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January 9, 2018


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Catholic Schools' Week 2019

January 28th through February 1st

CSW Info




Pizza lunch will be offered this Friday, January 18th. The cost is $3.50 which includes 1 piece of pizza, lemonade, and fruit snacks or $5.00 for 2 pieces of pizza, lemonade and a fruit snack. Only cash will be accepted. No need to pre-order, students should bring their money with them when they come to the Pine Room for their lunch period. NO HOT LUNCH or MILK will be served on this date. If students choose not to participate in the pizza lunch, they should bring their own lunch/drink to school. Thank you for supporting the 8th grade class! If you have any questions, please reach out to Suzi Nowicki at suzannenowicki@yahoo.com

Pack the Place is Friday – Show your School Spirit all day long!

On Friday, Ascension School will show support for our girls’ basketball team with a School Spirit Dress-Down Day. Girl basketball players will wear team tops to school, while the rest of us will dress in our favorite Ascension gear. Please follow guidelines for out-of-uniform day guidelines in the Ascension Handbook (No hair dye, hats, face makeup, etc.)

Come cheer on our 5th-8th girls basketball teams at this Friday’s Pack the Place vs. the St. Vincent Friars in the Ascension Gym! Games start at 5:00. Come for the games, stay for the concessions and be sure to get a selfie with Chet the Charger. Please note there will be a $1.00 admission charge to all non-players.

OPRF Drill Team Dance Clinic

On Friday, February 1st, the OPRFHS Drill Team is hosting a clinic for interested 6-8th graders. You may register your student to participate here. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Meet an Illustrator!

Monday, January 28th, Parent, Katie Broussard, illustrator of Audacious Ignatius will read to students in PK 3 and Buddy Groups PK 4 - 8th. Mrs. Broussard will return on Friday, February 1st to read to our Mini Chargers at 9 am in the Pine Room!

There is still time to Be A Blazer!

Trinity High School’s Winter Entrance Exam – Saturday, January 26, 2019. To reserve your spot register online here, call 708.453.9374, or email lneblung@trinityhs.org

*Prospective students are only eligible to take the make-up exam at Trinity if they have not tested at any other Catholic high school in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Geography Bee Volunteers Needed

Mr. Sengstock is in need of 2 or 3 parent helpers to serve as timekeepers and scorekeepers for both rounds of January’s Geography Bee. The preliminary round takes place in the Pine Room on Thursday, January 24, from 1:30 – 2:45 pm. The final round takes place in the Pine Room on Tuesday, January 29, from 10:25 – 11:05 am. Please email Mr. Sengstock if you can donate your time.

Time for Trivia! February 2nd

It's cold outside, but the competition is heating up! Get your friends together for a fun evening of Trivia while we help raise funds for scholarships! $25 per player (up to 10 per team). Bring food for your table, drinks will be available for purchase. Register online here, or submit the attached form.

Trivia Night is a 21+ event, children will not be admitted.

Parent Lecture Series - Navigating Social Media: What Parents Need to Know

Join us on Wednesday, January 23rd at 7 PM in the Ursuline Center for the second Parent Lecture Series evening of this school year. This is an incredible opportunity to hear from school parent and licensed counselor, John Williams. With over 30 years of experience working with youth and families, he will help outline the ways in which parents can help understand the benefits and pitfalls of how children today communicate via social media, and will answer questions you may have about your own experiences and fears.

This complimentary event is open to all! To help facilitate open discussion, we ask that children do not attend. 

Hospitality Sunday

Coffee, Donuts, & Open Gym! Following the 9 am Mass this Sunday, January 20th. All school families and parishioners are invited to get out of the cold and enjoy some refreshments and open gym time. Please join us in the Ascension School gym after the 9 am Mass for complimentary coffee, juice & donuts and a chance for the kids to burn off some energy!

St. Paddy's at Ascension is BACK! March 2nd

St. Paddy's at Ascension is BACK! March 2nd

On Saturday, March 2nd, everyone is Irish! You and your friends will be treated to an evening in the Pine Room for live music, food and drinks to celebrate the green!

$50 per person includes all of the night’s entertainment and food. Make your reservation here.

Bunco Night

Ascension Women's Cooperative invites you to Bunco in the Pine Room on Thursday, January 31st 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 at xckam08x@gmail.com

Buddy Bowling is Thursday, January 31, 2018

Please see the attached permission slip for details about this favorite annual event for grades K-8! Please return permission slips for each student by Friday, January 25. Contact Audrey Brady with questions.

Bowling at Circle Lanes - Jan. 26th

All Ascension parish families are invited to Bowl at Circle Lanes! All lanes are reserved for this popular event. Saturday, January 26 from 4-6 pm. Pizza, cookies and juice boxes will be provided by Ascension. Space is limited. Sign up now! Go here to learn more and to register.

Family Service Day - February 2nd

Save the Date for Ascension's Family Service Project Day in the school gym on February 2nd to finish off Catholic Schools week. Families can all come together and volunteer a little bit of their time to assemble care packages for the Hines VA Hospital, Ronald McDonald House and our local chapter of Meals On Wheels. There is no age limit, all are welcome and More details to follow.

Mission Day 2019

It’s time again, for the longest running school event at Ascension, our school carnival, Mission Day. This year’s event is February 15, 2019. Again, this year all forms are being sent home electronically and are included in this Wednesday mailing. Please print out the forms to fill out and send them in. You will need to print 1 for EACH child. The due date for turning in forms is Friday February 1st.

As always, we need lots of volunteers and bakers to provide cupcakes, cookies and creative cakes to make this event a success. To volunteer, please go to mailto:http://signup.com/go/KjohsS to sign up. We are also in need of donations for our raffle. Please consider donating an item, gift card or monetary donation to help support this great mission. Examples of popular items include Lego sets, DVDs, board games, craft kits, electronics, Shopkins, etc. Christmas gift duplicates work great! And be on the lookout for the Mission Day Amazon Wishlist! More details to come. All donations can be left at the school office.

Any questions about Mission Day, volunteering or raffle donations, please contact Karen Mueller or Emily Schultz at mailto:ascensionmissionday@gmail.com





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Buddy Bowling is January 31.



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Buddy Bowling Permission Slip

Trivia Night
Mission Day Forms OPRF Drill Team Flyer



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