ALL SAINTS’ NEWS

Father’s Day 2020

OPEN MS. LA PORTE’S FATHER’S DAY MESSAGE OPEN THE NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE On Mother’s Day, I wrote about the 6 important women in my life. The life expectancy for men was much shorter when I was a child. Consequently, I only knew my maternal grandfather and my own dad. After I married Jerry, I had the good fortune to have a third father figure in my life.  I adored my granddaddy and when we went to visit my grandparents, it was not unusual for me to ask if I could spend the night with them. I would use one of granddaddy’s…

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Our Commitment to Social Justice

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at All Saints’ Episcopal Day School As a faculty, we want you to know that, although this is a never ending journey, we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our dedication to social justice and peace among all people is part of our Episcopal identity. It can be seen in our curriculum, service projects, and chapel themes where we nurture respect and love for the dignity of every human being. As educators, we want to actively fight racism. The faculty is doing a book study together to start conversations that can sometimes be uncomfortable. We…

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COVID-19 & School Year Update

Dear Families, It is hard to be apart during this challenging time. Our All Saints’ School family is a source of comfort and support for children and adults alike. We miss you! We want you to know that we are planning and working hard to ensure that when we are able to come back together, we will have a safe, loving, and nurturing learning environment. It may look different than what we are used to, but it will still feel like home. Our leadership team has been researching best practices for preschools to reopen. We have studied the recommendations from…

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May Message

OPEN MS. LA PORTE’S MAY MESSAGE OPEN THE NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE It was almost exactly twenty years ago that the Board of Trustees hired me to head this sweet little school. I recall my first visit to it and the sense I had of what a wonderful home away from home it was for young children. And it’s still true today. We have worked hard to teach our students not just the academic things that one would expect a school to teach, but also the things that are more difficult to write into a traditional lesson plan. Love your neighbor. Walk…

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Mother’s Day 2020

OPEN MS. LA PORTE’S MOTHER’S DAY MESSAGE OPEN THE NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE I had the extreme good fortune to grow up knowing my three great grandmothers, two grandmothers and mother. All six were strong women who put their families first and believed in the power of love and prayer. They also all modeled the importance of being compassionate to everyone at all times, with no exceptions. As time passed, I acquired three other mothers – my husband’s mother, my best friend’s mother and another best friend’s older sister. They too were all cut from the same “mother mold.” My mom was…

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Earth Day 2020

OPEN MS. LA PORTE’S EARTH DAY MESSAGE OPEN THE NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE The sunrises lately have been spectacular. “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.” (Psalms 19:1) Author Max Lucado suggests, “Nature is God’s first missionary. Where there is no Bible, there are sparkling stars. Where there are no preachers, there are spring times. Where there is no testament of Scripture, there is the testament of changing seasons and breath-stealing sunsets. If a person has nothing but nature, then nature is enough to reveal something about God.” As a child I remember these…

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