October 2016 
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrated
Hispanic Heritage Family Night
For the second year, All Saints hosted a Hispanic Heritage Family Night for all families to celebrate the heritage and culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans in the United States. This year's celebration included a wax museum, cuisine sampling, crafts, and Hispanic dances. The entertainment included children and parents, and every grade had a part. See photos of the event HERE

Segura Initiative at All Saints
In 2009, All Saints became an early adopter of the Segura Initiative. The Initiative, created by the Office of Catholic Schools and the Office of Hispanic Ministry at the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, seeks to provide Hispanic students the opportunity to receive a quality education in a Catholic environment. What began as a few students has now grown to 25% of All Saints' student population. All Saints is committed to providing excellent educational options for Hispanic Catholic families. In 2013, Mr. Soistman and others from the school participated in training at the University of Notre Dame to recruit and retain Hispanic families. Additionally,  the school raises the needed tuition assistance, provides bus transportation and provides bilingual translation for parents. Senora Yenni Leon, All Saint's Spanish teacher, serves as an advocate for families in the Segura program. She works to provide support for the families and create an inclusive culture with activities like the Hispanic Heritage Family Night. 

The Bright Future of Segura Students at All Saints
The inaugural students of the Initiative at All Saints have graduated and are now in high school and doing well. A few of the students are at Benedictine Prep, including Julio, All-Saints '13 (pictured left).  Julio is a National Honors Society student, captain of the Band Company and captain of the Soccer Team. 

We are grateful to the Diocese, school administration, teachers, volunteers and families, along with generous donors for  doing their part to provide these opportunities to Latino students in Virginia. To join the effort, consider making a GIFT in honor of the Segura program during Hispanic Heritage Month. Muchas Gracias!
You are invited to the 2016 Hesburgh Lecture 
Presented by All Saints & the Notre Dame Club of Richmond
Save Our Schools, Save Our Country, and Save Your Family:   by University of Notre Dame Professor Dr. Brian S. Collier. 

Families are not beholden to schools, but schools should be beholden to families. This engaging, humorous history-based lecture promises to cause everyone to go home with ideas about how to change their own family structure to ensure their kids are getting the education they need to help
re-shape America.

Thursday, October 27, 2016,  6:30 PM
All Saints' Auditorium
Open to the public and free of charg e
More information HERE.
Dr. Crutcher speaks to students about mentoring
On October 4th, Dr. Ronald Crutcher, the President of the University of Richmond , spoke to the All Saints student body about mentoring. He shared his story of being mentored as a youth, including his experience riding a bus 90  minutes one wa y to take cello lessons on the weekends. 

Dr. Crutcher also brought cookies for the entire student body and donated peanut butter to the LEGO Robotics teams' collection  for FEEDMORE. 
All Saints students were  inspired and had many questions for Dr. Crutcher. S ome students returned to their rooms and put mentoring to action by reading with their Mass buddies. Dr. Crutcher's visit was made possible by special arrangement by Mr. Marcus Weinstein, an important supporter of both schools.
All Saints events open to the public. Please join us!
  • 2016 Hesburgh Lecture (in partnership with the Notre Dame Alumni Club of Richmond) - Oct. 27th, 6:30 pm. Free & open to the public. More information HERE
  • OPEN HOUSE  - Tuesday, Nov. 15th, 9-11 am
  • Mass, Thursdays, 11:10 am in the auditorium (not Oct. 20)
Your support makes a difference!
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To learn more about this year's specific  Needs and Opportunities click   HEREThank you!
Contact Alyssa McBride, Director of Development at amcbride@allsaintsric.org or 804.329.7524x108 for more information.
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