MARK YOUR CALENDAR
July 16 – Ascension Summer Festival (see more info below)
Aug. 12 – 3:00-5:00pm Gr’s. K & 1 Camp, parent orientation to follow
Aug. 16 – 5:30-6:30pm Gr’s. 2 – 5 back-to-school night
Aug. 16 – 6:30-7:30pm Gr’s. 6 – 8 back-to-school night
Aug. 18 – First day of school
Aug. 22 – 10:30am back-to-school mass, donuts & coffee to follow
Aug. 27 – School picture day

ASCENSION SUMMER FESTIVAL – JULY 16, 2021 – 6pm – 11pm
Drive Thru Fish and Brats dinner with onsite picnic table seating available. Bring your own lawn chairs for additional seating.
Drinks – Soft drinks, beer and water
Wax Factory Band will provide music from 7pm – 10:30pm
Games for kids
Pull tabs and raffles
More information to come on the online raffle sales!
Rain or excessive heat plan will be used if needed.

GR’S. 1 & 2 FOOTBALL SIGN-UPS
We are excited to announce sign ups for flag football for all 1st and 2nd grade students. We will also need a head coach and assistants this year as well. Practices will start the last week of July – first week of August. Season typically runs through October with games on Sundays. Please email Louie Schweickhardt at kellyandlouie@att.net or call/text (502) 639-7731 if your child is interested in playing or if you are interested in coaching.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL SIGN-UPS/TRY-OUTS FOR GIRLS ENTERING GRADES 3-8 FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR!
We are very excited to announce the return of Ascension girls volleyball following this past year’s cancellation due to Covid! Please see information below regarding tryouts.

Please use the following GameDay link to sign up your daughter(s) to play 2021 volleyball: https://gameday.loucsaa.net/login.
DEADLINE TO SIGN-UP: Friday, July 23rd
*Athletes in grades 3-8 must try-out in order to play on a team.
Information regarding Covid procedures will be forthcoming via email.
If anyone is interested in helping coach a 2021 Longhorn volleyball team, please email Kristin Jansen at kenoe01@gmail.com.
Go Longhorns!

ASCENSION SUMMER MATH CAMP
It’s free-of-charge and open to all Ascension students who will be entering Gr’s. 6, 7 & 8 in the fall.
For the 7th straight year it will be instructed by our in-house volunteer math tutor and teacher’s aide, Mr. John Amback.
There are no tests, quizzes, grades or homework!
Each grade level has 7 one-hour sessions that are designed to both review and preview the upcoming year. The sessions are on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the month of July beginning July 6 and ending July 27. Gr. 6 is from 8:30am-9:30am, Gr. 7 is from 9:30am-10:30am and Gr. 8 is from 10:30am-11:30am.
Knowing that July is filled with appointments, vacations, camps, etc., 100% attendance is not required. Just let Mr. Amback know if your student is going to miss more than one or two sessions.
Reserve your spot today!
If the answer to this invitation is yes or maybe, then contact Mr. Amback at ambak@live.com with your student’s name and 2021-2022 grade level.
This is a great way to touch base with your classmates, meet new friends, and improve your math skills!

SAVE THE DATE
Vacation Bible School (VBS) is July 19th-21st, 2021! For those entering PK-5th grade next school year.
Join us for a 3-day adventure as we discover God’s greatest treasure-us! Each day will be an adventure through Bible stories, games, gadgets, song and dance as we praise God! VBS will take place in person, we will observe social distancing and masks during the duration of our VBS time together. Volunteers of all ages are needed in many areas: crafts, games, snacks, music, group leaders, and storytelling. If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, contact Tasha Gordon at tgordon@ascension-parish.com.
Link: https://www.ascension-parish.com/vacation-bible-school-2021/

 COMMUNICATIONS SURVEY
The parish has tried a variety of new communications this last year. Please help Ascension learn what you have liked and what we could work on so we can continue to improve the way in which you receive information from us. If you are unfamiliar with an option, please select N/A to save you time and help us gather more accurate opinions. This information will help us form goals for 2021-2022, so please take a moment to help us learn how you would prefer to receive information. Click the link to Give Your Feedback!

PULL TABS COLLECTION-KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Please continue to save your pull tabs over the summer; 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! 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.

For Amazon Smile to work on your phone, you have to specifically log into your Amazon account and enable your Amazon Smile for your mobile device ap to continue to generate rewards- otherwise it is only working on a desktop/laptop when on the site.

How do I activate AmazonSmile on my Amazon Shopping app?
AmazonSmile customers on Android devices with version 5.0+ or iOS devices with version 12+, who have upgraded to the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app can find “AmazonSmile” listed in the Settings menu. From there, you can follow onboarding instructions to activate AmazonSmile on your device.

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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