National Catholic Schools Week theme this year is – “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.
It highlights our focus on faith development, academic excellence and dedication to community service. The following activities and events show how Ascension School is doing this as a community.
Saturday, January 27th FREE “Flip Flop Hop” Family Dance Party in the gym 6-8 p.m.
Sponsored by Home & School and open to all students, parents and siblings. Dress up in your favorite beach gear and soak up the sunny vibes as you dance the night away! Dance and limbo contests offer chances to win fun prizes while you show off your best dance moves. This event kicks off a week of celebrations for Catholic Schools Week and is a great time for all ages. We will also use this event as an opportunity to “live out loud” our values of Love/Kindness/Respect by collecting toiletries for Housing Forward, a community organization dedicated to transitioning homeless individuals and families into stable housing. We will be boogying from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the gym. Free admission, pizza and soft drinks! Hope you can make it!
Sunday, January 28, 2018 Family Mass at 9:00 and Open House for Current and New Families.
All Ascension School families are invited to begin our Catholic School Week with the 9:00 a.m. Ascension Parish Mass. In anticipation of the 2018-19 School Year, Ascension will have an Open House after the 9 until 12:00 noon on Sunday, January 28, 2018. Faculty and Staff along with Home & School Reps and School Board Members will be in the building to answer questions and greet friends old and new. Stop by and look at your students’ classroom for next year. All are welcome! Open House Flyer
Monday, January 29 - No School for Students – Staff Development for Teachers.
Tuesday, January 30 Theme: Serve
Students will learn about the Ascension School Teach the Children Scholarship Fund. Students will be encouraged to contribute to this fund by collecting money using the Penny Collection service project. Students will also spend time learning about the 2018 Lenten/Mission Challenge, Welcome Home/housingFORWARD. Classroom activities will reinforce Ascension’s dedication to community service. Students can wear pajama bottoms and a t-shirt or sweatshirt to school. Please no footie or onesie pajamas.
Wednesday, January 31 Theme: Learn
Ascension School All School Mass 9:30 a.m.
Students are encouraged to “dress up” or wear their Ascension School uniform. The Mass will celebrate St. John Bosco, Patron Saint of School Children.
Thursday, February 1, 2018 Theme: Lead
Buddy Bowling and Pizza Day
Ascension School students will participate in Buddy Bowling sponsored by the Ascension School Home and School Association. The dress code for the day is sports jersey day. Students must wear sneakers with white or light colored soles. Students will follow the out-of-uniform day guidelines in the Ascension Handbook. Note: There will be no parking on the east side of Clarence Avenue on this day.
Friday, February 2 Theme: Succeed
Mismatched Clothing Day
Ascension School students can show their silly side and wear mismatched clothing. Students will follow the out-of-uniform day guidelines in the Ascension Handbook (NO hair dye, hair coloring spray, hats, face make up etc.).
First Friday Mass
Ascension School parents/guardians are invited to 8:15 a.m. Mass followed by coffee in the Pine Room.
Mini Chargers Playgroup
Ascension Parish parents/guardians and children ages preschool and younger are invited to the Pine Room at 9:00 a.m. for coffee and Buddha Bellies Yoga.
Volleyball Game in the Gym
Ascension School grade 8 vs Ascension faculty and staff at 1:45 p.m.