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Tuesday News 5/7/19

Tuesday News 5/7/19

For their final meeting of the year, Vincentian Marian Youth members visited with Sisters at the Villa and enjoyed a little party. Here, Elena and Annabelle pose with Sister Mary Thurlough, D.C.

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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.


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 to take the survey. The survey takes approximate 2-4 minutes and must be completed by October 15, 2020.


Registration is Due Now

All registration fees must be paid by May 15th! If paid after May 16th, the cost per child will increase.

Paid through May 15th: $175/child (maximum of $525/family)

Paid May 16th or later: $250/child (maximum of $750/family)

New Principal Meet & Greet

Join us for a brief reception to say hello to Ms. Kilty on Friday, May 10th, 8:00-9:00 a.m. Then stay for our May Procession and Crowning!

statue of virgin mary in blue robe with crown of flowers and flowers in vase

May is Mary’s Month!

Join us in celebration of the Holy Mother at our annual May Procession and Crowning

Friday, May 10th at 9:00 a.m.

First Communicants and 2nd-graders may wear their Sunday best or Communion clothes.



Thank you Mrs. Stocksdale for organizing another super fun Walk-a-thon! Thanks to all our friends & family who gave their time and who pledged money toward our great causes. Don’t forget, pledge money is due by May 15th! 

Our students did an awesome job walking a total of 1,906 miles!  Congratulations to 5th Grade for being the class who walked the most miles as a class and to Brady Koenig who walked the highest number of laps



Plant Sale Hours

7:30 am to 9:00 am

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Shop early in the evening, we will hold your plants while you enjoy the concert!


TOMATOES:  Better Boy, Early Girl, Roma, 4th of July, Brandywine Red, Brandy Boy, and MORE!

BASIL: Sweet Genovese, Dolce Fresca, Greek Columnar and More!

PEPPERS: Better Bell Peppers!


Plants subject to availability at time sale. All Plants grown by a MSS family.

HSA Corner

Upcoming Meetings

Jun 4: 6:30p

All are encouraged to attend!

Thank you Amber Reaver and the HSA for another fun and fabulous Mother-Son Glow Bowling event!

HSA RAFFLE - Check your Tuesday Folder for Tickets and Details

  • Every family is asked to sell 10 tickets
  • Tickets are $5 each – Grand prize is $1,000
  • All tickets must be returned by May 24.
  • We are happy to provide you with extra tickets!
  • Incentives for students listed HERE.

Drawing will be held at the MSS Carnival!

Raffle Incentive Reminders

FINAL DAY - May 14th: Tag Day on May 17th - students may wear any shirt with uniform shorts/pants and uniform shoes

If we have 85% participation of ALL FAMILIES by May 14th students will earn a Crazy Hair Day on May 23rd.

100% participation by ALL FAMILIES by May 14th will earn students a Crazy Hair Day AND Out of Uniform on May 23rd!


**NOTE: The Box Tops people will NOT accept expired BTs! Please make sure your Box Tops are CURRENT. Also, please do not glue the BONUS certificates to the collection sheets. The sheets are ONLY for regular Box Tops. You can include bonus certificates, just don't glue them to the sheets.**

Each student is asked to collect 75 Box Tops using the collection sheets sent home in Tuesday folders. If we reach our goal, we’ll get a visit from The Cow Ice Cream Truck! Have additional Box Tops?

Any family who turns in additional filled sheets will be entered into a drawing for a prize!

Don’t forget to sign up with to track our school progress and participate in additional Box Top-earning activities. You can also download additional collection sheets!

All sheets MUST be returned by May 17th to qualify and be counted!

MSS Carnival Set Up Help Needed

We need volunteers to help us set up for the carnival Sat & Sun, May 18-19th. On Saturday we begin at 9:00am and on Sunday we begin at 11:00am. There is a lot of heavy lifting involved!

Also, we are looking for donations of certain items. Please review the list of requested items by grade. You may start sending them in now! All help is appreciated!

MSS Carnival flier May 20-25th nightly bands rides games and food 6-11p


Due to the snow days, we have adjusted our band schedule so that students can make up the required lessons. Please note these dates and have students bring their instrument:

May 7 (Beginners Groups 1, 3, 4/ Concert Winds Groups 2, 5)
May 14 (Concert Band Groups 2, 3, 5/ Beginners Groups 1,4)
May 21 (Beginners Groups 1,4/ Concert Band Groups 2,3,5)

Attention MSS Alumni of the Class of 2015 & the Class of 2017

Sophomores & Seniors Reunion

Join us for a night reconnecting with old friends over pizza! May 10, 7-9p at MSS. RSVP by May 6th to 301.447.3165 or email

Families are welcome!


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