MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Jan. 9 – 7:00pm Book Club in Adult Meeting Room
Jan. 10 – 6:30pm Prayer service at the Cathedral in observance of National Migration Week
Jan. 12-13 – Sign-ups for the Jan. 20 Courier Journal Right to Life Memorial Ad after all masses in gathering space
Jan. 14-18 – EMS ticket qualifiers (sold 15 or more), out of uniform
Jan. 15 – 7:00pm Gr.8 Parent Workshop on “Teen Spirituality” in adult meeting room
Jan. 20 – Parish new member meeting after the 10:30am mass in the adult meeting room
Jan. 21 – Martin Luther King Holiday
Jan. 22 – 6:00pm Gr.3 Parent meeting (ipad) in Gr. 3 room
Jan. 25 – Last Friday of the month, students may be out of uniform if they have no uniform infractions
Jan. 30 – 9:00am-6:00pm Open House/Registration for prospective families
Mar. 18-22 – EMS ticket qualifiers (sold 15 or more), out of uniform

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
The Ascension Faculty and Staff wish to thank all of you who were so generous in contributing to their Christmas Gift! Your kindness is greatly appreciated! We are so blessed to be a part of the Ascension Community!

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION UPDATE
Many, many thanks to all of you who take the time to clip and send in box tops. The PTO received a check in the amount of $280.20 for the box tops sent in in November. We will be making another submission in the spring. Please continue to clip and send in the box tops throughout the year!

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF LOUISVILLE
We received a letter from Catholic Charities thanking Ascension students and families for their generous donation of $108 for disaster relief. The donation will be used to support the efforts of Catholic Charities USA and Catholic Relief Services as they and their local agencies respond to the immediate emergency needs with humanitarian aid and US Conference of Catholic Bishops for pastoral and reconstruction needs of the Church.

TUITION ASSISTANCE FOR 2019/2020 SCHOOL YEAR
The Catholic Education Foundation, the Archdiocese of Louisville and funding partners are helping more families than ever who cannot afford the full cost of educating their children in a Catholic elementary school.
All families with one or more children enrolled in or applying to a Catholic elementary school in the Archdiocese of Louisville are eligible to apply.
Tuition assistance applications should be submitted between December 15, 2018 and February 28, 2019.
The FACTS management application, will be used for all forms of Catholic elementary school tuition assistance. Families must use the online application available on the website, www.ceflou.org.
When submitting your application, you must submit your 2017 federal income tax return and 2017 W-2 information. A new application is due each year.
Tuition assistance award letters will be mailed to families no later than June 15, 2019.
Completed applications received by February 28, 2019 will participate in the initial grant awards. A much smaller amount of tuition assistance may be available for forms submitted after that date.
Complete only one FACTS application for your family, including all students in the family (elementary and high school) on the same form. FACTS will send a need evaluation to all funding sources for which each family could qualify as well as the schools you have listed on the form.
If you have questions, please call the Catholic Education Foundation at (502) 585-2747, or visit them online. They will be happy to assist you!

FREE MONTHLY WORKSHOPS FOR PARENTS
“Digital Footprint” – January 31, 2019 6:30-8:00pm at St. Leonard School
This crash course in social media offers tools to protect and empower children in our data-driven world. Healthy screen usage, monitoring screen time and privacy concerns will be covered. Call 897-5265 to RSVP for this workshop.

“Mornings without Tears” – February 28, 2019 6:00-7:30pm at St. Leonard School
Time-tested tools, techniques, and tips will be offered for taming crazy mornings. Plan to share your own expertise and learn from local experts in this hands-on workshop for parents. Call 897-5265 to RSVP to this potluck supper and workshop.

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.

EASY MONEY SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS FOR THE WEEKS OF DECEMBER 17, DECEMBER 24 & DECEMBER 31
Date/Payout/Winner/Seller/Grade
12/17 $25 Diana Bufkin, Julia Mullaney Gr.1
12/18 $25 Kristi Thorn, Janis Taylor Gr.2
12/19 $25 Jill Beierle, Ian Beierle Gr.6
12/20 $25 Dylan Tyler, Jordyn Murrell Gr.5
12/21 $50 Mack Bautista, Maggie Bautista Gr.3
12/24 $25 Laura Lewis, Avery Lewis Gr.6
12/25 $25 Barbara Bronger, Sam Thackeray Gr.1
12/26 $25 Linda Willis, Gabriella Graves Gr.6
12/27 $25 Harold Gray, Emma Brown Gr.K
12/28 $50 Sharon Schuler, Charlotte Cochran Gr.1
12/31 $25 Bill & Judy Hesse, Erin McLarney Gr.8
01/01 $25 Nancy Turner, Erin McLarney Gr.8
01/02 $25 Martha Connos, Michael Towles Gr.8
01/03 $25 Annie Pilbean, William Karrer Gr.K
01/04 $50 Tommy Cushing, Jr., Ryan Baer Gr.3

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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