Dear Seton Families,

We’re so happy to be back in our elementary building, and students have adjusted very well to their shiny new spaces. We were blessed to have Fr. Luis and superintendent Dr. Ben Moore with us on Tuesday to reopen the building. Onward and upward we go, with more improvements on the horizon in the coming months. Thank you for all your patience and support through the renovation process! Please read through the entire E-Blast for many important announcements. Have a great weekend!

IMPORTANT UPDATES:

AFTERCARE PAYMENT
Parents, please remember to add funds to your FACTS Prepay account each weekend to cover the aftercare fees for the previous week. Late charges of $5.00 per week will be added if funds are not available in the FACTS Prepay account to cover the fees in FULL.

AFTERCARE HOURS ON 10/26/18
The Aftercare Program for Friday, October 26, only, will be held in the cafeteria due to the Trunk or Treat event happening that evening. Parents will be able to enter through the gate that is located between the school office portable and the playground area to get to the cafeteria to pick up their children. Aftercare will still end at 5:30 on that day.

VOLUNTEER HOURS
If you have accumulated volunteer hours thus far this year, please email Katy Rendon (office@seseton.org) so that she may add these to our record. Credit for volunteer hours includes time spent on campus assisting with various tasks, or donation of supplies to classes. Please include your name, days/times of hours, and/or a list of supplies you have donated. NOTE: Some donations have come in with no record of who has left them. If you have donated supplies to classes, please make sure to inform Mrs. Rendon so that accurate records can be kept, and you receive proper credit. Thank you.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WARM WELCOME!!
The Seton community warmly welcomes Officer Bill Rule from Cambridge Security, who now is serving as our campus security officer Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. Officer Bill previously served 30 years with the Collier County Sheriff’s office and retired as a captain there before joining Seton. Be sure to give a big wave when you see him patrolling our campus.

STUDENTS OF THE WEEK
We are pleased to announce the following students were recognized as student of the week in their classes:

  • PreK-3: Mia Bedoya
  • PreK-4: Nicholas Cruz
  • Kindergarten: Fatima Rojas
  • 1st Grade: Savanna Riley
  • 2nd Grade: Brandon Germain

Congratulations on your good work!

CHRISTIAN CHARACTER AWARDS FOR SEPTEMBER
Hearty congratulations to the following students who have been recognized for their outstanding exemplary behavior that illustrated the Christian character trait of love throughout September:

  • 3rd Grade: Jordan Gause
  • 4th Grade: Valentina Camina
  • 5th Grade: Sabrina Vargas
  • 6th Grade: Emily Liste
  • 7th Grade: Lijahh Castaneda
  • 8th Grade: Alex Blose

We are so proud of you! Keep up the great work!

SPORTS PROGRAM
The JV Girls’ BASKETBALL team needs a volunteer coach. Please contact Coach Tenbarge if you are interested in this fun way to get your service hours: tenbarge@seseton.org

BLUE ZONE TIP OF THE WEEK
Live a longer, healthier life by applying the POWER 9 principles inspired by the people who have lived the longest.

YANKEE CANDLE FUNDRAISER CONTINUES ONLINE!

Our YANKEE CANDLE FUNDRAISER continues ONLINE until January 1st. Our school benefits from 40% of the proceeds. Go to www.yankeecandlefundraising.com. Enter the group number 999972306 in the “Start Shopping” box. Any orders purchased online will pay for shipping/tax, and the products will be shipped directly to your home.

Reminder: We have until November 13th for extra orders to come for delivery before Christmas. NOTE SPECIAL PROMOTION 10/18 TO 10/21 – SETON EARNS 50% of sales!

Any questions/concerns, please contact Robin Harhen at robin.harhen@gmail.com.  Thank you for your support!!

SETON SCHOOL WIDE SERVICE PROJECT

We are continuing to collect items and money for Community Pregnancy Clinics (CPCI) in Collier County. To date, our school has collected an estimated $1600 worth of material goods, including 1,420 diapers. Let’s keep going and increase these numbers! The collection will run through the end of October. Your generosity in supporting this worthy service project to benefit needy moms and babies is most appreciated.

Download the flyer for this here.

BIG EVENTS!! MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!

TRUNK OR TREAT!
Friday, October 26, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the school and parish parking lots.

Get your costume ready and your candy bucket too! Plenty of cars have signed up to participate! There will be pizza, treats, and water bottles for sale in the Parish Center!

To make this event possible, the following items are needed:

1. Donations of water bottles (regular size or mini) and store-bought treats (i.e. cookies, cupcakes, brownies, & mini chip bags). Please drop off donations to Ms. Kelly at the front office starting on Monday, October 17th. Please know that we are serving the items on 10/28 and expiration dates for treats need to comply for us to serve. *Any questions about treat donations please contact Ms. Kelly (kelly@seseton.org).

2. Volunteers are needed for set-up, serving food, and clean-up!  *Please contact Mrs. Eastman at (eastman@seseton.org) to sign up!

ST. JOHN NEUMANN HOMECOMING!

TONIGHT, OCTOBER 19TH AT 7:00.
WEAR YOUR GREEN AND GOLD AND SHOW YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT!

SAVE THE DATES!!!

CHUCK E CHEESE NIGHT
Friday, November 2, 2018 from 3 to 8 p.m.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

SANTA STROLL WALK-A-THON
Friday, December 7, 2018. Time TBA

SETON ANNUAL GALA/AUCTION
Saturday, April 6, 2019 5:30 to 10:30 at The Vineyards Country Club.

ST. JOHN NEUMANN NIGHT AT THE RACES
Saturday, November 3, 2018 6:30 to 10:00 p.m.

COMMUNITY EVENTS AT ST. AGNES PARISH

International Festival – Sunday, October 21: The community of St. Agnes comes together to experience food, drink, attire and entertainment from different countries. As of now we have 20 countries from Colombia, Germany, Italy, Mexico and much more.

The Called and Gifted Workshop – Saturday, October 27: A one-day live presentation by Mary Sharon Moore and Charlie Hoover of the Catherine of Siena Institute, Colorado Springs, Colorado. The session will be on the nature of charisms, call, vocation and the process of discernment.

Download the flyer here.

ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST PARISH NEWS
THANKSGIVING IN THE PARK is a great opportunity serve and share food, culture and love by providing thousands of people in Immokalee with a hot Thanksgiving meal. Last year over 1,600 people were served on Thanksgiving Day. Help is needed for the following:

  • Weekend of November 17th and 18th – Bring your Turkey to Church Weekend
  • Wednesday, November 21st – Turkey Shredding and Packing Day
  • Thursday, November 22nd – Serving Thanksgiving Lunch at Immokalee Airport Park
  • Friday, November 23rd – Clean-Up Morning

For more information on how you can serve, contact the church office at 239-566-8740 or send email to titp@sjecc.com.