Arlington Diocese – Meetings for Prospective Teachers

Want to learn about the opportunities and advantages of teaching in our Catholic schools? The Arlington Diocese Office of Catholic Schools will be hosting information meetings for prospective teachers presented by 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.
 
To register, please contact Janet at janet.vetrano@arlingtondiocese.org by November 12, 2019.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 – Presentation begins at 7:00 PM
St. Thomas More Cathedral School
105 North Thomas Street, Arlington, VA 22203
703.528.6781

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 – Presentation begins at 1:00 PM
All Saints Catholic School
9294 Stonewall Road, Manassas, VA 20110
703.368.4400

Thursday, November 21, 2019 – Presentation begins at 1:00 PM
St. Francis of Assisi School
18825 Fuller Heights Road, Triangle, VA 22172
703.221.3868

All Saints Band – Yankee Candle Fundraiser

The All Saints Catholic School Band is doing a fundraiser with Yankee Candle.  The fundraiser helps to defray the cost of the band trip and to help supply funds to buy or maintain needed special instruments as well as other band equipment and materials.

Purchases can be made either in person with a band member through October 21 or online at: yankeecandlefundraising.com.

If shopping online, you can either support a band member directly through their individual fundraising accounts (you need to ask them for their seller ID) or the All Saints School Band as a group by entering group #:  990086503.

In addition to candles, you can also purchase some bake ware, gift wrap, popcorn, automobile accessories, etc.  These items make great gifts. Should you have any questions, please contact Kerry Balagtas at Kerryb17@verizon.net.

Please consider supporting the All Saints Catholic School Band this year!

October PTO Meeting: Lucy Calkins’ Reading & Writing

PTO General Assembly Meeting – October 22 (Reading & Writing Program)
Our first PTO General Assembly Meeting presentation for parents this year will take place on Tuesday, October 22 beginning at 7:00 PM in the Parish Activities Center.  We are pleased to announce that Mrs. Horgan (Assistant Principal) and Mrs. Pryor (Resource Teacher) will be speaking on the topic of our new reading and writing program.  Plan to join us for this introduction and overview of the Lucy Calkins’ Program!

The Uniform Closet will be open from 6:30 p.m. through the close of the PTO Meeting and the following day, October 23 from 7:40 – 9:00 a.m.

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 11, after a blessing that will occur 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 at the following link: Pilgrim Virgin Statue Sign-Up

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.

Cafeteria Volunteers Needed

The Cafeteria/Lunchroom is in need of volunteers to assist with serving milk, food, ice cream and smiles. We are in need of volunteers who can make a regular once a week commitment but welcome bimonthly or once a month as well. The cafeteria serves each day from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, there are multiple time slots on each day. All cafeteria volunteers must be Virtus certified and all NEW cafeteria volunteers must complete a brief health department training.

All available slots and health department training sessions are listed on Help Counter:
https://www.helpcounterweb.com/ci/signup/140e9a4d205

If you are interested but would like more specific information, please contact Carol Rice ckrice@verizon.net. Thank you for considering serving the school in this very unique and fulfilling role.

Video: With God All Things Are Possible

All Saints 2019-2020 School Year Theme:
Inspired by a passage from Scripture (Matthew 19:26) in which Jesus tells His disciples that for God everything is possible, our theme will serve as a reminder that our Salvation is a work of grace wholly dependent upon the love of God.  It is a reminder that our faith is the greatest gift that we have received and one that we live and share within our school community.

Additionally, the theme will provide a source of daily inspiration for our students as they strive to not only “do their best” in all that they pursue, but more importantly to “be their best” in responding to God’s call in their lives.


School Assembly: With God All Things Are Possible

See our VideoChat page for a video of Mr. Conroy introducing the school theme during a special assembly and offering two challenges for our students to complete to start off the school year.

New ActivPanels Purchased Through Annual Fund

Thanks to the success of the 2018-2019 Annual Fund and an additional contribution of $5,000 from a private donor, we will be purchasing three state-of-the-art ActivPanels to replace the ActivBoards in the art room, middle school religion room and computer lab.  Thank you to those who supported our Annual Fund for helping to make this upgrade possible in three of our classrooms!

Since we reached our 2018-2019 Annual Fund goal of raising $15,000 to benefit STEM programs in our school, we will also be expanding our Robotics Program in the coming year as announced previously.

Our sincere thanks and gratitude to all who supported our 2018-2019 Annual Fund campaign through gifts of prayer, involvement and financial support!

 

All Saints to Host Robotics Competition – Nov. 9

In support of our commitment to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) and to provide our students with an opportunity to compete at an even higher level, All Saints will host a two-day regional Middle School Robotics competition on Saturday, November 9, in partnership with Seton School which will be hosting a high school tournament. All Saints Robotics Team is led by Mr. Roy.

We look forward to welcoming numerous middle school and high school teams for what we hope will become a new tradition.  Again, thanks to your generous support of our Annual Fund which is allowing us to expand our Robotics involvement.

Middle School – One to One Device Forms

With the opening of the new school year only days away, I wish to share with you an updated copy of the One-to-One Technology Handbook.

All middle school parents are asked to review and discuss the policies and procedures with their children.

One to One Technology Policy

Signed copies of the Responsible Use AgreementTechnology Support and Fee FormHandbook Acknowledgment Form and optional Insurance Form may be submitted to Mrs. Pettyjohn, our technology teacher, on Friday during Orientation.