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School Calendar

There seem to be two calendars around the Seton School community. For clarification, students return to school Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from Christmas break.

Step UP for Students ATTENTION PARENTS! PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING RENEWAL OF STEP UP SCHOLARSHIPS Good news! Renewal families can now apply for a scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year. Renewal families will have a processing priority until December 31, 2017.

We are excited to introduce you to our new On-Line Application system. This system was created with you (our families) in mind. This system is mobile device friendly. We hope that you will find this application system easier to use and to upload your required documents. For assistance with your new application, please view our new online tutorial video:

For Login Information Click Here:
To start a new application, you will need your user name and your password. Your username is the email address this message was sent to. If you have forgotten your password you will need to click on the link that says: Forgot Password. A new, temporary password will be sent to you via email. Thank you!

Step Up for Students
The Gardiner Scholarship is also accepting applications for current AND new recipients. This scholarship is for students with some type of special need, please see the website for further clarification of eligibility. To qualify the student either needs to have an IEP, 504 Plan or formal diagnosis from a licensed physician or psychologist. The amount of the scholarship will vary based on the needs of the student, please read the website for detailed information. Please click on the embedded link for more information.

SES School Advisory Board
Our School Board is an advisory board who assists the administrator-Father Russell and principal- Mrs. Niebuhr in planning, policy development, financing, public relations and evaluation. Thank you to the St. Elizabeth Seton School Board who met with Father Russell and Mrs. Niebuhr for the first time this year on Monday evening 12/11/17. We look forward to continued work with Mr. Clyde Quinby former school superintendent, Mrs. Carla Trombly SVP of Florida Community Bank, Mr. Melvin Engel President of BCBE Contruction LLC, and Mr. Shannon McFee Esq.

Please drive safely!

A message from Coach Tenbarge
It is out of LOVE for the students and families at SES that I write this letter. While on morning drop off duty on 53rd Terrace SW, I have noticed some dangerous driving. I have witnessed the following:

-Drivers texting while the vehicle is in motion.
-Vehicles making 3 point turns in the middle of the road.
-Vehicles making 3 point turns in the parking lot entrance.
-Vehicles running the stop sign exiting the parking lot.
-Vehicles using private driveways to turn around.
-Vehicles stopping in the middle of the road to drop off children.
-Children exiting the vehicle on the side of the road.
-Vehicles pulling into the road after dropping off children and not looking for vehicles coming from the rear.
-Vehicles entering the drop off area at high rates of speed.
-Vehicles entering the sidewalk and grass area to drop off children (This is where the children and adults walk).

So, it is out of LOVE that I ask you to practice safe driving habits. PLEASE use the local streets and blocks to get your vehicle turned in the correct direction for drop off. PLEASE refrain from texting while your car is in motion. PLEASE be courteous of others. Lastly, please be aware of your surrounding and think of how the safety of our children is something that we, as a team, are responsible for. Thank you for your cooperation! Merry Christmas!

Coach Tenbarge

Early Release Day – Thursday, December 21st
There will be a noon dismissal on this day. Please make sure your child’s last name sign is placed on your window shield to help us expedite the dismissal process.

No Aftercare – Thursday, December 21st
There will be no Aftercare on Thursday, December 21st as indicated on the school calendar. All outstanding Aftercare bills need to be paid to Ms. Kelly no later than 12:00 p.m. on 12/21. Outstanding bills not paid prior to Christmas Break will accrue late charges.

12 Days of Giving – 2 more days! 
Monday and Tuesday will be the last two days we will be collecting donations for the Weekend Power Pack Program. Monday (applesauce) and Tuesday (fruit cups)

Students of the Week Recipients

  • PK 3 – Genevee Gonzalez
  • PK 4 – Eugerica Rubin
  • Kindergarten – Mateo Balanica
  • 1st Grade – Paola Perdomo
  • 2nd Grade – Miranda Matias

December Christian Character Recipients

  • 3rd Grade – Rose Isaac
  • 4th Grade – Nikki Reinert
  • 5th Grade – Juliet Valverde
  • 6th Grade – Lijahh Castaneda
  • 7th Grade – Lucas Fink
  • 8th Grade – Jesse Herrera

Knights of Columbus Essay Winners
Congratulations to our SES Middle School Essay winners! 57 essays were submitted with (2) second place winners and (1) first place winner. Congratulations to the second place winners, Anna Alaimo and Nick Ellington, who were given an award and $50 Visa Gift Card. Congratulations to Victoria Casella on being rewarded with first place standing, an award, and a $100 Visa Gift Card. The essay topic was: The Spirit of Christmas.

McDonald’s Night – Thursday, January 11th 2018
There will be a Seton McDonald’s Night on Thursday, January 11th from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Come out as the NJHS group will be hosting this McDonald’s Night. There will be a raffle basket so come on out to enter ?!! The McDonald’s Location is:

Seton Auction Meeting – Donation Calls
There will be a meeting on Thursday, January 11th at 8:15 a.m. for anyone who is interested in making donation follow up calls in preparation for the Auction on March 3rd. Seton is in need of people who can make a few follow up phone calls to businesses who received a donation request letter in October. Please email Nichole Eastman ( for more details. You will receive volunteer hours for making phone calls.

Thank you for supporting the 2018 Seton Auction:
Brio Tuscan Grille, California Pizza Kitchen, Children’s Dentistry of Naples, Coopertown Airboats, D’Amicos Family Restaurant, Florida Community Bank, Florida Everblades, Great Clips, Greater YMCA of Naples, Inn at Pelican Bay, Julianna Kiersten, Quinns on the Beach at Marco Island, Beach Resort, Naples Botanical Gardens, Naples Princess, The Butterfly Estates, Tommy Bahama, Total Wine and More, Bark Estates, The Manning Family, Marine Max Yacht Center, Miami Zoo