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Published by tbellamy, 2019-11-21 00:16:44

November MTC Newsletter


M o n t h l y N e w s l e t t e r - N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 9

I n s i d e t h e I s s u e


On Friday, October 25th, the Trunk-or-Treat is a fun and Maryrita Swope is an 8th grader
eight grade teamed up with first interactive event at MTC, for at MTC. She has been going to
grade and Pre-K to make angels. people around town to come and MTC for 11 years, since prek-3.
decorate the trunk of their car.

A M e s s a g e f r o m M s . P a g a n


EVERYDAY...At MTC we spend each day cultivating an
atmosphere of love, respect, and integrity. Our highly qualified
teachers spend everyday teaching their children to be well-
rounded students who value life and live by the morals that Jesus
Christ, our first teacher, set forth. Every day we use those values
to promote justice among each other, and strive to carry those
principles outside of these walls. Every day the students are told
to make someone’s day a little brighter. Every day the students
know that they have a community of caring individuals who seek
to make sure their needs are constantly attended to. Every day
they learn from each other, and celebrate what we share in
common in our faith, as well as things that make us unique beings
in God’s hands. Everyday we know that everything we do matters. And that is why an education at MTC
matters. Inside this edition you will see the amazing things that have taken place here so far and we look
forward to all of the memorable moments we will share this year.


Rally in the Valley

by: Elisa Dougherty and Grace Plechner

On Saturday, October 7, 2019, the MDP
varsity volleyball team won the Rally in the
Valley tournament. The tournament was
located at the Synergy Gym in King of
Prussia, PA. MDP was one of five competing
teams, which also included St. Mary’s A
team, Perkiomen Valley Rec., Perkiomen
Valley 8th, and Saint Phillip Neri Navy.
8th graders - Cindy Jin, Maryrita Swope and Julia Lacey 7th
The first team eliminated from the playoffs graders - Lauren Montgomery, Immacolata Capone, Anna
McCarel, Elisa Dougherty, Grace Plechner, Gianna DiStefano
was Perkiomen Valley 8th, and then MDP
beat Saint Phillip Neri Navy in the semi-finals.
It was a long day of playing, but in the end, MDP beat St. Mary’s in the final match, winning
2 sets to 1. The girls were very excited about their victory. Anna McCarel, a 7th-grade
varsity player said, “[The tournament] was a really fun experience for our team.” Immacolata

Capone, another 7th-grade member of the team said, “It was a lot of fun and it really tested
our ability because we had to play a lot of volleyball and only one hour to rest.” For some
MTC students, this was their final volleyball tournament for MDP. 8th-grade student, Cindy
Jin said, “I loved the team spirit our team had and how supportive we were to each other. I
am really sad that I played my last season for MDP. It was always fun playing volleyball with
the team.” Jin continued, “When we found out that we were in the semi finals, we all had to
keep our team spirit up and stay hyped so we can pull out another win.” While this
tournament may have wrapped up volleyball for MDP this season, the ladies were proud to
end the season with such a victory.


by: Lily Barone, Maryrita Swope, Jack Suckley, Greg Boyle, Aidan

On Friday, October 25th, the eight grade teamed up with first grade and Pre-K to make angels.
They created the angels out of paper, markers, crayons, scissors, glue, etc. It was a great way
for The Class of 2020 to interact with the younger students. It was also a great way for the 1st
and Pre-K to learn about angels, God, and our faith.


This is just one of the many collaborative activities at Mother 8th grade 1st grade
Teresa Regional Catholic School in King Of Prussia, PreK3 making angels
Pennsylvania. According to the first grade teacher, Ms. for the sisters at
Young, “It was a great way for the first grade to get to know Camilla Hall.
their eighth grade buddies more and interact with them.
Making cards is also a great way for the 8th grade to show
the 1st grade an example of making someone’s day better.”

Ms. Leary, the other 1st grade teacher, said, “I think it is great

that our first graders are paired up with eight grade. They can
learn from the example and practice how to serve and love
God. Our partnership with 8th and Pre-K is a great
example of various grades coming together to be selfless and
serve God.”

The 8th and 1st graders will continue to do more and more
projects just like this throughout the year.


by: AJ Bordic and Tyler Sion

Trunk-or-Treat is a fun and interactive event at MTC. Originally, the intent was for people from around town
to come and decorate the trunk of their car, then kids can go trick or treating at all the different cars.
However, in order to combat potential rain--like this year--contestants decorate tables that line the MTC gym.
Anyone from the MTC school and the MDP can participate in this event, and various staff help to judge the
final products.

There are also many student volunteers that come to help out at Trunk-or-Treat. Volunteers from the Student
Council and NJHS will help the kids visit the different stations. The winner for the best “trunk” will win a gift
card. Students are always so excited for these events. Ava Malony, from MTC’s 6th grade class said, “I am
excited to volunteer at this famous MTC event, and especially to see all of the creative trunks this year.” Not
only does Trunk-or-Treat include Halloween-themed trunks, they also
have face painting, balloon animals and temporary tattoos. Kids also love participating
in fun games like the witch hat ring toss.

Some of the themes from this year’s Trunk-or-Treat event included a Stranger Things trunk, a doctor theme
complete with a doll on a surgical table, and a science theme trunk with smoking erlenmeyer flasks.


According to 7th grader Scarlett Marsh, “The
Stranger Things table was my favorite because it’s a
pretty cool show. Also, the table had all these
handmade maps that looked just like the show, and a
box of Eggos, it was awesome.” Coincidentally, the
Stranger Things trunk won the best trunk award.

MTC loves to see the creative minds of the students,
and this is an event that includes our families, too.
Our student volunteers look forward to assisting at
more of our family and school events this year.


by: Sierra Martello

Maryrita Swope is an 8th grader at MTC. She has been
going to MTC for 11 years, since prek-3.

Maryrita says that her favorite thing about MTC is her
supporting friends and the connections she’s made
with everyone. Her favorite subject is religion, because
she thinks her teachers taught it so well. During
religion, she enjoyed learning how to make
sacraments, and how to act in Mass.

Maryrita Swope is an 8th grader at MTC. She has been
going to MTC for 11 years, since prek-3.

Maryrita says that her favorite thing about MTC is her
supporting friends and the connections she’s made
with everyone. Her favorite subject is religion, because
she thinks her teachers taught it so well. During
religion, she enjoyed learning how to make
sacraments, and how to act in Mass.

When asked if she liked having a small class, she replied “I really like having a small class because
we are so close with each other, and also having four girls in the class helps us build an inseperable

One of Maryrita’s favorite events was the 8th grade annual Powder Puff game. At this event, the 8th
graders play flag football against 7th grade, while the boys dress as cheerleaders. She said she
liked the game because it was 8th grades’ time to shine before they depart from MTC.


Maryrita is also part of many clubs and sports. She has been part of the MDP CYO JV and
Varsity Volleyball team for 4 years. She has also been part of a variety of clubs including Student
Council, National Junior Honor Society, Future Cities and many others.

Next year, Maryrita plans on attending Carol or Villa Maria for high school. Before she begins her
next step, Maryrita would like to give a big thanks to her MTC family, who have her grow to
become the person she is today.


On Thursday October 3, 2019, the annual MDP CYO Powder Puff took place in the MTC gym.
Each year, seventh and eighth grade girls compete in a game of flag football. Seventh and eighth
grade boys dress up as cheerleaders.

Eighth grades from MTC that participated in the event were Lily Barone, Cindy Jin, Julia Lacey,
and Maryrita Swope. Seventh graders from MTC were Elisa Dougherty, Gianna DeStefano,
Sierra Martello, Anna McCarel, Lauren Montgomery, Grace Plechner, Michelle John, Leslie
Erreguin, Addie D’Achille, and Immaculata Capone.

This year the eighth graders defeated the seventh graders with a score of 60-19. The eighth
graders scored an impressive ten touchdowns while the seventh grade scored three touchdowns.
Both teams played their best and had a great time. The half time show from eighth was very
entertaining. They pretended they were bowling pins and one of the boys threw a “bowling ball”.
They all fell down like they were being hit by the ball. The eighth grade boys also created a
pyramid. Half time was an exciting experience for both the players and the parents. Elisa
Doughery, seventh grader at MTC, said, “I like the competitiveness and how fun it is. It is a good
way for the eighth grade to spend time together during their last year.”

In addition, Mario D’Achille, the coach of the 7th grade team said, [The game is] a great tradition
that celebrates the CYO athletes. The girls really get into the game and the boys put a lot of effort
into the cheerleading teams... [it] was a great time, and it was neat to see the girls from 7th grade
in a different setting.

Each year, the Powder Puff is something the seventh and eighth graders look
forward to.

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