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Tuesday News 10/15/19

Tuesday News 10/15/19

Our Art Students are Un-BEE-lievable! Check out the giant hive and 3D bees in the cafeteria that Mrs. Myers helped our students create. It's part of a year-long integrated art-environmental science study about bees and their importance to our planet!

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Prayer Requests:

For Linda Mullineaux, mother of Melaney Mullineaux

For Ken Harrington, father of Sarah Harrington

For Doug Orner, husband of Pat Orner


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.

UPDATE: Performance Series Assessments Begin Wed

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, Nov 10 at 6:30 PM. We NEED more active parents! Please join us and become involved in planning for our school year. 

NEXT WEEK!!!  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.

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.

Free Pizza Day - Friday, Oct 18

Thanks to Mr. Dowling, retired MSS Carnival Pizza Man, students will be treated to a FREE slice of pizza for lunch on Friday, Oct 18th! During Thursday pizza count, they can choose cheese or pepperoni. Sides and drinks are extra. Thank you Mr. Dowling!

PreK 3 Survey

We’re exploring the possibility of adding a Pre-K 3 program at MSS. If you have a child (or children) age 3 or younger, would you mind taking a few minutes to help us out in gauging interest and feasibility? Take our survey:

Penny Power Week - October 21-25, 2019

We're bringing home the BACON FOR BOTS! Our goal this year is $7000 towards Coding Robots for each grade level. (Any leftover funds will be used to upgrade tech in our 1:1 program)

Check out our daily incentives and follow the progress on our Penny Power page!

flier with pink pig and pictures of coding robots penny power week mother seton school 2019

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.

Progress Reports

Look for your child’s mid-trimester reports to come home next week!

All Saints Day Mass

Friday, Nov 1 • 10:00am

Join us in celebrating this special day in honoring the Saints! Held at MSS.

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