Saturday, March 28, 2020

Social Emotional Learning Home Challenge

Social emotional learning is all around us. This time at home provides an opportunity to be intentional and continue to practice self awareness, responsible decision making skills, relationship skills, self-management and social awareness.

Check out this Social Emotional Activity Choice Board and try to accomplish three in a row each day! 

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Volunteer Spotlight February 2020

Mr. Vos

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. 

Our students are our most precious resources, so it is important that we keep them safe at all times. This means after the final bell has sounded and it is time for dismissal. The Elementary car line runs most efficiently when we have someone directing the traffic. This year, volunteer superstar Tom Vos added this task to his list of duties one days...and now he can be seen directing traffic nearly every single day!

You will see Mr. Vos directing traffic at 3:00 PM each day to make sure the lines are straight and cars have filled in properly. This has been our smoothest year dismissing students to date, thanks to Tom!  There has not been a day too cold or too wet, but it is time to bring on the sunshine. 

When you see Tom outside make sure to say thank you for keeping our kids safe! 

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

4th Grade Wax Museum 2020

Check out this video from the day!

The 4th grade did a GREAT job with their Wax Museum presentations! 
A special thanks to Mrs. Livingston and Mrs. Stoner for helping them do their career research and put together all the pieces of their presentations! 

CSW 2020 Readers Theater Recap

All School Entertainment

Before our Catholic Schools Week 2020 All School Mass students in Kindergarten through 8th grade gathered for some readers theater performances by our 4th and 7th grade. A readers theater is is performed with scripts. Students do not memorize lines and few to no props are used. However, students practiced intently to share their special messages with their peers! 

The 4th graders performed the reader's theater "Glad to Help!" that focused on the life of Saint Andrew Kim Daegeon from Korea.  He helped the people of Korea by smuggling priests into Korea when people were being martyred for their faith.  In the reader's theater students explored what it means to really help others and not just help themselves.

The Seventh Graders performed three short readers theater pieces designed to teach and reinforce online safety and friendship skills.  

The first group performed "Can a Stranger be a Friend?". This dealt with the issue of having contact information shared with strangers and the importance of actually knowing the people you are communicating with over text.  The second group performed " A Secret for a Reason" in which a girl shares a social media password and a friend posts unwanted things to her account.  The third group performed "Gaming with Friends". In this situation a couple of friends are gaming together when they are approached by a stranger and invited into a gaming chat room.  

All three of the skits reinforce skills to help kids deal with peer pressure and friendships.  The skits were written by Jen Bengel.