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Tuesday News 11/12/19

Tuesday News 11/12/19

Our annual Book Fair was SNOW much fun! Thanks to everyone who helped out and to all who shopped. We hope you found some great treasures! 

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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.

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.



NEW this year… If school is on a 2-hour delay this winter, students will have the option to purchase a ham or PB&J sandwich and the soup of the day if they do not wish to pack.

HSA Corner

Our next HSA Meeting is Tuesday, Dec 10 at 6:30 PM. We NEED more active parents! Please join us and become involved in planning for our school year. 


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

Join us for a yummy breakfast and then browse our Bazaar of crafters and vendors. Get a photo taken with Santa! ($5)  Make a craft! MSS is where it's at for Christmas!

Want to be a Santa's Little Helper? Sign Up today to help with set up, clean up, the craft table, making breakfast, and more! Great opportunity for teens to earn service hours. 

We still have space for vendors for our Christmas Bazaar! Download a form and return to the school with payment. Contact Amber for more details.

red flier with cartoon santa advertising breakfast with santa at mss

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.

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.

Parent-Teacher Conferences


Conferences will be held December 9. Time slots will be in 15-minute increments. Parents with students in grades Pre-K through 5 must call Terry to schedule your appointment. More details will follow in the coming weeks!

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! 

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