The Sentinel – December 21, 2016

Principal’s Message
On Monday evening the students presented the annual Christmas Pageant, the highlight of which was a beautiful depiction of the Nativity Scene.  As the lights grew dim and the students sang softly, everyone in the church enjoyed a quiet Advent moment that reminded us all of the true meaning of Christmas.  I am so proud of our students and grateful to Miss McPhilamy and Mr. Tessier for all that they did to prepare such a wonderful production.

In many of the classrooms the children have been discussing the ways that they have been preparing their hearts during this Advent Season.  In the hallways there are even bulletin board displays of “gifts” that the students have chosen to give to Jesus.  I hope that you enjoy several of these heartfelt sentiments as shared by students in this week’s video.

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Mrs. Belkis Mitter, Director of Extended Day, will be completing her student teaching in our third grade program through Western Governors University during the second semester.  Her student teaching assignment will begin on January 3rd and conclude at the end of March.  Mrs. Montano will serve as her cooperating teacher, providing guidance and supervision as Mrs. Mitter gradually assumes responsibility for instruction and assessment during her twelve week experience.  I am delighted that Mrs. Mitter is able to complete this requirement within our school and am confident that she will benefit greatly from the knowledge and experience that Mrs. Montano has acquired during her many years in education.

On behalf of the faculty & staff of All Saints Catholic School, I wish all of you a blessed Christmas Season!  May the holiday be filled with great joy as you gather with family and friends to celebrate the birth of our Savior!

Prayer for the Fourth Week of Advent
Father, all-powerful God, your eternal Word took flesh on our earth when the Virgin Mary placed her life at the service of your plan.  Lift our minds in watchful hope to hear the voice which announces his glory, and open our minds to receive the Spirit who prepares us for his coming.  We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.
Open House for 2017-2018 School Year
All Saints Catholic School will host an Open House for prospective parents on Wednesday, January 11thbeginning at 9:00 a.m.  All parishioners and members of the community interested in learning more about our parish 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.

Tuition Assistance Applications for 2017-2018

The application for tuition assistance for the 2017-2018 academic year is now available and can be found at the following link.

FACTS Tuition Assistance Application.

Due dates for submission of applications and supporting documentation are as follows:
High School                 January 23, 2017
Elementary School       March 17, 2017

NOTE: All families with children enrolled in both high school and elementary school will need to submit an application by the January high school deadline.

All applications and supporting documentation must be received by FACTS by the deadlines listed above to be considered. Only complete applications will be considered. Late applications will be handled as they arrive and as funds allow.

Families interested in applying for Tuition Assistance for the Pre-Kindergarten program are also invited to complete the FACTS process. Although pre-kindergarten students are not eligible for financial assistance through the diocese, the analysis provided by FACTS will guide the process for determining disbursements from funding through our school and parish.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 3rd

  • Classes Resume
  • PTO Executive Board Meeting (7:00 p.m.)

Friday, January 6th

  • National Geography Bee (1:30 p.m.)

Monday, January 9th

  • Scantron Testing Begins

Wednesday, January 11th

  • Open House (9:00 a.m.)

Thursday, January 12th

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

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