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Guest Blog: Swing Fore the Schools
Join us for the 6th annual Swing Fore the Schools on Thursday, June 2 at Crystal Springs Resort. The golf outing, Hudson County’s largest, brings together the larger Hoboken community all in the support of our children. The proceeds All Saints receives from the event benefits the school’s scholarship program.
Family and friends of All Saints, Elysian Charter School, Hoboken Charter School, Hoboken Dual Language Charter School (HOLA), Mustard Seed School and Stevens Cooperative School enjoy a day full of good fun, food and golf. There are two courses to choose from (Wild Turkey and Crystal Springs) with contests to win great prizes, including a Hole in One $25,000 cash prize!
There are several ways you can support Swing Fore the Schools.
As we explore our Spirituality theme of Stewardship and Service, teachers and students have been talking about the importance of taking care of the earth, and sharing ways in which they enjoy being in and around nature. Mr. Guzman shared this story in assembly this week, and I was so moved by it I asked if he would be willing to share it as a guest blog. As a child who grew up in the city, and often felt stifled and trapped in the heat of the summer, Mr. Guzman’s words really resonated with me.
I am a part of nature. For each of us humans there is no denying that. We are connected to its many complex structures in the most basic yet essential ways: it is a necessity that we are able to breathe oxygen and it is essential that we consume water. It is ideal that we receive Vitamin D through sunlight and yet unlike any other living organism in nature, humans seek out ways to separate ourselves from nature, most typically under the guise of progress or distancing ourselves from baser instincts: we are humans not beasts. However as we invent, innovate, create and orchestrate, humans have a tendency to overlook nature, in spite of the necessities I just mentioned. Perhaps I failed to mention one more necessity: immersing oneself in nature and the environment.
Fourth Graders treated parents, teachers and schoolmates to their very own student-created NJ Boardwalk this week. This impressive project is a culminating activity to their year-long study of New Jersey. Using only recycled materials, students were challenged with creating arcade games that served the dual purpose of entertainment and education about our state's rich and storied history.
8th Grade Students in Ecuador
The All Saints community raised over $5000 in relief donations for victims of last month’s earthquake in Ecuador. This week, our 8th Grade students purchased and distributed over $3000 worth of diapers, wipes, pots and pans, dishes, miscellaneous kitchen items, towels, and other items for families who lost everything. The students also wrote messages of hope and love on each of the items. The remaining money will be donated to a small organization that works directly with the indigenous communities in the affected area.
Grade 4 Presents to City Council
Last week, Fourth Graders from All Saints Day School presented their Action Research project to Hoboken City Council. This year the class conducted research on composting and recommended that Hoboken provide a curbside composting service to all residents. Hoboken City Council was very receptive to their ideas, and the All Saints community is excited to see how we can help moving forward.