All Saints Catholic School | Manassas, Virginia http://allsaintsvaschool.org All Saints Catholic School, 2009 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:30:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.11 The Sentinel – January 11, 2017 http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2017/01/12/13080/ http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2017/01/12/13080/#respond Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:30:55 +0000 http://allsaintsvaschool.org/?p=13080 Principal’s Message This week I would like to provide you with an update regarding Mrs. Slovenkay who underwent surgery just prior to the Christmas holiday.  I am pleased to share with you the good news that the procedure was a success.  Most importantly, her cancer is curable and she anticipates a return to full health.  […]

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Principal’s Message

This week I would like to provide you with an update regarding Mrs. Slovenkay who underwent surgery just prior to the Christmas holiday.  I am pleased to share with you the good news that the procedure was a success.  Most importantly, her cancer is curable and she anticipates a return to full health.  However, it will be necessary that she receive both chemotherapy and radiation treatments in the months ahead.  For this reason, she will be unable to return to the classroom and will be out on medical leave through the close of this academic year.

I had an opportunity to visit with Mrs. Slovenkay last week and can share with you that her spirits remain high and that she is very appreciative of the prayers, cards and well-wishes showered upon her since the news of her illness in December.  I have assured her that she will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers on a daily basis and that our community stands ready to provide any assistance that we can.

I wish to thank Mrs. Lynelle Pora and Mrs. Karen Davey who have been the substitute teachers in her classroom and who have provided continuity for the students. I am continuing to interview candidates for a position that will extend through the close of the year and will provide you additional updates once a hiring decision has been finalized.
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On Tuesday our teachers will participate in a diocesan-wide professional development day.  So as to keep you apprised of our efforts and our learning priorities for the year, I’d like to share with you the highlights for our day of professional growth.

Our faculty will gather at Bishop O’Connell with teachers from around the diocese for a presentation by Mr. Ron Clark who has been called “America’s Educator..  In 2000, he was named Disney’s American Teacher of the Year and is a New York Times bestselling author whose book, The Essential 55, has sold over 1 million copies.  He has been featured on numerous television programs, been honored at the White House on three occasions, and was the subject of the uplifting film, The Ron Clark Story.

Following the morning presentation, our faculty will return to All Saints for the afternoon where they will continue to design plans and strategies for the further integration of technology in the classroom and differentiation of learning.
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Have you updated your calendar for next week?   All Saints will be closed next Monday(Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday), Tuesday (Professional Development Day) & Friday(Inauguration Day).

National Geography Bee
Last Friday students in grades four through eight participated in the school-wide round of the National Geography Bee.  Congratulations to our school champion, Abigail Yelvington (8B) who will complete an online assessment to determine whether she will qualify to advance to the state level competition.  Congratulations to Lucy Avila De la Trinidad (8A) who won second place and to all of the students who represented their classes in this academic event.

4A Liam Nino
4B Matthew Abando
5A Evelyn Shaw
5B Alexander Iskenderoglu
6A Arjun Iyer
6B Rudy Gasser
7A Timothy Mills
7B Mike Short
8A Lucy Avila De la Trinidad
8B Abby Yelvington

March for Life
On Friday, January 27th the students of All Saints will join their prayers with the thousands who will gather in Washington, D.C. at the annual March for Life.  As a school community we will pray for an increase in respect for the sanctity of life at all stages in our society. While children who wish to attend the March for Life with their parents or the Youth Ministry Program will be marked as absent, please know that this absence will not affect a child who otherwise would earn “Perfect Attendance” at the close of the year.  If your child will be attending the March, please notify his or her teacher via a note by the end of next week.

Donations are needed for the Science Fair, Thursday, Januarty 19th
Please check out https://www.helpcounterweb.com/volunteer to see a list of items.  We’re in need of food at 7:30 a.m. in the PAC.  All non-perishable items can labeled Science Fair and dropped at the front office OR dropped at the PAC on Wednesday, January 18th at 2:30 p.m. I you have any food questions or concerns please call Ashli Thompson, 540-588-4904, or email
sciencefairfood2016@gmail.com. Thank you So much and God Bless!

Running with the Saints 5K
JOIN US MARCH 25, 2017 at 8:15 a.m. for the Running With the Saints 5K.  This is a fun event for the whole family – runners, joggers, walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome – jogger strollers are welcome too!  Indoor waiting in the PAC, music, RAFFLE PRIZES, food and water, and great Age Group Awards!  Register early to guarantee your t-shirt! Registration packets are coming home soon or you can register online at IMATHLETE.com – just search for Running With the Saints. Any questions, please feel free to contact Joan Coleman at info@runningwiththesaints.org

Running With the Saints 5K 2017 TShirt Contest:  All Students are invited to submit their own hand drawn design to be used for this year’s Running With The Saints 5K T-shirsts.  Deadline is February 17, 2017.  See flier for additional information.  Any questions, please contact Sue Haggerty at suehaggertyva@gmail.com.

5K SPONSORS NEEDED!  Help Make the Running With the Saints 5K a success!  Do you own a business or work for one that would be willing to sponsor our event?  If so, you could take advantage of a great opportunity to advertise your business and help the students of All Saints Catholic School.  See attached flier for more information or contact Joan Coleman at info@runningwiththesaints.org
IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Registration Schedule for 2017-2018
Current families who wish to enroll a new student in grades Pre-Kindergarten through eight for the 2017-2018 academic year are invited to request an application via email at the following address: office@allsaintsva.org.  Applications will be sent home to families with the youngest child currently enrolled in our school.

Re-registration forms for current students will be sent home to families early in February.

Tuition Assistance Applications for 2017-2018

The application for tuition assistance for the 2017-2018 academic year is now available and can be found at the following link.

FACTS Tuition Assistance Application.

Due dates for submission of applications and supporting documentation are as follows:
High School                January 23, 2017
Elementary School       March 17, 2017

NOTE: All families with children enrolled in both high school and elementary school will need to submit an application by the January high school deadline.

All applications and supporting documentation must be received by FACTS by the deadlines listed above to be considered. Only complete applications will be considered. Late applications will be handled as they arrive and as funds allow.

Families interested in applying for Tuition Assistance for the Pre-Kindergarten program are also invited to complete the FACTS process. Although pre-kindergarten students are not eligible for financial assistance through the diocese, the analysis provided by FACTS will guide the process for determining disbursements from funding through our school and parish.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 12th          

  • Enrollment Management Team Meeting (7:00 p.m.)

Friday, January 13th               

  • Catholic High School Application Deadline

Saturday, January 14th           

  • Vex IQ Robotics Team Tournament in Maryland

Monday, January 16th            

  • Holiday – Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday

Tuesday, January 17th            

  • Holiday – Diocesan Professional Development Day
  • 60th Anniversary Planning Committee Meeting (7:00 p.m.)

Thursday, January 19th          

  • School Mass (8:30 a.m.)
  • Science Fair (Awards Ceremony – 6:30 p.m.)

Friday, January 20th               

  • Holiday – Inauguration Day

Monday, January 23rd            

  • FACTS Tuition Assistance Application Deadline for Families Enrolling a Student in High School

Tuesday, January 24th            

  • School Mass – St. Francis DeSales (8:30 a.m.)
  • Band Concerts (PAC/2:00 & 7:00 p.m.)

Friday, January 27th               

  • End of 2nd Quarter
  • Adoration & Benediction (2:15 p.m.)

Saturday, January 28th           

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

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RSVP for our Open House – February 9 http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2017/01/11/february-9-open-house/ http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2017/01/11/february-9-open-house/#respond Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:18:46 +0000 http://allsaintsvaschool.org/?p=12672 All Saints Catholic School will host its February Open House for prospective parents for the 2017-18 school year on Thursday, February 9 at 9:00 am. Following a presentation and introduction, tours of the facility will be provided. Plan to attend and experience the dynamic, Catholic environment of All Saints Catholic School. >> RSVP to Attend […]

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All Saints Catholic School will host its February Open House for prospective parents for the 2017-18 school year on Thursday, February 9 at 9:00 am. Following a presentation and introduction, tours of the facility will be provided. Plan to attend and experience the dynamic, Catholic environment of All Saints Catholic School.

>> RSVP to Attend the Open House

For questions or more information, please contact Mrs. Joyce D’Eugenio at (703) 393-1490 or jdeugenio@allsaintsva.org.

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Now Offering Full Day Pre-Kindergarten http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2017/01/09/now-offering-3-pre-k-options-including-full-day-pre-k/ http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2017/01/09/now-offering-3-pre-k-options-including-full-day-pre-k/#respond Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:11:36 +0000 http://allsaintsvaschool.org/?p=13044 All Saints is now offering a Full Day, 5 Day Pre-Kindergarten Program, or choose one of our Half-Day options!

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Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, All Saints Catholic School will begin offering three Pre-Kindergarten options for four year old children:

• Full Day, 5 Day (8:00 am – 3:00 pm)

• Half Day, 5 Day (8:00 – 11:00 am)

• Half Day, 4 Day (12:00 noon – 3:00 pm)

Now you can choose the option that best meets your child’s needs!


Looking for a pre-kindergarten or preschool program for your child in the Manassas, Bristow, Gainesville, Haymarket, VA area?

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National Geographic Bee Winners http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2017/01/08/national-geographic-bee/ http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2017/01/08/national-geographic-bee/#respond Sun, 08 Jan 2017 15:51:44 +0000 http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/?p=5998 The winners of our geography classroom competitions tested their knowledge during our annual National Geographic Bee. Special congratulations to Abby Yelvington (winner) and Lucy Avilia (runner-up).

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The winners of our geography classroom competitions tested their knowledge during our annual National Geographic Bee. Special congratulations to Abby Yelvington (winner) and Lucy Avilia (runner-up).

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National Geographic Bee http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2017/01/06/national-geographic-bee-2/ http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2017/01/06/national-geographic-bee-2/#respond Fri, 06 Jan 2017 19:34:29 +0000 http://allsaintsvaschool.org/?p=13085 Students in grades four through eight recently participated in the school-wide round of the National Geography Bee.  Congratulations to our school champion, Abigail Yelvington who will complete an online assessment to determine whether she will qualify to advance to the state level competition.  Congratulations to Lucy Avila De la Trinidad who won second place and […]

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Students in grades four through eight recently participated in the school-wide round of the National Geography Bee.  Congratulations to our school champion, Abigail Yelvington who will complete an online assessment to determine whether she will qualify to advance to the state level competition.  Congratulations to Lucy Avila De la Trinidad who won second place and to all of the students who represented their classes in this academic event.

Liam Nino
Matthew Abando
Evelyn Shaw
Alexander Iskenderoglu
Arjun Iyer
Rudy Gasser
Timothy Mills
Mike Short
Lucy Avila De la Trinidad
Abby Yelvington

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The Sentinel – January 4, 2016 http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2017/01/04/the-sentinel-january-4-2016/ http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2017/01/04/the-sentinel-january-4-2016/#respond Wed, 04 Jan 2017 21:43:12 +0000 http://allsaintsvaschool.org/?p=13022 Principal’s Message Happy New Year!  I hope that you and your family enjoyed the Christmas holiday and the many opportunities to celebrate the season.  The second round of Scantron Testing will begin on Monday and extend through the next three weeks.  Rather than having all of the students complete the assessment in the computer lab, […]

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Principal’s Message

Happy New Year!  I hope that you and your family enjoyed the Christmas holiday and the many opportunities to celebrate the season. 

The second round of Scantron Testing will begin on Monday and extend through the next three weeks.  Rather than having all of the students complete the assessment in the computer lab, we will now be utilizing the Chromebooks in the classrooms and the laptops in the library as the children have gained experience working with these devices.  The format will be identical to that of the first round, i.e. approximately one hour assessments in math, reading and language arts.

The following is a copy of the testing schedule by grade level.

January 9th, 10th & 12th – Grades 3A & 5-7
January 18th, 19th & 24th – Grade 4A
January 18th, 25th & 26th – Grade 4B
January 24th, 25th & 26th – Grade 3B
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As announced prior to the holiday, in accordance with the recommendation of the diocese that each school follow the decision of the local public school jurisdiction, All Saints Catholic School will be closed on Friday, January 20, 2017 in observance of Inauguration Day.

VideoChat: Earn up to $400 in Tuition Credit

VideoChat - January 4, 2017

Virtues in Practice
Virtue for the Month of January: Gratitude
Definition: Seeing everything as a gift and being thankful.
Saints: St. Francis of Assisi (Grades PK-2), St. Julie Billiart (Grades 3-5), St. Josemaria Escriva (Grades 6-8)

Registration Schedule for 2017-2018
Current families who wish to enroll a new student in grades Pre-Kindergarten through eight for the 2016-2017 academic year are invited to request an application via email at the following address: office@allsaintsva.org.  Applications will be sent home to families with the youngest child currently enrolled in our school.

Re-registration forms for current students will be sent home to families early in February.

CPR & AED Training
Want to Learn CPR?  School Parents, Volunteer Coaches, Ushers, Outreach and other community volunteers.

Now is your chance! If you give of your time to volunteer in the Manassas or Western PW County, Florian CPR wants to help you. We will certify you in the life saving skills of CPR and the proper use of the AED for just $21. Go towww.savewithcpr.org to learn more about us, sign up for a class or donate.

Our instructors and staff are volunteers. The $21 pays for equipment, instructional supplies and your certification with the National Safety Council.

CPR and AED training saves lives.  A local 18-year-old baseball player is alive and well today because ONE of his teammates was trained in CPR. Less than 3 hrs could prepare you to save a life.

FlorianCPR is a non profit organization with the mission of instructing coaches and other volunteers in life saving skills.  Check out our website and register.  http://www.savewithcpr.org/
IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Open House for 2017-2018 School Year
All Saints Catholic School will host an Open House for prospective parents on Wednesday, January 11thbeginning at 9:00 a.m.  All parishioners and members of the community interested in learning more about our parish school are cordially invited to attend.  Following a presentation and introduction at 9:00 a.m., tours of the facility will be provided. For more information, please contact Mrs. Joyce D’Eugenio, administrative assistant, at (703) 393-1490.

Tuition Assistance Applications for 2017-2018
The application for tuition assistance for the 2017-2018 academic year is now available and can be found at the following link.

FACTS Tuition Assistance Application.

Due dates for submission of applications and supporting documentation are as follows:
High School                 January 23, 2017
Elementary School       March 17, 2017

NOTE: All families with children enrolled in both high school and elementary school will need to submit an application by the January high school deadline.

All applications and supporting documentation must be received by FACTS by the deadlines listed above to be considered. Only complete applications will be considered. Late applications will be handled as they arrive and as funds allow.

Families interested in applying for Tuition Assistance for the Pre-Kindergarten program are also invited to complete the FACTS process. Although pre-kindergarten students are not eligible for financial assistance through the diocese, the analysis provided by FACTS will guide the process for determining disbursements from funding through our school and parish.

Upcoming Events

Friday, January 6th

  • National Geography Bee (PAC/1:30 p.m.)

Monday, January 9th

  • Scantron Testing Begins

Wednesday, January 11th

  • Open House (FKH/9:00 a.m.)

Thursday, January 12th

  • Enrollment Management Team Meeting (7:00 p.m.)

Friday, January 13th

  • High School Application Deadline

Saturday, January 14th

  • Vex IQ Robotics Team Tournament in Maryland

Monday, January 16th

  • Holiday – Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday

Tuesday, January 17th

  • Holiday – Diocesan Professional Development Day
  • 60th Anniversary Planning Committee Meeting (7:00 p.m.)

Thursday, January 19th

  • School Mass (8:30 a.m.)
  • Science Fair (Awards Ceremony – 6:30 p.m.)

Friday, January 20th

  • Holiday – Inauguration Day

Newsletter Links

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The Sentinel – December 21, 2016 http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2016/12/21/the-sentinel-december-21-2016/ http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2016/12/21/the-sentinel-december-21-2016/#respond Wed, 21 Dec 2016 16:41:53 +0000 http://allsaintsvaschool.org/?p=12975 Principal’s Message On Monday evening the students presented the annual Christmas Pageant, the highlight of which was a beautiful depiction of the Nativity Scene.  As the lights grew dim and the students sang softly, everyone in the church enjoyed a quiet Advent moment that reminded us all of the true meaning of Christmas.  I am […]

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Principal’s Message
On Monday evening the students presented the annual Christmas Pageant, the highlight of which was a beautiful depiction of the Nativity Scene.  As the lights grew dim and the students sang softly, everyone in the church enjoyed a quiet Advent moment that reminded us all of the true meaning of Christmas.  I am so proud of our students and grateful to Miss McPhilamy and Mr. Tessier for all that they did to prepare such a wonderful production.

In many of the classrooms the children have been discussing the ways that they have been preparing their hearts during this Advent Season.  In the hallways there are even bulletin board displays of “gifts” that the students have chosen to give to Jesus.  I hope that you enjoy several of these heartfelt sentiments as shared by students in this week’s video.

VideoChat - Principal's Blog

 

Mrs. Belkis Mitter, Director of Extended Day, will be completing her student teaching in our third grade program through Western Governors University during the second semester.  Her student teaching assignment will begin on January 3rd and conclude at the end of March.  Mrs. Montano will serve as her cooperating teacher, providing guidance and supervision as Mrs. Mitter gradually assumes responsibility for instruction and assessment during her twelve week experience.  I am delighted that Mrs. Mitter is able to complete this requirement within our school and am confident that she will benefit greatly from the knowledge and experience that Mrs. Montano has acquired during her many years in education.

On behalf of the faculty & staff of All Saints Catholic School, I wish all of you a blessed Christmas Season!  May the holiday be filled with great joy as you gather with family and friends to celebrate the birth of our Savior!

Prayer for the Fourth Week of Advent
Father, all-powerful God, your eternal Word took flesh on our earth when the Virgin Mary placed her life at the service of your plan.  Lift our minds in watchful hope to hear the voice which announces his glory, and open our minds to receive the Spirit who prepares us for his coming.  We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.
IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Open House for 2017-2018 School Year
All Saints Catholic School will host an Open House for prospective parents on Wednesday, January 11thbeginning at 9:00 a.m.  All parishioners and members of the community interested in learning more about our parish school are cordially invited to attend.  Following a presentation and introduction at 9:00 a.m., tours of the facility will be provided. For more information, please contact Mrs. Joyce D’Eugenio, administrative assistant, at (703) 393-1490.

Tuition Assistance Applications for 2017-2018

The application for tuition assistance for the 2017-2018 academic year is now available and can be found at the following link.

FACTS Tuition Assistance Application.

Due dates for submission of applications and supporting documentation are as follows:
High School                 January 23, 2017
Elementary School       March 17, 2017

NOTE: All families with children enrolled in both high school and elementary school will need to submit an application by the January high school deadline.

All applications and supporting documentation must be received by FACTS by the deadlines listed above to be considered. Only complete applications will be considered. Late applications will be handled as they arrive and as funds allow.

Families interested in applying for Tuition Assistance for the Pre-Kindergarten program are also invited to complete the FACTS process. Although pre-kindergarten students are not eligible for financial assistance through the diocese, the analysis provided by FACTS will guide the process for determining disbursements from funding through our school and parish.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 3rd

  • Classes Resume
  • PTO Executive Board Meeting (7:00 p.m.)

Friday, January 6th

  • National Geography Bee (1:30 p.m.)

Monday, January 9th

  • Scantron Testing Begins

Wednesday, January 11th

  • Open House (9:00 a.m.)

Thursday, January 12th

  • Enrollment Management Team Meeting (7:00 p.m.)

Newsletter Links

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Rejoice the Savior is Born http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2016/12/20/all-saints-celebrates-christmas/ http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2016/12/20/all-saints-celebrates-christmas/#respond Tue, 20 Dec 2016 18:50:22 +0000 http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/?p=5965 Students in kindergarten, 1st, 4th, 5th and 6th grades present All Saints’ annual Christmas Pageant, depicting the story of Jesus’ birth.

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Christmas Around the World http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2016/12/20/christmas-around-the-world/ http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2016/12/20/christmas-around-the-world/#respond Tue, 20 Dec 2016 17:30:20 +0000 http://allsaintsvaschool.org/?p=12965 Second graders celebrate “Christmas Around the World” with a look at traditions like Sweden’s St. Lucia Day.

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The Sentinel – December 14, 2016 http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2016/12/14/the-sentinel-december-14-2016/ http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2016/12/14/the-sentinel-december-14-2016/#respond Wed, 14 Dec 2016 16:09:36 +0000 http://allsaintsvaschool.org/?p=12939 Principal’s Message On Monday morning our community celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  Following the school Mass at 10:00 a.m., the students placed roses at the feet of the statue of Our Lady in the courtyard and recited prayers in Spanish led by Fr. Juan.  With the joyful singing of the parish Guadalupe […]

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On Monday morning our community celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  Following the school Mass at 10:00 a.m., the students placed roses at the feet of the statue of Our Lady in the courtyard and recited prayers in Spanish led by Fr. Juan.  With the joyful singing of the parish Guadalupe Choir and delicious donuts for everyone to enjoy, it was a festive celebration of our faith and cultural heritage.

These sacred moments that occur in the life of our school frequently touch the hearts of the children in ways unseen.  For example, for years we have established the tradition of the students gathering each Monday morning during Advent for prayer and song.  To see the impact of this ritual repeated year after year, one need look no further than a first grade classroom in which the students spontaneously broke into song while completing an activity last week.  Enjoy this week’s video presentation, a brief but endearing moment with some of our youngest learners.

VideoChat - First Grade Advent Song

Prayer for the Third Week of Advent
Lord God, may we, your people, who look forward to the birthday of Christ, experience the joy of salvation and celebrate that feast with love and thanksgiving.  We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.

All Saints Christmas Pageant
The students of Grades K, 1, 4, 5, and 6 will participate in the annual Christmas Pageant, The Living Crèche. Over the last several weeks, the students have been preparing songs in music class to help portray this beautiful story. Please note the following information:

Date: Monday, December 19, 2016
Time: 7:00PM
Place: All Saints Catholic Church

Due to the fact that Religious Education classes will be in session on Monday evening, students are asked to report to the following classrooms by 6:30 p.m.  Sixth grade students are asked to report by 6:25 p.m.

Kindergarten – Kindergarten classrooms located on the first floor of the new wing
1st Grade – Spanish Room & Room 212 on the second floor
4th Grade – Rooms 211 & 213 on the second floor
5th Grade – Rooms 221 & 222 on the second floor
6th Grade – Rooms 203 & 210 on the second floor

Students in Grades K, 1, 4, and 5 are asked to wear their school uniforms.  Some students in Grade 6 will be in costume.

Come Take a Walk in Bethlehem!
Shake off the dust of the 21st century and step back in time two thousand years to discover the true meaning of Christmas. Come focus your Christmas preparations on the Nativity of our Savior, by taking this interactive visit to the town and stable with the Holy Family and live animals.  For two nights this Advent, Thursday, December 15th and Friday, December 16th, the halls of Holy Trinity will be transformed into the little town of Bethlehem.  Walk the streets of Bethlehem and discover the simplicity, chaos, and humility of that blessed Holy Night we celebrate each year at Christmas.

The event is free; no tickets or RSVPs needed; it is an “Open House” so come with family or friends anytime between 5 and 8 pm.  The walk will take about 30 – 40 minutes, and as you wait to enter, there will be holiday music to enjoy.   Most of the walk is indoors, but bring a coat because the Holy Family and animals will be outdoors.  Wheelchairs are fine; strollers will be parked in our hall, so plan to carry little ones.

That God would clothe himself in the irresistible, innocent beauty of an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes, and beckon us to know Him and love Him is an incomprehensible gift of love!  This event is called Bethlehem Walk and we look forward to seeing you December 15th or 16th. Holy Trinity is located at 8213 Linton Hall Road, Gainesville, VA.

Catholic High School News

St. John Paul the Great – Announcements and Invitations

  1. Applications for admission are now being accepted! Apply today!

http://www.jpthegreat.org/admissions/how-to-apply/
2.      Register now for upcoming Middle School Events!
·         3v3 Soccer Tournament (January 21, 2017): To find out more and register, please click here!View event flyer here!
·         Band and Choir Music Festival (January 28, 2017): To find out more and register, please click here! / View event flyer here!
·         3v3 Basketball Tournament (February 25, 2017):  To find out more and register, please click here! / View event flyer here!
·         Baseball Clinic (March 4, 2017):  To find out more and register, please click here! / View event flyer here!

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

All Saints Open House for 2017-2018 School Year
All Saints Catholic School will host an Open House for prospective parents on Wednesday, January 11th beginning at 9:00 a.m.  All parishioners and members of the community interested in learning more about our parish school are cordially invited to attend.  Following a presentation and introduction at 9:00 a.m., tours of the facility will be provided. For more information, please contact Mrs. Joyce D’Eugenio, administrative assistant, at (703) 393-1490.

Tuition Assistance Applications for 2017-2018

The application for tuition assistance for the 2017-2018 academic year is now available and can be found at the following link.

FACTS Tuition Assistance Application.

Due dates for submission of applications and supporting documentation are as follows:
High School                 January 23, 2017
Elementary School       March 17, 2017

NOTE: All families with children enrolled in both high school and elementary school will need to submit an application by the January high school deadline.

All applications and supporting documentation must be received by FACTS by the deadlines listed above to be considered. Only complete applications will be considered. Late applications will be handled as they arrive and as funds allow.

Families interested in applying for Tuition Assistance for the Pre-Kindergarten program are also invited to complete the FACTS process. Although pre-kindergarten students are not eligible for financial assistance through the diocese, the analysis provided by FACTS will guide the process for determining disbursements from funding through our school and parish.

Important Carpool & Parking Reminders
In keeping with our school policy, parents are reminded to use only right turns when entering the property during arrival and dismissal.  This is important in order to maintain a steady flow of traffic on Stonewall Road, to prevent any back-ups near the intersection at Center Street, and to maintain positive public relations with our neighbors and local businesses.

When picking students up following after school activities, parents are reminded not to park in the fire lane directly in front of the school.  It is important that this area be open to emergency vehicles at all times.  Parents are asked to park in front of the church and to walk over to the courtyard to pick up their children from extracurricular activities.

Thank you for your attention to these procedures that safeguard our school and that foster positive relationships with our local community.

Upcoming Events

Friday, December 16th

  • SCA Sponsored Dress Down Day & Buddy Activity
  • Deadline for Mitten Donations

Monday, December 19th

  • Pre-Kindergarten Christmas Pageants (10:00 a.m. & 1:15 p.m.)
  • Final Day of Pre-Kindergarten prior to Christmas
  • Christmas Pageant Dress Rehearsal (2:00 p.m.)
  • Christmas Pageant for Parents (7:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, December 20th

  • School Mass (8:30 a.m.)
  • 2nd Grade Christmas around the World (10:00 a.m. – Noon)

Wednesday, December 21st

  • Classroom Christmas Parties (10:30 a.m.)
  • Noon Dismissal

Tuesday, January 3rd

  • Classes Resume
  • PTO Executive Board Meeting (7:00 p.m.)

Friday, January 6th

  • National Geography Bee (1:30 p.m.)

Newsletter Links

 

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