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Tuesday News 10/22/19

Tuesday News 10/22/19

Our Middle School students recently completed the Fall Leadership Challenge Course, part of our Leadership Development curriculum. They engaged in various physical  exercises, which were not only fun but helped them practice the principles of communication and teamwork.

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Kiss Request

Sister Margaret Ann is requesting donations of Hershey Kisses--any color or flavor--for a secret Advent project. Please send in any extra bags you might have!


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

THANK YOU to Lisa Lowry, the HSA, and Rocky's for another fantastic feast! And thanks to all who came out to support MSS during our Spaghetti Dinner!

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! WE NEED YOU to be a part of the fun... sign up to be a Trunk-or-Treater or to donate time or treats! 


Join us for a Vera Bradley/Coach Bingo, Saturday Nov 16th. Doors open at 5:30pm. Games begin at 7:00pm. Concessions, specials, and more! Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Contact Terry at 301.447.3161 to purchase. *This replaces the Kids Bingo previously scheduled* VIEW FLIER

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.

Toys for Tommy Christmas Toy Drive

Christmas toys and tree flier Toys for Tommy toy drive service projectOctober 28-November 1

Tommy Laudani was an alum (MSS’14) who passed away last winter from a rare cancer. In his memory and in collaboration with Delone Catholic HS, we are collecting new toys and books for the pediatric patients at Johns Hopkins.

Please help us make Christmas a little brighter for these families! Bring your new, unwrapped toy or book to the box in the atrium for collection.

Any questions? Contact Jen at 301.447.3165 or



There is to be NO FOOD OR DRINK consumed on the bus! Lately, students have been leaving behind a mess. Please be courteous to the driver and to the other students.

Also, another reminder that if the bus is stopped with its lights flashing and sign out, DO NOT PASS IT.

Thank you for your cooperation!

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


polar bear on iceberg with scholastic arctic book fair graphic and snow falling“Snow Much to Read” at the Book Fair!

November 4-8, 2019

Shopping hours:
Mon– Thu, 8am-4pm; Fri 8am-12pm | Family Night - Wed, Nov. 6, 4-6pm

We are looking for volunteers to help us during the fair! Sign up HERE!

Progress Reports

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

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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