The Sentinel – February 15, 2017

Principal’s Message

Last week I fielded a few questions regarding the change in application/re-registration fees and thought it would be helpful to share the same information in this week’s newsletter.

The decision to increase the fees to $125 per student with a family maximum of $250 was the result of an analysis of fees across the diocese.  What we learned through the process is not simply that our fee is below average, but that we are ranked as the most affordable of all schools in this category.  In an effort to maintain a fee structure that communicates value as well as affordability, we implemented this fee increase for the 2017-2018 academic year.

We do recognize that families continue to sacrifice financially in order to give their children the gift of a Catholic education.  With this in mind, please know that if the change in fees and the re-registration deadline of Fridaypresents a particular challenge for your family, you are most welcome to contact me to discuss an extension.  And, of course, should you have any follow up questions or wish to discuss further, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Re-Registration Deadline – Friday
Re-registration forms are due in the office on Friday, February 17th.   Forms submitted after this date will require a $25.00 late fee.  Applications for students new to All Saints, including siblings who will be eligible by age for Pre-Kindergarten, are also available.  If you are interested in enrolling another child from your family and have not yet requested forms, please contact Mrs. Joyce D’Eugenio at 703-393-1490 or  Application forms for new students are due by Friday, February 24.



Box Tops Reminder
Box Tops: Keep sending them all in. If they are loose, just send them in a zip lock bag to school. If you place them on a sheet, please tape or glue, do not staple. The submission date is March 1, 2017. We’re trying to reach 10,000 and we’re nearly there. Here are the top 4 classes:

1,712 – 7A Mrs. DeBruyne
1,545 – 1A Mrs. Harrill
1,544 – Pre-K1, 2 & 3 Mrs. Parriott/Mrs. Rogers
1,004 – 6B Mrs. Cottingham
PTO General Assembly Meeting – Math Fun Night!
The next PTO General Assembly Meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21st.  Through our partnership with Micron, we are pleased to host a Family Math Night for students and parents in grades K-5.  As students move from station to station in the Parish Activity Center, they will have an opportunity to complete engaging activities that promote an understanding and appreciation for mathematics.

Title I Meeting for Parents & Students
Students enrolled in the Title I program and their parents are invited to a special evening event on March 16thfrom 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at St. Michael School.  Title I staff will host a session entitled Reading Magic at Home: Tips & Tricks.  For more details about the event, please see the link below.

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:
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
Thursday, February 16th

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

Friday, February 17th

  • School Mass (8:30 a.m.)
  • Re-registration Deadline for Returning Students
  • Vex IQ State Championship Robotics Tournament

Monday, February 20th

  • Holiday – Presidents’ Day
  • Spirit Event: Chuck E. Cheese (12:00-9:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, February 21st

  • PTO General Assembly Meeting & Math Night for K-5 (PAC/7:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, February 22nd

  • 60th Anniversary Planning Committee Meeting (2:00 p.m.)

Friday, February 24th

  • School Mass (8:30 a.m.)
  • Application Deadline for New Students

Saturday, February 25th

  • Diocesan PTO Meeting
  • 2nd Grade Jesus Day

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