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Open House –  Open for students and parents, teachers will be present in their classrooms, co-curricular teachers, and clubs will be in the Parish Hall


Chapel – Every Tuesday and Friday in the church.  Grades 1-5 meet at 8:30 am, and grades pre-school through K meet at 9 am.  Parents are always welcome to attend;

All school chapels meet at 9 am.


Flag Gathering – Every Tuesday everyone gathers around the green to celebrate our nation by saying the Pledge of Allegiance and singing a patriotic song.


Convocation –  Opening celebration for parents only.  ELP begins at 6 pm in the classroom, then on to the church at 7 pm.  Preschool through grade 5 meet in the church at 7 pm and proceed to the classrooms at 7:30 to 8:30


Assembly –  All grade levels, from preschool through grade 5, gather every month from September to May at 8:30 am in the Parish Hall for a presentation.  Each month a different class presents to the student body and each student receives their birthday blessing for their birthday month.


Back to School Bash –  Held on the small playground and courtyard area, from 6-7:30 for the entire family.  A hot dog meal is served and students enjoy face painting, balloon art, and family games.  Enjoy fun, fellowship and family.


Grandparent/Special Friends Chapel –  This is a 9 am all school chapel, with time for grandparents to visit the classrooms, and the book fair after the chapel.


All Saints Chapel –  An all school chapel at 9 am, celebrating All Saints Day


Community Service Day –  Children from all grade levels work on projects for those in need.  Work benefits several city organizations, such as CAPS, Lord of the Streets, WHAM, and Seafarers.


St. Nicholas Chapel –  An all school chapel at 9 am celebrating and meeting St. Nicholas


Elementary Winter Program –  Presented by grades 1-5 in the church, songs and narration beginning at 7 pm, followed by a reception in the parish hall


The Nativity –  Presented by Kindergarten and accompanied by Preschool and Pre-K, 9 am in the church, the story of the birth of Christ.


Epiphany Chapel – An all school chapel presented by Pre-K, telling the story of the journey of the Wise men.


Winter Carnival –  A morning of winter games, crafts, and snacks, this time is enjoyed by Preschool, and Pre-K each January.


Scripps Spelling Bee –  As part of the National Spelling Bee contest, our students in grades 3-5 participate in a preliminary contest to determine our school winner. This student goes on to compete in a regional contest.


Science Expo –  Each class in grades 3-5 present a science project to students and parents.  This event is held in March.


Rodeo Day – A Texas and Ascension school tradition for all grades.  Children from preschool through grade 5 experience dancing, games, pony rides, petting zoo and lunch for this early March event.


Mothers Day Chapel –  A Friday all school chapel at 9 am to honor our mothers.  A reception in the Parish Hall follows this chapel.


Elementary Spring Program –  Our spring program is presented by Kindergarten through grade 5, at 7 pm in the church.


End of the Year Celebration –  An all school gathering on the small playground and courtyard in May.  Games, face painting, balloon art, and dinner together to celebrate our year together.


Graduation –  A ceremony held for our fifth graders in the church as they graduate from Ascension.  A reception follows in the Parish Hall.