Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Welcome Ms. A

Hi, I'm Mary Anolick (Ms.A). I will be getting married in January! 

 I enjoy teaching Physical Education because I want to inspire people of all ages to find joy in staying healthy and active. I went to Grand Valley State University for my undergrad then continued my education at Davenport University where I earned my master's degree in Education. 

 In my free time I enjoy waterskiing, snowboarding, working out, and spending time with my dog. Fun Fact-I've been skydiving!

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Welcome Señora Zarzecki





Hello! My name is Susan Zarzecki, the children call me “Señora Zarzecki,” and I am excited to be joining the All Saints Academy family, in conjunction with GRPS, as the Spanish teacher! I was born in Grand Rapids, the youngest sibling in the App family. Fun fact, my husband and his siblings attended Blessed Sacrament, K-8, so we laugh that I teach where he attended.

I may have a familiar face to you. My husband and I have three children who attend ASA. I also try to volunteer where I can. He and I fell in love with the early childhood program at ASA and have stayed and loved it! I am excited to pour my love into your children, and this community. Thank you for sharing your children with me, and ASA! I look forward to partnering together.

This will be my 19th year teaching. I began my career after graduating Loyola University Chicago with my BA in Spanish, with a focus on Golden Age literature. My first teaching post was a Marist school by the name of Notre Dame Preparatory & Marist Academy, a wonderful I.B. school in the Pontiac/Waterford Area. We moved back in 2008, after my husband and I completed our graduate studies at the Jesuit school University of Detroit Mercy, wanting to be closer to family. My second post was at Walker Charter Academy. I loved my last 13 years there and have made life-long friends and connections. There I taught and helped build two strong programs, Spanish, as well as theater, as I co-directed their musicals.

The opportunity to be where my children are, and help grow this delightful community, was too good of an offer to pass up! I feel blessed to have been hired by GRPS and able to work here with so many children who I already knew and loved, as well as those I can’t wait to get to know better. Looking forward to a great year!

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Hatching Chickens and Writing Skills

This past year the fourth graders were again able to hatch chickens as part of their learning experience. They were able to raise and put up a couple of chicks up for adoption. 

As a literary connection to this project students practiced their write skills to assemble a blog to advocate for their adoption and also write a group creative story inspired by their temporary class pets.


You will love these chicks.  They are very fluffy, cute and lovable. They enjoy playing, laying and looking at you.  If you get a chick you will love him/her and he/she will love you.  Also you can name it anything you would like from A-Z. You can cuddle, hold, and snuggle them. Even if you don’t like chicks, they will peck their way into your heart.

Evelyn



The chicks are very friendly.  They are very nice to you when you hold them.  They sometimes go to sleep in your hand.  Some really like it if you pet their head.  Please give one of our chicks a happy home.

Mary



Hey you! Yeah you!  Do you want adorable little fluffy and cuddly chicks?  Of course you do!  They grow up to be big chickens so you will have to feed them often!  The best part is that you choose which one!  Just come to the upper campus, you will hear them peeping!
Tristan




The chicks are so nice.  You can hug them and they love to be held.  They play with each other all day.  They can be a little loud but it's funny.

Myles


We have free, cute baby chicks.  They are cuddly and cute.  They are also fluffy and active.  Here are 3 reasons to adopt them:  they are cute, they are sweet and cuddly, they need a home and are free. They could die without you.  Come help them.  They love humans.  Please adopt them.  

Lexy




Super Cluck 

by 4th grade - May 2021

Inspired by "Cluck," a big muscular chick with the skills of an escape artist. 


Story Titles: 

Chillin With My Homies - by Sam

The Beginning - by Evelyn

Super Cluck's Great Adventure - by Edmund

Is Cluck Missing? - by Lexy

Adventures of Super Chick - by Ed

The Adventures of Cluck - by Cooper

Max's Powder - by Myles

Click the Super Chick - by William

Cluck and the Amazing Force - by Mary

Isaac Saves the Day - by Ellie

Super Chick - by Lucas

Cluck the Super Chick in Surrendering Mayhem - by Tristan

Chick Story - by Leo 

Super Chick - by Grayson

Super Chick - by Max 









Thursday, September 2, 2021

Eucharistic Prayer Scavenger Hunt



Each year students at the ASA Upper Campus participate in a class retreat. The 7th grade class retreat breaks open the great mystery of the Eucharist, the source and summit of our Catholic Faith. 

As part of their class retreat last year's 7th grade class completed a visual scavenger hunt around the Upper Campus in search of images that could act as daily reminders of the Eucharistic Prayer II from Mass. Below are a few of the key phrases from this prayer and photo the class assembled as part of this reflective activity. 



Lift up your hearts. 


We do well always and everywhere to give you thanks, Father most holy. 


Take this, all of you, and eat of it, for this is my Body, which will be given up for you. 


Humbly we pray. 


Remember, Lord, your Church, spread throughout the world. 


...and all Saints who have pleased you throughout the ages, we may merit to be cohears to eternal life...






 

 


     


 

Monday, August 23, 2021

Welcome Mrs. Ostoin

My name is Linda Ostoin and I am pleased to join the ASA staff this year! I have worked in catholic school for the past 10 years, working in various positions.

I have had the pleasure of living in many locations being a Navy wife and visited lots of countries being a flight attendant for 11 years.  I then started my education journey after my kids are born. Wanting to stay home with them and being there where off from school.

I am excited to see where this journey as the Toddler 2 teacher will take me this year!

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Welcome Ms. Rosmarin




Happy 2021-2022 School Year! My name is Sue Rosmarin, and I am so excited to be the new first grade teacher at All Saints! I am coming from Immaculate Heart of Mary where I taught second grade for one year and first grade for three years. I have ten years teaching experience overall!

I am a proud graduate of St. Alphonsus, Catholic Central, and Marquette University. Catholic education is in my blood. Coming to ASA is like coming home. I grew up on Diamond Street with my 8 older brothers and sisters. My maiden name is Burch just in case that sounds familiar to anyone. My mom who just turned 91 still lives on Diamond. I don’t know who is more excited about this job, my mom or me!

I have three wonderful sons. Alex is a sophomore at Xavier University in Cincinnati. Champ is a junior at East Grand Rapids and Tommy is a freshman. They keep me very busy! We love spending time at our place in Sandy Pines in Door, Michigan during the summer where we enjoy boating, fishing and just being by the water. I am so excited to be a part of All Saints Academy. Even though I live in East Grand Rapids, I have always known that the NORTHEND is the BEST END. 😊

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Welcome Ms. Flynn

We are excited to welcome Ms. Gretchen Flynn to our ASA school community! Ms. Flynn will be teaching one of our 2nd grade classes, along side our returning 2nd grade teacher, Mrs. Carrie Bowman.

Ms. Flynn is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has attended Catholic schools kindergarten through college. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton (Go Flyers!) and has 17 years of teaching experience in Catholic schools. Gretchen has two boys; a high school sophomore at Catholic Central and a college sophomore at the University of Dayton. Gretchen enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and is happy to be a part of the ASA community!