MARK YOUR CALENDAR
May 13-18 Gr. 8 Grand Canyon trip
May 15-19 – Spring Book Fair
May 22 – 10am-11:00am Preschool Field Day
May 22 – 1:30pm-2:30pm Gr.8 vs. Teachers volleyball game
May 23 – 12pm-2:15pm Gr’s. K-8 Field day
May 23 – 6:30pm Graduation
May 24 – ACE Day (see below for more info)
May 26 – 8:15am Mass with awards to follow
11am dismissal, last day of school (out-of-uniform)
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
This week, we will have our school mass on Thursday to celebrate the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord. Christ’s Ascension was the culmination of God’s Divine plan for Jesus – his return to his Father with his “Mission Accomplished.” Jesus is fully present, participating in every moment of our lives. By His Ascension, Christ has not deserted us but has made it possible for the Holy Spirit to enter all times and places.
As we celebrate the Lord’s return to His Father in Heaven – His Ascension — we are asked to go forth and proclaim the Gospel of life and love, of hope and peace, by the witness of our lives. On this day of hope and encouragement, let us renew our commitment to be true disciples everywhere we go, beginning with our family and our parish. We hope you all can join us tomorrow at 8:15am to celebrate.
FROM THE COUNSELOR
Summer is almost here and school is almost over, but working on our mental health doesn’t have to stop!
Check out some of the small group counseling opportunities this summer!
Since, Ms. Hoehler will not be in the office over the summer, please feel free to reach out before school ends with any questions about group or individual counseling services for summer! Thank you and enjoy your break!
SAVE THE DATE PTO Golf Scramble!!! Monday, August 7 @ Oxmoor CC
EMS WINNERS FOR THE WEEK OF 05/08/23
Date, $Prize, Winner, Seller & Grade
05/08 – $25 Denise Hill, Caroline Meyer JK
05/09 – $25 Emily O’Daniel, Ella O’Daniel Gr. 3
05/10 – $25 Shannon Ellerkamp, Madeline Thomas Gr. 2
05/11 – $25 Amos Chandler, Aymen Chandler Gr. 3
05/12 – $25 Vi Browillard, Carley Amon Gr. 8
2023 ASCENSION ADULT KICKBALL LEAGUE
Games will take place on Friday evenings on Ascension’s football field.
First game will be June 9. Tournament will take place on July 21 (may be subject to change)
Entry fee is $100 per team.
Minimum of 10 players per team but no more than 18 players.
Must have equal number of women & men or more women than men.
Captain must be an Ascension parishioner.
Captains – please complete, scan & email sign-up sheet to Nikki Frantz at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need a sign-up sheet, email Nikki Frantz.
Sign-up deadline is Friday, May 26.
Team captains will be contacted regarding payment & distribution of league rules.
ACADEMIC CURRICULUM ENHANCEMENT (ACE) day is coming up on May 24, 2023. Volunteers are needed to help with monitoring session presenters, hall supervision, outside runners, etc. Please sign up at the link below!
What is ACE Day?
Together with their teachers, staff and administrators the Ascension students work hard throughout the school year to meet academic goals. To celebrate their accomplishments and further their academic experiences Ascension provides students with an end of the year day of academic curriculum enhancement known as ACE day. On this day students participate in special activities and presentations lead by members of the Ascension community and local organizations.
The Ace planning committee organizes sessions in various areas of interest such as a presentation from the planetarium, a visit from the police and fire departments, an introductory Karate class, yoga, arts and crafts, cooking, soccer, archery, magic tricks, science experiments, pet training and much, much more. Students are given the opportunity to sign up for sessions that interest them. They will spend the day moving from one activity to another. ACE day is an exciting day for students and a great way to end the school year.
Ways to support Summer Festival are underway! Reminder, our two-day picnic full of family fun is Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3. Save the date and spread the word! Each night includes good food, live music, games and prizes, bouncies, gambling and raffles.
Speaking of raffles—help sell Capital Prize, Handmade Quilt and Pot of Gold tickets. If your student(s) sell(s) ALL raffle tickets, an out of uniform day and popsicle treat is scheduled for May 12! Please return ALL tickets (sold & unsold) by Thursday, May 4. Need more tickets? Contact the school or parish office.
The Raffle Booth is another opportunity to win amazing prizes. Follow the link to purchase pre-sale items:
Other ways to contribute:
• Donate to our 100% profit booths!
– Books, Games & More! needs your gently used books, games, puzzles, DVDs, CDs and video games
– Goodie Bag Booth needs new items with values up to $5 (think Dollar Store & Target’s deal section). Items for both kids and adults are appropriate.
• It’s no secret that picnic-goers travel far and wide to take a chance on a delicious dessert. Help fill our Cake Booth with countless tasty treats. Commit to a cake by baking or donating money towards the purchase of a cake ($7 increments). You’re just the ingredient we need! Stay tuned for TAKE & BAKE (cake pans and mixes will be available for the taking after Mass closer to Festival).
• And finally, volunteer! There are numerous ways to show up before, during and after Festival. Access the SignUpGenius here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044eaaa82aa0ff2-ascension?useFullSite=true#/
We value your time, talent, and treasure. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
SUMMER FESTIVAL SPONSORS
The support of our Summer Festival Sponsors is so appreciated. If you know or encounter one of these sponsors, be sure and say, “thank you!”
Presenting Sponsor: The Scott Radcliff Team with REMAX Premier Properties
Booth Sponsors: Brandt Davis, Elmwood Management, Meeks Hardwood Flooring, Micro-Analytics, JTB Property Maintenance, Quality Stone KY
Gold Club Sponsors: Kristopher G. Bates Attorney at Law, Crew Cut Lawn & Landscape, Klein Brothers Safe, Lock & Commercial Door, Johnson Animal Clinic
Longhorn Sponsors: Goldfish Swim School, Langsford Learning Acceleration Center, Lanning Paints, Mathnasium of St. Matthews
All specialty sponsorships are accounted for, but plenty of Gold Club ($500) and Longhorn ($300) remain. For more information about sponsor perks or to commit, contact Bailey Hoard (email@example.com) today!
PARISH FESTIVAL – RAFFLE BOOTH
One way to help at the Summer Festival is to make a cash donation. We will use the cash to purchase items for the booth.
Or, if you know of a business that would be willing to donate items, that is great too!
If you would like to shop, below are just a few suggestions of
items to purchase and donate.
Bottles of Bourbon or Wine, Laptop, One Weekend Night Stay at a Hotel, Restaurant or Entertainment Gift Certificates, Foursome of Golf, Battery Powered Yard Tools, or Baby Items.
Thank you for your support.
Please help us make the 2023 Summer Festival successful!
The Summer Festival is monetary support for our parish and school community.
Please contact Karen Morris 262-7064, Carleen Herde 693-9697 or Anne Ewing 558-8435 if you have any questions.
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
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!