Congratulations to our newly inducted members of the Vincentian Marian Youth. Our VMY chapter is part of the international service organization through Saint Vincent de Paul and FamVin, and is one of only 4 chapters in the United States!
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AOB Reopening Task Force Letter
The Archdiocese released a letter detailing plans for developing a timeline for reopening. We encourage all families to read it to understand where things are at the moment. As soon as the AOB has finalized its plan, we will inform our MSS families. Thank you for your patience!
First Summer Update-Letter to Families
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Our next HSA Meeting is Tuesday, October 8 at 6:30 PM. We NEED more active parents! Please join us and become involved in planning for our school year.
A Big Thank You to Michelle Kluchorosky and the HSA Volunteers who helped make Grandparents and Grand Friends Day a smash hit! Your hard work is greatly appreciated!
Come break bread with your MSS family at Rocky's in Thurmont for our annual All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner! Tickets per person are $10/ages 12+; $7/ages 5-11; Free ages 4 and under. Includes unlimited spaghetti, salad, and drinks.
TAKE OUT IS AVAILABLE!
Save the Date for Free Family Fun! Our annual Fall Fest is Friday, Oct 25th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Games, Food, Trunk-or-Treat, and more! Be a part of the fun... sign up to be a Trunk-or-Treater or to donate time or treats!
Blessing of the Animals
All Creatures Great and Small are invited to attend our annual Blessing of the Animals, Oct 3rd at 1:30pm in the circle in front of school, in honor of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi. Pets must be leashed or otherwise restrained. You may begin to line up with your pets at 1:10pm. If you wish to take your child home after the service, please let us know in writing by September 30th.
Please note: pets may not ride the bus, nor may they stay in class all day.
We are looking for a few parents to help lead the service groups for VMY. If you are able to commit 1-2 hours a month to supervise, please contact Sister Joan. There are different opportunities in the community students may serve, including the Villa, Emmitsburg and Thurmont Food Bank, and St. Catherine’s.
October 8, 9:00a-1:00p
A welcoming and loving Christ-centered community awaits! Invite friends, family, and neighbors to our Open House tour of MSS. Help them discover the blessings of solid academics and solid values grounded in our strong faith.
Remember: Families who refer another enrolling family will receive a $200 tuition credit!
Tiny Tots: Digging for Dinorsaurs
Thursday, October 17, 10:30-11:45am. Join us for a dino-mite morning! Crafts, activities, and stories will delight the young “paleontologists”. FREE for Ages 2-5
RSVP by Oct 14th to Laurie at 301.447.3165 or via email.
Monday is Band Day! Please remember to bring your instruments with you every Monday!
Grade 8 ACRE Tests This Week
Grade 8 ACRE Testing is scheduled for October 1st through the 3rd. ACRE is the Assessment of Child/Youth Religious Education and is mandated by the Archdiocese in Grades 5 and 8. It is a tool to help us evaluate the strength of our religious studies. MSS students have consistently scored above the national average. We know our faith at MSS!