The Sentinel – February 1, 2017

Principal’s Message

Today each family will receive Re-Registration Forms for the 2017-2018 academic year.   Parents are asked to complete all of the forms and return them to the office no later than Friday, February 17th.  Forms submitted after this date will require a $25.00 late fee.

This year, in addition to including the name of your parish, we ask that you also provide your parish registration number.  This will allow us to more efficiently verify parish registration as we confirm tuition plans for each family.

Registration of students new to All Saints, including siblings who will be eligible by age for Pre-Kindergarten, has already begun.  Separate forms related to this initial registration process have been sent home to parents who have already expressed interest in enrolling another child in our program.  If you are interested in enrolling another child from your family and have not yet requested forms, please contact Mrs. Joyce D’Eugenio at 703-393-1490 or office@allsaintsva.org.

As we plan for the upcoming year, it is our goal to continue to provide the same commitment to excellence, the same level of service, and the same quality that you have come to associate with the All Saints’ experience.  At the same time, we want to continue to bolster salaries for our faculty and staff who are so dedicated to our mission and continue to advance our programs. 

In order to sustain these commitments, we will increase tuition by 3% for the 2017-2018 academic year.  (Note: This amount includes the annual Classroom Activity Fee which will eliminate the need for a separate collection during the fall semester.)

Although there will be no change to the rate of sibling discount, we are revising the annual application/re-registration fee.  Effective today, the application/re-registration fee will be $125 per student with a maximum of $250 per family.

The following is a schedule of the in-parish tuition rates for 2017-2018.  The actual per student cost of education is included as a point of reference.  We are grateful for the continued support of the diocese, the parish, PTO and individual donors who enable us to maintain a high degree of affordability for families in our community.

All Saints Tuition Chart: 2017-2018

 

Principal's Weekly VideoChat - February 2, 2017

Virtues in Practice
Virtue for the Month of February: Honesty
Definition: Being trustworthy and true.
Saints: Blessed Jacinta & Francesco Marto (PK-2), St. Kateri Tekakwitha (Gr. 3-5), St. Athanasius (Gr. 6-8)

Open House for 2017-2018 School Year – February 9th
All Saints Catholic School will host an Open House for prospective parents on Thursday, February 9th beginning at 9:00 a.m.  All parishioners and members of the community interested in learning more about the parish school are cordially invited to attend.  Following a demonstration of our new STEM programs and presentation by the principal, tours of the facility will be provided. For more information, please contact Mrs. Joyce D’Eugenio, administrative assistant, at (703) 393-1490.

Middle School Winners – American Legion Writing Contest
Congratulations to Chloe Davies (1st Place) and Lizzie Mangilit (2nd Place) for their award-winning submissions to the American Legion Writing Contest!

Catholic Schools Week Luncheon
Volunteers are needed to serve for the Catholic Schools Week Luncheon on Friday February 3rd.  Please visit https://www.helpcounterweb.com/ci/volunteer to see the opportunities still available.   VIRTUS compliance is not a requirement for this volunteer activity.  If you have any questions please contact Sarah Roccograndi at Sarah.Roccograndi@gmail.com or 703-489-0598.
IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Bishop Michael Burbidge – Visiting All Saints on Friday!
We are excited that Bishop Burbidge will visit our school this Friday.  He will be the celebrant for our school Mass (previously scheduled for Thursday), will address the students at a series of grade level assemblies, and attend the faculty/staff luncheon.  Indeed, it will be a great honor and blessing for our school to host the bishop on the occasion of Catholic Schools Week!

Tuition Assistance Applications for 2017-2018
The application for tuition assistance for the 2017-2018 academic year is now available and can be found at the following link.

FACTS Tuition Assistance Application.

Due dates for submission of applications and supporting documentation are as follows:
Elementary School       March 17, 2017

NOTE: All families with children enrolled in both high school and elementary school will need to submit an application by the January high school deadline.

All applications and supporting documentation must be received by FACTS by the deadlines listed above to be considered. Only complete applications will be considered. Late applications will be handled as they arrive and as funds allow.

Families interested in applying for Tuition Assistance for the Pre-Kindergarten program are also invited to complete the FACTS process. Although pre-kindergarten students are not eligible for financial assistance through the diocese, the analysis provided by FACTS will guide the process for determining disbursements from funding through our school and parish.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 2nd          

  • School Mass – Moved to Friday

Friday, February 3rd               

  • School Mass with Bishop Burbidge & St. Blaise Blessing of Throats (8:30 a.m.)
  • 2nd Quarter Report Cards & Scantron Testing Results Distributed to Students
  • Noon Dismissal
  • Faculty/Staff Luncheon (12:30 p.m.)

Monday, February 6th            

  • Race for Education Kick-Off Assembly (2:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, February 7th            

  • PTO Executive Board Meeting (7:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, February 8th        

  • Gold Medal Readers Celebration (1:15 p.m.)

Thursday, February 9th           

  • Open House (PAC/9:00 a.m.)

Friday, February 10th             

  • School Mass (8:30 a.m.)
  • Middle School Demerit Free Breakfast (9:30 a.m.)

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