The Year Begins…Orientation & BBQ Details!

Dear Parents & Guardians,

As we are only days away from the official start of the 2010-2011 academic year, I wish to share with you a few details regarding our Orientation and Welcome Back Barbecue that will take place on Friday, August 27th.

Orientation for students and parents will begin at 9:30 a.m.  (Note: New families are invited to begin arriving at 9:00 a.m. so that faculty/staff can guide them through this process for the first time.)  All classrooms will be open for visits until 11:00 a.m. while cafeteria ticket sales and distribution of information will continue in the gym until noon.

The pre-packaged school supplies have already arrived and have been delivered to the classrooms, thanks to the good work of Mr. Scott Newton, coordinator, his son, Zachary, and Mr. Bill Gaynord.

When stopping by the gym, please be sure to take a few moments to verify the accuracy of your contact information for the school directory.  Those families who wish to include their email address in the publication are welcome to provide this as well.

Together we will celebrate the start of the new year at our 6th Annual Welcome Back Barbecue hosted by the PTO.  The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will take place on the parking lot and grassy area located behind the school.  Families are asked to bring lawn chairs and a cooler full of favorite drinks. (non-alcoholic beverages only)  New parents are encouraged to look for the “New Parent Welcome Tent” where PTO representatives will be present and additional information regarding upcoming events will be available.

The PTO is still in need of volunteers to help with a variety of tasks in support of the barbecue.  If you would like to learn more about this opportunity and how you can earn 3 Points per hour, please contact Mrs. Monique Schmeling at 703-791-0930.

As the studies have shown, schools truly flourish when parents become involved.  This year, the PTO has established an email account for this express purpose.  If you are a new or returning parent who would like to learn more about how to become involved with our many activities, you are invited to contact our coordinator, Mrs. Angela Slater, at the following address:  With so many special events planned for the year, there are opportunities for everyone to become involved and to make a difference!

I wish to thank the faculty, staff, maintenance team and PTO for all they have done to prepare for the start of the new year.  We are ready to begin the journey anew and are so pleased that you have chosen All Saints Catholic School for your family!

Kind Regards,

David E. Conroy, Jr.