MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Sept. 20 – Ascension Night at Roosters (see below)
Sept. 22 – 4th turn-in for EMS tickets
Sept. 28 – 11:00am school dismissal
Sept. 26-30 – Out-of-Uniform for $1/per day (Gr. 8 Grand Canyon fundraiser)
Sept. 29 – Last turn-in for EMS tickets
Oct. 5 – 3:30pm-7:00pm pts conferences
Oct. 6 – 11:00am dismissal, pts conferences begin 11:45am
Oct. 7 – 10 No school
Oct. 17 – School picture retakes (students must bring a uniform to change into after pictures)
2022 ASCENSION BASKETBALL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN IN GAMEDAY!
Please register your child(ren) here: https://gameday.loucsaa.net
JK – 2nd grade boys and girls $25
3rd – 8th grade boys and girls $75
3rd – 8th grade boys and girls tryouts will be held Monday, October 24th.
Times to TBD.
JK-2nd grade evaluation date/time is TBD.
Registration will close October 1st.
3rd – 8th grades: contact Dink Horstman at email@example.com with any questions and/or if interested in coaching.
JK – 2nd grades: contact Chris Gregory at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and/or if interested in coaching.
Thank you and go Longhorns!
DO YOU HAVE CONSULTING SKILLS FOR MISSION & DEVELOPMENT?
For the weekend of 9/10 and 9/11, Father Adam shared a homily expressing where we were, where we are, and where we are going to coincide with our Year-in-Review report. If you missed that weekend, you can still catch the gospel and homily on our YouTube.
Part of Father’s homily shared his desire to have the parish look into a consulting group in recognition of the tensions that are present in our community. There are a couple of groups that are being considered that Father will bring to our Parish Council. The group’s purpose would be to provide an outside view of our parish, how we are doing and what we might do to move forward. As a part of this process, we want to make sure we aren’t overlooking anyone in our parish that might have these gifts. If you or a parishioner you know has this type of skillset and would be interested in helping the parish in a consulting role, please consider stopping by our Parish Council meeting on 9/27 at 6:30 PM in the Ave Maria Room. A summary description can be found at https://www.ascension-parish.com/parish-consulting-group/. Please contact Patrick, our Pastoral Associate at email@example.com with your desire to help.
SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM – GRADES 6 – 8
We will be starting our Suicide Prevention program in the upcoming weeks. The curriculum will be presented during guidance class on the following days:
– 7th grade: Wednesday September 28
– 6th grade: Wednesday October 5
– 8th grade: Wednesday October 12
During this year, I am working to teach students about mental health and how to seek help if they are worried about themselves or a friend. We are using a program called SOS Signs of Suicide. The program teaches students about this difficult topic and encourages them to seek help.
SOS has been used by thousands of schools over the past few decades. Studies have shown that it effectively teaches students about depression and suicide while reducing the number of students’ self-reported suicide attempts.
Through the program, students learn:
• that depression is treatable, so they are encouraged to seek help
• how to identify depression and potential suicide risk in themselves or a friend
• to ACT (Acknowledge, Care and Tell a trusted adult) if concerned about themselves or a friend
• who they can turn to at school for help, if they need it
In addition to learning how to save a life, middle school students will be provided the opportunity to reflect on their own mental health and participate in a screening. A screening is a basic questionnaire and is not meant to be a diagnostic tool. It is a way to encourage students to become more self-aware of their mental health and to become empowered to seek help when needed. After participating in the screening, students will be given an exit slip that asks if they are in need of talking to an adult about a friend or themselves.
I will be providing time in the afternoon immediately after the program on 9/28, 10/5, and 10/12 for immediate follow-ups. For those students who do not need immediate follow-up but would still like to speak with someone, there will be times during the following day (9/29, 10/6, & 10/13) for other follow-ups.
We encourage you to visit www.sossignsofsuicide.org/parent for information on warning signs for youth suicide, useful resources, and some of the key messages students will learn. My Google site also has resources that you may find beneficial to your family.
If you are wanting more information and more in-depth training on childhood suicide prevention, I will be hosting an optional SOS Parent Training Zoom Meeting on Thursday September 29 6:00pm-6:30pm. I will send out a Zoom link prior to the meeting. Please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-451-2535 ext. #13 for questions or more information.
Providing our students with the tools necessary to become empowered to take care of their mental health and possibly help save a life is very important to Ascension School. These tools can be utilized in the future and provide our students with the help and support they need.
Please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.
Lynnzi Hoehler, M.Ed.
Trivia night is quickly creeping up. Join the Ascension PTO for Fright Night: A Halloween Trivia Event. The event is Saturday, October 15th in the gym. Grab your table of 8 and purchase your tickets today on Eventbrite!
Sponsorships for rounds are still available! If you want to get your company name out to our community as a whole, email Adrian Bates at Adrian.Bates@gmail.com for more information.
The winning trivia team will win $500 and the best-decorated table will win $100!!
If you would like to volunteer to work the event please email Chris Neichter at email@example.com or find the Sign Up Genius on the Ascension PTO Facebook page:
BOOK FAIR – OCT. 3 – OCT. 6
Open during conferences on Wednesday and Thursday!
The PTO has generously allocated the money for each student (K-8) to purchase a book from the Book Fair for $5.00 or less. Students in preschool will receive their PTO funds during the Spring book fair.
K-8 Only – Lunch with someone special on Mon., Oct. 3, Tues., Oct. 4 or Wed., Oct. 5 (Lunch is $4.00)
Monday-Entree: Chili & Grilled Cheese or Baked Potato or Salad
Tuesday-Entree: Hamburger or Baked Potato or Salad
Wednesday-Entree: Chicken Noodle Soup or Baked Potato or Salad
Please RSVP with the cafeteria manager, Mike Grimes at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Sept. 23
Lunch Schedule-K-11:25am, Gr.1-11:35am, Gr.2-11:30am, Gr.3-11:00am, Gr.4-10:55am, Gr.5-10:50am,
Gr’s.6 & 7-12:05pm, Gr.8-12:10pm
Ewallet is now 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.
Visit https://www.scholastic.com/bf/ascensionschool3 for online shopping and ewallet information.
Credit cards, checks and cash will also be accepted as payment.
All purchases benefit Ascension’s library and are tax exempt.
Email email@example.com with any questions.
Volunteers are needed! If you would like to volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Priesthood Sunday is Sunday, September 25th, a special day set aside to honor priesthood in the United States. If you would like to write Fr. Adam a special card to thank him for his faithful service to Ascension, we will have a basket in the Gathering Space September 24th-25th weekend.
ASCENSION FUNDRAISER AT ROOSTERS – SEPTEMBER 20
Tickets for Rooster’s Fundraiser Night https://www.eventbrite.com/e/403608653347 . We need to purchase tickets ahead of time so that Roosters can prepare enough food! Your ticket covers all you can eat buffet, drinks, tip for the server, and a donation back to PTO!
– Tickets for Rooster’s Fundraiser Night, Sept. 20, 6pm – 9pm, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/403608653347
– Remember to sell your Easy Money Sweepstakes tickets! You should have received paper tickets at Back to School Night and here is the link for online ticket sales. https://www.ascension-parish.com/easy-money-sweepstakes/
– Information about Easy Money Sweepstakes can be found here: https://sites.google.com/view/ascensionpto/ems-tickets
– Our first PTO meeting of the year is September 13 at 6:30 pm
– Tickets for Trivia Night, October 15, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/405900317777
TUITION ASSISTANCE FOR 2023-2024
The tuition assistance application for 2023-2024 will open soon, on October 15, 2022. The deadline is November 30, 2022, for the first round of funding. Awards will be available on March 1, 2023, earlier than ever! The application will be online beginning October 15, 2022, www.ceflou.org. You must apply yearly for financial assistance. Here is a link to an informational video: https://www.ceflou.org/tuition-assistance-explainer/
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Please continue to scan your grocery receipts for the Box Tops for Education program (see below on how to pariticpate). Ascension received a check in the amount of $25.20 for the last submission period (Nov. 2, 2021-March 1, 2022).
PULL TABS COLLECTION-KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Please continue to save your 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 email@example.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.
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.
You can do this on your iPhone & Android phones:
1. Get the app. Download or update to the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app on your phone. You can find it in the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.
2. Join Amazon Smile. Simply sign up by selecting Church of the Ascension School Louisville, Ky
3. Turn on Amazon Smile. Open the app and find “Settings” in the main menu. Tap on “Amazon Smile” and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.
AmazonSmile in the app is not available for iPads and other tablet devices. To shop AmazonSmile on your tablet, type smile.amazon.com into the browser.
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!