February 10, 2020
NEWSLETTER
All Saints Catholic School, a regional faith-based community, focuses on academic excellence while ensuring the dignity of each individual. While modeling Gospel values, the school incorporates a STEM approach to teaching and learning in order to prepare its population for the challenges of a global society.



Face CHALLENGES
without FEAR
 
A life without challenges does not exist! Challenges come in all shapes and sizes. Too often we compound our own challenge with the belief that we are the only one facing challenges or that ours is the BIGGEST and WORST Challenge…a project we will never complete…a math concept that just can’t be understood…the loss of a job…more bills than income…the betrayal of a friendship…the diminishment or loss of a loved one…

With the challenge comes FEAR…Fear that this is the challenge that cannot be overcome! But in the words of Zach Williams, “Fear he is a liar.”

“…fear he is a liar
He will take your breath
Stop you in your steps
Fear he is a liar
He will rob your rest
Steal your happiness
Cast your fear in the fire
'Cause fear he is a liar…”


The most repeated phrase in scripture is “BE NOT AFRAID.” God understands our human condition and at every turn wants to reassure us. For our part, we must draw close to God and place our trust in Him.

This month as a school community, our virtuous action is to face our challenges without fear. A natural inclination is to want to avoid the difficult situation but too often, avoidance escalates the difficulty. Our faith calls us to face every challenge…every difficulty with the knowledge that we are not alone. Our God is with us and nothing we do can separate us from the love God has for us.

“Let Your fire fall and cast
out all my fears
Let Your fire fall Your love
is all I feel.”

At All Saints Catholic School, no one is alone in facing challenges as

Together, we are All Saints strong!
Don't Miss these
Important Dates!
February 10
Breakfast-Lunch Menu/Orders
close for 2/17/2020 to 2/28/2020

Math League Meet
3:15 p.m.

February 10-14
STAR Math, Reading and Early Literacy Testing

February 17
President's Day Observed
School Closed

February 19
Main Event Community Night
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

February 19
Breakfast-Lunch Menu/Orders
open for 3/2/2020 to 3/13/2020

February 20
BBC Tavern and Grill
Guest Bartending Event
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

February 21
Middle School Dance
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

February 21
Breakfast-Lunch Menu/Orders
close for 3/2/2020 to 3/13/2020

February 29th
Blue Coats Game
7 p.m.
Ticket Form must be returned to the office by February 21st.

March 2
HSA Meeting
5:30 p.m.

March 4
Breakfast-Lunch Menu/Orders
open for 3/16/2020 to 3/27/2020

March 6
Trimester 2 Ends
Noon dissmissal for students



 
School News
Catholic Schools Week 2020
As part of our school-wide service project held during Catholic Schools Week, ASCS collected notebooks, pencils and shoes to benefit the St. Catherine of Siena sister parish and school, St. Catherine's
of Gulu, Africa.
On high school reveal day, Mia Terinoni and Isabella Hunter showed their
high school spirit!
Prayer Buddy Activities: fifth grade students partner with their PK4B prayer buddies to have lunch and play games during Catholic Schools Week.
The Rev. Father John Hynes presided over Mass duringCatholic Schools Week.
Izzy Burrows and Owen Cardwell
assisted as altar servers.
The awesome athletic team of our faculty (left to right): Mrs. Tracy, Mr. Dougherty, Ms. Luce, Senor Santiago, Mrs. Bocanegra, Ms. Szymanski and Mrs. LeBeau. Mrs Parsio, front center .
All Saints Kindergarteners perform the Hokey -Pokey for the All School Dance performances.

The All Saints school community embodied this year’s Catholic School’s Week theme of Believe ~ Lead ~ Learn ~ Serve ~ Succeed by participating in service projects, STEM assemblies, Spelling and Geography Bees, and an All School Mass. The week was a wonderful balance of showing our students’ and school’s academic excellence, and our school spirit by participating in a school-wide dance demonstration, relay races and a fierce basketball game on Friday. Those eighth graders who know their high school status for next year, showed their school pride by wearing spiritwear denoting their high school acceptance or first choice. Our faculty and staff were treated to an abundant and delicious lunch by our wonderful Home and School parents and grandparents, and our prayer buddies enjoyed an afternoon of sharing lunch, recess and special games. The week ended with an absolutely adorable Sock-Hop/Pajama Party for our youngest students!

The educational, fun and festive week was ushered in and closed by beautiful Mass celebrations, which showed our school pride and community support, with members of our All Saints Community speaking and serving at Masses at Our Lady of Fatima, St. Catherine's and St. Mary's on Saturday and Sunday, January 25-26, and at Corpus Christi and St. Matthew's on February 1-2.


Senor Santiago gets the ball, to run for a 3- point basket on the other
end of the court!
Noah Skipski, Reyna Pecou, Alaina Levering and Aryanna Rivera
Eighth graders show their high school pride at the special pizza luncheon
 held during
Catholic Schools Week.
ASCS Community at Sponsoring Parish Masses - CSW
All Saints Catholic School would like to extend a sincere “Thank You” to the parishioners for their generous support of the 2019 -2020 Annual Giving Campaign for All Saints Catholic School. Because of your generosity, we are able to provide high quality Catholic education for all who desire it for their children. Many thanks to Father Darcy, Father Dillingham, Father Hynes, and Msgr. Brubaker and the parish staff at each of our sponsoring parishes for their continued support as well. We also thank our families, our students, faculty and staff for participating in these recent Masses.
Kate Messinger and Dana Esterline at Our Lady of Fatima Mass .
Amelia Facciolo reading at a Corpus Christi Mass.
Savannah Zoladkiewicz and Olivia Justison serve as Gift Bearers at Mass at St. Matthew Parish.
ASCS students before the Hispanic Mass at St. Catherine of Siena.
Mrs. Jessica Dzielak and Mrs. Amanda Stinchcombe, with Zachary Morales and Talula Stinchcombe at Mass at
Our Lady of Fatima.
All Saints Catholic School Day of Giving

Thanks to our donors' generous contributions, we raised $2,465.00 during the 24-hour Day of Giving Campaign.

Here is the most favorite post we shared on social media - the First Graders signing and praying The Our Father.
Because of your generosity, we are

All Saints Strong!

Spelling Bee Winners
Aubrie Nowak, 5th grade, upper grade Spelling Bee winner pictured with Joseph Tavani, 7th grade and Maksym Pohorylo, 8th grade, who tied for second place. Aubrie will represent All Saints at the next competition at St. Marks.
Aubrie Nowak, 4th-8th grade winner and Celia Brecht, K-3rd grade winner, showed their Spelling Bee moxie and smarts during
Catholic Schools Week.
ASCS students participated in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. According to Mrs. Parsio, each homeroom entered two students in the Spelling Bee. The winner for K-3rd grade was Celia Brecht. The winner for 4th-8th grade was Aubrie Nowak. Aubrie now moves forward to compete at the next level at St. Mark's to represent ASCS.
2020 Spelling Bee participants (left to right): Alvina Rosanne, Jaelynn Burrows, Aubrie Nowak, Marlee Thomas, Ava Willoughby, Brianna Tokarski, Jordan McCall, Joseph Tavani, Maksym Pohorylo and Owen Cardwell.
Geography Bee Winner!
Congratulations to seventh grader Matthew Acholla, who is the All Saints winner in the school-wide National Geographic GeoBee! The National Geographic GeoBee includes three levels of competition – school, state and national. Matthew will now take a proctored online qualifying test; the top 100 ranked students in each state who qualify will represent their school at the State GeoBee competition. State champions are then invited to compete in the national championship.
Nico Fiasco (finalist), Matthew Acholla (winner), and Brendan Tracy (finalist), in ASCS GeoBee .
Matthew Acholla with the GeoBee's coordinator, Mr. Brandon Dougherty, fourth grade teacher.
DelDot STEM Presentation
Left to right: Sean Weaver and Paul Huhn, DelDot Bridge Engineers, gave a special STEM presentation to ASCS students during Catholic Schools Week.
Sean Weaver asks the question: How many bridges are in the United States? (600,905!)
As part of our Catholic Schools Week Succeed focus, our Middle School and Intermediate grades attended a STEM assembly, provided by Paul Huhn and Sean Weaver, DelDot Bridge Design Project Engineers. The fascinating presentations included interesting facts - such as how many bridges there are in Delaware (1,700) and how many in the United States (600,905), lessons on nine different types of bridges and their features, and structural engineering in general.

All Saints students will be participating in the DelDot Bridge Building competition. They gave students a preview of the competition during the presentation.
All School Mass
During Catholic Schools Week, the Rev. Father John Hynes presided over an all - school Mass. His homily reflected on making sure we are looking for things in the appropriate place and with the appropriate light. Father Hynes told a story of a man looking for a lost contact lens underneath a street lamp, but lost his lens in a different location! He had light, but he was in the wrong place! His lens was lost several yards back.

When we feel lost or if we feel we're in the wrong place, we can always pray to God to show us the correct path!

Dr. Muir, Celia Brecht, Talula Stinchcome and Aubrie Nowak sing in the choir.
Maksym Pohorylo leads the Prayer of the Faithful during Mass.
In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. (Proverbs 3:6)
Declamation Competition at St. Marks
On Saturday, February 1, 2020
All Saints was represented at the annual St. Mark's Declamation competition by middle school students Gianna Lacombe, Owen Cardwell, and Maksym Pohorylo. The students participated in oral interpretation and declamation. Maksym was awarded a third place trophy in oral interpretation. Public speaking is not an easy task and all three students should be commended. They represented All Saints with skill and confidence!
Maksym Pohorylo, Gianna Lacombe and
Owen Cardwell
Science Olympiad
Dominic Cutrona and Patrick Corcoran were members of the All Saints Science Olympiad team who medaled at St. Mark's
on February 8th.
Larysa Pohorylo and Cece Costanzo were members of the All Saints Science Olympiad competition team at St. Mark's.
At the Science Olympiad competition at St. Mark's, All Saints 5th and 6th grade teams made an All Saints Strong showing. The seven All Saints students medaled in six events - two first place, one second place, and three third place medals.

Fifth grade team:
Liam Bower
Brayden Gryan
Aubrie Nowak
Patrick Corcoran
Dominic Cutrona
Marlee Thomas

Sixth grade team:
Larysa Pohorylo
Brianna Tokarski
Alejandra Trujillo
Karla Flores
Cecelia Costanzo
Zoe Heidingsfelder



Way to go All Saints!
Financial Aid for the 2020-2021 School Year
Information about Tuition assistance was provided with the re-registration materials and may be found HERE.

The deadline for the diocesan Vision For the Future tuition assistance application program is
March 4, 2020

Please be aware that participation in school volunteerism and fundraising activities will be considered
when financial aid is awarded.
Ayuda financiera para el año escolar 2020-202 1
También se proporcionó información sobre la asistencia de matrícula con los materiales de reinscripción y se puede encontrar AQUÍ

La fecha límite para el programa de solicitud de asistencia de matrícula diocesana Visión para el Futuro es
4 de marzo de 2020

Tenga en cuenta que se considerará la participación en el voluntariado escolar y las actividades de recaudación de fondos.
cuando se otorga ayuda financiera.


HSA Breakfast and Open House
Multi-talented and versatile clown Chris Shelton surrounded by young fans!
Mrs. Anabel Serrano Flores and Mr. Denny Skirvin help out in the kitchen during our HSA breakfast.
Chef Phil DeColli, husband of Kindergarten teacher Mrs. DeColli volunteered to cook the delicious breakfast!
(photo on right):
Eighth grader Owen Cardwell sells Valentine Candy-Grams at our February 9th Open House. Mrs. Carbajal Serrano, mother of twins Ariana and Lilah provided tours to families interested
in our PreK program.

Our Home and School Valentine Family Breakfast on Sunday, February 9 was great fun and showed a display of terrific All Saints school spirit! Current families and new families attended this event, where the food was delicious and the fellowship lively! Afterwards families welcomed prospective families to our Open House
Families enjoyed the HSA breakfast and watching clown Chris Shelton entertain the children, juggling and riding his unicycle.
ASCS Athletics
JV Crusaders Girls Basketball 2nd in Division
The Crusaders JV Girls Basket-ball team recently won their game and took second place place in their other JV division game on Friday in the St. John the Beloved tournament. Way to Go Team! You make us All Saints Proud!
Coaches Needed for Crusaders!

All Saints Athletic Association is looking for those individuals who are interested in being baseball, softball and track coaches for our 2020 Spring sports.

Contact Joe Skipski at jskipski@ediscompany.com for more information!
2020-2021 Diocese of Wilmington School Calendar
Knights of Columbus Competition

Knights of Columbus 17th Annual Catholic Youth Chess Tournament Championship

Saturday, February 29, 2020
8:30 a.m.
St. Anthony of Padua Grade School Cafeteria
10th Street near Scott Street, Wilmington, DE

Tournament played in three sections: K-3, K-6 and K-8

Registration $12 per play if postmarked by February 15th, $17 if after this date.


For more information, contact Felix Spitelle at (302) 658-2713 or fspiette@yahoo.com


In Service to One, in service to all.
(scroll down past flyer
for registration form)
Boxtops Information
Box Tops for Education has entered the digital age 

Historically, families have helped All Saints by clipping the Box Tops for Education off of products like cereal boxes and sent them to school.

Now, however, the program has launched an app designed to eventually replace the old system. A new smartphone app, simply called “Box Tops for Education,” allows users to scan their receipts whenever they buy participating products at any store. With each valid receipt scanned, the program donates 10 cents to the school of your choice. 

The most popular items will have the new branding on the package by August, 2019.

The Box Tops for Education app is available on Apple’s App Store and Google Play store .

While traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out of production, they may continue to be found on many products throughout the store. You can still clip and send them to school. 
Every valid Box Tops clip is worth 10¢ for our school. Make sure each one has a clearly visible product acronym and expiration date.

Box Tops for Education will continue to honor all clipped Box Tops until they expire, so please continue to send in your clipped box tops to school. Simultaneously, please download the app to your phone and start scanning your receipts as you identify All Saints as your school to support!
Our School Community
Main Event Family Night February 19
Guest Bartending Event 02-20-2020!

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We have our bartenders set and are looking forward to a great BBC Night on 02-20-2020!

Join the All Saints Community for our Guest Bartending Event at BBC Tavern and Grill in Greenville, DE. We're calling it our 02-20-2020 event, and it is sure to be an evening full of entertaining friends, family members, and our All Star Line-
Our cool T-Shirts are sponsored by our neighbors:

Up of Guest Bartenders from our community of parents, faculty, staff and friends of All Saints. Please sponsor our bartenders and come out that night and tip generously!

Our Bartenders (drumroll please!)


Friendly competition between the bartenders is already heating up! Support your favorite bartender here today!




ALL SAINTS MIDDLE SCHOOL DANCE

Friday, February 21
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.     $10 Admission

Open to all 6th - 8th grade students

Snacks and Drinks available for purchase
Featuring popular DJ Dr. Chris McGrath
CYM and ASCS Permission Slips
required to enter dance.


Last Middle School Dance of the 2020-21 School Year.
All Saints Night at Blue Coats Game February 29
Order Form
Blue Coats Game February 29, 2020 7 p.m.
$14.00 per ticket

Student Name/Grade:
# of tickets:
Total cost:

Must be returned no later than February 21, 2020 to the office. Check or Cash. Checks must be made out to ASCS.
Rock Your Socks
Annual Golf Tournament May 4, 2020
Join us for our 8th Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner Auction
Monday, May 4, 2020
Hartefeld National Golf Course, Avondale, PA

Proceeds benefit the continued enhancements to the STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, Math) curriculum including art integration, computer applications, materials, teacher training, and curriculum resources.


Alumni News and Advancement
Calling All Alumni!
All Saints Alumni and Alumni from Corpus Christi, St. Catherine's, Our Lady of Fatima and St. Matthews- Please send us your news! Contact Lisa Chase at advancementdirector@ascsde.org with special things going on in your life. We are also looking to develop an alumni association; please let Lisa know if you are interested in being involved.
All Saints may benefit from
2019-2020 United Way Campaign

Our friends at the United Way of Delaware have assigned us a Book Number! If your company is hosting a United Way Campaign, and you are contributing to that fundraising effort, consider having All Saints Catholic School benefit from your donation. Our Book number is 13834 . Donors wishing to designate their contributions to All saints Catholic School should “write-in” our name (All Saints Catholic School) and full mailing address (907 New Road, Wilmington, DE 19805) and/or book number 13834 on their United Way of Delaware Pledge Form in the Specific Care area.  Online contributions are directed only for the United Way Community Funds, of which All Saints does not benefit.
Important Reminders and other News at
All Saints Catholic School
Shop on Amazon, and Support All Saints Catholic School

Shopping on Amazon through Amazon Smile helps to support All Saints Catholic School. When you shop on Amazon, please consider going through our website, and clicking here on Amazon Smile for All Saints Catholic School. We receive a percentage of purchases on qualified-only items.

Support All Saints Catholic School through our
Annual Fund Campaign

Consider making a financial contribution to All Saints Catholic School through the Annual Fund by mailing a check to: ASCS Annual Fund, 907 New Road, Wilmington, DE 19805, or click here to be directed to our secure giving portal. More than 330 individuals and families gave to the 2018-19 Annual Fund, raising about $53,600. If your company has a matching gift program, let us know and we can provide the information for the company’s match. If you would like to donate stocks or other investments to the school please call Lisa Chase, Advancement Director, at (302) 995-2231, ext. 108, or e-mail her at advancementdirector@ascsde.org to receive more information.
Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner at St. Marks High School February 21, 2020
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