MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Apr. 25 – 7:00pm First Communion practice in church
Apr. 28 – 10:30am First Communion
Apr. 29-May 2 – Book Fair/You’re invited to lunch
May 3 – Derby Eve holiday
May 10 – 6:30pm Gr’s. 6,7,8 Spring Music Production – A Million Dreams
May 24 – 11:00am dismissal (last day of school)

CONGRATULATIONS TO TREY THOMPSON
Trey received, from Trinity High School, The Monsignor Alfred W. Steinhauser Scholarship Award for the 2019-20 School Year for his outstanding performance at the grade-school level and on the High School Placement Test! Awesome job Trey!

EASY MONEY SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 15
Date/Payout/Winner/Seller/Grade
04/15 $25 Mark & Lisa Bibelhauser, Kyle Bibelhauser Gr.6
04/16 $25 Kristin Guillaume, Harlan Bates Gr.1
04/17 $25 Sharon Hawkins, Isabella DiMauro Gr.6
04/18 $25 Stacey Ousley, Juliet Church Gr.6
04/19 $50 Zane Peckenpaugh, Seth Peckenpaugh Gr.7

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR – MONDAY, APRIL 29 THROUGH THURSDAY, MAY 2
Have lunch with someone special and visit the book fair. Lunch reservations must be made by April 23 by calling Ms. Thomas, 451-2535, or by email at susthomas@ascension-parish.com.
The book fair accepts credit cards, debit cards, checks and cash.
Online shopping is available at https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/ascensionschool7
The 3 year olds and JK will receive a $5.00 voucher from the PTO!
Proceeds from the book fair are used to support our library!

I need volunteers for the book fair to be a success.
I need volunteers on Monday and Tuesday during lunch (10:45 am – 12:30 pm) and on Wednesday morning (7:20 am – 8:15 am). If you would like to help, please email bwagner@ascension-parish.com. I hope to see everyone next week at the book fair!

ADULT KICKBALL LEAGUE
Are you interested in being a part of an adult kickball planning committee? If so, please contact Kristin Jansen at kenoe01@gmail.com or Chris Gregory at cmgregory@hotmail.com. Plan to join us Wednesday, May 8th at 6:30pm in the cafeteria as we begin planning an exciting community happening!

IDLE FREE LOUISVILLE
Ascension is excited to be a part of an Idle Free Louisville and do our part for cleaner air for all to breathe, especially our students. The exhaust from idling vehicles poses a health risk for children, drivers and the community at large. Unfortunately, one of the areas where unnecessary idling occurs most often is at schools where parents in car rider lines wait to pick up their children. This is one hazard that can be easily prevented and we are committed to be part of the solution. As Pope Francis has directed us, we must take care of our environment.
Did you know…
• Children are more susceptible to asthma because their lungs are not fully developed and they breathe 50 percent more per pound of body weight than adults.
• Asthma is the most common chronic illness among children.
• Just one vehicle dropping off and picking up one child at school puts about three pounds of pollution into the air per month.
• Vehicles that idle for ten minutes use more gas than they would if the vehicle was restarted.
• Working together, we can make a difference and reduce air pollution from vehicles. Let’s take care of God’s creation!
The simple step of turning the key will improve air quality at our school and will help us all breathe easier. Please join us in spreading the message: Turn the key and be Idle Free!
Thank you for your support in making Ascension School and Idle Free School.
Sincerely,
Ascension’s Fifth Grade Class

BASEBALL AND FIELD HOCKEY REGISTRATION – GRADES 3-8
Baseball and Field Hockey registration is open. Please register very soon if you would like to participate. We need to turn team numbers into CSAA.
Please register Via this site: https://csaa-ascension.siplay.com

CRITERIA FOR CULLEN BILYEU SCHOLARSHIP
This is a $500 tuition scholarship to be awarded to a rising student in grades 4-8 at Ascension School, regardless of need, who has impressed teachers with a strong will to work hard and achieve accomplishments above and beyond expectations.
The primary qualities that should be present in a recipient are…
Academic effort- someone who works hard, strives to learn
Community Service- applicants should be active in their communities and make regular efforts to help others
Humanity- respectful to all people and demonstrates integrity and appreciation of others and reaches out to those in need
Leadership- takes an active role in activities, is seen as dependable and has values and traits worth imitating, should be honest and responsible

Candidates should submit an essay of 250-500 words about their experience thus far at Ascension and the values and lessons that they have learned. They should also write about why they think they should be considered for this award. Applications can be typed or hand written but if hand written must be legible.
Award will be given after mass on the last day of school.

TUITION RATES FOR 2019-2020
For active, participating Stewardship families
1 child: $6,400
2 children: $9,730
3 or more: $10,900

For Non-member, non-stewardship families
1 child: $7,300
2 children: $10,800
3 or more: $12,600

PRESCHOOL OPENINGS
We have a few openings in our Three-year-old Preschool class for the upcoming school year (2019-2020). We would love for you to be a part of our Ascension School Family! Through guided play and exploration your preschooler will build their love for learning as well as develop important and vital social and emotional skills that will be carried with them throughout their academic career and beyond. Students will begin the process of learning their letters, numbers, writing names and engaging in the world around them to continue to foster their creativity. We begin faith formation by attending mass, discussing God’s creation and fostering a sense of community by participating in service projects. If you want to be a part of this please call to schedule a tour.

PARISH FESTIVAL – WHEEL OF CHANCE BOOTH
May 31st & June 1st
Would you be willing to donate any of the following items for our Wheel of Chance booth?
IPad, Apple Store Gift Card, Laptop,
A Week Stay at a Vacation Condo, One Weekend Night Stay at a Hotel,
Airline Tickets and/or Points, Bottles of Bourbon or Wine,
Restaurant or Entertainment Gift Certificates, Football Tickets, Basketball Tickets,
Golf Clubs, Foursome of Golf, Yeti Cooler, Chain Saw, Leaf Blower/Mulcher,
2 Person Swing for the Yard, Baby Stroller, Baby Swing, High Chair, Car Seat
You always have the option of making a cash donation and we will do the shopping for you.
Please help us make the 2019 Summer Festival a success!
Please contact Carleen Herde 491-1021, Karen Morris 262-7064 or Anne Ewing 558-8435 if you have any questions or if you would like to make a donation.

Books, Games and More! Booth
Please start saving your books, board games, video games, cd’s, and puzzles for our Festival Booth!
We will have collection boxes available in the Gathering Space after Easter.
Thank you for supporting this 100% profit booth!

AMAZON SMILE
If you shop Amazon, please consider shopping AmazonSmile! AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know (same products, same prices, same service)! Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to Ascension! Please support Ascension School by continuing your shopping with Amazon at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/61-0652304. It is a win-win for Ascension and our students!
Our organization is listed as Church of the Ascension School Louisville, KY.

YEARBOOKS 2018-2019
Orders can only be placed online at ybpay.lifetouch.com, our yearbook code is 12159319.

BOX TOPS COLLECTION
Our goal is to raise $2,000 in FREE money for our school! Neatly cut and collect unexpired box tops and send them into school on a collection sheet or in a Ziploc bag with your child’s name on it to the PTO mailbox located in the school office. Ask family, friends, and neighbors to save Box Tops for you! We will have two submission dates: October 15 and February 15. For each submission date, the class that brings in the most box tops will receive a popsicle party!
Download the Box Tops Bonus App today to earn Bonus Box Tops!

REMINDER
Student’s who are absent should be phoned in or emailed to Ms. Thomas by 8:30am. There is a 24 hour message system for you to phone in absences, 451-2535 ext. 18.
Also, it is very important that your child/ren arrive at school on time daily! Students should be in their class and chair by 7:55am. If your child is late, you must come in to sign them in. Thank you!

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