- Spotlight on the Arts Summer Camps
Early Bird registration deadline is March 31st.
Art, Drama, Musical Theatre Camps for K-12
Are you ready to “leap” into a summer your child will always remember?
Celebrating 20 years of premier performing arts and visual arts camps hosted by Northern Virginia Catholic Churches. This July 8-19, Spotlight on the Arts returns to All Saints in Manassas and Nativity Parish in Burke with…
- Broadway Spotlight for older elementary through high school
- Drama Bootcamp
- Arts & Crafts Fun for early elementary
- Art Explorer
Every participant is guaranteed a summer to remember, because our 2024 team of Catholic professionals have amazing professional backgrounds that bring both tremendous expertise along with a commitment to Christian values.
Early Bird Discounts:
Engage your child’s creative mind, plus SAVE today with a super early bird discount of $35 off PER CAMP! And, families registering three children deduct an additional 10%. Plus, everyone who registers now receives a FREE Spotlight T-Shirt!
Go to our official website to lock in your spot and discounts today: https://SpotlightSummerCamps.com
- Register for CYO Track & Field & Volleyball
All Saints Sports for 3rd – 8th Graders: Track & Field and Girls’ Volleyball
CYO spring sports registration is open for Boys and Girls Track and Field and Girls Volleyball! Register before the March 8th deadline.
Track and Field:
Boys and Girls in grades 3-8 are eligible to participate. Practices will be on Tuesdays and Saturdays at Pennington track beginning March 2nd. The Spring Track Meet will take place on May 18th. Cost is $40 per participant.
Girls in grades 3-8 are eligible to participate. Practices will be once a week with matches held once a weekend beginning on April 6th with a season ending tournament May 11-12. Cost is $40 per participant.
All Saints CYO relies on the volunteerism of parents, older siblings, and members of our All Saints’ community. If you wish to coach volleyball or assistant coach track this season, please reach out to Tomasita Liu, CYO Sports Director email@example.com. You must be VIRTUS approved before working with participants. If you are not, we can help you get the process started right away.
CYO Sports Registration Link: https://reg.sportspilot.com/106526/login.
Registration will be open until March 8th.
- PTO Meeting – Substance Awareness & Prevention
Plan to join us at the PTO General Assembly Meeting on February 22 at 7:00 PM, for what will be an informative presentation for all parents. Representatives from the Manassas City Police Department will be speaking on the topic of Substance Awareness and Prevention. They will highlight three specific concerns affecting young people in our region: Fentanyl, vapes, and THC/marijuana.
We hope that you will be able to attend and hear this important message that will increase our awareness of these dangers in our society and what we can do to continue to safeguard our children.
- House of Mercy: Lenten Cross of Mercy
This year, we are inviting our students to participate in the Lenten Cross of Mercy in support of the mission of the House of Mercy in Manassas, to provide food and clothing for those in need.
The Lenten Cross of Mercy, found in the gym lobby, provides students yet another opportunity to take part in prayer and almsgiving during Lent. It contains a variety of tags, for either Spiritual or Corporal Works of Mercy. Students are invited to select one or more tags and help make Christ’s mercy visible for those in need in our community. Students may return material items to the foot of the cross and monetary items can be mailed to the House of Mercy in the envelopes found at the foot of the cross.
The House of Mercy thanks you for your donations that make it possible to share God’s love.
- CRS Rice Bowl – Lent 2024
During Lent, our school community will once again participate in Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) Rice Bowl initiative, a faith-in-action program that invites us to encounter anew ourselves, our neighbors, and our God.
Each of the students has received a cardboard rice bowl into which they can place their donations during Lent. All of the funds will benefit CRS Rice Bowl which is sponsored by Catholic Relief Services, the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. Catholic Relief Services is motivated by the example of Jesus Christ to assist poor and suffering people in more than 100 countries on the basis of need, without regard to race, religion, or nationality.
While the act of sacrificial giving is an important part of our Lenten tradition, the experience takes on even greater meaning when our students understand the plight of those less fortunate and recognize the difference that they can make to alleviate suffering. So that the children may develop this appreciation of the needs of those around the world, each week of Lent the teachers will lead discussions and lessons using the materials made available by Catholic Relief Services. It is our hope that these conversations will inspire sacrificial giving among our students as they place their contributions into their Rice Bowls. At the end of Lent, families will be asked to convert the contributions from their children into a check to be submitted to All Saints after which our school will forward all of the funds to the diocese.
Here are some strategies that you may wish to consider in shaping your family’s Lenten plan:
- Use your CRS Rice Bowl and Lenten Calendar each day to guide your Lenten prayer,
fasting, and almsgiving.
- As a family, read the online Stories of Hope and daily reflections to inspire your
Lenten journey and guide your Lenten almsgiving.
- Prepare simple meatless meals on Fridays throughout Lent, in solidarity with our
brothers and sisters around the world. Recipes for simple meals can be found on the
For more information, including spiritual reflections, short video presentations on the topic of Lent, and
virtual Stations of the Cross, please see the link below.
Divine Mercy Chaplet – During Lent
Again this year, we will introduce our students to the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, another devotion of our Church. With this in mind, we will pray the modified prayer found below at the close of the day in place of the Hail Mary on Fridays during Lent.
Helpful resources and the history of the Divine Mercy Chaplet can be found at the following link.
- Use your CRS Rice Bowl and Lenten Calendar each day to guide your Lenten prayer,
- Race for Education Raffle
Monday, February 13 was the kickoff for our annual Race for Education Raffle. Students can purchase tickets to win a prize bundle featuring a Squishmallow plush toy. Raffle tickets will be sold for 50 cents each. The raffle will continue through February 22nd, and the winning name will be drawn on February 23rd.
Proceeds will benefit the 2024 Race for Education which helps support many initiatives at our school.
- 2024 Catholic Cup Winners
All Saints students tested their knowledge of the Catholic faith in the 13th Annual Catholic Cup on Monday, January 29. The event kicked off the start of Catholic Schools Week. Winners of previous classroom competitions from grades 4-8 advanced to this final round of the Catholic Cup, an academic-style competition with questions related to Catholic theology and teaching.
Congratulations to our 2024 Catholic Cup winner Quinton V. and to our runner-up, Charlie M. It was a return feat for Quinton, who also won our 2023 competition.
We thank Fr. Daniel Ruewer, Mr. Safian, and Mr. Tessier for serving as judges, Dr. Gross for serving as competition host, and to Mr. Tessier and Dr. Gross for coordinating the event. The Catholic Cup provides a wonderful way for all of our students, those directly participating and those in the audience, to expand and celebrate their knowledge of the faith.
- Author of Cuthbert Book Visits All Saints
All Saints Catholic School was thrilled to welcome Laura Theissen, the author of the newly published book, “Cuthbert: The Eagle Who Found His Wings,” to All Saints Catholic School on Thursday, February 1st. This special author visit took place as part of our Catholic Schools Week celebration!
Mrs. Theissen, a former All Saints school parent, recently published this inspiring tale of a majestic American bald eagle who loves to swoop and fly above the clouds. Then one day, his life changes, and through adversity, he learns the power of God’s love and grace and what it really means to soar.
Those who love our All Saints Eagle mascot Cuthbert are sure to be engaged by this heartwarming story. Cuthbert has an extra special place in the hearts of the Theissen family. When the author’s son Lucas was in sixth grade at All Saints, he won a contest to name our eagle mascot. Lucas selected the name Cuthbert after learning about St. Cuthbert and his efforts to protect birds and wildlife. When Laura Theissen’s son Lucas was in sixth grade at All Saints, he won a contest to name our eagle mascot. Lucas selected the name Cuthbert after learning about St. Cuthbert and his efforts to protect birds and wildlife.
CSW Author Visit – Thursday, February 1st
Mrs. Theissen lead three book readings and author Q&A discussions in the All Saints Gym with students in Pre-Kindergarten to second grade, grades 3-5, and middle school.
As our online photo album can attest, Cuthbert spent the day at All Saints and was quite excited to be part of the publishing world!
How to Purchase the Cuthbert Book
For those who are interested in owning your own copy of Cuthbert: The Eagle Who Found His Wings, the book is available for purchase through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Walmart, and Apple.
The book is also available on the ReaderHouse website through the link below; enter promo code “FFSave10” and receive 10% off your order!
We can’t wait to welcome Mrs. Theissen back to All Saints. Please see this week’s Arlington Catholic Herald for an article link to learn more about her writing experience and inspiration in writing this new children’s book.
- Catholic Schools Week Celebration!
Beginning Sunday, January 28, All Saints will celebrate Catholic Schools Week, an annual opportunity to join with schools across our nation in highlighting the distinct mission of Catholic education.
The following is a schedule of Catholic Schools Week events & activities.
Sunday (January 28) – Celebrating our PARISH
- Students are encouraged to attend Mass at All Saints in their winter school uniforms.
Monday (January 29) – Celebrating our COMMUNITY
- Students collect items to make “Feed My Lamb” bags for St. Lucy Project (Catholic Charities).
- Students in Pre-K through Grade 5 complete the “I love All Saints Catholic School because…” worksheet to be displayed throughout the school.
- The 2024 Catholic Cup Competition takes place at 8:30 AM in the PAC (Grades 4 and up).
Tuesday (January 30) – Celebrating VOCATIONS
- Classes make spiritual bouquets for our parish priests and staff to thank them for their support of and involvement in our Catholic school.
- The school hosts a Vocations Panel at 8:30 AM in the PAC (Gr 3- 8), followed by classroom visits (Pre-K-2) from 9:00-10:00 AM.
Wednesday (January 31) – Celebrating our NATION
- Students in grade 6-8 choose an American saint of their choice and write a report that includes how that saint can serve as an inspiration to others.
- Students in grade 3-5 research a saint from America and share their saints’ story with the class.
- Students in Pre-K – grade 2 read a story about an American saint with their teacher and/or do a special activity.
- All Saints hosts an Open House for Prospective Parents (PAC/9:00 AM).
- Thank you for choosing Catholic education! Parents enjoy a special treat from the school at carpool.
Thursday (February 1) – Celebrating Our STUDENTS
- Students create and exchange cards with their prayer buddy to show their appreciation.
- Special Author Visit!! Stay tuned for details (grades 6-8, 12:30-1:00 PM; grades 3-5, 1:15-1:45 PM; Pre-K-grade 2, 2:00-2:30 PM)
- CSW snack, extra recess, and … no homework!
Friday (February 2) – Celebrating our FACULTY, STAFF, VOLUNTEERS
- School Mass at 8:30 AM.
- Faculty receive a surprise ten minute break sometime during the day from Mr. Conroy or Miss Mallon.
- PTO sponsors the CSW faculty/staff after school luncheon.
- Noon dismissal:)
Special Note from Mr. Conroy:
As we celebrate Catholic Schools Week, I wish to thank you for the trust that you continue to place in our school and for your partnership with us. We are so pleased that you have chosen to give your child/ren the gift of a Catholic education and delighted that you are part of our All Saints community!
A partir del domingo 28 de enero, Todos los Santos celebrará la Semana de las Escuelas Católicas, una oportunidad anual para unirse a las escuelas de todo el país para resaltar la misión distinta de la educación católica.
¡El siguiente es nuestro calendario de eventos y actividades de la Semana de las Escuelas Católicas!
Domingo (28 de enero) – Celebrando nuestra PARROQUIA
- Se anima a los estudiantes a asistir a Misa en Todos los Santos con sus uniformes escolares de invierno.
Lunes (29 de enero) – Celebrando nuestra COMUNIDAD
- Los estudiantes colectan artículos para hacer bolsas “Feed My Lamb” para el Proyecto Santa Lucía (Caridades Católicas).
- Los estudiantes de Pre-Kinder a 5º grado completaran la hoja de trabajo “Amo a la Escuela Católica de Todos los Santos porque…” para ser exhibida en toda la escuela.
- La Competencia de la Copa Católica 2024 se lleva a cabo a las 8:30 AM en el PAC (grados 4 en adelante).
Martes (30 de enero) – Celebrando las VOCACIONES
- Las clases hacen ramos espirituales para nuestros sacerdotes de la parroquia y el personal para darles las gracias por su apoyo y participación en nuestra escuela católica.
- La escuela organiza un Panel de Vocaciones a las 8:30 AM en el PAC (grados 3- 8), seguido de visitas a las aulas (Pre-Kinder-grado 2) de 9:00-10:00 AM.
Miércoles (Enero 31) – Celebrando nuestra NACION
- Los alumnos de 6º a 8º grado eligen un santo americano de su elección y escriben un informe que incluye cómo ese santo puede servir de inspiración a los demás.
- Los alumnos de 3º a 5º grado investigan un santo de América y comparten su historia con la clase.
- Los alumnos de Pre-Kinder – grado 2 leen una historia sobre un santo de América con su profesor y/o realizan una actividad especial.
- Todos los Santos organiza una Casa Abierta para Padres Futuros (PAC/9:00 AM).
- ¡Gracias por elegir la educación católica! Los padres disfrutan de un regalo especial de la escuela.
Jueves (1 de febrero) – Celebrando a nuestros ESTUDIANTES
- Los estudiantes crean e intercambian tarjetas con su compañero de oración para mostrar su aprecio.
- ¡Visita especial del autor! Manténgase en sintonía para más detalles (grados 6-8, 12:30- 1:00 PM; grados 3-5, 1:15-1:45 PM; Pre-Kinder-grado 2, 2:00-2:30 PM)
- CSW merienda, recreo extra, y … ¡sin deberes!
Viernes (2 de febrero) – Celebrando nuestra FACULTAD, PERSONAL, VOLUNTARIOS
- Misa escolar a las 8:30 AM.
- Facultad recibir una sorpresa de diez minutos de descanso en algún momento durante el día del Sr. Conroy o Miss Mallon.
- El PTO patrocina el almuerzo de la facultad/personal de CSW después de la escuela.
- Salida al mediodía:)
Al celebrar la Semana de las Escuelas Católicas, deseo agradecerles la confianza que siguen depositando en nuestra escuela y su colaboración con nosotros. Estamos muy contentos de que hayan elegido dar a sus hijos el regalo de una educación católica y encantados de que formen parte de nuestra comunidad de Todos los Santos.
- Mrs. Harrill Wins 2024 Catholic Teacher Award
Dear Parents & Guardians,
I am excited to share with you the news that Mrs. Harrill, first grade teacher, has been selected as one of two winners of the 2024 Catholic Business Network (Prince William Chapter) Catholic Teacher Awards. I am delighted that Mrs. Harrill is receiving this recognition and grateful for her outstanding work in our school.
The following is an excerpt from the application submitted on her behalf.
Mrs. Harrill is a highly dedicated first grade teacher who for the past two decades has contributed significantly to student learning at All Saints Catholic School. With a steadfast commitment to the mission of Catholic education and a desire for each student in her class to grow and succeed, she has demonstrated tremendous dedication to the children entrusted to her care. She is a teacher who is truly inspired to make a difference which is evident by her determination and the passion for excellence that she brings to the classroom each day. With a strong understanding of literacy and the skills needed for emerging readers, she differentiates instruction to target the various levels of learners in her classroom. Using a variety of strategies that include small group instruction, integration of technology, and parent resources, she provides both the structure and motivation for her students to succeed.
The Prince William Chapter of the Catholic Business Network hosted a special awards presentation and dinner featuring the Arlington Diocese Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Vorbach on Wednesday, January 17. Please see this article in the Arlington Catholic Herald for more information about the Catholic Business Network award and special event.
On behalf of the entire school community, congratulations Mrs. Harrill!
David E. Conroy, Jr.