Ongoing Collaboration of All Saints’ Children & Youth Christian Formation & All Saints’ Episcopal Day School
Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, discussions had begun on how the Day School and the Church’s Children and Youth Sunday Programs could do more to work, and play, together. Due to the pandemic and its related COVID safety protocols, this planning has been delayed, though it is still top of mind as we look beyond the current Stage 5 status.
Gigi Khalsa, Head of the Day School, and Don Carlson, Children and Youth Minister of the Children and Youth programs at All Saints’, have met several times to discuss how they can support each other and work together to build and connect their programs. Don Carlson has attended several Day School events including a Drive Through Parade and Kindergarten Graduation. Both Don and Gigi are very excited for a time when more collaboration can happen, and each leader can be involved in both programs. We intend to plan events that will connect the children and families in the Day School with the Children and Youth programs of the church. We want opportunities for friendships to be created. We will create special opportunities for the church to make invitations to school families to participate in Sunday services and programs. We believe closer relations will strengthen both programs and help us continue to form a community with a shared mission. We welcome any comments or feedback you may wish to pass on to us.