Weekly Update – Friday, May 12, 2023

Hello ACS Families,

Here are your updates for the week ending on Friday, May 12, 2023…

Don’t forget…May 14 (Sunday): Our last All School Mass at 10:30 a.m. Come in uniform and see our graduates in cap and gown! 

Thank you for your food drive donations supporting St. Vincent de Paul ! ACS brought in 526 pounds of food for our SVdP pantries! Thank you and God Bless!

What’s Happening?

May 13 (Saturday) Garden Angels Food Forest: Join us for an introduction to Permaculture Food Forest on Saturday, May 13, from 7:00 -10:00 a.m.  All who are interested in helping with Mary’s Rose Garden and the Food Forest on campus are welcome. Help is needed to move mulch on Saturday so bring your wheel barrel, pitch fork, gloves and shovels. For more information please contact: Bri Gesell at acsangelangels@gmail.com

May 16 (Tuesday): Middle School Parent Orientation for parents in students currently in 5th grade. 3:15 pm in Ms. O’Keeffe’s room.

May 17 (Wednesday): Class of 2023 Graduation Mass and ceremony in the church at 1 p.m. Followed by a reception for graduates and their families in the parish hall.

May 24 (Wednesday): STREAM Event in the afternoon.

May 25 (Thursday):

  • Community Prayer at 8:10 a.m. in the parish hall.
  • Kindergarten promotion in the parish hall at 1:45 p.m.

May 26 (Friday): Last day of school! 

  • Student awards at 11 a.m. in the parish hall.  
  • Early dismissal at 12 p.m.

Sacrament Formation

All ACS students who desire to receive their sacraments must attend the sacrament formation offered through their home parish. This is a requirement of the Diocese of Phoenix for all school children as noted in your School Handbook.

If your child still has sacraments they need to complete, and they are a parishioner of St. Gabriel parish, they will need to register for sacrament formation through St. Gabriel.

Sacrament Formation at St. Gabriel Parish is a 3-year program (beginning in 1st grade). The children meet once a week from September-May. The days/times offered for next year are listed on the website as well as the Sacrament Prep calendar for next year.  Please view the Child Sacrament Formation page on the St. Gabriel website:  https://stgacc.org/sacramental-prep  (registration available in late May)    Kira Mello  childfaith@stgacc.org

Summer Programs

For a complete list and information about Summer programs at ACS/ St. Gabriel’s, please visithttps://acsphx.org/summer-camps-and-programs/

Lunch Program

Our new Lunch Program is now available through Dishes 2U. Meals may be purchased up to 11am the day prior.  

Volunteer Opportunities

MobileServe App is used to track all volunteer hours.  Be sure to record your 30 service hours. ACS families are required to serve 30 hours per school year. 

Parents, please create an account. With your account, you’ll be able to view and sign up for events at the school.  View and join the volunteer opportunities that are available.  Thank you for being part of the ACS Community.  

URGENT: We need volunteers for lunch duty in May!  Lunchtime is an easy way to volunteer, meet new friends and see your student!  Plus, we need your help!  Please visit Mobileserve and look for Lunch Duty May 2023.

Have a great weekend!!

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