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Tuesday News 9/14/21

Tuesday News 9/14/21

A passing thunderstorm took us by surprise during Back to School night! But afterwards, we were treated to a gorgeous double rainbow. A sign that we're going to have a wonderful year? We think so! Thank you to the Swiderski family for capturing this beauty on their drive home. 

Announcements

Masks MUST be worn at all times on campus, even at drop-off and pick-up

Band Registration Open Gr 4-8

Message from Band Director:
My name is Natalie Gries and I am the band teacher at Mother Seton!

I am SO excited for us to be able to make music together.

Please click on this website to view Information about joining our school band. Please contact me with any questions.

Sincerely,
Natalie Gries

Band Registration Open Gr 4-8

Message from Band Director:
My name is Natalie Gries and I am the band teacher at Mother Seton!

I am SO excited for us to be able to make music together.

Please click on this website to view Information about joining our school band. Please contact me with any questions.

Sincerely,
Natalie Gries

Handbooks are going home 9/7 - sign & return acknowledgement by 10/1

Parent-Student Handbooks are being sent home with students on Sept 7. Please sign and date pg 48, then return to school no later than Oct 1. Thank you!

You can view the handbook at any time on the web by clicking the link under Student Life.

Handbooks are going home 9/7 - sign & return acknowledgement by 10/1

Parent-Student Handbooks are being sent home with students on Sept 7. Please sign and date pg 48, then return to school no later than Oct 1. Thank you!

You can view the handbook at any time on the web by clicking the link under Student Life.

Prayer Corner

Please Pray For...

Kenneth Droneburg, Sr, who is receiving treatment for a serious ailment

an MSS alum who wishes to remain anonymous, who is suffering serious health issues

Dave Johnson, father of MSS alumni Averey (2017) and Taylor (2021), who is undergoing chemotherapy

Katie Richwine, daughter of former K teacher Connie Richwine, recently diagnosed with a brain tumor

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A Message From The Principal

Dear Families,

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

It was great to see so many of you at last week’s Back to School Night. Please contact your child’s teacher if you could not attend the evening and have any questions.

This past Saturday, our country commemorated the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, PA, through memorial services, prayer, and remembrances. Though two decades have passed, our nation continues to grieve and ask why we were allowed to suffer so much?

Recently, a friend gave me Wisdom for Everyday Life From the Book of Revelation by Father Richard Veras. Father Veras is a priest in the Archdiocese of New York and was a pastor and high school teacher when he wrote this book. This weekend, I read chapter four, The Seven Seals: Jesus Is Present in the Mess of History. I thought the following quote would be appropriate to share with you this week:

“We are children of God; God is our Father. A father can love his children and allow them to suffer. Can you recognize moments that were so painful that you would not want to live through them again, but that you would not delete them from your life because they have made you who you are? There is a way in which suffering increases our humanity. I saw this in New York in the days immediately following 9/11. I saw this in one of my students who lost his mother when he was quite young; it was clear that there was a depth to this boy that was not typical of his age. I saw it in a boy whose father died while he was in high school; we had a conversation at the wake that I don’t think he would have been capable of before this tragedy. Does this mean that it was good that 9/11 happened? Was it good that a mother or father of a young boy should pass away? No, these are bad things, and I cannot give a satisfactory explanation of the reasons for any of them. But just as I cannot deny the presence of those three horsemen in Revelation or of bad things that happen in life, I cannot deny that I saw good flower from the midst of these bad things. The good is not any less real than the evil.”

A social media meme circulating around the internet implores us to be the people we were on September 12, 2001, when we stood united with our neighbors and showed remarkable grace and kindness in the face of all that suffering. Our humanity increased and strengthened. Amid all the bad things happening in our world, we have an opportunity to help good flower, to bring our community together, and to care for one another. Let us remember the people we were on September 12.

Have a blessed week,

Kathleen J. Kilty, PhD
Principal

Our Students NEED YOU! 

We need helping hands for our Home and School Association this year! Please plan to attend our first HSA meeting of the year, Tuesday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the library and attendees should enter through the library atrium. If arriving after 6:30 p.m., you may need to knock or ring the bell.

GOLFERS WANTED!

We are excited to once again host the 14th Annual 'Angels Above' Alumni Golf Tournament to benefit the Jack and Shirley Little Scholarship Fund at Mother Seton School! We promise you a great day of golf with friends, delicious food, and plenty of drinks.

October 1, 2021 at Gettysburg National Golf Club. Register by September 24, 2021!

To date, we have raised over $170,000 for our students at Mother Seton School. Join us and come make a difference in the lives of our MSS families!

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. Cars will be lined up in 4 lanes in the Middle School playground area, with the first four cars to arrive creating the start of each lane.

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BUS DRIVERS WANTED

We are still looking for bus drivers! Monday-Friday, morning and afternoon. If you or anyone you know is interested, please contact Ms. Kilty. 

MONDAY CAFETERIA HELP WANTED

Mrs. Reaver is looking for additional cafeteria help on Mondays. Please contact her at sreaver@mothersetonschool.org if you are interested. 

WANDS FOR WILDLIFE - GREEN SCHOOL COLLECTION

As part of our Green School initiative, middle school science classes are collecting used mascara wands for wildlife!

The wands are shared with wildlife caregivers to use in providing care and treatment to wild animals. They use the wands in many ways including direct care of the animals and help with cleaning items like syringes.

Before you throw your mascara away, please clean off the wand and send it in to Mrs. Kuykendall (Mrs. K). One simple step to help wildlife and be a good steward of the earth!

REQUIRED: FAMILY INCOME SURVEY

Each year, Maryland schools are required to collect family income data. The Archdiocese of Baltimore compiles our data to send to the Maryland State Department of Education through use of a digital income survey. These numbers will not only serve for the Title I submissions, but also can be used for textbook funding, grant requests, and we will now be able to provide accurate reporting of our free and reduced eligibility at the individual school and county level (county of student residence).  The AOB has worked in conjunction with Frederick county in the development of the survey and it meets the county’s reporting requirements.

Families MUST complete one survey per student enrolled at MSS using the following link: https://forms.gle/cgNf6AaZQGxmCqpS7

The survey takes approximately 2-4 minutes to complete and is due no later than October 1. Again, this is a REQUIREMENT and can affect the resources we are able to receive for our students.

CAFETERIA MENU

Pepperoni/Cheese Hot pockets, Corn, Frozen Fruit Cups, Drink, Tomato Soup

September 27

Egg&Cheese Sandwich, Hash browns, Oranges , Drink, Chicken Noodle Soup

September 28

Chicken Tenders, Tater Tots, Grapes, Drink, Vegetable Soup

September 29

Pizza, Apple Slices, Vanilla Pudding, Drink, Chicken Rice Soup

September 30

Tuna Salad Sandwich, Chips, Mixed Fruit, Drink Tomato Soup

October 4

*REMINDER* Car Line Rules & Etiquette

We have a robust enrollment this year! Which means it is IMPERATIVE that morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up run as safely and smoothly as possible. Please adhere to the following and be sure that anyone you designate to pick up your student(s) understands these as well:

Drop-Off

  • GRADES 5-8 STUDENTS will now exit at the Main Entrance to avoid backing up the car line onto Creamery Road. Please pull ALL THE WAY TO THE FRONT to drop off your grade 5-8 student.
  • Students MUST exit curbside. Other vehicles will be passing on your left.
  • REMAIN IN YOUR VEHICLE. There are staff and faculty members to assist your child in exiting the vehicle. If there is an issue with your child leaving the vehicle, please pull forward past the red line or park in the lot and walk your child up.
  • If you walk up to the school, you MUST wear a mask.
  • Masks should be on before exiting the vehicle.
  • Use caution when driving around the circle, especially when passing other vehicles.
  • DO NOT USE YOUR CELL PHONE WHILE IN THE CIRCLE.
  • Please do not engage staff and faculty in conversation from your vehicle while they are on duty. If you need to talk with them, please email or call.

Pick-Up

  • Dismissal starts at 3:00 p.m. with bus riders first.
  • Please display your car rider number so that the staff/faculty member on duty can see it and known whom to call. Do not enter the circle until you have been acknowledged.
  • We ask that you please refrain from arriving prior to 2:40 p.m. If you arrive early, please DO NOT BLOCK Creamery Road. If the number of cars lined up means you would be in the road, please pull into the lot until the line begins to move or you are directed otherwise. 
  • Use caution when driving around the circle, especially when passing other vehicles.
  • DO NOT USE YOUR CELL PHONE WHILE IN THE CIRCLE.
  • Children MUST enter vehicles curbside.
  • REMAIN IN YOUR VEHICLE. Staff, faculty, and safety patrol will assist your child into your vehicle.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

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