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PK-4 Celebrates

AM feast

These little Pilgrims had an early Thanksgiving feast with classmates in Mrs. Kirchen's room. Happy Thanksgiving!

Food Drive

Food drive

At our 10:00 prayer service, students brought non-perishable items to the altar. Student Council members help with our annual food drive. Mrs. Blatner's first grade buddy up with Mrs. Vainisi's eighth grade to show families why they are truly thankful!


Oak Park Optimist Award


Ms. Vainisi presented Bridget for the Ascension Optimist Award recently at the Optimist Youth Appreciation Luncheon. Congratulations!

Explorer Projects


5th graders shared their work on explorers with their friends in grade 4.

Tree Trimming for Charity


8th graders recently trimmed a Christmas tree for a charity auction. Nice work!

I Know it Sounds a Bit Bizarre


Ascension 6th graders gather around the actor who portrayed "Tom of Warwick" at Camelot this week.

Math Team Success

Congratulations to our teams for a great showing at Fenwick! The results are; 4th place Team Competition out of 25 schools; 3rd place 2-Person Speed Competition out of 50 teams (Jacob Marchetti and Sam Sikora) and 3rd place Individual Score, 7th graders Sam Sikora. Go, Chargers!

Blue Tie Auction

Fr. Larry

On November 15th, 2014 we honored our fabulous Pastor, Fr. Larry McNally at our Blue Tie Auction. What an evening! Thanks to everyone who helped, and a special thanks to all the wonderful donors and bidders, who made the night a success.





November 26: No school

November 27: Thanksgiving Day mass 9:00

November 26-28: Thanksgiving Break

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Looking Ahead

December 2: Advent morning prayer 9:00 Grades 1-3

December 5: Grade 8 Pizza Lunch; no hot lunch will be served.

December 6: Cookie Walk and Childrens' Christmas Boutique 10:00 AM

December 7: Home and School present Tea with Santa, Pine Room after 11:00 mass

December 8: Immaculate Conception mass; School Board meeting 7:00

December 9: Advent morning Prayer 9:00 grades 4-5

December 10: Market Day pick-up

December 11: Christmas Concert

December 12: Angel Gift drop-off 3:15 - 8:00 in the gym.

December 16: Advent morning prayer 9:00 grades 6-8

December 19: Christmas Prayer Service; 11:45 dismissal for Christmas Break

January 5: Classes resume

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Ascension could earn up to $60,000 from box tops and labels! Please continue to save!

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