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.
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!
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).
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
What is it Like in Chimbote? Very different from here in Oak Park, you'd think. Where do people live? Do the children go to school?
Our Lenten project, Change for Chimbote, will help the people in this small Peruvian town in many ways. Would you like to see some comparisons? Click here to watch what life is like in Chimbote.