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Tuesday News 12/3/19

Tuesday News 12/3/19

Kindergarten enjoyed spending time with their 5th grade Prayer Partners just before Thanksgiving, coloring turkeys and playing math games together!

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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.


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.


Community, Coffee, and Conversation with Principal Kilty!

Kick off Advent with Community, Coffee, and Conversation with Principal Kilty!
Wed, Dec 4, 5:30-6:30p OR Fri, Dec 6, 8:30-9:30a

Start the season by joining us for the first of a series of informal conversations with Ms. Kilty. Parents will have two opportunities to come in for a chat and enjoy fellowship with one another over light refreshments. Choose the session most convenient for your schedule!

#GivingTuesday - December 3, 2019

As part of our Annual Giving Campaign, we are participating in the worldwide #GivingTuesday initiative once again. Our goal is to raise $10,000 in ONE DAY for Catholic education at MSS. The proceeds will go toward our Annual Fund. Please keep an eye out for our emails and on social media! Click for more information on Annual Giving.

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. 

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!

URGENT - HELP WANTED! 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.

red flier with cartoon santa advertising breakfast with santa at mss



March 21 @ 5:30 PM AT MSS

Check MotherSetonSchool/gala for updates and details as they come!

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Report Cards will be sent home Dec 6 and 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. Middle school parents will have an opportunity to meet with teachers on a first-come, first-serve basis in the gym. Parents are HIGHLY encouraged to attend! Student are not required unless requested by the teacher; chair are available in the hallway for them to sit should you need to bring them with you.


SCRIP is available weekly starting Dec 2nd!

Order on Monday, Pick Up on Thursday.

Many cards are available in the office for cash-and-carry, no ordering required! See our website or enclosed flier for a list of cards kept on hand.

SCRIP is a great way to shop for the holidays AND save on your tuition at the same time!

TINY TOTS O! Christmas Tree!

Fri, Dec 13, 10:00-11:15a

FREE for ages 2-5. Come join us for Christmas tree-themed stories, ornament crafts, songs, and snacks! RSVP by Wed, Dec 11th to Laurie Szukalski at 301.447.3165 or


The Doors to Advent will be opened this week! Look for a special Advent message each day on our website and FB, as well as special activities.

Dec 6: Students may come dressed in either RED or GREEN Christmas Colors

Dec 11: Wear a Christmas hat!

Dec 19: Christmas Sweater Day!


Come out and enjoy a holiday performance from our chorus and band! Get into the Christmas spirit with music and entertainment.

Monday, Dec 16th at 9:30a and 7p


Due to change in ownership, terms of the Night Tracker Program changed. Now, ages 7+ may enroll for the MSS Group Night Tracker Program. Early Bird registration has been extended to Dec 16th. Get the best price to enjoy Liberty Mountain this winter by joining! Visit

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.

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