All Souls Catholic School

Newsletter - August 23rd, 2018

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We’re nearing another changing of seasons. Summer is winding down, and a new school year is beginning – just like it did last year, and the year before. Through this predictable repetition in our calendar and Your creation, we see Your faithfulness. Help us to look at the sunrise and remember that You always keep Your promises.

As we approach another transition sending our children back to school, conflicting emotions wrestle within us. New fears jostle with new hopes. We’re happy to send our children back to the classroom, and sad to see them go. We delight in their excitement, and worry with them over the unknown.

Calm our hearts, Lord, and give us a peace that passes understanding. Remind us to commit our children to prayer, each and every day.


Dear Parents/Guardians,

I wish to welcome everyone back to school for another wonderful year. I am happy to report that we have a full Kindergarten class, and it was great to see our new students arrive on Tuesday. A very warm welcome to our new families and students who have joined us in other grades. I hope you have a wonderful experience at All Souls.

Tonight we have our Back to School Night for the Junior High Parents at 7pm in the cafeteria. Next Thursday night we have the Back to School Night for Grades 1-2 and 4 families at 7pm in the cafeteria. All parents are expected to attend the Back to School Nights and meet their children's teachers.

Over the summer the lower yard was asphalted, and by the end of October the final sealant will be applied to the lower yard and the upper yard will also be sealed. Since the lower yard was in disrepair more work had to be done on this part of the campus.

The garden in front of the annex was transformed into a beautiful community garden with flower and vegetable boxes. I wish to thank Natalie Dean, an alum from the Class of 2018, who proposed the idea for her Silver Award Project for the Girls Scouts. She worked very hard in preparing the proposal, including a cost analysis, and in the implementation/construction stage over the summer.

The Parish Festival will be happening over the Columbus Day weekend, and it is important that all parents do sign up for their job duties. Please direct all enquires to the parish festival organizers. 2 liter sodas and water can be brought to the Parish Office.

I wish everyone a wonderful school year.

God Bless,

Vincent Riener


STAR Testing

Please see the letter below from the Superintendent and Associate Superintendent of Schools regarding the upcoming STAR Testing. Students in grades K & 1 will take an Early Literacy test. Students in grades 2-8 will take Math and Reading tests. Testing will start after Labor Day.
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23- Junior High Back-to-School Night - 7pm (gr. 5-8)

28- School Board Mtg. - 6:30pm - Annex Meeting Room

29- School Picture Day (Full School Uniform)

30- Primary Grades Back-to-School Night - 7pm (gr. 1, 2, & 4)

31- Back to School Mass - 9am (Full School Uniform)


3- Labor Day - Holiday

11- Patriot Day

12- Athletic Board Meeting - 6:30pm

16- Catechetical Sunday - 9am Mass

17- Arch. Staff Dev. Mtg. - 12:20 Dismissal - Athl. Board Hot Dog Sale

18- School Board Mtg. - 6:30pm - Annex Meeting Room

30- School Family Mass - 9am


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All Souls Women's Club

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Other Information

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