Student Art Contest

Our thanks to Thom Harrington of The Abbate Agency, Knights of Columbus for sponsoring an Art Contest for the 5th-8th graders! The theme of the contest is: Catholic Faith. Winners were announced at the PTO meeting on October 18th and the winning pieces are on displayed in the Manassas office of the Abbate Agency, Knights of Columbus at 7794 Donegan Drive, Manassas VA 20109.

Congratulations to our winners: Emily, Emerson, Kylie and Emilia.

The Abbate Agency, Knights of Columbus is committed to being a Catholic company that upholds Catholic values and supports Catholic causes. The Knights of Columbus adheres to a strict investment screening protocol developed in part with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Knights of Columbus does not invest in companies that deal in lines of business that violate our Catholic faith and morals.

RSVP for our Evening Open House – January 12

All Saints Catholic School will host an evening Open House for prospective parents for the 2023-24 school year on Thursday, January 12 at 7:00 PM.  Following a presentation and introduction, tours of the facility will be provided. Plan to attend and experience the dynamic, Catholic environment of All Saints Catholic School.

To RSVP for the November Open House, please complete our online Open House Registration Form. For questions or more information, please contact Mrs. Mary Rodriguez at 571-516-3170 or admissions@allsaintsva.org.

Welcome the Pilgrim Virgin Statue into Your Home

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 7, two statues of Our Lady of Fatima will begin traveling to the homes of school families for week-long visits.

Families who wish to participate in this program this year may sign up online at the following link:

Pilgrim Virgin Statue Program

Pick up time for the Statues at the front office is before 2:30 PM on Friday with a return time of before 9:00 a.m. the following Friday. Please be sure to sign in and out for the Statue in the Visitor Binder at the front desk.

While the statue of the Blessed Mother is in the home, families are encouraged to pray together either part of or the entire five-decade rosary for the intentions of our school as well as for their private intentions. The presence of the Pilgrim Virgin Statue is certain to increase your devotion to Mary and to bring you and your family closer to her Son.

Should you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Pilgrim Virgin Statue Rotation Coordinator, Mrs. Maricel Pascua at gmpascua@outlook.com.

2022-2023 School Theme Announced

At the beginning of each academic year, All Saints announces a theme that further unites us as a faith community and that provides a daily focus for all of our efforts.  I am pleased to share with you the theme for the 2022-2023 school year.

My spirit rejoices in God my Savior.

These words of the Blessed Virgin Mary, taken from the Gospel of Luke, are aligned with the second year of preparation for the diocesan celebration of the 50th Anniversary Jubilee.  It is Mary who is the Model Disciple who shows us how to the receive the Word and to bear the Word to the world.  As we enter into the second year of preparation later this fall, it is a time for us to rejoice in the vitality of our diocese as well as the vibrancy of our school community.  I pray that this theme will be a source of inspiration for you and your families throughout this academic year.

More information about the preparation for the Diocesan Golden Jubilee can be found at the link below.

Pilgrim Virgin Statue Program

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 8, two statues of Our Lady of Fatima will begin traveling to the homes of school families for week-long visits.

Families who wish to participate in this program this year may sign up online at the
following link:

Pilgrim Virtue Statue Program Sign Ups

Pick up time for the Statues at the front office is before 2:30 p.m. on Friday with a return time of before 9:00 a.m. the following Friday. Please be sure to sign in and out for the Statue in the Visitor Binder at the front desk.

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

Should you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the rotation coordinator, Mrs. Maricel Pascua at gmpascua@outlook.com or 571-393-0942

PTO Family BINGO Night – October 16

The PTO is excited to be hosting a Family Bingo night on Saturday, October 16th at 7:00 pm in the PAC.  Cost is $5 per person for ten bingo games.  Small prizes will be offered for each of the ten games.

Please use the flyer below to pre-order your Bingo cards and daubers.

Pre-Orders are strongly encouraged and are due by Wednesday October 13th.   See the attached order form.

Family Bingo Night – Order Form

PTO News & Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer News
One of the great aspects of All Saints School is the outstanding relationship between the PTO and the school and the support that the PTO provides to the school’s administration, teachers and staff. This relationship not only helps the school fulfill its mission; it also provides school families with valuable opportunities to gain insight into how wonderful our school is. We are extremely grateful for this valuable relationship and for the tremendous support that our school families provide to the school.

  • Celebration Station
    Thank you so much for the amazing support for the Celebration Station. As soon as the items are listed, families sign up for them and they are filled! We restock this free snack bar for the All Saints teachers and staff every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please remember to send your send donations into the front office labeled “Celebration Station” on Monday morning of the week you signed up for so that we have the supplies to restock. If there’s a holiday on Monday or you forget the item, please send it in the next school day. Thank you so much for your support. The teachers and staff greatly appreciate it!
  • In-person Volunteer Opportunity
    Our awesome teachers are very busy teaching the students. They spend many hours before and after school doing lesson plans, grading papers, and preparing materials. On Thursday, September 23rd, the PTO is sponsoring a Helping Hands volunteer event during the school day in the Parish Activity Center (PAC) to do little projects for the teachers to help them out. Potential projects may include cutting, sorting, organizing, tearing workbook pages from books, creating fidgets, etc.Volunteers are asked to sign in at the front office, wear face masks, maintain social distancing, and do not need to be VIRTUS certified. Small children may be brought to this event, but parents are responsible for keeping their own children supervised and content. If you’re interested in volunteering, please sign up using Help Counter. Questions? Please contact Holly Crocker at thcrock.hsc@gmail.com. Thank you in advance for helping our wonderful teachers and staff!
  • Teacher’s Wish List
    Occasionally the teachers or staff need items not covered in the school budget. They send their requests to Mr. Conroy who approves them for the Teacher’s Wish List and they are posted on Help Counter. The items are listed on Help Counter with sufficient time for families to sign up for the item; however, the teachers could use them as soon as they are purchased. Please send items directly into the classroom or through the front office with the class name, if you prefer to remain anonymous.
  • Log Your Shares
    All volunteer activities whether in-person or donating items earn families “shares”. Each family is asked to earn 25 “shares” this school year. Please remember to save your receipts and log your earned “shares” into Help Counter. Help Counter. 1 “share” is equal to 1 hour of volunteer work, 1 baked good or $15 of merchandise. Each family is asked to complete 25 shares during this academic year. Thank you so much for supporting our school!

School Band Program: 2021-2022

All Saints Band Calendar and Information for 2021-2022

Start of the school year: 2021

  • Tuesday, August 31 – Demonstration of instruments to fourth and fifth grade
  • Tuesday, September 7 – Band Registration Night for Parents/Students at All Saints at 6:45 PM
  • Tuesday, September 14 – Beginner and Advanced Lessons Start – Please bring instruments and music to school

All band lessons will be held every Tuesday throughout the year (if school is in session). Please bring instruments and music on Tuesdays.

All student musicians must be registered with the Garwood Whaley Music Program to take lessons.

Lead Band Parent
This position for the 2021-2022 school year is currently open. Please contact Mr. Ward to find out more. Serving in this capacity will provide you with volunteer school hours.

Band Director is:  Mr. Barry Ward

Instrument rental program through Music and Arts Stores.

Instrumental music instruction is available for your son or daughter next year at All Saints Catholic School. Classes are offered during the regular school day and Zoom classes may now be used to supplement missed days during the year. The child who learns to play an instrument learns discipline, cooperation with others, and a new way to a fuller, richer life. Playing an instrument automatically places him or her in worthwhile school activities, it gives something interesting to do, and is a pleasurable use of time.

The beginner band is comprised of the following instruments: Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone and Drums. However, the advanced band looks to spread out instrumentation with bass clarinet, tenor sax, and tuba, and these instruments may be available to students from the band. The Garwood Whaley Music Program is a local organization which has offered contracted music instruction at All Saints for many years. Our band director is Mr. Barry Ward, who is an original starting director with the program with over 40 years of experience. Also included in this program are written evaluations, performances at school and away, band music, and the opportunity to perform in both the Diocesan Band Festival and the Honor Bands.

Our overall Program was selected as the official program of instrumental music instruction for the Diocese of Arlington Schools in 1979. The program is staffed by full and part-time teachers with degrees in performance and music education. The Program is supervised by Mr.  Barry Ward, who has experience working with elementary schools throughout the diocese, and a retired assistant director from  Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria. Mr. Ward’s diverse background as a performer and teachermakes him uniquely qualified to teach and supervise. He has published a number of educational articles, and composed and published music pieces through C. Alan Publications.

Our school’s band program has earned many honors, and in a sense, too many to list. Of course, the program is presently regenerating itself after this Covid year where there was both in-school and online lessons. If you are interested, we urge you to attend a registration / instrument rental meeting in September. More immediate questions can be directed to Mr. Ward at The3wardsdad@aol.com. If the interest exists, give your child all the possible support and assurance by attending the meeting at school. Enroll your child next year in our band program!

Race for Education Results

We are so pleased to share that we have raised $32,821 through our 2021 Race for Education!  We are so grateful for your generous support and participation in our largest fundraiser of the year.

The following is a list of the awards announced at yesterday’s student assembly.

  • Dress Down Day for All Students – Tuesday, June 1
  • Shaved Ice for All Students (Capital Snow Truck) – Tuesday, June 1
  • Chick-fil-A Lunch for K2 – Wednesday, June 2
  • Movie & Popcorn Parties – Tuesday, June 8 (Note: The Kindergarten and 8th grade classes will enjoy a movie and popcorn on an earlier day selected by their teachers.)
  • Winners of the $25 Gift Card Drawings – Alistair H. (K2), Thomas M. (5B), & Abby W. (7B)

I wish to thank Mrs. Burroughs and Mrs. Ballard for their wonderful leadership of the Race for Education.  With a strong commitment and a creative approach, they organized a highly successful event for our community, even during this challenging year.

Congratulations to all of our students and thank you for your support of this year’s Race for Education!

In Christ,

David E. Conroy, Jr.