December 2020 Hot Lunch
All Saints Catholic Academy is pleased to once again partner with Pancake Cafe, a venerable Naperville institution in fresh dining, presenting great tasting and nutritious lunch options for our preschool through grade 8 students and staff.
Hot lunch ordering is now done ONLINE. To complete your November order, simply log into your SchoolSpeak account. Once you place your order, send in your payment - cash or check - by the Friday, November 20 deadline.
Ordering is as easy as 1 - 2 - 3
- Log into your SchoolSpeak account.
- Place your order ONLINE.
- Send in your cash or check payment (made out to ASCA) by the order deadline.
Orders will be accepted through Friday, November 20, 2020.
Not to miss this month :
- All drinks and ice cream/frozen treats much be purchased ahead of time.
- Please complete an order for each student.
- Once your order has been entered in SchoolSpeak, you can send the payment to school by the due date (Friday, November 20). Payments will still need to be made by cash or check made out to ASCA (if you have multiple children, you may make out one check payment for the total).
- Be sure to print a copy of your order so that you have a record of which days you have ordered lunch/drinks for your student(s).
- We DO NOT offer refunds or credits due to absence or illness.
If you have any questions about hot lunch ordering, please contact Cristine Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Out of Uniform Fundraiser for the ASCA Class of 2022
Out-of-Uniform fundraiser days are being offered by the current 7th grade class to raise funds for its 8th grade trip next year. Your child can enjoy a total of seven Out-of-Uniform days by participating in this fundraiser.
Out-of-Uniform fundraiser days will be:
• Tuesday, October 13, 2020
• Friday, November 20, 2020
• Monday, December 21, 2020
• Thursday, January 21, 2021
• Thursday, February 25, 2021
• Friday, March 26, 2021
• Tuesday, April 20, 2021
The cost to participate is:
• $20 (per child) to participate in the Prepaid Package for all 7 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 click here for the form, which must be returned to the school office by Friday, October 2, 2020. A hard copy of this form was sent home with all youngest and only students.
Payment should be 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.
Students who do not participate in this fundraiser must be in Perfect Uniform on these days. Out of uniform passes can not be used. This fundraiser does not count toward your FFO.
Any questions, please contact Christy Kluzak at email@example.com or Katy Maurer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Class of 2022 thanks you for your generous support!
RLS Fall Online After School Enrichment Classes
We are excited to offer a number of online after school activities presented by All Saints’ after school care provider, RLS Tutoring.
- Chess Club (Wednesdays, September 16 – November 4, from 4:30 – 5:30 pm) – click here for more information.
- Study Skills Class (Thursdays, September 17 – November 5, from, 4:30 – 5:30 pm) – click here for more information.
- HSPT (High School Placement Test) Preparation Class [(Mondays, September 14 – November 9 (no class on October 1), from 4:30 – 5:30 pm] - click here for more information.
Limited spots are available in each class, and classes start soon! Click here to register.
2020-2021 Parent Student Handbook
Click here to view the 2020-2021 Parent Student Handbook.
2020-2021 School Calendar
Click here for the 2020-2021 School Calendar.
2020-2021 School Supplies
Online ordering for 2020-2021 school supply kits is NOW OPEN, and will be ongoing through Sunday, June 14. Complete your order on line at www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks, and use the school's account number which is ALL233.
While late orders may be placed after the June 14 deadline, please note that prices will be higher for 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 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 2020-2021 school supply lists. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Kokkinos at email@example.com.
2020-2021 All Saints 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 a wide range of problems while developing deeper problem-solving skills We also help the students prepare for competitions that will be happening virtually this year Given the cross-grade participation, we will need to meet virtually this fall, typically on Sunday evenings
A brief informational session will be available on two different days to address questions For those interested, please contact Justin Budd: firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for the flyer.
2020 Fall Book Fair - September 28 - October 11, 2020
Thank you to everyone who supported our online Scholastic Fall Bookd Fair.
Last Day for Summer Uniforms – Tuesday, September 29, 2020
The last day to wear your summer uniform shorts and gym shoes in 2020 will be Tuesday, September 29. Uniform shorts and gym shoes can again be worn in May, 2021.
2020 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.
NEW!!!!! To see the Junior High (Grades 6 - 8) Reading Lists - CLICK HERE. - Revised 5/28/20 to include links to chats!!!!
NEW!!!!! To see the Junior High Summer ELA Enrichment - CLICK HERE. Added 5/28/20
Click here for a list of all 2020 Summer Reading Books - K - 8 - CLICK HERE.
ASCA Junior High School
WHY SUMMER READING?
- It promotes and supports reading for pleasure.
- Reading everything and anything raises achievement.
- Research shows that students who read over the summer actually gain reading skills at all grade levels.
- 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.
- Reading over the summer months has been shown to counteract that learning loss.
- 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.
- 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.
2020 ASCA JUNIOR HIGH SUMMER READING GUIDELINES
- 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:
- How did the main character change in the book?
- How did the setting of the book (location, time period or both) impact the story?
- What was your favorite moment in the book? Least favorite moment?
- 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 - Click Here
Entering 7th Grade ELA - Click Here
Entering 8th Grade ELA - Click Here
**Please fill out a form using your future ELA teacher’s link only.
Here is the link to the entire Rebecca Caudill List - https://www.rebeccacaudill.org/images/2020/2020CaudillAuthorList.pdf
ASCA Junior High
Summer 2020 Suggested Reading List
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street
The Ambrose Deception
It All Comes Down to This
Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation
The Inquisitor’s Tale
When Friendship Followed Me Home
Haddix, Margaret Peterson
The Great Trouble
Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere
Lamana, Julie T.
Nielsen, Jennifer A.
White Bird: A Wonder Story
Switch! The Lost Kingdoms of Karibu
Track Series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, Lu)
The Blackthorn Key Series
Three Bird Summer
St. Antoine, Sara
The Secret Keepers
Steward, Trenton Lee
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow
Beyond the Bright Sea
The Faithful Spy
All But My Life: A Memoir
Klein, Gerda Weissmann
The Boy on the Wooden Box
Swifter, Higher, Stronger
The Duel: The Parallel Lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr
St. George, Judith
They Called Us Enemy
Turner, Pamela S.
I Am Malala
DESCRIPTION AND EXAMPLES OF HOW TO RESPOND TO THE SUMMER READING PROMPT
*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.
- You should write in complete sentences using proper spelling and punctuation.
- Please incorporate the question in your answer.
- Include your name, the title of the book, and the author on each form.
- Be descriptive in your answer and write a minimum of 3 (three) sentences that really answer the question asked in the prompt.
- When answering your question, be sure the answer shows your future ELA teacher that you read and understood the book.
EXAMPLES OF RESPONSES
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 2020-2021 school year here at All Saints Catholic Academy. Have a fabulous summer, and we look forward to seeing you in August!
New Family Referral Form
Click here for the New Family Referral Form.
Spirit Wear Sales - Deb's Embroidery
All Saints is now pleased to be partnering with Deb's Embroidery to be able to offer spirit wear year round!
All of the great brands that you know and love are represented: Under Armour, Champion, Holloway , and Gilden. Hoodies, t-shirts, pants, jackets, and headbands. Show your All Saints school and athletics spirit. Orders will be delivered to your student at school within 1 - 3 weeks of order.
- Click here to order your All Saints Spirit Wear.
- Click here to order your ASCA Athletics Spirit Wear.
All Saints Collects Box Tops for Education and Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald House
Thank you to everyone for collecting and turning in your Box Tops for Education – both paper and electronic. A few parents asked us if they were still collecting paper box tops, and the answer is YES! (as long as they are not expired). Folks should also continue to use the App, and be sure to scan your receipts within 14 days of purchase.
For more information on the Box Tops for Education program, please click here. Need more info on how to submit digital Box Tops? Go to https://youtu.be/qWuXDKejVEg.
We also are collecting your pop can tops for Ronald McDonald House. Questions? Contact Gretchen Muller at email@example.com. Thank you in advance for your help!
Catholic Schools Week 2020 Calendars
- Click here for the K - 8 Catholic Schools Week Calendar.
- Click here for the Preschool Catholic Schools Week Calendar.
Martin Luther King Day of Service - Monday, January 20, 2020
MLK Day Followup
We would like to thank all students, parents and caregivers who participated in our annual MLK Day of Service. We had over 550 people signed up to volunteer for a variety of service activities in honor of MLK Day! We know that many families also created their own service activities. Thank you all for donating your time and talents to serve our community. We are in awe of your outpouring of generosity!
We would like to give special thanks to those who helped make these MLK Day activities possible:
- Thank you, Lauren Giroux for coordinating the games and activities at St. Patrick's residence. We know the residents of St. Patrick's look forward to spending time with our students!
- Thank you, Lauren Giroux and Karen Hughes for your generous donation of fleece material for our blanket-making session for the Ronald McDonald House. We are so grateful to you both!
- Thank you, Terri Dieter for organizing our annual clean-up day at St. Margaret Mary Parish. Thank you, Michele Klein for coordinating our event with West Suburban Food Pantry. We are so grateful to you both for helping to coordinate these activities for many years!
- Thank you, Mrs. Santos and Mrs. Huber for your help in coordinating our MLK service activities at ASCA. And thank you, Mrs. Bajek, for your help in advertising all of our MLK Day events!
For those who volunteered to make cards for the St. Elizabeth Seton, Caring Cards ministry, we received the following feedback from St. Elizabeth Seton Parish:
- The Valentines are stunning and beautiful and so full of love! I KNOW EVERYONE WILL ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM!!
- If you can, please give all involved a big hug and let them know how much this means to those who really need it.
- You all are truly on your way to becoming saints--God bless you!"
Please share this with your children who helped to make cards!
We are so grateful for everyone's help in making a variety of MLK Day of Service activities available to our school community. And thank you to all of the students, parents and caregivers who volunteered. We received such positive feedback from the community about our students' contributions and presence. And we are invited back each year, in large part, because of how you so positively present yourselves in our community. Thank you for being who you are. We are so proud of you!
Upcoming Service Activities:
Lenten Market - This very popular, fun and fabulous event is coordinated by our Junior High Staff and Students. Plan to stop by and shop for goods made by our Junior High Students while supporting many worthy charities! More information to follow.
Questions about Saints in Service? Feel free to reach out to us: Robin Beck (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Anne Soto (email@example.com) Thank you!
Click here for the MLK Day of Service Reflection Form.
While students will not be in class on this day, they will be out in our community doing acts of service.
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.
The ASCA Day of Service is about giving of yourself for the benefit of others. It is incredibly important to reflect on how the activity impacts you; therefore, each student is asked to fill out a reflection form on the service they completed. Each student must complete and submit this form to their classroom teacher by Friday, February 7, 2020.
Click here for the MLK Day Reflection Form
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 in your home or neighborhood. For example, you may choose 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. Not considered an act of service? Cleaning your room (this is something that you should always do).
The community service activity can be completed any time from now throughout the month of January. This, hopefully, allows each family adequate time to complete a community service opportunity in a way that works for them. We encourage you to find an activity that matches your passion and to participate wholeheartedly.
If you have specific questions regarding a planned activity, please contact Robin Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
**Requirement** Each student must complete and return the reflection form their classroom teacher by Friday, February 7, 2020 to receive attendance credit for MLK Day (Monday, January 20, 2020).
MLK Day Volunteer Opportunities
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 the meals are shipped to 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 18, 2020: 9:00AM - 10:30AM
Session 2: Saturday, January 18, 2020: 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Session 3: Monday, January 20, 2020: 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Session 4: Monday, January 20, 2020: 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Age guidelines are as follows:
This activity is for children ages 5 and up. 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. Also, one week before the session, FMSC may release any of our empty spots to other volunteer groups, in order to fill their sessions.
2. St. Elizabeth Seton Parish Caring Cards Ministry
Location: ASCA Cafeteria
Session: Monday, January 20, 2020, 10:00AM – 11:30AM
For the safety of all students, parents/caregivers are required to stay with their children during the session. All ages are welcome!
Description: ASCA volunteers make uplifting and prayerful Valentine’s Day cards for parishioners and/or their loved ones who are chronically ill, elderly/lonely, or recently widowed. Be creative and have fun while helping others in our community! The parishioners of St. Elizabeth Seton LOVE receiving cards from our students!
If you are able to bring materials to make cards (such as paper, pens/pencils, markers, scissors, stickers, glue etc.) that would be wonderful! Also, if you would like to bring any items to contribute to the Loaves and Fishes birthday bags, this activity will also be going on in the cafeteria. (See the information below.) Thank you!
Registration Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4EAFA72EA31-allsaints
3. Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry Birthday Bag Bonanza!
Location: ASCA Cafeteria
Session: Monday, January 20, 2020, 9:30AM – 11:00AM
For the safety of all students, parents/caregivers are required to stay with their students during the session. All ages are welcome!
Description: Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry serves our community by providing fresh, healthy food to those in need. Loaves and Fishes presents birthday bags to families with children ages 2-12 to help them celebrate their special day. You can make birthdays brighter by creating birthday bags for their clients! If you would like to volunteer for this event, we ask that you bring items to place into birthday bags, which we will assemble together.
Here are some suggestions:
- A birthday gift bag (The bags and items inside can be generic or oriented towards a boy or girl.)
- Small Toys (Books, coloring books, small stuffed animals, action figures, activity books, puzzles, small games)
- Birthday plates, napkins, cups
- Party Favors
- Balloons or other decorations
Please indicate in the sign up, the items you would like to bring. Thank you, in advance, for your donations!
Registration Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4eafa72ea31-loaves
4. St. Patrick’s Residence
Location: St. Patrick’s Residence 1400 Brookdale Rd. Naperville
Session: Monday, January 20, 2020: 2:00PM – 3:00PM 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, checkers or other board games, if possible. This is a fun way to brighten someone’s day!
Registration Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4EAFA72EA31-playing1
5. West Suburban Community Pantry
Location: 6809 Hobson Valley Drive Woodridge, IL 60517
Session: Monday, January 20, 2020. We are waiting to hear back from West Suburban Food Pantry regarding the timing of this event. We will post this sign up, when it becomes available.
To Sign Up: Click here.
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!
6. St. Margaret Mary Parish Clean-up
Location: St. Margaret Mary Parish 1450 Green Trails Dr. Naperville
Session: We will be scheduling this opportunity with the parish in the upcoming weeks.
Facilitator: Terri Dieter
Description: ASCA volunteers assist the parish by cleaning pews and vacuuming the church.
*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 1/20/20 is for their students only.
Questions? Please email Anne Soto at email@example.com or Robin Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or questions. Thank you!
11th Annual ASCA Fun Fair - Winter Wonderland - Friday, January 31, 2020
Save the date for our 11th Annual Fun Fair on Friday, January 31st. LET'S HAVE SOME FUN!
The Winter Wonderland is almost here! It's time to sign up for Fun Fair. The Class of 2020 can't wait to see you there!
- 5:30 – 6 pm: Early Bird Entry for Preschool/Kindergarten ONLY. Our youngest saints have the whole fair to themselves!
- 6 – 8 pm: Entry for ALL Kids
Please return your order form and payment as soon as possible or order online at https://tinyurl.com/FunFair2020
The hard deadline for the t-shirts and hats is Monday, January 13th at 4 pm; 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.
Click here for the Fun Fair Parent Letter
Click here for the Fun Fair Items Available Info
Click here for the Fun Fair Order Form
Click here to place your 2020 Fun Fair order online.
New this year:
- Limited Edition ASCA Hats – 3 styles to choose from and they can be worn to school on Friday, January 31st during Catholic School Week! There is a hard deadline of Monday, January 13th at 4 pm to order hats.
- Basket of Privileges Raffle – Click here for the Fun Fair Raffle Ticket Order Form. There are TWO really AWESOME Baskets of Privileges available in this raffle (YES!!!! you know that your student wants to win a raffle basket):
Pre K – 4th Grade Basket
5th – 8th Grade Basket
- $25 Gift Card for Bowlero
- Donuts for your class
- Hot lunch/pizza coupons (3)
- Lunchroom Ice Cream Coupons(5)
- Out of Uniform Passes (2)
- Wear Sneakers for a Day pass
- Wear a Sweatshirt/Hoodie for a Day pass
- Bring a Stuffed Animal Day for your class
- Show and Tell Pass
- PJ Day for your Class Pass
- Break a Rule Day Pass
- $25 Gift Card for AMC
- Donuts for your homeroom
- Hot lunch/pizza coupons (3)
- Lunchroom Ice Cream Coupons(5)
- Out of Uniform Passes (2)
- Wear Sneakers for a Day pass
- Wear a Sweatshirt/Hoodie for a Day pass
- Turn in Homework Late pass
- Snack Day for your homeroom
- PJ Day for your Class Pass
- Break a Rule Day Pass
- Giant Operation Game!
T-Shirt and Hats UPDATE
Did you forget to order your t-shirt or hat? We still have a few t-shirts and hats available. We currently have 3- Youth Medium, 3 Youth Large, 3 Adult Small, 1 Adult Medium and 1 Adult Large. We have 5 Knit Stocking Caps, 8 Heathered Blue Baseball hats and 9 Washed Blue Camo Baseball hats. Please note that all of the hats are ‘one size fits all’. Please email Kendra Kirchgessner at email@example.com if you have questions, or would like a t-shirt or hat. First come, first served.
Cake Walk – SO MUCH FUN!
One of the great memories that you probably have from your youth and attending events like the fun fair is the awesome Cake Walk.
The more donations of baked goods, the more fun the Cake Walk will be. Can you help out with a donation? We need LOTS of items and this is a fun fair favorite! We ask that all donated items be nut-free. Allergy-free items and gluten baked goods are needed too. Click here for the Cake Walk Donation Form.
Additionally, we are also in need of all flavors of 2 liter soda bottles for the always popular Soda Pop Toss. We are hoping for 200 bottles – that is A LOT of soda. Soda can be dropped off at the Welcome Desk from January 27 – 30.
Thank you to everyone. This year’s Fun Fair will be the best and most fun yet!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE FUN FAIR and the FUN FAIR T-SHIRT
- The fun fair is one of the biggest fundraisers for the 8th grade class trip for the ASCA Class of 2020.
- Students who purchase the 2020 Fun Fair T-shirt will be able to have a dress down day and wear their t-shirt to school on Friday, January 31st.
- On Friday, January 31st, only students who have purchased the 2020 Fun Fair t-shirt will be able to be out of uniform. It is NOT a 'Spiritwear Friday'. It is NOT a 'wear a Fun Fair t-shirt from a year other than 2020 day'. It is NOT a 'use an out of uniform pass from my birthday or other out of uniform pass day'. Students who DID NOT PURCHASE the 2020 Fun Fair t-shirt will be expected TO BE IN UNIFORM on Friday, January 31.
- Only students are required to purchase a wristband. Parents are welcome to accompany their student to the fun fair, and do not have to purchase a wristband. The family max amount only takes into account the number of students who will be attending the Fun Fair. If you overpaid, it has been noted, and a refund will be coming your way.
Candy Cane Gram sales start Monday, December 2
Our Junior High Student Voices Candy Cane Gram sale begins tomorrow, Monday, December 2. 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 entire class! Candy canes are $1 each.
With your candy cane, you can send a message to the recipient. You can wish them a blessed Christmas, or simply let them know that you are thinking of them. Our elves will be delivering the canes and messages on Thursday, December 19.
IMPORTANT: Please be sure to list on the order form AND fill out a message form for each person that you are purchasing a candy cane for.
- Santa Claus
- Frosty the Snowman
- Susie Snowflake
- Buddy(the) Elf
- Charlie Brown
- Cindy Lou Who
1. My entire class
You can pay with cash (exact amount - we can not make change) or check (made out to ASCA).
Important Announcement For All School Families
The State of Illinois passed a bill this past year which has become a requirement for schools who are recognized by the State.
The law is as follows:
Public Act 100-996 recently amended the School Safety Drill Act to require all schools in Illinois to conduct at least one (1) annual active shooter or active threat drill, effective January 1, 2019. The drill must occur within 90 days after the first day of each school year, meaning the 2019-2020 school year. Pursuant to the amendment, these drills are to be conducted in order to evaluate the preparedness of school personnel and students in response to a school shooting threat, which has unfortunately become all too common in recent years.
This requirement previously provided that drills could be conducted on days and times when students were not present in the school building. Following the amendment, the Act now requires active shooter drills to be conducted on days and times when students are typically present in the school building, and the drills must involve participation from all personnel and students present at the school at the time of the drill. The Act does provide that administrators or school support personnel may, in their discretion, exempt students from participation in the drill. Finally, the Act now provides that the appropriate local law enforcement agency must observe administration of the drill.
Move Your Feet to Give a Child a Seat - Friday, October 4
Thank you to our school families for your support of the Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) of the Diocese of Joliet, All Saints will once again be participating in the Move Your Feet to Give a Child a Seat campaign on Friday, October 4. The CEF is instrumental in raising funds that assist families in affording a Catholic school education in the Diocese. They have been very generous to All Saints, awarding almost $30,000 in awards for the 2019-2020 school year to ASCA families.
On Friday, October 4, students will have the opportunity to be out of uniform in support of the CEF. It will cost $1 to wear an out of uniform top; and $1 to wear an out of uniform bottom. If a student wishes to be totally out of uniform on the 4th, it will cost $2. There will be NO SPIRIT WEAR FRIDAY on Friday, October 4. All students who are not participating in this event are expected to be in uniform. No Out of Uniform Passes may be used on this day. This event raised over $500 for the CEF.
Please bring your money on the 4th. All monies collected will be sent to the Catholic Education Foundation. Know that these resources are put to good use both here at All Saints and throughout the diocese. You are most welcome to donate more than $2 to this worthy cause. Each contribution will be greatly appreciated.
Grandparents Day - Tuesday, November 26
We are pleased to announce that Grandparents Day will once again be held just prior to Thanksgiving on Tuesday, November 26; and we look forward to welcoming all Grandparents and Special Guests into our school community. Invitations are currently in the works but we need your help. If you are new to ASCA or if your grandparent or special guest has moved within the past year, PLEASE take a minute to click here to complete the attached address form, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide us with their name, complete mailing address and their respective students' names and grades. Forms have also gone home in hard copy to all youngest and only students. Completed forms may be returned to the office or front desk by the form deadline of Wednesday, October 9.
Also, we are in need of a volunteer to help compile a photo montage that will play on a loop during the event. Photos will be provided and this can be done from home at your convenience. We do ask that the montage be produced on a PC for compatibility purposes.
Lastly, this event is exclusively for grandparents or VIP’s in our children’s lives however, we encourage any parents that wish to be part of the day to volunteer in one of the many capacities available. Volunteer sign up will take place in early November and as always all volunteers must have completed the PGC and background check.
Bernies Book Drive Book Drive - September 23-27
Thank you ASCA families for donating over 1,000 books to Bernie's Book Bank last week during the Book Fair! These books are going to Chicago-area school children, helping to fuel their love of reading. Thank you for your generosity and support of this wonderful organization!
Other Upcoming Events:
(Please mark your calendars for the following)
- November 4-6: Post Halloween Candy Collection for Operation Support Our Troops
- November 18-22: Shoe Drive for Cradles to Crayons
- November 18-22: Coat Drive for Button and Zipper
- December 2-20: School-wide Advent Collection for Hesed House
- January 20, 2020: MLK Day of Service - Many philanthropic opportunities will be made available on this day of service. More information will follow!
Questions? Please email Anne Soto at email@example.com or Robin Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Thank you!
8th GRADE MORPHING VIDEO PICTURE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
It is time to start creating the annual graduation morphing video of our graduating class. It is presented at the graduation dinner and is a very touching, beautiful and emotional tribute to all families by watching our kids’ transformation over the years. We need your help to provide the first four photos of your child’s life as soon as possible. This is a very time intensive project.
PLEASE TURN IN YOUR CHILD’S FOUR (4) PICTURES as soon as possible but no later than MONDAY, DECEMBER 9th.
The following photos requested below are suggestions. If you don’t have the exact timing requested still please provide 4 pictures showing their growth progression from infancy. Remember the goal of the video is to show how your child has grown through the years:
Photo 1: Newborn photo or from first year
Photo 2: Toddler
Photo 3: Kindergarten or 1st grade
Photo 4: 4th or 5th grade
Photo 5: We will use the 8th grade photo taken at school in the graduation gown. You do not need to supply this one.
Some helpful hints:
- Photo should clearly show your child’s face. The full head must be shown. Do not have part of their head or hair cut off. Portrait shots work best. Head must be facing forward so both eyes and cheeks are visible. Eyes should be open.
- Your child’s head should not take up more than 75% of the photo.
- Another person can be in the photo if they are next to your child, as long as your child’s entire head is shown. The other person’s face will not appear in the video.
- Please only use color photos.
- Email ONE photo per email to email@example.com If you include multiple photos in one email, they may be compressed and the quality could be lost.
- Include your child’s name and either their age in the photo or a number to indicate the order of the photos in the subject of the email. Send them at the largest size (highest resolution) possible.
- Copy them to a Flash drive in order from youngest to oldest. Complete the Morphing Photo Submission Form and send to the school office in an envelope marked Morphing Video. Flash drives will be returned.
For Printed photos:
- Use at least 4X6” photos for best resolution
- If you scan at home, be sure the resolution is at least 200dpi.
- You can send the printed photos along with a Morphing Photo Submission Form to the All Saints office labeled Morphing Pictures NEED SCANNING. The office staff will assist by scanning them to a removable drive at school. All photos will be returned.
Please click here for the Morphing Video Photo Submission Form.
Thank you in advance for your timely cooperation. If you have questions please contact Alma Alvarez or Monica Risdon at firstname.lastname@example.org
The following are available for sale in the school office, or by contacting Maryanne Higdon at email@example.com.
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.