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