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February 12, 2020

Table of Contents

 – Calendar of Events
– Chapel Servers
– Fourth Grade Safety Patrol
– Lubbock Symphony Guild & Winter Ball
– First Grade Valentine Project
– Patriot Kitchen – Health Inspection
– Reduce Your Risk of Coronavirus and Flu
– Yearbook Sponsorships (Preschool-Eighth Grades)
– Parent Group:  Tall and Small Ball
– Swing for the Future Golf Tournament
– All School Chili Cook-Off
– Artist of the Week
– Second Grade Celebrates Chinese New Year
– 100 Days of School Celebrated
 Coaches Corner
– Division Head Update
– Robotics News
– UIL Academic Meet
– TPSMEA Orchestra
– TTU HS 150-Mile Radius Art Competition
– Coaches Corner
Order Forms and Current Flyers

Godly Play

Letters were mailed last week to our current school community asking for each family’s enrollment forms to be completed and returned for the 2020-2021 school year. The deadline for submitting enrollment forms is tomorrow, Thursday, February 13. All Saints is a vibrant, healthy school, and we would love to have your children with us in the fall. We know you have a choice when it comes to your child’s education. Thank you for choosing All Saints! If you have questions regarding your child’s grade level expectation or curriculum, feel free to contact his or her division head. For questions regarding financial aid, please contact Valerie Tucker in the business office.

Enrollment will open up to the community on Tuesday, February 18.  Please return your children’s enrollment forms ASAP to ensure their spots in the fall!

2020 has ushered in a great deal of interest in All Saints. Packets have been mailed, tours have been scheduled, and interest is high. Waiting lists are expected in multiple grade levels, particularly in the Patriot Learning Center. Current parents are strongly encouraged to let Paige McKay in the office know immediately if you have additional children at home whom you wish to enroll for the first time at All Saints in the fall. There may not be a spot later if you wait. If you know of people who might be interested in being a part of the All Saints community, please feel free to have them give Paige McKay a call soon. She would be delighted to give them a tour of our campus and share more about our school and availabilities.

Are you aware that parents interested in learning more about All Saints can come to the office any Tuesday at 9 for a tour?  If this time doesn’t work they can always call the office to make an appointment as well.

Annual Fund Makes It Possible.

Your child’s future is being built today!  By giving to the Annual Fund you help provide every All Saints student an extraordinary outcome!


Samuel Aycock

Last week senior Samuel Aycock received a phone call from Congressman Jodey Arrington informing him that he has been accepted into West Point Military Academy.  This was an exciting moment for Samuel and his family but also for All Saints. Sam is the first All Saints student to receive acceptance into a United States Military Academy.

If you haven’t had a chance to see the live video, please take a minute and check it out now.  It will take your breath away.  From West Texas to West Point… anything is possible at All Saints.  Congratulations to future Cadet Samuel Aycock!  Your All Saints family is very proud of you.

*Look for more detailed information about the application process and Sam’s appointment in the next issue of the Patriot Passages.

When inclement weather hits and the school is delayed,  students in Lower, Middle, and High School Divisions will follow an altered schedule, and PLC students will follow their normal schedule.  As a general rule, there will not be chapel on these days, and lunches will be held at their regular times. Just make sure your child has warm clothes and gets to school safely. The teachers and staff will take it from there.

You may submit your financial aid application for the 2020- 2021 school year. You will complete the Parents Financial Statement (PFS) @ https:// The NAIS School Code for All Saints Episcopal School is 1211. Please contact Valerie Tucker in our business office @ 806-745-7701 for any questions.

2020-21 How to Apply for Financial Aid

John T. and Debbie Montford Texas Tech Scholarship
All Saints Episcopal School is pleased to offer a need-based scholarship for the dependents of Texas Tech University or Texas Tech University Health Science Center employees.  The scholarship was funded by the Montfords along with generous donors to provide a source of tuition assistance for the children of Tech families.

At the time of the application, applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • is a full‐time Texas Tech University System employee
  • has a student enrolled at All Saints Episcopal School, grades K through 12
  • is not currently receiving any other form of financial aid through All Saints Episcopal School

Application Process
Application materials must be received by Monday, April 13, 2020, in order to be considered.

The following materials should be submitted:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Completed Application for financial aid through the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) School Student Services (SSS). The website address is and the All Saints SSS code is 1211. “Applying for Financial Aid for The 2020-21 Academic Year” document is attached. Additional information may also be found at

Selection Process
Recipients will be selected based on the application materials provided. All scholarship applicants will be notified by Thursday, April 30, 2020. Credit will be applied to the recipient’s tuition account.

There are two need-based tuition scholarships in the amount of $500 each for the 2020-2021 school year.

If you have questions or need further information, please contact All Saints Episcopal School Business Office at (806)745-7701 ext. 807 or email Valerie Tucker at

Montford Scholarship_2020-2021

Calendar of Events

February 13

7:45am:  All I See Is Red Day – Students and Faculty may wear Red to school.
8:00am-9:30am:  LS Spelling Bee
2:15pm-3:30pm:  Third Grade Valentine’s Day Party
2:30pm-3:30pm:  First Grade Valentine’s Day Party
2:45pm-3:30pm:  Preschool Valentine’s Day Party
3:30pm-4:00pm:  Anatomy and Physiology Field Trip
3:30pm-5:30pm:  HS Tennis vs. Lubbock Trinity @ Burgess-Rushing Tennis Center

February 14-17

Winter Break – School Not In Session

February 18

5:00pm:  First Round of BB Area Playoffs:  Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Red Oak Ovilla Christian
7:00pm:  First Round of BB Area Playoffs:  Girls Varsity Basketball @ Plan Coram Deo

February 19

8:00am-9:00am:  Parent Group Meeting in Kirby Commons
9:00am-12:00pm: Fourth Grade Field Trip to the South Plains Food Bank
11:30am-1:00pm: Second Grade Service Field Trip to Ronald McDonald House
3:45 pm-4:30 pm:  Second Grade Suzuki Lessons in Band/Orchestra Room
6:30pm-8:00pm: MS Cheer Practice in Patriot Gym

February 20

3:30pm-4:30pm: Third Grade-Eighth Grade Robotics Club in Library

February 21

8:45am: Second Grade Hall of Presidents in Kirby Commons (Check out Fox 34 – Good Morning Lubbock)
12:00 pm-1:00 pm:  Athletic Booster Club Meeting in Administrative Conference Room
3:45 pm-4:30 pm:  Second Grade Suzuki Lessons in Band/Orchestra Room

February 23

2:00pm-4:00pm: All School Event- Tall and Small Ball in Kirby Commons Sponsored by the Parent Group

February 24

9:30am-11:15am: Third Grade Service Field Trip to Garrison
3:30pm-5:00pm: Girl Scout Meeting in PLC Arcade
3:30pm-4:30pm: Patriettes Practice in Kirby Commons
6:00pm: All School Event- The Gift of Time Spaghetti Dinner Sponsored by the Junior Class in Kirby Commons

February 26

Dress Uniform 
7:45am:  Ash Wednesday Service
11:30am-1:00pm: Second Grade Service Field Trip to Ronald McDonald House
3:00pm:  HS Tennis vs. Kingdom Prep @ Burgess Rushing Tennis Center
3:45pm: Pig Day Order Form is Due
3:45pm:  Faculty Meeting
3:45 pm-4:30 pm:  Second Grade Suzuki Lessons in Band/Orchestra Room
6:30pm-8:00pm: MS Cheer Practice in Patriot Gym

February 27

3:30pm-4:30pm: Third Grade-Eighth Grade Robotics Club in Library

February 28

2:00pm-3:30pm: Third Grade Civil War Practice in Kirby Commons
3:45 pm-4:30 pm:  Second Grade Suzuki Lessons in Band/Orchestra Room

February 29

9:00am-12:00pm: HS Tennis @ Midland Trinity
District PSIA @ Christ the King Cathedral School

Follow @GoAllSaintsPats on Twitter for the latest in Patriot Athletics.

Looking Ahead

  • March 2:  National Pig Day Celebration
  • March 2 – 5:  Sophomores / Juniors College Trip
  • March 6:  Third Grade Civil War Program; End of Grading Period
  • March 6 – 7:  PSIA District One Act Play Competition, Gainesville
  • March 7: All Saints hosts Robotics Competiton, Patriot Gym
  • March 9 – 13:  Seventh Grade Texas History Trip
  • March 13:  First Grade Imaginary Field Trip to Washington D.C.
  • March 16 – 20:  Spring Break – School NOT in Session


Feb 13 (Thurs)

LS Spelling Bee

Chapel Servers TBA

Feb 14 (Fri)

Winter Break

School Not In Session

Feb 17 (Mon)

Winter Break

School Not In Session

Feb 18 (Tues)

Brody Cranfill

Caroline Tirey

Kenedee Valdez
Penelope Fuller
Berklie Wade
Raphael Codding

Feb 19 (Wed)

Jorden Eade

Lilly Taylor

Lexi Jeffreys
Christian Klundt
Leighton Lewis
Ellery Lowe

Feb 20 (Thurs)

Mark Edwards

Jack Strong

Lyla McClain
Ellie Beth Moss
Bella Molligan
Thomas Meek

Feb 21 (Fri)

Penelope Fuller

Marsali Soonpaa

Presley Scolaro
Logan Wolfe
Quinn Helton
Harris Underwood

Feb 24 (Mon)

Zoey Scranton

Evelyn Givens


Alisha Haider
Kirby Riggs
Piper Hufford
Cayden Halbrooks

Feb 25 (Tues)

Quinn Helton

Sophia Scioli


Raphael Codding
Mark Edwards
Jorden Eade
Brody Cranfill

Feb 26 (Wed)


Chapel Servers TBA

*Please remember, if your student is scheduled to acolyte, he or she needs to be in Jones Gym no later than 7:45 a.m. on the morning in which he/she is scheduled to serve. After 7:45 a.m., we find replacements as needed, in order to provide time to practice.


In the fall of 2019, All Saints began a new Safety Patrol program that is led by our fourth grade students.  This program has provided help to Patriot families as well as promoting student leadership and good citizenship.

This is not a role that the fourth-grade students take lightly.  They arrive early each morning and greet families with a smile as they enter the building.  Along with a smile, the safety patrol assists students as they exit cars during arrival and help younger students to class and designated areas.   When bad weather hits, it’s our Safety Patrol out there with an umbrella and a helping hand.

For some families like the Amani family, this program has been a real life-saver!  The Amani’s have a young baby and dropping off preschool student Zaeden would be challenging without the help of the Safety Patrol!  Safety Patrol allows Zaeden’s mom to stay in the car with her infant child while Zaeden is well taken care of and safely walked to his classroom.  This is one of many families that have benefited from the addition of this program.

On behalf of the All Saints community, thank you to our hard-working fourth-grade Safety Patrol students and the faculty supervisors.  What a wonderful way to start each day.  Your dedication is noticed and appreciated.

The Lubbock Symphony Guild presented 51 debutants on February 1 during its Annual Winter Ball.  Six of those young ladies were All Saints seniors.  Pictured here from left to right:  Mattie Thwaits, Ella Moran, Abby Schlehuber, Aria MortensenEllyn BrashearKate King.

The mission of the Symphony Deb Program is to provide an environment for music appreciation, to recognize the value of volunteer service in promoting symphonic music, and to cultivate a generation of symphony patrons. These young women have graduated from a three-year program of volunteer service to the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra.  Congratulations, ladies!

Our First Grade students exhibited the All Saints way by making 100 Valentine cards and gift bags for the residents of Brookdale Remington Park.

It is their hope that these residents will remember God’s love on Valentine’s Day.





The City of Lubbock Health Department periodically makes unexpected visits to ensure that we are following safe food handling procedures.  Our school recently underwent one of these routine inspections and was found to have no violations!

The health inspectors check that safeguards are in place to protect food from contamination by food handlers, cross-contamination, and contamination from other sources in the kitchen.  You can rest assured in knowing that All Saints is taking the necessary steps to ensure that the food being served for lunch is handled correctly and the proper steps are being taken to ensure a clean kitchen.  Your child’s health is our top priority.

You likely have heard recent news about the “Coronavirus” (2019 Novel Coronavirus, 2019-nCoV) recently detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. This virus causes symptoms like fever, cough or shortness of breath. Coronavirus spreads between people by coming into contact with an infected person’s droplets released from coughing or sneezing, close personal contact such as touching a surface, or shaking the hand of another person that has the virus present on his/her hand.

The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends these precautions for you to take to reduce your chance of becoming infected with Coronavirus:

  1. Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  3. Use a tissue when you sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  4. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  5. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  6. Stay home when you are sick.

These practical tips are also helpful for avoiding seasonal cold and flu viruses. Flu is currently spreading in Texas and it is not too late to get a flu vaccine.

All School News

The deadline to sign up is quickly approaching… February 15!  Please consider sponsoring a page in the 2019-20 All Saints yearbook.  There are over 100 pages to choose from! Each page sponsorship costs $100 and will be billed to your account. Click here to sign up.


You are cordially invited to the All Saints Parent Group’s first-ever “Tall and Small Ball”.  All “littles” can bring a “big” of their choice – mom, dad, grandparent, sibling, relative, or special friend. Every All Saints Family is welcome, including older and younger siblings. We’ll have refreshments, fun family-friendly music, festive decorations, and fellowship with our All Saints families. All proceeds benefit All Saints Parent Group. Don’t miss this fun event from 2pm-4pm on Sunday, February 23, in Kirby Commons. Tickets are $10 each at the door.

The 7th Annual Swing for the Future Golf Tournament is quickly approaching on April 27, 2020.  This is a super fun event that brings our community together to raise funds for the ASES Athletic program.

The event is a four-person scramble and is held at the beautiful Rawls Course at Texas Tech University.  The day will begin with lunch and a spirited putting contest followed by a shotgun start at 1:30 pm.  There are lots of contests and prizes to be won.

There are several Patriot families that have made this event a yearly tradition and joined us every year.  Thank you to those families.  We welcome newcomers and hope that you will plan to join us!  The tournament fills up quickly so reserve your team spot today @

Would you like to sponsor the tournament?  Please fill out the online registration or contact Cindy Taylor at

2020 swing for the future golf tournament

The All Saints MS and HS student council will join together for the third year to host the All School Chili Cook-Off on Friday, February 28 in Kirby Commons.  The event will take place during lunch hours.  The cost per meal is $6 for students, staff, and guests.  The meal includes a drink and your choice of a hotdog, frito pie, and/or chili.  NO REGULAR LUNCH WILL BE SERVED.  Please order in advance using the EZ Lunch Ordering Program.

Last year we had 23 cooks competing, and we’d love to have more this year.  There is no fee to enter.  Chili chefs will bring their chili in a crockpot to Mrs. Montoya’s room by 9:00 am the day of the event.  Prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners.  May the best chili cooker win!  Contact Marty Montoya at for more information.

2020 chili cook off flyer


Week of February 10:

Dahlia Grisham (2nd)

Our second-grade classes have been busy the last few weeks with the Chinese New Year Dragon Parade, 100 Days of School celebration, and preparing for the upcoming Hall of Presidents on February 21.  Here are a few snapshots that highlight how fun learning can be at All Saints!



Both the girls and boys Eighth-Grade Basketball Teams competed the past two weekends in the West Texas Christian Athletic Association (WTCAA) Basketball Tournament in Amarillo.  The girl’s team went 2-2 on the first weekend ending their season with a 6th place finish in the tournament.   The boys team went 2-0 the first weekend returning the following weekend to defeat Southcrest in the semi-finals to advance to the tournament finals.  In a fantastic game, the Patriots fell on the last few seconds score to St. Andrews, finishing their season as WTCAA Runner-Up. This marked the 8th consecutive year that the 8th grade boys have advanced to the basketball finals of the WTCAA and they have won 5 times. Congratulations to all of the players and Coaches Chapman, Smith and Binion on continuing the basketball tradition of competitiveness.

Spring Sports – Track & Field, Tennis & Golf
Middle School student athletes signed up for spring sports on Monday.  Information emails will be coming to the parents of the kids that signed up for Track & Field, Tennis or Golf.  Track & Field and Tennis will begin on Tuesday, February 18 when we return from Winter Break.  Golf will begin Tuesday, March 3.  Track & Field, Tennis and Golf are open to any and all sixth – eighth grade students.


College Planning
As high school students continue with college planning over the course of this semester, sophomores and juniors will be taking a tour of some private and public Texas colleges the first week in March.  This tour will give students a good idea of what to ask while touring a college, what to look for while visiting a campus and help them to better know what would be a good “fit” for them as they tour colleges throughout the United States in the coming months.  Below is the list of colleges that our students will be touring: Southwestern University, St. Edward’s University, University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, and Baylor University.

Entrepreneurship Class
Austin Farnsworth, a current senior in the AP Capstone Research class is currently working on his research topic of youth attitudes toward peer-led entrepreneurship courses.  As a result of this project, he is currently teaching an entrepreneurship class to 15 high school students who volunteered to take the class. This is a five-week course that will assist Austin in his research and help educate students on how start-up companies work and best practices for success as an entrepreneur.

A Gift of Time Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
Juniors will be hosting the second annual “Gift of Time” spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Monday, February 24, at 6 pm.  This event is to help raise money for the upcoming prom and the Project Graduation event in May.  Juniors will be your servers for this evening and will be donating their time and talents in the silent auction.  Possible items to be auctioned off are babysitting, running errands, car washing, basketball lessons, handmade gifts, etc.  The cost is $10 per person or $40 for a family.  If you plan on attending, please be sure to return the spaghetti dinner form by Feb. 18 to the main office or to Tammy Edmonson or Gwen Belk.

All Saints Iron Patriots Advance to FTC Robotics Regional Championship
All Saints Iron Patriots attended the FTC Robotics West Texas Central League Championship meet hosted at Lubbock High. Thirty-six area high school teams competed in an alliance-based tournament. The Iron Patriots finished 9th overall, and as an alliance-partner, finished second in the finals earning a trophy and medals.

In addition, all teams were interviewed by a panel of judges. Teams presented a notebook and discussed the team’s business plan, outreach, and mentoring activities, engineering, and design documentation and shared stories of challenges and successes. During the awards ceremony, the judges selected the Iron Patriots to receive the prestigious Inspire Award (trophy and medals) for best exemplifying the goals of FTC throughout the season.

The Iron Patriots qualified and will advance to the FTC Robotics Panhandle-Plains Regional Championship Tournament on Saturday, February 15 at Lubbock High School.

Iron Patriots:
Gage Clary (12)
Laken Koepp (12)
Anthony Paone (12)
Brennan Moreno (10)

Samuel Barritt  (10)
Logan Caffey  (10)
Diego Cervera  (9)
Grady Geihsler  (9)
Brandon Shaw  (9)

At the “Fearless Champions” UIL Academic Competition at Texas Tech University on February 8 the following students represented All Saints Episcopal School and received the following honors:

Ready Writing:  First Place – Ellyn Brashear (12); Second Place – Jackson Janes (12)
Social Studies: Fourth Place – Ellyn Brashear (12); Fifth Place – Hayley Latta (12)
Literary Criticism: Fourth Place – Hayley Latta (12) ; Fifth Place – Ellyn Brashear (12)
Mathematics:  First Place – Samuel Aycock (12); Fourth Place – Ash Bumstead (11); Eighth Place – Anthony Paone (12)
Calculator:  Ninth Place – Samuel Aycock (12)
Science:  First Place – Samuel Aycock (12); Third Place – Ash Bumstead (11); Fourth Place – Anthony Paone (12)
Top Chemistry Score:  Samuel Aycock (98)
Top Physics Score:  Samuel Aycock (30)

Team Results:
Literary Criticism Team – Hayley Latta (12), Ellyn Brashear (12), Ashby Whitaker (10): Second Place
Mathematics Team – Samuel Aycock (12), Ash Bumstead (11), Anthony Paone (12):  First Place
Science Team – Samuel Aycock (12), Ash Bumstead (11), Anthony Paone (12): First Place

Congratulations and good luck at the State Academic Meet in Waco on March 31- April 2.

We are thrilled to announce that three of our high school art students have pieces that have been selected to be displayed at the TTU High School 150-Radius Art Competition. Congratulations to Gage Clary (12), George Lipe (11), and Abby Schlehuber (12).

Texas Tech University School of Art will host this Regional High School Art Competition and Exhibition. The exhibition will showcase the talent of high school art students within a 150-mile radius of Lubbock. Renowned 2D and 3D TTU School of Art faculty will jury the submitted artworks. Prizes will be awarded.

Please join us for a fun evening and support our talented artists.

Opening Night:  March 6, 6:00pm – 9:00pm / First Friday Art Trail @ The School of Art Satellite Gallery at CASP (Charles Adams Studio Project)

Winners will be announced on opening night, and light refreshments will be served.

Exhibition Dates:  March 6 – March 27

The exhibit will take place at the School of Art Satellite Gallery at CASP in the Lubbock Downtown Arts District.

Three All Saints students will participate in the Texas Private School Music Educators Association (TPSMEA) Orchestras next week after auditioning and earning spots for the orchestras.  They will participate in a clinic on February 21-22 and perform in a concert the afternoon of February 22 at Oakridge School in Arlington.

Seventh grader Noah Herrera will play his cello in the TPSMEA Middle School Honor Orchestra while high school students Mia Garza (sophomore – cello) and Madison Roberts (freshman – violin) will play with the TSPMEA High School Region Orchestra.


The high school girls and boys basketball teams wrapped up their TAPPS 1-2A district seasons.  The girls finished in 3rd Place and they will play at Plano Coram Deo on Tuesday, February 18 at 7:00 pm in an area round playoff game.  The boys finished district play at 6-0 claiming their sixth consecutive district championship.  They will host Red Oak Ovilla Christian on Tuesday, February 18 at 5:00 pm in Patriot Gym.  Everyone plan to come out and cheer on the Patriots as they begin the playoffs.

Girls Area Round Playoff Game: All Saints @ Plano Corem Deo, Tuesday, February 18th at 7:00 pm

Boys Area Round Playoff Game: All Saints vs. Red Oak Ovilla Christian, Tuesday, February 18th at 5:00 PM in Patriot Gym

High School Tennis opened their competitive seasons at the Denver City Tournament on Friday, February 7.  Both the girls and boys teams are defending TAPPS 2A State Champions and had a great start to the season.  To follow are the results:

Sara Carothers – 1st Girls Singles
GraceAnn Streit – 2nd Girls Singles
Kate King & Ella Moran – 2nd Girls Doubles
Bennett Cardelli – 2nd Boys Singles
Joshua Janes – 2nd Boys Consolation Singles
Kevin Beasley & George Lipe – 3rd Boys Doubles
Andy Banister & Logan Caffey – 4th Boys Doubles
Kate White & Diego Cervera – 5th Mixed Doubles
Reagan Hunter & Ethan Moore – 6th Mixed Doubles

The Winterfest Dance was a huge success complete with dancing, singing, fun, laughter, and lots of silliness!  It’s nice to know that our students can work hard and enjoy each other too.

The students would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the faculty chaperones:  Gwen Belk, Billy Don Hampton, Janet Martin, Marty Montoya, LeRoy Montoya, Victor Munoz, and Shelly Smith.