Sept. 12 – 6:30-7:30pm PTO meeting
Oct. 2 – 6:03pm Gr’s. 6 & 7 Washington pre-trip zoom meeting (see below)
Oct. 6 – School picture retakes (students should bring a uniform to change into after pictures)
Oct. 9-12 – Fall Book Fair
Oct. 11 – P/T/S Conferences 2:15-7:00pm
Oct. 12 – 11:00am dismissal, P/T/S Conferences 11:30am-1:15pm
Oct. 13-17 – Fall Break
Oct. 24 – Open House for perspective families 9:00am-6:00pm

Topic: Ascension School Washington DC 2023 Pre-trip Meeting
Time: Oct 2, 2023 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Ascension 4H Sewing Stars Club is offering beginning sewing classes to children ages 9-17. Classes will meet in Room 37 (Science lab) on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00-5:00 pm in October through Nov 15. Students must bring their own sewing machine. Space is limited. Contact Mrs. Comstock for details and to enroll,

The Fall Book Fair will be October 9-12. If you would like to volunteer, please email


Waterbottle Winners: Hannah Simon, William Miller, Liam Plamp, Ella Heitz, Aria Frantz

Top Student Sellers: Caroline Meyer, Julia Mullaney, Mia Airhart, Emery Dwyer, Emma Airhart

Top Class: First Grade (112 tickets sold!!)

Don’t Forget – EMS Ticket Turn in is each Tuesday!

The EMS Committee is excited to kick off our largest fundraiser of the year!! Funds raised from EMS tickets sales will be used throughout the year to support technology initiatives and Ascension teachers! Below are the highlights.

EMS tickets will be sold August 29 – October 3, 2023.
EMS tickets are $20 each.
Students are asked to sell 10 tickets
Each student will go home with 10 tickets. If more tickets are needed, please see Susie in the office.

Ticket Turn-In Information:
Please plan to turn in tickets sold along with cash or checks collected from ticket sales each Tuesday of the sales period.
Turn in dates:
September: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26nd
October: 3rd – Final

Student Incentives:
• 5 tickets: Ascension branded sunglasses
• 10 tickets: Ascension branded drawstring backpack
• 15 tickets: 3 weeks of out of uniform
• 20 tickets: Field Trip TBD
**New This Year** – Each turn-in week, 5 student winners will be drawn from all students who turn in AT LEAST 1 ticket. Each winner will receive an Ascension water bottle!

Ascension basketball registration is now open in GameDay! Please register your child(ren) here:
JK-K coed: $25
1st/2nd grade boys: $25
1st/2nd grade girls $25
3rd-8th grade boys: $75
3rd-8th grade girls: $75
Registration close date: October 1st
Season start date: October 23rd
More information to come regarding tryouts.
Please contact Dink Horstman at by September 15th if interested in coaching any of the following teams.
5th/6th grade #1 boys
3rd/4th grade #1 girls
3rd/4th grade #2 girls
3rd/4th grade #1 boys
3rd/4th grade #2 boys
1st/2nd girls
1st/2nd boys
JK-K coed

The Ascension Athletic Board is currently seeking the following positions:
JK-2nd Grade Coed Basketball Coordinator
Flag Football Coordinator
Swim Coordinator
GameDay/IT Coordinator
If interested in serving in one of these roles, please contact Kristin Jansen at by September 15th.

5th/6th grade #1 boys basketball coach
3rd/4th grade #1 girls basketball coach
3rd/4th grade #2 girls basketball coach
3rd/4th grade #1 boys basketball coach
3rd/4th grade #2 boys basketball coach
1st/2nd girls basketball coach
1st/2nd boys basketball coach
JK-K coed basketball coach
If interested in serving in one of these coaching positions, please contact Dink Horstman at or Kristin Jansen at by September 15th.
Thank you and go Longhorns!
Ascension Athletics

Who – you and your child(ren) who are in 4th – 8th grade
What – Ascension Archery Team meeting & bow fitting
When – Monday October 2nd @ 4:30 – 5:30. Expect the meeting to be 10-15 minutes then we will get the kids fitted to bows. (if you can’t come or need to be late just let me know)
Where – Ascension Gym
Why – Come meet us and find out why your child should be a student archer. We will also fit bows and learn the basics of shooting so we are ready to start in our first practice.
Cost – $100 – This includes most tournament fees & a shirt for competition. We will host a tournament to pay for the rest.
Sign up – We will be capping the team to 24. If the form is closed and you’re still interested reach out to me. If we have enough interest we can discuss the possibilities of a second team.
Practice times – Mondays 4:30-6:00
Tournaments – Mid November – March on Saturdays (generally)
Questions – email me at

Can I do archery and other sports? The short answer is yes. Ascension sports are easy to work with, club sports are much harder since they require weekends of attention and don’t release schedules very early.
Competitive archery is open to all 4th through 8th grade students enrolled at Ascension. We will compete in the National Archery in the Schools Program.

At the parent meeting we will get all kids who need a school bow fitted. If your child owns a bow please bring it and we can make any adjustments and see if any maintenance is needed before the season starts. We will also be making string bows and learning the basic steps to shooting.

We are lucky that Ascension has bows to lend out. Depending on how many are needed we may have to share.

If you are going to buy your own equipment and you aren’t 100% sure what to buy, please talk to me or one of the other coaches before you purchase. There is only one bow and one type of arrow allowed at competition.

Tournaments are generally held on Fridays and Saturdays. We will typically compete on Saturdays. We will have a couple of time slots available to try and accommodate other sports and schedules as best we can.

We will host a tournament Nov 11th to help cover tournament fees, equipment repairs\replacements, and other goodies for our program. We will need as much help for this event as we can get. More info to come.

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.

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!