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Volunteering

We LOVE Our Volunteers!

Mother Seton School encourages parents, grandparents, and others to contribute their time, talents, and treasures for the benefit of our students.

Ample volunteer opportunities exist through the school directly and through the Home and School Association (HSA).

All volunteers must complete STAND training from the Archdiocese of Baltimore before they can participate in school activities. Click on the "Child Safety" tab above for more information.

Top 5 Reasons to Get Involved

 

  1. Your Child Benefits. Research shows children whose parents are involved get better grades, do better on tests, and have fewer discipline problems at school.

  2. We Make a Difference. We provide support and resources to help teachers and administrations do their best work for our children. We help create learning opportunities and try to build the kind of supportive, caring atmosphere that makes school fun and keeps children engaged.

  3. We Have Fun. Volunteer work shouldn’t be drudgery. While we accomplish a lot and work hard on important matters, we try to enjoy ourselves along the way.

  4. There’s Much to Be Done. We have a great school. To keep improving and creating an even better environment for our children, we need all hands on deck.

  5. This Work is Very Rewarding. It’s seeing the bright light of learning sparkle in a child’s eye, or the smile that shows we’re making school a little more fun. It’s learning that tests scores have risen and knowing we played a role. The rewards are many.

 

Won’t You Join Us? Contact us today at 301-447-3161.

Home and school Association (HSA) Volunteers

The following is a list of typical HSA events and fund raisers that rely on volunteers for their success. If you are interested in any of the following, please email hsa@mothersetonschool.org.

  • Bingos
  • Yearly Cash Raffle
  • Product Sales (i.e. Innisbrook, Claire’s)
  • Fall Festival
  • Fall 5K Fun Run
  • Breakfast with Santa
  • Spaghetti Dinner
  • Father/Daughter Dance
  • Spring Gala/Auction

Parent Ambassador Program

The Parent Ambassaor Program is for parents willing to assist recruitment and marketing efforts. It encourages involvement in Mother Seton School activities, offers assistance to new MSS families, and provides an opportunity to recruit new students to the school.

Our Parent Ambassadors represent MSS in a number of ways and participate in the program through:

 

·         Mass presence and Religious Education outreach

·         Mentoring new families and other Parent Ambassadors

·         Attending admissions events (tours, open houses)

·         Serving as a community liaison for MSS

 

For More Information

 Please contact Amy Myles, Enrollment Coordinator, at amymyles@mothersetonschool.org.

Other School Opportunities

In addition to the HSA, MSS has a need for volunteers year-round to assist in various school-directed activities. If you are interested in any of the following, please contact Terry Smith at 301-447-3161 unless otherwise noted.

  • Hospitality/Refreshments Committee - Morning, School Day, & Evening
  • Cafeteria/Playground Monitors – Schedule same day time weekly, twice monthly or monthly
  • Yearbook Assistants- after School October-February one day per week
  • Green School assistance – Help with weeding, gardening, & other Green School activities as needed
  • Vincentian Marian Youth Sponsor – Accompany group of 3-4 students after school or weekend service site
  • Box Tops Coordinator/Assistant – Collect Box Tops from classrooms, count and mail in monthly. Contact Marie Walker at printemps98@hotmail.com for more information
  • Entrance or Dismissal Curb Duty - Weekly
  • Small repairs

Child Safety

Policy for the Protection of Children and Youth

The Archdiocese of Baltimore is committed to providing a safe environment for children and youth. This commitment is expressed in policies for the protection of children and youth. Mother Seton School adheres to these policies, provides staff training, and collects required documentation of all persons who have substantial contact with children enrolled at Mother Seton School.

Parents and others who volunteer at Mother Seton School participate in training / screening with regard to child abuse and protection of children through their local parish or Mother Seton School. This training includes:

  1. Complete the Application for Volunteer Service
  2. Submit 3 required references
  3. Complete Criminal History Screening Consent Form
  4. Viewing and discussing Child Protection Video

 

Mother Seton School will accept Parish Screening Clearance. If being screened through your parish, a copy of the Volunteer Clearance card must be provided. Criminal History Screening is renewed every five years. Please contact our Front Office (301-447-3161) for more information and to sign up for the necessary training / screening.

Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

Maryland law requires that all educators and other school employees, including volunteers, report suspected child abuse or neglect to the proper authorities in order that children may be protected from harm and the family may be helped. Our school policy requires that all school staff report suspected abuse and neglect to the Department of Social Services, Protective Division, and/or the local police department.

Visitors

In order to ensure a safe environment for your child, all visitors enter by the front door, report to the school office, and sign in the visitor log book (name and destination) before visiting any other part of the school building.

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