Saints Speak - 4/13/2023 - Faith is the Light
Good afternoon, and Happy Easter! I hope you all enjoyed the weekend with your families as we rejoiced in the Resurrection.
Please take a few minutes to reflect on today’s quote from Pope Francis:
“Faith is not a light which scatters all our darkness, but a lamp which guides our steps in the night and suffices for the journey.”
Having faith in our Savior doesn’t mean that we’ll never struggle or face tough times in our lives. There will still be darkness, but our faith is the light to guide us through it and keep us focused on Him throughout. Let’s pray today for all those currently struggling with darkness of any kind – loss of a loved one, physical or mental illness, unemployment, and all crosses we may bear – may our faith guide us through the darkness and help us focus on His light.
Family Literacy Night
We are looking forward to seeing you for Family Literacy Night next week (Wednesday, April 19th, 5:30-7:00pm). We want to make sure we have enough supplies for all to participate in our fun stations. Please RSVP here by tomorrow to help us plan!
If you can’t make it to Literacy Night, your child will still be able to shop the Book Fair during school next week! Students will preview the Fair on Tuesday and have opportunities to shop on Wednesday and Thursday. Be sure to set up your e-wallet for easy shopping. This is a great chance to get some new books for summer!
Before Mass tomorrow, Megan Barnhart, a former ASCA teacher and current employee of Waterleaf Women’s Center, will speak briefly about Waterleaf and the work they do to support pregnant women. From now until Mother’s Day, we will be hosting a virtual baby bottle collection to benefit Waterleaf. Click here for more information. You can contribute online, send in a check made out to Waterleaf, or send in gift cards for Walmart or Target. Please keep Waterleaf and the families they support in your prayers!
Invest in Kids Tax Credit Scholarship Program (Empower Illinois)
The Tax Credit Scholarship Program has provided scholarships 58 scholarships over the past 5 years so students could attend ASCA. If our legislators don’t take action, the program will expire at the end of this year and several current All Saints students will lose their scholarships. This means that either a) less students will be able to receive an excellent Catholic education at ASCA or b) our school community will have to find alternative ways to fund these scholarships for families in need.
To prevent this from happening, we need your help! Let your legislator know that you support the Tax Credit Scholarship Program and that it has benefited our community. There’s a few ways you can help:
- Click here for an easy way to contact your legislator TODAY. This will only take you a minute or two!
- Write a physical letter to your state senator or representative and deliver it to their local office. All Saints’ representative is Janet Yang Rohr, and our senator is Laura Ellman.
- We are putting together a group to join Mrs. Bajek in Springfield in the next few weeks. If you’re interested in helping in this way, contact Mrs. Bajek for next steps.
Next Friday, April 21st, marks the halfway point of the third trimester. We will begin checking eligibility on this date for all track & field athletes. Please check SchoolSpeak to see your child’s current grades and make sure any missing assignments are completed and submitted!
You can now order your 2022-2023 ASCA Yearbook! Click here to place your order by April 16th. Don’t miss out on sharing in the memories from this school year!
Before spring break, our junior high students participated in a science/engineering challenge through Science Buddies. One of our All Saints teams was selected as a winner, and ASCA has won a $1000 prize! Congratulations to our budding engineers for their excellent work in the Ping Pong Pickup 2023 Engineering Challenge! You can read more about the challenge here.
Congratulations to the students who earned Saintly Acts this week: Jencarlo C. (7th grade), Derek L. (7th grade), Chloe S. (7th grade), Liz T. (8th grade), Ashlyn K. (3rd grade), Melissa O. (5th grade), Logan M. (4th grade), Nathan E. (4th grade), Micah F. (4th grade), Sloan H. (2nd grade), Madison M. (2nd grade), Colin S. (8th grade), Reeve M. (3rd grade), Hasan Q. (5th grade), Joseph C. (5th grade), Anthony C. (5th grade), Danny S. (5th grade), RJ S. (5th grade), Tallulah M. (6th grade), Kayden K. (6th grade), Bridget C. (6th grade), Taylor T. (5th grade), Alex W. (3rd grade), Olivia W. (3rd grade), Natasha G. (3rd grade), and Charlotte M. (Kdg). Keep being saintly!
Enjoy the beautiful weather!
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A Tremendous Thank You to the Cornerstone Sponsors of our 2023 Dinner Dance Auction (DDA): Great Gatsby Gala
We hope that you will support these generous benefactors of All Saints with your business. Please thank them, and let them know that you are an All Saints school family.