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Tuesday News 3/19/19

Tuesday News 3/19/19

The Kids Heart Challenge culminated in a Jump Rope "Fun Fest" pairing up our Prayer Partners. Thanks to all who contributed! We hope to have a final tally of funds raised for the American Heart Association in the next couple of weeks. 

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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.

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.


Registration-Financial Aid Reminders

If you are applying for Financial Aid through FOCE or Parish Assistance, you are required to have your application and FACTS completed with all required documentation by March 30. Information for specific FOCE  scholarships will be sent home this week for qualifying students. If you have questions, please contact Mary Miller at


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.

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!


Each student is asked to collect 75 Box Tops using the collection sheets sent home in Tuesday folders. If we reach our goal, we’ll get a visit from The Cow Ice Cream Truck! Have additional Box Tops?

Any family who turns in additional filled sheets will be entered into a drawing for a prize!

Don’t forget to sign up with to track our school progress and participate in additional Box Top-earning activities. You can also download additional collection sheets!

All sheets MUST be returned by May 17th to qualify and be counted!

Our Lenten Journey Continues

Reconciliation: Thu, Mar 21, 9:00 a.m.

This is a time of prayer, fasting and abstinence, and almsgiving. We will be working with the students to create a meaningful Lenten journey for them at school and we invite you to be a part of it. There are many resources you can use to help you and your family come closer to Jesus during this time. Check our social media and website for tips throughout the season.

HSA Corner

Upcoming Meetings

Apr 9: 6:30p

May 7: 6:30p

Jun 4: 6:30p

All are encouraged to attend!

10 Reasons to Be Part of HSA

Reason #1: Your child benefits.  

Reason #2: You will be in the know. 

Reason #3: You can be part of the solution.

Reason #4: You can have fun while doing good. 

Reason #5: Your voice can be heard.

Reason #6: You can share your skills. 

Reason #7: You can show that you care.  

Reason #8: Your child will feel a sense of pride you are helping.

Reason #9: You'll meet other parents and form connections.

Reason #10: You'll be in the know.

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.

Great Gala Gifts

Thanks to Mrs. Lexi Burns for creating some wonderful items with our students for the Gala. These special items will be on display in the atrium ahead of the Gala, so stop by and take a peek! Don’t forget your tickets… you won’t want to miss a chance to bid on these one-of-a-kind pieces of art!

KIDS BINGO, April 6th!
Doors Open: 1:00; Games: 2:00-4:00pm
$10/child for 1 game card. Additional cards may be bought at the door.

Prizes include LEGO, Nerf, hand-held electronics, sport video camera, crafts, puzzles, & more!

Enter Raffle for a Nintendo Switch or a Kids Kindle!

Every child received a door prize. Buy your tickets by March 29th and enter drawing to win $25 Walmart Gift Card!

Downloand and Print the RSVP form and send in with your payment.

Contact Tammy at for more information!

From the Art Department…

Learn to Cricut! Mrs. Myers will offer an introduction to the new Cricut die-cut machine and the latest technology added to the Art Department. Wednesday, March 27, 3:30-4:00 pm.

Europe 2020 is on! Join a group of MSS parents, students, grandparents, & alumni who will be taking Germany, Italy, & Switzerland by storm Summer of 2020. An info meeting will be held Mar 28th, 6-7p. Food provided! RSVP to Mrs. Myers  at

IOWA Assessments Begin April 3rd

Please help your children do well on the standardized assessment and do their best to attend school each day during the test period. While standardized test scores are not the sole measure of a student’s progress, they are helpful in gauging their readiness compared to all students in their grade-level nationwide. Please refer to the enclosed flier for tips and strategies to help your student!

Report Cards come home March 19th!

PowerSchool will be inaccessible to parents until after the 19th. You may schedule individual conferences with your child's teacher if necessary.

Lions Club International News

We are grateful for the Lions Club to provide free vision screening for each student! Screenings will be held March 28-29.

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