Dear Seton Families,

We’re in fall mode now with our first major fund raiser and service project already started. Many thanks to everyone who has participated thus far. Please review the information below on closing dates for the Yankee Candle Sale and for donations to Community Pregnancy Clinics. Also mark your calendars for the first H.A.S.A. meeting that is coming up next week. Please read through the entire E-Blast for many important announcements. Have a wonderful weekend!

Rain drops keep falling on our heads! Bring those ponchos to stay dry!

VERY IMPORTANT UPDATES

SCHOOL LUNCH
Something So Yummy is closed October 15th through 17th. There will be no lunch service on those days so please plan ahead.

SCHOOL SCHEDULE
There is a HALF DAY of school on Friday, October 12th, and NO SCHOOL on Monday, October 15th. On these days we will be moving out of the portables and back into the elementary building.

AFTERCARE
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. Thank you.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

HOME AND SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
Our first H.A.S.A. meeting will be on Tuesday, October 9th at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Center.
Please join us to hear about all the exciting things and fun events that are planned in the coming months.

TALENT NEEDED!
Help is needed to create graphic design and layout for our marketing publications (print ads, brochures, flyers, etc.). If you are interested, please contact Dr. Dianne Fabii (fabii@seseton.org). This may be a volunteer (earn hours) or paid (earn money) assignment.

SPANISH CLASS ~ VOLUNTEER HOURS
Mrs. Cole needs the following items for the Spanish class: Kleenex, paper towels, wipes and pencils. Please donate any of these items and receive volunteer hours. Thank you!

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

  • PreK-3: Esther Diaz Ferreira
  • PreK-4: Valeria Rodriguez
  • Kindergarten: Gordon McQuade
  • 1st Grade: Mithsouka Germain
  • 2nd Grade: Eliana Gonzalez

Congratulations on your good work!

VIRTUE OF THE MONTH
In October, students are focusing on the virtue of KNOWLEDGE. There are many opportunities to explore this virtue in daily life. Begin with this question for discussion in your family: How do I use my knowledge to advance the kingdom of God?

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:
Schedule social time with friends while enjoying healthy snacks and drinks.

COUNSELOR’S CORNER

World Mental Health Day is observed across the globe on Wednesday, October 10th. The objective is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health. It also is meant to remind us to open our hearts and allow people to talk about their mental health without judgement or stigma. Remember that mental and emotional health is as important as physical health!

AR READING:
Parents, a reminder that Seton is following the “Read 20 Minutes a Day” chart for reading homework. Your child in 1st-8th grade understands this chart. An essential question for you to ask your 2nd-8th grade child: “Did you make your September AR goal?” Please refer any questions about AR to your child’s reading teacher. Thank you for being a partner in your child’s education!

YANKEE CANDLE FUNDRAISER CONTINUES!

Our YANKEE CANDLE FUNDRAISER continues through this week and runs through October 12th. Our school benefits from 40% of the proceeds. Parents/Guardians can shop online via . 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. Online orders will continue until January 1st.

Reminder: If you order through the packet, no sales tax is collected, and all products will go home with the student. Also, please keep the pink copy as your receipt. Return only the yellow/white copy with all the correct information filled out. Don’t forget students’ names and teachers’ names. The deadline to turn in all packets is Friday, October 12th.

We are aiming to increase our profits from last year, so please sell, sell, sell. Remember that all money made from this fundraiser benefits Seton students. Get an early start on holiday shopping and help our school at the same time!

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

SETON SCHOOL WIDE SERVICE PROJECT

In conjunction with Respect for Life Month during October, our school has partnered with Community Pregnancy Clinics (CPCI) in Collier County. This organization provides many support services for mothers and babies in need, including pregnancy health services, counseling, crisis intervention, prenatal classes and material support. Our partnership with CPCI offers an opportunity to support a culture of life by contributing to help many families in the area who have minimal resources.

Each class was given a Baby Bottle Bank to collect money throughout the month of October. Additionally, there are donation bins in the Parish Center to collect baby items such as diapers, wipes, baby wash/shampoo, and new or gently used baby clothes in sizes newborn through 5T. Your generosity in supporting this worthy service project is most appreciated.

Download the Flyer for Your Use here.

MIDDLE SCHOOL N.E.T. RETREAT FUNDRAISER

Important Message from Mr. Ganse

Dear Parents,

Over the next week, we are continuing our coffee fundraising efforts for the middle school N.E.T. Retreat which will be taking place in March. Our catalog is updated with the biggest selections we’ve ever been able to offer! You can shop Coffee, Teas, Monks Shots (K-cups), and Seasonal Coffees.

Inside our updated catalog, you find all your Fall favorite flavors: Pumpkin Spice (available for Sept.-Nov.), Thanksgiving Blend (available for Oct. and Nov.), and Snickering Candy Bar Blend (available for only October). Checks should be made out to St. Elizabeth Seton School for all orders. Our sale deadline is Friday Oct. 12.

Our next order will be in late October, early November in which your favorite Christmas blends will be available. This might be a perfect opportunity to start your gift shopping for the upcoming holidays! Maybe even people at your work might like a brew or two. Spread the word around if you can.

Our middle school students thank you in advance. Not only do you support us with your purchase, but you also help the Carmelite monks who roast and brew the coffee. Supporting two in one shot…blessings from heaven!

Peace in Christ,
Mr. Ganse

Download the Order Form here.  Download the Catalog 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!

  • There will be pizza, treats, and water bottles for sale in the Parish Center!
  • To make this event possible the following items are needed:
  • Families to sign up to enter a decorated car/distribute candy, make donations of water bottles/treats, and/or volunteer at the event!

*Any questions about signing up your car trunk please contact Miss Watson (watson@seseton.org)

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

Download the Event Flyer here.

SAVE THE DATES!!!

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

CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Time TBA

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

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

COMMUNITY EVENTS AT ST. AGNES PARISH

5K Walk/Run for Life – Saturday, October 6: The main purpose of this event is to promote a respect life message while encouraging healthy living (body and soul). Proceeds will benefit Pro-Life Causes in Collier County area.

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 Event Flyer here.