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Tuesday News 9/29/2020

Tuesday News 9/29/2020

Mrs. Mullineaux's Grade 2 students released their fully grown monarch butterflies into the world. Like the monarchs, we encourage our students to learn and grow, and then to spread their wings and fly when they're ready! 

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Virtual HSA Meeting

We will have an Home and School Association meeting on October 13 beginning at 6:30pm. You must be logged in with your family name to be admitted to the meeting. We would love to hear creative ideas for fundraising and FUNraising events! Go to Zoom and enter the following meeting code & password:  755 4825 2647 / W9hViZ or click here.

 

 

Announcements

UPDATES FOR FRIDAY, OCT 30TH!

K-8 in-school students have an Out-of-Uniform Day this Fri, Oct 30th! Pre-K students may come in costume. Ms. Kilty will have a special treat for all!

Remote learners - wear a costume to your Zoom class! Let's get a screenshot of you all dressed up! (No violent or bloody imagery, please)

Calendar Updates

Please see the attached Year at a Glance calendar. Items are subject to change, so please continue to check Tuesday News and the website for any updates.

20-21 YEAR AT A GLANCE

The holy Rosary is a powerful weapon. Use it with confidence and you’ll be amazed at the results. Saint Josemaría Escrivá 

 

Dear Families,

I hope this note finds you and your family healthy and well.

We will continue administering the Performance Series Assessment to students this week. I will communicate to you in the next few weeks when you will receive a parent testing report.

Thank you for completing the daily wellness check. Completing the wellness check, wearing masks, washing hands regularly, social distancing, and regular cleaning and disinfecting will help to keep our school community healthy. 

Each year, we dedicate the month of October to the Holy Rosary. I encourage you to recite the Rosary daily or weekly together with your family or individually. Praying the Rosary is something most, if not all, of our students are familiar with, as it is a regular part of our faith life at school. But sometimes it helps to have a guide (usccb.org/how-to-pray-the-rosary).

To recognize the remarkable efforts of the Catholic school leaders in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Archbishop Lori and the leadership from the Department of Catholic schools has approved a day off for Catholic schools to give faculty, staff, students, and parents a day to relax and recharge. Because we will still be finishing the Performance Series test, we will close Mother Seton School on Friday, October 9. I hope you and your children will enjoy the extended fall weekend.

Sincerely,

Kathleen J. Kilty, PhD
Principal


Band Registration

Band is available for students in grades 4-8. Scholarships are available. Please download and return the registration form if your child is interested in joining band.

View the introductory video and download information about instrument rental.

HAndbook Update

The 2020-2021 Parent-Student Handbook is available online under Student Life. Please print and sign page 52 and return to the office no later than October 9, 2020.

RUN THE MOUNT VIRTUAL 5K/10K/HALF, OCTOBER 1-31 - MSS STUDENTS RUN FOR FREE!

The Mount is hosting a virtual running event from Oct 1st.-Oct. 31. MSS students can register for FREE and receive a FREE personalized race bib! Please register by emailing your child’s name, grade and teacher’s name to b.s.kovalcik@msmary.edu. MSS students will not only receive PE credit, but will be entered in a random drawing to win a prize from Mrs. Reaver! Once your MSS student has completed the race please email results to b.s.kovalcik@msmary.edu

Families may join in on the fun, however, non-MSS students will need to register and pay via the site. More info about the event can be found at https://advancement.msmary.edu/register/RuntheMount2020. MSS students and families are encouraged to take a picture wearing their MSS PE shirt and Run the Mount race bib during their run/walk to send to advancement@mothersetonschool.org and upload to the Run the Mount’s social media page at https://www.facebook.com/RunTheMountVirtualRun.

Cafeteria Update

Starting October 1, students may purchase either an entree, an entree with drink, or a full lunch.

Entree only: $1.75
Entree with milk: $1.85
Entree with juice: $2.25

Price for full lunch will remain the same: $3.25 with milk, $3.50 with juice. Bottles of water are $1 each.

Pizza Day is Thursday! Orders for pizza must be placed the day before.

CALENDAR UPDATES

There will be no school on October 9. This is an AOB holiday. No school on October 12 or October 16, as scheduled.

As of Nov 6, Friday After School Care will continue until 6pm. You must be registered for regular ASC if you wish your child to remain past 3pm.

We will continue with half-day Fridays through December 11, with the possibility of extension after we return from Christmas Break.

December 18 is Parent-Teacher Conferences. These will be conducted via Zoom; there will be no school, virtual or in-person, that day.

December 21 & 22 will have no live instruction, either virtually or in-school. However, teachers will post assignments to complete that will be due after the break.

DOWNLOAD YEAR-AT-A-GLANCE

2020-2021 AOB Income Survey

The AOB will be using a google form survey to collect family income data for the 20-21 school year. This safe and secure electronic income survey will automatically collect a family’s data as they complete the survey and will allow us to collect the number of students eligible for free or reduced fee lunch.

Why is this important? These numbers will not only serve for the Title I submissions, but also can be used for textbook funding, grant requests, and allow for accurate reporting of our free and reduced eligibility at the individual school and county level. 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.

SAVE THE DATE - HSA TRUNK OR TREAT -OCTOBER 23 • Time TBD

♫This is Halloween, This is Halloween♫ Though we can’t have our usual Fall Fest, we are still celebrating the season with an outdoor Trunk or Treat! More details to follow.

REMINDERS

  • Wellness Forms must be completed before students may enter school each day. Please contact Donna Schisler at dschisler@mothersetonschool.org if you are having difficulty with the form.
  • Please note: Though the form asks about a temperature higher than 100.4°, no person with a temperature of 100° or higher may enter the building.
  • Mask Up! All persons entering MSS must wear a 2-layer cloth face mask. Bandanas and gaiters are not acceptable mask wear.
  • Full lunch is offered Mon-Thu, with Pizza Day on Thu. Pizza orders must be placed on the Wed prior. All lunch charges will be billed home. No cash accepted.
  • Students may wear their PE uniform on non-PE days through the first trimester. Please note, the winter uniform goes into effect on October 15. Students should switch to PE sweatpants at that time.
  • PE involves running! Make sure to wear appropriate shoes.
  • Remember to bring a water bottle each day. The drinking fountains are closed.

Communications

Please ensure you are set up to receive emails through both the SchoolAdmin portal and Constant Contact. Important information is distributed through both channels. Also, be sure to check the website regularly for announcements and other news, as well as for answers to your questions. We have an FAQ for uniforms, general info, and for Learning During COVID.

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COVID-19 TESTING INFORMATION

COVID-19 testing is available Tuesday, October 6, Noon-2:00pm at Seton Center (located behind the school). No appointment, referral, or insurance needed. Results in 7 days. Conducted by the Frederick County Health Department. *The FCHD will continue to offer testing in our backyard as long as need is demonstrated. We encourage all our families to use the service!

Rapid testing is available at Frederick Health, 7a-2p 7 days/week. You must present a driver’s license and insurance card:
1 Frederick Health Way
Frederick, MD 21701
240-566-3152



Prayer Corner

Please add these intentions to your prayers…

Courtney Friesen, daughter of Ann Beirne, recently diagnosed with breast cancer

Jennifer DeFrank, friend of the Tayler family, recently diagnosed with a painful neurological ailment

All those suffering from the effects of the pandemic—physically, emotionally, economically.

All of those in path of the wildfires, especially those who have lost their homes or loved ones.

 


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