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IOWA Testing – 2nd – 8th Grade

Dear Parents,

Beginning March 5th, students in grades 2-8 who attend Catholic elementary schools in the Provence of Florida will participate in the Iowa Assessment Tests. The testing sessions are scheduled from Monday, March 5th-Friday March 16th. This includes plenty of time for any make-up testing that needs to be done. Homework will be light as possible during this time.

The Iowa Assessment tests are standardized achievement tests that are taken by children all over the nation. The main purpose of the Iowa Assessments is to provide the school with information that can be used to improve instruction and to help teachers make sound educational decisions about each student’s learning. The scores allow teachers to observe students’ year-to-year growth and achievement as measured by this assessment. The tests assess fundamental skills in the areas of vocabulary, word analysis, language, reading, listening, and mathematics.

The results from the Iowa Assessments are not used to grade students or for any other purpose than to monitor students’ learning of many of the important skills taught here at St. Elizabeth Seton School. Scores from tests like the Iowa Assessments cannot replace daily class work or other ongoing assignments, but they can provide useful supplementary information for the teacher, the parent, and the student. When the results are used in conjunction with other information from both the classroom and the home, teachers and parents can work together to identify and address the individual needs of each child.

Testing sessions will be first thing in the morning. The best preparation for the Iowa Assessment is a good night’s sleep, eat a good breakfast, and be on time. Children will not study for these tests. Please make every effort to have your child well rested and in attendance for testing.

We expect to receive the Iowa Assessment results sometime in April and you will receive a copy of your child’s report. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher, Mrs. Winter, or me.


Mrs. Niebuhr


This is becoming the million dollar question!! As you will notice portables have taken over much of the parking lot and assembly is close to complete. Electricians, plumbers, IT contractors, communications, permits, inspections etc. are all in the works. TENTATIVELY- we are scheduled to have movers begin moving the contents of classrooms on Friday, March 9th. This will be a 3 day process beginning Friday and require us to cancel classes for the day. School will be closed and will reopen on Monday the 12th. Please note that this date is tentative and may change to the following weekend if inspections are still needed. In the meantime, we are creating new procedures for safety, morning drop off, afternoon pick up, arriving late, early dismissal, morning prayers, restroom breaks etc. We will publish these procedures closer to our move in date.

Boots and Boogie Auction ticket buying time!!

Lasso up that invitation and return it to school with a check or cash to secure your tickets for Seton’s largest fundraiser of the school year! This auction is open to everyone you know so please spread the word to family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Come out for a delicious meal, fellowship, and check out the amazing auction items up for bid! Please see attachment. Additional invitations can be found at the SES front office.

Please email Nichole Eastman ( would like an additional invitation sent home with your child.

**Location Change: The auction will be taking place in the Student Life Center at St. John Neumann High School. Specific directions and information about location will come out in an EBlast closer to March 3rd.

Make your Mark in the 2017-2018 Yearbook!

In preparation for the completion of our annual yearbook, families and friends of Seton have the opportunity to place an advertisement in the yearbook to promote their business. There is also an opportunity for 8th grade families to create a dedication page for their future SES graduate.

Advertisement and Dedication Page Prices

  • Full Page: $150
  • Half Page: $100
  • Quarter Page: $75
  • Business Card: $25

If you are interested in either one of these yearbook opportunities, please email Ms. Lanigan ( no later than March 15th, 2018.

Mystic Monk Coffee – The Way to Start Your Day!

In efforts to prepare for the middle school NET Retreat on Friday March 20, the middle classes are fundraising through Mystic Monk Coffee. Over the next few weeks, you can make your orders from the attached catalog. Please bring orders to the school office (entitled Coffee Fundraiser), your child’s classroom teacher, or to Mr. Ganse (6th grade classroom). Checks should only be made out to St. Elizabeth Seton School. Friday March 2nd is the deadline for this second coffee fundraising campaign. If you have any questions you can email Mr. Ganse at Thank you for your love and support of the middle school students.

Download the catalog here.

Download the order form here.

Panther Spotlight – Student of the Week

  • PK 3 – Peyton Bass
  • PK 4 – Josemilio Mendez
  • Kindergarten – Carter Snyder
  • 1st grade – Makayla Vixama
  • 2nd grade – Jordan Gause

Special thank you to the Boots & Boogie Table Sponsors!

  • Sheriff Sponsor – $5,000.00 – St. Agnes Catholic Church
  • Deputy Sponsor – $2,500.00 – Florida Community Bank
  • Outlaw Sponsor – $1,500.00 – Oakes Farm & San Marco Catholic Church
  • Cowboy Contributor – $500.00 – United Plastering & Val Pak of Southwest Florida
  • Saddle Up Supporter – $250.00 – Charming Smiles of Naples, DeVoe Buick GMC, European Pavers, Imperial Interlocking Paver Corporation,
    Juliana Kierstein, Royal Palm Academy, & St. John Neumann High School

Volunteer Opportunities – Earn Seton school volunteer hours!

1. Volunteers are needed to set up for the upcoming Boots & Boogie Auction! If you have time on Friday, March 2nd starting at 12:00 p.m. please contact Nichole Eastman ( We will be transporting items from Seton to St. John Neumann and decorating for this event.

2. Are you available on a Saturday or Sunday? Do you want to drive a golf cart? Parish transportation drivers are needed to help transport parishioners to and from the Seton Gym to their cars. Please contact the church office at 239.455.3900 for more details.

Boots & Boogie Donors – Thanks you!

Alison Craig Furnishings
All Saints Eye Care Center
Altavilla Pizza & Deli
Artis Naples
Barre Fusion
Bark Estates
BCBE Construction LLC
Beach Resort
Beef O’ Brady’s
Boston Beer Gardebn
Bowland Beacon
Brio Tuscan Grille
Busch Gardens
C Level Wine Bar
California Pizza Kitchen
Captain & Krewe
Charming Smiles of Naples
Chick Fil A
Children’s Dentistry of Naples
Cone 06 Pottery Painting Studio
Coopertown Airboats
Coral Cay Golf Adventures
Dagny’s Spirits
D’Amicos Family Restaurant
DeVoe Buick GMC
Diamond District
Dock 5
Double R’s
European Pavers
Fashion Fresh
Flemings Steak House
Florida Community Bank
Florida Everblades
Florida Evergreen
Flutterby’s Café & The Butterfly Estate
Gina’s Cafe
Great Clips
Greater YMCA of Naples
Hannah Lee Hair Salon
Harmon Meek Gallery
Helzel-Breen Family
Hibiscus Golf Club
Holderman Family
Hyatt House
Ideal Image
IL Primo Pizza & Wings
Impact Martial Arts
Inn at Pelican Bay
J.C. Drainfield
Jerry’s Cleaners
Julianna Kiersten, P.A.
Kensington Country Club
Kent Hasen
Lakewood Country Club
Little Caesars Pizza of Golden Gate
Manning Family
Marine Max Yacht Center
Marlins Foundation
Miami Zoo
Momentum Brewery
Naples Botanical Gardens
Naples Coastal Animal Hospital
Naples Daily News
Naples Grande Beach Resort
Naples Princess
Naples Progressive Gym
Naples Transportation & Tours
Naples Zoo
Neopolitan Car Wash & Detailing
Oakes Farm, Inc.
Outback Steakhouse
Phelan Holdings
Pinchers Crab Shack
Pop Toy
Pottery Painting Studio
Pure Florida
Quinns on the Beach at Marco Island
Reed Orthodontics – Barbara Reed, DMD, MS, PA
Ridgeway Bar and Grill
Royal Scoop Homemade Ice Cream at Berkshire/M&M’s Cafe
Sam’s Club
San Marco Catholic Church
Shula’s Steak House
Snydermann Shoes
St. Agnes Catholic Church
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church
St. John Neumann Catholic School
Stock Development
Sunshine Ace Hardware
The Butterfly Estates
The Club at The Strand
Tommy Bahama
Top Notch Car Detailing
Total Wine and More
Tropic DJ
Tropical Smoothie
United Plastering
VALPAK of SW Florida
Vineyards Vines
Warehouse Cuisine & Cocktails
Waterfalls Auto Spa
Wynn’s Market