Dear All Saints Families,
Happy summer to all our new and returning families! I hope you are enjoying the summer and taking time for faith, love, family, and rest. In approximately one month we will have our back-to-school morning on Friday, August 11, 2017. I wanted to take this time to give you some information and mail important paperwork home. Last year we tried very hard to be paperless, but sent home this mini-packet and papers were returned promptly. We will continue with this packet.
We welcome Mr. Ulises Liranzo as the new Science teacher, Ms. Seifel as an additional new hire for fourth grade, Mrs. Carrie Mccumber as the new third grade assistant, Mrs. Adriana Fleming as the new first grade assistant, and Mr. Robert Powell as the new full-time maintenance person. We are excited to begin a great school year with our pilot year to use the MAP's test in Kindergarten through sixth grades. This assessment program is done three times a year and will allow teachers to actively use the data to meet the needs of every child. Further, the faculty and staff were trained in June in Sanford Harmony, a social emotional program for building relationships. With technology and social media, face to face conversational and community building skills are being lost. With this program relationships are built and students move towards supportive classrooms. Our theme will be "Getting to Know You and Each Other". With Christ as our guide, we are using our talents to build the Kingdom of God on earth. We have some great initiatives this year.
Once again, things are busy in the summer. Our enrollment continues to increase as several grade levels are now full and have waiting lists for attendance. Our enrollment should be approximately 480 for the upcoming year. Besides painting, cleaning rugs, and general maintenance, the school is busy. We updated several things on our server this summer and are working hard to ensure another great year with technology. Screens have been replaced in the large stairwell windows and gutters have been installed to avoid rain entering the building. We are in the process of painting the cafeteria and we hope the new colors selected which will take the industrial feel away from the large space. We also have made some improvements to the basketball court by increasing the court line to wall/obstruction distance to increase the safety. We also redid the flooring in the main office with a new material. This year will be a test year for this new flooring. If it holds up to the high traffic, we will consider using the product to replace the tiling in the happy hallway classrooms for next year. The extensive survey was completed on the field which will allow the committee to move forward with a decision for the fields and move forward with the capital campaign.
In hopes of becoming a more green school, we have attached in this email those forms we thought critical for all families to receive early. All these forms can also be found on our website, www.allsaintsjupiter.org under News and appropriate sections. If possible, these forms should be returned on the Friday, August 11th, the supply pick up day. Just a reminder that all students (except incoming Pre-Kindergarten) are expected to complete both math and reading summer assignments before the start of school. See our website's main page for the details of the grade level assignments.
Enjoy the remainder of your summer and God bless.
Yours in Christ,
Mrs. Jill Broz, Principal