Share-A-Skill Extravaganza - Season 1, Episode 1

That's the concept for All Saint's new "Share-a-Skill" Zoom production and everyone's invited.  The first episode will be this Thursday, May 14 th , at 7:00 PM with our Master Gardener, Sherrill Munn, demonstrating how to grow potatoes in bag. Join our Zoom meeting, learn a new skill and have some fun! Zoom details below,

If you'd be willing to share one of your skills, give Sherrill a call at 410 286-7586 or email him at njoydancin@aol.com . We can schedule a time for you and make technical arrangements (all necessary Zoom equipment can be provided in sanitized form.) Similarly, if there's a skill you'd like to see someone demonstrate, give a call or send an email to Sherrill. Watch the Parish calendar and weekly newsletters for upcoming events. 

All Saints Parish invites you to its Share-A-Skill Extravaganza
Meeting URL:
Meeting ID: 843 5827 7091
Password: 031300
Join by Telephone
Dial: +1 301 715 8592
Meeting ID: 843 5827 7091
Password: 031300

All Saints Cooks - Season 1
Season 1 of our All Saints Cooks live cooking show is now officially underway. Our premier class had Mary Ann Munn showing us how to make delicious hummus (from her kitchen to our home.) She gave us a wealth of interesting information that attendees could use for more than making the hummus. Everybody enjoyed the class and we even had a chance to greet her morning sous-chef. Can you guess who that was? A HUGE thank you to Mary Ann for stepping up to kick-off All Saint Cooks!
Our next live cooking event brings us stellar chef Norm Flora, sharing you his celebrated homemade pizza secrets. If you have ever had Norm's pizza, or even if you haven't enjoyed his delicious pizza, you won't want to miss this! Episode 2 is scheduled for this coming Saturday, May 16 th at 10AM. His recipe information and ingredient list will be sent under separate cover later in the week, so be on the look-out for it. Zoom details below.

Recipes will be chosen for simplicity and taste and you'll learn the steps to success from beginning to end -- and see the final result. (Sorry, tasting will have to occur in your home, but then, you're either making it as the chef goes along, or soon thereafter.) His recipe information will be sent under separate cover later in the week, so be on the look-out for it.
Meeting ID: 818 8292 0709
Password: 011574
Join by Telephone
Dial: +1 301 715 8592
Meeting ID: 818 8292 0709
Password: 011574
CONSIDER THIS!
From Strong Schools Maryland for your individual consideration:

Governor Hogan has decided to veto the bipartisan Blueprint for Maryland’s Future. This historic piece of legislation passed with overwhelming majorities in both the House of Delegates (96-38) and the Senate (37-9) and had responsible safeguards put in place to protect our budget against downturns in the economy. Please take action to help override the veto here:

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Now more than ever, students, families, and communities need the support and investment offered by the Blueprint. The Blueprint implements a series of important reforms that benefit our children's education, health and well-being, and the state's economy. Some of the benefits of the legislation include:

  • Expanding college and career pathways including career and technical education opportunities
  • Transforming teaching into a high status profession with increased preparation and benchmark salaries
  • Fixing our regressive funding formula by providing extra support for students living in poverty and interventions for struggling students before achievement gaps grow
  • Investing in early childhood education by expanding full day Pre-K for 3 and 4 year olds
  • Adding a new accountability board to ensure the reforms are carried out with fidelity

The state of Maryland must remain committed to the goal of eliminating inequities and building an education system that works for all kids, families, and educators over the long term. This virus magnified the extreme disparities that exist in Maryland, including in our schools. The Blueprint was designed to close these disparities and eliminate the achievement gap. We can’t let this veto send a message that our kids’ future is not a priority for the state of Maryland.

Governor Hogan argued his veto had to do with the fiscal realities. Unfortunately, it was ignored that legislators wisely built a pause button into the Blueprint in the event of an extreme economic downturn. This pause button would slow implementation allowing the economy to recover before further funding ramps up.

The Blueprint takes a measured, cautious fiscal approach while implementing the supports that we know all of our students need. At a time when close to 1 million Maryland public schools students are missing invaluable in-person class time and parents are struggling to provide effective homeschooling, this political decision is not a good enough reason to deny kids desperately needed resources and future opportunities. 

Now we must turn to our allies in the General Assembly who have been stalwart champions in the fight for education justice for all kids in Maryland. Now is the time for our leaders to ensure that Maryland will build the system we need not only to recover from this virus but to provide enhanced opportunities for all students, eliminate racial achievement gaps, and rebuild a strong economy for all Marylanders.

Strong Schools Maryland, along with our allies in the Coalition for the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future , will work tirelessly to make sure members of the General Assembly override this veto so all of Maryland’s students have world-class schools. We ask you to continue the fight along with us.