MARK YOUR CALENDAR
May 24 – 11:00am dismissal, last day of school
Aug. 14 – First day of school

COME CHEER THE 5TH/6TH GRADE SOCCER TEAM ON!
The 5th/6th grade soccer team is in the CSAA soccer touurnament in the quarter final game tonight at 6:45pm at St. Athanasius!
If they win, they will have the semi-final game on 5/29 at 6:45 at Mary Queen of Peace.

FACTS ACCOUNT
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, https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3WB4K          Thank you!

ATHLETICS
2024 Ascension girls volleyball registration is now open on GameDay! Please register your child(ren) here: https://gameday.loucsaa.net

**Register your child for the grade she will be playing next year. For example, a current 4th grade student should be registered for 5th grade volleyball as she will be in 5th grade for the 2024 volleyball season.

Registration opens: May 6th
Registration closes: May 31st

3rd – 8th Grade Tryouts: July 8th AND July 10th
3rd/4th: 5:00 – 6:00pm
5th/6th: 6:15 – 7:15pm
7th/8th: 7:30 – 8:30pm

**Girls must try-out to play.

Parents will be contacted via email in early June to order uniforms. Ascension teams will wear the same uniforms worn last season.

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 kenoe01@gmail.com with any questions.

Let’s go Longhorns!

SUMMER FESTIVAL – MAY 31 & JUNE 1 – PLEASE HELP TO MAKE THE 2024 SUMMER FESTIVAL SUCCESSFUL!!
We need everyone in our amazing community to sign-up for at least one booth/shift during our Summer Festival (5/31-6/1) and could use all the help you can give to set-up and take down (5/28, 5/29, 5/30, 6/2) a village for sure! This is our biggest fundraiser for our parish with a large amount of proceeds directly benefitting our school – we cannot do this without everyone helping!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E044EAAA82AA0FF2-48574097-ascension#/

Ascension Raffle Booth
Looking for ways to support the Summer Festival?

To see the Pre-Sales Catalog for the Raffle Booth go to: www.ascension-parish.com/summer-festival/. Submit both the order form and catalog when placing an order. The order form and catalog are also available in the gathering space.

We would like to have a package of twelve $100 gift cards to a variety of locally owned restaurants. Can you help us put this package together? Purchase a $100 gift card and drop it off at the parish office.

Another 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 then that is great too!

If you would like to shop, below are just a few suggestions of items to purchase & donate:
Bottles of Bourbon or Wine, Laptop, One Weekend Night Stay at a Hotel, Restaurant or Entertainment Gift Certificates, Foursome of Golf, or Battery Powered Yard Tools.

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.

FROM THE PTO

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
May 24th, 11am – 12pm
Celebrate the last day of a great school year with a tailgate in the parking lot! Decorate your trunk and come enjoy Kona Ice provided by the PTO.

SAVE THE DATE – PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT SATURDAY, JULY 13TH, 6 P.M.
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!

REMINDER – USED UNIFORM SALE SUNDAY, JUNE 9TH
The PTO’s Used Uniform Sale will be held on 6/9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. as an affordable and sustainable option for uniforms and spirit wear. During the sale you will be able to shop for uniforms and spirit wear, pick up pre-orders, and pick up spirit wear orders!

The PTO is accepting donations in the church lobby for the summer Used Uniform Sale until 6/8!

Submit your pre-orders and sign up to volunteer here: https://bit.ly/Used-Uni-Preorder

Reach out to Sterling Imprints for spirit wear pre-orders here: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100083165175555

PTO WEBSITEhttps://sites.google.com/view/ascensionpto/home
PTO FACEBOOKhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/421480501922288/
PTO NEWSLETTERhttps://sites.google.com/view/ascensionpto/monthly-newsletter
Thank you,
Ascension PTO

SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING
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 www.archlou.org/safe). 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.

Sincerely,
Fr. Robert

BOX TOPS COLLECTION
Did you know that Ascension is a Box Tops school? 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

INCLEMENT WEATHER NOTICE
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.

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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