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Tuesday News 10/8/19

Tuesday News 10/8/19

Congratulations to John Dowling, our favorite "Pizza Man", who was honored McElroy Award for all his years of dedicated service to MSS and Catholic Education!

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Prayer Requests:

-John Hayes, brother-in-law of Christy LaBarbera, who has received Last Rites.

-Ken Harrington, father of Sarah Harrington, who is recovering from a serious illness.


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. 

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.

Car line alert

PLEASE do NOT pass the school bus in the circle when the lights are flashing and stop sign is out!

Fall Picture Day - Wed, October 16th

Individual school pictures will be taken next week! Students may come out of uniform. PLEASE no graphic t-shirts or tops (i.e. no cartoons, sayings/phrases, product logos, etc.).  And DO NOT WEAR GREEN - the backdrop is on a Green Screen.

This year, each student receives one basic package included in their tuition cost: 1 – 8x10; 2 – 5X7; 4 – 3x5; 8 – wallets.

Each student will receive a photo packet and if you wish to order more photos, there will be a form included with them. If you wish to retake photos, you may do so on December 7, Picture Re-Take Day. HOWEVER, you must return the initial photo packet INTACT. Otherwise, you will be charged for the retake.

Ski and Snowsports Club

For ages  8-18 years-old. Group members must sign up initially through Mrs. Myers, but may visit individually as many nights as they like at Liberty, Roundtop, and Whitetail Resorts. Each Night Tracker participant will receive a Night Tracker Card, which they will then present at any ticket window to receive a lift ticket valid Mon through Sat after 4p, and Sun after 3p. For more information and to join, visit Mrs. Myers’s page on our website.

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.

Prayer Requests

Please Pray for these Members of Our MSS Family:

the repose of the soul of John Hayes, brother-in-law of Christy LaBarbera
Ken Harrington, father of Sarah Harrington, as he faces a long recovery from a serious illnessthe repose of the soul of Marilys Johnson, grandmother of Taylor Johnson (Gr 7)


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