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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.
Annual Frost Valley Trip Helps Middle School Students Bond
The start of the school year brings the annual Frost Valley trip for Sixth and Seventh Grade students. This three-day trip to the YMCA camp in upstate New York reinforces team-building skills and provides a safe space for risk-taking. The trip also serves as an introduction for yearlong projects in each grade. Grade 6 students build the foundation for their Essential Questions class, which focuses perseverance in the face of challenges and the importance of a supportive community. Students in Grade 7 prepare for their study of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Beloved Community and their service work that is integral to their Inquiry and Action class.
Highlights of this year’s trip include the cable bridge hike, rock climbing, a low ropes course, and the “flying squirrel,” during which students in a harness or hoisted into the air by their classmates.
Brad Ost Memorial Blessing of the Animals
Our Fifth Grade Class hosted its annual Brad Ost Memorial Blessing of the Animals – the culminating event of their yearlong study of the human-animal bond. Students partnered with pet owners to find out the importance of the role pets play in their lives. The focus of this year’s project was therapy and service animals. The students learned how animals, big and small, can make a difference in a person’s life.
After the student presentations and a keynote address by Rocking Horse Rehab’s Kathy Lutz, Pastor Elaine from All Saints Parish blessed the animals in attendance. Members of the school choir also performed.
This event is named in memory of the late Brad Ost, an All Saints father and dedicated animal rescuer.