Are you thinking of a career in teaching?

The Arlington Diocese Office of Catholic Schools will be hosting Information Programs for Prospective Teachers during the month of November.  Learn about the opportunities and advantages of teaching in our Catholic Schools from Sister Patricia Helene, IHM, head of the Marymount University Catholic School Leadership Program, Sister Karl Ann Homberg, SSJ, Assistant Superintendent, and Janet Vetrano, Licensure Specialist.

The event at All Saints will take place on Thursday, November 15 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Please see additional details, including other dates and locations, by clicking the flyer below.

To register, please contact Janet at janet.vetrano@arlingtondiocese.org by November 9, 2018.

Arlington Diocese Teacher Fair Flyer

 

All Saints launches 2018-19 Annual Fund for STEM

This week we are excited to launch our 2018-2019 Annual Fund campaign.  Having celebrated the 60th Anniversary of All Saints last year, there is no better time than the present to recommit ourselves to the mission of our school!

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!

PTO Meeting – Oct. 23 on Google Classroom

Our first presentation for parents this year will take place on Tuesday, October 23 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Activities Center. We are pleased to announced that Mrs. Horgan, Assistant Principal, will be speaking on the topic of technology in the classroom and will focus on:

  • The importance of technology in the classroom
  • The use of Google Classroom as a learning tool
  • How G-Suite tools can help to support both learners and educators
  • Helping students gain an adaptive set of skills that will assist in future educational
    endeavors

Parents who attend any of our PTO meetings earn Stewardship Shares. (1 hour = 1 share).

Join us at Ticonderoga – Friday, Oct. 26

Don’t miss our upcoming PTO Spirit Event at the Ticonderoga Fall Festival on Friday, October 26 at Ticonderoga Farms (26469 Ticonderoga Road, Chantilly).

Visit any time between the hours of 10:00AM – 5:00PM for a day of fall fun, including pumpkins, hayrides, jumping pillows, slides, a bamboo maze, and much more. When purchasing your tickets at the blue Farm Market, tell them that you are visiting from All Saints and Ticonderoga will donate a portion of the ticket fee back to our school.

Friday, October 26 is a professional development day, so school will not be in session. Come out and enjoy this family-friendly, special fall event!

Ticonderoga Farm Website

Ticonderoga Farm Fall Festival Flyer

Veterans Day Mass, Assembly & Reception

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 Friday, November 9 at 8:30 AM. After Mass, there will be an assembly in the PAC, followed by a reception for our honored guests in Father Kelley Hall.

Students will be receiving a packet of information this week about our Veterans Wall of Honor, 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.

2018 Veterans Student Packet

 

 

Middle School: House of Blessed Frederic

Today we highlight the Middle School House of Blessed Frederic (1813-1853) who was beatified on August 22, 1997. His feast day is September 9.

Quick Facts: 
Blessed Frederic was born into a family of 14 children, He devoted his life to the poor, establishing a newspaper called “The New Era” dedicated to securing justice for impoverished people. In 1833, he founded the St. Vincent de Paul Society which provides support to people in need in over 131 countries.

Members of the All Saints “House of Blessed Frederic” are planning a service project in October to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

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 12, after being blessed at the school Mass, two statues of Our Lady of Fatima will begin traveling to the homes of our school families for week-long visits.

Families who wish to participate in this program this year may sign up online.

While the statue of the Blessed Mother is in the home, families are encouraged to pray together either part of or the entire 5-decade rosary for the intentions of our school as well as for their private intentions.

To create awareness about the program, the two statues will begin traveling from classroom to classroom on Friday. In addition to informing the students of the opportunity to host one of the statues in their home, the teachers will lead the students in praying a novena that will conclude on October 11th, one day prior to the start of the program.

Send Us Your Box Tops

Collecting Box Tops is an easy way to help earn money for our school.  Just by purchasing participating products, clipping the box top out and sending them to school, we earn money that can be used to buy anything we need.  Each one is worth 10¢ for our school!  Just look for the pink Box Tops on many of the products we already use.  All you have to do is clip them and send them into school.

Last school year, we earned $1178.70 for our school from the Box Tops program. This year, we have already earned $801.40 in submitted box tops so far!

For more information on the Box Tops program, including a full list of participating products, you can go to BTFE.com. You can also find additional submission sheets on the website.

You can tape or glue your collected Box Tops to the attached collection sheet or just place them in a ziplock bag with the following info:
Child’s First and Last Name
Grade and Letter (A or B)
Teacher’s Name