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The Panther Prowl | Feb 1st, 2019

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Dear Seton Families,

We have had a fantastic time celebrating Catholic Schools Week, with a great turn out for our Open House in spite of the wet, windy weather, and numerous fun activities for our students including a motivational speaker, picnic lunches, lots of games and field days. Highlights of our week include Grandparents and Special Friends Day – it was great to see so many loved ones of our students join us for the morning, and today we were blessed to have Bishop Dewane celebrate mass with our middle school students as well as students from Saint John Neumann and other area Catholic schools. Many thanks to everyone for your support of this very special week in Catholic education!

Panther Priorities

NO SCHOOL MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH
Classes resume on Tuesday, February 5th after a very full Catholic Schools Week. Enjoy the day off!

SWOT Analysis
We are excited to announce that we continue to move forward at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School. Efforts are underway to gather data about our school’s operational processes and procedures, and ways to improve and enhance them. One of the tools being used is the completion of a SWOT analysis. The SWOT analysis is being used to generate meaningful thoughts and information within specified categories to provide direction through the creation of a strategic plan.

What is a SWOT analysis? A SWOT analysis is a study of an organization’s strengths and weaknesses as well as external opportunities and threats. Here’s a description of the content/intent of the SWOT analysis:

  • Strengths: characteristics that give us an advantage over other schools
  • Weaknesses: characteristics that place the school at a disadvantage relative to others
  • Opportunities: internal and external elements that can be used to address the weaknesses
  • Threats: internal and external elements that might keep us from achieving the established goals

Over the next month, our families, faculty, staff, School Advisory Board members, and community stakeholders will be invited to attend SWOT meetings. Meetings will be held at the school under the direction of Ms. Catherine Hayes from Atcher, Beck, & Caul. Please stay tuned for upcoming meeting dates and times.

Re-Registration Information
Be sure to complete the re-registration information that was sent home last week. Return your registrations for the 2019-2020 school year by February 1st.

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

Calling all Actors and Actresses!
What: Living Stations of the Cross
When: Good Friday, April 19th
Where: St. Elizabeth Seton Church
Time: 1p.m.

Details:

  • This production is open to students in grades 4-8.
  • Speaking and non-speaking roles are available.
  • Rehearsals – Wednesdays at 4:30 at the church.
  • Rehearsal schedule to be distributed after roles have been selected.
  • Students interested in speaking roles must audition.
  • Roles requiring audition: Jesus, Simon, Virgin Mary, Narrator, Chief Priest and Pilate.
  • Further details will be provided Tuesday, February 5th.
  • Auditions: Thursday, February 7th at 3:05 PM at church.

Celebrating Students

Students of the Week
Congratulations to our students of the week! Keep up your great work!

  • PreK-3: Millie Muenz
  • PreK-4: Rory McHugh
  • KG: Ava Ashby
  • 1st: Chandler Tripp
  • 2nd: Makayla Vixama

Fundraising

Gala Auction: A Night in Napa!!

HELP NEEDED as the countdown to our event is on!!

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) We are accepting gift cards (any amount) for goods and services, as well as bottles of wine ($10 value and above) for our auction. Please consider donating!

Please contact Dr. Fabii (fabii@seseton.org) if you can help.

INVITATIONS COMING SOON! Tickets $75 – includes buffet dinner, wine bar, dancing, entertainment, live and silent auctions. Cash bar also available.

SPECIAL THANKS to our SPONSORS and DONORS who recently committed contributions:

  • Florida Community Bank
  • Florida Evergreen
  • Juliana Kierstein
  • Rev. Dr. & Mrs. Lindell
  • Inn at Pelican Bay
  • Tommy Bahamas
  • Sam’s Club
  • Scuba Outfitters
  • Fashion Fresh
  • Royal Wood Golf

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

Upcoming Events: Save the Dates!

PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME OF THE FOLLOWING EVENTS NEED VOLUNTEER HELP. ACCRUE YOUR HOURS AND HAVE FUN WHILE ASSISTING! CLICK ON THE SIGN-UP GENIUS LINKS TO VOLUNTEER!

FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE ~ Friday, February 15th 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Parish Center.
Donations of WATER, SODA and FRUIT JUICE are needed. Please bring donations to your child’s classroom and be sure to log donations/volunteer hours. Sign Up Genius for Father Daughter Dance 2.15.19

FLORIDA EVERBLADES GAME ~ Friday, March 8th at 7:30 p.m. All tickets are sold online at this link: www.bladestix.com/ses. Come enjoy a fun night at the arena and hear our SES students sing the national anthem!

SETON MOVIE NIGHT – Friday, March 29th; 7:00- 9:00 p.m. Seton Movie Night Sign Up Genius

Spring Concerts! Mark Your Calendars

Friday, April 12 at 11:00 ~ 1st grade concert, Pete the Cat Rockin’ in My School Shoes
Friday, May 3 at 2:00 ~ 2nd and 3rd grade concert, The Day the Crayons Quit
Thursday, May 9 at 6:30. ~ Ensemble Concert with 4th, 5th, Middle School Band, Drama, Chorus
Thursday, May 30 at TBDKinder graduation, The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Blue Zone

Did you know that sitting down to eat meals with family and friends makes a huge difference in everyday well-being? The happiest kids in the world are Dutch children, who sit down to eat breakfast with their family more regularly than any other kids in the world.