Aug. 8 – Gr’s. K, 1 & 2 Camp 3:00-5:00pm, parent meeting to follow at 5:00pm
Aug. 12 – Back-to-School night, Gr’s. 3-5 is 5:00-6:00pm & Gr’s. 6-8 is 6:00-7:00pm
Aug. 14 – First day of school
Aug. 23 – School pictures
Sept. 2 – Labor Day Holiday
Oct. 8-9 – P/T/S Conferences
Oct. 10-14 – Fall break

Ascension is seeking candidates for the Athletic Director (AD) volunteer position. Under the supervision of the pastor, the AD is responsible for managing and overseeing all aspects of the parish’s athletic program, including adherence to CSAA and parish policies, as well as presiding at Athletic Board meetings. The AD shall recognize that the purpose of athletics is to promote the academic, physical, moral, and emotional well-being of each individual and, as a ministry of Ascension parish, to foster the growth of all involved as Christian disciples. The AD is to be an exemplary role model for the participants, coaches, and the community and shall show a commitment to holding all youth and adults associated with the program to high standards in a Christian manner.

Anyone interested in this position should submit a bio and responses to the questions below to (revised email address from original post) by August 6.
1. What are your qualifications for serving as an Athletic Director?
2. Why are you interested in this position?
3. How should the Athletics Program contribute to our mission as a Catholic parish?
4. What would your goals be for the Ascension Athletic Program?
5. What resources would you consult to guide you in this leadership position?

Order your 2023-2024 yearbook by clicking the following link:
Orders must be in by Thursday, August 1.
Yearbooks will be delivered at the beginning of the 2024-2025 school year. Please contact the school office with any questions.

Have you completed your FACTS account for tuition for the upcoming school year? If not, please do so as soon as possible! Here is the link,          Thank you!

Volleyball – Girls must try-out to play

3rd – 8th Grade Tryouts: July 8th
3rd/4th: 5:00 – 6:00pm
5th/6th: 6:15 – 7:15pm
7th/8th: 7:30 – 8:30pm

July 10 tryouts are cancelled due to painting in the gym. The alternate tryout for those who are unavailable July 8 & who have previously communicated with Kristin Jansen will still be held on July 21 at 1:00pm.
Teams will be announced the evening of July 21.

1st practice: week of July 22nd
CSAA league play begins: August 10th
CSAA tournament finals: October 18th-20th
1st-2nd grade start dates: TBD
Please contact Kristin Jansen at with any questions.

2024 JK-2 Fall Soccer and 1st-2nd Grade Flag Football registrations are open on GameDay!
Please register your child(ren) here:
**Register your child for the grade they will be playing next year. Please note: JK denotes only the children entering into the 4 year old class in the fall (not the 3s preschool class).
Registration Closes: Friday, July 26th
Ascension teams will wear the same uniforms worn last season. Parents will be contacted regarding ordering uniforms.
JK-2 Soccer (coed):
1st practice: week of July 29th
League start date: TBD
Contact Sara Morris ( with any questions.

1st-2nd Flag Football (coed):
1st practice: week of July 29th
League start date: TBD
Contact Ashley Altman ( with any questions or if interested in coaching.

Tackle Football Signups are up on GameDay: $200 will be collected at equipment pickup for each athlete. The fee covers equipment and jersey. $25 will be refunded at the end of the season with equipment and jersey are returned to St. Martha.
Please sign up today if you want to play tackle football.

2024 1st-8th (non-CSAA) Cheerleading/Spirit Squad registrations are open on GameDay!
The Athletic Board is excited to announce that Ascension Cheerleading/Spirit Squad (non-CSAA) is now an official offering in GameDay for grades 1-8!

This is non-competitive and with no mandatory games to attend, students will not have to miss out on their other Ascension sports/activities.

While cheerleading is the main focus of this group, it is not the only way students can be involved. The activities of this group could include, but are not limited to:
o Cheerleading during Ascension athletic events
o Creating signs/posters for games (particularly, big games)
o Forming a cheering section in the gym for home games/tournament games.
o Assisting with Pep Rallies
o Assisting with 8th grade athletic celebrations for each sport

If you are interested in being the coordinator for this sport, please contact Kristin Jansen ( by Friday, August 9.

2024 3rd-4th Grade (non-CSAA) Fall Soccer registrations are open on GameDay!
Please register your child(ren) here:
Registration Closes: Friday, August 9th
Parents will be contacted regarding ordering uniforms.
3rd-4th Grade (non-CSAA) Fall Soccer (coed):
League run dates: September-October
Contact Sara Morris ( with any questions.
Sara H. Morris

Join us for our first official Ascension pickleball tournament on Saturday, July 13th. Keep a look out for sign ups on the PTO Facebook page!

Back-to-School Pool Party
Upper Highlands Pool on 8/19. Time TBD

Thank you,
Ascension PTO

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.

The Archdiocese requires all who volunteer or work with minors to have a background check done every five years (processed for free by the parish office). Also, an initial in-person Safe Environment Training must be completed (dates and locations available at This training must be renewed every five years by doing a one-hour online course (ask parish office for the website).

If you volunteer or work around children at all, you must be up-to-date on these requirements. Please call the parish office if you have any questions.

If you are currently not up-to-date, you may continue in your work only if there are two other adults present who are up to date AND you are currently in the process of renewing your training and background check.

Anyone who is not currently volunteering but who might possibly volunteer in the future is welcome to go ahead and receive the initial in-person training. That way you wouldn’t have to scramble to do the training if you suddenly decided to volunteer for a youth event. Please submit the certificate you receive there to our parish secretary for her records.

Thank you so much for your service to our community and for your diligence in helping our parish be a responsible and safe place for our kids.

Fr. Robert

As winter approaches, there is always the chance we will need to close, delay or dismiss early. Here is what you will need to know in each event:
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.

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!