Congratulations to Patriot Pen Essay Winners for VFW Post #6658: (l-r) Maryn Rajaski (6), 1st Place; Taylor Johnson (7), 2nd Place; Julia Wivell (8), 3rd Place.
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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.
Reopening Plan for 20-21 School Year
Please click on the link to download the letter sent to our families on July 23 regarding reopening plans for our school.
Uniform Update and More
Students may choose to wear either the regular school uniform or the PE uniform every day. The PE uniform will continue to be required on PE days. The school shoe must be a white tennis shoe, with white or light non-marking soles. The shoe itself may have colored markings, such as logos. Our uniform closet has an ample supply of uniforms. Please contact the school office at (301) 447-3161, Monday – Thursday, to set up a time to visit the closet. If you need additional PE T-shirts, they must be ordered through the front office no later than August 3. A form was mailed home with report cards or you may download it from the website.
A Note from the Principal’s Desk…
Many thanks to all who contributed to the success of our Christmas Program and band concert. Special thanks go to Mrs. Carney, who planned the Program so creatively, the classroom teachers and aides who assisted her, members of the tech crew and chorus, and the students who performed so beautifully. Special thanks also go to our band director Ms. Weaver. Our beginning band presented its first concert for us and the advanced band wonderfully demonstrated their hard work and practice. Unfortunately, there will be no evening performance.
Classes will end at noon on Friday, December 20 for Christmas Vacation. Classes will resume on Friday, January 3, 2020. I send wishes to everyone for a blessed and joyful, merry Christmas. And may the New Year be a good one for us as we work together to strengthen our school community.
Kathleen J. Kilty, PhD
January 4, 6:30-8:00p (snow date: Jan 11th)
Did you know bees are the world’s top pollinator of crops?
Bring the family for a fun and free evening all about bees! This year art and science have been working in tandem, as the students incorporate the wonderful world of bees into their creative works.
Hear from beekeepers, meet The Bee Rescuer, see hives and beekeeping tools in person, including “the bee suit”. Stay and enjoy popcorn and a film about bees in their environment. Wear comfy clothes, bring a soft blanket, and a drink with a lid!
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.
Thank you to Amber Reaver for organizing a wonderful Breakfast with Santa! We’re grateful for everyone who stepped up to help us out!
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE ANNUAL DINNER AND AUCTION!
NIGHT AT THE RACES
March 21 @ 5:30 PM AT MSS
Check MotherSetonSchool.org/gala for updates and details as they come!
Makerspace Group 3 Change
Due to the Christmas Break, Makerspace for Group 3 will be held TOMORROW, December 18th after school.
Registration and Re-Enrollment is beginning after Christmas this year!
Look for a letter home explaining the earlier process when we return to school.
Be prepared to fill out your FACTS applications early!
If you will have Pre-K 4 enrollees, you can begin the testing process for them before registering. Contact Laurie Szukalski at 301.447.3165 if you have a Pre-K 4 or a Kindergartener not previously enrolled in MSS who will require testing.
NEW FOR NEXT YEAR!
God’s Little Gifts Pre-K 3 Program
We are expanding our pre-kindergarten program to include 3-year-olds*. The schedule and curriculum will be similar to the current Pre-K 4. LIMITED SPOTS are available.
Applications accepted starting in January.
*must be 3 by Sept 1, 2020 and potty trained
SCRIP for the HOLIDAYS
Order on Monday, Pick Up on Thursday.
SCRIP is a great way to shop for the holidays AND save on your tuition at the same time!
Good Luck to Our Spelling Bee Participants
The schoolwide spelling bee will be held tomorrow, Dec 18th, at 1:45pm
The winner will go on to the Frederick County Spelling Bee.
SAVE THE DATE
Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Mass
Friday, January 3, 2020 at Mother Seton School. Time TBD.
Reminder of Weather Protocol
As we enter the winter season, please remember: 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. You can sign up to receive alerts from FCPS through FindOutFirst, but the fastest way to receive information is to follow FCPSMaryland on Facebook or visit FCPS.org. They post their weather calls by 5:05 a.m. We will repeat the information on our website and Facebook shortly after that. No SwiftAlerts will be sent.