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!
The All Saints middle school newspaper club has published its latest edition of the All Saints Times. Our thanks to the talented members of the club who are sharing their writing, editing and layout talents to produce each issue!
Every year at All Saints we identify a theme that further unifies us as a community by providing a shared focus and source of inspiration for our students, faculty & staff. I am pleased to announce that our theme for 2020-2021 will be All Things Work for Good for Those Who Love God. (Romans 8:28)
This scriptural reference seems particularly relevant during this unprecedented time as we work together to provide the best formation possible for our students. Although the path forward may sometimes be clouded by uncertainty, we hold firm to our faith and the knowledge that everything occurs in accordance with God’s providence. Despite the many changes in routines and procedures that will surround the opening of the new year, the core mission of our school remains unchanged, that of instilling in our students a love for God and for one another.
We are so excited to announce that Miss Galanides, All Saints Art Teacher, is organizing a Virtual Art Show for All Saints students!
Students may submit their artwork to the All Saints Virtual Art Show through Artsonia and can upload as many pieces of art as they choose. This is an exciting way for students to share the artwork that they have been creating while at home.
To submit artwork, please do the following:
To get started, download the Artsonia 6.0 app in the Apple or Android app store, select the “Students” option, then type the Access Code FDSM-BSKN. You can view a short tutorial video on using the app at artsonia.com/videos/studentapp.
If you don’t have a mobile compatible device, you can simply visit artsonia.com/class/access.asp. To register for the All Saints page, please enter the Access Code FDSM-BSKN.
Once you are on the All Saints class page, you will be able to add your child’s name and parent email to the roster.
Student usernames and artwork will be private until the child’s parent or guardian gives permission for it to be viewed publicly.
We will be sending out a link to the Virtual Art Show on June 2, 2020, so everyone can enjoy the creative works of our student community! See the Virtual Art Show Flyer below for more information. If you have any questions, please email Miss Galanides at email@example.com,
We are pleased to congratulate All Saints eighth grade student Anna Downes on being selected as the winner of the 2020 American Legion Post 10 Middle School Essay Contest. The theme of this year’s essay contest was, “I Like Living in America because …”
Anna’s essay was then submitted to the district level and was selected as the 16th District and the State of Virginia winning essay!
We want to take this opportunity to congratulate Anna for her outstanding achievements. We also wish to extend our appreciation to American Legion Post 10 for sponsoring this program locally.
Learning to play an instrument in any grade is a new and wonderful addition to your child’s regular school day. I like to think of this as an opportunity to be on the ground floor, or at least the starting point, of a lifetime of learning to play and meet other young musicians, or to participate in diocesan honor band performances, or perform at a Kings Dominion or Hershey Park Music Festival. I am sending this notice early, because I would like families and students to not only get excited about this but also be able to discuss decisions and commitments to the instrument and our school program. My goal is to have our students as well prepared for the first day of classes as possible.
I am proud of our band program at All Saints and well aware that your student could one day be in the advanced band. A successful first year is the key to ultimate success and I will do everything possible to make it a great experience. The essential elements are desire and a little discipline. All too often the newness of playing an instrument wears off quickly, so the right instrument and parent support is essential.
We offer the following instruments to beginners in the 4th grade:
Additionally, the drum kit provides a small drum and a set of bells, but we are accepting only a smaller number of drum students next year. Special considerations go to older students from the 5th – 8th grade. As beginners in fourth grade, I know students usually want to be with their friends.
5th – 8th Grade Students
Every effort is made to put your son or daughter on the right instrument and get them ready as soon as possible for advanced band. Students in 5th – 8th grade can choose from the instruments listed above. In addition, we also offer special instruments to 5th thru 8th grade students, such as bass clarinet, tenor sax, baritone and even tuba, for those willing to play these needed instruments.
The Garwood Whaley Music Program works closely with the Arlington Diocese to provide instrumental programs in all Diocesan schools. All Saints Catholic School has had a long track record, over 40 years of successful concerts, festivals, and individual achievements. As a parent you look for two things ln a program, and they are teacher quality and a proven track record. Also, be sure to think ahead to high school and activities available at that level.
Music and Arts Stores located all around the Northern Virginia area assist us with instrument rental programs for all instruments, and are made available to parents at registration on Band Parents’ (Registration Night) . Check your school calendar for dates, location and time in Fall of 2020. I will be introducing the instruments to all students in the first weeks of school with some send along information as well.
I hope to see each of you at the band parents night and /or the next concert with a student in the band program. Be sure to make this a priority to help ensure your child’s success as a member of the All Saints Band.
Calling All Saints students … we want to know what you are missing the most about All Saints!
I know we had to part without saying goodbye and many of our traditions and day-to-day joys are being missed by us all. What are you missing the most?
Watch Mrs. Slater’s videoto see how we can all share what we are missing. Then send us something to represent what you are missing (a special drawing, writing, photos … get creative, but please no video).
Please email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will put together your thoughts and share them with the whole community!
The deadline to participate is next Thursday, April 30.
Students gathered to test their knowledge of the Catholic faith in All Saints’ 9th Annual Catholic Cup. Winners of their classroom competitions from grades 4-8 advanced to this final round of The Catholic Cup, an academic-style competition.
As the event emcee, Mr. Tessier posed questions related to Catholic theology and teaching while participants provided answer after answer until the group of contestants came down to just two finalists for the championship round of the competition.
Congratulations to all of our participants and to all of our students who cheered on their classmates.
We want to acknowledge the wonderful work of Mrs. Bill and Mr. Tessier who serve as our faculty coordinators, and extend a very special thank you to the members of our 2019 judging panel:
Fr. Ed Guilloux
This uplifting event provides a wonderful way for all of our students, those directly participating and those watching from the audience, to learn and grow in their faith.