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Announcements

Annual Geography Bee - January 19th, 1:45 p.m. Come watch our students show off their geography skills! How well do you know your geography? Here's a little taste of what our students are in for: Do you know the answer? "What is the term for a part of an ocean or sea that cuts far into the bordering landmass and may contain one or more bays?"  (ANSWER IN THIS WEEK'S TUESDAY NEWS!)

 

Giving from the Heart: Catholic Schools Week Service Project, January 16th - February 1, 2018

As part of our CSW activities & in recognition of Respect Life Month, we are conducting a Diaper Drive to benefit moms and babies served by Catoctin Pregnancy Center. We are asking for donations of diapers in sizes 3, 4, 5 & 6. A collection box will be set up in the atrium. Please send in your donations between now and Thurs, Feb 1st. VIEW FLIER

 

Donations for the Daddy-Daughter Dance & Bingo are needed! Can you help out? See the list of donations needed and SIGN UP HERE

 

MONTHLY SPORTSMANSHIP STARS

Beginning this month, Mrs. Stocksdale will be recognizing 2 students from each unit (Primary, Intermediate, Middle School) as our Monthly Sportsmanship Stars. To be eligible, all students must have followed the P.E. ABCD Rules:

A-Act Safely

B-Be Prepared and Be Positive

C-Cooperate

D-Do Your Best

Intermediate & MS students may be nominated by any student or teacher, and will be randomly selected based upon eligibility. Primary students will be selected based upon eligibility. Look the MSS Stars Display outside the gym!!

 

Beginning this year, registration and re-registration will be done entirely online. Keep your eyes open for more information on the exciting upgrade!

 

TIME TO ORDER YEARBOOKS! Our Yearbook club has been hard at work creating a lovely, lasting treasure of memories to cherish. DON’T MISS OUT! ORDER TODAY! $19 • Use the form sent home in Tuesday folders or order online at Strawbridge.net (online code 112655)

 

10/12/17 - Update on Tommy Laudani: We’ve been asking our MSS community for continued prayers for Tommy Laudani, a 2014 MSS alum. Tommy is currently a senior at Delone HS and was diagnosed with DSRCT, a rare and aggressive cancer. He continues to fight this aggressive cancer in his liver, bones, and chest, but his spirit remains strong. Recently, he ran 3 5K races for the Delone Catholic team, and his inspiring story was featured in Runners World and on Fox News. The Laudani family continues to travel regularly to Johns Hopkins for his chemo treatments and surgeries, and bear the burden of significant costs. Your donation of gift cards for gas or groceries would be greatly appreciated. You can send them in to the MSS front office. There are also upcoming fundraisers, such as the Pumpkin Pie Run on November 11 in Spring Grove, PA. Click here for more info.

 

 

Reminders

  • If you plan on volunteering at school or chaperoning field trips, you MUST have STAND training completed. This is an Archdiocese requirement. Please contact Terry Smith to schedule your training! 301.447.3161
  • Drop Off Protocol. To keep our students safe and keep the line moving in the morning, please be mindful of the following:
    • Children must exit curbside. Our curbside staff member is there to assist them.
    • If your child requires you to get out of the car to assist them, please either park in the lot and walk them up or pull all the way forward past the red line. This is both for safety and as a courtesy to other parents waiting to drop their children off.
    • Do not speed around the circle, especially if passing other vehicles in the line. Be prepared to stop at a moment's notice.
  • To ensure you receive all important information, please update your settings for Alert Solutions. A tutorial and instructions can be found here. This will be used for all emergency and weather notifications, as well as grade-specific information and any important updates.
  • Cold Weather Policy Reminder: We will use the WEATHER.COM app (The Weather Channel app) for temperature. We will use the "FEELS LIKE" temperature, not the actual temperature. The "feels like" temp factors in wind chill and what the effect of the temp is on our bodies. If the temperature "feels like" 35 degrees or below, students are NOT permitted to go outside. If the "feels like" temperature is above 36 degrees, students WILL go outside.
  • Hazardous Weather Reminder: Generally, MSS follows FCPS decisions on weather closings and delays. Please refer to page 32 of the Handbook for details and more information. VIEW FCPS Protocol
  • Cell Phones: We live in a digital age and there may be exceptional times that a student would need to have a cell phone at school.  The policy in our handbook regarding  cell phones states, “Parents submit a written request to the principal for a student to have a cell phone at school.  Students are required to leave the phone at the front office in the morning and pick the phone up before leaving in the afternoon.  No cell phones are allowed in the classrooms." Additionally, students who carry cell phones on the bus are not permitted to have them out of the book bag during transport. If you have a reason for your child to have a cell phone at school, please e-mail your request to principal@mothersetonschool.org or sisterjoan@mothersetonschool.org.
  • Help keep our students safe! Parent/Drivers at school bus stops for MSS are not to leave the parking lot before the bus departs. This is to insure all students are on the bus safely. There was a close call last week and as we begin school, let’s remember that students can sometimes be distracted when getting on the bus—as adults it’s our role to help keep them safe. Being patient and waiting for the bus to pull away first will help avoid accidents. Thanks for your help!
  • Keep collecting those Box Tops! Since 2012, we’ve raised over $13K for MSS. That’s 130,000 Box Tops! Keep an eye out for future Box Top challenges and rewards. In the meantime, keep clipping!
  • SAVE THE TAB! The MSS Art Department continues to collect aluminum tabs (like the kind on soda cans) for the Ronald McDonald House in Hershey. For more info contact Mrs. Myers at kmyers@mothersetonschool.org.
  • A REMINDER ABOUT THE CALENDAR

Events

Daddy-Daughter MARDI GRAS Dance. Saturday, Feb 3rd • 6:30-8:30p. Dancing, Snacks, Games, & Photo Booth! $15/family (advance) - $20/family (door) For more information, contact Rebecca at rahk@creationsbyrebecca.com. VIEW FLIER

 

HSA Valentine Bingo. Saturday, February 11th. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games begin at 7:00 p.m. Make it a date night and win with your love! Specials, raffles, and concessions. Prizes by Vera Bradley and Coach. Tickets $20/advance, $25 at the door. Contact Kate at mike.kate@verizon.net or Terry at 301-447-3161 to purchase. VIEW FLIER

 

HSA Shamrockin' Dinner and Auction. Saturday, March 17, 2018. 5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. at The Links at Gettysburg. $50/pp or $385/table (8). Contact Beth or Kate for more details and to purchase your tickets. VIEW FLIER

 

  • JOIN THE SHAMROCKIN' TEAM AND BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN A MONTH'S TUITION! We need all hands on deck to help make our BIGGEST HSA fundraiser a success for our students! VIEW LETTER
  • AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED! If you have a service or product, or know someone who does, and would like to donate to our silent or live auction, please contact Beth or Kate.

 

 

living our mission

January 1, 2018

During this season, I often think back to the Christmases of my childhood…my dad loved Christmas and would spend hours checking strings of lights to make sure they all worked, putting up decorations inside and out. it always made for a truly festive occasion. My mom loved baking and I remember the smell of gingerbread and the many cookies she made to give to friends and family.

 

Of course, celebrating Christmas also conjures up memories of the anticipation of Santa’s arrival and gifts under the Christmas tree wrapped with beautiful paper and brightly colored ribbons and bows. One of my favorite things to do during the season is to sit in front of the Christmas tree and play holiday tunes in the background. Looking at the twinkling tree lights always brings a reflective pause. My parents are in heaven now and the things that were important to me as a child, like the gifts under the Christmas tree, pale in comparison to the gifts I received from them in the form of love, patience, guidance and setting standards that have served me well throughout my life.

 

Particularly during this season as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, I realize one of the greatest gifts I received from my parents was the gift of faith. My faith is the core value by which I live and serve. As a child I didn’t think about the importance of going to church every Sunday, it’s something we did as a family, just like blessing our food before we ate our meal and saying our prayers before we went to bed. It was a part of the rhythm of life in the Monahan house. As I grew older, I realized the gift of faith passed on to me was so important that I wanted to do more for God and for others, which led me to discern my vocation and to become a Daughter of Charity. This year as I see the twinkling lights of the tree, I know that the greatest gift I receive each Christmas is the love of God entering the world through the remembrance of the birth of Jesus. In our world it’s easy to lose sight of this great gift, but in the end our faith is really what matters most.

 

I hope this Christmas will offer you the opportunity to share the joy of the season with those you love most, to make memories that will fill your heart for the year to come and to see the daily gifts bestowed on you by God. In the days between now and Christmas, may the light of Christ fill your world with grace and peace.

 

 

We pray...

for Tommy Laudani and his family

for Callan Wivell, 3-month-old grandchild of Tammy Wivell, who is ill and in need of healing.

for Emma Burkell, 5-year-old grandchild of Mary Jo & Chuck Burkell, who is fighting cancer.

for Danielle Kuykendall, who is recovering from surgery.

for Linda Krug, aunt of the Tayler children, who is chronically ill.

for the repose of the soul of Kevin Campbell, uncle of Olivia Jaeger.

for the repose of the soul of Ruth Ronald, mother of Sharon Beard's sister-in-law Kathy Appel.

in Thanksgiving for the safe homecoming of Dave Rawlings and Jennifer Danieley, who returned from serving in Puerto Rico to help with hurricane recovery.

for residents, firefighters, first responders, and all those affected by the California fires.

 

MSS News

 

Mother Seton School Students Take Top Honors at Frederick County Science and Engineering Fair

 

Emmitsburg, MD – At first glance, it looks like a simple cell phone case. But The Scorch Case is so much more—a 3-D printed cell phone case engineered to be a rechargeable hand warmer, flashlight, and phone charger. Mother Seton School eighth-graders Matthias Buchheister, Jack Guinan, and Gavin Marshall designed and created their invention for their school’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Fair and walked away with the Grand Champions of Invention award.

 

On April 1, 2017, the trio took their invention to the Frederick County Science and Engineering Fair at Tuscarora High School, and came away with First Place in the Engineering Mechanics Division. They also earned the ThermoFisher Outstanding Middle School Project Award and the Middle School Engineering Design Champion Award. In addition to these honors, they were nominated to compete in the 2017 Broadcom MASTERS, a program for the top 10% of middle school science fair participants in the nation. Gavin says competing at the county level “was a fun experience, and I was proud to represent MSS at the event.”

 

All of it has been exciting, and a little overwhelming, for the young engineers, who came up with the idea during a brainstorming session. “We wanted to make the greatest phone case ever,” said Matthias. The three students, who will be graduating Mother Seton School and moving on to different high schools (Matthias to St. Maria Goretti in Hagerstown, Jack to St. John’s Catholic Prep in Frederick, and Gavin to Frederick Scott Key in Taneytown), have been friends since Kindergarten. Their dynamic collaboration made for a successful team project. “It was a little challenging trying to coordinate our schedules, but doing this as a group project was so much better than going it alone,” Matthias said.

 

The students are grateful for the help they had along the way. “We couldn’t have done it without our mentor, Mr. Hatter, and our families who supported us along the way,” said Gavin. After receiving feedback from the judges at the school fair, the boys made adjustments to their invention before the county event. “We worked right up to the last minute,” Jack said. “Honestly, we didn’t think we’d win.” The boys say they were somewhat intimidated when they showed for the event and took a look at the competition. “There were project that looked incredible,” Matthias said. “But we all agreed that even if we didn’t win, it was fine. We did this for fun and for the experience.”

 

“Utter disbelief” is how Jack describes their feelings when their names were announced as winners. “It took a while to sink in.” The boys said the experience taught them that if you’re doing something you love, you’re going to be great at it. “Because we liked what we were doing, we had the drive to go farther, and I think that’s why we were successful,” explained Matthias.

 

(L-R) Jack Guinan, Matthias Buchheister, Gavin Marshall

 

S.T.E.M. FAIR WINNERS

Everyone who entered the S.T.E.M. Fair should be super proud — you all did a fantastic job! Competition was fierce. Congratulations to the following students who placed:

Gr 3: Grace Hewitt (1st); Madison Ball and Ben Caretti (t-2nd); Thien-Y Pham (3rd)

Gr 4: Isaac Jenkins (1st); Faith Collins (2nd); Brady Koenig and Michael Metz (T-3rd)

Gr 5: Michael Hohenstein (1st); Wyatt Hill (2nd); Julia Wivell (3rd); Nathaniel Hand (HM)

Gr 6: Pearl Walker (1st); Jamie Price and Henry Greger (T-2nd); Nathan Kovalcik (3rd); Mackenzie Orndorff (HM)

Gr 7: Megan Adams (1st); Raphaela Smaldone and Keola Evans & Bella Rabaiotti (T-2nd); Aoife Nelson (3rd); Jacob Hartness (HM)

Gr 8: Matthias Buchheister, Jack Guinan, and Gavin Marshall (1st); Natalie Bosche (2nd); Averey Johnson (3rd); Liv Cliber, Grace Kovalcik, and Sydney McCarron (HM)

Grand Champions

Invention: Matthias Buchheister, Jack Guinan, Gavin Marshall
Experiment: Megan Adams


Congratulations to Chase Stull (Gr 8)! Chase placed 1st in Ski Liberty's "Do It for the Love" Freestyle Snowboarding event, ages 13-17 category. Way to go, Chase!

 

Mother Seton School Receives Donation from Culture of Good and TCC Verizon

Emmitsburg, Maryland -- The faculty at MSS were treated to a surprise on Valentine's Day courtesy of Culture of Good, the philanthropic arm of TCC Verizon. As part of a nationwide tour, the Culture of Good bus stopped at MSS to deliver boxes of Teacher Supplies, part of their Teachers Rock! initiative. Ryan McCarty, co-founder, met with Principal Sister Brenda Monahan, D.C., and presented her with his book, Building a Culture of Good. Former MSS alum, Ben Lambert (Class of '93), manager of a TCC Verizon store in Frederick, also gifted to the school an iPad Air. Mr. McCarty, Mr. Lambert, and their team, paid a visit to Mrs. Schisler's Kindergarten class, where Mr. McCarty talked to the children about the importance of always doing good in the world. MSS is grateful for Culture of Good and TCC Verizon, and their support of educators.

 

Congratulations, Larisa Tayler! Larisa took first place in the schoolwide National Geography Bee and will move to the next round. Good luck, Larisa!

 

Congratulations, Mia Ferraro! Mia will represent MSS at the Frederick County Spelling Bee. Good luck,Mia!

 

Congratulations to MSS seventh grader Sophia Stinson! Sophia's artwork placed First in the Lion's Club "Celebration of Peace" art contest. Her work will be sent to the district level. Good Luck Sophia!

Community News

Small Group Fitness and Wellness - 6 Week Program at Fort Ritchie. All fitness levels welcome. Visit the FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE or VIEW FLIER for more info.

 

Emmitsburg Council of Churches Enlists Your Support for The Fourth ECUMENICAL MISSION TO KENYA JUNE 2018. Download a brochure for more information on how you can be a part of this humanitarian effort.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MSS News

 

Mother Seton School Students Take Top Honors at Frederick County Science and Engineering Fair

 

Emmitsburg, MD – At first glance, it looks like a simple cell phone case. But The Scorch Case is so much more—a 3-D printed cell phone case engineered to be a rechargeable hand warmer, flashlight, and phone charger. Mother Seton School eighth-graders Matthias Buchheister, Jack Guinan, and Gavin Marshall designed and created their invention for their school’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Fair and walked away with the Grand Champions of Invention award.

 

On April 1, 2017, the trio took their invention to the Frederick County Science and Engineering Fair at Tuscarora High School, and came away with First Place in the Engineering Mechanics Division. They also earned the ThermoFisher Outstanding Middle School Project Award and the Middle School Engineering Design Champion Award. In addition to these honors, they were nominated to compete in the 2017 Broadcom MASTERS, a program for the top 10% of middle school science fair participants in the nation. Gavin says competing at the county level “was a fun experience, and I was proud to represent MSS at the event.”

 

All of it has been exciting, and a little overwhelming, for the young engineers, who came up with the idea during a brainstorming session. “We wanted to make the greatest phone case ever,” said Matthias. The three students, who will be graduating Mother Seton School and moving on to different high schools (Matthias to St. Maria Goretti in Hagerstown, Jack to St. John’s Catholic Prep in Frederick, and Gavin to Frederick Scott Key in Taneytown), have been friends since Kindergarten. Their dynamic collaboration made for a successful team project. “It was a little challenging trying to coordinate our schedules, but doing this as a group project was so much better than going it alone,” Matthias said.

 

The students are grateful for the help they had along the way. “We couldn’t have done it without our mentor, Mr. Hatter, and our families who supported us along the way,” said Gavin. After receiving feedback from the judges at the school fair, the boys made adjustments to their invention before the county event. “We worked right up to the last minute,” Jack said. “Honestly, we didn’t think we’d win.” The boys say they were somewhat intimidated when they showed for the event and took a look at the competition. “There were project that looked incredible,” Matthias said. “But we all agreed that even if we didn’t win, it was fine. We did this for fun and for the experience.”

 

“Utter disbelief” is how Jack describes their feelings when their names were announced as winners. “It took a while to sink in.” The boys said the experience taught them that if you’re doing something you love, you’re going to be great at it. “Because we liked what we were doing, we had the drive to go farther, and I think that’s why we were successful,” explained Matthias.

 

(L-R) Jack Guinan, Matthias Buchheister, Gavin Marshall

 

S.T.E.M. FAIR WINNERS

Everyone who entered the S.T.E.M. Fair should be super proud — you all did a fantastic job! Competition was fierce. Congratulations to the following students who placed:

Gr 3: Grace Hewitt (1st); Madison Ball and Ben Caretti (t-2nd); Thien-Y Pham (3rd)

Gr 4: Isaac Jenkins (1st); Faith Collins (2nd); Brady Koenig and Michael Metz (T-3rd)

Gr 5: Michael Hohenstein (1st); Wyatt Hill (2nd); Julia Wivell (3rd); Nathaniel Hand (HM)

Gr 6: Pearl Walker (1st); Jamie Price and Henry Greger (T-2nd); Nathan Kovalcik (3rd); Mackenzie Orndorff (HM)

Gr 7: Megan Adams (1st); Raphaela Smaldone and Keola Evans & Bella Rabaiotti (T-2nd); Aoife Nelson (3rd); Jacob Hartness (HM)

Gr 8: Matthias Buchheister, Jack Guinan, and Gavin Marshall (1st); Natalie Bosche (2nd); Averey Johnson (3rd); Liv Cliber, Grace Kovalcik, and Sydney McCarron (HM)

Grand Champions

Invention: Matthias Buchheister, Jack Guinan, Gavin Marshall
Experiment: Megan Adams


Congratulations to Chase Stull (Gr 8)! Chase placed 1st in Ski Liberty's "Do It for the Love" Freestyle Snowboarding event, ages 13-17 category. Way to go, Chase!

 

Mother Seton School Receives Donation from Culture of Good and TCC Verizon

Emmitsburg, Maryland -- The faculty at MSS were treated to a surprise on Valentine's Day courtesy of Culture of Good, the philanthropic arm of TCC Verizon. As part of a nationwide tour, the Culture of Good bus stopped at MSS to deliver boxes of Teacher Supplies, part of their Teachers Rock! initiative. Ryan McCarty, co-founder, met with Principal Sister Brenda Monahan, D.C., and presented her with his book, Building a Culture of Good. Former MSS alum, Ben Lambert (Class of '93), manager of a TCC Verizon store in Frederick, also gifted to the school an iPad Air. Mr. McCarty, Mr. Lambert, and their team, paid a visit to Mrs. Schisler's Kindergarten class, where Mr. McCarty talked to the children about the importance of always doing good in the world. MSS is grateful for Culture of Good and TCC Verizon, and their support of educators.

 

Congratulations, Larisa Tayler! Larisa took first place in the schoolwide National Geography Bee and will move to the next round. Good luck, Larisa!

 

Congratulations, Mia Ferraro! Mia will represent MSS at the Frederick County Spelling Bee. Good luck,Mia!

 

Congratulations to MSS seventh grader Sophia Stinson! Sophia's artwork placed First in the Lion's Club "Celebration of Peace" art contest. Her work will be sent to the district level. Good Luck Sophia!