Ascension Students Go In Search of God


MEDIA ADVISORY

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2010
For further information, contact:
Mary Jo Ellis, 502/451-2535

(Louisville, KY) On Friday, March 26, 2010, all students at Ascension School (4600 Lynnbrook Drive) will go on field trips in search of God and everyday miracles. The day begins with a pancake breakfast fundraiser, with the proceeds going to help a staff member’s grandchild who is in need of a kidney transplant. Destiny Jaggers weighs 16 pounds and must get to 20 pounds before she can go on the waiting list for a new kidney. The Ascension parish and school community see God in Destiny’s smiles and know her family has been blessed by her cheerful disposition.

After breakfast the students will gather with parents and staff in the church for Mass and then depart for various destinations in the Kentuckiana area. The Ascension Parent-Teacher Organization paid for bus transportation and entrance fees for all the students, and Drs. Perelmuter and Goldberg donated t-shirts. The school will provide sack lunches for students and staff.

Below is the basic schedule, followed by more details about destinations and service in which classes will participate. Call Principal Mary Jo Ellis at 502/451-2535 for more information.

6:30 a.m. Doors open for breakfast in the school cafeteria
7:45 a.m. Parents, students and staff attend Mass in the Church
8:45 a.m. Father Gary Padgett, pastor, blesses the buses that transport students to their destinations
9:00 a.m. Buses depart
2:30-3:30 p.m. Students return to Ascension

In Search of God Detailed Schedule – Friday, March 26

Class Depart Time Destination
Jr. K&K 9:30 a.m. Arrive at Henry’s Ark on Rose Island Road; visit from 10-11 a.m.
Students are asked to donate a pet supply, i.e. bleach, towels, blankets, food, treats and toys, for the Humane Society.
return to school at 11:30 a.m.
Grades 1 & 2 8:50 a.m. Arrive at Passionist Garden (at Passionist Monastery on grounds of St. Agnes Parish), 1924 Newburg Road; visit from 9:15 a.m.-12 noon
Arrive at Humane Society, 215 W. Market Street, New Albany; Grade 1 visits from 12:25-1:15 p.m
Arrive at Super Pets, 2221 State Street, New Albany; Grade 2 visits from 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Grade 2 to Humane Society from 1:20-2:10 p.m. and Grade 1 to Super Pets from 1:25-2:10 p.m.
Return to school at 2:40 p.m.
Grades 3 & 4 9:00 a.m. Arrive at Squire Boone Caverns, Corydon, IN; visit from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Return to school at 2:30 p.m.
Grade 5 8:45 a.m. Arrive at Louisville Mega Caverns (Zoo); visit from 9:10-10:30 a.m.
Arrive at Louisville Science Center; visit from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Students are creating a scavenger hunt to leave with the Science Center.
Return to school at 2:00 p.m.
Grade 6 8:45 a.m. Arrive at Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 S. Fifth Street, visit from 9:10–9:40 a.m.
Arrive at St. Martin of Tours, 639 S. Shelby Street, visit from 10-11:15 a.m.
Arrive at Epiphany, 914 Old Harrods Creek Road, visit and eat lunch from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Arrive at Lake St. Joseph Sisters of Mercy Center, 5800 Old LaGrange Road, Crestwood; visit from 1-2 p.m.
Return to school at 2:30 p.m.
Grade 7 9:00 a.m. Arrive at Home of the Innocents, 620 E. Gray Street; half of class visits from 9:30-11:15 a.m.
Arrive at Little Sisters of the Poor, 15 Audubon Plaza Drive; half of class sorts food from 9:45-10:30 a.m. and then returns to Home of the Innocents with other half of class.
Arrive at the Waterfront for lunch from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Arrive at Planetarium, Cardinal Blvd. & Second Street; visit from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Return to Ascension at 2 p.m.
Grade 8 9:00 a.m. Arrive at Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral, 110 N. Fifth Street, Bardstown; visit from 10-10:30 a.m.
Arrive at St. Thomas Church, 870 St. Thomas Lane, Bardstown; visit from 10:45-11 a.m.
Arrive at Abbey of Gethsemani, 3642 Monks Road, Trappist, Ky.; visit from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
Arrive at Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Nazareth, Ky.; visit from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Return to Ascension at 3:30 p.m.

 

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