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Friday, September 25, 2020

Student Life

Things to Know

Special Programs and Forms

2020-2021 School Calendar

Click here for the 2020-2021 School Calendar.

 

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.  

 

Lunch Order Forms  - April 2020 Lunch Orders

 

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  

April Lunch forms and payment should be mailed to the school. 

 

Please send as follows:

All Saints Catholic Academy

April Lunch Order

1155 Aurora Avenue

Naperville, IL      60540 

 

Orders will be accepted through Friday, March 27. If the school closure is extended past April 6 when we are scheduled to return from Spring Break, any April lunches ordered through the school closure will be credited as well.

 

 

Don't forget to:

  • Make a copy of your order form (photo on your phone works great)
  • Include your payment (checks should be made out to ASCA)

 

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 (Note:  Deadline has been extended).

 

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):
  •  
  • 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.

 

Extended Care Program

Extended Care Program 

All Saints Catholic Academy is pleased to offer families child care supervision for our full day students in Preschool and Kindergarten through Grade 8 both before and after school. The before school program begins at 7 AM, and the after school program runs until 6 PM. 

 

New for the 2019-2020 school year - 

ASCA welcomes RLS Tutoring, Inc. who will be offering after school care and after school enrichment programs at All Saints.  

 

Please click here to view the RLS Informational  Flyer about Extended Care Services.

Please click here to view the RLS Informatonal Flyer about Enrichment Programs.

 

Before School Care

Before School Care:  Before school care provided by All Saints Catholic Academy is available for preschool through grade 8 student students. The AM program takes place from 7:00 am to 7:30 am.   

 

A discounted fee is available to those who register for the service in advance. To qualify for this discounted fee, forms will need to be turned into the school office by 8:00 am on the second to the last day of school prior to the week of service.  For most weeks, this will be by 8:00 am on Thursday morning of the week prior to service.   Please note that billing and payment for pre-arranged services rendered will be done via each family’s FACTS account. 

 

There will be before and after school care available beginning on the first day of school, which is Wednesday, August 21.  For the first two weeks of school through Friday, August 30, registration will need to be turned into the school office on or before the Meet and Greet on Sunday, August 18 to qualify for the discounted rate.

 

There are no refunds or credits for unused prearranged service that is billed via FACTS when using the discounted fee process, even if the date of unused service occurs prior to the invoice payment due date.  The only exception to this would be if the school closed unexpectedly, such as having a snow day.  

 

There is a specific registration form for drop in and pre-registered AM service. Please be sure to use this form each time you register for before and/or after school care.  The form should be filled out completely with your child’s name, grade, teacher and the dates of service.  All students using the service should have a Letter of Intent on file.   

 

 

After School Care

            After School Care:  RLS Tutoring, Inc. will be providing After School Care at  ASCA. 

 

Please see the following communication from RLS:

 

We are excited to be your after school care provider for the 2019 -2020 school year! Not only will we provide a safe environment for your child, but we will also provide your child with:

•           Experienced staff

•           Homework help

•           Age/grade appropriate activities

•           Theme weeks

•           Special events

•           Reduced rate for after school programs

•           Organized games

•           Crafts

 

To register, please go to the following link:  http://rlstutoringinc.org/all-saints-catholic-academy/

 

RLS Tutoring, Inc.

www.rlstutoringinc.org

Kathy Biegalski, President

847-208-2553

kbiegalski@rlstutoringinc.org

 

Please click here for more information about the after school program, including hours, fees and payment.      

 

Supply 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.

Parking Lot Information

Parking Lot Safety - Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures

 

There are Two Choices for Drop Off and pick up each day. 

  • Drive Thru Drop Off will remain the same and drop off will take place outside the safety zone at Door 7
  • Park and Walk Up Drop Off will be parking in the lot in front of Door 1 and escorting children to the safety zone between the cones in front of Door 1.
    • Please note :  Students may NOT be dropped off in the parking lot and then told to walk to the safety zone without being accompanied by an adult.
    • There will be staff members in the parking lot to monitor.

 

Door 1 is now the main school entrance.  Any student or parent wishing to enter the building must come through Door 1.  The only exception will be the students who are dropped off by car in the drop off line.  Door 7 will only be used for those students between 7:00AM-8:00AM.  Any student being dropped off after 8:00AM MUST come through Door 1 and be accompanied by a parent.  Your child is tardy at this point and you must escort them in.  You MAY NOT drive around to Door 7 after 8:00AM.

 

**Preschool will be using Door 5 (around the back curve of the drop off line) to drop off their students between 8:00AM-8:15AM.  NO OTHER CARS will be allowed to pass through at that time.

 

AM DROP-OFF PROCEDURE

After 7:30 AM - NO EXCEPTIONS - ALL traffic enters the ASCA parking lot through the

WEST ENTRANCE

  1. Entering from the east is prohibited.
  2. Teachers and volunteers who arrive after 7:30AM must drive around the school and work their way around to the teacher/volunteer parking lot if they want to park there.
  3. Those staying for Mass on Wednesdays must also either drive around and then park in the main lot.

 

Parking is ONLY ALLOWED in the designated parking lot by Door 1

  • Those choosing to park and walk their child(ren) MUST park in the designated parking lot and NOT in the eastern most lot and/or east of the traffic of the exiting car lane. UNESCORTED CHILDREN walking to door 1 is still not allowed. This is for two important reasons

1. Safety

2. Speed—pedestrian traffic slows the traffic for the drop off Lane

 

To facilitate more car volume--double up lanes for drop-off at posted sign (or by the volunteer).

  • This will help accommodate those who still wish to park and walk their child(ren)  to enter the parking lot and allow them to cross over the drop-off lane to access the parking lot.
  • At the posted point (indicated by NEW SIGNAGE)—begin to merge. Remember to be courteous!
  • Once traffic has returned to a single lane, resume the current drop-off protocol.
  • PULL FORWARD—don’t stop short and slow the line down for those behind you.
  • Use the drop-off lane ONLY if your child(ren) can exit the Passenger side of the car within a reasonable amount of time—i.e. if he or she has a large or heavy project that is too cumbersome to quickly exit the car you should park the car in the parking lot and walk them to door 1. Be considerate of others—keep the line moving.
  • THE LONE EXCEPTION to the above rule is for those cars displaying the special handicap permit. In this instance, please pull past the orange cone to the designated area to ensure your child’s /children’s safety.

 

PM PICK-UP PROCEDURE

The pick-up procedure remains largely intact with the following exceptions:

1. No entrance through the east entrance—as posted already.

2. No parking in the east lot—exceptions for those who were already at school as a volunteer.

3. Parking is only allowed in the main lot by Door 1. UNESCORTED CHILDREN walking from door 1 is still not allowed.

 

REMINDERS:

  • No cell phone use on ASCA property—NO EXCEPTIONS. Holding a conversation while driving results in ‘distracted driving’, regardless if you are using a hands-free device.
  • No left turns from east exit before 3:45 PM
  • SLOW DOWN, PLEASE!

Remember to be courteous and patient. Most important, for many, the procedure will be drastically different from your normal routine. BE FLEXIBLE and ADAPT.

 

Be more self-aware if going through the drop-off line.

  • Be sure your child(ren) have the ability to exit your car quickly so as not to clog the flow of traffic and use the passenger side of car only
  • Do not sit there and watch your child(ren) walk to the door—they do actually go to class
  • Those who have a large class project and need more time to exit should park in the main lot and walk
  • Pull as far forward as space and safety will allow—this will allow more cars to occupy the drop-off line, thus keep it as efficient as possible.
  • Those with any physical disability should pull forward to the spot marked with a handicap sign. It is right across from door 9.
  • No exit from the West side—all traffic must exit from the East. This will help avoid an oncoming crash, delays and obvious confusion.

 

It is important that we all follow this procedure. That is the only way it will work. YOU will set a bad example to your child(ren) if you show them that the rules do not apply to you. Remember, those little eyes see everything. You do not want to set a bad example.

 

The parking lot speed limit is 5 MPH.  For the safety of our students, their families and school staff, cars reported as driving at an excessive speed will be reported to the Naperville Police Department.  We require families to report all vehicle information (make, model, license) for family cars that will potentially enter the ASCA campus. Thank you for putting the safety of our children first!

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!   Due to the school's being closed, the Friday, March 27, 2020 deadline to order this year's yearbook has been extended to a date to be determined.    

 

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

 

 

 

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