MARK YOUR CALENDAR
May 10-May 14 out-of-uniform for students who sold 15 EMS chances
May 11 – 7:00pm Gr. 5 parent meeting in the school library to finalize 2021 DC trip
May 12 – 8:05am May Crowning of the Blessed Mother
May 17-21 – Book Fair
May 17-21 – Gr. 8 trip
May 26 – 6:30pm Gr. 8 Graduation

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
We cannot thank our PTO Chair, Laura Ridge and all of the parents who made it happen for such a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week! We were absolutely spoiled for an entire week and loved every second of it! Our Ascension Community is the BEST!!! Again, thank you, The Ascension Faculty & Staff

ASCENSION YEARBOOKS
If you would like to order a yearbook, go to yearbook.lifetouch.com and enter ID #12159321.
Yearbooks must be ordered by June 8! There will be no extra yearbooks ordered.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CAMP & 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 an optional camp and mandatory tryouts.

Ascension Girls (Free) Volleyball Camp (Grades 3-8)
CAMP DATES:
Thursday, June 3rd
Thursday, June 10th
Thursday, June 17th
Thursday, June 24th

3rd-4th grade: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
5th-6th grade: 6:15pm – 7:15pm
7th-8th grade: 7:30pm-8:30pm

PURPOSE: The purpose of this optional camp is to provide an introduction/review of the game of volleyball depending on each athlete’s skill level. Foundational skills and technique development will be covered. The camp will allow an opportunity for athletes to determine if volleyball is a sport that may be interested in playing as well as provide an opportunity to practice prior to try-outs.

Please use the following GameDay link to sign up your daughter(s) to attend the 2021 volleyball camp: https://gameday.loucsaa.net/login.
DEADLINE TO SIGN-UP: Monday, May 31st

Ascension Girls Volleyball Sign-ups/Try-outs (Grades 3-8), COST: $65 per athlete
TRY-OUT DATE: Monday, July 26th
3rd-4th grade: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
5th-6th grade: 6:15pm – 7:15pm
7th-8th grade: 7:30pm-8:30pm

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’S ADULT KICKBALL LEAGUE 2021!
Games will take place on Friday evenings on Ascension’s football field.
1st game will be Friday, June 4th
No games July 2nd
Tournament date July 9th
Entry fee is $100 per team.
Winning team will receive a rotating trophy!
Minimum of 10 players per team.
Must be 21 years of age. Must have equal number of women and men OR more women than men. Captain must be an Ascension parishioner.
Captains – please contact Felicia Harper for a sign-up sheet at feliciaharper@yahoo.com
Sign-up deadline is FRIDAY, May 28th.
Team captains will be contacted regarding payment and distribution of league rules.
Looking forward to an exciting season!

MAY CROWNING
May 12 we will celebrate May Crowning beginning outside in the Rosary garden at 8:05 to pray a decade of the Rosary and crown Mary, then transition to the Church for Mass. Students are invited to bring flowers to present before the Blessed Mother that morning. Livestream will be available.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR – MONDAY, MAY 17 – FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2021
Open during school hours.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to have parent lunches or be open for parents to shop in person. Online shopping is also available with free shipping for orders over $25.00.
The PTO will generously purchase one book up to $5.00 for each of the preschool and junior kindergarten students.

• Ewallet is available to use as payment at the Book Fair. Ewallet is a safe, cashless way for students to shop, just set up a free account, and add funds. Any funds remaining on ewallet after the book fair can be used at The Scholastic Store Online.
• Visit https://www.scholastic.com/bf/ascensionschool8 for online shopping and ewallet information. Books ordered online may not be delivered until after the last day of school. Arrangements will be made for pick up in the office.
• Checks and cash will also be accepted as payment
• You can make a list of books and send it in with your child along with payment. We will send the books home with your child.
• If you are using ewallet, you may email your list to bwagner@ascension-parish.com
• Checks should be may payable to Ascension School
• Purchases are tax exempt
• All purchases benefit Ascension’s library
• Scholastic has strict cleaning procedures in place for the books they will deliver.

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
The PTO received a check in the amount of $31.70 for the last quarter! Please see the info below on how to scan your receipts for box tops credit. The PTO receives $.10 for every single box top! Please take the time to scan!

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/

EASY MONEY SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 3!
Date, Payout, Winner, Seller & Grade

05/03 $250 Terri Bowling, Samantha Bowling Gr.8
05/04 $25 Robert Horstman, Reagan Morris Gr.K
05/05 $25 Kathy Jackson, Vince Barnes, PreK
05/06 $25 Leo Hauber, Hannah Spencer Gr.3
05/07 $50 Louie Oesterritter, Louie Oesterritter Gr.2

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! 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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