We're making COVID-19 restrictions work! Though we're unable to have in-school visitors, our Pre-K was able to enjoy the annual firefighter visit outside! Thank you to Firefighter Rabaiotti for wowing the students with a demonstration of the gear and for teaching them about fire safety.
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Please pray for…
Dave Benjamin, husband of Kim Benjamin, who is having cancer surgery on October 29
those who continue to suffer the effects of the pandemic
our students and families, that they continue to remain healthy and vigilant
Please send any additional prayer requests to Lynn Tayler.
#GivingTuesday is a worldwide one-day campaign for good. Unleash your generosity and make a gift to Mother Seton School's Annual Fund! Last year, 85 donors gave. This year, we would like to reach 100 donors! Join us!
Updated Dec 1: High Risk COVID-19 Areas
The following are High Risk areas/states for COVID-19. Travel to these places requires a 14-day self-quarantine before return to MSS: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (outside a 25-mile radius from Emmitsburg), Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
Based on Maryland restrictions of travel to areas with 20 or more cases per 100K in last 7 days and DOC policy of travel restrictions to areas with 15K or more cases in last 7 days.
VIRTUAL LEARNING FOR ALL STUDENTS Nov 30-Dec 4
All MSS students will switch to virtual learning for the week of Nov 30-Dec 4 to allow for a deep clean and sanitize of the school, and as a precautionary measure should anyone be traveling or attending large gatherings. Your child's homeroom teacher will be in contact with details on accessing the virtual learning resources. If you have any issues, please contact your child's teacher. Thank you for your cooperation and patience! We will see our in-school students return on Dec 7th.
Part-Time Job Opportunities - Bus Driver & Cafeteria Assistant
PART-TIME BUS DRIVER NEEDED
MSS is seeking a part-time bus driver for Taneytown & Frederick Routes. 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 Beth Gilbert at email@example.com to apply.
We are looking for help in the cafeteria as a substitute for other assistants. Please contact Ms. Kilty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCTOBER IS LEARNING DISABILITIES AWARENESS-DYSLEXIA AWARENESS-ADHD AWARENESS MONTH
All month long, check our social media for facts about Learning Disabilities and highlights from our Seton-LaCroce Learning Center, which continues to help all of our students achieve success regardless of ability.
The LaCroce Family has graciously offered to match all gifts to the SLLC up to $10K in honor of this month and the work of the Seton-LaCroce Learning Center! Make a gift and be the difference in a child's life.
“If God sends you many sufferings it is a sign that He has great plans for you, and certainly wants to make you a saint.”
Saint Ignatius Loyola
I hope this note finds you and your family healthy and well.
I am very pleased to announce that on Monday, October 26, Mrs. Jennifer Carbaugh joined our school community as Director of Grant Writing. Mrs. Carbaugh comes to Mother Seton School from St. Maria Goretti High School, where she served as Director of Institutional Advancement.
Hiring a grant writer was an item on our most recent strategic plan, and we are very blessed to have someone with Mrs. Carbaugh’s experience and expertise to help us raise funds for various school initiatives.
Mrs. Carbaugh will mostly work off-campus, however, she will be on site various days in the next several weeks to get to know our community better. Please join me in welcoming Mrs. Carbaugh to our school community.
Halloween is approaching. However, many families are hesitant to participate in traditional trick-or-treating, and large gatherings are ill-advised. It can be disappointing to miss out on a fun tradition, but it poses a great opportunity for you and your children to celebrate All Saints’ Day in a new way.
All Saints’ Day is a Catholic Holy Day of Obligation dedicated to all those residing in heaven, even those “Saints” known only to God. Halloween as we know it today comes from the Old English, “All Hallow’s E’en”, the “evening before All Saints’ Day”. Some ideas to incorporate the Holy Day into your traditions include reading stories together about the saints, watching a movie about the saints, dressing up as a favorite saint, or making a craft. This website has a list of various activities you can do with your family: www.thereligionteacher.com/all-saints-day-activities.
And don’t forget, Monday is All Souls’ Day, a day to pray for the faithfully departed! I hope to finalize a date in November to hold a school Mass for remembrance of the deceased and will keep you informed.
However you decide to celebrate, my prayers are with you and your families that you remain safe and healthy!
Kathleen J. Kilty, PhD
Penny Power for Technology 2020
Change Your Pennies into Checks or Credit!
Unfortunately, we won’t be able to collect pennies or have classroom competitions. But, we still have a need for our technology program! Proceeds collected will be used to create a new space for expanding the computer lab, as well as help us maintain and upgrade our capabilities. Visit bit.ly/MSSTech2020 to make your gift quickly and easily. Or send a check to MSS, memo line: Penny Power 2020 (address on reverse). Your continued support ensures our students have everything they need to succeed!
You may choose to switch your child from remote to in-school instruction or vice versa ONCE. Any additional switches must be approved by Ms. Kilty. If your child is absent for a day or two for any reason, they should NOT log into the remote classroom. This has proven disruptive to the other students and the teacher. If your child will be absent for an extended period of time, please contact the teacher and Ms. Kilty so arrangements may be made for appropriate remote learning.
DID YOU KNOW...
the MSS busses are disinfected and sanitized every day the are used?!
Friday, October 30 is an OUT-OF-UNIFORM DAY for K-8 students!
Please adhere to our OOU guidelines in the handbook. Only Pre-K may wear costumes to school.
Remote learners may wear a costume while on Zoom! We’d love to get a screenshot of you in costume while in your Zoom class! (No violent or bloody imagery, please!)
Ms. Kilty will have a special treat for students in school to make up for having to cancel the Trunk-or-Treat!
Virtual Calming Room Now Open
Anxious? Stressed? Need a Brain Break? Visit the Mother Seton School Virtual Calming Room!
The VCR has various modules to help anyone manage their day. Find meditative videos, live animal calms, soothing music, puzzles, and other activities. You can click on guided meditation with prayer to give yourself a mindful rest or follow along with one of the active videos to “shake the sillies” out in between sessions at the computer.
Go to MotherSetonSchool.org/calm. Feel free to share with friends, family, and co-workers!
RUN THE MOUNT VIRTUAL 5K/10K/HALF, OCTOBER 1-31
Reminder: Once your MSS student has completed the race please email results to email@example.com.
MSS students and families are encouraged to take a picture wearing their MSS PE shirt and Run the Mount race bib during their run/walk to send to firstname.lastname@example.org and upload to the Run the Mount’s social media page at https://www.facebook.com/RunTheMountVirtualRun.
December 18 is Parent-Teacher Conferences. These will be conducted via Zoom; there will be no school, virtual or in-person, that day.
December 21 & 22 will have no live instruction, either virtually or in-school. However, teachers will post assignments to complete that will be due after the break.
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COVID-19 TESTING INFORMATION
COVID-19 testing is available every other Tuesday, Noon-2:00pm at Seton Center (located behind the school). The next testing is on November 3. No appointment, referral, or insurance needed. Results in 7 days. Conducted by the Frederick County Health Department. *The FCHD will continue to offer testing in our backyard as long as need is demonstrated. We encourage all our families to use the service!
Rapid testing is available at Frederick Health, 7a-2p 7 days/week. You must present a driver’s license and insurance card:
1 Frederick Health Way
Frederick, MD 21701