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The Sentinel – May 10, 2017

Principal’s Message
This week I wish to invite you to participate in a general survey designed to measure your overall satisfaction with our school and the programs it offers. This initiative is designed to provide faculty, staff and administration with another source of feedback regarding parent perceptions. 

The survey is comprised of one key question:  On a scale of 1-10, how confident are you in recommending All Saints Catholic School to family, friends and acquaintances?  A follow up question based upon each individual’s response yields additional information which can be used in planning future goals for our school.

I do hope that many of you will take a few minutes to respond to this brief survey.  Your candid responses will help to provide an important perspective for us and inform our vision for the future.  Most importantly, this tool provides an opportunity to ensure that we are in step with parent perceptions and actively responding to the needs of our community members.  In advance, thank you for your support and participation.

 
Principal's VideoChat - May 10, 2017

Annual Asbestos Notification
For several decades the staff of All Saints Catholic School and the Diocese of Arlington have worked together to ensure compliance with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA).  For example, twice annually our school is inspected in accordance with this act and any necessary steps are taken in order to maintain compliance and a safe environment for our students, staff and parents. 
 
In accordance with this act, this notification is being provided to you to inform you that asbestos-containing materials are present in our school.  A copy of our school Management Plan contains the exact locations of any asbestos-containing materials and is maintained on file in the archives.  This plan, with documentation dating back to the 1980’s, is available for your review and inspection during normal school hours.  As such, please feel free to request information on or about our Management Plan and inspection findings. 
 
Should you have any questions about this program, please do not hesitate to let me know.  Most importantly, please know that this communication is not related to any concern or change in circumstance, rather it is simply an effort to publish this information in accordance with the act.
 
Tuition Assistance Awards & FACTS Enrollment Process for 2017-2018
Friday is the deadline for those who wish to make a change to their payment plan for 2017-2018.  Those who wish to continue with the same payment schedule need not respond to the FACTS email of last Friday as they will automatically be re-enrolled in their current plan. 
 
Tuition assistance awards will be finalized within the next couple of weeks and communicated to applicants via an official letter.
 
All returning families will receive a customized email from FACTS confirming their tuition balance and payment plan for 2017-2018.  All new families and those who have expressed interest in changing their plan from “Payment in Full by invoice” to a schedule of payments will receive a FACTS “invite” on Friday, May 19th that will provide detailed directions for establishing an account. All new families and those enrolling in the system for the first time are asked to complete this process by Friday, May 26th.
 
The deadline for Payment in Full with a 2% discount is Friday, June 9th.
 
12th Annual Race for Education
Thank you to all the parents and family who volunteered and came out to cheer on our students last Thursday, May 4th for our 12th Annual Race for Education. It was beautiful to see all the students honoring Michael Munsell by wearing the color orange. We are still accepting donations through the school office and the online donation link:
http://allsaintsvaschool.org/parents/pto/race-for-education/
 
As of yesterday our Race deposit total is: $44,509.00.
 
If you have any questions about our Race for Education, please contact Mrs. Marjorie Collins at: marjorie@ocfmail.com
 
Spirit Events Committee Update
This year’s last Liberia Avenue Chick-fil-A Spirit Event will be held this Friday, May 12thfrom 6:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.  Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner and fellowship with friends and your extended All Saints family.  20% of the proceeds go to our beloved All Saints!  It’s a noon dismissal day so make a lunch date! Don’t forget that our event is only being held at the Liberia Avenue restaurant. Hope to see you all there!
 
Box Tops for Education
The end of the year for Box Tops collection is coming! Since our last submission, we’ve collected 4,473 box tops! Who is in the lead? See the top four classes:
 
2,344 – 7A Mrs. DeBruyne
2,209 – 6B Mrs. Cottingham
2,171 – Pre-K1, 2 & 3 Mrs. Parriott/Mrs. Rogers
2,010 – 1A Mrs. Harrill
 
The gap has narrowed! Which class will be the lucky class to have a box top party? Only time will tell. Please turn in all box tops. Thank you!  Maria Yeckel
 
Paul VI Catholic High School Summer Camps
Looking for something to do this summer? Consider joining us at one of our many different summer camps being hosted at Paul VI Catholic High School.
Visit: http://pvisports.net/main/campsclinics
 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

 
Middle School 1:1 Device Program – Parent Meeting (May 17th @ 7:00 p.m.)
Parents of fifth through seventh grade students are invited to an information meeting on the topic of the Middle School 1:1 Program to be held on Wednesday, May 17th beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Activity Center.  The session will include a summary of our plans for further integrating technology and learning, an introduction to the key policies & procedures for the program, and an overview of the fee structure.  We hope that many parents will join us as we share our vision for the year ahead!
 
Graduation Day – Noon Dismissal (June 9th)
Since 8th Grade Graduation will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the church on Friday, June 9th, school will dismiss at noon that day.
 
Pre-Kindergarten Openings for 2017-2018
Openings are still available in the half day classes of the Pre-Kindergarten Program for the 2017-2018 school year.  This is a great opportunity for families in our community who may be hoping to send their child to All Saints but have heard that openings are limited due to high demand.  Please invite families who may be interested in the Pre-Kindergarten program to contact Mrs. Joyce D’Eugenio at (703) 393-1490 or jdeugenio@allsaintsva.org for more information. 
 
Remember, current parents who refer families into our program may earn up to $400.00 in tuition credit per year through our New Student Referral Program!
 
Upcoming Events
Thursday, May 11th                

  • Spring Choral Concert – 7th & 8th Grades (PAC/2:00 & 7:00 p.m.)

Friday, May 12th                     

  • School Mass (8:30 a.m.)
  • Interims Issued for 4th Quarter
  • Noon Dismissal – Professional Development Day
  • Spirit Event: Chick-Fil-A (6:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.)
  • Deadline for Submitting Changes for FACTS Payment Plans

Saturday, May 13th                 

  • 2nd Grade First Communion (10:00 a.m.)

Tuesday, May 16th                  

  • Seniors’ Luncheon Band Concert (12:30 p.m.)
  • Little Veterinarian School – 4th Grade (3:00 p.m.)
  • First Communion Rehearsal (6:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, May 17th             

  • SCA Election Speeches (PAC/1:15 p.m.)
  • Middle School Parent Meeting – 1:1 Device Program (PAC/7:00 p.m.)

Thursday, May 18th                

  • Race for Education Dress Down Day Option
  • Middle School Skate Night (Gym/6:00-8:00 p.m.)

Friday, May 19th                     

  • Band Trip – Hershey Park (6:15 a.m. – 10:15 p.m.)
  • School Mass (8:30 a.m.)                                 
  • Noon Dismissal

Saturday, May 20th                 

  • First Communion (10:00 a.m.)

 
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