October 21, 2020

Table of Contents

HEADLINE NEWS
– New Building @ the Track Facility
– Thank You Building On Strength Donors
– New This Year:  Patriot PuckerUp Fundraiser
– October 30th Events

    • All Student Costume Day
    • PLC Parade
    • Patriot PuckerUp
    • Trick or Treat

– Virtual Legacy Event

LOOKING AHEAD
– Calendar of Events

CHAPEL NOTES

PATRIOT SPOTLIGHT
– Student Raises Money & Awareness for Breast Cancer:  Lexi Jeffreys
– Lubbock Citizen Recognizes Two HS Students:  Ethan Moore & Vincent Paone
– Lonestar Athlete of the Week – Chloe Conover

ALL SCHOOL NEWS
– Cold Weather:  Revised Drop Off Plan (Coming Soon)
– New Rain Chain Installed
– Grandparents and Special Friends Day – Thank you!

PARENT GROUP ANNOUNCEMENTS
– Virtual Book Fair
– New Braided Bread Fundraiser

PLC & LOWER SCHOOL NEWS
– Artist of the Week

MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
– MS Virtual Academic Challenge
– Coaches Corner

HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
– TAPPS One Act Play District Contest
– HS Coaches Corner

Foundation Poured for the New Athletic Building

We are excited to announce that the concrete was poured for the foundation of the new building at the track facility early this morning.  The video above will show you a glimpse into how this is done… it’s pretty interesting to watch.  This last week has brought a lot of progress and we are hopeful that the project will be complete by December 1.

Last year, Athletic Director Robert Brashear shared a message with Legacy guests about the need for an athletic storage facility for track, football and cheer equipment. This new facility will offer needed storage and so much more. It is located adjacent to the new track and football field.

Many thanks to all those who donated funds to make this new building possible!

 Celebrating YOU and what we’ve done together!

Please celebrate with All Saints today as we recognize all those who contributed to making our new Middle School facilities possible. A beautiful sign was installed outside the Kirby Commons to honor everyone who was a part of this wonderful effort.
While you won’t be receiving a “grand opening” invitation to celebrate All Saint’s beautiful new Suzan Collins Headrick Center just yet, it is our hope to have a celebration event at a future date.  We want to share a video that will allow you to see the wonderful spaces you have helped to create and some highlights from the recent Headrick Family Dedication and Blessing Ceremony.  Our community is grateful for you.

Building On Strength Donor Sign

PATRIOT PUCKERUP REPLACES FALL FESTIVAL THIS YEAR

The long-time tradition of the Parent Group’s Fall Festival will be missed this year while we are socially distanced, but we hope everyone will support the Patriot PuckerUp to help us raise funds for the school.  With your help last year, the Parent Group was able to raise over $26,000 that allowed us to provide:

* New Fiber-Optic Lines

* Security Management System

* Teacher Classroom Wish Lists and More!

Every day through October 29th, students will be able to place their change in buckets during morning drop off to vote for the Faculty Member they want most to Kiss a Goat. All drop off locations will have buckets for each faculty member who is participating! Lucy, the Goat, will be waiting for the Lucky Winner at center field on October 30th immediately following the PLC Costume Parade. Participants this year include: Mr. Latta, Mr. Hutchinson, Mrs. Cannon, Mrs. Scranton, Mrs. Belk, and a Mystery Coach!

Venmo is available for online learners or anyone wishing to contribute electronically. Please send your donations to @Kacee-Harvey or contact her at (806) 928-4252. The event will be Live Streamed for those wishing to watch from home!

PLC Parade, Patriot PuckerUp and Trunk or Treat Events

Due to Covid, Fall Festival is canceled this year in the ongoing effort to keep everyone safe and healthy. On October 30th, in celebration of the Fall season, all students will be able to dress up in costume and participate in some fun events!

At 11:00 a.m, PLC Parade will begin at the U gate by the PLC playground and continue down the circle drive towards the Football Field. Please see the map for further information. Our Eighth Grade students will lead the Parade!

Immediately following the Parade: Patriot PuckerUp will conclude its two-week fundraising event with the Faculty Member who raised the most money kissing Lucy the Goat (see map for seating/viewing instruction).

On the way back to class, PLC students will be given a special treat bag from Middle School students, generously coordinated by NJHS. Lower School students will enjoy a Trunk or Treat in the High School Parking Lot, which has been generously coordinated by NHS and includes all High School students.

All classes will be dismissed at noon through the normal pick up procedure. Parents attending the events will need to return to their cars to line up for pick up.

Virtual Legacy Event – December 6th

Get warm and cozy at home and enjoy attending this year’s VIRTUAL LEGACY EVENT!  We’ll party together virtually while enjoying an online auction, raffle, entertainment and more.  Stay tuned for details coming soon!

Special Thanks to These Legacy Supporters (as of October 21, 2020)

Legacy Presenting Sponsor

Gill Holdings

Legacy Premier Event Sponsors

AimBank, Chapman Harvey Architects, Happy State Bank, United Supermarkets

Legacy Event Underwriters

Lee Lewis Construction, Robinson & Hamblen Dentistry, Wagner Supply Company

Legacy Design Sponsor

Design Envy

Legacy Sign Sponsor

Sign Design

Sponsorships Still Available!  Contact Dawndi Higgins for more information: dhiggins@allsaintsschool.org or call 745-7701.

Repurpose Your Gift Cards for Legacy

Do you have unused gift cards collecting dust at home?  Please consider donating them to Legacy!  We’re looking for dining, shopping, entertainment or local services cards with the full balance.  If you’d like to donate, please send the cards, along with your name and the amount, in an envelope marked ADVANCEMENT.  The deadline to donate is November 13th.

Calendar of Events

October 15 – 28

October 19 – 29

Patriot Pucker-Up Fundraiser Continues through October 29

October 19 – 30

Online Book Fair Continues through October 30  Book Fair Flyer

October 22

TBA: Middle School WTCAA Second Round Volleyball Tournament;  All Saints Episcopal School (Only four guests per player. All Saints fans enter Patriot Gym through outside northwest corner doors and Jones Gym through Door D next to ASES bus parking.)

6 p.m: High School National Honor Society Induction; Kirby Commons (Only four guests per family. Contact Kelly Beasley at kbeasley@allsaintsschool.org for more information.)

October 23

Athletic Booster Club Meeting, Patriot Gym – Postponed

5 p.m: High School Varsity Volleyball vs. Amarillo Ascension, Patriot Gym; 5 p.m. Varsity (Only four guests per player. All Saints fans enter Patriot Gym through outside northwest corner doors.)

7:30 p.m: High School Football @ Morton High School, Indian Stadium, 700 Champion Drive, Morton

October 24

TBA: Middle School WTCAA Volleyball Tournament Finals @ Amarillo

October 28

Last Day To Order:  Parent Group Butter Braid Pastries Online Fundraiser Continues through October 28  Store Link
6 p.m:  Middle School Cheer Practice, Patriot Gym

October 29

Report Cards
Last Day to Donate & Vote:  Patriot PuckerUp Fundraiser

October 30

7:45 a.m:  All Students May Wear Halloween Costumes (no scary costumes, please!)
11 a.m: PLC Parade
11:30 a.m:  Patriot PuckerUp, Patriot Field; High School Trunk or Treat
7-9 p.m:  HS Football @ San Jacinto Christian Academy, Amarillo

November 2

8 a.m:  Virtual All Saints Day Chapel
TBD:  TAPPS Cross Country State Championship, Midway ISD in Hewitt

November 4

6 p.m: MS Cheer Practice, Patriot Gym

Looking Ahead

    • November 7: HS Volleyball Bi-District Playoffs
    • November 10:  HS Volleyball Area Playoffs; HS State One-Act Play Contest; Parent Group Dine Out Fundraiser – Eat Capital Pizza (Tech Terrace location only)
    • Veterans Day
    • November 14: HS Volleyball Regional Playoffs
    • November 18-19:  HS Volleyball State Championships; Board of Trustees Meeting
    • November 23-27 NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Holidays
    • December 6: Virtual Legacy Event
    • December 17: Snowman Village
    • December 18: Lessons & Carols; School Dismissed at Noon for Christmas Holidays
    • December 21 – January 5: Christmas Break (Teacher In-Service January 5 / Classes Resume January 6)

*Please refer to the school calendar for the most up to date schedule changes and modifications.

Chapel Notes

Coming up on Monday, November 2, as a school family, we will gather virtually at 8:00 a.m. to celebrate a very special day – All Saints Day.  All Saints Day is a special day celebrated in honor of all the saints in our lives, known and unknown.  It is truly meant to be a time of celebration – remembering and honoring those who have gone before us, those who have made an impact and difference in our lives.  As part of the service, Chaplain Paige will read the names of those family and friends who have passed away.
If you would like to add the name of someone in your family to the list that will be read, please email Chaplain Paige at pmckay@allsaintsschool.org. Peace to you all this fall season.
Peace,
Chaplain Paige+

Patriot Spotlight

Lexi Jeffreys
A lower school student recently took on a project that is near and dear to her heart.  Fourth Grade student Lexi Jeffreys is making bracelets for breast cancer awareness month.  She is selling them for $5 each or a donation. One hundred percent of the profit will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Email Heidi Jeffreys if you would like a bracelet.  Take a look at this wonderful video interview to learn more!

Ethan Moore and Vincent Paone
It’s fun to catch our Patriots “in action” living out the All Saints Way in the Lubbock community!  Here’s a great story that was shared by a Lubbock resident on our school Facebook account about their encounter with some All Saints Patriot seniors:

“My husband and I were in the Whataburger drive-through and our truck broke down, and they stopped everything to come to help us. We wish we could do more than to send a message. We didn’t catch their names but please give them recognition:)”

This couple did include a picture.  Mystery solved… Seniors Ethan Moore and Vincent Paone were the kind gentlemen that dropped everything to help.

Way to go Ethan and Vincent!  Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus and living the All Saints Way.

Chloe Conover – Lonestar Athlete of the Week

Last week, Sophomore Chloe Conover was named the High School Athlete of the Week for her hard work on the volleyball court.

From the Lubbock Avalanche Journal:  Chloe Conover had success in both volleyball and basketball for All Saints Episcopal as a freshman. One year later, she continues to rise as a go-to player and has helped the Patriots jump to a 5-0 start to TAPPS District 1-2A play and 8-3-1 overall mark.

“She’s really worked hard this year to be a big leader and presence for us,” Patriots coach Levi Savage said. “She’s starting to put it together now with leadership and on the court play.”

Way to go, Chloe!  We are proud of you.

All School News

Revised Drop Off Plan Coming
As we begin to experience colder weather, we’d like to minimize the amount of time that students and staff are outdoors.  A revised morning drop off plan is coming.  Please watch for an email coming soon with details.

Middle School Building Adds a Rain Chain
The Suzan Collins Headrick Center recently added another beautiful feature to the building, a rain chain.  Rain chains are a decorative, functional alternative to downspouts. They beautifully move rainwater from gutters to drains or decorative water receptacles, turning a relatively unglamorous activity into a compelling, attractive water feature.

What’s next?  We wait.  Yes, we wait for the long-awaited rainfall!

PARENT GROUP ANNOUNCEMENTS

Kara & Jessica (Not Pictured: Tricia)

Thank You, Parent Group!
The faculty and staff at All Saints would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for the yummy snacks every Friday.  It is a BIG treat and we do appreciate it.

A special shout out goes to Tricia Kirkpatrick, Jessica Martinez and Kara Smith.  These ladies went above and beyond the call of duty and delivered a smorgasbord of goodies last Friday!  The Friday Snacks included packaged goodies, yogurt, gluten-free options, cheese and nuts, muffins, warm breakfast burritos and breakfast sandwiches, and fresh fruits! You name it, they delivered… and all with a smile on their faces (behind the mask, of course).  Just, wow.  Thank you, ladies!
Butter Braid Fundraiser-Going on NOW!
Don’t forget to SELF-REGISTER  for our Butter Braid Pastry Fundraiser!  These pastries are great for the upcoming holidays.  Just thaw and bake!  All the directions are listed below.

Step-by-Step Instructions to Self-Register and How to Sell to Others

 1.     Click or retype the self-registration link into your browser.  This link is only for you to register yourself.  Your supporters will need to click on your name by following the store link at the bottom of this page:

Self Registration Link:  https://bit.ly/AllSaintsSelfRegistration

 2.     Enter your parent name, email and optional phone number.

 3.    An email will be sent to you to verify the email you provided.  Click on that link and follow the instructions.

4.    After you have self-registered, send the STORE LINK (found below) to your friends and family who would like to support the Parent Group.  After following the STORE LINK these supporters should click on your name and order under your name.  You have to deliver the Butter Braid Pastries to them.  When they checkout, it tells the supporter that you will be delivering.  It also has space for them to leave notes on how/when to deliver the Butter Braid Pastries.

           Store Link   http://bit.ly/AllSaintsStore

 ***It is important to note that there is a $1.49 convenience fee per transaction, NOT per item.

Virtual Book Fair-Going on NOW!!!
 Although we are unable to have a live event this year, you can still score some great reading for your family.   It will begin on Monday, October 19 and will run through Friday, October 30.  Click on the following link to get started.

 https://www.scholastic.com/bf/aspatriots

The link will go live and allow shopping on the opening day of the fair, Monday, October 19.  You will be able to shop from the website or from a virtual 360 degree fair.  Secure payment will be done online via eWallet.  You will find instructions for setting up an eWallet account.  Items will be shipped to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25.

This link will take you to the traditional book fair flyer.  The online version includes video links to book promos and author information.  

https://bookfairsfiles.scholastic.com/flippingbooks/F20-custom-booklist/F20-custom-booklist.html

Just like a live book fair, our school will receive 25 percent of the total amount sold.   This is a great way to work on that Christmas list, keep your kids excited to read, and help the All Saints Library!  Thank you for your support.  If you have any questions or concerns, please let Karen Gretzler, Priya Gill, or Christina Barritt know.

PLC Parade, Patriot PuckerUp and Trunk or Treat Events (See Information under Headline News)

Virtual Grandparents and Special Friends Day
Our Virtual Grandparents and Special Friends Day was a huge success with close to a thousand parents, grandparents, special friends and faculty & staff members that tuned in to enjoy the virtual event. If you or your loved ones did not get a chance to watch, there is still an opportunity.  Go to https://allsaintsschool.org/about-all-saints/grandparents-and-special-friends-day/

Thank you to everyone who worked hard to make this event a success!  We have heard from several grandparents who really enjoyed seeing their grandchildren sing and the special messages, letters and kind words meant so much.

Patriot Learning Center & Lower School News

Middle School

Middle School Virtual Academic Challenge
In September, eight All Saints Middle School students participated in the Virtual Challenge Meet, an academic competition open to students in public and private schools throughout the state of Texas.

Below is the list of students who competed in the September Meet:

Fifth Grade:
Gurvir Gill – Math, Number Sense, Social Studies, and Science
Nanaki Dhaliwal – Math, Number Sense, Science
Finn Newsom – Science

Sixth Grade:
Rayan Gabel – Maps, Graphs, & Charts

Seventh Grade:
Reya Felton – Math, Number Sense
Deklan White – Maps, Graphs, & Charts, Social Studies

Eighth Grade:
Jack Jones – Maps, Graphs, & Charts, Science
Ethan Min – Math

Three students placed in the top ten at the state level:

  • Gurvir Gill finished sixth in Social Studies, second in Math, and first in Number Sense
  • Deklan White finished fifth in Social Studies
  • Jack Jones finished tenth in Science II and ninth in Maps, Graphs, & Charts

Two teams also finished in the top ten:

  • Math team (Grades Fifth – Eighth) – Gurvir Gill, Ethan Min, and Reya Felton finished second overall in State
  • Science I team (Grades Fifth – Seventh) – Nanaki Dhaliwal, Gurvir Gill, and Finn Newsom finished eighth overall in State.

VCM is open to all students in grades Fifth -Eighth for each of the three meets (September, October, and November). All competition is conducted at school.

For more information, please contact Dr. Glenn Davis (gdavis@allsaintsschool.org).

Middle School Coaches Corner

Cross Country
Congratulations to both the girls and boys middle school cross country teams on great showings at the WTCAA Championship race last Wednesday, October 14th in Amarillo.  The girls claimed the runner-up spot with Reya Felton and Emma Helton placing in the top 10 individually.  The boy’s team competed well and finished in fourth place.

Volleyball
The Eighth Grade volleyball team advanced through the first round of the WTCAA Volleyball Championship Tournament on Monday.  The south bracket is being hosted at All Saints.  The Eighth Grade Patriots will play on Thursday at 4:00 pm vs. Kingdom Prep in the semi-finals.  If they win on Thursday the WTCAA finals will be in Amarillo at 10:00 am Saturday morning.  The location will be announced soon.

Basketball
The Seventh and Eighth Grade girls and boys will sign up for basketball this week and starting next week we will transition into the basketball season.  Parents of the students who sign up for basketball will be receiving an email with more details on the basketball season.  Practices will be the same practice schedule as volleyball and cross country:

Blue Days (Mon. & Wed) – 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Red Days (Tue. & Thur.) – 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Red Fridays – 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Blue Fridays – No Practice after school

High School

Congratulations to our High School Theatre 2A District Champions!
Best Actress: Alex Mercer
All-Star Cast: Jackson Bass, Chloe Conover
Honorable Mention All-Star Cast: Olivia Needham, Jeye Johnson
Honor Crew (Sound):  Haley Dickerson
Honor Crew (Lights):  Mason Woods
The cast is directed by Mr. Shane Strawbridge.

High School Coaches Corner

Tennis
On Monday and Tuesday, our High School Tennis competed for the first time in the TAPPS State Team Tennis Championship Tournament.  The Patriots came home with a Runner-Up finish.  They went 2-1 in the championships with wins over Denton Calvary and Austin Waldorff and dropped a close 5-4 decision to eventual state champion Christ Academy from Wichita Falls.  It was a great accomplishment and fun to be a part of the first ever state team championship.

Congratulations to Coach Tucker Richolson and all of the high school tennis players.  They had a fantastic fall season, and we look forward to an exciting spring season.

Volleyball
High School Volleyball continues to impress with a strong start to TAPPS 1-2A district play.  The Patriots are off to a 7-1 start in district play and will conclude their regular season home district schedule this Friday with a single varsity match vs. Ascension at 5:00 pm.  They will conclude their district schedule next Thursday, October 29th at 5:00 pm (JV) and Varsity directly following at Southcrest making up a match that was previously postponed.  The playoff schedule is TBA and will be shared as soon as it is published.

Cross Country
Both the girls and boys high school cross country teams had strong performances at the O’Donnell Romp Through the Park race in Lamesa, October 17th.  The boy’s team took their second first place finish in a row.  The girls and boys compete again on November 2nd in the TAPPS State Championship in Waco.  The race will be held at Midway High School.  More information will follow as the details are released.

Football
All Saints football dropped a close game on the road to Abilene Christian last Saturday at Shotwell Stadium in Abilene to go 1-2 on the young season.  They will play this week at 7:30 pm in Morton against Morton High School.  This was originally the bye week, but a game with Morton came available to replace a previous game against Wichita Falls Notre Dame which was canceled due to COVID quarantine at Notre Dame.  The Patriots will resume district play Friday, October 30th in Amarillo against San Jacinto.