MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Jan. 17 – MLK Holiday
Jan. 31-Feb. 4 – Catholic Schools Week
Feb. 1 – Open House 3:30-6:30pm
Feb. 4 – No school
Feb. 7 – No school
Feb. 25 – End 2nd Trimester
Feb. 28 – Begin 3rd Trimester

PTO MEETING
This month’s meeting will only be on zoom. Below is the link. Please join us at 6pm on Tuesday!
Abby Simon is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Abby Simon’s Personal Meeting Room
Join Zoom Meeting
https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fus02web.zoom.us%2Fj%2F8417462350%3Fpwd%3DaldralhIbFRjaktKS3NWZW1ocW5HZz09&data=04%7C01%7Csusthomas%40ascension-parish.com%7C1b7c968edf8646a3300c08d9d3b88286%7C278a8c254c55419292c9c977e15b6481%7C1%7C0%7C637773611706421414%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=t5BWrUMRwsyWatsmM6qCjfufEHCTu4vUPuXJwIfvTwI%3D&reserved=0
Meeting ID: 841 746 2350
Passcode: 828307

Fish Fry Volleyball League Sign-ups
Attention Parishioners! The adult co-ed volleyball league will return this year! The league will begin Friday, February 25th and will conclude with a tournament on Friday, March 25th. An $80 team fee and shift in the concession stand is required to participate. Team members should be parishioners and 19 years of age or older. Teams will be added on a first-come, first-served basis. Team captains should contact Kristin Jansen by February 13th at 502-386-2401 or kenoe01@gmail.com.

FATHER/DAUGHTER PRINCESS DANCE
https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.signupgenius.com%2Fgo%2F70A044EAFA623AAFF2-princess&data=04%7C01%7Csusthomas%40ascension-parish.com%7Cf6903e45f9534fa32db408d9d12793b0%7C278a8c254c55419292c9c977e15b6481%7C1%7C0%7C637770790183370631%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=UuLm3JLq1b%2Fpc5v5zy2T6cr%2FfKmi6mWjOz0KuFQfd4E%3D&reserved=0

TASTE OF ASCENSION
Please join us on Saturday, February 26th as we transform the Ascension gym into a sampler’s delight! We would be honored to have your participation in the event as we showcase the area’s finest restaurants, caterers, wineries, brewers and distillers. The tasting event will last from 6:30 – 9:30 pm followed by music and dancing until midnight.

Click here to purchase tickets!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taste-of-ascension-tickets-237830727107

We are still accepting vendors and sponsors for the event! Why don’t you consider being a part of this evening full of fun and fundraising for the community.

Sponsorship Levels are…
LOUNGE Sponsor
Reserved Seating for 6 in soft furniture, 1 Bucket of Beer, Logo on Screen, 6 Beads (2 available) $500

TABLE Sponsor
Reserved Seating for 8, 1 Bucket of Beer, Logo on Screen, 8 Beads (10 available) $250

COCKTAIL TABLE Sponsor
Reserved Seating for 4 at high/low cocktail table, 1 Bucket of Beer, Name on Screen, 4 Beads (10 available) $125

As a sponsor for Taste of Ascension, your logo will be featured in our publications, announcements, Facebook event page and social media, and newspaper ads prior to the event.

Your business will be promoted in the event program, menus at each table and at your booth.

Please consider filling out the form below to help us best plan the event to the community.
https://forms.gle/2UbVAyWByv7YSZuQA

Get Live Updates on the Event Page
https://www.facebook.com/events/601228020981990/

For More Information or to become a Sponsor or Vendor, please contact…
Bailey Hoard – baileybundyhoard@gmail.com OR
Stacie Hartlage – staciehartlage@aol.com

Covid Policy
We want to assure our sponsors and attendees that the health and safety of our community continues to remain our top priority and every precaution will be taken to ensure this event is one that can be enjoyed in a safe environment.

Should local or state mandates force us to postpone the event, a new date later in the calendar year will be scheduled and all tickets and sponsorships will be transferred accordingly. Will we be offering a refund for anyone who cannot make the new date or you can select for the funds to be donated to the PTO.

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.

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 WEEK OF 01/03/22
Date/Amount/Winner/Seller & Grade
01/03 – $250 Pat Ballard, Braden Bishop Gr. 5
01/04 – $25 Don Radcliff, Lily Hartlage Gr. 4
01/05 – $25 Kelly Hines, Jack Fields Gr. 2
01/06 – $25 Aymen Chandler, Aymen Chandler Gr. 2
01/07 – $50 Joel Logsdon, Joanna Logsdon Gr. 5

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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