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Head of School Blog
List of 2 news stories.
When Students Become Teachers
Before we send our Eighth Grade students off to their new lives in their respective high schools, it is important to us that we “test our success” in achieving our mission by having our students reflect on the ways in which the tenets of the school’s mission statement have been integrated into their lives.
One way we gauge success in nurturing a “sincere love of learning,” is through our student teaching internship program, which takes place in the spring. Students apply to teach in a given grade, and are interviewed for rightness of fit. Once assigned, each Eighth Grader spends four days living the life of a teacher in Nursery-Grade 4, Art, Physical Education, or Technology classes. On their fifth visit, they work with their cooperating teacher to design and teach a relevant lesson. Students are super excited to begin these internships this Friday, as they celebrate the Read-a-Thon with the younger members of our school community.
In addition to his many achievements, Orson Welles is credited with this quote: “Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch.”
Each year when students run for election to serve in our Student Government Association, you can be sure that the topic of lunch is going to be raised. I think we all agree – parents, students, teachers and staff alike – that we have yet to find an ideal lunch option. I think we all fantasize about the possibility of having our very own in-house hot lunch program. It’s not hard for me to imagine…11:45 and the smell of home-cooked food wafting up from the kitchen. Ahh…a girl can dream, can’t she?
Pre-K Valentine's Day Post Office Open for Business
Students in Pre-K were excited to open their Valentine's Day Post Office today. Students and families are invited to purchase beautiful student-designed stamps for 10 cents each and to send cards and letters to friends and family members at All Saints. Pre-K students are responsible for sorting and delivering all mail that comes through their Post Office to individuals in both buildings. Proceeds raised through the Post Office are donated to Companion Animal Placement in Hoboken.
Keeping the Dream Alive at All Saints!
Students, teachers and parents worked hard last Monday to keep Dr. Martin Luther King's dream alive by dedicating their time to a day of service. Now in its seventh year, this annual collaboration with Stevens Cooperative and the Mustard Seed School has provided a way for our community to give of its time and talent while being inspired by the late great Civil Rights leader.
Accomplishments were impressive! The group made 197 bagged lunches for St. Matthew’s Lunchtime Ministry, packaged 234 bars of soap for the Hoboken Homeless Shelter, collected more than 150 pairs of socks for our street-dwelling neighbors, organized the kitchen and prepared lunch for guests at the shelter, created 21 portraits for orphan children in the Ukraine, created 15 cards and 10 stationary sets for immigrant detainees through First Friends of NY and NJ, and learned and performed songs with musical accompaniment for the closing ceremony.
Reading Olympics Begins!
Students were excited to return to school today after a long break and to launch the 2017 Reading Olympics. Each year students challenge themselves to earn a gold, silver, or bronze medal by reading requisite amounts of times in a variety of genres. Many students pride themselves on having earned a medal for every year they have been in the school - with Eighth Graders having the potential to have earned 11! The schoolwide theme for this year's Reading Olympics is an all-time favorite - Dr. Seuss.