MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Jan. 20 – Martin Luther King holiday
Jan. 23 – P/T/S Conferences, school in session
Jan. 24 – 11:00am dismissal, p/t/s conferences 11:45-3:00
Jan. 26 – 9:30am Confirmation Focus Session for 8th graders in the library
Jan. 28 – 7:00pm First Communion parent meeting in church
Jan. 29 – 9:00am-6:00pm Open House
Feb. 6 – 7:00pm Confirmation practice and prayer service in church
Feb. 9 – 10:30am Mass, Celebration of Confirmation
Feb. 14-17 – No school, winter break
Feb. 20 – Map Testing Results Meeting, Gr’s. K-2 6:00pm, Gr’s. 3-8 7:00pm (see below)
Feb. 21 – End 2nd Trimester
Feb. 24 – Begin 3rd Trimester

P/T/S CONFERENCE SCHEDULES
P/T/S conferences are January 23 and 24, schedules are coming home today with the oldest/only child in the family.

MAP TESTING
We will begin the second round of MAP testing on Tuesday, January 14th. Grades K-8 will be taking the test over the course of the next three weeks. Please look for detailed information regarding days, times and subject from individual teachers in the next few days. We ask that you make sure children are prepared by getting adequate sleep and a healthy breakfast.
Also, please remember we are having a mandatory meeting (at least 1 parent present and students welcome) for grades K-8 on Thursday, February 20th in the church. Grades K-2 from 6-6:45 and grades 3-8 at 7pm. At this meeting, you will receive your child’s results from the fall and winter MAP testing and we will go over what the data means as well as answer questions.

3’S & JK REGISTRATION FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
It’s Preschool registration time!!! If you have a preschooler you wish to register you can find a link to he registration forms below. We are accepting applications through the end of January. Act quickly to secure you spot! You are welcome to visit the preschool classrooms at our open house on January 29th from 9-6.

for 3 year olds
https://www.ascension-parish.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Registration-Form-3s.pdf

for junior kindergarten
https://www.ascension-parish.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Registration-Form-JK.pd

COED 1ST & 2ND VOLLEYBALL AND 3RD AND 4TH GIRLS VOLLEYBALL SIGN-UPS:
Spring Volleyball sign-ups are open on SI Play. You can sign up online at
http://csaa-ascension.website.siplay.com. We will have a coed 1st and 2nd grade volleyball and a 3rdand 4th grade girls’ volleyball team for the spring. Please register as soon as possible. The volleyball season will start at the end of the basketball season.
If you are interested in coaching the 1st and 2nd grade coed volleyball team or the 3rd and 4th grade girls’ volleyball team for the spring please contact Dave Baker at dmbaker2233@gmail.com or at 502-475-7926.

BOYS 3rd GRADE THROUGH 8th GRADE VOLLEYBALL SIGN-UPS:
Boys’ volleyball sign-ups are open on SI Play. You can sign up online at
http://csaa-ascension.website.siplay.com. We will be using the current basketball jerseys as uniforms for boys’ volleyball. If you are not currently playing basketball and need a jersey, please contact Dave Baker at dmbaker2233@gmail.com or at 502-475-7926. Please register as soon as possible. The boys’ volleyball season will start at the end of the basketball season.
If you are interested in coaching the 7th and 8th grade boys’ volleyball team, please contact Dave Baker at dmbaker2233@gmail.com or at 502-475-7926.

ASCENSION SWIM TEAM SIGN-UPS GRADES 1-8
If your child is interested in joining a swim team at Ascension and representing the Longhorns at a CSAA swim meet in March (usually the first weekend), please, I urge you to email me at julianne.evers@gmail.com to let me know. I will soon email those who are interested with further information. We would likely practice 1 time a week at least, for 6-8 weeks, with the practice location TBD.

ASCENSION SEWING STARS
Ascension 4H Sewing Stars Club will open a new beginner sewing class in February 2020. Boys and girls in Jefferson County, ages 9-19 are welcome to join in. Classes are held on Thursday evenings, 6 – 8 PM in Ascension School’s jr. high science room. Students must bring their own sewing machine to class. Space is limited so please contact Allysan Comstock for details or to sign up, acomstock@aol.com
Ascension School 4H Charter Club Location 4H – To Make the Best Better

EASY MONEY SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 6, 2020
Date/Payout/Name/Seller & Grade
01/06 – $250 Janet Bowling, John Bowling Gr. 5
01/07 – $25 Denise Steilberg, Kyron Dickerson Gr. 3
01/08 – $25 Tom Schmitt, Addie Simms Gr. JK
01/09 – $25 Steve Ising, Christa Ising Gr. 2
01/10 – $50 Mary Chandler, Aymen Chandler Gr. K

WIN A BOTTLE OF PAPPY VAN WINKLE 12 YEAR RESERVE
$10 per chance (only 120 tickets will be sold)
Proceeds will benefit the Class of 2020 8th grade Grand Canyon trip
Drawing will take place at Trivia Night on February 22, 2020.
Tickets may be purchased in the school office

PARENT EDUCATION SESSION WITH ROY PETITFILS
Roy Petitfils, a Catholic author, speaker, and psychotherapist in private practice, will present “What Teens Want You to Know But Won’t Tell You” on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at St. Xavier High School, 1609 Poplar Level Road, Louisville, KY 40217.
This is a wonderful opportunity, and encourage you to attend!

PULL TABS COLLECTION-KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Now is the time to start filling up those Ziploc bags, milk jugs and coffee cans with 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! 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.
We received a check for $36.99 for the last quarter.

BOX TOPS COLLECTION
Our goal is to raise $2,000+ in FREE money for our school! Ask family, friends, and neighbors to download Box Tops for you!The Box Tops for Education program is changing the way we can earn cash for our school!
Over the summer, participating brands have begun to change their packaging from the traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Tops label.
Going forward, instead of clipping from packages and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. The Box Tops for Education team has worked hard to build a NEW-and-improved, user-friendly Box Tops mobile app, available now.
The new app features state-of-the-art technology that allows you to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to our school’s earnings online.
If you still have traditional Box Tops clips at home, make sure to send them to school. We will still earn cash for all clipped Box Tops until they expire. Better yet, you can “double dip” during the packaging transition by clipping traditional Box Tops AND scanning your store receipt containing
participating products.
Please download the app and follow the instructions for setting up an account and finding our school. All you have to do is scan your receipt within 14 days of purchasing participating products, and our school earns $.10 for every box top clipped!

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. 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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