MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Mar. 6 – Ash Wednesday-Masses at 8:15am, Noon and 6:00pm
Mar. 11 – No school, teacher inservice
Mar. 1,8,15 & 22 – Fish Fry 5:30pm-8:00pm
Mar. 13 – 6:00-8:00pm Confirmation “After-Glow”-Focus Session reflection in AMR (with sponsor or parent)
Mar. 19 – 9:00am-6:00pm Open House for prospective families
Mar. 25-29 EMS ticket qualifiers (sold 15 or more), out of uniform

EASY MONEY SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25
Date/Payout/Winner/Seller/Grade
02/25 $25 Chris Verdi, Isa Verdi Gr.5
02/26 $25 Mark/Lisa Bibelhauser, Kyle Bibelhauser Gr.6
02/27 $25 Dennis Cornell, Maura Cornell Gr.7
02/28 $25 Autumn Tyler, Jameson Frerman Gr.3
03/01 $50 Luke Cooper, Collins Cahoe JK

PTO
We are cancelling the PTO meeting for tonight March 5th and moving it to Tuesday, March 19th at 6pm in the Adult Meeting Room.
We will be ordering pizza and discussing Trivia Nights success, and maybe what we can change up for next year. We will also be finalizing the rest of the year.
Please RSVP to me if you plan on attending so I can order enough pizza! Kids are always welcome!
A little homework: Think of 1 event, function, you think we should try to add to our schedule for next year that your family and other Ascension families will love!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR YOUNG AUTHORS
1ST PLACE
2nd grade Non-illustrated, “A Glove’s Best Friend” by JoAnna Logsdon
3rd grade Illustrated, “Ollie and Star” by Noelle Ising
8th grade How-to, “Cake Pops! Cake Pops! Cake Pops!” by Erin McLarney, Aiden McCaffery & Ashley Isaac
First place winners will receive a medal at an awards banquet in April.

2ND PLACE
3rd grade Non-illustrated, “The Special Fish” by Emaline Davie
5th grade Non-illustrated, “Don’t Go In the Basement” by Isa Verdi

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ASCENSION SWIM TEAM!
Ascension swim team members are Jules Church and Ian Beierle. They competed in a meet on March 2nd at the Ralph Wright Natatorium on the U of L Campus. Ascension finished 16th out of 21 schools while scoring 37 points. A pretty amazing accomplishment for having such a small team. The only other two person team (SAA) scored 9 points. Ascension also out pointed St. Edward, St Stephen Martyr, St Raphael and St Paul, most all of whom fielded teams with double-digit numbers of competitors.

ROBOTICS
Even though they said we are a high school, still very awesome! Thanks to Mrs. Wagner, Mrs. Jackel, Mrs. Vogt and Ms. Gatewood for putting this club together and working with our students.
https://spectrumnews1.com/ky/louisville/news/2019/03/03/hundreds-compete-in-robotics-tournament-in-jefferson-county

SERVICE EVENTS FOR MARCH
*MARCH 15th $1.00 SERVICE DAY-Bring in $1.00 on Friday, March 15 and you can wear any of the following items: St. Patrick’s Day shirt, green shirt, green accessories. Students must wear school shorts, pants, skirt or skort. All donations will be given to St. John Center.

*MARCH 24th SANDWICH SUNDAY https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D4EABA623A2F58-march

PRESCHOOL OPENINGS
We have a few openings in our Three-year-old Preschool class for the upcoming school year (2019-2020). We would love for you to be a part of our Ascension School Family! Through guided play and exploration your preschooler will build their love for learning as well as develop important and vital social and emotional skills that will be carried with them throughout their academic career and beyond. Students will begin the process of learning their letters, numbers, writing names and engaging in the world around them to continue to foster their creativity. We begin faith formation by attending mass, discussing God’s creation and fostering a sense of community by participating in service projects. If you want to be a part of this please call to schedule a tour.

PARISH FESTIVAL
Books, Games and More! Booth
Please start saving your books, board games, video games, cd’s, and puzzles for our Festival Booth!
We will have collection boxes available in the Gathering Space after Easter.
Thank you for supporting this 100% profit booth!

ASCENSION SUMMER CAMP
We are gearing up for a fabulous summer! We had a great time last summer and plan to schedule this summer in a similar fashion. We will have two “off campus” days: Monday we will be swimming at Upper Highlands and on Wednesdays we will be heading out on a field trip. We will be doing team rotations on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for our “on campus” days. During the rotations we will be doing a Top Chef class, Organized Group Games, Music, Drama, Reading and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). We should keep your kiddos busy and enjoy their summer at camp!

The first day of summer camp is tentatively scheduled for June 5th, barring any snow days.

If you enroll for the entire summer, you will be granted one vacation week. Registration will be open to Ascension families only, until February 15th. After that, open spots will be offered to community families. We do not anticipate any openings after that point, so please be sure to get your paperwork turned in on time!!! The paperwork was emailed to all Ascension families on February 4. If you can not find the paperwork, please email Rachel Skaggs at rskaggs@ascension-parish.com.

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.

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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