher, and help demonstrate the message that ALL ARE WELCOME. For ASB families this is also a great way to fulfill a volunteer hour. Click HERE to sign up. 

 
Spaghetti Dinner
All are welcome to join Assumption Parish’s Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, February 8th from 6-8PM in the Assumption Fellowship Hall .  No charge for dinner, beer and wine by donation. Please click HERE to RSVP or click HERE to volunteer at the event and earn service hours. 

St. Bridget Parish 


Feast Day Celebration
Join us for a Feast Day Celebration of our patron saint, St. Bridget of Kildare. Enjoy an enhanced Irish themed Wine and Cheese reception on Saturday, February 1st and enhanced Coffee and Donut Hour on Sunday, February 2nd. 
 
Teaching Mass
All are invited to a Teaching Mass on Monday, January 27th at 7pm at St. Bridget Church. We become more actively engaged in activities when we know what’s going on, which is true for the Mass! Come experience mass with a running overview of what is actually happening at different points of the mass. Celebrated by Fr. William Heric, pastor of St. Bridget, with commentary by Carla Loucks, Director of Faith Formation. For more information contact Carla Loucks

Parent Board

ASB Parent Board Openings 


Get more involved with your child's education by joining the ASB Parent Board.  Click HERE and take a look at these exciting volunteer positions that are opening up for the 2020-2021 school year and express your interest!

Parent Education Community Event 


Mark your calendar for February 27th at 7pm for a Parent Education event sponsored by the ASB Parent Board.  Join Strategic Advisor, Kelly Crouch, to learn about Internet Crimes Against Children investigations, and how as a parent, you have a unique ability to help with the prevention and identification of self-exploitation, promoting net-etiquette and what to do when faced with online situations and uncomfortable conversations.  Kelly is a mom and fantastic educator. This session will open your eyes and give you real tools to move forward with educating your kids (and yourself) about the digital destination that is the internet.   

Looking Ahead

Important Dates to Remember 


February 2nd - Narnia Musical 
February 3rd - Free Dress Food Drive 
February 7th - Middle School Ski Bus, 3:30PM 
February 14th - No School, Staff Retreat (Extended Care Closed) 
February 17th-18th - No School, President's Day Holiday (Extended Care Closed) 
February 23rd - Mass led by Kindergarten
February 26th - Ash Wednesday
February 27th - Parent Education Event, 7PM
February 28th - Middle School Ski Bus, 3:30PM 

Click here to view the full ASB calendar! 
 
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