The 2020-2021 school year is finally here! It feels SO good to be writing this message as we eagerly return to doing what we do best – teaching and loving your Little Saints.

We have a new face here this year! Welcome to Ms. Diana (Threes). Diana comes to us with over a decade of experience in early childhood education and most importantly, a passion for developmentally appropriate, play-based learning. She is a wonderful addition to our All Saints team!

We spent the last few months working hard to prepare for the reopening of our precious school. In addition to cleaning and setting up the classrooms, the staff spent a few days in development and training, which centered around our Trauma-Informed Care theme for the year. Thank you to fellow All Saints mom, Dalena Taylor, for a wonderful and insightful training titled “Connection in the Time of Covid.” As we embark on a school year unlike any before, we are committed to building trusting and meaningful relationships with your little ones that will lead to a successful year of learning and growth. We are rejuvenated, inspired, and ready to get busy with the important work of childhood…play!

Our number one priority is the safety of our children, families, and staff. Please make sure you are familiar with our COVID-19 FAQ (link) and updated sick policy (link). We are in this together, and we are relying on all of our families to adhere to these guidelines and be honest with us regarding illness and travel. I pray over our entire All Saints community daily, and I feel confident that we will come together for the common goal of keeping each other healthy and safe!

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all adjust to the new policies and procedures. It certainly looks different, but what isn’t different is that joyful, nurturing All Saints feeling. Even with masks and cohorts, as I walk through the hallways and peak into the classrooms, I see teachers on the floor playing, singing, reading, snuggling, building, and exploring with the children. This is a special place, and our school year is off to a great start!

With Love,
Emory Messeroff