The Sentinel – Volume 10, Issue 27

Message from the Principal

As basketball fans around the country prepare for “March Madness”, at All Saints we can celebrate the recent success of our CYO Basketball Teams.  I am excited and pleased to share with you that four of the teams from our parish won first place in their tournament games!

Congratulations to the many students and coaches who helped to make this a truly winning season!

8th Grade Boys (Mr. Rimkus/Mr. Ratchford) ~ Division 2/5 CHAMPIONS
8th Grade Boys (Mr. McCabe) ~ Division 4/5 CHAMPIONS
7th Grade Boys (Mr. Harrill/Mr. Lewandowski) ~ Division 5/6 CHAMPIONS
5th Grade Girls (Mr. & Mrs. Caturano) ~ Division 4/4 CHAMPIONS

6th Grade Boys (Mr. Ratchford/Mr. DeRaymond) ~ Division 4/6 SECOND PLACE
6th Grade Girls (Mrs. Davey/Mrs. Seigel) ~ Division 2/5 SECOND PLACE

5th Grade Boys (Mr. Messier) ~ Division 4/5 SECOND PLACE

7th Grade Girls (Mr. Hook/Mr. Gonzales) ~ Division 5/6 THIRD PLACE

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And with a nod to St. Patrick…

May the strength of God guide me this day, and may His power preserve me.

May the wisdom of God instruct me; the eye of God watch over me; the ear of God hear me; the word of God give sweetness to my speech; the hand of God defend me; and may I follow the way of God.

Christ, be with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,

Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,

Christ on my right, Christ on my left,

Christ where I live, Christ where I sit, Christ where I arise,

Christ in the heart of every person who thinks of me,

Christ in the mouth of every person who thinks of me,

Christ in the mouth of every person who speaks of me,

Christ in every eye that sees me,

Christ in every ear that hears me.

Salvation is of the Lord.

Salvation is of the Lord.

Salvation is of the Christ.

May your salvation, O Lord,  be ever with us.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Mass with Bishop Loverde ~ Rescheduled.

The mass in celebration of our school’s recognition as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 13th at 10:00 a.m.  We are pleased to welcome Bishop Loverde who has graciously offered to reschedule the Mass after the first one was cancelled due to the blizzard.  All school families and friends are cordially invited to join us for this special time of prayer and thanksgiving.

Pilgrim Virgin Statue Program

All Saints Catholic School hosts a program by which parents may request the opportunity to serve as a “host” family for the Pilgrim Virgin Statue.  Those who participate receive a statue of the Blessed Mother at the school and enshrine it in their home for a week.  The program provides a wonderful opportunity for families to gather for daily prayer, remembering their own intentions as well as those of our school and parish community.  The program also serves to strengthen the unity of our community as the statue travels from home to home throughout the year.  Any families interested in learning more about the program or who wish to sign up for a week are asked to contact Mrs. Myra Hayde at 703-331-0714.

VIRTUS Update Training Sessions

One of the diocesan requirements regarding the safe environment initiative is that of annual VIRTUS training.  Through attendance at the 30 minute video training, faculty, staff and volunteers alike are reminded of important practical measures that we can implement to maintain a safe environment.  Currently, 161 volunteers in our community are now due to attend this annual update.  So as to make it as convenient as possible, a series of four training sessions have been schedule over the course of the next two months.  Those who have not yet attended the VIRTUS update training ~ or did so during the winter/spring of 2009 ~ are required to attend one of the sessions in order to maintain full compliance with the program and eligibility for volunteering. While there is no need to register on-line for this session, for planning purposes please contact Mrs. Janet Smith, VIRTUS coordinator, to confirm your plans to attend.

The VIRTUS update trainings will occur on the following dates:

Tuesday, March 23rd 2:00 p.m. (Meeting Room 1)

Thursday, April 15th 8:30 a.m. (FKH)

Monday, April 26th 7:00 p.m. (Library)

Schedule of Lenten Confessions Schedule for Stations of the Cross

7th Grade ~ Wednesday, March 17th Grades 3-5 ~ Friday, March 19th (2:15 p.m.)

8th Grade ~ Monday, March 22nd

Many of our current families learned about the value of an All Saints education through a personal reference from an existing school family.  Again this year we would like to reward you for promoting the school to your family and friends!  Through theNew Student Referral Program, your family can receive a $200.00 tuition credit for referring a new family to All Saints Catholic School.  For more information about this program, please see the attached flyer.  Help to spread the word about the success and tradition of All Saints Catholic School!

Spirit News

Thank you so much to everyone who worked so hard last fall on the campus landscaping. The bulbs are beginning to bloom and the sight of spring bursting forth after such a snowy winter is a beautiful testimony to rebirth and new life during this Lenten season. Thanks again!

Coming up!

§         There’s no need to cook this Friday, March 19th. There are lots of options for a delicious Lenten Friday meal atNoodles & Company at 9646 Liberia Avenue in Manassas from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. Check out their cool website at www.noodles.com to plan your order ahead of time. No flyer is necessary. Just mention All Saints and 25% of your purchase will be donated to All Saints School. This event is open to everyone so invite your friends and neighbors and make sure everyone knows to mention the All Saints when they place their orders.  Thank you to Mr. Donnie Hollar, an All Saint’s parent, who organized this event for us. Noodles & Company is located at 9646 Liberia Ave, Manassas 703-393-9998

§         Captain Pell’s Crabhouse on Friday, March 26 from 2 to 11 pm. It’s a crab and seafood fest! Come eat a delicious Lenten meal and support All Saints School at the same time. Captain Pell’s Crabhouse is located at 10195 Fairfax Blvd in Fairfax, VA, 22030. The phone number is 703-560-0060.  This event is open to everyone so invite your friends and neighbors and make sure everyone knows to mention the All Saints when they place their orders. The offer is good for both dining in and carryout. Just mention that you are from All Saints when you pay your bill and 10% of the proceeds will be donated to the school.  If you have any questions, please call Cathy Pell at 703-369-1901 or email atcspell5@msn.com; Their menu is available at http://www.captainpell.com/

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 17th Sacrament of Reconciliation ~ 7th Grade

Thursday, March 18th School Council Meeting ~ cancelled

Friday, March 19th School Mass (8:30 a.m.)

Stations of the Cross ~ Grades 3-5 (2:15 p.m.)

Spirit Activity: Noodles & Company (4:00-9:00 p.m.)

8th Grade Confirmation Retreat Weekend

Saturday, March 20th 2nd Grade Jesus Day

Monday, March 22nd Sacrament of Reconciliation ~ 8th Grade

Tuesday, March 23rd VIRTUS Update Training (Mtg. Room 1 @ 2:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, March 24th Peace & Justice Players Lenten Soup Luncheon

Thursday, March 25th Manassas Museum Presentation to 4th Grade

Friday, March 26th National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony (1:30 p.m.)

Spirit Activity: Captain Pell’s (2:00-11:00 p.m.)

8th Grade Confirmation Retreat

Links

Donut Man Flyer ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2010/03/DonutManConcert.pdf

Noodles and Company Flyer ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2010/03/2010-3-19NoodlesandCompany.jpg

Captain Pell’s Flyer ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2010/03/2010-3-26CaptainPells.jpg