October 2020
FROM THE DIRECTOR

Fall is such a special time at All Saints School. The Outdoor Classroom will soon fill with pumpkins, and our Little Saints are settling into a comfortable school routine. Children arrive and eagerly greet each other with smiles and hugs. The teachers are bonding with the children and centering their curriculum and instruction around the interests and abilities of their individual students.
 
You may have noticed that your child now has a favorite activity or area in the classroom and is more comfortable separating from you in the morning. Life is good!
 
Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up on Friday, October 23 and Monday, October 26. Good communication between home and school is crucial for a positive school experience. Our teachers are looking forward to sharing their observations with you and are equally interested in hearing from you about your child. The teachers have been observing the children, making anecdotal notes, and collecting a few items for individual portfolios. They will also fill out an assessment, which will help them to focus their instruction and identify areas for development. Be on the lookout for a SignUpGenius in the coming weeks; some classes will be offering conferences in person in the classroom and others will be scheduling Zoom conferences. All classes will be closed both conference days, and childcare will not be offered during your conference time.
 
Though I am not able to see and greet each of you during arrival and dismissal, please know that I am here and available for a phone call or meeting at any time. Visiting the classrooms and witnessing the loving, nurturing, playful interactions taking place is the absolute highlight of my days. Thank you for sharing your precious little ones with us!

With Love,
Emory Messeroff
v 09 30 2020
COVID-19 UPDATE

To date there have been no reported cases or exposure. We are so grateful for the continued prayers over our precious school.

  • A COVID-19 infographic and quick reference guide will be sent home in backpacks this week and also available on the website.

Additionally, we are aware of the governor’s announcement about moving to Phase 3, but we are not making any changes in this regard to our COVID-19 policies or procedures at this point.
UPDATED FAQ AND SICK POLICY

Please be aware of the following clarifying updates to our sick policy and FAQ.

FAQ UPDATES
  • Music class with Ms. Jennifer will continue to take place outdoors.
  • Ms. Kim will continue traveling to all Threes, Pre-K, and Kindergarten classes for Art, and children will wear their masks for the duration.
  • Chapel with Fr. Russell will begin this Wednesday, September 30 in the main sanctuary, and children will wear masks.
  • There are a few small updates to pick-up times:
  • Young/Older Twos: Pick-up 2:00-2:10 p.m. (previously 2:05-2:15 p.m.)
  • Threes: Pick-up 1:50-2:10 p.m. (previously 2:05-2:15 p.m.)
  • Infants and Young/Older Ones: Pick-up 2:00-2:10 p.m. (previously 2:05-2:15 p.m.)

SICK POLICY UPDATES
A reminder that children must be:
  • Fever free without the use of fever reducing medications for 48 hours before returning to school
  • Have no incidents of vomit or diarrhea for 48 hours before returning to school
  • Have an overall improvement of any other symptoms for 48 hours before returning to school
**If anyone in the household experiences a fever, vomit, or diarrhea, we ask that you keep your child home to monitor for 24 hours. If no symptoms develop for 24 hours, they may return to school.
**We may require a doctor’s note for children with seasonal allergies.
CHAPEL BEGINS THIS WEEK!

Our very first Chapel of the school year is this week! Fr. Russell will hold Chapel in the main sanctuary to ensure we maintain a safe distance among classes. He is working hard to keep it safe while still exciting and meaningful for the children! Here's the schedule:

  • September 30, God Created the World
  • October 7, Noah and the Ark
  • October 14, Moses Escapes Egypt
  • October 21, NO CHAPEL
  • October 28, Jericho

** Masks will be worn by all teachers, students and staff. Family members are not invited at this time, but hopefully we can open it up to guests later this school year!
TRUNK-OR-TREAT 2020

In lieu of All Saints' Fall Festival this year, the PTO will host a Trunk-or-Treat event for our Little Saints on the morning of Thursday, October 29th in the school parking lot. Teachers will provide more information regarding costumes and/or attire to each class as the event approaches.

Note: Students who do not attend school on Thursdays and wish to participate can contact the office. This is a student-only event except for volunteers.

Volunteers Needed!  If you are interested in hosting a trunk for the event, please contact Priscilla Kunkel at priscilla.kunkel@gmail.com for more details or look for a SignUp Genius coming soon! Volunteers will be required to wear a mask during the event. Trunks can be set up starting at 9:15 AM on the morning of the event. 
 
Candy Donations Needed! Donations can be dropped with staff during carline starting Thursday, October 1st.
DONATIONS NEEDED
Pumpkins: Throughout the month of October, we are accepting pumpkin donations (any size, any quantity) for Outdoor Classroom play and exploration. Deliver through car line during drop-off or pick up.
Lysol Disinfecting Spray: If any families come across cans of Lysol Disinfecting Spray, please consider donating some to the school. We would greatly appreciate it! They have been very hard to find, and our school uses them on a daily basis. Thank you so much!
A MESSAGE FROM ALL SAINTS CHURCH

As the home to All Saints School, All Saints Church is a welcoming home for all that has continued to provide an in-person and virtual faith community through the COVID-19 pandemic. The Church is offering in-person and virtual opportunities including Sunday church and Children’s Ministry. To read all about these opportunities for your family, flip through the Fall 2020 digital edition of the All Saints Church magazine here.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Please mark your calendars with these upcoming events.

School Closed for Parent-Teacher Conferences
Friday, October 23rd and Monday, October 26th

Trunk-or-Treat
Thursday, October 29th

School Closed for Thanksgiving Break
Monday, November 23rd through Friday, November 27th