April 2021

I hope that everyone had a wonderful and rejuvenating Spring Break. Thank you to Kendall Wayland and Lori Wurtzel for organizing an awesome Art Fest à la Mode to kick off our break! The art display was beautiful, the Kona Ice was delicious, and it was wonderful to have our families safely gathering on campus again. 

Did you know that All Saints School is accredited by The National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education? Early childhood programs accredited by NAC have voluntarily undergone a comprehensive process of internal self-study and invited external professional review to verify compliance with the “NAC for Excellence” criteria. Through this process we are held to a higher standard of excellence in a variety of areas including our physical environment, our curriculum, our health and safety standards, and the mandatory continuing education hours our teachers and administrative staff are required to obtain. All of these elements come together to help us be an extraordinarily high quality preschool. These standards also differentiate us from other local preschools that are only licensed by DCF but not accredited by an outside entity.

Reaching these high standards and maintaining them does come at a cost. Thank you for your continued support of our fundraising efforts, which will be used for a new playground, updated classroom materials, and hardship tuition scholarships.

The next few weeks our classes will be focused on spring, renewal, and of course Easter. You will see lots of eggs, plants growing from seeds, and caterpillars becoming butterflies. All of these activities help young children to add to their conceptual knowledge of Easter and rebirth. Be sure to tune into our weekly Chapel services, shared on our school’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, as Fr. Russell takes us through Jesus’ passion, death, and resurrection in a child-friendly, developmentally appropriate way.

This Holy Week, join me in praying for our school family as we remember Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice and love for us.

With Love,

To date, 21 of our teachers and staff members have elected to receive the vaccine. By the end of this month, over 75% of our staff will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19! We are grateful for this opportunity and for this massive step toward the continued health and safety of our school community.
Ms. Carol is back, and it’s hard to say who is more excited - her or the children! For those of you who are new to the All Saints family, Ms. Carol is our Outdoor Classroom teacher for all of our students, Young Ones through Kindergarten, as well as the Spanish teacher for our Pre-K wrap-around and Kindergarten students. After a brief leave of absence for the beginning of this school year, she returned on March 1st and jumped right back into creating magical and meaningful learning opportunities for our Little Saints!
Spring cleaning? Consider donating your expired spices to our mud kitchen in Outdoor Classroom! Through April, donations can be dropped off through either carline. Thank you for helping us cook up some FUN!

Registration for summer camp will open to our currently enrolled families on Tuesday, April 6th and Wednesday, April 7th at 9:30 a.m. Weather permitting, we will be set up in the school parking lot on Lyman Ave. At that time you can register your child(ren) for session I (June 14 - July 2), session II (July 12 - 30), or both. You will fill out one (1) registration form per child and leave a cash or check deposit to secure your spot. The deposit is $100 per child, per session.

Summer Camp Registration Dates:
Currently enrolled families: Tuesday and Wednesday, April 6th and 7th
Parishioners: Thursday, April 8th
Fall 2021 families: Monday, April 12th
Open enrollment: Tuesday, April 13th

Thanks to your kindness, support, and generosity, we were once again able to raise a considerable sum in support of rare disease research and awareness!

Together we raised $410 for NUBPL and NORD! The money was split evenly, with donations being made to each organization in the name of All Saints School.

Kate Gingerich, in Ms. Julie and Ms. Stephanie’s class, is a big sister! Anna Davey was born on March 12th. Congratulations to the Gingerich Family! 🎀

Keep an eye on your inbox later this month for details on our exciting fundraising campaign to bring a new playground for our Little Saints in 2021!
Please mark your calendars with these upcoming events.

School Closed for Good Friday
Friday, April 2nd

Summer Camp Registration (for currently enrolled families)
Tuesday, April 6th and Wednesday, April 7th

School Closed for Parent-Teacher Conferences
Monday, April 26th and Tuesday, April 27th

Last Day of School (Kindergarten only)
Monday, May 24th

Kindergarten Blessing
Monday, May 24th at 6 p.m.

Pre-K Blessing
Tuesday, May 25th (Time TBD)

Last Day of School, NOON DISMISSAL (Infants through Pre-K)
Tuesday, May 25

2021-2022 Important Dates
Thursday, August 26th: Parent Meeting and Open House
Friday, August 27th: Meet the Teacher
Monday, August 30th: First Day of School