The Sentinel – March 19, 2014

March 19, 2014

Message from the Principal

Each year I enjoy reading the beautiful bulletin board displays around the school that highlight the good deeds and sacrifices offered by our students during Lent.  The heartfelt prayers and sentiments give witness to the very essence of our mission as a Catholic school.  As you continue your journey through the season, I thought you might enjoy and find inspiration from the following list of practices identified by some of our fourth and fifth grade students. 

My Lenten commitment is to not eat cupcakes.

I will pray a rosary each day and think of people that are suffering while I pray.

Donate food to the food pantry.

I will help mom and dad every night.

I’m giving up my mobile devices and also sweets like chocolate.

Be more gentle.

I will give up my favorite breakfast treat, Toast Strudel.

I will prayer for the sick and ask God to give me a serving heart.

Pre-Kindergarten Openings for 2014-15

We currently have a few spots remaining in our Pre-Kindergarten Program for the 2014-15 school year. Designed for four year old children, our program offers half day classes, Monday – Thursday.  This is a great opportunity for families in our community who may be hoping to send their child to All Saints but have heard that openings are limited due to high demand.  Please invite families who may be interested in the Pre-Kindergarten program to contact Mrs. Joyce D’Eugenio at (703) 393-1490 or for more information.  Current families who refer families into our program may earn up to $400.00 in tuition credit through our New Student Referral Program!

Middle School Student Invited to State Competition!

Congratulations to Vincent DiBisceglie, who after winning our school-wide Geography Bee, completed a written test and has now been selected to participate in the Virginia State Geography Bee.  The competition will take place at Longwood University in Farmville on Friday, April 4th.  We wish Vincent every success and blessing in this prestigious event!

CYO Basketball Season Results ~ Correction

Congratulations to the 6th grade boys team coached by Mr. Mills and Mr. Short that placed not only 4th in the tournament but finished 2nd for the overall season!

Terra Nova Testing Countdown ~ 3 Weeks!

As the week of standardized testing approaches, parents are asked to avoid scheduling appointments from Monday, April 7th – Tuesday, April 15th so that each student may participate in the testing as scheduled.

RUNNING WITH THE SAINTS 5K – This Saturday March 22nd at 8:15 a.m.

Online registation closes Wednesday, March 19th at 5:00 pm.  Race day registration is from 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.

PACKET PICK UP:  This Friday, March 21st from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the PAC (Parish Activities Center).  

VOLUNTEERS: We are still in need of race day volunteers, please sign up at:

Any questions, please email Joan Coleman at

Spirit Event ~ Captain Pell’s Crab House

Are you tired of grilled cheese, spaghetti with no meat, and cheese pizza?  Well, come over to Captain Pell’s Crabhouse 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 28th.  You can choose to eat in or carryout at this great kid-friendly establishment.  Simply mention that you attend All Saints Catholic School and 15%of your purchase will be donated to our school!  What a delicious way to give back during the Lenten season.  Let’s come together and give back to our great school.  See you all there!

Spotlight on the Arts Summer Camps this July in Theatre & Art
Discounts at

Camps in the arts for high school, middle, elementary & rising kindergarten, these Theatrical & Artistic one week camps are taught by area Catholic professionals involved in arts education and performance.  Directed by All Saints Youth & Theatre Ministry Director, Rob Tessier, Spotlight on the Arts features Camp Broadway, Drama Bootcamp, Arts & Crafts Fun Camp, Art Explorer Camp, and Creative Kids Everything Camp.  Camp locations in Manassas & Vienna.  Registrations are now open with an Early-Bird special at

Knights of Columbus Membership Drive

In honor of their founder, the Venerable Fr. Michael J. McGivney, the Knights of Columbus are hosting a Membership Drive after the 5:30pm Mass on Saturday, March 22nd and the morning Masses of March 23rdCOME JOIN US and learn more how we serve our Parish and Community! For more information, visit our tables in the foyer of the Church or contact one of our Co-Membership Directors, Joe Schiesl at (703) 392-9388 or Tom Masarick at (703) 598-1697.

Update on Class DVDs

We now have volunteers to create DVDs for each class and each grade except for the 5th Grade. If there is one or two 5th grade parents that would like to create a DVD for the 5th grade classes then each student in the school would have the opportunity to have this nice memorial of their school year. Familiarity with editing photos, organizing computer files, and learning new computer skills would be helpful but is not necessary. I will train you and walk you through the whole process. Come join our great team of DVDs Creators! Contact me, Holly Crocker, at for more information.

Thank you to Science Fair Volunteers!

Many thanks to all of you who contributed to this year’s Science Fair.  If you haven’t done so already, please record the Points for Parents that you earned on the school’s website since those will be counted in a few weeks. The Science Fair was a huge success thanks to your help! Please consider helping out again next year.

Backboard Coordinator – 25 points

Food Coordinator – 20 points

Judges – 20 points

Data Entry – 20 points

Set up and Clean up – 5 points each

Food Donations – 5 points per donation

High School News

Paul VI’s PVI Players presents – Guys and Dolls April 11, 12, and 13

Please note performance time on Friday and Saturday (April 11 and 12) has changed to 7:00 (not 7:30), and Sunday, April 13 at 2:00.  Tickets may be purchased by going to and downloading an order form, or emailing  Please put “Guys and Dolls” in the subject line.  Tickets will also be available at the door.  For more information, call Katherine Miller at 703.352.0925 ext. 371. 

Tickets are $8 for students and seniors, and $13 for adults when purchased by April 9, and $10 and $15 at the door.  Rising 8th and 9th graders with an interest in PVI for their high school choice get in free!  Gather your cards, your dice, and your doll and get to Paul VI Catholic High School to enjoy one of Broadway’s finest shows!


Lenten Rosary for Parents

Get your Lent off to a strong start by praying a weekly rosary with Mrs. Linda White and other All Saints School parents in the church.  Please join us each Wednesday of Lent at 2:30 in front of the large marble statue of Mary and in the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. As individual families and a school community we have many intentions, our children, their teachers, our parish and priests, to name only a few, to pray for. We hope to see and pray with many of you in the coming weeks.

Upcoming Events

Friday, March 21st                 

          School Mass (8:30 a.m.)

          Confessions – 6th Grade (9:30 a.m.)

          8th Grade Confirmation Retreat begins

Saturday, March 22nd             

          Running with the Saints 5K (8:15 a.m.)          

Monday, March 24th               

          SCA sponsored Prayers & Pennies Week

          Religion Bee (PAC/10:00 a.m.)

Wednesday, March 26th          

          Confessions – Grade 7 (9:15 a.m.)

          Golf Tournament Meeting (2:00 p.m.)

Thursday, March 27th             

          Alaina Grocholski – “Principal for a Day” Auction Recipient

          Stations of the Cross, Grades 3-5 (11:00 a.m.)

Friday, March 28th                 

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

          Confessions – Grade 8 (9:30 a.m.)

          Spirit Event: Captain Pell’s (3:00-9:00 p.m.)

          8th Grade Confirmation Retreat

Saturday, March 29th             

          Arlington Diocese Band Festival – Bishop Ireton High School


          Prayer Penny Week 2014 –

          Running with the Saints 5K Volunteers –

          Spotlight on the Arts Summer Camps –

          Race for Education Volunteer Hours Form –

          Captain Pell’s Crabhouse –

          PVI Guys & Dolls Tickets –

          Annual Fund Brochure – 2013/14 Annual Fund Brochure

         Annual Fund Online Donations –