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September 19, 2018


Ice Cream Sale Friday

8th grade will be holding ice cream sales every Friday afternoon, weather permitting. Each treat will be $1 benefiting the Class of 2019.


Ascension Green Club

Students in grades 2 through 8 are invited to join the Green Club to help us protect the environment! Our first meeting will be held Tuesday, September 25th at 3:05 in the Art Room. Permission slip to participate is attached.



Students in grades 3-8 are invited to join the parish's children's choir. Please see the attached flyer and permission slip for more information. If you have any questions, please contact David Anderson.


Virtus Session - September 26th

Protecting God's Children Virtus Training will be held on Wednesday, September 26th in the Pine Room. Arrive at 6:45 pm, class starts promptly at 7 pm. This training is mandatory for all employees and volunteers at Ascension Parish who work with children. If you have not already attended a Virtus session and would like to attend, please log onto www.virtus.organd register. Pleas call Mary Fitch at 708-434-1521 if you need help with registration or have any questions.


Parent Chaperones Needed for September's Junior High Dance

Student Council will be hosting a 7th and 8th grade dance on Friday, September 28, in the Pine Room. The dance runs from 7 - 9:00 and is in need of four parent 

chaperones. Please contact Mr. Sengstock if you can donate your time. Permission slips will be sent home on this week.


Calling Early Childhood Parents - You're Invited!

All parents of students in preschool and kindergarten are invited for an evening of child-free fun. Our annual Early Childhood Tailgate Party will be held on Friday, September 28th at the home of Lesley and John Carney. View the invitation or RSVP here. If you would like to help plan for the Tailgate, please email us!

Want to Help? )Please?)

The Early Childhood Tailgate Committee is looking for donations of appetizers, desserts and wine for this super fun party!! Please click on the link to sign up to drop something at the Carney's house the day of the party. If you are interested in attending the party to help welcome and celebrate the preschool, kindergarten and new families to Ascension please email Lesley. We would love to have you! Sign up here.


Bunco Night!

Ascension Women's Cooperative invites you to Bunco in the Pine Room on Thursday, October 18th at 7:30pm. Just bring yourself, and any friends. We will supply the snacks, drinks, and FUN! No experience is needed. Contact Cynthia Michels with any questions.

Home and School’s Annual Fundraiser

Charleston Wrap Catalogs and Parent Welcome letter packets were sent home with all students week. The catalogs highlight the high quality wrapping paper you need for the year and have over 500 unique gift items. The Charleston Wrap Fundraiser is Ascension Home and School’s major fundraising effort for the school year. The money raised goes to support the activities your children love throughout the year:  


Buddy Bowling, Buddy Bingo, The Sock Hop, Enrichment Activities, the End of School Picnic and many more.  


We encourage ALL families to participate by sharing the catalogs with friends, relatives, neighbors and co-workers. Orders can be placed online, or through the paper order form. The on-line ordering is very convenient and the link can be shared with others via email or social media. Ascension makes a slightly larger profit margin from the paper form orders. Completed orders will be available at Ascension before Thanksgiving just in time for holiday gift giving. The delivery date is TBD.

Our Sale runs from September 19 through October 3

 Orders & Money Due:

  • All money and the top 2 copies of the order form are due by: Wednesday, Oct 3
  • Please DO NOT collect sales tax.
  • Additional order forms are available at the school office.
  • Make checks payable to: Ascension Home & School
  • Questions: contact Robin Behre at rbehre@yahoo.com or call at 708-613-5475
  • Receive a text alert when your order is available for pick up at the school by entering your phone number on the order form. No other text or solicitations will be sent.

 Thank you for all you do to support your children and Ascension School!

New EDP After School Protocol

Students who attend Extended Day and also participate in extracurricular activities will have a new protocol to follow. The EDP students will go to the gym and check in with the EDP staff before going to the extracurricular meeting place. Please discuss this change with your children.


Read the EDP September Newsletter here.



2018 Blue Tie Auction News



Let's Party!

It's a lot of work raising all that money for our school, so we've made sure there's time to celebrate. Back by popular demand, we are excited to announce that the entertainment for the Blue Tie After Party has been chosen!

He has performed for events by HGTV and Vera Wang, and opening parties for Jennifer Hudson and Bon Jovi, but now he'll be helping setting the tone for the Blue Tie crowd. Alvin Black III will be dee jaying and making sure the 2018 Blue Tie is an event to remember! Learn more about him here.





Home & School News




Ascension Home and School Association, your parent volunteer organization, welcomes you into the 2018-2019 school year! Home and School provides a variety of programs, services and events for students, families and our teachers. We look forward to meeting our new families and welcoming back those that are returning for another great year!

Questions, ideas or want to get involved? Please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for being a part of our great community and we look forward to seeing you throughout the year! 


Questions, ideas or want to get involved? Please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for being a part of our great community and we look forward to seeing you throughout the year! 


We Need You!

Looking for a great way to stay connected to your child’s classroom and get to know other parents? Get involved! We’re looking for a few good Moms, Dads, Guardians, Grandparents or other caregivers to volunteer their time and work with teachers as Event and Social Coordinators (plan the parties!) Communication Coordinators (get the word out!) and Ambassadors (connect with new Charger families!) 


The Home & School Room Parent Program has been revised this year with new roles to accommodate work and time commitments for all parents. Visit the SignUp Genius link below, read the descriptions of the newly defined roles, and volunteer for the role that’s right for you.  Contact Anne-Marie Kennedy with any questions at all.

SignUp Genius

Submit Your H&S Form and Pay Dues Online

Forms were sent home with the summer packet, but if you haven't yet returned yours to the office, you can submit it online here. The Home and School mission is to offer a variety of programs and resources throughout the year to build community and school spirit, enrich the student academic experience, boost parent and guardian involvement, facilitate connections between Ascension students, families, faculty and staff and show support and gratitude to our wonderful teachers. We could not do this without your help! Pay your dues online here or send a check made out to Ascension Home and school into the office to ensure you receive a school directory.




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