Wishing everyone a restful holiday weekend! Please read through the following announcements to stay up to date on happenings at Seton!
MIDDLE SCHOOL SPIRITUAL RETREAT FUNDRAISER
Please see the message below from Mr. Ganse regarding the spring spiritual retreat for middle school students. Please support this wonderful effort!
Dear Seton Families,
Mystic Monk Coffee is back, and we are once again fundraising for our Spring middle school retreat which will allow students to have an awesome opportunity to grow in their faith and love for Christ and His Church. I have coordinated through the diocese to have the National Evangelization Teams (NET Teams) come to Seton and lead this spiritual retreat. Last year we had the NET Team here at Seton and the middle schoolers loved them! Here is some general information about NET:
NET Ministries challenges young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church. Every August, 175 young Catholics aged 18-28 leave behind their jobs, school, family, and friends to devote nine months to serving with the National Evangelization Teams (NET).
Divided into 16 teams, they travel across the U.S. for nine months to share the Gospel with young people and their families. Since 1981, NET teams have led over 32,000 retreats and ministered to more than 1.9 million young Catholics. NET Ministries fulfills its mission by:
- Proclaiming the Gospel of Christ through a personal witness of faith
- Inviting young people to live for Christ
- Forming young people in Christian character through the study and practice of their faith
- Equipping youth workers and young adults with the ministry skills needed for evangelization
In efforts to prepare for this exciting event, the middle classes once again be conducting several fund raising appeals through Mystic Monk Coffee (which are Carmelite monks in Wyoming).
Over the next few weeks, you can make your orders from the attached catalog and order form. All orders can be brought to the school office (entitled Coffee Fundraiser), your classroom teacher, or to Mr. Ganse. Checks should only be made out to St. Elizabeth Seton. Monday, September 10th is the deadline for this first coffee fundraising campaign. If you have any questions you can email Mr. Ganse at email@example.com We will hold a second coffee order campaign in the Fall. Thank you for your love and support of the middle school students.
STUDENT/CLASS PHOTOS SCHEDULED WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH
All Seton students will have their photos taken individually and with their classes on Wednesday, September 5th. Look for information about purchasing the photos in a packet that was sent home with students this past week.
STUDENTS OF THE WEEK
We are pleased to announce the following students who have been recognized as student of the week in their classes:
- PreK-3: Esther Diaz Ferreira
- PreK-4: Peyton Bass
- Kindergarten: Eugericha Rubin
- 1st Grade: Nathaly Pina-Gonzalez
- 2nd Grade: Owen Blose
Congratulations on your good work!
VIRTUE OF THE MONTH
Throughout the month of August, students have been contemplating the virtue of JOY. In September, they will focus on the virtue of LOVE. Notes for home discussion: How can you develop the virtue of love in daily family life? What are some ways to cultivate love in interactions with friends and family? How can we demonstrate love with our classmates and on our teams?
HOME AND SCHOOL ASSOCIATION (H.A.S.A.)
Please remember to complete your H.A.S.A. membership forms! Send it along with $10 (check or cash) as soon as possible. To date we have only 15% of families signed up. We need your participation for a successful organization! Please complete and return the forms by September 14th. A H.A.S.A. meeting schedule will be announced soon.
Cross country tryouts are on Wednesday Sept 5 and Monday Sept 10 at St. John Neumann High School from 3:00 pm until 4:15 pm. 3rd-8th grade boys and girls may try out. ATHLETIC schedules are located on the SCHOOL APP. Click the “ATHLETIC CALENDAR” icon and the athletic calendar will magically appear.
The Boys’ Soccer Team needs a coach! Please contact Coach Tenbarge if you are interested at 239-455-2262 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SETON SPLASH BASH ~ SAVE THE DATE!!
Great fun ahead for one and all! Seton Splash Bash is on Friday, September 14th! Save the date!!
ST. JOHN NEUMANN SPORTS BOOSTER CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT
Come join the third annual golf tournament for the St. John Neumann Sports Booster Club! This event will be at Olde Cypress on September 16th. Registration is at 7 a.m. and Shotgun at 8 am. All proceeds from this tournament will go towards funding the school’s Booster Athletic Budget. This is a great opportunity to show your support for St. John Neumann and its athletic program. Sponsorship levels to fit every budget are available. Spend the morning on the links for a great cause!
BLUE ZONE TIP OF THE WEEK:
MOVE naturally! Find ways to move more. You’ll burn more calories without even thinking about it!
FREE ONLINE HOMEWORK HELP
The Collier County Library system is offering free online homework help. See the information below: