Are you thinking of a career in teaching?

The Arlington Diocese Office of Catholic Schools will be hosting Information Programs for Prospective Teachers during the month of November.  Learn about the opportunities and advantages of teaching in our Catholic Schools from Sister Patricia Helene, IHM, head of the Marymount University Catholic School Leadership Program, Sister Karl Ann Homberg, SSJ, Assistant Superintendent, and Janet Vetrano, Licensure Specialist.

The event at All Saints will take place on Thursday, November 15 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Please see additional details, including other dates and locations, by clicking the flyer below.

To register, please contact Janet at janet.vetrano@arlingtondiocese.org by November 9, 2018.

Arlington Diocese Teacher Fair Flyer

 

All Saints launches 2018-19 Annual Fund for STEM

This week we are excited to launch our 2018-2019 Annual Fund campaign.  Having celebrated the 60th Anniversary of All Saints last year, there is no better time than the present to recommit ourselves to the mission of our school!

Through the years, your previous support of our Annual Fund campaign has resulted in new opportunities for our students, most especially in the area of STEM programs.  As we look to the future, we recognize the importance of continuing to update our infrastructure in order to provide our students with access to the most current technologies.  Working together, we can continue to move full STEM ahead!

During our 2018-2019 Empowering the Next Generation of Learners campaign, we invite you to prayerfully reflect on the difference that All Saints makes in your child’s life and show your support through Gifts of Prayer, Gifts of Involvement & Gifts of Financial Participation.

Find out how the Annual Fund will support innovations in learning through Robotics and In-Classroom Technology!

Join us at Ticonderoga – Friday, Oct. 26

Don’t miss our upcoming PTO Spirit Event at the Ticonderoga Fall Festival on Friday, October 26 at Ticonderoga Farms (26469 Ticonderoga Road, Chantilly).

Visit any time between the hours of 10:00AM – 5:00PM for a day of fall fun, including pumpkins, hayrides, jumping pillows, slides, a bamboo maze, and much more. When purchasing your tickets at the blue Farm Market, tell them that you are visiting from All Saints and Ticonderoga will donate a portion of the ticket fee back to our school.

Friday, October 26 is a professional development day, so school will not be in session. Come out and enjoy this family-friendly, special fall event!

Ticonderoga Farm Website

Ticonderoga Farm Fall Festival Flyer

Middle School: House of Blessed Frederic

Today we highlight the Middle School House of Blessed Frederic (1813-1853) who was beatified on August 22, 1997. His feast day is September 9.

Quick Facts: 
Blessed Frederic was born into a family of 14 children, He devoted his life to the poor, establishing a newspaper called “The New Era” dedicated to securing justice for impoverished people. In 1833, he founded the St. Vincent de Paul Society which provides support to people in need in over 131 countries.

Members of the All Saints “House of Blessed Frederic” are planning a service project in October to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

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.

Spirit Wear Now On Sale

All Saints is participating in a spirit gear drive and we need your help!  Showing your school spirit is a great way to encourage teamwork and camaraderie.  We’re proud of our school and we want to show off our gear!

Please see the one page flyer that was sent home with your youngest child today.  Spirit Gear ordering will be exclusively via online this year. Go to:  All Saints Spirit Gear Sale to order or look for the link on our school website to order online.  Additionally, next week, we will provide a link in the Sentinel to a separate one page flyer for sale of All Saints water bottles.   The water bottle can only be purchased via order form through the school.  We also have water bottles for sale onsite at carpool certain days over the next two weeks.  The water bottle is not available for purchase online and cannot count as one of your three items to get discount on t-shirt.

Online ordering is open now through May 14th If you are unable to order online, please contact Kerry Balagtas directly (contact info below) to make alternate arrangements for ordering.  Due to the end of the school year approaching very quickly, we may not be able to accept late orders.  Our Spirit Wear items will be on display late next week near the front office.

We are so excited to offer a variety of quality pieces which display our All Saints logo for children and adults!! Please let me know if you have any questions – Contact info: Kerry Balagtas at  Kerryb17@verizon.net or 571-237-8286.

Arlington Diocesan Honor Band

Arlington Diocese Honor Band 
Congratulations to the following 7th and 8th Grade All Saints Band students who have been invited to participate in the 2018 Arlington Diocese Honor Band.  These students will meet with 100 additional students from around the diocese on Monday evenings from February through the end of April. A final Honor Band concert will take place at Bishop Ireton High School in May.

Those selected for the 7th/8th grade group:
Christina Santiago (8th) – clarinet
Anthony Olivera (7th)  – alto sax
Kevin Balagtas (7th) – trumpet
Ian King (7th) – trombone
Machiko Mubanga (7th) – trombone
Krysta Drone (7th)  – tuba
Alyssa Newman (8th) – bass clarinet

Those selected for the 5th/6th grade group:
Matthew Kreitzer (6th) – drums
Camden Short (5th) – trumpet
Nhu-y Nguyen (6th) – bass clarinet
Taylor Henman (6th) – bass clarinet

Earn Up to $400 in Tuition Credit

Many of our families initially hear about All Saints through a personal referral from an existing school family. Now we want to reward you for promoting our school to your family and friends!

Through our New Student Referral Program, your family can receive a $200 tuition credit for referring one new family or a $400 tuition credit for referring two new families.

Now is the perfect time to make a referral!

Help us spread the word about All Saints and earn tuition credit at the same time!

Service Activities Throughout Advent

Next week we will begin our annual journey of Advent, a time of preparation for the
celebration of Christ’s birth. Through the years at All Saints we have established
several traditions that help to create a tone of anticipation and waiting as we prepare our hearts to celebrate the coming of our Savior.

Advent Wreath Prayer Services ~ On Monday morning the students will assemble in the Parish Activities Center for a school-wide prayer service highlighting the meaning of the Advent Wreath. During the second and third weeks of Advent, each Monday students will gather around three separate wreaths in each of the wings of the school where they will participate in grade level prayer services.
Sacrament of Reconciliation ~ Each of the students in grades three through eight
have already had an opportunity to encounter Christ in this beautiful Sacrament of
healing and forgiveness during two Penance Services that occurred earlier this week.

Bethany Food Pantry Collection ~ Our theme for the December collection
is “Desserts”. On December 20th, students are invited to bring in dessert items (cake mix, icing mix, cookie mix, brownie mix, pie filling, pie shells, etc.). Items should be able to maintain shelf life and not require refrigeration. Collection of these items will occur in the breezeway during morning arrival after which students from the National Junior  Honor Society will then deliver items to the food pantry.

Saint Gabriel Mission Outreach ~ The National Junior Honor Society will be preparing goodie bags containing candy and a coloring book to be distributed to 200 children after Mass on Christmas Day at St. Gabriel Mission.

Mitten Collection ~ The Peace & Justice Players are sponsoring a collection of mittens for the poor in our community. Students are invited to “lend a hand” by donating a pair or two by January 12.

Advent Parish Holy Hour

Please come to the All Saints parish Advent Holy Hour on Monday, December 4 at 8:00 pm in the church. Fr. Noah will give a brief Advent-themed reflection. We will also pray the rosary together, and have time for silent prayer and benediction. All are invited to participate in this time of prayer, as we prepare for the coming of Christ at Christmas.

Fr. Noah will also lead a Children’s Holy Hour on Thursday, December 14 at 4:00 pm. Students (and parents) of all ages are welcome! Meet outside the parish library (at the church entrance nearest to the main entrance of the school).