January 27, 2021

Table of Contents

HEADLINE NEWS
– Order Your Valentine Goodies
– Share the Love
– Spirit Week (Next Week)

LOOKING AHEAD
– Calendar of Events

CHAPEL NOTES

PATRIOT SPOTLIGHT
– ASES Pom Squad
– Tinley Miller

ALL SCHOOL NEWS
– New Spirit Shirt – Deadline Extended
– Thank You Recent Annual Fund Donors

PARENT GROUP ANNOUNCEMENTS

PLC and LS News
– Artist of the Week
– Community Helpers Unit
– Second Grade Hall of Presidents (Coming Soon)

MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
– Theatre Pictures: Matilda Auditions
– MS Coaches Corner

HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
– Division Head Updates
– HS Coaches Corner

We are excited to announce the  first ever All Saints Day of Giving on February 10.  Share the Love is a day dedicated to showing our love for the school by making a gift to the Annual Fund.  It’s a chance for our community to come together to reach a $25,000 goal that will help sustain the important programs and people that make our school great.

YOUR GIFT WILL DOUBLE!  A generous All Saints family has offered a $25,000 matching gift. WOW!   This means that your donation to the All Saints Day of Giving will double in value if made between now and February 10.  This is a one of a kind opportunity to help the school. Gifts of any size are helpful and appreciated.  Our students and teachers deserve our best effort so please participate and help us reach our goal.  It’s important!

TEXT TO GIVE!  Simply text ASESLove to 243-725 or scan the QR code provided to make a gift.  If preferred, gifts may also be made on the school website or by delivery to the campus before 4:00 p.m. on February 10.

SWEET CELEBRATION!  In anticipation of some sweet success, we hope to host an ice cream sundae spectacular for students on Tuesday, February 16.  Stay tuned for more details…

Winterfest Spirit Week February 1-5

We are excited to announce a school-wide Winterfest Spirit Week!  Show your school spirit and participate in the dress up days next week!  The theme days will start with a “Summer Day” and end with an all-school white-out!  Even though the basketball game has limited fans allowed (2 guests / player), we can still show our support by wearing white to  “White Out” KPA on Friday! Everyone is invited to join the fun.  Go Patriots!

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Calendar of Events

January 28

  • Red Day
  • TBA:  Middle School Basketball WTCAA Round I 8th Grade Girls & Boys Championships: Lubbock Location TBA.

January 29

  • Red Day

January 30

  • TBA:  Middle School Basketball WTCAA Round II 8th Grade Girls & Boys Championships: Lubbock Location TBA

February 1

  • Blue Day
  • All School Spirit Week Begins:  “Summer Day” (Wear sunglasses, shorts, sandals, anything summer… must meet dress code guidelines for civilian days).

February 2

  • Red Day
  • Spirit Day – “Snow Day” (Wear your favorite beanie, snow boots, snow gear, cozy sweaters, snowy day attire)
  • 4:30, 6, 7:30 p.m:  High School Basketball vs. Southcrest, Patriot Gym: 4:30 p.m. JV Boys, 6 p.m. Varsity Girls, 7:30 p.m. Varsity Boys

February 3

  • Blue Day
  • Spirit Day – “Formal and Fancy” (Dress your best!)
  • 6:30 p.m:  Middle School Cheer Practice, Patriot Gym

February 4

  • Red Day
  • Spirit Day – “Jersey Day” (Wear your favorite jersey)

February 5

  • Blue Day
  • 100th Day of School
  • Progress Reports
  • Spirit Day – “White-Out” (Wear white to White Out the competition and support our Patriot basketball team)
  • 4:30, 6, 7:30 p.m:  High School Basketball vs. Kingdom Prep Academy, Patriot Gym: 4:30 p.m. JV Boys, 6 p.m. Varsity Girls, 7:30 p.m. Varsity Boys

February 6

  • TBA:  Middle School Basketball WTCAA Championship 8th Grade Girls & Boys Championships: Lubbock Location TBA.

Looking Ahead

    • February 8:  Deadline to Order Your Child’s Valentine Treat
    • February 9:  Dine Out @ Qdoba (Indiana Ave. Location)
    • February 10:  Picture Make-up Day for Preschool – Eighth Grade, “Share the Love” ASES Day of Giving with a dollar-for-dollar match
    • February 11:  All I See is Red Day
    • February 12-15:  Winter Break, SCHOOL NOT IN SESSION
    • February 17: Ash Wednesday, All School Chapel at 8:00 a.m.
    • February 19:  Second Grade Hall of Presidents
    • February 20: High School Bi-District Basketball Playoffs
    • February 23: High School Area Basketball Playoffs
    • February 26:  District PSIA
    • February 27: High School Regional Basketball Playoffs
    • March 1: National Pig Day
    • March 4-5: High School State Basketball Championship
    • March 5: Report Cards
    • March 15-19:  Spring Break, School Not In Session

Chapel Notes

On Monday, we spent time in our 8:00 Chapel talking about the Conversion of Saint Paul.  The story is familiar to many:  Paul, on the road to Damascus with friends, is blinded by a crazy bright light.  He then hears the voice of Jesus asking him, “Why are you persecuting me?” Paul is scared and confused.  His whole identity is shaken.  Jesus represents everything Paul has been pushing back against his whole life.  And yet, with laser-like precision, Jesus honed in on Paul.  Calling him out and claiming him as his own.
Monday morning, as I drove to All Saints, it was still dark.  The sun was just about to peek out above the horizon.  There were these amazing spotlights of light streaming out across the sky.  I pulled over in front of the school and snapped this pic.  With the story of Paul’s conversion on my lips, I felt God calling out to me.  Maybe calling me out a little, as well.  But claiming me, over and over, as one of his own.  Always.
Are there areas in your life that you need called out on?  Areas that you might like to keep in the darkness, but spotlights might be shining on?  These may be things that you can consider and ponder during Lent.  This season of repentance and consideration is coming up in February. Questions about any of this?  I’m here to help!

Sunrise at All Saints

A special thank you to our Mayor, Dan Pope, who joined us Monday in high school chapel.  Mayor Pope shared with us his thoughts on the need for civility, community and compassion.  His words were encouraging and thought provoking.  Thank you, Mayor Pope!
Chaplain Paige +

Patriot Spotlight

All Saints Pom Squad

Our High School Pom Squad received individual honors at the TAPPS 2A State Dance Competition. A special shout out goes to sophomore Portia Clary who received a Gold Medal for her solo performance. Other individual honors included:

First Team All State: Alex Mercer and Portia Clary
Second Team All State: Reagan Hunter and Maddie Matthews
Honorable Mention All State: Leah Vinson

Tinley Miller
Our very own Patriot Tinley Miller competed in the Terry County Jr. Livestock Show and received Grand Champion with her lamb!

There is a lot of work that goes into preparing your animal for the big day.  Tinley has spent hours practicing her showmanship, early morning feedings, and lots of bonding time spent brushing and loving on her sweet lamb.

Wow. Well done, Tinley! Your Patriot family applauds your hard work and dedication.

All School News

Enrollment Time

As we close in on the beginning of February, that means a couple of things:  First, it is time to place your orders for Valentine goodies with the Eighth Grade. And, second, it is time to complete your enrollment forms for next year!  Enrollment forms and tuition information for next year will be mailed soon to each family.  In addition, be on the lookout soon for ways you can learn more about next year at All Saints! The 2021-2022 School Year is going to be an incredible opportunity and we want your family to be a part of it!

Thank You Recent Annual Fund Donors

Thank you to our recent Annual Fund donors!

Tuition alone does not cover the cost of an All Saints education. Gifts to the Annual Fund provide the critical dollars our school needs to give our students an excellent and well-rounded experience, maintain our buildings and facilities, and support our areas of greatest need.

We are grateful to everyone who has made a donation to this year’s Annual Fund.  If you haven’t made your donation yet, we invite you to participate in the upcoming All Saints Day of Giving on February 10 (for more information see headline news).

Jennifer and Pepper Ackers
Amarillo National Bank
Jennifer and Brad Andrews
Christina and Robert Barritt
Krista and Matt Bumstead
Debbie Copenhaver
Misty Deeds
Janet Dorrington
Dr. Elias and Mrs. Eleonora Ghandour
Dr. James and Mrs. Rebecca Grattan
Dr. Matthew and Mrs. Rhonda Grisham
Billy Don Hampton

Caroline and Jason Janes
Mona and Don Kinder
Kathy and Scott Mayer
The Rev. Paige McKay
Leslie Mellinger
Abby and Brian Quinn
Schmid Family
Heather and William Skinner
Valerie Tucker
Margaret and Burgess Wade
Jill and Terry White
Kim and David Wilkerson

New Spirit Shirt – You Can’t Mask Our Patriot Pride

Are you looking for a new spirit shirt for your child to wear on Wednesdays?  The ASES Parent Group has designed a t-shirt option that is currently available to order.  The shirt is sold in short or long sleeve with a sport-tek material (like an Under Armour shirt).  The deadline to order has been extended.  All orders are due tomorrow, January 28.

Can’t Mask Our Patriot Pride Order Form

Parent Group Announcements

Picture Retakes
Mark your calendars. Picture day make ups and remaining sports pictures have been rescheduled for February 10. This will include headshots and sports pictures, and it will be during school.

Patriot Learning Center / Lower School News

Patriot Learning Center – Community Helper Unit

The students in the PLC are enjoying learning through pretend play.  They are currently studying about community helpers in their center time.  This includes fun ways to integrate literacy and math skills while learning about the people who live and work in our community.

Aside from all the learning that happens, these students are having a great time!  They become these hard working young men and women.   It’s a great way to foster imagination and begin looking into different areas of interest.

All Saints is expanding these young minds.  They are the future doctors, future teachers, future fire fighters and some even believe they are the next super heroes and ninjas!  It’s good to dream big.  It is exciting to see these young minds in action.

Selection Day for the Upcoming Hall of Presidents

A long standing tradition at All Saints is the beloved Hall of Presidents.  The students anxiously await this day each year and 2021 is no different.

On Monday, each Second Grade student drew from a patriotic hat the name of the President who they will represent at this year’s Hall of Presidents. Each student will research and present a speech about the leader they drew.

This program allows Second Grade students to learn how to research a topic, write, revise and present information in front of an audience of their peers and family.  The students will dress the part as well.  Each child will present their speech in costume.  The information learned about our Presidents and our country’s history is fascinating   It’s one of many opportunities students at All Saints have to experience public speaking.

This is a BIG day at All Saints and one that our older students remember well.  This year’s event will be held, with limited guests,  in Kirby Commons.  We look forward to having a room full of Presidents on February 19!

Middle School News

Our Middle School theatre students are working hard preparing for their production of Matilda on April 30 and May 1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shown here is Alex Mercer (11) teaching choreography to Fifth-Eighth grade students at the Matilda auditions.

Middle School Coaches Corner

Basketball
The middle school eighth grade teams will begin play in the WTCAA basketball tournament this Thursday, January 28.  The girls will open play against Kingdom Prep at 5:15 p.m. at Christ the King.  The boys will play their first game at 5:15 p.m. against Southcrest at All Saints in Jones Gym.  The tournament will continue on Saturday, and will conclude next Saturday, February 6 with the girls games being played at Kingdom Prep and the boys games being played at All Saints.

BASKETBALL

High School

College Planning
This is an exciting time for our senior students.  By now they have sent in their college applications and are awaiting acceptance letters!   As of today, several of our seniors have made their decision and have solidified a spot at their college of choice. Other seniors will be making their final decisions by May 1.

College planning meetings with sophomores and juniors along with their parents are currently taking place. Juniors and their parents are meeting with Mrs. Belk and sophomores with Ms. Edmonson.  The meetings serve as an opportunity to discuss the steps each student needs to be taking to stay on track with the college admission process.  Some of the topics addressed are course schedule for next school year (aligning with what the student plans to pursue in college), college admissions testing (ACT/SAT), GPA, required volunteer hours for graduation, college visits, high school resume, scholarship sites, how to stand out among other applicants and the college admissions seminar offered to juniors.

High School Enrichment
Third quarter enrichment is in full swing. High school students have their choice of doing something “fun” and of interest to them twice a week for forty minutes.  This quarter some students are involved in academic competition prep in various subjects while others have chosen astronomy, jazz band, advanced disc golf, spike ball, film analysis and wellness.  Many of the enrichment courses offered this quarter are brand new classes that haven’t been offered in the past.  These new opportunities were created after receiving feedback from our students about what they are most interested in learning.   A BIG thank you to the high school faculty for their willingness and time to teach something new to their students.

High School Coaches Corner

BASKETBALL

Both girls and boys basketball teams are into TAPPS 1-2A district play.  The girls sit at 2-2 in district and the boys are 5-1.  All of the high school teams will play next Tuesday, February 2 vs. Southcrest in Patriot Gym.  To Follow are the game times: 

4:30 p.m. – Boys JV

6:15 p.m. – Girls Varsity

7:30 p.m. – Girls Varsity

2020-21 SENIOR NIGHT (ALL SPORTS) – MAY 13

In years past, the Coaches and All Saints community have come together on the last home game of each sport to celebrate our senior athletes.  This year, like so many things, our senior night will look a little different.

In an effort to keep our community safe and continue to honor and celebrate our senior athletes, we will recognize all of our senior athletes on Wednesday, May 13 on the Patriot Field.  This celebration will include Cross Country, Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis, Golf and Track senior athletes and their families.  Senior Parents, please mark your calendar and watch for more details as the date approaches.