All Saints vs Southcrest
Friday, September 29th
Parade @ 1:40, followed by the Pep Rally @ 2:15
JV @ 5 Varsity @ 6
Details about Homecoming Days:
**And there is still time to order your mum. Order forms need to be turned in by Friday, September 22nd.
PLC/LS Mum Order Form: Mum Order Form 2023 – PLC & LS (allsaintsschool.org)
MS/HS Mum Order Form: Mum Order Form 2023 – MS/HS (allsaintsschool.org)
*All Patriot families are invited to attend the Parade, Pep Rally and Volleyball games!
Mark your calendar..
Tuesday, Oct. 3
Wednesday, Oct. 4
8:00 am: St. Francis Eucharist – DRESS UNIFORM
Thursday, Oct. 5
12:00 pm: Booster Club Meeting
Fri., Oct 6 -Mon., Oct. 9
FALL BREAK – NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, Oct. 10
Wednesday, Oct. 11
Friday, Oct. 13
Grandparents Day – DRESS UNIFORM
Monday, Oct. 16
Wednesday, Oct. 18
Thursday, Oct. 19
4th Grade Field Trip to Carlsbad Caverns
10:00 am: Kindergarten Field Trip to At’l Do Farms
Friday, Oct. 20
Monday, Oct. 23
Friday, Oct. 27
For a detailed daily view, click the calendar icon at the top of the page or this link: Calendar – All Saints Episcopal School (allsaintsschool.org)
For all sports schedules, click this link: Athletics – All Saints Episcopal School (allsaintsschool.org)
Around the School
ATTENTION STATE OF TEXAS EMPLOYEES
All Saints has been selected to participate in this year’s State Employee Charitable Campaign.(SECC) If you are employed by the state, you are eligible to designate All Saints as the recipient of your SECC campaign donation. The school’s name appears in the listing of charitable organizations from which to contribute to this year. All donations received will be recognized as gifts to the 23-24 All Saints Annual Fund. Thanks to all those who direct their annual contributions toward the school – what a great way to support our students!
One of the special asks at Legacy last year was the purchase of 2 new vans for the school to use for student transportation. One was delivered mid-August and is already being put to use. The other has been purchased and will arrive at the school soon. Thank you to all our families and donors who helped make this happen!
Miss Timberlee Burkett, 4th grade, received the honorary title of Head of School for the day on September 6th, which just so happened to be her birthday as well. As Head of School, Miss Burkett declared that Wednesday a pajama day and decided that everyone in the school should get ice cream at lunch. Her orders for the day were well received by the entire student body, as well as the faculty and staff. Thank you Miss Burkett for making the day fun and your leadership! And thank you to Ryan and Jennifer Burkett for bidding on this awesome auction item at this past year’s Legacy event!
Parent Group News and Updates
2023 Fall Festival - October 27
*Fall Festival t-shirts will be delivered to the youngest child’s classroom on October 4th, and can be worn on every Thursday (which will be Spirit Shirt Day) for the month of October.
–Volunteers are an important part of making All Saints a wonderful learning environment for our children. Please click on the link to indicate how you would like to be involved with the different opportunities that are available. https://forms.gle/7VoKTW79aYttCsiq7
-If you do plan to volunteer at the school, make sure you’ve completed your background check. Follow this link to get that taken care of today: All Saints (quickapp.pro)
–Friday Snacks are a wonderful way to bless our teachers and staff by providing them with a delicious breakfast, treat or snack each Friday. Please click on the link to sign up or scan the QR code: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4AA4A829A6F4C52-allsaints
–Yearbook would love your pictures! Please submit photos for the yearbook by finding our Facebook page ‘All Saints Yearbook 2023-2024’ or email us at email@example.com. When submitting, please include the student’s grade and/or event. Please feel free to contact Amanda Riggs with any questions (806)786-0701.
The first week in October will feature two important events in the school community’s spiritual life: In Wednesday’s chapel we will celebrate Saint Francis with a Eucharist and Tuesday will feature the opportunity to bring a pet to campus for a special blessing.
Francis of Assisi, Italy, was a man who lived in the 12th century. He abandoned a life of luxury for a life devoted to following Christ after hearing the voice of God. Francis is the patron saint for animals, ecology, and Italy. There is much that can be learned by studying the life of Francis.
Tuesday, October 3
7:00-7:30am – Blessing of the Animals with Chaplain Paige, in the Middle School Parking Lot on the west side of the campus. Families are invited to bring their pets** to school for a special blessing and prayer. Please use appropriate caution with your pets, and leash/crate them as needed. For those with pets who are not able to make the trip, feel free to bring a photo. Stuffed animals are welcome as well.
Wednesday, October 4
8:00am, DRESS UNIFORM and special ALL SCHOOL Eucharist celebrating the life and ministry of Francis of Assisi.
**Please note that all animals will need to leave the school campus by 7:45am. Thank you for your support!
If your child will be out sick for the day, or has a doctor’s appointment first thing in the morning, please use the attendance email to report their absence or tardy. And don’t forget a doctor’s note!
Please do not use this email to ask that your child be in the front office to be picked up early for the day or to ask for makeup work. It is for reporting attendance and tardies only.
Thank you for your help!
Patriot Learning Center
Miss Moreno's class LOVED wearing their pajamas for pajama day!
Fully immersed across disciplines from library to P.E., we are learning about Dinosaurs and how they used to be. 🦖
Preschool and Pre-K love our thematic, purposeful play, the PLC is learning this month the fun Dinosaur way. 🦕
Paleontologists we all can certainly be, from balloon Dino eggs to our own tricycle PRV (that’s Paleontology Research Vehicle!). 🦖
We have sensory bins, playdoh, and costumes galore – our rooms are Dinosaur Dens for us to learn and explore! 🦕
Camila Verdugo, 4th grade, had the chance of a lifetime this summer when she was selected to join Katy Perry on stage at her residency in Las Vegas. The skills she’s picked up from Mr. Shane Strawbridge, theatre, and Mr. J.T. Seymore, public speaking, were on display as she spoke to the crowd and danced with Ms. Perry. She stole the show!! Mom and Dad, Alejandro and Teresa Verdugo, could not be prouder parents as they cheered her on. It was amazing to watch Camila in action!!
A note from Mrs. Scranton…
Our school year is off to a great start! Thank you for your attendance to our Grade Level Nights. We enjoyed our time with each of you and getting to share updates on things happening in not only Lower School but specifics about your child’s current grade. If you were unable to attend, be on the lookout for an overview of what was covered at the meeting, which will be sent to each grade level this week. As always please reach out if you have additional questions or concerns.
We will host our second round of Parent/Teacher Conferences for the year on Friday, October 20th. Remember that there is no school for students on this day! You will receive a live link to sign up for a time with your child’s homeroom teacher on Thursday, October 12th. This time with your child’s teacher is valuable and a great opportunity to connect and discuss your child’s progress and goals.
Kindergarten has been busy the past two weeks with The Gingerbread Man and color week. After reading The Gingerbread Man, students and teachers went beyond the book by going on a school-wide scavenger hunt, making missing posters and baking an actual gingerbread man.
Color week consisted of favorite color day, brown bear day (based on the popular children’s book), rainbow day and glow day. Time was spent all week focused on the spelling of each color, the science of colors, and literacy.
First grade students travelled to Texas Earth for their first field trip of the school year. Students spent time learning about soil, plant growth, and sustainability. After a garden packed morning, everyone enjoyed a picnic lunch.
Patriot Day was Monday, September 11th. Third grade students spent time in Mrs. Winter's class writing thank you notes to our school's first responders. These notes were heartfelt and meticulously decorated. All Saints has a group of eleven officers from the Lubbock Police Department that keep our school safe each day. Our school is a better place because of them and we are eternally grateful for their time and service to our school and our community.
Fourth grade has officially started safety patrol for the year. Look for them on Mondays and Wednesdays at drop off. We appreciate these kids getting to school early and assisting others as they begin their school day.
Middle School Coaches Corner
Coming soon…..news on National Merit Scholars!
High School Coaches Corner
Congratulations to the Varsity Volleyball Team for their District Win over KPA!! Thank you to everyone who helped “White Out” the gym!!!
Students have been using "beat babies" to learn how to keep a steady beat. They are a tool used in Pre-K and Kindergarten to help tap the steady beat or "feeling" of a song on your body. If their friend "beat baby" is doing it correctly and on the beat, the students will be in perfect sync too! What a treat!
Third Grade Red Group has been hard at work rehearsing their special song for Grandparents Day.
Upcoming TAPPS Contests
All Saints Fine Arts programs are competing in TAPPS contests in October. Up first, the high school one-act play team seeks their fourth straight district championship at their contest on Monday, October 16. The team, under the direction of Shane Strawbridge and Angela Haislip, are performing Where the Sky Meets the Sea by Mandy Conner.
“The story centers around two sets of siblings who have been plucked from their everyday lives and placed in a purgatorial state in the middle of Greek mythology,” says Director of Fine Arts Shane Strawbridge. “This play offers some technical and design challenges we haven’t tackled in previous years, but the students have been up to the challenge and are working hard to produce a show of the quality our All Saints families have come to expect.”
All Saints will compete against other schools in the region including Kingdom Preparatory Academy, Sacred Heart Muenster, and Abilene Christian School. Shows will begin at 1:30pm on Monday, October 16 and will run back-to-back. Sacred Heart performs first, followed by Kingdom Prep, All Saints, and Abilene Christian. The top two schools will advance to the state championships in Kerrville, TX on November 13-14.
Up next, the high school field band and drumline will head to Waco to compete in the state Field Band and Drumline Championships on Monday, October 23. The bands are under the direction of Charley Cross and Rob Lovett.
“I’m excited about what our band can accomplish in Waco,” says Director of Bands Charley Cross. “We’ve got great senior leadership. There are younger students filling out our sections, and they are doing well. We’ve got a great mix of kids that are all working very hard to reach our goals.”
The band will perform a mix of tunes ranging from a Spanish march to the music of Harold Arlen in The Wizard of Oz. The band has had several consecutive top three finishes including a state championship in 2021.
The High School Band performs at last year’s State Championships in Waco. Photos courtesy of TAPPS.