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May 22, 2018

School Picnic

The school picnic is this Friday, May 24th. Please remember to send your child in their gym uniform. The children will be eating lunch in the park so we ask that you send a bag lunch and water bottle. We are still very much in need of volunteers for the afternoon session! If you can volunteer, please consider doing so! Thank you! 


Change for Change!

Home and School’s Coin Collection is BACK! Through 5/30, each grade level will be challenging each other to collect the highest amount of total funds per grade. Proceeds will benefit Ascension’s Teach the Children scholarship fund, which provides financial assistance to families who would not otherwise be able to provide a Catholic education for their children. Grades that collect at least $250 will be eligible for our outrageous Grand Prize – a chance to hit our beloved principal, Mrs. Polega, with a pie! The grade level with the highest amount raised, above $250, will nominate one representative to take aim!!

Check how much your student(s) have raised here.

Get Ready for Summer!

In an effort to continue to improve student achievement and foster the love of reading, the Ascension faculty has created the Ascension School Summer Reading List. The Ascension School Summer Reading List recommends 3 books per grade level. It is our hope that each Ascension student will read one book from the selected list during their summer vacation. When we return to school in the fall, Ascension School will take a day and every grade level will explore, discuss and analyze the summer book selections! The Ascension School Summer Reading List is attached.

Also new this year, Ascension School is asking ALL kindergarten to grade 7 students to purchase Summer Skills Sharpener Math Review and Language Arts Review Workbooks. There is evidence to support that students lose academic skills over the summer. The Summer Skills Review Program will provide Ascension students review and help retain the skills learned this year. Attached is the Summer Skills Sharpener Math Review and Language Arts Review order form. The order form and payment must be returned to school by Friday, May 24 so the workbooks can be sent home on the last day of school.

Friday Ice Cream Sales Are Back!

7th grade will be holding ice cream sales on Friday afternoons, weather permitting. Each treat will be $1, benefiting the Class of 2020.

STEM Night - May 30th

3rd, 4th & 5th grade families are invited to a fun and interactive evening showcasing our STEM program, hosted by Kathleen Douglass & Kristin Kerr. Come to the 4th and 5th grade classrooms at 6PM, bring your own cup and a snack for sharing!

Box Tops

Box Tops for Education are worth ten cents each in cash to Ascension School. Please collect them over the summer and bring them to school in your child's backpack, drop in the collection basket at Sunday Mass, or mail them to the school office. We will submit what we have collected at the end of October 2019. Thanks to you we have raised almost $1,000 each year that we have participated. Thank you. Place this collection sheet on your fridge as a reminder to clip and save for Ascension.  


We are Ascension's 6th grade Girl Scouts Troop 40093 and we are working on our Silver Award. The Silver Award is a project designed by Girl Scouts that is meant to be sustaining and better our community. Our goal is to keep the Earth healthy by making Ascension a greener community!

Please join us by collecting all markers, pens and mechanical pencils (caps too) and send them into school with your child. See the attached flyer for full details. 

Uniform Exchange - Friday, 6/7/19:

Time to trade in this year's uniform and get a head start on next year, by grabbing the next size up! Home and School will host a uniform exchange and coffee social on the last day of school, after drop-off and before pick-up. This is a free event, and all are invited to "shop" for gently used uniforms, even if you do not have any to donate. There is a bin outside of the school office to place donations.

Questions? Contact homeandschool@ascensionoakpark.com

Ascension Summer Sports Camp

Join us for 3 weeks of exciting sports this June at Ascension! Co-ed camps are open to students entering grades 1-6. Basketball, soccer, kickball & Multi-Sport Madness! Registration is open online: https://legacysportscamp.com/summer/asc19

Ascension 8th Grade Sports Awards Night

The Ascension 8th Grade Athletic Awards Night is tonight in the gym. We hope you can make it!

New 2019-20 Special Events - Save the Dates!

We are so excited to announce two NEW events for the 2019-20 school year! Saturday, November 16th we will kick off the giving season with our Thanks for Giving Celebration, and on Friday, January 31st, we will honor Mrs. Kay Costello at our Blue Tie Gala! See the attachment for more details.






Ascension Athletic News



Athletic Calendar




Home & School News



The School Picnic will be May 24, 2019

The Uniform Exchange is June 7, 2019




Important Attachments



Girl Scout Recycling

Summer Reading List
Summer Skills Order Form 2019=2020 Special Events



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