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Weekly updates – March 23

March 23, 2023

1. Tomorrow will be a great day for our ROLLER SKATING PARTY at Great Skate! All students, family and friends are welcome. It’s a great way for the students to support this important fundraiser. We are looking forward to a great turnout!

OTHER PRE-CHEMIN EVENTS – Check out sign up links for details!
Thursday, March 30, 6:30 p.m.   barre3 Workout
Saturday, April 1, 6 p.m. – Poker Night
Friday, April 21, 7 p.m. – Middle School Dance

2. Advertisements & Sponsorships – the clock is ticking for a March 31 deadline and the It All Ads Up Advertising contest! Advertisements in our Chemin program and Chemin event Sponsorships support our auction while providing a wonderful opportunity for vendors to connect with our Academy community. Click HERE for our Sponsorship form (PDF), Click HERE for online payment options or contact Colleen Leahy at Click HERE for Advertisement forms and information or contact Carolyn Sveitis at

3. 2023 Chemin Raffle Just a reminder to please sell those Chemin Raffle tickets that were sent home before spring break! The raffle is an important source of revenue for Chemin and we need all families to participate by selling $200 of tickets. This year’s prizes highlight fun with family and friends with gift cards to St. Charles restaurants: $500 Tony’s on Main Street, $250 Tubby’s Pub ‘n Grub, $100 Pio’s.

Weekly Updates – March 9

March 9, 2023
  1. CHECK THOSE BACKPACKS! Chemin raffle tickets will be sent home tomorrow – so before you leave for spring break, look for the raffle envelope! This year’s prizes highlight fun with family and friends with gift cards to St. Charles restaurants. PLEASE NOTE: To reach our fundraising goal, we ask that families sell $200 worth of tickets.
  2. ROLLER SKATING PARTY   |  Friday, March 24 Back by popular demand! All students, family and friends are welcome. Tickets are discounted for registration through March 23 and all proceeds benefit Chemin. It’s a great way for students to get involved and support this important fundraiser. Click here to register.

3. ASH POKER NIGHT   |   Saturday, April 1 The Fathers’ Club invites all guys & gals, friends & family. Chemin is a “big deal” so please join us for this game night in support of the auction. Click here to register.

For all thing Chemin click HERE.


Thank you to all who joined us for SplASH last Friday. It was truly an evening to remember! 

Weekly Updates – March 2

March 2, 2023

1. The CHEMIN PARENT PACKET was sent home today with your child. Please be sure to check it out. We hope all families take the time to read the important information and return the final page for a chance in our Spirit Shop drawing.

2. Please join us for SplASH — An Evening in Casablanca at Old Hickory Country Club tomorrow night, 7-9 p.m. It is not too late to jump on the pre-Chemin train and support our Journey to Morocco. If your calendar opens last minute, walk-ins are welcome. “Everybody comes to SplASH” – so don’t miss it! Register here

3. Auction Program Advertisements are a great way to bring in revenue for the auction while creating business marketing awareness with our Academy families. Click here for more info. Contest runs through March 31.

First Prize – class receives a pizza day during lunch.
Second Prize – class receives donuts as morning snack.
Third Prize – class receives a frozen treat.
Participation Prize – extra recess to each class that obtains an ad.

P.S. Eighth Class Families – We invite you to carry on an Academy tradition and create a tribute to your soon-to-be graduating student. A personal letter is included in your Parent Packet explaining details. Reserve your ad with our online form. You are welcome to send your advertisement at your convenience (before March 31!).  Contact Chemin Advertisement Chair, Carolyn Sveitis with any questions.

Weekly updates – February 24

February 24, 2023

1. An Academy Welcome! Last Wednesday the Academy hosted a “new” family happy hour in Cribbin Hall. It was a wonderful opportunity to introduce our biggest event of the year to our newest families. It was also a wonderful reminder of how Chemin brings our entire community together. Check out these videos: Havana and Paradise in the Pacific. They are a reminder of the joy this event inspires here at ASH. The Chemin committee invites all of you to be part of our Journey to Morocco!

2. Our Live Auction team is looking for unique and special items, and “Class Gifts” are a highlight of the Live Auction. Your help is needed to create and fund these class gifts. Each student is asked to donate $20 toward their class gift. You can contribute using our online form. If you have resources or access to concert tickets, vacation spots, or cool experiences, please get in touch with your Lead Room Parent or Heather Locker or Jessica Weeks.

3. Pre-Chemin Events Mark your calendar for these special events. If you have questions, contact Special Events coordinator, Colleen Leahy.

  • Lilac Ivy – Thursday, Feb. 23 from 6-8 p.m. Sponsored by the Mothers’ Club
  • SplASH Wine Tasting Event (Register now!) – 7-9 p.m. March 3 at Old Hickory
  • Roller Skating Party – March 24 All School Event
  • Barre3 Workout – March 30
  • Easter Egg Hunt – April 1
  • Poker Night – April 1 Sponsored by the Fathers’ Club
  • Middle School Dance – April 21

Weekly updates – February 16

February 16, 2023

1. The Chemin de Fer 2023 website is open! Updates, information, and posts will be added, so be sure to check it often.

2. How is Chemin able to present so many amazing items in the “live” and “silent” auction? Donations, donations, DONATIONS – and we need your help!

  • Do you have resources or access to concert tickets, vacation spots, cool experiences? Share your connections with your Room Parent(s) or Live Auction Chairs Heather Locker and Jessica Weeks.
  • Please use our Chemin online form to make your Class Gift(s) Donations or use the Buyout Option. 
  • Shop the Amazon Wish List and items will be sent directly to the Academy. It is so easy, and we will be so grateful! Remember, the AmazonSmile program ends Monday, Feb. 20, so now is a great time to shop!
  • Shop your personal favorite stores and websites. Popular Auction Items: travel & experiences, designer bags & jewelry, professional sports events & tickets, wine & dine packages, toys, games, electronics, gift cards, sports memorabilia, wine & whiskey.

3. Pre-Chemin events help underwrite Chemin expenses and build our community experience. The Mothers’ Club is hosting boutique shopping with Lilac Ivy next Thursday, February 23. Online registration is now open for SplASH! Please join us on Friday, March 3 from 7-9 p.m. at Old Hickory Golf Club.

Be sure to mark your calendar for other pre-Chemin events — more details to follow:

  • Roller Skating Party, Friday, March 24 – All school event
  • Barre3 Workout, Thursday, March 30 – A fun way to get in shape for Chemin!
  • Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 1 – Event for younger students. 
  • Poker Night, Saturday, April 1 – Hosted by Fathers’ Club
  • Middle School Dance, Friday, April 21 – Event for older students

Weekly updates – February 9

February 9, 2023

The Academy of the Sacred Heart is honored to present our 2023 Chemin de Fer  leadership!

TJ & Carie (Covilli ’91) Brown, Chairs
Steve & Lyn McKinstry, Co-Chairs

This year Chemin de Fer is taking us on a Journey to Morocco! We find ourselves traveling across the sands of Morocco, winding through the narrow alleys of Chefchaouen (the Blue Diamond), browsing markets in Marrakech and Casablanca, and ultimately enjoying a beautiful evening at the Academy oasis. A journey through Morocco sets the stage for our biggest event of the year!

What was once an evening of casino games and lavish hors d’oeuvres in the old gymnasium has grown to an event with stunning décor, silent auction items in the White Center and a fabulous sit-down dinner and live auction in Rauch Memorial. Chemin de Fer is the Academy’s largest fundraiser and social event – and we invite every family to be a part of it!

How can you support Chemin and join the fun? Details to follow next week but consider the following:

  • Save the date and plan to attend.
  • Volunteer – share your time and make new friends.
  • Donate and shop for items. Check out our Amazon Wish List.
  • Purchase raffle tickets.
  • Support and help organize Class Projects.
  • Ask family and friends for advertisements and sponsorships.
  • Attend pre-Chemin events (see events below).

Plans are underway and details are being finalized. Information will be sent via e-blast next week. Visit the Chemin website for updates. Be sure to check out Thursday Mail each week for important invitations, calls to action, announcements and celebrations. We hope you join us on the journey to Morocco!