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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Forms & Flyers

Things to Know

Student Services and Hot Lunch Program

2019-2020 School Supply Online Ordering/Lists

Online ordering for school supply kits will be ongoing through Sunday, June 16. Complete your order on line at, and use the school's account number which is ALL233.  


Late orders may be placed June 18th - July 7th. The prices are higher for the late orders and the products are not guaranteed to be brand name products.  Please retain a copy of the order confirmation email for your records.


Please click here for ordering information and pricing. Please note that Educational Products Inc. (our school supply kit provider) uses descriptions that match their inventory. You certainly have the option to purchase similar supplies elsewhere.  Please click here if you wish to view the 2019-2020 school supply lists.  If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Kokkinos at


Lunch Order Forms  - May 2019 Lunch Orders


May Hot Lunch Orders will be accepted through Monday, April 8.

Click here for the Preschool Lunch Order Form.

Click here for the K- 8 Lunch Order Form.


Please remember the following:

  1. Make a copy of your order form prior to turning it in.  A picture on your phone works great!
  2. Include your payment with your order form.  Checks should be made out to All Saints Catholic Academy or ASCA.
  3. Turn in your order by the order deadline.  Late orders will not be accepted.    

Please don’t be disappointed – turn in your order and payment early.  Questions?  Contact Jennifer Thornton at  


Re-enrollment for the 2019-2020 School Year


The re-enrollment email was sent to all current school families on Friday, January 18.


What do you need to do?


  • There will be a red link in the email that you will receive that will reads 'Click to indicate if your child is returning'. Select 'Yes' for each child that is returning to school next year. Select 'No' if your child is not returning.  Please note that the link in the SchoolSpeak email is very small and may be difficult to find if you are looking at the SchoolSpeak email via your phone (you may have to scroll down to locate it). 


A re-enrollment fee of $200 per family will be charged to all families who indicate that their student(s) will be returning for the 2019-2020 school year. This is a per family fee, and will be charged to your family via your current FACTS agreement. The fee will be due within 10 days of invoice/billing.  


Successful re-enrollment by the deadline, and a current student account will guarantee your student’s spot for next school year. If your account is not current, please contact the office.   


If you can not remember your password or username to log into SchoolSpeak, please let us know via a response to this email, and you will be sent a password reset email. You will need this information to re-enroll.


If you have any re-enrollment questions or concerns, please contact Patty Bajek at, or (630) 961-6125.  Preschool 3 students who are re-enrolling for the Pre Kindergarten program will be contacted about their schedule.


The deadline to re-enroll your student(s) is next Friday, January 25.  Your student's spot for the coming school year will be held for them until that time.  


New Sibling Registration  


If you wish to enroll a new sibling, please see the attached form. Please return the completed New Sibling Registration Form to the school. The registration form must be accompanied by a copy of the student's official birth certificate (no registrations will be accepted without a birth certificate copy). 


Please click here for the New Sibling Registration Form.  


We will open up enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year to students/families new to ASCA on Sunday, January 27.  


The following are available for sale in the school office, or by contacting Maryanne Higdon at  

Grades K-8 Headsets - $25.00

Preschool and Kindergarten Nap Mats $25.00 

Replacement Assignment Notebook $5.00

Replacement Pencil Case $5.00

ASCA Car Decals and magnets $5 each.  


Field Trips

Field trips offer All Saints Catholic Academy students a wonderful opportunity to find out more about what they are studying and the world around them.

Please see the following forms with information about upcoming field trips:


The 7th grade will be visiting the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago to review weather concepts and to explore body system which ties in with our science curriculum. 

Click here for the field trip form.


6th Grade will be visiting the Field Museum in Chicago learn more about natural history which ties in with their social studies curriculum.  

Click here for the field trip form.


2nd Grade students will be visiting the Morton Arboretum today to enhance their study of plants, animals,and their habitats on Wednesday, May 8.

Please click here for the field trip form.  


ASCA's Honors ELA 7th and 8th Grade students will be attending the Crosstown Debate at SS Peter and Paul on Monday, April 15.

Click here for the field trip form.  


ASCA's 5th grade students will be taking a trip to the Cathedral of St. Raymond in Joliet on Tuesday, March 5.

Click here for the field trip form.  


ASCA's 1st grade students will be taking a trip to see a live performance of Junie B. Jones on Monday, February 25.

Click here for the field trip form.  


ASCA's preschool students will enjoy a visit from Mother Goose - the Mother Goose Show come to ASCA.

Mother Goose returns to ASCA to share beloved nursery rhymes with our preschool students.  

Click here for the field trip form.  


ASCA's 8th grade students will be taking a field trip to Marmion Academy for a class retreat on Thursday, November 8.  

Students will be in uniform.

Lunch will be provided. 

Students may not bring their cell phones.  

Click here for the field trip form.  


ASCA's 7th grade students will be taking a field trip to Called By Name to study vocations on Thursday, November 8.  

Students will be in uniform.

Lunch will be provided. 

Students may not bring their cell phones.  

Click here for the field trip form.  


ASCA's 4th grade students will be taking a field trip to Naper Settlement to take part in living history on Tuesday, November 6.  

Students will not be in uniform.

Students should bring a brown bag lunch. 

Students may not bring their cell phones.  

Click here for the field trip form.  


ASCA's 8th grade students will be taking a field trip to Mundelein Seminary to explore church vocations on Thursday, October 11.  

Students will be in uniform.

Students may not bring a cell phone.  

Students will each lunch at the event.  No brown bag lunch needed. 

Click here for the field trip form.  


Kindergarten students will be visiting Kuipers Farm in Maple Park to learn more about pumpkins on Friday, October 12.

  • Students will not be in uniform
  • Students will bring a brown bag lunch.  

Please click here for the field trip form.  


Grade 6 students will be traveling to Montini High School for a field trip on Wednesday, September 19

Students will:

  • Not be in uniform for the field trip
  • Students may not bring their cell phones. 

Please click here for the field trip form.  


Special Programs, Schedules and Forms


  • Click here for the ASCA NOW News from September 26, 2018.
  • Click here for the ASCA NOW News from October 2, 2018.
  • Click here for the ASCA NOW News from October 9, 2018.
  • Click here for the ASCA NOW News from October 15, 2018.
  • Click here for the ASCA NOW News from October 22, 2018.
  • Click here for the ASCA NOW News from November 5, 2018. 
  • Click here for the very special Grandparents Day edition of the ASCA NOW News.
  • Click here for the ASCA Now News from December 3, 2018 (New Feature - ASCA Question)
  • Click here for the ASCA NOW News from December 10, 2018
  • Click here for the Christmas edition of the ASCA NOW News
  • Click here for the ASCA NOW News from January 14, 2019
  • Click here for the ASCA NOW News from January 22, 2019
  • Click here for the ASCA NOW News from January 28, 2019
  • Click here for the ASCA NOW News from February 11, 2019
  • Click here for the ASCA NOW News from February 19. 2019
  • Click here for the ASCA NOW News from February 25, 2019
  • Click here for the ASCA NOW News from March 4, 2019
  • Click here for the ASCA NOW News from March 11, 2019
  • Click here for the ASCA NOW News from March 18, 2019
  • Click here for the ASCA NOW News (April Fools Day Edition) from April 1, 2019)
  • Click here for the ASCA NOW News from April 8, 2019
  • Click here for the ASCA NOW News from April 15, 2019
  • Click here for the ASCA NOW News from April 29, 2019
  • Click here for the ASCA NOW News from May 6, 2019
  • Click here for the ASCA NOW News from May 13, 2019
  • Click here for the ASCA NOW News from May 20, 2019
  • Click here for the ASCA NOW News from June 3, 2019


Mother Son Event at Main Event Entertainment

We hope that moms (or other significant special person) and sons will attend this upcoming outing at Main Event Entertainment (28248 Diehl Road, Warrenville)


When:  Sunday, April 7

Time:  3 - 5 pm

Cost:  $17/person ($34 per pair) 


Enjoy pizza, beverages, laser tag, billiards, gravity ropes, bowling, and a $10 fun card to use in the arcade.   Please click here to more information and the registration form.  Forms and payment deadline is Thursday, March 21.  Questions?  Contact Sarah Justice at


Sticky Fingers Cooking Class

  • Click here to register for the Spring 2019 session.   This after school activity takes place on Wednesdays from 3:35 to 4:35 pm.  


NanoBeast STEM+Robotics Club Spring Session

The Spring Session of NanoBeast STEM+Robotics Club begins next week on Tuesday, April 9 for K – Grade 3 students.  Hands on activities include science, technology, electronics and coding, robotics, STEM, and art.  Please click here for more information.  Please click here to sign up. 


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


Solaia Specials:

  • 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


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.

  • What: Surprise a friend, teacher or staff member with a Candy Cane and your own personalized message.
  • Who:   Anyone can purchase Candy Canes for $1.00 each.  You can pay by cash or check. 
  • Where: Submit order form, exact money and your personal message for each Candy Gram purchased to your Homeroom teacher.
  • When: Order from Wednesday, December 5th to Wednesday, December 12th.
  • How:    Fill out the order form below.  If purchasing for more than one person, each name and your own personal message must be included along with your order form.


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.


Tamale Sale

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!


Sewing Class

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 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


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


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 or Kendra Kirchgessner at


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 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.





2018-2019 Parent Student Handbook

Please click here for the 2018 - 2019 Parent Student Handbook for more detailed information.  


ASCA Summer Reading

Summer Reading Program

At All Saints, we keep learning all summer long!  

To view the Kindergarten Reading List - CLICK HERE.  

To view the Grade 1 - 5 Reading Lists and Projects - CLICK HERE.

To see the Junior High (Grades 6 - 8) Reading Lists on our website with Live Links to the ASCA Summer Book Chat  - CLICK HERE (be sure to scroll down the page to find).  To view the Junior High Reading List packet, CLICK HERE.  

Summer Parent Reading List - CLICK HERE.


ASCA Junior High School

Summer Reading



  1. It promotes and supports reading for pleasure.
  2. Reading everything and anything raises achievement.  
  3. Research shows that students who read over the summer actually gain reading skills at all grade levels.
  4. It keeps students from losing what they’ve learned – summer learning loss is a real phenomenon in which students can lose up to 1-2 months of knowledge during the summer.
  5. Reading over the summer months has been shown to counteract that learning loss.
  6. It gives students access to new knowledge and points of view – one of the overarching benefits of reading is what people can learn from the content they read. They can be exposed to other cultures, new places, unique ideas and so much more.
  7. It improves student performance in the classroom. The only way to get better at reading is to read more. Reading skills take a long time to develop and can’t be taught in preparation for a test or assignment. Instead, students should include reading on a regular basis as part of their lifestyle.




  • This summer, all junior high students must read at least 2 books, however, only of one of the books must come from the ASCA Junior High Summer Reading list on the following  pages.
  • Students are encouraged to read as many of these books as they wish.
  • Pick books that you will enjoy as well as those that will challenge you.  
  • If you find the book to be too easy or too difficult to read, chose another. One great way to find this out is to read a few pages to see how many words you do not recognize.  If you cannot find any words you do not know, it is probably too easy for you. 
  • Also, check out your local library for more suggestions to locate books that match individual interests and reading levels.
  • The selected book should be a book you  have not previously read. Let your conscience be your guide.
  • Students will read a book and then complete a Google Form entitled “ASCA Summer Book Chat” where they will answer four questions about their book which include:


  1. How did the main character change in the book?
  2. How did the setting of the book (location, time period or both) impact the story?
  3. What was your favorite moment in the book? Least favorite moment?
  4. Who would you recommend this book to and why? 


  • Information on expectations of how the questions should be answered can be found in the following pages. Students should read over the prompts before they read each book.
  • When kids return to ASCA after summer break, they will be working in their ELA class on an activity based on the books they read over the summer and discuss the answers to the prompts they wrote on each of  their “ASCA Summer Book Chat” forms.
  • Books are available at Naperville Public Library and can be found in a variety of formats (print, digital, audio). All formats are acceptable to complete summer reading, but  students who listen to an audio version of the book follow along with a print or digital copy as well.
  • When visiting the Naperville Public Library or a library in your own hometown, don’t forget to  sign up for the Summer Reading Program!


Here are the individual links for each teacher’s ASCA Summer Book Chat form:  


Entering 6th Grade ELA -

Entering 7th Grade ELA -

Entering 8th Grade ELA -

**Please fill out a form using your future ELA teacher’s link only. 


Here is the link to the entire Rebecca Caudill 2020 List

Here is the link to the ASCA Read-A-Palooza Summer Reading Contest Video. You can also find it on the Google Forms.


ASCA Junior High

Summer 2019 Suggested Reading List


Fiction Titles                                                                                                  Author

The Book Scavenger                                                                    Bertman, Jennifer

The War that Saved My Life                                                        Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker

The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street                                         Currie, Kindsay

The Hour of the Bees                                                                   Eagar, Lindsay

It all Comes Down to This                                                             English, Karen

Space Case                                                                                  Gibbs, Stuart

The Inquisitor’s Tale                                                                     Gitwitz, Adam

When Friendship Followed Me Home                                          Griffin, Paul

The Paper Magician                                                                     Holmberg, Charlie

House Arrest                                                                                 Hold, K.D.

The Great Trouble                                                                         Hopkinson, Deborah

All’s Faire in Middle School                                                           Jamieson, Victoriah

You Go First                                                                                  Kelly, Erin Entrada

Amina’s Voice                                                                               Khan, Hena

Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere                                        Lamana, Julie

The Boy on the Wooden Box                                                         Leyson, Leon

A Night Divided                                                                              Nielsen, Jennifer A.

The Boundless                                                                               Oppel, Kenneth

Switch! The Lost Kingdoms of Karibu                                            Prince, Karen

Track Series (Ghost, Patrina, Sunny, Lu)                                       Reynolds, Jason

The Blackthorn Key                                                                        Sands, Kevin

The Keepers                                                                                  Sanders, Ted

Falling Over Sideways                                                                   Sonnenblick, Jordan

Beneath                                                                                         Smith, Roland

Three Bird Summer                                                                       St. Antoine, Sara

The Secret Keepers                                                                       Steward, Trenton

Nevermoor: the Trials of Morrigan Crow                                        Townsend, Jessica

Timebound (The Chronos Files)                                                    Walker, Rysa

Beyond the Bright Sea                                                                   Wolk, Lauren



Non Fiction Titles                                                                                                  Author

Unbroken (adapted for young reader copy available too)                   Hillenbrand, Laura

Swifter, Higher, Stronger                                                                     Macy, Sue

The Duel: The Parallel Lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr   St. George, Judith

Samurai Rising                                                                                    Turner, Pamela S

I Am Malala                                                                                          Yousafzal, Malala





*Please look over the directions and examples below to see teacher expectations of how students should answer the SUMMER READING PROMPTS on the Google Docs Form.


  1. You should write in complete sentences using proper spelling and punctuation.
  2. Please incorporate the question in your answer.
  3. Include your name, the title of the book, and the author on each form.
  4. Be descriptive in your answer and write a minimum of 3 (three) sentences that really answer the question asked in the prompt.
  5. When answering your question, be sure the answer shows your future ELA teacher that you read and understood the book.




PROMPT 1: How did the main character change in the book?


You should give evidence and examples from the book about how the main character behaved in the beginning as compared to later in the book or at the end of the book.


Example: In Masterminds, the main character, Eli, changed in this book because in the beginning he was very comfortable with and accepting of his life in Serenity. He did not question his environment or surroundings at all and accepted most everything the way his dad and other adults explained it. As the book progressed, Eli began to search for information online, sneak out of his house and explore the warehouse, which shows that he was starting to think for himself and was questioning and challenging the ideas and behavior around him.


PROMPT 2: How did the setting of the book (location, time period or both) impact the story?


You should describe the setting in the book and how it impacted the storyline or characters using evidence or an examples from the book.


Example:  The the book, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, the setting plays a very important part of the story.  This story takes place in the 1930’s  in rural Mississippi. The story’s setting is  in during the height of the Great Depression. This accounts, in part, for why so many of the characters are poor, and provides an account of how blacks fared during the Great Depression. But the characters in the novel aren't just poor because of the Depression. They're also poor because of racial inequalities in America, and particularly in the South. This was still years before  the Civil Rights movement, and still firmly in the era of open racism and segregation.  The characters lives revolve around this injustice and makes the conflicts between characters very strong.


PROMPT 3: What was your favorite part of this book? Least favorite part.


This is your opinion.  Be as detailed as you can to explain these two parts.  If you did not have a least favorite part, explain why.


Example: My favorite part of To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, was when the Reverend Sykes tells Scout to “Jean Louise. Stand up, your Father’s passin’”.  I thought this showed the great respect the Reverend Sykes had for Atticus Finch and how Atticus tried to help clear Tom Robinson’s name in court.   On the other hand, my least favorite part was when Tom Robinson was shot.  I feel he was set up and was killed without any justice. If he had lived, Atticus might have been able to appeal his guilty verdict.  With Tom being dead, there was no need for the appeal and everyone will forever think he was guilty of hurting Mayella Ewell.


PROMPT 4: Would you recommend this book to others? Why or why not?


This can be a hard question to answer well. If you choose to answer this, you need to give specific evidence that shows you read the book in your recommendation (or lack of recommendation) to others. It’s not enough to say, “It was funny” or “It was really good”. That does not show that you read the book. What happened in the book that made it funny or good or action-packed!?


Example: I would recommend the book House Arrest to anyone who enjoys a novel in verse and appreciates a “fast” read. The story of Timothy and his little brother, Levi, who was very medically fragile, was touching and also suspenseful as you follow along to see if Levi will get the medical help he needs and if Timothy will get out of the terrible trouble he made for himself trying to solve his family’s problems. This is a great book not only for the compelling story of the brothers, but also for the way K.A. Holt connects you to Timothy and develops his character.


Additional Challenge.  How many books can you read in 11 weeks?  Everytime you read a book, fill out an “ASCA Summer Book Chat” Google Form using your particular ELA teacher’s link.  The students who read the most books and/or read more than their ELA teacher will enjoy a surprise the first week back to school in August.


From time to time over the summer, each teacher will post on SchoolSpeak how many books they have read to let their students know.  Each teacher will also be filling out an ASCA Summer Book Chat form for each book she reads as well.


My Summer Reading Checklist


  • Read 2 books of my choice.
  • Fill out an “ASCA Summer Book Chat” form using my ELA Teacher’s link for each book read- you must have at least 2.
  • Read more books and fill out more “ASCA Summer Book Chat”forms to enter into our reading contest (Can you read more than your ELA teacher?)
  • Be ready to discuss the books the first week back in August.
  • Relax and have a great summer!


May your summer reading be just the beginning of what hopes to be a wonderful and successful 2019-2020 school year here at All Saints Catholic Academy. Have a fabulous summer, and we look forward to seeing you in August!


            Mrs. Barnhart        Miss Selvick          Mrs. Fodor           Mrs. Galise




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