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This Week at MSS

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Dear Families,

Thank you very much to Heather Bodnar and all the volunteers who made the Boys Night Out a great success. All had a fun time!

Thank you to Caitlin O’Connell and all those who helped plan Saturday’s Gala. I look forward to seeing many of you on Saturday as we raise money for the school while celebrating the 90s. It’s going to be a great time! You can still purchase your tickets and make a night of it by visiting There, you’ll also see a few items that will be up for auction. We appreciate everyone who donated auction items or sponsorships.

The third and final MAP test administration will begin on April 22 and continue for the next few weeks. Assessment results will be sent home at the end of the school year.

Class pictures will take place on Tuesday, April 23. Students will come to school in their school uniform. Pictures will be available for purchase.

We will have an all-school Mass on Thursday, April 25, the Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist, at 9:30. All are welcome to attend. Our May Crowning and Mass will be held on Thursday, May 9. The Crowning will begin outside at the front of the school at 9:30, and Mass will begin in the gym at 10:00. All are welcome to attend the Crowning and Mass. Students are encouraged to bring flowers to place on the Marian altar.

Have a blessed week!


Kathleen J. Kilty, PhD

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2024 Walkathon

Walkathon 2024: Friday, May 3 (Rain Date: May 10)

Proceeds will benefit Seton Center Outreach. Please see below for further details.

If you would like to volunteer your help, please visit our Sign Up Genius.

Walkathon Details

Students will acquire pledges through PledgeStar online and/or via the paper form offline.

Register at PledgeStar to start collecting donations online.

Students (Grades 3-8) will walk the 2.0-mile chaperoned path as often as they desire,
beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending no later than 11:30 a.m.

Students (Grades Pre-K-2) will walk the path once accompanied by their homeroom
teachers. They may have the opportunity to do an optional second lap which the
homeroom teacher will determine. Parents are allowed to walk with the class. Please make
the teacher aware if you plan to help.

Please note the following:

  • Running is prohibited.
  • The school PE uniform may be worn with appropriate footwear. Students may wear a hat if they choose, and sunscreen is highly recommended (it must be applied before arriving at school).
  • Water stations are available along the route.
Back to the 90s Dinner & Auction Tickets On Sale NOW

It's only a few days away! Get your tickets today!

Join us as we travel back in time to the 1990s, the decade that brought us Furby, Pokemon, Windows 95, grunge, and the end of the Cold War. Enjoy a catered dinner from Bollinger's and entertainment from Cruzin' Chris, plus raffles, games, and a silent auction! 

Saturday, April 20, 2024 • 5:30-10:00 P.M.

Tickets are $40/each or buy a table of 8 for $280! Ticket price includes dinner, beer/wine, and soda/water. 21+ only please!

All proceeds support Catholic education at Mother Seton School.


We'll be updating auction items on the Dinner and Auction page, so check back!

HSA Carnival Raffle

4 Nights of Carnival Fun with a $5000 Cash Giveaway! May 29-June 1

Each family has been asked to sell at least 10 raffle tickets at $5/each or $20 for 5. See incentives below for top sellers!

Drawings will be held nightly at 8pm during the carnival. See flyer for prize details.

If you need additional tickets, please email HSA at

If you will not sell your allotted tickets, please return them so they can be redistributed.

Thank you for all your support in making this a huge success for MSS!

For every 20 tickets sold, students will receive an Out of Uniform pass. Passes will be sent home when sold tickets are returned to school.

The class that sells the most tickets will receive a pizza party!


The top student seller (not class!) from each group will receive a One Night Carnival Ride Wristband.

  • PreK-1st Grade
  • 2nd-4th Grade
  • 5th-8th Grade

Our current classrooms in the lead for the pizza party are:

  • PreK-1st Grade- Wooden (258 tickets sold)
  • 2nd-4th Grade- Mullineaux (310 tickets sold)
  • 5th-8th Grade- Celestial (313 tickets sold)
Field Day T-Shirts

Orders for Field Day T-Shirts will be opening soon! Shirts will be $5 and feature an Olympic theme!

Stay tuned for more details!

Class Photos - April 23

Class photos will be taken for the yearbook on Tuesday, April 23. All students (including grade 8) should come in their REGULAR (Non-PE) uniform! 

Calendar Reminders & Sneak Peek at 24-25

Just a friendly reminder of these upcoming dates on the calendar:

April 19: 12pm dismissal - AFTER SCHOOL CARE OPEN (change from original calendar)

May 3: Walkathon (12pm dismissal)

May 24: FIELD DAY - 12pm dismissal - AFTER SCHOOL CARE OPEN (change from original calendar)


Mark your calendars for these important dates for next school year:

First Day of School: August 27 - Noon Dismissal

First Full Day of School: August 28

Christmas Break: December 23-January 1. Students return on January 2

The full calendar will be available in the coming weeks.

Prayer Corner

Please pray for...

Shirley Kalakay, friend of the Tayler family, recovering from a broken hip

the repose of the soul of Ed Reaver, the father, grandfather, and uncle of many MSS students and alumni, and dear friend of MSS, and for the Reaver family during this time

the repose of the soul of Jerry Ferson, friend and coach to many MSS students, and for comfort to his family


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Community News

The 2024 Golf Tournament for Mother Seton Academy in Baltimore will be held on June 24 at The Country Club of Maryland, 1101 Stevenson Lane, Towson, MD 21286.

$275/player; $550/two players; $1100/foursome. All proceeds benefit Mother Seton Academy of Baltimore.

Register online or Download Registration Form

United Way Chromebook Distribution Program

As part of their Internet Access Initiative, the United Way is offering free Chromebooks to families who meet certain eligibility requirements. Visit their website to register.

Families who qualify may pick up their Chromebooks on the follow dates at these locations: Seton Center, April 20th, 10 am – 2 pm AND Thurmont Regional Library, April 26th, 10 am – 4 pm

Eligibility Criteria: Households may receive one Chromebook per address if eligible through one of the following options/programs:

  • Income below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level
  • Children received free or reduced lunches at FCPS
  • Federal Housing Benefits
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Medicaid
  • SNAP
  • SSI
  • Veteran's Pension or Survivor Benefits
  • WIC

Oakland School Summer Program - June 24-July 24 - Troy, VA (6 miles east of Charlottesville)  VIEW FLIER

Avoid the Summer Slide! Set on 450 acres of Central Virginia countryside, our academic and recreational summer program for ages 7-14 is the perfect blend of FUN and academics. With day and boarding options, Oakland’s five-week summer program is a great fit for kids with or without learning differences who would benefit from an academic boost.

Call 434-293-9059 or visit

SAVE THE DATE: JUNE 6: The Eucharistic Revival is coming to Mother Seton School! On Thursday, June 6th, at approximately 9:45 AM, Archbishop Lori will lead a solemn Eucharistic Procession with the Blessed Sacrament through the town of Emmitsburg, and the first stop will be at Mother Seton School! There will be a brief period of Adoration along with a blessing with the Eucharist before the pilgrimage continues walking through town. Students and families are welcome to greet the pilgrimage near the back playground.

For more information visit

To volunteer to help during this beautiful event, contact Liz Origenes at