Dear Seton Families,
November brings a refreshing breeze and time to reflect on our many blessings, as well as all the great saints and beloved souls who have gone before us. We remember all of them in special prayers throughout the month.
We have some fun restaurant nights planned as well as our book fair. Please join us as we munch and read together! Also, please look through the entire E-Blast for important information. Have a great weekend!

IMPORTANT UPDATES

FACTS PAYMENT MANAGEMENT
FACTS has a new look! When you log into the new factsmgt.com website the parent login has two options: Facts Family Online (Parentsweb) or Pay Tuition/Apply for Aid.
Be sure to click on the Pay Tuition/Apply for Aid when you login.

If you require assistance with your FACTS account, please contact Elaine Pearce, School Accountant.

VOLUNTEER HOURS
If you have accumulated volunteer hours for the recent Trunk or Treat event, 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 and events. Please include your name, days/times of hours, and/or a list of supplies you have donated.

SAFETY APPS TO SAVE LIVES
Officer Bill has some important information to share about safety apps that you can download to your phone which potentially can save lives. He will distribute information about the Smart 911 and PulsePoint apps to you next week while you are in the car line. Be sure to get the information cards and download the apps. You can be a lifesaver!!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

FALL SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
The fall book fair will begin on Monday, November 12th and run through Friday, November 16th.
Students will bring home information with their class shopping date.

Family Shopping Event – Tuesday, November 13th from 2:50 to 5:30 p.m. Bring the family and shop for interesting and fun books!

Check out our Book Fair webpage for more information: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/stelizabethsetonschool2

Volunteers are needed for set up, shopping assistance for younger students, and break down. All volunteers must have completed SET and fingerprint screening. Please contact Mrs. Tenbarge (btenbarge@seseton.org) if you are interested in volunteering.

GOLDEN HALO TEACHER AWARDS
Please see important information in the flyer below from Principal Niebuhr regarding nomination of teachers for the Golden Halo Awards, which recognize excellence in education in a private Christian school in Collier and Lee counties. Note that nomination forms are due no later than December 7th.

Download the Halo flyer here.

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

  • PreK-3: Emma Daschke
  • PreK-4: Sophia Borges
  • Kindergarten: Jonavae Moise
  • 1st Grade: Chanel Reynoso
  • 2nd Grade: Owen Blose

Congratulations on your good work!

GALA AUCTION HELP NEEDED
We are in full swing with planning our annual gala auction on April 6th with the theme of Night in Napa! Volunteers are needed to assist with the following tasks to obtain donations for the auction:

1) Contact local businesses by phone (no cold calling)
2) Pick up donations
3) Create baskets and bags with donations

This activity will run from November through February. Please contact Dianne Fabii (fabii@seseton.org) if you would like to help.

SPORTS PROGRAM
We still NEED a JV Girls’ Basketball Coach. Please email Coach Tenbarge at Tenbarge@seseton.org if interested in volunteering.

ALL Seton athletic schedules can be found on the Seton App.

BLUE ZONE TIP OF THE WEEK
It is nice to see our Seton community making the choice to eat healthier, move more, and understand that we have the power to choose health options.

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. Complete your holiday gift shopping and support our school at the same time!

SERVICE PROJECT for CPCI

The baby bottle banks have been filled by each class and were picked up by Community Pregnancy Clinics (CPCI) on Thursday. The final tally is being done and we soon will know how much change was collected to benefit needy moms and babies in Collier County. Our school also collected an estimated $1755 worth of material goods, including 1,600 diapers. Your generosity in supporting this worthy service project is most appreciated!

FROM MR. GANSE ~ MYSTIC MONK COFFEE SALE

Let us give thanks to God this Thanksgiving for the gifts of faith, family, and Mystic Monk Coffee. We are continuing our coffee fundraising efforts for the middle school N.E.T. Retreat and this time it is a quick sale. Our catalog is updated with the biggest selections we’ve ever been able to offer! You can shop Coffees, Teas, Monk Shots (K-cups), Seasonal Coffees and Hot Chocolate.

Inside our updated catalog you will find all your favorite Fall and Winter flavors: Pumpkin Spice (available for Sept.-Nov.), Thanksgiving Blend (available for Oct.-Nov.), Cinnamon Coffee Cake (Nov. only), Christmas Blend (Nov.-Dec.), and Jingle Bell Java (Nov. – Dec.). Checks should be made payable to St. Elizabeth Seton School for all orders. Our sale deadline is Wednesday Nov.7th so we can have your order here by Thanksgiving.

Our next order will be in late November through early December in which your favorite Christmas blends will still be available. This might be a perfect opportunity to start your gift shopping for the upcoming holidays! 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 and catalog here.

BIG EVENTS!! MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!

CHUCK E. CHEESE NIGHT ~ TONIGHT!!!
Friday, November 2, 2018 from 4 to 9 p.m.
Come join the fun at CHUCK E CHEESE located at 1000 Immokalee Road. SES will receive 15% of all sales. See www.chuckecheese.com for valuable coupons. Please support this event and note that some proceeds will be donated to St. John’s School in Panama City, which was devastated recently by hurricane Michael.

Download the flyer here.

CHIPOLTE NIGHT
Tuesday, November 13th from 4 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
Night in Napa
Saturday, April 6, 2019 5:30 to 10:30 at The Vineyards Country Club.

ST. JOHN NEUMANN CELTIC COUNTRY BENEFIT BASH
Friday, November 17, 2018 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the school. Ages 21 and up!

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