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Friday, April 10, 2020

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Things to Know

Student Services and Hot Lunch Program

2020-2021 School Calendar

Click here for the 2020-2021 School Calendar.

 

ASCA Helping Others 

Pancake Cafe

Pancake Cafe is All Saints' hot lunch program provider.  For the past two years, students and staff have enjoyed the delicious, prepared from scratch meals here at All Saints.    Please consider ordering a takeout meal from Pancake Cafe during these challenging times for our restaurant owners.  Click here for the Pancake Cafe menu, or considered ordering one of their daily specials (see graphic below).  Pancake Cafe can be reached at (630) 637-1010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

Ordering is as easy as 1 - 2 - 3

 

Although hot lunch is probably the last thing on most people’s minds, we wanted to send out an update with regards to March and April lunch orders.

 

March Lunch Orders

Families will receive a credit for any remaining lunches that were ordered for March, from March 16 forward.  These credits can be applied to your April or May lunch orders.  When using the credits, please note the following on your lunch form: 

  • the credit amount, and "school closed" next to it

 

April Lunch Orders  

It looks like we will not be back to school until May. Many of you submitted lunch orders and payments for April.  Any checks received will NOT be cashed. They will be returned or shredded once we get back to school. If payment was made by cash, you can apply that to May’s order or be refunded once we return.

 

The May menu will be posted in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, if the kids miss eating Pancake Cafe’s meals, why not support a local business and order takeout. They have daily specials and are now taking pre-orders for spiral cut hams and Brunch kits for Easter. Please see the attached flyers for details

 

If you have any questions, please contact Cristine Shaw at cshaw@ascacademy.org.  

 

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.

The Access Code:  saints

 

Order Your 2019-2020 ASCA Yearbook

Click here for the form to order your 2019-2020 ASCA Yearbook.  Your yearbook will preserve your memories of this school year for a lifetime.  Don't be disappointed in May!  Order your yearbook TODAY!   The deadline to order this year's yearbook is Friday, March 27, 2020.

 

IMPORTANT:  8th Grade automatically received a copy of the yearbook as part of their graduation fee.  8th graders should not order a yearbook.  

 

2020 Catholic Sports  Camps

  • Click here for information on 2020 Summer Sports Camps.
  • Click here for information on the Catholic Sports Camp Fitness Circuit Challenge.

 

Spring 2020 Sticky Fingers Cooking Session

Click here to sign up for the Spring Sticky Fingers Cooking Class for K - 5th grade students. 

Click here for the informational flyer.  

 

Explore Art - After School Program

“Every child is an artist”

    Picasso

The focus of this class is to explore creativity and celebrate how each person can create his/her own art. This group of sessions will concentrate on creating art with a winter theme. Each week students will have a different project that they will bring home. Don’t miss out on the fun! Register today!

  

Dates: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29

Time: 3:30 – 5:00 PM

For: Students in grades K - 4

Cost: $130 (includes $10 supply fee)

 

Register online at:  http://rlstutoringinc.org/all-saints-catholic-academy/

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 bandgmuller@comcast.net.  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.

 

Nothing Bundt Cake Fundraiser - Class of 2020 Legacy Gift

The Class of 2020 is raising money to help fund their 8th Grade Legacy Gift.

Nothing Bundt Cakes is a delicious way to help us toward the goal!  If you aren’t familiar with Nothing Bundt Cakes, they are luscious concoctions of premium ingredients including fresh eggs, real butter, and delicious cream cheese frosting!


These will be available for pick up on Thursday, February 13th...just in time for your Valentine’s Day celebrations.

Click here for the order form.  


Please return the order form to the office with your check made out to ASCA or cash in an envelope marked 8th Grade Fundraiser.


ORDER DEADLINE: Thursday, February 6th            Pick up at ASCA after 3PM Thursday, February 13th


 

ASCA Spring Musical - Freaky Friday - The Musical

 

There will be a workshop after school on Monday, January 13th from 3:30-5:00pm in McSherry Hall for all 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders interested in learning more about Freaky Friday the musical.

Auditions will be held Wednesday, January 15th from 3:30 -5:00pm for all 5th-8th graders interested in trying out.  

Please click here for the information flyer and permission slip for more details and rehearsal times, etc.

 

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 (robindbeck24@gmail.com)  & Anne Soto (anneponcesoto@gmail.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 robindbeck24@gmail.com.  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 

https://www.fmsc.org/join-group?joincode=KGMEGZ

 

Session 2:  Saturday, January 18, 2020:  11:30AM - 1:00PM

https://www.fmsc.org/join-group?joincode=7GN13K

 

Session 3:  Monday, January 20, 2020:  9:30AM - 11:30AM

https://www.fmsc.org/join-group?joincode=GG5MEL

 

Session 4:  Monday, January 20, 2020:  12:00PM - 2:00PM

https://www.fmsc.org/join-group?joincode=DG5LE1

 

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
  • Candles
  • 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 anneponcesoto@gmail.com or Robin Beck at robindbeck24@gmail.com 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):
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  • 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 kirchette@yahoo.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

  1. The fun fair is one of the biggest fundraisers for the 8th grade class trip for the ASCA Class of 2020.
  2. 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.
  1.  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.

For example:

  1. Santa Claus
  2. Frosty the Snowman
  3. Susie Snowflake
  4. Buddy(the) Elf
  5. Charlie Brown
  6. Cindy Lou Who

and not

1. My entire class

You can pay with cash (exact amount - we can not make change) or check (made out to ASCA).

 

Boosterthon 2019 - Run With The Saints IS HERE!!

 

Dear Parents and Families,

Pledging is NOW OPEN for the RUN WITH THE SAINTS!

 

ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC ACADEMY GOALS

  • 100% of families get pledges from sponsors   
  • 5 pledges per student
  • $20,000 School Profit for the Restoration of the Concrete Recess Pad to Ensure the Safety of the Students.

 

The easiest way to help us reach our goals is through our easy SHARE features on FUNRUN.COM.

  • Make a Student Star Video to share with Facebook friends!
  • Copy and paste the email template and then send to family, friends, and local businesses.
  • Go to FUNRUN.COM from your mobile device, click share, and send texts to friends and family.

 

EVERY PLEDGE COUNTS. THANK YOU!

 

PARENTS!   All Saints Catholic Academy is hosting a fundraiser, and our goal is to raise $20,000 for the Restoration of the Concrete Recess Pad to Ensure the Safety of the Students!

Please join us on the recess pad for our Fun Run on Thursday, October 24:
 
  • 10:30 AM - Preschool
  • 1 PM - K - 5
  • 2 PM - Junior High
 
 
 
 

Thank you in advance for your support!

 

Important Dates 

  • Pledging Opens - Tuesday, October 8 (10/8)  Log on to FUNRUN.COM
  • Pep Rally - Tuesday, October 15 (10/15)
  • Fun Run Event Day - Thursday, October 24 (10/24) - SAVE THE DATE! You’re Invited!

 

 

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.

What does this mean for All Saints?

Since this is new to All Saints Catholic Academy this year, we have invited Sergeant Tim Erdman from the Naperville Police Department to address the parents about what to expect during the drill; and how to best speak to your children about the drill. 

Sergeant Erdman will be at All Saints Catholic Academy on Wednesday, November 13th to train our staff after school; and will then come to speak to our ASCA parents on Tuesday, November 19th from 6:00 - 6:30 pm.  Sergeant Erdman’s presentation will take place just before Detective Wistocki’s presentation on Cyber Safety which will take place from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. 

Please be aware that our preschool students will not be involved in the active shooter portion of our drill; they will, however, take part in the lockdown portion of the drill.  Also, note that all safety information presented to students with respect to the active shooter portion of our drill will be done in an age appropriate way.

 

All parents are strongly encouraged to attend these two presentations.  Please note that students will NOT be allowed to attend either presentation or be in the building on the evening of November 19.  This is a parent only presentation.  Teachers will also be in attendance on the 19th.

 

IMPORTANT REMINDER

Returning to ASCA in November – Detective Rich Wistocki

Tuesday, November 19 – 6:30 – 8:30 pm     

Thank you to our All Saints Parents Association (ASPA) for sponsoring this event.  Naperville Police Department employee and child crime expert, Detective Richard Wistocki has dedicated his career to helping children by tirelessly pursuing, apprehending and prosecuting child predators; and he will be at All Saints on Tuesday, November 19 to help us! 

We are living in a different age with our children than the world that we grew up in.  Our children and young people have access to powerful technology and information as close as the palms of their hands.  

We must be informed, vigilant, and engaged with our children and students to keep them safe in the cyber world that extends far beyond our home, school, and neighborhoods. 

ASCA welcomes retired Naperville Police Department Detective and child crime expert, Detective Richard Wistocki, who has dedicated his career to helping children by tirelessly pursuing, apprehending and prosecuting child predators.  As an active Cyber Crimes Detective, he educates Law Enforcement using cutting edge investigative techniques, and parents and students on responsible digital activity.

We need all school parents who are able to come, to be present to hear our speakers

in the ASCA School gym on Tuesday, November 19 from 6 - 8:30 PM. 


 

More about Detective Wistocki –

  • 30 year, decorated member of Law Enforcement
  • 23 year SWAT team member
  • Authored the State of Illinois Sexting Law
  • Authored the State of Illinois Sexual Exploitation of a Child Law
  • Member of The United States Secret Service Chicago Electronic Crimes Task Force (CECTF)
  • Member of The Illinois Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC)
  • High Technology Crimes Detective, Naperville IL  
  • Formed the Will County Illinois States Attorney’s High Technology Crimes Unit that made over 90 sexual predator arrests in its first 3 ½ years.
  • ​Created Juvenile Justice Online, a first of its kind diversion program redefining the future of positive juvenile reform.
 

Fall Book Fair

A huge thank you to all of the school families who supported our recent Fall Book Fair. As you know, we far surpassed our goal of $9,100, with over $10,000 in sales - our most successful fair EVER.  We would like to recognize and sincerely thank the following:

  • Kathy Kokkinos and Christine Shaw who coordinated the fair.
  • To all of the many volunteers who helped with set up and take down, who manned the registers, and who assisted students and school families throughout the sale.  
  • To our school families who supported the fair (and our school library) with your purchases and generosity.  

As noted in the weekly reminders, all students have earned and will enjoy an out of uniform day on Tuesday, October 15 (the day after the Columbus Day holiday).   Bravo, ASCA!!!

 

Last Day for Summer Uniforms – Tuesday, October 1

The last day to wear your summer uniform shorts and gym shoes in 2019 will be this coming Tuesday, October 1.   Uniform shorts and gym shoes can again be worn in May, 2020.

 

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 ascagrandparents@gmail.com 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 anneponcesoto@gmail.com or Robin Beck at robindbeck24@gmail.com 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.

 

Submission Process:

Digital Photos:

  1. Email ONE photo per email to 8thgrademorphingvideo2020@gmail.com  If you include multiple photos in one email, they may be compressed and the quality could be lost. 
  2. 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. 
  3. 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:

  1. Use at least 4X6” photos for best resolution
  2. If you scan at home, be sure the resolution is at least 200dpi.
  3. 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 8thgrademorphingvideo2020@gmail.com

 

2019-2020 School Supply Online Ordering/Lists

Online ordering continues through the end of September. Complete your order on line at www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks, and use the school's account number which is ALL233.  

 

Orders placed after July 7 will be sent directly to school families within 3-5 business days.  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 kkokkinos@ascacademy.org.

 

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 kkokkinos@ascacademy.org.

 

The following are available for sale in the school office, or by contacting Maryanne Higdon at mhigdon@ascacademy.org.  

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.

The 4th grade classes will be going to North Central College for a performance of the Wizard of Oz on Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 10 AM to Noon.   

  • Students will not be in uniform for the event (spiritwear may be worn)
  • No cell phones.
  • Students will eat lunch in school at approximately 12:15 PM. 

Click here for the form. 

 

The 1st grade classes will be going to North Central College for a performance of Beauty and the Beast on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 9:30 am - Noon.  

  • Students will be in uniform for the event.
  • Students will eat lunch in school.  

Click here for the field trip form.  

 

The 7th grade classes will be going to the Called By Name conference on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 8:15 am - 2:30 pm.  

  • Students will be in uniform for the event.
  • No cell phones.
  • Lunch is provided.

Click here for the field trip form.  

 

The 3rd grade classes will be taking a Naperville Trolley ride on Tuesday, October 21, 2019 from 8:30 - 10:45 am.  

  • Students will be in uniform for the event.

Click here for the field trip form.  

 

Kindergarten students will be traveling to Kuipers Family Farm on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.

  • Students will NOT be in uniform for the field trip.
  • Students should bring a brown bag lunch to eat at the event – no lunch boxes.  


Click here for the field trip form. 

ASCA 8th grade students will be visiting Mundelein Seminary on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 8:05 AM to 2:00 PM.   

  • Students WILL be in uniform for the field trip.
  • Students may NOT bring their cell phones.
  • Students will eat lunch at the event (no brown bag lunch needed) 

Please click here for the field trip form.  

ASCA 6th grade students will attend Field Day at Montini High School on September 25, 2019 from 8:35 AM - 2:00 PM.   

  • Students will not be in uniform for the field trip
  • can not bring cell phones on the field trip
  • will have cheese pizza for lunch.  Students with allergies should brown bag their lunch

Click here for the field trip form.  

 

Past Year All Saints Field Trips

  • The 7th grade visited the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago to review weather concepts and to explore body system which ties in with our science curriculum. 
  • 6th Grade visited the Field Museum in Chicago learn more about natural history which ties in with their social studies curriculum. 
  • 2nd Grade students visited the Morton Arboretum today to enhance their study of plants, animals,and their habitat.
  • ASCA's Honors ELA 7th and 8th Grade students attended the Crosstown Debate at SS Peter and Paul.
  • ASCA's 5th grade students took a trip to the Cathedral of St. Raymond in Joliet.
  • ASCA's 1st grade students took a trip to see a live performance of Junie B. Jones.
  • ASCA's preschool students enjoyed a visit from Mother Goose.
  • ASCA's 8th grade students took a trip to Marmion Academy for a class retreat.  
  • ASCA's 7th grade students took a trip to Called By Name to study vocations.  
  • ASCA's 4th grade students took a trip to Naper Settlement to take part in living history.  
  • ASCA's 8th grade students took a trip to Mundelein Seminary to explore church vocations.  
  • Kindergarten students visited Kuipers Farm in Maple Park to learn more about pumpkins.
  • Grade 6 students traveled to Montini High School for a field trip.

Special Programs, Schedules and Forms

After School Enrichment Activities

 

ASCA Junior High Math Club

The ASCA Junior High Math Club is open to all grade 6 - 8 students, offering an enrichment opportunity that encourages students to explore a wide range of problems.

6th and 7th grade students meet from 5 - 6:15 pm.  8th grade and Mathcounts competitors from the 2018-2019 school year meet from 5:45 - 7 pm.

The team meets at the St. Margaret Mary Parish Center, located at 1450 Green Trails Road in Naperville, 60540.

For more information, contact Justin Budd at jbuddfamily@gmail.com.  

 

Chess 

Chess for Beginning and Intermediate Players

Studies have shown that students who play chess do better in school.  Chess has shown to enhance the analytical, critical thinking, and visualization skills.  This program will teach the students, through lessons that build on each other, to play the game of chess.

Dates:  9/19, 9/26, 10/3 and 10/24 (all Thursdays)

Time:  3:30 - 4:30 pm

For:  Students entering Grades 1-8

Cost $40 (four sessions)

Click here to register online.  

 

Art Enrichment Class

Does your child want to expand their artistic vocabulary, motor skills and drawing and painting skills? Then this is the perfect after school class! Under the amazing direction of ASCA Art Teacher, Mrs. Paula Breunig, students will be will be exploring different mediums each session as we create self portraits, landscapes, contemporary art pieces and more. Each session will focus on different skills to improve each participants skills and knowledge of different art materials.

  • Who is this class for?  This class is for ages: K+
  • When is this class?  Tuesday afternoon from 3:35 - 4:35 pm in the art room.    Session begins on September 24, and runs through October 29.
  • What will we be doing?  Session One: Charcoal Animal Portraits
 

Out of Uniform fundraiser to benefit the ASCA Class of 2021

Information about this optional fundraiser to benefit the ASCA Class of 2021 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 2021) 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 2021 thanks you for your generous support!

 

Out-of-Uniform fundraiser days are:

•           Friday, October 18, 2019

•           Thursday, December 19, 2019

•           Friday, February 21, 2020

•           Friday, March 20, 2020

•           Friday, May 15, 2020

 

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 Friday, August 30, 2019 to the school office.  Payment will be made via cash or check (payable to ASCA). 

Please note that NO OTHER OUT OF UNIFORM PASSES CAN BE USED ON THESE DAYS.  Students who have not paid for the package, or paid the $10 on the morning of the scheduled day WILL BE EXPECTED TO BE IN UNIFORM.  

 

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 tracytroy@aol.com or Kendra Kirchgessner at kirchette@yahoo.com.

 

ASCA NOW News

ASCA Now News - 2019-2020 School Year

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ASCA NOW News from 2018-2019 School Year

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  • Click here for the very special Grandparents Day edition of the ASCA NOW News.
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Sticky Fingers Cooking Class

  • Click here to register for the Fall 2019 session.   This after school activity takes place on Wednesdays from 3:35 to 4:35 pm.    Click here for the informational flyer.  Click here to check out the recipes.  

 

Fun Fair 2020 will be on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 5:30 – 8 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2019-2020 Parent Student Handbook

Please click here for the 2019 - 2020 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

WHY 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.

 

2019 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:

 

  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 - https://forms.gle/kpDir4Cs3J5gUQ747

Entering 7th Grade ELA -  https://forms.gle/5tgMmKqPcDSmm3Wt7

Entering 8th Grade ELA -      https://forms.gle/hwhDHWHk9wPVguNZA

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

 

Here is the link to the entire Rebecca Caudill 2020 Listhttps://www.rebeccacaudill.org/images/2020/2020CaudillAuthorList.pdf

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

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17gYG3TEqvWU9tHLhTY_-1OL7rhCdLjPE/view?usp=sharing

 

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

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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.

 

  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.

 

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 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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