May 31, 2017

2009 BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE

Archives for September 2015

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. … [Read more...]

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

Several 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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Saving for the Big Expense: College

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. 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! … [Read more...]

PE Classes Guided by “Eagle Pride”

Mr. 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 … [Read more...]