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May 16, 2018

School Picnic Friday

Ascension School's Home and School Association will be hosting the annual school picnic on Friday, May 18 (Thursday, May 24 rain date) for all students in Kindergarten through grade 8. Activity and schedule details may be found in the attached.

Please put plenty of sunscreen on your children before sending them off to school. Each child will need a sack lunch and drink (no glass containers, please). Children should wear weather appropriate Ascension gym clothing/shoes (i.e. Run-a-thon shirts) in order to play freely.  

We welcome anyone who has gone through Virtus training to use the link below to explore the various volunteer opportunities this fun day offers. We look forward to celebrating the end of the school year with this great Ascension tradition.

Please contact Mike Klawitter with questions.



Ice Cream Sale

7th grade will be hosting an ice cream sale this Friday, weather permitting. Each treat will be $1 benefiting the Class of 2019. 


Mini Chargers

Our final Mini Charger playgroup of the year will be on Friday, May 25th following 8:15 Mass. This month we will have time for open play activities outside (weather permitting) and special treats for our kids ages 5 and under. All are welcome!


Beautiful, Easy Plants to Help the Butterflies, Bees AND Ascension School!

West Cook Wild Ones is selling easy native garden kits and will donate $8 to Ascension (our new school Green Team) for each one sold. 
Kits of 10 plants for sun or shade cost $35-40. Pickup is June 2. 

See http://tinyurl.com/wcwo2018 for plant information and photos and how to order. 

8th Grade Sports Awards – May 21st

The Class of 2018 is nearing the end of the year and thus we will be having our annual 8th Grade Sports Awards Night. 8th Grade athletes and their families are invited to the award ceremony on Monday, May 21st at 7:00 PM in the Pine Room. We will honor our talented athletes and look back at their 8th grade sports year. Light refreshments will be served. 


July 4th Parade

If you will be in Oak Park for the 4th of July and your children would like to represent Ascension in the 4th of July parade, please contact the Advancement Office by May 25th.

Students in grades 2 and under must be accompanied by an adult. All students will receive a free t-shirt to wear for the event.


Library Resource Center

Have you heard about our plans to create a state-of-the-art, flexible learning space for all Ascension students?

Learn more!     Make a Donation


Honor a Loved One     

Are you looking for a special way to honor a parent, graduate, loved one or special teacher in you or your child’s life? Consider the unique gift of remembrance by purchasing a Memorial Brick! The special person you choose to honor will be memorialized along our pathway on Clarence Avenue. Bricks range from $125-250. Orders must be placed before June 1st for this year’s ‘planting’. Contact the Advancement Office for more information.





Home & School News 




Get Involved 
Home & School your Parent Teacher Organization is looking for parents to join our board for the 2018-2019 school year! Interested in getting involved in your child's school events while having fun making new friends with fellow parents? This is the committee for you! For more information, please contact Juliette Dols, H&S President at email. Board membership is non-elected. Any parent or guardian of a student is welcome to join the board.

Uniform Exchange

The uniform exchange will take place on the last day of school, June 8th, in the Pine Room. Please bring all gently used uniforms to the school office, there will be a bin available for drop off. Any questions or concerns please contact Lesley Carney.



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