Dear Seton Families,
Our campus has been buzzing with activity – students engaging in many projects, fundraisers galore, numerous upcoming events, and most importantly, a special effort to help another hurricane ravaged school – St. John the Evangelist School in Panama City. As we gratefully acknowledge our return to near normalcy while portable classrooms gradually are removed from campus, we send our support and prayers to those students and staff in need not so far away. There is a LOT of news this week – please read through the entire E-Blast and keep up to date!

IMPORTANT UPDATES

SOMETHING SO YUMMY LUNCH
Due to closure during Thanksgiving week, all students must pack a lunch on Monday, 11/19 and Tuesday, 11/20. There will NOT be the option to order from Something So Yummy on these two days.

MORE FROM SOMETHING SO YUMMY!

ORDER YOUR DELICIOUS, CATERED THANKSGIVING MEAL FROM SOMETHING SO YUMMY!
From the inspiration of our head chef & the flawless execution of the SSY staff, our classic Thanksgiving packages offer you amazing quality that truly makes the difference!

  • Always FRESH, never frozen turkeys!
  • Made from scratch everything! No instant potatoes, no ready-made frozen rolls like our competitors – everything is deliciously prepped as you would if you only had the time!
  • Your turkey is delivered fresh, seasoned – ready for the oven. NOT pre-cooked. So its cooked only once and when you are ready. You can still have the joy of pulling a beautiful turkey from the oven or roaster, without all the work!
  • Special packages for smaller Thanksgivings (2-4 persons)
  • Includes an Order of Free Pumpkin Muffins for any SES family that orders!
  • Includes a Tuesday or Wednesday delivery directly to your home (Bonita Springs/Naples/Marco Island)
  • Check out the menu options today as we are taking on limited orders!

Would You Like a FREE lunch for your child? Of course you would! Receive a $5 credit on your lunch by doing the following:

  1. Like Something So Yummy on Facebook
  2. Share our Thanksgiving Catering post.
  3. Type Yummy! Into the comments.

That’s all you have to do to get your child a $5 lunch credit to use any day you would like for any item you would like. Thanks for supporting Something So Yummy!

Don’t forget to order for November lunches!
The November Menu is posted! Make sure you order before the deadline to ensure your child has lunch for next week!

IMPORTANT REMINDERS!!

*SOMETHING SO YUMMY WILL NOT BE OFFERING SCHOOL LUNCH DELIVERY ON NOV. 19-23RD DURING THANKSGIVING BREAK.
*1/2 DAY LUNCH SERVICE: Most of the time, the SSY ordering site is in synch with the SES School Calendar. Sometimes we might miss a half day or we might find out about a half day after the menu has been posted. Please remember that lunch service is not offered on half days per SES administration.

Are You Experiencing Technical Difficulties While Trying to Order? Remember that our ordering partner, Boonli, has technical staff ready to help you! Utilize the online chat function (at the bottom right corner of the Boonli screen marked with a “?”), or call 650-350-1788, or email them at support@boonli.com.

Also remember that the staff at Something So Yummy does not have visibility to items left in your shopping cart. We can only see orders that have been submitted and paid for – so please make sure you complete your order!

Thank you for your business!! Something So Yummy!!

FACTS PAYMENT MANAGEMENT ~ AFTERCARE FEES
Who likes to pay late fees? It is important that each family reviews their FACTS account once a week. Charges for aftercare are posted each Monday and late fees are added each Wednesday for ANY outstanding balances. Avoid paying an additional $5.00 per week. Add Funds to your aftercare prepay account every weekend.

STEP UP FOR STUDENTS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
Renewal families for the Income-based FTC scholarship may apply now for the 2019-2020 school year. Renewal families will have processing priority until January 31, 2019.  Complete your application as soon as possible as SUFS grants scholarships on a first come first serve basis. Families interested in applying for the first time for SUFS Income-based scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year will find a link on the Step Up For Students home page to sign up for the Interest List. Check out the SUFS web site for additional information.

YANKEE CANDLE ORDERS DELIVERED TO SCHOOL
Items have been delivered to school for those who placed orders through the envelope order forms in the first round. They will be sent home with students on Monday, November 12th.

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.

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.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT—STUDENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!
We are looking for middle school students who are members of the Life Skills and Art classes to volunteer as either stage crew, program passers, teacher’s assistants, speakers, and non-speaking members of the Nativity Scene! You will receive one hour credit for your Service Hours for helping at the concert! This concert cannot work without you. Please contact Ms. Watson at watson@seseton.org if you are interested or have any questions.

FLASH SALE ~ SCHOOL UNIFORMS!
Tuesday, Nov. 13th from 2:50-5:30 we will be having a uniform closet sale. All uniform pieces are $3.00! All outerwear is $7.00! Some pieces are brand new with the tags still on! Please come by the uniform closet in the cafeteria before or after you attend the Book Fair Family event. We will also be open on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 7:30-7:50am.
Questions? Contact Dagne Fuentes – fuentes@seseton.org or Michele McFee – mcfee@seseton.org

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: Brian Hernandez
  • PreK-4: Isabella Gonzalez
  • Kindergarten: Sydnee Cates
  • 1st Grade: Connor McHugh
  • 2nd Grade: Delaney Long

Congratulations on your good work!

VIRTUE OF THE MONTH

During this month of thanks and giving, Seton students are focusing on the virtue of generosity. Certainly our Seton family has demonstrated generosity in their support of the recent drive to help CPCI, and now they are stepping up to help St. John the Evangelist School in Panama City. As the prayer of St. Francis reminds us, it is in giving that we receive. Let’s continue this wonderful spirit of generosity, even in small ways, like offering a smile to a friend, or lending a helping hand at home.

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:

  • Contact local businesses by phone (no cold calling)
  • Pick up donations
  • 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.

BLUE ZONE TIP OF THE WEEK
Get your day going in a positive direction each day with prayer and exercise!

COUNSELOR’S CORNER
How much stress is too much? This is a question that nearly everyone grapples with, and it’s important to recognize when stress builds up to the point of overload. Students often report that they are stressed for a variety of reasons – performance anxiety, feelings of personal vulnerability and life changing events, to name a few. But, not all stress is harmful. In fact, the human response to stress can spur a student toward optimal performance. See the recent NY Times article for insights regarding how to help teens embrace stress as way to grow beyond limits.

FUNDRAISERS! FUNDRAISERS! FUNDRAISERS!

FUNDRAISER FOR ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST SCHOOL
SES is pleased to pay forward the kindness that was received from around the country when we experienced devastating hurricane damage. To help raise funds for St. John the Evangelist School in Panama City which recently was ravaged by hurricane Michael, the National Junior Honor Society is sponsoring an “UNUSUAL UNIFORM WEEK” from Monday, 11/12 through Friday 11/16. Minimum of $5 donation to participate every day, or $1.00 per day:

  • Monday, 11/12 – Wear any shoes you would like (Must be close-toed and have a back.)
  • Tuesday, 11/13 – Enchanted Forest Dress Out Day – dress like a character from an enchanted forest to celebrate the Book Fair theme
  • Wednesday, 11/14 – Crazy Socks Day
  • Thursday, 11/15 – Seton Pride Day (Seton gear, red, white, or black)
  • Friday, 11/16 – Out of Uniform (follow handbook guidelines)

YANKEE CANDLE SALE 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!

RECOGNITION FROM CPCI
Many thanks for everyone’s generous support of the Community Pregnancy Clinics (CPCI) of Collier County. Our school collected $1849 in material goods donations, and $1552 in checks and cash. Congratulations to the 4th grade, who collected the highest amount of money in their baby bottle banks with nearly $250. They enjoyed an ice cream party on Friday to celebrate their achievement. Additionally, our school officially became a “LIFE SAVING SCHOOL” and received an award from CPCI to recognize our efforts to support needy moms and babies.

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. 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.

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.

AMAZON SMILE
Place your Amazon orders through https://Smile.Amazon.com, and help our school raise funds! Be sure to designate our school as beneficiary. This is an easy way to accumulate funds for SES. Now that the holiday shopping season is here, please use this gateway onto the Amazon site and help us boost our funds. Here is the direct link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-2112451

FUN TIMES!! MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!

CHIPOLTE NIGHT
Tuesday, November 13th from 4 to 8 p.m. Help support 7th grade to raise funds for their exciting field trip to Marine Lab in Key Largo!

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!

SETON HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS!!

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

SANTA STROLL (note date change)

  • Date: December 19th
  • Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
  • Sponsor a student and entry fee of $5.00
  • Volunteers Needed: Set Up (3:00-6:00 p.m.), Event (5:30-8:00 p.m.), and
  • Clean Up (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
  • Donations Needed: Christmas Lights, Christmas Blow Up and Christmas Decorations.

SANTA SHOP

Students come shopping for your family and friends at our Santa Shop!
Date: December 10th-14th
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Volunteers needed for our Santa Shop-Look for our Sign-Up Genius email to come.

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