Ascension School News
National Lutheran Schools Week is January 22-28. Fun dress up days are planned as well as activities inclulding Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart, Learn Not to Burn program, Dads and Donuts and more. We are blessed to be in a Lutheran school and to have the opportunity to celebrate with others.
Lutheran Foundation Support - This year, if Ascension raises $24,000 in funds the Lutheran Foundation provides us with an operational grand of $24,000, and a match to our endowment of $24,000. Our parent group, PALS, does an excellent job of achieving this financial goal by sponsoring many events throughout the year. Consider attending their events or feel free to make a donation as well.
Sweetheart Dance - Come join us for an adult only evening of dancing and socializing on Saturday, February 11. This free event will include a small silent auction of many wonderful desserts as well as class art work. Proceeds support the Lutheran Foundation grant noted above.
Texas Roadhouse Dine and Donate - Take a flyer to Texas Roadhouse on Washington Center Road, on Monday, February 27, from 4:00-9:00 p.m. and 10% of your entire food purchase will go to Ascension. Another way to support the Lutheran Foundation grant.
Ascension Heritage Auction - New this year will be a silent auction at Country Heritage Winery, on Thursday, May 4. Tickets must be purchased in advance. The event will cost $20 and will include wine tasting, cheese and crackers, music provided by Concordia High School, and a silent auction. Make plans to attend.
Resource Room – Mrs. Herman is again providing services to our students who need extra support. This support is giving mostly in Language and Math, but benefits students in any area of need. Mrs. Herman also gives support to our teachers as well. She guides them in techniques for working with students with different learning styles.
National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) - Ascension has recently received re-accreditation from NLSA. We spent an extensive amount of time in the 2015-2016 school year reviewing our programs, submitting documentation, and having a visit by experts in the field. Our final self study report was approved by the education office of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod who granted our continued accreditation. We are grateful for the blessings of Ascension.
MOPS (Mothers Of PreSchoolers) meets most Fridays from 9-11 here at Ascension. Child care is available and all moms of children ages 0-5 are invited. Bible study and relevant topics will be discussed. For more information and to confirm meeting times, contact Jen Bush at 260-403-6922.
Box Tops – Did you know that Ascension collects Box Tops? We hope to have a spring collection of over $1000 to our school. You can find box tops on many items. Please clip them and send them to school with your child. Their classroom teacher has an envelope where they are collected in the classroom.
Goodshop is a search engine you can use to support our school as well. Check it out.
Scrip - Do you buy gas or groceries? Well, consider using scrip gift cards to make your purchases. The office has many types of gift cards for purchase at face value. You receive the gift card and Ascension receives a small percentage of the purchase back to us. These gift cards are perfect for Christmas, birthdays, or even for large purchases that need to be made. Stop in the office for more information.
Chapel and Learn by Heart
Please join us for chapel at any time. Chapel takes place Mondays - Thursdays at 8:25. All are welcome! Ask your child's teacher for a schedule for the Learn by Heart program. The goal is to have home, school, and church work together.
Drop Off and Pick Up
Morning drop off begins in the circle drive at 8:00. Please be sure your name visor is in your windshield. End of day pick up begins at 3:15. Please drive the perimeter of the parking lot in a counter clockwise fashion (follow the returning families) and allow the school staff to help load your children in your car.
Popcorn and Pop Fridays
This program, sponsored by the PALS group is underway. Families with children in grades K & 1 are requested to donate 24 cans of pop for the month of October. Students in grades 1-8 can purchase popcorn and pop for $.50 and item. Money should be brought on Friday mornings.
January 22 - Open House, 12:00-3:00
January 26 - Dads and Donuts, 7:45-8:45
February 1 - Moms and Muffins, 7:45-8:45
February 11 - Sweetheart Dance and auction
February 27 - Dine and Donate at Texas Roadhouse
March 10 - Preschool and Kindergarten Open House, 11:00 a.m.
March 12 - Pancake Breakfast
April 3-7 - No school - Spring Break
Aprill 22 - Mystery Night event
May 4 - Heritage Auction at Country Heritage Winery
May 19 - Musical and Ice Cream Social
May 25 - 8th grade graduation