Tuesday News 1/15/19

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Announcements

Gala Basket Items WANTED

Due to the success of school/parent donated baskets last year, we are seeking items from parents again this year so that we can create three themed baskets to auction at this year's Gala! Please use the link below to select an item that works for you and you may send in with your child to school - please be sure to label it for the Gala! If you have any questions or you need to make other arrangements to send in an item, please contact Lexi Burns at alexisottburns@gmail.com.

Items NEEDED

MSS on a 2-hr delay, Thurs, Feb 21st with possible re-evaluation by 7a.

Doors open at 10am. PreK dismisses at 12:30p. No hot lunch, please pack your own.

Order your yearbook before it's too late!

Don't let this year's treasured memories slip away! Our Yearbook Committee has been hard at work to create a spectacular remembrance for this school year. Order yours online before March 22nd!

Order my 2018-19 Yearbook NOW

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*DATE CHANGE* JUMP ROPE FOR HEART: Wear a Red Shirt!

WEAR A RED SHIRT for our kick-off assembly will be Feb 22, 8:30a. The final event will be March 13 & 14.

Volunteers for Daddy-Daughter Dance Needed!

Help make it a magical night! Sign up for set up, take down, or help during the event: https://bit.ly/DanceVol19

Gala Tickets Available!

Get your tickets for our annual dinner and auction in support of Catholic education at MSS! Check out the event page for a sample of auction items, as well as information on volunteering and sponsorships.


Notice for 8th-Grade Parents

There will be a short meeting and discussion regarding the new 1:1 computing initiative that you and your students will be required to attend before your student may receive their device. You’ll be given a handbook and permission slip to sign, as well as the opportunity to ask questions. Please join us Wed, Jan 23 at 8:15 a.m. in the Science Lab. It should take no more than 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can meet us on Thu, Jan 24 at 6:15 p.m. in the Science Lab and afterward attend the Maryland 529 Presentation. If neither of these times work at all, please contact Mrs. Kuykendall.


Maryland 529 Presentation - Jan 24, 2019 at 7:00p at MSS (Snow Date: Feb 7th)

Did you know you can use your 529 savings plan (formerly the College Savings Plan of Maryland) to pay your MSS tuition and receive a tax benefit? Join us for an informational session led by a representation from the state program. Open to the public, so please invite your friends & family! This is rescheduled from Nov’s original date.

 


HSA Corner

Upcoming Meetings

Feb 5: 6:30p

Mar 5: 6:30p

Apr 9: 6:30p

May 7: 6:30p

Jun 4: 6:30p

All are encouraged to attend!

Daddy-Daughter Dance
February 23 • 6:30-8:30 P.M.

Celebrate your little girl with a night of dinner, dancing, & games! $20 per couple, $10 per additional guest. RSVP by Feb 6th by returning form with payment made out to MSS HSA (memo: Daddy-Daughter Dance).

Download Invite/RSVP

Gala in the Garden - March 23, 5:30-10:00p
The Links at Gettysburg

Early Bird special ends THIS WEEK: $45/person or $350/table. Purchase by 1/19/19 for Early Bird pricing AND be entered in a drawing for a $50 Uber card and $50 MSS cash for use towards games/auction at the Gala. Contact Donna at jefsoa@msn.com for tickets and more information.

Volunteer & YOU may win a month’s FREE tuition!

Want to find out how you can help support our gala AND enter to win? Here are just a few ways to get involved:

  • ¨Gather sponsors and donations for the silent/live auctions
  • ¨Donate items for the silent/live auctions
  • ¨Have a business? Donate services! Marketing, printing, items to auction!
  • Attend the event! We will also be offering a few ways to earn tickets or one month’s tuition!

To earn two (2) free tickets:

* Turn in $500 or more in Sponsorships. *Limited to 2 tickets per person. If unable to attend or if desired, tickets may be donated to the HSA.

* Parent(s) with children currently enrolled — two ways to earn a chance at a Free Month’s Tuition: 1) Turn in $1,000 or more in Sponsorships. *Earn one (1) raffle ticket per $1,000 raised! Drawing on March 7, 2019. OR 2) Attend the event.

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Congratulations to our Student Council Officers!

President: Helen Hochschild
Vice-President: Lizzie Goodwin
Secretary: Elena Crutchfield
Treasurer: Liam Bussey


Catholic Schools Week is Coming!
January 28 - February 1st

We are planning a week of fun to celebrate the joy and privilege of Catholic education at MSS. Spirit days, a door decorating contest, treats, Bingo and Volleyball - Look for more details to follow on how you can be a part of the action! Our schedule for the week:

Mon: Celebrating Our Community

Tue: Celebrating Our Students

Wed: Celebrating Our Families

Thu: Celebrating Our Love of Christ

Fri: Celebrating Our Teachers

Geography Bee

We will be hosting our Geography Bee for students in Gr. 4—8 on January 18, at 2:00 PM.  Each class will have a representative competing and the winner will be eligible to try out for he State of Maryland Geography Bee.

Box Tops for Education

Don’t Forget to Clip Your Box Tops and Send Them In! Our next quarterly submission is coming up soon. We earn $.10 for each top turned in… last year, our earnings were nearly $2000!

Sign up online for Sweepstakes and Bonus Box tops opportunities!