Ascension Catholic School

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Ascension Parents Association Mission

The Ascension Parents Association (PA) is a voluntary organization open to all parents whose children attend Ascension School.

The purpose of the PA is to promote the welfare of Ascension School. The organization strives to better our Catholic school community through cooperation with both the administration and parents.  The PA develops and manages fundraising opportunities throughout the year to support our school and teachers and provide financial support to many school activities.  The PA also hosts social activities to build community among school families.

To create a strong school community, we draw on these values: Inclusivity, Involvement, Service to Others, Spirituality.

All Ascension parents are welcome and encouraged to experience the fun and fulfillment of volunteering through the Parents Association.

Parent Board

Co-Presidents

Mrs. Liesa Cerny 

Mrs. Carrie Trammell

Treasurer

Mrs. Martha Campbell

Secretary

Mrs. Mimi Runnels

Executive Secretary

Mrs. Julie Lambert

Fundraising Chair

Mrs. Sarah Marsh 

Room Parent Chairs

Mrs. Christine Benson

Mrs. Christina Benoist

Mrs. Ximena Bolanos

Annual Social Events

Parents Association Committees

Ascension Angels

PA organizes a community of school families, or “angels,” to provide meals for members of the community in need of support after life events such as a new birth, illness or death in the family. 

Book Fair

PA volunteers work with the school office and Scholastic to set up, staff and clean up an annual book fair on campus

Christmas Collection

PA coordinates an annual collection for gifts for teachers and staff at Christmastime.

Ice Cream Social

PA hosts a social during back-to-school night to serve a treat to families and welcome them to the new school year.

Junior Achievement

PA recruits volunteers for each classroom to teach JA curriculum on JA Day and works with JA staff to ensure the day goes smoothly.

Father Daughter Dance

PA organizes an evening of music and fun for dads and daughters each spring.

Field Day

PA works with school leadership to plan a fun day of physical activity for students each spring.

Mother Son Event

PA organizes an annual activity for moms and sons each spring.

Parent Masses

PA coordinates volunteers to host a post-Mass donut and coffee reception for parents and students in each grade throughout the year. 

Reading Parent Coordinator

PA coordinates parent volunteers to read to students in primary classrooms.

Recess Equipment

PA works with teachers to identify recess needs and purchase new recess equipment for homerooms 2x/year.

Spring Social

PA plans a fun spring food truck event for families each year to help build community.

Teacher Appreciation

PA coordinates activities to show our appreciation to the staff both during Teacher Appreciation Week in May and throughout the year.

Treat Coordinator

PA provides treats for all students on Halloween, Valentine's Day and the last day of school.

Trunk or Treat

PA coordinates this fun, annual Halloween trick or treat event for the school.

Used Uniform Sale

PA coordinates the collection and sale of used uniforms several times a year and offers a private Facebook swap site for families to use year-round.

VIP Day

PA works with the school to develop activities for a special day to welcome grandparents and other VIPs to the school.

Welcome Back Coffee

PA hosts a continental breakfast to welcome all ACS parents on the first day of school.

Welcome Committee

PA assigns “buddy families” for all new families, coordinates a meet and greet for the incoming Kindergarten class and helps all new families feel welcome!  

Parents Association Committees

Field Day

Buddy Families

Junior Achievement Day

VIP Day

Art Show

Mother Son Events

Ice Cream Social

Book Fair

Father Daughter Events

Reading Parent

Parents in grades K-3rd can sign up to read in the classroom.

Christmas Parties

Food For Thought

Food For Thought is a NO COST fundraising program for Ascension School. Each business donates a percentage of your purchase for each card you buy.

Become a Room Parent

One of the best ways parents can get involved with their child's classroom is to volunteer as a room parent! The Parents Association recruits two room parents for each homeroom.  These volunteers serve as a parent representative for the teacher, communicate important information to families in the class and manage signups for annual activities such as classroom Christmas parties, field trip chaperones and school-wide events.

Contact Us with Questions

Have questions or want to get involved?