New Families – Learn about Tuition Assistance Opportunities

Are you considering the many benefits of a Catholic education for your child but are concerned about the cost? Our parish school offers current and prospective students multiple sources for potential financial aid at both the parish and diocesan levels. Please review our 2019 Tuition Assistance handout for detailed information on applying for financial aid.

Applications/documentation for assistance must be received by FACTS (not just postmarked) by January 22, 2019 (if you also have a high school student) or March 15, 2019 for elementary/middle school students. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Joyce D’Eugenio, All Saints Catholic School, at (703) 393-1490.

2019 Tuition Assistance Information Handout

Inclement Weather Policy Reminder

With a forecast for a possible wintry mix tomorrow, we wish to take a moment to remind you of our inclement weather policy.

All Saints Catholic School follows all decisions announced by Prince William County Public Schools regarding cancellations, delays or early releases due to inclement weather.  

To sign up to receive alert messages from Prince William County Public Schools, please visit the link below.

PWCS Sign-Up for Emergency Notification App

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

All Saints Passport to Reading Book Fair!

Mark your calendars to catch a flight and travel with books November 12ththrough November 19th as All Saints Catholic School Library gets ready to bring you the year’s best reading selections at the Bookworm Central Book Fair. Happy travelers can search for good reads that leads to an outstanding week of book discussions and surprises.  This year the Book Fair will be open during Parent/ Teacher Conferences.

Students also will visit the Book Fair during their regular library class to make purchases and Wish Lists. Parents are welcome to accompany their child during their library class to guide them with their selections.  Students can purchase merchandise independently and pay with cash or checks made out to All Saints.  Adults are allowed to make purchases with a credit card. The system does not accept gift cards.    All sales are final.

Book Fair Dates:     November 12th-19th
Shopping Hours:    School Hours 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
School Events:  

Nov. 13th-FAMILY NIGHT/Passport to Reading! 4:00-7:00 pm
Nov. 19th – Thanksgiving Luncheon/ – 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Don’t forget to look for your Teacher’s Wish List and add a book or two to your order for their classroom library.  Look for the special display in the library that will provide you with great ideas.

House of Blessed Chiara

Today is the Feast Day of Blessed Chiara Luce Badano. Our middle school “House of Blessed Chiara” is honoring their house saint by writing and placing stickers with kind messages onto lollipops and distributing them to each of our students in middle school. The lollipop theme ties into a leadership video the House of Chiara watched earlier this year and supports Blessed Chiara’s focus on love and kindness.

Facts about Blessed Chiara:

  • She was born in Sassello, Italy. Her parents had prayed and hoped for a child for more than 10 years.
  • Blessed Chiara is known for her big heart. From the age of four, she began giving away her favorite toys, inviting those less fortunate into her home, and visiting the elderly and sick.
  • She died of bone cancer at the age of 18. Before she died, she said, “I have nothing left, but I still have my heart and with that I can always love.
  • Pope Benedict XVI declared her “Blessed” in 2010.

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.