March 9, 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.


March 9, 2020

“The way of the Lord is unfair…is my way unfair? Is it not your ways that are unfair?” (Ezekiel 18:25)

“It’s NOT fair!” was a favorite complaint of mine and my siblings to my parents as we were growing up. My father would consistently respond to us. “It’s not fair means that things aren’t going your way.” And he would continue in a kindly flippant manner, “Go complain to the guy who told you it was going to be fair.”

The scripture reading from Ezekiel reminds us that our God forgives, saves and rejoices in the person who after committing a lifetime of wrongs turns from their sins and follows in God’s ways but the one who veers off the path of righteousness, God will abandon… “That’s not fair!” the people say.

Each one of us has a history of right and wrong choices. Each day, each hour, each moment we are called and encouraged to do what is right. In this month of March, our virtuous action is to DO WHAT IS RIGHT. Doing what is right is not as simple as following a prescribed set of rules. In the scripture from Ezekiel, we hear God speak of “His ways.” We are given the Ten Commandments and the example of Jesus’ sacrificial love as guides to doing what is right.

 Doing what is right requires that we understand the uniqueness of each situation and each person. As educator, Rick Wormeli tells us with the title of his 2006 book, Fair is Not Always Equal . Doing what is right is not the same in every circumstance, it takes self and social awareness to determine the right thing to do in any given situation. Jesus adjusted his ways in every circumstance…sometimes teaching, sometimes listening, sometimes challenging authority, sometimes healing…
Jesus healed the man born with blindness (John 9:1-12) allowing him to see. We pray that Jesus will illuminate for each of us the right thing to do in each and every situation. In this Lenten season, let us remain close to Jesus in prayer so that in every action we might “do what is right.”

"Now, my children, I give you this command: serve God sincerely and do what is pleasing in his sight; you must instruct your children to do what is right and to give alms, to be mindful of God and at all times to bless his name sincerely and with all their strength.”  (Tobit 14:9)
   
Don't Miss these
Important Dates!
March 9
Breakfast-Lunch Menu/Orders
close for 3/16/2020 to 3/27/2020

Registration for Spring Sports
closes at midnight.

March 10
All Saints Community Restaurant Day/Night at Cafe Napoli

March 13
Eighth Grade Graduation Picture & Class Picture Day

Computer Kids Club
3:15 p.m.

March 16
Scholastic Book Fair Begins

March 17
Spring Soccer Shots Begins

March 18
Breakfast/Lunch Menu Opens for 3/30/20 - 4/7/20

Trimester 2 Report Cards

March 20
Scholastic Book Fair Ends

Computer Kids Club
3:15 p.m.

March 23
Breakfast/Lunch Menu Closes for 3/30/20 - 4/7/20

March 26
Spring/Easter Pictures

March 28
Bunny Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

School News
Students at STAR STATUS!
Renaissance STAR Assessment Results
We are proud of our students' performance on the mid-year Renaissance STAR Assssments. Overall, our students score in the high growth and high achievement quadrants.

We are particularly pleased with the significant aggregate growth in math proficiency of our fifth through eighth graders as measured by the comparison of last March (2019) STAR scores and this February (2020) STAR scores.

Fifth graders demonstrated a 116% increase in proficiency .
Sixth graders realized a 167% increase in proficiency .
Seventh graders achieved a 176% increase in proficiency .
Eighth grade made a 90% improvement in proficiency .

Our youngest students continue to remain on target to be reading on grade level by third grade. Our intermediate students have achieved above average levels of Reading proficiency (69% - 82% proficient).

Individual student reports have been sent home. Please discuss any questions about these reports with your child's teacher. Our teachers are working diligently to use this data to inform instruction for a successful final trimester of the school year!
Tuition 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

Eighth Graders Create a Courtroom Scene based on
John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men
Will Moffit plays the judge in the courtroom scene.
Aminah Allen and Maksym Pohorylo play prosecuting attorneys, seeking justice for the murder of Lennie Small.
George Milton (seen from the back), played by Nicholas Tokarski, stands trial in the ASCS interpretation of Of Mice and Men. Naema Wade is the first witness called.
Mrs. Persinger's 8th grade ELA class brought to life a realistic courtroom scene depicting the story of characters George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers from the John Steinbeck classic novella, Of Mice and Men . This assignment provided a different twist to the original story's ending. The courtroom was complete with a judge, played by Will Moffitt. Prosecuting attorneys were portrayed by Maksym Pohorylo and Aminah Allen; the defense's legal team was played by Owen
Cardwell and Erica Reyes. The trial was also complete with witnesses, a stenographer, a sketch artist and a jury. In the Of Mice and Men story line, there is not a courtroom scene; our students created one, and found the defendent, George Milton, guilty of Second Degree Robbery (five years) and Justifiable Homicide (no jail time) as is the precedent set in California law, where the story took place.  

The students completed a
participant checklist that pertained to the part that they were to play in the trial. Students completed their chosen part by doing an essay showing evidence of their knowledge of the novella. The attorneys wrote their own opening statements and closing statements as well as picking and coaching their own witnesses.
Owen Cardwell and Erica Reyes play defense attorneys to Nicholas Tokarski's George Milton. Click on the photograph for a 6-minute video of opening arguments.
Courtroom sketch artist Kate Messenger provided realistic scenes of (from left to right): the prosecuting attorney, George Milton, the judge, Milton again,
and the jury.
SeaPerch Competition Third Place Win!
Naval underwater exploration using a SeaPerch robot garnered a third place win in the Fleet division for the All Saints Catholic School team on Friday, March 6! Held at Temple University, the team’s robotics company, Aqua-Bots, successfully navigated the underwater course, with their hand-built SeaPerch robot to place! Officials complimented the team during the compliance inspection stage, stating that they did an excellent job building their robot.

For several months now, under the direction of technology coordinator Sue Small, the students have learned about the engineering design process, created electro-magnetic fields, learned how to solder and wire together materials, and how to use remote controls for navigation. The SeaPerch team consists of the following middle school students Daryna Boiko, Casey Corcoran, Cecelia Costanzo, Anna Drushler, Cameron Hartzell, Gianna Lacombe, Killian McHugh, and Brendan Tracy. 

Compliance officials at inspection, deem Aqua-Bots' SeaPerch robot "excellent."
Killian places the robot into the water
for competition.
A third place win in the Fleet Division, well earned by months of building and practice.
Thank you to Mr. Claude Lacombe for providing a short video of the SeaPerch robot underwater.
Student Qualifies for State Geography Bee
Matthew Acholla

ASCS geography superstar Matthew Acholla, seventh grader and winner of the school's Geography Bee during Catholic Schools Week, has qualified for the State Bee to be held on March 27th. If he succeeds in this event, he moves on to the National Geography Bee to be held in Washington, D.C. in late May to be hosted by Alec Trebeck of Jeopardy. The winner of the national competition receives a $50,000 scholarship.

Good luck Matthew! We are very happy for and proud of you. 
Building Bridges STEM Club
Deldot's Nicholas Dean delivers the bridge building kit to the students
Anna Drushler reviews the engineering design process for teammates.
One of the qualities of an All Saints Catholic School education is our extracurricular STEM programs offered to our middle school students.
This spring, students are preparing for the Building Bridges Design Competition, sponsored by the Delaware Department of Transportation. The program is designed to encourage middle school students to address real-world problems and inspire them to consider careers in transportation and civil engineering. Students will use Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and 3-D modeling software to design and detail plans for a truss bridge. They will use their design to create a balsa wood model.
Nallely Cruz designing a truss bridge from her CAD design printout.
Read Across America
Literacy and books are great gifts! All Saints students recently celebrated Read Across America Day, also known as Dr. Seuss Day, by students and teachers sharing their love for reading, and of course, those wonderful, zany, treasured books by Dr. Seuss, master of alliteration! Read Across America/Dr. Seuss Day, is a yearly observance in the USA by the National Education Association, NEA. It is held on the school day that is nearest to March 2, Dr Seuss' birthday. Theodor Seuss "Ted" Geisel was an American artist, book publisher, animator, poet, a political cartoonist as well as an author. He is best known for authoring over 60 children’s books.
Spanish Adjectives Video
To see a great video of ASCS third graders practicing their spanish adjectives with Spanish Teacher/Librarian Senora Tracy, click on the classroom video above.
Dancing Classrooms Philly
Our eighth graders are becoming polished ballroom dancers. Click on the image above to see their progress!
ASCS Community Night at Cafe Napoli - March 10
ASCS Golf Ball Tickets/Rainbow Splash
Graduation /Class Pictures March 13th
Spring/Easter Pictures March 26th
The graduation and class pictures will be taken on March 13th.

Students who would like to have a Spring/Easter Picture taken, can do so on March 26th. Students are to "Dress Up" in Easter/Spring clothing. Orders will be placed
once the "proof" is provided.
Scholastic Book Fair March 16-20
Our school will celebrate the power of reading at the upcoming Scholastic Book Fair! You are invited to help our school create a culture of reading, build our school libraries, and you will have the opportunity to shop and select books with your child for your home library! A portion of all the proceeds will go back to our school – your support makes a difference!  

Book Fair dates/times: March 16-20, 2020

NEW In-School and Online Shopping Options!  Book Fair eWallet, our new digital payment option, allows your student to shop the Fair cash-free. Can’t make it to the Book Fair? Shop The Scholastic Store online to choose from over 6,000 products! Visit our homepage to access eWallet or shop online: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/ascsde
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
Computer Kids Club Spring Program
Indoor Tennis Coming to All Saints Catholic School
for Spring Sessions
Healthy Kids - Healthy School
ASCS Athletics
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!

Boys Varsity Basketball Win Recent March
Madness Tournament
Congratulations to Boys Varsity Basketball! Our varsity boys basketball season ended with a win! The championship game was close the entire game - the Crusaders were losing by one point with eight seconds left. We had to drive the length of the court and score to win. The boys showed a tremendous amount of heart and fight throughout the game and it showed in those last 8 seconds. They drove the ball and made a layup to win! The regular season was a blast too; Boys Varsity finished 10-0.

2020-2021 Diocese of Wilmington School Calendar
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
Delaware Blue Coats Evening February 29

The All Saints community enjoyed a night at a Delaware Blue Coats game, where they sang the national anthem! The Delaware Blue Coats are an American professional basketball team in the NBA G League. They are an affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers in the National Basketball League. The Blue Coat games are played in the 76ers Fieldhouse in Wilmington, DE. Their name, Delaware Blue Coats, is a new one. Previously they were known as the Delaware 87ers, nicknamed the Sevens, but when they were moved to the 76ers Fieldhouse in Wilmington, the team was rebranded the Delaware Blue Coats. Their mascot is a noble, very blue, very fuzzy steed, Coaty.  
Click on the photo above to watch a snippet of ASCS game goers singing the national anthem!
Coaty, the Blue Coats mascot, visits with our students.

Noah and August Zickgraf with Coaty.
Rock Your Socks
Bunny Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt
Sign-Up Genius Below for Bunny Breakfast
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.


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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.
Middle School Dance at St. Ann School March 21
KeikiKlub Spring Sports Clinic Registration
KleikiKlub Sports offers co-educational Tennis and Volleyball programs for students K-8.

Here is the Spring 2020 Schedule and availability:
Grades K-2: (Mondays) OPEN
Grades 3-6: (Tuesdays) OPEN
Grades 3-6: (Wednesdays) 3 spots left
Grades 5-8: (Wednesdays - beginner) 3 spots left
Grades 5-8: (Thursdays - advanced) OPEN
Advanced "AKK" Invite: (Mondays) OPEN
Scrimmage: (Mondays: Advanced) - 3 spots left (player must be able to jump float serve from end line consistently).

For more information, please visit them at www.keikiklub.com
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