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About Tuesday News Hotsheet: Every family will receive this weekly newsletter in their child’s folder. It will contain important news, announcements, and the weekly calendar of events. Any changes to the calendar or special notices will be listed here. Those signed up to receive Tuesday News by email will also receive a copy, as well as hyperlinks to any enclosures. At the end of each month, a special monthly edition will be published online in addition to the Hotsheet. The monthly news will include a glimpse into life for our students at MSS, including photos and videos. Because of our Green School initiative and the interactive nature of the monthly news, it will not be printed. However, a link to view it online will be included in the print Tuesday news, as well as via email. A link will also be posted on our website and Facebook page.

 

Announcements

New this year - Pay tuition, fees, and lunch charges online. See our Payment page for instructions. DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS

 

Grandparents Day, Friday Sept 21, 10:30-12:30p. Join us for our annual event of thanksgiving for our grandparents and grand "friends"! Donations of goodies are requested by H.S.A. to help defray the cost of this free event, as well as volunteers to help it run smoothly. DONATE OR VOLUNTEER HERE

 

The 11th Annual Angels Above Golf Tournament will be on Friday, Oct 5, 2018. Proceeds benefit the Jack & Shirley Little Scholarship Fund, which to date has raised over $100,000 in scholarships for MSS students. We are still looking for more teams, as well as sponsors and gift card donations. See our Angels Above page for more details and the link to register. Like the Angels Above Facebook Page - Stay Up-to-Date!

 

Parent Night for all grades is September 27th, 6:30 p.m. Come meet your child’s teacher and learn more about our upcoming year at MSS. *Please note, there is not time to address individual student concerns. Please contact the teacher privately with any questions or concerns about your child.

 

New Security Measures at MSS. To continue to protect our children and insure we are screening all visitors and volunteers, we will be implementing two new systems Raptor and Virtus. Raptor is a visitor monitoring system which will require all visitors entering MSS to check in at the office and present a valid photo ID.  The ID will be used to generate a visitor’s badge which will be worn during your time on campus.  This system is being used in schools throughout Frederick County and in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Virtus is the new web based training program which is required for parents/grandparents who regularly volunteer at school or plan to chaperone field trips.  This new training will allow you the convenience of doing the training at home. More information will be coming home in October about these two programs providing details of these changes at MSS.

 

Spanish Club will be held once a month on Tuesdays at 3-4 pm in the Spanish classroom. The first meeting will be October 9th.  A time to listen to Spanish music, explore a Spanish Speaking country, play board games in Spanish and practice communication.  Sign up by sending email to: dr.cynthiafraga@mothersetonschool.org, Subject: Spanish Club and including:1) Name of student and 2) Any food allergies. Bring a snack and immerse yourself in the language!

 

Next HSA Meeting - ALL WELCOME! October 9 • 6:30p

Bring your great ideas or even just your willingness to be involved! We need our parents to help us continue our support for all our students.

 

Information for 8th-Grade Parents

Check here for information about high school open houses, placement tests, and anything pertaining to your graduating middle schooler.

 

Catholic High School Fair. Wed, Sep 26, 8:30-9:30a in the gym. Delone Catholic, Goretti, and Catholic Prep will be give short presentations to our 8th-graders, followed by the chance to get more information from the representatives. Any MSS family is welcome to attend (not only our 8th-grade parents!) VIEW FLIER

 

Delone Catholic High School Open House, October 21st 12:00-3:00p. VIEW FLIER

 

Reminders

  • If you plan on volunteering at school or chaperoning field trips, you MUST have child protection training and a background check completed. This is an Archdiocese requirement. We are currently transitioning to a new program and will release details soon. In the meantime, please contact Terry Smith with any questions: 301.447.3161
  • Drop Off Protocol. To keep our students safe and keep the line moving in the morning, please be mindful of the following:
    • Children must exit curbside. Our curbside staff member is there to assist them.
    • If your child requires you to get out of the car to assist them, please either park in the lot and walk them up or pull all the way forward past the red line. This is both for safety and as a courtesy to other parents waiting to drop their children off.
    • Do not speed around the circle, especially if passing other vehicles in the line. Be prepared to stop at a moment's notice.
  • To ensure you receive all important information, please update your settings for Alert Solutions. A tutorial and instructions can be found here. This will be used for all emergency and weather notifications, as well as grade-specific information and any important updates.
  • Cold Weather Policy Reminder: We will use the WEATHER.COM app (The Weather Channel app) for temperature. We will use the "FEELS LIKE" temperature, not the actual temperature. The "feels like" temp factors in wind chill and what the effect of the temp is on our bodies. If the temperature "feels like" 35 degrees or below, students are NOT permitted to go outside. If the "feels like" temperature is above 36 degrees, students WILL go outside.
  • Hazardous Weather Reminder: Generally, MSS follows FCPS decisions on weather closings and delays. Please refer to page 32 of the Handbook for details and more information. VIEW FCPS Protocol
  • Cell Phones: We live in a digital age and there may be exceptional times that a student would need to have a cell phone at school.  The policy in our handbook regarding  cell phones states, “Parents submit a written request to the principal for a student to have a cell phone at school.  Students are required to leave the phone at the front office in the morning and pick the phone up before leaving in the afternoon.  No cell phones are allowed in the classrooms." Additionally, students who carry cell phones on the bus are not permitted to have them out of the book bag during transport. If you have a reason for your child to have a cell phone at school, please e-mail your request to principal@mothersetonschool.org or sisterjoan@mothersetonschool.org.
  • Help keep our students safe! Parent/Drivers at school bus stops for MSS are not to leave the parking lot before the bus departs. This is to insure all students are on the bus safely. There was a close call last week and as we begin school, let’s remember that students can sometimes be distracted when getting on the bus—as adults it’s our role to help keep them safe. Being patient and waiting for the bus to pull away first will help avoid accidents. Thanks for your help!
  • Keep collecting those Box Tops! Since 2012, we’ve raised over $14K for MSS. That’s 140,000 Box Tops! Keep an eye out for future Box Top challenges and rewards. In the meantime, keep clipping!
  • SAVE THE TAB! The MSS Art Department continues to collect aluminum tabs (like the kind on soda cans) for the Ronald McDonald House in Hershey. For more info contact Mrs. Myers at kmyers@mothersetonschool.org.
  • A REMINDER ABOUT THE CALENDAR
  • Help keep our students healthy: Please keep your child at home if your student is exhibiting flu symptoms. Remember, as stated in the handbook, your child must be free of fever, vomiting or diarrhea for a full 24 hours before they can return to class. In an effort to protect children who may be immuno-compromised, if your child is diagnosed with the flu, please call the office and let us know.

Events

 

Grandparents Day - Friday, September 21st, 10:30-12:30p. Join us in our annual celebration of our grandparents and other loved ones who support our students!  Please share the invitation and return the bottom portion to the front office by Sept 14th. INVITE

 

The 11th Annual Angels Above Golf Tournament will be on Friday, Oct 5, 2018. Proceeds benefit the Jack & Shirley Little Scholarship Fund, which to date has raised over $100,000 in scholarships for MSS students. We are still looking for more teams, as well as sponsors and gift card donations. See our Angels Above page for more details and the link to register. Like the Angels Above Facebook Page - Stay Up-to-Date!

 

Annual HSA Spaghetti Dinner at Rocky's in Thurmont (Food Lion plaza). Monday, October 22, 5:00-7:30pm. $10/12+; $7/5-11; FREE ages 4 and under. Ticket includes all-you-eat spaghetti, salad, and drink. Tickets on sale soon!

 

 

 

living our mission

 

2018-2019 has been dedicated as the Year of Service for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. This year, part of our focus will be on the good works done by our Catholic School students, faculty, and staff. The theme for the Archdiocese is WE ARE ALL CREATED FOR GOD'S WORKS.

Mother Seton School students are no strangers to service. It is part of our mission statement, part of the heart of our school, and what helps distinguish us from other schools. In line with the Archdiocese, we have chosen as our individual school theme, The Love of Jesus Guides Us.

We are called to inspire each other to dedicate our lives to love and serve Christ in the tradition of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. Vincent de Paul. We do this through many means - our Prayer Partner program, the Vincentian Marian Youth chapter, and various classroom service opportunities.

Please join us in celebrating the Year of Service this school year. Look for opportunities for our students and their families to be involved.

For we are his handiwork,

created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God has prepared in advance,

that we should live in them. - Ephesians 2:10

 

 

 

 

MSS News

 

Congratulations to our STEM FAIR Winners! VIEW WINNERS | VIEW STEM  FAIR

3rd Grade

1 ST : Jacob Marron

2 ND : Abigail Field

3 RD : Rachel Zurawski

4th Grade

1 ST : Maggie Rabaiotti

2 ND : Sophia Erdman

3 RD : Thien-y Pham

 

5th Grade

1 ST : Isaac Jenkins

2 ND : Olivia Adams

3 RD : Faith Collins

HM: Brady Koenig

 

6th Grade

1 ST : Cassidy Sill

2 ND : Emily Flynn

3 RD : Julia Wivell

HM: Sophia Launchi

 

7th Grade (Experiment / Invention)

1 ST : Grant Kelly / Nathan Kovalcik

2 ND : Brendan Guinan & Beckett Tayler / Carter Loher

3 RD : Quynh Nguyen

HM: Jayden Joseph

 

8th Grade

1 ST : Megan Adams

2 ND : Keola Evans & Jane Waybright

3 RD : Mia Ferrero

HM: Raphaela Smaldone

 

GRAND CHAMPION INVENTION: Nathan Kovalcik

GRAND CHAMPION EXPERIMENT: Megan Adams

OVERALL GRAND CHAMPION: Megan Adams

 

Mother Seton School Students Take Top Honors at Frederick County Science and Engineering Fair

 

Emmitsburg, MD – At first glance, it looks like a simple cell phone case. But The Scorch Case is so much more—a 3-D printed cell phone case engineered to be a rechargeable hand warmer, flashlight, and phone charger. Mother Seton School eighth-graders Matthias Buchheister, Jack Guinan, and Gavin Marshall designed and created their invention for their school’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Fair and walked away with the Grand Champions of Invention award.

 

On April 1, 2017, the trio took their invention to the Frederick County Science and Engineering Fair at Tuscarora High School, and came away with First Place in the Engineering Mechanics Division. They also earned the ThermoFisher Outstanding Middle School Project Award and the Middle School Engineering Design Champion Award. In addition to these honors, they were nominated to compete in the 2017 Broadcom MASTERS, a program for the top 10% of middle school science fair participants in the nation. Gavin says competing at the county level “was a fun experience, and I was proud to represent MSS at the event.”

 

All of it has been exciting, and a little overwhelming, for the young engineers, who came up with the idea during a brainstorming session. “We wanted to make the greatest phone case ever,” said Matthias. The three students, who will be graduating Mother Seton School and moving on to different high schools (Matthias to St. Maria Goretti in Hagerstown, Jack to St. John’s Catholic Prep in Frederick, and Gavin to Frederick Scott Key in Taneytown), have been friends since Kindergarten. Their dynamic collaboration made for a successful team project. “It was a little challenging trying to coordinate our schedules, but doing this as a group project was so much better than going it alone,” Matthias said.

 

The students are grateful for the help they had along the way. “We couldn’t have done it without our mentor, Mr. Hatter, and our families who supported us along the way,” said Gavin. After receiving feedback from the judges at the school fair, the boys made adjustments to their invention before the county event. “We worked right up to the last minute,” Jack said. “Honestly, we didn’t think we’d win.” The boys say they were somewhat intimidated when they showed for the event and took a look at the competition. “There were project that looked incredible,” Matthias said. “But we all agreed that even if we didn’t win, it was fine. We did this for fun and for the experience.”

 

“Utter disbelief” is how Jack describes their feelings when their names were announced as winners. “It took a while to sink in.” The boys said the experience taught them that if you’re doing something you love, you’re going to be great at it. “Because we liked what we were doing, we had the drive to go farther, and I think that’s why we were successful,” explained Matthias.

 

(L-R) Jack Guinan, Matthias Buchheister, Gavin Marshall

 

S.T.E.M. FAIR WINNERS

Everyone who entered the S.T.E.M. Fair should be super proud — you all did a fantastic job! Competition was fierce. Congratulations to the following students who placed:

Gr 3: Grace Hewitt (1st); Madison Ball and Ben Caretti (t-2nd); Thien-Y Pham (3rd)

Gr 4: Isaac Jenkins (1st); Faith Collins (2nd); Brady Koenig and Michael Metz (T-3rd)

Gr 5: Michael Hohenstein (1st); Wyatt Hill (2nd); Julia Wivell (3rd); Nathaniel Hand (HM)

Gr 6: Pearl Walker (1st); Jamie Price and Henry Greger (T-2nd); Nathan Kovalcik (3rd); Mackenzie Orndorff (HM)

Gr 7: Megan Adams (1st); Raphaela Smaldone and Keola Evans & Bella Rabaiotti (T-2nd); Aoife Nelson (3rd); Jacob Hartness (HM)

Gr 8: Matthias Buchheister, Jack Guinan, and Gavin Marshall (1st); Natalie Bosche (2nd); Averey Johnson (3rd); Liv Cliber, Grace Kovalcik, and Sydney McCarron (HM)

Grand Champions

Invention: Matthias Buchheister, Jack Guinan, Gavin Marshall
Experiment: Megan Adams


Congratulations to Chase Stull (Gr 8)! Chase placed 1st in Ski Liberty's "Do It for the Love" Freestyle Snowboarding event, ages 13-17 category. Way to go, Chase!

 

Mother Seton School Receives Donation from Culture of Good and TCC Verizon

Emmitsburg, Maryland -- The faculty at MSS were treated to a surprise on Valentine's Day courtesy of Culture of Good, the philanthropic arm of TCC Verizon. As part of a nationwide tour, the Culture of Good bus stopped at MSS to deliver boxes of Teacher Supplies, part of their Teachers Rock! initiative. Ryan McCarty, co-founder, met with Principal Sister Brenda Monahan, D.C., and presented her with his book, Building a Culture of Good. Former MSS alum, Ben Lambert (Class of '93), manager of a TCC Verizon store in Frederick, also gifted to the school an iPad Air. Mr. McCarty, Mr. Lambert, and their team, paid a visit to Mrs. Schisler's Kindergarten class, where Mr. McCarty talked to the children about the importance of always doing good in the world. MSS is grateful for Culture of Good and TCC Verizon, and their support of educators.

 

Congratulations, Larisa Tayler! Larisa took first place in the schoolwide National Geography Bee and will move to the next round. Good luck, Larisa!

 

Congratulations, Mia Ferraro! Mia will represent MSS at the Frederick County Spelling Bee. Good luck,Mia!

 

Congratulations to MSS seventh grader Sophia Stinson! Sophia's artwork placed First in the Lion's Club "Celebration of Peace" art contest. Her work will be sent to the district level. Good Luck Sophia!

Community News

Emmitsburg Job Fair Prep Workshops. Frederick County will offer 3 job search workshops, Sept 5 & 19 2:00-3:00 p.m., and Oct 1 10:30-11:30 a.m. Registration is required. DOWNLOAD FLIER for more details and to register.

 

Delone Catholic HS Squire Squad Youth Night at Football. September 14, 6:40 pm (Game time 7p). As part of Youth Night, students may meet at the Shack and run out on the field as part of our Squire Squad. Bring this flyer for one free youth admission with a paid adult admission.

 

Join SMAC Middle School Youth Group of Northern Frederick County. This high energy, faith-filled Catholic youth group aims to deepen the faith of young men and women. SEE FLIER for more details

 

Blue Mass for First Responders. The Maryland State Catholic War Veterans (CWV) invites your staff, students, students’ families, and congregation to attend Archbishop Williams E. Lori "Blue Mass" for State, Federal and Local Law Enforcement, Firefighters and EMT members, their family and guests. The Mass will be held at St. Casimir Church, O'Donnell St. & Kenwood Ave. Baltimore, MD 21224, on Sunday, September 30, 2018, 9:30 a.m. ceremonies will start. VIEW FLIER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Quality, Catholic Education for Pre-K Through Grade 8  |  Near Frederick, MD

 

 

MSS News

 

Congratulations to our STEM FAIR Winners! VIEW WINNERS | VIEW STEM  FAIR

3rd Grade

1 ST : Jacob Marron

2 ND : Abigail Field

3 RD : Rachel Zurawski

4th Grade

1 ST : Maggie Rabaiotti

2 ND : Sophia Erdman

3 RD : Thien-y Pham

 

5th Grade

1 ST : Isaac Jenkins

2 ND : Olivia Adams

3 RD : Faith Collins

HM: Brady Koenig

 

6th Grade

1 ST : Cassidy Sill

2 ND : Emily Flynn

3 RD : Julia Wivell

HM: Sophia Launchi

 

7th Grade (Experiment / Invention)

1 ST : Grant Kelly / Nathan Kovalcik

2 ND : Brendan Guinan & Beckett Tayler / Carter Loher

3 RD : Quynh Nguyen

HM: Jayden Joseph

 

8th Grade

1 ST : Megan Adams

2 ND : Keola Evans & Jane Waybright

3 RD : Mia Ferrero

HM: Raphaela Smaldone

 

GRAND CHAMPION INVENTION: Nathan Kovalcik

GRAND CHAMPION EXPERIMENT: Megan Adams

OVERALL GRAND CHAMPION: Megan Adams

 

Mother Seton School Students Take Top Honors at Frederick County Science and Engineering Fair

 

Emmitsburg, MD – At first glance, it looks like a simple cell phone case. But The Scorch Case is so much more—a 3-D printed cell phone case engineered to be a rechargeable hand warmer, flashlight, and phone charger. Mother Seton School eighth-graders Matthias Buchheister, Jack Guinan, and Gavin Marshall designed and created their invention for their school’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Fair and walked away with the Grand Champions of Invention award.

 

On April 1, 2017, the trio took their invention to the Frederick County Science and Engineering Fair at Tuscarora High School, and came away with First Place in the Engineering Mechanics Division. They also earned the ThermoFisher Outstanding Middle School Project Award and the Middle School Engineering Design Champion Award. In addition to these honors, they were nominated to compete in the 2017 Broadcom MASTERS, a program for the top 10% of middle school science fair participants in the nation. Gavin says competing at the county level “was a fun experience, and I was proud to represent MSS at the event.”

 

All of it has been exciting, and a little overwhelming, for the young engineers, who came up with the idea during a brainstorming session. “We wanted to make the greatest phone case ever,” said Matthias. The three students, who will be graduating Mother Seton School and moving on to different high schools (Matthias to St. Maria Goretti in Hagerstown, Jack to St. John’s Catholic Prep in Frederick, and Gavin to Frederick Scott Key in Taneytown), have been friends since Kindergarten. Their dynamic collaboration made for a successful team project. “It was a little challenging trying to coordinate our schedules, but doing this as a group project was so much better than going it alone,” Matthias said.

 

The students are grateful for the help they had along the way. “We couldn’t have done it without our mentor, Mr. Hatter, and our families who supported us along the way,” said Gavin. After receiving feedback from the judges at the school fair, the boys made adjustments to their invention before the county event. “We worked right up to the last minute,” Jack said. “Honestly, we didn’t think we’d win.” The boys say they were somewhat intimidated when they showed for the event and took a look at the competition. “There were project that looked incredible,” Matthias said. “But we all agreed that even if we didn’t win, it was fine. We did this for fun and for the experience.”

 

“Utter disbelief” is how Jack describes their feelings when their names were announced as winners. “It took a while to sink in.” The boys said the experience taught them that if you’re doing something you love, you’re going to be great at it. “Because we liked what we were doing, we had the drive to go farther, and I think that’s why we were successful,” explained Matthias.

 

(L-R) Jack Guinan, Matthias Buchheister, Gavin Marshall

 

S.T.E.M. FAIR WINNERS

Everyone who entered the S.T.E.M. Fair should be super proud — you all did a fantastic job! Competition was fierce. Congratulations to the following students who placed:

Gr 3: Grace Hewitt (1st); Madison Ball and Ben Caretti (t-2nd); Thien-Y Pham (3rd)

Gr 4: Isaac Jenkins (1st); Faith Collins (2nd); Brady Koenig and Michael Metz (T-3rd)

Gr 5: Michael Hohenstein (1st); Wyatt Hill (2nd); Julia Wivell (3rd); Nathaniel Hand (HM)

Gr 6: Pearl Walker (1st); Jamie Price and Henry Greger (T-2nd); Nathan Kovalcik (3rd); Mackenzie Orndorff (HM)

Gr 7: Megan Adams (1st); Raphaela Smaldone and Keola Evans & Bella Rabaiotti (T-2nd); Aoife Nelson (3rd); Jacob Hartness (HM)

Gr 8: Matthias Buchheister, Jack Guinan, and Gavin Marshall (1st); Natalie Bosche (2nd); Averey Johnson (3rd); Liv Cliber, Grace Kovalcik, and Sydney McCarron (HM)

Grand Champions

Invention: Matthias Buchheister, Jack Guinan, Gavin Marshall
Experiment: Megan Adams


Congratulations to Chase Stull (Gr 8)! Chase placed 1st in Ski Liberty's "Do It for the Love" Freestyle Snowboarding event, ages 13-17 category. Way to go, Chase!

 

Mother Seton School Receives Donation from Culture of Good and TCC Verizon

Emmitsburg, Maryland -- The faculty at MSS were treated to a surprise on Valentine's Day courtesy of Culture of Good, the philanthropic arm of TCC Verizon. As part of a nationwide tour, the Culture of Good bus stopped at MSS to deliver boxes of Teacher Supplies, part of their Teachers Rock! initiative. Ryan McCarty, co-founder, met with Principal Sister Brenda Monahan, D.C., and presented her with his book, Building a Culture of Good. Former MSS alum, Ben Lambert (Class of '93), manager of a TCC Verizon store in Frederick, also gifted to the school an iPad Air. Mr. McCarty, Mr. Lambert, and their team, paid a visit to Mrs. Schisler's Kindergarten class, where Mr. McCarty talked to the children about the importance of always doing good in the world. MSS is grateful for Culture of Good and TCC Verizon, and their support of educators.

 

Congratulations, Larisa Tayler! Larisa took first place in the schoolwide National Geography Bee and will move to the next round. Good luck, Larisa!

 

Congratulations, Mia Ferraro! Mia will represent MSS at the Frederick County Spelling Bee. Good luck,Mia!

 

Congratulations to MSS seventh grader Sophia Stinson! Sophia's artwork placed First in the Lion's Club "Celebration of Peace" art contest. Her work will be sent to the district level. Good Luck Sophia!