Saints Speak from Mrs. Marshall - 9/28/2023 - Lord, I Believe
Take a few minutes to reflect on today’s message from Pope Francis:
“We all have in our hearts some areas of unbelief. Let us say to the Lord: I believe! Help my unbelief.”
As I read this quote, I was reminded how God knows all. He knows what’s in our hearts, and he knows when we are confident and when we doubt. All we have to do is have the courage to ask Him to help us when we doubt.
ASCA Fun Run
Last Friday’s Fun Run was a huge success! Thank you to Amy Bono and her team of volunteers for all their work to make it a great day, despite the weather challenges. We are still finalizing the financial results and payments are still being processed via the Booster website, but we have received over $54,000 in pledges! Thank you to all who donated or asked a family member or friend to donate. We are so grateful for your support. Tomorrow we’ll announce the top class so the students know who gets to throw pies at me!
We are halfway through our first trimester! Grades K-3 will be sending progress reports home tomorrow so you have a chance to review them before parent-teacher conferences next week. Grades 4-8 do not send paper progress reports home, but remember that as parents you may view your child’s grades via FACTS Family Portal. Please remember that this is the midway point, and there are still several weeks for your child to show growth before report cards. Progress reports and conferences are a time to have a conversation with your child about their current progress and set goals for the next few weeks.
We will also be checking grades for students in 5th-8th grade for athletic and extracurricular eligibility. This applies to volleyball, cross country, and the musical. If your child is not currently passing his/her core classes, you will be informed of his/her ineligibility. Our student-athletes are students first, and we want to ensure they are making academics a priority.
As required by Illinois state law, we will be conducting our annual law enforcement lockdown drill on Wednesday, October 4th. The Naperville Police Department will be on site that day to conduct the drill with us. When we do this drill, we do let the students know that it is just practice and there is no immediate threat or danger. The classroom teachers also use age-appropriate language with their students about the drill. If you have any questions about this drill, please contact me.
Arrival & Dismissal
Please continue to be kind and respectful as you arrive and depart from ASCA’s campus, following our arrival and dismissal procedures and showing respect when driving through the adjoining neighborhoods. We’ve been contacted with concerns about parents speeding along the streets south of Aurora, including speeding past bus stops where children are waiting. Please be mindful of other cars and especially pedestrians as you cut through these neighborhoods so we can ensure the safety of ALL children, not just those attending All Saints.
As Mrs. Bajek shared in the recent reminders, today is the last day that shorts and gym shoes are allowed per our uniform policy. As we transition to pants and dress shoes, please take some time this weekend to check your child’s uniform and general appearance and that it is in line with our handbook policies. Please check your daughter’s skirt length, son’s hair length, ensure your child has a belt to wear with pants and proper dress shoes. Thank you for your attention to these items and your partnership!
All are invited to join us to pray the International Rosary on Wednesday, October 18th, at 7pm in McSherry Hall. We hope you’ll join us in prayer as we honor our mother Mary this month!
October is Bullying Prevention Month, and this will be the focus of our social-emotional learning lessons this month. Click here for more information.
Charleston Wrap Update
Thank you to all who participated in the Charleston Wrap sale – it’s a wrap! Families who participated collectively earned $9,970 toward their FFO!
St. Thomas the Apostle is offering a Mental Health First Aid class on Saturday, November 4th. Click here for more information or to sign up.
The U.S. government is offering free home COVID tests again. Click here if you would like to order any for your home.
Congratulations to these students who have earned Saintly Acts this week: Simone D. C. (3rd grade), Leyla W. (3rd grade), Nathan E. (5th grade), Cody G. (8th grade), Noah H. (2nd grade), Derek L. (8th grade), Caitlin A. (8th grade), Mattison B. (5th grade), Natalie H. (8th grade), Sloan H. (3rd grade), Lucas J. (8th grade), Edison L. (5th grade), Emily M. (5th grade), Jaxson M. (1st grade), Reagan M. (8th grade), Alana S. (8th grade), Camryn S. (8th grade), William S. (1st grade), Evelyn T. (3rd grade), JP B. (8th grade), Ben C. (8th grade), Ella D. (8th grade), Milena G. (7th grade), Liam G. (8th grade), Chloe S. (8th grade), Bennet F. (Kdg), and Charles W. (Kdg). Keep being Saintly!
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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.