All Saints Parent Association (ASPA)

 
The All Saints Parent Association (ASPA) is committed to building a strong community by supporting our students, teachers, and school families.   We warmly invite you to join us on our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1992483067630660, which is wonderful place to connect with other school parents.  
 
Experience the warmth of our school community in our Together We Are ASCA video.  
 

ASPA Board 

Co-Presidents:  Megan Elberts and Sheena Gigante
Treasurer:  Michelle Ling
 
Secretary:  Vinita Raminini

If you have questions or are interested in an ASPA Board position, contact aspa@ascacademy.org.

Board members can be contacted at: aspa@ascacademy.org

Committees

 

Hospitality

Maggie Walgreen and Vinita Ramnani

 
Community Outreach
Anne Soto
Room Parent Coordinator
Ashley Anderson
Communications Committee
Erin Plencner
Celebrate Your Heritage/Cultural Celebration - Open
New Family Welcome  

Carolina Zavala

 
Scrip

Betsy Nyman, Michelle Ling and Bethany Howe

Art Awareness
Terri Hannemann and Laura Viquez
Book Fair
Lisa Hajek and Laura Blackwell
Fun Run

Amy Bono

Social Chair
Open
Sunshine 
Brenda Gay and Megan Elberts

Events

 
Trunk or Treat
Juanita Showalter and Carolina Zavala 
Grandparents Day 
Jackie Hasse
Holiday Shop
Shannon Rosiak and Trena Coffey
Catholic Schools Week
Katherine Preze
Mother Daughter Event
Carolina Zavala
Daddy Daughter Dance
Kelly Metzger 
Mother Son Event
Open
Father Son Event
Open
Uniform Resale
Heidi Sawko
   

 

Meeting Dates

Just by being a school parent, you are a member of ASPA, the All Saints Parents Association.  All are invited to join us at ASPA meetings.  ASPA provides many opportunities to get to meet other parents, and to get involved in activities that benefit our students and the school. If you have any questions, contact ASPA at aspa@ascacademy.org.  

 

2022-2023 ASPA Meetings:

All meetings are at 7pm in McSherry Hall - please enter the school through Door 1

 

  • Tuesday, April 11, 2023 

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Volunteers

Volunteers are the heart of what makes ASPA the servant leaders that they are.  Find out more about volunteer opportunities

 

News and Updates

Mother/Daughter Event – Saturday, February 4 and Sunday, February 5

Calling all Moms & Daughters for our first Mother/Daughter outing! This is the last week to register for Pinot’s Palette. Prepayment and registration is required. The cost is $25/painter and payment is through Pinot’s website.   

 

The links to register are below:

 

Volunteer Requirements

The Valentine’s Day classroom parties are on February 14th. If you are interested in volunteering for a classroom party, we would love to have you participate! Please make sure you are updated on your volunteer requirements by February 9th. If you are unsure who to contact to get involved, or if you want to know if you are all set with volunteer requirements, please email Ashley Anderson at ashley2a@yahoo.com.

 

Coming Soon – Daddy Daughter Dance

Please save the date for this years “Enchanted Forest” Daddy Daughter Dance! It will be held on April 22, from 5 pm-7 pm in the ASCA gym. Formal invitations to follow.

 

Teacher Appreciation Lunches

Thank you to everyone who donated and volunteered on Thursday. The ASCA teachers and staff were able to have a nice lunch and delicious treats.

 

We will be providing another lunch on Thursday, February 2. We are looking for volunteers to help provide food and beverages. We also need volunteers to help during recess and in the lunchroom.

 

Click here for the new sign-up link for Thursday, February 2.  

 

Thank you very much for helping celebrate our teachers and staff!

 

 

Martin Luther King Day of Service RESULTS:

 

Card Making in the Cafeteria for Caring Cards Ministry at St. Elizabeth Seton & Advocate Hospice 

116 volunteers participated in a total of 3 sessions.

We created 414 cards to spread love and joy to the elderly and hospice patients. 

 

Feed My Starving Children

177 volunteers participated in a total of 5 sessions at FMSC (great turnout - LY 128 participated).

We packed 44,250 meals which will feed 121 kids for a year.

 

Martin Luther King Day of Service - Monday, January 16, 2023

ASPA's Community Outreach Committee is pleased to offer multiple options for service activities for MLK Day. We hope that you will all have fun while helping others and getting to know members of our ASCA family!

 

Please keep in mind, you are not limited to these activities; 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 or shovel their snow, write a letter to senior citizen or active-duty military personnel, and/or volunteer with your family at an organization close to your heart.

 

The community service activity can be completed any time during the month of January to allow families to complete community service opportunities in a way that works for them. We encourage you to find an activity that matches your passion and participate wholeheartedly.

 

Service Activity Options 

 

1.  Card Making for St. Elizabeth Seton's Caring Cards Ministry & Advocate Hospice

 

Location: ASCA Cafeteria

 

Description: ASCA families make uplifting and prayerful cards for parishioners and/or their loved ones who are chronically ill, elderly/lonely, or recently widowed. Cards will be sent monthly and all information is kept confidential. Our goal is 125 Valentine’s Day cards and 125 Spring-themed cards for Caring Cards Ministry. We will also be creating 100 Birthday cards for Advocate Hospice. Be creative and have fun while bringing JOY to others in our community! All ages are welcome. 

  • Session 1: 9:00AM - 10:00AM
  • Session 2: 10:00AM - 11:00AM
  • Session 3: 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Sign-up Herehttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c45abab2fa7fb6-mlkday1

 

2.  West Suburban Community Pantry

 

Location: 6809 Hobson Valley Drive, Suite 118, Woodridge, IL 60517

 

Description:  The Kids Make a Difference volunteer program provides educational opportunities for youth and their families to get involved in the work of the Pantry through age-appropriate volunteerism. Participants learn about the Pantry’s mission, operations, and the impact of food accessibility through fast-paced, hands-on projects. Please note: children must be at least 8 years of age or older to participate. Limited spots are available for this event.

 

Sign-up Here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C45ABAB2FA7FB6-mlkday2

 

3.  Feed My Starving Children

 

Location: 555 Exchange Court, Aurora, IL 60504

 

 

Volunteer Age Guidelines

Please follow this student-to-adult ratio when registering to volunteer:

  • For safety reasons, children under the age of 5 are not allowed in our packing area (sorry, no exceptions)
  • Grades K-2: 1 student to 1 adult*
  • Grades 3-6: 3 students to 1 adult
  • Grades 7-12: 4 students to 1 adult

 

Everyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  *We recommend that groups of youth be third grade or older.  FMSC staff members reserve the right to amend volunteer scheduling.

 

Sickness

To ensure the safety of our volunteers, staff and the food we pack, please do not come to our facility to volunteer if you have new or unexplained symptoms indicative of contagious illness or food-borne diseases (excluding conditions related to seasonal allergies or known non-contagious medical conditions):

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore Throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

 

Jewelry Policy

To comply with FDA requirements and remove all opportunity for foreign objects to fall into our life-saving meals (which could cause choking, tooth breakage and more), FMSC volunteers must remove all jewelry and/or accessories before packing.  

 

Mother/Daughter Event

Calling all Moms & Daughters for our first Mother/Daughter outing! Shake away the winter blues and bring your creative energy to Pinot’s Palette in February for a fun afternoon of painting. Knowing how busy weekends can get, we’ve blocked 2 days for ASCA moms and their daughters so you can pick a day that works best for your schedule. The cost is $25/painter and payment is through Pinot’s website.

 

Spaces are limited. Please register soon. The links to register are below:

Please sign-up early for a fun afternoon of painting and mother/daughter bonding!

 

ASCA Faculty and Staff Voluntary Individual Gifts

Are you making your list and checking it twice? No need… we’ve made the list for you!

While Christmas gifts are never expected, we know that many of you want to show appreciation for the love and support our amazing staff provides to our children everyday; so we’ve done the legwork to find out all of your teachers favorite things and compiled it into one list!

 

Advent Collection for Hesed House

very special THANK YOU for your very generous donations to our school-wide Annual Advent Collection for Hesed House. The administration at Hesed House extends their sincere appreciation. The essential items that we’ve donated will have an incredibly meaningful impact on their clients’ daily living. Everyone deserves respect and dignity. Thank you all for living the All Saints Catholic Academy mission alongside your children.

 

THANK YOU to Mrs. Greco and her Preschool 4 students, 4th grade students and 8th grade students for their help finalizing this year’s collection.

 

The Holiday Gift Shoppe is Back!

The Holiday Gift Shoppe is back!! ASPA is so excited for a fun week of shopping. Students will be previewing the shoppe on Monday November 28th.

 

Shopping days will be Tuesday November 29th- Friday December 2nd. Students will bring home their envelope wish list on November 28th. Please be sure to return the envelope to school on Tuesday for shopping fun!

 

CALLING ALL ELVES- We will need all hands-on deck to make this a successful event.  To sign up, go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DABA62CA2FBC61-asca

 

You can view the online shop here- https://6140250.holidaytreasures.com

 

2022 ASCA Trunk or Treat and Fun Fair - Friday, October 28

Click here for the Vehicle Registration Form . There are 8 open spots left.  Any questions or concerns please contact Carolina Zavala at czavala0221@gmail.com or Juanita G Showalter at juanita.giraldo@icloud.com.

 

ASPA Saints in Service / Community Outreach 

Thursday, December 1-Friday, December 9: Hesed House Annual Advent Collection:  Please click here for the grade level Wish List. This collection is optional. As always, we thank you for your support!

 

Thank you all so much for your generous donations to our annual Coat & Shoe Drive! We collected 83 beautiful coats and several pairs of shoes that will help keep local kids warm this Winter. We also collected 13 coats for homeless Veterans and 231 lbs of candy for Operation Support our Troops.

 

Thank you for supporting Children’s Literacy via Bernie’s Book Bank. We collected an impressive 1300 books!  Thank you for supporting homeless Veterans throughout Chicagoland via our Coat Drive for Veterans.

 

  • Nov 1-2nd: Operation Support Our Troops | Post Halloween Candy Collection

 

Wondering what to do with all of your leftover Halloween candy?  We are here to help! We will be collecting candy for Operation Support Our Troops on Tuesday, November 1st & Wednesday, November 2nd.  RED BINS will be in the vestibule at Doors 1 & 7. Please drop off anytime during normal school hours. As always, we appreciate your donations and support!

 

 

Operation Support Our Troops' mission is to support the morale and well-being of American forces by providing comfort, resources and education to them and their families.  Donated candy is shipped to our active-duty military personnel, just in time for the holidays.  Thank you for your support of this wonderful organization!  

 

Upcoming Events:

  • Nov 14-18th: Cradles to Crayons | Children’s Coat & Shoe Drive
  • Dec 1-9: Hesed House | Annual Advent Collection

 

Fall Book Fair is Coming - Monday, September 26 - Friday, September 30, 2022

We are still looking for a few volunteers.  The book fair is a great place to have fun volunteering and meet other school parents. Students are so excited to visit the book fair.  If you are interested in volunteering, please click here to find out more.   

 

New Family Coffee – Wednesday, September 14, 2022 after Drop Off

Hello new families to ASCA! We hope that you are planning on stopping by on Wednesday, September 14 after drop off in the Safety Zone at Door 7. We will have some refreshments, and look forward to seeing you from 8 – 9:30am. Thank you ASPA for this opportunity. Questions? Contact aspa@ascacademy.org.

                 

ASPA Minutes

9/13/2022 Meeting

10/18/2022 Meeting

1/17/2023 Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Saints Catholic Academy
1155 Aurora Ave
Naperville, IL 60540
Phone (630) 961-6125
Fax (630) 961-3771

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