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Tuesday News 9/24/19

Tuesday News 9/24/19

Grandparents and Grand Friends Day was a big success! Thank you to all our special visitors for celebrating this special day with us!

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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.


HSA Corner

Our next HSA Meeting is Tuesday, October 8 at 6:30 PM. We NEED more active parents! Please join us and become involved in planning for our school year. 

A Big Thank You to Michelle Kluchorosky and the HSA Volunteers who helped make Grandparents and Grand Friends Day a smash hit! Your hard work is greatly appreciated!

HSA Mum Sale

Perfect for your fall garden! Cedar Hedge Farm is offering mums in 3 sizes: Tabletop, Large, and Big Planter. Download an order form and return to school no later than Friday, Sep 27th. Delivery October 4th! Visit our page for more details and pictures of the mums for sale.


HSA Spaghetti Dinner • Mon, Oct 21st • 5-7:30p

Come break bread with your MSS family at Rocky's in Thurmont for our annual All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner! Tickets per person are $10/ages 7+; $7/ages 3-6; Free ages 2 and under. Includes unlimited spaghetti, salad, and drinks. 


Contact Lisa to purchase your tickets! VIEW FLIER


HSA Fall Fest

Save the Date for Free Family Fun! Our annual Fall Fest is Friday, Oct 25th. Look for more information to come home in your Tuesday folders!


Breakfast with Santa and Christmas Bazaar • Sat, Dec 7, 2019 • 8am-Noon

We're looking for vendors for our Christmas Bazaar! Download a form and return to the school with payment. Contact Amber for more details.

Uniform Reminders

  • The Summer Uniform option is in effect until Oct 15th. From Oct 16th through April 14th, the Winter option will be in effect. Refer to the website or handbook.

  • Girls may wear one pair of stud or button earrings, one ring and a small necklace with medal or cross. Boys limit jewelry to one ring and a small necklace with a small medal or cross.  Bracelets are not permitted.

  • Uniforms should be clean, neat, and serviceable. Please do not wear faded or torn uniform items.

For more guidance, please refer to our Uniform page on the website.

SAint Vincent de Paul FEast Day Mass and VMY Induction

Please join us Friday, Sept 27th at 10:00am to celebrate Mass in honor of the Feast Day of SVDP. During this celebration of our venerated Saint's life, we will induct the newest members of our Vincentian Marian Youth Group (VMY) and acknowledge those standing members currently serving.

Blessing of the Animals

All Creatures Great and Small are invited to attend our annual Blessing of the Animals, Oct 3rd at 1:30pm in the circle in front of school, in honor of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi. Pets must be leashed or otherwise restrained. You may begin to line up with your pets at 1:10pm. If you wish to take your child home after the service, please let us know in writing by September 30th.

Please note: pets may not ride the bus, nor may they stay in class all day.

Grade 8 ACRE Tests Next Week

Grade 8 ACRE Testing is scheduled for October 1st through the 3rd. ACRE is the Assessment of Child/Youth Religious Education and is mandated by the Archdiocese in Grades 5 and 8. It is a tool to help us evaluate the strength of our religious studies. MSS students have consistently scored above the national average. We know our faith at MSS!


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