Have a safe and enjoyable summer!

Dear Little School Families,

Thank you for entrusting us with your children this year.  Thank you for the gifts , well wishes, and support as we navigated through this unprecedented time. We are sorry we were not able to celebrate in our traditional way with an ice cream social and Little School songs.  Thank you to those who were able to join us for the Drive By Parade. We enjoyed seeing our Little Schoolers and their family members.

Click on the link to view an end of the year video of our Little Schoolers:

2020 Little School end of year Video

To those Little Schoolers moving on to Kindergarten or other schools for the 2020-2021 school year – we wish you all the best life has to offer you.  We will miss you next year.  Please come back to visit!   We love to see The Little Schoolers all grown up.

To those Little Schoolers who will join us again for the 2020-2021 school year – we look forward to seeing you when we can gather again in our classrooms.  

To ALL Little Schoolers and family members – we hope you have a safe and healthy summer!

Erica and The Little School Team🤗


😢 It is with extreme sadness that I announce Kerri Downey, Jane Hilton, and Ronna Whitchurch will not be returning to The Little School for the 2020-2021 school year.  They will be missed! Please keep them in your prayers and join me as I wish them all the best in their future endeavors.   

The Little School’s Daily Prayer

The Little School Staff invites you to join us as we pray “The Little School’s Daily Prayer”. Little Schoolers have been praying this for the past 25 years with their teachers.

The teachers and I thank you for your support.  I will continue to provide updates as they are available.


Erica Argue


SPECIAL THANKS to Co-Chairpersons Emily Brungardt and Erica Fridlin who spent endless hours planning The Little School 500 Mouse Race Event. Thank you also to the parents who attended the planning meetings and those who helped behind the scenes. The atmosphere of the evening was exciting and provided the perfect opportunity to interact and enjoy camaraderie with others. We extend our gratitude to everyone who contributed by your presence and financial support. We couldn’t have done it without you! All money raised from the Mouse Race Fundraising Event will go towards the new JoAnn Lavrich Memorial Playground right outside the doors to The Little School classrooms. If you’d like to make a donation for the new playground please email eargue@acsls.org


Co-Chairpersons Emily Brungardt and Erica Fridlin


John & Becky Lavrich


Teachers Liz Talerico & Lynne O'Connell

Feast of St. Blaise – February 3

The Little Schoolers learned about St. Blaise. Father Molini blessed their throats.

Blessing Throats A 1 (3)
Blessing Throats A 1 (4)
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Blessing Throats A 1 (6)
Blessing Throats A 1 (2)
Blessing Throats A 1 (5)
Blessing Throats A 1 (8)
Blessing Throats A 1 (1)

St. Louis Symphony Workshop

Some of The Little School teachers participated in a workshop Wednesday evening at Powell Hall. It was our turn to be preschoolers, marching, crawling, swaying to music, playing instruments, and participating in parachute play using the story The Tortoise and The Hare. We discovered ways to incorporate music into the classroom by participating in lesson plans that emphasize creating and exploring music through the framework of current early childhood curricula.


There is still room in the 4-5’s Friday STEAM class (9:00-11:45am) AND Friday Enrichment (11:45am-2:30/2:55pm) open to 3-4’s and 4-5’s. Please let us know if you would like to enroll in either or both of these programs.

Happy 25th Birthday Little School

Bubble Bus

We celebrated 25 years of Catholic Early Childhood Education at Ascension Parish on Sunday, September 8 with the Bubble Bus, a Balloon Artist, Face Painting, Games, Ice Cream and Bomb Pops. The weather cooperated to make it a wonderful event. Thank you to all who attended.