March 20, 2019
2019 Kathy Adams Run-a-Thon!
Congratulations to our first 2 Grand Prize winning homerooms! Team Degnan and Team Szot reached their team goal to secure a spot in the Glow Party on May 17th. There are still 2 more opportunities to win, so keep fundraising.
Students aren't the only ones working for a prize, our faculty members are fundraising too! The teacher who raises the most money by April 5th will win a day off! Honor your favorite teacher and help them win by making a gift in their honor.
Our goal is for 100% student participation and a minimum fundraising goal of $25. Please help make this the most successful Run-a-Thon yet!
We need volunteers! If you'd like to help out with the Run-a-Thon, please sign up here.
Out-of-Uniform Day to Buy a Uniform
On Friday, March 22, to support this year's Children Lenten Project, there will be an out-of-uniform day. The cost is $1.
Every dollar that is collected will help purchase a school uniform for students living in Kigali, Rwanda.
Let's continue to support these kids by putting our faith into action!
Ascension 8th Grade Sports Awards Night
The Ascension 8th Grade Athletic Awards Night is set for Wednesday, May 22nd at 7pm in the gym. We hope you can make it!
Buddy Bowling Update & Save the Date
Buddy Bowling will take place on Friday, April 26th. Please sign and return the attached permission slip acknowledging your child will participate. For those who have already paid, Home and School has saved the payment for the rescheduled date, no need to remit payment again. If your child is unable to attend this time around and you would like a refund, please reach out to me directly. If your child is unable to attend and you would like to donate the fee, it will be used for future Enrichment Programs Home and School provides Ascension students throughout the year. Thank you in advance! Please also be on the look-out for updated volunteer communication.
Please print and return the slip no later than April 17th.
Feel free to reach out to Audrey Brady with questions.
Looking forward to a fun event!
GrandparentsDay will be here before you know it on Friday, May 3rd. This is such a wonderful opportunity for grandparents and special guests see where our students learn and play. If you would like an invitation sent to someone, please send us their contact information. We will not send invitations to anyone unless you email us this information.
Send your grandparent information here.
Ascension Track now open to 4th Graders – Deadline is Friday!
We were able to secure enough volunteer coaches to officially open track up to 4th grade!
Practices are already underway, YOU MUST REGISTER BEFORE ATTENDING
REGISTER HERE: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/185556
For more info, please contact Coach Christine Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please register today as the deadline is Friday!
Financial Aid Applications
Families requesting financial aid for the 2019-20 school year are invited to begin the process. To fill out your application, please follow this link:
Save the Date - Deep Roots Project
7-8 PM Ascension Ursuline Center
Learn about how to maintain your home's green spaces in a way that is healthy for your family and the environment.
Sponsored by the HOME team. More details to come!
Code, Play, Learn
Code Play Learn is excited to continue offering Ascension School our Computer Game Creation With Ready Maker. This class is ideal for new and returning students that are currently in the 3rd-5th graders.
This class is available only to students that attend Ascension School. All eight 60 minutes sessions will take place at Ascension School, 601 Van Buren St, Oak Park, IL 60304. Space is limited to the first 12 students.
Begins April 4th| Grades 3rd-5th | 3pm-4pm
Registration Password is Ascension19
Thursdays 3pm-4pm Grades 3rd-5th
Session Dates: 4/4, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30
NO Class: 4/11/19
Lenten Fish Fry - April 5th & April 12th
Enjoy dinner on Fridays, April 5 and April 12, with your family and fellow Ascension families. Come to the gym from 5:30 - 7:30pm for fish, fun and fellowship. There are new menu items, a revamped kids option, plus beer and wine available for purchase. See you there!
Each Thursday afternoon during Lent from 3pm-4:30pm (with the exception of the Thursday of Spring Break (3/28)) Ascension offers Eucharistic Adoration in the Church. Eucharistic Adoration is an opportunity to spend some "face-time" with Jesus. A consecrated host is placed in a special stand called a monstrance so that you can see the Body of Christ. You don't need to rsvp or stay the entire time. Please consider joining us for a short while as a great way to grow closer to Jesus, our God. Here is a short video explaining Eucharistic Adoration, if you would like to learn more. Each hour of Eucharistic Adoration is a faith booster for Confirmation Candidates. Please contact Matt Goto with any questions.
Buddy Bowling will be April 26.
Buddy Bowling Permission