May 18, 2017

2009 BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE

The Sentinel – May 17, 2017

Principal’s Message

It was a joy and an honor to witness many of our 2nd grade students receiving their First Communion on Saturday, the first of several celebrations in which students from the school are participating.  We continue to remember all of them in our prayers and congratulate them on this wonderful occasion.  I want to take a moment to thank Mrs. Cummings and Mrs. Burnett for so thoughtfully preparing the children.  Through their careful planning and recognition of the fact that this Sacrament is the central focus of the second grade experience, they have provided an environment of faith and learning for their students.
 
Congratulations as well to the members of our 8th grade class who received the Sacrament of Confirmation last week.  I am so proud of each of them for the individual commitment they have made to their Catholic faith and pray that the outpouring of the Holy Spirit that they experienced will guide them through their future years.  Thank you, Mr. Tessier, Mrs. Parriott and all of the teachers who provided the students such wonderful religious formation during their years at All Saints.
 
Field Day Flyer & Lunch Order Form
Field Day for K-8 students will take place on Wednesday, May 31st from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the grounds of Linton Hall School.  For additional details about this annual event, including a form for placing lunch orders, please see the link in today’s newsletter.
 
Stewardship Shares Program
Thank you to the many families who have updated their Stewardship Shares count online and who have already fulfilled their volunteer requirement for the year.  We appreciate your commitment to the mission of our school and value our partnership with you. 
 
Parents who have not yet completed their shares requirement will receive a reminder notification from the office with the request for payment for unfulfilled shares by Friday, June 2nd.   Should you have any questions about this program or your balance, please do not hesitate to contact the office.
 
Broadway Training & Art Exploring in local Catholic Parish Summer Day Camps…
This July, Nativity Parish and All Saints Parish are hosting day camps in Art & Drama for ages as young as Kindergarten and as old as High School.  All instructors have professional backgrounds that include Ringling Brothers, Arena Stage, The Corcoran Gallery, Lincoln Center, and Wolf Trap.  Additionally, most instructors are teachers at Arlington Diocesan Schools.  A variety of different camps are offered Monday through Friday for a one week period. 
Visit www.SpotlightSummerCamps.com to take advantage of $10 off in May.
 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

 
Tuition Assistance Awards & FACTS Enrollment Process for 2017-2018
Tuition assistance awards will be finalized within the next week 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.
 
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
Wednesday, May 17th             

  • 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
  • Deadline: Parent Satisfaction Survey

Saturday, May 20th                 

  • First Communion (10:00 a.m.)

Monday, May 22nd                  

  • 1st Grade First Communion Parent Meeting (PAC/7:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, May 23rd                  

  • Battle of the Books Competition
  • Little Veterinarian School – 4th Grade (3:00 p.m.)
  • Spring Band Concert (2:00 & 7:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, May 24th             

  • Race for Education Dress Down Day Option
  • Kindergarten Field Trip to Frying Pan Park (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

Thursday, May 25th                

  • 4th Grade Mother’s Presentation (FKH following 8:30 Mass)

Friday, May 26th                     

  • School Mass (8:30 a.m.)
  • FACTS Tuition Enrollment Deadline

 
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