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Archives for October 2015

The Sentinel ~ October 28, 2015

Principal’s Message This week I wish to share with you a change regarding the Diocesan Tuition Assistance Program.  Effective this November, schools in the Arlington Diocese will now partner with SMART Aid for the processing and independent review of applications for financial assistance submitted by school families.  It is important to note that we will continue to work with FACTS for the processing of tuition payments. Applications for financial aid through SMART for the 2016-2017 academic year will be available shortly.  More than anything, I wanted you to be aware of this change in procedure as it will soon be reflected on both diocesan and school-based websites and communications. As we transition to SMART, know that our parish and school commitment to providing tuition … [Read more...]

The Sentinel ~ October 21, 2015

Principal’s Message A prevalent thought in educational circles and across society at large is the notion that, as individuals, we have unlimited growth potential but that it is often stifled by our own mental framework.  This is the premise of the current bestselling book Mindset in which the author, Carol Dweck, draws a distinction between a “fixed mindset” and a “growth mindset” and highlights the profound difference that can occur when one chooses to change his or her perspective. Recognizing that the core message of this book might influence how we motivate and teach our students, the faculty has formed a book club and are currently making their way through this text. During our first meeting last week, Mrs. Coyle shared an inspiring story that illustrates how a “growth mindset’ … [Read more...]

STEM in the Classroom

First graders work as a team with LEGO® MoreToMath manipulatives to develop hands-on mathematical problem-solving skills. … [Read more...]

The Sentinel ~ October 14, 2015

October 14, 2015 Principal’s Message At All Saints the safety and security of our students, faculty, staff and parents is of utmost importance.  For this reason, we have invested time and resources through the years in an effort to design a comprehensive response plan to be implemented in the event of a school crisis.  This week I wish to provide to you an annual reminder regarding one aspect of this plan. The following is a summary of important information related to our relocation and reunification plan in the event of an emergency.  As this pertains to the safety and security of our students, this information is provided only to school parents and is for internal use within our school community. Please see your email for more details.   Seton School – Deferred Acceptance … [Read more...]

Host the Pilgrim Virgin 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.  After being blessed at the school Mass on October 9th, two statues of Our Lady of Fatima are now 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 … [Read more...]