The Sentinel – October 12, 2016

Tomorrow we will initiate our first lockdown drill of the new year.  The exercise will take place at 9:30 a.m. and all students will be reminded of procedures prior to the drill.  During the rest of the year, these drills will be unannounced so that the faculty, staff and students have an opportunity to authentically practice our response plan. Please note that this drill is not in response to any specific concern, but rather part of our on-going commitment to maintaining a safe and secure environment for our students. Should you have any questions or wish to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact the office.

 

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General Assembly PTO Meeting – “Technology, Learning & The Future of All Saints”

Join us next Tuesday, October 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Activity Center for our next PTO General Assembly Meeting.  Our presenter will be Mr. Conroy who will be speaking on the topic of technology and how it impacts learning and the future of our school.

Parent – Teacher Conferences
Within the next week each student in grades PK-8 will receive a conference appointment slip confirming the date and time for the upcoming Parent-Teacher Conferences scheduled for November 7th & 8th.  If you do not receive this information, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher.

P.E. Uniforms during Weather Transition
As the temperatures fluctuate between warm afternoons and unseasonably cool mornings, students are welcome to wear P.E. sweatpants instead of shorts.

Sponsor an Ad
J.M. Gaske, Inc. is the company that prints free school calendars, directories, folders, excuse pads and calendar magnets.  In order to provide these items to the school at no cost, they are looking for businesses to help underwrite the cost.  If you would like to participate in the ad program, please complete the bottom portion of the form and return it to the school office, or call J.M. Gaske directly at (410)750-7700.
Sponsor Form: Business Advertising Form from J.M. Gaske Inc.

Casino & Auction Night 2016
A BIG thank you to all the great companies, families and parishioners that have already sponsored, donated and purchased ads so far. Your generosity has been incredible and putting us on track to make this a spectacular event!  If you are interested in purchasing an ad in the event program, donating or sponsoring there is still time.  Don’t forget to check out and support our sponsors and those who have donated to this fundraising event!
https://allsaintsvaschool.org/parents/pto/all-saints-casino-night-auction/

Purchase your tickets at the $40.00 price while you can!  Please note: if you are volunteering to help with this event, you are able to purchase your ticket at the early bird price anytime.  https://www.mkt.com/all-saints-catholic-church

There’s something for everyone!  Just a sneak at what will be available in the silent auction: 
A week of Vander Woude basketball camp
A family 4 pack to the Children’s Museum
4 admission tickets to the Nascar Hall of Fame
Tasting & tour for 8 at Old Bust Head Brewery
Autographed John Wall photo
Capture the Moment photo session
Nationals tickets
Kayaking/canoeing/paddle boarding through BoatinginDC
…and MUCH more!

Don’t miss out of this fun time!

We are also still in need of a decorations coordinator/team.  If you have any interest in helping with this part of the event or curious of what else you can help with, please take a moment to look and sign-up on HelpCounter.

To Volunteer: https://www.helpcounterweb.com/ci/signup/140e97a50f4
Solicitation Form:  https://www.mkt.com/all-saints-catholic-churchallsaintsvaschool.org/index/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2016/09/auction-casino-form-solicitations-2016-FINAL.pdf

Box Tops for Education
Teachers, Parents and Students!  We only have until October 31st until our first Box Top submission for the 2016-2017 year.  We would love to make this a record submission year.  At the end of the year, the class room that submits the most Box Tops is awarded with a Box Top party!  So far, here are the top 4 classrooms:

491 – Pre-K1,2 & 3 Mrs. Parriott/Mrs. Rogers
386 – 3A Mrs. Montano (last year’s winner)
358 – 3B Ms. Reilly
356 – 7A Mrs. DeBruyne – 7A

There are schools who collect as many as 200,000 box tops in a year! How do they do it? They send out e-mails/letters to all their relatives, grandparents, neighbors and ask them to collect for their school. We could do that too! Tap into your relatives, grandparents and neighbors and ask them to collect box tops for All Saints!

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

8th Grade Parents Meeting (Monday, October 17th)
Mrs. Slovenkay and Mrs. Kessinger will host a meeting for all 8th grade parents on Monday, October 17th beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Art Room.  Important information will be shared regarding the high school application process and the special events & activities that are part of the 8th grade experience at All Saints.  At least one parent from each 8th grade family is asked to attend this important session.

Veterans Day Mass, Assembly & Reception
Join us as our school community honors the commitment of the men and women who have served our country in the United States Armed Forces. We cordially invite all active duty, reserve, former and retired military personnel to attend our school Mass on Friday, November 11 at 8:30 a.m. After Mass, there will be a Veterans assembly in the PAC, followed by a reception for our honored guests in Father Kelley Hall.

Students will be receiving a packet of information through their classroom teachers about our Veterans Wall of Honor, an annual tradition through which we show our gratitude for those within our school community who have served our nation through military service. For your convenience, a link to the packet is provided at the bottom of this newsletter.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 13th           

  • Lockdown Drill (9:30 a.m.)
  • Enrollment Management Team Meeting (7:00 p.m.)

Friday, October 14th

  • School Mass (8:30 a.m.)
  • Lions’ Club Screening (9:30 a.m.)

Monday, October 17th

  • St. John Paul the Great 8th Grade Presentation (8:45 a.m.)
  • Picture Make-Up Day
  • 8th Grade Parent Meeting (Art Room/7:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, October 18th

  • School Mass – Feast of St. Luke (8:30 a.m.)
  • Paul VI High School 8th Grade Presentation (1:00 p.m.)
  • PTO General Assembly Meeting – “Technology, Learning and the Future of All Saints” (PAC/7:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, October 19th

  • Gift of Human Sexuality Presentation II (Grades 6-8)

Thursday, October 20th

  • Bishop Ireton 8th Grade Presentation (10:00 a.m.)

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