April 1, 2020
Table of Contents
– Patiots Shine Video
– Thank you, All Saints
– Building Update
– Who to Contact for School Help
– Calendar of Events
– Chapel Notes
– Online Chapel
– High School Chapel
– Kathy Oaks, Parent Group President (Learning Together from Home)
ALL SCHOOL NEWS
– Patriot Fun Run
– Library Notes
PLC / LS NEWS
– Imaginary Trip to Washington D.C.
– Virtual Tricycle Rodeo
– Tumbling Update
– LS Parade
MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS
– Coaches Corner
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
– Division Head Update
– TAPPS Academic and Fine Arts Competitions
– Coaches Corner
PATRIOTS SHINE BRIGHT
All Saints appreciates the hard work, support, and flexibility of the entire school community – students, parents, faculty, staff, and board throughout our transition to distance learning. Your Patriot Pride is showing!
There is great news to report about the progress of construction on the Middle School expansion. Lee Lewis Construction has been able to safely station workers at the site and continue work. Here are a few things taking place at this time:
- Exterior brick work
- Sheetrock, tile, and paint on interior walls
- Installation of the elevator
- Science lab windows and cabinetry
- Selection of furnishings
We would like to extend a word of gratitude to all those who have contributed to the project. With your help, the dream of having new Middle School facilities is almost a reality! It’s not too late to be a part of this project that will benefit our entire school. Please consider adding your support! Gifts and pledges can be made on the All Saints website under the Building on Strength tab.
WHO TO CONTACT FOR SCHOOL HELP
FIRST: Contact teacher, if not resolved, contact Division Head, then Penny Carpenter.
Teachers : Online School Directory
(Links to the faculty list are on the left menu.)
ADMINISTRATOR CONTACT INFORMATION:
High School Division Head – Tammy Edmonson: email@example.com
Middle School Division Head – Greg Hutchinson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lower School Division Head – Rachel Scranton: email@example.com
Patriot Learning Center Division Head – Emily Cannon: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Instructional Technology – Dr. Penny Carpenter: email@example.com
Director of Fine Arts – Nicole Cherry: firstname.lastname@example.org
Admissions – Paige McKay: email@example.com
Chaplain – Rev. Paige McKay: firstname.lastname@example.org
Counselor – Gwen Belk: email@example.com
Head of School – Bruce Latta: firstname.lastname@example.org
Health and Safety
Need Help/Want to Help?
Please respond using this form if you need help or if you are in a position to offer help to someone else. Forms will be submitted to Chaplain Paige who will then share with those who can best provide assistance.
“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.” ~ Proverbs 3:27
Tips for Safe Grocery Shopping
During this time of social distancing, a simple trip to the grocery store can be a little unnerving. Below you will find a great video that has been recommended by Nurse Lisa. It’s an excellent resource for all of us to view before we take that next outing to the grocery store. Click here to view the video.
Calendar of Events
On March 31, 2020 Governor Abbott extended school closures until May 4, 2020, and All Saints is supporting public health efforts by suspending campus activities. All Saints also will continue Distance Education until May 4.
As we look ahead to future events, it is challenging to plan too far in advance as changes are being made weekly at the state and local levels. We will continue to inform parents of events being postponed, moved to a virtual event, or canceled as that information becomes available.
Schoolwide communications about the school’s response to the COVID-19 Crisis are sent through email and posted on the school’s website on the All Saints Online page. There is a link at the top of the school’s home page, or you can access it directly at https://allsaintsschool.org/about-all-saints/situation-overview/.
March 26 – May 4
All Saints Online Classes
8:30am: Fifth and Sixth Grade: Zoom Training Meetings – Meeting Links have been sent to students
9:00 am: Lubbock City Prayer – Join the Lubbock Community in a Specific Prayer for our Healthcare Community: Click Here for the Prayer We will Recite Together
Easter Break – Online School Not in Session
Virtual Preschool Tricycle Rodeo (See PLC/LS News For Information)
7th Annual Swing for the Future Golf Tournament – Postponed
Baccalaureate – Postponed
Classes Scheduled to Resume on Campus
Holy Week is next week. This is a crazy, shocking, reassuring, surprising realization for many of us. When we began our Lenten journey back on February 26, no one could have imagined we would be here. We are in the midst of a surreal exile from the consistent, the normal, the expected.
Holy Week is a time that is not consistent, normal or expected. Nearly 2,000 years ago, the journey of Jesus led him to this week. From His entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday through Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and the miracle of His Resurrection on Easter, I invite you to join me. Beginning on Monday, in morning chapel on Facebook Live at 8:00 am , we will be learning more about what each day can mean to us. What God’s Love made manifest truly means. You can come as you are. I plan to have some simple, meaningful activities that you can do in your home to help bring further meaning to the story. I hope you will join us!
Our community at All Saints is a special one. Please join us as we celebrate Love and grow closer to one another!
May Peace and Buckets of Grace be yours, Chaplain Paige+
HIGH SCHOOL CHAPEL TIME
The current COVID-19 situation is obviously changing the way we communicate and engage, especially in groups. The high school meets twice a week in their own chapel during “regular” school and that is going to continue virtually as we move forward. The focus this first week has and will be to get all of the academic classes up and running smoothly, and then we will roll in our chapel time together. Occasionally we will meet virtually in person via Zoom conferences while also utilizing the HS Chapel virtual classroom as a place to communicate with students as a group, just like our time together in “regular” school. HS Chapel “small groups” can also be facilitated through the current online opportunities.
One of the biggest challenges we face in our current situation of isolation is finding “together time” in whatever groups we usually associate. On the positive side, this unique situation we are currently experiencing also creates for us a different pace in which we can continue to develop ourselves personally, spiritually and physically. Our goal with high school chapel is to take advantage of some of the time we have to continue to think introspectively about ourselves and our friends while continuing to grow together and find ways to help each other and the world around us. We are excited to have this opportunity to spend special time with our high school students at this important time in their lives. Coach Brashear, Chaplain Paige, Ms. Edmonson, and other adult leaders will all be involved in facilitating and leading the HS chapel time
Join us for Chapel every Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. on the School’s Facebook page. The link is https://www.facebook.com/
We are a community of God at All Saints. We may not all look alike, or believe exactly the same things, but God has knit us together as a family. We gather in His name as that community.
Chapel is a special time at All Saints. Offering to God a gift of music is a long-honored tradition at All Saints. Our students take an active role in the daily chapel service. We will carry those traditions forward with our online service.
- Monday, Wednesday and Friday: Special Announcements from our Student Council officers
- Friday: Children, staff and occasionally special guests share their gifts of music.
Daily chapel features prayers from the Book of Common Prayer, beginning on page 80.
As a school community it is our tradition to pray the Lord’s Prayer in Spanish during Lent. Click on the link below to view the Lord’s Prayer translated to Spanish.
Learning Together from Home
Presented by Kathy Oaks, Parent Group President:
It’s no secret parents are dealing with a lot at home throughout this COVID-19 pandemic, which shut down schools across the country — and the globe — for an undefined amount of time. If you’re like me, you’re at home helping to facilitate distance learning for your multiple children while working your own job from home. You’re juggling parenting, working, helping with online learning and trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy in your home. Oh yeah, and you’re trying to remember to shower.
As a fellow parent, as well as a member of a full-time virtual/remote team, and a sometimes working-remotely-with-kids-underfoot employee, I’d love to share some of the tips and tricks that are working for us right now. Let me caveat by saying that no two families are alike and no two virtual school experiences are going to look the same – that’s totally okay! If something doesn’t resonate with you, feel free to line your birdcage with it, my feelings won’t be hurt in the slightest!
Kathy’s Top 10 Tips for Working From Home:
10. Make a schedule & set a timer.
9. Give everyone their own workspace.
8. Schedule family meetings to go through daily expectations & schedule.
7. Get earbuds/headphones for everyone. Just trust me here.
6. Mute button. Use it. Love it. Teach your kids to use it.
5. Make it your own, learning happens everywhere! It’s okay if your school day doesn’t look like everyone else’s!
4. Get your kids involved in planning the day and figuring things out – don’t just do it for them.
3. Make a system of organization that works for you.
2. Communicate with teachers. They want to help! Let them know how it’s going or what could go better.
1. Buckets. Of. Grace. This is not going to be perfect and that’s okay. Be patient with yourself and others, and know that we are all in this together!
Find more practical tips for managing through this crazy time at https://lubbock.citymomsblog.com/mom/working-from-home-101/
Do you have some helpful tips to share? We’d love to hear from you! Remember, We’re in this together. You are not alone. Email tips to Cindy Taylor at email@example.com and/or Kathy Oaks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All School News
During this time of uncertainty, we are exploring options to still provide our school family with a fun way to get fit and support the school with a Patriot Fun Run. We will let you know the details soon!
MANY thanks to those who have agreed to be event sponsors! You will be recognized as sponsors regardless of when the event takes place.
LIBRARY NEWS: A LETTER FROM MS. GRETZLER
I hope your students will continue to read daily. Reading is such an important aspect of education and leisure.
Here is the link to the All Saints Library catalog: libraryworld.com/opac Select All Saints as the library, no password required, and you will be taken to our catalog. Search by title, author, or subject. If you click on a book title, a “Request Hold” button will appear on the right side. It will ask you for your name. You do not need to use a patron i.d. Email is optional. I will receive an email notifying me of the hold request, and we can work out a method to get the books to you.
Below are some free literacy websites I recommend:
- Unite for Literacy: uniteforliteracy.com. This site is primarily\for PS-K. There is a good selection of books, and optional narration is provided.
- Storyline: storylineonline.net This is a great site sponsored by The Screen Actors Guild. It features hundreds of popular picture books read aloud by noted actors. There is also a youtube version.
- Epic: getepic.com Hundreds of ebooks for all ages. Signing up is easy; the service is free for the remainder of the school year.
- Libby: overdrive.com/apps.libby. You will need a library card from any library to sign up. Free ebooks for all ages.
Many popular children’s authors have websites with fun games and activities.
- Mo Willems: mowillems.com
- Renee Russell: dorkdiaries.com
- Sarah Mlynowski (Whatever After): sarahm.com
- Lauren Tarshis (I Survived): laurentarshis.com
- Diane De Groat (Gilbert): dianedegroat.com
- Dav Pilkey (Dog Man): pilkey.com
- Jeff Kinney (Wimpy Kid): wimpykid.com
- Dr. Seuss: seussville.com
- Ron Roy (A-Z Mysteries): ronroy.com
- Kevin Henkes: kevinhenkes.com—click on teachers, librarians and parents
- Mary Pope Osborne (Magic Tree House): magictreehouse.com
Websites with fun, appropriate games, crafts, word searches, coloring sheets, etc.
- A Kid’s Heart: akidsheart.com
- DLTK: dltk-kids.com
- Scrap Coloring: scrapcoloring.com
- National Geographic Kids: kids.nationalgeographic.com
- ABCYA: abcya.com
Scholastic Learn at Home: scholastic.com/learnathome
If you have questions or problems I am available to help. Please don’t hesitate to reach out. My cell number is (806)786-0798.
With Patriot Pride, Ms. Gretzler
Virtual Tricycle Rodeo – The Show Must Go On!
For our Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten students, the Tricycle Rodeo is an event they have looked forward to all year. In anticipation of the possibility of Tricycle Rodeo being canceled, many kudos to Angie Lane for thinking of a way that the Rodeo can still go on (virtually)!
Here are the details, should you wish for your Preschool or Pre-Kindergarten child to participate:
1. Submit a video (no more than 10 seconds long) of your child riding a stick horse, tricycle, etc toward you
2. When your child reaches you, have him or her state the cowboy name submitted to the teachers earlier this semester
3. Text the video to Angie at 806-789-8915 no later than END OF DAY 04/13
Angie will compile all of the videos into a virtual Tricycle Rodeo so the kids still have the opportunity to dress up and see their friends.
Should the event be held as originally planned, this is a fun activity to do with our kids regardless, during this time at home.
Please contact Andrea Cockings (806) 544-8911 or Stephanie Smith (361) 876-3757 if you have any questions.
Mrs. Maines sent a precious video to include in this issue of the Patriot Passages. Unfortunately, there were technical difficulties. The main message is that she loves and misses her tumbling students a bunch and sends her love and well wishes to each of them! Look for her sweet video in the next issue of the Patriot Passages.
First Grade Imaginary Trip to Washington D.C.
On March 13, our first grade class took their imaginary trip to Washington D.C. to visit several important sites.
They flew aboard All Saints Airlines complete with student TSA baggage and passenger inspectors, flight crew and ground crew, and passengers.
Once they landed in Washington D.C. they toured the Washington Monument, National Cathedral, National Zoo, Supreme Court, Lincoln Memorial, White House, Jefferson Memorial, and U.S. Capitol.
A special thank you goes out to our first grade teachers and the parent volunteers.
Lower School Parade
The first official week of online learning culminated with a Lower School Teacher Drive Through Parade. The parade started from the All Saints campus and drove through Lubbock neighborhoods.
The teachers did not get out of their cars or stop, but they yelled out well wishes to their students as they passed by.
“We wanted to see their [the students’] sweet faces in person and be able to let them know how much we missed them through a wave and a honk!” Lower School Division Head Rachel Scranton said.
MIDDLE SCHOOL COACHES CORNER
Middle School track competed in Tahoka at the Bulldog Relays on Thursday, March 12 before spring break. In field events, Jack Robinson won the boys high jump and placed 3rd in the triple jump. Reya Felton won the girls 2400M run before the remainder of the running events were canceled in the evening due to the threat of lightning.
Middle School tennis hosted a meet with St. Andrews from Amarillo on Thursday, March 12 and performed well. It was a competitive day for the Patriot 6th grade and 8th grade tennis players.
The first tournament for middle school golf was scheduled to be the All Saints Invitational on Tuesday, March 24th at Reese Golf Course in Lubbock, but it was canceled due to the current health situation.
Middle School Athletic Update – from Robert Brashear, All Saints Athletic Director
With the current COVID-19 situation all middle school athletic activities have been suspended until further notice. All Saints middle school competes in the West Texas Christian Athletic Association (WTCAA). The WTCAA follows TAPPS guidelines as a general rule. All of the other nine WTCAA member schools have gone to distance learning with open-ended dates to return to normal on-campus activities. There is currently a “Middle School CA” Google Classroom. The coaches are and will continue to communicate with the students using this platform to post suggested sport-specific skill and conditioning workouts for kids to do at home. The eighth-grade students who have re-enrolled and/or indicated to the coaches that they will be participating in athletics at All Saints next year as freshmen will be added to the High School team classrooms, so they can begin their virtual workouts with their future teammates and coaches. This is consistent with the normal spring off-season time at All Saints.
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
College Visits and Researching Colleges
Even though many colleges around the country are not allowing college visits at this time, juniors should continue to research universities they may be interested in attending in the fall of 2021. Juniors should continue with their university research this semester in order to be prepared to make visits to universities later in the summer or fall and to be ready to apply to colleges in the fall of their senior year.
Seniors should continue to research scholarships. Many universities are extending deadlines for just about everything. Seniors need to check the website of the university they will be attending in the fall of 2020 for the most accurate information and check their emails daily.
The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program guides students through the college planning process and is offering juniors an opportunity to earn money for college for each action they complete. This unique program lays out six simple steps that juniors can take to get to college and offers thousands of dollars in scholarship money regardless of a family’s income. Completing each step will earn juniors a chance for a scholarship; completing all six opportunities will earn them a chance to win $40,000 for their college education. All juniors and their parents are encouraged to go to cb.org/opportunity to join this scholarship program.
Update on AP Exams
All students taking AP courses and their parents should be aware of the changes College Board has made to the AP exams for this school year (moving to online exams). Emails have been sent out that detail all of these changes to all high school students, parents and high school faculty. There will be additional information coming via email when College Board sets the exam dates.
Updates on ACT and SAT
Mrs. Belk will be sending information to students directly and updates will be made on our school website in regards to ACT and SAT as it becomes available.
Any questions students and parents have regarding college information, feel free to reach out to Mrs. Belk or Ms. Edmonson.
High School TAPPS Academic & Fine Arts Competitions
As a member of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS), All Saints Episcopal High School competes in several academic and fine art contests in the spring. The off-site competitions for TAPPS academics and fine arts are usually held in large gatherings in Waco, TX. Currently, all events have been suspended per state guidelines on travel and group gatherings. However, TAPPS is working to facilitate as many of the competitions as possible for academics and fine arts in an online format. For academics, this is not a huge change as All Saints students currently compete in numerous online academic contests throughout the year. For fine arts, a virtual contest will be exciting as the artwork is photographed and musical performances are recorded and submitted electronically. More information will be coming from TAPPS as they reconfigure the logistics for these contests. Registration for all academic and fine art competitions has been postponed until May 1.
HIGH SCHOOL COACHES CORNER
Coming off of the All Saints Episcopal High School boys’ state runner-up finish and the girls’ area finalist finishes several members of the ASHS boys and girls basketball teams received individual honors for the year. Following are the All Saints hoopers who made various honor teams:
1st Team TAPPS 2A All-State – Jackson Janes
2nd Team TAPPS 2A All-State – Ash Bumstead & Britton Stoffregen
Honorable Mention All-State TAPPS 2A – Luke Maples
TAPPS 2A All-State Tournament Team – Jackson Janes, Ash Bumstead, Britton Stoffregen & Luke Maples
TAPPS 2A All-State Academic Team – Jackson Janes, Ash Bumstead, Britton Stoffregen & Luke Maples
1st Team TAPPS 1-2A All-District – Jackson Janes, Ash Bumstead, Britton Stoffregen & Luke Maples
2nd Team TAPPS 1-2A All-District – Vincent Paone, Ryan Tucker, Rowe Osborne, Nicholas Blevins
Honorable Mention TAPPS 2A All-State – Chloe Conover
1st Team TAPPS 1-2A All-District – Chloe Conover, Lauren Bayouth
2nd Team TAPPS 1-2A All-District – Jilayne Headrick, Reese Rogers
The All Saints Episcopal High School Track Teams competed in the Tahoka Bulldog Invitational on Thursday, March 12th. The girl’s team finished in second place barely getting outpointed 165.5 to 161.5 by 3A Roosevelt. The boy’s team finished in sixth place. Several Patriots had outstanding days in a very competitive meet. Following is a list of girls and boys who medaled in the meet:
High Jump – Chole Conover (3rd)
Long Jump – Reese Rogers (2nd)
Shot Put – Lauren Bayouth (1st)
4 X 100M Relay – Ella Aycock, Lauren Bayouth, Chloe Conover, Reese Rogers (2nd)
800M – Campbell Howe (2nd)
100 Hurdles – Jilayne Headrick (1st), Abigail Barritt (2nd)
100 M – Reese Rogers (3rd)
4 X 200M Relay – Ella Aycock, Lauren Bayouth, Alex Mercer, Abigail Barritt (3rd)
400 M – Chloe Conover (1st)
300 Hurdles – Jilayne Headrick (1st), Abigail Barritt(2nd)
200M – Lauren Bayouth (2nd)
1600M – Campbell Howe (3rd)
4 X 400M Relay – Ella Aycock, Reese Rogers, Jilayne Headrick, Chloe Conover (1st)
3200M – Samuel Aycock (1st), Lee Taylor (2nd)
1600M – Lee Taylor (2nd), Samuel Aycock (3rd)
4 X 400 Relay – Chase Farnsworth, Ross Rogers, Ash Bumstead, Lee Taylor (2nd)
The All Saints Episcopal High School Tennis teams had a fantastic showing Thursday, March 12 at the SPECHEA Tournament in Levelland. Following are the results:
Kate White – 1st in C Draw
Ashby Whitaker – 3rd in B Draw
Kate King & Ella Moran – 1st in A Draw
Grace Ann Streit & Paige Schlehuber – 2nd in B Draw
Maddie Matthews & Reagan Hunter – 3rd in B Draw
Diego Cervera – 3rd in B Draw
Joseph Paone – 2nd in B Draw
George Lipe & Vincent Paone – 1st in A Draw
Andy Banister & Grady Geihsler – 1st in B Draw
Kevin Beasley & Spencer Johnson – 3rd in B Draw
Logan Caffey & Ethan Moore – 2nd in C Draw
High School Athletic Update – from Robert Brashear, All Saints Athletic Director
All Saints participates in all high school athletic, fine arts, and academic events as a member of the Texas Association of Private & Parochial Schools (TAPPS) for high school. Currently all athletic events are suspended through May 4th. TAPPS originally posted four potential “Return-to-Play” (RTP) protocols based on potential RTP start dates should the current COVID -19 situation improve and national/state orders & best-practice advice from the government health agencies allow competitions to resume. Following are the four options based on RTP dates:
Option A – Start Date 4/15 (This option canceled 3/31 per state guidelines)
Option B – Start Date 5/4 (This now the first possible RTP date)
Option C – Start Date 5/15
Option D – Cancelation of all events
The TAPPS rules regarding practice and competition require that while a school is engaged in “distance learning” all athletes and coaches will follow the published “Dead Week Protocol” which is followed every summer during “dead week.” This protocol basically states that all school facilities are off-limits to athletes and there can be no in-person contact/coaching between coaches and student-athletes. During the current COVID – 19 situation the rules have been adjusted to allow coaches to virtually communicate with their teams and athletes and to suggest non-mandatory workouts for the athletes to do on their own. These guidelines are consistent with similar protocols advised and enforced by student athletic organizations throughout the country.
For All Saints High Episcopal School, competitive athletics will continue in a virtual format following the published TAPPS guidelines. The high school head coaches are utilizing Google Classrooms for each team as a platform for continued team communication and interaction as well as a central location for sport-specific individual skills workouts. These “classes” will begin to activate this week, as our focus the first few days of online education has been on getting the academic classes in place. If properly communicated by the coaches and with strong buy-in from athletes, the coming weeks can result in an opportunity for increased development of individual skills and overall conditioning. Our goal is for our Patriot athletes to continue to improve individually and as teams. Our focus has always been and will always be to work hard, compete and to be our best in everything we do. That will not change with our current situation. As coaches we are excited to help our athletes continue to improve, taking advantage of every opportunity to communicate with them and help them to achieve their “best”. Go Pats!