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Tuesday News 2/26/19

Tuesday News 2/26/19

Thank you to Peace in Christ Lutheran Church in Walkersville, PA for the beautiful handmade hats they sent to our students along with their prayers!

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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.



Our committee has been working hard to put together a fantastic keepsake of this year for all our students. Be sure to order yours TODAY so you don’t miss out on these treasured memories!

Yearbooks are $19 and will be on sale until March 22nd

Order online at:

Online code:  112655

Or return the order form provided with your payment. Checks should be made out to MSS.


We'll be kicking off our JRFH challenge February 28, 2:15ap. The final event will be March 13 & 14.

Important Re-Registration and Enrollment Information

New tuition rates for 2019-2020:
$5,495 Pre-K Full Day through Grade 8

$3,495 Pre-K Half-Day

Registration Fee: $175/student if paid by 5/15 ($250/student after 5/15)

Bus: $500/one-way and $800/two-way

After School Care fees remain the same. Parent Portal will open soon to register!

Multiple opportunities for Financial Assistance!

Fill out your FACTS financial aid application NOW. The sooner you apply, the greater your chances of receiving the aid you need:

BOOST Scholarships for MD residents will open for application on or about March 1st. BOOST awards are made by the State in addition to any tuition assistance received through MSS or parishes.

New this year: 10% tuition discount for Active Duty and Active Reserve Military! Proof of active service (active duty ID card or active duty orders) required. Contact Finance for more information!

HSA Corner

Upcoming Meetings

Mar 5: 6:30p

Apr 9: 6:30p

May 7: 6:30p

Jun 4: 6:30p

All are encouraged to attend!


Contact Tammy at for more information & tickets!

Daddy-Daughter Dance THANK YOU!

Thanks to all who attended the dance and all who helped make it a magical night, including Danielle Greene, Mrs. Myers, Lowes Waynesboro, Walmart Waynesboro, Sheetz Waynesboro, Candyland, Sheetz Thurmont, Walmart Westminster, Walmart Gettysburg, Glory Days Grill, Utz, Jubilee, Carriage House, Carleo's, and the many volunteers who pitched in!

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

Join us for an evening of dining, auctions, and games all in support of Catholic education at Mother Seton School! $50/person or $385/table of 8 - gather a group of friends and split the cost of a table! Sponsorships for your organization also available. Contact Donna at for tickets and more information.



Last year’s themed baskets were so popular, we are offering them again. Please visit to see what’s needed and sign up for an item to donate!



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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MSS Young Authors Night and Talent Show

March 27, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Begin the evening browsing our Young Authors Fair and perhaps you’ll meet the next Jack London or Suzanne Collins! Then stay and be entertained by our top performers. You’re always in for a treat with our Biennial Talent Show!


VIRTUS has replaced STAND as required Child Protection Training. If you plan to volunteer in class or chaperone field trips, you MUST be VIRTUS-certified. Visit to register for an account. Carefully scroll the organization list and choose Mother Seton School-Emmitsburg - we are NOT located under the Archdiocese in the drop-down menu. Follow the instructions on-screen. Contact Terry if you have any questions!



chart listing signs and symptoms of cold or fluPlease help us keep our children healthy by emphasizing handwashing and proper etiquette for coughing/sneezing to help deter the spread of germs. 

At this time, we have two confirmed cases of flu in the MSS community.  In an effort to contain any outbreak, please keep your child at home if your student is exhibiting flu symptoms.  Remember, as stated in the handbook, your child must be free of fever, vomiting or diarrhea for a full 24 hours before they can be re-admitted to class.  Additionally, if your child is on antibiotics, they should be taken for a full 24 hours before returning to class. 

In an effort to protect children who may be immuno-compromised, if your child is diagnosed with the flu, please call the office and let us know. 

Thank you for your help in this matter!

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