The Sentinel – Volume 11, Issue 25

Living Stones on the Pathway to Heaven…

Message from the Principal

During Lent, All Saints Parish will participate in the 40 Days for Life, a prayerful peaceful witness along
Sudley Road.  In the words of Fr. Bob, “This public expression becomes a ‘voice’ for those who have no voice ~ the unborn baby.”

I learned of this program through Mr. Mike Baldwin, a school parent, who is serving as parish coordinator and assisting another local couple in organizing the regional effort.  To date, more than twenty local parishes and churches will be participating in the effort.  Linked to this week’s newsletter is additional information about this important pro-life initiative, including details as to how you can sign up to participate through prayer, fasting and peaceful vigil.  Our parish is specifically hoping to confirm participation for the hours between 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Sundays.  As the morning and early afternoon work hours remain open at this time, this may be an ideal opportunity for school parents who wish to support this important pro-life effort.  As such, I encourage those interested in gaining more information about this effort to attend our PTO Meeting next week or contact Mr. Mike Baldwin at 571-292-1159 or mikebaldwin4life@gmail.com.  Additional information may be found at the following website: http://www.40daysforlife.com/manassas/

Calendar Correction ~ First Reconciliation

Second grade students enrolled at All Saints will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday, March 5th beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Church as opposed to February 26th as published in our school calendar.

Middle School Science Fair ~ Cafeteria Closed

The cafeteria will be closed tomorrow (February 24th) so that the space may be used for the annual Science Fair. All students are reminded to bring a “brown bag” lunch. Milk and juice will remain available for purchase.

Message from the Volunteer Co-Coordinator, Angela Slater

Need more Points for Parents points? Did you know that you can earn Points for Parents Points (5 points) by attending a PTO General Assembly meeting?  What a great way to meet up with other families, earn points for parents, shop for uniforms and hear what is happening with the school and the PTO.  Our next meeting is Monday, February 28th at 7:30pm in the Father Kelly Hall.

Also, if you have been waiting for a local Virtus training so you can get more involved in the school–we have one Saturday right here at All Saints in the Father Kelly Hall at 9am. This is the Virtus training “Protecting God’s Children” for those who have never been to the training before. Please sign up via the Virtus website or contact Janet Smith at the Parish Office for more information.   Don’t forget you can’t volunteer without your background check paperwork filled out–you can start this at anytime, ask for a packet at the front office or the Parish Office.

Remember if you are not getting volunteer email blasts, please contact me, Angela Slater atschoolvolunteer@allsaintsvaschool.org so that you can find out about the latest volunteer opportunities.  Feel free to contact me with any volunteer questions or volunteer needs!

PVI ~ March BAND and Strings MINI-CAMP

PVI is offering a fun way for Diocesan 5th – 8th grade band and strings students to spend their March teacher workday!  Fully-staffed camp will be held Thursday Mar 10 6-8:30 pm and Friday Mar 11th 9-4:30 pm, finishing out with concert and pizza party!  $35. fee, registration forms located athttp://www.pvimusicboosters.org Questions, contact jsiegfried@paulvi.net.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Race for Education ~ Mailing Labels Now Due!

Preparations are now underway for the 6th Annual Race for Education which will be held on Thursday, May 5th.  Our goal for this year’s Race for Education is $39,307.47.  There is a specific reason as to why we have selected such a precise goal.  As is our tradition at All Saints, we 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. If we meet our goal, we will be able to contribute $5,896.12 to the cause, bringing our total contributions to St. Jude’s to $100,000. The remaining funds from the 6th Annual Race for Education will be allocated for instructional technology and other essential classroom materials.

Although the deadline for submitting completed mailing labels was last Friday, students may continue to forward them to their teachers in the days ahead.  Should you have any questions about the process, please do not hesitate to contact the co-coordinators, Mrs. Marjorie Collins (703-365-9686) or Mrs. Beth Ross (703-753-1740).

Calendar Change ~ ½ Day in May Rescheduled

The half day of school published in our calendar for Monday, May 9th has been moved to Friday, May 6th.  In light of the fact that a large number of students in grades 4-8 will be attending the Band Trip on May 6th, from an instructional standpoint it makes good sense to move the half day to this date. The EPSF Screening is still scheduled for Monday, May 9th.  As such, there will be no Pre-K or Kindergarten classes on that day as previously announced.

Registration Schedule for the New Year

ø  Registration for New Students   ~      February 9-March 4, 2011   ~    (Including siblings for Pre-K & K)

Virtus Update

There will be the 4-hour live training “Protecting God’s Children” presentation on Saturday, February 26th beginning at 9:00 AM in FKH.

Also, there will be another opportunity for the required annual update to Virtus training:  Saturday, March 26th at 10:30 AM in Meeting Room One

Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 24th Science Fair Awards Ceremony (Gym/6:30 p.m.)

Friday, February 25th School Mass (8:30 a.m.)

Saturday, February 26th VIRTUS Training ~ 4 Hour Program (FKH/9:00 a.m.)

Monday, February 28th PTO General Assembly Meeting (FKH/7:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, March 1st Gold Medal Readers Celebration (1:15 p.m.)

PTO Executive Board Meeting (PLC/7:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, March 2nd 3rd Grade Field Trip to GMU Theater

Uniform Committee Meeting (PLC/7:00 p.m.)

Friday, March 4th Distribution of 3rd Quarter Interim Reports

Saturday, March 5th Diocesan Spelling Bee (St. Thomas More Cathedral School)

First Reconciliation (10:30 a.m.)

Links

Forty Days for Life Flyers ~

  • General Flyer – http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2011/02/40-days-for-life.pdf

All Saints Flyer – http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2011/02/40-days-for-life-2011.pdf

The Sentinel – Volume 11, Issue 24

Living Stones on the Pathway to Heaven…

Message from the Principal

On Saturday evening more than 200 parents and community members attended the Casino & Auction Night at the Portuguese Community Center.  The new venue worked very well, providing ample space for the casino games, silent auction, and buffet.  With everyone gathered in one large hall, there was great energy in the room and a strong sense of community.

On behalf of the faculty, staff and students of All Saints, I wish to thank the PTO and the Auction Committee for all of their efforts in support of the event.  I wish to extend a special word of thanks to Mrs. Carol Rice who served as Auction Coordinator.  Working behind the scenes for months in advance, she orchestrated the many details which are so important for an event of this magnitude.  I am grateful for her steadfast commitment and enthusiasm as well as that of the entire committee.  I want to also acknowledge the continued support of Metro Casinos, owned by Mr. Adam Morgan, a school parent.  If you are ever considering hosting a casino style party, I highly recommend his company.  His staff is both professional and adept at ensuring that everyone, even the inexperienced, has a wonderful time at the tables.

Although the PTO is still finalizing the numbers, preliminary estimates indicate a profit of approximately $12,000, quite a tidy sum during this economic period. Congratulations, Mrs. Rice and Auction Committee, on a job well done!

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With spring just around the corner, we are rapidly approaching “Race” season at All Saints!  Five years ago All Saints Catholic School launched a tremendously successful fundraiser program, the Race for Education. Through the years, 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 contributions to the general operating fund.

Preparations are now underway for the 6th Annual Race for Education which will be held on Thursday, May 5th.  The multi-colored packet distributed to students last Friday provides an overview of the key information related to the event.

When reviewing the information packet, you will note that our goal for this year’s Race for Education is $39,307.47.  There is a specific reason as to why we have selected such a precise goal.  As is our tradition at All Saints, we 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. If we meet our goal, we will be able to contribute $5,896.12 to the cause, bringing our total contributions to St. Jude’s to $100,000. (These funds are been generated through the annual Math-a-Thon which we sponsored through the 1990s and in more recent years through the Race for Education.)  One might say that our goal is $100,000 for St. Judes!

The remaining funds from the 6th Annual Race for Education will be allocated for instructional technology and other essential classroom materials.   Students are asked to submit completed mailing labels by Friday, February 18th.  For additional information about this process and the incentives offered to students, please see the information packet.  Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the co-coordinators, Mrs. Marjorie Collins (703-365-9686) or Mrs. Beth Ross (703-753-1740).

New Music Teacher Announced ~ Ms. Ann Marie White

Ms. Ann Marie White will join our faculty in the role of music teacher for the remainder of the school year.  She is a recent graduate of George Mason University where she earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance.  While a student at the university, she served as the Assistant Director and choreographer for the choral department as well as the director for Opera productions. Additionally, she has assisted with programs at Bishop O’Connell High School as well as St. Leo the Great Catholic School in Fairfax.  She will begin teaching on Wednesday, February 23rd and assume responsibility for the Schola program on Wednesday, March 2nd.   Congratulations, Ms. White and welcome to All Saints!

Calendar Change ~ ½ Day in May Rescheduled

The half day of school published in our calendar for Monday, May 9th has been moved to Friday, May 6th.  In light of the fact that a large number of students in grades 4-8 will be attending the Band Trip on May 6th, from an instructional standpoint it makes good sense to move the half day to this date.  The EPSF Screening is still scheduled for Monday, May 9th.  As such, there will be no Pre-K or Kindergarten classes on that day as previously announced.

Science Fair Judges Needed

Could you spare a few hours to help your school?  Are you curious about the natural world, wonder how things work, or enjoy learning new things? If you answered yes to either of these questions or if you just like science, All Saints Catholic School could really use your help in serving as a Science Fair Judge for our school fair on Thursday, February 24, from 8:00-12:00 (includes lunch). We still need a few more judges to help us reach our goal of approximately 20 – 25 volunteer judges to evaluate the academic and creative efforts of our middle school students.

Judges are needed in the following categories:

Behavioral and Social Sciences Biochemistry

Botany

Chemistry

Computer Science

Earth and Space Sciences

Engineering

Environmental Sciences Mathematics

Medicine and Health

Microbiology

Physics

Zoology

If you can share your time and talents for this event or have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hammang at (703) 368-4400 X 219 or e-mail phammang@allsaintsva.org

IMPORTANT  REMINDERS

Menu Change ~ Month of February

Due to the recent inclement weather, the cafeteria staff has revised the menu for the month of February, incorporating several changes in the weeks ahead.  Please refer to the revised version which is now posted on our school website.

Open House for 2011-2012 School Year ~ TOMORROW

All Saints Catholic School will host an Open House for prospective parents on Thursday, February 17thbeginning 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.

Registration Schedule for the New Year

ø  Registration for New Students             February 9-March 4, 2011

(Including siblings for Pre-K & K)

Virtus Update

Another opportunity for the required annual update to Virtus training:

Saturday, March 26th at 10:30 AM in Meeting Room One

Also, there will be the 4-hour live training “Protecting God’s Children” presentation on Saturday, February 26th beginning at 9:00 AM in FKH.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 16th Uniform Committee Meeting (6:00 p.m.)

Thursday, February 17th Open House (9:00 a.m.)

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

Friday, February 18th School Mass (8:30 a.m.)

Monday, February 21st Holiday ~ Presidents’ Day

Thursday, February 24th Science Fair

Friday, February 25th School Mass (8:30 a.m.)

Saturday, February 26th First Reconciliation ~ 2nd Grade (10:30 a.m.)

VIRTUS Training ~ 4 Hour Program (FKH/9:00 a.m.)

VIRTUS Update ~ 30 Minute Video (10:30 a.m.)

Monday, February 28th PTO General Assembly Meeting (FKH/7:30 p.m.)

The Sentinel – Volume 11, Issue 23

Living Stones on the Pathway to Heaven…

Message from the Principal

Those families who attended Mass at All Saints this past weekend may have noted members of the National Junior Honor Society collecting donations outside the entrances.  This was in support of an outreach to benefit the House of Mercy, a local organization committed to providing resources to the poor in our community.  I am pleased to share with you that the students collected $3,500 from our parish!  I am so proud of our young people for taking time from their day in order to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.  Through their example they have given witness to the very best of our Catholic school tradition.  Thank you, Mrs. Hammang and the members of the NJHS, for representing our school so well!

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This week I would like to provide an update to you regarding the Uniform Review Process.  Shortly before the Christmas holiday, I invited parents to respond to a follow up question regarding the option of a one vs. two uniform model.  A total of 134 parents responded with 77 (57%) favoring the “one uniform” approach as represented by Option #2 and Option #3.  A copy of the survey results can be found at the following link:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/sr.aspx?sm=pzHOJGTuHmly_2btI0PbKySTnfwyJRE49n_2bRr2fNP6_2bng_3d

While the majority of parents indicated a preference for one uniform throughout the year, within this category a greater number of respondents favored Option #3:  A Traditional Uniform with Seasonal Modifications, i.e. A classic school uniform with slight modifications during the warmer seasons. Modifications might include short vs. long sleeve shirts, polo shirts, no ties.

Based upon the research conducted by the Uniform Committee regarding other vendors currently in use in our diocese, Flynn & O’Hara remains our best option for a long-term uniform partnership.  As such, the committee will meet again next week for a presentation by our representative from Flynn & O’Hara.  This will provide an opportunity for us to focus on two aspects: 1) A discussion of challenges encountered by parents as related to our current uniform and 2) a review of potential uniforms for our school as we look to the future.

In considering the new uniform, the committee will give particular attention to the following criteria: product quality, maintenance and durability, comfort and cost.  As our school continues to establish a “brand”, we will also work within our existing color scheme of blue, gray and white as we explore future options.

As additional information becomes available, I will forward the details to you via the weekly newsletter.   I am grateful for the commitment of the committee members and look forward to working with them closely as we begin the process of selecting a new uniform to lead us into the next decade.

Spelling Bee

Congratulations to the following students who competed in last Friday’s school-wide Spelling Bee. These students qualified for participation after winning the class level bees.

6A           Erika Speicher

6A           An Nguyen

6B           Elizabeth Caturano

6B           Luke Trummer

7A           Brett Goerl

7A           Austin Wydajewski

7B           Hanna Davey

7B           Eddie Contreras

8A           Victoria Garcia

8A           Brandon Hepner

8B           Brian Owings

8B           Sierra Collins

Congratulations to An Nguyen on winning our school bee!  As the Diocesan level competition is only open to 7th & 8th grade students, Brett Goerl (2nd place winner) will represent our school at this upcoming event.  Congratulations, Brett!

New Extended Day Staff Member & Substitute Teacher Announced

Mrs. Bonnie McGann will serve as a substitute staff member in the Extended Day program while Mrs. Alejandra Reyes is away on maternity leave.  Mrs. McGann is a former naval officer and has previously worked in the Arlington Diocese as both a teacher and principal.  We welcome Mrs. McGann as she joins our community as both a member of our Extended Day staff and an on-call substitute teacher.

Snow Day Policy

The school calendar includes three snow days that have been built into the end of the year.  In accordance with diocesan policy, because the hours of instruction at All Saints exceed the requirement for the State of Virginia, we are not required to schedule additional make up days at this time.  This would only become necessary in the event that we have more than seven additional days of closure due to inclement weather from this day forward.  As such the final day of school for students in grades 1-7 is Thursday, June 16th.

Carpool Safety Reminder

As we are now at the midpoint of the year, this is a fitting time to recall important procedures that safeguard our students, staff and parents.

Parents are reminded to always turn off their automobile engines once the students arrive in the dismissal area.  This will reduce the potential for any injuries occurring while families are walking to their vehicles.

Parents are reminded to never leave a young child unattended in a vehicle.  While All Saints is a high trust environment, it is important that children be supervised at all times.

Menu Change ~ Month of February

Due to the recent inclement weather, the cafeteria staff has revised the menu for the month of February, incorporating several changes in the weeks ahead.  Please refer to the revised version which is now posted on our school website.

IMPORTANT  REMINDERS

Open House for 2011-2012 School Year ~ TOMORROW

All Saints Catholic School will host an Open House for prospective parents on Thursday, February 10thbeginning 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.

Re-Registration Forms ~ Reminder

Parents are asked to complete all of the forms and return them to the office no later than Monday, February 14th. 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.

Confirmation Rehearsal & Band Concert ~ May 3rd

With Confirmation scheduled for Saturday, May 7th, the rehearsal will take place on Tuesday, May 3rdfrom 6:30 to approximately 7:30 p.m. in the church.  For this reason, the band concert previously scheduled for this time will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the Parish Activities Center.

Calendar Correction ~Jesus Day ~ March 19th

The 2nd Grade Jesus Day event will take place on Saturday, March 19th rather than February 19th as previously published in our school calendar.

Clinic ~ Seeking Volunteers

The clinic is seeking 1-2 volunteers to assist with clerical tasks and data-entry during the afternoon hours.  For more information about this volunteer opportunity, please contact Mrs. Antunes, our school nurse.

Registration Schedule for the New Year

ø  Re-Registration for Current Families       February 2-14, 2011

ø  Registration for New Students                 February 9-March 4, 2011

(Including siblings for Pre-K & K)

Virtus Update

There will be two opportunities for the required annual update to Virtus training:

Saturday, February 12th at 10:30 AM in the Art Room

Saturday, March 26th at 10:30 AM in Meeting Room One

Also, there will be the 4-hour live training “Protecting God’s Children” presentation on Saturday, February 26th beginning at 9:00 AM in FKH.

Casino Night & Auction

This Saturday, 6:30pm at the Portuguese Community Center.  We have over 175 donated gifts, personalized class items and outings with teachers as part of our silent and live auction plus fantastic raffle prizes.  There’s something for everyone!  For a sneak peak at a handful of the donated items and more information, visit the school website.  Ticket forms are available on the website and at the school office $25 per person

PVI Basketball

Saint Leo The Great Girls & Boys Mini Hoopster Summer Basketball Camps: For all rising First – Third graders.  Camp Dates June 27 – 30 & July 18 – 21.  Please go to www.pvibasketball.com for summer camp info & registration form.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 9th Registration for New Students Begins

Thursday, February 10th Open House for Prospective Parents (FKH/9:00 a.m.)

Legislative Initiative in Richmond

Friday, February 11th Race for Education Kick-Off Assembly (2:30 p.m.)

Saturday, February 12th VIRTUS Video Update (Art Room/10:30 a.m.)

Casino & Auction Night (6:30 p.m.)

Monday, February 14th Re-Registration Deadline for Current Students

Valentine’s Day Parties ~ Grades K-5

SCA sponsored Dress Down Day ($1.00)

Tuesday, February 15th SCA sponsored Hot Chocolate Sale for Middle School begins

Wednesday, February 16th Uniform Committee Meeting (6:00 p.m.)

Thursday, February 17th Enrollment Management Meeting (Art Room/7:00 p.m.)

Monday, February 21st Holiday ~ Presidents’ Day

Links

The Sentinel – Volume 11, Issue 22

Living Stones on the Pathway to Heaven…

Message from the Principal

Be it known to all who enter here that Christ is the reason for this school, the unseen but ever present teacher in its classes, the model of its faculty, the inspiration of its students. (original source unknown)

As we celebrate Catholic Schools Week, I can think of no better reminder of our mission as a Catholic school.  Our school exists so that children may not only gain an understanding of their Catholic faith, but more importantly, experience a deeper relationship with Christ.  This takes place within the context of a community ~ a school ~ where prayer, Sacraments, rituals and traditions shape our daily life and culture.  Immersed in such an environment, the lives of the children are transformed and they are empowered to serve others, ultimately helping to build the Kingdom of God.  This is the mission that makes Catholic education distinct.

As a Catholic school, we also share in a tradition of academic excellence.  Within our classrooms and hallways, faculty & staff, parents and community members together strive to provide our children with the very best educational opportunities.  Through the commitment of many and the generosity of our parish community, our students are afforded a first-class educational experience that integrates 21stCentury learning tools with well-established best practices.

Several weeks ago I completed a survey as part of an audit of our school’s marketing and enrollment initiatives.  One of the questions requested my perspective regarding the number one strength of our school.  After some reflection, I simply typed in the box: The giftedness and dedication of our faculty and staff. Indeed, at All Saints we are truly blessed to have such a talented and dynamic group of professionals working with the children each day.  Through their daily example, their passion for educating young people, and their professionalism, they have taken our school to great heights.

Of course, without the support of parents and our wonderful PTO, we would not have the tools and resources that are such an important part of our daily life.  At All Saints, parent involvement is recognized as fundamental to the success of our school and we are immensely grateful for the steadfast partnership that we enjoy with you.

On behalf of the faculty & staff, I wish to thank you for entrusting your children to us.  It remains a great privilege for us to have the opportunity to work closely with you in support of your child’s development.  We thank you for choosing All Saints and look forward to having your family as part of our “school family” for years to come.  Happy Catholic Schools Week!

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Today each family will receive re-registration forms for the 2011-2012 academic year.  Parents are asked to complete all of the forms and return them to the office no later than Monday, February 14th. Since registration of new students will begin on February 9th, 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 9th.  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.)

I am pleased to announce that tuition for grades K-8 will increase by only 1% for the upcoming year. Pre-Kindergarten tuition will increase from $2025 to $2100.

This equates to the following increase per month:

1 Child                    $4.70

2 Children               $7.60

3 Children               $10.20

4 Children               $12.90

One of the reasons that we are able to maintain affordable tuition rates is through the continued support of our parish community.  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.  (Subsequently, 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.)  We also continue to benefit from the generous support of our PTO.  In generating between $80,000 and $100,000 in annual revenue, the PTO helps defer the costs of both special projects as well as operating expenses.

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On Saturday, February 12th the PTO will host the annual Casino & Auction Night at the Portuguese Community Center beginning at 6:30 p.m.  In addition to being one of our largest fund-raising events of the year, the annual auction provides a wonderful opportunity for parents, faculty, staff and community members to celebrate the success of our school.  I hope that many of you will be able to join us for this special evening which has become a cherished event at All Saints.

A special note for those who have never participated in a casino night:  The games are great fun and the hosts very gracious.  It is, indeed, a relaxed and enjoyable evening.  I do hope that many of you will be able to join us for an evening of food & fellowship … all in support of our school!

  • To get information about the auction, please check on the following link to go the school our website: http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/parents/pto/all-saints-casino-night-auction/ and while you are there take a moment to preview some of the items and prizes (including pictures) by clicking on the tab PRIZE PREVIEW.
  • For ticket sales and additional information, please click on the following linkhttp://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2011/01/casino-night-ticket-order-2011.pdf.

Virtue of the Month ~ Honesty

  1. Admit when you do something wrong.  Don’t put the blame on others.
  2. Do all of your own work and put your best effort into it.  Don’t look at other student’s papers.
  3. Be true to your word and your beliefs.
  4. If you forget your homework, tell the truth.  Accept the consequences.
  5. If you find money try to find out who it belongs to.
  6. Always ask before borrowing something.
  7. Give back what you borrow in good condition.
  8. Be honest when you correct your own paper or someone else’s.  Circle all the mistakes.
  9. 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.

Menu Change ~ Tomorrow, February 3rd

Rather than Cheese Pizza Sticks, the cafeteria will serve Cheese Pizza tomorrow.  Due to the recent inclement weather, the February menu will be further revised with modifications announced next week and posted on the website.

8th Grade Confirmation ~ May 7th

Confirmation of 8th Grade students enrolled at All Saints Catholic School will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 7th.

Confirmation Rehearsal & Band Concert ~ May 3rd

With Confirmation scheduled for Saturday, May 7th, the rehearsal will take place on Tuesday, May 3rdfrom 6:30 to approximately 7:30 p.m. in the church.  For this reason, the band concert previously scheduled for this time will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the Parish Activities Center.

Calendar Correction ~Jesus Day ~ March 19th

The 2nd Grade Jesus Day event will take place on Saturday, March 19th rather than February 19th as previously published in our school calendar.

Clinic ~ Seeking Volunteers

The clinic is seeking 1-2 volunteers to assist with clerical tasks and data-entry during the afternoon hours.  For more information about this volunteer opportunity, please contact Mrs. Antunes, our school nurse.

Open House for Prospective Teachers ~ Tomorrow

Again this year All Saints Catholic School is pleased to host an information session for individuals interested in learning more about teaching opportunities in our diocesan school system.  On Thursday, February 3rd Sr. Patricia Helene, IHM of Marymount University will present an overview of the application process as well as what it means to work in the mission of Catholic education.  The event will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Music Room.  For additional information, please see the link attached to this week’s newsletter.

Open House for 2011-2012 School Year

All Saints Catholic School will host an Open House for prospective parents on Thursday, February 10thbeginning 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.

Registration Schedule for the New Year

ø  Re-Registration for Current Families February 2-14, 2011

ø  Registration for New Students             February 9-March 4, 2011

(Including siblings for Pre-K & K)

Virtus Update

There will be two opportunities for the required annual update to Virtus training:

Saturday, February 12th at 10:30 AM in the Art Room

Saturday, March 26th at 10:30 AM in Meeting Room One

Also, there will be the 4-hour live training “Protecting God’s Children” presentation on Saturday, February 26th beginning at 9:00 AM in FKH.

PVI Girls & Boys Summer Basketball Camps

Paul VI Girls & Boys Summer Basketball Camps: June 20 – 24 / July 5 – 8 / July 11 – 15 / July 25 29.  Please go to www.pvibasketball.com for summer camp info & registration form.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 2nd Re-Registration for 2011-2012 begins

Thursday, February 3rd Community Service Day ~ Grade level outreach to the local community

Student Appreciation Day ~ Optional Dress Down Day ($1.00 in support of our seminary) & No Homework

Gianni’s Pick Up in the Parish Activities Center (2:30-7:00 p.m.)

Information Meeting for Prospective Teachers (1:00 p.m.)

Friday, February 4th School Mass

Spelling Bee (10:30 a.m.)

Noon Dismissal

Teacher Appreciation Day ~ Faculty & Staff Luncheon, hosted by the PTO

Middle School “Demerit Free Breakfast” (9:30 a.m.)

Saturday, February 5th PTO Bingo Night (Knights Hall/5:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, February 8th Picture Day ~ Teams, Clubs and Candids

PTO Executive Board Meeting (PLC/7:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, February 9th Registration for New Students Begins

Thursday, February 10th Open House for Prospective Parents (FKH/9:00 a.m.)

Friday, February 11th Race for Education Kick-Off Assembly (2:30 p.m.)

Saturday, February 12th VIRTUS Video Update (Art Room/10:30 a.m.)

Casino & Auction Night (6:30 p.m.)

Links ~

  • Are you interested in teaching for the Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Arlington?  Click on link for Information Program for Prospective Teacher TOMORROW at All Saints Catholic School! ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/2011/01/12/come-join-us-information-programs-for-prospective-teachers/
  • Casino Night/Tickets ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2011/01/casino-night-ticket-order-2011.pdf
  • Casino Night/Auction – Click on PRIZE PREVIEW ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/parents/pto/all-saints-casino-night-auction/
  • MealTrain Link for Dalusung Family ~ http://www.mealtrain.com/?id=mmfgun4edeft