Dates to Remember October 29, 2014

October 29, 2014
Dates to Remember
Fri. Oct. 31
Sat. Nov. 1
Halloween Parade 11:00 am
Final Cotillion 6:30 pm
Mon. Nov. 3
Nov. 3-5
St. Martin’s Coat Drive
at carpool – KFC
Mon. – Fri.
Nov. 3-7
MoN Book Fair
Thurs. Nov. 6
Fri. Nov. 7
Nov. 10-14
Food Drive for St. Martin’s Pantry
Wed. Nov. 19
Sports Cmte. Mtg. 7:30 pm
Fri. & Sat.
Nov. 21 & 22
A Wider Circle
Collections - KFC
Mon., Nov. 24
Grandparents’ Day 8:30 am
Wed.- Fri.
Nov. 26-28
Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL
Fri. Dec. 5
TADS Tuition Assistance DEADLINE
Special Announcements
Tuition Assistance for the 2015-2016 School Year
The Archdiocese of Washington and Mary of Nazareth School will once again be using TADS for
evaluating applications for tuition assistance. The deadline for applications to be considered by
the Archdiocese is December 5, 2014. This is a firm deadline.
Please see the link to the online application HERE. All families
who feel they may have a need for tuition assistance next year
should begin this process as soon as possible to allow adequate
time for all supporting documentation to be submitted and
reviewed. This application will also be used for awards made
from the Mary of Nazareth tuition assistance fund.
In order to be considered for tuition assistance from Mary of Nazareth, you must complete a
TADS application.
Saint John's Catholic Prep Fall Open House
You are invited to attend an open house at Saint
John’s Catholic Prep at their new campus located
in historic Buckeystown, MD on Sunday,
November 2nd from 1–3 pm. The open house is a
wonderful way for prospective students and their
families to experience the school’s community,
meet students, faculty, and staff and learn more about a faith-based, college prep education.
There will be tours of the new campus and an area in the gym where you can meet with faculty
and co-curricular representatives. Admissions and financial assistance information will be
available. Saint John’s is a Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory high school now located
at 3989 Buckeystown Pike in Buckeystown, Maryland. Prospective parents and students can also
visit Saint John’s online at For more information about admissions or
the open house, please call the school at 301-662-4210 or e-mail [email protected]
Development News
That 70’s Gala
Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 21st and get ready to step back to
the 1970’s. This year’s Gala is going to be a Dy-no-mite! evening as we “Get
Down” and support MoN. Our Chairs are planning a “Far Out” event with lots
of fun and surprises in store. “Can You Dig It?”
Cotillion Reminder
Our Cotillion series concludes on Saturday, November 1st with a formal
evening of dinner and dancing. NOTE TIME CHANGE: COTILLION WILL
BEGIN AT 7:00 P.M. Students are to arrive at 6:45 pm and can be
dropped off in the circle. Parents, this evening cannot happen without
you, so please sign up to volunteer at:
Please do not forget the dress code!
20th Anniversary Celebration
Reservations are rolling in for Mary of Nazareth School’s 20th
Anniversary celebration! Sign up now to join us for cocktails
and hors d’oeuvres on Friday, November 14th from 7 - 9 pm.
Register by November 3rd at $25 per person. Reserved
for adults 21 years of age and older. Like us on Facebook and
share your memories, “Mary of Nazareth School - 20 Years
Strong”. All are welcome, spread the word!
Memorial Program
The Mary of Nazareth School Memorial Program offers families a unique opportunity
of prayer for the souls of their departed loved ones. Inscribed upon a brass plate,
your loved one’s name is posted on the school’s entry wall. All individual’s names
will be included in the prayers of our faculty, staff, and students. This opportunity is
available for a contribution to the school of $250.00. All contributions are taxdeductible. Please see the brochure HERE and in the Wednesday packet. If you
have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Development Office. Thank
you for your support!
HSA News
Next HSA Meeting, Wednesday, November 5
Please join the HSA Executive Board on Wednesday Night, November 5th at 6pm for our November
General Meeting. Mr. Friel will be speaking about the ADW Personal Safety Program. Plus, Mrs.
Elizabeth Rorick will be speaking on behalf of the By-Laws Review Committee to give the parent
community an update on the by-law revision process and she will be able to answer any questions
or concerns parents may have on this subject.
Grandparents Day Info
Calling All Grandparents’ Day Volunteers!!! Grandparents’ Day
is November 24, 2014. We need many volunteers to make the
event a success. There are a number of dates and tasks from
which to choose, including: MPR/Art room/classroom set up
(Friday 11/21, 6-8 pm); baked goods/breakfast food drop off
(Sunday 11/23, 4-6 pm), greeting grandparents, serving food
and beverages, coat checking, shuttle driving and clean up
(Monday 11/24, various times until noon). Please click HERE to
use SignUpGenius to volunteer. Access Code: mustang. Please
contact Kim Barrow: [email protected] or Mannie
LeVaca: [email protected]
Restaurant Night at Chick-fil-A! November 13, 2014, 5-8pm
Please mark your calendars and save the date for the next Restaurant
Night at the CHICK-FIL-A in the Kentlands Square! Dine-in or carry-out
between 5 and 8 pm on Thursday, November 13th and 15% of your bill
goes back to Mary of Nazareth School! Please bring the flyer found HERE
and in the Wednesday packet or make sure to mention "MARY OF
NAZARETH" when ordering. See you then!
Grocery Bucks!!
It's that time of year again when we need to
collect grocery store loyalty card numbers from
parents. These programs at Giant, Safeway, and
Harris Teeter are a great way for our school to
earn free $$! All you need to do is sign-up and
shop. Please help us raise some easy money for
the HSA! A copy of the form is HERE and in the
Wednesday packet. VERY EASY to link to the Grocery Chains from the form. All forms are due
Fri., Oct. 31. Please contact Paige Dullaghan ([email protected]) if you have any
questions. Thank you for your participation!
‘Tis the Season to Order Your SCRIP!!
Next Due Date is Friday, November 14th
With A Gobble, Gobble Here, and a Gobble, Gobble There!! Thanksgiving is
just around the corner, so get your SCRIP cards ordered now for the holiday
festivities. This is also a great time to start preparing for the Christmas
season as well. So get your orders in and be ready to go!
All orders and payments must be received by Friday, November 14th.
Mary of Nazareth School THANKS YOU for helping out by participating in
this great SCRIP program!
SCRIP is prepaid cards from national and local retailers, used just like cash, and are the same
cards that you would buy at the store. Except when you buy them from MoN you are helping raise
funds that go towards the school! No additional out-of-pocket expense outside of what you would
normally spend on groceries, clothing, school and household supplies, pet supplies, dining out, and
even travel and vacation! Use them for yourself and family, your household, or gift them for
birthdays and special occasions. Check out the SCRIP webpage HERE for the Order form and more
information, including how to sign up to submit SCRIP orders online. Contact Liza Latham, 81 ([email protected]) or Jen Schlimm, 6-1 ([email protected]), if you have additional
Volunteer Round-Up
Santa Shop Items Needed
Planning for the Santa Shop at our annual Breakfast with St. Nick has begun!
We are in need of wrapping supplies (wrapping paper rolls, red and green
tissue paper, and/or gift tags). We are also accepting NEW/UNUSED items
that can be made available for purchase in the Santa Shop. All items will be
priced $5 or less. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to
contact Leslie Soto ([email protected]) if you have any questions.
Donations can be sent via backpack mail to Ellie Soto 3-1.
Book Fair Volunteers Needed
Please come and volunteer to work our Scholastic Book Fair. It is the week of
November 3rd - 7th. It is a wonderful way to support our school and to shop for
the latest books out on the market before Christmas. You can volunteer for 1/2
or a full school day. Please click HERE and volunteer today. If you have any
questions feel free to contact the school librarian, Nancy DeWitt, at
[email protected]
A Wider Circle
We need volunteers to help unload donations out of cars and place
them into the KFC on Fri. & Sat., Nov. 21 & 22. Volunteers who can
help with heavy items are especially needed, but all are welcome!
Please contact Karrie Cerone @ [email protected] if you can help.
Hot Topics
Spirit Shop News
The Spirit Shop will be open this fall on Thursdays from 3:00 pm to
4:15 pm!! It's getting cold outside and it is time to think about chilly
weather and winter uniforms. We have warm blankets, hats, and
sweatshirts, as well as chairs and umbrellas for those days when you
are sitting outside at your child’s sporting event. We are also fully
stocked with the newly approved ¼ zip sweatshirt, heart crew
sweatshirt, and the new ribbon belts. Please stop by and check out
the new merchandise as well as the clearance items. If you cannot
make it to the Spirit Shop next week, we are always happy to set up a
time to open the Spirit Shop for you and we can always fill an order
through backpack mail. If you have any questions or want to place an
order online, please contact Robyn Rutland ([email protected]),
Karen Kelly (, or Isabelle Juhring
([email protected]).
Social Concerns
Serving Christ by Serving Others
We will be having our annual community drive for A Wider Circle. The
mission of A Wider Circle is to help children and adults lift themselves
out of poverty. They provide basic need items to families transitioning
out of shelters or simply living without life’s necessities. Please
donate items that you would be proud to give your family or friends. A
‘Wish List’ is available HERE and in the Wednesday packet. They are
especially in need of pillows, blankets, bedding (full, queen & twin) and mattresses. On Friday,
November 21st and Saturday, November 22nd, we will be collecting items at the KFC. Your items
are tax deductible and we will be providing forms when you drop off your items. Contact:
[email protected]
St. Martin’s Annual Coat Drive
Please support our annual St. Martin's Coat Drive. We will be collecting
gently used coats. They are especially in need of children's coats this
year. We will be collecting them November 3rd - 5th in the KFC before
and after drop off. If you have any questions, please contact Karrie
Cerone at [email protected]
After The Bell
Soccer Banquets
Attention all soccer players, our end of year banquets are quickly
approaching! The Cadet and Rookie Banquet (grades 2-4) will take place
Monday, Nov. 3 at 7 pm in the cafeteria. The JV and Varsity Banquet
(grades 5-8) will take place on Monday, Nov. 17 at 7 pm in the cafeteria.
We need volunteers to sign up to bring cupcakes for the event. For
Cadet/Rookie, click HERE; for JV/Varsity, click HERE; access code:
mustang. Any questions, please email Lauren Essig at [email protected]
Soccer News
Please check the sports news website HERE to check the status of
the teams and to see upcoming games and meets. Go Mustangs!
Ski Club Discounted Night Club Cards
The entire MoN Community can purchase discounted Night Club Cards
through our Ski Club that allows you to ski any night from January 2 through
Mid-March at either White Tail, Ski Liberty or Round Top. Deadline to
purchase is Nov. 4. Check the Wednesday Packet for information on how to
purchase. If you have any questions, please contact Michele Keller at
[email protected] or 240-372-7022.
Rookie Basketball Assessments
Rookie GIRLS – Wed. 11/5 from 6-7:30p at Roberto Clemente MS.
Rookie BOYS – Thurs. 11/6 from 12:45 – 1:45 pm at the KFC (noon dismissal day) All
students attending should bring lunch and a drink and a change of clothes
(including tennis shoes) for the assessment.
Players must be registered online to be considered for a team & during assessments. Players may
attend both the initial & makeup sessions with their higher scores used during team formation.
There will be no makeups for the Rookie Division.
Late registrations will be accepted for Rookie basketball as space permits. Please add a $10
late fee to the registration cost. Varsity and Junior Varsity basketball registration is officially
closed. If you have any questions, please contact Robyn Rutland at [email protected]
K-1 Basketball Program
The K-1 Basketball Program is a MoN in-house program played
at two Upper Montgomery County gyms. Practice/games take
place on Friday nights beginning on Jan. 16 through Mar. 13th.
The first part of each hour long session includes instruction &
drills. The second part will include games against other K/1st
grade teams. It is a great introductory program for this age
group and a great way to get to know fellow classmates &
ALL players must be registered and paid to play by December
5th to guarantee your child will be assigned to a team.
Visit the K-1 basketball program page HERE for more information. Please create an account if you
haven't done so yet to get started and select the K-1 Program. Make checks payable to MoN for
$60. Each player will receive a T-shirt with their team color & trophy at the end of the season. K1 does NOT need to send a uniform deposit for their player. The T-shirt is included in the
registration fee. If you are interested in coaching or have other questions, please contact Jennifer
Stonesifer at [email protected]
Parish News
Mother Seton Parish Christmas Bazaar
Come for great food and fabulous craft vendors and get your Christmas shopping done early!
All are Welcome!!
Where: Mother Seton Parish Center at 19951 Father Hurley Boulevard,
Germantown MD 20874
When: Sat. Nov. 1 from 9 am to 6:30 pm & Sun. Nov. 2 from 8 am to 2:30
Communications Notes
To Submit An Article:
Your Article may be submitted HERE or from the Mary of Nazareth website under the ‘News &
Events’ tab. Fill out the requested information then hit “Send.” The Article goes directly to our
Newsletter inbox. We will send an email confirmation of receipt of your Article. If you need to
attach artwork or have special requests, please e-mail them directly to:
[email protected]
Publication guidelines for submitting an Article to the Mary of Nazareth Newsletter are as follows:
ü Submit your Article by Friday at 8:00 pm. This is a firm deadline.
Additions sent to the office will not be included in the Newsletter.
ü Articles should be related to a school event, parish event or student(s)
ü Articles will run 3-4 weeks unless specified.
ü Note: If you have a FLYER related to your item, make sure you email it to
the MON Office: [email protected] for approval and posting.
From the entire Communications Committee:
Have a Safe Halloween, Celebrate the Feast of All Saints Day
and say a Prayer on All Souls Day!
Sabrina Bailey, Karen Carvajal, Kim Henein, Julie Kelsey, Truong Le, Alison Melley, Jennifer Schlimm