The Sentinel – Volume 12, Issue 31

Seek Christ in one another; welcome Him into your heart

Principal’s Message

This week our Church celebrates the greatest mystery of our faith ~ the Passion, Death and Resurrection of our Lord and Savior.  As a school community, we prepare for our journey into the three holiest days of the year, the Triduum, through prayer and tradition.

Beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, the students and faculty will gather in the church for our annualHoly Thursday Prayer Service.  After listening to Scripture readings and reflecting on the example of Jesus, each of the children will participate in the “hand-washing” ceremony that has become a long-standing tradition in our school.

Following the prayer service, the students will gather in the gym for the 7th grade portrayal of thePassion Play.  Through music and dramatic presentation, middle school students will prayerfully re-enact Christ’s passion and death.  As the students depart the gym in silence following the presentation, the tone is set for their continued reflection and prayer over the course of the coming days.

All parents and guardians are cordially invited to join us in prayer and to witness these beautiful school traditions.  On behalf of the faculty & staff, I wish you and your family a blessed celebration of Easter and a relaxing holiday.

Virtue of the Month Award Winners

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


Sarah R. (PK1)

Oscar C. (PK2)

Gabriel L. (PK3)

Anya M. (K1)

Elizabeth R. (K2)

Ivanna R. (1A)

Will W. (1B)

Alexa B. (2A)

Isabelle T. (2B)

Peter T. (3A)

Erica W. (3B)

Jeffrey R. (4A)

Eirian C. (4B)

Mathew W. (5A)

Maria M. (5B)

Kanoa A. (6A)

Cameron N. (6B)

Ciara O. (7A)

Dane L. (7B)

Cara R. (8A)

Colin H. (8B)

Virtue of the Month ~ Stewardship/Service

1.           Do random acts of kindness every day.

2.           Always be there to help a classmate or a teacher who needs you.

3.           Take care of all classroom furniture, books and papers.

4.           Take care of your library book and return it on time.

5.           Don’t waste paper.  Use both sides.

6.           Pick up paper, pencils, and items you see on the ground inside and outside, EVEN IF YOU DID NOT DROP THEM.  Put them in their proper place.

7.           Put all papers, cans, and bottles in the proper recycling bin.  Never throw away something that can be recycled, both at home and at school.

8.           Find ways to help at home BEFORE you are asked.  Examples: make your bed, clear the table, walk the dog, read to a little brother or sister, clean up your mess, take out the trash.

9.           Treat all nature with respect. (Flowers, grass, trees, water, pets, wild animals.)

10.         Help all people in need, especially those less fortunate than yourself.  Give food, clothes, and money to the poor.  Smile at someone who looks sad.  Pray for all people in need around the world.

Prayer of the Month

Dear God,

Thank you so much for this wonderful day.

Thanks for the friends who showed me the way.

Please help me today in all that I do, and don’t forget God, how much I love you!

Diocesan Band Festival ~ Superior Rating for All Saints!

Last Saturday the students in the Advanced Band under the direction of Mr. Ward participated in the annual Diocesan Band Assessment at Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria.  Congratulations to the members of our band for once again earning a “Superior” rating!  Thank you, Mr. Ward and Mr. Moccio, for continuing to inspire our students!

The band will perform a spring concert for our community on Tuesday, May 22nd beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Gym. 

End of Year Calendar Confirmed

As we have canceled school only once this year due to inclement weather (flooding in September), the final day of school for students in grades 1-7 will be Wednesday, June 13th.  The following is a list of key events that mark the closing of the 2011-2012 academic year.  (Note: Kindergarten Graduation will take place one day earlier than previously announced in our school calendar.)

Thursday, May 31st                Final Day of Pre-Kindergarten

Tuesday, June 5th                   Field Day at Linton Hall School

Thursday, June 7th                 Kindergarten Luau

Friday, June 8th                      Kindergarten Graduation

Monday, June 11th 8th Grade Graduation Day

Wednesday, June 13th           Final Day for Students in Grades 1-7

All Saints Golf Tournament

All Saints will be sponsoring its 12th Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, May 21st at Evergreen Country Club in Haymarket, VA. Proceeds from our 2012 tournament will support youth-centered programs at All Saints, including spiritual retreats for area teens, sacramental preparation activities, and facility renovations in our parish gym and school.

  • Early Bird Special!

Register for golf by April 30th and you’ll pay $150, a savings of $15 per golfer. Golf includes greens fees and cart, 18-hole Captain’s Choice complete with scenic mountain views, goodie bag, multiple contests, prize drawings, continental breakfast, lunch, dinner and awards ceremony.

For families with 8th grade students, the tournament will be on the Monday following Confirmation. If you have family members coming into town who like to golf, consider asking them to join you for the tournament on Monday!

  • Promote Your Company Through Sponsorship

With sponsorship opportunities available to fit any budget, the All Saints Golf Tournament provides an excellent marketing opportunity for local businesses. For more information about corporate sponsorship or golf, please call Janis DeVore at (703) 366-1645 or visit our golf website

8th Grade Graduation Meeting for Parents

A special meeting for parents of all 8th grade students will take place on Tuesday, April 17th beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Art Room.  The administration and 8th grade team will provide detailed information regarding the class trip to Annapolis as well as the events surrounding all of the graduation festivities.  At least one parent from each 8th grade family is asked to be in attendance at this informational session.

Terra Nova Testing Countdown ~ 3 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.

Spotlight on the Arts Drama & Art Summer Camps

Spotlight on the Arts Drama & Art Summer Camps offers dynamic day camps for Catholic Families and friends!

Instruction is provided by professionally trained Catholic artists who offer courses in drama, musical theatre, and visual art:

Locations:  All Saints in Manassas and St. Veronica in Chantilly; 9:30am-3:00pm day camps open to families inside and outside these parish communities.

Offerings:  Drama Bootcamp for rising K-9th graders: boost skills in acting, improvisation, speech, mime, and movement in this “everything drama” camp that is a ton of fun; excellent for those looking to try drama for the first time or those simply seeking to improve their skills… July 16th-19th at St. Veronica or July 23rd -26th at All Saints, $170 (classes split by age)… Early Bird & Multiple Child Discounts!

Arts & Crafts Fun Camp for rising K-2nd graders: explore a new technique every day; perfect camp for the student that wants to explore multiple forms of visual art from sculpture to stain glass to painting to drawing and much more… July 16th-20th at All Saints or July 23rd-27th at St. Veronica, $200 plus $30 art fee… Early Bird & Multiple Child Discounts!

Art Explorer Camp for rising 3rd-6th graders: students will be advanced into new projects each day as they continue to develop a love for many forms of visual arts including watercolor, sculpture, canvas, and pottery to name a few… July 16th-20th at St. Veronica or July 23rd -27th at All Saints, $200 plus $30 art fee … Early Bird & Multiple Child Discounts!

Camp Broadway for rising 3rd-12th graders: improve acting, singing, and dance skills; a great camp to prepare anyone to be cast in a play or musical.  Daily training and rehearsal collaborates in a final student performance on stage for families and friends of camp participants… July 16th-20th at All Saints or July 23rd-27th at St. Veronica, $170 (classes split by age)… Early Bird & Multiple Child Discounts!

Download the Camp Brochure to learn about each instructor and print a registration.  Any registrations post-marked by April 20th receive a $15 off discount per camp.  To learn more, visit  You can also contact

7th Annual Race for Education

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS…The Race for Education will begin its Record Keeping phase on Tuesday, April 17th.  Anyone interested in volunteering please call or email Marjorie Collins


Spring is here and the gardens are bursting forth with beautiful blooms.  Please help us keep them beautiful by picking up litter and removing weeds from your adopted garden on a regular basis. If you have any questions about your garden or if don’t have one and would like to adopt one, please contact Mrs. Holly Crocker at 703 330-8329. Families with adopted gardens earn 20 points for parents for helping to take care of the campus.

All Saints Catholic Vacation Bible School / Confirmation 2013 Service Hours

All Saints Catholic Vacation Bible School is now enrolling!   This year’s theme is Ligouri Publications’ SonRise National Parks.  As kids explore SonRise National Park, they’ll learn the most important survival skill of all: they can always depend on Jesus!

VBS will be held June 25 to June 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for rising Kindergartners through rising 5th graders.

To register, simply click on the attached link below.  Return your completed form the RE Office (also the ASCS Office).  You may also download these forms at  The deadline is 6/1/12 and spaces are limited!


Adult and 8th grade volunteers are needed to make VBS a success!  Rising 8th graders may earn up to 20 Confirmation Service Hours.  If you or your rising 8th grader are interested in volunteering, click on the attached link(s) below.    Return the appropriate forms to the RE Office.  For information, contact Samantha Welsh, DRE at 703-393-2142 or

Cub Scout Dens Now Forming

Attention all boys in Kindergarten through 4th grade!  Cub Scout Dens are now forming for the 2012/2013 Scouting year! Pack 1188 has been proudly serving the All Saints community for over 30 years and is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus George Brent Council #5332.  Please see the link below for more information.

PVI to hold “Preview to High Schools” for 6th & 7th Graders

Paul VI Catholic High School will hold a Preview to High Schools for 6th and 7th grade students and their families on May 3rd at 7:00 PM.  This will be a wonderful opportunity for the students and their families to begin to think about the different choices for high school. All those in attendance will be enter in a drawing for a new IPAD.

John Michael Talbot Coming To Holy Trinity Parish

Popular Christian music pioneer John Michael Talbot will be coming to Holy Trinity Catholic Church on April 26th at 7:00 PM for one special evening of music, teaching and prayer. No tickets are required. A Love Offering will be requested to support John Michael’s ministry and community.

John Michael Talbot is one of the pioneering artists of what has become known as Contemporary Christian Music. He is recognized as Catholic music’s most popular artist with over 4 million sales and compositions published in hymnals throughout the world. His newest album, “Worship and Bow Down” is the 53rd album in his 37 years in Christian music ministry and features his “Mass of Rebirth”.

A respected (and prolific) author, John Michael’s 24th book “Blessings of St. Benedict” was published this past this September, 2011 from Liturgical Press.

John Michael leads his very active ministry from the Little Portion Hermitage where he is the founder and Minister General of the Brothers and Sisters of Charity. His artistic and humanitarian efforts have been recognized with awards from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the Gospel Music Association, Mercy Corps and the Mother Teresa award.

For more information please see flyer linked below, call the Holy Trinity parish office at 703-753-6700or visit the following sites: and

20th Annual Boys and Girls Basketball Camp at Catholic University

Camp Sessions:  Week 1 (June 18-22), Week 2 (July 16-20), Week 3 (August 13-17).  For more info please call 202-319-6046 or on the web at or

Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 5th                     Holy Thursday Hand-Washing Prayer Service (Church/9:30 a.m.)

                                  7th Grade Passion Play (Gym/10:45 a.m.)

                                  3rd Quarter Report Cards distributed

                                  Noon Dismissal

Friday, April 6th                         Holiday: Good Friday

Monday, April 9th                       Holiday: Week of Easter

Thursday, April 12th                   Spirit Activity: Skate N Fun Zone (6:00-8:30 p.m.)

Monday, April 16th                     Classes Resume

Tuesday, April 17th                     8th Grade Graduation Parent Meeting (Art Room/7:00 p.m.)

Thursday, April 19th                   1st Annual “Catholic Cup” Competition (2:00 p.m.)

                  Enrollment Management Team Meeting (Art Room/7:00 p.m.)

Saturday, April 21st                    Diocesan Science Fair

  • Bishop O’Connell Summer Football Camps ~
  • John Michael Talbot Flyer ~
  • PVI Summer Cheerleading Clinic ~
  • Cub Scout Flyer ~
  • VBS 8th Grade Confirmation Service Hour Opportunities –
  • VBS Registration Form –
  • VBS Volunteer Form –