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Tuesday News 5/26/20

Tuesday News 5/26/20

We are grateful to the Delaplaine Foundation for their grant of $20,000 to help us meet emergency needs during this pandemic. This generous contribution will help us to provide assistance to our families experiencing hardship due to the current health crisis. Thank you!

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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.

UPDATE: Performance Series Assessments Begin Wed

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.


We made it! This is the final Tuesday News of the 19-20 school year. We are grateful to our faculty and staff, our students, and our families for their patience and fortitude through the past few months. While the future may be uncertain, we will face its challenges and embrace its blessings TOGETHER. We ARE Seton Strong!

We Love Our 2020 Graduates

The Carnival Spirit Continues

Thank you to everyone who shared their memories of the MSS Carnival! And thank you to all those who supported our campaign. Proceeds will benefit our urgent needs fund at MSS to help our families suffering pandemic-related hardship.

Class of 2020 Pick Up/Drop Off

Pick up of personal belongings and drop off of school materials will take place June 2, 11:00a-12:00p. We will be there to cheer our graduates on (from a safe distance)!

The student’s belongings will be in box that you will empty and then fill with the materials you are returning. The boxes will be clearly labeled and arranged alphabetically, along the sidewalk in front of the school, beginning at the middle school entrance.


Pre-K-Grade 7 Pick Up/Drop Off

The Pre-K - Grade 7 book and material drop-off and pick-up will take place on Tuesday, June 9.

To keep it safe, we’re asking families to come to school based their name on this schedule:

Last name beginning with A-F - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Last name beginning with G-M - 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Last name beginning with N-Z - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Families unable to come at their assigned time - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Way to go, Pre-K!

Congrats on moving on up to Kindergarten! Check out the retrospective of their year that Ms. Miller put together! (You might want to keep the tissues handy!)

Special Awards

We already know how amazing our students are, but it’s wonderful to see them recognized.

Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Competition

Ella Lowry - Grade 8 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest Maryland State Winner

Maryn Rajaski - Grade 6 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest Maryland State Winner and a Grade 6 Grand National Champion (This is Maryn’s SECOND Grand National win!!!)

2020 Catholic Daughters Education Contest

Gwyneth Yanike - 1st place, Division I - Poetry

Lia Lowry - 2nd place, Division I - Art

and announcing for next year...

2020-2021 Mother Seton School National Junior Honor Society Inductees

Rosie Bonbrest  | Isaac Jenkins | Taylor Johnson | Brady Koenig | Gianna Lowry

Ripleigh Maring | Madison McDowell | Kiernan Myles | Aidan Shranatan

The National Junior Honor Society recognizes outstanding middle school students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. To be considered for the honor of membership, applicants must demonstrate excellence in each of these five areas:

Scholarship: Students must display excellence in academic achievement.

Service: Students must demonstrate voluntary contributions made to the school or community, done without compensation.

Leadership: Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, and idea contributors. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.

Character: The student of good character is cooperative; demonstrates high standards of reliability; shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others; and maintains a clean disciplinary record.

Citizenship: The student who demonstrates citizenship understands the importance of civic engagement; has a high regard for freedom and justice; respects democracy; respects the law for all citizens at the local, state, and federal levels; and demonstrates mature participation and responsibility in activities such as scouting, community organizations, or school clubs.


Re-Enrollment/Registration News


The Board of Directors, with the support of the Daughters of Charity, announced a tuition restructuring plan to help alleviate some of the financial responsibilities for our families during this time of crisis. Please read the complete letter for details.

Additionally, the following message was sent to each family. If you did not receive it, please ensure we have your correct address in the database by emailing

  • We already credited each student’s account $150 for the 2020-21 registration fee. If you have not finished registering, the credit will offset the charge when the enrollment is completed.
  • We already credited each student’s account for their May tuition payment. Please email me if you made this payment and wish to have the credit applied to 2020-21.
  • August, September, and October credits and adjustments will be made in similar fashion in the coming month once the financial aid process and enrollment process is completed.
  • Food assistance is available through voucher and/or gift cards for those of you who may be in need. We are finalizing arrangements with Jubilee to make this available directly through the store. Please email us if you need assistance.
  • BOOST deadlines have been extended to June 1st. Please apply asap and let us know when you do. We will contact these families to discuss and assess their financial aid situation.

HSA Corner

ALL HSA ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED. We will release more information as we receive it.

Is your family experiencing fiancial hardship because of the current situation?

We want to help!

Mother Seton School will offer a gift card program for families in need. If you are in need of a grocery store gift card, please contact Albert Nastasi or Miss Kilty. We will work to provide you gift cards in the most convenient way possible. This program will be in place throughout the summer and extended if needed.


Are you able to give at this time?

If you are in a position to help others in the community, we invite you to give to our Urgent Needs campaign, which will help our school and our families in this time of need. Visit to make your gift today.

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