The Sentinel – June 7, 2017

Principal’s Message

On Monday morning we celebrated the success of the 12th Annual Race for Education, a unique event that has been another source of significant funding for our school through the years.  I am pleased to share with you that we have received $48,529.00 in contributions.  In the week ahead, the PTO will process the paperwork to generate a check for 15% of the proceeds which will be donated to St. Jude’s.  Once again, thank you, students, parents, relatives and friends for your continued support of All Saints!
 
The following is a list of winners from the 2017 Race for Education.
 
Lap Winners:
K – 2: Gianluca Moyers (20 laps)
Addison Croson, Caitlyn Abel, Lily Roth & Noemi Rodriguez (16 laps)
3 – 5: Gabriel Silva (29 laps)
Carmen Bright & Alaina Grocholski (22 laps)
6 – 8: Patrick McCurdy, Juan Santos & Ethan Rice (29 laps)
          Bernadette Kwari (22 laps)

Class Winners – $100 in Educational Materials:
PK – 2:   Mrs. Feltman – K1 (Total Contributions – $3,173.75)
3 – 5:      Mrs. Reilly – 3B (Total Contributions – $4,197.25)
6 – 8:      Mrs. DeBruyne – 7A (Total Contributions – $4,117)

 

VideoChat - June 7, 2017 - Principal for the Day and Graduation Events
 
This week I also wish to share with you the news that Mrs. Belkis Mitter, Director of Extended Day and our primary level Spanish teacher, will not be returning for the 2017-2018 school year.  Her husband has accepted a new position in North Carolina and they will subsequently be relocating during the summer. We thank Mrs. Mitter for her service to our school the past two years and wish her every continued success and blessing.
 
Graduation Day – Noon Dismissal on Friday
As Graduation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 9th, school will dismiss at noon for students in grades K-7.  Extended Day services will remain available.
 
End of Year Bullying Survey
As part of our commitment to promoting a bully-free environment, at the close of each year we invite parents to participate in a post survey regarding their child’s experience at All Saints.  A link to the survey follows below.  In advance, we thank you for your participation and support of this important process.

 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7HHC262

 

Dive into Books at Barnes & Noble!
With less than a week to go, activities are shaping up for this year’s GET CAUGHT READING Summer Book Fair at Barnes and Noble in Manassas this Saturday, June 10th  Mrs. Coyle and Mrs. Geary are grabbing their beach towel, flip flops and have created a great Bucket List of books to read this summer.  Be sure to come out and support the All Saints Library and pick up your summer reads. The library will receive a 25% book profit off of all purchases. Please see attached flyer for additional details along with an All Saints Book Fair ID in case you want to order online.
 
A Message from Mrs. Petrisek
Dear Friends,

I wanted to take just a moment to thank you for the outpouring of support and prayers after the recent passing of my sister, Jane.  During this difficult time, it is such a comfort to know that you have been praying for me and my family, and have kept us in your thoughts.  I am so grateful for all your kind words, cards, notes, and most of all prayers.  Please continue to lift us up in the days ahead and know that you are all in my prayers of gratitude.
 
Peace to all and many thanks,
Julie Petrisek
 
Box Tops for Education
This weekend’s latest count of Box Tops brings All Saints Summer box top submission to 5,379! Below are the top four classes. Mrs. DeBruyne (7A) came in first place and Mrs. Cottingham (6B) came in second place. Congratulations to these two classes! Below are the top four classrooms:
 
2,578 – 7A Mrs. DeBruyne
2,389 – 6B Mrs. Cottingham
2,236 – 1A Mrs. Harrill
2,193 – Pre-K1, 2 & 3 Mrs. Parriott/Mrs. Rogers
 
Way to go All Saints!
Maria Yeckel
 
Paul VI Summer Volleyball Developmental Camp
Are you a young volleyball player who would like to improve?  Have you played volleyball in PE and thought that you might like to really learn how to play?  Here’s your chance! Paul VI Catholic High School is running 2 separate sessions of our very popular camp aimed directly at you.  We will teach you the basics of this great sport and have a lot of fun doing it. Camps will run June 26 – June 29 (6-9pm) and July 24 – July 27 (6-9pm) on the PVI campus.  You can attend one or both sessions. For more information and/or to register please go to www.pvisports.net, click on Camps & Clinics and then scroll down to volleyball camps.  Any questions contact Coach Farrar, Camp Director, at sfarrar@pvipanther.net.
 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

 
FACTS Enrollment Process for 2017-2018
All returning families should have received a customized email from FACTS confirming their tuition balance and payment plan for 2017-2018.  All new families and those who have expressed interest in changing their plan from “Payment in Full by invoice” to a schedule of payments should have received a FACTS “invite” that provides detailed directions for establishing an account. If you did not receive a communication from FACTS, please contact Mrs. D’Eugenio at 703-393-1490.
 
The deadline for payment in full for 2017-2018 with a 2% discount is Tuesday, June 20th.
 
Pre-Kindergarten Openings for 2017-2018
Openings are still available in the half day classes of the Pre-Kindergarten Program for the 2017-2018 school year.  This is a great opportunity for families in our community who may be hoping to send their child to All Saints but have heard that openings are limited due to high demand.  Please invite families who may be interested in the Pre-Kindergarten program to contact Mrs. Joyce D’Eugenio at (703) 393-1490 or jdeugenio@allsaintsva.org for more information. 
 
Remember, current parents who refer families into our program may earn up to $400.00 in tuition credit per year through our New Student Referral Program!
 
Summer Camps at John Paul the Great
Join the talented JP coaches, teachers, and other experts for sports and enrichment camps this summer! Most camps are for rising 5th – 9th graders, with some exceptions. For more information, please visit jpthegreat.org or contact Camps@jpthegreat.org or 703.445.0217.
 

END OF YEAR INFORMATION

 
School Supplies (2017-2018)
The school supply portal is now open and can be found at the following link.
http://www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks  
Access Code: ALL088
 
The portal will close the last day of school (June 16th) at midnight. Please submit orders by this date to qualify for the bulk discount and free shipping. The portal will reopen for an additional month until July 16th for individual sales. Packs will be available at a slightly increased cost and families will need to pay for them to be shipped to All Saints in time for supply distribution.
 
Copies of the school supply lists are also available on our website for families who wish to purchase items locally.  The link is: https://allsaintsvaschool.org/parents/supply-lists/
 
Extended Day Program
Extended Day services will continue for the next two weeks and be available before and after school through Thursday, June 15thThere will be no Extended Day Program on Friday, June 16th.  All students will dismiss at 11:00 a.m. following the Closing Mass & Awards Ceremony.  Please make arrangements for your children to be picked up if you anticipate being unavailable at that time.
 
Report Cards
Report cards and awards will be issued on the final day of school, June 16th.  Since the office will have a record of your child’s final grades at the close of the year, you may retain these cards.
 
Medications
All medications must be picked up from the clinic no later than Thursday, June 15th.  Since students are not authorized to carry medication, it is necessary for parents to visit the clinic to pick up medications prior to the close of the year.  Medications remaining after the final day will be discarded. 
 
Summer Office Hours
The school office will remain open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. during the months of June and August.  Should you need to contact school personnel during the summer months, please do not hesitate to leave a message on the answering machine or contact us via email.  We will make every effort to assist you in a timely manner.

Important Dates for the Upcoming Year

  • Orientation Day (Students and parents are invited to visit the school, meet new teachers, and pick up supply orders.) – Friday, August 25th.  
  • 11th Annual Back-to School Barbecue hosted by the PTO – Friday, August 25th(5:30-7:30 p.m.)
  • First Day of School ~ Noon Dismissal (Grades K-8) – Monday, August 28th      
  • First Day of Pre-Kindergarten – Wednesday, September 6th    

 
Immunization & Health Records Requirements for 2017-2018
To the parents of Pre-K students arriving in the Fall 2017:
 
The State of Virginia requires parents of Pre-K students submit the following:
 

  1. An immunization form must be in the child’s record by the date of the child’s admission.   The first day of Pre-K is Wednesday, September 6th, 2017.
  2. Immunizations must be recorded and dated on either the Health Dept. form (MCH 213F or MCH 213G) or a physician’s form, include the child’s name, and be signed or stamped and dated by a licensed physician, the physician’s designee, or an official of a local health department.
  3. For all immunizations a child receives after July 1, 2017, the form must contain a statement (typed or handwritten) that the child is adequately immunized.

 
The current Form MCH213G is available at the following website:
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/school_entrance_form/school_entrance_form.pdf
 
If your child has any chronic health conditions, such as food or substance allergy or asthma, please be sure to submit an Authorization Form for the medication along with the Action Plan for the condition.  All medications must be brought in by the parents, not by the child.  If a child needs an Epi-Pen, please bring two per prescription dosage recommendations.
 
To the parents of Kindergarten students arriving in Fall 2017
 
A new Physical Exam is necessary, dated less than one year from the time of admission. Kindergarten begins on Monday, August 28th.  This Exam should be on, or accompanied by, the Virginia Department of Health form MCH 213G.  (See the website above for the form).  Tip:  Print out the MCH213G and hand it to the physician before the physical exam for this year, if possible, so as to avoid an additional charge to complete it outside the office visit.  The Physical must include all the immunizations required by the Commonwealth of Virginia as indicated by the chart on the following website:
 
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/child-adolescent.html
 
Upcoming Events
Thursday, June 8th                  

  • 1st Grade International Day (9:30 a.m.)
  • 8th Grade vs. Faculty/Staff Volleyball Game (2:00 p.m.)

Friday, June 9th                                  

  • 8th Grade Graduation Day
  • Pass-it-On Ceremony (Church/9:30 a.m.)
  • Graduation Breakfast (10:00 a.m.)
  • Walk of Honor (11:00 a.m.)
  • Noon Dismissal
  • Mass & Graduation Ceremony (4:00 p.m.)

Saturday, June 10th                

  • Summer Book Fair (Barnes & Noble/10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

Monday, June 12th                  

  • 5th Grade Stepping Up Ceremony (8:30 a.m.)

Tuesday, June 13th                  

  • 7A – Dress Down Day & Pizza Party (Auction Winners)

Wednesday, June 14th             

  • Kindergarten Luau
  • Gold Medal Readers Celebration (1:30 p.m.)

Thursday, June 15th                

  • Kindergarten Graduation (Church/10:00 a.m.)
  • Classroom Parties (1:30 p.m.)
  • Last Day of Extended Day Program

Friday, June 16th                    

  • Final Day of School
  • Closing Mass & Awards Ceremony (8:30 a.m.)
  • Refreshments for Parents (PAC)
  • Final Dismissal (11:00 a.m.)
  • No Extended Day Program
  • Faculty/Staff Luncheon (Noon)

Monday, June 19th                  

  • Teacher Work Day

Tuesday, June 20th                  

  • Teacher Work Day
  • Deadline for Tuition Payment in Full for 2017-2018 with 2% discount

 
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