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Tuesday News 5/18/21

Tuesday News 5/18/21

Students in Pre-K and K were treated to a trip to Good Soil Farm last week, where they learned about the old ways of farming: moving the animals in a specific manner to keep them healthy, not tilling the soil but using techniques to keep in the nutrients, and how to water fields without technology. Each student also got to plant a tomato plant in the field and each brought home basil seeds they planted ourselves! A few of our other grades will have the opportunity for this experiential field trip this week, too.

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Prayer Corner

Please Pray For...

the repose of the soul of David Thompson, uncle of Amber and great-uncle of Vincent (MSS'20), Carter (gr 4) and Max (K) Reaver, who passed away this weekend after a long illness

the repose of the soul of Andrew Dowling, MSS’84 alumnus and son of our “Pizza Man” John Dowling who passed away this weekend from heart complications

the repose of the soul of Kenneth Wood, grandfather of Isabel (Gr 6) and Finley (Gr 2) Brodsky, and Gabriel (MSS’20) and Noah (Gr 5) Riling, who passed away this weekend

Announcements

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

The Front Office will be open Monday-Thursday, 9:00a-12:00p, through August 19, 2021.

The building will be closed July 5-9, 2021.

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

The Front Office will be open Monday-Thursday, 9:00a-12:00p, through August 19, 2021.

The building will be closed July 5-9, 2021.


From the Principal's Desk

Dear Families,

I hope this note finds you and your family healthy and well.

Yesterday, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, started a monthlong, global rosary to end the Coronavirus pandemic. Under a seventh-century icon of our Blessed Mother, Mary, Pope Francis asked for Mary’s intercession to end the suffering and anguish that has gripped the entire world for over a year.

Last week, Father Marty celebrated a virtual Mass dedicated to our Blessed Mother, Mary, and we held a May Crowning at school. In his homily, Father Marty spoke to us about Mary faithfully praying to God to send a Messiah to the world to save His people. God answered Mary’s prayer by asking for her help. Father Marty told us that when God asks for our help, it isn’t always going to be easy. What God asked of Mary was very difficult. But her deep faith led her to say “Yes,” and she answered her own prayer in doing so. You can hear Father Marty’s homily at youtu.be/Rt9xWOheDAg.

We have been participants in answering our own prayers to God asking for an end to the pandemic. We have been faithfully completing the daily wellness survey, staying home when we are sick, wearing a mask, and for some of us, choosing to get vaccinated. Because of our prayers and our participation with God to answer our prayers, we have been able to be in school this year and enjoy many end-of-year activities.

I ask that you join Pope Francis and the faithful of the world to continue to pray for the end of the pandemic and suffering. I believe that if we continue to work with God, our prayers will be answered. 

God bless you and your families!

Sincerely,

Kathleen J. Kilty, PhD
Principal


Welcome Baby Ray! 

Congratulations to Mrs. Ray (Kindergarten) on the birth of her first child, Emerson James, born May 14th! Both mom and baby are doing well.

Mother Seton School's Got Talent!

Our students will be putting on a talent show for the  school on Monday, May 24, during the school day! We have a variety of acts from our amazing students, from magic to song and dance to karate demonstrations. Students will be able to watch their classmates perform.

Parents of participating students will receive a video of their child’s performance.

Wish our students good luck—er, BREAK A LEG!

UPDATE NEEDS - Blessing Box Service Project

Thank you for your generous donations! We will continue to collect through the end of the year.

The Ladies of Charity, a lay ministry of the Daughters of Charity, sponsor a Blessing Box outside the Shrine. It is free and open to the public 24/7 for our neighbors in need.

Our CSW service project this year is to collect items most in need. Please return the following items to school, either through your student or by dropping them off. OR you can order from Amazon and have them shipped directly to us!

· Individually wrapped toilet paper and paper towels

· Deodorant

· Soap/body wash

· Shampoo

· Small-size detergent (laundry or dish)

If you are interested in the Ladies of Charity ministry, please feel free to contact Mary Calis.

End of Year Dates

May 24: Talent Show

May 31: MEMORIAL DAY—No School

June 3: Gr 8 Graduation Rehearsal

June 4: End of 3rd Tri.; Field Day

June 6: Gr 8 Graduation, 4pm

June 8: Pre-K Graduation

June 10: Last Day, 11am Dismissal

Hiring for Next Year

Teacher Assistants: Full-time. Must pass background and fingerprint check, and complete VIRTUS child safety/protection training.

Bus Drivers: Part-time and substitute positions available. Must be CDL B or A licensed, qualified for Passenger and School Bus, and possess Air Brake certification. Must pass background check, drug test, and a DOT physical.

Please contact Ms. Kilty at kkilty@mothersetonschool.org if interested.

Re-Registration and Enrollment Information 

DID YOU KNOW... Families who refer another family to MSS receive a $200 tuition credit after the referred family registers!

 

Current families who do not intend to re-enroll: Please let us know in writing!

If you plan to re-enroll, please note that the registration fee is now $300 /child (maximum of $900/family). There is still financial aid available!

If you received financial aid after registering your child, you may need to re-sign your contract. Please do so ASAP! Check your email or your SchoolAdmin portal.

FACTS SIGN IN

21-22 TUITION RATES AND FEES

Please contact Albert at anastasi@mothersetonschool.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Travel Policy and Gatherings Reminder

We have revised our travel policy in accordance with new state guidelines. Please view it here.

We strongly urge anyone traveling by plane or to an area where there is a good chance of exposure to test upon their return and to switch to virtual learning for the first week.

Substitutes Wanted

We are now hiring substitute teachers! New hires will be VIRTUS trained, fingerprinted, and will complete a background check. Please contact Ms. Kilty at kkilty@mothersetonschool.org.

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