Mission Day formally began at the 9:00 Prayer Service today, February 15. We were happy to welcome Mr. Mark Jacobs, who explained his connection to Rwanda. and the His Chase Foundation, which will benefit from today's Mission Day. Mrs. Vaninisi also spoke about her visits to Rwanda and that special connection she has made with the children of Noel Orphanage.
Everyone at Ascension was in the Valentine spirit! Ms. Earner coordinated the donations for the American Heart Association and staff and students alike wore red, pink, and purple.
Along with our regular educational activities, students are celebrating African American History Month. Through Dr. Martin Luther King we are learning ways of peace and love. We also are discovering noteworthy African Americans of the past and present. After Chinese New Year it's almost Valentine's Day!
"How are we all alike?" was the essential question in Mrs. Blatner's class when thinking about peace in our world. They created a Unity Wreath to show that we "All promise to stand together to create peace in our world." The children added doves to represent peace around the world. Find out more on Mrs. Blatner's Page!
Fr. Hurlbert, Faculty and students celebrated mass a week late due to the freezing cold last Wednesday. The introduction to mass and the readings and petitions were read with clarity and fluency by students from Grade 3. Ms. Rodde gave an inspired homily on last week Tuesday's theme of Heroes and Superheroes, relating them to Jesus and His powers.
The Polar Vortex kept us home for two days, but before and since we have been active and engaged learners with so much to be proud of! Mrs. Kane's class investigated the reasons for the super-cold weather and we were back in school for three spirited volleyball games while wearing crazy clothes and hair! PK-4 also celebrated 101 Days of School!