January 27, 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.


Catholic Schools Week 2020

Believe ~ Lead ~ Learn ~ Serve ~ Succeed

At All Saints Catholic School, we are proud to make Catholic education accessible for all who truly desire it for their children. This week as we celebrate the gift of Catholic education, I invite us to reflect on what it means to truly desire a Catholic education and would suggest our five defining words as the guideline for that purpose.
 
Believe
First and foremost, we are a school where faith is paramount. We believe in the presence of God in each and every person. We speak respectfully and positively toward and about one another. We are committed to community and our participation in the faith life of our school. This includes active participation in school prayer and attendance at Mass, particularly our parish connection Masses.
 
Lead
As leaders, we take the initiative in doing what is right because it is the right thing to do. We come to school on time, prepared with homework complete and in full uniform. Not only do we cooperate and follow school rules, we encourage others to be cooperative to allow for a safe and organized learning environment for all.
 
Learn
Learning is not a passive activity. It is a verb…an action. Students must own their learning. Our teachers provide rich opportunities for students to expand their depth of understanding. As life-long learners themselves, our teachers have learned to use student data to inform instruction and share that data with our children to set growth and achievement goals. Students at All Saints must be committed to doing the work not simply to earn a grade but to expand their minds and understanding.
 
Serve
While often this word speaks to the charity and service that we provide to those in need outside our school, being of service to our school community is essential as well. Service through participation in fundraising and volunteer opportunities is expected as it supports our school and allows us to provide Catholic education. Additionally, it models for our children the importance of building positive relationships through active participation in our school community.
 
Succeed
We see success in students mastering the basics of reading, writing, math, science and social studies and applying those skills each day. We see success in students learning appropriate social interaction skills. We see success in Math League placement, Science Olympiad medals, Future Cities awards and sports championships. We see success as well in our graduates who are faith-filled citizens and leaders in our world.

This success is not achieved by the school alone; we cannot take the credit. The success of our children comes as a result of the partnership between home and school. Success comes when the expectations at home and at school are aligned. Education at All Saints is not to be considered buying an education but rather a “buying into” this partnership.
Don't Miss these
Important Dates!
January 27-31
Catholic Schools Week
Believe, Learn, Serve, Lead, Succeed

January 28-29
National Catholic Schools
Day of Giving
12 p.m. 1/28 to 12 p.m. 1/29
(Opens at 12 noon on 1/28)

January 27
Breakfast-Lunch Menu/Orders
close for 2/3/2020 to 2/14/2020

January 31
Sock Hop/Pajama Party
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

February 1
Re-Registration Deadline

February 3
HSA Meeting
5:30 p.m.

February 3 - February 14
STAR Math, Reading
Early Literacy Testing

February 5
Breakfast-Lunch Menu/Orders
open for 2/17/2020 to 2/28/2020

February 9
HSA Breakfast
8 a.m. until 12 noon
All Saints Social Hall

Open House
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

February 10
Breakfast-Lunch Menu/Orders
close for 2/17/2020 to 2/28/2020

Math League Meet
3:15 p.m.

February 17
President's Day Observed
School Closed

February 19
Main Event Community Night

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

Making Catholic education accessible is a financial challenge for us. One that we are willing to accept for those who TRULY want a Catholic education as outlined above. As we are in the re-registration process, it is good for us to not only re-register but to reflect on the commitment made when choosing All Saints Catholic School.
At All Saints Catholic School,
we are engaging minds and strengthening faith
as together,
 we are…
All Saints STRONG!!
School News
Catholic Schools Week 2020
Catholic Schools Week, celebrated nationally during the last full week of January (January 25 - February 1), highlights the values of a Catholic education.

Believe ~ Lead ~ Learn ~ Serve ~ Succeed

Monday - SERVE
Service Project - Collect Items for St. Catherine of Siena, Gulu, Uganda
Cardboard Challenge Project Sharing
Uniform - Add on Day

Tuesday - SUCCEED
DelDot STEM Assemblies
8:30 am - Middle School
9:45 am - Intermediate Grades
Eighth Grade High School Reveal Day
Geography Bee
1:45 pm

Wednesday - LEARN
Uniform - STREAM Shirts and Gym Sweatpants
Spelling Bees
8:30 am - Grades K - 3
9:45 am - Grades 4 - 8
HSA/Student Council Faculty & Staff Lunch
Class Dance Demonstrations
(12:45 pm -2:45 pm)

Thursday - BELIEVE
Catholic Schools Week Mass (10:00 am)
Prayer Buddy Lunch/Recess/Games
(11:30 am - 1:00 pm)

Friday - LEAD
Spirit Day
Uniform - Spirit Wear Jerseys/Sweatshirts/STREAM T-shirts
with Gym Sweatpants
Student/Faculty/Staff Relay Races and Basketball/Volleyball Game
(12:45 - 2:45 pm)
Pajama Party Sock Hop (6:00 - 8:00 pm)


All are welcome for all of our special events!
HSA president Luzdary Mondragon presents information about giving to All Saints Catholic School at a Mass at
St. Catherine of Siena to kick off Catholic Schools Week.
Some of our beautiful students who attend St. Catherine of Siena.
Mrs. Jessica Dzielak,
PreK 4 teacher and Zachary Morales; and Talula Stinchcombe and her mother Mrs. Amanda Stinchcombe, Middle School Technology and ELA teacher, attend Mass at Our Lady of Fatima, to kick off Catholic Schools Week.
For more photos of our Mass participation this past weekend,
All Saints Catholic School Day of Giving
Tuesday, January 28 - Wednesday, January 29
Check our social media posts for Day of Giving, for stories on why families choose a Catholic Education for their children, and examples great teaching and learning going
on in our classrooms.
Collection for St. Catherine's PreSchool - Gulu, Africa

As part of our Catholic Schools Week school-wide service project, All Saints Catholic School is collecting notebooks, pencils and shoes to benefit the St. Catherine of Siena sister parish and school, St. Catherine's of Gulu, Africa.

We are collecting boxes of pencils, notebooks, and either new or gently-used sneakers and dress shoes. We need sizes that fit 3-year-old to 12- year-old children. Please try to bring in one of each item if you can, as these items are greatly needed! Thank you for your generosity!

Believe ~ Lead ~ Learn ~ Serve ~ Succeed
Calling Current Families to Help out with Staff Luncheon
The annual Catholic Schools Week Teacher and Staff Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, January 29th. Volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help with the luncheon: setting up, serving lunch, and cleaning up. Food and drink donations are also needed.  Please find the Sign-Up Genius Here to sign up to help out. Thank you!
Sock Hop/Pajama Party, Friday, January 31st
Please see the sign-up genius to
donate and RSVP


Wear your PJ’s to the party!
Valentine Family Breakfast

The Valentine Family Breakfast Fundraiser will be held in the All Saints Catholic School Social Hall. This event benefits ASCS's Home and School Association.
Open House Tours will begin at 11:30 a.m.
Re-registration for 2020-21 (English)
Planning for the 2020-2021 School Year has begun. We strive to make the process as simple as possible. All students will be automatically rolled over for the 2020-2021 school year on January 15, 2020. Re-registration fees will be managed automatically through FACTS.

New student inquiries have been abundant. We will begin to accept new applications for the 2020-2021 school year on February 1st. If you have a sibling who will be joining us, please be sure to complete the sibling form.

We will once again be implementing our $500 referral grant program. If a family identifies you as a referring family and they complete the registration process and enroll in our school by July 1, 2020 a $500 tuition grant will be applied to your tuition account. The referral form may be used for this purpose as well.

The Re-registration Letter and Forms are available here as well as through our school website .


**Information about Tuition assistance was also provided.
Tuition Assistance Applications and supporting documents must be completed electronically with FACTS
and are due March 4th.
The application may be accessed HERE
If you are in need of assistance with the application,
please call the school office.
Please be aware that participation in school volunteerism and fundraising activities will be considered
when financial aid is awarded.**

Re-registration for 2020-21 (Espanol)
La planificación para el año escolar 2020-2021 ha comenzado. Nos esforzamos por hacer que el proceso sea lo más simple posible. Todos los estudiantes serán automáticamente registrado para el año escolar 2020-2021 el 15 de enero de 2020. Las cuotas de reinscripción se administrarán automáticamente a través de FACTS.

Interés para el próximo año ha sido abundante. Comenzaremos a aceptar nuevas solicitudes para el año escolar 2020-2021 el 1 de febrero. Si tiene un hijo(a) adicional que quisiera inscribir, asegúrese de completar el formulario para hermanos.

Una vez más, implementaremos nuestro programa de subvención de referencia de $ 500. Si una familia lo identifica como una familia de referencia y completan el proceso de inscripción y se inscriben en nuestra escuela antes del 1 de julio de 2020 , se aplicará una subvención de matrícula de $ 500 a su cuenta de matrícula. La forma de referencia también se puede utilizar para este propósito.

**Las solicitudes de asistencia de matrícula y los documentos de respaldo deben completarse electrónicamente con FACTS y deben someterse
el 4 de marzo.
Se puede acceder a la aplicación   AQUÍ
Si necesita ayuda con la aplicación, por favor llame a la oficina de la escuela.
Por favor tenga en cuenta de que la participación en la escuela, el voluntariado y las actividades de recaudación de fondos será considerada cuando la ayuda financiera se concede.
¡Los mejores deseos para un 2020 lleno de bendiciones!**

Future Cities Champions!
The All Saints Future Cities Team was recognized as Outstanding First Year Team at their regional competition in Philadelphia,
Saturday, January 18th.
Congratulations to the middle school Future Cities STEM/STREAM Club Team led by Ms. Susan Small, technology coordinator and Mr. Brandon Dougherty, fourth grade teacher. Our team was recognized as the Outstanding First Year Team at the regional Future Cities competition earlier this month.

The Future City Competition comprises problem-based learning with computer simulation, in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education. The program is for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students, who partner with engineer-volunteer mentors to create – first on computer and then in three-dimensional models – their visions of the city of tomorrow.
Future Cities Team members (left to right): John Desmond, Charles Brecht, Gianna Lacombe, Cameron Hartzell, Zoe Heidingsfelder, Sarah Ross, Brianna Tokarski, Olivia Piorkowski, Nicholas Tokarski comprise the Outstanding First Year Team that was recognized at the January 18th competition.
Grant Received from Exxon Mobile
Our STEM programs recently received a grant from Exxon Mobil Corp! Through the Educational Alliance, Exxon and Mobil are fueling young minds and helping create aha moments through the Educational Alliance, which is part of their ongoing effort to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education within the communities they serve. When you buy gas from an Exxon -Mobil station, it may come back to support our STEM classes!
atTAcK presents to ASCS Middle School Students
ASCS middle school students recently heard a stirring presentation about the horrors of drug addiction by Mr. Don Keister, founding board member and special projects chairman of atTAcK Addiction, whose mission is to educate young people about the dangers of alcohol and drugs. In 2012, the Keister family lost their son Tyler Armstrong Keister to an accidental drug overdose. Members of the organization speak to schools, prisons, churches and community groups to bring awareness of addiction as a disease, rather than the stigma that is suffered in shame by the person with the disease and their loved ones.

Open Houses Scheduled for All Saints Catholic School
Mark your calendar for our Winter/Spring 2020 Open Houses

Student and Parent Volunteers are needed to assist with these events.
Please contact Mrs. Chase (advancementdirector@ascsde.org)
if you are available and interested in assisting.

Sunday, February 9, 2020
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 7, 2020
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Register by calling (302) 995-2231, ext. 108/e-mail
advancementdirector@ascsde.org

Give the Gift of An All Saints Education
Where we are engaging minds and strengthening faith.
ASCS Athletics - Coaches Needed

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!
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)
Computer Kids Club
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
Home and School Association
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!




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.

A Great Time at 1000 Degrees Pizza!
The Rueda family enjoys a family night out at 1000 Degrees Pizza.
The Zickgrafs at the 1000 Degrees HSA Community Night.
Our recent Community Night at 1000 Degrees Pizza was a great success! Families, faculty and staff from All Saints enjoyed delicious,oven-fired pizza that was simply out of this world! Our Community Nights are a wonderful way to enjoy a night out with family and friends, and support our school. Our next Community Night is at Main Event (by Christiana Mall), on February 19th. Hope to see you there!
Mrs. Flossie Skirvin with Brayden Gryan and Patrick Corcoran.
Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner at St. Marks High School February 21, 2020
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
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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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