The Sentinel – February 26, 2014High School Placement Test Results

February 26, 2014

Message from the Principal

Without question, one of the greatest measures of the success of our school is the accomplishments of our alumni and even our soon to be graduates.  Recently we received the results of the High School Placement Test and I could not be prouder of our students for their performance on this assessment. 

The HSPT is a standardized test used by the high schools in our diocese to determine appropriate placement for students applying to their programs.  Similar to the Terra Nova, the test is nationally-normed, providing us an opportunity to compare the performance of our students with a group comprised of students from across the United States.  As a class, our 8th graders scored well above the national average of 50 percentile.  In fact, our students met or exceeded the diocesan average in all three test areas.  This is a testament to the dedication of our faculty, the hard work of our students, and the steadfast support and involvement of our parents over the course of many years.

Congratulations to the students of the 2013-2014 graduating class on this outstanding accomplishment! 

 

All Saints Catholic School

Diocesan Average

Reading

86

77

Math

72

72

Language

85

75

Running with the Saints 5K – DEADLINE APPROACHING!!  

The deadline for a guaranteed t-shirt for the Running with the Saints 5K is fast approaching. Register by February 28th so you won’t miss out on receiving as part of your race registration a terrific t-shirt designed by one of our very own All Saints students!  The race is on Saturday March 22nd at 8:15 a.m. starting in the front parking lot of the school.  

Sign up now online at http://www.imathlete.com/events/EventOverview.aspx?fEID=18786&z=1393177700172 or print off the paper application from the website and turn it in today!  

DEADLINE FOR SPONSOR LOGO’S ON THE T-SHIRTS IS ALSO THIS FRIDAY!!  Please consider sponsoring our race to help offset the costs of race medals, prizes and post race food!  

For any questions, please feel free to contact Joan Coleman at info@runningwiththesaints.org or 703-368-7989.  

Boxtops and Labels for Education Update

March 1st is the second submission dead line for this year. Please turn in EVERY boxtop in the house (and your neighbors) by this Friday, February 28th.  I will mail them away Saturday, March 1, 2014.  The current count of Boxtops is 10,261 since the last submission! But…the contest for the classrooms does not stop here. The classroom that collects the most boxtops until the end of May wins the classroom party! Here are the top 5 classrooms:

5A           Mrs. Honkus      4047

3A           Mrs. Montano   3063

1A           Mrs. Harrill          2857

1B           Mrs. Nichols       2310

2B           Mrs. Gurley        2156

Don’t rest your boxtop scissors just yet… several classrooms may be holding out until the last week to submit hundreds of boxtops! Keep them coming!!!

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Tuition Assistance Applications for 2014-2015

Applications for Tuition Assistance for the 2014-2015 academic year are now available at the front office.  Again this year the Diocese of Arlington has partnered with FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment Company.  FACTS has also established an on-line application process that can be initiated through the company website (http://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3Q327)

The due dates for applications and supporting documentation are as follows:

Elementary School       March 17, 2014

Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 27th         

          Drama Club Presentation (PAC/8:45 for 4-8 & 10:00 for K-3)

Friday, February 28th             

          School Mass & Virtues Ceremony (8:30 a.m.)

          New Student Registration Deadline

Saturday, March 1st                

          Diocesan Spelling Bee (St. Thomas More Cathedral School)

          First Reconciliation for 2nd Grade (10:00 a.m.)

Tuesday, March 4th                 

          8th Grade Vocations Mass with the Bishop (9:30-1:30)

          PTO Executive Board Meeting (PLC/7:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, March 5th            

          Farewell to the Alleluia Prayer Service (9:30 a.m.)

         Ash Wednesday Mass (10:00 a.m.)

Links

          Annual Fund Brochure – 2013/14 Annual Fund Brochure

          Annual Fund Online Donations – http://www.allsaintsvaschool.org/alumnidevelopment/annual-fund/

          FACTS On-line Application Process – http://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3Q327