Wednesday, November 6, 2019

2019 Eagle Award Winner

Congratulations Jenny LaPonsie!

The Eagle Award is presented each year by the Home and School Association to a member of the ASA community in acknowledgement of his or her extraordinary contribution to the success of All Saints Academy.  We began a new tradition last year, presenting this prestigious award on our school’s feast of All Saints Day. 

This award enhances the culture of All Saints Academy by drawing attention to those who are living our Catholic faith and supporting our school mission by holding them up as an example for others to follow.

Prior recipients of this award have included: 2011-Chris Burns; 2012-Pete and Peg Gonzalez; 2013-Mariae Firlit; 2014-Christine Jarecki; 2015-Linda Kozminski; 2016-Judy Hardy; 2017-Jon Fournier; 2018- Deb Westveer

Along with a trophy for them to take home, the recipient’s name will be added to a perpetual plaque that is displayed in the halls of both the elementary and middle school ASA campuses for all to see.

While it is true that no great achievement is accomplished by the work of one person, a significantly great work like the creation, building and operation of All Saints Academy requires talented and committed people. The winners of this award reflect the characteristics we hope for in our students and need in our school family.

Mrs. Jenny LaPonsie was nominated by Tricia Siegel. Here is what Tricia had to say about Mrs. LaPonsie:

Whenever you encounter Jenny, she has a quick smile and warm hello.  This is so incredibly important for parents and students as they enter All Saints Academy.  She always has a kind word to say and is positive in every interaction.

If you email Jenny, she is quick to respond and often goes above and beyond to provide information and details. She actively works with IEPs and attends the meetings providing positive feedback and comments. 

She works tirelessly with students to increase reading skills and provide support in a kind and nonjudgmental way. 

This best sums up why Jenny is “the face of ASA”...  As Via Dolorosa was ending there were many extra cars in the elementary parking lot.  It was a bit chaotic.  About 3 minutes before the bell rang to dismiss the students, the heavens opened, and it began to pour.  The rain was heavy.  Jenny immediately came out with the students and began to direct cars so that children could safely get to their vehicle and parents could exit quickly.  She was soaking wet, assisting children and parents and had a smile on her face the entire time. Everyone was able to find their child quickly and exit safely.  Jenny exemplifies the core values of ASA.  She is committed to a quality education and positive school experience for all. 

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