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Tuesday News 10/6/20

Tuesday News 10/6/20

Mrs. Reaver had her Pre-K 4 students "virtually" jumping and playing games with her when the weather outside wasn't cooperating enough for them to safely meet in person.

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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

When parents pray the rosary, at the end of each decade they should hold the rosary aloft and say to her, ’With this rosary bind my children to your immaculate heart.’ She will attend to their souls. Saint Louise de Marillac

Dear Families,

Thank you for your cooperation with our new arrival procedures. Beginning Tuesday, October 13, all first through fifth graders will enter through the main entrance. We will still have two temperature-takers and hope the reduction to one stop will make it easier on parents who have children in multiple grades. If this new process causes back-ups, we will go back to having two stops for first through fifth graders.

Deputy Whitehouse of our local sheriff’s department would like us to remind all parents that children must be seated and buckled properly at all times while in a vehicle. This includes when driving around the circle. Siblings of MSS students, especially, should remain seated and strapped in while the student exits the car. If possible, please move car/booster seats to the passenger side of your vehicle to ensure a safe exit and entry on the curbside for your child.

October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month. Please be on the lookout this month for ways Mother Seton School will highlight our Seton LaCroce Learning Center and how we educate students with learning disabilities.

Join Archbishop Gomez, the President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Bishops across the country, on October 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, at 3:00 PM to pray a rosary for healing and unity in our country. “In every age, Mary’s maternal care is an expression of God’s providence, his plan of love for history and for every soul. And in the troubles of this present moment, we need to entrust ourselves even more to her care.” (Archbishop Gomez)

We will have our first virtual Mass of the school year on Thursday, October 15 at 10:15 AM. I will provide link to you next week so those who are able can join us.

Please remember that Friday, October 7 and Monday, October 12 are days off of school for all students, faculty, and staff. I hope you will enjoy the extended fall weekend.

Sincerely,

Kathleen J. Kilty, PhD
Principal


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.

Angels Above Alumni Golf Tournament

Despite not being able to play, the community stepped up and with sponsorships and individual donations, we have raised $10,175 to date for the Jack and Shirley Little Scholarship Fund! Check out our sponsors at mothersetonschool.org/golf.

HSA TRUNK OR TREAT -OCTOBER 23 • 6:30-8:30 PM

Though we can’t have our usual Fall Fest, we are still celebrating the season with an outdoor Trunk or Treat! Join us around the circle and in the MSS parking lots for a free, fun, and safe time!

PLEASE RSVP if you are attending and/or if you want to decorate a trunk. We need to have an accurate headcount of children and adults for public safety.

Questions? Email Devynn Grubby!

I.T. Contractors

We are excited to announce that we have contracted with TREYSTA Technology Management to assist us with maintaining and improving our internet connections. We have two dedicated TREYSTA staff, Dan and Brandon, who will be on site Mon-Fri to handle day-to-day tech issues and investigate ways we can improve our virtual learning systems. Dan and Brandon have both had background checks and received VIRTUS Child Protection Training

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.

REMINDERS

  • Wellness Forms must be completed before students may enter school each day. Please contact Ms. Kilty at kkilty@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.

To reduce the amount of materials sent home, we will not be printing the Tuesday News until further notice. It will be distributed each week through Constant Contact email, as well as posted on our website.

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COVID-19 TESTING INFORMATION

COVID-19 testing is available every other Tuesday, Noon-2:00pm at Seton Center (located behind the school). The next testing is on October 20. 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

Judy Piskura, great-aunt of Lynn Tayler and great-great-aunt of Finn and Moira, who has been hospitalized.

For all who continue to suffer from the Coronavirus pandemic.

 

Please send any additional prayer requests to Lynn Tayler.

 


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