ALL SAINTS’ NEWS

Fall Newsletter – From the Heart

OPEN THE FALL NEWSLETTER OPEN THE NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE When I was in second grade, my family went through a hard year financially. We moved across the country and we were surviving on a school bus driver’s income. Luckily, we had a roof over our head, thanks to a family friend who had taken us in, but I remember eating a lot of soup and buying second-hand clothes for $1.00 a bag. I never wanted my children to experience the shame that comes from comparing yourself to others and feeling that others are looking down on you. As an adult, I…

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Our Head’s Statement on COVID-19 & Beginning the School Year Safely

Dear Families, I hope you and your family are well. We are missing you and looking forward to the start of school. As we prepare our hearts and minds for this new adventure, I thought it was important to reach out to you. I would like to speak with you directly about your questions and concerns. I will be calling each family. Please sign up here if you would prefer a scheduled time for a check-in phone call. I know it is an uncertain time and we’ve all been affected, but I draw comfort from knowing that we are up…

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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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