December 7, 2022
– A Letter from our Head of School
– Record Breaking Legacy Event
– One Act Play State Results
ALL SCHOOL NEWS
– Annual Christmas Concert
– Festival of Lessons and Carols
– Volunteers Needed – Speech & Debate Tournament
– Afternoon Fun – Price Increase
– Advent Joy
– Patriot Nutcracker Dancers
PATRIOT LEARNING CENTER NEWS
– Five Senses Learning
– Acts of Service
LOWER SCHOOL NEWS
– Artists of the Week
– Bushels of Blessings
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
– Upcoming Science Fair
– Coaches Corner
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
– Texas Tech Academic Competition
– Coaches Corner
– AJ Athlete of the Week
A LETTER FROM OUR HEAD OF SCHOOL
All Saints Families,
I hope all is well and that everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving break. What a great time of year and we certainly have much to be thankful for as we navigate our time through Advent and prepare for Christmas. A huge thank you to everyone who attended and participated in our annual Legacy event this past Sunday. It was a great turnout and it was the most money ever raised at our Legacy event. A special thanks to Celeste Thompson in our advancement office and her happy elves, Dawndi Higgins and Sunni Osborne for all of their work. Also, a huge thank you to our Legacy Committee who have been meeting weekly since the beginning of school to get the Legacy Event organized and ultimately to make it all happen. We also appreciate Shawn Johnson and Brad Moran for once again leading our live auction.
Proceeds from Legacy sponsorships, and silent and live auctions go directly into our operating budget to supplement expenses that tuition doesn’t cover. A separate opportunity at Legacy each year is our “special ask” which this year was an additional two passenger vans to increase our transportation options for school events. We exceeded our goal and we will be able to purchase two additional vans. As All Saints continues to grow and our off-campus activities increase, we use our current vans almost daily to transport students. The addition of the two new vans will greatly increase our flexibility and options when we need to safely transport students, faculty and staff.
It is an incredibly humbling experience to witness and benefit from the generosity of our community. As administrators, faculty and staff we are fortunate and thankful to work at All Saints every day. Our community is generous not only with their financial gifts but with their time and effort as well. It truly takes all of us to make All Saints a special place for our students and families.
On behalf of the administration, faculty and staff we wish everyone an enlightening Advent season as we prepare for a most joyful celebration at Christmas. I personally hope that we can all find some quiet time to reflect and gain perspective on this special time of year and reach out to those who find the holidays to be a challenging time. Thank you to everyone for making the All Saints community special.
With Patriot Pride,
LEGACY EVENT DRIVES TOWARD SUCCESS!
A huge thank you to all who participated in the Legacy Event!!! The joy of the season was apparent and with your help, the school raised a record amount! We will look forward to sharing the total raised in the coming days. It was really inspirational to see such generosity toward the students and the funds raised will enable us to continue to provide the very best educational experience for our students. THANK YOU!
The guests at this year’s event were asked to assist with funding two new vans for the school. Robert Brashear shared about the continual need for daily transportation to take students on educational trips, athletic practices and games, and for community service. Generous Legacy guests contributed over $170,000 toward the vans! It’s not too late to add a contribution.
Please contact Celeste Thompson in the Advancement office for details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AND THE WINNERS ARE...
Thanks to everyone who bought and/or sold raffle tickets! Congratulations to our WINNERS!
🎉First Prize Winner: Todd Timberlake
🎈Second Prize Winner: Alex Grassano
Legacy Auction Winners
If you are the lucky winner of a Legacy Auction item(s), please pick up your goodies at the school office between the hours of 8am – 4pm by next Friday, December 16. If you have any questions regarding auction items, please contact Dawndi Higgins in the Advancement Office at 806.745.7701!
Thank you to our Legacy Sponsors...
Grade Basket Moms
Every year we are blessed by amazing ladies who tap into their creative side and come up with some very unique Grade Level Baskets! This year was no different.
A special thank you to the following ladies who went above and beyond to make this year’s auction one of the best yet!
Preschool: Emily Bateman
PreKindergarten: Emie Young
Kindergarten: Carly Gill
First Grade: Becca Moss
Second Grade: Trisha Kirkpatrick
Third Grade: Jessica Smith
Fourth Grade: Jessica Smith
Fifth Grade: Susan Simek & Amy Key
Sixth Grade: Laura Lowe and Laurie Ross
Seventh Grade: Susan Simek, Carrie Mendez, Jeni Nichls, Cami Callahan, and Michelle Fuller
Eighth Grade: Ashley Cash
High School One Act Play Earns State Runner Up
The High School One Act Play team was named TAPPS Division 3 State Runner-Up for the second consecutive year for their performance of “Peter and the Starcatcher” by Rick Elice. In addition to this team honor, the cast also earned five individual state honors.
Senior Chloe Conover and junior Olivia Needham were named to the All Star Cast. Sophomore Elizabeth Johnson was named to the All Star Crew and sophomore Hannah Harvey and freshman Lia Liu were named to the Honorable Mention Cast.
“The members of this team brought their all to their final performance, and I am very proud to have had a part in their journey,” All Saints Theatre Director Shane Strawbridge said. “In addition to their performance, I am especially proud of their professionalism in being good ambassadors for All Saints and our program. It is such a strong testament to the work and guidance put in by our families, faculty, and staff. It is experiences like this one that show the rest of Texas how special a campus like All Saints is.”
“Peter and the Starcatcher” cast members include:
Boy – Olivia Needham (11)
Molly – Lia Liu (9)
Aster – Erin Brodbeck (9)
Prentiss – Abigail Barritt (12)
Ted – Anna Lipe (9)
Stache – Chloe Conover (12)
Ensemble (Music/Foley) – Harper Burrell (9)
Scott – Blair Wischmeyer (9)
Alf – Dylan Caffey (9)
Slank – Emma Lane (9)
Mrs. Bumbrake/Teacher – Brooks Burns (11)
Grempkin – Adelaide Underwood (9)
Smee/Greggors – Hannah Harvey (10)
Mack – Nola Woods (10)
Ensemble – Katy Jane St. Clair (9)
Crew members include:
Stage Manager – Elizabeth Johnson (10)
Asst. Stage Manager/Deck Crew – Caroline Hensley (10)
Lights – Emma Steele (12)
Sound – Natalie Caswell (12)
Deck Crew – Jeye Johnson (11)
LOOKING AHEAD - MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Dress Uniform Day ☑
10:30 am: Festival of Lessons and Carols, Patriot Gym
Noon: School Dismissed for Christmas Break
DECEMBER 22-JANUARY 4
School not in Session – Christmas Break 🎄
School Resumes – Welcome to 2023!🎈🎉
Dress Uniform Day ☑ – Epiphany Eucharist | All School Chapel
School Not in Session – Martin Luther King Day
FEBRUARY 16 – 20
School Not in Session – Winter Break ⛷
Dress Uniform Day ☑ | Ash Wednesday Eucharist
For a more detailed calendar of events, please refer to the weekly email sent out every Sunday at 3pm to all parents and faculty or visit the school website calendar!
The season of Advent is upon us. It is the first season in the Church year, which is why it is time for Happy New Year greetings. Advent is a period of expectant waiting and preparation, and is a season that lasts four weeks, leading up to Christmas. This week finds us nestled in the second week of Advent.
For many, the weeks leading up to Christmas include a great deal of preparation: shopping, cooking, wrapping, and often, more shopping. It is easy to get caught up in the commercialized “get-get-get” mentality. For children, it is easy to focus on simply what they want to “get.” During this hustle and bustle, Advent has great purpose in giving us time to pause and reflect on what should be a paramount focus, the joyful expectation of Christ’s coming!
At All Saints, we strive to focus at this time of year on the opportunities to share and to give of oneself to others. The prayer requests our students share with me are rarely about themselves. Their sense of compassion and concern for the community is immense. We move into Advent ready and excited to share through our grade-level service projects.
There are many ways to celebrate the Advent season at home. Consider incorporating an Advent wreath of candles at your dinner table. A new candle is lit each Sunday during the four weeks, and then the same candles are lit each meal during the week. An Advent calendar is a great way to track the days of the season.
If you have any questions or would like more information on Advent traditions and bringing them into your home, please just ask. And remember that you are welcome to share in the Advent season with us during chapel at All Saints. There is always room for parents and friends!
Chaplain Paige +
ALL SCHOOL NEWS
Annual Christmas Concert
The All Saints Band under the direction of Charley Cross and Rob Lovett will present their annual Christmas Concert on Wednesday, December 14 at 6pm in the Kirby Commons. Come see and hear our students from grades 4-12 play songs of the season! All are welcome, admission is free.
Festival of Lessons and Carols - DECEMBER 21, 2022
ASES Hosts First-Ever Speech and Debate Tournament - Volunteers Needed
On January 28 All Saints is hosting its first-ever Speech and Debate tournament on campus. There will be somewhere between 10 and 20 schools attending this event. This is going to be a HUGE endeavor and Mr. Seymore is requesting your help. This will be one of the largest events All Saints has hosted, and it will be a huge next step for the magnitude of our speech team.
PLEASE CONSIDER SIGNING UP TO JUDGE FOR US! Below you will find a link to sign up for different time slots, fill in as many as you’d like! Share it with your friends! Come see some incredibly talented kids act, speak, and/or debate!
We need FAR more people in the morning than in the afternoon.
SIGN UP LINK: https://signup.com/go/zKtOjFO
Afternoon Fun Price Increase
Attention Patriot Families: Effective January 1, 2023, the cost per child for the after-school childcare program referred to as Afternoon Fun will increase from $12 to $15 per day.
Childcare offered during school holidays will increase from $45 to $50 for a full day and $30 for a half day of childcare. Please contact Program Director Pat Brimberry if you have any questions at email@example.com or call the school office at 806.745.7701.
Advent Grade Level Projects
This month and throughout the year, Patriot students and families are involved in community outreach programs. The Advent season is a time of giving and service. Our students and community are digging deep and giving more than just dollars. They are giving of their time, gifts and talents and learning the true magic of the season.
Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and PreFirst
Organization: Lubbock Impact
The children are completing and logging their chores at home to raise $5 to buy stocking stuffer gifts for Lubbock Impact! They are also filling Jesus’s manger with acts of kindness that they have completed!
Organization: Fountain Hills and Legacy Senior Care Facilities
Students are making gift bags and cards for the residents.
Organization: Joe Arrington Cancer Center
Students are making gift bags for cancer patients. They will visit the center to sing Christmas carols and decorate the entrance with sidewalk chalk containing motivational messages for the patients.
Organization: Garrison House
Students are making no-sew blankets to donate to the residents. They will deliver the blankets and sing Christmas Carols to the residents on December 16th.
Organization: South Plains Food Bank
Students are collecting money for the U-Can Share Food Drive. Students will visit the food bank and make cards for families that receive the donations during the holiday season.
Organization: Toys for Tots
Students in fifth grade shopped till they dropped collecting unwrapped gifts for kids ranging in age from toddler to 18 years old.
Organization: Salvation Army Shelter
Students are filling stockings to deliver to the Salvation Army Shelter on December 15.
Organization: The Rainbow Room
Seventh Grade will be collecting wish-list items, delivering the gifts and helping on-site.
Organization: The Haven
Students are collecting needed pet items and will deliver the gifts on December 20.
Organization: Salvation Army
The high school has an Angel Tree and each student has selected one ticket and made purchases from the wish-list items. The gifts will be delivered on December 21.
A Lubbock Holiday Tradition Features Patriot Dancers
Did you know…we have 13 All Saints Patriot students in Ballet Lubbock’s production of The Nutcracker this year? These dancers (ranging from grades 1 through 9) have spent countless hours in ballet class and extra rehearsals to prepare for this iconic holiday show. Cast selections, costume fittings, and rehearsals began in September and are held throughout the week and every Saturday. Whether it’s the comedy of giant Mother Ginger, the suspense of the battle scene, or the beauty of classical ballet, this show has something for everyone! Here’s a list of our Patriot dancers and performers:
Norah Smith – Village Child, Cast B
Yaretzi Vargas – Village Child, Cast B
Juliana Kostelich – Mouse, Cast A
Ela Ottolenghi – Mouse, Cast A
Berkley Gray – Polichinelle, Cast B
Eleanor Smith – Mouse, Cast A
Ella Smith – Soldier, Casts A and B
Charlee Jaynes – Party Girls, Casts A and B
Ellie Beth Moss – Party Girl, Cast A
Sophia Scioli – Party Girl, Casts A and B
Audrey Oaks – Party Girl, Cast B
Anna Belle Needham – Rat and Kingdom Fairy, Casts A and B
Katy Jane St. Clair – Ballerina Doll, Snowflake, Flower and Marzipan, Casts A and B
Performances will be at Buddy Holly Hall, December 7th – 11th. Cast A performs Thursday night, Saturday night, and Sunday matinee. Cast B performs Wednesday night, Friday night, and Saturday matinee. Tickets are available at balletlubbock.org. This show typically sells out so get your tickets soon to make sure you get to see your favorite All Saints dancer perform.
PATRIOT LEARNING CENTER
The Gingerbread Dramatic Play Christmas theme is in full swing for our Patriot Learning students! Why not mix a lot of learning with a whole lot of fun? That is how we do it in the PLC!
PLC Partners with Lubbock Impact
Our young students are learning to “Take Part in Community Service” with Lubbock Impact this Advent season. The children are filling up Baby Jesus’s manger with Acts of Service. It has been a great way for our youngest Patriots to learn about the importance of a giving heart!
Artists of the Week
Bushel of Blessings
It was another successful Bushel of Blessings event. Thank you to the faculty, students and families who made this day possible.
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
Middle School basketball is in full swing. We have a great turnout and the excitement level is high.
The Middle School boys will compete in the All Saints Tournament this Friday and Saturday. Both teams are off to a good start. The eighth grade boys will play Friday at 4pm against CTK and the seventh grade will play at 6pm against St. Andrews. Good luck to both teams as they compete this weekend.
If you would like to help in the concession stand, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4CA5A82DA1F49-allsaints
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
TTU Academic Competition
Our Patriot students continue to do very well in area academic competitions. Congratulations to the following students who participated in the Texas Tech Academic competition over the weekend! A special shout out to Junior Rohan Felton who took home three 1st place medals and one 1st place team medal. Senior Diego Cervera received one individual 1st place Science medal and earned the Top Chemistry Score for the entire meet over all divisions 1A-6A. Both boys participated on the 1st place Science team along with Joshua Eckert and Luke Rushing to earn the highest scores for the entire meet over all divisions. It was an impressive day for these young men and all of our Patriot academic competitors. Well done.
Alex Xu: 4th Place 10th grade 2A
Rohan Felton: 1st Place 11th grade 2A
Ella Scolaro: 4th Place 11th grade 2A
Joshua Eckert: 3rd Place 11th grade 2A
Joshua Eckert: 3rd Place 11th grade 2A
Ella Scolaro: 2nd Place 11th grade 2A
Rohan Felton: 1st Place 11th grade 2A
2nd Place Math Team: Rohan Felton, Ella Scolaro, Joshua Eckert, Diego Cervera (2A)
Tony Lacombe: 4th Place 10th grade 2A
Luke Rushing: 2nd Place 10th grade 2A
Joshua Eckert: 2nd Place 11th Grade 2A
Rohan Felton: 1st Place 11th grade; Top Physics Score (2A)
Diego Cervera: 1st Place 12th Grade; Top Chemistry Score (1A-6A: entire meet)
1st Place Science Team: Diego Cervera, Rohan Felton, Joshua Eckert, Luke Rushing (1A-6A: the entire meet)
The High School Boys basketball team is off to a great start to the season with a 9-1 record.
The team is playing hard and working well together. The boys won the Dawson tournament with Senior Rowe Osborne receiving the tournament MVP award. Sophomore Anson Proffitt was named to the All-Tournament team. Last night we hosted Midland Classical and came up short and posted our first loss of the season. It was a great hard fought game.
The Patriots will begin a tournament in Whitharral on Thursday. The first game is against Lazbuddie at 4:30pm. Go, Patriots!
The Lady Patriots have hit the ground running this basketball season. The team is currently 7-0 and the #2 ranked TAPPS 2A team in the state!
Like the boys team, our ladies took home the Championship trophy from the Dawson tournament with Senior Chloe Conover receiving recognition as the tournament MVP and Senior Lauren Bayouth being named to the all-tournament team. Bayouth was also voted the Lubbock AJ Female Athlete of the Week.
Check the school calendar to catch our Patriot Basketball teams in action!
Volleyball wrapped up the season with a 35-5-1 overall record coming up a little short in the regional playoff match.
Congratulations to the following players who received recognition at the district and/or state level:
Lauren Bayouth – 1st team all-district
MVP of district
1st team all-state
Chloe Conover – 1st team all-district
Co-Offensive Player of the district
1st team all-state
Emily White- 1st team all-district
Kate White- 1st team all-district
Natalie Caswell- 1st team all-district
Emma Steele- 1st team all-district
Campbell Howe – 1st Team all-district
Reghan Rose – Honorable Mention