On Monday morning we celebrated the success of the 11th 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 $47,422 in contributions, nearly reaching our goal of $50,000. 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 2016 Race for Education.
K – 2: Elliot Comeau & Sedemm Agbolosu-Amison (24 laps),
Abbie Comeau (21 laps)
3 – 5: David Grimaldo Lopez (32 laps), Cecilia Vazquez (27 laps)
6 -8: Zachary Kreitzer, Ryan Crocker & Juan Sebastian (28 laps), Mary Carley & Aeryn Potocnak (23 laps)
Class Winners – $100 in Educational Materials
PK-2: Mrs. Cummings
3 – 5: Mrs. Montano
6 – 8: Mrs. Cottingham & Mrs. Kessinger
Graduation Day – Friday/Noon Dismissal
I wish to extend a special invitation to all families to attend the events planned in celebration of Graduation Day. All of the students will gather in the church at 9:30 a.m. on Friday to observe the Pass-it-On Ceremony, an annual tradition and prayer service during which the 8th grade students “pass on” their leadership role to the rising 7th grade class as symbolized by the handing on of the 8th grade honor medals. Following a special breakfast for the graduates, at 11:00 a.m. the 8th grade students will participate in the Walk of Honor, a custom by which all of the students in grades K-7 line the hallways and applaud for the graduates as they exit the building for the final time as students. The celebration culminates with a Mass at 4:00 p.m. followed by the Graduation Ceremony and a reception in the Parish Activities Center. I hope that you and your family will be able to join us for some of these special moments as we congratulate our 8th grade students.
Important Reminder: As Graduation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 10th, school will dismiss at noon for students in grades K-7. Extended Day services will remain available.
Virtue Award Winners
Congratulations to the following students who were recognized last Friday for having exemplified the Virtue of Peacemaking during the month of May.
Kaitlyn Byrdy (K1)
Claire Williams (K2)
Dane Grill (1A)
Jonathan Redman (1B)
Connor Roccograndi (2A)
John Fleisig (2B)
Jenna Feltman (3A)
Noah Mendiola (3B)
Sydney Vo (4A)
Taylor Henman (4B)
Noelle Castle (5A)
Macallan Greissinger (5B)
Varun Varma (6A)
Alexa Roussel (6B)
Emma Switzer (7A)
Savannah Halstead (7B)
Gabriel Cabello (8A)
Jacob Andres (8B)
2016 Parish Golf Tournament Sponsors
Our thanks to the many golfers, businesses and individuals who supported our recent All Saints Parish Golf Tournament at the Piedmont Club. We also want to thank the dedicated members of our 2016 golf committee: Traci Cole, Janis DeVore, Linda Gaynord, Charles Kapur, Andres Lopez and Renee Wydajewski. Funds raised through the event will support our parish school and youth programs offered through All Saints’ Religious Education and Youth Ministry Programs.
Knights of Columbus – George Brent Council #5332
Church of the Nativity
Black Jack Sponsor – Tony’s New York Pizza
Beverage Cart Sponsor – Dominion Eye Care
Breakfast Sponsor – Summit Roofing Contractors
Putting Contest – Manus Dei, Inc.
Longest Drive – Flynn & O’Hara
Lunch Sponsor – Miller Toyota Scion
Closest to the Pastor – Pierce Funeral Home
Hole-in-One – Capital Bank, N.A.
Cart Sponsor – John C. Grimberg Company, Inc.
Battlefield Auto Service Center
Boyd & Parker Events
Corrigan Nationwide Insurance
Elemental Business Works, LLC
FACTS Management Company
Zonia Garcia, Realtor
JK Enterprise Landscape Supply, LLC
Timothy Mayer, Knights of Columbus Insurance
Meridian Imaging Solutions
Old Town Sports Pub
Michael R. Ward, All Saints Adult Mixed Choir
The Bigger The Better Canine Camp
Tropical Smoothie CaféBristow United Sportsplex
2016 Business Card Sponsors:
Patricia Lopez-Boggio – Cuzzi Realty; JK Enterprise Landscape Supply, LLC; Meridian Imaging Solutions; Rob Ross – MVB Mortgage
Ashton Family Restaurant; BadWolf Brewing Company; Bella Vita Italian Eatery; Carmello’s Restaurant, CJ Finz; City Tavern; Best Western Hotels & Resorts; Broad Run Golf Club; Dogs Gone Wild; Don Lencho Restaurant; Golf Smith; Mariachi’s Tequileria & Restaurant; Old Town Sports Pub; Piedmont Golf Club; PR Partners; Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews; Thai Peppers; The Bone (Manassas); The Man Cave; The Winery at LaGrange; Tony’s New York Pizza
Giant A+ Rewards
Thanks to the participation of families in our school and parish community, All Saints received a check from Giant in the amount of $2,282.13 last week. Thank you to those who participated in this program!
Immunization & Health Records Requirements for 2016-2017
To the parents of Pre-K students arriving in Fall 2016:
The State of Virginia requires parents of Pre-K students submit the following:
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 7th, 2016.
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.
For all immunizations a child receives after 7/1/16, 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:
If your child has any chronic health conditions, such as food or substance allergy or asthma, the necessary forms are available under “Education” and the “Parents” portion of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington website. Click on “Forms.” 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 2016:
A new Physical Exam is necessary, dated less than one year from the time of admission. Kindergarten begins on Monday, August 29th. 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:
Carpool Network 2016-2017
All Saints parent Mr. Jim Griffin has once again volunteered to serve as a carpool coordinator. If you are interested in a carpool for your children, please email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org and Mr. Griffin will put you in touch with other families in your area who have expressed an interest in carpooling.
Preferred email contact:
Number of children you need transported:
Number of spaces in your vehicle for transporting others:
Prefer to drive morning or evening, or no preference?
Please be aware that the above information will be plotted on a map with a private URL that is only available to All Saints parents who have expressed an interest in carpooling. The URL will be emailed directly to you and will not be available any other way or discoverable by any search engine.
Recognizing that parents are solely responsible for determining transportation arrangements to and from All Saints Catholic School, the school assumes no role in this process and neither recommends nor endorses any particular carpool arrangements. In the unfortunate circumstance of an accident or injury, the parent’s own personal automobile liability is primary in the event of a claim. Nonetheless, the school values the collective efforts of parents and is pleased to support this initiative by communicating the opportunity to parents.
END OF YEAR INFORMATION
School Supplies Program
It’s supply time!! I know we’re almost done with the 2015 – 2016 school year, but we’re already looking ahead to this fall!! Online supply orders are now available and will be open through July 15th. You can order your child’s school supplies and have them ready and waiting for you when you arrive for orientation!! Kindergarten students no longer need to purchase seat sacks at orientation as they are available as part of their new supply pack!! Middle School students also no longer need to pay for locker shelves and a lock if they already have them. They are no longer included in the supply pack. However, they ARE available as a separate item and can be purchased individually as needed!! 1st – 4th grade parents can also purchase replacement seat sacks online as needed instead of paying at orientation!! Please see the attached flyer for more information including the website and code for our personal supply list!! The EPI Online School Supply Order Information Form is linked below. If you have any questions please email Rebecca Johnson at RLJohnson29@gmail.com
Extended Day Program
Extended Day services will continue for the next two weeks and be available before and after school through Thursday, June 16th. There will be no Extended Day Program on Friday, June 17th. 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 and awards will be issued on the final day of school, June 17th. Since the office will have a record of your child’s final grades at the close of the year, you may retain these cards.
All medications must be picked up from the clinic no later than Thursday, June 16th. 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 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
Friday, August 26 (5:30-7:30 p.m.)
– Orientation Day (Students and parents are invited to visit the school, meet new teachers, and pick up supply orders.)
– 10th Annual Back-to School Barbecue hosted by the PTO
Monday, August 29
First Day of School ~ Noon Dismissal (Grades K-8)
Wednesday, September 7
First Day of Pre-Kindergarten
Thursday, June 9
8th Grade vs. Faculty/Staff Volleyball Game (2:00 p.m.)
Friday, June 10 – Graduation Day
– Pass-it-On Ceremony (9:30 a.m.)
– Graduation Breakfast (10:00 a.m.)
– Walk of Honor (11:00 a.m.)
– Noon Dismissal
– Graduation Mass & Ceremony (4:00 p.m.)
Tuesday, June 14
– Deadline: Tuition Payment in Full with 2% Discount for 2016-2017
– 5th Grade Stepping Up Ceremony (8:30 a.m.)
Thursday, June 16
– Kindergarten Graduation (church/10:00 a.m.)
– 2nd Grade Fiesta (PAC/12:00-2:30 p.m.)
– Classroom End of Year Parties (1:30 p.m.)
– Last Day of Extended Day Program
Friday, June 17
– Closing Mass & Awards Ceremony (8:30 a.m.)
– Final Dismissal (11:00 a.m.)
– No Extended Day Program