The Sentinel – Volume 12, Issue 28

Seek Christ in one another; welcome Him into your heart

Principal’s Message

Thanks to the generosity of our students, a total of $2,866.50 was raised through the recent Pennies for Love project sponsored by the Student Council Association.  These funds will be divided and sent to the House of Mercy to benefit the less fortunate in our own community and to subsidize the education of a student in Africa who has benefitted from our support over the course of a number of years.

The following is a list of the winning classes for the grade level competitions:

K-2                          1B                           2A

3B                           4B                           5B

6A                           7A                           8B

Congratulations to the students in the 6th grade who, having contributed a total of $512.99, won the grand prize for this year’s competition!

Statewide Tornado Drill

At the invitation of our governor, on Tuesday, March 20th 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.

Terra Nova Testing Countdown ~ 6 Weeks!

As the week of standardized testing approaches, parents are asked to avoid scheduling appointments from Monday, April 23rd – Tuesday, May 1st so that each student may participate in the testing as scheduled.

Field Day Announced ~ June 5th

Field Day for Grades K-8 will take place on the grounds of Linton Hall School in Bristow on Tuesday, June 5th.  Mark your calendars now for what promises to be a great day of activities and fellowship for our school families.

Correction: CYO Basketball Results

The 6th grade boys team (Coach Magee) were not only the Champions in Division 3 for the regular season, they also won 3rd Place in the Tournament for Division 2.

VIRTUS Training Update Sessions

One of the diocesan requirements regarding the safe environment initiative is that of annual VIRTUS training.  Through attendance at the 30 minute video “Keeping the Promise Alive” 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 be presented on the following dates beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Art Room:

Tuesday, March 27th

Tuesday, May 1st

Tuesday, June 5th

If you have any questions, please call Janet Smith in the parish office at (703) 393-2158.

NJHS Induction Ceremony Rescheduled

The Induction Ceremony for the National Junior Honor Society originally scheduled for Friday, March 16th has been rescheduled for Friday, March 23rd and will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Honor Roll Students Recognized by Delegate Miller

This week each student who achieved Honor Roll status for the second quarter will receive a congratulatory letter from Delegate Jackson Miller (50th District).  Congratulations to all of our honor students for achieving this level of excellence and for this special recognition by a locally elected official.

7th Annual Race for Education

There are two opportunities coming up to help with the race and earn points for parents.

On March 26th, 27th, & 28th, we will gather after school, in the gym from 3 – 5 pm to prepare the mailers before they are mailed. All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students can earn service hours by helping any of these days. Permission slips were sent home last week and a link is provided below. They need to be returned by Friday, March 23, 2012.

The Race for Education will begin its Record Keeping phase on Tuesday, April 17th.  Anyone interested in volunteering should complete and return the volunteer form, linked below, or call or email Marjorie Collins at 703-365-9686,marjorie@ocfmail.com

Spirit Event

Are you tired of grilled cheese, spaghetti with no meat and cheese pizza? Well come on over to Captain Pell’s Crab house and enjoy some great seafood!  Let some of your favorite teachers help you kick the Friday humdrum. They will be serving up the best on March 23rd. You can eat in or carryout at this great kid friendly establishment, simply mention that you attend All Saints and 15% of your purchase will be donated to our school! What a delicious way to give back during the Lenten season. So once again, let’s come together and give back to our great school. See you all there!

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 14th               Peace & Justice Players sponsored Lenten Soup Luncheon

                                  Confessions – Grade 5

Thursday, March 15th                 Enrollment Management Team Meeting (7:00 p.m.)

Friday, March 16th                     School Mass (8:30 a.m.)

                                  Confessions – Grades 6

                                  Stations of the Cross – Grades 3-5

Monday, March 19th                   FACTS Tuition Assistance Application Deadline

                                  5th Grade Field Trip to Shenandoah Museum

Tuesday, March 20th                   Statewide Tornado Drill (9:45 a.m.)

Wednesday, March 21st               Confessions – Grade 7

Friday, March 23rd                     School Mass (8:30 a.m.)

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

                                  Stations of the Cross (Grades K-2)

                                  Spirit Activity: Captain Pell’s (Beginning at 2:00 p.m.)

                                  8th Grade Confirmation Retreat

Coming Home with Each Student

  • Spring Picture Order Forms (Reminder – Students are required to wear the school uniform for spring/class pictures.)

Links

  • Captain Pell’s Spirit Event Flyer ~ http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/03/2011-4-15-Captain-Pells.jpg 
  • Race for Education Volunteer Forms ~

http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/03/volunteerflier.pdf

 http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/03/volunteer-parents.pdf