The final monthly Bethany Food Pantry collection will occur on Tuesday, June 11. Our theme for the June collection is “Let’s Play.”
Students are invited to donate canned meat, peanut butter and jelly, fruit cups, juice boxes and shelf milk. The Pantry’s stock is currently low and we are hopeful that our collection will assist in filling their shelves. Although our theme will focus on specific items, any donation is appreciated. In advance, thank you for your generous support of this parish outreach to the local Manassas community
All Saints is pleased to be partnering with House of Mercy in support of its upcoming “Back to School Drive.” With the initiative now entering its second year, House of Mercy hopes to expand on the number of families they can assist in providing a positive start to the school year.
Watch this special message from Jessica Root, Executive Director of House of Mercy.
Donation Drop-off at All Saints — June 3-7
You can help a child go back to school in style by donating NEW:
Adult-size shoes (for middle and high school students)
School supplies (see recommended list in the flyer linked below)
All Saints will have donation bins at the student entrance doors during morning drop-off the week of June 3-7, 2019.
Thank you in advance for your support of this important community initiative.
Congratulations to the All Saints Battle of the Books team for their amazing performance yesterday at the Battle of the Books competition at St. Timothy School.
All Saints was awarded 1st Place in the Lightning Round Division and 1st Place in the Written Division with a perfect score!! Our thanks to Mrs. Coyle and Mrs. Keenan for their efforts in preparing the team throughout the year and for our many parent volunteers.
Volunteers are needed to help with our record keeping process for donations. We meet on Wednesdays in the PLC on the 2nd floor. If you are in need of earning shares, please consider signing up to help. Any amount of time you can help is appreciated! Check this link for volunteer
We are also still accepting donations on line. You can donate by clicking on the following link: https://allsaintsvaschool.org/parent-resources/pto/race-for-education/ and selecting the “donate now” button on the page.
Race for Education – Prize Cards
Prize cards will be distributed to students prior to Easter break. Students who earned “Dress Down Day” prize cards through the Race for
Education may redeem them on the following days.
Tuesday, April 30th
Wednesday, May 8th
Wednesday, May 15th
Monday, May 20th
Wednesday, May 29th
Students may begin redeeming “Ice Cream Cards” on the days assigned for their grade levels starting the week of April 29th
One of the exciting changes at All Saints this year has been the introduction of “Middle
School Houses.” At the start of the year, all students in grades 6-8 were randomly
assigned a “house” named after a particular saint. Through weekly house meetings
each Friday, the students have participated in team-building activities, social
interactions and outreach to the local community. Additionally, the “House Moderators”
have had an opportunity to provide one-on-one guidance and academic coaching to the
students in their group.
One of the results of this initiative has been a stronger sense of belonging for our middle
school students. In the years ahead, the students will remain members of their “House”,
continuing to strengthen their relationships with one another while welcoming an
incoming class of sixth grade students each year.
As we approach the end of the school year, the Middle School Houses are sponsoring
an outreach project to benefit the Mother of Mercy Free Medical Clinic in
Manassas. For Mother’s Day they will be collecting grade-level donations and creating
“new mother bags” that will be made available to those in need. Our middle school
students will be collecting these items between April 29 – May 8, after which they will
organize and evenly distribute items into care packages for new mothers.
Your generous support of this outreach project will greatly benefit the ministry of the
Mother of Mercy Free Medical Clinic as they provide care to those less fortunate in our
The following is a list of requested grade-level donations:
Pre-Kindergarten – 2 Bottles of Baby Wash/Shampoo
Kindergarten – New Receiving Blankets/Baby Blankets
Our own Mrs. Stefanie Horgan was a featured speaker at the National Catholic Educator’s Association Annual Conference, April 23-25, 2019. Mrs. Horgan co-presented with a former colleague on two topics.
Advanced Google in the Classroom encouraged participants to discover new methodologies for integrating technology into the classroom. The presentation focused on the world of website creation and the best use of hyperdocs with examples of cross application projects in real classrooms. Participants were introduced to the concept of digital portfolios for students to provide them with the necessary tools and skills to use technology as well-rounded, educated adults. Google’s suite of applications has allowed All Saints to meet the high demands of the curriculum while maintaining student engagement. Through the introduction of G-Suite into our repertoire, All Saints has enhanced differentiation instruction for learners.
In the sessions entitled Literature Inspired STEAM Units, teachers explored how to use read-aloud books and stories to inspire STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, and Math) units. Making connections across subject areas and exploring concepts with hands-on projects and activities allows students to expand their learning and stay engaged in lessons. With the growth of jobs in the technology and engineering fields, students need to have exposure to these skills to help them succeed in careers. Studies show that project-based and hands-on learning increase student engagement and retention of concepts. The STEM/STEAM/STREAM movement provides students with these skills and opportunities. By designating the ‘R’ as Religion, Catholic educators are also able to incorporate ideas and studies that reflect our faith.Mrs. Horgan shared, “My goal as a speaker is to continue to encourage teachers to challenge students to think in new ways and to use new resources. Using literature to inspire STREAM lessons provide students with the ability to explore some of their favorite books and stories and to see them in new and exciting ways.”
On behalf of All Saints, we would like to thank Mrs. Horgan for her willingness to share her knowledge on these topics with Catholic school teachers from around the country during the NCEA Conference.
As part of our Year of Kindness activities and recent focus on “kindness to the community,” All Saints students made a special presentation to the Manassas City Police Department to show our appreciation for all they do for our community.
Students in every grade level took part in activities to thank the members of the police department for their service and partnership with our school. A framed poster was signed by students in Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grade, students in 3rd – 5th grade made large-size class cards, and middle school students assembled baskets of snacks with positive messages written on each treat.
The presentation was made at the end of our National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony to tie-in with the importance of leadership as exemplified by the members of the Manassas City Police Department.
Students at All Saints Catholic School are featured in an article about the Little Medical School and Little Veterinarian School written by Marianne Weaver for the April 2019 issue of Bull Run Mountain Neighbors.
The Little Medical School and Little Veterinarian School are hands-on, interactive programs designed to introduce students to the field of medicine. Offered as afterschool STEM activities, third grade students have the opportunity to participate in Little Medical School and fourth grade students take part in Little Veterinarian School. These fun and engaging programs are offered through a partnership with Beth Ross, former All Saints parent and President of Little Medical School – Northern VA.
See the featured article below, including feedback from our school community: