PTO Speaker Series: Heaven in Your Home

We are excited to announce a special PTO Speaker Series for the 2022-2023 school year. Join us for the first PTO General Assembly Meeting on Tuesday, October 18 beginning at 7:00 PM.

Soren and Ever Johnson, the owners of Trinity House Café in Leesburg, will present the first in a three-part series entitled “Heaven in Your Home.”
  
The Johnson’s have offered this series at a number of parishes in our diocese and were recently invited to speak before Pope Francis as part of the Vatican World Meeting of Families in Rome this past summer.

If you are looking for practical strategies and support for strengthening your family in the Catholic faith, plan to attend this informative and inspiring series. See the link below for a preview of each presentation:

Heaven in Your Home – Flyer

Additionally, please invite friends, neighbors, and co-workers who may be interested in this topic to join our community for this special series. We look forward to seeing you there!

In Christ,
David E. Conroy, Jr.
Principal

Estimados padres y tutores,

Estamos emocionados de anunciar una serie especial de oradores del PTO para el año escolar 2022-2023. Únase a nosotros para la primera reunión de la Asamblea General del PTO el martes 18 de octubre a partir de las 7:00 PM.Soren y Ever Johnson, los propietarios de Trinity House Café en Leesburg, presentarán la primera de una serie de tres partes titulada “El cielo en su casa.”

Los Johnson han ofrecido esta serie en varias parroquias de nuestra diócesis y recientemente fueron invitados a hablar ante el Papa Francisco como parte del Encuentro Mundial de las Familias del Vaticano en Roma el pasado verano. Si está buscando estrategias prácticas y apoyo para fortalecer a su familia en la fe católica, ¡planee asistir a esta serie informativa e inspiradora! Consulte el siguiente enlace para ver un avance de cada presentación.

Además, invite a amigos, vecinos y compañeros de trabajo que puedan estar interesados en este tema a unirse a nuestra comunidad para esta serie especial. Esperamos verle allí.

En Cristo,

David E. Conroy, Jr.
Director

CYO Basketball Registration Deadline 10/15

Boys and girls in grades 3-8 are invited to participate in the CYO basketball program. This program is a faith-filled, developmental program that focuses on game fundamentals in a Christ-centered environment.

The basketball season begins in November and runs through early March. Practices are held each week with weekly games beginning in December. Registration is $80 per player.

Coaches and Assistant Coaches are needed! Our program is run on volunteers. If you are interested in serving in a coach or assistant coach position, please reach out to the CYO Basketball Commissioner for All Saints – Dan McKenna (blackstone96@gmail.com). You must be VIRTUS approved to serve in these roles. Registration discount is available for serving in a coaching role.

Registration is open until October 15th.


PARENTS – Are you willing to help CYO?

CYO is a parent run program.  Our Leadership Team of Parents really needs a couple willing parents to step into leadership.
If you are open to learning more about a position, please email Tomasita Liu at tomasitaliu@gmail.com
ROLE DESCRIPTIONS:
  • Treasurer ensures bills are paid and fees are received, watches expense and income reports, advises in financial matters, and tracks finances
  • Volleyball Commissioner coordinates with coaches and teams to help schedule practices & games… also oversees equipment for volleyball season and supports All Saints gym use for matches
  • Communications Coordinator sends messages out to advertise sport seasons, checks the CYO inbox and responds or connects to the right person… keeps Flocknote up to date and posts announcements
  • Asst Sports Director assists the Sports Director in overall program decision making and guidance for a full year of sports
There is a lot of need, but if we can fill our team, the load will not be heavy for anyone.  Please pray about this & offer your help.
God bless
Rob Tessier
Director of Youth Ministry

Student Art Contest

Thom Harrington of The Abbate Agency, Knights of Columbus is sponsoring an Art Contest for the 5th-8th graders! The theme of the contest is: Catholic Faith. Finished pieces should be submitted to Mrs. Shumway by Oct 3rd with a completed entry form signed by a parent/guardian. Mrs. Shumway also has entry forms. Winners will be announced at the PTO meeting on October 18th and the winning pieces will be displayed in the Manassas office of the Abbate Agency, Knights of Columbus at 7794 Donegan Drive, Manassas VA 20109. Please encourage your children to participate!

The Abbate Agency, Knights of Columbus is committed to being a Catholic company that upholds Catholic values and supports Catholic causes. The Knights of Columbus adheres to a strict investment screening protocol developed in part with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Knights of Columbus does not invest in companies that deal in lines of business that violate our Catholic faith and morals.

Welcome the Pilgrim Virgin Statue into Your 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 7, 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 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. 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.

Helping Hands – September 29

In Person Volunteering 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. To assist the teachers, 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. Potential projects may include cutting, sorting, organizing, tearing workbook pages from books, creating fidgets, etc. We provide coffee, water, snacks, and a great opportunity to meet other parents. Please note the date has been moved – the new date is Thursday, September 29th.

Volunteers are asked to sign in at the front office and do not need to be VIRTUS certified.  If you’re interested in volunteering, please sign up using Help Counter or just show up on that day! Questions? Please contact Sharon Storey at sharonstorey83@gmail.com. Thank you in advance for helping our wonderful teachers and staff!


 

Oportunidad de voluntariado en persona

Nuestros increíbles profesores están muy ocupados enseñando a los estudiantes. Ellos pasan muchas horas antes y después de la escuela haciendo planes de lecciones, calificando trabajos, y preparando materiales. Para ayudar a los maestros, el PTO está patrocinando un evento de voluntarios “Helping Hands” durante el día escolar en el Centro de Actividades de la Parroquia (PAC) para hacer pequeños proyectos para los maestros. Los proyectos potenciales pueden incluir cortar, clasificar, organizar, arrancar páginas de libros, crear fidgets, etc. Proporcionamos café, agua, bocadillos, y una gran oportunidad para conocer a otros padres. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que la fecha ha sido cambiada – la nueva fecha es el jueves 29 de septiembre.

Los voluntarios deben registrarse en la oficina principal y no necesitan ser certificados por VIRTUS.  Si está interesado en ser voluntario, por favor inscríbase en el mostrador de ayuda o simplemente preséntese ese día. ¿Preguntas? Por favor, póngase en contacto con Sharon Storey en sharonstorey83@gmail.com. ¡Gracias de antemano por ayudar a nuestros maravillosos maestros y personal!

Used Uniform Sale – October 7

All Saints PTO will be hosting a used uniform sale on Friday, October 7th from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM in the PAC.  This is a great opportunity to get ready for the November 1st change to Winter uniforms.    
 
Do you have gently used uniforms to donate?  
If so, we accept donations year round.  Please just drop off any donations of gently used uniforms at the school’s front desk.
 
Interested in Volunteering?  
Get an early start on volunteer hours by assisting the PTO at this event.  If you are VIRTUS certified and would like to volunteer, please email Mrs. Samantha Steketee at samanthastek@gmail.com.” 

Cafeteria Hot Lunch Program

As announced earlier in the summer and in response to parent feedback via the interest survey conducted during the spring, we are pleased to confirm that the cafeteria program will re-open and provide food service for students, faculty, and staff in the new year. We are delighted to welcome back Mrs. Floribel Fleisig (Cafeteria Supervisor), Mrs. Myriam Slaiby (Kitchen Assistant), and Mrs. Letty Gutierrez (Kitchen Assistant). It is a great blessing for our school that all three members of the team are able to return to restart a program that has been such a beloved tradition at All Saints.

PaySchools Payment Site
Through the website you can now keep track of your student’s lunch account. You are also able to add money online with your credit/debit card or you can link your bank account to your student account. Please note that these online transactions will include a convenience fee.
You may log in to www.payschoolscentral.com or download the app to your smartphone or device.  Your child was assigned ID number, which you will use to set up your account. Please refer to the following link for assistance in setting up your account: PaySchools_5-Steps-to-create-PSC-account.pdf.

Cafeteria Menu – September 2022 

2022-2023 School Theme Announced

At the beginning of each academic year, All Saints announces 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 2022-2023 school year.

My spirit rejoices in God my Savior.

These words of the Blessed Virgin Mary, taken from the Gospel of Luke, are aligned with the second year of preparation for the diocesan celebration of the 50th Anniversary Jubilee.  It is Mary who is the Model Disciple who shows us how to the receive the Word and to bear the Word to the world.  As we enter into the second year of preparation later this fall, it is a time for us to rejoice in the vitality of our diocese as well as the vibrancy of our school community.  I pray that this theme will be a source of inspiration for you and your families throughout this academic year.

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

Carpool Procedures and Bay Assignments

Please see the link below for a written description and accompanying visual aid designed to provide you with an overview of the All Saints Catholic School Carpool System. The main focus of the procedures that we have set in place is to maintain an arrival and dismissal system that is safe for students, and is also efficient and courteous to the parish and school community, and our surrounding neighbors.

After reviewing the procedures, please let us know if you have any questions by contacting Assistant Principal Ashton Mallon at amallon@allsaintsva.org. 

All Saints Catholic School – Carpool Procedures

Important Information to Volunteer at All Saints

Background Checks – Policies for School Parent Volunteers
As part of the diocesan initiative to maintain a safe environment for all of our children, all volunteers in the school are required to complete a background check prior to working in the school and to complete VIRTUS training within 45 days of submitting the background check application.

In accordance with diocesan policy, full compliance for an adult parent volunteer is not required for open events. (An open event is one that is open to the public, infrequent and publicized, such as Field Day, concerts and special events/assemblies.) However, full compliance is required for adult parent volunteers who wish to participate in closed events. (A closed event is one that is not entirely open to the general public such as classroom activities, parties, field trips, etc.) For this reason, all parents who wish to attend field trips or volunteer in support of classroom activities are required to complete the background check process and attend VIRTUS training.

The online application for the diocesan background check can be found at the following link:

To register for VIRTUS training which is hosted at parishes and schools throughout our diocese, please follow the link below.