The annual Thanksgiving Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday, November 20th at 9:30 a.m. in the church. Through a partnership with the Bethany Food Pantry, members of the National Junior Honor Society will once again be collecting fresh food to provide families in need with a Thanksgiving meal.
In an effort to evenly distribute our collection, we are asking for grade-level donations as follows. Families who wish to donate a turkey, turkey breast, or whole chicken, are invited to drop them off at the front office at the start of theschool day on Tuesday.
Pre-Kindergarten 2 packages of rolls or 2 boxes of bread mix
Kindergarten 1-pound bag of fresh carrots
Grade 1 1 canned ham
Grade 2 1 5-pound bag of fresh white potatoes
Grade 3 1 large bag of apples or 1 large bag of oranges
Grade 4 2 cans of pie filling and 2 pie crusts (ready-made or mix)
Grade 5 1 3-pound bag of onions
Grade 6 2 large fresh squash
Grade 7 3 boxes of Stove-top stuffing mix & 2 large jars of gravy
Grade 8 3 large cans of sweet potatoes
Mark your calendars to catch a flight and travel with books November 12ththrough November 19th as All Saints Catholic School Library gets ready to bring you the year’s best reading selections at the Bookworm Central Book Fair. Happy travelers can search for good reads that leads to an outstanding week of book discussions and surprises. This year the Book Fair will be open during Parent/ Teacher Conferences.
Students also will visit the Book Fair during their regular library class to make purchases and Wish Lists. Parents are welcome to accompany their child during their library class to guide them with their selections. Students can purchase merchandise independently and pay with cash or checks made out to All Saints. Adults are allowed to make purchases with a credit card. The system does not accept gift cards. All sales are final.
Book Fair Dates: November 12th-19th
Shopping Hours: School Hours 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Nov. 13th-FAMILY NIGHT/Passport to Reading! 4:00-7:00 pm
Nov. 19th – Thanksgiving Luncheon/ – 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Don’t forget to look for your Teacher’s Wish List and add a book or two to your order for their classroom library. Look for the special display in the library that will provide you with great ideas.
On Monday, November 19th we will host our annual Thanksgiving Luncheon. All parents are cordially invited to attend this special event with their child(ren).
For the fourth year in a row, we are linking this celebration to an outreach effort to benefit the St. Lucy Project, a large warehouse in Manassas where staff and volunteers process and distribute donations to numerous food pantries in our region. This initiative is in
support of Catholic Schools Care about Catholic Charities Week which is scheduled for the week of December 2nd. Again this year, donations may be included with your Thanksgiving Luncheon payment. Please see the order form from the cafeteria for more details.
Additionally, the NJHS will set up a collection station at the entrance to the cafeteria. We invite your participation again as we work together to support the mission of Catholic Charities and to make a positive difference in our community of Manassas.
Today is the Feast Day of Blessed Chiara Luce Badano. Our middle school “House of Blessed Chiara” is honoring their house saint by writing and placing stickers with kind messages onto lollipops and distributing them to each of our students in middle school. The lollipop theme ties into a leadership video the House of Chiara watched earlier this year and supports Blessed Chiara’s focus on love and kindness.
Facts about Blessed Chiara:
- She was born in Sassello, Italy. Her parents had prayed and hoped for a child for more than 10 years.
- Blessed Chiara is known for her big heart. From the age of four, she began giving away her favorite toys, inviting those less fortunate into her home, and visiting the elderly and sick.
- She died of bone cancer at the age of 18. Before she died, she said, “I have nothing left, but I still have my heart and with that I can always love.
- Pope Benedict XVI declared her “Blessed” in 2010.
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!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by November 9, 2018.
Arlington Diocese Teacher Fair Flyer
Time for hoops at All Saints! Register for All Saints JCYO Basketball through October 26, 2018.
Please click on the following link: All Saints JCYO Sports
As classrooms around the school are expanding their reading libraries in support of the new reading program, 5B hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to get things kicked off. Students wore their favorite reading caps as they celebrated the launch of Units of Study – Reader’s Workshop.