Welcome New Families

Welcome to the All Saints Catholic School community! To assist you in your transition to our school, we’ve compiled the following list of events and activities that take place each school year. This list is just a sampling of the many exciting things in store for your family at All Saints.

Please consult your school calendar for a list of the names and phone numbers of PTO members and committee chairs.  Feel free to contact them with questions or to volunteer to help at an event! All Saints has a very strong commitment to our families and parent involvement in the school is highly encouraged.

Classroom Liaisons are parent volunteers who act as coordinators between the teachers and parents.  They organize class parties, special classroom events, teacher gifts, etc.  Look for a letter from your child’s class liaison to come home in the first few weeks of school.

Please check your school calendar for dates for the following school activities:

Priest’s BBQ

Children enjoy a hot dog or hamburger at a special outdoor lunch/recess session where our parish priests serve the lunch and interact with the students.  Lunch tickets are not used; homeroom teachers take “orders” for lunch preferences that day.

Penny Bazaar

One hour of fun and games for the entire family outside in the back parking lot of the school.  Each classroom sets up a fun, simple game (ex. -ring toss, beanbag toss) and players pay a penny or two to play.  Small prizes are given out to all players.  Parents and siblings are welcome. Children should carry a small bags of pennies to school that day (50 cents -$1.00 is a good amount) and a bag to hold both pennies and prizes (fanny packs and small backpacks are perfect for keeping hands free to play games). Classrooms need volunteers to run the game (coordinated by room classroom liaisons).  Cupcakes and lemonade are sold in the cafeteria; cupcake donations are welcome.  All monies collected from games and food sales go to charity.

Thanksgiving Luncheon

Families are invited to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for lunch on this day. A special order form is sent home in the weeks prior to the luncheon.  Lunch periods are extended to accommodate the crowd.  You will wait in the lunch line with your child – but the wait is worth it! Seating is first come, first serve.  After lunch, enjoy playtime outside with your child.

Thanksgiving Prayer Service

Parents are invited to take a moment to reflect and give thanks during this prayer service.  Children gather in the church and offer up non- perishable food donations at the altar, which are then taken to a local charity. This occurs the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.

Evening with St. Nick

An annual tradition at All Saints, this event occurs in the evening around the feast day of St. Nicholas (December 6). Traditional Advent carols are sung during the prayer service, and families can stay after for cookies and cocoa, and photos with St. Nicholas and Mother Seton. Attendees are asked to donate new shoes for the House of Mercy in honor of St. Nicholas. Monetary donations are also accepted.

Science Fair

Our 7th and 8th grade students participate in the science fair, and students from the primary grades visit their exhibits the day before judging begins. Awards are presented the evening of the science fair.

Catholic Schools Week

This long-standing, national celebration of Catholic Schools is a time marked by special events and activities to highlight our Catholic faith. Classroom liaisons often plan special gifts for teachers and staff.  The PTO provides a beautiful luncheon to thank our parish priests, administration, teachers and staff.

Holy Thursday Prayer Service

Parents are welcome to witness the tradition of the “washing of the hands” during this special prayer service.  The entire student body participates.  Following this service in the church, the children move to the Parish Activity Center for our traditional 7th Grade Passion Play.

Passion Play

Jesus’ final hours are acted out in this dramatization by our 7th grade students. All are welcome to attend this poignant portrayal.

May Crowning

The 8th grade tradition of crowning Mary takes place in the church or courtyard after a special school Mass in which second grade students come dressed in their First Holy Communion dresses and suits, and 8th grade Confirmation students come dressed in their Confirmation clothing.  Following this beautiful song filled ceremony enjoyed by the entire student body, the 2nd and 8th grade classes have class photos taken in the church.

Book Fair

The Book fair comes to town once a year and when it does, watch out!  Our library is transformed into another world, and children get to visit the fair to see who or what exciting things they find.  Classes visit the fair during their regular library time or at lunch for the middle school students.  Children can purchase books and parents are welcome to stop by and shop as well.  Look for a flyer to come home with further ordering info, and for extended library hours to accommodate the after school shopping crowd!

Spirit Events

The PTO plans community building activities for the school families throughout the year, such as restaurants nights, roller skating, ice skating, ice cream events, miniature golf, and more.  Prices for these events are often discounted or portions of the proceeds are donated to the school.

Race for Education

Check the newsletter and website for more information about our largest fund-raiser, a spring-time event in which the children gather pledges and run or walk a designated course around the school in an effort to raise funds to benefit our school. A percentage of the proceeds also benefits St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Uniform Exchange

The PTO operates a uniform exchange program for families who wish to purchase used uniforms. Please see Dress Code/Uniforms for complete information.