Please consider baking for the AWC Cookie Walk that will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016! We need 3-4 dozen holiday cookies; please place them in a disposable container that will not be able to be returned. Cookies can be dropped off with curbside delivery, at the gym off Clarence Avenue, during the following times: Friday, December 2, 4:30-6:30pm and Saturday, December 3, from 8-9:30 am.
To sign up, visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b4fa8ae2ea6f58-cookie
Student Council is sponsoring an ice cream sale after school on Friday for $1. The money raised will be used towards purchasing a present for Father Larry. Shhhh!
In her letter "From the Principal" Mrs. Polega says, "I am honored to serve as the next principal of Ascension School. This year marks Ascension’s 105th year of providing quality Catholic education in the spirit of love, kindness and respect. Thank you for the opportunity to lead a school that has such a rich history and tradition" Read even more about Mrs. Polega in this just-released news story, "Ascension Gets New Principal."
The school office will be open throughout the months of July and August. Office hours will be 8 AM to 3 PM Monday through Thursday and 8 AM to Noon on Friday until August 1st. Office Hours will be 8AM to 3PM every day in August. Call or email the office to check on staff availability. School related paperwork can be dropped off at the Parish Center at 808 S. East Avenue if the school office is not open.
Wow! June flew by so quickly!
The office will be open intermittently during the month of July. It opens August 1st on a daily basis (8:00 AM to 4:00 PM). You can drop any papers off at the Parish Center if the school is closed. You will be receiving a Summer Mailing that will include Emergency Medical Forms that will need to be completed for EACH child in the school, along with class lists, and other pertinent school start-up information. Happy Summer!
June 11 was a special day for our Principal, Mary Jo Burns! At the close of the 11:00 mass, Fr Hurlbert praised Ms. Burns for her 20 years as principal, and Ms. Burns spoke of her proud tenure and confident feelings on her retirement. A receptions followed in he Pine Room, with refreshments, students, parents, guests, hugs and surprises.
Students and teachers began the final day of school as usual, in the classroom with prayer and activities. At 10:00 the school assembled for the year-end Prayer Service, during which we thanked our Wonderful Principal Ms. Burns for her outstanding service to Ascension School. Twenty years! Fr. Bob Hutmacher lead our prayers, and Ms. Burns commissioned each grade to grow in age and wisdom over the summer and to return to face the challenges of the next grade. THANK YOU, Ms. Burns! We will never forget you!
The third graders finished off their year by making a Salt Dough Relief Map of the 48 contiguous states of the U.S.A. Each student assembled their dough at home and then applied it to their map at school. We painted and labeled our own map as true cartographers. Thank you to Mrs. Sego, Mrs.vanThorre,and Mrs. Brunick for your assistance in making this all possible.
7th grade parents of the Class of 2018 hosted the students and parents of the graduating Class of 2017 on Saturday, June 3, 2017. The theme of the evening was "True Colors." Guests enjoyed the wonderful atmosphere and elegant surroundings before a delightful dinner and sweets. Our beloved principal, Ms. Burns, and 8th grade teachers Mr. Sengstock and Mrs. Vainisi-Montelauro began the listing of awards, followed by the teachers presenting individual achievement awards in each subject. Finally, the long-anticipated 8th grade video!