The Sentinel – Volume 10, Issue 24

Message from the Principal

Four years ago All Saints Catholic School launched a tremendously successful fundraiser program, the Race for Education. Since its inception, the Race has generated approximately $180,000 in revenue for our school community.  The funds donated to our school by family and friends from around the country have enabled us to purchase an ACTIV Board system for every homeroom, Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade.  The funds have also supported a variety of other initiatives, including special recognitions for the faculty, additional funding for the fine arts program, and a contribution to the Tuition Assistance Fund.

Preparations are now underway for the 5th Annual Race for Education which will be held on Thursday, May 6th. A full page flyer outlining the event will be distributed to all families next week.  In advance of that communication I wish to share with you some of the highlights for this year.

As is now a tradition at All Saints, our community will again designate St. Jude Childrens’ Research Hospital as a beneficiary of our annual Race with the understanding that All Saints will forward 15% of the proceeds to their organization.  The remaining funds from the 5th Annual Race for Education will be allocated for essential classroom materials, helping to offset expenses in the school budget.

Look for additional information, including the “Kick-Off Packet” next week.  It all begins with a special assembly for students on Monday, March 1st at 2:00 p.m. in the gym. 

Inclement Weather: Policy Reminder

In accordance with school policy, All Saints Catholic School will continue to follow the decision of Prince William County Schools in regards to delays and cancellations due to inclement weather.

New P.E. Uniform for 2010-2011

The following is a summary of the updated P.E. uniform for students in grades K-8.

Navy Blue Sweatpants & Sweatshirts with Logo

Navy Blue Nylon Shorts

Steel Gray T-shirts with Logo

The new P.E. uniform components are available for purchase at Flynn & O’Hara for parents who wish to purchase these articles during the spring months.  Although the new uniform will not officially be introduced until next fall, students are welcome to wear the updated uniform during the spring months beginning this week.

Note: The existing royal blue P.E. uniforms will be grandfathered through the 2010-2011 school year.  Students may continue to wear the royal blue uniforms during this time of transition.  Additionally, Flynn & O’Hara will continue to sell the royal blue uniform at a significant discount.

Schedule of Lenten Confessions

5th Grade ~ Monday, March 1st
3rd Grade ~ Wednesday, March 3rd
4th Grade ~ Friday, March 5th
6th Grade ~ Monday, March 15th
7th Grade ~ Wednesday, March 17th
8th Grade ~ Monday, March 22nd

Schedule for Stations of the Cross

Grades 6-8  – Friday, February 26th (2:15 p.m.)
Grades K-2  – Friday, March 5th (2:15 p.m.)
Grades 3-5 – Friday, March 19th (2:15 p.m.)

Calendar Changes & Updates

3rd Quarter Interims ~ Due to the recent inclement weather, interim reports will not be distributed until Friday, March 4th, providing the teachers with an additional week to assess student learning.

Science Fair ~ The middle school Science Fair has been rescheduled and will now take place on Thursday, March 4th.

National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony ~ This event has been postponed and will now occur on Friday, March 26th beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the church.

Registration Schedule for the New Year

ø       Registration for New Students ~ Through March 12th

(Including siblings for Pre-K & K)

Tuition Assistance Applications

Applications for tuition assistance for the 2010-2011 academic year are available in both English and Spanish at the front office. Again this year the Diocese of Arlington has contracted with FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment Company.  FACTS has established an on-line application process that can be initiated through the company website (www.factstuitionaid.com.)  The deadline for first consideration, for which the majority of diocesan funds are allocated, is Monday, March 15th.  Please note:  The application must be received by FACTS, not postmarked, by this date.  For more information about this program, please see the attached flyer.

Many of our current families learned about the value of an All Saints education through a personal reference from an existing school family.  Again this year we would like to reward you for promoting the school to your family and friends!  Through theNew Student Referral Program, your family can receive a $200.00 tuition credit for referring a new family to All Saints Catholic School.  For more information about this program, please see the attached flyer.  Help to spread the word about the success and tradition of All Saints Catholic School!

PTO Lenten Soup Supper

Please plan to enjoy soup, sandwiches and visit with All Saints school and community members at the PTO Sponsored Lenten Soup Supper next Wednesday, March 3rd from 5pm-7pm in the All Saints School Cafeteria.  If you are interested in helping by contributing soups and/or sandwiches, please contact Angela Slater at pinoslater@gmail.com.  This is a wonderful, traditional family event with good food and company.  Any donations will be given to a local charity.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 25th Catholic Schools Week Luncheon for Faculty & Staff

Spirit Activity: Chuck E. Cheese (3:00-9:00 p.m.)

Friday, February 26th School Mass (8:30 a.m.)

Stations of the Cross ~ Grades 6-8 (2:15 p.m.)

Saturday, February 27th PTO Bingo & Pizza (Knights Hall/5:00-9:00 p.m.)

Monday, March 1st 4th Grade Field Trip to GMU Theater (11:30-2:30)

5th Grade Confessions (9:30 a.m.)

Race for Education Kick-Off Assembly (gym/2:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, March 2nd PTO Executive Board Meeting (Jr. Library/7:00 p.m.)

Enrollment Management Team Meeting (Art Room/7:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, March 3rd 3rd Grade Confessions (9:15 a.m.)

Lenten Soup Supper, sponsored by the PTO (gym/5:00-7:00)

Thursday, March 4th Science Fair

Friday, March 5th School Mass (8:30 a.m.)

4th Grade Confessions (9:30 a.m.)

Stations of the Cross ~ Grades K-2 (2:15 p.m.)

3rd Quarter Interims distributed

Going home with each student:

  • Skate-N-Fun Zone ~ Read & Roll Pass

Links

The Sentinel – Volume 10, Issue 23

Message from the Principal

Too much of a good thing ~ even snow ~ can make one long for the regular routine of day-to-day life. It was wonderful to open up the doors of school this morning and to see the children once again! I suspect that even the students were looking forward to an opportunity to both visit with their friends and to return to the business of learning.

The business of learning, more than ever, will be our focus in the weeks ahead. With only two months until the week of Terra Nova testing, the teachers are now implementing strategies to further maximize learning for our students. Prioritizing curriculum objectives and providing additional opportunities for reinforcement of learning, the faculty is committed to enriching the classroom experiences of our students as we strive to make up for lost time.

As announced just prior to the storm, All Saints will be in session on Thursday, April 8th and Friday, April 9th to make up our first two snow days. I fully anticipate that All Saints will receive one “Blue Ribbon Day” providing us an opportunity to take a pass on making up the third day as required by diocesan policy. Since our school day runs long, we surpass the minimum of 990 instructional hours and still have 1.5 days of extra time built into our schedule at this point. For this reason, it is not necessary for us to schedule additional make-up days beyond those already announced for the week of Easter.

Important Reminder: All Saints will continue operating on a normal schedule through the close of this week unless otherwise announced via the School Messenger System. We will, however, follow the decision of Prince William County Schools in response to future weather events.

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Plans are already well underway for the upcoming year at All Saints. One change that I wish to announce this week is that of a new P.E. uniform for students beginning in the 2010-2011 academic year. This change has been initiated for two reasons. First, the existing royal blue sweatshirts/pants are not consistent with our school colors: navy blue and white.

Secondly, in recent years there have been a number of challenges related to the shorts, i.e. variance in sizes and pockets that sometimes hang lower than the bottom of the shorts. The nylon shorts, already worn by students in the middle school, will resolve these issues and will also be more comfortable for our students. Although priced at $2-3 more than the previous shorts, they will wear better as they do not fade or shrink.

The following is a summary of the updated P.E. uniform for students in grades K-8.
Navy Blue Sweatpants & Sweatshirts with Logo
Navy Blue Nylon Shorts
Steel Gray T-shirts with Logo

The new P.E. uniform components are available for purchase at Flynn & O’Hara for parents who wish to purchase these articles during the spring months. Although the new uniform will not officially be introduced until next fall, students are welcome to wear the updated uniform during the spring months beginning Monday, April 12th.
Note: The existing royal blue P.E. uniforms will be grandfathered through the 2010-2011 school year. Students may continue to wear the royal blue uniforms during this time of transition. Additionally, Flynn & O’Hara will continue to sell the royal blue uniform at a significant discount.

Lenten Practices
One of the many blessings of a Catholic school is the opportunity for faith formation available to students, staff and parents during the liturgical seasons of the year. The prayer services and school wide practices become meaningful traditions that serve as milestones and lead the students to greater reflection with each passing year.
Today we begin our Lenten journey as a parish school community. As such, the students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through eight gathered in the gym at 9:40 a.m. for the Farewell to the Alleluia Banner prayer service, immediately followed by Ash Wednesday Mass. Although the Pre-kindergarten students did not attend the liturgy, they were led in prayer in their classrooms and also received ashes.

As Lent serves as an invitation to penance and growth in holiness, students in grades 3-8 will have the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the school day. In addition to our weekly Mass, students will attend the Stations of the Cross on Friday afternoons. Each week, several grade levels will gather to pray and reflect on Christ’s great love for us, evident in his sacrifice on the cross.

Our objective is to provide the students with a clear sense that this is a unique time of year. Our hope is that the gentle repetition of these prayers, rituals and traditions will become part of the fabric of the children’s lives, something which they anticipate well beyond their years at All Saints.

Calendar Changes & Updates
Re-Registration ~ Date for submission of forms has been extended from Friday, February 12th to Friday, February 19th.
Registration for New Families ~ Begins today, Wednesday, February 17th and extends through Friday, March 12th.
PTO Executive Board Meeting ~ Rescheduled for Thursday, February 18th
Open House for Prospective Families ~ Rescheduled for Friday, February 19th beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Valentine’s Day Parties (Grades K-5) ~ Rescheduled for the afternoon of Friday, February 19th.
Science Fair ~ Scheduled to occur on Thursday, February 18th, this event has been postponed. A revised timeline will be announced by Mrs. Hammang this week.
Catholic Schools Week Faculty/Staff Luncheon ~ Postponed until Thursday, February 25th. The luncheon will take place during the regularly scheduled lunch times as this is a full day of school.
PTO Family Pizza and Bingo Night ~ Rescheduled for Saturday, February 27th from 5:00-9:00 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Hall. Previously registered families who are unable to attend are encouraged to contact Mrs. Linda Gaynord who will be happy to provide a refund.

Cafeteria Menu Update
Wednesday, February 17th No Change (Grilled Cheese, etc.)
Thursday, February 18th Chicken Grillquito
Mexican Fiesta Rice
Seasoned Corn
Sugar Cookie
Friday, February 19th Cheese Pizza Stick OR Tuna on Pita Bread
Celery & Carrot Sticks w/Dip
Chilled Pineapple

Re-Registration Forms ~ Reminder
Parents are asked to complete all of the forms and return them to the office no later than Friday, February 19th. Since registration of new students begins today, it is important that parents return the forms by the deadline in order to insure that a place is reserved for each child who will be returning for the upcoming year.

Tuition Assistance Applications
Applications for tuition assistance for the 2010-2011 academic year are available in both English and Spanish at the front office. Again this year the Diocese of Arlington has contracted with FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment Company. FACTS has established an on-line application process that can be initiated through the company website (www.factstuitionaid.com.) The deadline for first consideration, for which the majority of diocesan funds are allocated, is Monday, March 15th. Please note: The application must be received by FACTS, not postmarked, by this date. For more information about this program, please see the attached flyer.

Many of our current families learned about the value of an All Saints education through a personal reference from an existing school family. Again this year we would like to reward you for promoting the school to your family and friends!

Through the New Student Referral Program, your family can receive a $200.00 tuition credit for referring a new family to All Saints Catholic School. For more information about this program, please see the attached flyer. Help to spread the word about the success and tradition of All Saints Catholic School!

Open House for 2010-2011 School Year
All Saints Catholic School will host an Open House for prospective parents on Friday, February 19th. All parishioners and members of the community interested in learning more about the parish school are cordially invited to attend. Following a presentation and introduction at 9:00 a.m., tours of the facility will be provided. For more information, please contact Mrs. Joyce D’Eugenio, administrative assistant, at (703) 393-1490.

February Open House Nursery Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to help with the open house nursery on February 19th, 8:45 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Volunteers must be Virtus approved. Anyone wishing to volunteer may contact Carol Rice at 571-261-1008 or by email at ckrice@verizon.net . Volunteers may bring their own younger children if needed.

Spirit News ~ Coming Up!
Have fun with the whole family at Chuck-e Cheeses next Thursday, February 25th from 3 to 9 pm. Teachers and staff eat free with a school ID. Each student will receive a sticker from the school redeemable for 10 free tokens. Also, bring your child’s most recent report card and his or her good grades will earn each child up to 15 additional free tokens with any food purchase. Younger siblings can earn free tokens too with online rewards calendars. These and additional everyday coupons are available at http://www.chuckecheese.com. Fifteen percent of the proceeds from the event will be donated to All Saints School. Chuck-e Cheese is located at 7730 Streamwalk Lane, Manassas, near Home Depot off of Balls Ford Road.

BoxTops for Education
The deadline for participation in the BoxTops contest is Friday, February 19th. Families are reminded to support our school throughout the year by saving these items for redemption as part of this school funding program.

Paul VI PTO Parent-Student Roundtable Forum: Bullying, Cyber-bullying, & “Sexting”
The Paul VI Catholic High School PTO will hold a Parent-Student Roundtable Forum on Bullying, Cyber-bullying, and “Sexting” next Tuesday evening, February 23, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Several officials and speakers will be in attendance to provide valuable insight into these important and timely issues, as well as deterrent and preventive measures. All PVI parents and students are urged to attend, and we also welcome those from other schools throughout our diocese.

Upcoming Events
Wednesday, February 17th Ash Wednesday School Mass (10:00 a.m.)
New Student Registration Begins
Thursday, February 18th PTO Executive Board Meeting (Jr. Library/7:00 p.m.)
School Council Meeting ~ cancelled
Friday, February 19th Open House for Prospective Parents (FKH/9:00 a.m.)
Re-Registration Forms due in Office
Valentine’s Day Parties
Monday, February 22nd PTO General Assembly Meeting (Gym/7:30 p.m.)
Thursday, February 25th Catholic Schools Week Luncheon for Faculty & Staff
Saturday, February 27th PTO Bingo & Pizza (Knights Hall/5:00-9:00 p.m.)

Links
Band Shirt Exchange Program – Spring 2010 ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/student-activities/all-saints-band/
Chuck E. Cheese Spirit Event ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/parents/pto/spirit-events/

The Sentinel – Volume 10, Issue 22

Message from the Principal

Walking the hallways of our school is always rewarding as it provides an opportunity to see firsthand the beautiful work of our students and teachers. The experience is particularly wonderful during Catholic Schools Week when the teachers also display the letters written by parents expressing their reasons for choosing a Catholic education. Each of the letters is from the heart and speaks of the loving sacrifice that parents offer so that their children can benefit from daily formation in the faith. The following are a couple of excerpts that caught my eye during a recent walk of the building.

We are so happy that you are enjoying All Saints! We decided to choose a Catholic education for several reasons. The most important reason is that we want you to grow and learn in faith, love, and hope and to develop not only academically, but spiritually as well. All Saints is a wonderful place to do this, where you have teachers, staff and priests who teach you our beautiful faith every day both in the classroom and through their actions and lives. (2nd Grade Parents)

You are a most precious gift from God! He has entrusted us with your care, and we want to do everything possible to help you live a holy life. We believe that a very important part of your spiritual growth happens in the classrooms and halls of All Saints Catholic School. Where else, but in a Catholic school, can you play and pray with your friends? Where else, but in a Catholic school, can you learn all about your faith? Where else, but in a Catholic school, are you surrounded by other people who believe in and love the Lord with all their hearts? We believe there is no better place for you to grow than All Saints. One day, when you are older, you will realize how blessed you were to attend a school that offers such a unique blend of spirituality, love, discipline and academic excellence. (4th Grade Parents)

Indeed, there is much for us to rejoice in regarding All Saints Catholic School. And while the accolades and recognition for high achievement are a source of pride for all, they are not the reason we exist. Our core mission is to provide the children with a strong foundation in our Catholic faith. Our hope is that their daily experience ~ as they encounter Christ in the sacraments, prayer and one another ~ is both life-changing and life-giving. This is the essence of our school and our number one priority.

In a special way this week I wish to take a moment to express my thanks to all of the teachers and staff that make All Saints such a wonderful place. Their energy and enthusiasm for the business of learning and the handing on of the faith is nothing short of inspiring. They are the reason our school enjoys such an outstanding reputation in the community and each day I am grateful for their generosity and commitment.

The many activities that surround our celebration of Catholic Schools Week would not be possible without a great deal of hard work behind the scenes. I wish to extend a special word of gratitude to Mrs. Campagna, our assistant principal, for all of her efforts in planning meaningful activities in celebration of this special week.

Our celebration of Catholic Schools Week will culminate with a special Mass celebrated by Bishop Loverde in recognition of our status as a Blue Ribbon School. Please note: So as to accommodate the bishop’s schedule, the school Mass will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 5th. All school parents are cordially invited to attend this very special liturgy.

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Today each family will receive re-registration forms for the 2010-2011 academic year. Parents are asked to complete all of the forms and return them to the office no later than Friday, February 12th. Since registration of new students will begin on February 10th, it is important that parents return the enclosed forms by the deadline in order to insure that a place is reserved for each child who will be returning in the fall.

(Please note: Registration of students new to All Saints, including siblings who will be eligible by age for Pre-Kindergarten, will begin on February 10th. Separate forms related to this initial registration process will automatically be sent home to parents who have expressed interest in enrolling another child in our program.)

In addition to providing significant funding for maintenance and utilities costs, the parish continues to provide subsidy to the school in the amount of $240,000 per year. (Parishioners are extended a “discount” and are asked to pay less than what it actually costs the school/parish to provide educational services. The parish is able to offer this discount with the understanding that those same families are contributing to and participating in the life of the parish on a regular basis.)

During the upcoming year the PTO will also invest $30,000 in support of the operating budget, an initiative begun two years ago to slow the rate of tuition increase.

Recognizing that so many have been impacted by the recent decline in the economy, every effort has been made this year to maintain the affordability of Catholic education at All Saints. Subsequently, there will only be a 3% increase in tuition for next year. (Please note: Fees for the Pre-Kindergarten, Cafeteria and Extended Day programs will remain the same.) This rate of increase will help to offset rising costs, most importantly an increase in salaries for our faculty and staff, as well as a continued commitment to a robust tuition assistance program.

This equates to the following increase per month:

1 Child $13.70
2 Children $22.00
3 Children $29.80
4 Children $37.70

Registration Schedule for the New Year
ø Re-Registration for Current Families February 3-12, 2010
ø Registration for New Students February 10-March 3, 2010
(Including siblings for Pre-K & K)

Tuition Assistance Applications
Applications for tuition assistance for the 2010-2011 academic year are available in both English and Spanish at the front office. Again this year the Diocese of Arlington has contracted with FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment Company. FACTS has established an on-line application process that can be initiated through the company website (www.factstuitionaid.com.) The deadline for first consideration, for which the majority of diocesan funds are allocated, is Monday, March 15th. Please note: The application must be received by FACTS, not postmarked, by this date. For more information about this program, please see the attached flyer.

Many of our current families learned about the value of an All Saints education through a personal reference from an existing school family. Again this year we would like to reward you for promoting the school to your family and friends! Through the New Student Referral Program, your family can receive a $200.00 tuition credit for referring a new family to All Saints Catholic School. For more information about this program, please see the attached flyer. Help to spread the word about the success and tradition of All Saints Catholic School!

Virtue of the Month ~ Honesty
Admit when you do something wrong. Don’t put the blame on others.
Do all of your own work and put your best effort into it. Don’t look at other student’s papers.
Be true to your word and your beliefs.
If you forget your homework, tell the truth. Accept the consequences.
If you find money try to find out who it belongs to.
Always ask before borrowing something.
Give back what you borrow in good condition.
Be honest when you correct your own paper or someone else’s. Circle all the mistakes.
If you make a promise, keep it.

Prayer of the Month ~ Prayer for Honesty
Lord Jesus,
You know me well and you see what is going on in my heart.
I am sure you understand me and want to help me.
Please give me the courage to resist temptations of all kinds,
and practice the virtue of Honesty in all I think, say, and do.
Let your Spirit rekindle in my heart the desire to act right,
and give me wonderful ideas to help others act right too.
Amen.

Open House for Prospecitve Teachers ~ COME JOIN US!
Are you interested in teaching for the Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Arlington? There are 43 schools within the Diocese offering instructional programs for all ages from pre-school through high school. Perhaps your certification has expired, or perhaps you are thinking of changing careers or returning to teaching after a period of absence. Do you have questions about qualifications to teach? Would you like to learn more about the mission of teaching in a Catholic School in a nurturing and caring, Christ-centered environment? Please come to one of the following Open Houses for Prospective Teachers scheduled throughout the Diocese and meet with Sister Patricia Helene, IHM, former Assistant Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese and current head of the Marymount University Catholic School Leadership Program, and Elizabeth A. Roach, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Personnel from the Diocesan Office of Catholic Schools, to learn more about the opportunities and advantages of teaching in our Catholic Schools. No registration is required.

All Saints School Thursday, February 4, 2010
9294 Stonewall Road 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Manassas, VA 20110
703-368-4400

Open House for 2010-2011 School Year
All Saints Catholic School will host an Open House for prospective parents on Thursday, February 11th beginning at 9:00 a.m. All parishioners and members of the community interested in learning more about the parish school are cordially invited to attend. Following a presentation and introduction at 9:00 a.m., tours of the facility will be provided. For more information, please contact Mrs. Joyce D’Eugenio, administrative assistant, at (703) 393-1490.

Students Selected for 2010 Arlington Diocese Honor Band
Congratulations to the following students who were selected to this year’s Honor Band. These students will rehearse with about 100 other students from all schools in the diocese through the weeks of February through May. A final concert is given at Bishop Ireton High School with the high school bands. The following students will be representing All Saints Catholic School:

Kaylynn V. – flute
Diane G. – clarinet
Matt W. – alto sax
Michael Ma. – tenor sax
Katherine S. – trumpet
Heather B. – baritone
Jake R. – tuba
Alyssa D. – percussion
Lauren M. – bass clarinet
Cormac O. – bass clarinet

Please give a special congratulations to these students and Mr. Ward appreciates all those students who wanted to be a part of this year’s Honor Band and were not selected.

National Geographic Bee
All Saints students in 4th – 8th grade recently participated in the National Geographic Bee to test their knowledge of world geography. The winner of our school-level competition was 7th grade student Brian O. and the runner-up was 6th grader Nicole B. Other finalists in the All Saints competition were Abigail C., Nate S., Erika C., Elizabeth C., Samuel C., Caroline R., Harrison T. and Johnathan U. Brian O. will go on to represent All Saints in the next round of competition. The national winner of this event will receive a $25,000 college scholarship!

Calendar Revision ~ 3rd Quarter Interims
Interim reports for the 3rd quarter will be distributed on Friday, February 26th rather than February 12th as published on the school calendar.

Science Fair Judges ~ 10 More Needed!
Mrs. Hammang, middle school science teacher, is seeking ten more judges to assist with the Science Fair on Thursday, February 18th. Parents and community members with a background in math and/or science are encouraged to contact her directly for more information. (phammang@allsaintsva.org)

February Open House Nursery Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to help with the open house nursery on February 11th, 8:45 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Volunteers must be Virtus approved. Anyone wishing to volunteer may contact Carol Rice at 571-261-1008 or by email at ckrice@verizon.net . Volunteers may bring their own younger children if needed.

Paul VI ~ 20th Annual Pancake Supper
Please join Paul VI Catholic High School community for its 20th Annual Pancake Supper, February 16th, from 6-8 pm in the school cafeteria. The evening will feature entertainment and fun for the entire family. Adults: $6, children under 6: $4, omelet bar additional $3.50. For more information or if you would like to be placed on the reserved “Will Call List” please, contact Campus Ministry, campusministry@paulvi.net or 703-352-0925 ext. 330.

Upcoming Events
Thursday, February 4th ~ Community Service & Student Appreciation Day (Dress Down Day for $1.00 & No Homework); Diocesan Teacher Information Meeting (music room/1:00 p.m.); Spelling Bee (gym/1:30 p.m.)
Friday, February 5th ~ Teacher Appreciation Day; Mass with the Bishop (10:00 a.m.); Noon Dismissal; Faculty & Staff Luncheon
Saturday, February 6th ~ PTO Pizza & Bingo Night (Knights’ Hall/5:00-9:00 p.m.)
Tuesday, February 9th ~ Picture Day (Candids, Clubs & Teams); PTO Executive Board Meeting (Jr. Library/7:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, February 10th ~ Registration for New Students Begins
Thursday, February 11th ~ Open House for Prospective Parents (9:00 a.m.)
Friday, February 12th ~ Final Day of Re-Registration for Current Students
Monday, February 15th ~ Holiday (Presidents’ Day)

Links
Updated Counselor’s Corner ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/parents/health-and-wellness/counselor-corner/
New Student Referral Form ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/new-student-referral-form09.pdf

REGARDING NEWSLETTER ISSUES
Several families notified the school office that they have not been receiving their electronic newsletters and the problem was reported to our website manager. After researching the problem, it was determined that when the server was upgraded the hosting company forgot to up the email limit. The problem has been corrected and everyone on the list should receive the newsletter this week. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please report any future problems with email to the administrative assistant, Mrs. Joyce D’Eugenio so that she can report problems to the website manager.