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Tuesday Telegram week of February 11th-15th

LOOKING AHEAD

February 14-Valentine’s Day 100th Day of School 15-Yankee Candle orders/money due 18-President’s Day Observed-No school/No SAC 19-Pastor Abram’s birthday 20-McDonald’s-8 th grade fund raiser 22-MathCounts competition March 1-Spirit Day Nerd/Science Noon dismissal/Teacher Inservice 6-Ash Wednesday/Buddy chapel Soup supper @ 5:30 PM Lent service @7:00 PM 7-Science Fair 12-See’s fund raising orders/money due 13- Soup supper @ 5:30 PM Lent service @7:00 PM 15-Chancy & Bruce screening 9:00 AM 16-Pancake Breakfast
 

Spelling Bee!

Thank you to the following students for representing our school in the Spelling Bee! Keegan Foster          Jordin John Sasha Harbison        Jeremy Robles Laila Gouche           Marlon Reynolds Abigail Childers       Sielo Cabrera Jacob Munoz          Albert Park
Congratulations to Marlon Reynolds for coming in second place!

REMINDER!

NO School/NO SAC on Monday, February 18th in honor of President’s Day!
 
Wishing all of our families a Happy Valentines Day!
Thursday, February 14th is the 100th day of school! To celebrate, students are asked to dress up how they think they will look when they are 100 years old. Have fun!
 

Spring Fundraisers

Yankee Candle and Sees Candy packets went home last week. These fundraisers are voluntary. The funds earned go to pay for the inflatable apparatus for the end of school year picnic. Yankee Candle orders are due this Friday, February 15th, and Sees Candy orders are due by March 22nd.
 

YANKEE CANDLE

 
Did you read the letter that was in with the Yankee Candle order form? You can sell online to family and friends! Order forms are due in the school office this Friday, February 15th, but you can sell online until JULY 10TH!!!
 

McDONALD’S FUNDRAISER

Washington D.C.
Help the 8th grade class earn money for their Washington D.C. trip. The fund raiser will be on Wednesday, February 20th at the McDonald’s on 182nd and Crenshaw from 5-8pm. Bring your spare change to buy fresh baked cookies! Mark your calendars!

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

The re-enrollment forms for 2019-2020 school will be sent home soon!

BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION CONTEST

Please turn in your Boxtops For Education labels by Tuesday, February 19th. The class with the highest percentage brought in will earn a free dress day!

CHANCY AND BRUCE 2019-2020 KINDERGARTEN SCREENING

March 15th 9:00AM to 11:30AM Parents of students who will be 5 by September 1st and would like to enroll their child in next year’s kindergarten class should contact the school office to schedule a testing time.

Ascension Boys’ Basketball Schedule

Practices are 3:30 to 4:30 Games begin at 3:30 2/12/19 vs. First Lutheran AWAY 2/14/19 Practice HOME 2/19/19 vs. Pacific Lutheran AWAY 2/21/19 Practice HOME 2/26/18 Tournament TBD 2/28/19 Tournament TBD
 

SCRIP NEWS!

SCRIP CONTEST A new contest has begun! For every $300 of scrip purchased your child can earn one free dress day through March 31st. Every scrip purchase automatically enrolls you in the Family Scrip Club where you can earn money towards tuition. Contact the school office to find out more information.

Women’s Club of Torrance Student Art Contest

 
Are you a good artist? Do you like to paint or draw? The Women’s Club of Torrance is hosting their annual art contest for students Kindergarten through 8th grade. If you are interested in submitting a piece to the art competition, here is what you do.
1. Make your creation:
1) must be 24”x30” or smaller
2) may not contain glass
3) must be original
4) must be created in 2018-2019 5) submission must include an entry form label affixed to the back and a signed waiver 6) One entry per person
 
2. Pick up an entry form from the school office and have your parents complete and sign it.
 
3. Bring your artwork along with the completed, signed entry form to Mrs. Hopkins or the school office by Friday, March 1st . Top place finishers in the Torrance district will advance to a state competition level automatically. There are also prizes that will be awarded to top place finishers.
No limits to the art medium that you use, oils, watercolors, pencil etc. are all acceptable. Any questions please email Mrs. Hopkins at: kdg@ascensiontorrance.org

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Tuesday Telegram week of February 3rd- 9th

 

Looking Ahead


February 5-Gearing Up for Kindergarten 6:00 PM
Yankee Candle & See’s fundraisers begin
6-Buddy Chapel
8-School dismisses at 11:30AM/SAC open
Spelling Bee 12:00
10-Mrs. Scott’s birthday
11-School Closed, Teacher In-Service Day
SAC open
15-Yankee Candle Orders Due
18-President’s Day Observed No school/No SAC
19-Pastor Abram’s birthday
20-McDonald’s 8th grade fund raiser
22-MathCounts competition
 

Spelling Bee

The spelling bee is this Friday, February 8th. We are in need of volunteers. Please contact the school office or Mr. Rouillard if you can help.
Remember: School dismisses at 11:30AM on Friday. If your child is staying for SAC, please be sure to pack or order lunch.
 

Boxtops for Education Contest 

BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION CONTEST Please turn in your Boxtops For Education labels by Tuesday, February 19th. The class with the highest percentage brought in will earn a free dress day!

Mark Your Calendar

IN-SERVICE/PRESIDENT’S DAY School is closed on President’s Day, Monday, February 11th for Teachers In-service meeting. There is a mandatory sign-up sheet in the SAC room that needs to be completed if you are planning for your child to attend.
 
 
Yankee Candle and Sees Candy packets went home on Friday. These fundraisers are voluntary. The funds earned go to pay for the inflatable apparatus for the end of school year picnic. Please see the information letter that is attached to the front of the packets. Thank you for your support!
 

Gearing Up for Kindergarten 

2019-2020 If you know anyone who is interested in next year’s kindergarten program please come tonight’s meeting at 6:00PM. Mrs. Hopkins will be talking to prospective parents about kindergarten life in her classroom.
CHANCY AND BRUCE 2019-2020 KINDERGARTEN SCREENING March 15th 9:00AM to 11:30AM Parents of students who will be 5 by September 1st and would like to enroll their child in next year’s kindergarten class should contact the school office to schedule a testing time.
 

Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year 

The re-enrollment forms for 2019-2020 school will be sent home this week with your children in grades K through 4th. Be sure to read the letter to see how you can receive a $25 discount. Please return the completed form along with payment to the school office by the end of February. Open enrollment for new families will begin March 1st. Ascension Boys’ Basketball Schedule Practices are 3:30 to 4:30 Games begin at 3:30
2/5/19 vs. Riviera Hall HOME 2/7/19 Practice HOME 2/12/19 vs. First Lutheran AWAY 2/14/19 Practice HOME 2/19/19 vs. Pacific Lutheran AWAY 2/21/19 Practice HOME 2/26/18 Tournament TBD 2/28/19 Tournament TBD
 

Thank You Volunteers!

We had many parents on campus volunteering last week! We appreciate you all SO MUCH, and couldn’t do it without you!
⦁ *Special thanks to the Webley Family for setting up and providing the lovely continental breakfast for Grandparent’s Day! We will definitely miss your help here at Ascension!
⦁ *Thank you to Christy Tercero for helping us pack up the lunches for Grandparents Day!
⦁ *Thank you to Christy Tercero, Becca Itow, Rebecca Reeves, Kristin Parenteau, Kristina Koehler, Matthew Harbison, Natalie Lopa, Ayana Lopa, Maira Shepherd, Lluvia Jimenez, Sheila Nichols, and Carol Woods for running the Scholastic Book Fair!
 

McDonald’s Fundraiser 

Washington D.C. Help the 8th grade class earn money for their Washington D.C. trip. The fund raiser will be on Wednesday, February 20th at the McDonald’s on 182nd and Crenshaw. Mark your calendars!
 

Scrip News

SCRIP CONTEST A new contest has begun! For every $300 of scrip purchased your child can earn one free dress day through March 31st. Every scrip purchase automatically enrolls you in the Family Scrip Club where you can earn money towards tuition. Contact the school office to find out more information.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Women’s Club of Torrance Student Art Contest
Are you a good artist? Do you like to paint or draw? The Women’s Club of Torrance is hosting their annual art contest for students Kindergarten through 8th grade. If you are interested in submitting a piece to the art competition, here is what you do.
⦁ Make your creation: 1) must be 24”x30” or smaller 2) may not contain glass 3) must be original 4) must be created in 2018-2019 5) submission must include an entry form label affixed to the back and a signed waiver 6) One entry per person ⦁ Pick up an entry form from the school office and have your parents complete and sign it. ⦁ Bring your artwork along with the completed, signed entry form to Mrs. Hopkins or the school office by Friday, March 1st. Top place finishers in the Torrance district will advance to a state competition level automatically.
There are also prizes that will be awarded to top place finishers.
No limits to the art medium that you use, oils, watercolors, pencil etc. are all acceptable.
Any questions please email Mrs. Hopkins at: kdg@ascensiontorrance.org

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Gearing Up For Kindergarten!

Click Here for Gearing up for Kindergarten Flyer!

 

We are “Gearing up for Kindergarten” at Ascension Lutheran School!
A few important dates that are coming up are:
⦁ Kindergarten gear up night-Tuesday, February 5, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
⦁ Chancy and Bruce Kindergarten Assessment date-Friday, March 15, 2019
⦁ Chancy and Bruce parent workshop-TBA @ 7:00 PM


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Important Dates to Remember!

 

TUESDAY TELEGRAM
www.ascensiontorrance.org

“Journey in Christ” Proverbs 3:5-6

Ascension Lutheran School January 29, 2019 Paul Brege, Principal

LOOKING AHEAD
January 27 through February 2-NLSW
Scholastic Book Fair
30 & 31-Parent Teacher Conferences
31 & Feb. 1-School dismisses at noon/SAC open
February 1-Grandparents & VIP Day
5-Gearing Up for Kindergarten 6:00 PM
6-Buddy Chapel
8-School dismisses at 11:30AM/SAC open
Spelling Bee 12:00
10-Mrs. Scott’s birthday
11-School closed~Teacher Inservice Day/SAC open
18-President’s Day Observed No school/No SAC
19-Pastor Abram’s birthday
Yankee Candle fund raiser begins
20-Dinner Night Out

Grandparents/VIP Day
National Lutheran Schools week is almost here! We will be serving Chick Fil A for Grandparents/VIP lunch. Please see the attached flyer and turn it in along with a payment by Monday, January 28th.
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Grandparent and VIP Guest Schedule
8:15-9:30 – Grandparents & VIP’s arrive/ light breakfast in Parish Hall
9:30 – Guests invited into classrooms for games & Discussion
10:30 – Dismiss to chapel
10:40 – Chapel in the Sanctuary
11:15 – Lunch (pre-ordered Chick-fil-a)
12:00 noon –Book Fair in Conference Room/ Dismissal of Guests & Students
Lutheran Information Class
Come hear what Lutherans believe!
Saturday, February 2, 2019
10:00am – 1:00pm
A light lunch will be provided
Hope to see you there!
 

⦁ We need volunteers to help us run the Scholastic Book Fair. Please call the school office for more info!
⦁ Volunteers needed the morning of Grandparents Day to help us pass out the lunches to the classrooms. Please call the school office if you can help!
⦁ The spelling bee is February 8th. We are in need of volunteers. Please contact the school office or Mr. Rouillard if you can help.

National Lutheran Schools Week Activities
Tuesday: Journey in the World – Wear items that represent being a tourist.
Wednesday: Journey through Life – Wear things that show what profession you want to be.
Thursday: Journey into the Future – Wear futuristic clothes
Friday: Journey in Christ – Christian wear. (VBS shirts, summer programs, school musicals)

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
IN-SERVICE/PRESIDENT’S DAY
School is closed on President’s Day, Monday, February 11th for Teachers In-service meeting. There is a mandatory sign-up sheet in the SAC room that needs to be completed if you are planning for your child to attend.

GEARING UP FOR KINDERGARTEN
2019-2020
If you have or know anyone who is interested in next year’s kindergarten program, please come to the meeting on Tuesday, February 5th at 6:00PM. Mrs. Hopkins will be talking to prospective parents about kindergarten life in her classroom.
CHANCY AND BRUCE KINDERGARTEN SCREENING
March 15th 9:00AM to 11:30AM
Parents of students who will be 5 by September 1st and would like to enroll their child in next year’s kindergarten class should contact the school office to schedule a testing time.
REGISTRATION FOR THE
2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR
Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will begin February 1st. The re-enrollment forms will be sent home soon. Be sure to return the completed form along with payment to the school office. Read the letter to see how you can receive a $25 discount. Open enrollment for new families will begin March 1st.


Ascension Boys’ Basketball Schedule
Practices are 3:30 to 4:30
Games begin at 3:30
1/29/19 vs. Rolling Hills Prep HOME
1/31/19 No Practice (Minimum Day)
2/5/19 vs. Riviera Hall HOME
2/7/19 Practice HOME
2/12/19 vs. First Lutheran AWAY
2/14/19 Practice HOME
2/19/19 vs. Pacific Lutheran AWAY
2/21/19 Practice HOME
2/26/18 Tournament TBD
2/28/19 Tournament TBD
We will need drivers for the away games. *Game Refreshments (Drink & Snack) to be provided by parents. Visit mskramer.com to sign-up
 
 

SCRIP NEWS!
SCRIP CONTEST
A new contest has begun! For every $300 of scrip purchased your child can earn one free dress day through March 31st. Every scrip purchase automatically enrolls you in the Family Scrip Club where you can earn money towards tuition. Contact the school office to find out more information.
 
 
Women’s Club of Torrance
Student Art Contest
Are you a good artist?
Do you like to paint or draw?

The Women’s Club of Torrance is hosting their annual art contest for students Kindergarten -8th grade. If you are interested in submitting a piece to the art competition, here is what you do.
⦁ Make your creation or use one you made this school year 2018-2019.
⦁ Pick up an entry form from the school office and have your parents complete and sign it.
⦁ Bring your artwork along with the completed, signed entry form to Mrs. Hopkins by Wednesday, Feb. 28th.
Top place finishers in the Torrance district will advance to a state competition level automatically.
There are also prizes that will be awarded to top place finishers.
No limits to the art medium that you use, oils, watercolors, pencil etc. are all acceptable.
One entry per person
Any questions please email Mrs. Hopkins at:
kdg@ascensiontorrance.org

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Toys for Tots

We are proud to be participating in the Toys for Tots Program sponsored by our local Torrance Fire Department Station No. 3.
Donate a new unwrapped toy and bring a smile to a child this Christmas season.
 
Please help show your support by dropping off your NEW & UNWRAPPED toy to your child’s classroom by Dec. 18th. Students will be hand delivering toys to the Fire Station.
 
Collecting now until December 18th.
 

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Bringing People In

 Message for December 2nd

In Matthew 22: 1-14, Jesus tells another Kingdom parable; a story about what His rule and reign looks like. It is a reign that seeks to bring people in; all kinds of people, whether wealthy or poor, old or young, man or woman, slave or free!
 
And He sends His servants, that’s you and me, out into the world to bring people into His Kingdom!

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Christmas on Prairie


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A Kingdom for the Lost!

 
 
This All Saints Day, we will take a look at the appointed Gospel lesson (Matt. 5:1-12). To this point in Matthew’s account, Jesus had been proclaiming that He was here to usher in a Kingdom. Now, as He is speaking to His disciples in what is destined to be the most famous sermon of all time, the Sermon on the Mount, He lets them know who exactly will be a part of the Kingdom.  
 
It may comfort you to know that His Kingdom is intended for the poor, the mourning, and the meek – the lost sinners of this world.

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God’s Loving Law

Sermon Teaser for October 14, 2018
 
While we have no doubt that God has shown us His love through the grace of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we don’t typically think about the laws of God being loving. But in our lesson this week from the book of Mark (10:17-22), we see Jesus reaching out in love to a man with the law rather than with grace.
 
Jesus’ intention for this man is nothing short of salvation and everlasting life, but the man is simply not ready for the Gospel, so He told the man exactly what He needed to hear, because He loved him.

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Rest For Your Soul

Anxiety over our health, our future, our children; the pressures of work, school, relationships; the tiresome tasks of care-taking, and providing for others needs; all of these things are burdensome to us. This is not to even mention our shame, guilt and complicated lives that result because of our sin.
 
But Christ came that we might be set free from these burdens. He has established His Kingdom on this earth, that as we submit to His rule and reign over our lives, these things are no longer burdensome, for His yoke is easy, and His burden is light.
 
Pastor Michael

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