The Sentinel – Volume 12, Issue 30

Seek Christ in one another; welcome Him into your heart

Principal’s Message

On Sunday evening the Catholic Business Network of Northern Virginia hosted the 17thAnnual Awards Gala at the Hyatt Dulles in Herndon.  Each year at this event, the schools in our diocese are invited to recognize the generosity of individuals and businesses from the local community who have made a significant contribution to the mission of Catholic education. This year I was pleased to recognize Eddie and Marjorie Collins, two parents who have shown extraordinary generosity in their support of our school.  Mr. Eddie Collins served as the chairperson of our first Running with the Saints 5K, an initiative he began planning eighteen months ago.  His wife, Mrs. Marjorie Collins serves as the co-chair of the Race for Education as well as second grade room parent and volunteer for countless PTO initiatives.  I am deeply grateful for the enthusiastic support they have provided to our school and delighted that they were able to be in attendance at this gala event. 

In addition, I was pleased that Mrs. Peggy Engstrom, P.E. teacher, received recognition at the event as well.  For the past twenty-four years she has been an integral member of our faculty, teaching our students  much more than skills related to physical education.  She has thoughtfully incorporated the Virtues Program in her curriculum and has creatively identified strategies in support of character education.  Among the faculty and staff she is deeply respected and admired for her gentle demeanor and her generosity of heart.  Whenever a need has arisen within the school, she has always been quick to offer her time and expertise.  Humble in nature, she has been one who has quietly made a difference behind the scenes and as such our school community has been blessed by her presence.  Congratulations Mrs. Engstrom and thank you for your continued dedication!

End of Year Calendar Confirmed

As we have canceled school only once this year due to inclement weather (flooding in September), the final day of school for students in grades 1-7 will be Wednesday, June 13th.  The following is a list of key events that mark the closing of the 2011-2012 academic year.  (Note: Kindergarten Graduation will take place one day earlier than previously announced in our school calendar.)

Thursday, May 31st                Final Day of Pre-Kindergarten

Tuesday, June 5th                   Field Day at Linton Hall School

Thursday, June 7th                 Kindergarten Luau

Friday, June 8th                      Kindergarten Graduation

Monday, June 11th 8th           Grade Graduation Day

Wednesday, June 13th           Final Day for Students in Grades 1-7

Spring Band Concert Rescheduled

The Spring Band Concert originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 8th has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 22nd and will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the gym.

All Saints Golf Tournament

All Saints will be sponsoring its 12th Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, May 21st at Evergreen Country Club in Haymarket, VA. Proceeds from our 2012 tournament will support youth-centered programs at All Saints, including spiritual retreats for area teens, sacramental preparation activities, and facility renovations in our parish gym and school. 

  • Early Bird Special!

Register for golf by April 30th and you’ll pay $150, a savings of $15 per golfer. Golf includes greens fees and cart, 18-hole Captain’s Choice complete with scenic mountain views, goodie bag, multiple contests, prize drawings, continental breakfast, lunch, dinner and awards ceremony.

For families with 8th grade students, the tournament will be on the Monday following Confirmation. If you have family members coming into town who like to golf, consider asking them to join you for the tournament on Monday!

  • Promote Your Company Through Sponsorship

With sponsorship opportunities available to fit any budget, the All Saints Golf Tournament provides an excellent marketing opportunity for local businesses. For more information about corporate sponsorship or golf, please call Janis DeVore at (703) 366-1645 or visit our golf website at www.allsaintsgolf.com.

National Junior Honor Society Induction

Last Friday afternoon twenty-one students from the seventh and eighth grades were inducted into the All Saints Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society.  The students met or surpassed the criteria in the following five areas: character, scholarship, leadership, service and citizenship.  A highlight of the ceremony was the presentation made by Mrs. Karen Davey, Pre-Kindergarten Assistant, who served as the keynote speaker.  A nationally ranked college basketball player, she shared with our students important character lessons to guide their decisions both on and off of the court. 

Congratulations to the following students on this outstanding accomplishment:

Samuel C.

McKenna D.

Emma K.

Sidney Y.

Hayden A.

Daniel B.

Elizabeth C.

Erika C.

Colin E.

Sarah G.

Michael H.

Carolyn K.

Dane L.

Ciara O.

Vivienne P.

Allison R.

Jack R.

Megan S.

Kelly T.

Marie T.

Katie W.

8th Grade Graduation Meeting for Parents

A special meeting for parents of all 8th grade students will take place on Tuesday, April 17th beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Art Room.  The administration and 8th grade team will provide detailed information regarding the class trip to Annapolis as well as the events surrounding all of the graduation festivities.  At least one parent from each 8th grade family is asked to be in attendance at this informational session.

Terra Nova Testing Countdown ~ 4 Weeks!

As the week of standardized testing approaches, parents are asked to avoid scheduling appointments from Monday, April 23rd – Tuesday, May 1st so that each student may participate in the testing as scheduled.

VIRTUS Training Update Sessions

One of the diocesan requirements regarding the safe environment initiative is that of annual VIRTUS training.  Through attendance at the 30 minute video “Keeping the Promise Alive” training, faculty, staff and volunteers alike are reminded of important practical measures that we can implement to maintain a safe environment.  Those who have not yet attended the VIRTUS update training this year are asked to do so during the spring semester.  While there is no need to register on-line for this session, for planning purposes please contact Mrs. Janet Smith, VIRTUS coordinator, to confirm your plans to attend.

The VIRTUS update training will be presented on the following dates beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Art Room:

Tuesday, May 1st                                   Tuesday, June 5th

If you have any questions, please call Janet Smith in the parish office at (703) 393-2158.

 

 

Uniform Exchange

 

Spring is here it’s time to switch into the summer uniform.  Please come to the uniform exchange this Friday, March 30thfrom 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the school gym.  A flyer is linked at the end of this newsletter which provides additional information about the Uniform Exchange. 

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gemma Brophy at 703.753.5458 or via email:brophy3@comcast.net.

 

Spirit Event ~ Skate Party at SkateNFun Zone

Looking for something fun to do over the break?  Come to the All Saints Catholic School Spirit Night/Fundraiser at SkateNFun Zone on Thursday April 12th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Admission is $3.00 and skate rental is $4.25 (or you can just bring your own skates).  Flyers are being sent home with the students today.

Spotlight on the Arts Drama & Art Summer Camps

Spotlight on the Arts Drama & Art Summer Camps offers dynamic day camps for Catholic Families and friends!

Instruction is provided by professionally trained Catholic artists who offer courses in drama, musical theatre, and visual art:

Locations:  All Saints in Manassas and St. Veronica in Chantilly9:30am-3:00pm day camps open to families inside and outside these parish communities.

Offerings:  Drama Bootcamp for rising K-9th graders: boost skills in acting, improvisation, speech, mime, and movement in this “everything drama” camp that is a ton of fun; excellent for those looking to try drama for the first time or those simply seeking to improve their skills… July 16th-19th at St. Veronica or July 23rd -26that All Saints, $170 (classes split by age)… Early Bird & Multiple Child Discounts!

Arts & Crafts Fun Camp for rising K-2nd gradersexplore a new technique every day; perfect camp for the student that wants to explore multiple forms of visual art from sculpture to stain glass to painting to drawing and much more… July 16th-20th at All Saints or July 23rd-27th at St. Veronica, $200 plus $30 art fee… Early Bird & Multiple Child Discounts!

Art Explorer Camp for rising 3rd-6th gradersstudents will be advanced into new projects each day as they continue to develop a love for many forms of visual arts including watercolor, sculpture, canvas, and pottery to name a few… July 16th-20th at St. Veronica or July 23rd -27th at All Saints, $200 plus $30 art fee … Early Bird & Multiple Child Discounts!

Camp Broadway for rising 3rd-12th gradersimprove acting, singing, and dance skills; a great camp to prepare anyone to be cast in a play or musical.  Daily training and rehearsal collaborates in a final student performance on stage for families and friends of camp participants… July 16th-20th at All Saints or July 23rd-27th at St. Veronica, $170 (classes split by age)… Early Bird & Multiple Child Discounts!

Download the Camp Brochure to learn about each instructor and print a registration.  Any registrations post-marked by April 20th receive a $15 off discount per camp.  To learn more, visit http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/plugins/download-monitor/download.php?id=camps2012.pdf.  You can also contact SpotlightCamps@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 28th               Stations of the Cross – Grades K-8 (2:00 p.m.)

Thursday, March 29th                 No Chess Club

Friday, March 30th                     School Mass & Virtue Awards Ceremony (8:30 a.m.)

                                                                End of 3rd Quarter

                                                                Noon Dismissal: Report Card Prep.

                                                                8th Grade Confirmation Retreat

Saturday, March 31st                  Garwood Whaley Music Festival (Bishop Ireton High School/9:00 a.m.)

Monday, April 2nd                      Summer Uniform Transition (Grandfathered for 2011-2012)

                                                                Week of “Rolling Bowling” in P.E.

Tuesday, April 3rd                      PTO Executive Board Meeting (PLC/7:00 p.m.)

Thursday, April 5th                     Holy Thursday Hand-washing Prayer Service (Church/9:30 a.m.)

                                                                7th Grade Passion Play (Gym/10:45 a.m.)

                                                                Report Cards distributed

                                                                Noon Dismissal

Friday, April 6th                         Holiday: Good Friday

Monday, April 9th                       Holiday: Week of Easter

Monday, April 16th                     Classes Resume

                 

Going home with Oldest Child:

Spotlight on the Arts Brochure/Registration Form

Going home with each student:

SkateNFun Zone Flyer

Links

Uniform Exchange Flyer ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/03/Uniform_Exchange_2.pdf

 

The Sentinel – Volume 12, Issue 29

Seek Christ in one another; welcome Him into your heart

 

Principal’s Message

As I was walking the halls earlier this week I was struck by the beautiful bulletin board displays that showcase the sacrifices and good deeds being offered by our students during the season of Lent.  The individual thoughts and good intentions of the children give witness to the core mission of our Catholic school.  For those passing by who take an opportunity to look more closely, it is difficult to miss the fact that we are a community of faith on a journey toward the great joy of Easter.  With only two weeks remaining in the season, I thought you might appreciate some inspiration provided by our students. 

Kindergarten

Pray more for hurt people.

I will help my mom set the table.

Give money to the poor.

I will help my mom picking flowers.

3rd Grade

I’m going to stop watching T.V., eating candy and eating my favorite kind of granola bars all Lent.

I will wash the dishes.

My family and I use our 2012 Lenten Prayer Book to pray each evening.

I will make my room the cleanest of the house.

I will sacrifice eating candy and feed my fish every day.

5th Grade

I can carry my cross by praying the Rosary every week and trying to help my cousins with their homework.

For week four I will try to be more positive and to be nicer to my sister.

Do whatever my mom asks without complaining.

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Today I wish to provide to you an update regarding Mrs. Ann Johnson, third grade teacher.  As you are aware, Mrs. Johnson has been on medical leave since August, the time at which she began undergoing treatments for her cancer that was diagnosed last summer.  With her chemotherapy treatments having ended during the winter months, two weeks ago she received results of their effectiveness.  Unfortunately, the cancer has returned. 

At this time, Mrs. Johnson anticipates several months of very intensive chemotherapy treatments to be followed by a procedure during the early part of summer.  As a result, Mrs. Johnson will be unable to return to All Saints during the 2011-2012 academic year. 

I am grateful for the continued commitment of Ms. Reilly, the long-term substitute, who will continue coordinating instruction and assessment in the classroom through the close of this year.  She has been a wonderful addition to our school and has quickly acclimated to life at All Saints.

I have assured Mrs. Johnson that she will remain in our thoughts and prayers.  Due to her treatments, she is not able to receive gifts of flowers or food at this time.  However, her spirits are always lifted by our prayers and cards.  Those who wish to send cards of support are invited to deliver them to the front office from which they will be forwarded to her directly. Together let us pray that Mrs. Johnson will be sustained and strengthened by our prayers and that she may experience healing and a return to wellness.

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As Mrs. Doherty’s due date draws near, I wish to provide to you an update regarding the plans for the first grade classroom.  In consideration of Mrs. Helmick’s significant level of experience as classroom assistant and her familiarity with the children in the program, I have decided that she is the best candidate to serve as lead teacher for the final two months of the year.  Additionally, recognizing the importance of having a second person in the classroom, I have hired Mrs. Sandy Weitendorf to work in the role of classroom assistant. Mrs. Weitendorf has previous experience as a Kindergarten aid in a Montessori program and also served as the lead teacher in a preschool program.  Through her stellar commitment as a volunteer at All Saints she has demonstrated strong organizational skills as well as dedication to the mission of our school.  I have every confidence that Mrs. Helmick and Mrs. Weitendorf will be a dynamic and effective team, ensuring that your children continue to learn and grow each day.  In the meantime, let us continue to remember Mrs. Doherty and her husband in our prayers as they prepare for the birth of their little one.

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It is with sadness that I share with you the news of the passing of Mr. Edwin “Bud” Latimer, grandfather of Tarran and Liam Gannon and a long-time member of our parish and school community.  The funeral will take place at All Saints at noon tomorrow, Thursday, March 22nd.  In the days ahead, let us remember the Latimer and Gannon Families in our prayers. May they be comforted by the hope of the Resurrection and the abiding presence of Christ during this difficult time.

Terra Nova Testing Countdown ~ 5 Weeks!

As the week of standardized testing approaches, parents are asked to avoid scheduling appointments from Monday, April 23rd – Tuesday, May 1st so that each student may participate in the testing as scheduled.

Field Day Announced ~ June 5th

Field Day for Grades K-8 will take place on the grounds of Linton Hall School in Bristow on Tuesday, June 5th.  Mark your calendars now for what promises to be a great day of activities and fellowship for our school families.

VIRTUS Update Training Sessions

One of the diocesan requirements regarding the safe environment initiative is that of annual VIRTUS training.  Through attendance at the 30 minute video training, faculty, staff and volunteers alike are reminded of important practical measures that we can implement to maintain a safe environment.  Those who have not yet attended the VIRTUS update training this year are asked to do so during the spring semester.  While there is no need to register on-line for this session, for planning purposes please contact Mrs. Janet Smith, VIRTUS coordinator, to confirm your plans to attend.

The VIRTUS update training will occur on the following date: Tuesday, March 27th (Art Room/ 7:00 p.m.)

7th Annual Race for Education

There are two opportunities coming up to help with the race and earn points for parents.

On March 26th, 27th, & 28th, we will gather after school, in the gym from 3 – 5 pm to prepare the mailers before they are mailed. All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students can earn service hours by helping any of these days. Permission slips were sent home and a link is provided below. They need to be returned by this Friday, March 23, 2012.

The Race for Education will begin its Record Keeping phase on Tuesday, April 17th.  Anyone interested in volunteering should complete and return the volunteer form, linked below, or call or email Marjorie Collins at 703-365-9686marjorie@ocfmail.com

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 21st               Confessions – Grade 7

Friday, March 23rd                     School Mass (8:30 a.m.)

                  National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony (1:30 p.m.)

                                                                Stations of the Cross (Grades K-2)

                                                                Spirit Activity: Captain Pell’s (Beginning at 2:00 p.m.)

(Note:  The Pells have made arrangements for babysitting in the lower level of the restaurant and will have movies and coloring activities available for children in attendance.  As such, all are cordially invited to attend this family-friendly Spirit Event.)

                                                                8th Grade Confirmation Retreat

Monday, March 26th                   Picture Day: Group & Individual Photos (students wear uniforms)

Tuesday, March 27th                   VIRTUS Update Training (Art Room/7:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, March 28th               Stations of the Cross – Grades K-8 (2:00 p.m.)

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

                  End of 3rd Quarter

                  Noon Dismissal: Report Card Prep.

                  8th Grade Confirmation Retreat

Saturday, March 31st                  Garwood Whaley Music Festival (Bishop Ireton High School/9:00 a.m.)

 

Going Home with Oldest Student

  • Parish Festival Cake Walk Flyer

Links

  • Captain Pell’s Spirit Event Flyer ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/03/2011-4-15-Captain-Pells.jpg 
  • Race for Education Volunteer Forms ~

http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/03/volunteerflier.pdf 

 http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/03/volunteer-parents.pdf 

  • Cake Walk Flyer ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/03/2012Cakewalksignup-edited.pdf

Theatre & Visual Art Camps Hosted at All Saints this Summer!

Once again, Spotlight on the Arts Summer Camps will be offering Camp Broadway, Drama Bootcamp, Art Explorer Camp, and Arts & Crafts Fun Camp for rising Pre-K through 12. Camp Director Rob Tessier has assembled a team of excellent Catholic professional artists who are also wonderful educators. The camps are offered in July, but registrations are now underway. Early registrations receive an “early-bird discount”. Also, families registering 3 or more children will receive a multiple child discount. See the attached brochure for details on the camp descriptions, teacher bios, costs, dates, etc. You can also email SpotlightCamps@gmail.com with further inquiries.

Spotlight on the Arts Summer Brochure

Lenten Soup Luncheon

Approximately $300 was raised durng a lenten soup luncheon sponsored by the All Saints Peace & Justice Players. All proceeds benefit Catholic Relief efforts for victims of the recent tornados.

The Sentinel – Volume 12, Issue 28

Seek Christ in one another; welcome Him into your heart

Principal’s Message

Thanks to the generosity of our students, a total of $2,866.50 was raised through the recent Pennies for Love project sponsored by the Student Council Association.  These funds will be divided and sent to the House of Mercy to benefit the less fortunate in our own community and to subsidize the education of a student in Africa who has benefitted from our support over the course of a number of years.

The following is a list of the winning classes for the grade level competitions:

K-2                          1B                           2A

3B                           4B                           5B

6A                           7A                           8B

Congratulations to the students in the 6th grade who, having contributed a total of $512.99, won the grand prize for this year’s competition!

Statewide Tornado Drill

At the invitation of our governor, on Tuesday, March 20th All Saints will participate in a statewide tornado drill at 9:45 a.m. This drill will provide an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to practice our emergency response in the event of an unstable weather pattern.

Terra Nova Testing Countdown ~ 6 Weeks!

As the week of standardized testing approaches, parents are asked to avoid scheduling appointments from Monday, April 23rd – Tuesday, May 1st so that each student may participate in the testing as scheduled.

Field Day Announced ~ June 5th

Field Day for Grades K-8 will take place on the grounds of Linton Hall School in Bristow on Tuesday, June 5th.  Mark your calendars now for what promises to be a great day of activities and fellowship for our school families.

Correction: CYO Basketball Results

The 6th grade boys team (Coach Magee) were not only the Champions in Division 3 for the regular season, they also won 3rd Place in the Tournament for Division 2.

VIRTUS Training Update Sessions

One of the diocesan requirements regarding the safe environment initiative is that of annual VIRTUS training.  Through attendance at the 30 minute video “Keeping the Promise Alive” training, faculty, staff and volunteers alike are reminded of important practical measures that we can implement to maintain a safe environment.  Those who have not yet attended the VIRTUS update training this year are asked to do so during the spring semester.  While there is no need to register on-line for this session, for planning purposes please contact Mrs. Janet Smith, VIRTUS coordinator, to confirm your plans to attend.

The VIRTUS update training will be presented on the following dates beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Art Room:

Tuesday, March 27th

Tuesday, May 1st

Tuesday, June 5th

If you have any questions, please call Janet Smith in the parish office at (703) 393-2158.

NJHS Induction Ceremony Rescheduled

The Induction Ceremony for the National Junior Honor Society originally scheduled for Friday, March 16th has been rescheduled for Friday, March 23rd and will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Honor Roll Students Recognized by Delegate Miller

This week each student who achieved Honor Roll status for the second quarter will receive a congratulatory letter from Delegate Jackson Miller (50th District).  Congratulations to all of our honor students for achieving this level of excellence and for this special recognition by a locally elected official.

7th Annual Race for Education

There are two opportunities coming up to help with the race and earn points for parents.

On March 26th, 27th, & 28th, we will gather after school, in the gym from 3 – 5 pm to prepare the mailers before they are mailed. All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students can earn service hours by helping any of these days. Permission slips were sent home last week and a link is provided below. They need to be returned by Friday, March 23, 2012.

The Race for Education will begin its Record Keeping phase on Tuesday, April 17th.  Anyone interested in volunteering should complete and return the volunteer form, linked below, or call or email Marjorie Collins at 703-365-9686,marjorie@ocfmail.com

Spirit Event

Are you tired of grilled cheese, spaghetti with no meat and cheese pizza? Well come on over to Captain Pell’s Crab house and enjoy some great seafood!  Let some of your favorite teachers help you kick the Friday humdrum. They will be serving up the best on March 23rd. You can eat in or carryout at this great kid friendly establishment, simply mention that you attend All Saints and 15% of your purchase will be donated to our school! What a delicious way to give back during the Lenten season. So once again, let’s come together and give back to our great school. See you all there!

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 14th               Peace & Justice Players sponsored Lenten Soup Luncheon

                                  Confessions – Grade 5

Thursday, March 15th                 Enrollment Management Team Meeting (7:00 p.m.)

Friday, March 16th                     School Mass (8:30 a.m.)

                                  Confessions – Grades 6

                                  Stations of the Cross – Grades 3-5

Monday, March 19th                   FACTS Tuition Assistance Application Deadline

                                  5th Grade Field Trip to Shenandoah Museum

Tuesday, March 20th                   Statewide Tornado Drill (9:45 a.m.)

Wednesday, March 21st               Confessions – Grade 7

Friday, March 23rd                     School Mass (8:30 a.m.)

                                  National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony (1:30 p.m.)

                                  Stations of the Cross (Grades K-2)

                                  Spirit Activity: Captain Pell’s (Beginning at 2:00 p.m.)

                                  8th Grade Confirmation Retreat

Coming Home with Each Student

  • Spring Picture Order Forms (Reminder – Students are required to wear the school uniform for spring/class pictures.)

Links

  • Captain Pell’s Spirit Event Flyer ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/03/2011-4-15-Captain-Pells.jpg 
  • Race for Education Volunteer Forms ~

http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/03/volunteerflier.pdf

 http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/03/volunteer-parents.pdf 

The Sentinel – Volume 12, Issue 27

Seek Christ in one another; welcome Him into your heart.

 

Principal’s Message

Congratulations to the students in our second grade program who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time during the past two weeks.  Following a beautiful prayer service led by our pastor, Fr. Cilinski, each of the children encountered Christ in this special Sacrament of healing and grace.  Congratulations to all of the children and thank you Mrs. Cummings and Mrs. Gurley for preparing them so well.

And speaking of Sacraments…This week we rejoice in the Diaconate Ordination of Brother Matthew Carroll, O.P.  Brother Matthew is a graduate of All Saints Catholic School, Paul VI High School and William & Mary.  He is currently studying for the priesthood at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC.  His mother, Mrs. Jane Carroll, is a long-time member of our faculty and serves as our computer teacher.  We congratulate Brother Matthew on this wonderful occasion and pray that he will experience an abundance of grace as he enters into his final year of preparation for the priesthood. Members of our community will have an opportunity to personally congratulate Brother Matthew following the 11:30 a.m. Mass on March 18th, during which he will preach one of his first homilies.

8th Grade Girls Win Basketball Tournament!

Congratulations to the 8th Grade Girls CYO Basketball Team on their winning season!  The team won first place in the regular season and took first at the championship game on Sunday.  As the girls are also members of the National Junior Honor Society, they are indeed, “scholar athletes”!

The following is a list of standings for the season as well as the recent tournaments.  Congratulations to all of our winning students and thank you to the coaches and parents who supported the program throughout the season.

8th Grade Girls (Coach Karen Davey / Asst. Coach Anita Seigel) – Champions for the regular season and Tournament (Division 3)

8th Grade Boys (Coach Ben Magee) – Champions for the regular season (Division 4)

8th Grade Boys (Coach Frank Ratchford / Asst. Coach George DeRaymond) – 2nd Place in Tournament (Division 6)

7th Grade Girls (Coach John Goldsmith) – 3rd Place for the regular season and 2nd Place in Tournament (Div. 5)

6th Grade Boys (Coach Ben Magee / Asst. Coach Randy Waddy) – Champions for the regular season ((Division 3)

5th Grade Boys (Coach Rob Weitendorf / Asst. Coach Jim Griffin) – 3rd Place for the regular season (Division 3)

4th Grade Boys (Coach David Mills / Asst. Coaches Carol & Kevin Rice) – Sportsmanship Award

Virtue of the Month Award Winners

Congratulations to the following students who received special recognition last week for having exemplified the Virtue of Honesty during January.

PK1         Mia D.                                         2A           Alex H.                              5B           Mary T.

PK2         Jenna F.                                       2B           Roman R.                                        6A           Christopher D.

PK3         Shannon C.                               3A           Grady B.                                     6B           Anthony Z.

K1           Maia M.                                            3B           Tommy W.                                  7A           Erika S.

K2           Emily S.                                      4A           Genevieve V.                                7B           Hayden A.

1A           Will L.                                         4B           Patrick B.                                        8A           Allyson K.

1B           Akua S.                                          5A           James H.                                        8B           Bobby S.

Professional Development Day ~ No School on Friday, March 9th

On Friday our teachers will participate in a diocesan-wide day of professional development.  For this reason, there will be no classes or Extended Day Program on Friday, March 9th

NJHS Induction Ceremony Rescheduled

The Induction Ceremony for the National Junior Honor Society originally scheduled for Friday, March 16th has been rescheduled for Friday, March 23rd and will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Open House at Pope John Paul the Great Catholic High School

JP the Great invites all students in grades 5 – 8 to preview high school by attending our Open House on Thursday, March 15, from 4 – 6pm. Meet the faculty and students at JP, while learning more about our academics, athletics, clubs, admissions requirements, and more. Wolfie the mascot will be available for photos, and there will be plenty of fun snacks! All are welcome, including rising 9th, 10th and 11th grade transfer student. For more information, please visitwww.jpthegreat.org or call (703) 445-0300.

Free Lunch with Sister Mary Jordan ~ Principal of Pope John Paul the Great

The principal of Pope John Paul the Great Catholic High School, Sister Mary Jordan Hoover, invites you to a complimentary FRIEND-raising luncheon on Tuesday, March 27th from 12-1:30pm. Learn more about the new school, its’ progress after 4 years, and about how you can support mission of authentic Catholic education. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Rachael Wright at (703) 445-0216 or Rachael.wright@jpthegreat.org.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 7th                4th Grade Confessions

                                  PTO Sponsored Lenten Soup Supper (5:00-7:00 p.m.)

Friday, March 9th                       Holiday – Professional Development Day

Saturday, March 10th                  2nd Grade Jesus Day (9:00 a.m.)

Monday, March 12th                   CYO Challenge Cup Games (Gym/3:45 p.m.)

Wednesday, March 14th               Peace & Justice Players sponsored Lenten Soup Luncheon

                                  Confessions – Grade 5

Thursday, March 15th                 Enrollment Management Team Meeting (7:00 p.m.)

Friday, March 16th                     Mass (8:30 a.m.)

                                  Confessions – Grades 6

                                  Stations of the Cross – Grades 3-5

 

Links

Paul VI Sports Camps ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/03/SUMMERSPORTSCAMPS2012.pdf