June 1, 2017

2009 BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE

The Sentinel – April 22, 2015

Principal’s Message As we make plans for the upcoming year, one of our priorities is that of continuing to provide as much tuition assistance as possible for families in our community.  Through the generous and on-going support of our parish, the emergence of the Annual Fund, and the Diocesan Tuition Assistance program, we have been able to provide financial aid totaling approximately $215,000 for the 2014-2015 academic year. In an effort to secure as much financial support as possible for our community, we recently submitted applications on behalf of our school families for funding through the Diocese of Arlington Scholarship Foundation and the Special Tuition Assistance Program (Note: Applications for these two distinct programs have been completed by the school and require no … [Read more...]

The Sentinel – April 15, 2015

Principal’s Message Beginning on Monday, all students in grades three through seven will participate in the Terra Nova standardized testing program.  As the days of testing quickly draw near, now is the time for us to complete the final “warm-up routines”.  Teachers have provided opportunities for a review of basic skills in the classroom and have been guiding the students through practice tests to familiarize them with the format and the process of “bubbling” answers. For parents interested in providing additional practice at home, there are a number of websites that provide opportunities for review and practice of basic skills.  A simple search using the keywords “Terra Nova” and “practice tests” will yield a number of sites that provide practice tests, games and activities related to … [Read more...]

The Sentinel – April 1, 2015

Principal’s Message This week I am pleased to share with you that on Friday afternoon, the Design for Excellence Visiting Team announced that it is recommending continued full accreditation for All Saints Catholic School.  A copy of their report, including a list of commendations and recommendations, has been provided to Sr. Karl Ann, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, who will present it to the Virginia Catholic Education Association.  After review, the VCEA committee will make the final determination regarding our status at their meeting in May. From start to finish, the Team Visit was a time of great affirmation for our community.  The members repeatedly commented on the joyful atmosphere of our school, the passion and energy of the faculty & staff, and the dynamic way in … [Read more...]

The Sentinel – March 25, 2015

Principal’s Message Last evening we welcomed the DFE Visiting Team to All Saints at a reception that began at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Activity Center.  As part of the festivities, we showcased the mission and culture of our school through a video presentation as well as an encore performance of Saints Alive.  Dressed in the likeness of particular saints, members of the 8th grade class posed as statues in the courtyard, coming to life for our visitors and presenting one minute monologues.  I am very proud of these young people for their outstanding example and for the time that they invested in preparing for the Opening Ceremony.  I could not think of a better way for us to begin the week of visitation than by having our students provide such a compelling witness of faith and learning.  … [Read more...]

The Sentinel – March 18, 2015

  Principal’s Message Occurring only once every six years, next week All Saints Catholic School will host the Design for Excellence Visiting Team which is tasked with completing a thorough evaluation of our school.  In addition to offering commendations and identifying goals for future improvements, the team will provide a recommendation regarding our status as an accredited school.  From an institutional perspective, this is one of the most significant moments in the life of our school community.  However, it is with great confidence that we welcome this team of professional educators. This week I would like to share with you some of the highlights of the visit. Tuesday, March 24th - The Visiting Team will arrive at 4:00 p.m. and complete an orientation and a tour of the … [Read more...]