Aug 31

This afternoon the school community gathered to learn about our sharing parish, St. Martin de Porres and specifically about the Food Pantry we support. The Pantry's director explained the importance of our donations of non-perishable items, and how much recipients value the fresh produce our parish supplies. Each one of us can be of service to the hungry and those in need. Fr. Hutmacher led us in prayer and the  School Cantors led in song.  The empty boxes around the altar were soon filled!                   

Apr 10

This is the week! The annual Kathy Adams Run-a-thon is Friday! We require all students to have a signed Run-a-thon form to participate. There are still many outstanding forms, please send yours in if you have not already! Want to come and cheer on your charger?  Please enter the Gym from the Clarence Avenue entrance. 

You can make an online donation and we always need more volunteers. Use the links below:

Dec 7

Ascension Parish and the children of Ascension choose to be Christmas Angels for others. Every class does what they can to help. Third graders are participating! Donations were collected to purchase gifts for children in need. Bring donated gifts and gift cards to the gym on Friday, December 8 from 3:00 to 8:00 PM.

Sep 18

Have you been able to provide a meal for your child today?  Data shows 1 in 5 children in our community struggle with hunger.  Help us collect enough food items to fill every seat in Soldier Field twice and provide more than 103,335 meals to Chicagoans in need.  Join the SOUP-ER Stadium Challenge!

May 3

Lemonade for Sale!
The kindergarten classes are getting ready for their annual lemonade sale.  Yhe sale will be on Friday, May 12 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 Am in the Kindergarten Room. All proceeds will benefit Ascension's ASP (Appalachian Service Project).

Jan 25

Saturday is the SOCK HOP! Home & School sponsors this FREE, FUN FAMILY EVENT in celebration of Catholic Schools Week!  The theme  is a summer beach party--  beach clothing and  summer attire – shorts, Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts, flip flops encouraged! This is a favorite family event with dancing, pizza and hanging out with your Ascension family in the gym from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Nov 28

Thank you to the entire Ascension community for another fabulous event in support of Ascension School!  Thank you for believing in the work that we do, and for believing in our children.  

If you weren't able to attend, there are still some items up for sale.  Online purchases will only be available until Friday, December 9th, so don't miss out!  View our online items HERE and then look under "Shop Items".

Take a moment to watch this year's Auction video.  




Nov 22

Students, faculty, staff and parents gathered to give thanks on Tuesday, November 22. We demonstrated our love and care for the poor by collecting for St. Martin's Food Pantry.

A Blessed Thanksgiving to all!

Jan 7

Mission Day 2016 is around the corner. It's Friday, February 12th! The games are chosen and the prizes are ordered. Volunteers are needed to make this a success. Mission Day is an annual event to raise awareness and collect funds for the Church’s mission efforts. Ascension School’s founding nuns, the Ursuline Sisters, started this fund raiser in 1957. It has grown to be one of the most memorable events of the school for generations.

Here's the Schedule!

Nov 24

On Wednesday, November 24 the entire school gathers for Thanksgiving prayer in the church. Students donated breakfast, lunch or dinner items for our brothers and sisters at St. Martin de Porres Parish. Bless you for your generosity!