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Tuesday News 9/17/19

Tuesday News 9/17/19

Grade 6 dived right into their science studies, conducting their first lab experiments in the opening days of the school year!

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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. 

Grandparents Day - Fri, Sept 20th - 10-12p

Thank you to everyone who has agreed to donate goodies or volunteer their time for Grandparents Day. We can't have our fun traditions without you! There is still time (and need) for you to donate your time, talent, or treasure... Check out our Sign Up Genius!

Our HSA All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Monday, October 21 from 5:00-7:30 PM at Rocky's, 205 Tippin Drive, Thurmont MD. Come feast with your MSS Family! Look for an official flier to come home soon!

Important Reminders

  • Please sign and return the back page of the Handbook acknowledging receipt by Sept 13th.
  • If you child needs medication, you are REQUIRED to return a completed form signed by your doctor and medicine MUST be in its original container.
  • Before School Care is available 7:00-8:00 a.m. Doors will not open until 8:00 a.m. Parents must sign their children into supervised care if they wish to drop their children off prior. After School Care is available daily 3:15-6:00 p.m.

Car Line RULES

  • ¨Children MUST enter & exit vehicles on the CURBSIDE. This is for everyone’s safety.
  • If you must assist your child or leave your car for any reason, PLEASE pull past the canopy or park in the lot. Show courtesy and respect to the other parents in the car line trying to quickly and safely drop-off their children.
  • Do NOT speed around the circle. Be prepared to stop at a moment’s notice.
  • Please do NOT use your cell phone while the car line is moving. This is for everyone’s safety!

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.

New Addition to the Menu!

Students who wish to purchase a sandwich instead of an entrée now have the choice between Peanut Butter & Jelly ($1.00) or Ham & Cheese ($1.50).


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