February 24, 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.


February 24, 2020

“You must understand this my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger…be doers of the word and not merely hearers who deceive themselves.” (James 1:19 & 22)

This scripture reflects well the common saying, “Practice what you preach.” The number one reason that young people give for abandoning the faith is that they see/hear hypocrisy from those they perceive to be the “faithful.” The reality is that we are all good at telling others what we think they should do… we are quick to speak; but in our human condition, we are slow to listen and so we fall short sometimes; deceiving ourselves.

This Wednesday, February 26 th is Ash Wednesday, the start of the Lenten Season, a time of preparation for the celebration of Easter. In preparation, we recall the 40 days that Jesus spent fasting and praying in the desert.

Traditionally, we make “sacrifices” of fasting, prayer and almsgiving as we unite ourselves to Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice of his life for our salvation.
Maybe this Lent, we might strive to be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger …we can pray to be doers of the word not just hearers and open our hearts to recognize the voice of God that comes to us through others when in wisdom they “tell us what to do” even if they themselves aren’t doing it.

May we recognize that God alone is perfect and all of us strive each day to be the best versions of ourselves…falling short for sure but willing to get back up and welcome the fresh start that we are offered by the God who loves each one of us even in our imperfection.

“You hypocrite, remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter from your brother’s eye.” (Matthew 7:5)

“If you want to fast this Lent…

*Fast from hurting words and say kind words.

*Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.

*Fast from anger and be filled with patience.

*Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.

*Fast from worries and trust in God.

*Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.

   
Don't Miss these
Important Dates!
February 24
Breakfast-Lunch Menu/Orders
close for 3/2/2020 to 3/13/2020

February 25
Golf Tournament Meeting
5:30 p.m.
Auction Committee Meeting
6:30 p.m.

February 28
Computer Kids Club
3:15-4:25

February 29
ASCS Night at the Delaware Blue Coats
7 p.m.

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 dismissal for students
Faculty Professional Development

March 9
Breakfast-Lunch Menu/Orders
close for 3/16/2020 to 3/27/2020

March 10
All Saints Community Night
at Cafe Napoli

March 13
Eighth Grade Graduation Picture & Class Picture Day

March 17
Spring Soccer Shots Begins

March 18
Trimester 2 Report Cards

March 28
Bunny Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt



*Fast from pressures and be prayerful   Fast from bitterness and fill your heart with joy.

*Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others.

*Fast from grudges and be reconciled.
Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.”
School News
Tuition & Financial Aid for the 2020-2021 School Year
Tuition has been set by our Board of Specified Jurisdiction
for the 2020-2021 School Year

PK & K = $6,300
Grades 1 - 8 = $6,500

Two Student Discount = $1,400
Three Student Discount = $2,400
Four Student Discount = $3,600


Information about Tuition Assistance 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.
Matrícula & Ayuda financiera para el año
escolar 2020-202 1
La matrícula ha sido establecida por nuestra Junta de Jurisdicción Especificada
para el año escolar 2020-2021

PK & K = $ 6,300
Grados 1-8 = $ 6,500

Descuento para dos estudiantes = $ 1,400
Descuento para tres estudiantes = $ 2,400
Descuento para cuatro estudiantes = $ 3,600


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.


Students Recognized for the Virtuous Action of
"Giving All You Have"
Giving all you have is no small feat – it means putting forth the effort to do your very, very best in all that you do in your daily life. Being kind to others, generous, listening, helping – many virtues are utilized when a person gives all (s)he has . It is about being generous, but not just with things or money - it is about being generous with one's self.

At our February morning prayer assembly, the following students were recognized for embodying the virtuous action of “giving all.” 

PreK 3 - Lily Denhof
PreK4A - Juliette Ahmadpour
PreK 4B - Jacqueline Marascio
Kindergarten - Tristan Coleman
First Grade - Aryanna Rivera
Second Grade - Estrella Morales
Third Grade - Hunter Cornelison
Fourth Grade - Patricia Gomes
Fifth Grade - Jake Scholato
Sixth Grade - Sarah Ross
Seventh Grade - Joseph Tavani
Eighth Grade - Maksym Pohorylo



Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give , not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:6-8
Local Author Natalie Conner
Visits ASCS
Ms. Natalie Conner and her book Zsa-zsa Goes to School
Photographs of Kadeem and Zsa-zsa as children. Kadeem is now 27, and
Zsa-zsa is 20.
PreK through 5th grade students had a special visit from and reading by Natalie Conner, who wrote Zsa-zsa Goes to School, a beautiful story about her niece Zsa-zsa who is hearing impaired. The story details Zsa-zsa's first day of school for the hearing impaired, and her cousin, Ms. Conner's son, Kadeem. Zsa-zsa is now 20, and works as a chef/manager in a restaurant in Delaware City. During the program, Ms. Conner taught the students words in the story in American Sign Language, and also reviewed the ASL alphabet.
Ms. Conner signs the letter H, in ASL.
ASCS Acceptance into JDO Foundation's Global Partnership Program
We are pleased to announce that ASCS has been accepted into the  JDO Foundation’s Global Partnership Program  (JDO) for the 2020-21 school year. Thanks to Mrs. Denhof and Mrs. Tracy for applying to this program to bring global collaboration into their classrooms!

The mission of JDO is to provide an enriched educational experience for U.S. and international classrooms by providing Chromebooks for students and teachers (3:1), and professional training to the educators managing these technologies.  JDO facilitates global collaboration among partner schools to enable students to be accomplished, well-informed digital citizens. 

The JDO Global Partnership Program  will match ASCS with an international school and provide a framework to build co-curricular lesson plans that will inspire creative and innovative collaborative learning experiences for students. Students collaborate weekly and connect monthly in a live setting. JDO currently has partner schools located in; Iceland, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Italy, Finland, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Macedonia, Croatia, Poland, Uganda, Ghana, and India.  ASCS students in selected grades will connect with another global JDO school in one of these countries to communicate and collaborate on a project. 
Students preparing for March SeaPerch Competition
All Saints Middle School students involved in the SeaPerch after- school STEM program are getting ready to take their robotics company Aqua-Bots to a regional competition March 6 at Temple University.

For several months, the students have learned about the engineering design process, created electro-magnetic fields, soldered wiring and materials, and built their Sea Perch robot for underwater exploration by remote control.

"SeaPerch is an innovative under water robotics program that teaches engineering concepts, the design process, tool safety and technical procedures," Ms. Sue Small, Technology Coordinator, said. "These are excellent skills to develop not just for those students interested in a future in engineering and science, but in all aspects of life."
Brendan Tracy gets the robot from its storage.
Casey Corcoran, eighth grade, and Brendan Tracy, sixth grade, guide their Sea Perch robot using remote controls.
Seventh graders Daryna Boiko, Gianna Lacombe, and Cameron Hartzell guide the SeaPerch robot.
Our 2020 SeaPerch Team
Terracotta Warriors
In an integrated world history-art assignment, Mrs. Persinger’s sixth graders researched, designed and created Terracotta Warriors.

Terracotta Warriors were first discovered in 1974 in Central China; they are thousands of life-sized clay models of soldiers, horses and chariots, which were placed around the mausoleum of Shi Huangdi, first emperor of China and founder of the Qin Dynasty. 

Shi Huangdi had these warriors created to protect his tomb and ensure he had an army in the afterlife. 

The Warriors are on display in the Middle School.
100th Day of School
Our littliest Saints enjoyed 100th Day of School celebrations this month! Above, Mrs. Dzielak's class enjoyed a very special snack, which featured ten groups of ten pieces of snacks for counting. Below, Mrs. DeColli's Kindergarten class sported special glasses and hats, and read Mrs. Bindergarten's 100th Day of Kindergarten.
Scenes from Dancing Classrooms
Mrs. Denhof's fifth grade class with Mr. Mark McLeod, Teaching Artist with Dancing Classrooms.
Our fifth and eighth grade students have the opportunity to learn the social graces and ballroom dance through Dancing Classrooms Philly. This opportunity is made possible through a generous grant from the Penna Charitable Trust and a personal gift from the Penna Family.
Yearbook Orders Available Now Online!
Online ordering for the 2019-2020 All Saints Catholic School Yearbook is now available! Yearbooks are $35 each.
Please note that ordering is ONLY available online .

Please find the links to order below:


Spring Soccer Shots 2020
ASCS Athletics
News Flash! Both ASCS girls and boys varsity basketball teams won this past weekend! Both teams will be in the semi-finals this upcoming weekend; girls play at St. Peter’s in New Castle at 11 a.m. on Saturday, 2/29 . The boys play at Fournier Hall at St. Anthony’s at 3 p.m. on Saturday, 2/29 .
Come out and support our All Saints Crusaders! 
Spring Sports Registration

All Saints’ spring sports registration is now open on our
Registration closes on March 9 th

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!
Guest Bartending Night at BBC Tavern and Grill
A great time was had by all, and money was raised in support of All Saints Catholic School through HSA's Guest Bartending Night at BBC Tavern and Grill.

Parents, friends and supporters of All Saints came out to cheer their favorite bartender - Dr. Muir came in first place for raising the most in sponsorships for her 20-minute bartending shift. A special thank you to Legal Grounds Cafe and the Law Offices of Doroshow, Pasquale, Krawitz and Bhaya, who sponsored our cool T-shirts.
ASCS Golf Ball Tickets/Rainbow Splash
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)
Practice High School Placement Test March 7
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 Video
Watch our fearless principal on a Zip Line at Main Event Community Night! Click on the image below.
All Saints Night at Blue Coats Game February 29
Ticket Orders have been extended until February 26th.
ASCS Community Night at Cafe Napoli - March 10
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.


DMA June Sports Camp
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.
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