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Summer News 2019

Summer News 2019

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Announcements

Persons with temps 100° or greater may not enter the school building

The wellness form to be completed daily comes from the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The AOB threshold is 100.4, HOWEVER, Mother Seton School's threshold is 100. If your student has a temp of 100 or higher, please answer YES to that question and do not send them to school. Thank you!

Fairfield Area Students - Free Lunch

Fairfield Area School District has received a federal grant to provide lunches for all students who reside within Fairfield School District. This is regardless of what school the students attend and economic status. From Monday through Thursday, 11:30-1:00pm, parents may come to the Middle School entrance where cafeteria staff will be. The middle school entrance is on the other side of the building opposite of Fairfield Road. No need to sign anything or provide a name, just the number of lunches needed!

Cafeteria Update

Beginning October 1, students may now purchase a full lunch, entrée only, or entrée with drink. Please see the Cafeteria page for pricing.

CAFETERIA PAGE

Band Registration Opens This Week

Ms. Gries, the band instructor, will visit each grade 4-8 classroom, show an introductory video, and provide information on how to join the band. If your child is interested but finances are a hardship, please contact me.

Performance Series Assessments continue this week

The PSA replaces the IOWA basic standardized test. This fall, the test begins on Wed, Sep 23. Please visit the testing page for a list of which grades test on which date. As it's computer-based, you may opt to have the child complete the test from home. Please let your teacher know if this is your choice so they may give you the appropriate login information. *No new instruction will be given on test days. Students opting to remain home to test are only expected to complete the test. It is a series of 3 untimed tests (2 for Gr 1) which should take approximately 1 hour to complete. Breaks will be given in between testing.*

Please complete the AOB Income Survey!

The AOB will be using a google form survey to collect family income data for the 20-21 school year.
EACH FAMILY MUST COMPLETE THE SURVEY regardless of whether you believe you qualify for free or reduced fee lunch or not. Collecting family income data is also a requirement of MSDE and we must do so annually.
Visit bit.ly/IncSurvey2021 to take the survey. The survey takes approximate 2-4 minutes and must be completed by October 15, 2020.

TAKE THE SURVEY



Uniform News

Order Your PE T-shirt Today! PE T-shirts are locally made. One bulk order is placed at the beginning of the year. Don't miss your opportunity to get new shirts! Only $8/shirt. Mom, Dad, and alumni - order yours, too! Download and return your form with payment to the Front Office NO LATER THAN August 15, 2019!

Dennis Uniform will not be on site this year, however, uniforms can still be ordered online or by visiting the store location at 1110 N. Rolling Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228. SPECIAL PROMO FOR MSS FAMILIES: August 8-10, shop online at Dennis and receive free shipping on orders over $25!

Uniforms can also be ordered via Lands' End.


Order Your School Supplies Online!

Avoid the crowds! Visit SchoolToolbox.com to order prepackaged supply boxes delivered direct to your home. Customize each kit to fit your needs.


The Year-at-a-Glance calendar is now available!

However, please note that the calendar is set in March of the previous school year. Please check the website calendar and the Tuesday news for any changes to dates and times for individual events. Vacation breaks are set by the Archdiocese, but snow days could affect the time and duration of Easter break if necessary. We will do our best to keep you informed of any changes to the calendar as far in advance as possible. Thank you!


August-September Highlights

NEW THIS YEAR: Half-Day Dismissals are at NOON

Aug 1: 1st Tuition Payment Due

Aug 13: HSA Meeting, 6:30p

Aug 15: PE T-shirt Orders Due to Office

Aug 22: Back to School BBQ, 6:00p

Aug 26: Office closed for Staff/Faculty Orientation

Aug 27: Regular Office Hours Resume

Aug 30: Back to School Morning, 8:30-10:30a

Sep 3: First Day of School - NOON DISMISSAL (staggered start for Pre-K and K)

Sep 4: NOON DISMISSAL (staggered start for Pre-K and K)

Sep 5: Before and After School Care begins

Sep 6: Opening SchoolPrayer Service

Sep 10: HSA Meeting, 6:30p

Sep 20: Grandparents Day - NOON Dismissal

Sep 26: Parent Night, 6:30p


HSA Corner

Did you know?

Studies have consistently shown that children whose parents are actively involved in school activities:

  • have higher academic achievement
  • possess greater self-esteem and better mental health
  • have better peer interactions and enhanced social skills

Leadership Opportunities Available!

The Home and School Association plays a pivotal role at MSS. They are the link between school and family. Not only does the HSA work hard to support MSS with fundraisers, the proceeds of which are used to pay for classroom enrichment, but the HSA also provides family fun activities for our school community like the Fall Fest, Father-Daughter Dance, and Mother-Son Bowling.

We are blessed with a group of talented, hardworking committee heads for our events. Now we need a few parents (or grandparents!) to step up and help lead our HSA! Help us continue to make a difference for our students. The President and VP of HSA will be responsible for supporting the various committees, acting as liaison between the HSA and administration, conducting meetings, communicating with families, and coordinating the HSA calendar. With a built-in support team, you won't be alone!

Please consider filling these important leadership roles. We can't do it without you!


CONTRACT REMINDER

If you received financial aid, your tuition contract was regenerated to reflect the new amount you owe. PLEASE sign in to SchoolAdmin and re-sign the new contract. We MUST have a signed, valid contract before your child can return to school. Contact the Finance Office with any questions.


Box Tops for Education is changing the way it accepts Box Tops. Please read the changes and download the app for your smartphone or tablet to continue earning money for our school!

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