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All Saints Episcopal School - December 8, 2015

COMMUNITY

Beautiful Christmas carols wafting from the music room.... smiling, humming teachers... special lights being installed in the gym... It must be time for the Christmas pageants! Make plans to join us for the Primary School Pageant (PK3-K), December 11 (Friday) at 10:00AM, and the Lower School Pageant (1st-8th), December 15 (Tuesday) at 7:00PM. Click on the link below to order your copies of the pageant videos - sure to be a Christmas treasure for years to come!

Dedication of Calcote Library and Discovery Center

This past week, several special guests and donors were invited to attend the dedication ceremony of the new Calcote Library and Discovery Center. It was a beautiful occasion! Fr. Calcote delivered meaningful remarks and our Kindergarten students thanked our guests with a THANK YOU song! All Saints is forever grateful for the generous gifts made to enhance this building, making it the digital hub and center of discovery for our entire campus!
Special music at Library dedication 2015

E.J. Empty Stocking Fund & S.O.P. Toy Drive

Our Annual E.J. Empty Stocking Fund and Toy Drive begins tomorrow. Funds will be collected during Holy Communion on December 18th to support The Beaumont Enterprise's E.J. Empty Stocking Fund. Also, Dr. WIllard is facilitating a new & gently used toy drive to support Some Other Place. Toys will be collected until Friday, December 11th.

SPIRITUALITY

Mr. Beard's 7th Grade homeroom class did an excellent job last Friday presenting their St. Nicholas chapel program! We learned about the life of St. Nicholas, as well as the St. Nick traditions celebrated around the world. Click on the link below for photos from the chapel service.
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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Our 1st Grade students went on a VERY EXCITING field trip The Heritage Village in Woodville, Texas, which was the culmination of their unit of learning on "Then & Now." Prior to their field trip, students read books in class and researched "long ago vs. now" topics using the Pebble Go research tool on their iPads. Once at the Heritage Village, 1st Graders got to experience what life was like in the 1800's. Our children enjoyed visiting the old schoolhouse, the jail cell, the blacksmith, the barbershop, and then gleefully consumed the old fashioned lunch of fried chicken legs, dumplings, bisquits, sweet tea, just to name a few of the highlights of their trip and feast. Since returning to campus, the kids in Mrs. Glaspy's and Mrs. Morris' classes have produced videos within their "My Story" apps to capture their adventure. Listen to two examples linked below, and click on the third link to learn more about this fascinating, well-preserved, step back in time.
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