7th-grader Faith created this cool model of our library!
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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!
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.
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.*
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 bit.ly/IncSurvey2021 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 email@example.com.
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!
BOX TOPS BONANZA IS BACK!
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!
All sheets MUST be returned by May 17th to qualify and be counted!
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.
Thank you to HSA, Donna Soares and the Gala committee, and all who volunteered for or attended our Gala in the Garden! What a wonderful show of support for Catholic education at MSS!
View Photos from the Evening and a list of our Awesome Donors on our Gala Page.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 sent home March 19th!
Please return the signed envelope ASAP.
Spring Photo Packets
PLEASE return any Spring photos you do not intend to buy and/or return payment for the ones you are keeping. You may also pay online at strawbridge.net. Check the instructions that came in your photo envelope.
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.