Welcome the Pilgrim Virgin Statue Home

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 6, 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 Virgin Statue Program

Pick up time for the Statues at the front office is before 2:30 PM on Friday with a return time of before
9:00 AM 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. The presence of the Pilgrim Virgin Statue is certain to increase your devotion to Mary and to
bring you and your family closer to her Son.

Should you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Pilgrim Virgin Statue
Rotation Coordinator, Mrs. Maricel Pascua at gmpascua@outlook.com.

#GivingTuesday: $10,000 Matching Gift Available

We have some exciting news that we just can’t wait to share related to this year’s Annual Fund Campaign. All Saints Catholic School will once again be participating in #GivingTuesday to kickoff our 2023-2024 Annual Fund.

We are thrilled to announce that we have received a $10,000 gift from an All Saints alumni family in support of our 2023-2024 Annual Fund.

In addition, the family has pledged to match every dollar donated to the Annual Fund up to an additional $10,000 (for a total gift of $20,000), from now through #GivingTuesday.

Here is how it works:
If you give $75 in support of the Annual Fund, our alumni donor will match your gift of $75 to make it $150, thereby doubling your donation. This matching gift will be in effect until we reach $10,000 in additional donations.

Your generous support of our Annual Fund campaign will make a meaningful difference in your child’s life at All Saints. Previous campaigns have supported the purchase of new ActivPanels, the creation of the parish Video Production Studio, the extension of Wi-Fi enabled classrooms, security upgrades, and the launch of our Robotics Program.

The goal for this year’s Annual Fund Campaign is $35,000, in support of the following initiatives:

  • Technology Lab Upgrade 
    Install upgrades throughout the technology lab to improve and expand technology resources available for students
  • Resource Program Materials
    Purchase standing desks in classrooms for students in our resource program and add document cameras in the classrooms.
  • Learning Tools & Subscriptions (K-8)  
    Support annual subscription services, such as First in Math, Brainpop, etc.

#GivingTuesday donations can be made online at any time leading up to and through Tuesday, November 28 at All Saints Annual Fund.*

We are so grateful to our alumni donor for making this exceptional gift to our school and are blessed by their generosity. 

As you enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday, please know that we are thankful for your continued support of our school and for your commitment to choosing Catholic education for your family!

In Christ,

David E. Conroy, Jr.


P.S. – #GivingTuesday is a perfect opportunity to make charitable contributions prior to year-end for tax purposes.

P.P.S. – If you are planning a larger donation and wish to avoid credit card processing fees, you may email Mrs. Janis DeVore at development@allsaintsva.org, to make arrangements to make your gift via check.

An Evening with St. Nicholas – December 5

An Evening with St. Nicholas: December 5

Please join All Saints Catholic School for our annual “Evening with St. Nicholas” on Tuesday, December 5 at 7:00 PM in the church. The evening will begin with an Advent Prayer Service and traditional Advent carols in the church. The “Procession of the Shoes” will be led by St. Nicholas and Mother Seton.

Donate New Shoes for the House of Mercy
We will be collecting donations of new shoes, with the proceeds benefiting House of Mercy. Donation guidelines are as follows: NEW plain color tennis shoes in white, blue, black, tan or brown. No character sneakers, please.

Don’t miss this beautiful All Saints Advent tradition!

Have a question about volunteering or donations? Contact event co-chair Mrs. Sarah Roccograndi at Sarah.Roccograndi@gmail.com.

All Saints Launches Aviation Club

It is with great excitement that we announce a new after-school STEM enrichment program for our second grade students. Starting this fall, All Saints will begin offering an Aviation Club for second graders to explore the inspiring world of flight through hands-on interactive demonstrations, crafts, and games.

Each session of the Aviation Club will include 15 students led by school parents Mr. & Mrs. Briones, whose son Leigham is in first grade. Mrs. Briones earned her Masters of Aeronautical Science from Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University and applied her knowledge and experience in developing this engaging program. 

Topics covered in this nine-week mini-course include: four forces of flight – thrust, weight, drag, lift; main parts of a airplane; aviation terms; business aviation in action; and special aviation projects. The cost to participate is $30 per student. 

Aviation Club – Lottery Registration Information

If your student is in second grade and has an interest in participating in the Aviation Club, please see the schedule below. Note that due to limited space, registration will be offered through a lottery system. Currently Lottery Registration is only open for Session I.

  • Session I – Program Dates
    Wednesdays (3:00 – 4:15 PM): November 8, 2023  – January 10, 2024

    Lottery Registration is now open until Tuesday, October 17. Names will be drawn on October 18 and all who apply will be notified of their status after that date. 

    If you are interested in placing your child’s name in the lottery to participate in Session I of the Aviation Club, please print and return the “Lottery Registration Form” below to your child’s teacher by Tuesday, October 17.

    Second Grade – Aviation Club
    Instructor: Mrs. Malissa Briones and Mr. Alex Briones
    Aviation Club – Lottery Registration Form (due by 10/17/23)
  • Session II – Program Dates 
    Wednesdays (3:00 – 4:15 PM): January 24, 2024  – March 20, 2024
    Lottery registration is not yet open for Session II.

We wish to thank Mr. & Mrs. Briones for volunteering to oversee the Aviation Club, and express our gratitude to Mrs. Briones for her efforts in developing this innovative co-curricular activity.

We look forward to launching this exciting after-school experience!

Es con gran emoción que anunciamos un nuevo programa de enriquecimiento STEM después de la escuela para nuestros estudiantes de segundo grado. A partir de este otoño, Todos los Santos comenzará a ofrecer un Club de Aviación para los alumnos de segundo grado para explorar el inspirador mundo del vuelo a través de demostraciones interactivas, manualidades y juegos.

Cada sesión del Club de Aviación incluirá 15 estudiantes dirigidos por los padres de la escuela, el Sr. y la Sra. Briones, cuyo hijo Leigham está en primer grado. La Sra. Briones obtuvo su Máster en Ciencias Aeronáuticas en la Universidad Aeronáutica Embry-Riddle y aplicó sus conocimientos y experiencia en el desarrollo de este atractivo programa.

Los temas tratados en este minicurso de nueve semanas incluyen: las cuatro fuerzas del vuelo – empuje, peso, resistencia, sustentación; partes principales de un avión; términos de aviación; la aviación de negocios en acción; y proyectos especiales de aviación. El coste de participación es de $30 por estudiante.

Club de Aviación – Lotería Información de Inscripción

Si su estudiante está en segundo grado y tiene interés en participar en el Club de Aviación, por favor vea el horario abajo. Tenga en cuenta que debido al espacio limitado, la inscripción se ofrecerá a través de un sistema de lotería. Actualmente la inscripción por lotería sólo está abierta para la Sesión I.

  • Sesión I – Fechas del programa  
    Miércoles (3:00 – 4:15 PM): 8 de noviembre de 2023 – 10 de enero de 2024

    Lotería de inscripción abierta hasta el martes 17 de octubre. Los nombres serán sorteados el 18 de octubre y todos los que apliquen serán notificados de su estatus después de esa fecha.

    Si usted está interesado en colocar el nombre de su hijo en la lotería para participar en la Sesión I del Club de Aviación, por favor imprima y devuelva el “Formulario de Inscripción para la Lotería” a continuación al maestro de su hijo antes del martes 17 de octubre.

    Segundo Grado – Club de Aviación
    Instructores: Sra. Malissa Singh-Briones y Sr. Alex Briones
    Club de Aviación – Lotería Formulario de Inscripción (debido por 10/17/23)
  • Sesión II – Fechas del Programa  
    Miércoles (3:00 – 4:15 PM): Enero 24, 2024 – Marzo 20, 2024
    La inscripción para la lotería aún no está abierta para la Sesión II.

Queremos dar las gracias al Sr. y la Sra. Briones por ofrecerse voluntarios para supervisar el Club de Aviación, y expresar nuestra gratitud a la Sra. Briones por sus esfuerzos en el desarrollo de esta innovadora actividad co-curricular.

¡Esperamos con interés el lanzamiento de esta emocionante experiencia después de la escuela!

Penny Bazaar – October 31

It’s Penny Bazaar time again! This annual event for grades K-8 will be held on Tuesday, October 31 from 1:30 – 2:30 PM, in the back parking lot.  Full of games, candy, prizes, and cupcakes, this is a fun filled hour to end the day.

Please send your child to school with a bag of pennies, and a bag to hold their prizes in.  Each game will cost a penny to play, and cupcakes can be bought for $0.10.

Parents are welcome to attend the event and are encouraged to volunteer or donate items.  All volunteers must be VIRTUS compliant.  It’s a great way to earn Points!

For volunteering and donation sign up, please visit Connect1.

Krispy Kreme Spirit Event

Join us for our first “Spirit Event” of the school year, sponsored by the PTO!

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts are calling your name! Friends of All Saints Catholic School, you’re invited to
take part in the most delicious fundraiser of the year. By ordering a dozen (or two) original glazed
doughnuts, 40% of the order will be donated back to All Saints Catholic School.

From now until October 13, 2023, you can get your dozens using our fundraising sales page below:

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for All Saints Catholic School

How it Works:
Purchase your dozens online, visit your nearest Krispy Kreme store & redeem using your
code. You can also purchase doughnuts and gift the redemption codes to friends and family across the
country, or perhaps some well deserving colleagues.

Thank you in advance for your support, we hope you enjoy this sweet offer.

P.S. Dozens are redeemable nationwide, so feel free to share this page with other doughnut lovers!

Used Uniform Sale – October 6

All Saints PTO will be hosting a used uniform sale on Friday, October 6th from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM and from 2:00 PM – 4 PM in the PAC.  This is a great opportunity to get ready for the change to winter uniforms on Wednesday, November 1st.    

Interested in Volunteering?  If you are VIRTUS certified and would like to volunteer, please email Mrs. Samantha Steketee at samanthastek@gmail.com.  

For more information about our school uniform, please see Dress Code/School Uniform.

New Annual School Theme Announced

At the beginning of each academic year, we announce a theme that further unites us as a faith community and that provides a daily focus for all of our efforts.  I am pleased to share with you the theme for the 2023-2024 school year.

Behold I make all things new  

These words from the Book of Revelation are aligned with the third year of preparation for the diocesan celebration of the 50th Anniversary Jubilee.  As we prepare for this historic milestone that will occur in 2024, this theme will serve as an encouragement and invitation for us to renew and strengthen our faith for the future.  Additionally, linking our school-wide theme to that of the preparations for the Jubilee provides our students with the reminder that we are proudly part of a larger community, the Diocese of Arlington.  I pray that this theme will be a source of inspiration for you and your families throughout the upcoming academic year.

More information about the preparation for the Diocesan Golden Jubilee can be found at the link below.


Register for Connect1

We are pleased to announce that Connect 1 is now available to register for the 2023-2024 school year! This platform will allow parents and guardians to find volunteering opportunities, access a school directory, and post and respond to prayer requests. This is also where you will be able to find opportunities to complete your sharesor “points”, as it is called in Connect 1. As a reminder, each family is expected to fulfill 25 shares/points per year, according to our Family Stewardship Program.

Please see the instructions to complete registration here. It should take no more than 5 minutes. 

¡Nos complace anunciar que Connect 1 ya está disponible para registrarse para el año escolar 2023-2024! Esta plataforma permitirá a los padres y tutores encontrar oportunidades de voluntariado, acceder a un directorio de la escuela, y publicar y responder a las peticiones de oración. Aquí también podrán encontrar oportunidades para completar sus acciones, o “puntos”, como se llama en Connect 1. Como recordatorio, se espera que cada familia cumpla 25 acciones/puntos por año, de acuerdo con nuestro Programa de Corresponsabilidad Familiar.

Por favor, vea las instrucciones para completar el registro aquí. No le llevará más de 5 minutos.

Se recomienda registrarse en la web, pero una vez hecho esto, ¡no dude en descargar la aplicación! Busca “Connect 1” en la App Store de tu teléfono. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta o necesita ayuda, por favor póngase en contacto con Sharon Storey en schoolvolunteers@allsaintsvaschool.org.