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Tuesday News 10/1/19

Tuesday News 10/1/19

Congratulations to our newly inducted members of the Vincentian Marian Youth. Our VMY chapter is part of the international service organization through Saint Vincent de Paul and FamVin, and is one of only 4 chapters in the United States!

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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 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 12+; $7/ages 5-11; Free ages 4 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, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Games, Food, Trunk-or-Treat, and more! Be a part of the fun... sign up to be a Trunk-or-Treater or to donate time or treats! 


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.

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.

VMY Parents

We are looking for a few parents to help lead the service groups for VMY. If you are able to commit 1-2 hours a month to supervise, please contact Sister Joan. There are different opportunities in the community students may serve, including the Villa, Emmitsburg and Thurmont Food Bank, and St. Catherine’s.

Take-a-Tour Tuesday

October 8, 9:00a-1:00p

A welcoming and loving Christ-centered community awaits! Invite friends, family, and neighbors to our Open House tour of MSS. Help them discover the blessings of solid academics and solid values grounded in our strong faith.

Remember: Families who refer another enrolling family will receive a $200 tuition credit!

Tiny Tots: Digging for Dinorsaurs

Thursday, October 17, 10:30-11:45am. Join us for a dino-mite morning! Crafts, activities, and stories will delight the young “paleontologists”. FREE for Ages 2-5

RSVP by Oct 14th to Laurie at 301.447.3165 or via email.

Monday is Band Day! Please remember to bring your instruments with you every Monday!

Grade 8 ACRE Tests This 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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