All Saints Catholic School | Manassas, Virginia http://allsaintsvaschool.org All Saints Catholic School, 2009 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:27:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Alphabet Loving Captain X Visits Pre-K http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2015/04/16/friendly-pirate-captain-x-visits-a-pre-k-class/ http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2015/04/16/friendly-pirate-captain-x-visits-a-pre-k-class/#respond Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:08:00 +0000 http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/?p=4430 As All Saints Pre-Kindergarten classes round out their study of the alphabet, they received a surprise visit from our favorite pirate Captain X. Ahoy, Matey.

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As All Saints Pre-Kindergarten classes round out their study of the alphabet, they received a surprise visit from our favorite pirate Captain X. Ahoy, Matey.

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School Calendar for 2015-16 Released http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2015/04/14/school-calendar-for-2015-16-released/ http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2015/04/14/school-calendar-for-2015-16-released/#respond Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:22:59 +0000 http://allsaintsvaschool.org/?p=9432 For families making plans for the upcoming school year, we now have a link to the 2015-16 Diocesan Academic Calendar. The first day of school for All Saints will be Monday, August 31, 2015. For a look at the full year ahead, please see the calendar link below: Diocesan Academic Calendar (2015-16)

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For families making plans for the upcoming school year, we now have a link to the 2015-16 Diocesan Academic Calendar. The first day of school for All Saints will be Monday, August 31, 2015.

For a look at the full year ahead, please see the calendar link below:
Diocesan Academic Calendar (2015-16)

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7th Grade Passion Play http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2015/04/02/7th-grade-passion-play-2/ http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2015/04/02/7th-grade-passion-play-2/#respond Thu, 02 Apr 2015 16:35:52 +0000 http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/?p=6504 Through music and dramatic presentation, All Saints 7th grade students prayerfully re-enact Christ’s passion and death.

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Through music and dramatic presentation, All Saints 7th grade students prayerfully re-enact Christ’s passion and death.

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Preparing for the Easter Triduum http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2015/04/02/7th-grade-presents-passion-play/ http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2015/04/02/7th-grade-presents-passion-play/#respond Thu, 02 Apr 2015 16:06:21 +0000 http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/?p=8132 The observance of Holy Thursday is marked by two long-lasting traditions at All Saints. Hand-washing Ceremony Students from kindergarten through 8th grade participate in a Holy Thursday prayer service which features a beautifully symbolic hand-washing ceremony during which students wet their hands in a water basin while the student behind them gently dries their hands. […]

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7th Grade Passion PlayThe observance of Holy Thursday is marked by two long-lasting traditions at All Saints.

Hand-washing Ceremony
Students from kindergarten through 8th grade participate in a Holy Thursday prayer service which features a beautifully symbolic hand-washing ceremony during which students wet their hands in a water basin while the student behind them gently dries their hands. This tradition is in keeping with foot washing ceremonies that take place on Holy Thursday around the world. The Pre-Kindergarten classes then participate in their own hand-washing ceremony in the Pre-Kindergarten hallway.

7th Grade Passion Play
Following our prayer service, all students assemble in the Parish Activity Center (PAC) for the 7th grade’s presentation of the Passion Play to prayerfully prepare our students for the Easter Triduum. This moving re-enactment, supported through song by All Saints’ Schola, dramatically depicts the pain and suffering of Jesus’ leading up to his crucifixion on Good Friday. As students leave the PAC in silence and prepare for dismissal, they are asked to reflect on the sacrifice that Jesus made to redeem our sins and the joy of His Resurrection.

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Handwashing Ceremony http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2015/04/02/holy-thursday-hand-washing-ceremony-2/ http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2015/04/02/holy-thursday-hand-washing-ceremony-2/#respond Thu, 02 Apr 2015 14:30:56 +0000 http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/?p=6506 After listening to Scripture and reflecting on Jesus’ example of serving others, students participate in a hand-washing ceremony on Holy Thursday.

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After listening to Scripture and reflecting on Jesus’ example of serving others, students participate in a hand-washing ceremony on Holy Thursday.

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Thank You 5K Sponsors http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2015/03/25/thank-you-5k-sponsors/ http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2015/03/25/thank-you-5k-sponsors/#respond Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:47:22 +0000 http://allsaintsvaschool.org/?p=9396 The rain (and snow) held off, and we had a terrific showing for our 2015 PTO Running with the Saints 5K on Saturday, March 21st. The event was made complete with participation by Father Lee, a return trip to the event by Father Bob, a visit by the Chick-fil-A cow, and the designation of Father Juan […]

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The rain (and snow) held off, and we had a terrific showing for our 2015 PTO Running with the Saints 5K on Saturday, March 21st. The event was made complete with participation by Father Lee, a return trip to the event by Father Bob, a visit by the Chick-fil-A cow, and the designation of Father Juan as the official race starter in his souped-up adult tricycle.

For complete race results, please see the following link: 2015 Running with the Saints – Race Results

We are so thankful for all of the students, school families, priests, faculty and staff, parishioners, and special guests who spent their morning with us during this wonderful community event. At the top of our list, we want to thank our generous sponsors who helped make the Running with the Saints 5K a success and members of our amazing PTO race committee led by Joan Coleman.

Please join us in thanking our 2015 Running with the Saints Race Sponsors:

Silver Medal Sponsors
Bridge Title – Patrick O’Neill
CrossFit Prominent
The Manassas Law Group, P.C.
Skate N Fun Zone

Bronze Medal Sponsors

Bounce Mania
The Bigger the Better Canine Camp
Caring Hands Animal Hospital
Chick-Fil-A Signal Hill
Nationwide Insurance – Leslie Corrigan
Erie Insurance – Frank Spicer
Fauquier Bank
Olde Towne Pediatrics
The Running Store
Smilez
Sporting Smiles Pediatric Dentistry & Family Orthodontics
State Farm Insurance – John Goldsmith
U Can
WDP & Associates

Friends of the 5K
Anytime Fitness
Camille Karcher, LPC, PLLC
City Tavern
Dunkin Donuts
Rebounderz
Seasons Services, Inc.
Battlefield Roofing Company

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And They’re Off … http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2015/03/25/and-theyre-off/ http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2015/03/25/and-theyre-off/#respond Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:33:35 +0000 http://allsaintsvaschool.org/?p=9389 Students, school families, priests, teachers, parishioners, and special guests were all on hand for our 2015 Running with the Saints 5K.

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Students, school families, priests, teachers, parishioners, and special guests were all on hand for our 2015 Running with the Saints 5K.

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St. Joseph Altar http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2015/03/19/6480/ http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2015/03/19/6480/#respond Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:55:50 +0000 http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/?p=6480 Father Melmer prepares to bless the All Saints’ St. Joseph Altar, a tradition begun in Italy in honor of St. Joseph’s feast day.

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Father Melmer prepares to bless the All Saints’ St. Joseph Altar, a tradition begun in Italy in honor of St. Joseph’s feast day.

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Catholic Cup Competition Returns http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2015/03/12/catholic-cup-learning-our-faith/ http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2015/03/12/catholic-cup-learning-our-faith/#respond Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:28:31 +0000 http://allsaintsvaschool.org/?p=9318 All Saints hosted its 4th Annual Catholic Cup, an academic-style competition testing our students knowledge of the Catholic faith.

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All Saints hosted its 4th Annual Catholic Cup, an academic-style competition testing our students knowledge of the Catholic faith.

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Jack Tessier Wins 2015 Catholic Cup http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2015/03/12/2015-catholic-cup/ http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2015/03/12/2015-catholic-cup/#respond Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:26:51 +0000 http://allsaintsvaschool.org/?p=9316 Students gathered to test their knowledge of the Catholic faith today in All Saints’ 4th Annual Catholic Cup. Winners of their classroom competitions from grades 4-8 advanced to this final round of The Catholic Cup, an academic-style competition. As the event emcee, Mr. Tessier posed questions related to Catholic theology and teaching while participants provided answer […]

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2015 Catholic Cup WinnersStudents gathered to test their knowledge of the Catholic faith today in All Saints’ 4th Annual Catholic Cup. Winners of their classroom competitions from grades 4-8 advanced to this final round of The Catholic Cup, an academic-style competition.

As the event emcee, Mr. Tessier posed questions related to Catholic theology and teaching while participants provided answer after answer until the group of contestants came down to just two finalists for the championship round of the competition.

Sample questions during the event included:

  • - Faith, hope and love are known as the … Theological Virtues
  • - What is the term used to describe the changing of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ … Transubstantiation
  • - Which part of Mass helps us to prepare for worship and includes the Opening Prayer? … Introductory Rites

 

Congratulations to Jack Tessier, our 2015 Catholic Cup Winner, and Elena Mirus, our first runner-up.

We would like to acknowledge  and congratulate all of our classroom winners for their outstanding participation:
Seli Agbolosu-Amison, Lilibeth Byers, Eirian Crocker, Kyle Da Re, Chloe Davies, Moira Haggerty, Zach Mills, Elena Mirus, Jack Tessier, and Maddie Vo.

We extend a special thank you to Father Melmer, Mrs. Bill, Mrs. Carroll and Mrs. Sweeney for serving as members of our 2015 judging panel, and to Mrs. Bill and Mr. Tessier for serving as our faculty coordinators. This uplifting event provides a wonderful way for all of our students, those directly participating and those watching from the audience, to learn and grow in their faith.

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