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14131 Seneca Road, Darnestown, Maryland 20874 | 301 869 0940 | F: 301 869 0942

Home and School Association (HSA)

Philosophy of Volunteering

Mary of Nazareth School’s mission is to prepare students for lives of service to God and neighbor. The philosophy of the Mary of Nazareth Volunteer Program is that our families are an example to our students, living out the Gospel teachings by serving the school, parish and larger community. Through the school’s vibrant and comprehensive volunteer opportunities, each family is asked to give of their time and talent at a minimum of ten hours per year.

HSA Programs

The Mary of Nazareth School HSA is able to support our community through several programs each year. We are thankful to all families for their participation in each area.


Check out Who's Who and What's What


Race for Scholars

Our main event of the year is Race for Scholars. This activity involves a fun filled afternoon where students run together through the beautiful Mary of Nazareth School campus. Funds are raised for the MoN Home and School Association, through family and business sponsorships, that provide for classroom activities and celebrations throughout the school year.

Box Tops

Mary of Nazareth School's Box Tops for Education program runs all year, and is divided into two individual competitions. The "summer challenge" ends in September and the "school year" challenge ends in April. The homeroom that collects the most Box Tops during each respective challenge will receive a Popsicle party. Please submit your Box Tops labeled with your child’s homeroom to the front office.

Coke Rewards

Save the caps and box codes from your Coca-Cola products. Codes may be submitted online at and points earned may be used to purchase classroom supplies.

Grocery Store Programs

Area stores offer reward programs to support the HSA. If you are a frequent shopper at Giant and/or Harris Teeter, be sure to link your shopping cards to their A+ Rewards and Together in Education (TIE) programs respectively.

Here is the registration information: Giant - If you do not have your card number, please call 1-877-366-2668. If you wish to sign up online go to Our school code is 00792. Harris Teeter - You can relink your HT card at the cashier checkout or by visiting, click on the TIE link. Our school code is 6131. OR, you can fill out the Parent Grocery Signup letter here and send it to Paige Dullaghan c/o Nolan (1-?). For more information or questions, please contact Paige at


Restaurant Nights

Take a night off from cooking and enjoy dinner with friends from Mary of Nazareth School. On restaurant nights, which are held throughout the year, participating vendors donate a percentage of sales back to the HSA.


Help support the HSA without spending any extra cash. The SCRIP program features gift cards to many popular stores, restaurants and retail establishments nationwide. SCRIP cards are used just like cash in stores, and most can be used to purchase from the retailer’s online store. Participating retailers may be viewed here.

How SCRIP Works:

Buy $100 worth of SCRIP from the Mary of Nazareth HSA and spend the exact same $100 at stores, restaurants, gas stations, or hotels. Your additional cost of buying and using SCRIP is zero. Anywhere from 1.25% to 60% of your purchase, depending on the merchant, will be donated back to the HSA.

Sign Up for SCRIP:

  1. Check the newsletter for SCRIP order deadlines throughout the school year.

  2. Print and complete the SCRIP order form (Word doc) or PDF version.

  3. Enclose your check made payable to Mary of Nazareth School and return it through backpack mail to Julie Fagan.


  1. Set-up a free SCRIP account, put in an order anytime, and send in your check payment through backpack mail. See the attached document for detailed instructions.

For more information or questions, contact Julie Fagan.


School Celebrations and Activities

The goal of the Home School Association (HSA) is to enrich the experience of the children of MoN school and build and foster a sense of community. Our activities and efforts include:

  • Back to School Picnic

  • Breakfast with St. Nick

  • Catholic Schools Week Activities

  • Christmas Bingo

  • Communion Celebration

  • 8th Grade Graduation Celebration

  • Field Trips

  • Grandparents Day

  • Lunch Servers and Lunch Monitors

  • May Crowning

  • Restaurant Nights

  • Room Parent Classroom Support

  • School Dance

  • School Newsletter

  • Social Concerns Activities

  • Teacher Appreciation Efforts

  • Technology Purchases for the School

  • Used Uniform Sales

Opportunities to Volunteer

Mary of Nazareth School is successful because of our families! Volunteering your time is an inexpensive way to meet the needs of our school, make an effective contribution to your child’s school experience, and show your child that you value their interests.

Please take a moment to view and sign up for current volunteer opportunities (password: MUSTANG). Each family is asked to give of their time and talent each year at a minimum level of ten hours per year.

*For classroom sign-ups, please contact room parents

*For sports volunteer opportunities, please contact coaches

Child Protection Policy for Volunteers

In order to work with children in the Archdiocese of Washington, volunteers must be cleared through the Child Protection Program (VIRTUS). To be in compliance, a volunteer must:   

  1. Go to and click on the link for "registration".  Begin the registration process and choose "Washington, DC (Archdiocese).  Create a user name and password, and register to attend a child protection class somewhere in the Archdiocese (see schedule HERE).   Please choose "Mary of Nazareth School" as your location.  
  2. Schedule an appointment to come into the office to complete a Criminal Background check with Mrs. Maryellen Wray.  Please bring the completed volunteer application (HERE), two forms of government issued ID (drivers’ license, passport, birth certificate, social security card), and a check for $13.50, payable to Mary of Nazareth School.
  3. Once you have attended the required child protection class, sign and submit the last page of the Archdiocese of Washington Child Protection Policy to Mrs. Wray.

Treasurer's Corner and Forms

Current HSA Treasurer: Valerie Reposa

2018-19 HSA Budget - as of 2/28/2019

2018-19 HSA Dues: $25 per family

2018-19 Class Activity Fee (CAF): $20 per child

Submit your CAF and HSA dues by downloading this form and returning it to the office.  Thank you for your support!  

To submit a Disbursement of Funds request:

  1. Complete Disbursement Request Form and attach your receipt(s).

  2. Submit completed form and receipts to HSA Treasurer through the main office.

  3. You will receive your check in backpack mail.

Please note that reimbursement to individuals may not exceed $250 for out-of-pocket expenses. Individual expenses exceeding $250.00 will be paid by check directly to the vendor. The expense for a single item may not be divided into multiple reimbursements of smaller amounts.

If you require a check in advance or have a bill that must be paid by the HSA, please submit a completed Disbursement Request Form and submit it to the HSA Treasurer with at least three day's notice. Please keep a copy of the bill for committee records. HSA checks must be co-signed by the HSA President and the Principal.

To Submit a Notice of Deposit:

If you are in charge of an activity that generates money, such as a fundraiser:

  1. Verify the total amount being turned in and complete a Deposit Notice Form.

  2. Two committee members must count cash before deposit can be completed.

  3. Deposit Notice Form and cash/checks must be submitted to the HSA President, Vice President, or Treasurer. This should be done at the end of the event or as soon as possible the next school day.

Please note that the Deposit Notice Form may be submitted to the Treasurer as an attachment to an e-mail.

Used Uniform Sales

Support our HSA and save some cash by buying and selling gently worn used uniforms!   

For each used item re-sold, 50% of the sale price goes to the family and 50% goes to the HSA. We accept gently used uniforms that are in excellent condition. Each item must have a completed tag filled out and attached with a safety pin (no straight pins or staples, please). Blank tags are available here.

Sales are CASH ONLY. Our largest sale takes place in the fall; however, uniforms are available throughout the school year. If you are in need of a particular item please email We will check our inventory and let you know if your request is available. Payment and receipt of all items can be completed through back-pack mail or other arrangements can be made.

Pricing is as follows:

Girls Kilts/Jumpers


Girls Plaid shorts


Girls Khaki pants


Girls Blouses - Peter Pan or Oxford


Boys Dress Shirts


Cardigans/V-Neck Sweaters


Middle School Girls sweater vest


Boys Khaki Pants


Boys Khaki shorts


Boys & Girls Polo Shirt w/Logo


Black MoN sweatshirt with Mary logo


Dirty Bucks/Saddle Shoes


PE Sneakers


Hair Accessories, Ties, Belts


PE shorts with logo


PE sweat pants with logo


PE T-shirt with logo


PE sweatshirt with logo


Mary of Nazareth Nylon Jackets


Nominating and Elections Committee

This HSA committee is responsible for nominating candidates for officer positions and running the associated election.

Committee Members:

Colleen Shea

Julie O'Brien

Daniela Diaz

Restaurant Nights:
Wednesday, May 22  5:00-8:00 pm
     California Tortilla Quince Orchard
     12211 Darnestown Road
     Gaithersburg, MD 20878
 301 869 0940
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