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May 5

May 4, 2018 was a tremendous celebration of the bonds of family and community. We are so happy that so many Grandpas, Grandmas, Nonnis, Omas and Opas, Pops, Nanas, Grammys, Pas and so many other affectionately titled relatives could join us in visiting classrooms and enjoying our reception! Maybe your pictures is in our Grandparents Day Gallery! Thank you for coming; we love you!

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May 5

Thanks to Ascension's Home and School, students were treated to an opera! Opera for the Young presented a condensed, English version of Dvorak's opera Rusalka on Friday afternoon, May 4, 2018. Mrs. Leanna prepared the 5th graders to sing chorus parts. Thanks, Home and School, Opera for the Young, and Mrs. Leanna!

Rusalka at Ascension!
May 4

Grandparents arrived at Ascension at 8:30 this morning for Open House.Visits to classrooms made children and grandparents very happy! In the Pine Room, a photographer was available for family pictures, and then a marvelous reception with refreshments was held in the gym. The entire student body and grandparents (and parents!) attended mass at 10:30, enhanced by the angelic voices of our Choristers. Students "spelled out" the reasons that grandparents are so special. Then most children went out to lunch with their favorite relatives!

May 3

The morning of Friday, May 4 is Grandparents Day, but did you know that the afternoon will be amazing as well? Opera for the Young is a touring group of singers and musicians who bring the beauty and spectacle of opera to school audiences. This year OFTY presents Rusalka, by  Antonín Dvořák. The music, story, and setting have been adapted and it's sung in English! If you love the story of The Little Mermaid, you'll love Rusalka! Ascension 5th graders sing all the chorus parts; the performance is in the gym at 1:30 PM.
 

 

May 3

The Class of 2019 will hold the first ice cream sale of the season this Friday, May 4 after school. Ice cream treats are only $1 and sales will continue every Friday (weather permitting) until school is out!