The Sentinel – November 22, 2016

Principal’s Message

On Saturday evening our community gathered for the annual Auction & Casino Night, a wonderful time of fellowship, fine food, casino-style games and exciting auction items. At the conclusion of the live auction, this year we incorporated a special appeal, providing parents an opportunity to contribute to the expansion of the technology infrastructure at All Saints.

We are immensely grateful for the generous support of our school families and parishioners who through their donations provided funding for the purchase of 6 IPads, 11 Chromebooks and $1,500 for additional devices! It was heartwarming to see so many giving so generously to benefit our students!

Such a large-scale event was only possible through the dedication of a hard-working team. I wish to thank Mrs. Michelle Suppers & Mrs. Marjorie Collins (Co-Chairs), the members of the PTO Executive Board and the many volunteers who worked behind the scenes tending to every detail. I also want to thank Mr. Rob Tessier (Youth Minister & Middle School Religion Teacher) for once again bringing a great deal of energy and wit to his role as auctioneer. Finally, I wish to acknowledge and thank the catering team of Pampa’s Fox who prepared and served another first-class meal.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

ROYAL FLUSH
Miller Toyota Scion
Pampa’s Fox Catering

FOUR OF A KIND
Darlene Cheatham
The Bigger the Better Canine Camp LLC

FULL HOUSE
Tony’s NY Pizza

STRAIGHT
Bishop O’Connell High School
From Gina’s Kitchen

THREE OF A KIND
Camille Karcher, LPC
Jane & Matt Mirko
Splash & Dash Car Wash

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The Cafeteria Staff did a tremendous job of feeding more than 800 students, parents and staff who joined us for the annual Thanksgiving Luncheon yesterday. I want to thank them for their dedication and professionalism in coordinating such a large undertaking for our community. Beginning at around 7:00 a.m. Sunday morning, they worked through the day to prepare the great feast. I want to extend a special word of thanks to Mrs. Wendy Matner (Director of Cafeteria Services), Mrs. Liz Werling (Assistant), Mrs. Wilma Marsengill (Cafeteria Bookkeeper) and Mrs. Robin Speicher (Assistant).

I also want to extend a word of appreciation to the members of our maintenance team who worked diligently behind the scenes in support of the event. Without their commitment, the event would not have been the success that it was. Thank you, Mr. Bill Andre (Director of Facilities), Mr. Alex Paul, Mrs. Myra Hayde and Mr. Javier Enriquez.

One of the highlights of the luncheon is the fact that our parish priests assist with the serving of food. We thank them for their continued care and commitment to the school as so clearly evidenced by their support and involvement.

As we pause from our daily labors to join family and friends and to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday, please know of my gratitude for your continued support of our school and its mission of providing an education of faith and academic excellence. Thank you for choosing our school for your family. Happy Thanksgiving!

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Applications for New Students (2017-2018)
All current families who wish to enroll a new student in grades Pre-Kindergarten through eight are invited to request an application via email at the following address: office@allsaintsva.org. As requests are received, applications will be sent home to families with the youngest child currently enrolled in our school.

Completed applications returned to the office on or before Friday, February 24th will receive first consideration for any openings for the 2017-2018 academic year. As in the past, re-registration of currently enrolled students will take place in February.

Should you have any questions about the application process, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Joyce D’Eugenio, Administrative Assistant, at 703-393-1490.

Evening with St. Nicholas – December 2nd (7:00 p.m.)
The 8th Annual Evening with St. Nicholas will take place on Friday, December 2nd.

The evening will begin with an Advent Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. in the church. The “Procession of the Shoes” will again be led by St. Nicholas himself! St. Nicholas and Mother Seton will be available for photos (bring your own camera) afterwards in the Parish Activities Center.

Once again, we will be collecting donations of new shoes, with the proceeds benefitting House of Mercy. Donation guidelines are: NEW plain colors of tennis shoes- white, blue, black, tan, or brown. No character tennis shoes, please.

Thank you to those who have already volunteered to help before or during the event. We can always use help, so go to https://www.helpcounterweb.com/ci/volunteer/homePage to volunteer your time.

Have a question about volunteering or donations? Contact event co-chair Mrs. Sarah Roccograndi at Sarah.Roccograndi@gmail.com

Manassas Christmas Parade – December 3rd
Once again All Saints Catholic School will participate in the annual parade! For more details about the event, including a permission slip for participation, please see the link that follows below. Parents are asked to forward permission slips to the office by Wednesday, November 30th.

Link: Christmas Parade Permission Slip 2016


UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, November 23

  • Thanksgiving Holiday Begins

Sunday, November 27th          

  • First Sunday of Advent
  • Catholic Schools Care about Catholic Charities Week

Monday, November 28th

  • Advent Prayer Service (8:15 a.m.)
  • Penance Service Grades 6-8 (1:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, November 29th

  • Micron Community Tour (5:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, November 30th

  • Penance Service Grades 3-5 (10:00 a.m.)

Thursday, December 1st

  • 8th Grade High School Placement Test

Friday, December 2nd

  • Evening with St. Nicholas (7:00 p.m.)

Saturday, December 3rd          

  • Manassas Christmas Parade


NEWSLETTER LINKS

•FACTS application: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3Q327
FACTS Financial Aid Information Flyer 2017-18
•Pilgrim Virgin Statue: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F084CAEAB22A02-pilgrim