Veterans Day Mass, Assembly & Reception

Join us as our school community honors the commitment of the men and women who have served our country in the United States Armed Forces. We cordially invite all active duty, reserve, former and retired military personnel to attend our school Mass on Friday, November 9 at 8:30 AM. After Mass, there will be an assembly in the PAC, followed by a reception for our honored guests in Father Kelley Hall.

Students will be receiving a packet of information this week about our Veterans Wall of Honor, an annual tradition in which we show our gratitude for those within our school community who have served our nation through military service. For your convenience, a link to the packet is provided at the bottom of this newsletter.

2018 Veterans Student Packet

 

 

Pilgrim Virgin Statue Program

Beginning in October, the month devoted to the Holy Rosary, All Saints Catholic School families are once again invited to renew their devotion to Jesus through Mary in a special way. On Friday, October 12, after being blessed at the school Mass, two statues of Our Lady of Fatima will begin traveling to the homes of our school families for week-long visits.

Families who wish to participate in this program this year may sign up online.

While the statue of the Blessed Mother is in the home, families are encouraged to pray together either part of or the entire 5-decade rosary for the intentions of our school as well as for their private intentions.

To create awareness about the program, the two statues will begin traveling from classroom to classroom on Friday. In addition to informing the students of the opportunity to host one of the statues in their home, the teachers will lead the students in praying a novena that will conclude on October 11th, one day prior to the start of the program.

Send Us Your Box Tops

Collecting Box Tops is an easy way to help earn money for our school.  Just by purchasing participating products, clipping the box top out and sending them to school, we earn money that can be used to buy anything we need.  Each one is worth 10¢ for our school!  Just look for the pink Box Tops on many of the products we already use.  All you have to do is clip them and send them into school.

Last school year, we earned $1178.70 for our school from the Box Tops program. This year, we have already earned $801.40 in submitted box tops so far!

For more information on the Box Tops program, including a full list of participating products, you can go to BTFE.com. You can also find additional submission sheets on the website.

You can tape or glue your collected Box Tops to the attached collection sheet or just place them in a ziplock bag with the following info:
Child’s First and Last Name
Grade and Letter (A or B)
Teacher’s Name

8th Grade Parent Meeting – October 11

Mrs. Kessinger and Mrs. DeBruyne will host a meeting for all 8th grade parents on Thursday, October 11th beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Father Kelley Hall.  Important information will be shared regarding the high school application process and the special events & activities that are part of the 8th grade experience at All Saints.  At least one parent from each 8th grade family is asked to attend this important session.

VIRTUS Requirements

As part of the diocesan initiative to maintain a safe environment for all of our children, all volunteers with children are required to complete a background check prior to working in the school and to complete VIRTUS training within 45 days of commencing service.  To register for an upcoming training, please visit www.virtus.org.

As we begin a new year, in accordance with diocesan policy, only those parents who have completed the criminal background check are eligible to volunteer in the school.  Those who have not yet completed the background check process may request a packet of forms from the front office.

Middle School Announces House System

The mission of the All Saints Catholic School House System is to create a middle school community where students work together and support each otheras they grow in their Catholic faith.  The purpose of each house will be to guide and support the spiritual, academic, social and personal development of each student during their time in middle school.

Our middle school will be comprised of ten houses, each named after a saint.  Each house will be facilitated by a faculty advisor and include students from grades six, seven and eight.  Students will be assigned to a house at the beginning of the year and will remain a member throughout their middle school years at All Saints.

Each of the houses will focus on four specific areas: Advising of Students; Faith & Service; Leadership; and Community Involvement.  Students will be provided opportunities to grow in these areas through weekly meetings during which they will complete team-building exercises and service projects.  Additionally, through a Points System, student efforts will be recognized and a good-natured rivalry among the houses will be fostered.

School Supplies for 2018-2019

The School Supply List for 2018-2019 is now available and posted on our website.  As in prior years, we are again providing parents the opportunity to purchase pre-packaged supply packs online.  Supply packs will arrive prior to Orientation Day and will be delivered directly to your child’s classroom.

In response to feedback provided by parents last year, we have implemented a few changes in the program.  We have made an effort to reduce the supply lists so as to lower costs for parents.  Additionally, we have tried to ensure higher quality products, such as including only brand name writing instruments, such as Crayola.  The school supply company has also provided a guarantee to replace any defective items free of charge.

  • The Pre-Kindergarten packs include the Pre-K bag and a nap time mat. Sheet sets are available for purchase a la carte and will fit the nap time mat or may be purchased from another vendor.
  • The Kindergarten pack includes a seat sack.   For those parents not purchasing the pre-packaged supplies, the seat sack may be purchased separately online or during Kindergarten Orientation.
  • The 4th Grade pack includes one locker shelf.
  • The 5th Grade pack includes one name brand (Master Lock) combination lock but not a locker shelf.
  • The 6th Grade pack includes an additional locker shelf but not a lock.  For any new families or students needing to replace shelves or locks, these items are  available for purchase online a la carte and can be added to the supply pack order as an individual item as necessary.
  • Parents of new students in grades 1-4 who wish to purchase a seat sack may do so online or when they arrive on Orientation Day.  Similarly, those who wish to purchase a replacement seat sack may order them online and have them added as an individual item to their supply pack.  Pre-ordered items will automatically be delivered to classrooms prior to Orientation Day.

Supply packs will be available for purchase at a discounted price until June 30th with free bulk shipping to the school. Those who order after the June 30th deadline will be ineligible for the discount and will need to pay for shipping to the school.  

If you won a free supply pack this past year, please be sure to verify your contact information and order with Mrs. Johnson to ensure that you receive the correct supply pack.

We are currently seeking volunteers to distribute supply packs to the appropriate classrooms on August 17th, one week prior to Orientation Day.  The project only requires a short period of time and it’s a great way to earn shares before the school year begins.  

Go to our School Supply page to order online or print out a supply list.

Race for Education Results

Yesterday we celebrated the success of the 13th Annual Race for Education, our largest fundraiser of the year.  I am pleased to share with you that, to date, we have received $49,396.29 in contributions.  In the week ahead, the PTO will process the paperwork to generate a check for 10% of the proceeds which will be donated to St. Jude’s.  Once again, thank you students, parents, relatives and friends for your wonderful support of All Saints!

The following is a list of winners from the 2018 Race for Education. 

Lap Winners:
K – 2: Eli Sorbet (20 laps)
  Keira Reynolds (15 laps)
3 – 5: Sedemm Agbolosu-Amison (17 laps)
  Aoife Haggerty, Carmenita Bright, Cecilia Vazquez (18 laps)
6 -8: Joey Munsell, Will Foster, Chris Mills (19 laps)
  Amara Collins (19 laps)
Class Winners – $100 in Educational Materials
PK-2: Mrs. Pryor – 2B (Total Contributions – $2,964.33)
3 – 5: Mrs. Honkus – 5A (Total Contributions – $3,906.33
6 – 8: Mrs. Cottingham – 6B (Total Contributions – $2,748.00)
Raffle Ticket Drawings – $50 Checks
PK – 2: Jack Volkert (2A)
3 – 5: Ahtziri Ramirez-Ramos (3A)
6 – 8: Joey Munsell (6A)