From the Principal

August 17, 2018

 

August 2018

 

 

 

Dear Ascension School Parents and Guardians,

Ascension School’s first day of the 2018 – 2019 school year is almost here! The faculty and staff have been working tirelessly getting the school prepared for the first day, Monday, August 20th. They are also taking time welcoming our new faculty and staff members, reviewing and updating school procedures and learning about the new English Language Arts programs that have been adopted by Ascension School.

I would like to extend a warm welcome to Mrs. Katie Degnan who will be our new kindergarten teacher. We wish Ms. Jennifer Krichbaum the best as she leaves Ascension School for a Chicago Public School teaching position. Mrs. Degnan was Mrs. Kathleen Douglass’ long-term substitute during the 2017 – 2018 school year while Mrs. Douglass was on maternity leave with the birth of her daughter, Elaine Mary. Mrs. Degnan will work closely with Mrs. Jody Parrilli, Ascension kindergarten teacher and Mrs. Christine Sego, kindergarten instructional aide. I am confident that our students are in good hands with such an outstanding kindergarten team.

I am excited to introduce Mrs. Jessica Nowicki as our new Ascension School Extended Day Supervisor! The Extended Day Program provides professional care and supervision for the Ascension students before and after the school day. The program offers developmentally appropriate activities along with homework time, open gym, outdoor recreation, arts and crafts, games and projects under the supervision of a caring and dedicated staff.  

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM HAS A NEW HOME! 
The Extended Day Program will be located in the kindergarten classrooms and the students will enter and be dismissed at Door #9 off the courtyard/church parking lot. The Extended Day Program will NOT be using Door #4 on Clarence Avenue.  

The hours of operation are from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and parents and guardians have the options of selecting three services.

Weekly Service: This service is for those who attend all five days (Monday – Friday) and have a consistent schedule. The charges are $8.00 per hour for the 1st child, $5.00 per hour for the 2nd child and $4.00 per child for the 3rd child.

Daily Service: This service is for those who attend the program fewer than five days per week yet have a consistent schedule. The charges are $9.00 per hour for the 1st child, $6.00 per hour for the 2nd child and $5.00 per child for the 3rd child.

Drop-In Service: This service is for children who use the program only occasionally and have NO set schedule. You must call ahead to request services. The charges are $10.00 per hour for the 1st child, $7.00 per hour for the 2nd child and $6.00 per hour for the 3rd child.  

The non-refundable registration/materials fee is $60.00 per child or $100.00 per family and is required for use of this service.

At your first drop off/pick up, please return the attached Extended Day Program Authorized Pick Up Form and plan to spend a few extra minutes to review registration details and learn more about our updated check-in/check-out process. 

Extended Day Snacks
Because we know parents and guardians are busy, we are asking that instead of purchasing and providing Extended Day snacks we are asking families that have registered to send in $20.00 to cover the snacks for the year. If you would prefer to purchase and provide snacks, please contact Mrs. Nowicki at edp@ascensionoakpark.com for more information. 
If you have any questions regarding the Extended Day Program, please contact Mrs. Nowicki at edp@ascensionoakpark.com.

Blessings,

Maryanne Polega, Principal