The Sentinel – Volume 12, Issue 23

Seek Christ in one another; welcome Him into your heart.

Principal’s Message

Those families who attended Mass at All Saints this past weekend may have noted members of the National Junior Honor Society collecting donations outside the entrances.  This was in support of an outreach to benefit the House of Mercy, a local organization committed to providing resources to the poor in our community.  I am pleased to share with you that the students collected $3,196.42 from our parish!  I am so proud of our young people for taking time from their day in order to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.  Through their example they have given witness to the very best of our Catholic school tradition.  Thank you, Mrs. Hammang and Mrs. Bill (co-moderators), and the members of the NJHS, for representing our school so well!

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Tickets for the Casino & Auction Night on Saturday evening remain available and affordable at a cost of only $25.00 per person.  We hope that many members of our community will join us for what promises to be another wonderful evening of fellowship and fundraising in support of our school.  I’ll see you at the tables…. where I will be serving as a “celebrity dealer”!

Please click on the following link for information and the ticket order form:

http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/school-n-parish-flyer_v21.pdf

Re-Registration Forms ~ Reminder

Parents are asked to complete all of the forms and return them to the office no later than Wednesday, February 15th.   Since registration of new students begins today, it is important that parents return the forms by the deadline in order to insure that a place is reserved for each child who will be returning for the upcoming year.

Virtue of the Month Award Winners

Congratulations to the following students who received special recognition last week for having exemplified the Virtue of Compassion during January.

 

Cecily K. (PreK1)

Michael H. (PreK2)

Freya D. (PreK3)

Joseph G. (K1)

Toby R. (K2)

Jack M. (1A)

Andrea R. (1B)

Wystan B.(2A)

Victoria B. (2B)

Lexi S. (3A)

Awuraba A. (3B)

Kayla K. (4A)

Nicholas Z. (4B)

Cameron M.(5A)

Hannah P. (5B)

Drew D. (6A)

Sean H. (6B)

Daniel J. (7A)

Julianna R.z (7B)

Mary Margaret B. (8A)

Selena M. (8B)

 

Diocesan Honor Band Members Announced

Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to participate in the Arlington Diocese Honor Band.  These students will rehearse at Bishop Ireton High School on Monday evenings starting February 27th.

 

Andy G. (alto sax)

Evelyn P. (alto sax)

Alex C. (tenor sax)

Nicholas M. (tuba)


2012-2013 Fee Correction on the Tuition Agreement

There was an error in the fees on the Tuition Agreement for the upcoming year that was distributed to parents last week. Please note that the correct tuition for the Discounted Full Payment Out-of-Parish is $5,706.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Tuition Assistance Applications for 2012-2013

Applications for tuition assistance for the 2012-2013 academic year are now available in both English and Spanish at the front office.  Again this year the Diocese of Arlington has contracted with FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment Company. FACTS has established an on-line application process that can be initiated through the company website:www.factstuitionaid.com

The due dates for applications and supporting documentation for Elementary Schools is March 19, 2012.

NOTE: All families with children enrolled in both high school and elementary school will need to submit an application by the January high school deadline.

Please note that ALL applications and supporting documentation must be received by FACTS by the date listed above, not postmarked.  Applications are not considered complete until FACTS has received the supporting documentation. Additionally, only those families who are verified by FACTS as having submitted all of the required supporting documentation will be eligible for diocesan tuition assistance.

An overview of the Diocesan Tuition Assistant Program can be found at the following link:

http://www.arlingtondiocese.org/catholicschools/tuition_grant.php

Those families interested in applying for tuition assistance for the Pre-Kindergarten program are invited to complete a separate application available in our front office.  As the diocesan tuition assistance program pertains only to those students enrolled in grades K-12, the Pre-Kindergarten assistance program is distinct and managed by All Saints rather than FACTS Tuition.

Open House for 2011-2013 School Year

All Saints Catholic School will host an Open House for prospective parents tomorrow, February 9th beginning at 9:00 a.m.  All parishioners and members of the community interested in learning more about the parish school are cordially invited to attend.  Following a presentation and introduction at 9:00 a.m., tours of the facility will be provided. For more information, please contact Mrs. Joyce D’Eugenio, administrative assistant, at (703) 393-1490.

Registration Schedule for the New Year

ø  Re-Registration for Current Families       February 1-15, 2012

ø  Application Period  for New Students      February 8-March 2, 2012 (Including siblings for Pre-K & K)

Spirit Events News

A big thank you goes out to all those that supported All Saints in our last couple of Spirit Events. We all had a lot of fun gathering at Bowl America and Chick-fil-A and we even earned the school a bit of money as well.

This is a request for help. Do you need Points for Parents? How would you like to earn 5 points for basically a 20 minute activity? We have two last Spirit Events for the year. One is Captain Pell’s Spirit Event on Friday, March 23rd and one is for the Skate-n-Fun Zone on Thursday, April 12th. We need two or three volunteers for each event. One to put up the signs around the school and one to organize and put out the yellow signs. Each activity is worth 5 points for parents. Please contact Megan Davies if you would like to help Meggie.davies@verizon.net. Remember your point balances will be checked in April, so this is a good time to earn those points.

All Saints Theatre Winter Cabaret

Bring your family to the All Saints Theatre Winter Cabaret performances on February 17th & 18th.  A Broadway Musical Review, Fools Improvisational Comedy, a One Act Play about the Trial of the Big Bad Wolf, and a pre-show featuring acclaimed Irish Tenor Patrick Mulhern are all part of this year’s experience which also includes an enhanced dessert menu to make the evening memorable.  Tickets are only $7 and purchased at the door of the Gym.  Doors open at 6:30pm with pre-show at 7:00pm, regular show at 7:30pm, and it all ends by 9:30pm.

Open House at Pope John Paul the Great

JP the Great invites all students in grades 5 – 7 to preview high school by attending our Open House on Thursday, March 15, from 4 – 6pm. Meet the faculty and students at JP, while learning more about our academics, athletics, clubs, admissions requirements, and more. Wolfie the mascot will be available for photos, and there will be plenty of fun snacks! All are welcome, including rising 9th, 10th and 11th grade students looking to transfer to JP next year. For more information, please visit www.jpthegreat.org or call (703) 445-0300.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 8th             Registration for New Students for 2012-2013 Opens

Thursday, February 9th               Open House (9:00 a.m.)

Friday, February 10th                 Race for Education Kick-Off Assembly (2:15 p.m.)

Saturday, February 11th              Casino & Auction Night (6:30-11:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, February 15th           Re-registration Deadline

Thursday, February 16th             Enrollment Management Team Meeting (7:00 p.m.)