The Sentinel – November 12, 2014

November 12, 2014

Principal’s Message

On Saturday evening the PTO will host the annual Casino & Auction Night, a much beloved tradition in our community.  While the event has changed and evolved through the decades, the objective has remained the same – to provide an enjoyable evening of fellowship while raising funds to support the mission of our school. We gather in support of our commitment to excellence and we celebrate the fact that All Saints is a place where learning is integrated every day with the very best traditions of our Catholic faith.

The proceeds from this year’s event will directly support the fine work of the Parent-Teacher Organization, benefitting the students, faculty and staff.  I remain grateful for the stellar commitment of the PTO leadership and thank them for their enthusiasm and steadfastness in supporting our mission.  In a special way, I wish to extend a word of thanks to Mrs. Carol Rice who has served as chairperson and to the many volunteers who have invested so much time and energy in support of the cause.

With delicious food, casino games, as well as a silent and live auction, it will be a wonderful evening of fellowship and entertainment!  The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Activities Center and tickets remain available for this special “black & white” themed event.  I hope that many of you will be able to join us for the celebration!

3rd Annual Fund

As we begin our 3rd Annual Fund, we invite you to once again prayerfully consider making a gift to our school.  When you receive the introductory letter and brochure, take a few minutes to consider how you might be able to support us in meeting our goals.  You’ll note that all of the funds from the 2014-2015 Annual Fund will be allocated to STEM programs and mobile technology.  In order to prepare our students for the opportunities of the 21st Century, we recognize that we must increase their access to these learning tools.  Through your gifts of time, talent and treasure, we can make this happen for our students now and into the future.

Diocesan Teacher Information Session

Have you ever considered a career in Catholic education?  Would you like to learn more about our diocese and what it means to be a Catholic school teacher?  Please join us as we host a Diocesan Teacher Information Session on Friday afternoon beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the Music Room.  Those interested in learning more about the ministry of Catholic education are cordially invited to attend.

Virtue Award Winners

Congratulations to the following students who were recognized last Friday for their demonstration of the Virtue of Self-Discipline during the month of October.

Eva M. (Pre-K1)Mikayla J. (Pre-K2)

Hannah N. (Pre-K3)

Noah L. (K1)

Grace K.r (K2)

Sofia O. (1A)

Carter R. (1B)

Kiran K.r (2A)

Noah M.a (2B)

Matthew B. (3A)

Sydney V. (3B)

Catherine G. (4A)Mary C.s (4B)

Maria P.r (5A)

Kiera E. (5B)

Samantha A. (6A)

Natalia R. (6B)

Jacob A. (7A)

Thumay H. (7B)

Ellis C.n (8A)

Gavin W. (8B)


Scholastic Book Fair ~ Sir Readalot’s Castle

The All Saints Catholic School Library will host a Scholastic Book Fair event on November 17th through the 24th.  Please click on the link at the end of today’s newsletter for a flyer with more information…Enter the Kingdom of Books!

2014 Casino & Auction “A Black & White Event!” 

Don’t miss our PREVIEW HOURS in the PAC on Friday, November 14 from 8am to 11:45am.  During the preview hours, class “Buy It Now” photos will be available to order,  ALL silent items will be displayed as well as the personalized classroom items.  Event tickets can be purchased in the PAC during the preview hours for $35 per person.  Evening will include a gourmet dinner, silent & live auction, 3 hours of casino play, door prizes, raffles, cash bar and a photo booth strip.  FREE Casino Money will be distributed at various times during the evening; chips from casino play can be used to buy tickets for more than 10 great raffle prizes. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to celebrate All Saints!

2014 Casino & Auction Schedule


7:15-Opening Remarks & Door Prize Drawings

7:30-LIVE AUCTION with Auctioneer Rob Tessier

8:15-Casino Opens

9:30-Silent Auction Closes/Dance Floor Opens

11:15-Casino Closes Followed by Raffle Drawings*

*Need not be present to win.

Attire is business casual/Sunday best-Black & White colors are encouraged!

Check the school website for more details and to order tickets.

From the Spirit Events Committee
Are you starting to feel like time is flying this year? Can you believe that it is November already? Well, take some time and connect with your All Saints family at Chick-fil-A on Liberia Avenue this Friday, November 14th from 6:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. You can take a break from preparing lunch or perhaps you are on the run and need to stop by the drive-thru. You can print out the attached flyer or just mention All Saints when you order. We look forward to seeing you there!

 Book Fair Volunteers Needed

The book fair is just around the corner and we need your help! Virtus trained volunteers are needed in the library to help our students select and purchase books. Each shift/hour worked earns you 3 points for parents.  Our family shopping night will be Monday November 17 from 5pm – 8pm.  Our busiest shopping day is Monday November 24, during our Thanksgiving luncheon; please consider volunteering before or after having lunch with your child.

Please follow the link to sign up: All Saints Scholastic Book Fair 2014



Thanksgiving Luncheon

The schedule for the Thanksgiving Luncheon is as follows:

11:00-11:40     Grades 6-8

11:40-12:20     Grades 4-5

12:20-1:00       Grades 2-3

1:00-1:40         Grades K-1

The arrival process will be the same as prior years with parents reporting directly to their son/daughter’s classroom.  There, they will wait with their children, and when called by grade level, report to the cafeteria via the Father Kelley Wing.

So that the kitchen staff may begin planning for the event, please be sure to return your order form no later than Thursday, November 20th.  We do hope that you will join us for this Thanksgiving tradition!

Open House for 2015-2016 School Year

All Saints Catholic School will host an Open House for prospective parents on Thursday, November 20th beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Parish Activities Center.  All parishioners and members of the community interested in learning more about our 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.

Prospective Teacher Information Sessions – COME JOIN US!

Are you interested in teaching for the Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Arlington? There are 44 schools within the Diocese offering instructional programs for all ages from pre-school through high school. Perhaps your certification has expired, or perhaps you are thinking of changing careers or returning to teaching after a period of absence. Do you have questions about qualifications to teach? Would you like to learn more about the mission of teaching in a Catholic School in a nurturing and caring, Christ-centered environment? Please come to one of the following Information Programs for Prospective Teachers scheduled throughout the Diocese and meet with Sister Patricia Helene, IHM, head of the Marymount University Catholic School Leadership Program, Sister Karl Ann Homberg, SSJ, Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership and Janet Vetrano, Office of Catholic Schools Licensure Specialist to learn more about the opportunities and advantages of teaching in our Catholic Schools. Please contact Janet at by November 7, 2014 to register.

All Saints School9294 Stonewall Road

Manassas, VA  20110


St. Thomas More Cathedral School

105 North Thomas Street

Arlington, VA 22203


St. Francis of Assisi School

18825 Fuller Heights Road

Triangle, VA  22172


Friday, November 14, 20141:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m

Presentation begins at 1:00 p.m.


Monday, November 17, 2014

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Presentation begins at 7:00 p.m.



Monday, November 24, 2014

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Presentation begins a 1:00 p.m.

Criminal Background Checks for Volunteers & VIRTUS Requirements

We have scheduled the following opportunities for completing the half-hour VIRTUS update:

Tuesday, December 2nd in Meeting Room 1 at 7:00 PM

Tuesday, January 6th in Meeting Room 2 at 7:00 PM

Tuesday, February 3rd in Meeting Room 2 at 7:00 PM

Thursday, February 12th in Meeting Room 2 at 2:15 PM

Wednesday, March 4th in Meeting Room 2 at 7:00 PM

We are requesting advance registration by telephone or email for this brief update.  Attendance will be taken to ensure that you receive credit for completing the training.  If you have any questions or to register, please call Mrs. Janet Smith, Virtus Coordinator at the Parish Office, (703) 393-2158 or email her at

Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 13th       

  • Enrollment Management Team Meeting (PLC/7:00 p.m.)

Friday, November 14th            

  • Noon Dismissal – DFE Meeting
  • Diocesan Teacher Information Meeting (Music Room/1:00 p.m.)
  • Spirit Event: Chick-fil-A (6:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.)

Saturday, November 15th        

  • Casino & Auction Night (PAC/6:30 p.m.)

Sunday, November 16th          

  • Discover Catholic Schools Week

Monday, November 17th         

  • Book Fair Opens with Evening Hours (5:00-8:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, November 19th    

  • 7th Grade Field Trip to Williamsburg (6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

Thursday, November 20th       

  • Open House (PAC/9:00 a.m.)

Friday, November 21st            

  • School Mass (8:30 a.m.)

Monday, November 24th         

  • 2nd Grade Pilgrim & Native American Celebration (9:00 a.m.)
  • Thanksgiving Luncheon

Tuesday, November 25th         

  • Thanksgiving Prayer Service (9:30 a.m.)
  • Noon Dismissal for Thanksgiving Holiday