Saints Speak - February 16, 2017

From Mrs. Santos 

I have been talking to our students about responsibility, our virtue focus for this week; and in particular, accepting personal responsibility for their actions – which is taking ownership of their own behavior and the consequences of that behavior.  I have explained to our children that we all make mistakes.  We sometimes make poor choices.  The same goes for when we fail to act when we know we should.    

 

When any of us are not willing to accept culpability for our behavior, and are all too willing to deflect any blame or fault on others, there can be no growth or learning from the experience.  In the acceptance of personal responsibility, there is a realization that one has fallen short.  

The questions that then follow become:

 

  1. Am I sorry for what I did or did not do?  Is there a sincere feeling of regret or remorse for what has happened and any role that one may have played in the situation? 
  2. What can I do or change in my behavior to not end up in this same situation again? While I can not change anyone else's behavior, I certainly can be self aware and in control of how I act or react. 

 

Oftentimes, the avoidance of personal responsibility is worse than the actual act itself that one is looking to avoid responsibility for.  The way in which a person learns how to accept personal responsibility can be very humbling, and a sign of a person's character and the type of person that they are, and are becoming.  We all need to encourage our students towards personal responsibility as they grow and develop into young men and women of good character.  

 

Saints News

 

FACTS Financial Aid Application Deadline is Tuesday, March 1st

If you are seeking financial assistance for the 2017-2018 school year, you are required to file an application at FACTS.  The deadline for your application and all required forms in Wednesday, March 1st.   

 

The FACTS financial aid application at FACTS Tuition Grant and Aid is used for ALL financial and scholarship assistance, which includes Catholic Education Foundation Diocesan scholarships at the grade school and high school levels, parish assistance, and all school and foundation awards. 

 

All families who have received any type of assistance in the past, and who wish to apply for assistance for the 2017-2018 school year MUST complete this application and submit all required paperwork by the March 1 deadline.    

 

The financial aid process begins with your online application at https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3FG0M .  Please do not wait as verification of your application by FACTS does take time.  Please contact Patty Bajek at (630) 961-6125 with any questions.  

 

Re-Enrollment Information for 2017-2018

Thank you to the many school families who have re-enrolled electronically for the 2017-2018 school year via SchoolSpeak.  We hope that you said, "That was easy!" when you were finished.  Right now, there are still a few families which are not yet accounted for.   Re-enrolling your student(s) will not take more than a couple of minutes.   Since the deadline for your response has passed, please complete your re-enrollment today.  

 

If you need assistance or have any questions about returning, please contact Patty Bajek at (630) 961-6125, or pbajek@ascacademy.org to discuss.   If you have any new students who will be joining your current ASCA student(s) in the fall, please contact Mrs. Bajek for additional information.   

  

Grandparents Day 2017

Have you returned your form yet???  It is truly going to be a celebration of our wonderful grandparents and any special guests on Grandparents Day, which will be held at ASCA Thursday, May 4.  If you haven't yet responded , please click here for an information form that we would like for you to complete and return ASAP to ensure that the special people in your life receive their invitation.   Please note we are simply gathering names and addresses of those you wish to invite and do not need confirmation of their attendance at this time. It is so fun to welcome our Grandparents and other special people into our school and we appreciate your help in making it happen!

 

D203 Busing Update

Please note that there will be no busing home from school TOMORROW, Friday, February 17.  There will also be no busing to or from school on Thursday, February 23 and Friday, February 24.  Please find alternate means of transportation for your student on these days.  

 

Puberty Presentations for Father/Son and Mother/Daughter 

The SHPP Faith Formation Committee has invited Dr. Coleen Mast, a leader in the field of chastity education, to offer her popular “Puberty Presentations for Father/Son and Mother/Daughter” to Fifth Grade students and their parents (grade 4 parents are welcome to attend without their student). This event will take place on Thursday, February 23 from 7 -9  pm.   For questions or to RSVP, please contact ascapubertytalk2016@yahoo.com indicating names of parent and student and grade level.  

 

All Saints Parent Satisfaction Survey

It is important to our school for us to gain an understanding of how our school families are feeling about ASCA.  A number of families have contacted Mrs. Santos to ask whether they should take the survey.  The answer to that question is an emphatic YES!!! Your participation will help us to find out what we are doing well, as well as areas where we could improve.     


Mrs. Santos will share the results of the survey with you. We urge you to take advantage of this opportunity and moment in time to share your thoughts with us.   At this time, the diocese has informed us that less than 20% of our school parents have taken the survey.     
 
Please click the link below to access the survey.  Parents have until Monday, February 27, 2017 to take the survey. This holiday weekend might afford you a little bit of time to log in and complete the survey.  It should take you no more than 10 minutes from beginning to end at the following link: 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Parent_Satisfaction_2017

 

Saints Having Fun

Raging Waters - Plunge into Fitness

ASCA along with other schools in the area are teaming up with Raging Waves Waterpark in Yorkville, Illinois for their Plunge into Fitness challenge. All students at ASCA in K- 8th grade are invited to Plunge into Fitness this spring as Raging Waves Waterpark joins the battle against childhood obesity.
 
The fitness initiative runs February 13th through April 10th, and each child completing the program requirements during this seven-week period will receive a free Raging Waves week day admission pass valued at $32. All K-8th grade students will receive a fitness log from Mr. Busche the week of February 13th. Starting February 13th, students will color in one block on the fitness log for every 30 minutes of exercise.
 
After 25 hours have been logged, students can turn in their log sheet to Mr. Busche before April 7th. Soon after, students will receive their free waterpark pass to be used during the summer of 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Carla Griffin at carla_griffin@ipsd.org.
 
Let's keep fit and have some fun!

 

Daddy Daughter Dance Update

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 8th for the 11th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance. Invites will be coming home this week, and have a hard return date of Friday, February 24th.   If you are interested in help out in any way please contact Theresa Cunningham at tacunningham@comcast.net.

 

Mardi Gras Dinner Dance at St. Elizabeth Seton

Join us for St. Elizabeth Seton's 2nd Annual
Mardi Gras Dinner Dance
Saturday, February 25
6:30-10:00 pm

Tickets will be on sale for the annual Mardi Gras Dinner Dance to be held on Saturday, February 25th after all Masses February 18/19. Due to this being a catered event, tickets must be purchased in advance as we will be unable to accommodate walk-in's. Bring your friends, neighbors and loved ones for a fun evening filled with delicious food from Suparossa, dancing and memories you create with our photo booth!  This is a 21 and over event.  Questions regarding the event can be directed to SESParishLife@gmail.com.  St. Elizabeth Seton is located at 2220 Lisson Road, Naperville, 60565.

 

Bingo Night at St. Margaret Mary

All are invited to Bingo Night at St. Margaret Mary tomorrow, Friday, February 17 from 7 - 10 pm.  It's an evening of Bingo, with fun and prizes. Beverages and light refreshments will be available.  Admission is free.  The event will be held in the Parish Center, located at 1450 Green Trails Drive, Naperville, 60540.  Please click here for the flyer.  

 

Saints With Spirit

Janor and Lands' End Spiritwear Available

Our online Janor Spring Online Store opened this past week.  You will be able to place your order through this coming Tuesday, February 21. Items will be delivered on Monday, March 10.

There are a few new items - v neck t-shirts for women, crew neck sweatshirts, cotton polos for men and women, and cotton t-shirts - along with some familiar favorites.  Most are offered with our ASCA logo or our athletics logo.

To place an order, please go to janorsports.net.  The password is allsaintsspring2017.

Also, take another at our Lands' End spiritwear offerings by going to http://www.landsend.com/pp/SchoolSearch.html?action=landing&selectedSchoolNum=900173949.  
 
There are lots of great sweatshirts, fleece, sweaters, and more!  Remember that you can purchase SCRIP gift cards for Lands' End (with a 16% rebate that will go toward your Family Fundraising Obligation), and use your gift cards for your spiritwear purchases.  Also, most Lands' End sales apply to spiritwear purchases too!!!  A terrific way to earn and show your ASCA spirit!

 

Saints at the Dinner Dance Auction (DDA) - A Night in Hollywood  

 

Have you returned your response card yet?  You do not want to miss A Night in Hollywood, this year's Dinner Dance Auction and ASCA event of the year.  Please return your response card and payment to school on or before Friday, March 3rd.  You can also register online at ascadda.org .  

 

Saints Helping Saints

 

8th Grade Legacy Gift Fundraiser - Savers Donation Drive

We are thrilled with the response from our ASCA school community for our Savers Donation Drive.  We think that you are happy as well to clean out your closets to help us raise funds for the 8th grade Legacy gifts of Banners for the Gym!.

You can help by donating your no longer needed clothing and household goods through THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18.

After dropping off or picking up, just follow the car line, look for the ASCA tent then…  STOP, POP (the trunk) AND DROP!  

On Saturday the 18th, volunteers will be in the parking lot near Door 1. (look for the Savers truck)

Donate gently-used clothing, shoes, household items, stuffed animals, toys, books and more! Please no large appliances and no furniture. If you have a large donation, please contact Susan Glab at ks4glab@yahoo.com to arrange separate drop off. For any other questions about what is accepted please check the Savers’ website www.savers.com.  


Donation Drive drop off times:


Friday 2/17: 7:30-8:15 am and 2:45-4:00 pm
Saturday 2/18: 8:30 am-2:00 pm

Thank you very much for your support!  -The Class of 2017

 

No Cookin’ in the Kitchen - February 

No Cookin’ in the Kitchen, benefitting the ASCA Class of 2018 and their 8th grade trip is back with some great events planned in February.    

  • THIS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20 (Presidents' Day) - Chuck E. Cheese is the place to be from 3 - 9 pm.  Gather your friends on this day off of school for some fun with Chuck E.  Click here for the flyer.   
  • Monday, February 27 - Culvers from 10 am - 10 pm.  Please click here fore more information.  

 

Saints in the Classroom and Beyond

 

ASCA Graduate Achievements

Montini

The following ASCA graduates were named to the High Honor Roll at Montini for 1st Semester (4.0 or above)

Ashley Baka and Paulina Torres

 

Benet

The following ASCA graduates were named to the Benet Academy Honor Roll for the 1st Semester

Seniors

First Honors:  Madeline Allen, Jessica Bachar, Andrea Cruz, Alexander Kovak, Alexandra Munson, Gretchen Rudel, Nathan Smilak, James Watson III

Second Honors:  David Buss, Estelle Marissa Chavez, Mary Kaitlin Devine, Natalie Gregus, Nicole Hill, Alec McEachern, Serin Park

Juniors

First Honors:  Adam Carter, Sarah Combs, Erin Flynn, Julia Gallagher, Anna Gard, Benjamin Kash, Andrew Kluzak, Carli Mlsna, Victoria Phistry, Gabrielle Snyder

Second Honors:  Anthony Belbis, Olivia Gregus, Annie Lalonde, Leah Monroe, Isabella Newhuis, Timothy Sivesind, Jacob Strohbeck, Taylor VanEekeren, Meghan West

Sophomores

First Honors:  Makenzie Devine, Catrina Egner, Jacob Elder, Patrick Forsythe, Caroline Gard, Francesco Hidalgo, Emma Kash, Elizabeth Lacca, Caroline Rotkis, Valentina Tabares, Christopher Zeuthen

Second Honors:  Enzo Bilog, Nicole Burns. Kyle Evans, Andrew Gard, Dylan Meagher, Mia Nolan

Freshman

First Honors:  Brendon Carter, Mia Chavez, Emily Combs, Kate Flynn, Emily Horn, Katherine Hughes, Jannette Kazlauskas, Gabriella Mendoza, Lauren Roe

Second Honors:  Cindy Amezquita, Carter Bello, Claudia Chavarin, Sasha Goncalves Zitzow, Isabel Hedriana, Callie Juhas, Elizabeth Kluzak, William Monroe, Nicholas Potapczak, Fatima Sepulveda, Jacob Smilak, Noah Snyder, Margaret Watson, Emma Young

 

Young Hearts for Life 

Please join us for the 2nd annual Young Hearts for Life 5k on Sunday April 9th at Benedictine University! YH4L is dedicated to providing FREE cardiac screenings to all students in the Chicagoland area to prevent sudden cardiac death. To register for the 5K please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/young-hearts-for-life-junior-board-5k-runwalk-registration-30817910199 or contact Benet Academy Junior (ASCA Class of 2014), Meghan West at 8meghan.west@benet.org with any questions! There will be games, raffles, and we will be raising money for a great cause! Visit yh4l.org for more information! See you there!"

 

We would love to hear about what our graduates are doing!!!  Please contact us so we can share the good news with our All Saints school community.

 

Saints in Competition 

From the Saints Sidelines . . . Congratulations to our 7th grade boys teams (7A, 7B1 & 7B2) who all brought home wins this past weekend!  Way to go boys!  

 

There is only 2 weeks left in the regular season, so be sure to visit the league website at www.dplbba.org where you can stay on top of game schedules and league standings. Come out and cheer on our teams as they fight their way to a strong season finish!

 

Save the date . . . The end of season Basketball banquet will be held on Thursday, March 23 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

 

BLUE OUT is BACK!  Be sure to come out to the ASCA gym on Friday, March 10 at 6:30 pm for a SPECIAL night honoring our 8th grade players and their parents!  We have some fun things planned for this night as we host our 8th graders one last time on HOME court.  Wear your Blue Out shirt for free admission!

 

LAST CALL for Track & Field Registration! If your athlete would like to participate in Track & Field this spring registration can be completed at www.asca.SIPlay.com.  If you have questions, please email Erika Baka at jnebaka@gmail.com.  

 

Practice and meet schedules will be released and communicated to all registrants soon.


Back by popular demand…..Janor has opened their spring online store with new spiritwear offerings including our popular Blue Out t-shirt.  To place an order, go to janorsports.net.  The password is allsaintsspring2017.  Be sure to order by this Tuesday, February 21st for delivery March 10th.  And don’t forget to check out Land’s End for all your “non-athletic wear” spiritwear options.

 

Stay Calm and Dribble On!!!