Dear Seton Families,
We’re in festive spirits now with a successful Santa Shop completed and our Santa Stroll coming up next week. Sincere thanks to all the volunteers who have been working hard to make these events a success. Have a wonderful weekend!

PANTHER PRIORITIES

Used Uniform Closet
Open every Thursday from 2:50-3:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Step Up for Students Scholarship Renewal
Renewal Families must apply BEFORE January 31, 2019 for priority processing.

Two additional webinars are being offered to explain how to renew your scholarship for the 2019-20 school year. Learn about important deadlines and get your questions answered. You can join by phone or computer. You must register for the event and then will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

January 10th @ 7:00 PM, EST
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2212492668242419467

January 17th at 3 :00 PM, EST
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6791975090603894027

New families interested in applying for the income-based scholarship for 2019-2020 should go to the Step Up For Students website and sign up on the “interest list” to receive notification when the application becomes available.

CELEBRATING STUDENTS

Students of the Week ~ Congratulations on your good work!

  • PreK-3: Emma Daschke
  • PreK-4: Rysaiah Garcia
  • KG: Gavin Harhen
  • 1st: Samuel Sierra
  • 2nd: Luciano Bolanos

Christian Character Awards

The following students received awards for demonstrating the virtue of generosity in an exemplary manner throughout November:

  • 3rd: Jeslyn Fuentes
  • 4th: Isabela Quindlen
  • 5th: Johannes Helzel-Breen
  • 6th: Gabriella Garcia
  • 7th: Bianca Alves
  • 8th: Ashlyn Forsyth

Congratulations 5th Grade D.A.R.E. Graduates!
Students in 5th grade successfully completed the D.A.R.E. program and received their diplomas on Friday from Corporal Daniel Michalski. Layza Medina was recognized for writing the best D.A.R.E. essay and Nikki Reinert received the Outstanding D.A.R.E. Student award. We’re so proud of all of you!

ADVENT SERVICE PROJECT ~ 12 Days of Christmas Giving

Sponsored by SES National Junior Honor Society and Student Council

Two more days remain for students to donate food in support of the Weekend Power Pack Food Program of Catholic Charities in Collier County.

  • Monday, 12/17 – Applesauce
  • Tuesday, 12/18 – Fruit Cups

Many thanks to everyone for the donations we received thus far. Foods will be distributed to homeless elementary students in Collier County

FUNDRAISING

Gala Auction: HELP NEEDED!

1) Do you know some area businesses that would be willing to donate items for the auction? Forms are available in the Advancement Office.
2) Are you willing to make some follow up calls (NO cold calls) to businesses to solicit donations? These calls are to businesses who already have received a request from us by mail.

Please contact Dr. Fabii (fabii@seseton.org) if you can help. Please see our save the date card! Tickets $75 – includes buffet dinner, wine bar, dancing, entertainment, live and silent auctions. Cash bar also available.

Yankee Candle: Online sales until January 1st! 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.

NOTE: We have an unclaimed Yankee Candle order in the office with no name. The order includes a tart candle assortment, 2 mobile vent caddies, Calphalon tongs and an egg/omelet set. Please call the office to claim.

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. Here is the direct link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-2112451

SETON HOLIDAY EVENTS

SANTA STROLL

  • Date: December 19th
  • Time: 5:00-8:00 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.
  • https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054BABAC29A0F58-santa

Download the Order Form here.

BLUE ZONE

Healthy balanced lunches will give you energy all day long to learn, grow and thrive. Plan ahead and pack a power lunch!

COUNSELORS’ CORNER

As wonderful as the holidays may be, it’s important to remember that they also can be a source of stress for both parents and children, especially if family circumstances are difficult. Signs of holiday stress in children include increased irritability; more clinginess, crying or complaining; sleep troubles; somatic complaints such as headaches and stomachaches, changes in eating patterns; refusal to participate in activities and regressive behaviors. To reduces stress, try to stick to routines and maintain consistency. Children are comforted by routine, so give fair notice about changes in plans. Build in some downtime to help kids recharge and decrease the likelihood of behavioral problems resulting from feeling overwhelmed. Children look to parents for cues about how they should think, feel and act, so take the time to savor the special season by keeping schedules manageable and expectations reasonable. Most of all, remember that Jesus is the reason for the season! Focus on that and stress will melt away!