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March 7, 2018

Dates to remember
Fri., Mar. 9:  FULL Day of School
     Before Care will be in the MPR
Mon., Mar. 12:  Faculty Retreat
     No School for Students
Sat., Mar. 17:  Benefit Gala KFC
Mon., Mar. 19: HSA meeting and
     Parenting Talk, 6:30 MPR
Mar. 23 - 25:  Seussical Musical
Wed., Mar. 28:  End of 3rd Quarter
Wed., Mar. 28:  Noon Dismissal
Mar. 29-Apr. 8:  Easter Break
Mon., Apr. 9:  Classes Resume
     Spring Uniforms Begin
Tues., Apr. 10:  Spring Pictures Taken
Fri., Apr. 13:  Mass 10:00 KFC
Thu., Apr. 26:  Take Your Child To 
     Work Day
Notes From the Office
  • Reminder:  The Social Media presentation for middle school parents ONLY is TONIGHT from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Multi Purpose room.
  • STREAM Initiative Update:  Please see the letter from Mr. Friel and Mrs. Vassallo, Chair of the Board of Directors HERE, and the STREAM program overview HERE.  
  • Friday, March 9 is a FULL DAY of school.  Before care will be in the Multi-Purpose room that day.    
  • There is no school for students on Monday, March 12 due to the Faculty/Staff retreat.
  • Please see the information from the Nurse about tick management HERE.  It's not too early for ticks to be present - please be vigilant.
  • The first day of school for the 2018-2019 school year is Wednesday, August 29.

Mary of Nazareth School presents 

Seussical Jr.

March 23, 24, and 25, 2018

Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2:00pm


Tickets: $5 students Pre-K–8; $8 General Admission

Performances held in the Multi-Purpose Room. Seating is limited! Advanced ticket purchase highly recommended. Get your order form here.  Please send your order to the office in an envelope marked "Seussical Tickets".  Deadline for advance tickets is Monday, March 19, 2018.

Also! Cheer on your actor or crew member by placing an ad or shout-out in the Seussical Jr. program! Information on the ticket order form here.  Please send this portion of the form in a separate envelope to the office marked "Seussical Ads".  Deadline for ads/shout-outs is Friday, March 16, 2018.

For more information, email

Lenten Service Project

Dear MoN families -

The Little Sisters of the Poor have asked for our help in collecting the following items to assist them in caring for their elderly residents:
Batteries:  AA, C, and D
Toothbrush Holders (we have plenty of tooth brushes) (the individual containers, not a holder that holds several toothbrushes)
Bar Soap Dish with a Lid
Boxes of tissues
Knee-high stockings
Body Lotion
Body Wash (unscented if possible)
Candies for Easter, jelly beans, etc. etc.

The items may be dropped off in a 6th grade homeroom or in the school lobby through Friday, March 9th.

Psalm 92:14 They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green.

Thank you for your generosity. 6th grade Homeroom Parents Angeline Massaro, Denise Newell, Joanna Mastroeli & Leslie Soto
It's time to Order a Yearbook
Yearbooks are available to all students and are a great memento of the school year.  Every student and class is pictured.  Pre-order yours now.  A limited number will be ordered and will be sold on a firs-come, first-served basis.   They are $30 each, and will be delivered in late May.  Please see order form HERE and contact Mrs. Wray with any questions.
7th Grade Wooden Sign Paint Night
Please support the 7th grade on March 10th around 7:30 at MoN for a Wooden Sign Paint Party! Enjoy snacks and drinks and bring home a customized masterpiece! See Flyer here
Host Families needed
We are seeking host families to help acclimate new families to the MoN Community. Host families answer questions on everything from uniforms to carpool to sports and help support the transition to our school. To volunteer to be a host family, please go to the MoN website sign up via
Sign Up Genius.  Any questions  or concerns please contact Kim Maffeo. Thank you!
Sports Committee Executive Board Elections
The Sports Committee is holding elections for 2 open Sports Committee Executive Board positions for the 2018-19 school year.  This election will be at the final SC meeting of the year on May 16th. 
  • President - Please contact the Sports Committee or Rich Huelbig if interested 
  • Vice President - Bridget Riley (current 2 year term)
  • Treasurer - Patrice Allport (current 2 year term)
  • Secretary - Please contact the Sports Committee or Rich Huelbig if interested
We are grateful to all past and nominated members of the Sports Committee for their service to the school.  We are staggering elections of the committee members so that the entire board does not turn over at the same time.  This will help ensure stability and continuity from year to year.  

Yearbook Pictures 
We are in need of pictures for our yearbook.  Any pictures you have from sports, clubs, activities during and after school, would be appreciated!  Please send them to
Thank you!
March HSA General Meeting and Parenting Talk March 19th at 6:30
The HSA meeting will have a Parenting Talk on Raising "I can" kids.

A child’s “I Can Quotient” is often a more useful measure for determining the ability to thrive and succeed in life than the traditional IQ. Learn strategies to increase your child’s sense of feeling connected, capable, competent and courageous. For more info see attached flyer.

Childcare will be provided during the HSA meeting/PEP talk. Parents should contact Laura Dirlam - to reserve a spot.
HSA Executive Committee Open Positions
Looking to get more involved at school? The HSA has three open positions to be filled at elections this May. The Nominating Committee is looking to find people to fill the positions of  Second Vice President and Secretary. If you would be interested in fulfilling any of these positions please contact a member of the Nominating Committee.
Colleen Shea, Daniela Diaz, or Katerina Rodgaard
NEW On-Line Spirit Shop!
Check out our new on-line spirit shop! The link can be found here or by going to the HSA section of the website and clicking on the Spirit Shop Tab. You can now pay on-line for your items and they will be delivered to your student.
Lunch Volunteers Needed ASAP
Please sign up to assist with lunch as soon as possible.  To volunteer for a specific day, click below for the link to our Sign Up Genius pages. The password is Mustang.
Benefit Auction Volunteers Needed
Please sign up to assist with the Annual Benefit Auction. Click below for the link to our Sign Up Genius pages. The password is Mustang.
Congratulations to the O'Rourke Family - winners of the drawing for a waived 2018-2019 Registration Fee!

Thank you to all donors who've contributed to the Annual Giving campaign so far this year! Your generosity has helped us reach 64% participation toward our goal of 100%! Because so many families turned out to show their school spirit through Annual Giving, the Spirit Week incentive has been adjusted to the following:

Let's set a new record for participation! The highest level of participation in previous campaigns is 70%. If we can raise our level of participation to 71% or higher by April 30, 2018, students will receive two extra Spirit Days on Wednesday, May 9 and Thursday, May 10. 
Donate Now
Basketball Tournament
Haven't had your fill of basketball yet? Bring your best game to the 8th annual Knights of Columbus 3-on-3 half-court basketball tournament on Saturday, March 17th @ 1230 PM at Poolesville Baptist Church, 17550 West Willard Road in Poolesville. Open to female and male players ages 6 to 99, the tournament's youth and adult divisions ensure lots of on-court action from start to finish. Refereeing graciously provided by Young Life. Entry fee is non-perishable food item per player, donated to WUMCO Helps, a food bank that serves our community. For more information, contact Donald Patti, Knights Council #6901, at 866-478-8080 or  See attached flyer for more details. 
NJHS Drop Everything And Read!

The National Junior Honor Society is hosting Drop Everything and Read (DEAR). We invite you to join us in reading on Mondays: March 26th, April 9th, April 23rd, and May 7th. We will read from the end of dismissal - 4:00 in the middle school wing. DEAR is open to Kindergarten to Fifth Grade.

We will also need parent volunteers for this event; all volunteers must be in compliance with the ADW Child Protection Policy. Participation will be limited if we do not have parent volunteers for each session. To participate and volunteer, please fill out the Google Form no later than Wednesday, March 21:

Tennis Club is back!
Tennis Club will meet after school on Tuesdays from March 13th through May, 8th in the KFC.
(There will be no Tennis on Tuesday, Apr. 3rd due to Easter Break.)

The Tennis Club is open to students in grades K thru 5.
24 spaces are available, and are first come, first served.  
All equipment will be provided.
Please contact Rich Huelbig at to reserve your child's spot.
Cheer Club
Join our Mustang Cheerleaders and learn the basics of cheerleading! Cheer Club will take place on Wednesdays from April 11th through May 16th. Please return the attached registration form by the March 21st deadline. For additional questions, contact Leslie Soto via email at
Spring Saddle Club
Come learn to ride horses after school with our Spring Saddle Club! The program runs March 14 - May 30th on Wednesday afternoons from 3-6:30. Calleva provides the instruction and transportation to and from MoN! See the attached flyer or click HERE to sign up! 
K-1 Soccer Clinic 
The Mary of Nazareth Sports Committee is offering an 8 week long soccer skills programs for Kindergarten and 1st grade students.   MoN students as well as children from member parishes are welcome to attend.

During the clinic, coaches will work with players on fundamental skills, such as dribbling, running with the ball, moves and control, shooting and teamwork. 

The clinic will be lead by a professional coaching team with licenses/certification from the English Football Association, European Union Football Association and US Soccer.

Players will be grouped by age/ability and will focus on fundamental elements: Technical, Tactical, Social and Physical. 

The cost is $125 (8 sessions).

Sessions will be Saturdays, from 9am to 10:30am, starting March 17th.
Space is limited, so registration is on a first come, first served basis.

Please RSVP with your interest to: 
subject:  MoN K-1 Soccer Clinic 

or register at
Sign up for Vacation Bible School!  


Coming to Mother Seton this Summer!

When: July 23-27, 2018.
Who: PreK 3/4 (potty trained)- rising Grade 5
Cost: $75.00/child
Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
Registration will be online at:

Download the flyer HERE! For questions, please contact Mary Beth DeLuzio at: 301.924-3838 ext. 234

MoN 2017-2018 Newsletter committee
Lisa D'Souza
Lauren Farago
Andrea Lachin
Truong Lee
Stefanie Marques
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