Kindness Week: May 14-18

Kindness Week is coming to All Saints next week.  The theme is “Spread Kindness Like Confetti.”  A kick off assembly, presented by the Ambassadors, will be held this Friday, May 11 at 11:00 a.m. in the Parish Activity Center.  Kindness Week will emphasize kindness towards others and random acts of kindness.  Be sure to check out our “kindness tree” and the kindness bulletin boards to see how the children are putting this virtue into action.

Kindness Week is just the beginning for a yearlong focus on kindness during the 2018-2019 school year.  Let’s spread kindness like confetti!

Spread Kindness Like Confetti Video

Medical Missionaries Food Collection – Southern VA

All Saints has been invited to provide emergency relief through contributions of the following items: peanut butter, cans of chicken, tuna, spam and any other meats or fish, powdered milk, cereal, macaroni and cheese, soup, pasta and baby food.  Collection bins will be available in the new breezeway through Friday of this week.  In advance, thank you for any support you can provide.

Spirit Wear Now On Sale

All Saints is participating in a spirit gear drive and we need your help!  Showing your school spirit is a great way to encourage teamwork and camaraderie.  We’re proud of our school and we want to show off our gear!

Please see the one page flyer that was sent home with your youngest child today.  Spirit Gear ordering will be exclusively via online this year. Go to:  All Saints Spirit Gear Sale to order or look for the link on our school website to order online.  Additionally, next week, we will provide a link in the Sentinel to a separate one page flyer for sale of All Saints water bottles.   The water bottle can only be purchased via order form through the school.  We also have water bottles for sale onsite at carpool certain days over the next two weeks.  The water bottle is not available for purchase online and cannot count as one of your three items to get discount on t-shirt.

Online ordering is open now through May 14th If you are unable to order online, please contact Kerry Balagtas directly (contact info below) to make alternate arrangements for ordering.  Due to the end of the school year approaching very quickly, we may not be able to accept late orders.  Our Spirit Wear items will be on display late next week near the front office.

We are so excited to offer a variety of quality pieces which display our All Saints logo for children and adults!! Please let me know if you have any questions – Contact info: Kerry Balagtas at  Kerryb17@verizon.net or 571-237-8286.

13th Annual Race for Education

On Thursday, May 3rd the entire school will participate in this event that will raise funds to support PTO initiatives, including field trip subsidies and classroom funding. Additionally, 10% of all proceeds will be donated to St. Jude Childrens’ Research Hospital. By way of this letter we wish to extend an invitation for you to come out and watch your child(ren) walk or jog on Thursday, May 3rd

The following is the schedule for this special event:

  • Grades Pre-K, K, 1 & 2 8:45a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
  • Grade 3 – 5 10:15a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  • Grades PreK3 & 6-8 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

There are many opportunities to earn shares by volunteering on Race Day. All of the volunteer opportunities can be done while you are cheering on your child. If you are interested in helping out, please sign up on our HelpCounter link at: https://www.helpcounterweb.com/ci/signup/140e99d6da9

Parent volunteers meet weekly to process race donations. Our total for donations for this year’s Race for Education as of today is $26,316.81. If you have any questions about our Race for Education, please contact Mrs. Marjorie Collins at: marjorie@ocfmail.com.

We hope that many of you will be able to join us for a wonderful day of fun and fellowship!

All Saints Places 3rd in Diocesan Science Fair

We are pleased to announce that All Saints Catholic School was awarded 3rd place in the 2018 Diocesan Science Fair held on Saturday, April 14.

Congratulations to the following students who placed in the event:

  • Varun Varma – 1st Place in the Computer Science division
  • Michael Caturano – 3rd Place in the Environmental Sciences division
  • Chloe Davies – Honorable Mention in the Behavioral/Social Sciences division
  • Kevin Balagtas – Honorable Mention in the Engineering/Technology division
  • Timothy Mills – Honorable Mention in the Engineering/Technology division

Thanks go out to the middle school teaching team, especially Mrs. Cottingham and Mrs. Woolfrey for the guidance that they provided to our students throughout the Science Fair.

All Saints Wins FBI Cyber Safety Award

Representatives from the FBI Washington Field Office visited All Saints on Friday to present a special Cyber Safety Award to our school. Congratulations to our students and Computer Teacher Mrs. Jane Carroll on winning the Stingray category of the FBI Safe Online Surfing Program (SOS) for the month of February 2018. Our students achieved the highest score in the nation for the Stingray category during February!! All Saints began participating in the SOS Program this past year in an effort to continue educating our students on the importance of cyber safety.

Parish Festival Cake Walk

The All Saints Parish Festival is right around the corner! Cake donations will be accepted Thursday, April 26th during morning or afternoon carpool and may be dropped off in either the front or back carpool areas. If you are unable to drop off during carpool, you may drop them off during the festival hours. You will earn stewardship shares for your donations or by volunteering your time to the festival. Just go to the HelpCounter Volunteer Log-In and sign up. Hope to see you there!

Keeping You and Your Family Safe Online – April 24

“Keeping You and Your Family Safe Online” – Parent Presentation (April 24th) Mindful of the importance of maintaining an awareness of the risks that exist on the Internet as well as strategies for keeping our young people safe, All Saints Catholic School is pleased to host a special presentation for parents entitled Keeping You and Your Family Safe Online. This informative session will take place during the PTO General Assembly Meeting on Tuesday, April 24 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Activity Center.

Our speaker will be Mr. Kevin Bohli, Executive Director of the Office of Youth, Campus and Young Adult Ministries for the Diocese of Arlington. In addition to addressing the dangers of pornography, he will provide very specific guidance and resources for parents for effectively managing technology devices. Given the priority that we place on student safety and the need for parents to be well informed on this issue, at least one parent from those families with a child in grades five through eight are asked to attend. While all parents are cordially invited to participate, the topic will have particular relevance for those with adolescent children.

As an incentive, parents who attend the presentation will earn 3 Stewardship Shares (twice the usual amount for a 1.5 hour meeting) plus one free homework pass for each of their children.

Join us for what will be an important and empowering presentation for parents