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Fun Fair 2019 – Friday, February 1 from 5:30 – 8 PM
Talking about Catholic Schools Week, plan to join us UNDER THE BIG TOP for our 10th Annual FUN FAIR!
Join us UNDER THE BIG TOP on Friday, February 1, 2019
- 5:30 – 6 pm: Early Bird Entry for Preschool/Kindergarten ONLY
- 6 – 8 pm: Entry for ALL Kids
Come One, Come All! It's time to sign up for Fun Fair. The Class of 2020 can't wait to see you there! Packets are coming home with your children today, so be sure to check backpacks.
The Fun Fair has become the much awaited finale to Catholic Schools Week!! We hope you plan on attending the 10th annual Fun Fair on February 1st. Preschool and Kindergarten students only will have the fair to themselves from 5:30 - 6 pm. Grade 1- 8 admission begins at 6 pm. Come and have lots of fun before 8 pm, when the fair ends for ALL students.
IMPORTANT TIME SENSITIVE INFORMATION - 2019 FUN FAIR T-SHIRTS - The time frame to order the 2019 Fun Fair t- shirts is very limited. If you purchase a Fun Fair t-shirt, you get an out-of-uniform day on Friday, February 1st when you wear your t-shirt to school. The 2019 Fun Fair T-shirt is the ONLY SHIRT that can be worn on Friday, February 1. Students who do not purchase a 2019 Fun Fair T-shirt will be expected to be in full uniform on Friday, February 1.
Please see the following information below, and return your form and payment as soon as possible. The hard deadline for the t-shirts is Friday, January 18th; we cannot accept any orders after that date. There will be a limited amount of shirts available for purchase at the Fair in limited sizes.
Solaia Luxury Salon and Spa Specials
We are SO excited to welcome and thank our SAINTS SALON Sponsor - Solaia Luxury Salon & Spa! In addition to generously, sponsoring the Saints Salon they are offering these specials to all ASCA families. Check out all of their services at http://www.solaiaexperience.com/
- Mother/Daughter Haircuts $59 for Both (*$33 savings)
- Mother/Daughter Manicure & Pedicure $99 for Both (*$79 savings)
- Mother/Daughter Spa Day (30 Minute Massage, Express Facial, Express Manicure, Express Pedicure and Blowout) $249 for Both (*$125 savings)
- 50% off one service for anyone new to Solaia Luxury Salon & Spa
To redeem, simply mention ASCA Fun Fair. All of these specials expire APRIL 1st, 2019
Fun Fair Soda Pop Toss and Cake Walk Donations
We are in need of donations for the always popular Soda Pop Toss and Cake Walk. Please contribute if you are able. All flavors of soda in 2 liter bottles and all types of baked goods are welcome. Soda bottles can be dropped off at Door 1 Welcome Desk from January 28-31st. Baked goods can be dropped off January 31st-February 1st, also at Door 1 Welcome Desk. Please click here for the Cake Walk Donation Form. Thank you in advance for your help in making the Fun Fair a success!
Click here to see everything you need to know about the Fun Fair! And yes, you want one of the cute limited edition teddy bears!
ASCA Chess Club
All Saints has a chess club that meets on Monday afternoons from 3:35 to 4:35 pm. Students also compete in local area tournaments. Please see the following registration information for Winter 2018:
- Click here for the information and registration form
Sticky Fingers Cooking Class
- Click here to register for the Winter 2019 session. This after school activity takes place on Wednesdays from 3:35 to 4:35 pm.
Winter 2019 Session - NanoBeast Stem+Robotics Program
Sign up your K-2 student for this program where students will explore challenges facing Today's scientists.
Teams will be formed that will participate in a non-competitive Expo to take place on April 6 (this is optional)
Class takes place on Tuesday afternoon from 3:35-4:35.
This session's theme is Mission Moon.
Click here for more information.
Click here to register.
Student Voices Candy Cane Sale
The Student Voices Candy Cane Sale will run from Wednesday, December 5 through Wednesday, December 12. Make someone's holiday sweet by purchasing a candy cane. All ASCA students and staff are invited to purchase a candy cane for a friend, a sibling, a teacher, a staff member, or even your whole class.
Wish them a blessed Christmas and simply let them know that you are thinking of them.
Candy Canes will be distributed at the end of the day on December 20th.
Click here for the Candy Cane Order Form.
Click here for the Candy Cane Message Form.
ASCA Junior High Math Club
Did you know that ASCA has a math club? Do you enjoy puzzles and figuring out challenging problems? The All Saints Math Club offers an enrichment opportunity that encourages students to explore challenging problems. The Club also provides an opportunity to compete in premier math competitions, where the team has enjoyed great success.
Click here for more information about Math Club.
Lynch Creek Farms Fundraiser
This fundraiser counts toward your FFO (Family Fundraising Obligation. Purchase high quality wreaths, garland, trees and centerpieces. These are great gift items that are easy to send directly to others. You earn 20% towards your FFO with every purchase. Please see the following link for more information, and to place your order.
Class of 2019 Nothing Bundt Cake Sale
You can now help support the Class of 2019's Grade 8 Legacy Gift wiht your purchase of bundlets from Nothing Bundt Cakes
Orders will be taken through Monday, February 4; and will be available for pick up on Tuesday, February 12 - just in time for Valentine's Day!!!!
Click here for the order form. Thank you in advance from the ASCA Class of 2019.
Class of 2019 Bakers Square Pie Sale
Pies are great for Thanksgiving, Christmas OR ANYTIME!!!!
The Class of 2019 is raising money to help fund their 8th Grade Legacy Gift with the sale of Sweet Return gift cards from Bakers Square.
You can use the Sweet Returns cards to get pies for the holidays or family gatherings. The cards make great gifts! You can purchase cards now and save them for future use. The Sweet Returns cards have NO expiration date and can be used at any Bakers Square location.
Sweet Return Red Cards can be used to purchase fruit pies, and only cost $13. Green Cards can be used to purchase custard and cream pies, and only cost $15. If you purchase a red card and decide you want a pie from the green card list, you can pay an additional $2 (+tax) at the time of purchase.
Cheesecakes and Carrot Cakes are not included in this offer.
- Click here for the Pie Card Order Form (to ensure Pie Card Delivery before Thanksgiving, please submit your order by Monday, November 19.
- Click here for the Red Card Pie List.
- Click here for the Green Card Pie List.
The amazing ladies of our Celebra tu Herencia SHPP Faith Formation group is bringing back the homemade Tamale Sale. Last year’s sale raised over $2,500!!! That is a lot of tamales! This year’s proceeds will go toward renovation of our chapel, and the purchase of a new tabernacle.
Thanks to ALL for your support. The sale is over, and orders for over 1,500 tamales were received.
Order pick up at school on Tuesday, December 11 from 3 - 4 pm.
Button and Zipper Coat Drive: November 26- 30
Button & Zipper is a charity that collects men’s, women’s and children’s outerwear to help Chicagoans in need stay warm during our long winter months. These items will be distributed to homeless shelters, youth organizations, and individuals on the streets, throughout the Chicagoland area, this winter. We will be collecting clean, gently used or new coats the week following Thanksgiving break.
Cradles to Crayons Shoe Drive: November 26 - 30
Cradles to Crayons is a charity that collects and distributes new and nearly new children’s items through grassroots community drives. Donations are processed and packaged by volunteers in their warehouse for distribution to local disadvantaged children. We will be collecting new or gently used shoes, boots, sneakers and sandals (infant/child sizes 0–13 and adult sizes 1–10) the week following Thanksgiving break.
Drop off collection bins will be placed by Door 1 for these collections. With the holidays approaching, this is a great time to clean out your closets to make room for new items!
Annual Advent Hesed House Collection: December 3 – 14
Each year, during Advent, our school community collects items for Hesed House. Hesed House is a homeless shelter based in Aurora. Almost 1,000 individuals (including ~200 children) are served each year through Hesed House’s shelter and three housing programs. Hesed House has informed us that they are in need of certain items for their clientele. This is a voluntary drive, so participate, if you are able. Please click here for a flyer with further details.
Get ready for the Holiday Shop!
Back by popular demand, SHPP is excited to sponsor ASCA's 2018 Holiday Shop from December 3-6. The shop will offer a large variety of gifts with kid-friendly prices -- most are under $5 -- with free gift wrapping and no tax. Stay out of the cold and crowds this holiday season and get all of your holiday shopping done right in McSherry Hall. Look for the preview table after Thanksgiving break. Can't wait to see what the Holiday Shop has to offer this year? Here you can see all the gifts that will be offered, including their prices, and create shopping lists. Just print them out and bring them with you. Shopping couldn't be any easier! Enjoy your Thanksgiving break in the comforts of your home and plan on doing your shopping at the Holiday Shop!
Do you love all things Christmas? Are you one of those people who loves to see the looks on people's faces when you've found the perfect gift? Or perhaps you enjoy giving others your gift of time. If you answered "yes" to any of these questions then we have the thing for you. Consider volunteering at the Holiday Shop. It takes many of Santa's Helpers to help spread that Christmas cheer and we would love for you to join our team! Just click on the link below, and sign up. Thank you in advance for helping make this holiday season magical for all!
Paula Breunig (ASCA Art Teacher) will be teaching an after school Sewing Class. Class size is limited to 9 students. The class will meet on Mondays beginning on October 15 through November 12, from 3:30 – 5 pm. The class is for students who are 8+ (or with instructor permission). It will take place in the Art Room, and the cost is $120 which includes all materials and tools.
To register, go to http://www.sweetpdollstudio.com/register-1/Sewing-One-Class-for-ASCA-students-p115725384. Once registered, all participants will receive email with participation forms, all forms must be completed and returned before first day. Questions? Contact Mrs. Breunig at email@example.com.
Windy City Rampage FC Soccer
Our All Saints Catholic Academy fields are now home to this soccer club that has programming for all who are interested in the game - from beginners to more seasoned players.
At W.C. Rampage, their mission is to develop young athletes individually in a competitive team environment, with a primary focus on individual foot skills. They work to not only develop players as athletes but as people. In their developmental curriculum, pride is taken in accomplishing and emphasizing skill development and perseverance.
Click here for more information.
Trunk or Treat
Our third annual Trunk or Treat will be held on Friday, October 26 in the parking lot outside Door 1 (Main Entrance – Welcome Desk Door) from 2:30 – 5 pm. All are invited to attend.
What is Trunk or Treat? For anyone unfamiliar with Truck or Treat, it is a great alternative and safe way to enjoy the Trick or Treat experience with friends. Families park their cars in a parking space, and then open their trunks which are decorated with a fun theme. For amazing and creative examples of how you can decorate your trunk, simply search Trunk or Treat online. Our students then walk around the lot with their friends, trick or treating at each car.
Click here for more information. Early bird registration at only $5 per car will be ending on Monday, October 15. Please note that there is only a total of 45 spots available, and they go fast! From October 16 through October 23, registration will go up to $10 per car. No spots will be sold after October 23. There will be prizes for the top three decorated cars. Trunk or Treat will be held rain or shine! Please note that the event will be in the school gym in the event of rain. Questions? Contact Lauren Giroux at Lauren_jackson7@yahoo.com.
Out of Uniform fundraiser to benefit the ASCA Class of 2020
Information about this optional fundraiser to benefit the ASCA Class of 2020 has been sent home with all youngest and only students. You can also view the form by clicking here.
Out-of-Uniform fundraiser days are offered by the current 7th grade class (Class of 2020) to raise money for its 8th grade trip next year. By participating in this fundraiser, your child can enjoy a total of 5 Out-of-Uniform days. The Class of 2020 thanks you for your generous support!
Out-of-Uniform fundraiser days are:
• Friday, November 9, 2018
• Thursday, December 20, 2018
• Thursday, February 14, 2019
• Friday, March 22, 2019
• Friday, May 17, 2019
The cost to participate is:
• $20 (per child) to participate in the Prepaid Package for all 5 Out-of-Uniform days (with a $50 MAXIMUM per family)
• $10 (per child) Drop-in Rate for each individual Out-of-Uniform Day
To take advantage of the Prepaid Package, please return the form below by Monday, October 15, 2018 to the school office. Payment will be made via cash or check (payable to ASCA).
If you prefer to pay for each Out-of-Uniform day separately, your child must bring in $10 cash the morning of the scheduled Out-of-Uniform day. Any questions, please contact Tracy Coleman at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kendra Kirchgessner at email@example.com.
Butter Braid / Wooden Spoon Fundraiser
For those of you that ordered Butter Braids or Wooden Spoon Cookie Dough, they will be delivered this MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12! Pick up will be from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12 in McSherry Hall.
If you need to make arrangements to pick up your order from aftercare, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements. All orders need to be picked up Monday as we do not have a lot of freezer space to store orders. Please remember that all orders come in frozen and should be placed in your freezer as soon as possible to prevent thawing. A huge thank you to those families that ordered a donation for Hesed House. We will take care of delivering them.