All Saints is pleased to announce that we will transition to a one-to-one device program in the middle school beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year. Students in the program will have access to a Chromebook for their use throughout the school day and at home.
As announced at the parent meeting in May, this initiative will provide each of the students in grades six through eight with access to a Chromebook. This advancement will enable us to increase technology integration across the curriculum and expand our commitment to differentiation of learning.
What do we need to know at this time?
During the 2017-2018 academic year, all 6th & 7th grade students will receive a new Chromebook for use both at school and home. Students in 8th grade will have access to the mobile cart of Chromebooks during the school day.
The Chromebooks for 6th & 7th grade will be made available on a “lease to own” model. Parents will pay an annual fee during August and retain the device upon graduation. The fee for the first two years will be $125 with a smaller fee of $100 during the 8th grade year.
What are the next steps?
During the month of July, I will forward to all middle school parents copies of the Technology Acceptable Use Policy Handbook & Agreement, the Student/Parent Chromebook Technology Use and Support Fee Agreement, and the Chromebook Sign-Off and Pledge.
The $125 fee and corresponding forms will be due on Orientation Day, August 25th. The Chromebooks will be distributed to students during the first two weeks of school.
We look forward to implementing this program that will continue to transform the teaching and learning process at All Saints.
Perfect for adults and children alike, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, will cap off the award-winning Upper Room Theatre’s 16th season at All Saints Catholic Church in Manassas, VA!
Based on the beloved 1991 animated film, this enchanting, Academy Award-winning tale has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide.
The acclaimed live musical tells the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince under an enchantress’s curse. Time is running out, and if the Beast doesn’t learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Filled with colorful characters, stunning sets and costumes, and dazzling show-stopping numbers including “Be Our Guest”, this is a magical production you won’t soon forget.
Tickets and all details are available at http://www.UpperRoomTickets.com. Mark your calendars July 18-23 for the beloved Broadway musical, Beauty and the Beast!
Attention Middle School students and families:
We are looking forward to seeing you on orientation day! Come meet and greet your teachers and see your friends that you’ve missed all summer! Bring your smiles, but don’t bring all your school supplies just yet! It can be a little crazy and frantic with beginning of the year excitement on orientation day, so here are some suggestions of what to bring on orientation day and what to bring on the first day of school.
On orientation day, DO bring your locker shelves and any locker decorations you might want to put inside like magnetic white message boards, magnetic pencil cups, mirrors, or decorative magnets. Feel free to set up your locker in preparation for the first day of school! Please also bring items from the supply list such as tissues, wipes, hand sanitizer, and paper towels and leave them in your homeroom classroom.
Use the list below to identify what items to bring on the first day. Your teachers will guide you through setting up and labeling your materials during the first week of school.
Remember to save a few brown paper bags from the grocery store as they make great book covers. Check out the following for step-by-step directions on how to make a book cover from a brown paper grocery bag.
All Saints teachers have prepared a list of learning activities for each of the grade levels designed to reinforce math skills and to encourage reading during the summer break. After reviewing the assignments, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher should you have any questions.
For the first time, All Saints was pleased to live stream our Eighth Grade Graduation Ceremony. Our thanks to Mr. Ryan Osial. an associate of Mrs. Pora, for providing us with this opportunity to share the ceremony with those who were unable to attend!
Students gathered to test their knowledge of the Catholic faith in All Saints’ 6th Annual Catholic Cup. Winners of their classroom competitions from grades 4-8 advanced to this final round of The Catholic Cup, an academic-style competition.
As the event emcee, Mr. Tessier posed questions related to Catholic theology and teaching while participants provided answer after answer until the group of contestants came down to just two finalists for the championship round of the competition.
Sample questions during the event included:
What is the word that means to promote unity among all Christian religions (winning question) … Ecumenism
What is the term used to describe the changing of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ … Transubstantiation
Which part of Mass helps us to prepare for worship and includes the Opening Prayer? … Introductory Rites
Congratulations to Abby Yelvington, our 2017 Catholic Cup Winner, and Emma Reynolds, our runner-up.
We would like to congratulate all of our classroom winners for their outstanding participation:
We want to acknowledge the wonderful work of Mrs. Bill and Mr. Tessier who serve as our faculty coordinators, and extend a very special thank you to the members of our 2017 judging panel:
Fr. Noah Morey – All Saints Parochial Vicor
This uplifting event provides a wonderful way for all of our students, those directly participating and those watching from the audience, to learn and grow in their faith.
Last Friday both the All Saints beginner and advanced bands performed at the High Note Music Festival in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Our advanced band performed extremely well and was awarded “Superior” ratings from both judges. Our beginner band, performing for the first time ever at the Festival, earned “Excellent” ratings from the judges and played their best ever. The trip to Hershey was a tremendous success, beginning with a traditional Amish breakfast in Lancaster, followed by the bands’ performances and the remainder of the day spent at Hershey Park. Congratulations to Mr. Ward, Mr. Sawasky and all of the students on this wonderful achievement!
All Saints announced plans to celebrate the school’s 60th anniversary in style during a surprise student assembly on Monday, May 22. The event featured a birthday skit written by former All Saints teacher Mrs. Lewis and performed by an all-star cast of All Saints teachers and clergy (Fr. Juan). The Master of Ceremony was none other than Mr. Tessier, All Saints religion teacher and Director of Youth Ministry. The end of the skit featured the introduction of a surprise guest … the All Saints Eagle mascot.
Join Us in September 2017
Mark your calendars to celebrate the school’s 60th anniversary on September 22-23, 2017.
Friday, September 22 (6-9:00 PM) – An Evening Under the Stars in the All Saints Courtyard.
The event will feature music and entertainment, food trucks, alumni displays, and activities throughout the event.
Saturday, September 23 (10:00 AM) – 60th Anniversary Mass followed by a reception in the Parish Activity Center
Current families, alumni, alumni parents, teachers, former teachers, All Saints parishioners, and community members are invited to share in this special celebration!