The Sentinel – Volume 11, Issue 27

Message from the Principal

Congratulations to the students in our second grade program who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time during the past two weeks.  Following a beautiful prayer service led by our pastor, Fr. Cilinski, each of the children encountered Christ in this special Sacrament of healing and grace.  Congratulations to all of the children and thank you Mrs. Cummings and Mrs. Gurley for preparing them so well.

Professional Development Day ~ No School on Friday

On Friday our teachers will be participating in a diocesan-wide day of professional development.  For this reason, there will be no classes or Extended Day Program on Friday, March 11th.  The focus of the professional development day will be twofold: differentiation of instruction and further development of curriculum maps.

Statewide Tornado Drill

At the invitation of our governor, on Tuesday, March 15th All Saints will participate in a statewide tornado drill at 9:45 a.m.  This drill will provide an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to practice our emergency response in the event of an unstable weather pattern.

Field Day Announced ~ June 2nd

Field Day for Grades K-8 will take place on the grounds of Linton Hall School in Bristow on Thursday, June 2nd.  Mark your calendars now for what promises to be a great day of activities and fellowship for our school families.

Carpool Safety Reminder

All parents and drivers are asked to refrain from cell phone use while operating vehicles on the property.  This will help to ensure the safety of students, parents and staff members who participate in the arrival and dismissal process.

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.  Those who have not yet attended the VIRTUS update training this year are asked to do so during the spring semester.  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 training will occur on the following date: Saturday, March 26th (Meeting Room 1 @ 10:30 a.m.)

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 the New 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!  Please click on link the below for the New Student Referral Form.

Calendar Change ~ ½ Day in May Rescheduled

The half day of school published in our calendar for Monday, May 9th has been moved to Friday, May 6th.  In light of the fact that a large number of students in grades 4-8 will be attending the Band Trip on May 6th, from an instructional standpoint it makes good sense to move the half day to this date.  The EPSF Screening is still scheduled for Monday, May 9th.  As such, there will be no Pre-K or Kindergarten classes on that day as previously announced.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 10th Enrollment Management Meeting (Art Room/7:00 p.m.)

Friday, March 11th Holiday ~ Professional Development Day for Faculty

Saturday, March 12th Diocesan Teacher Fair (Paul VI High School/9:00 a.m. – Noon)

Monday, March 14th Tuition Assistance Deadline for Elementary Schools

Tuesday, March 15th Statewide Tornado Drill (9:45 a.m.)

Uniform Committee Meeting (7:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, March 16th Sacrament of Reconciliation ~ 3rd Grade

PTO sponsored Lenten Soup Supper (Gym/5:00 – 7:00 p.m.)

Thursday, March 17th SCA sponsored Dress Down Day & Raffle

Friday, March 18th School Mass (8:30 a.m.)

Sacrament of Reconciliation ~ 4th Grade

National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony (1:30 p.m.)

Links

New Student Referral Program ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2011/03/new-student-referral-form11.pdf