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Head of School Blog
List of 2 news stories.
Launching Our New “School Family” Program
For me, and I bet for many of you, All Saints is more than just a school - it’s a community, and an extension of the family. At All Saints, we have always enjoyed strong bonds of affection for one another, and our tight-knit community and warmth is often cited by parents, teachers, students, alumni, and even prospective families after visiting our school. Coretta Scott King said “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” If such is the measurement of a community’s greatness, All Saints must indeed be considered great.
It seems like just moments ago, our children started the 2017-2018 school year. And now, here we are, already well into the first week of June, which is surely a crazy and exciting month for everyone. While the last day of school is only a week away, I’d like to remind our All Saints families that The Fund for All Saints campaign does continue through the end of the month. For those of you who have already made a gift to our amazing school - Thank You! And if you haven’t had the opportunity to contribute, please strongly consider joining this important effort prior to June 30th.
Please know that every gift counts. Regardless of size, each donation brings us that much closer to the ultimate goal of 100% parent participation. Every donation truly matters. If the teachers and staff of All Saints can achieve a participation rate of 100%, then we, as parents, should certainly step up and do the same!
Gifts to The Fund for All Saints can be made online or by check.
All Saints Creates Citywide Toiletries Drive to Support Neighbors in Need
Years ago, recognizing that many parents travel for work (and families for pleasure), All Saints identified an opportunity to support those in need by asking students to bring travel size toiletries to school, which were then donated to local shelters. This year, we decided to not only bring back the program, but by working with All Saints parents and the Service Club, we have been able to expand, creating a citywide toiletries drive.
Collection bins, decorated by our students, have been set up throughout Hoboken, at City Hall, the library, and residential buildings. All items will be donated to the Hoboken Homeless Shelter and Saint Matthew Trinity Lunchtime Ministry. Travel toiletries, often left behind in hotels, are welcomed donations and allow guests to have something that is theirs and not shared. Join us in helping our neighbors in need by donating your travel size toiletries.
Fourth Graders Encourage Plastic Straw Ban
As part of their yearlong Action Research class, our Fourth Grade students studied the environmental impact of single-use plastic straws. Through research and interviews, the students created a comprehensive report encouraging a ban of these types of straws, which they presented to the Hoboken City Council. Click here to view their presentation (to view highlights on the presentation, click here).
This project comes on the heels of the citywide ban of single-use plastic bags in Hoboken, which All Saints students had advocated for over the past several years.