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Tuesday News 4/26/22

Tuesday News 4/26/22

As part of their Family Life unit, Mrs. Marr's 5th graders made nests in preparation of a visit from the Easter Bunny to drop an egg. Just before break, the students got to "hatch" their eggs and discovered Peeps for them to "adopt"! They filled out a birth certificate and an All About Me page for their Peep. Creativite teaching not only makes learning fun, but can help make the lessons "stick" with the students!


Prayer Corner

Please Pray For...

Pat Orner, MSS '65 and former MSS staff, undergoing breast cancer treatment

the people of Ukraine and all those who suffer the brutality of war

Please submit your prayer requests to Lynn at

There will no longer be a print version of the Tuesday News. It will be available on the website each Tuesday evening and you will receive an email notification once it is published. The provider we use will not allow us to manually enter emails that have previously been unsubscribed, so if you have previously unsubscribed from any of our mailings, you will need to re-enter your email address. Also, be sure to add advancement@mothersetonschool to your email client’s contact list so the newsletter isn’t caught in a Spam filter.

A Message From the Principal

Dear Families,

I hope all of you had a blessed Easter. We are in the final weeks of the school year, and I am sure you’re as excited as I am for all the upcoming events we have!

But first, the final Performance Series Assessment begins this week. In addition to the reading, language, and math assessments, students will also take a science assessment. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions regarding the assessments.

Third-trimester interim reports will be sent home on Tuesday, May 3. Please review the report with your child and contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

Please see the announcements of all of our upcoming events, including Fine Arts Night (May 9), Walk-a-Thon (May 13), and Talent Show (May 16). Thank you to our Home and School Association (HSA) for planning many fun activities for our students and community. The next HSA meeting is on Tuesday, May 10, at 6:30 PM. I hope you will be able to attend.

I would also like to congratulate and thank Mrs. Kuykendall and the Green School committee for all their hard work this year in helping achieve recertification as a Maryland Green School!

Have a blessed week!


Kathleen J. Kilty, PhD

Alms for Ukraine and May Blessing Box Drive

We are still collecting Alms for Ukraine until Friday, April 29! We kindly request $1 per student (minimum) with the proceeds going to Catholic Relief Services Ukraine Campaign. Cash or check made out to Mother Seton School, memo: Ukraine.

Thank you to all who have already donated!!!!

Upcoming Service Project: 

May 2-20, we will be once again collecting personal care items (small sizes) for the Ladies of Charity Blessing Box. VIEW FLIER


The Frederick Bus will not be operating on Friday, May 6 or Friday May 27.

Please DO NOT drop off your students BEFORE 8:00 a.m. There is NO supervision before that time.

Before and After School Care students must remember to bring masks.

Post-Break COVID Reminder

Masks will be mandatory for ALL people on campus, including the students, for April 25, 26, and 27. 

Please ensure you check your students for any COVID symptoms prior to returning. We advise you to have them tested if they exhibit any symptoms and/or were exposed to COVID during the break.

Thank you so much for your support and cooperation in keeping MSS safe!

MSS Night at Roy Rogers

Friday, April 29th - 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Roy Rogers in Thurmont

Why cook on a Friday? Treat yourself, your family, and your friends to some Roy's!

Mention this flier and MSS will receive 25% of all purchases during these hours!


Cash Bingo Benefiting Mother Seton School

April 30 at Vigilant Hose Activities Building

9 pack all-inclusive format: 25 Games, Regulars and Specials, $1000 Jackpot.

$40 in advance, $45 at the door. Dinner included. Call Mrs. Smith for tickets.

VIEW FLIER for more details!

We are asking for donations for bingo to help offset the costs of the event.  Sign up to donate items! Please have all donations dropped off by Friday the 29th at Mother Seton School. 

HSA Spring Flower Sale

Order Here ==>

Options include individual 4" pots, 10" hanging baskets, and 12" containers.

Orders start: Tuesday, April 5th
Orders end: Monday, May 2nd
Flowers Delivered: Friday, May 6th

Thanks to Cedar Hedge Farm for sponsoring this sale!


Talent Show - May 16 during school hours - MUST SIGN UP BY MAY 2!

Please download, sign, and return this permission slip if your child(ren) would like to participate.

  • If you plan to use music in your act, you will need to email the song ( or turn it in on a USB drive to Mrs. McIlrath by Monday, May 2.
  • Acts should be no longer than 3 minutes.
  • Auditions will be held after school on Friday, May 6th @12:30. Please pack a lunch. Dismissal time will be announced after audition forms have been submitted.
  • A final rehearsal will be held on Friday May 13th @ 12:30. Please pack a lunch. Dismissal time will be announced after audition auditions.
  • Once we have a list of a performances, an email will be sent to parents with additional information on the length time for auditions and rehearsal.
  • Parents are welcome this year. Showtimes will be announced after audition forms have been submitted.

Spring Photos

Any Spring Photos you do not wish to keep must be returned by April 25.

If you would like to keep any or all of your Spring Photos, please return payment in the provided envelope by April 25.

Fine Arts Night

May 9 • 7:00 p.m.

You are invited to browse the exhibits of our talented young artists!

MSS Annual Walk-a-Thon

Friday, May 13 (Rain Date: May 20) *this is a change from the original date*

Mrs. Reaver needs 25 volunteers to help out this day starting at 0800. Please sign up by May 9 if you can help!

More details to follow!

HSA Family Day  

Saturday May 14 from 11-4 • VIEW FLIER

While there's no carnival this year, we still have a day of family fun planned, including:

Cornhole Tournament *Up to 30 teams of 2 - Prize for the Champions - No registration fee but you may choose to support the HSA through open donation when registering. 
Bouncy Houses
Dunk Tank
Face Painting
Chance to win MSS Cornhole Boards

Don't forget to bring your sunscreen, a towel, and money for concessions!

RSVP by APRIL 30 so we have a headcount!

To register for the Cornhole Tournament, visit

Good Soil Farm CSA

Join Good Soil Farm's CSA and 10% of CSA sales from Mother Seton School go back to the school!


What is a CSA? It stands for Community Supported Agriculture and it represents a beautiful relationship where the farmers know who they are feeding and the customers know the farmer!

Customers are more than just consumers-they are members of the CSA who commit to supporting the local farm by buying a share of vegetables at the start of the season. Then, each week throughout the season, the members come to the farm and get their share of vegetables that were harvested that week!

We hope to begin harvesting mid-May and the CSA lasts 15 to 22 weeks, depending on the weather.

Our CSA has various sizes available:

Large share (family): $750 for the season

Medium share (couple): $425 for the season

Small share (singles): $250 for the season

If interested, please email!

Community Foundation of Frederick County Music Scholarships

The Community Foundation of Frederick County is accepting online applications for music instruction scholarships from May 1-31. Over the last five years, the Community Foundation has provided more than $50,000 in music scholarships to local students. 

Students ages 5 through 18, who are currently pursuing instrumental or vocal music instruction, may apply for a music scholarship supporting private or group instruction. Students must be enrolled in music instruction at the time of application and must be a resident of Frederick County, Maryland. The application and details can be found at No paper applications are accepted.

The scholarships are being provided through funds created by generous donors who support music study, including The James M. Green Fund, The Sperry L. Storm Memorial Scholarship Fund and The Guss Family Scholarship Fund for the Arts.

Please contact the Community Foundation if you have questions (301-695-7660  or

Reliquary of St. Bernadette on Tour May 13-15

In May each year, the Knights and Dames of the Federal Association of the Order of Malta take 48 Malades (French for “sick person”) and their Companions to Lourdes France. The Pilgrimage involves Healing Masses, processing with the Blessed Sacrament, washing in the water, and visiting the Grotto where Our Lady appeared to Saint Bernadette. We witness many Miracles including Physical and Spiritual Healing in both mind and body.

The Covid Pandemic has cancelled the last two Pilgrimages. This year, the Lourdes Pilgrimage is coming to the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen for the weekend of May 13th to the 15th. Everyone is welcome to participate in venerating the Relics, participating in the Masses, Confession, Procession and Anointing of the Sick. This is an opportunity to obtain a Plenary Indulgence.

Visit the website for a schedule of Masses and other services.

St. Maria Goretti Boys Basketball Summer Camp

Camp Dates: June 20-23, June 27-30, August 8-11 | VIEW FLIER

 Registration Link:

OR download registration form and mail in.


Homemade Macaroni & Cheese, Corn ,Brownies, Drink, Chicken Noodle Soup

May 17

Barbecue Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Curly Fries, Apple Sauce, Drink, Vegetable Soup

May 18

Pizza, Carrots&Dip, Rice Krispies Bar, Drink, Chicken Rice Soup

May 19

Beef Ravioli, Mixed Vegetables, Cookie, Drink, Tomato Soup

May 23

Hot Dogs, Crinkle Fries, Oranges, Drink, Chicken Noodle Soup

May 24

Afternoon Pick Up Procedures

We are doing our best to keep the car lines organized so we do not block Creamery Road. Please see the map below for how the flow is conducted for pick up.

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