All Saints Places 3rd in Diocesan Science Fair

We are pleased to announce that All Saints Catholic School was awarded 3rd place in the 2018 Diocesan Science Fair held on Saturday, April 14.

Congratulations to the following students who placed in the event:

  • Varun Varma – 1st Place in the Computer Science division
  • Michael Caturano – 3rd Place in the Environmental Sciences division
  • Chloe Davies – Honorable Mention in the Behavioral/Social Sciences division
  • Kevin Balagtas – Honorable Mention in the Engineering/Technology division
  • Timothy Mills – Honorable Mention in the Engineering/Technology division

Thanks go out to the middle school teaching team, especially Mrs. Cottingham and Mrs. Woolfrey for the guidance that they provided to our students throughout the Science Fair.

All Saints Wins FBI Cyber Safety Award

Representatives from the FBI Washington Field Office visited All Saints on Friday to present a special Cyber Safety Award to our school. Congratulations to our students and Computer Teacher Mrs. Jane Carroll on winning the Stingray category of the FBI Safe Online Surfing Program (SOS) for the month of February 2018. Our students achieved the highest score in the nation for the Stingray category during February!! All Saints began participating in the SOS Program this past year in an effort to continue educating our students on the importance of cyber safety.

Parish Festival Cake Walk

The All Saints Parish Festival is right around the corner! Cake donations will be accepted Thursday, April 26th during morning or afternoon carpool and may be dropped off in either the front or back carpool areas. If you are unable to drop off during carpool, you may drop them off during the festival hours. You will earn stewardship shares for your donations or by volunteering your time to the festival. Just go to the HelpCounter Volunteer Log-In and sign up. Hope to see you there!

Keeping You and Your Family Safe Online – April 24

“Keeping You and Your Family Safe Online” – Parent Presentation (April 24th) Mindful of the importance of maintaining an awareness of the risks that exist on the Internet as well as strategies for keeping our young people safe, All Saints Catholic School is pleased to host a special presentation for parents entitled Keeping You and Your Family Safe Online. This informative session will take place during the PTO General Assembly Meeting on Tuesday, April 24 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Activity Center.

Our speaker will be Mr. Kevin Bohli, Executive Director of the Office of Youth, Campus and Young Adult Ministries for the Diocese of Arlington. In addition to addressing the dangers of pornography, he will provide very specific guidance and resources for parents for effectively managing technology devices. Given the priority that we place on student safety and the need for parents to be well informed on this issue, at least one parent from those families with a child in grades five through eight are asked to attend. While all parents are cordially invited to participate, the topic will have particular relevance for those with adolescent children.

As an incentive, parents who attend the presentation will earn 3 Stewardship Shares (twice the usual amount for a 1.5 hour meeting) plus one free homework pass for each of their children.

Join us for what will be an important and empowering presentation for parents

13th Annual Race for Education

Mark your calendars for our 13th Annual Race for Education taking place in three weeks on Thursday, May 3, 2018The race times for each class are:

PreK-1, PreK-2, K1, K2, 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B 8:45 – 9:45 A.M.
3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B 10: 15 – 11:15 A.M.
PreK-3, 6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B 1:15 – 2:15 P.M.

Our total for donations for our 2018 Race for Education as of Tuesday, April 10th is: $7,257.60. 

Volunteers are needed to help with our record keeping process for donations arriving to the school office. We meet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at different times and locations. 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 times: https://www.helpcounterweb.com/ci/signup/140e99d6da9

Junior Achievement – Coming in May!

This year Junior Achievement will be held from May – June, 2018 for grades K-7. We are seeking volunteers who are willing to teach the class sessions. You must be VIRTUS certified to volunteer.

Please look for an informational letter which will be going home later in the week. If you have previously volunteered and know that you would like to volunteer again, please contact Mary Ann Rackowski, the JA Site Coordinator for All Saints at maryann.rackowski@gmail.com.

Easter Triduum

This week our Church celebrates the greatest mystery of our faith ~ the Passion, Death
and Resurrection of our Lord and Savior. As a school community, we prepare for our
journey into the three holiest days of the year, the Triduum, through prayer and
tradition.

Beginning at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow morning, the students and faculty will gather in the
church for our annual Holy Thursday Prayer Service. After listening to Scripture
readings and reflecting on the example of Jesus, each of the children will participate in
the “hand-washing” ceremony that has become a long-standing tradition in our school.

Following the prayer service, the students will gather in the Parish Activities Center
at 10:45 a.m. for the 7th grade portrayal of the Passion Play. Through music and
dramatic presentation, middle school students will prayerfully re-enact Christ’s passion
and death. As the students depart the space in silence following the presentation, the
tone will be set for their continued reflection and prayer over the course of the coming
days.

All parents are cordially invited to join us in prayer and to witness these beautiful school traditions.

On behalf of the faculty & staff, I wish all of you a blessed celebration of Easter and an
enjoyable holiday with your family.

Running with the Saints 5K – Our Thanks

On Saturday, March 24, we hosted our largest ever 5K event with a total of 500 runners participating!  It was wonderful to see so many school families, past and present, as well as individuals from the surrounding community so generously supporting the cause and rallying to honor Michael Munsell and his family.

We were delighted to welcome Vice Mayor Sheryl Bass, U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Comstock & Council Member Marc Aveni, who joined us to show their support for Michael and our school community.

Such a large-scale event would not have been possible without a strong team of volunteers.  We wish to thank our Race Co-Chairs, Mrs. Joan Coleman and Mrs. Sue Haggerty, and the following parents who served on the committee: Mrs. Kate Cooney, Mrs. Jeanine Fehrman, Mrs. Tasha Nelson, Mr. Joe Ortiz, Mrs. Chrissie Vazquez, Mrs. Caeli Volk, Mrs. Cathy Munsell, and Mrs. Rebecca Webb.  Through their efforts, they ensured a well-organized and safe event for the many who participated.  Thank you, as well, to the many volunteers who donated items and to those who helped throughout the race weekend.

We also want to extend a word of appreciation to Mr. Raf Perez who managed the sound and served as our DJ and to Mrs. Amy Godeaux who sang the National Anthem during our opening ceremony. We thank Mrs. Myra Hayde of our Maintenance Team for leading the pack on her scooter and, of course, Fr. Noah for his support and participation. From start to finish, it was a great celebration of the goodness and strength of our community and an occasion that the Munsells will long remember.

Thank you to our Running with the Saints 5K Sponsors!

Gold
Spicer Insurance Agency
Tim Mayer – Knights of Columbus Insurance
Ball-Istic
Lynn O’Neill, Remax
Most Fine Canine

Silver
Bishop J. Louis Flaherty Assembly Knights of Columbus
Summit Roofing/Joe Ortiz
American Legion Post 10
Sporting Smiles
The Running Store
Camille Karcher
Season’s Services
The Bigger the Better Canine Camp
Old Town Medical Billing
The Short Family
Rodan & Fields – Mary DeGraw
Contigo Project Management
John F. Heltzel AIA
Lake Manassas Health and Rehab Center
Conrad, Inc. Cybersecurity Consulting
Arlington Deck and Fence

Bronze
Champion Title
The Old Towne Man Cave
Marsengill Farm
Councilman Aveni
Nextek Dental Studios
Coleman Law
Smoothie King
United Sportsplex
Bounce Mania
Red and Blue Services
Manassas Gap Women’s Club
Sandia Ceramics
Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa
From Gina’s Kitchen

Friends of Michael
Dr. Flaviano Dazo
Jeanine Fehrman 21st Century New Millenium
CK Enterprises

Kindergarten Openings (2018-19)

A select number of openings are still available in the Kindergarten Program for the 2018-2019 school year.  This is a great opportunity for families in our community who may be hoping to send their child to All Saints but have heard that openings are limited due to high demand.  Please invite families who may be interested in the Kindergarten program to contact Mrs. Joyce D’Eugenio at (703) 393-1490 or jdeugenio@allsaintsva.org for more information.

Remember, current parents who refer families into our program may earn up to $400.00 in tuition credit per year through our New Student Referral Program!

Advanced Band – Superior Ratings at Festival!

Congratulations to the members of the All Saints Advanced Band for their stellar performance at the Arlington Diocese Band Festival on Saturday.  The band was awarded two Superior ratings from the judges and was assessed as an outstanding band in the diocese.  These ratings mark the 40th time that our band has been awarded the highest rating at the festival.  Both the beginner and the advanced bands are now getting ready for another exciting performance at a competition to be held at Busch Gardens in May.

Congratulations, All Saints Band, and thank you, Mr. Ward, for inspiring our students to excellence!