Non-Attendance Day - Martin Luther King Day of Service - Monday, January 21, 2019
On this day, our All Saints students and families are out in the community performing acts of service for others. It is a non-attendance day at ASCA.
Please click here for the MLK Day of Service Reflection Form.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was deeply committed to serving others. Each year on MLK Day, the students of ASCA honor Dr. King through acts of service. School is not in session on MLK day. Instead, students are asked to perform an act of service.
This Day of Service is about giving of yourself for the benefit of others. Your act of service should be directed toward the greater community. It should not be an act of service for your parents or grandparents; because helping them is something that you should always do. Additionally, it is incredibly important to reflect on how the activity has impacted you. Each student should fill out a Reflection Form on the service they completed. This completed form should be submitted to their classroom teacher by Friday, February 1, 2019.
IMPORTANT - Please note that, although students will not be in school on Monday, January 21 , this day is included in our total attendance days that are reported to and required by the State of Illinois. If your student does not turn in their reflection form by the February 1st deadline, they will be marked absent for the day.
SHPP’s Community Outreach Committee has scheduled multiple service activities for your convenience. These activities and the related signup links can be found in the list below. Have fun, help others and get to know members of our ASCA family! However, you are not limited to this list, as you can feel free to create and complete your own act of service. For example, you may chose to help a neighbor with chores, write a letter to a senior citizen, and/or volunteer with your family at an organization close to your heart.
The community service activity can be completed any time during the month of January to allow families to complete community service opportunities in a way that works for them. We encourage you to find an activity that matches your passion and participate wholeheartedly. The reflection forms that we have received in the past have demonstrated how much serving others makes us feel good, and grows our kind and compassionate hearts into wanting to help others more and more.
Remember - each student must complete and return the Reflection Form to their classroom teacher by Friday, February 1, 2019 in order to receive credit for attendance on MLK Day.
Please click here for the Reflection Form. A copy of the Reflection Form will also be sent home with all students tomorrow, Thursday, January 10.
1. Feed My Starving Children
Location: 555 Exchange Court Aurora, IL 60504
Description: Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s hungry children in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and we ship these meals to our distribution partners. While at FMSC you will pack food for those in need in a fun, music-filled, interactive environment. You can enjoy the company of other ASCA families while helping others around the world!
FOUR SESSIONS are available:
Session 1: Saturday, January 19 from 9:00AM – 11:00AM (50 spots available)
Session 1 Registration Sign up link: https://www.fmsc.org/join-group?joincode=PDX245
Session 2: Saturday, January 19 from 2:00PM – 4:00PM (50 spots available)
Session 2 Registration Sign Up Link: https://www.fmsc.org/join-group?joincode=V7ZD4M
Session 3: Monday, January 21 from 9:30AM – 11:30AM (75 spots available)
Session 3 Registration Sign Up Link: https://www.fmsc.org/join-group?joincode=XXL581
Session 4: Monday, January 21 from 2:30PM – 4:30PM (75 spots available)
Session 4 Registration Sign Up link: https://www.fmsc.org/join-group?joincode=8EZG9B
Age guidelines are as follows: Only children ages 5 and up can volunteer. For Grades K-2 there must be one adult volunteer per child volunteer. For Grades 3 and up, we ask for one parent volunteer to participate per family.
Sign up directly through the link next to your preferred session. Agree to the volunteer guidelines/requirements and click “confirm”. “Log in” or “Create a New Account” and once you have entered your information, you can click “Add Member Names” to add your children. It is highly recommended that you do not wait to reserve your spot as these reservations fill quickly.
2. St. Margaret Mary Parish Clean-up
Location: St. Margaret Mary Parish 1450 Green Trails Dr. Naperville
Session: 9:30AM-11:30AM for 20 student volunteers (may change if the church is needed for a service)
Facilitator: Terri Dieter
Description: ASCA volunteers assist the parish by cleaning pews and vacuuming the church.
Registration Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4EAFA72EA31-stmargaret
3. St. Elizabeth Seton Parish Caring Cards Ministry
Location: ASCA Cafeteria
Session: 9:00AM – 11:00AM
Description: ASCA volunteers make uplifting and prayerful cards for parishioners and/or their loved ones who are chronically ill, elderly/lonely, or recently widowed. Cards will be sent monthly and all information is kept confidential. Our goal is 200 cards filled with Valentine’s Day and Spring themed cards. Be creative and have fun while helping others in our community! All ages are welcome!
Registration Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4EAFA72EA31-making
4. St. Patrick’s Residence
Location: St. Patrick’s Residence 1400 Brookdale Rd. Naperville
Session: 10:00PM – 11:00PM for 14 student volunteers (not including parents)
AGE REQUIREMENT: Grades 3-8
Description: Students will play games with residents of St. Patrick’s. Students are encouraged to bring games such as cards, UNO, or checkers, if possible. This is a fun way to brighten someone’s day!
Registration Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4EAFA72EA31-playing
5. West Suburban Community Pantry
Location: 6809 Hobson Valley Drive Woodridge, IL 60517
Session: 10:00 am- 12:00 pm for 15 student volunteers (not including parents)
Description: The West Suburban Community Pantry offers food for the hungry and resources to empower persons to improve the quality of life. Our vision is a community without hunger. Volunteers will organize and pack meals for families while learning about the vital importance of access to balanced meals and healthy food. This wonderful organization will inspire you. Come and learn more about helping others in our community!
Registration Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4EAFA72EA31-west
*Please note that Benedictine University will not be offering their Day of Service to the community, as they have in previous years. We know that many of you chose to participate in this annual event, and we wanted to make you aware of their schedule change. Their Day of Service on 1/19/19 is for their students only.