The Sentinel – June 14, 2017

Principal’s Message

On Friday afternoon families and friends gathered with the 8th Grade Class of 2017 to celebrate their successful completion of our program and to wish them continued blessings as they transition to high school. 
 
While the ceremony represented an important milestone for our graduates, it was also a significant moment for a number of families participating in their final All Saints graduation after many years in our community.  This week I would like to acknowledge those families who have been a part of our school family for more than ten years and whose youngest child has now graduated.  I thank them for their commitment to Catholic education and for having chosen All Saints Catholic School. 
                   
Parker Family (11 Years)
White Family (11 Years)
Switzer Family (12 Years)
Ferguson Family (13 Years)
Halstead Family (16 Years)
Ulrich Family (20 Years)
Gannon Family (21 Years)

As the school year quickly draws to a close, I am reminded of the many blessings of this past year. Over the course of the past ten months, for example, the teachers have worked diligently to further integrate technology in the learning process and to differentiate instruction.  And as we look ahead to next year, we are excited to take another significant step in our technology program – the implementation of a one to one device program in the middle school.  Additionally, it will be a time of great celebration for our community as we mark the 60th Anniversary of the founding of All Saints Catholic School.
 
While it is important that we continue to embrace innovation and to seek new opportunities for improving the teaching and learning process, the core mission and focus of our school has remained unchanged over the course of the past six decades.  All Saints Catholic School exists so that the children of our parish and surrounding region may experience the love of Christ on a daily basis and be transformed into His likeness.  With this foundation, they become witnesses of our Catholic faith, going forth to share the Good News of the Gospel by word and example.  This is our mission.  This is our call….that all may be saints! 
 
On behalf of the entire faculty and staff, thank you for choosing All Saints for your family.  Your children are your most precious gift and we are grateful that you entrust them to our care. 
 
Wishing you a safe, relaxing and enjoyable summer holiday!

VideoChat - June 14, 2017 

 
Prayers & Updates for Michael Munsell
Thank you to the many members of our community who continue to pray for Michael and his family.  Those interested in receiving updates regarding his progress are invited to access his Caring Bridge page at the link below.
 
Caring Bridge – Michael Munsell
 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

 
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!
 

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 on June 30th.  Please submit orders by this date to qualify for the bulk discount and free shipping. The portal will reopen for several additional weeks 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
There 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.
 
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    

 

 
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
 
Upcoming Events
Thursday, June 15th                

  • Kindergarten Graduation (Church/10:00 a.m.)
  • Classroom Parties (1:30 p.m.)
  • Last Day of Extended Day Program

Friday, June 16th                     

  • Final Day of School
  • Closing Mass & Awards Ceremony (8:30 a.m.)
  • Refreshments for Parents (PAC)
  • Final Dismissal (11:00 a.m.)
  • No Extended Day Program
  • Faculty/Staff Luncheon (Noon)

Monday, June 19th                  

  • Teacher Work Day

Tuesday, June 20th                  

  • Teacher Work Day
  • Deadline for Tuition Payment in Full for 2017-2018 with 2% discount

 
Links:

 

The Sentinel – June 7, 2017

Principal’s Message

On Monday morning we celebrated the success of the 12th Annual Race for Education, a unique event that has been another source of significant funding for our school through the years.  I am pleased to share with you that we have received $48,529.00 in contributions.  In the week ahead, the PTO will process the paperwork to generate a check for 15% of the proceeds which will be donated to St. Jude’s.  Once again, thank you, students, parents, relatives and friends for your continued support of All Saints!
 
The following is a list of winners from the 2017 Race for Education.
 
Lap Winners:
K – 2: Gianluca Moyers (20 laps)
Addison Croson, Caitlyn Abel, Lily Roth & Noemi Rodriguez (16 laps)
3 – 5: Gabriel Silva (29 laps)
Carmen Bright & Alaina Grocholski (22 laps)
6 – 8: Patrick McCurdy, Juan Santos & Ethan Rice (29 laps)
          Bernadette Kwari (22 laps)

Class Winners – $100 in Educational Materials:
PK – 2:   Mrs. Feltman – K1 (Total Contributions – $3,173.75)
3 – 5:      Mrs. Reilly – 3B (Total Contributions – $4,197.25)
6 – 8:      Mrs. DeBruyne – 7A (Total Contributions – $4,117)

 

VideoChat - June 7, 2017 - Principal for the Day and Graduation Events
 
This week I also wish to share with you the news that Mrs. Belkis Mitter, Director of Extended Day and our primary level Spanish teacher, will not be returning for the 2017-2018 school year.  Her husband has accepted a new position in North Carolina and they will subsequently be relocating during the summer. We thank Mrs. Mitter for her service to our school the past two years and wish her every continued success and blessing.
 
Graduation Day – Noon Dismissal on Friday
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.
 
End of Year Bullying Survey
As part of our commitment to promoting a bully-free environment, at the close of each year we invite parents to participate in a post survey regarding their child’s experience at All Saints.  A link to the survey follows below.  In advance, we thank you for your participation and support of this important process.

 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7HHC262

 

Dive into Books at Barnes & Noble!
With less than a week to go, activities are shaping up for this year’s GET CAUGHT READING Summer Book Fair at Barnes and Noble in Manassas this Saturday, June 10th  Mrs. Coyle and Mrs. Geary are grabbing their beach towel, flip flops and have created a great Bucket List of books to read this summer.  Be sure to come out and support the All Saints Library and pick up your summer reads. The library will receive a 25% book profit off of all purchases. Please see attached flyer for additional details along with an All Saints Book Fair ID in case you want to order online.
 
A Message from Mrs. Petrisek
Dear Friends,

I wanted to take just a moment to thank you for the outpouring of support and prayers after the recent passing of my sister, Jane.  During this difficult time, it is such a comfort to know that you have been praying for me and my family, and have kept us in your thoughts.  I am so grateful for all your kind words, cards, notes, and most of all prayers.  Please continue to lift us up in the days ahead and know that you are all in my prayers of gratitude.
 
Peace to all and many thanks,
Julie Petrisek
 
Box Tops for Education
This weekend’s latest count of Box Tops brings All Saints Summer box top submission to 5,379! Below are the top four classes. Mrs. DeBruyne (7A) came in first place and Mrs. Cottingham (6B) came in second place. Congratulations to these two classes! Below are the top four classrooms:
 
2,578 – 7A Mrs. DeBruyne
2,389 – 6B Mrs. Cottingham
2,236 – 1A Mrs. Harrill
2,193 – Pre-K1, 2 & 3 Mrs. Parriott/Mrs. Rogers
 
Way to go All Saints!
Maria Yeckel
 
Paul VI Summer Volleyball Developmental Camp
Are you a young volleyball player who would like to improve?  Have you played volleyball in PE and thought that you might like to really learn how to play?  Here’s your chance! Paul VI Catholic High School is running 2 separate sessions of our very popular camp aimed directly at you.  We will teach you the basics of this great sport and have a lot of fun doing it. Camps will run June 26 – June 29 (6-9pm) and July 24 – July 27 (6-9pm) on the PVI campus.  You can attend one or both sessions. For more information and/or to register please go to www.pvisports.net, click on Camps & Clinics and then scroll down to volleyball camps.  Any questions contact Coach Farrar, Camp Director, at sfarrar@pvipanther.net.
 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

 
FACTS Enrollment Process for 2017-2018
All returning families should have received 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 should have received a FACTS “invite” that provides detailed directions for establishing an account. If you did not receive a communication from FACTS, please contact Mrs. D’Eugenio at 703-393-1490.
 
The deadline for payment in full for 2017-2018 with a 2% discount is Tuesday, June 20th.
 
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!
 
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.
 

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.  The link is: https://allsaintsvaschool.org/parents/supply-lists/
 
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    

 
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
 
Upcoming Events
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                                  

  • 8th Grade 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.)

Monday, June 12th                  

  • 5th Grade Stepping Up Ceremony (8:30 a.m.)

Tuesday, June 13th                  

  • 7A – Dress Down Day & Pizza Party (Auction Winners)

Wednesday, June 14th             

  • Kindergarten Luau
  • Gold Medal Readers Celebration (1:30 p.m.)

Thursday, June 15th                

  • Kindergarten Graduation (Church/10:00 a.m.)
  • Classroom Parties (1:30 p.m.)
  • Last Day of Extended Day Program

Friday, June 16th                    

  • Final Day of School
  • Closing Mass & Awards Ceremony (8:30 a.m.)
  • Refreshments for Parents (PAC)
  • Final Dismissal (11:00 a.m.)
  • No Extended Day Program
  • Faculty/Staff Luncheon (Noon)

Monday, June 19th                  

  • Teacher Work Day

Tuesday, June 20th                  

  • Teacher Work Day
  • Deadline for Tuition Payment in Full for 2017-2018 with 2% discount

 
Links:

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.

VideoChat - Field Day
 

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.)

 
Links:

The Sentinel – May 24, 2017

Principal’s Message

On Monday afternoon our students gathered in the Parish Activity Center for a very special surprise assembly – the launch of our celebration of the 60th Anniversary of All Saints Catholic School!  Behind the scenes throughout this past year, a committee comprised of community members has been planning a multi-day event in September that will highlight our legacy and mission over the past six decades.  Mark your calendars now for what promises to be an exciting time with great food, entertainment and fellowship.
September 22nd – An Evening under the Stars
All school families, alumni, parishioners and community members are invited to join us for a festival in the courtyard on Friday evening, complete with live music, a variety of food trucks, tours of the school and activities for the family. 
 
September 23rd – Mass & Reception
The highlight of the weekend will be the 60th Anniversary Mass that will take place in the church at 10:00 a.m. The liturgy will be followed by a catered reception in the Parish Activity Center.
 
To help our students understand the meaning of “anniversary”, our assembly on Monday afternoon included a humorous skit performed by members of the faculty and staff, as well as Fr. Juan, in the role of St. Juan Diego!  This was followed by a video presentation highlighting the development of our school and facilities through the years.  And, as you may have heard, there was the official “reveal” of our school mascot – the Eagle!
 
All Saints has been a place of great blessings for many through the decades and we look forward to celebrating our history in the year ahead.
 
Happy 60th Anniversary All Saints!
 
VideoChat - Eagle Mascot
 
Band Wins Recognition at Music Festival!
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!
 
Student Council Election Results
Last week a number of students participated in an election for leadership positions in the Student Council Association for 2017-2018.  Congratulations to the following candidates who were elected by students in grades four through seven. 
 
President   –   Chloe Davies                           
Vice President   –   Juan Santos
Secretary   –   Kateri Mantooth
School Spirit/Publicity   –   Mahlia Slaiby
Finance   –   Timothy Mills
Health, Safety & Ecology   –   Jack Morad
Religious Activities   –   Mike Short
 
5th Grade Parent Letter ~ Message from the Superintendent & Virginia Department of Heath
Every year the Virginia Department of Health distributes information regarding the HPV (vaccine) to rising 6th grade girls.  This relates to state legislation and our diocese cooperates by distributing this letter.  However, we also distribute a letter from Dr. Bigelow, Superintendent of Schools, which includes statements and insights from the two Bishops of Virginia.  Tomorrow the parents of rising 6th grade students will receive copies of these two letters in sealed envelopes.  After reviewing the correspondence, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office for more information.
 
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).
 
PTO Bounce Mania Spirit Event
The PTO will be hosting a Spirit Day at Bounce Mania on Thursday, June 1st from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.  Come enjoy Bounce Mania’s giant inflatables while supporting All Saints.  A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit our school.  Bounce Mania is located at 7679 Limestone Drive, Suite 100 in Gainesville.  Please see flyer for pricing and additional information! 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

 
Graduation Day – Noon Dismissal (June 9th)
Since 8th Grade Graduation will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the church on Friday, June 9th, school will dismiss at noon that day.
 
Stewardship Shares ~ Year End Totals
Last week the office issued individualized letters to families, confirming the number of any outstanding Shares and the corresponding fee.  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 on Monday.  As such, we are now in the process of confirming tuition amounts and coordinating these details with FACTS. 
 
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!
 
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 Mondaythrough Friday for a one week period. 
Visit www.SpotlightSummerCamps.com to take advantage of $10 off in May.
 

END OF YEAR INFORMATION

 
Extended Day Program
Extended Day services will continue for the next three 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 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, May 25th                

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

Friday, May 26th                     

  • School Mass (8:30 a.m.)

Monday, May 29th                  

  • Holiday – Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 30th                  

  • Race for Education Dress Down Day Option
  • 2nd Grade Field Trip – Franciscan Monastery (7:00– 2:30)
  • 4th Grade Field Trip – Mount Vernon (8:00 – 2:30)
  • Little Veterinarian School – 4th Grade (3:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, May 31st              

  • Field Day – K-8 (Linton Hall/9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) (Deadline for Lunch Orders – Friday, May 26th)
  • PowerSchool Parent Portal Closes (3:00 p.m.)

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

Links:

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

 
Links:

 

The Sentinel – May 10, 2017

Principal’s Message
This week I wish to invite you to participate in a general survey designed to measure your overall satisfaction with our school and the programs it offers. This initiative is designed to provide faculty, staff and administration with another source of feedback regarding parent perceptions. 

The survey is comprised of one key question:  On a scale of 1-10, how confident are you in recommending All Saints Catholic School to family, friends and acquaintances?  A follow up question based upon each individual’s response yields additional information which can be used in planning future goals for our school.

I do hope that many of you will take a few minutes to respond to this brief survey.  Your candid responses will help to provide an important perspective for us and inform our vision for the future.  Most importantly, this tool provides an opportunity to ensure that we are in step with parent perceptions and actively responding to the needs of our community members.  In advance, thank you for your support and participation.

 
Principal's VideoChat - May 10, 2017

Annual Asbestos Notification
For several decades the staff of All Saints Catholic School and the Diocese of Arlington have worked together to ensure compliance with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA).  For example, twice annually our school is inspected in accordance with this act and any necessary steps are taken in order to maintain compliance and a safe environment for our students, staff and parents. 
 
In accordance with this act, this notification is being provided to you to inform you that asbestos-containing materials are present in our school.  A copy of our school Management Plan contains the exact locations of any asbestos-containing materials and is maintained on file in the archives.  This plan, with documentation dating back to the 1980’s, is available for your review and inspection during normal school hours.  As such, please feel free to request information on or about our Management Plan and inspection findings. 
 
Should you have any questions about this program, please do not hesitate to let me know.  Most importantly, please know that this communication is not related to any concern or change in circumstance, rather it is simply an effort to publish this information in accordance with the act.
 
Tuition Assistance Awards & FACTS Enrollment Process for 2017-2018
Friday is the deadline for those who wish to make a change to their payment plan for 2017-2018.  Those who wish to continue with the same payment schedule need not respond to the FACTS email of last Friday as they will automatically be re-enrolled in their current plan. 
 
Tuition assistance awards will be finalized within the next couple of weeks 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.
 
12th Annual Race for Education
Thank you to all the parents and family who volunteered and came out to cheer on our students last Thursday, May 4th for our 12th Annual Race for Education. It was beautiful to see all the students honoring Michael Munsell by wearing the color orange. We are still accepting donations through the school office and the online donation link:
https://allsaintsvaschool.org/parents/pto/race-for-education/
 
As of yesterday our Race deposit total is: $44,509.00.
 
If you have any questions about our Race for Education, please contact Mrs. Marjorie Collins at: marjorie@ocfmail.com
 
Spirit Events Committee Update
This year’s last Liberia Avenue Chick-fil-A Spirit Event will be held this Friday, May 12thfrom 6:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.  Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner and fellowship with friends and your extended All Saints family.  20% of the proceeds go to our beloved All Saints!  It’s a noon dismissal day so make a lunch date! Don’t forget that our event is only being held at the Liberia Avenue restaurant. Hope to see you all there!
 
Box Tops for Education
The end of the year for Box Tops collection is coming! Since our last submission, we’ve collected 4,473 box tops! Who is in the lead? See the top four classes:
 
2,344 – 7A Mrs. DeBruyne
2,209 – 6B Mrs. Cottingham
2,171 – Pre-K1, 2 & 3 Mrs. Parriott/Mrs. Rogers
2,010 – 1A Mrs. Harrill
 
The gap has narrowed! Which class will be the lucky class to have a box top party? Only time will tell. Please turn in all box tops. Thank you!  Maria Yeckel
 
Paul VI Catholic High School Summer Camps
Looking for something to do this summer? Consider joining us at one of our many different summer camps being hosted at Paul VI Catholic High School.
Visit: http://pvisports.net/main/campsclinics
 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

 
Middle School 1:1 Device Program – Parent Meeting (May 17th @ 7:00 p.m.)
Parents of fifth through seventh grade students are invited to an information meeting on the topic of the Middle School 1:1 Program to be held on Wednesday, May 17th beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Activity Center.  The session will include a summary of our plans for further integrating technology and learning, an introduction to the key policies & procedures for the program, and an overview of the fee structure.  We hope that many parents will join us as we share our vision for the year ahead!
 
Graduation Day – Noon Dismissal (June 9th)
Since 8th Grade Graduation will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the church on Friday, June 9th, school will dismiss at noon that day.
 
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
Thursday, May 11th                

  • Spring Choral Concert – 7th & 8th Grades (PAC/2:00 & 7:00 p.m.)

Friday, May 12th                     

  • School Mass (8:30 a.m.)
  • Interims Issued for 4th Quarter
  • Noon Dismissal – Professional Development Day
  • Spirit Event: Chick-Fil-A (6:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.)
  • Deadline for Submitting Changes for FACTS Payment Plans

Saturday, May 13th                 

  • 2nd Grade First Communion (10:00 a.m.)

Tuesday, May 16th                  

  • Seniors’ Luncheon Band Concert (12:30 p.m.)
  • Little Veterinarian School – 4th Grade (3:00 p.m.)
  • First Communion Rehearsal (6:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, May 17th             

  • SCA Election Speeches (PAC/1:15 p.m.)
  • 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

Saturday, May 20th                 

  • First Communion (10:00 a.m.)

 
Newsletter Links

The Sentinel – May 3, 2017

Principal’s Message

It is with great joy that I share with you the news that the Munsell Family learned yesterday that Michael’s cancer is now in remission.  Although he will continue to receive chemotherapy treatments, they will be at a reduced level.  Let us give thanks to God for the success of Michael’s treatment and pray that he and his family continue to be surrounded by the healing presence of our Risen Savior.
 
Tomorrow all students will participate in the 12th Annual Race for EducationThe following is a list of important reminders for all students and parents regarding the event.
 
This year, as a sign of our support, we are pleased to dedicate our event to Michael Munsell.  As he runs his race against cancer, may he know of our continued prayers and well-wishes. 
 
As orange is the official color for pediatric leukemia, all students are invited to accessorize their P.E. uniforms with orange (or other brightly colored) items, i.e. socks, hats, ribbons, hair bows, sunglasses, etc.
 

  1. All students in grades K-8 are asked to wear their P.E. uniforms to school on Thursday. As the morning temperatures will be cool, students are welcome to wear their P.E. sweatpants/sweatshirts. Students enrolled in the Pre-K are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing appropriate for running. Note: Students may wear either the uniform P.E. shoes or running/athletic shoes for the day.
  2. While all students will be participating in the Race for Education activities, only those students who brought in sponsor names or a flat donation will be eligible for prizes.
  3. Students need not bring water bottles to the Race for Education.  Two water stations will be available to students throughout the race.
  4. Lunch will be served in the cafeteria at the regularly scheduled time.

 
Parents, relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend the event as a sign of support for all of our student runners. We hope that many of you will be able to join us for a wonderful day of fun and fellowship!
 
There are many opportunities to earn shares by volunteering on Race Day, all of which can be completed while you are cheering on your child. Volunteers are still needed to track the students’ laps, pass out water, and to supervise the students as they run.  If you are interested in helping out, please sign up on our HelpCounter.
 
If you have any questions about our Race for Education, please contact Mrs. Marjorie Collins at: marjorie@ocfmail.com

Prize Cards for Dress-Down Days have been distributed to students who met the criteria and may be redeemed on the following days:
 
Tuesday, May 9th
Thursday, May 18th  
Wednesday, May 24th
Tuesday, May 30th
 
Students may redeem pretzel and ice cream cards on regularly scheduled purchase days.  The first day for free ice cream is Friday, May 5th.
 
As of yesterday, the counting team has already processed $40,431 in donations and more contributions continue to arrive in the school office each day! Thank you to all students, parents, relatives and friends of our community for your steadfast support! 

Update on Mrs. Slovenkay
This week I wish to provide to you an update regarding Mrs. Slovenkay who has been on medical leave while she receives treatment for her cancer diagnosis.  She will be completing her sixth chemotherapy session this week and starting radiation treatments during the summer months.  Because of this extended treatment plan and the time for rest and recovery that will be required, Mrs. Slovenkay has made the decision to resign from her position at All Saints. 
 
Mrs. Slovenkay has been a strong and steady presence in the middle school for more than a decade.  In addition to inspiring her students in the subject of social studies and providing them a solid foundation in note-taking and study skills, she has also served as the Middle School Team Leader.  Her influence and leadership within the school, particularly in her guidance of our students’ transition to high school, will be greatly missed. 
 
Let us continue to pray for Mrs. Slovenkay as she begins this next phase of her treatment.  May she be surrounded by the healing presence of Christ and strengthened by the love and prayers of our community. 
 
VideoChat - May 3, 2017
 
Share Your All Saints Experience!
In this digital savvy age, parents increasingly look to online reviews when making decisions regarding the selection of a school for their children.  With this in mind, we know that maintaining a strong online image is exceedingly important.  We encourage you to post reviews on one or more of the prominent sites listed below whenever you feel inspired by your All Saints experience.   
 

 
Rice Bowl Program – Thank You!
Thank you to the many families who participated in our Lenten Rice Bowl Program.  Through your generosity we are forwarding to Catholic Relief Services a check in the amount of $4,054.96.  Thank you for making a difference in the lives of the poor around the world.
 
Virtues in Practice
Virtue for the Month of May: Zeal
Definition: Being driven by an intense love for God.
Saints: St. Paul (PreK-2), St. Dominic (Gr. 3-5), St. Francis Xavier (Gr. 6-8)
 
National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony
Congratulations to the following students who were inducted into the NJHS last week after having been selected by the Faculty Council for demonstrating the five pillars of the society: scholarship, character, leadership, service and citizenship.  Thank you, Mrs. Coleman, for serving as our keynote speaker and for sharing so eloquently your reflections on leadership.
 
Beverley Appiatse
Alexa Brophy
Daniel Coleman
Jacob Collins
Ryan Crocker
Chloe Davies
Zachary Krietzer
Bridgette Magee
Lauren Mangilit
Kathryn McDermott
Alexia Mendiola
Timothy Mills
Christina Santiago
Michael Short
Isabelle Tate
Varun Varma
Sabrina Yap
 
Graduation Day – Noon Dismissal (June 9th)
Since 8th Grade Graduation will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the church on Friday, June 9th, school will dismiss at noon that day.
 
KEEPING OUR CHILDREN SAFE
Do you know the warning signs for the sexual abuse of children?
Do you know the difference between contact that is safe and contact that could be harmful?  Would you like to be better equipped to protect your young ones from danger?
 
All Saints is hosting a Virtus (pronounced vur-toose) seminar in SPANISH on Fridayevening on May 26th beginning at 6:30PM in Meeting Room 2.  Required for all clergy and employees and also for any volunteers who have significant contact with children/youth under 18, this valuable training is available to all adults who register online at www.virtus.org  
           
I am available to help our prospective volunteers register for this important training.
 
Janet Smith is available to help prospective volunteers.  She can be reached by email: jsmith@allsaintsva.org or telephone: (703) 393-2158.
 
Coach Dan Vander Woude’s 2017 Summer Boys Basketball Camps
6-8 yr. olds:  July 17; 9:30-noon, $65
9-12 yr.olds:  June 26, Aug. 7; 9:30-2:00, $80
13-17 yr. olds:  June 19; 9:30-2:00, $80
 
For more details:  www.danvwbasketball.wordpress.com
703-367-7871, dvanderwoude@setonschool.net
 

All Saints School Spirit Wear Line – On Sale now!!

All Saints is participating in a spirit gear drive and we need your help!  Showing your school spirit is a great way to encourage teamwork and camaraderie.  We’re proud of our school and we want to show off our gear!

Please shop using the one page flyer that will be sent home this week OR go to Spirit Gear Drive or look for the link on our school website to order on-line.  Additionally, we will be sending home a separate one page flyer for sale of All Saints water bottles.  This item can only be purchased via order form through the school.  It is not available for purchase online and cannot count as one of your three items to get discount on t-shirt.
We are accepting forms back any time before the deadline.  The last day to place an order is Friday, May 12th.  Our Spirit Wear items will be on display near the front office later this week.
We are so excited to offer a variety of quality pieces which display our All Saints logo for children and adults!! Please let me know if you have any questions- Contact info: Kerry Balagtas at  Kerryb17@verizon.net or 571-237-8286.
 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

 
Middle School 1:1 Device Program – Parent Meeting (May 17th @ 7:00 p.m.)
Parents of fifth through seventh grade students are invited to an information meeting on the topic of the Middle School 1:1 Program to be held on Wednesday, May 17th beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Activity Center.  The session will include a summary of our plans for further integrating technology and learning, an introduction to the key policies & procedures for the program, and an overview of the fee structure.  We hope that many parents will join us as we share our vision for the year ahead!
 
FACTS Enrollment & Tuition Assistance Update
Notification of tuition assistance funding for those who have applied will take place mid-May.  The FACTS re-enrollment process for 2017-2018 and selection of online tuition payment plans will also occur during May with June 9th being the deadline for payment in full with a 2% discount.  Should you have any questions about this process or if we can be of assistance in this regard, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.
 
Stewardship Shares Program ~ Year End Totals
As we are now in the fourth quarter, parents are reminded to update their “shares total” online so that the database accurately reflects their contributions over the course of the entire year.  At the beginning of May, the office will issue individualized letters to each family, confirming the number of shares reflected in the school database. For this reason, we ask that those families who have not recently updated their totals to do so by Friday, May 5th. 
 
Important Dates & Holidays for 2017-2018

 
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
Thursday, May 4th                  

  • 12th Annual Race for Education (see schedule above)
  • Enrollment Management Team Meeting (7:00 p.m.)
  • Confirmation Rehearsal for May 9th Liturgy (6:00 p.m.)

Friday, May 5th                                   

  • School Mass & May Crowning Ceremony (8:30 a.m.)
  • Graduation & First Communion Photos (9:30 a.m.)
  • Deadline: Submission of Stewardship Shares Updates

Monday, May 8th                    

  • EPSF Kindergarten Screening – No Pre-K/Kindergarten Classes
  • Scantron Testing Begins & Continues through May 26th
  • 8th Grade Confirmation (7:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, May 9th                    

  • Race for Education – Dress Down Day Option

Wednesday, May 10th             

  • 8th Grade World Language Exemption Exam
  • 6th Grade Medieval Brass Rubbings Presentation
  • 5th Grade Field Trip to Luray Caverns
  • First Communion Rehearsal (5:30 p.m.)

Thursday, May 11th                

  • Spring Choral Concert (2:00 & 7:00 p.m.)

Friday, May 12th                     

  • School Mass (8:30 a.m.)
  • Interims Issued for 4th Quarter
  • Noon Dismissal – Professional Development Day
  • Spirit Event: Chick-Fil-A (6:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.)

Saturday, May 13th                 

  • First Communion (10:00 a.m.)

 
Newsletter Links

The Sentinel – April 26, 2017

Principal’s Message
The   12th Annual Race for Education is now only one week away.  On Thursday, May 4th the entire school will participate in this event that will raise funds to support PTO initiatives and the advancement of technology.  Additionally, as is our tradition, 15% of all proceeds will be donated to St. Jude Childrens’ Research Hospital. 

By way of this letter we wish to extend an invitation for you to come out and watch your child(ren) walk or jog on Thursday, May 4.  The following is the schedule for this special event:

Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2: 8:45-9:45AM
Grades 3-5: 10:15 – 11:15AM
Grades Pre-K 3, 6-8: 1:15 – 2:15PM
 
There are many opportunities to earn shares by volunteering on Race Day.  All of the volunteer opportunities can be done while you are cheering on your child. If you are interested in helping out, please sign up on our HelpCounter link at: https://www.helpcounterweb.com/ci/signup/140e99d6da9
 
Parent volunteers meet weekly to process race donations. Our total for donations for this year’s Race for Education as of Thursday, April 13 is: $22,047.
 
If you have any questions about our Race for Education, please contact Mrs. Marjorie Collins at: marjorie@ocfmail.com
 
We hope that many of you will be able to join us for a wonderful day of fun and fellowship!
 
This week I have the opportunity to serve on the DFE Visiting Team for Blessed Sacrament School in Alexandria and will be away from All Saints until Friday afternoon.  One of the joys of this work is the opportunity to witness first-hand the ways that another school lives and shares the mission of Catholic education.  I look forward to my visit and will continue to keep the intentions of our families and school community in my prayers during my time away.
 
Middle School 1:1 Device Program Announced!
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.
 
Parents of fifth through seventh grade students are invited to an information meeting to be held on Wednesday, May 17th beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Activity Center.  The session will include a summary of our plans for further integrating technology and learning, an introduction to the key policies and procedures for the program, and an overview of the fee structure.  We hope that many parents will join us as we share our vision for the year ahead!
 
FACTS Enrollment & Tuition Assistance Update
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 and the diocese, we have been able to provide financial aid totaling more than $300,000 for the 2016-2017 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 St. Beatrice Special Tuition Assistance Program (Note: Applications for these two distinct programs have been completed by school personnel and require no additional paperwork on the part of individual families.) 
 
Diocesan allocations related to all of these sources of tuition assistance will be confirmed in the weeks ahead. Once these recommendations are received, final decisions regarding tuition assistance for our families will be determined.  For this reason, notification of tuition assistance funding for those who have applied will not take place until mid-May.  The FACTS re-enrollment process for 2017-2018 and selection of online tuition payment plans will also occur during May with June 9 being the deadline for payment in full with a 2% discount. 
 
Should you have any questions about this process or if we can be of assistance in this regard, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.
 
Race for Education – Prize Cards
Students who earned “Dress Down Day” prize cards through the Race for Education may redeem them on the following days.
 
Tuesday, May 2
Tuesday, May 9
Thursday, May 18  
Wednesday, May 24
Tuesday, May 30
 
Students may begin redeeming Free Pretzel Cards on Tuesday, May 2 and Free Ice Cream Cards on Friday, May 5.
 
Stewardship Shares Program ~ Year End Totals
One of the hallmarks of our school community is the high level of parent involvement that has helped the school achieve many goals in recent years.  Again this year each family at All Saints has been asked to earn 25 Stewardship Shares.  Those who are unable to do so are asked to submit a check at the conclusion of the year for any outstanding “shares” that remain.  (1 share = $20.00)  As we begin the fourth quarter, parents are reminded to update their “shares total” online so that the database accurately reflects their contributions over the course of the entire year. 
 
At the beginning of May, the office will issue individualized letters to each family, confirming the number of shares reflected in the school database. For this reason, we ask that those families who have not recently updated their totals to do so by Friday, May 5. 
 
Important Dates & Holidays for 2017-2018

Important Dates 2017-2018

 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Kindergarten Screening ~ No Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Classes on May 1st & May 8
The Early Prevention of School Failure Screening for Kindergarten applicants will take place in May.  In order that the teachers may be available to administer the assessment and analyze the results, there will be no Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten classes on May 1st or May 8th
 
End of Year Calendar & Events
Wednesday, May 31st   Field Day – Grades K-8 (Linton Hall School)
Thursday, June 1st        Final Day of Pre-Kindergarten
Friday, June 9th             8th Grade Graduation (4:00 p.m.)
                                         Note: Noon Dismissal for Grades K-7
Thursday, June 15th      Kindergarten Graduation (10:00 a.m.)
Friday, June 16th           Final Day of School for Students in Grades 1-7 (11:00 a.m.
                                         Dismissal)
 
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
Thursday, April 27th                

  • National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony (PAC/1:30)
  • Extended Day – Afternoon Program moved to Art Room

Friday, April 28th                    

  • Holiday – Parish Festival Prep Day

Monday, May 1st                    

  • EPSF Kindergarten Screening – No Pre-K or Kindergarten       

Tuesday, May 2nd                    

  • Race for Education Dress Down Day Option
  • Little Veterinarian School – 4th Grade (3:00-4:05 p.m.)
  • Confirmation Rehearsal for May 8th Liturgy (6:00 p.m.)
  • PTO Executive Board Meeting (7:00 p.m.)

Thursday, May 4th                  

  • 12th Annual Race for Education (see schedule above)
  • Enrollment Management Team Meeting (7:00 p.m.)
  • Confirmation Rehearsal for May 9th Liturgy (6:00 p.m.)

Friday, May 5th                                   

  • School Mass & May Crowning Ceremony (8:30 a.m.)
  • Graduation & First Communion Photos (9:30 a.m.)
  • Deadline: Submission of Stewardship Shares Updates

                                               
 Newsletter Links

The Sentinel – April 12, 2017

Principal’s Message

This week our Church celebrates the greatest mystery of our faith ~ the Passion, Death and Resurrection of our Lord and Savior.  As a school community, we prepare for our journey into the three holiest days of the year, the Triduum, through prayer and tradition. 
 
Beginning at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow morning, the students and faculty will gather in the church for our annual Holy Thursday Prayer Service.  After listening to Scripture readings and reflecting on the example of Jesus, each of the children will participate in the “hand-washing” ceremony that has become a long-standing tradition in our school. 
 
Following the prayer service, the students will gather in the Parish Activities Center at 10:45 a.m. for the 7th grade portrayal of the Passion Play.  Through music and dramatic presentation, middle school students will prayerfully re-enact Christ’s passion and death.  As the students depart the space in silence following the presentation, the tone will be set for their continued reflection and prayer over the course of the coming days.
 
All parents are cordially invited to join us in prayer and to witness these beautiful school traditions.
 

All Saints weekly video
 
This week I wish to share with you an additional change in faculty for the upcoming school year.  Mrs. Montano, third grade teacher, has announced that she will retire at the close of the 2016-2017 academic year.  After seventeen years of faith-filled service to our school, she looks forward to this next phase in her life and more opportunities to travel and spend time with family.  Thank you, Mrs. Montano, for your dedication and for the many ways you have contributed to our school community.  We appreciate your commitment over the course of many years and wish you every continued success and blessing.
 
On behalf of the faculty & staff, I wish all of you a blessed celebration of Easter and an enjoyable holiday with your family.
 
House-Building Project – Presentation by Fr. Keith O’Hare
Last school year, the students of All Saints raised $5,000 to fund the construction of a new home in the Dominican Republic, the location of the diocesan mission.  This effort was a practical outreach inspired by our theme for 2015-2016 – Building God’s House, With Kindness & Mercy.
Fr. Keith O’Hare, who currently serves as pastor of the parish in the Dominican Republic, will visit All Saints to share photos and stories from the project on Monday, April 24th at 2:00 p.m. in the Parish Activities Center.  Parents are cordially invited to join us for this assembly which will demonstrate to the students how their generosity has forever changed the life of a family in need.
 
Middle School Student Wins 1st Place in Division at Science Fair
On Saturday morning nine students from our middle school participated in the Annual Diocesan Science Fair at Paul VI High School in Fairfax.  We are proud of their hard work and thank them for representing our school so well in this academic competition.  Congratulations to Aidan Thompson (7th Grade) on winning First Place in the Mathematics Division.  Thank you, Mrs. Cottingham and Mrs. Woolfrey, for coordinating the annual science fair effort and for providing guidance to our students each step of the way.
 
 Boy Scout Troop 1188’s Patriotic American Flag Sale
 – Our Nation’s flag is a symbol of freedom and reminds us of all who have sacrificed to preserve our liberties. We hope to encourage others to patriotically fly “Old Glory” and increase our community spirit by proudly flying our Nation’s flag. Towards that goal, the Boy Scout Troop 1188 of All Saints are selling patriotic items including traditional American Flags & poles, garden flags and lapel flag pins. This project will also help raise funds for our Boy Scout Troop. All items $20 and under. We are also looking for flag sponsors at $60, $110 land $250 levels (includes flag). For more information, to make purchase or to become a sponsor, please contact Leslie Corrigan 410-409-9024 or email to Leslie.Corrigan@Nationwide.com . Thank you for your support!

 High School News

Bishop O’Connell Catholic High School
Pre-HSPT = May 13 or May 20, 9AM to noon, at Bishop O’Connell High School. This is a chance to take a practice HSPT exam. The cost is $40 and students will receive a copy of the score report in June. These two dates are the only opportunities to take the practice test. Click here for more information and to register
 
Spring Drama Production = April 6-9 at Bishop O’Connell High School. The O’Connell Drama Department presents: Into the WoodsClick here for more information or to purchase tickets.
 
Summer Camps = We are now accepting registrations for our sports camps. We will have multiple camps throughout the summer. Click here for more information about our various summer camps.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

PTO General Assembly Meeting – Literacy Night for Parents (April 25th)
Parents of students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd are invited to attend a special workshop entitled The Language of Literacy: Making Reading Fun presented by Mrs. Jemielity, one of our resource teachers, on Tuesday, April 25th beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Activities Center
 
The aim of the presentation is to show parents the progression from foundational reading skills to reading for meaning that leads to comprehension.  Each step of the reading process will be clearly explained and parents will be given the opportunity to learn about activities that can be used at home to reinforce reading.  If you have ever wondered about the steps by which a child learns to read or have a young emerging reader in your family, this is a presentation you won’t want to miss.  Please invite friends, neighbors and colleagues to what will be a very informative overview of the reading process for parents. 
 
Kindergarten Screening ~ No Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Classes on May 1st & May 8th
The Early Prevention of School Failure Screening for Kindergarten applicants will take place in May.  In order that the teachers may be available to administer the assessment and analyze the results, there will be no Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten classes on May 1st or May 8th
 
End of Year Calendar & Events
Wednesday, May 31st Field Day – Grades K-8 (Linton Hall School)
Thursday, June 1st       Final Day of Pre-Kindergarten
Friday, June 9th                        8th Grade Graduation (4:00 p.m.)
                                    Note: Noon Dismissal for Grades K-7
Thursday, June 15th     Kindergarten Graduation (10:00 a.m.)
Friday, June 16th          Final Day of School for Students in Grades 1-7 (11:00 a.m.
Dismissal)
 
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!
 
From the Spirit Events Committee
Thursday, April 20th is our last Skate-n-Fun Zone Spirit Event for this year. This is during Easter Break, so no need to worry about getting up early for school. We can go between 6-8 p.m. Admission is $8 and includes skate rental, 4 free tokens, a slice of pizza, and a 12 oz. soda. We look forward to seeing you there!
 
Theatre & Art Day Camps in a Catholic Environment at All Saints
Enroll your child in a fun and exciting camp this July dedicated to teaching excellence in the arts.  Instructors are top notch in their field in topics such as visual art, dance, singing, acting, improvisation, crafts, and more.  Opportunities from K through High School make Spotlight on the Arts Summer Camps perfect for the whole family.  For over 10 years, Rob Tessier has offered these camps withing the Arlington Diocese… and this month registration is offered at a discounted rate.  Go to www.SpotlightSummerCamps.com to learn more!
 
Upcoming Events
Thursday, April 13th                

  • Holy Thursday Prayer Service (Church/9:30 a.m.)
  • 7th Grade Passion Play (PAC/10:45 a.m.)
  • Report Cards Distributed to Students
  • Noon Dismissal
  • PowerSchool Parent Portal Re-Opens

Friday, April 14th                    

  • Holiday – Good Friday

Monday, April 17th                 

  • Easter Week Holiday Begins

Thursday, April 20th                

  • Spirit Event: Skate N’ Fun Zone (6:00-8:00 p.m.)

Monday, April 24th                 

  • Classes Resume
  • Alleluia Prayer Service (PAC/8:15 a.m.)
  • Race for Education Prize Cards Distributed
  • Assembly – Presentation by Fr. Keith O’Hare (PAC/2:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, April 25th                 

  • School Mass – St. Mark (8:30 a.m.)
  • PTO General Assembly Meeting – Literacy Night for Parents of  Pre-K – 2nd Grade (PAC/7:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, April 26th             

  • ACRE Religion Assessment (5th Grade)

Thursday, April 27th                

  • ACRE Religion Assessment (8th Grade)
  • National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony (PAC/1:30)
  • Extended Day – Afternoon Program moved to Art Room

Friday, April 28th                    

  • Holiday – Parish Festival Prep Day

Newsletter Links

The Sentinel – April 5, 2017

Principal’s Message
As we near the conclusion of Lent, I want to thank you for encouraging your children to participate in the Rice Bowl project.  This initiative has provided our students a very specific way to embrace the practice of prayer, fasting and almsgiving during this liturgical season.
 
Families who have participated in the Rice Bowl effort are asked to convert the monetary donations into checks made out to All Saints Catholic School and to forward them to the office by Wednesday, April 12th.  Please be sure to include a reference to “CRS Rice Bowl” in the memo section of the check.  All of the proceeds received will be totaled and forwarded to Catholic Relief Services.
 
Additionally, students who have contributed to the project are asked to bring their rice bowls to school on Thursday, April 13th.  They will be invited to place their empty boxes on tables arranged in the shape of a cross as they process into church for our Holy Thursday Prayer Service, a gesture symbolizing their sacrificial giving during the Lenten season.
 
In advance, thank you for your generous support of this project that truly makes a difference in alleviating suffering around the world.

Principal's VideoChat - April 5, 2017
 
PTO General Assembly Meeting – Literacy Night for Parents (April 25th)
Parents of students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd are invited to attend a special workshop entitled The Language of Literacy: Making Reading Fun presented by Mrs. Jemielity, one of our resource teachers, on Tuesday, April 25th beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Activities Center
 
The aim of the presentation is to show parents the progression from foundational reading skills to reading for meaning that leads to comprehension.  Each step of the reading process will be clearly explained and parents will be given the opportunity to learn about activities that can be used at home to reinforce reading.  If you have ever wondered about the steps by which a child learns to read or have a young emerging reader in your family, this is a presentation you won’t want to miss.  Please invite friends, neighbors and colleagues to what will be a very informative overview of the reading process for parents.  For more information, including an RSVP form, please see the links below.
 
Virtues in Practice
Virtue for the Month of April: Justice
Definition: Being fair and giving each his due.
Saints: St. Anthony of Padua (PreK-2); St. Katherine Drexel (3-5), St. Thomas More (6-8)
 
Band Awarded Superior Rating – 39th Year in a Row!
The All Saints Band once again earned the highest ratings at the 2017 Arlington Diocese Band Festival, with judges awarding our band’s performance with a Superior rating.  The auditorium at Bishop Ireton High School was filled with All Saints band parents and guests from other schools. Both the beginner and advanced bands are now looking forward to performing at the High Note Music Festival at Hershey Park. Congratulations to our advanced band for making this our 39th straight Superior Rating at the festival.  Thank you, Mr. Ward and Mr. Sawasky for your leadership and commitment to excellence in the program!
 
Spelling Bee Winners
Congratulations to the following classroom champions who participated in our annual Spelling Bee last Friday and to our overall school winners.
 
School Champion: Anthony Olivera
2nd Place: Nicholas Ferguson
3rd Place: Anna Downes
 
4A – Andrew Trunzo and Liam Nino
4B – Amelia Webb and Savanna Loy
5A – Joey Munsell and Jack Stidham
5B – Anna Downes and Germaine Wanjara
6A – Anthony Olivera and Joe Corrigan
6B – Mary Collins and Vlad Rapolti
7A – Katy Jo McDermott and Sabrina Yap
7B – Kimberly Garces and Alec Kelly
8A – Katie Ulrich and Nicholas Ferguson
8B – Christine Tran and Samantha Amancio
 
12th Annual RACE FOR EDUCATION
Mark your calendars for our 12th Annual Race for Education taking place in one month on Thursday, May 4, 2017! The race times for each class are:

8:45-9:45AM – Pre-K1, Pre-K2, K1, K2, 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B
10:15-11:15AM – 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B
1:15-2:15PM – Pre-K3, 6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B

Our total for donations for our 2017 Race for Education as of Tuesday, April 4th is: $8,851.00
 
Donations arrive daily to the school office and through our online donation link. Volunteers are needed to help with our record keeping process on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. If you are interested in volunteering any amount of time please sign-up through our HelpCounter link: https://www.helpcounterweb.com/ci/signup/140e99d6da9
 
From the Spirit Events Committee
Thursday, April 20th is our last Skate-n-Fun Zone Spirit Event for this year. This is during Easter Break, so no need to worry about getting up early for school. We can go between 6-8 p.m. Admission is $8 and includes skate rental, 4 free tokens, a slice of pizza, and a 12 oz. soda. We look forward to seeing you there!
 
Box Tops for Education
Here is the latest update: 
 
2,294 – 7A Mrs. DeBruyne
1,880 – 6B Mrs. Cottingham
1,831 – Pre-K1, 2 & 3 Mrs. Parriott/Mrs. Rogers
1,790 – 1A Mrs. Harrill
 
Keep clipping, ripping and sending them in. We’ve collected 2,424 Box Tops in just 3 weeks. The class who turns in the most wins the greatest Box Top party. Ask your family members during Easter break if they have any box tops for All Saints!
 
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
 
Events and Invitations from John Paul the Great Catholic High School! Please join us!

  • Beauty and the Beast produced by JP Drama and BandMay 5, 6, and 7.

Tickets may be purchased here: https://events.ticketprinting.com/event/20684

  • 5th Annual Gala & Auction at The Clubs at Quantico Saturday, May 20.

‘Diamonds and Denim’ promises to be a fun-filled night! Tickets and sponsorship info may be found here: http://www.jpthegreat.org/about-us/the-family-association/annual-gala/

 
If you have other questions about JP, please visit www.jpthegreat.org or call 703.445.0300.
 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Kindergarten Screening ~ No Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Classes on May 1st & May 8th
The Early Prevention of School Failure Screening for Kindergarten applicants will take place in May.  In order that the teachers may be available to administer the assessment and analyze the results, there will be no Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten classes on May 1st or May 8th
 
End of Year Calendar & Events
Wednesday, May 31st   Field Day – Grades K-8 (Linton Hall School)
Thursday, June 1st       Final Day of Pre-Kindergarten
Friday, June 9th            8th Grade Graduation (4:00 p.m.)
                                     Note: Noon Dismissal for Grades K-7
Thursday, June 15th     Kindergarten Graduation (10:00 a.m.)
Friday, June 16th          Final Day of School for Students in Grades 1-7 (11:00 a.m. Dismissal)
 
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!
 
NJHS Easter Food Collection
In conjunction with the Lenten Rice Bowl initiative, All Saints Catholic School families are invited to participate in a food drive to assist the Bethany Food Pantry in providing an Easter meal for less fortunate families in our community.
 
During each week of Lent, grade levels are invited to donate items as listed below.  The students of the National Junior Honor Society will then package meals on Holy Thursday and they will be distributed by the food pantry staff on Good Friday.

Week 5 (April 3-7)
Grade 1 (2 cans of vegetables – carrots, corn, mixed)
Kindergarten (1 large can of sweet potatoes)

Week 6 (April 10-13)
Pre-Kindergarten (2 boxes of biscuit or corn muffin mix)

 
Theatre & Art Day Camps in a Catholic Environment at All Saints
Enroll your child in a fun and exciting camp this July dedicated to teaching excellence in the arts.  Instructors are top notch in their field in topics such as visual art, dance, singing, acting, improvisation, crafts, and more.  Opportunities from K through High School make Spotlight on the Arts Summer Camps perfect for the whole family.  For over 10 years, Rob Tessier has offered these camps withing the Arlington Diocese… and this month registration is offered at a discounted rate.  Go to www.SpotlightSummerCamps.com to learn more!
 
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, April 5th               

  • Middle School Chastity Lessons – rescheduled from snow day
  • Lenten Soup Supper, sponsored by the PTO (5:00-7:00 p.m.)
  • PowerSchool Parent Portal Closes – Report Card Preparation

Thursday, April 6th                  

  • Stations of the Cross – Grades K-8 (2:15 p.m.)
  • Enrollment Management Team Meeting (PLC/7:00 p.m.)

Friday, April 7th                      

  • 8th Grade Class Trip to Annapolis (7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
  • School Mass – St. John Baptiste De La Salle (8:30 a.m.)
  • End of 3rd Quarter

Saturday, April 8th                  

  • Diocesan Science Fair

Tuesday, April 11th                 

  • Little Medical School – 3rd Grade (3:00-4:05 p.m.)

Wednesday, April 12th             

  • Peace & Justice Sponsored Lenten Soup Luncheon ($3.00)

Thursday, April 13th                

  • Holy Thursday Prayer Service (Church/9:30 a.m.)
  • 7th Grade Passion Play (PAC/10:45 a.m.)
  • Report Cards Distributed to Students
  • Noon Dismissal
  • PowerSchool Parent Portal Re-Opens

Friday, April 14th                    

  • Holiday – Good Friday

                                               
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