This year, the Home and School Association will be honoring volunteers who help make a difference at All Saints Academy. No matter the size of their efforts, these volunteers are a wonderful example of our core value of service.
While Santa may have his elves in the North Pole, All Saints Academy depends on our own Christmas helpers to execute Santa’s Secret Shop each year. For the past few years it has been Tara Truszkowski and Samantha Hekman leading the efforts during the most wonderful time of the year, although their work is hardly confined to the months of November and December.
Long before Christmas items begin showing up on the shelves of department stores, Tara and Samantha are out finding deals, collecting items, and organizing storage closets at school in preparation for turning both campuses into a secret shopping experience for our students. Beyond all the “stuff”, the students are truly learning what it means to give rather than receive. The excitement they show when finding the “perfect” gift is priceless. And many many thanks to all of those parents and volunteers who helped assist students with their shopping and wrapping efforts!
At All Saints Academy, 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. We also believe We Are One as we work together to form Saints to serve All! It takes a team to do what we do each day, and we are so thankful for ALL of our volunteers and families for partnering with us at ASA! We look forward to highlighting more of our amazing volunteers throughout the 2019-2020 school year!