MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Dec. 14 – 6:00pm Advent Meditations with Music & Reconciliation
Dec. 17 – 11:00am School dismissal, out-of-uniform
Dec. 17 – 6:00pm-9:00pm Simbang Gabi
Dec. 21 – 7:00pm Mass in the Longest Night
Dec. 20-31 Christmas Holidays
Jan. 03 – School resumes
Jan. 09 – 9:30am-10:15am 1st Communion parent meeting in the cafe’

THE FACULTY & STAFF OF ASCENSION SCHOOL WISH ALL OF YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY & HEALTHY 2022!

FAMILY CHRISTMAS BAGS
Celebrate the Season of Christmas with your family with an Christmas Bag filled with Christmas themed activities and prayers. Bags can be picked up in the Gathering Space this weekend. December 18th/19th , and the suggested donation is $5. For questions, please contact Tasha Gordon at tgordon@ascension-parish.com.

FIRST COMMUNION PARENT MEETING
There will be a First Communion Parent Meeting on Sunday, January 9th in between Masses (9:30-10:15AM) in the Cafeteria. We will discuss the expectations for families during this exciting time of preparation, schedule of events, and answer any questions families may have. At least one parents is required to attend. For questions, contact Tasha Gordon at tgordon@ascension-parish.com.

MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION TRIP
We are partnering with St. Edward’s Parish and YouthWorks to provide a 4-day, 3-night mission trip for our current 7th and 8th grade youth in St. Louis, MO on June 26th-29th, 2022! We will have an information session at both parishes for all interested families on January 6th at St. Edward at 6PM, and January 9th at Ascension at 12PM to discuss the details of this trip. For questions, please contact Tasha Gordon at tgordon@ascension-parish.com.

FR. ADAM CELEBRATES 6 YEARS AS A PRIEST SUNDAY!
We would like to congratulate and celebrate Fr. Adam’s  6th Anniversary of his Ordination as a Priest on December 19th! Thank you for your faithful service to the people of God.

SWIM TEAM SIGN-UPS FOR BOYS & GIRLS IN GR’S. 1-8
Many of you have already emailed me expressing interest in the Ascension Swim Team. If you have not expressed interest, now is your chance to swim for Ascension’s Swim Team. I need you to go to GameDay and register your swimmer(s)(see link below). There is further information at the bottom of this email regarding practices and the swim meet date. Please make sure you note these dates.

You are now able to register for swimming on GameDay: https://gameday.loucsaa.net/
Cost: $35
Practice: Sundays 5pm-6pm at St X Pool
Swim Meet: Saturday 2/26/22
Registration opens: 12/6/21 and closes: 01/08/22
Program begins: 1/9/22 and
Program ends: 2/27/22
Excited for an awesome swim season!
If you have any questions, please contact Juli Evers-LaBelle at julianne.evers@gmail.com

CONGRATULATIONS EMS TICKET WINNERS FOR THE WEEKS OF 12/6/21, 12/13/21 & 12/20/21
Date/Amount/Winner/Seller & Grade
12/06 $250 Mike Lynch, Matthew Lynch Gr.K
12/07 $25 Kristen Logsdon, Bellamy Graybeal, JK
12/08 $25 Patricia Neely, Callie Jo Cahoe, TK
12/09 $25 Kim Underwood, Ryan Yates Gr.6
12/10 $50 Dave Schmitt, Pete Heilman Gr.1
12/13 $25 Stephanie Waskevizh, Hattie Back, Gr.K
12/14 $25 Matt Lindsey, McKenna Lindsey Gr.5
12/15 $25 Ruby Neichter, Sam Neichter JK
12/16 $25 Samantha Baer, Maya Amburgey Gr.K
12/17 $50 Nancy Cushing, Maya Amburgey, Gr.K
12/20 $25 Ranhem Larosa, Evie Larosa Gr.5
12/21 $25 Rick Wagner, Miles Heilman Gr.6
12/22 $25 Tom Schmitt, Addie Simms Gr.1
12/23 $25 Theresa Bufkin, Julia Mullaney Gr.4
12/24 $50 Ricky Russ, Caroline Jansen Gr.4

TUITION ASSISTANCE FOR THE 2022/2023 SCHOOL YEAR
When to apply: Applications should be submitted between November 15, 2021 and January 31, 2022.
How to apply: The online application is available at www.ceflou.org.
Do I apply every year?: Yes, you must apply for tuition assistance each year.
When will I know if I qualify?: Award notifications will be issued to families no later than May 1, 2022.
If you have questions: Call the FACTS help line at 1-866-315-9262 or online at www.ceflou.org.
Who Can Apply?: Families with one or more children enrolled in or applying to a Catholic elementary school in the Archdiocese of Louisville.

INCLEMENT WEATHER
The decision to close schools due to weather conditions is announced by radio, TV, and social media for Catholic schools in Jefferson County. One of the following announcements will be made:
1. All Catholic elementary and high schools in Jefferson County are OPEN.
2. Catholic elementary and high schools in Jefferson County will be OPEN BUT ON A DELAYED SCHEDULE.
3. All Catholic elementary and high schools in Jefferson County are CLOSED.
Ascension will also send closure announcement via email and text to all Ascension families.

DELAYED SCHEDULE– two hour delay: Café doors will open at 9:10am. Carpool begins at 9:40am. Classes begin at 9:55am.

EARLY DISMISSAL-ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: No public announcement is made about system-wide early dismissal in Jefferson County Catholic elementary schools except in the case of extreme emergency.
Ascension will notify parents via email and text of an early dismissal.

PULL TABS COLLECTION-KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Please continue to save your pull tabs. Every little bit helps. Together we can make a difference. For more information on Kids Cancer Alliance please visit kidscanceralliance.org or contact K of C coordinator John McCarthy at mccoots1@gmail.com.
All proceeds benefit the Kids Cancer Alliance (KCA) and Indian Summer Camp (ISC). Pull tabs can be sent in to the school office at any time.

AMAZON SMILE
If you shop Amazon, please consider shopping AmazonSmile! It 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.

You can do this on your iPhone & Android phones:
1. Get the app. Download or update to the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app on your phone. You can find it in the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.

2. Join Amazon Smile. Simply sign up by selecting Church of the Ascension School Louisville, Ky

3. Turn on Amazon Smile. Open the app and find “Settings” in the main menu. Tap on “Amazon Smile” and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.

AmazonSmile in the app is not available for iPads and other tablet devices. To shop AmazonSmile on your tablet, type smile.amazon.com into the browser.

BOX TOPS COLLECTION
Did you know that Ascension is a Box Tops school? During this challenging time, our teachers and students need more help than ever. No matter what school looks like, Box Tops for Education is a fast and easy way for you to help out from home.

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: Buy participating products and use the Box Tops mobile app to scan your store receipt. The app identifies eligible products and automatically adds Box Tops to your school’s earnings online. Even if you’re shopping online or doing grocery pickup, you can still submit your e-receipts and earn Box Tops. Twice a year, our school gets a check!

The PTO uses money earned from Box Tops to fund our iPad program and other classroom needs for our students!

Here’s how YOU can help earn money for our school!
• DOWNLOAD the Box Tops app and select our school to support. This ensures that your Box Tops purchases count toward our school’s earnings.
• SHOP for Box Tops products and use the app to scan your receipt to add to our school’s earnings online.
• LOOK for any remaining Box Tops clips on packages. If you find some, clip them and send them to school!
• SPREAD THE WORD about Box Tops!
FUN TIP: You can also use the “Invite Friends” feature in the app to ask friends and family to help support our school!

Your earnings may seem small, but they really do add up. The more people that participate, the bigger the impact we can make. So let’s give our teachers the support they need and help give more kids the opportunity to dream. Little by little, we can help make a BIG difference.
LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW BOX TOPS WORKS AT BTFE.COM

Thank you,
Ascension PTO

REMINDER
Student’s who are absent should be phoned in or emailed to Ms. Thomas by 8:15am. There is a 24 hour message system for you to phone in absences, 451-2535 ext. 22.
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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