The Sentinel – January 4, 2016

Principal’s Message

Happy New Year!  I hope that you and your family enjoyed the Christmas holiday and the many opportunities to celebrate the season. 

The second round of Scantron Testing will begin on Monday and extend through the next three weeks.  Rather than having all of the students complete the assessment in the computer lab, we will now be utilizing the Chromebooks in the classrooms and the laptops in the library as the children have gained experience working with these devices.  The format will be identical to that of the first round, i.e. approximately one hour assessments in math, reading and language arts.

The following is a copy of the testing schedule by grade level.

January 9th, 10th & 12th – Grades 3A & 5-7
January 18th, 19th & 24th – Grade 4A
January 18th, 25th & 26th – Grade 4B
January 24th, 25th & 26th – Grade 3B

As announced prior to the holiday, in accordance with the recommendation of the diocese that each school follow the decision of the local public school jurisdiction, All Saints Catholic School will be closed on Friday, January 20, 2017 in observance of Inauguration Day.

VideoChat: Earn up to $400 in Tuition Credit

VideoChat - January 4, 2017

Virtues in Practice
Virtue for the Month of January: Gratitude
Definition: Seeing everything as a gift and being thankful.
Saints: St. Francis of Assisi (Grades PK-2), St. Julie Billiart (Grades 3-5), St. Josemaria Escriva (Grades 6-8)

Registration Schedule for 2017-2018
Current families who wish to enroll a new student in grades Pre-Kindergarten through eight for the 2016-2017 academic year are invited to request an application via email at the following address:  Applications will be sent home to families with the youngest child currently enrolled in our school.

Re-registration forms for current students will be sent home to families early in February.

CPR & AED Training
Want to Learn CPR?  School Parents, Volunteer Coaches, Ushers, Outreach and other community volunteers.

Now is your chance! If you give of your time to volunteer in the Manassas or Western PW County, Florian CPR wants to help you. We will certify you in the life saving skills of CPR and the proper use of the AED for just $21. Go to learn more about us, sign up for a class or donate.

Our instructors and staff are volunteers. The $21 pays for equipment, instructional supplies and your certification with the National Safety Council.

CPR and AED training saves lives.  A local 18-year-old baseball player is alive and well today because ONE of his teammates was trained in CPR. Less than 3 hrs could prepare you to save a life.

FlorianCPR is a non profit organization with the mission of instructing coaches and other volunteers in life saving skills.  Check out our website and register.
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

Friday, January 6th

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

Monday, January 9th

  • Scantron Testing Begins

Wednesday, January 11th

  • Open House (FKH/9:00 a.m.)

Thursday, January 12th

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

Friday, January 13th

  • High School Application Deadline

Saturday, January 14th

  • Vex IQ Robotics Team Tournament in Maryland

Monday, January 16th

  • Holiday – Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday

Tuesday, January 17th

  • Holiday – Diocesan Professional Development Day
  • 60th Anniversary Planning Committee Meeting (7:00 p.m.)

Thursday, January 19th

  • School Mass (8:30 a.m.)
  • Science Fair (Awards Ceremony – 6:30 p.m.)

Friday, January 20th

  • Holiday – Inauguration Day

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