Catholic Schools Week Celebration!

During the final week of January, we will participate in the celebration of Catholic Schools Week, an annual opportunity to highlight our heritage and distinct mission. The theme for this year is Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.

Throughout the week we will host a student essay and poster contest inspired by this theme. The students will be provided guidelines for the contest this week.

The schedule for our week-long celebration is as follows:

  • Saturday, January 26th & Sunday, January 27th ~ Kindness to Our Parish
    Students are encouraged to attend Mass in their All Saints winter uniform.
  • Monday, January 28th ~ Kindness to Our Community
    – All Saints will hold a fundraiser the week prior to Catholic Schools Week to benefit the Mother of Mercy Free Medical Clinic. Funds collected will be presented to the clinic at a Pep Rally.
    – Classes will view videos about the mission of the St. Lucy Project and Divine
    Mercy Care.
    – All Saints CYO Basketball Pep Rally (PAC/2:00 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, January 29th ~ Kindness to Our Parents
    – Safety Patrols will distribute a surprise to parents during morning arrival!
  • Wednesday, January 30th ~ Kindness to Those in Religious Life and in Support of Vocations
    – Catholic Cup Competition (PAC/8:30 a.m.)
    – Students, faculty & staff will offer our seminarians, nuns, priests, and chancery
    staff a gift of twenty minutes of uninterrupted prayer for their special intentions
    and needs.
    – Teachers and students will prepare cards for those for whom they will be praying.
  • Thursday, January 31st ~ Kindness to Our Students
    – Free dress out day sponsored by the Student Council Assocation.
    – Donut Island donut hole treat at lunch.
    – Saints matching game in the cafeteria!
    – No homework.
  • Friday, February 1st ~ Kindness to Our Faculty & Staff
    – School Mass (8:30 a.m.)
    – Beverage & Breakfast Cart for Faculty/Staff, sponsored by NJHS
    – Faculty/Staff Recognized on Social Media
    – Noon Dismissal
    – Faculty & Staff Luncheon, hosted by the PTO

Annual Fund Nearing 60% and Counting

We are at nearly 60% of our goal of raising $15,000 through All Saints’ 2018-2019 Annual Fund campaign.  Funds will be used to expand our Robotics Program and to purchase two next-generation ActivBoards.

Through the years, your previous support of our Annual Fund campaign has resulted in new opportunities for our students, most especially in the area of STEM programs.  As we look to the future, we recognize the importance of continuing to update our infrastructure in order to provide our students with access to the most current technologies.  Working together, we can continue to move full STEM ahead!

During our 2018-2019 Empowering the Next Generation of Learners campaign, we invite you to prayerfully reflect on the difference that All Saints makes in your child’s life and show your support through Gifts of Prayer, Gifts of Involvement & Gifts of Financial Participation.

Find out how the Annual Fund will support innovations in learning through Robotics and In-Classroom Technology!

March for Life & Respect for Life Club

On Friday, January 18, the students of All Saints will join their prayers with the thousands who will gather in Washington, D.C. at the annual March for Life. As a school community we will pray for an increase in respect for the sanctity of life at all
stages in our society.

If your child will be attending the March, please notify his or her teacher via a note by Thursday, January 17th.

Respect for Life Club
Our Catholic faith tells us that all human life is sacred and precious from conception to natural death. The Respect for Life Club mission is to uphold thedignity of all human life by serving those in need in our local community. This club will meet monthly to serve the local community through corporal and spiritual works of mercy. It is open to all sixth grade students who want to experience how to better love their neighbors
in the world. Join us as we spread the good news about life! Please see permission form.

Application and Re-Registration Schedule for 2019-20

Current families who wish to enroll a new student in grades Pre-Kindergarten through eight for the 2019-2020 academic year are invited to request an application via email at the following address: schooloffice@allsaintsva.org. 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 on Friday, January 18. Parents are asked to complete all of the forms and return them to the office no later than Friday, February 1, 2019:

  • Please note that forms submitted after this date will require a $25.00 late fee.
  • Registration of students new to All Saints, including siblings who will be eligible by age for Pre-Kindergarten, has already begun. Separate forms related to this initial registration process have been sent home to parents who have previously expressed interest in enrolling another child in our program. 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 schooloffice@allsaintsva.org.

Tuition rates for the upcoming year will be announced after review by the Parish Finance Council and approval of the Pastor later this month.

New Families – Learn about Tuition Assistance Opportunities

Are you considering the many benefits of a Catholic education for your child but are concerned about the cost? Our parish school offers current and prospective students multiple sources for potential financial aid at both the parish and diocesan levels. Please review our 2019 Tuition Assistance handout for detailed information on applying for financial aid.

Applications/documentation for assistance must be received by FACTS (not just postmarked) by January 22, 2019 (if you also have a high school student) or March 15, 2019 for elementary/middle school students. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Joyce D’Eugenio, All Saints Catholic School, at (703) 393-1490.

2019 Tuition Assistance Information Handout

All Saints Christmas Pageant

The students of Grades K, 1, 4, 5 & 6 will participate in the annual Christmas Pageant, The Living Crèche on December 20.

Please note the following information:

Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018

Time: 7:00 p.m. (Students report to school by 6:30 p.m. 6th grade students are asked to
report to their homeroom classrooms by 6:25 p.m.)

Place: All Saints Catholic Church

Students in Grades K, 1, 4, and 5 are asked to wear their school uniforms. Some students in Grade 6 will be in costume.

All Saints Spreads Kindness to the Community

Last year, our Student Ambassadors introduced the theme of “Spreading Kindness like Confetti.” In December, we will put the focus on “kindness to community.”  As this is the season of giving, we would like our students to learn about giving to people in need in the community.  Let us show our children how to help others through kind words, kind acts and generosity.

We have sent a flyer home with each child with ideas of how to spread kindness in the community.  Please consider doing a kind act in our community as a family.  For every kind act, please fill out a piece of confetti (back of the flyer) and put it in our “kindness jar of confetti” in the front office.  Did you donate shoes to House of Mercy or donate food to Bethany Food pantry?  Don’t forget to write those acts of kindness down and bring them to the front office too. Let’s see how our small acts of kindness add up to make a big impact in our community!

Celebrating Advent at All Saints

We continue our annual journey of Advent, a time of preparation for the celebration of Christ’s birth.  Through the years at All Saints we have established several traditions that help to create a tone of anticipation and waiting as we prepare our hearts to celebrate the coming of our Savior.

Advent Wreath Prayer Services ~ On Monday morning the students will assemble in the Parish Activities Center at 8:15 a.m. for a school-wide prayer service highlighting the meaning of the Advent Wreath.  During the second and third weeks of Advent, each Monday students will gather around three separate wreaths in each of the wings of the school where they will participate in grade level prayer services.

Sacrament of Reconciliation ~ Each of the students in grades three through eight will have an opportunity to encounter Christ in this beautiful Sacrament of healing and forgiveness during two Penance Services.

Grades 6-8       December 5th (1:30 p.m.)
Grades 3-5       December 10th (10:00 a.m.)

“Basket of Joy” to Benefit the Children of the Saint Gabriel Mission ~ The NJHS and the SCA will be sponsoring a “Basket of Joy” outreach project to benefit the children of the Saint Gabriel Mission.   We are asking that those families interested in participating, donate a gallon size zip lock bag containing five (5) items, which in turn will be placed in a small basket to distribute to the children of the Saint Gabriel Mission on Christmas Day.  Suggested items for the basket are toys, candy, books, coloring books, crayons, pencils, stickers, etc., most of which can be purchased at a local dollar store.  Baskets will be provided by the NJHS and the SCA.  Donations should be given to your child’s teacher no later than December 14.  Through the generosity of our school families, we will bring joy to the less fortunate children in our community.

Bethany Food Pantry Collection ~ The monthly Bethany Food Pantry collection will occur on Thursday, December 6.  Our theme for the December collection is “Holiday Desserts”. Students are invited to donate dessert items such as flour, Maseca corn flour, oil, sugar, cookie mixes, cake mixes with icing, sprinkles, etc.  Collection of these items will occur in the breezeway during morning arrival.  In advance, thank you for your generous support of this parish outreach to the local Manassas community.

Military Dress Down Day Supports Wreaths Across America

The SCA is sponsoring a dress down day in support of our military on December 6th. Students
are asked to dress in one of the military branch colors or red, white and blue.

“Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the mission to Remember, Honor
and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National
Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,400 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and
abroad.”

All proceeds from the December 6 dress down day will be donated to Wreaths Across
America. If you would like to participate as a family, members of the SCA will be attending the
event on December 15, 2018.

Please see details below and go to the link to sign up to volunteer.
https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/

Students Support St. Lucy Project

Thanks to the very generous response of families in our community, our school received $1,717.00 to benefit the St. Lucy Project as part of Catholic Schools Care about Catholic Charities Week.  Funds were given as part of All Saints annual Thanksgiving Luncheon.

Thank you for your continued kindness and support of this important ministry that benefits the poor in our region.