Dear Seton Families,

What a great first week we’ve had, highlighted by mass on Wednesday with Bishop Dewane to celebrate the feast of the Assumption of Mary. Here are important announcements for the coming week:

HANDBOOK SIGNATURES
Please be sure to thoroughly review the Parent-Student Handbook so that you are familiar with school policies and operations. The handbook can be found on the school APP and website. Students in grades 3-8 will sign an agreement form. Parents also must sign an agreement form. These are due to the youngest/only child in the family’s homeroom teacher no later than Tuesday, August 21st

HOME AND SCHOOL ASSOCIATION (H.A.S.A.)
Please remember to complete your H.A.S.A. membership forms! Send it along with $10 (check or cash) as soon as possible. We need your participation for a successful organization! A H.A.S.A. meeting schedule will be announced soon.

SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING
There will be a Safe Environment Training session on Monday, August 27th at 6:30 p.m. in the school gym. Come one come all!! Please remember that if you wish to volunteer in any capacity, you must complete this training. You must register online prior to the beginning of the class. Link to the VIRTUS Registration page is: https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/reg_0.cfm?theme=0

SPORTS REMINDERS
Girls Volleyball (4th -8th grade) and Boys Soccer (4th -8th grade) tryouts are coming soon! Dates, times and sites can be found by visiting our school app.

All Seton sports schedules can be found on the school App.

Cross Country tryouts will be posted soon…
A friendly reminder that the LIABILITY WAIVER AND MEDICAL AUTHORIZATION FORMS must be filled out and turned in before your child can participate.

Sports fees ($40 per sport) will be collected through FACTS.

COACH NEEDED
The Boys’ Soccer Team needs a coach! Please contact Coach Tenbarge if you are interested at 239-455-2262 or tenbarge@seseton.org.

SPIRIT GEAR
Shop for Seton “Spirit Gear” from BSN Sports online!!

Simply go to www.bsnteamsports.com
1. Enter access code SES18 (Be careful-case sensitive)
2. Shop and pay
3. Gear will be delivered to the school-Coach Tenbarge will distribute the gear
***Items purchased through this online “Team Store” DOES NOT replace the school uniform***

DOWNLOAD THE FORM HERE

BLUE ZONES PROJECT
Blue Zones are regions of the world where people live much longer than average because of their healthy lifestyles. The term first appeared in the November 2005 National Geographic magazine cover story, “The Secrets of a Long Life” by Dan Beuttner, who identified five geographic areas where people live statistically longest. The concept grew from work done by demographers Gianni Pes and Michel Poulain, who drew concentric blue circles on world maps which were longevity hotspots. They referred to the areas inside the circles as the Blue Zones.

The Blue Zones Project is transforming communities around the USA into areas where healthy choices are easy and enable people to live longer with a higher quality of life. In keeping with our gradual conversion to a Blue Zone school, we would like students to refrain from bringing soda or candy in their lunches. More information will follow soon on the principles of healthy living as they are outlined in the Blue Zone project.

SCHOOL CHORUS
After school chorus begins on Thursday, August 16th for grades 4-8. Rehearsals will be from 3:00-4:00 every Thursday unless otherwise noted. Please contact Ms. Watson at watson@seseton.org if you have any questions.

NEW AFTERCARE PROGRAM
St. Elizabeth Seton School is excited to introduce a new aftercare program. Discounted rates are being offered for flat rate monthly and weekly fees. Daily drop in rates are also available. ALL PAYMENTS will be processed through your FACTS prepayment account. Set up your account and deposit funds prior to your student using aftercare. Please see the attachment for the aftercare information package including the registration form. Please complete the registration form and drop it off at the school office with the $20.00 per student registration fee. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Pearce or Ms. Kelly at the school office.

DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM HERE

RAINBOWS
After the sudden downpour on the first day of school, Seton was blessed with a beautiful rainbow that stretched clear across the campus. Beautiful!!