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Taking a break from Capture the Flag during Field Day 2016.

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Last Day to Support Annual Fund – May 31 http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2016/05/31/annual-fund-2015-16/ http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2016/05/31/annual-fund-2015-16/#respond Tue, 31 May 2016 12:04:54 +0000 http://allsaintsvaschool.org/?p=11725 Empowering the Next Generation of Learners: Annual Fund supports Science Initiatives and Technology in the Classroom.

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Time is running out to show your support for our 2015-16 Annual Fund campaign which will benefit two new STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) initiatives. Take a tour of our school and you’ll immediately see the impact of the Annual Fund. From the introduction of our Robotics Club and VEX programing to Wi-Fi enabled classrooms and K-5 Lego STEM programs—your support has made a difference in Empowering the Next Generation of LearnersREAD MORE

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Book Fair at Bookworm Central – June 4th http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2016/05/28/book-fair-bookworm-central-june-4th/ http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2016/05/28/book-fair-bookworm-central-june-4th/#respond Sat, 28 May 2016 16:30:45 +0000 http://allsaintsvaschool.org/?p=12095 Lights, Camera, Read With less than a week to go, activities are shaping up for this year’s “Behind the Scenes Summer Book Fair” at Bookworm Central. Mrs. Coyle and Mrs. Geary will be directing an All Star Production featuring Blockbuster Books, Oscar Winning Educational Games, and the hottest summer titles that everyone will want to […]

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Book Fair - June 4th - Bookworm Central

Lights, Camera, Read
With less than a week to go, activities are shaping up for this year’s “Behind the Scenes Summer Book Fair” at Bookworm Central. Mrs. Coyle and Mrs. Geary will be directing an All Star Production featuring Blockbuster Books, Oscar Winning Educational Games, and the hottest summer titles that everyone will want to read (including those on our summer reading list)!
 
Bookworm Central, located at 12193 Livingston Rd, Manassas, VA, will open their two warehouses just for the All Saints community on Saturday June 4th, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.
 
What a great way for students to see firsthand behind the scenes this local business which provides literacy opportunities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Come out and be part of the All Star Cast at Bookworm Central! The library will receive a 25% book profit off all purchases.

 

 

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Battle of the Books Competition http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2016/05/28/2016-battle-of-the-books/ http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2016/05/28/2016-battle-of-the-books/#respond Sat, 28 May 2016 11:58:44 +0000 http://allsaintsvaschool.org/?p=12072 Congratulations to the members of our Battle of the Books team for winning first place in the Lightning Round.

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Congratulations to the All Saints Battle of the Books team for winning first place in the Lightning Round in this year’s Diocesan competition! A record number of schools (23) participated in the 2016 competition held in Arlington.

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Summer Learning Program http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2016/05/27/summer-learning-program/ http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2016/05/27/summer-learning-program/#respond Fri, 27 May 2016 12:21:06 +0000 http://allsaintsvaschool.org/?p=12125 Recognizing that our curriculum during the school year is rigorous and that expectations are high for student learning, there is great value in the children having a respite during the months of summer.  On the other hand, studies have shown that students lose ground during the long vacation if not provided an opportunity to keep […]

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Recognizing that our curriculum during the school year is rigorous and that expectations are high for student learning, there is great value in the children having a respite during the months of summer.  On the other hand, studies have shown that students lose ground during the long vacation if not provided an opportunity to keep their skills sharp.  With these two perspectives in mind, as in prior years, the teachers have crafted a balanced plan specific for our school.  The following is a grade level summary of the Summer Learning Program for 2016.

Grade K
Learning Packets: Designed by the Pre-K team, these packets will be distributed to parents.

Grade 1-2   
Summer Book: This is a wonderful series that has been used in the primary grades in recent years.  It includes diverse activities that target a variety of areas, including reading, math, science, social studies, and religion.  TheSummer Book will be due on Friday of the first week of school and credit will be given to all students who complete the work.
Ordering Information: Summerbook Company
305 Lyndale Drive
Hartsville, SC 27804
1-877-684-8502 (Toll Free)                                                                                    www.summerbookcompany.com
(Note: Order the Summer Book for the grade level that your child will begin in September.  For example, students in Kindergarten this year should complete the Summer Book for 1st graders.)

Grades 3-5 
Math Packet & 2 Accelerated Reader Books
The teachers will distribute math packets that provide reinforcement of skills acquired this past school year.  After reading two Accelerated Reader books, students are asked to complete the corresponding AR tests upon their return to school.  These summer assignments will be due Friday of the first week of school and will be considered part of the first quarter participation grade.

Grades 6-8          Reading
Students are asked to choose ONE of the books listed below that corresponds with their grade level. Each grade level will read a novel that directly relates to material they will be studying in social studies.  Students are asked to read the book and complete a multiple choice assessment on the novel at the beginning of the year.  The assessment will relate specifically to the story, characters, setting, and history of the novel.  This is not an optional assignment. Additionally, students will write an essay in social studies class to be submitted to Mrs. Slovenkay.  This assignment will serve as a writing sample at the start of the school year.

Rising 6th graders:

  • Voyage with Jason by Ken Catran
  • Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
  • The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Rising 7th graders:

  • My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier
  • The Secret of Sarah Revere by Ann Rinaldi
  • Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

Rising 8th graders:

  • The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
  • Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen

Math
The Middle School Math Team will require students complete ten mini lessons/assignments over the course of the summer.  These lessons/assignments will be accessible through Google Classroom beginning June 17, 2016 and should be completed by Friday, August 26, 2016.  All students are asked to submit responses via Google Classroom.  Students new to All Saints Catholic School in the Fall will be provided a hard copy.

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Middle School Supply List & Information (2016-17 ) http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2016/05/27/middle-school-supply-list-2016-17/ http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2016/05/27/middle-school-supply-list-2016-17/#respond Fri, 27 May 2016 12:05:14 +0000 http://allsaintsvaschool.org/?p=12109 Attention Middle School students and families: We are looking forward to seeing you on orientation day!  Come meet and greet your teachers and see your friends that you’ve missed all summer!  Bring your smiles, but don’t bring all your school supplies just yet!  It can be a little crazy and frantic with beginning of the […]

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Attention Middle School students and families:

We are looking forward to seeing you on orientation day!  Come meet and greet your teachers and see your friends that you’ve missed all summer!  Bring your smiles, but don’t bring all your school supplies just yet!  It can be a little crazy and frantic with beginning of the year excitement on orientation day, so here are some suggestions of what to bring on orientation day and what to bring on the first day of school.

On orientation day, DO bring your locker shelves and any locker decorations you might want to put inside like magnetic white message boards, magnetic pencil cups, mirrors, or decorative magnets.  Feel free to set up your locker in preparation for the first day of school!  Please also bring items from the supply list such as tissues, wipes, hand sanitizer, and paper towels and leave them in your homeroom classroom.

Organizing Materials Handout
While you are visiting at orientation, remember to pick up the handout labeledOrganizing Materials,” or you may download the same handout by clicking on the following link:
http://allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2016/05/Organizing-Materials-2016-17.pdf

Use this handout at home to assemble and label your notebooks, folders, and binders.

At home, go ahead and put dividers in your binders, pencils and pens in your pencil cases, art supplies in your art case, and label your notebooks, folders, and pocket dividers just like the “Organizing Materials” handout explains.  Bring these on the first day of school.

Book Covers
Remember to save a few brown paper bags from the grocery store as they make great bookcovers.  Check out  Make a Paper Bag Book Cover or  Paper Book Covers for step-by-step directions on how to make a book cover from a brown paper grocery bag.

Below is a version of the supply list, sorted by what to bring on the first day and what to bring to orientation.

Supplies for GRADE 6, 7, & 8*

Bring to Orientation

  • 1 combination lock – no directional locks
  • 2 TALL locker shelves – TALL ENOUGH FOR A BINDER TO FIT UNDER
  • 1 dozen pencils for your homeroom
  • 1 pkg. loose leaf paper to leave in your homeroom
  • 1 box of tissues
  • Disinfectant wipes (6th grade – one for art and two for homeroom; 7th and 8th grades – 1 box only for art)
  • Liquid antibacterial hand sanitizer (7th grade only – 2 bottles)
  • Paper towels (8th grade only – 2 rolls)
  • Any magnetic locker “decorations” – magnetic white memo board, mirrors, pencil holders

Assemble at home and bring the first day of school

  • 6* marbleized composition books (label:  Math, English, Science, Literature, Religion, Spanish, (*1 extra for the 7th grade “Me Book” in Literature and for any new 8th graders)
  • 1 red binder labeled Social Studies (3 ring binder – 1.5 inches width), with 5 tabbed, plastic, pocket dividers and a supply of loose leaf paper inside
  • 1 binder for general use (3 ring binder – 1.5 inches width), with 8 tabbed, plastic, pocket dividers with a supply of loose leaf and graph paper inside
  • 1 spiral notebook (3 subjects with pockets) – labeled English (Sections labeled Grammar, Spelling, Writing)
  • 2 folders – 1 labeled “Library”, 1 labeled “Spanish”
  • 7 paper 2-pocket folders (1 each red, orange, blue, green, yellow, purple & gray to be used as “test” folders for each class) DO NOT LABEL THESE.
  • 2 pencil cases (not boxes) – one for everyday use and one for Art
  • Fill one pencil case with art supplies:  scissors, glue, colored markers, colored pencils, 2 pencils, 1 eraser
  • Fill the second pencil case with:
  • 12 #2 pencils
  • Eraser
  • 2 black pens, 2 blue pens, 2 red pens,
  • 2 black sharpie pens
  • 2 thin highlighters
  • Thin markers
  • 1 set of colored pencils (24 count) for use in science and social studies (keep these in your locker until needed)
  • 1 pkg. loose leaf paper (500 count – college rule) – put a supply of paper in each binder
  • 1 pair of inexpensive earbuds (to be left at school to use with Chromebooks)
  • 3 packages of scotch tape for math
  • 1 package 3×5 ruled index cards (100 count) for Social Studies
  • 2 packages post-it type adhesive flags/tags for assignment book and Literature
  • 2 pkgs. graph paper (50 count – with ¼ inch squares) – put in general binder for math
  • 1 package fun design pencils/pens or markers for AR prizes

Keep at home for use later in the year

  • 1 blue binder for Science Fair with 5 tabbed, plastic dividers with pockets inside (3 ring binder – 1 inch width) w/ pockets in the front & back (7th and 8th grades only)
  • 1 pkg. loose leaf paper (500 count – college rule)
  • 1 dozen #2 pencils
  • 4 blue pens, 4 black pens, 4 red pens
  • 4 thin highlighters
  • 2 pkgs. 3×5 ruled white Index cards (100 ct.) for Social Studies
  • 1 roll clear contact paper to cover workbooks
  • Brown paper for covering textbooks

No trapper keepers, white out, or book socks please. (Book socks stress the bindings of expensive textbooks and trapper keepers don’t fit in lockers easily.)

Please see this link if you are interested in purchasing a School Supply Pack vs. purchasing supplies on your own.

Have fun organizing and enjoy the remainder of the summer!

* Also check Special Subject Supply List for additional required supplies.

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Looking ahead to this fall, online supply orders are now available and will be open through July 15th. You can order your child’s school supplies and have them ready and waiting for you when you arrive for orientation!

Please note the following changes:

  • Kindergarten students no longer need to purchase seat sacks at orientation as they are available as part of their new supply pack.
  • Middle School students no longer need to pay for locker shelves and a lock if they already have them. They are no longer included in the supply pack. However, they ARE available as a separate item and can be purchased individually as needed.
  • 1st – 4th grade parents can also purchase replacement seat sacks online as needed instead of paying at orientation.

Please see the EPI Online School Supply Order Form flyer for more information including the website and code for our personal supply list.

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The Sentinel – May 25, 2016 http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2016/05/25/the-sentinel-may-25-2016/ http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2016/05/25/the-sentinel-may-25-2016/#respond Wed, 25 May 2016 17:37:10 +0000 http://allsaintsvaschool.org/?p=12091 Principal’s Message This week I wish to inform you of a matter related to student safety that recently came to the attention of our diocesan school system.  Last week the Catholic Schools Office of the Archdiocese of Washington became aware of a disturbing scam being conducted via telephone recently and issued the following statement: An […]

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Principal’s Message

This week I wish to inform you of a matter related to student safety that recently came to the attention of our diocesan school system.  Last week the Catholic Schools Office of the Archdiocese of Washington became aware of a disturbing scam being conducted via telephone recently and issued the following statement:

An unidentified individual has called parents, claimed to have kidnapped a child of theirs, and demanded ransom. In both cases we are aware of – one involving a parent at an archdiocesan school, and the other a parent at a local private school – the claims have been false, with the children safe and accounted for. In one of the cases, the caller purported to put the kidnapped child on the phone and have her ask for help. If you receive a call like this, please call the police immediately.

While there is no reason to believe that the families in our community in particular will encounter this scam, I felt it important to share this information with you.  As always, the safety of our students is our highest priority and we will ever be diligent in this regard.

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It was wonderful to see the many parents and relatives who gathered in support of the 11th Annual Race for Education last Thursday.  The extra volunteer hands helped to ensure a safe and enjoyable event for all of the children.  Many thanks to one and all for your support and participation.  I also wish to thank all of our donors from across the country and around the globe who once again so generously contributed to the success of this fundraiser!

As of yesterday, the counting team has already processed a large number of donations and more contributions continue to arrive in the school office each day!

None of this would have been possible without the dedication of the event chairperson who coordinated all of the details from start to finish.  I want to offer a special word of thanks to Mrs. Marjorie Collins for her commitment and enthusiastic leadership.  Once again this year she invested many hours in planning for the Race and guided a team of volunteers tasked with the recording and depositing of the contributions.  Thank you, Mrs. Collins, as well as the many volunteers who supported the effort, for your dedication and continued service to our school!

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 3rd.

Carpool Network 2016-2017
All Saints parent Mr. Jim Griffin has once again volunteered to serve as a carpool coordinator. If you are interested in a carpool for your children, please email the following information to allsaintscarpool@hotmail.com and Mr. Griffin will put you in touch with other families in your area who have expressed an interest in carpooling.

Name:
Address:
Phone Number:
Preferred email contact:
Number of children you need transported:
Number of spaces in your vehicle for transporting others:
Prefer to drive morning or evening, or no preference?

Please be aware that the above information will be plotted on a map with a private URL that is only available to All Saints parents who have expressed an interest in carpooling.  The URL will be emailed directly to you and will not be available any other way or discoverable by any search engine.

Recognizing that parents are solely responsible for determining transportation arrangements to and from All Saints Catholic School, the school assumes no role in this process and neither recommends nor endorses any particular carpool arrangements.  In the unfortunate circumstance of an accident or injury, the parent’s own personal automobile liability is primary in the event of a claim.  Nonetheless, the school values the collective efforts of parents and is pleased to support this initiative by communicating the opportunity to parents.

Chess Club – Seeking Volunteers for 2016-2017
Do you enjoy chess and are you seeking opportunities to be more involved in our school community?  The Chess Club is need of new moderators for the upcoming school year.  We thank Mr. and Mrs. Kreitzer who have served in this capacity for the past several years and who remain available to share details about the program with parents interested in learning more.  For more information, please contact them at kreitzers@me.com.

2015-2016 Annual Fund
Just a reminder that our 2015-16 Annual Fund campaign is coming to a close on Tuesday, May 31st.  To ensure that our students are equipped with the necessary skills for the careers of the future, our 2015-2016 Annual Fund will continue its STEM focus with proceeds benefiting:

  • Science Initiatives – expanding science opportunities in the lower grades and upgrading equipment in our Science Lab.
  • Technology in the Classroom – implementing emergent teaching technologies to supplement ACTIVBoards throughout the school.

Once again, we ask that you prayerfully reflect on the difference that All Saints makes in your life and show your support through:

  • Gifts of Prayer
  • Gifts of Involvement
  • Gifts of Financial Participation

Make a Commitment Today
We hope you will choose to participate in this year’s Annual Fund campaign by sharing your gifts of prayer, involvement and financial participation.  Your gift – no matter the size – will provide for our students both now and in the future.

What’s My Next Step?
Simply print our Annual Fund brochure and send in your participation form through your child’s teacher or make a donation online through our website atwww.allsaintsvaschool.org.
Help support the legacy of an All Saints education as we Empower the Next Generation of Learners.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Field Day Reminder
Please send in your Field Day Form with payment for lunch as soon as possible.

FACTS Enrollment Process for 2016-2017
All returning families should have received a customized email from FACTS confirming their tuition balance and payment plan for 2016-2017.  Similarly, all new families and those who have expressed interested 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. All new families and those enrolling in the system for the first time are asked to complete this process by Friday, May 27th.

Graduation Day – Noon Dismissal (June 10th)
Since 8th Grade Graduation will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the church on Friday, June 10th, school will dismiss at noon that day.

Pre-Kindergarten Openings for 2016-2017
Openings are still available in the Pre-Kindergarten Program for four year old students for the 2016-2017 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!

Celebrating Our Graduating 8th Graders!
We are asking the school community to help celebrate our 8th grade graduates by providing sweet treats for the graduation reception.   We need approximately 40 dozen cookies/bars for several hundred people.   You can drop your donation starting on Thursday June 9th at the front office, or by noon at the PAC on Friday June 10th.  Please click this link to sign up.    https://www.helpcounterweb.com/ci/signup/140ea245538.  Thank you for your help making this celebration a special one! Contact Sue Ferguson at susan.v.ferguson@me.com with any questions.

END OF YEAR INFORMATION

School Supplies Program
It’s supply time!!  I know we’re almost done with the 2015 – 2016 school year, but we’re already looking ahead to this fall!!  Online supply orders are now available and will be open through July 15th. You can order your child’s school supplies and have them ready and waiting for you when you arrive for orientation!!  Kindergarten students no longer need to purchase seat sacks at orientation as they are available as part of their new supply pack!!  Middle School students also no longer need to pay for locker shelves and a lock if they already have them.  They are no longer included in the supply pack. However, they ARE available as a separate item and can be purchased individually as needed!!  1st – 4th grade parents can also purchase replacement seat sacks online as needed instead of paying at orientation!!  Please see the attached flyer for more information including the website and code for our personal supply list!!   The EPI Online School Supply Order Information Form is linked below.  If you have any questions please email Rebecca Johnson atRLJohnson29@gmail.com

Extended Day Program
Extended Day services will continue for the next three weeks and be available before and after school through Thursday, June 16thThere will be no Extended Day Program on Friday, June 17th.  All students will dismiss at11:00 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 17th.  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 16th.  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 26th.
  • 10th Annual Back-to School Barbecue hosted by the PTO – Friday, August 26th (5:30-7:30 p.m.)
  • First Day of School ~ Noon Dismissal (Grades K-8) – Monday, August 29th
  • First Day of Pre-Kindergarten – Wednesday, September 7th

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 26th

  • Race for Education Dress Down Day Option
  • 6th Grade Field Trip to Medieval Times

Friday, May 27th

  • School Mass (8:30 a.m.)
  • FACTS Tuition Enrollment Deadline

Monday, May 30th

  • Holiday – Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 31st

  • Field Day (Linton Hall School/9:00-1:00)

Wednesday, June 1st

  • Race for Education Dress Down Day Option
  • 7th Grade Field Trip to Manassas Battlefield

Thursday, June 2nd

  • Final Day of Pre-Kindergarten

Friday, June 3rd                               

  • School Mass & Virtues Award Ceremony (8:30 a.m.)
  • Safety Presentation by Manassas City Police Department for Grades 6-8 (2:00-2:45 p.m.)

Saturday, June 4th

  • Algebra I Exemption Exam
  • Book Worm Book Sale (9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

Links

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The Sentinel – May 18, 2016 http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2016/05/24/the-sentinel-may/ http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2016/05/24/the-sentinel-may/#respond Tue, 24 May 2016 15:05:02 +0000 http://allsaintsvaschool.org/?p=12067 Principal’s Message It was a joy and an honor to witness many of our 2nd grade students receiving their First Communion over the course of the past two weeks.  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 […]

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Principal’s Message

It was a joy and an honor to witness many of our 2nd grade students receiving their First Communion over the course of the past two weeks.  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 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 evening.  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, and all of the teachers who provided the students such wonderful religious formation during their years at All Saints.

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Tomorrow all students will participate in the 11th Annual Race for EducationAs the largest fundraiser for our school community, the Race provides important financial support for initiatives that would otherwise be beyond our reach.

The following is a list of important reminders for all students and parents regarding the event.
1.    All students in grades K-8 are asked to wear their P.E. uniforms to school on Thursday.  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 Educationactivities, 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!

We still need volunteers to sign up for each of the race times. Volunteers will help track the students’ laps, pass out water, or monitor the students as they run. All of these volunteer positions can be done while you are cheering on your child. Please sign up to volunteer through the HelpCounter link:
https://www.helpcounterweb.com/ci/signup/140e99d6da9
If you have any questions about the Race for Education, please contact Mrs. Marjorie Collins at  marjorie@ocfmail.com.
The following is the schedule for this special event:

Grades Pre-K, K, 1 & 2             8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Grades 3-5                               10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Grades Pre-K3 & 6-8               1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

As of yesterday, the counting team has already processed $44,358.28 in donations and more contributions continue to arrive in the school office each day! 

We are still accepting donations! Please remind your family and friends that they can return the blue mailers with their donations or make a credit card donation online at http://allsaintsvaschool.org/parents/pto/race-for-education.  Please use the memo box online to indicate to which runner & classroom you are donating.

Thank you to all students, parents, relatives and friends of our community for your steadfast support!  We also want to extend a special word of thanks to the many volunteers who have helped process the mailers including Mrs. Maria Murray, Mrs. Caeli Volk, Mrs. Kim Huynh, Mrs. Floribel Fleisig, Mrs. Nakiea Nesbitt, Mrs. Maria Mendoza, Mrs. Danessa Quispe, Mrs. Kristina Mirus, Mrs. Fuzzy Reynolds, Mrs. Tricia Sheeran, Mrs. Cathy Bruniger, Mrs. Elizabeth Egan, and Mrs. Marla Trunzo!

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I am pleased to announce that Mrs. Jillian Roth will be returning as our school nurse for the 2016-2017 academic year. While she has very much enjoyed her work in a hospital setting after leaving All Saints in January, she looks forward to once again being part of our vibrant, faith-filled community.  Welcome back, Mrs. Roth!

Target Take Charge of Education Proceeds
Thanks to the participation of families in our community, All Saints received a check this past week in the amount of $900.00 for our participation in this program sponsored by Target. Thank you to our many supporters who credited their purchases to our school!

Virtue Award Winners
Congratulations to the following students who were recognized last Friday for having demonstrated the Virtue of Stewardship during the month of April.

Leah Cooper (PK1)
Mark Tessier (PK2)
Kean Kristiansen (PK3)
Thomas McGrath (K1)
Grace Gregory (K2)
Ariana Aldeguer (1A)
Aceline Owusu (1B)
Josephine Cole (2A)
Isabella Ventura (2B)
Isabella Brown (3A)
Lucia Miller (3B)
Sarah Lima (4A)
Isaac Fleisig (4B)
Catherine Griffin (5A)
Isabella Mancini (5B)
Paul Valliere (6A)
Anthony Suppers (6B)
Megan Rivera (7A)
Peter Tessier (7B)
Joseph Gould (8A)
Mary Abando (8B)

Student Council Election Results
Last Thursday a number of students participated in an election for leadership positions in the Student Council Association for 2016-2017.  Congratulations to the following candidates who were elected by students in grades four through seven.

President                                                          Jack Malone
Vice President                                                  Abby Yelvington
Secretary                                                          Erin Balagtas
School Spirit/Publicity                                       Christina Santiago
Finance                                                            Timothy Mills
Health, Safety & Ecology                                 Victoria Bruno
Religious Activities                                           Lily Feltman

Field Day Reminder
Parents are asked to submit Field Day Forms with payment for lunch no later than next Tuesday, May 24th so that the cafeteria staff can plan accordingly.

 

VIRTUS Live Training

All Saints Parish has added a live Virtus training on June 18, 2016 beginning at9:00AM in Father Kelley Hall.  Please mark your calendars if you need to attend the initial full Virtus training.

Join Us for Golf 

Calling All Golfers … Join us for the All Saints Parish Golf Tournament on Monday, May 23 at Piedmont Club in Haymarket beginning at 10:00AM. Golf includes:

·  $10,000 Hole-In-One Contest

·  Prizes for the top three teams

·  Golfer gift and goodie bag

·  Fun contests throughout, including Longest Drive, Closest to the Pastor and Black Jack

·  Raffle prizes

·  Continental breakfast, lunch, dinner and awards ceremony!
Proceeds benefit All Saints Catholic School and All Saints youth programs.

Not a golfer but still want to support the school? 
Hole sponsorships start at only $100 and are a great way to promote your business to our large parish and school community!

Register for Golf or Sponsorship by visiting our website at AllSaintsGolf.com.

Singing Camps for Girls
Maryan Vander Woude is offering Singing Camps for girls ages 7 – 11 at Seton School in the Corpus Christi building this summer.
Camp Weeks: June 6 -11 OR July 18 -22 from 9:30 – noon.
Cost: $75 (sibling discount available).
For registration forms, see https://singinginthesummer.wordpress.com.

Basketball Camps for Boys
Coach Dan Vander Woude is offering basketball camps for boys this summer at Seton:

Jr. Skills and Drills Camp (6-8 year old boys)
July 18-22, 9:30 – noon
Cost: $60 ($40 2nd child)

Skills & Drills Camp (9-12 year old boys)
June 27 – July 1 August 1 – 5, 9:30 – 2:00 pm.
Cost: $75 ($45 2nd child)

Advanced Camp:  Playing Team Offense and Defense at a Higher Level, (Rising 8th – 11th grade boys)
June 20 – 24, 9:30 – 2 pm
Cost: $75 ($45 2nd child)

Ball-Handling Clinic – For MOTIVATED PLAYERS (6th – 12th grade boys)
July 11 – 15;   9:30 – 11:30
Cost: $60 ($40 2nd child)

Shooting Clinic For MOTIVATED PLAYERS (6th – 12th grade boys)
July 11 – 15; noon – 2:00 August 8 – 12; 1:00-3:00
Cost: $60 ($40 2nd child)

For more information, see danvwbasketball.wordpress.com
IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Tuition Assistance Awards & FACTS Enrollment Process for 2016-2017
Tuition assistance awards will be finalized this 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 2016-2017.  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 20th 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 27th.

The deadline for Payment in Full is Friday, June 10th.

Graduation Day – Noon Dismissal (June 10th)
Since 8th Grade Graduation will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the church on Friday, June 10th, school will dismiss at noon that day.

Pre-Kindergarten Openings for 2016-2017
Openings are still available in the Pre-Kindergarten Program for four year old students for the 2016-2017 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!
Criminal Background Checks for Volunteers & VIRTUS Requirements

As part of the diocesan initiative to maintain a safe environment for all of our children, all volunteers with “substantial contact” with children are required to complete a background check prior to working in the school and to complete VIRTUS training within 45 days of commencing service.  To register for an upcoming training, please visit www.virtus.org.
In accordance with diocesan policy, full compliance for an adult parent volunteer is not required for open events.  (An open event is one that is open to the public, infrequent and publicized, such as Field Day, concerts and special events/assemblies.)  However, full compliance is required for adult parent volunteers who wish to participate in closed events.  (A closed event is one that is not entirely open to the general public such as classroom activities, parties, field trips, etc.)  For this reason, all parents who wish to attend field trips or volunteer in support of classroom activities are required to complete the background check process and attend VIRTUS training.  

Register for the training course at www.virtus.org for the upcoming session:
Thursday, May 19th, Church of St. John the Apostle in Leesburg at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 21st, Church of Our Lady of Angels in Woodbridge at 9:30 a.m.(English & Spanish sessions)
Wednesday, May 25th, Church of St. Timothy in Chantilly at 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 7th, Church of the Nativity in Burke at 6:30 p.m.

In accordance with diocesan policy, only those parents who have completed the criminal background check are eligible to volunteer in the school.  Those who have not yet completed the background check process may request a packet of forms from the front office.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 19th

·  Race for Education (see schedule above)

Friday, May 20th

·  Band Trip to King’s Dominion

·  School Mass (8:30 a.m.)

·  Noon Dismissal

Monday, May 23rd

·  8th Grade Field Trip to Philadelphia

·  4th Grade Field Trip to Mount Vernon

·  3rd Grade Field Trip to GMU Theater

·  Golf Tournament (Piedmont)

Tuesday, May 24th

·  Battle of the Books

·  Spring Band Concert (2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, May 25th

·  Race for Education Dress Down Day Option

·  2nd & 8th Grade Prayer Service (2:15 p.m.)

Thursday, May 26th

·  Race for Education Dress Down Day Option

·  6th Grade Field Trip to Medieval Times

Friday, May 27th

·  FACTS Tuition Enrollment Deadline

Monday, May 30th

·  Holiday – Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 31st

·  Field Day (Linton Hall School/9:00-1:00)
Links

·  SCA Sponsored End of the Year Raffle (to benefit the house in Banica, Dominican Republic)

·  2016 Field Day Flyer

·  2016 Spotlight On The Arts Summer Camps

·  Pilgrim Virgin Statue Sign-Up

 

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All Saints Band Wins First Place http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2016/05/23/all-saints-band-wins-first-place/ http://allsaintsvaschool.org/2016/05/23/all-saints-band-wins-first-place/#respond Mon, 23 May 2016 13:04:01 +0000 http://allsaintsvaschool.org/?p=12080 All Saints Band places first in the Middle School Division at the 2016 Kings Dominion Band Festival.

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Congratulations to the All Saints Band for scoring our highest point score ever with an overall average score 96.6 out of 100 at the 2016 Kings Dominion Band Festival!

The All Saints band won 1st place in the Middle School Division and highest point score in all categories at this year’s Festival. Great job everyone! Our thanks to Mr. Barry Ward and Mr. Mark Sawasky for their leadership and guidance throughout the year!

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