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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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Things to Know

Student Services and Hot Lunch Program


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

Grades K-8 Headsets - $25.00

Preschool and Kindergarten Nap Mats $25.00 

Replacement Assignment Notebook $5.00

Replacement Pencil Case $5.00

ASCA Car Decals and magnets $5 each.  


Lunch Order Forms  - December 2018 Lunch Orders

December hot lunch orders will be accepted through Monday, November 19


Remember to make a copy of your order form (or take a picture on your phone) so you know what and when you ordered.  Also, Monday, November 19 is the deadline – late orders will not be accepted.  Please don’t be disappointed – turn in your order and payment early.  Questions?  Contact Jennifer Thornton at  

Field Trips

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

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


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

Students will be in uniform.

Lunch will be provided. 

Students may not bring their cell phones.  

Click here for the field trip form.  


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

Students will be in uniform.

Lunch will be provided. 

Students may not bring their cell phones.  

Click here for the field trip form.  


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

Students will not be in uniform.

Students should bring a brown bag lunch. 

Students may not bring their cell phones.  

Click here for the field trip form.  


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

Students will be in uniform.

Students may not bring a cell phone.  

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

Click here for the field trip form.  


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

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

Please click here for the field trip form.  


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

Students will:

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

Please click here for the field trip form.  


Special Programs, Schedules and Forms


  • Click here for the ASCA NOW News from September 26, 2018.
  • Click here for the ASCA NOW News from October 2, 2018.
  • Click here for the ASCA NOW News from October 9, 2018.
  • Click here for the ASCA NOW News from October 15, 2018.
  • Click here for the ASCA NOW News from October 22, 2018.
  • Click here for the ASCA NOW News from November 5, 2018. 


ASCA Junior High Math Club

Did you know that ASCA has a  math club?  Do you enjoy puzzles and figuring out challenging problems?  The All Saints Math Club offers an enrichment opportunity that encourages students to explore challenging problems.   The Club also provides an opportunity to compete in premier math competitions, where the team has enjoyed great success.

Click here for more information about Math Club.

Trunk or Treat

Our third annual Trunk or Treat will be held on Friday, October 26 in the parking lot outside Door 1 (Main Entrance – Welcome Desk Door) from 2:30 – 5 pm.  All are invited to attend.  


What is Trunk or Treat?   For anyone unfamiliar with Truck or Treat, it is a great alternative and safe way to enjoy the Trick or Treat experience with friends. Families park their cars in a parking space, and then open their trunks which are decorated with a fun theme. For amazing and creative examples of how you can decorate your trunk, simply search Trunk or Treat online.  Our students then walk around the lot with their friends, trick or treating at each car.


Click here for more information.  Early bird registration at only $5 per car will be ending on Monday, October 15.  Please note that there is only a total of 45 spots available, and they go fast!  From October 16 through October 23, registration will go up to $10 per car.  No spots will be sold after October 23.  There will be prizes for the top three decorated cars.  Trunk or Treat will be held rain or shine!  Please note that the event will be in the school gym in the event of rain.  Questions?  Contact Lauren Giroux at


Out of Uniform fundraiser to benefit the ASCA Class of 2020

Information about this optional fundraiser to benefit the ASCA Class of 2020 has been sent home with all youngest and only students.  You can also view the form by clicking here


Out-of-Uniform fundraiser days are offered by the current 7th grade class (Class of 2020) to raise money for its 8th grade trip next year.  By participating in this fundraiser, your child can enjoy a total of 5 Out-of-Uniform days.  The Class of 2020 thanks you for your generous support!


Out-of-Uniform fundraiser days are:

•           Friday, November 9, 2018

•           Thursday, December 20, 2018

•           Thursday, February 14, 2019

•           Friday, March 22, 2019

•           Friday, May 17, 2019


The cost to participate is:

•           $20 (per child) to participate in the Prepaid Package for all 5 Out-of-Uniform days (with a $50 MAXIMUM per family)

•           $10 (per child) Drop-in Rate for each individual Out-of-Uniform Day


To take advantage of the Prepaid Package, please return the form below by Monday, October 15, 2018 to the school office.  Payment will be made via cash or check (payable to ASCA). 


If you prefer to pay for each Out-of-Uniform day separately, your child must bring in $10 cash the morning of the scheduled Out-of-Uniform day.  Any questions, please contact Tracy Coleman at or Kendra Kirchgessner at


Tamale Sale

The amazing ladies of our Celebra tu Herencia SHPP Faith Formation group is bringing back the homemade Tamale Sale.  Last year’s sale raised over $2,500!!!  That is a lot of tamales!  This year’s proceeds will go toward renovation of our chapel, and the purchase of a new tabernacle. 

Please click here for the Tamale Sale Order Form.  

A form will be going home with all youngest and only students today.  Orders will be taken from now through the end of November, with pick up at school on Tuesday, December 11.  All we can say is - get your orders in todayOnly orders that are received by the deadline will receive these delicious treats.  No late orders will be accepted. 


Butter Braid / Wooden Spoon Fundraiser


For those of you that ordered Butter Braids or Wooden Spoon Cookie Dough, they will be delivered this MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12!   Pick up will be from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12 in McSherry Hall.  


If you need to make arrangements to pick up your order from aftercare, please email to make arrangements.  All orders need to be picked up Monday as we do not have a lot of freezer space to store orders.  Please remember that all orders come in frozen and should be placed in your freezer as soon as possible to prevent thawing.  A huge thank you to those families that ordered a donation for Hesed House. We will take care of delivering them.


Sewing Class

Paula Breunig (ASCA Art Teacher) will be teaching an after school Sewing Class. Class size is limited to 9 students. The class will meet on Mondays beginning on October 15 through November 12, from 3:30 – 5 pm. The class is for students who are 8+ (or with instructor permission). It will take place in the Art Room, and the cost is $120 which includes all materials and tools.


To register, go to Once registered, all participants will receive email with participation forms, all forms must be completed and returned before first day. Questions? Contact Mrs. Breunig at


ASCA Chess Club

All Saints has a chess club that meets on Monday afternoons from 3:35 to 4:35 pm.  Students also compete in local area tournaments.  Please see the following registration information for Fall 2018:

  • Click here for the information and registration form
  • Click here for the Hold Harmless Agreement.  


Sticky Fingers Cooking Class

  • Click here to register for the Fall 2018 session.   This after school activity takes place on Wednesdays from 3:35 to 4:35 pm.  


NanoBeast Stem+Robotics Program

All Saints welcomes the NanoBeast Stem and Robotics Program to ASCA.

Click here for more information about the NanoBeast Afterschool Coding Class for K-4 students.

Click here for more information about the NanoBeast Afterschool Arduino Coding Club for grade 5-8 students.


Windy City Rampage FC Soccer

Our All Saints Catholic Academy fields are now home to this soccer club that has programming for all who are interested in the game - from beginners to more seasoned players. 

At W.C. Rampage, their mission is to develop young athletes individually in a competitive team environment, with a primary focus on individual foot skills. They work to not only develop players as athletes but as people. In their developmental curriculum, pride is taken in accomplishing and emphasizing skill development and perseverance.

Click here for more information.

2018-2019 Parent Student Handbook

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


ASCA Summer Reading

Summer Reading Program

At All Saints, we keep learning all summer long!  

To view the Kindergarten Reading List - CLICK HERE.  

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

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

NEW THIS YEAR - Parent Reading List - CLICK HERE.


ASCA Junior High School

Summer Reading



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




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


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


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


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


Mrs. Barnhart - Honors 8th Grade -

Mrs. Galise - 8th grade/Honors 7th Grade -

Mrs. Fodor - 7th grade -

Ms. Selvick - 6th grade  -


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


Here is the link to the entire Rebecca Caudill 2019 List -


ASCA Junior High

Summer 2018 Suggested Reading List


Fiction Titles                                                                                           Author


Rebound                                                                                    Alexander, Kwame

Booked                                                                                      Alexander, Kwame

The Girl Who Drank the Moon                                                   Barnhill, Kelly

The Book Scavenger                                                                  Bertman, Jennifer

The War that Saved My Life                                                       Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook                                    Connor, Leslie

The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street                                       Currie, Kindsay

Raymie Nightingale                                                                     DiCamilo, Kate

It all Comes Down to This                                                            English, Karen

Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 (or any other in series)      Evans, Richard Paul

I Will Always Write Back                                                               Ganda, Martin

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

Paper Things                                                                                  Jacobson, Jennifer Richard

All’s Faire in Middle School                                                             Jamieson, Victoriah

Amina’s Voice                                                                                  Khan, Hena

Hello Universe                                                                                 Kelly, Erin Entradan

Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere                                          Lamana, Julie

A Night Divided                                                                               Nielsen, Jennifer A.

The Boundless                                                                                Oppel, Kenneth

The Seventh Most Important Thing                                                 Pearsall, Shelley

Pax                                                                                                  Pennypacker, Sara

Switch! The Lost Kingdoms of Karibu                                             Prince, Karen

Ghost                                                                                              Reynolds, Jason

The Keepers                                                                                   Sanders, Ted

Falling Over Sideways                                                                    Sheinkin, Jordan

Beneath                                                                                          Smith, Roland

Three Bird Summer                                                                        St. Antoine, Sara

The Secret Keepers                                                                       Steward, Trenton

The Goldfish Boy                                                                           Thompson, Lisa

Nevermoore the Trials of Morrigan Crow                                      Townsend, Jessica

Timebound (The Chronos Files)                                                    Walker, Rysa

Beyond the Bright Sea                                                                  Wolk, Lauren


Non Fiction Titles


Fiction Titles                                                                                                          Author


The Boys in the Boat (adapted for young reader copy available too)     Brown, Daniel James

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

Swifter, Higher, Stronger                                                                         Macy, Sue

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football           Sheinkin, Steve

Sachiko:  A Nagasaki Bomb Survivors Story                                           Stelson, Caren

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

Samurai Rising                                                                                         Turner, Pamela S.




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


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




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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


From time to time over the summer, each teacher will post on Schools Speak 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!


Mrs. Barnhart        Miss Selvick          Mrs. Fodor           Mrs. Galise




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