Catholic Cup Spotlights our Faith

Students gathered to test their knowledge of the Catholic faith in All Saints’ 8th 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 Anthony Olivera, our 2019 Catholic Cup Winner, and Camden Short, our runner-up.

We also congratulate all of our classroom winners for their outstanding participation:

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:

  • Mrs. Bill
  • Mrs. Sweeney
  • Mrs. Carroll
  • Marielisa Puigbo

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.

Science Fair Winners Announced

Congratulations to the following winners of All Saints’ Middle School Science Fair. Thank you, Mrs. Cottingham and Mrs. Woolfrey, for your dedication and guidance throughout the process.

Behavioral & Social Science
1st place: Amara Collins – “Is it Really Childproof?”
2nd place: Krysta Drone – “What Makes Teens Stress?”
3rd place: Macallan Greissinger – “Does Sight Affect Taste?”

Chemistry
1st place: Luke Tessier – “Science is HOT HOT HOT!”
2nd place: Mehek Jamil – “How Bright Can It Glow?”
3rd place: Mary Collins – “Mary’s Cheesecake Factory”

Computer Science
1st place: Robert Harvill – “Chill Out”
2nd place: Matthew Kreitzer – “Fortnite Building Battle”

Earth & Space Science
1st place: Anthony Olivera – “Water Temperature and Hurricanes: What is the Connection?”
2nd place: Jessica Berger – “Surf’s Up”

Engineering
1st place: Kevin Balagtas – “Chugging On Air!”
2nd place: William Odell – “How Much Mass Can a Bridge Sustain?”
3rd place: Taylor Henman – “Does Length and Width Affect Distance?”

Medicine & Health
1st place: Nolen Kristiansen – “See That in the Corner of Your Eye?”
2nd place: Sofia Villatoro – “What You See After an Image”
3rd place: Ryan McGinnis – “There’s No Place Like Home”

Microbiology
1st place: Chris Mills – “The Sugar Wars”
2nd place: Jeffrey Crocker – “Can I Eat That?”
3rd place: Brian Varghese – “Faucet Wars”

Physics
1st place: Will Foster – “Windmills in Motion”
2nd place: Camden Short – “Produce Power”
3rd place: Maggie Horan – “Black is the Warmest Color”

Overall Champions
Grand Champion – Will Foster
1st Runner Up – Nolen Kristiansen
2nd Runner Up – Camden Short
3rd Runner Up – Anthony Olivera

Representing All Saints at the Diocesan Science Fair:
Kevin Balagtas, Amara Collins, Will Foster, Robert Harvill, Mehek Jamil, Nolen Kristiansen, Chris Mills , Anthony Olivera, Camden Short and Luke Tessier

National Geographic Bee

All Saints students in grades four through eight recently participated in the school-wide round of the National Geographic Bee.

Congratulations to our school champion, Robbie Gasser, who will complete an online assessment to determine whether he will qualify to advance to the state level competition. Congratulations to Lucia Miller who won second place, and to the following students who represented their classes in this academic event:

  • Luke Rebholz
  • Cruz Liu
  • Grace Algeier
  • Robert Gasser
  • Declan Martinez
  • Lucia Miller
  • Emily Sherman
  • Camden Short
  • Krysta Drone
  • Lavish Ghori

Annual Fund at 75% and Counting

We have now reached 75% of our goal to raise $15,000 through All Saints’ 2018-2019 Annual Fund campaign.  Funds will be used to expand our Robotics Program and to purchase two next-generation ActivBoards.

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!

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

All Saints Christmas Pageant

The students of Grades K, 1, 4, 5 & 6 will participate in the annual Christmas Pageant, The Living Crèche on December 20.

Please note the following information:

Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018

Time: 7:00 p.m. (Students report to school by 6:30 p.m. 6th grade students are asked to
report to their homeroom classrooms by 6:25 p.m.)

Place: All Saints Catholic Church

Students in Grades K, 1, 4, and 5 are asked to wear their school uniforms. Some students in Grade 6 will be in costume.

All Saints Spreads Kindness to the Community

Last year, our Student Ambassadors introduced the theme of “Spreading Kindness like Confetti.” In December, we will put the focus on “kindness to community.”  As this is the season of giving, we would like our students to learn about giving to people in need in the community.  Let us show our children how to help others through kind words, kind acts and generosity.

We have sent a flyer home with each child with ideas of how to spread kindness in the community.  Please consider doing a kind act in our community as a family.  For every kind act, please fill out a piece of confetti (back of the flyer) and put it in our “kindness jar of confetti” in the front office.  Did you donate shoes to House of Mercy or donate food to Bethany Food pantry?  Don’t forget to write those acts of kindness down and bring them to the front office too. Let’s see how our small acts of kindness add up to make a big impact in our community!

Celebrating Advent at All Saints

We continue 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 at 8:15 a.m. 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 will have an opportunity to encounter Christ in this beautiful Sacrament of healing and forgiveness during two Penance Services.

Grades 6-8       December 5th (1:30 p.m.)
Grades 3-5       December 10th (10:00 a.m.)

“Basket of Joy” to Benefit the Children of the Saint Gabriel Mission ~ The NJHS and the SCA will be sponsoring a “Basket of Joy” outreach project to benefit the children of the Saint Gabriel Mission.   We are asking that those families interested in participating, donate a gallon size zip lock bag containing five (5) items, which in turn will be placed in a small basket to distribute to the children of the Saint Gabriel Mission on Christmas Day.  Suggested items for the basket are toys, candy, books, coloring books, crayons, pencils, stickers, etc., most of which can be purchased at a local dollar store.  Baskets will be provided by the NJHS and the SCA.  Donations should be given to your child’s teacher no later than December 14.  Through the generosity of our school families, we will bring joy to the less fortunate children in our community.

Bethany Food Pantry Collection ~ The monthly Bethany Food Pantry collection will occur on Thursday, December 6.  Our theme for the December collection is “Holiday Desserts”. Students are invited to donate dessert items such as flour, Maseca corn flour, oil, sugar, cookie mixes, cake mixes with icing, sprinkles, etc.  Collection of these items will occur in the breezeway during morning arrival.  In advance, thank you for your generous support of this parish outreach to the local Manassas community.

Military Dress Down Day Supports Wreaths Across America

The SCA is sponsoring a dress down day in support of our military on December 6th. Students
are asked to dress in one of the military branch colors or red, white and blue.

“Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the mission to Remember, Honor
and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National
Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,400 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and
abroad.”

All proceeds from the December 6 dress down day will be donated to Wreaths Across
America. If you would like to participate as a family, members of the SCA will be attending the
event on December 15, 2018.

Please see details below and go to the link to sign up to volunteer.
https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/

Students Support St. Lucy Project

Thanks to the very generous response of families in our community, our school received $1,717.00 to benefit the St. Lucy Project as part of Catholic Schools Care about Catholic Charities Week.  Funds were given as part of All Saints annual Thanksgiving Luncheon.

Thank you for your continued kindness and support of this important ministry that benefits the poor in our region.