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Tuesday News 11/5/19

Tuesday News 11/5/19

Kindergarten enjoyed a field trip to the Catoctin Zoo. They not only got to look at the animals, but they were able to meet some up and close! Hands-on learning can enhance the classroom experience and we are blessed to be in an area so close to so many wonderful educational opportunities!

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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!

Substitute Teachers Wanted

If you or anyone you know would be interested in substitute teaching at Mother Seton School, please contact Ms. Kilty at or 301.447.3161. Thank you!


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

Thank you to Devynn Grubby, the HSA, and our fabulous volunteers for such a great Fall Fest!


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.

Reminder of Weather Protocol

As we enter the winter season, please take a moment to review our weather procedures in our handbook. We follow FCPS - if they close, we close. All weather alerts will be posted on our website. We will post on social media when we are able, but please follow the website for the most current info.

Memorial Prayer Service for Beloved Deceased

Monday, November 18, 1:45pm

Each year, we recognize and pray for those beloved members of our families who died in the past year. Our MSS community is invited to submit the names of those beloved you wish to have remembered and written in our Book of Names. Please refer to the enclosed letter or contact Jen at

Students and their family members are welcome to participate in the service by carrying a candle in their loved ones name. Please let us know when returning your submission or by contacting Jen.

Substitute Teachers Wanted!

If you or anyone you know would be interested in substitute teaching at Mother Seton School, please contact Ms. Kilty at 301.447.3161 or



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!

Can't make it to the fair? Maybe grandma and grandpa want to purchase books for Christmas? No problem! Just shop our book fair ONLINE from Oct 29-Nov 11. Pay online and books ship directly home, while MSS receives the extra credit!

STEM FAir - Nov 20, 2019

Come see the exciting projects and inventions our junior scientists have been hard at work on. The fair will be open for the public on Wed, Nov 20, from 6:30-7:30pm. Students can set up their projects on Tuesday (11/19) before or after school or Wed morning. Projects have to be out of the gym on Thursday after school. Thank you our amazing volunteers from the science community who are serving as judges again this year, along with MSS alum. Don’t miss out on this awesome event! 

Take-a-Tour Tuesday

November 12, 2019 • 9:00a-1:00p

Spread the word! Invite your family and friends to come see our excellence in action. Current families receive a $200 tuition credit upon enrollment of any families they refer to us.

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