'tis the Season

kitchen sink . 12.17.15

Merry Christmas Guardians!

There have been some busy Aquin elves working to get our 'Christmas Gift Boxes' out to our 'Guardians of the Shield'. Last night was packaging night and delivery night. We have already received many compliments on the project, and a great big thank you needs to go to our Class Reps who organized, baked, packaged and delivered the boxes of home-baked goodness. A huge thank you also to our 1st, 3rd and 4th grade artists who created beautiful gingerbread Dawg-houses to send Christmas love!

(it's never too late to become a Guardian--click here for all the details--Merry Christmas!)

1400 Tickets Sold!

Only 800 more to go to reach our goal!

Family Sales Update: We have 11 families with over 30 tickets turned in--and at least 1 entry in the drawing for the awesome vacation package (click here for details)!
  • 11 families have at least 1 entry for the vacation drawing
  • 3 families are close to having 2 entries for the vacation drawing
  • 1 family has 3 entries--with 99 tickets sold!
  • 15 families are close to having 1 entry
So keep selling Adesse tickets--now at their regular price of $25. Or extend the $20 sale by getting 5/$100.

Sign-up here for sales at Masses this weekend.

We only have 2 of 12 Masses covered so far (10:30 at St. Tom and 5:30 at St. Joe's-Freeport).

Our goal is to raise $35,000 to help with annual budgetary expenses like heat, electricity, transportation, supplies, maintenance, etc.

We need each Aquin student in Preschool through grade 12 to sell 10 tickets to reach this goal!

Aquin Spirit Shop Open Tonight from 6:00-8:30pm!

Great Christmas Gift Idea--now in Stock!

Our 'BACKIN AQUIN!' spirit pack is a great gift idea for anyone who wants to support the Aquin Bulldogs and Lady Dawgs Basketball teams. Please help spread the word about this great offer to those who may not know about this deal--Aquin alumni, parents of Aquin alumni, your neighbors, co-workers, grandparents, aunts and uncles--or buy a spirit pack for them as a gift!

All previous orders are filled and ready for pick-up. The Spirit Shop will be open tonight from 6:00-8:30, or Sunday from noon-2:30. Or, stop in any time during office hours!

Click here to place your order!

On to the 'Ships!

Tonight, our Fresh-Soph Boys will face Forreston in the Championship game of the Aquin Fresh-Soph Tourney. Tip-off of the game is scheduled for 7:30pm. The 3rd place game, featuring Le-Win and Dakota, begins at 6:00pm.

Tomorrow, our Varsity Boys will face Polo in the Consolation Championship game of the Forreston Varsity Tourney. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:00pm.

Also tomorrow, our Varsity Girls will face Benton/Shullsburg(WI) in the Championship game of the Pearl City Varsity Tourney. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30pm with the 3rd place game at 6:00pm.


Don't Forget--Jingle Bell Wrap on Sunday!

The Aquin Servant Leaders will be waiting for your unwrapped gifts to arrive this Sunday and next at the High School Campus. Bring them in the gym lobby doors and they'll take it from there. They'll wrap your gifts while you wait--and even have some refreshments and festive music for you. All they ask in return is a donation 'Miracles for Maddie'.

Stop by from 10:30-1:30 on either Sunday--click here to print a flier to post at work or share to your Facebook page!

Aquin Spirit Shop Open Sunday from 12:00-2:30pm!

Senior High Auditions for 'South Pacific'

The Aquin Spring Musical is 'South Pacific' and a final round of auditions will be held this Sunday starting at 3:00pm in the Auditorium. The Hotchkisses are again directing this production and they are in need of 21 boys to fill roles--so please encourage your budding actor to join the cast. If unable to attend this audition, please contact Mr. Hotchkiss at stephen.hotchkiss@aquinschools.org.

Jean Day for Haiti

Aquin Servant Leaders will hold 2 Jean Days at the High School Campus for Finals on Friday and Monday. The proceeds of these 2 collections will go toward their Haiti project. Students can earn the privilege for one day with a $3 donation--or earn 2 days for $5. Students must to donate $5 on Friday to earn the 2/$5 privilege. The 2nd Jean Day is Monday, December 21.

'Matilda the Musical' Live in Chicago!

When: Wednesday, April 6 2016

Where: Oriental Theater in Chicago

Who: Any 5-12th Aquin student interested in music, choir or theater (parents can come, too!)

Cost: $109 per person--includes all itinerary items listed below

(think Christmas gift!)

leave Aquin on Cheeseman Coaches Bus

9:45-11am: explore Millenium and Maggie D Park

11:15am-12:15pm: lunch at Bubba Gumps at Navy Pier

2:00-4:30pm: Matilda the Musical

7:00pm: approximate return to Aquin


  • pay in 2 installments: $54.50 due 1.18.16 and $54.50 due 3.1.16
  • permission slip, lunch choice and 1st payment (check payable to Aquin) are due to Aquin Bookkeeper's Office on Monday, January 18
  • 52 tickets available on first come, first served basis
  • forms available at either campus office
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