The Sentinel – Volume 10, Issue 39

Message from the Principal

On Friday evening families and friends gathered with the 8th Grade Class of 2010 to celebrate their successful completion of the program and to wish them continued success and blessings as they transition to high school.

For the first time in the history of the school, graduation marked the end of a ten year journey as a number of the students were members of the first Pre-Kindergarten class at All Saints.  Begun in 2000, the Pre-Kindergarten program now celebrates ten years of introducing students and families to All Saints and providing the children with a strong educational foundation.

While graduation represented an important milestone for our graduates, it was also a significant moment for a number of families for whom this was their final All Saints graduation.  This week I would like to acknowledge those families who have been a part of our school family for more than ten years and whose youngest child has now graduated.  I thank them for their commitment to Catholic education and for having chosen All Saints Catholic School.

Somerville Family                   11 Years

Werling Family                        12 Years

Dalton Family                          13 Years

Kardaras Family                     17 Years

Burns Family                          19 Years

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I am pleased to announce this week that all positions are now filled and that we have a complete faculty and staff for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Miss Christine Gahagan will be joining our faculty as the new music teacher.  Miss Gahagan is a recent graduate of The Catholic University of America with a Bachelor of Music Degree.  While at Catholic University, Miss Gahagan was the recipient of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music Distinguished Scholar Award for Service.  She has served as the Manager of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Choir as well as the Co-Manager of the Catholic University of America Chorus.  With experience in musical theatre and performance, as well as liturgy, Miss Gahagan brings a strong skill-set to the music program at All Saints.

Mrs. Rosemary Antunes will join our staff as the new school nurse.  Mrs. Antunes is a graduate of St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing and has thirty years experience as a registered nurse.  Most recently, she has served as the school nurse at Christendom College and has worked in the labor and delivery unit at Fauquier Hospital.  With extensive experience in a variety of settings, Mrs. Antunes will bring a high level of competency and professionalism to her role as our school nurse.

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This past year has been an extraordinary time for All Saints Catholic School and will long be remembered as a grace-filled moment in our history.  We have celebrated our distinction as a 2009 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and Top 100 School of Virginia as selected by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth.  Our band achieved 2nd place in the middle school division during their first year competing at this level.  The Battle of the Books team won 2nd place in an event in which more than 15 diocesan schools were represented.  The students of All Saints far exceeded our goal for the Accelerated Reader program, surpassing 22,000 points.  It is no wonder that these same students scored at unprecedented levels on our annual assessment, the Terra Nova standardized testing program.  Most importantly, and central to our mission, our students have grown in faith and virtue with each passing day.

Legacies are not built over night, and neither are institutions of educational excellence.  I remain immensely grateful for the dedication and initiative of the faculty and staff, an impassioned group of professionals who seek and give their best for the students in our school.  I am also grateful to the countless parents who work tirelessly behind the scenes to help in ways both big and small.  Through their partnership, wonderful things are happening for the children in our program. With God’s grace and blessing, All Saints Catholic School will continue to shine as a beacon for families seeking a dynamic Catholic environment of faith formation and academic rigor for many years to come.

On behalf of the faculty and staff, I wish to convey our gratitude for the privilege of having worked with your children this past year.  They are precious gifts and we treasure the opportunity to have partnered with you on this journey over the course of the past ten months.

I wish all of you a safe, relaxing and peaceful summer holiday and look forward to your return in August.

2010-2011 Casino & Auction

The team for the 2010-2011 Casino and Auction night is underway.  If you would like to be a part of making this exciting event happen, please contact Carol Rice 571-261-1008 or ckrice@verizon.net.  We are especially in need of parents who will contact businesses to solicit for donations for the auction and casino prizes.

PVI Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO)

Paul VI Catholic High School PTO Recycling/Shredding Event on June 19th

Do you e old files, records, receipts, magazines, books (yes, books!), or other papers that you would like to get rid of?  The Paul VI Catholic High School PTO will be holding a recycling and shredding fundraiser in the PVI back parking lot on Saturday, June 19th, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  As always, the proceeds will go toward the PTO’s PVI Teacher Scholarship Program, and the donation will be $8.00 per box (12”x10”x15”).  The items to be shredded also can be brought in any container, and we will estimate the quantity.  Please help us to help you and benefit a most valuable cause – our PVI teachers!

End of Year Reminders

Summer Learning Program 2010

During the last few weeks the faculty has discussed the merits of a summer learning program.  Recognizing that our curriculum during the school year is rigorous and that expectations are high for student learning, there is great value in the children having a respite during the months of summer.  On the other hand, studies have shown that students lose ground during the long vacation if not provided an opportunity to keep their skills sharp.  With these two perspectives in mind, as in prior years, the teachers have crafted a balanced plan specific for our school.  The following is a grade level summary of the Summer Learning Program.

Grade K-2         Summer Book (order SUMMER BOOK for next year’s grade level. For example: students in K will order SUMMBER BOOK for rising 1stgrader.)

Ordering Information:              Summerbook Company

305 Lyndale Drive

Hartsville,SC 27804

757-678-4001

www.summerbookcompany.com

Grades 3-5        Math Log & 2 Accelerated Readers Books

Grades 6-8        Read one book and complete one of three follow up activities as well as a Math Log

(Note: An overview of the options for middle school students, the Summer Math Log, Math Log Instructions are included as links at the end of the newsletter and will be posted on the school website.  The Middle School Summer Reading List is attached to this week’s newsletter.)

School Supplies Program

Today, each student will be receiving a copy of the School Supply Pack Order Form to order prepackaged supplies for the 2010-2011 school year.  For your convenience the form is also being linked to this newsletter and will be available on the school website.  Although the deadline printed on the form is July 1, 2010, the deadline to turn in paper copies along with payments isJune 16th.  You may continue to order packs online until June 30th.  School supplies will be available for pick up on Orientation Day, August 27, 2010.

Order SECURELY ON LINE

Starting May 24 until June 30th

1. Go to www.epipacks.com

2. Enter your School ID: ALL088

3. Follow the directions to complete your order

Report Cards

Report cards and awards will be issued on the final day of school, June 16th.  Since the office will have a record of your child’s final grades at the close of the year, you may retain these cards.

Summer Office Hours

The school office will remain open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. during the months of June and August.  The office will be closed during the month of July.  The office will reopen on Tuesday, August 3rd.  Should you need to contact school personnel during the summer months, please do not hesitate to leave a message on the answering machine. We will make every effort to return your call in a timely manner.

Important Dates for the Upcoming Year

¨       Flynn & O’Hara Uniform Sale and Uniform Exchange (FKH & Mtg. Room 1 from 9:00 a.m. – noon) –Tuesday, August 3rd

¨       Spirit Activity: Captain Pell’s Seafood in Fairfax – Friday, August 6th

¨       Orientation Day (Students and parents are invited to visit the school, meet new teachers, and pick up supply orders.) – Friday, August 27th.

¨       6th Annual Back-to School Barbecue hosted by the PTO – Friday, August 27th, (5:30-7:30 p.m.)

¨       First Day of School ~ Noon Dismissal (Grades K-8) – Monday, August 30th

¨       First Day of Pre-Kindergarten – Wednesday, September 8th

Links

4  K-2 Summer Books from Summerbook Company ~ www.summerbookcompany.com

4  Middle School Summer Math Log ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2010/05/summer-math-log-2010.pdf

4  Middle School Summer Math Log Instructions ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/parents/summer-requirements-program/

4  Middle School Summer Reading Requirements ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/parents/summer-requirements-program/

4  Middle School Summer Reading List ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2010/06/2010_Middle_School_Summer_Reading_List.pdf

4  School Supply Packs Order Form ~  http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2010/05/schoolsupplyorder-2010.pdf

4  School Supply Packs Online Ordering ~ www.epipacks.com

The Sentinel – Volume 10, Issue 38

Message from the Principal

For the second year in a row we enjoyed spectacular weather for our annual Field Day celebration.  It was wonderful to see so many parents in attendance, assisting with the games and enjoying the day with their children and other families.  Field Day is, in fact, one of our great traditions, marking the end of the year and providing the students with a day of exciting outdoor games.  One of the parents I spoke with shared with me that as his second child enters kindergarten next year, he will be making a commitment to him to attend all of his Field Day events over the course of the next nine years.  Now that’s a family tradition! Thank you to the many families, new and veterans, who came out to enjoy the day with our community.

I want to thank Mrs. Engstrom for all that she did to coordinate the many logistics of the day.  Working behind the scenes, she managed all of the many details that are essential for a safe and enjoyable event.  I also want to thank the members of our cafeteria and maintenance staff for delivering and distributing lunch for students and parents.

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The end of year festivities will continue throughout this week and through the final days of school.  For details about all of our special celebrations, please see the upcoming events listed below.

I wish to extend a special invitation to all families to attend the events planned in celebration of graduation day.  All of the students will gather in the church at 9:30 a.m. on Friday to observe the Pass-it-On Ceremony, an annual tradition and prayer service during which the 8th grade students “pass on” their leadership role to the rising 7th grade class as symbolized by the handing on of  the 8th grade honor medals. Following a special breakfast for the graduates, the 8th grade students will participate in the Walk of Honor, a custom by which all of the students in grades K-7 line the hallways and applaud for the graduates as they exit the building for the final time as students.  The celebration culminates with a Mass at 7:00 p.m. followed by the graduation ceremony and reception in the gym.  I hope that you and your family will be able to join us for some of these special moments as we congratulate our 8th grade students.

Brown Bag Lunch Day ~ Friday, June 11th

Since the cafeteria staff will be cooking breakfast for the 8th grade class and preparations will be underway for the evening reception, there will be no cafeteria services on Friday.  All students are asked to bring both a lunch and drink to school.

Race for Education ~ Additional Dress Down Day Options

Students may still redeem dress down day cards on Thursday, June 10th.  Although the entire student body will be wearing P.E. uniforms to participate in the Accelerated Reader celebration, students with prize cards may redeem them and “dress down” for the day.

Accelerated Reader Celebration ~ Postponed until Thursday due to Weather.

In recognition of the students’ high level of participation in the A.R. program, a special surprise activity has been scheduled for all of the classes to enjoy.  All students in grades K-8 are invited to wear their P.E. uniform to school on Thursday, June 10th for this celebration

Race for Education ~ Contribution Update

As of today, the counting team has already processed $ 45,292 in donations!

It’s Not to Late to Order the 2009 – 2010 All Saints Catholic School Yearbook!

You won’t want to miss out on this beautiful yearbook, filled with memories and dedicated to the students and alumni of our school.  If you haven’t ordered the 2009-2010 Yearbook, there are extras available for purchase at the front office.  The yearbooks are $21.00 each.  Checks should be made payable to All Saints.

Spirit News ~ Last Spirit Event of the School Year!

Here’s a fun and easy way to celebrate the end of school and start of summer vacation. Come join us at Swirlie’s ice creamafter school dismisses on Wednesday anytime between 11 am and 9 pm and receive 15% off your totalorder. Swirlie’s is located in the Burger King parking lot at 9901 Pennsylvania Ave (Rt. 28 near the 234 bypass and Manassas Airport.)

Many thanks to all of you that have joined us for our Spirit Events. Watch for information for a summer Spirit Event and one on the first day of school! Have a great summer!

Summer Camps

Paul VI Boys & Girls Summer Basketball Camps: June 21 – 25 / July 12 – 16 / July 26-30.  Space is available.  Please contact Scott Allen to register at coachsallen@aol.com or 703-856-7157

St Leo The Great Mini-Hoopster Camps: June 28 – July 1 / July 19 – 22.  Open to All Rising First Graders – Rising 3rd Graders.  Cost $100.00 per session or $175.00 for both.  Boys Session 9 am – 12 pm / Girls Session 1 pm – 4 pm.  Please Contact Scott Allen at coachsallen@aol.com /703-856-7157 to sign up

End of Year Reminders

Summer Learning Program 2010

During the last few weeks the faculty has discussed the merits of a summer learning program.  Recognizing that our curriculum during the school year is rigorous and that expectations are high for student learning, there is great value in the children having a respite during the months of summer.  On the other hand, studies have shown that students lose ground during the long vacation if not provided an opportunity to keep their skills sharp.  With these two perspectives in mind, as in prior years, the teachers have crafted a balanced plan specific for our school.  The following is a grade level summary of the Summer Learning Program.

Grade K-2         Summer Book (order SUMMER BOOK for next year’s grade level. For example: students in K will order SUMMBER BOOK for rising 1stgrader.)

Ordering Information:             Summerbook Company

305 Lyndale Drive

Hartsville,SC 27804

757-678-4001

www.summerbookcompany.com

Grades 3-5         Math Log & 2 Accelerated Readers Books

Grades 6-8         Read one book and complete one of three follow up activities as well as a Math Log

(Note: An overview of the options for middle school students, the Summer Math Log, Math Log Instructions are included as links at the end of the newsletter and will be posted on the school website.  The Middle School Summer Reading List is attached to this week’s newsletter.)

School Supplies Program

Today, each student will be receiving a copy of the School Supply Pack Order Form to order prepackaged supplies for the 2010-2011 school year.  For your convenience the form is also being linked to this newsletter and will be available on the school website.  Although the deadline printed on the form is July 1, 2010, the deadline to turn in paper copies along with payments isJune 16th.  You may continue to order packs online until June 30th.  School supplies will be available for pick up on Orientation Day, August 27, 2010.

Order SECURELY ON LINE

Starting May 24 until June 30th

1. Go to www.epipacks.com

2. Enter your School ID: ALL088

3. Follow the directions to complete your order

Cafeteria Lunch Payments

As we are approaching the end of the school year we would like to remind all parents that all monies owed to the cafeteria must be paid promptly.  Notices of monies owed and monies still on account were sent home with all students last week. Also, beginning on June 1st, the middle school students will not be able to charge any lunches.  They must either have money on account, pay in advance or pay on a daily basis. Otherwise, they will receive a bologna and cheese sandwich for lunch. Thank you for your help and please call if you have any questions.

Extended Day Program

Extended Day services will continue the next three weeks and be available before and after school through Tuesday, June 15thThere will be no Extended Day Program on Wednesday, June 16th.  All students will dismiss at 10:30 a.m. following the Closing Mass & Awards Ceremony.  Please make arrangements for your children to be picked up if you anticipate being unavailable at that time.

Report Cards

Report cards and awards will be issued on the final day of school, June 16th.  Since the office will have a record of your child’s final grades at the close of the year, you may retain these cards.

Medications

All medications must be picked up from the clinic no later than Monday, June 14th.  Since students are not authorized to carry medication, it is necessary for parents to visit the clinic to pick up medications prior to the close of the year.  Medications remaining after the final day will be discarded.

Summer Office Hours

The school office will remain open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. during the months of June and August.  The office will be closed during the month of July.  The office will reopen on Tuesday, August 3rd.  Should you need to contact school personnel during the summer months, please do not hesitate to leave a message on the answering machine. We will make every effort to return your call in a timely manner.

Important Dates for the Upcoming Year

¨       Orientation Day (Students and parents are invited to visit the school, meet new teachers, and pick up supply orders.) – Friday, August 27th.

¨       6th Annual Back-to School Barbecue hosted by the PTO – Friday, August 27th, (5:30-7:30 p.m.)

¨       First Day of School ~ Noon Dismissal (Grades K-8) – Monday, August 30th

¨       First Day of Pre-Kindergarten – Wednesday, September 8th

Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 10th Accelerated Reader Surprise Celebration ~ P.E. Uniforms

Race for Education Dress Down Day option

Race for Education Movie & Popcorn Parties (1:15 p.m.)

8th Grade Ice Cream Social (2:00 p.m.)

Friday, June 11th Cafeteria Closed: Students Bring Lunch & Drink

Graduation Day

Pass-it-On Ceremony (church/9:30 a.m.)

Graduation Breakfast ~ students only (10:00 a.m.)

Walk of Honor (11:00 a.m.)

Graduation Mass & Reception (7:00 p.m.)

Monday, June 14th Kindergarten Luau

Tuesday, June 15th Kindergarten Program & Final Day (church/10:00 a.m.)

End of Year Classroom Parties (1:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, June 16th Closing Mass & Awards Ceremony (8:30 a.m.)

Final Dismissal (10:30 a.m./No Extended Day Program)

Spirit Activity: Swirlies Ice Cream

Links

4  Spirit Event Swirlies Flyer ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2010/06/2010-06-16Swirlies.jpg

4  K-2 Summer Books from Summerbook Company ~ www.summerbookcompany.com

4  Middle School Summer Math Log ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2010/05/summer-math-log-2010.pdf

4  Middle School Summer Math Log Instructions ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/parents/summer-requirements-program/

4  Middle School Summer Reading Requirements ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/parents/summer-requirements-program/

4  Middle School Summer Reading List ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2010/06/2010_Middle_School_Summer_Reading_List.pdf

4  School Supply Packs Order Form ~  http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2010/05/schoolsupplyorder-2010.pdf

4  School Supply Packs Online Ordering ~ www.epipacks.com

4  All Saints Church Living Stones Form ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2010/06/LivingStones.pdf

The Sentinel – Volume 10, Issue 37

Message from the Principal

Following the announcement of our Blue Ribbon status in September, occasionally I would encounter the following question:Now that All Saints has achieved this level of success, will it become a case of business as usual with the school having already reached its peak? To discern an answer to this question, one need look no further than the results of our Terra Nova standardized tests.

I am excited to share with you that some of our grade levels achieved unprecedented scores on this year’s assessment.  In summary, I am particularly pleased with the math scores in the lower grades as well as the continued level of achievement in language arts and reading, the two areas that have previously been identified as curriculum strengths at All Saints.

The attached charts provide a quick overview of our scores in the three areas of mathematics, reading and language arts. (Although the diocesan averages in these batteries have not yet been released, I wanted to forward this information to you as soon as possible as it provides a wonderful affirmation for our teachers, students and parents.)

The key to our continued success on this annual assessment remains the teachers.  Their awareness of student needs,identification of clear learning goals, and steadfast commitment to progress are evident in these scores and our improvement through the years.

I would like to offer a final perspective, one which makes me so proud of our students and teachers: The criteria for applying for Blue Ribbon status is that students in the highest grade level tested must score within the top percent of the norm group.  With 75 percentile identified as the “cut score”, grade level averages in the 80 and 90 percentiles are truly something to celebrate!

Back to the original question…..It is the teachers’ commitment to excellence which enabled our school to achieve Blue Ribbon status.  It is their commitment to continued advancement that ensures a very bright future for the families of All Saints!

Congratulations students, teachers and parents of All Saints Catholic School!

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This week I wish to also share with you that Mrs. Carolyn Helmick, first grade assistant, has decided to resign from her position at the close of this school year.  For the past four years, Mrs. Helmick has been a very important part of our primary program, providing meaningful support to a number of teachers through the years and assisting students in the learning process.  I am grateful for her steadfast commitment and all she has done to support the program during her time with us.  We look forward to continuing to see her in our community next year as she transitions to the role of a substitute teacher.

I am pleased to announce that Miss Allison Sarmuksnis will be serving as our new first grade assistant.  For the past year, Miss Sarmuksnis has worked as a kindergarten assistant at Our Lady of Good Counsel School in Vienna.  She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University and has recently completed the coursework necessary to earn her state teaching license through the University of Virginia.  With experience and expertise in the Word Study approach, she will be a wonderful addition to our first grade program.

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As many of you are aware, this past year has been particularly difficult for Mrs. Hammang as her mother has experienced a decline in health.  As the primary care-giver for her mother, Mrs. Hammang has been very busy with hospital visits and the coordination of resources.  In an effort to provide support to both Mrs. Hammang and her family, a number of school parents have begun to coordinate the preparation of meals.  Families interested in participating in this outreach are encouraged to contact Mrs. Cathy Pell at 703-772-4378.

Race for Education ~ Additional Dress Down Day Options

Student participation in the Race for Education has been very high this year with some children earning more prize cards than ever.  For this reason, two additional dress down days have been identified for students who wish to redeem their prizes.

Thursday, June 3rd

Thursday, June 10th

Retirement Mass for Mrs. Evans

In appreciation for all that she has done for our community and in celebration of her years of service, the school and parish are cordially invited to attend a Retirement Mass in Honor of Mrs. Evans on Thursday, June 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the church.

Accelerated Reader Celebration!

In recognition of the students’ high level of participation in the A.R. program, a special surprise activity has been scheduled for all of the classes to enjoy.  All students, K-8 are invited to wear their P.E. uniform to school on Wednesday, June 9th for this celebration

VIRTUS Training Scheduled for June

The next opportunity for the 3-hour VIRTUS presentation entitled “Protecting God’s Children” has been scheduled for Saturday, June 5th in FKH beginning at 8:30 a.m.  This is the full length training which is a prerequisite for volunteering in the school.  Any new or returning parents who have not yet attended the training are encouraged to attend and may register on line at virtus.org.

Field Day Lunch Orders

Parents interested in ordering lunch for Field Day are asked to submit forms & payments as soon as possible so that the cafeteria staff can plan accordingly for the event.

Race for Education ~ Contribution Update

As of today, the counting team has  processed close to $40,000 in donations!

All Saints Church ~ Living Stones

Over sixteen years ago, parishioners purchased bricks for the new church.  Now that we are almost ready to move into the new facility, we are once again offering an opportunity to purchase bricks that will become a permanent part of our new courtyard which will be installed before our dedication.

For a minimum offering of $100, you may purchase a brick that will be personally engraved up to three lines that could include your family name, one for each member of your family or a memorial to a loved one.

If you are interested in this living memorial, please compete the form linked below and return the form to the Parish Office.  All purchases must be made prior to June 14th.

Spirit News ~ Coming up!

Miniature golf and ice cream anyone? Come join the fun this Friday, June 4th for ice cream and miniature golf at Nathan’s ice cream and the Magic Putting Place from 3:30 p.m. until closing (10 and 9:30 respectively). The discounted cost for golf is $3 per player for 18 holes. Please bring the attached flyer to the event and both businesses will donate a portion of the proceeds to the school. The rain date for this event is Sunday, June 6th. Nathan’s and the Magic Putting Place are located next to each other at 8948 and 8902 Mathis Avenue in Manassas.

Looking for a fun way to earn points for parents next year? The Spirit Committee needs fun people and new ideas for next year’s spirit events. This is a great way to make community business contacts, host parties without the traditional hassles, and to learn the tremendous contribution that the PTO makes to the school. This position is worth 60 points for parents and requires 5-6 hours per month.  This is a great opportunity for friends to work together and to have fun while doing it.  For more information contact Holly Crocker at (703) 330-8329 or Holly Stefonsky at (703) 754-9386.

End of Year Reminders

End of Year Calendar

Field Day ~ Monday, June 7th (Linton Hall School)

8th Grade Graduation ~ Friday, June 11th (7:00 p.m.)

Kindergarten Luau ~ Monday, June 14th

Kindergarten Program & Final Day ~ Tuesday, June 15th (10:00 a.m.)

Final Day for Grades 1-7 ~ Wednesday, June 16th (10:30 a.m. dismissal)

Summer Learning Program 2010

During the last few weeks the faculty has discussed the merits of a summer learning program.  Recognizing that our curriculum during the school year is rigorous and that expectations are high for student learning, there is great value in the children having a respite during the months of summer.  On the other hand, studies have shown that students lose ground during the long vacation if not provided an opportunity to keep their skills sharp.  With these two perspectives in mind, as in prior years, the teachers have crafted a balanced plan specific for our school.  The following is a grade level summary of the Summer Learning Program.

Grade K-2         Summer Book (order SUMMER BOOK for next year’s grade level. For example: students in K will order SUMMBER BOOK for rising 1stgrader.)

Ordering Information:             Summerbook Company

305 Lyndale Drive

Hartsville,SC 27804

757-678-4001

www.summerbookcompany.com

Grades 3-5         Math Log & 2 Accelerated Readers Books

Grades 6-8         Read one book and complete one of three follow up activities as well as a Math Log

(Note: An overview of the options for middle school students, the Summer Math Log, Math Log Instructions are included as links at the end of the newsletter and will be posted on the school website.  The Middle School Summer Reading List is attached to this week’s newsletter.)

School Supplies Program

Today, each student will be receiving a copy of the School Supply Pack Order Form to order prepackaged supplies for the 2010-2011 school year.  For your convenience the form is also being linked to this newsletter and will be available on the school website.  Although the deadline printed on the form is July 1, 2010, the deadline to turn in paper copies along with payments isJune 16th.  You may continue to order packs online until June 30th.  School supplies will be available for pick up on Orientation Day, August 27, 2010.

Order SECURELY ON LINE

Starting May 24 until June 30th

1. Go to www.epipacks.com

2. Enter your School ID: ALL088

3. Follow the directions to complete your order

Cafeteria Lunch Payments

As we are approaching the end of the school year we would like to remind all parents that all monies owed to the cafeteria must be paid promptly.  Notices of monies owed and monies still on account were sent home with all students last week. Also, beginning on June 1st, the middle school students will not be able to charge any lunches.  They must either have money on account, pay in advance or pay on a daily basis. Otherwise, they will receive a bologna and cheese sandwich for lunch. Thank you for your help and please call if you have any questions.

Extended Day Program

Extended Day services will continue the next three weeks and be available before and after school through Tuesday, June 15thThere will be no Extended Day Program on Wednesday, June 16th.  All students will dismiss at 10:30 a.m. following the Closing Mass & Awards Ceremony.  Please make arrangements for your children to be picked up if you anticipate being unavailable at that time.

Report Cards

Report cards and awards will be issued on the final day of school, June 16th.  Since the office will have a record of your child’s final grades at the close of the year, you may retain these cards.

Medications

All medications must be picked up from the clinic no later than Monday, June 14th.  Since students are not authorized to carry medication, it is necessary for parents to visit the clinic to pick up medications prior to the close of the year.  Medications remaining after the final day will be discarded.

Summer Office Hours

The school office will remain open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. during the months of June and August.  The office will be closed during the month of July.  The office will reopen on Tuesday, August 3rd.  Should you need to contact school personnel during the summer months, please do not hesitate to leave a message on the answering machine. We will make every effort to return your call in a timely manner.

Important Dates for the Upcoming Year

¨       Orientation Day (Students and parents are invited to visit the school, meet new teachers, and pick up supply orders.) – Friday, August 27th.

¨       6th Annual Back-to School Barbecue hosted by the PTO – Friday, August 27th, (5:30-7:30 p.m.)

¨       First Day of School ~ Noon Dismissal (Grades K-8) – Monday, August 30th

¨       First Day of Pre-Kindergarten – Wednesday, September 8th

Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 3rd Race for Education Dress Down Day option

Retirement Mass for Mrs. Evans (7:00 p.m.)

Friday, June 4th Breakfast in Honor of “Demerit Free” Middle School Students

Spirit Activity: Nathan’s & Magic Putting Place (3:30 p.m.)

Saturday, June 5th VIRTUS 3 Hour Training for Volunteers (FKH/8:30 a.m.)

Monday, June 7th Field Day (Linton Hall School/9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, June 8th 2nd Grade Field Trip to Shrine (8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, June 9th Accelerated Reader ~ Surprise Celebration for Students

Race for Education Awards Ceremony (1:45 p.m.)

8th Grade vs. Faculty Volleyball Game (2:00 p.m.)

Thursday, June 10th Race for Education Dress Down Day option

Race for Education Movie & Popcorn Parties

8th Grade Ice Cream Social

Friday, June 11th Graduation Day

Pass-it-On Ceremony (church/9:30 a.m.)

Graduation Breakfast ~ students only (10:00 a.m.)

Walk of Honor (11:00 a.m.)

Graduation Mass & Reception (7:00 p.m.)

Links

4  Terra Nova Test Score Charts ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2010/06/testing2009-2010.pdf

4  K-2 Summer Books from Summerbook Company ~ www.summerbookcompany.com

4  Middle School Summer Math Log ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2010/05/summer-math-log-2010.pdf

4  Middle School Summer Math Log Instructions ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/parents/summer-requirements-program/

4  Middle School Summer Reading Requirements ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/parents/summer-requirements-program/

4  Middle School Summer Reading List ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2010/06/2010_Middle_School_Summer_Reading_List.pdf

4  School Supply Packs Order Form ~  http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2010/05/schoolsupplyorder-2010.pdf

4  School Supply Packs Online Ordering ~ www.epipacks.com

4  Nathan’s Spirit Event Flyer ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2010/06/2010-06-04Nathans.jpg

4  All Saints Church Living Stones Form ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2010/06/LivingStones.pdf