Vincentian Marian Youth (VMY) members walked the Prayer Labyrinth at the Seton Shrine. A Prayer Labyrinth is a tool for meditation, much like the Rosary. One way to pray a labyrinth is to worship and praise God as you walk to the center, then intercede for people and concerns as you walk back to the outside. VMY members prayed for those in need during this time. To learn more about the VMY, our student service organization, visit our page here.
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April 2: Important Update-Please Read
Please read the attached letter regarding tuition and registration policies.
Our campus may be closed, but our learning continues! It has been a big change moving from traditional classroom to distance learning, and we appreciate our families understanding and patience. We are here for you as we continue to move forward! Check out our Learning Page for news and updates.
We want to help!
Has your family suffered a loss of income or other financial hardship due to the ongoing crisis? We want to help! Mother Seton School will offer a gift card program for families in need. If you are in need of a grocery store gift card, please contact Albert Nastasi (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Miss Kilty (email@example.com). We will work to provide you gift cards in the most convenient way possible. This program will be in place throughout the summer and extended if needed.
A Note from the Principal’s Desk…
A few weeks ago, I received a letter from the American Heart Association thanking the Mother Seton School community for donating $5,948.89 to the Kids Heart Challenge event. The American Heart Association wrote, “Your efforts make a tremendous impact and help millions of Americans through increased awareness of cardiovascular disease, lifesaving scientific research and critically needed education efforts.” Thank you for your generosity and thank you to Mrs. Rhona Stocksdale for leading this worthwhile endeavor.
Please note that second trimester report cards will go home with students on Tuesday, March 17. Please discuss the report card with your child and contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns.
Standardized test week for all students in grades 2-8 will begin on Monday, March 23 and will conclude on Friday, March 27. Please make sure your children get a good night’s sleep each night, a good breakfast each morning, and bring to school a supply of sharpened #2 pencils with erasers.
Kathleen J. Kilty, PhD
LENTEN SERVICE PROJECT - HELPING HANDS
We will be collecting items to help fill Easter baskets for families in need as part of Seton Center’s Helping Hands program. The following items are needed (please, no already packaged baskets):
•Bags of individually-wrapped candy
• Small toys or stuffed animals
We will be collecting starting March 10th through April 1st.
Band Make Up
BAND MAKE UP DAY IS FRIDAY, MARCH 13th! Please bring instruments to school!
Registration and Re-Enrollment is Underway!
All returning students must have their paperwork completed and $150 registration fee per student paid NO LATER THAN 3/31! Starting April 1, fees will increase to $300 per student. Round 1 tuition aid has been determined and families notified. If you have not received an email and you completed your FACTS prior to 2/18, please contact Albert at firstname.lastname@example.org/301-447-3161.
FACTS applications completed by 3/31 will be considered for Round 2 of tuition aid.
If your Pre-K-Gr 7 student is NOT returning next year, please submit a note in writing. We need accurate numbers so we can best plan for next year! Please call Mrs. Smith at 301-447-3161 if you have questions. Thank you for your cooperation!
NEW FOR NEXT YEAR!
We are expanding our pre-kindergarten program to include 3-year-olds*. The schedule and curriculum will be similar to the current Pre-K 4. LIMITED SPOTS are available.
Applications accepted starting January 15th.
*must be 3 by Sept 1, 2020 and potty trained
If you will have Pre-K 4 enrollees, you can begin the testing process for them before registering. Contact Laurie Szukalski at 301.447.3165 if you have a Pre-K 4 or a Kindergartener not previously enrolled in MSS who will require testing.
Our next HSA Meeting is March 10, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. Please join us and help make a difference for our students!
We are looking for volunteers and donations for the night of the event. Volunteers will receive free admission to the event, and still enjoy the benefits of being at the gala. Donations are needed for our school silent auction baskets. Please provide one of the items listed so we can auction off some great packages! You can find the volunteer list, items needed for the night of, and silent auction basket items on our sign-up genius: bit.ly/GalaHelp20.
Join us April 19th at the VHC Activities Building next door to Mother Seton for a chance to win cash prizes at our next Bingo! Doors open at 1pm, games begin at 2pm. Price based on number of cards purchased; payout based on number of players. Contact Tina Ryder for more info: 301.943.7512.
For the repose of the soul of Mildred, the mother of Dan Hallinan, MSS BOD.
For the repose of the soul of Leslie Roberts, cousin of Nurse Marie Williams, and for the comfort of the Roberts Family.
For Sister Jane Graves, D.C., who is recovering from knee surgery.
For John, recovering from an operation, and for Joe, receiving cancer treatment.
Prayer Request Journal
In the atrium, there is a journal to write your prayer intentions. We will do our best to include them in Tuesday News and morning announcements, and we will have a page on the website. Families may also read the recent intentions in the book and privately pray for the individuals.
Upcoming Spirit Week
The Student Council will be hosting a Spirit Week with $1 TAG days to raise money for Acute Flaccid Myelitis. AFM is a rare neurological disease much like polio, and it has affected one of our own--Eli Yanike (Gr 1). Students hope to raise money and awareness of AFM!
Tue, Mar 10 - Decade Day ($1 to dress in gear from your favorite decade)
Wed, Mar 11 - Superhero Day ($1 to dress as your favorite superhero)
Thu, Mar 12 - Twin Day (free, dress as a "twin" with your prayer partner)
Fri, Mar 13 - Dress Down Day ($1 to dress down)
2020-2021 Calendar Dates
While the calendar is still being written for next year, we can share with you a few important dates so you can begin planning.
Back to School Morning: August 28, 8:30-10:30 a.m. (drop off supplies, meet your teacher)
First Day of School: August 31
(The first and second day of school will be a Noon Dismissal)
Christmas Break: December 23-January 3 (students return on January 4)
Easter Break: April 1 (Noon Dismissal); April 2-11 (students return on April 12)
Last Day of School: June 10
Upcoming Calendar Notes
Reconciliation will be available for students on Thu, Mar 12th.
Report Cards issued Tue, Mar 17th.
School Mass will be held on Fri, Mar 20th.
Standardized Testing occurs Mar 23-31.
Gr 7 Parent Meeting to be held on Mar 26th.
Gr 8 Living Stations of the Cross will be Fri, Apr 3rd at 10a.
Field Trip Reminders
Please remember that due to liability and space issues, ONLY STUDENTS AND CHAPERONES ARE ALLOWED TO RIDE THE BUS ON FIELD TRIPS. No siblings are allowed. Chaperones bringing siblings are asked to use their own transportation.
Additionally, all chaperones must be VIRTUS compliant!
Thank you for your cooperation!