Virtual Coffee with the Principal – October 22

All parents are invited to enjoy “Coffee with the Principal” on Friday, October 22 beginning at 9:30 AM. Following a presentation, there will be time for questions and discussion about our school community and its many programs. Plan to attend and meet other All Saints families.

The link for the Friday, October 22 Zoom meeting is included in The Sentenal. If you did not receive it, please email Janis DeVore at jdevore@allsaintva.org.


Get your morning cup of coffee ready. We look forward to seeing you online on Friday at 9:30 AM.

CYO Basketball – Register by 10/22

Great news from our All Saints CYO organizers! Please see the important note below:

The diocese is doing everything they can to support a basketball season this year.

Sign up MUST be done by October 22nd. That is a hard deadline so we can let the diocese know and unfortunately we will not be able to accept any sign ups after that time.

If you are interested in being a coach of a team (Grade 3-8) this year, please email Carolyn Kinney at cakinn@verizon.net ASAP. You must be VIRTUS cleared in order to volunteer and there must be at least 2 VIRTUS coaches per team. You do not have to be an expert at basketball, just have to have the desire to help lead the kids in playing the game and showing good sportsmanship.

We will not know until we have collected the sign ups and reported back to the diocese if all teams will be feasible. Gym space is tighter this year, so please caution your child that we are doing our best to have a team for every grade (both boys and girls) but we will not know for a few weeks.

The link to register your child can be found below! As we get more information we will keep you informed.

LINK TO REGISTER

Deadline to Register – October 22, 2021

 

Additional Information:
Games will occur on Saturdays or Sundays based on Gym availability around the Diocese. Practices will fall on a Monday-Thursday after school. If you register and we don’t have enough players to field a team in your age group, you will receive a refund of your registration fee.

Since all games are played in schools, the state requires everyone two years and older, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask over nose and mouth while in the school building. Athletes and referees do not have to wear a mask while exercising (though an athlete may choose to). Athletes however must wear a mask when not exercising (when sitting on the bench, when entering and leaving the building, etc.)

Families must be members off All Saints Parish and/or All Saints School to register.

Veterans Day Mass, Assembly & Reception – Nov. 11

Join us as our school community honors the commitment of the men and women who have served our country in the United States Armed Forces. We cordially invite all active duty, reserve, former and retired military personnel to attend our school Mass on Thursday, November 11 at 8:30 AM. After Mass, there will be an assembly in the PAC, followed by a reception for our veterans and military service personnel.

Veteran Bricks and Family Veteran Survey
Students received a packet of information in early October about our Veterans Memorial Wall Display, an annual tradition in which we show our gratitude for those within our school community who have served our nation through military service. For your convenience, a link to the packet is provided at the bottom of this newsletter.

Please submit your Family Veteran Survey and Veteran Memorial Display Brick by Thursday, October 28.

2021 Veterans Student Packet

 

 

Two Alumni Serving as FOCUS Missionaries

Two All Saints Catholic School Alumni and long-time parishioners McKenna DeBruyne and Allison Rice are excited to share an opportunity to join them in Catholic evangelization through an organization called FOCUS. McKenna and Allison have dedicated two years of their lives to being Catholic FOCUS missionaries at the University of Colorado, Mines and the University of Maine.

What is FOCUS?
FOCUS stands for the Fellowship of Catholic University Students and is the largest Catholic college outreach program reaching out to students on over 180 different college campuses. The 800 FOCUS missionaries are trained in outreach and evangelization to bring Christ into a student’s world. Their job occurs on campus – in the gym, the cafeteria and coffee shops, at athletic and Greek events – meeting students where they are. From there, they engage them in friendship and invite them into a relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. They mentor students on how to incorporate Jesus’ teachings into everyday life.

Studies show that those who practice their faith through college are significantly more likely to remain active after graduating. The message of FOCUS is a message of hope: not only do missionaries encounter lost students and invite them back to faith, but these students in turn reach out to their peers, their brothers and sisters, their parents and grandparents. Lives are being changed and souls are being saved!

How Can You Support our Alumni Missionaries?
As missionaries, McKenna and Allison are responsible for fundraising 100% of their mission budget with the help individuals like you. If you are interested in learning more about FOCUS and their mission or want to join McKenna and Allison’s financial support team, please complete the form below and McKenna and Allison will be in contact with you.

Thank you for your generosity and desire to join them in mission to build up leaders, change the world for Christ, and save souls!

Additional Information about FOCUS:

Pilgrim Virgin Statue Program

Pilgrim Virgin Statue Program
Beginning in October, the month devoted to the Holy Rosary, All Saints Catholic School families are once again invited to renew their devotion to Jesus through Mary in a special way. On Friday, October 8, two statues of Our Lady of Fatima will begin traveling to the homes of school families for week-long visits.

Families who wish to participate in this program this year may sign up online at the
following link:

Pilgrim Virtue Statue Program Sign Ups

Pick up time for the Statues at the front office is before 2:30 p.m. on Friday with a return time of before 9:00 a.m. the following Friday. Please be sure to sign in and out for the Statue in the Visitor Binder at the front desk.

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.

Should you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the rotation coordinator, Mrs. Maricel Pascua at gmpascua@outlook.com or 571-393-0942

PTO Family BINGO Night – October 16

The PTO is excited to be hosting a Family Bingo night on Saturday, October 16th at 7:00 pm in the PAC.  Cost is $5 per person for ten bingo games.  Small prizes will be offered for each of the ten games.

Please use the flyer below to pre-order your Bingo cards and daubers.

Pre-Orders are strongly encouraged and are due by Wednesday October 13th.   See the attached order form.

Family Bingo Night – Order Form

PTO News & Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer News
One of the great aspects of All Saints School is the outstanding relationship between the PTO and the school and the support that the PTO provides to the school’s administration, teachers and staff. This relationship not only helps the school fulfill its mission; it also provides school families with valuable opportunities to gain insight into how wonderful our school is. We are extremely grateful for this valuable relationship and for the tremendous support that our school families provide to the school.

  • Celebration Station
    Thank you so much for the amazing support for the Celebration Station. As soon as the items are listed, families sign up for them and they are filled! We restock this free snack bar for the All Saints teachers and staff every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please remember to send your send donations into the front office labeled “Celebration Station” on Monday morning of the week you signed up for so that we have the supplies to restock. If there’s a holiday on Monday or you forget the item, please send it in the next school day. Thank you so much for your support. The teachers and staff greatly appreciate it!
  • In-person Volunteer Opportunity
    Our awesome teachers are very busy teaching the students. They spend many hours before and after school doing lesson plans, grading papers, and preparing materials. On Thursday, September 23rd, the PTO is sponsoring a Helping Hands volunteer event during the school day in the Parish Activity Center (PAC) to do little projects for the teachers to help them out. Potential projects may include cutting, sorting, organizing, tearing workbook pages from books, creating fidgets, etc.Volunteers are asked to sign in at the front office, wear face masks, maintain social distancing, and do not need to be VIRTUS certified. Small children may be brought to this event, but parents are responsible for keeping their own children supervised and content. If you’re interested in volunteering, please sign up using Help Counter. Questions? Please contact Holly Crocker at thcrock.hsc@gmail.com. Thank you in advance for helping our wonderful teachers and staff!
  • Teacher’s Wish List
    Occasionally the teachers or staff need items not covered in the school budget. They send their requests to Mr. Conroy who approves them for the Teacher’s Wish List and they are posted on Help Counter. The items are listed on Help Counter with sufficient time for families to sign up for the item; however, the teachers could use them as soon as they are purchased. Please send items directly into the classroom or through the front office with the class name, if you prefer to remain anonymous.
  • Log Your Shares
    All volunteer activities whether in-person or donating items earn families “shares”. Each family is asked to earn 25 “shares” this school year. Please remember to save your receipts and log your earned “shares” into Help Counter. Help Counter. 1 “share” is equal to 1 hour of volunteer work, 1 baked good or $15 of merchandise. Each family is asked to complete 25 shares during this academic year. Thank you so much for supporting our school!