The Sentinel ~ September 30, 2015

Principal’s Message

Over the course of the summer we revised several of our homework policies as part of a continued effort to find the proper balance between reinforcement of skills and concepts and acknowledging the importance of students having time in their schedules for free play and other pursuits.  This week I wish to highlight just a few of the adjustments that we have made, all of which are outlined in our Parent-Student Handbook.

Recognizing that the time required to complete homework will vary for each student, the following expectations have been established for All Saints Catholic School.  The only change here is that of a slight adjustment for grades 4-5, allowing for 30-60 minutes per day rather than 40-60 minutes.  Instead of aiming for a specific amount of time, i.e. ten minutes per grade level, this model provides a range in recognition that there will be some variance from day to day.

Homework is defined as any task completed in the home environment in support of learning in school, i.e. written work, projects, studying, assigned reading, flashcards, etc.

Grades 1-3:      10 to 30 minutes daily

Grades 4-5:      30 to 60 minutes daily

Grades 6-8:      60 minutes to 2 hours daily

Homework, other than long-term projects, will not be assigned on weekends except for students completing high school level courses, i.e. Algebra I and Spanish I.

Due dates for long-term projects that bridge major holidays, such as Christmas and Easter, will not occur less than three days after classes resume.

Since homework is designed to provide students “practice” of new skills, no more than 10% of each student’s grade will be based upon homework completion.  This policy recognizes that homework is assessment for learning (formative) and occurs while students are still in the process of acquiring new skills and concepts.  As such, homework helps teachers better understand student needs, provides opportunities for meaningful feedback, and shows students how to improve.  Homework is distinctly different from assessment of learning, when students are given the opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge they have acquired through unit tests, projects, quizzes, etc. Since homework will only be weighted as 10%, the quarterly grade will more authentically represent the extent to which students have mastered skills and concepts.

Parents are encouraged to provide feedback to teachers regarding their children’s experience of homework so that the faculty may adjust expectations as necessary in an effort to better meet the needs of the learners.

How can you support your son or daughter in the learning process and in their completion of homework?

  • Provide a quiet work space.
  • Encourage your son or daughter to complete all assignments carefully and to the best of his or her ability.
  • Verify completion of homework, while at the same time allowing your child to assume responsibility for the quality of the work. All homework and projects should be completed independently by the student.

Our focus this year will be on the quality of the work that we ask our students to complete.  It is our hope to increase the rigor, thereby asking our students to think more deeply about concepts and to complete difficult tasks.  In essence, through a “less is more” approach, we’re aiming to increase the value of the homework experience for our students through the year ahead.

Virtues Ceremony & Prayer Service

We are pleased to announce and congratulate the following students who were selected by their teachers for having demonstrated Respect & Responsibility throughout the month of September.  These students were individually recognized at a ceremony following our school Mass on Tuesday.  In addition to receiving a certificate, students were presented with pins, which they are invited to wear through the month of October, and a note from their teacher indicating why they were selected for this special recognition.

PK1                 Rafael LovingPK2                 Henry HiltonPK3                 Luke Fifield

K1                   Joshua Rodriguez

K2                   Cameron Steketee

1A                   Marcelina Slaiby

1B                    Caroline Tuttle

2A                   Noah Coughlin

2B                    Julianna Algeier

3A                   Jack Brooks

3B                    Jesus Santos

4A                   Brenda Rodriguez4B                    Ryan McGinnis5A                   Nicole Kupferer

5B                    Moira Haggerty

6A                   Natalie Mirus

6B                    Christina Santiago

7A                   Mary Carley

7B                    Gabriela Olan-Ocasio

8A                   Zachary Mills

8B                    Gabe Short

October Virtue of the Month ~ Self Discipline

Students will be encouraged to demonstrate the virtue of self-discipline both at school and home through the following strategies:

  • Follow the rules.
  • Never interrupt someone who is talking.
  • Walk in line without talking.
  • Be responsible for your space in the cafeteria or at the dinner table.
  • Listen attentively to morning and afternoon announcements.
  • Keep your feet and hands to yourself. Never kick or hit anyone.
  • Say only kind words.
  • If you get angry, walk away from the situation until you are calm and can discuss it.

Prayer of the Month

Merciful Lord, let your Holy Spirit guide my life so that my soul may bear the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Renew my desire to be your faithful friend and servant, increase my loving dependence on you, and grant me that joy and peace of heart which comes from doing your holy will. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Installation of SCA Officers & Representatives

Our newly elected officers and class representatives were recently welcomed into the Student Council Association of All Saints Catholic School. Fr. Noah Morey was the keynote speaker offering insights on the importance of servant leadership and of Jesus as the first and foremost model. We congratulate the following students and wish them every success and blessing as they begin their year of student leadership!

Officers:
President Gabriel Cabello
Vice President Emily Gomez
Secretary/Historian Morgan Shanz
Finance Kyle Campagna
Religious Activities Eirian Crocker
Health/Safety/Ecology Joe Blackstone
School Spirit Julia Woolfrey

Class Representatives: Elizabeth Rice, Anna Downes, Brian Varghese, Rudy Gasser, Dan Coleman,  Lauren Mangilit, Aiden Parker, Davelyne Sama, Joey Gould, and Brianna Wydajewski.

Pilgrim Virgin Statue Rotation~ Sign up Now to Host Statue in your Home

Beginning in October, the month devoted to the Holy Rosary, All Saints School families are invited to renew their devotion to Jesus through Mary in a special way.  Beginning Friday, October 9, after being blessed at the school Mass, two statues of Our Lady of Fatima will begin traveling to the homes of our school families for a week long visit.

Families who wish to participate can sign up online at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F084CAEAB22A02-pilgrim.

While the statue of the Blessed Mother is in the home, families are encouraged to pray together either part of or the entire 5-decade rosary for the intentions of our school as well as for your private intentions.  Included with the statue you will find a DVD of “The Day the Sun Danced”, which presents the message of Fatima entrusted to three peasant children in Portugal in 1917.

To create awareness about the program, the two statues began traveling from classroom to classroom earlier this week.  In addition to informing the students of the opportunity to host one of the statues in their home, the teachers are leading the students in praying a novena that will conclude on October 8th, one day prior to the start of the program.

Should you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the rotation coordinator, Mrs. Julie Mantooth (mantooth06@msn.com).

2015 All Saints Catholic School Casino & Auction

Want a fun adult evening out?!  A night where you can get to know your All Saints community even better or meet new fellow parents in a fun environment?!  Well then don’t miss your chance to order your $35.00 early bird tickets for this year’s Casino & Auction Night “A Romantic European Evening” taking place on:

Saturday, November 21, 2015
6:00-11:00 p.m.
All Saints Parish Activity Center (PAC)

Each family should have received an envelope in your child’s backpack on Friday. Included was an invitation, ticket order form and raffle ticket sign-ups.  Please note that there will not be a Disney option in the raffle this year.  New raffle tickets will be sent home in the coming week.  If you have already sent in your raffle ticket marked with the Disney option, members of the auction committee will contact you. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. There are some other great raffle items like a Chromebook and America Girl Doll- Grace the doll of the year, just to name a couple.

There are also many ways you can support our event!  We are looking for event sponsors, prize donations, program sponsors and volunteers. For more information, email solicitations@allsaintsvaschool.org.  Thank you to all who have already volunteered!  We can’t wait to see everyone there on Saturday, November 21st.

Catholic High School News

Paul VI Catholic High School

All 7th & 8th grader students and their families are invited to a special event designed just for our Future VI Man.

Date: October 9, 2015

Place: PVI Football Stadium

Time: Rally in the Alley at 6:00PM

            Varsity Football at 7:00PM

Free food, tee shirts and admission to the game.

St. John Paul the Great Catholic High School

We have lots of other things going on at JP, and we’d love to see you soon! Please join us:

Note: Applications for admission for the 2016-2017 school year are now being accepted!

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

PTO Meeting ~ Financial Planning Tips for Parents (October 6th)

Are you looking ahead to the future and the next steps in your child’s education?  Are you concerned about the rising costs of higher education and wondering how best to prepare?  If so, you won’t want to miss the PTO General Assembly Meeting on Tuesday, October 6th beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Activities Center.

Mr. Shak Hill, a certified financial planner and recognized speaker, will provide an overview of the College America 529 plan and address any questions that parents might have related to this topic.

Plan now to join us as we continue our commitment to offering a series of high quality speakers and relevant topics for our parent community!

Middle School Program ~ The Gift of Human Sexuality

Parents of middle school students are invited to a presentation to be held on Wednesday, October 7th beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the PAC.  As this is such a very important topic related to the development of your child, I ask that at least one parent from each family new to this program be present at the meeting.  Should you have any questions about this initiative, please do not hesitate to contact the office for more information.

8th Grade Parents Meeting (Thursday, October 15th)

Mrs. Slovenkay and Mrs. Kessinger will host a meeting for all 8th grade parents on Thursday, October 15th beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Father Kelley Hall.  Important information will be shared regarding the high school application process and the special events & activities that are part of the 8th grade experience at All Saints.  At least one parent from each family is asked to attend this important session.

Volunteers needed for Kindergarten Screenings

We are always in great need of volunteers to welcome rising kindergartners and their families for the spring EPSF screening.  This is an easy way to earn family steward shares and help offer hospitality to new and current families. This is a great opportunity to volunteer for a shift and bring your small children. Thank you! To sign up please use link: https://www.helpcounterweb.com/ci/signup/140e99b9492

Criminal Background Checks for Volunteers & VIRTUS Requirements

As part of the diocesan initiative to maintain a safe environment for all of our children, all volunteers with “substantial contact” with children are required to complete a background check prior to working in the school and to complete VIRTUS training within 45 days of commencing service.  To register for an upcoming training, please visit www.virtus.org.

In accordance with diocesan policy, full compliance for an adult parent volunteer is not required for open events.  (An open event is one that is open to the public, infrequent and publicized, such as Field Day, concerts and special events/assemblies.)  However, full compliance is required for adult parent volunteers who wish to participate in closed events.  (A closed event is one that is not entirely open to the general public such as classroom activities, parties, field trips, etc.)  For this reason, all parents who wish to attend field trips or volunteer in support of classroom activities are required to complete the background check process and attend VIRTUS training. 

Register for the training course at www.virtus.org for one of these upcoming September sessions:

Thursday, October 1st, Church of St. Charles Borromeo in Arlington at 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 6th, Church of Holy Spirit in Annandale at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 10th, Church of Holy Spirit in Annandale at 8:00 a.m.

Thursday, October 15th, Church of St. Joseph in Herndon at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 22nd, Church of the Nativity in Burke at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 24th, Church of the Nativity in Burke at 8:30 a.m.

Saturday, October 24th, Church of Good Shepherd in Alexandria at 9:00 a.m.

Saturday, October 31st, Church of St. James in Falls Church at 9:00 a.m.

Saturday, October 31st, Church of St. Timothy in Chantilly at 10:00 a.m.

As we begin a new year, in accordance with diocesan policy, only those parents who have completed the criminal background check are eligible to volunteer in the school.  Those who have not yet completed the background check process may request a packet of forms from the front office.  

The diocese also requires volunteers who have completed the full VIRTUS training to attend an annual update entitled Keeping the Promise Alive.  This 30 minute video training is a prerequisite for volunteering in the school.  The following is a list of upcoming sessions:

Thursday, Oct. 1st in Meeting Room 2 at 2:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 13th in Meeting Room 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 27th in Meeting Room 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 10th in Meeting Room 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 1st in Meeting Room 1 at 7:00 p.m.

We are requesting advance registration by telephone or email for this brief update.  Attendance will be taken to ensure that you receive credit for completing the training.  If you have any questions or to register, please call Mrs. Janet Smith, Virtus Coordinator at the Parish Office, (703) 393-2158 or email her at jsmith@allsaintsva.org

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 1st

  • Manassas City Speech Screenings

Saturday, October 3rd

  • Diocesan Pilgrimage to the National Basilica

Monday, October 5th

  • Bishop Ireton 8th Grade Presentation (1:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, October 6th

  • PTO General Membership Meeting – Financial Planning Tips for Parents (PAC/7:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, October 7th

  • Lock-Down Drill (9:15 a.m.)
  • Gift of Human Sexuality Parent Presentation (PAC/7:00 p.m.)

Friday, October 9th

  • School Mass & Blessing of Families Hosting the Pilgrim Virgin Statues (8:30 a.m.)

Monday, October 12th

  • Holiday – Columbus Day

Links

VA Teens Make Spiritual Journey to Pope's Mass in Philadelphia

World Meeting of Families - 2015Several alumni from our parish Youth Ministry program were featured along with Rob Tessier, religion teacher/director of youth ministry, in an NBC4 newscast as they prepared to travel to Philadelphia to attend Pope Francis’ final Mass of his U.S. visit. Over 700 teens from the Arlington Diocese made the trip to Philadelphia for this World Meeting of Families event. Don’t miss Northern Virginia reporter David Culver’s coverage.

Video: VA Teens Make Spiritual Journey – All Saints Youth Ministry

The Sentinel ~ September 23, 2015

Principal’s Message

This week I would like to provide you with an update regarding our expanding Title I program, a federally funded initiative that provides services to benefit students in lower grades who are not yet showing mastery in math and/or reading.  Last spring we began a partnership with Manassas City Public Schools and NonPublic Educational Services, Inc. and I am pleased to share with you that this effort has been expanded to now include students in Prince William County.  As such, Ms. Cassandra Putnam will continue in her role of Title I Teacher, providing small group instruction and remediation to approximately two dozen identified students.  In order to qualify for the program, students must be residents of the City of Manassas or live within the jurisdiction of a Title I zoned school in Prince William County and meet specific academic criteria.  Ms. Putnam distributed permission slips last week to parents of students who qualify and will begin instruction this week.

As we continue to focus on differentiation in all of our classrooms, Title I is a wonderful program for us in that it specifically targets the learning needs of students.  Should you have any questions about this program or your child’s eligibility, please do not hesitate to contact the office for more information.

A footnote: As we’ve expanded the program to benefit more students in our population, we have also identified a dedicated instructional space for Title I.  Over the course of the summer, we renovated the large middle school storage closet adjacent to the science lab for this purpose.

We welcome back Ms. Putnam, who during her first months with us in the spring, provided tailored instruction that has already yielded positive gains for our students.

Middle School Program ~ The Gift of Human Sexuality

Central to the mission of Catholic education is a commitment to the formation of the whole person within the light of the teachings of the Gospel.  At All Saints our effort to educate all dimensions of the child ~ spiritual, intellectual, social, and emotional, has been an essential and consistent element of our mission.

As a Catholic school, All Saints also affirms the role of parents as the primary educators of their children and we are privileged to have the opportunity to work with you as partners in this regard.  During the past several years, we have grown increasingly concerned about the many confusing messages that society as a whole, and the media in particular, place before the young people of today, particularly in regards to the topic of human sexuality.  In this day and age it is increasingly important that we insure that the children learn the beautiful teachings of the Church on this topic and that they fully realize and understand the gift of human sexuality within this framework.  Not to share this information with the children leaves them unprepared for the world they face and the many choices that await them in the years ahead.

In recent years, All Saints Catholic School has implemented a middle school family life curriculum that supports our goal of educating the whole child.  The program is coordinated by the Diocesan Director of Youth Ministry, Mr. Kevin Bohli, and is tailored to the specific needs of each school community. The program consists of a parent presentation during which Mr. Bohli provides an outline of his presentations as well as resources for parents.  Following this presentation, he and an associate, Mrs. Celia Fruchterman, will meet with the students for three one hour lessons designed to provide the children with an understanding of the Church’s teachings on the topic of human sexuality.

One of the advantages of this program is the involvement of outside professionals.  In addition to their expertise and experience, Mr. Bohli and Mrs. Fruchterman are unfamiliar to the students, which may put the students at greater ease in asking questions and discussing this topic.  A second advantage of this program is that it is designed to take place in a single-sex setting; Mr. Bohli will address the boys and Mrs. Fruchterman will speak with the girls.  Finally, in accordance with diocesan policy, this program is designed as an opt-in opportunity for parents and students.  Accommodations will be made for those children whose parents prefer that they not participate in the program.

Parents of middle school students are invited to a presentation to be held on Wednesday, October 7th beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the PAC.  As this is such a very important topic related to the development of your child, I ask that at least one parent from each family new to this program be present at the meeting.  Should you have any questions about this initiative, please do not hesitate to contact the office for more information.

PTO Meeting ~ Financial Planning Tips for Parents (October 6th)

Are you looking ahead to the future and the next steps in your child’s education?  Are you concerned about the rising costs of higher education and wondering how best to prepare?  If so, you won’t want to miss the PTO General Assembly Meeting on Tuesday, October 6th beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Activities Center.

Mr. Shak Hill, a certified financial planner and recognized speaker, will provide an overview of the College America 529 plan and address any questions that parents might have related to this topic.

Plan now to join us as we continue our commitment to offering a series of high quality speakers and relevant topics for our parent community!

2015 All Saints Catholic School Casino & Auction

Invitations for the 2015 Casino & Auction “A Romantic European Evening” will go home with Pre-K students on Thursday, September 24th and with K – 8 students on Friday, September 25th.

Don’t miss your chance for the early bird ticket price of $35 per person!  Tickets include:

  • hors d’oeuvres
  • gourmet European/Italian dinner & dessert
  • non-alcoholic beverages
  • live & silent auction
  • 3 hours of casino play with “funny money”
  • casino raffle prizes
  • dancing
  • door prize drawings at 6:30pm.

Attire is business casual/cocktail (romantic European recommended).  Cash bar serving beer, wine and specialty drinks will be available.

Early bird price ends October 5th.  Ticket orders can be sent in with your students and will be forwarded to the front office.  For more information, please contact allsaintsauction@allsaintsvaschool.org

Volunteers & Food Donations needed for Kindergarten Screenings

Plan ahead for your family stewardship shares.  We are always in great need of volunteers to welcome rising kindergarteners and their families for the spring EPSF screening.  This is an easy way to earn family steward shares and help offer hospitality to new and current families.  This is a great opportunity to volunteer for a shift and bring your small children.   Reserve your spot now to help.  Volunteers are always needed. Thank you!  To sign up please use link: https://www.helpcounterweb.com/ci/signup/140e99b9492

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

8th Grade Parents Meeting (Thursday, October 15th)

Mrs. Slovenkay and Mrs. Kessinger will host a meeting for all 8th grade parents on Thursday, October 15th beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Father Kelley Hall.  Important information will be shared regarding the high school application process and the special events & activities that are part of the 8th grade experience at All Saints.  At least one parent from each family is asked to attend this important session.

Parent ~ Student Handbooks – Past Due

The 2015-2016 Parent-Student Handbook can be accessed electronically via our website: www.allsaintsvaschool.org.  Please take some time to review the policies and procedures of our school and discuss them with your children.  Those families who have not yet signed and returned the acknowledgment form are asked to do so as soon as possible.  Those families without access to the website are invited to contact the office to request a hard copy of the handbook.

Criminal Background Checks for Volunteers & VIRTUS Requirements

As part of the diocesan initiative to maintain a safe environment for all of our children, all volunteers with “substantial contact” with children are required to complete a background check prior to working in the school and to complete VIRTUS training within 45 days of commencing service.  To register for an upcoming training, please visit www.virtus.org.

In accordance with diocesan policy, full compliance for an adult parent volunteer is not required for open events.  (An open event is one that is open to the public, infrequent and publicized, such as Field Day, concerts and special events/assemblies.)  However, full compliance is required for adult parent volunteers who wish to participate in closed events.  (A closed event is one that is not entirely open to the general public such as classroom activities, parties, field trips, etc.)  For this reason, all parents who wish to attend field trips or volunteer in support of classroom activities are required to complete the background check process and attend VIRTUS training. 

Register for the training course at www.virtus.org for one of these upcoming September sessions:

September 30th at 6:00 p.m. – Holy Family in Dale City

September 30th at 6:30 p.m. – St. Luke in McLean

As we begin a new year, in accordance with diocesan policy, only those parents who have completed the criminal background check are eligible to volunteer in the school.  Those who have not yet completed the background check process may request a packet of forms from the front office.  

The diocese also requires volunteers who have completed the full VIRTUS training to attend an annual update entitled Keeping the Promise Alive.  This 30 minute video training is a prerequisite for volunteering in the school.  The following is a list of upcoming sessions:

Tuesday, Sept. 29th in Meeting Room 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 1st in Meeting Room 2 at 2:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 13th in Meeting Room 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 27th in Meeting Room 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 10th in Meeting Room 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 1st in Meeting Room 1 at 7:00 p.m.

We are requesting advance registration by telephone or email for this brief update.  Attendance will be taken to ensure that you receive credit for completing the training.  If you have any questions or to register, please call Mrs. Janet Smith, Virtus Coordinator at the Parish Office, (703) 393-2158 or email her at jsmith@allsaintsva.org

Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 24th       

  • Room Liaisons Meeting (FKH/9:00 a.m.)
  • Confessions – 4B (9:15 a.m.)
  • Enrollment Management Team Meeting (PLC/7:00 p.m.)

Friday, September 25th           

  • School Mass (8:30 a.m.)
  • Noon Dismissal – Professional Development Day

Monday, September 28th         

  • Paul VI High School 8th Grade Visit (8:45 a.m.)

Tuesday, September 29th         

  • School Mass – Feast of the Archangels & Virtues Presentation (8:30 a.m.)
  • PTO Executive Board Meeting (7:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, September 30th

  • Science Fair Information Meeting for Parents (Science Lab/7:00 p.m.)

Thursday, October 1st             

  • Manassas City Speech Screenings

Saturday, October 3rd             

  • Diocesan Pilgrimage to the National Basilica

Links

Saving for the Big Expense: College

Shak Hill - Financial Planning for CollegeAre you looking ahead to the future and the next steps in your child’s education? Are you concerned about the rising costs of higher education and wondering how best to prepare? If so, you won’t want to miss the PTO General Assembly Meeting on Tuesday, October 6th beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Activities Center.

Mr. Shak Hill, a certified financial planner and recognized speaker, will provide an overview of the College America 529 plan and address any questions that parents might have related to this topic. Highly regarded for his engaging and informative presentation style, this is a session you won’t want to miss.

Plan now to join us as we continue our commitment to offering a series of high quality speakers and relevant topics for our community!

PE Classes Guided by "Eagle Pride"

eagle-pride-all-saints-fbMr. Redman is introducing a new theme in Physical Education (PE) classes this year centered around the idea of Eagle Pride. The new theme will serve several functions. It will be a behavioral signal when students need to stop talking, stop moving, etc. “I am instructing students to be ready for my signal of ‘Eagle,’ explains Mr. Redman, “and they will respond with ‘Pride.’ ”

Eagle Pride will also support lessons in attitude and effort. Instead of being a “chicken that can’t get off the ground,” Mr. Redman encourages students to “have the right attitude which determines your altitude and allows you to soar!”

Mr. Redman’s hand-painted Eagle is currently featured on the PE bulletin board in the gym. He will also be tying in the concept of Eagle Pride with achievements in the new Eagle Pride quarterly PE newsletter.

Go All Saints Eagles!!

The Sentinel – September 16, 2015

Principal’s Message

Yesterday morning I had the opportunity to visit with families at the New Parent Coffee.  Over the course of ninety minutes those in attendance learned more about the mission of our school, formed new friendships, and asked questions about many aspects of our program.

During a small group activity, I invited parents to respond to the following question, “What do you hope for your child and your family to get out of the experience of All Saints this year?”  When it came time for one representative from each group to share a few summary thoughts, we quickly arrived at a common theme, i.e. a greater understanding of our Catholic faith, a strong academic foundation, and a safe environment.  After hearing the input from each of the groups, I was struck by the similarities that exist between their answers and our mission statement.

Centered in Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit, All Saints Catholic School partners with families to integrate faith formation with academic excellence while focusing on the whole child in a safe, joyful, and welcoming community.

Again, a warm welcome to our many new families!  We are delighted that you chose All Saints and that, in the end, we were just what you were looking for.  Wishing you many blessings during your first year in our community!

School Messenger Emergency Notification ~ Results of Test

Last week’s test of the SchoolMessenger notification system was a success.  In the event that you did not receive messages via phone, text or email, please contact the school office so that we may update your contact information accordingly.

8th Grade Parents Meeting (Thursday, October 15th)

Mrs. Slovenkay and Mrs. Kessinger will host a meeting for all 8th grade parents on Thursday, October 15th beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Father Kelley Hall.  Important information will be shared regarding the high school application process and the special events & activities that are part of the 8th grade experience at All Saints.  At least one parent from each family is asked to attend this important session.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

8th Grade Confirmation – Upcoming Meetings

Parents of students preparing for Confirmation are asked to attend one of the following upcoming sessions with their son/daughter.

Sunday, September 20, 2015               11:00am – 12:15pm

Sunday, September 20, 2015               3:45pm – 5:00pm

Tuesday, September 22, 2015             5:30pm – 6:15pm

Wednesday, September 23, 2015        6:30pm – 7:15pm

At the meeting, parents and students will receive important Confirmation information and requirement guidelines, as well as procedures that are new for the Confirmation Class of 2016. You are encouraged to register for the Sacrament at the conclusion of the meeting. Below is a short list of what you will need in order to complete registration for Confirmation.

  • Baptismal certificate
  • Current mailing address of the Church of Baptism
  • Student’s weight and height information
  • Registration fee of $100, in the form of check or cash

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Vickie Taylor, Confirmation Coordinator.

Emergency Information – PowerSchool Updates – Past Due 

Parents are asked to submit and/or update their information in PowerSchool if they have not already done so.  The information you provide as part of this process is critically important in that it provides us with the necessary information to contact you in the event of an emergency. 

When updating your contact information, remember to also indicate your preference regarding whether you wish for your family information to be included in the School Directory and for your child to participate in any media efforts, i.e. photographs, video, etc.  Should you have any questions or difficulty with the database, please contact Mrs. Carroll at carroll@allsaintsva.org.

Parent ~ Student Handbooks – Past Due

The 2015-2016 Parent-Student Handbook can be accessed electronically via our website: www.allsaintsvaschool.org.  Please take some time to review the policies and procedures of our school and discuss them with your children.  Those families who have not yet signed and returned the acknowledgment form are asked to do so as soon as possible.  Those families without access to the website are invited to contact the office to request a hard copy of the handbook.

Criminal Background Checks for Volunteers & VIRTUS Requirements

As part of the diocesan initiative to maintain a safe environment for all of our children, all volunteers with “substantial contact” with children are required to complete a background check prior to working in the school and to complete VIRTUS training within 45 days of commencing service.  To register for an upcoming training, please visit www.virtus.org.

In accordance with diocesan policy, full compliance for an adult parent volunteer is not required for open events.  (An open event is one that is open to the public, infrequent and publicized, such as Field Day, concerts and special events/assemblies.)  However, full compliance is required for adult parent volunteers who wish to participate in closed events.  (A closed event is one that is not entirely open to the general public such as classroom activities, parties, field trips, etc.)  For this reason, all parents who wish to attend field trips or volunteer in support of classroom activities are required to complete the background check process and attend VIRTUS training. 

Register for the training course at www.virtus.org for one of these upcoming September sessions:

September 17th at 6:00 p.m. – Holy Family in Dale City

September 18th at 6:30 p.m. – Sacred Heart in Manassas

September 19th at 9:00 a.m. – St. Mark in Vienna

September 19th at 9:00 a.m. – St. William of York in Stafford

September 21st at 6:00 p.m. (Spanish or English) – Christ the Redeemer in Sterling

September 22nd at 6:00 p.m. – St. Agnes in Arlington

September 24th at 6:00 p.m. – Queen of Apostles in Alexandria

September 24th at 6:00 p.m. – St. Leo the Great in Fairfax

September 30th at 6:00 p.m. – Holy Family in Dale City

September 30th at 6:30 p.m. – St. Luke in McLean

As we begin a new year, in accordance with diocesan policy, only those parents who have completed the criminal background check are eligible to volunteer in the school.  Those who have not yet completed the background check process may request a packet of forms from the front office.  

The diocese also requires volunteers who have completed the full VIRTUS training to attend an annual update entitled Keeping the Promise Alive.  This 30 minute video training is a prerequisite for volunteering in the school.  The following is a list of upcoming sessions:

Thursday, Sept. 17th in Meeting room 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 22nd n Meeting Room 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 24th in Meeting Room 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 29th in Meeting Room 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 1st in Meeting Room 2 at 2:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 13th in Meeting Room 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 27th in Meeting Room 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 10th in Meeting Room 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 1st in Meeting Room 1 at 7:00 p.m.

We are requesting advance registration by telephone or email for this brief update.  Attendance will be taken to ensure that you receive credit for completing the training.  If you have any questions or to register, please call Mrs. Janet Smith, Virtus Coordinator at the Parish Office, (703) 393-2158 or email her at jsmith@allsaintsva.org

HIGH SCHOOL NEWS

Upcoming Events at Bishop O’Connell

Open House ~ October 18, 1:00-4:00. You and your family are invited to see a presentation, meet our faculty and coaches, and tour through our building. You will also get to see our newly renovated athletic fields and science labs. Click here for more information: http://www.bishopoconnell.org/page.cfm?p=428

Military Information Night ~ 7th and 8th grade students and parents, along with current O’Connell students, are invited to see Representatives from U.S. military academies and the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at Bishop O’Connell on Tuesday, Sep. 15 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium for a Service Academy/ROTC Night. Each representative will give a short presentation in the auditorium, followed by breakout sessions for questions and answers. Please let us know you are coming, by contacting Dr. Stabile at dstabile@bishopoconnell.org

Youth Football Day ~ We will be hosting Youth Football Day for any students K-8th grade on Saturday, September 19 at Bishop O’Connell. Students who register in advance will receive a t-shirt and free ticket to the game. You can register for the event here: http://www.bishopoconnell.org/page.cfm?p=1351

Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 17th       

  • Confessions – Grade 3A (9:15 a.m.)
  • Middle School Back to School Night (7:00 p.m.)

Friday, September 18th           

  • School Mass (8:30 a.m.)
  • Priests’ Barbecue (11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

Monday, September 21st         

  • Confessions – Grade 4A (9:30 a.m.)

Tuesday, September 22nd        

  • Confessions – Grade 3B (9:15 a.m.)
  • First Day of Band Lessons

Wednesday, September 23rd    

  • Confessions – Grade 7 (9:15 a.m.)
  • SCA Installation of Newly Elected Officers & Class Representatives (PAC/1:30 p.m.)

Thursday, September 24th       

  • Room Liaisons Meeting (FKH/9:00 a.m.)
  • Confessions – 4B (9:15 a.m.)
  • Enrollment Management Team Meeting (PLC/7:00 p.m.)

Friday, September 25th           

  • School Mass (8:30 a.m.)
  • Noon Dismissal – Professional Development Day

Links

Cub Scouts Registration: Pack 1188

Is your son in first through fifth grade? Are you looking to build a foundation within your son that involves their faith, an understanding of their potential, and skills they may not learn in school through a dynamic program that gets them outside, emphasizes teamwork, builds friendships, rewards achievement, and is fun beyond compare?

Pack 1188 is inviting all first through fifth grade boys to come to their Pack Meetings in September and October! (They are a family-friendly pack; siblings and parents are welcome too.)

Upcoming Pack Meetings:

  • Tuesday, September 15 from 7-8 PM or
  • Tuesday, October 20 from 7-8 PM

Knights of Columbus Hall at All Saints
9290 Stonewall Road
Manassas, VA 20110

Website: www.pack1188.org

Cubmaster: John Rotter – cubmaster@pack1188.org
Assistant Cubmasters: Eric Wolpert & Mitch Champney

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Join the Chess Club

The All Saints Chess Club is gearing up for the 2015-16 school year. Open to all students in grades 2-8, this enriching after school activity will meet in the Art Room (second floor) on the first and third Thursday of each month beginning October 1st.

See the Chess Club page for additional information and a link to our 2015-16 Chess Club Participation Form.

Sixth Grade Visits The Edge

All Saints’ sixth grade students were excited as they boarded two buses that would take them to The Edge, a team-building ropes course and outdoor classroom sponsored by the George Mason Center for Team and Organizational Learning. The EDGE is designed to expand classroom learning through fun-filled activities conducted in an outdoor classroom setting. Staff facilitators assist teams of students in the learning process through low and high ropes challenge course activities. The program provides a hands-on lesson in leadership and highlights the importance of being aware of the results and consequences of your individual actions to the team. All this while making memories, building friendships, and having a lot of fun!

The Sentinel – September 9, 2015

September 9, 2015

Principal’s Message

The safety of your children is always a top priority at All Saints.  In recent years, in accordance with national initiatives and diocesan policy, we have taken additional steps to do our part to ensure that your children are in a safe place when they are participating in a program at All Saints Catholic School.  For example, all of our faculty, staff and volunteers are required to complete a background check as well as training.  As an additional measure, ten years ago we implemented the Formation in Christian Chastity Program to help your children recognize the steps they can take to keep themselves safe.

The Formation in Christian Chastity Program serves as an additional measure to assist us in establishing and maintaining a safe environment for our students.  As outlined in the materials, information is provided primarily to parents as a resource to be used in the formation of their children.  There is one classroom lesson for students in grades one through four and two lessons for those in grades five through eight.

We will be integrating the objectives of the program into our religion lessons in these grades during the next two weeks.  The entire curriculum can be accessed through the diocesan website: www.arlingtondiocese.org.  (Click on the Child Protection tab found under the heading of Education.  To view the grade level lesson plans, click on Training Programs followed by the tab for the Formation in Christian Chastity Program.)

You are encouraged to spend some time reviewing this information yourself and to then share pertinent aspects with your children.  Each of the “rules” contains some application to common sense safety tips that you may share with your children.  Other parts of the “rules” apply to some of the decisions that you make as parents for the safety of your children.  A question and answer segment provides some suggestions as to how you might best address these concerns with your children.  Our goal is to equip both you and your children with the knowledge that can help to keep them safe.

The essential point is that parents need to be involved with their children.  The more you know about the daily events of your child’s life, the better you are able to spot any danger signs that may surface.  The more regular communication you have with your children, the freer they are to come to you with their concerns.

Should you have any questions about the Formation in Christian Chastity Program or about the classroom lessons, please do not hesitate to let us know.  In the event that you would prefer to not have your child participate in the classroom training, please contact the front office to request an opt-out form.

Virtue of the Month

The Virtue of the Month for September will be Respect & Responsibility.  Throughout the first month of school we will adopt the following plan and strive to maintain these objectives throughout the course of the year.  At the end of the month, each teacher will identify one student who has exemplified the virtues of respect and responsibility to be recognized following one of our school Masses.

  • Wear your uniform with pride.
  • Be reverent and quiet in church.
  • Greet everyone cheerfully and by name.
  • Listen quietly when others speak.
  • Keep your desk and supplies neat.
  • Stand at attention for the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Participate in Mass: Try to learn the responses and sing the hymns.
  • Do your best work on every assignment.
  • Turn all class assignments and homework in on time.

Virtue Prayer of the Month

Lord, teach me to be generous.
Teach me to serve you as you deserve;
to give and not to count the cost,
to fight and not to heed the wounds,
to toil and not to seek for rest,
to labor and not to ask for reward,
save that of knowing that I do your will.

Middle School Back to School Night (September 17th @ 7:00 p.m.)

Back to School Night for parents of students in grades 6-8 will take place on Thursday, September 17th beginning at 7:00 p.m. Parents are asked to report directly to their son or daughter’s homeroom classroom rather than the Parish Activity Center.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Emergency Information – PowerSchool Updates – Due September 11th

Parents are asked to submit and/or update their information in PowerSchool by Friday, September 11th.  The information you provide as part of this process is critically important in that it provides us with the necessary information to contact you in the event of an emergency. 

When updating your contact information, remember to also indicate your preference regarding whether you wish for your family information to be included in the School Directory and for your child to participate in any media efforts, i.e. photographs, video, etc.  Should you have any questions or difficulty with the database, please contact Mrs. Carroll at carroll@allsaintsva.org.

School Messenger Emergency Notification ~ SYSTEM TEST ~ Tomorrow

The Diocese of Arlington uses the School Messenger notification service to send important information to families through phone calls, emails, and text messages.  In the event of an emergency, All Saints Catholic School will activate the School Messenger system.  As the system will only be used for this purpose, parents can anticipate that any communications received via this program are critical and deserve particular attention.

In order to ensure the functionality and effectiveness of the system, All Saints will conduct a test on Thursday, September 10th.  A test message will be issued via recorded phone message, text and email to the emergency contacts of all students and staff at approximately 10:30 a.m. 

In accordance with wireless carrier requirements and to protect against unsolicited text messages, during the year you may receive a text message providing you the opportunity to “opt in” should you wish to receive important School Messenger announcements via text message.

The message you receive will be similar to the following:

“Please OPTIN to receive TXT alerts from <<Customer Name>>.Rply OPTIN 2 register, STOP 2 OPTOUT www.schoolmessenger.com/txt Msg&Data Rates May Apply”

So that you may receive important communications from All Saints via text message, we encourage you to reply with “OPTIN” when you receive such a verification message.

To sign up for text alerts via SchoolMessenger, simply text the word “subscribe” to 68453.  You will know that you were successful if you receive the following automatic response SMS message: “You are registered to receive approx 3 msgs/mo.  Txt STOP to quit, HELP for help.”  You can unsubscribe at any time by texting the word “stop” to 68453.

To opt out of all text messages from SchoolMessenger, including the verification message, go to http://www.schoolmessenger.com/txtmsg/ or reply STOP to the opt-in message you receive.

The Diocese and the school do not pay for text message charges that may be incurred by the user. Check with your wireless carrier for possible charges.

Parent ~ Student Handbooks

The 2015-2016 Parent-Student Handbook can be accessed electronically via our website: www.allsaintsvaschool.org.  Please take some time to review the policies and procedures of our school and discuss them with your children.  Each family is asked to sign and return the acknowledgment form by Friday, September 11th.  Those families without access to the website are invited to contact the office to request a hard copy of the handbook.

New Parent Coffee

All new parents are invited to enjoy “coffee with the principal” on Tuesday, September 15th beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Parish Activities Center.  Following a brief presentation, there will be time for questions and discussion about our school community and its many programs.  Babysitting services will be offered in an adjacent meeting room.  Plan to attend and meet other new families who have recently joined our community!

Picture Day – Dress-Up Day Code

On special days designated by the principal, such as our Fall Picture Day, students may dress out of uniform.  The following code is intended to encourage individuality and style within the framework of the virtue of modesty.  Girls: Dresses/skirts (no bare shoulders or sleeveless) with the length no shorter than two inches above the floor when kneeling or dress slacks. The skirts and dress slacks may be worn with a white or colored blouse, or sweaters that are not form-fitting.  Not permitted:  Jeans or jeans-style slacks, jeggings, leggings, tight fitting blouses or blouses that expose any part of the midriff.  No athletic shoes other than the school style. No flip flops, sandals or high heels. Toes and heels must be covered.  Jewelry worn must be in accordance with uniform guidelines, such as only one pair of post earrings.  Boys: Shirts with a collar, sweater or sweater vest, dress pants in the style of the uniform trousers, belt, dress shoes.  Not permitted: Jeans or pants that resemble jeans, shorts, sweats, sneakers or t-shirts.

When it is determined that a student has reported to school dressed inappropriately, the student will be sent to the assistant principal who will contact the parents and request that they provide a school uniform for the student prior to his/her returning to class.

Student In-Service ~ Sexual Harassment, Our Policy & Response (Grades 6-8)

In accordance with diocesan policy, students in grades six through eight will participate in a brief classroom presentation within the next two weeks on the topic of the prevention of sexual harassment.  Mr. Conroy will visit each of the homeroom classes for approximately fifteen minutes, providing an overview of the diocesan policy and explaining to students how they should best respond if they encounter any behaviors of this nature.  Should you have any questions about this policy or presentation, please do not hesitate to contact the principal.

Criminal Background Checks for Volunteers & VIRTUS Requirements

As part of the diocesan initiative to maintain a safe environment for all of our children, all volunteers with “substantial contact” with children are required to complete a background check prior to working in the school and to complete VIRTUS training within 45 days of commencing service.  To register for an upcoming training, please visit www.virtus.org.

In accordance with diocesan policy, full compliance for an adult parent volunteer is not required for open events.  (An open event is one that is open to the public, infrequent and publicized, such as Field Day, concerts and special events/assemblies.)  However, full compliance is required for adult parent volunteers who wish to participate in closed events.  (A closed event is one that is not entirely open to the general public such as classroom activities, parties, field trips, etc.)  For this reason, all parents who wish to attend field trips or volunteer in support of classroom activities are required to complete the background check process and attend VIRTUS training. 

Register for the training course at www.virtus.org for one of these upcoming September sessions:

September 16th at 6:00 p.m. – St. Robert Bellarmine Chapel in Fairfax

September 17th at 6:00 p.m. – Holy Family in Dale City

September 18th at 6:30 p.m. – Sacred Heart in Manassas

September 19th at 9:00 a.m. – St. Mark in Vienna

September 19th at 9:00 a.m. – St. William of York in Stafford

September 21st at 6:00 p.m. (Spanish or English) – Christ the Redeemer in Sterling

September 22nd at 6:00 p.m. – St. Agnes in Arlington

September 24th at 6:00 p.m. – Queen of Apostles in Alexandria

September 24th at 6:00 p.m. – St. Leo the Great in Fairfax

September 30th at 6:00 p.m. – Holy Family in Dale City

September 30th at 6:30 p.m. – St. Luke in McLean

As we begin a new year, in accordance with diocesan policy, only those parents who have completed the criminal background check are eligible to volunteer in the school.  Those who have not yet completed the background check process may request a packet of forms from the front office.  

The diocese also requires volunteers who have completed the full VIRTUS training to attend an annual update entitled Keeping the Promise Alive.  This 30 minute video training is a prerequisite for volunteering in the school.  The following is a list of upcoming sessions:

Wednesday, Sept. 9th in Meeting Room 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 15th in Meeting Room 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 17th in Meeting room 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 22nd n Meeting Room 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 24th in Meeting Room 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 29th in Meeting Room 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 1st in Meeting Room 2 at 2:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 13th in Meeting Room 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 27th in Meeting Room 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 10th in Meeting Room 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 1st in Meeting Room 1 at 7:00 p.m.

We are requesting advance registration by telephone or email for this brief update.  Attendance will be taken to ensure that you receive credit for completing the training.  If you have any questions or to register, please call Mrs. Janet Smith, Virtus Coordinator at the Parish Office, (703) 393-2158 or email her at jsmith@allsaintsva.org

News from the Clinic

Sick Day Guidelines Making the Right Call When Your Child Is Sick

Should I keep my child home or send him or her to school?

School policy requires a child stay home if he or she:

  • Has a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher
  • Has been vomiting or has diarrhea
  • Has symptoms that keep your child from participating in school, such as:
  • Very tired or lack of appetite
  •  Cough that he or she cannot control, sneezing often
  •  Headache, body aches, or earache
  •  Sore Throat—a little sore throat is ok for school, but a bad sore throat could be strep throat, even if there is no fever. Other signs of strep throat in children are a headache and stomach upset, or rash. Call your doctor if your child has these signs. A special test is needed to know if it is strep throat.
  • Keep your child home if he is coughing or sneezing often because this spreads the sickness to others.

24 Hour Rule:

  • FEVER: Keep your child home until his or her FEVER has been gone WITHOUT medicine for 24 hrs. Colds can be contagious for at least 48 hours. Returning to school too soon may slow recovery and make others sick.
  • VOMITING OR DIARRHEA: Keep your child home for 24 hours after the LAST time he or she vomited or had diarrhea.
  • ANTIBIOTICS: Keep your child home until 24 hours after the FIRST dose of antibiotic for anything like ear infection or strep throat. Please help others from becoming sick by keeping your child home while the sickest.

Jillian Roth R.N.

Grocery Program 2015-2016

All Saints currently participates in the Giant A+ School Rewards and Harris Teeter Together in Education programs.  These programs provide cash to our school based on the amount that registered customers spend each school year. Please see the letter linked to today’s newsletter for more information.

Label’s for Education Program

Welcome to a new and exciting year! This year, our school will once again be participating in the Labels for Education® program.  Through the program, we can collect UPCs and beverage/sauce caps from participating products to earn points that can be redeemed for FREE educational merchandise!

It’s easy to help – simply save UPCs and beverage/sauce caps from participating products and drop them off at the front office or give them to your child’s homeroom teacher.

If you have any questions regarding participating products, please feel free to visit www.labelsforeducation.com.  Thank you for your support.

HIGH SCHOOL NEWS

St. John Paul the Great Catholic High School

Fall Open House for 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Parents and Students on Sunday, November 1st from 1 – 4 p.m.

PVI Catholic High School

All 7th and 8th graders and their families are invited to a special event designed just for our Future VI Man on October 2nd at the PVI Football Stadium beginning with Rally in the Alley at 6:00 p.m. followed by Varsity Football at 7:00 p.m.  Free food, tee shirts and admission to the game.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, September 10th      

  • 6th Grade Field Trip to The Edge – Outdoor Team-Building Experience
  • SchoolMessenger System Test (10:30 a.m.)

Friday, September 11th          

  • School Mass (8:30 a.m.)
  • Deadline for Submitting Emergency Contact Information, Directory & Media Waiver Preferences via PowerSchool
  • Parent-Student Handbook Acknowledgment Forms due

Sunday, September 13th         

  • Stewardship Sunday at All Saints Parish

Monday, September 14th        

  • Fall Picture Day
  • Confessions – Grade 5 (9:30 a.m.)
  • Formation in Christian Chastity Lessons Begin

Tuesday, September 15th        

  • New Parent Coffee (PAC/9:00 a.m.)
  • Confessions – Grade 8 (9:15 a.m.)
  • Band Parents Meeting (Music Room/7:00 p.m. for Returning Parents & 7:45 p.m. for New Band Parents)
  • PTO Executive Board Meeting (PLC/7:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, September 16th   

  • Confessions – Grade 6 (9:15 a.m.)

Thursday, September 17th      

  • Confessions – Grade 3A (9:15 a.m.)
  • Middle School Back to School Night (7:00 p.m.)

Friday, September 18th          

  • Priests’ Barbecue (11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

Links

Grocery Program Letter/Sign-Up 2015 – https://allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/plugins/download-monitor/download.php?id=Grocery-Program-letter-2015-2016-with-TARGET.pdf

PVI  Junior High Under the Lights Night – https://allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/plugins/download-monitor/download.php?id=Junior-High-Night-Under-the-Lights-2015-2.pdf

JCYO News & Information – https://allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/plugins/download-monitor/download.php?id=ALL-SAINTS-EAGLES-NEWS.pdf

2015-16 CYO Sports Registration Packet – https://allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2015/09/2015-16-CYO-Sports-Registration-Packet.pdf