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!

March for Life & Respect for Life Club

On Friday, January 18, the students of All Saints will join their prayers with the thousands who will gather in Washington, D.C. at the annual March for Life. As a school community we will pray for an increase in respect for the sanctity of life at all
stages in our society.

If your child will be attending the March, please notify his or her teacher via a note by Thursday, January 17th.

Respect for Life Club
Our Catholic faith tells us that all human life is sacred and precious from conception to natural death. The Respect for Life Club mission is to uphold thedignity of all human life by serving those in need in our local community. This club will meet monthly to serve the local community through corporal and spiritual works of mercy. It is open to all sixth grade students who want to experience how to better love their neighbors
in the world. Join us as we spread the good news about life! Please see permission form.

Application and Re-Registration Schedule for 2019-20

Current families who wish to enroll a new student in grades Pre-Kindergarten through eight for the 2019-2020 academic year are invited to request an application via email at the following address: schooloffice@allsaintsva.org. Applications will be sent home
to families with the youngest child currently enrolled in our school.

Re-registration forms for current students will be sent home to families on Friday, January 18. Parents are asked to complete all of the forms and return them to the office no later than Friday, February 1, 2019:

  • Please note that forms submitted after this date will require a $25.00 late fee.
  • Registration of students new to All Saints, including siblings who will be eligible by age for Pre-Kindergarten, has already begun. Separate forms related to this initial registration process have been sent home to parents who have previously expressed interest in enrolling another child in our program. If you are interested in enrolling another child from your family and have not yet requested forms, please contact Mrs. Joyce D’Eugenio at 703-393-1490 or schooloffice@allsaintsva.org.

Tuition rates for the upcoming year will be announced after review by the Parish Finance Council and approval of the Pastor later this month.

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.