2016-2017 Annual Report
Dear Friends of All Saints Catholic School,
It is with great joy that we share with you our first Annual Report.
All Saints Catholic School is a vibrant community of faith. Each year we welcome over 400 students through our doors to form them in the faith of Jesus Christ, a strong academic curriculum, as well as many extracurricular activities.
At the heart of a strong Catholic School is a band of dedicated teachers, parents and volunteers who create an environment of learning and formation. We wish to express our gratitude to all who played a part in making this past year a great one.
We also wish to say a special word of thanks to all of our parish communities that support the school both financially and prayerfully. Partnering with our parish communities we join them in advancing the churches mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ.
This past year has also been one of great growth in gaining new partners in mission who have made very generous financial contributions for the advancement of the school. We are most grateful for their ongoing support.
Let us celebrate the good work we have accomplished as we look to a future full of hope!
Over a third of the 8th grade graduating class graduated with honors; 22% of the graduates received high honors and 13% received honors.
All Saints is the only elementary and middle school in the Diocese of Tulsa to offer Spanish, French and Latin.
Members of the Academic Bowl team were named 2017 Regional Champions at the National Science Bowl.
All Saints Mathcounts team placed 2nd and 3rd at the Diocesan competition.
All Saints was represented and won first place at the all-school geography bee.
In March, the middle school drama students presented "The Three Golden Hairs."
An All Saints 6th grader won the Diocesan spelling bee.
Multiple students participated in an organized sports team including football, basketball, volleyball, track and field, cross country, golf, and cheerleading allowing All Saints to perform well at various diocesan tournaments.
All Saints offered 11 after school programs including music, violin, piano, dance, art, Mad Science, Bricks for Kids, and Foreign Language.
Student Council members assisted with planning Catholic Schools Week including the annual Talent Show.
National Junior Honor Society members hosted new families during the annual open house and back to school night.
The artwork of two students was displayed at the National Art Education Conference in New York City.
Five All Saints students received awards for artwork presented at Mayfest in Tulsa.
Faith and Service
Every student begins each day in prayer. Each day ends in prayer.
Students attend weekly mass, monthly Adoration and pray the rosary each month at St. Anne. Catholic Church.
Second graders received their first communion.
All Saints students in grades 6th through 8th volunteered 1,750 service hours.
During Advent and Lent, middle school students were provided the opportunity to attend the Sacrament of Reconciliation each Wednesday.
The eighth grade class attended a retreat early in the school year at Camp Loughridge in Tulsa.
Various service projects resulted in collecting over 410 pairs of socks donated to the Haiti Mission during the Lent season.
Teachers donated over $1,200 in free dress collections to Catholic Charities and the Jane Scalet Scott Memorial Fund.
Multiple school families spent the last Sunday of each month serving the homeless community by offering food and clothing in downtown Tulsa .
Each week, 12 students served others by volunteering with the Ministries of Compassion.
Highlights Of The Year
Making the decision to provide a child with a Catholic Education comes with sacrifices for many All Saints families.
For Roxie Metz, single mother of four children, sacrifice comes in many forms. Following several years in public school, Roxie enrolled her oldest son in All Saints Catholic School. "At the time I enrolled my son into All Saints, I honestly did not know how I would pay for his education." Over the school year, Roxie recognized significant improvement with her son. "I found the community to be receptive, friendly, and helpful. The educational experience was good for my son." She later enrolled her middle two children in All Saints.
During the 2016 school year, Roxie found herself in a financial hardship. She made decisions financially and identified personal sacrifices so that she could continue to provide her children with an educational experience at All Saints Catholic School.
Recognizing that providing a Catholic education was important to her, Roxie asked for help with tuition. "I spoke with Ms. Scalet, explained my situation, and she was willing to help. I go without a lot of things for myself in order to be able to keep my children at All Saints and this was a time period where I needed some additional help."
What do you sacrifice for Catholic Education?
Sacrifices are also made by the passionate teachers and educators.
Ms. Wantiez, All Saints music teacher, has been inspiring children with the world of music for over 40 years. After the school she previously taught at in Okmulgee, Oklahoma closed in 2006, Ms. Wantiez joined the All Saints Catholic School community. She drives one hour each morning and afternoon so that she can influence and teach children the importance of religious music. “I sacrifice time because it’s my passion. I love teaching in a Catholic School.”
For the Blumke family, making a change from public school to Catholic school brought an opportunity for community along with religious education. In addition, there was a need to be intentional about lifestyle changes so that their family could support the costs of Catholic school. When preparing to make the change, Mark and Erica Blumke, parents of five All Saints students, looked at finances and determined what lifestyle changes they could make to be able to provide their children with a Catholic education. "Sometimes I work extra hours or shifts and we looked at what we could do without in terms of our lifestyle," said Erica who works as a nurse. "We have been very pleased with the level of religious education and the support of the community."
All Saints Catholic School families receive tuition assistance in various forms. Twelve local parishes provide contributions to tuition for Catholic parishioners who have children enrolled in All Saints. In 2016, parish contributions totaled $136,565.
In support of our mission, All Saints Catholic School is prepared to help families who fall on financial hardship and may be eligible for temporary financial assistance. During the 2016 school year, tuition assistance contributions on behalf of the school were supported by donations from families within the All Saints community. In addition, local supporter, who passed away, designated some of their assets to be used for tuition aid. The school also received miscellaneous donations that were designated to be used for temporary financial assistance.
Having taught in both public and private schools, Ms. Taylor believes that connecting with a child on a faith level is one of the most gracious gifts she could ever receive. “I sacrifice monetary compensation so that I can be involved in a community where I feel supported by my fellow teachers and administrators. I love being able to connect with my students on a spiritual level and worshiping with them each week.” Ms. Taylor believes she is more than a teacher. “I am part of their faith family.”
This year's dinner and live auction was held on September 24, 2016 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Co-Chairs, Colleen Weeks and Jenny Fraser worked closely with Development Director Jennifer Allen as well as over 20 committee members to plan and coordinate every detail of the auction.
A Night For All Saints kicked off with an on-line silent auction that opened two weeks prior to the live event and raised more than $15,000. Donations for the on-line auction were collected through various auction drives held throughout the 2015-2016 school year.
Places to Be Parties included Adult P.E. night, various dinners, and a Nerf party hosted by members of the faculty. In addition, Best of the Best tickets were sold giving one lucky winner the gift of winning a Live Auction item before the bidding began.
The night of the event, guests participated in a wine pull, Roberto Coin Diamond Cross Pendant Necklace Raffle, Ultimate Family Fun Raffle, Premier Silent Auction, Live Auction, and Photo Booth. Items donated toward the Live Auction included Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers football tickets, trips to the Napa Valley region, Crested Butte, Colorado, Park City, Utah, and Big Cedar located near Branson, Missouri. Other items that drew attention were a Parkhill's South Wine Tasting, Grand Lake Getaway, and an Orthodontic Treatment including a full set of braces.
The Fund A Need for 2016 was shared among three projects benefiting the All Saints Community. Proceeds from the Fund-A-Need campaign were placed toward cosmetic
Change In Net Assets
Total Liabilities and Equity
June 30, 2017
A Night for All Saints has been a school tradition for nearly three years. The event, including the on-line auction, Best of the Best, Places to Be, dinner and live auction serves as the school's largest fundraising activity and is vital to the financial stability of the school.
A Night for
Total Tuition, Fees, and Other
Tuition and Fees
All Saints Catholic School is a 501 (c)(3) and is considered a non-profit organization. When reading the financial profile, the following information may be helpful:
Figures are rounded to the nearest thousands.
Liabilities include items such as after school activity accounts, fundraising and miscellaneous obligations.
Tuition and fees include Parish contributions, tuition aid, and registration fees.
Personnel expenses encompass line items including salaries, payroll taxes, benefits, and retirement.
Facilities expenses include insurance, utilities, and cleaning costs.
Depreciation is included with the facilities expense and is a non-cash expense meaning no money is spent.
Administrative expenses include items such as supplies, costs associated for testing, professional development, public relations.
Supporting our most precious gems.
June 30, 2015
updates to the main building bathroom, front entrance beautification, and assistance with the All Saints endowment fund. The Fund-A-Need bidding brought in $28,250.00.
Overall, A Night for All Saints raised approximately $160,000. Thank you to the planning team of volunteers and co-chairs who oversee the planning process, All Saints families for monetary and item donations, patron sponsors for supporting the event by purchasing tables, local parishes for promoting the event, and school leadership and faculty for their prayers and support in making the event successful.
June 30, 2016
Home and School Association
Safety and security for students, faculty, and families has always been a high priority at All Saints. Thanks to gracious donations from the 2015 annual A Night for All Saints auction, the school invested $50,000 into making safety upgrades during the 2016-2017 school year.
A new intercom system, produced by Nuwave, was installed throughout each building on campus. The upgraded system provides a phone in each classroom that serves as a phone and intercom allowing teachers and staff to communicate both internally and externally. The system allows for 26 phone lines into the school giving the office staff and teachers the ability to call classrooms in every building on campus. Parents also have the ability to call their child's classroom and teachers can call parents from the classroom. Following installation, faculty and staff attended training to better understand how to utilize the system.
The system upgrade brought the technology on campus up to date as well as increased the security and safety of faculty and students when on campus. Megan Polly, first grade teacher, immediately noticed a difference with her feeling of security. “Since we have multiple buildings on campus, the new system allows us to have a more safeguarded system of delivering messages to and from the office or to other classrooms. In any situation, we have the ability to communicate in a professional and more efficient way," says Mrs. Polly. “I feel much more comfortable that in the case of an emergency I can contact the office or another teacher without having to leave my students."
In addition to the intercom system, several areas of fencing were replaced and a secured gate system was installed. The new secured gate system allows access to faculty and staff with the use of a key card and ensures that guests check in to the front office prior to receiving access to various buildings on campus. A new fire suppression system was also installed to better protect our students and facilities in the case of a fire.
Beth Calvin, Pre-K teacher, was named Teacher of the Year for the Diocese of Tulsa. Mrs. Calvin was recognized during the annual St. Francis of Assisi Fundraiser in October. Ms. Calvin retired at the end of the 2016-2017 school year. Thank you to Ms. Calvin for her commitment to Catholic Education and sharing her talent with the All Saints community.
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We also want to thank Pat Meier, Liz Littlejohn, William Liedl, Sarah Johnson, Veronica Oswald and Melinda Reynolds for sharing their talents with our community. Best wishes on the next chapter of your life.
Increasing Security and Safety on Campus
School Advisory Committee
Rev. Gary Kastl
In May, All Saints students and faculty recognized Fr. Kastl and congratulated him on his 10-year anniversary as a priest. Each grade prepared songs, poems, and gifts that were presented to him during a school assembly. We thank Fr. Kastl for sharing his gifts with the many faculty, staff, students and families.
Digi Security Systems
BKD CPA's & Advisors
Saint Francis Health System
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
St. Anne Catholic Church
St. Benedict Catholic Church
Integrated Benefits of Oklahoma
Brandywine Liquor Store
Jenny and Dean Herman
Laura and John Foegelle
Sherelle and Joe Descher
Angela and Kevin McKean
Heather and Jeff Ronsee
Cindy and Jason Roecker
Colleen and Scott Weeks
Dr. Valerie Holleman
Ross and Jenny Fraser
Fr. Gary Kastl
Fr. Joe Townsend
Southern Hills Country Club
Mike and Jeni Hennessey
Shelley and Shannon Drummond
McNellie's Group LLC
Dr. Craig Bergquist
Debbie and Greg Sicka
Dr. Kevin Duffy
We are very grateful for the individuals and businesses who give their time, talent, and treasure to make our community a success.
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan
Dr. David Landwehr
Mr. and Mrs. Don Lodes
Parkhill South Liquors
Napa Valley Marriott