Support All Saints on #GivingTuesday

We’re excited to announce that the link to the All Saints 2020 #GivingTuesday donation page is now live, for those who would like to contribute early!

All Saints is participating in #iGiveCatholic on #GivingTuesday, our nation’s first-ever Catholic day of giving on December 1, 2020. #IGiveCatholic is an online giving platform through which individuals and businesses can support participating Catholic ministries.

What Will My Contribution Support?
All proceeds raised through All Saints Catholic School’s online giving page will directly benefit our school and students in support of curriculum and technology.

Since we have delayed the start of our Annual Fund campaign this year, your generous support on #GivingTuesday will make a meaningful difference in our mission to provide excellence in Catholic education.

DONATE #GivingTuesday

If you would rather support our efforts by giving via check, you can send your gift through your child’s teacher in an envelope marked “Attn: Mrs. Janis DeVore” or by mailing your donation to All Saints Catholic School, 9294 Stonewall Road, Manassas, VA 20110, Attn: Mrs. Janis DeVore.

Thank you for your support of All Saints Catholic School!

We Care Week – Dress Down Day

Each year the Diocese of Arlington hosts “We Care Week,” an annual opportunity for schools to acknowledge and support the outstanding work of Catholic Charities. For the past five years, we have linked our Thanksgiving Luncheon to an outreach effort to benefit the St. Lucy Project, a large warehouse in Manassas where staff and volunteers process and distribute donations to numerous food pantries in our region. In the past, our community has very generously responded to this effort, typically contributing more than $1,000 each year.

This year We Care Week will begin on Sunday, December 6. In support of this program, all students are invited to participate in a Dress Down Day.

  • Monday, November 30 – Blue Cohort
  • Tuesday, December 1- White Cohort
  • Virtual Learners may select one of the two days.

The cost to participate is $1.00 with families invited to make an additional donation to support this wonderful cause. Again this year, we will request that the donations from our school specifically target the needs of the St. Lucy Project.

In advance, thank you for your generous support.

Thanksgiving Food Collection

Saint Teresa of Calcutta reminds us “if you cannot feed one hundred people, then just feed one”.  Although structured differently this year, All Saints Catholic School will once again partner with the Bethany Food Pantry in collecting food items to provide families in need with a Thanksgiving meal. Working closely with the food pantry, we have determined a safe way to collect food items that encourages participation while maintaining the health and safety of our school community.

On Wednesday, November 18 and Thursday, November 19, students may participate in our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive by placing food items in bins that will be located outside during morning arrival in both the front and back carpool areas.  Students who participate all virtually are invited to participate on either of these days and may drop off items on either day, in either location.

In an effort to balance the type of food the pantry is seeking, we have assigned the following grade level items:

  • Kindergarten – 1 5-pound bag of white potatoes
  • 1st Grade – 1 5-pound bag of white potatoes
  • 2nd Grade – 1 5-pound bag of sweet potatoes
  • 3rd Grade – 1 5-pound bag of sweet potatoes
  • 4th Grade – 3 bunches of celery
  • 5th Grade – 2 3-pound bags of onions
  • 6th Grade – 2 3-pound bags of onions
  • 7th Grade – 3 1-pound bags of carrots
  • 8th Grade – 3 1-pound bags of carrots

Thank you for your generosity in ensuring that many families in need
throughout our community enjoy a beautiful Thanksgiving meal.

FACTS Tuition Assistance Application Now Available

FACTS Tuition Assistance Applications 2021-2022

The online application for tuition assistance through FACTS Grant & Aid for the upcoming school year is now available. For more information about the diocesan tuition assistance program and the application process, please see the links below.

Diocesan Tuition Assistance Program

Diocesan Tuition Assistance Program – Spanish (Programa Diocesano de Asistencia para Colegiatura)

High Schools (early verification) – January 18, 2021

  • 2019 tax returns and W-2s are required for early verification
  • If submitted after January 18, 2021, 2020 W-2s and tax returns will be required.
  • If you have a high school and elementary student, you will need to submit by the high school deadline.

Elementary Schools – March 17, 2021

  • 2020 W-2s and tax returns are required for verification

Should you have any questions about the application process or tuition assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Nancy Weaver, Administrative Assistant, at 703-393-1490 or nweaver@allsaintsva.org.

Pilgrim Virgin Statue Program

Pilgrim Virgin Statue Program
Beginning in November, school families are once again invited to renew their devotion to Jesus through Mary by participating in the Pilgrim Virgin Statue Program. Each week one of the statues of Our Lady will travel to the home of one school family for a weeklong visit. (Note: As a health precaution, only one statue will be in rotation each week which will allow time for the statues and materials to be quarantined between visits.)

For more information about the program or to sign up to host one of the statues, please see the following link.

Pilgrim Virtue Statue Program Sign Ups

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. New this year, we are also inviting families throughout our school community to participate in a virtual Rosary that will take place via Zoom. Look for more details in the near future.

Should you have any questions, please contact the rotation coordinator, Mrs. Maricel Pascua, at gmpascua@outlook.com.

Helping Hands Survey

Education during a pandemic is extremely challenging for students, parents, staff, and especially on teachers – many of whom have school children as well. As a parent at this school for over 14 years, I can tell you that one of the many blessings of All Saints School is the tremendous community of families, teachers, staff, and our priests.

Together we do amazing things! This is especially evident when family members volunteer for the school. Although current health concerns prevent volunteers from helping inside the school, there is still an opportunity to provide much needed support to our hardworking teachers by being a Helping Hand volunteer.

Helping Hands will be doing small projects for teachers in the comfort of your own home, donating healthy snacks and extra classroom materials, and sending thoughtful notes of encouragement among other things. I recognize that everyone is busy, but if you have a little time to spare and want to be a Helping Hand, please join our amazing team of helpers by filling out our Helping Hands Survey before Wednesday, October 7th. Thank you so much!

Holly Crocker
Helping Hands Coordinator

All Saints Band Information

Message from All Saints Band Director
Mr. Barry Ward

At this time, we are planning to resume band lessons in September. The band picture has changed of course, and will be reconfigured to make it safe for everyone and as effective as possible. Some of the changes are as follows:
Full advanced band rehearsals after school will not take place until it is safe for larger groups.
Tuesdays will again be lesson day, both beginner and advanced, and lessons will have a number of mitigating techniques such as separation of chairs and stands, cleaning between classes, and using the large space in the PAC for lessons.

Additionally, lessons will be organized by cohort and grade level which will create mixed instrument classes.
Rules in band will include a no borrow policy, no touch policy, and music and band folders personally issued as always. A mask on policy will be used during lessons with techniques to include playing underneath or using an improvised mask. Believe it or not, I have experimented with just a slit opening and really had no problems playing the instruments. A band mask should be kept in a paper bag in each student’s instrument case. There will be online information sharing, such as specially composed music for the program.

Let us hope that our students can receive the instruction that they deserve and play musical instruments to give them a richer experience. All students are asked to have and start with the lesson book, Essential Elements, Book 1 and /or 2 by Tim Luetzenhiezer and others. It will be a great time to work on individual skills and not just performance skills. This approach is a better educational model to start a school year, and hopefully performances will develop toward May or even a band trip!

Band Forms

Dates and Events 2020 – 2021 (Approved)

  • Tuesday, September  8 – Demonstrations of Instruments and 1st General Band Meeting (outdoors or PAC)
  • Tuesday, September 15 – Parents’ Registration Night and Instrument Rentals at 6:45 PM – Registration for Band
  • Tuesday, September  T.B.A. – 1st Lessons for Beginner and Advanced, 4th – 8th grade lessons – (PAC)

No after school Advanced Band rehearsals will take place on Tuesday afternoons until deemed safe.

Concerts and Performances 2021

  • 1st School and Parent Concert – Tuesday, January 19th – postponed until safe
  • Arlington Diocese Honor Bands start rehearsals- February/March – hopefully, but on hold until safe
  • Arlington Diocese Band Festival and Assessments (Adv. only) – T.B.D. at Ireton H.S, – hopefully, but on hold
  • Diocese Honor Band Concerts (Ireton H.S.) – (T.B.D.) postponed until safe  (Ireton H.S.) – hopefully. but on hold
  • Spring Trip: Hershey/Lancaster County  (if all goes well) – Friday, May 7th –  hopefully
  • Final School and Parents Concert  -Tuesday, May 18th-  7:00 P.M. – hopefully

I appreciate everyone’s support for the All Saints Band Program and look forward to the year ahead.

Mr. Barry Ward
All Saints Band Director

2020-2021 School Theme Announced

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.

All Saints Announces 2020 Reopening Plan

Over the course of the past two months, the Continuity of Mission Task Force has been planning for the reopening of school for the 2020-2021 academic year. All of the deliberations and decision-making have been informed by the guidance provided by state and local health officials, the Office of Catholic Schools, and input from experts in the field. We are grateful for the feedback provided by faculty, staff and parents which has helped us gain a broad understanding of community perceptions, needs, and interests.

Please see complete details below: