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Guest Blogger: Why We Give to All Saints

Elizabeth Urtecho
We have been involved with the All Saint community for 12 years. We have seen it evolve and play an important role in our children’s lives over that time. Erik and I have four children. Three of our children are currently in the school – Pre-K, Third Grade and Sixth Grade. Our oldest daughter was a part the first graduating Eighth Grade class last year and is freshman in high school.

As parents, raising children is the most important and difficult job we will ever have to do. It doesn’t matter if you have 1 child or 4 children. We want the very best for our kids. I have discovered that while Erik and I play an important role in our children’s lives we are not raising our children alone. Our children are not only part of a family, but they are apart of a community that includes their school, church, sports, and clubs. This community plays a part in forming the adults our children will become.

All Saints Community shares the same values that Erik and I try to instill in our children. We entrust the school not only to academically prepare our children but help develop them to be the best they can be. We have seen the positive impact with our own eyes. We are so proud of all of our kids and how they are growing up to be confident, thoughtful, caring human beings academically prepared to take on the next challenge. I would like to think it had everything to do with Erik and me, but we certainly can’t take all of the credit. However, we can take credit for putting our children in a community that reinforces our family’s values and teaches them in a nurturing environment with high expectations and standards.

Communities like All Saints require support in many ways in order to thrive and financial support is one key element. It is through financial support that allows our son, Ian, to enjoy the Smart table in his Pre-K class. It is through financial support that allows the Middle School to blossom and has allowed Nicole and Andrew the opportunity to enjoy the Ecuadorian exchange program. It is through financial support that the school can find and retain our talented teachers, who make learning magical to my Third Grader, Emily. Erik and I have supported the Annual Fund over the years, because there is no better investment than in our children and the community that cherishes them.

Elizabeth Urtecho
Guest Blogger: Why We Give to All Saints
We have been involved with the All Saint community for 12 years.  We have seen it evolve and play an important role in our children’s lives over that time.  Erik and I have four children.  Three of our children are currently in the school – Pre-K, Third Grade and Sixth Grade. Our oldest daughter was a part the first graduating Eighth Grade class last year and is freshman in high school. 
As parents, raising children is the most important and difficult job we will ever have to do.  It doesn’t matter if you have 1 child or 4 children.  We want the very best for our kids. I have discovered that while Erik and I play an important role in our children’s lives we are not raising our children alone.  Our children are not only part of a family, but they are apart of a community that includes their school, church, sports, and clubs.  This community plays a part in forming the adults our children will become. 
All Saints Community shares the same values that Erik and I try to instill in our children.  We entrust the school not only to academically prepare our children but help develop them to be the best they can be.  We have seen the positive impact with our own eyes.  We are so proud of all of our kids and how they are growing up to be confident, thoughtful, caring human beings academically prepared to take on the next challenge.  I would like to think it had everything to do with Erik and me, but we certainly can’t take all of the credit.  However, we can take credit for putting our children in a community that reinforces our family’s values and teaches them in a nurturing environment with high expectations and standards. 
Communities like All Saints require support in many ways in order to thrive and financial support is one key element.  It is through financial support that allows our son, Ian, to enjoy the Smart table in his Pre-K class.  It is through financial support that allows the Middle School to blossom and has allowed Nicole and Andrew the opportunity to enjoy the Ecuadorian exchange program. It is through financial support that the school can find and retain our talented teachers, who make learning magical to my Third Grader, Emily.  Erik and I have supported the Annual Fund over the years, because there is no better investment than in our children and the community that cherishes them. 
Elizabeth Urtecho
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