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Tuesday News 5/3/22

Tuesday News 5/3/22

The Fogel and Reaver families enjoy lunch at Roy Rogers in Thurmont after school last Friday, helping MSS earn 25% of all purchases as a fundraiser. Thanks to HSA for organizing the tasty fundraiser! It was a great precursor to the Cash Bingo on Saturday, where more than 200 people showed up to play in support of Mother Seton School! We are so grateful for our Home and School Association and for all the support we receive from our families and the community.


Prayer Corner

Please Pray For...

Debbie Lynn, family friend of Riley Hoover (gr 2)

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

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A Message From the Principal

Dear Families,

The Archdiocese of Baltimore requires all schools to implement a program of catechesis for family life in accord with Archdiocesan regulations and guidelines. Mother Seton School uses the RCL Benzinger Family Life program to comply with this policy.

RCL Benzinger Family Life is a comprehensive moral catechesis for kindergarten through grade eight students and is designed to complement our school religion program. Each grade includes lessons regarding Christian living, child safety, and healthy relationships. All students will complete this program in a few weeks.

Parents/guardians may examine the materials used in this program. Please get in touch with your child’s homeroom teacher to schedule the opportunity to review the course materials.  

Thank you for being so supportive as we comply with this Archdiocesan mandate that is in place for all of our children’s safety and well-being.

This Sunday, May 8, we celebrate and give thanks for all the mothers and mother-like loved ones in our lives. I wish all mothers, grandmothers, and maternal figures a Happy Mother’s Day and pray for their health and happiness.

God Bless you and your families!


Kathleen J. Kilty, PhD

It's Teacher Appreciation Week and we are celebrating the faculty and staff who help our students grow! Join in on the celebration by writing a note of appreciation to your child's teacher, or even to one of your own teachers who has touched your life.

It is not what is poured into the student but what is planted that counts. - EP Bertin 


May Blessing Box Drive

May 2-20 - Collection Box in Atrium

We are once again collecting personal care items (small sizes) for the Ladies of Charity Blessing Box. VIEW FLIER

Needed items include: toothbrushes and toothpaste; deodorant; dish soap; laundry soap (small size); shampoo and conditioner; body wash; feminine hygiene items; shaving equipment; and baby wipes.


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

There will be no After School Care on Friday, May 13 (Walk-a-Thon). If the Walk-a-Thon is rescheduled for May 20, ASC will be open on the 13th but closed on May 20.

After School Care will close at 3:00p on Friday, May 27. There is no school Monday, May 30.

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.

HSA Spring Flower Sale

Orders are Closed. All payments should be made to ensure delivery by Friday, May 6th!

Thanks to Cedar Hedge Farm for sponsoring this sale!

Fine Arts Night

May 9 • 7:00 p.m.

You are invited to browse the exhibits of our talented young artists and enjoy a special concert from our band members!


Talent Show - May 16 during school hours - MUST SIGN UP BY 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.

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!

This year, you can ask your family and friends to make their pledges online at PledgeStar! Be sure to register BEFORE MAY 13 so you can begin collecting!

You can also download a pledge sheet to collect donations off-line.

This year, we are raising money for the Daughters of Charity International Project Services to help Ukrainian families (mostly women and children) seeking safety. The Sisters help with shelter, food, medicine, electricity, and gas.

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

Field Day T-Shirts

Once again, we are offering special T-shirts for Field Day! Cost is $10 each and any leftover proceeds help cover the costs of Field Day. (We have sponsors for some big ticket surprises!)

Please download and complete the flier, then return to school by May 13!

If cost is a factor, please contact Ms. Kilty. We want every student who wants one to be able to get a shirt!

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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