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Happening This Week: Week of May 27, 2019

Last week of school!

Monday, May 27:
Happy Memorial Day- No school

Tuesday, May 28:
PK3- 5 Dress out and ice cream party day for winning Coin Wars!

Wednesday, May 29:
Final School Mass 9AM
Summer Birthday dress out day

Thursday, May 30:
½ day, no lunch
Aftercare available until 5:30
Kindergarten Graduation musical program- “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” 9:30 a.m. in the Parish Center.

Friday, May 31:
Happy last day of school!
½ day of school
NO aftercare

Have a wonderful Summer!

Panther Priorities

CONGRATULATIONS 8TH GRADE ~ CLASS OF 2019!
We warmly congratulate our 8th grade class on their graduation and a job well done! May each of you and your families be blessed as you move on to high school! Now that you are an official alum of Seton, don’t forget to come back and visit!

Year End Financial Account Clean Up
Parents, please review your FACTS account and make payment now for any outstanding fees. Many families have unpaid aftercare fees. Report cards/student records may not be released if there are outstanding fees. Refer to page 24 in the Student Handbook for guidelines.

FACTS Tuition Payment Plans for 2019-2020
Now is a good time to review your payment plan in FACTS and make changes. Tuition agreements will be entered into FACTS based on the start date that corresponds with the payment plan choice currently in FACTS. There are payment plans that begin as early as June. If you have any questions, please contact the school accountant, Elaine Pearce, at pearce@seseton.org or by calling the school office.

Registration Fees
Registration fees for 2019-2020 school year must be paid in full before June 30, 2019. You may pay by check at the school office or through your FACTS Prepay – “Registration Fee 2019-2020” account.

2019-2020 Tuition Assistance/Scholarship Awards
The steps necessary for students to be considered for assistance from their home parish and any scholarships:

  1. Student must be registered for the school year.
  2. FACTS Grant and Aid application must be completed and in “verified” status.

If you are wishing tuition support from your home parish, please meet with your priest or parish representative to discuss tuition assistance. When scholarships become available, school administration reviews the scholarship criteria and uses the FACTS Grant and Aid application results to identify families that meet the criteria. Scholarship applications will only be given to those identified families.

New Scholarship Opportunity

The Florida Legislature has approved a new scholarship program – The Family Empowerment Scholarship (FES). It will be funded directly from the state and Step Up for Students will be working with the Department of Education to administer it. The plan is to identify new students for the fall who will be eligible, and it is hopeful that the two programs will work almost as one. The FES will accept any new kindergartner and only students in higher grades who were in a Florida public school the prior year. The qualifying income level will be higher in the FES, serving students in households with incomes up to $77,250 (household of 4). Applying for the FES is the same procedure as applying for SUFS online at: https://www.stepupforstudents.org/for-parents/income-based/how-the-scholarship-works/. Students who are determined to be eligible for FES will be forwarded to DOE for scholarship payments. If you have completed a SUFS application already, you do not need to apply again for the FES. Only one application is needed to be considered for either scholarships.

Celebrating Students

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

  • PreK-3: Emma Daschke
  • PreK-4: Anastasia Sizemore
  • KG: Jonavae Moise
  • 1st: Carter Snyder
  • 2nd: Brandon Germain

2019-2020 Wednesday Schedule & School Calendar

School will dismiss at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays for the 2019-2020 school year. Aftercare will be available at no charge each Wednesday until 3:10 p.m., allowing parents to keep their daily pick up schedule. Each Wednesday, early dismissal will allow St. Elizabeth Seton faculty to work in a team approach by engaging in Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s). This ongoing process is for staff development and continued school improvement. It is collaboration where faculty work together in teams to share diverse ideas and practices to achieve shared vision for learning for all students. Please also see the 2019-2020 calendar for the next school year.

2019-2020 CALENDAR DOWNLOAD

Used Uniform Closet Here

We will be accepting uniforms in the morning or at dismissal in the Parish Center. We will keep a record of how many uniform pieces you turn in and you will have a credit for used uniform purchases for next school year. We are only accepting: red PE shirts, black PE shorts, red polo dresses, plaid or khaki skirts, blue or khaki pants and shorts, red, green and black polo shirts, white church shirts & ties. We will not be selling or exchanging any uniforms at this time.

We will be selling used uniforms on Wednesday, May 29 after school (3:00-4:00pm) and Thursday, May 30 after school (12:00-1:00pm). We will announce other sale dates in July & August when you can still exchange uniforms or use your credit. All credits must be used by Friday, August 30th. If you have any questions please contact: Michele McFee (mcfee@seseton.org) or Dagne Fuentes (fuentes@seseton.org)

Fundraising

Many thanks for your many contributions throughout this year which helped to make our fundraisers a success! We deeply appreciate everyone’s generosity, with all proceeds going to support several endeavors at our school. Our auction was an amazing success, and we are very grateful for the proceeds of that which will be used in part to purchase upgraded technology for classrooms. Throughout the summer, remember 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.

Again, thank you all so much for your kindness, generosity and commitment to our school!

Coin War Winners: Congratulations to PreK-3 through 2nd grades for raising close to $300 in the coin wars! They were followed by 3rd through 5th grades who collected close to $250. Each of these primary and elementary grades will enjoy an ice cream party and dress down day on Tuesday, May 28th. Thanks to all grades for participating and helping to raise money for our school.

Final Spring Concerts

Thursday, May 30 at 9:30 a.m. ~ Kindergarten celebration, The Very Hungry Caterpillar

SES Vacation Bible School

SES Vacation Bible School will be from June 24th through June 28th. Students in grades 7 and 8 are welcome to volunteer at this wonderful event. Organizing and decorating will take place on June 21st and 22nd. This year’s theme is “ROAR!” ~ Life is Wild, God is Good! See https://youtu.be/_A0VITTzHh4 for a description. Contact Hector Salazar, Director of Faith Formation: 239-455-3900, Ext. 302.

Summer Camp Opportunities

Looking for fun and beneficial summer camps for kids? See the attached flyers.