Please come to the All Saints parish Advent Holy Hour on Monday, December 4 at 8:00 pm in the church. Fr. Noah will give a brief Advent-themed reflection. We will also pray the rosary together, and have time for silent prayer and benediction. All are invited to participate in this time of prayer, as we prepare for the coming of Christ at Christmas.
Fr. Noah will also lead a Children’s Holy Hour on Thursday, December 14 at 4:00 pm. Students (and parents) of all ages are welcome! Meet outside the parish library (at the church entrance nearest to the main entrance of the school).
Last week our students contributed approximately 1,600 pounds of food during our
annual Thanksgiving Prayer Service. It was a beautiful sight to behold as the children placed all of their donations at the foot of the altar.
Following the prayer service, representatives from the National Junior Honor Society transported all of the food to the Parish Activities Center where they divided it into 75 pre-packaged meals that were later distributed to families in need through the Bethany Food Pantry. Additionally, our school collected several dozen turkeys that were provided directly to the poor in our community. Thank you for your wonderful generosity and for helping your children to experience Thanksgiving as a time of giving.
In partnership with the All Saints Catholic Church Bethany Food Pantry, our school will begin a new initiative to provide food donations for those in our community who are served by the pantry. This initiative will replace the prior year grade level monthly donations and will move to a school wide effort. Each month, on one particular day, we will collect “themed-based” items.
For example, for the end of the month of November, our theme is “Breakfast Time” and students will be invited to bring in breakfast items (cold cereal, hot cereal, pancake mix, syrup, shelf milk, juice, canned fruit, etc.). Collection of these items will occur in the breezeway during morning arrival, and students from the National Junior Honor Society will then deliver items to the food pantry.
The November Breakfast Time Collection will occur on Thursday, November
30th between 7:40 am and 8:00 am. We hope that you will consider donating a themed item to help those in our community who are less fortunate.
Once again All Saints Catholic School will participate in the Annual Manassas Christmas Parade! For more details about the event, including a permission slip for participation, please see the link that follows below. Parents are asked to forward permission slips to the office by Thursday, November 30.
Christmas Parade Permission Slip 2017
Tuition Assistance Applications
Applications for Tuition Assistance for the 2018-2019 academic year are now available. The Diocese of Arlington utilizes FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment to review applications for tuition assistance and provide recommendations to school and parish administration. Please note that FACTS requires that families submit online applications through the following website: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3Q327.
Due dates for submission of applications and supporting documentation are:
- High School – January 22, 2018
- Elementary School – March 16, 2018
Tuition Assistance Information – Learn More
On Monday, November 20, we will host our annual Thanksgiving Luncheon. All parents are cordially invited to attend this special event with their child(ren).
For the third year in a row, we are linking this celebration to an outreach effort to benefit the St. Lucy Project, a large warehouse in Manassas where staff and volunteers process and distribute donations to numerous food pantries in our region. This initiative is in support of Catholic Schools Care about Catholic Charities Week which is scheduled for the week of December 3. Again this year, donations may be included with your Thanksgiving Luncheon payment.
Please see the Thanksgiving Luncheon Order Form from the cafeteria for more details. Additionally, the Peace & Justice Players will set up a collection station at the entrance to the cafeteria. We invite your participation again as we work together to support the mission of Catholic Charities and to make a positive difference in our community of Manassas.
The Virtue we will be highlighting during the month of November is Humility. The definition of humility is “accepting your limitations and God-given talents.” Students will be studying the lives of St. John the Baptist (PK-2); St. Pio of Pietrelcina (3-5); and St. Theresa of Lisieux (6-8) in connection to our focus on humility.
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