Kitchen Sink . 4.22.14

important stuff Aquin families and fans need to know

Servant Leadership Blood Drive

We are in need of donors! Please sign-up by calling Connie Gogel at 815.235.3154 x 230.

'This is My Sister'

Come see this one hour film and meet the director of this documentary. The viewing and presentation are FREE to the public due to generous sponsors . . . including Jim and Ginger Gastel in loving memory of their daughter, Julie.

Thank you to the Tollivers for bringing this information to us!

This Is My Sister

Extra Butter Braids for Sale!

We have a limited number of Butter Braids left and will sell them 'first-come, first-served' for $13 each. If interested, please contact Connie at 815-235-3154 x 230.

Printer Cartridge Recycling

Have used cartridges taking up space in your office or home office? Send them in to Aquin and we will recycle them for you--and receive some cash back to fund programs at Aquin. We thank you in advance for your support!

Market Day Orders Due on Friday!

April AppleBites

Effective for sale dates 3/30/14 to 5/3/14

  • FREE Whole California Blend with $40 online purchase*
  • FREE Chicken Gems with $90 online purchase* Promo Code: APRBONUS
  • FREE Bonus Bag 3 purchases between sale dates 2/2/14 to 5/31/14

Can't make your monthly school pick-up? You can pick-up at GFS in Rockford. Aquin receives a 5% 'rebate' percentage on MarketDay items at GFS, and a 1% 'rebate' percentage on all other items purchased at GFS!

  • GFS Marketplace . 6955 Garrett Lane . Rockford, IL 61107 Phone: (815) 399-9420
  • Store Hours: Mon-Sat: 7am-8pm; Sun 12-5
  • More information will be coming soon on this new program!

Kids Helping Kids

Pierce Athletics is holding an Open Gym on Saturday, April 26 from 2:00-4:00pm. Admission is a donation of any of the following items:
  • New Toys
  • Aluminum Pop-Tabs
  • Aluminum Cans

All donations will be given to The Ronald McDonald House of Eastern Wisconsin & Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

In addition to the donations, they are also in need of teen and adult volunteers to help on Saturday from 1:30-4:00pm. If you are able to help, please contact Pierce Athletics at 916 S. Arcade Street in Freeport or call 815-599-0705.

On May 12, Scrip is running another one day event featuring big rebates on ScripNow® products only. For 24 hours you can earn some of the highest rebates ever offered from popular ScripNow retailers, and you'll be able to order and print eCards minutes before heading out the door when you're set up to pay online with PrestoPay™. The list of retailers will be released at midnight when it starts, so you'll have to wait until then to see the bonuses!

To participate, you just need a ShopWithScrip® account, and you must be able to login to place online orders. Think about signing up for PrestoPay, ShopWithScrip's online payment system, if you haven't already. Please note: PrestoPay requires 2-5 business days to verify new accounts. Contact Misty at 815.235.3154 x 223 or email her at to activate your account today!

Note: ScripNow purchased with PrestoPay will be available in minutes. Orders placed during the 24 hour promotion and paid for by check will still receive Thank-Scrip-ing Day rebates, and families will receive their ScripNow eCard in minutes after the coordinator releases the order.

'42nd Street' and 'The 39 Steps' DVDs

We are making DVDs of Aquin's productions of 'The 39 Steps' and '42nd Street' and you can get one with a $10 donation to the Aquin Theater Department. Send your donation in an envelope to either Aquin office. Write your name, phone number and DVD order on the envelope and we'll get the DVD to you soon!

Missing Aquin Facebook Posts on your Newsfeed?

Facebook has made some changes that may be affecting how often Aquin posts come to your newsfeed. If you have noticed this happening, we recommend 'liking' a post from Aquin occasionally. Facebook is trying to limit the 'free' promotion for businesses and one way to keep the posts coming (without Aquin paying for them), is by 'liking' a post.

If you haven't checked out the Aquin Facebook page lately, just go to: If you're a Facebook member, 'like' us and our news will come to you. If you're not a member, you can check us out on the homepage of the Aquin website ( or at our Facebook address.

If you're a Dr. Seuss fan, you'll want to head there now and watch the classic animated version of 'The Lorax' in honor of Earth Day!

End-of-the-Year Dates to Note!

  • 1st Friday Can Recycling: Friday, May 2
  • Aquin Prom: Friday, May 2
  • AdPix Awards Ceremony: Wednesday, May 7
  • 2014-15 Mandatory Sports Meeting: Wednesday, May 14
  • Last Day for Seniors: Friday, May 16
  • Baccalaureate for Seniors: Friday, May 16
  • Aquin Hall of Fame Dinner: Saturday, May 17
  • Senior High Graduation: Friday, May 24
  • Memorial Day--No School: Monday, May 26
  • Preschool Graduation: Thursday, May 29
  • St. Joe's Picnic Day: Monday, June 2
  • Tuesday . June 3: No School Grades 7-12, Elementary Honors Day, 6th Grade Graduation, Last Day for Preschool
  • Wednesday . June 4: No School Preschool-Grade 6, 8th Grade Graduation
  • Thursday . June 5: Last Day--Half Day, All-System Mass, Late-Start Grades 7-12

If you have questions on any of the events above, please refer to the Aquin web calendar at

Aquin Summer Camp Dates!

Basketball Camp for 4-8th is June 9-13.

Football Camp for 5-8th grade is July 28-30.

Volleyball Camp for 2nd-8th grade is July 28-August 1.

Register online here.