June 1, 2017

2009 BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE

The Sentinel – Volume 10, Issue 39

Message from the Principal On Friday evening families and friends gathered with the 8th Grade Class of 2010 to celebrate their successful completion of the program and to wish them continued success and blessings as they transition to high school. For the first time in the history of the school, graduation marked the end of a ten year journey as a number of the students were members of the first Pre-Kindergarten class at All Saints.  Begun in 2000, the Pre-Kindergarten program now celebrates ten years of introducing students and families to All Saints and providing the children with a strong educational foundation. While graduation represented an important milestone for our graduates, it was also a significant moment for a number of families for whom this was their final All Saints … [Read more...]

The Sentinel – Volume 10, Issue 38

Message from the Principal For the second year in a row we enjoyed spectacular weather for our annual Field Day celebration.  It was wonderful to see so many parents in attendance, assisting with the games and enjoying the day with their children and other families.  Field Day is, in fact, one of our great traditions, marking the end of the year and providing the students with a day of exciting outdoor games.  One of the parents I spoke with shared with me that as his second child enters kindergarten next year, he will be making a commitment to him to attend all of his Field Day events over the course of the next nine years.  Now that’s a family tradition! Thank you to the many families, new and veterans, who came out to enjoy the day with our community. I want to thank Mrs. Engstrom … [Read more...]

The Sentinel – Volume 10, Issue 37

Message from the Principal Following the announcement of our Blue Ribbon status in September, occasionally I would encounter the following question:Now that All Saints has achieved this level of success, will it become a case of business as usual with the school having already reached its peak? To discern an answer to this question, one need look no further than the results of our Terra Nova standardized tests. I am excited to share with you that some of our grade levels achieved unprecedented scores on this year’s assessment.  In summary, I am particularly pleased with the math scores in the lower grades as well as the continued level of achievement in language arts and reading, the two areas that have previously been identified as curriculum strengths at All Saints. The attached … [Read more...]

The Sentinel – Volume 10, Issue 36

Message from the Principal On Monday afternoon the students gathered in the gym for a surprise assembly in honor of Fr. Bob on the occasion of his 10thanniversary as pastor of All Saints.  Through songs, dance and poetry, each grade level of students presented tributes incorporating those things which are most dear to Fr. Bob ~ faith, fellowship, Shutters (his stuffed penguin), music, and of course, the Redskins! The program concluded with a PowerPoint presentation of photos of Fr. Bob over the course of the past ten years.  With James Taylor’s You’ve Got a Friend as the background track, it was a stirring tribute to our beloved pastor, highlighting the countless ways that he has touched so many lives during his time with us. As a school community we thank Fr. Bob, not only for his … [Read more...]

The Sentinel – Volume 10, Issue 35

Message from the Principal The celebration of our distinction as a 2009 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence continued last Thursday as our community gathered for Mass with Bishop Loverde.  The special liturgy provided us with an opportunity to thank God for the many blessings we have received as a school and, more importantly, the many wonderful people who are part of our story.  It was truly a joy to have Bishop Loverde as our celebrant and to know of his pride in our success.  In recognition of our Blue Ribbon status, Bishop Loverde has granted our community a “day off from school”.  As such, All Saints will not be required to make up the required third “snow day”.  The final day of school will be Wednesday, June 16th. Our school was also honored to have Senator Charles Colgan in … [Read more...]