Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Eat Pray Run 2018 Update

A big congratulations to this year’s winner of the t-shirt design contest, David Frey!

EAT PRAY RUN 2018

Sunday, April 22nd was a great day for the All Saints Academy community! Our annual Eat Pray Run event began at St. Jude for our final “Pack the Pews” of the year. After donuts in the Brophy Center, the group headed to the Elementary Campus for running and eating portion of Eat Pray Run! For those who have never attended, Eat Pray Run is a family friendly event that includes a 5K race and fun run for our younger students, as well as a picnic lunch to enjoy with friends and families. It is one of two major fundraisers for our school community with this one focusing on tuition assistance for ASA families!

We were blessed with gorgeous weather, great times with friends, and a successful event! An incredible 191 runners registered, with participation split almost evenly between the 5K and the Fun Run. 106 of our ASA students registered to run!



The Middle School band kicked off the event by playing the National Anthem, and then the runners for the 5K took their marks.





The 5K run was won by Brandon James, with a time of 18 minutes and 32 seconds!


5K Open Division (Male):
Brandon James
Josh Lehmkuhl
Kyle Hulett

5K Open Division (Female):
Gina Moll
Summer Malinzak
Mallory Lehmkuhl

5K Middle School Division (Male):
Gavin McKinney
Caleb Levanduski
Joey Nawrocki



5K Middle School Division (Female):
Abby Druelle
Stephanie Wojciakowski
Maddie Pastoor


5K Elementary Division:
Trent Gibbons
Colton Smith
Wes Lehmkuhl

We are so happy with how many families joined us for Eat Pray Run and are looking forward to next year’s event!



A $500 tuition credit was awarded to the Malinzak family; Max (1st grade) and Poppy (Kindergarten) tied for the most money raised for the Tuition Angels program.  Another $500 tuition credit was awarded to the student who received the most donations, Cameron Pierson (1st grade)!

A total of $10,560 was raised through pledges and registration.  These dollars will help fund our Tuition Angels program so that a Catholic education at All Saints Academy is accessible to any family who desires it! 





Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Kindergarten Top Ten List 2017-2018

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Kindergarten Top 10 List 2017-2018

10) Junior Achievement
9) Via Dolorosa
8) Kids Food Basket Service
7) Mileage Club
6) Eat Pray Run
5) Mrs. Bowman and the ASA teachers
4) Singing in the choir at Mass
3) Go Noodle brain-breaks
2) Outside Science Days
1) 100 Day

Friday, May 11, 2018

Protecting Young Eyes Follow Up




Dear All Saints Academy Community,

Thanks to all who were able to join us on April 30th for the Protecting Young Eyes presentation with Chris McKenna. We had a great turnout!

For those who were present, and if you were not but would like more information, the Protect Young Eyes team has recently made all of their premium content for parents free so that you can protect your kids and also learn more about digital topics. Please visit: www.protectyoungeyes.com/resources 

Interested in more parent information nights? Save the date for an adolescent focus session with Sr. Colleen Ann Nagle!

  • Normal Ego and Boundary Development
  • May 21, 6:30 pm 
  • Brophy Center, St Jude


Students and teachers will be continuing to incorporate the Virtue in Media curriculum from Protecting Young Eyes this May and throughout the 2018-2019 school year!

Did you notice the reminder in the email blast this past Friday about cell phones:

Cell Phones - If students have personal devices like cell phones at school we request that they remain off and in lockers during the school day.
Any technology access students need for learning is available to them through school devices and their ASA Google Accounts.
Communications between home and students can still be easily coordinated through the school office.

You might also want to revisit:


Look for follow up blurbs in Friday emails blasts AND additional parent info night topics for the 2018-2019 school year.

At ASA We believe that We Are One community working together to Form Saints to Serve All.
Our mission is to serve and partner with our families, parishes and communities as we focus on the spiritual, intellectual, moral, social and physical development of our children.







Thursday, May 10, 2018

6th Grade Trip to Urban Roots


Urban Farm Work Day 

The All Saints Academy 6th graders recently went on a field trip to Urban Roots farm where they were able to put all four of our core values to action: faith, learning, loving, and serving.  They experienced faith and serving through caring for God’s creation in the service work they did on the farm.  They helped clean garden beds to prepare them to be planted, they cleaned up garbage that had collected from the winter, and they helped spread wood chips.  They learned about how the community garden works, and they also learned about the planting season we have in West Michigan, which fruits and vegetables can be planted when.  They loved their time at Urban Roots, and they very much loved and enjoyed the family style lunch they shared: macaroni and cheese with a carrot based cheese sauce, with a side of greens.  The 6th graders reflected on their experience and shared their thoughts below.


Urban Roots was a good experience for ASA, because all of us kids can find out what it’s like in different environments. It also was good for us to work outside and to help others with the planting and growing this year. Here are some quotes from the ASA 6th grade students who were at Urban Roots:

"My experience was fun and seeing what happens on a farm is amazing I think my favorite part was the mac and cheese that we ate. It had a farm fresh twist that was amazing. They also have a volunteer program. And I might just do that."
- Ana Batchelder

"My experience was awesome because we got see all sorts of different plants and seeds.  We had a lot of fun spreading wood chips around and picked weeds in the garden. These were only some of my favorite things we did."
-Caleb Levanduski

"I think our experience was good for our class. We got a taste of the farm life, and it tasted sweet."
-Stephanie Wojciakowski

"It was amazing! First we got a tour of the farm, and it was very interesting. The farm and the house were very homey and the workers were very welcoming. The lunch was spot on; Mac and Cheese!; )"
 -Dave Frey

All of the students who went recommend you go and volunteer there to help out.



Monday, May 7, 2018

Congratulations, Mrs. Schneider!

Celebrating the Classroom of the Week! (May 2

Mrs. Megan Schneider was surprised last month with a special recognition. Fox 17 and Grand Rapids Community College presented her with the "Classroom of the Week" award. She and her students were truly surprised!  Mrs. Schneider also received a $150 gift card to staples so that she could provide some extra resources and supplies for her first grade students.  Mrs. Schneider has been with All Saints Academy since the very beginning and spent time teaching at St. Isidore before that.  You can see the full video here

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Arts After School at ASA

Jazz Band Festival 


On Thursday, April 26th, the All Saints Middle School Jazz Band went to Hastings to participate in the Thornapple Arts Council Jazz Festival.




The jazz band meets after school once a week for an hour on Wednesdays, and is made up of thirty students in grades 6-8 from ASA as well as seven students from St. Patrick Parnell and Divine Providence Academy. They played the jazz standard Bill Bailey, Henry Mancini's The Pink Panther and a tune in a rock style called Tyrannosaurus Charlie which included several improvised solos. After performing, the band had a great clinic from expert jazz musician and teacher Greg Wells who complimented the band on the many good things they were doing, and challenged them to continue to grow by highlighting areas for continued improvement.



After the clinic on their concert music, the band got to listen to two high school school jazz bands play in a nice outdoor band shell (the weather was perfect)  before going to eat at the Waldorf Bistro. A professional jazz combo, made up of a vocalist, drums, piano, and bass played throughout lunch. Several students commented that it was the best meal they had ever had. The food was very good but the music made it even better.




Finally, the band went to a small coffee shop and ice cream house where everyone was able to get a treat before returning to ASA. The day was a perfect combination of learning and fun. ASA 8th grader Aiden McGavin will return later this weekend to participate in the Middle School All Star Jazz Band, a select group of nominated players from many area schools.


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

1st Grade Top Ten

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1st Grade Top 10 List 2017-2018


10) Recess
9) Birthday treats
8) Field Day
7) Friends
6) Bowling
5) Eat, Pray, Run
4) Chromebook Lab
3) Field trips
2) Mileage Club
1) PE