Mrs. Beard's 5th graders celebrated Earth Day with a challenge to upcycle a plastic bag. Jacob upcycled his plastic bags to make a woven placemat! What can you do with your plastic bags?
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Highlights from Remote Learning
Reopening Plan for 20-21 School Year
Please click on the link to download the letter sent to our families on July 23 regarding reopening plans for our school.
Uniform Update and More
Students may choose to wear either the regular school uniform or the PE uniform every day. The PE uniform will continue to be required on PE days. The school shoe must be a white tennis shoe, with white or light non-marking soles. The shoe itself may have colored markings, such as logos. Our uniform closet has an ample supply of uniforms. Please contact the school office at (301) 447-3161, Monday – Thursday, to set up a time to visit the closet. If you need additional PE T-shirts, they must be ordered through the front office no later than August 3. A form was mailed home with report cards or you may download it from the website.
A Note from the Principal’s Desk…
I hope this note finds you well. I am sure you, like me, are anticipating the predicted warmer weather and sunshine this weekend and early next week.
As our country and the world continues to face the global pandemic and its effects on our society, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops announced that he will join with the United States Bishops and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops on May 1 to renew the consecrations of the two nations to the care of our Blessed Mother.
I thought that this event would be of interest to you because Bishop John Carroll of Baltimore, the first Bishop of the United States, placed the United States under the Blessed Mother’s protection in 1792. In 1846, the twenty-one Bishops attending the Sixth Provincial Council of Baltimore named the Blessed Virgin Mary, under the title of the Immaculate Conception, as the Patroness of the United States. More recently, in 1959, the Bishops once again consecrated the nation to the Blessed Mother at the dedication of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. Several popes have also consecrated the world to Mary on various occasions.
Below is a message from Archbishop Gomez regarding the consecration:
“This will give the Church the occasion to pray for Our Lady’s continued protection of the vulnerable, healing of the unwell, and wisdom for those who work to cure this terrible virus. This year, we seek the assistance of Our Lady all the more earnestly as we face together the effects of the global pandemic.”
The consecration will take place on Friday, May 1 at 3:00 PM. (https://lacatholics.org/consecration/) A liturgy guide will be available on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
I hope you will be able to join the Bishops and the faithful in our Country and Canada to witness this prayer that reaffirms and renews “previous Marian entrustments, and unites us in solidarity with our Holy Father, who recently established the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, as a source of protection and strength.”
Please contact me if you have any questions, or if I can be of assistance to you. God bless you and your families!
Kathleen J. Kilty, PhD
the recovery of the mother of Danielle Kuykendall, grandmother of Kelsey Kuykendall, who was in a serious accident and required surgery
the continued healing and recovery of Stephen Torbeck, father of Lauren Yanike and grandfather of Gwynnie, Joe, and Eli, who has recently come through a successful liver transplant but remains in critical condition
Last week, the Board of Directors, with the support of the Daughters of Charity, announced a tuition restructuring plan to help alleviate some of the financial responsibilities for our families during this time of crisis. Please read the complete letter for details.
Additionally, the following message was sent to each family. If you did not receive it, please ensure we have your correct address in the database by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We already credited each student’s account $150 for the 2020-21 registration fee. If you have not finished registering, the credit will offset the charge when the enrollment is completed.
- We already credited each student’s account for their May tuition payment. Please email me if you made this payment and wish to have the credit applied to 2020-21.
- August, September, and October credits and adjustments will be made in similar fashion in the coming month once the financial aid process and enrollment process is completed.
- Food assistance is available through voucher and/or gift cards for those of you who may be in need. We are finalizing arrangements with Jubilee to make this available directly through the store. Please email us if you need assistance.
- BOOST deadlines have been extended to June 1st. Please apply asap and let us know when you do. We will contact these families to discuss and assess their financial aid situation.
ALL HSA ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED. We will release more information as we receive it.
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.