Saints Speak – 5/9/2019 - That Busy Time of Year
Each day and weekend has been filled with activity here at All Saints. This past Saturday and Sunday, the magical world of Dr. Seuss came to life in performances of Seussical Jr. Our student actors and crew put together an amazing production over many weeks and months of hard work that began in January. We have so many talented students at ASCA. I could feel the joy in each student’s performance. Additionally, I would like to acknowledge and thank the many parents who supported our thespians behind the scenes to help make our spring musical so professional and enjoyable. As Dr. Seuss himself told us, “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” I hope that you were able to catch one of the shows.
While I visited our Illinois capital last week, earlier this week, a few of our All Saints students traveled to Springfield for Tech 2019, a student showcase of how technology is used in the schools. Alex Isom, Judd Isom and Charlotte Danahy demonstrated coding with the Dash and Sphero robots. They also demonstrated the use of various OSMO kits that we have in our K-5 classrooms. The students had an opportunity to meet our State Representative, Grant Wehrli, who was thoroughly impressed with their work.
In a few short weeks, we will be saying goodbye to the ASCA Class of 2019. Yesterday morning, we celebrated these students at our 8th Grade Ribbon Mass, at which each 8th grade student was presented with a ribbon. These ribbons are symbols of the hope that the entire school community has for their future success as they carry the values and spirit of All Saints Catholic Academy with them on their path to and through High School. We hope that students will wear these ribbons with pride during these remaining days until they graduate from All Saints.
Tomorrow, Friday, May 10, our recess pad will be ‘the place to be’, as our students will be participating in our Run with the Saints Fun Run. Students have enjoyed learning how to solve problems using character through the MindSpark Mystery Lab. We have had a blast with All Star Austin and the fabulous Boosterthon team who have guided our students on this fantastic journey at ASCA. We are so grateful to all of our parents and beyond who have generously supported this event. We have been getting closer to our goal each day! We hope that many of you will be able to join us at the Fun Run tomorrow to cheer our students on.
Students will be running as follows:
- Pre K: 10:30 AM
- K-5: 1:00 PM
- 6-8: 2:00 PM
All this week, our ASCA staff has been celebrated during Teacher Appreciation Week. From the beautiful and bountiful luncheons that have been provided by you and our SHPP Hospitality Committee each day, to all of the little things that you have done for your child’s teacher and our staff – we are all deeply thankful. I would like to personally recognize my amazing staff. They work long hours at a vocation that they truly love; because they love their students, your children. It is not just a job. It is a calling. Thank you for acknowledging our ASCA teachers and staff who are so deserving of this appreciation. It has been a lovely week.
Our preschoolers are having a Mother's Day Tea Celebration this morning. We even spied two new baby goslings just today with our resident ASCA mama goose. I wish all of our mothers and all of those very special women who are like mothers in our lives a most happy Mother's Day.
So, buckle up. These next few weeks will be passing by too quickly. Let’s enjoy what the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year has to offer.
The New SHPP
The new SHPP will be setting sail soon, and it will not be possible without YOU! There are exciting new changes to come in the 2019-2020 school year! Some of these changes include:
- less meetings-quarterly instead of monthly
- an expanded executive board with 2 year terms
- a new name and branding, and
- better communication.
We have opportunities for every level of involvement. This is the perfect time to get involved. The new SHPP will be unveiled as the upcoming 2019-2020 school year approaches.
SHPP is currently looking for individuals to serve as board members, committee heads, and chairs. ALL ASCA parents and guardians – both current and new to the school for 2019-2020 - are invited to participate. You may volunteer (nominate yourself) for ANY position or nominate another person you think would be a good fit. Please click here for the nomination form.
On Wednesday, May 29, 2018, SHPP positions for the 2019-2020 school year will be selected and announced. Those nominated will be contacted prior to May 29th to discern their interest in the servant leader position.
If you have questions concerning the duties and responsibilities of the offices, please call Mrs. Santos at (630) 961-6125, or email SHPP at SHPP@ascacademy.org. All nomination forms must be received at the ASCA front desk by 3:00 pm on Friday, May 24, 2019. Thank you again for your time and participation! The parents and guardians who offer their time and talents to SHPP do make a huge impact on the All Saints school community, and what we are able to accomplish here at ASCA!
8th Grade Legacy Gift Bake Sale – Tomorrow, Friday, May 10
Bake Sale - THIS FRIDAY - May 10 after school to benefit the Class of 2019 Legacy Gift - Baked goods for $1. The class of 2019 is raising money for their Legacy Gift- renovated locker rooms! Work has already begun, and the lockers will look great.
The 8th graders will be having a bake sale this Friday, May 10, after school by Doors 1 and 7. There will be plenty of cookies, brownies, Rice Krispy treats, and other goodies for $1.
This week we will also be featuring @Muntea's Boba Tea drinks! They were a huge hit at the Lenten Market; and they are back for the bake sale. The Boba drinks will be available this Friday for $3 a cup. Bring your money and your sweet tooth, and buy some treats from the class of 2019! Thank you for your support!
2019-2020 School Supply Online Ordering/Lists
Online ordering for school supply kits began on Wednesday, May 1st, and may be ordered through through Sunday, June 16. Complete your order on line at www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks, and use the school's account number which is ALL233.
Orders will be accepted until Sunday, June 16th. Late orders may be placed June 18th - July 7th. The prices are higher for the late orders and the products are not guaranteed to be brand name products. Please retain a copy of the order confirmation email for your records.
Please 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 wish to avoid the crowded aisles come July/August in Target, Walmart, Staples etc, do not delay, sit down today and order your school supply kit(s). Kits will be delivered directly to All Saints, and will be available in your child's homeroom at our Meet and Greet event on Sunday, August 18th. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Kokkinos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pop Tab and Box Top Collection
We will be collecting pop tabs TOMORROW, FRIDAY, MAY 10 to deliver to the Pop It and Drop It event at Edward Hospital on Saturday, May 11. Please reminder to bring pop tabs in to your homeroom by this Friday, May 10.
Also, the next Box Tops for Education submission date will be this coming November 1, 2019. Please continue to collect box tops over the summer; we will be collecting them in the Fall. Box Tops For Education is transitioning to electronic tops that are scanned using the Box Top application. They will still accept unexpired paper box tops, but expect them to be obsolete sometime in 2020. Electronic Tops will start to appear on packaging in June, 2019.
May 6 Edition of the ASCA NOW News
Please click here for the May 6 edition of the ASCA NOW News, produced by our 8th Grade Honors ELA students.
Fun for ASCA Students
Summer Camps at ASCA
Please click here for information about Summer Camps at All Saints. Mrs. Breunig, ASCA Art Teacher, will be facilitating the following camps in June:
- Fairy Garden Camp
- Sewing Camp
- Garden Party Camp for American Girl Dolls
- Space Camp
Click here to register.
American Girl Doll First Communion Ensembles
Our very talented art teacher, Paula Breunig, is offering beautiful First Communion Ensembles for your special young lady's American Girl Doll. The ensemble includes a dress, veil, shoes and tiny bible. Please click here for the form with ordering details. Please contact Mrs. Breunig with any questions.
News from All Saints Athletic Association
Track and Field News
Congratulations to the JV Boys on their 3rd place team finish; JV Girls – 4th place and Varsity Boys – 5th place team finish. 1st and 2nd place individual finishers were:
Judd Isom 1st – 800M
Colin McGovern 2nd – 75M
Will Yacullo 2nd – 200M
J Hajek/M Kim/J Coleman/Q Knox 2nd – 800 Medley Relay
Sarah Meyers 1st - Javelin
Bella Wojtowicz 2nd – High Jump
C Glassman/M Kipp/B Wojtowicz/D Kokkinos 2nd – 800 Medley Relay
Eddie Muller 1st – High Jump
Aaron Vivar 1st - Discus
Harriet Ghapson 1st – High Jump; 1st – Long Jump; 2nd – 75M
Bella Mendoza 2nd – 100M
Danielle Nead 1st – High Jump
H Ghapson/E Glab/B Mendoza/D Nead 1st – 4x100 Minor Relay
For additional meet and individual results, please visit http://s-p-l.org
May 11 Track Divisionals @ Montini High School **Location change**
May 19 Track League Championships @ Bolingbrook High School
May 21-23 Volleyball Evaluations (grade level evaluation times TBD)
May 30 Track & Field Banquet
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A Tremendous Thank You to the Cornerstone Sponsors of
Coming Home, ASCA Dinner Dance Auction 2019
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