The Sentinel – May 31, 2017

Principal’s Message

This week I wish to invite all of our school families to our upcoming graduation festivities.  The students will gather in the church at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 9th to observe the Pass-it-On Ceremony, an annual tradition and prayer service during which the 8th grade students “pass on” their leadership role to the rising 7th grade class as symbolized by the handing on of the 8th grade honor medals.  Following a special breakfast for the graduates, at 11:00 a.m. the 8th grade students will participate in the Walk of Honor, a custom by which all of the students in grades K-7 line the hallways and applaud for the graduates as they exit the building for the final time as students.  The celebration culminates with a Mass at 4:00 p.m. followed by the Graduation Ceremony and a reception in the Parish Activities Center.  I hope that you and your family will be able to join us for some of these special moments as we congratulate our 8th grade students and celebrate their success.
 
Important Reminder:  As Graduation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 9th, school will dismiss at noon for students in grades K-7.  Extended Day services will remain available.

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Immunization & Health Records Requirements for 2017-2018
To the parents of Pre-K students arriving in the Fall 2017:
The State of Virginia requires parents of Pre-K students submit the following:

  1. An immunization form must be in the child’s record by the date of the child’s admission.   The first day of Pre-K is Wednesday, September 6th, 2017.
  2. Immunizations must be recorded and dated on either the Health Dept. form (MCH 213F or MCH 213G) or a physician’s form, include the child’s name, and be signed or stamped and dated by a licensed physician, the physician’s designee, or an official of a local health department.
  3. For all immunizations a child receives after July 1, 2017, the form must contain a statement (typed or handwritten) that the child is adequately immunized.

 
The current Form MCH213G is available at the following website:
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/school_entrance_form/school_entrance_form.pdf
 
If your child has any chronic health conditions, such as food or substance allergy or asthma, please be sure to submit an Authorization Form for the medication along with the Action Plan for the condition.  All medications must be brought in by the parents, not by the child.  If a child needs an Epi-Pen, please bring two per prescription dosage recommendations.
 
To the parents of Kindergarten students arriving in Fall 2017
 
A new Physical Exam is necessary, dated less than one year from the time of admission. Kindergarten begins on Monday, August 28th.  This Exam should be on, or accompanied by, the Virginia Department of Health form MCH 213G.  (See the website above for the form).  Tip:  Print out the MCH213G and hand it to the physician before the physical exam for this year, if possible, so as to avoid an additional charge to complete it outside the office visit.  The Physical must include all the immunizations required by the Commonwealth of Virginia as indicated by the chart on the following website:
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/child-adolescent.html
 

GET A JUMP START ON SUMMER READING!
ALL SAINTS TEAMS UP WITH
BARNES AND NOBLE FOR A SUMMER BOOK FAIR!!!!

 
Summer reading is in the air and this year the All Saints School Library will host an exciting Pre-Summer Book Fair at the Barnes and Noble store in Manassas on Saturday,June 10th.   Join Mrs. Coyle and Mrs. Geary as they dive into books to get you on the big wave of reading for the summer.  The library staff will be there from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm to greet and meet but you can buy books all day long!  Also, the All Saints Summer Reading Lists will be available.  Remember to bring the attached printed flyer or simply tell the cashier at the store that you are from the All Saints School or parish because a percentage of the net sales will be contributed to the school.   
 
If you are busy on Saturday and cannot attend the Book Fair at Barnes & Noble store….simply go online and use the All Saints Bookfair ID number when you checkout.  The Book Fair online dates will be 6/10/17and will extend to 6/15/17.  As always thank you for your support!
 
Enter the following:  BN.COM/bookfairs   
Bookfair ID   12157426
 
Hiring a Youth Ministry Program Assistant at All Saint
We are seeking someone who is excellent with multi-tasking, project coordination, event planning, and office skills to work within an active Youth Ministry program dedicated to serving teens in the Catholic Church.  High proficiency in Microsoft office, particularly Excel, is a must.  Accounting skills, flexibility, and the ability to work well with parents, volunteers, and teens are highly important.  Though not required, Spanish speaking ability is a plus.

Hours are somewhat flexible, but a traditional workweek for the Program Assistant would include Sunday evenings 3:30-9, 3 weekdays 9-5, and 2 Friday nights a month from 6-9:30.  The position is Full Time and includes the full benefits package!

Please send a resume and a letter of interest to  youthministrysearch@allsaintsva.org.  In your letter or on the resume, be sure to indicate evidence of your high proficiency in the areas noted in this announcement.
 
Summer Camps at John Paul the Great
Join the talented JP coaches, teachers, and other experts for sports and enrichment camps this summer! Most camps are for rising 5th – 9th graders, with some exceptions. For more information, please visit jpthegreat.org or contact Camps@jpthegreat.org or 703.445.0217.
 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

 
Stewardship Shares ~ Year End Totals
Families are reminded to submit payment to the office for any unearned Stewardship Shares by Friday, June 2nd.     
 
Tuition Assistance Awards & FACTS Enrollment Process for 2017-2018
Diocesan allocations for tuition assistance were finalized last week.  As such, we are now in the process of confirming tuition amounts and coordinating these details with FACTS. 
 
We anticipate that payment plans will be confirmed by the close of this week.  All returning families will soon 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” that will provide detailed directions for establishing an account.
 
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!
 
Cafeteria Reminder
Beginning Thursday, June 1st, students will be unable to charge lunches and/or drinks on accounts with zero or negative balances.  Parents may either put money on their child’s lunch account or purchase lunch/drinks on a daily basis with cash.  If a child does not have money on account and does not bring payment, we will offer a cold sandwich only at no charge.  Any monies on account at the end of this school year will be carried over to next year.  Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the cafeteria at 703-368-4400 (Ext. 211).
 

END OF YEAR INFORMATION

 
School Supplies (2017-2018)
The school supply portal is now open and can be found at the following link.
http://www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks
Access Code: ALL088
 
The portal will close the last day of school (June 16th) at midnight. Please submit orders by this date to qualify for the bulk discount and free shipping. The portal will reopen for an additional month until July 16th for individual sales. Packs will be available at a slightly increased cost and families will need to pay for them to be shipped to All Saints in time for supply distribution.
 
Copies of the school supply lists are also available on our website for families who wish to purchase items locally. 
 
Extended Day Program
Extended Day services will continue for the next two weeks and be available before and after school through Thursday, June 15thThere will be no Extended Day Program on Friday, June 16th.  All students will dismiss at 11:00 a.m. following the Closing Mass & Awards Ceremony.  Please make arrangements for your children to be picked up if you anticipate being unavailable at that time.
 
Report Cards
Report cards and awards will be issued on the final day of school, June 16th.  Since the office will have a record of your child’s final grades at the close of the year, you may retain these cards.
 
Medications
All medications must be picked up from the clinic no later than Thursday, June 15th.  Since students are not authorized to carry medication, it is necessary for parents to visit the clinic to pick up medications prior to the close of the year.  Medications remaining after the final day will be discarded. 
 
Summer Office Hours
The school office will remain open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. during the months of June and August.  Should you need to contact school personnel during the summer months, please do not hesitate to leave a message on the answering machine or contact us via email.  We will make every effort to assist you in a timely manner.
 

Important Dates for the Upcoming Year

  • Orientation Day (Students and parents are invited to visit the school, meet new teachers, and pick up supply orders.) – Friday, August 25th.  
  • 11th Annual Back-to School Barbecue hosted by the PTO – Friday, August 25th(5:30-7:30 p.m.)
  • First Day of School ~ Noon Dismissal (Grades K-8) – Monday, August 28th      
  • First Day of Pre-Kindergarten – Wednesday, September 6th    
Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 1st                  

  • Final Day of Pre-Kindergarten
  • NJHS Sponsored Red, White & Blue Dress Down Day ($1.00)
  • Spirit Event: Bounce Mania (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

Friday, June 2nd                      

  • School Mass – Feast of the Sacred Heart (8:30 a.m.)
  • Deadline: Stewardship Shares Payments

Saturday, June 3rd                   

  • 8th Grade Algebra Exemption Exam

Exemption Exam
Monday, June 5th                    

  • Race for Education Celebration
    • Awards Assembly (8:15 a.m.)
    • Pizza Lunch with the Principal
    • Classroom Movie & Popcorn Parties

Tuesday, June 6th                    

  • Principal for a Day – Auction Item (Trinity Cheatham)
  • Little Veterinarian School – 4th Grade (3:00 p.m.)
  • PTO Executive Board Meeting (7:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, June 7th               

  • Catholic Cup Competition (PAC/8:30 a.m.)
  • 3rd Grade Music Program (1:00 p.m.)

Thursday, June 8th                  

  • 1st Grade International Day (9:30 a.m.)
  • 8th Grade vs. Faculty/Staff Volleyball Game (2:00 p.m.)

Friday, June 9th                                   

  • Graduation Day
    • Pass-it-On Ceremony (Church/9:30 a.m.)
    • Graduation Breakfast (10:00 a.m.)
    • Walk of Honor (11:00 a.m.)
    • Noon Dismissal
    • Mass & Graduation Ceremony (4:00 p.m.)

Saturday, June 10th                 

  • Summer Book Fair (Barnes & Noble/10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

 
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