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Tuesday News 3/31/20

Tuesday News 3/31/20

Presley is enjoying a moment to say hello to his classmates and teacher on Zoom. Parent and Faculty are trying creative ways to use technology to stay connected outside the classroom.

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Announcements

Reopening Plan for 20-21 School Year

Please click on the link to download the letter sent to our families on August 12 regarding reopening plans for our school.

Reopening Letter from Ms. Kilty

Continuing to Learn Page

Detailed Reopening Plan

Please review the detailed reopening plan for guidance on uniforms, supplies, cleaning, and more.

Detailed Reopening Plan


A Note from the Principal’s Desk…

As we enter into our third week of online learning, I want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through challenges. Our faculty continues to work with each other and you to provide the best possible education for your children. Please continue to contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions regarding assignments or to ask for assistance in the learning process.

I hope you were able to join Pope Francis on March 27 to listen to his Urbi et Orbi message. It was a very solemn experience watching Pope Francis deliver his message in an empty St. Peter’s Square. The Urbi et Orbi message and blessing is normally reserved for Christmas and Easter, but due to the world’s suffering, our Holy Father delivered this special message and a blessing for an end to the Coronavirus pandemic last week.

Archbishop José  H. Gomez of Los Angeles and the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops wrote:

“The Holy Father tells us today that this pandemic is a time for conversion, a time for us to make choices about what truly matters in our lives, a time for us to change the priorities of our societies. It is a time to turn to God and to recognize that no matter how advanced our civilization and technology, we cannot save ourselves. We need God. In this moment saints are being made, the Holy Father tells us, pointing to the quiet heroism of ordinary people carrying out their daily duties in extraordinary times, serving one another with kindness and patience. Prayer and silent service: these are our winning weapons.”

Let us all strive to practice quiet heroism by abiding by Governor Hogan’s recent stay at home order, by checking in with family members and elderly or compromised friends and neighbors, and by praying for all those tasked with bringing an end to this pandemic. Prayer and silent service will be our community’s winning weapons.

Please contact me if you have any questions, or if I can be of assistance to you. My prayers continue to be with you and your families! 

Kathleen J. Kilty, PhD
Principal


Re-Enrollment/Registration News

We have been in discussions with the Board over how to proceed with enrollment and registration during this time. Please look for a letter outlining next steps to be sent via email and posted on our website.


Spring Break

SPRING BREAK will begin as normal. No new assignments will be given out from April 6 through April 15. eLearning will resume on April 16.


Please Pray...

For the repose of the soul of Margaret Corcoran, mother of Sister Joan Corcoran.

For healing and comfort for Stephen Torbeck, grandfather of Gwyneth, Eli, and Joe Yanike and father of Lauren Yanike.

For Frank, fiancé of Chasten White, who is working in the FMH ICU and ER, and Danielle, Chasten’s sister, who is helping children in the PEDS unit at GMBC.

For all those working in the medical field, including doctors, nurses, technicians, pharmacists, orderlies, cleaning staff, and first responders.

For those in our community who are providing essential services, especially police and fire, store workers, delivery and mail people, and restaurant staff.

For all those enduring the loss of employment and income.

For all those suffering the effects of the virus and for their families.


HSA Corner

ALL HSA ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED. We will release more information as we receive it.


Check In With the Community

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Unsure? You are not alone! Please reach out to a fellow family. Many have offered to be "social distance buddies". Check out this Facebook thread. If you would like to connect with one of these families, send them a private message or email advancement@mothersetonschool.org your information and we will pass it along!


Is your family experiencing fiancial hardship because of the current situation?

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 or Miss Kilty. 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.

 

Are you able to give at this time?

If you are in a position to help others in the community, we invite you to give to our Urgent Needs campaign, which will help our school and our families in this time of need. Visit bit.ly/MSS-Urgent to make your gift today.

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