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.

Junior Achievement – Coming in May!

This year Junior Achievement will be held from May – June, 2018 for grades K-7. We are seeking volunteers who are willing to teach the class sessions. You must be VIRTUS certified to volunteer.

Please look for an informational letter which will be going home later in the week. If you have previously volunteered and know that you would like to volunteer again, please contact Mary Ann Rackowski, the JA Site Coordinator for All Saints at maryann.rackowski@gmail.com.

Running with the Saints 5K – Our Thanks

On Saturday, March 24, we hosted our largest ever 5K event with a total of 500 runners participating!  It was wonderful to see so many school families, past and present, as well as individuals from the surrounding community so generously supporting the cause and rallying to honor Michael Munsell and his family.

We were delighted to welcome Vice Mayor Sheryl Bass, U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Comstock & Council Member Marc Aveni, who joined us to show their support for Michael and our school community.

Such a large-scale event would not have been possible without a strong team of volunteers.  We wish to thank our Race Co-Chairs, Mrs. Joan Coleman and Mrs. Sue Haggerty, and the following parents who served on the committee: Mrs. Kate Cooney, Mrs. Jeanine Fehrman, Mrs. Tasha Nelson, Mr. Joe Ortiz, Mrs. Chrissie Vazquez, Mrs. Caeli Volk, Mrs. Cathy Munsell, and Mrs. Rebecca Webb.  Through their efforts, they ensured a well-organized and safe event for the many who participated.  Thank you, as well, to the many volunteers who donated items and to those who helped throughout the race weekend.

We also want to extend a word of appreciation to Mr. Raf Perez who managed the sound and served as our DJ and to Mrs. Amy Godeaux who sang the National Anthem during our opening ceremony. We thank Mrs. Myra Hayde of our Maintenance Team for leading the pack on her scooter and, of course, Fr. Noah for his support and participation. From start to finish, it was a great celebration of the goodness and strength of our community and an occasion that the Munsells will long remember.

Thank you to our Running with the Saints 5K Sponsors!

Gold
Spicer Insurance Agency
Tim Mayer – Knights of Columbus Insurance
Ball-Istic
Lynn O’Neill, Remax
Most Fine Canine

Silver
Bishop J. Louis Flaherty Assembly Knights of Columbus
Summit Roofing/Joe Ortiz
American Legion Post 10
Sporting Smiles
The Running Store
Camille Karcher
Season’s Services
The Bigger the Better Canine Camp
Old Town Medical Billing
The Short Family
Rodan & Fields – Mary DeGraw
Contigo Project Management
John F. Heltzel AIA
Lake Manassas Health and Rehab Center
Conrad, Inc. Cybersecurity Consulting
Arlington Deck and Fence

Bronze
Champion Title
The Old Towne Man Cave
Marsengill Farm
Councilman Aveni
Nextek Dental Studios
Coleman Law
Smoothie King
United Sportsplex
Bounce Mania
Red and Blue Services
Manassas Gap Women’s Club
Sandia Ceramics
Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa
From Gina’s Kitchen

Friends of Michael
Dr. Flaviano Dazo
Jeanine Fehrman 21st Century New Millenium
CK Enterprises

Advanced Band – Superior Ratings at Festival!

Congratulations to the members of the All Saints Advanced Band for their stellar performance at the Arlington Diocese Band Festival on Saturday.  The band was awarded two Superior ratings from the judges and was assessed as an outstanding band in the diocese.  These ratings mark the 40th time that our band has been awarded the highest rating at the festival.  Both the beginner and the advanced bands are now getting ready for another exciting performance at a competition to be held at Busch Gardens in May.

Congratulations, All Saints Band, and thank you, Mr. Ward, for inspiring our students to excellence!

NJHS Easter Food Collection

In conjunction with the Lenten Rice Bowl initiative, All Saints Catholic School families
are invited to participate in a food drive to assist the Bethany Food Pantry in providing
an Easter meal for less fortunate families in our community.

Grade levels are invited to donate items as listed below on Thursday morning. The
students of the National Junior Honor Society will then package the meals so that they
may be distributed by the food pantry staff on Good Friday.

  • Grade 8 – 1 Can of Vegetables (Carrots, Corn, Mixed)
  • Grade 7 – 1 Can of Fruit
  • Grade 6 – 1 Box of Side Dish Potatoes
  • Grade 5 – 1 Canned Ham
  • Grade 4 – 1 Can of Pie Filling
  • Grade 3 – 1 Box of Pie Crust Mix
  • Grade 2 – 1 Can of Fruit
  • Grade 1 – 1 Can of Vegetables (Carrots, Corn, Mixed)
  • Kindergarten – 1 Can of Sweet Potatoes
  • Pre-K – 2 Boxes of Biscuit or Corn Muffin Mix

CRS Lenten Rice Bowl

Ash Wednesday, we begin our Lenten journey.  Again this year, our school community will participate in Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Rice Bowl initiative, a faith-in-action program that invites us to encounter anew ourselves, our neighbors and our God.

Each of the students has received a cardboard rice bowl into which they can place their donations during Lent.  All of the funds will benefit CRS Rice Bowl which is sponsored by Catholic Relief Services, the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. Catholic Relief Services is motivated by the example of Jesus Christ to assist poor and suffering people in more than 100 countries on the basis of need, without regard to race, religion or nationality.

While the act of sacrificial giving is an important part of our Lenten tradition, the experience takes on even greater meaning when our students understand the plight of those less fortunate and recognize the difference that they can make to alleviate suffering.  So that the children may develop this appreciation of the needs of those around the world, each week of Lent the teachers will lead discussions and lessons using the materials made available by Catholic Relief Services.  It is our hope that these conversations will inspire sacrificial giving among our students as they place their contributions into their Rice Bowls.  At the end of Lent, families will be asked to convert the contributions from their children into a check to be submitted to All Saints after which our school will forward all of the funds to CRS.

Here are some strategies that you may wish to consider in shaping your own family’s Lenten plan:

  • Use your CRS Rice Bowl and Lenten Calendar each day to guide your Lenten prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
  • As a family, read the online Stories of Hopeand daily reflections to inspire your Lenten journey—and guide your Lenten almsgiving.
  • Prepare simple meatless meals on Fridays throughout Lent, in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world.  Recipes for simple meals can be found on the CRS website.

For more information, including spiritual reflections, short video presentations on the topic of Lent, and even virtual Stations of the Cross, please see the link below.
https://www.crsricebowl.org/families

 

Final Results!

Our students contributed $2,800 to the Lenten CRS Rice Bowl Program. With the addition of $400 from the Rice Luncheon that took place in March, we will be forwarding a check in the amount of $3,300 to benefit the ministry of CRS both in our diocese and around the world. Our students and parents consistently respond with great generosity to alleviate the suffering of those less fortunate. Through the experience of these traditions, it is our hope that our students will continue to develop hearts of gratitude rooted in the recognition that all of our blessings are indeed gifts meant to be shared.

All Saints JCYO Spring Sports

See important information below about the All Saints JCYO spring sports programs:

Track & Field
The All Saints JCYO Track & Field team enjoys beautiful spring weather, highly energetic athletes, and the very best coaching staff! Running is often thought of as an individual sport, where one is competing against his/her previous best-time. Our coaches encourage each Runner to work on beating their own best time, at the same time as training with the team and cheering each other on during competition.

  • Track & Field practices will begin on Sunday, March 25th, from 2-4pm, on the track at the Pennington School.
  • If your athlete is not registered as of March 19th, he/she may not attend practices until registration is complete. Follow the instructions below.
  • WANTED: coaching assistants – email Coach Konstanty at hkonstanty@gmail.com
  • WANTED: parents to assist at the Spring Meet as timers, etc.
  • WANTED: a volunteer to coordinate an end-of-season event

Volleyball
Another season is upon us and we have quite a few girls registered already! Parents and coaches are invited to attend the first organizational meeting THIS WEDNESDAY from 7-8pm in the All Saints Gym.

  • WANTED:  a volunteer to manage the gym schedule for practices
  • WANTED:  a volunteer to coordinate uniform purchases
  • WANTED:  a volunteer to coordinate an end-of-season event

REGISTRATION LINK: https://reg.sportspilot.com/106526/login

Spotlight Summer Camps at All Saints

Spotlight on the Arts Summer Camps offers 1 week day camps called Camp Broadway, Drama Bootcamp, Arts & Crafts Fun Camp, and Art Explorer Camp this July at All Saints in Manassas and the Church of the Nativity in Burke.  Older Teens will enjoy advanced level training in Acting, Dance, Music, and Art while younger kids will be introduced to wonderful new activities through drama and art.  Students are split by age group and placed in small classes to maximize instruction.

All teachers are masters of their subject and are strong Catholics. This is truly a unique opportunity.  See www.SpotlightSummerCamps.com to learn more!

Order your All Saints Yearbook

Celebrate the year at All Saints Catholic School with your own copy of the 2017-18 yearbook.  The cost for each book is $21.

Order your yearbook today through one of the following methods:

  • Place your yearbook order online at www.ybpay.com. The All Saints school code is 13273518.
  • Complete a 2017-2018 Yearbook Order Form and send in your payment and completed form in an envelope marked “yearbook money.” Please make checks payable to All Saints Catholic School.

Remember, the deadline to order a yearbook is April 11, 2018.