Dear Seton Families,
We are moving along well at Seton, with some exciting new things to announce. Please read through the entire E-Blast to learn about our first big fundraiser and service project. Mark your calendars for our first H.A.S.A. meeting. Have a wonderful weekend!

It’s still RAINY season!!!
Please have students bring a rain poncho to school!!!

HOME AND SCHOOL ASSOCIATION (H.A.S.A.) NEEDS YOU!!
Please return your H.A.S.A. membership forms by September 24th. The H.A.S.A. Executive Board met this past week and has many wonderful things planned for our Seton family. Please join H.A.S.A. and participate! Our first H.A.S.A. meeting will be on Tuesday, October 9th at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Center.

TALENT NEEDED!
Help is needed to create graphic design and layout for our marketing publications (print ads, brochures, flyers, etc.). If you are interested, please contact Dr. Dianne Fabii (fabii@seseton.org). This may be a volunteer (earn hours) or paid (earn money) assignment.

SPANISH CLASS ~ VOLUNTEER HOURS
Mrs. Cole needs the following items for the Spanish class: Kleenex, paper towels, wipes and pencils. Please donate any of these items and receive volunteer hours. Thank you!

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: Millie Muenz
  • PreK-4: Samuel Jenkins
  • Kindergarten: Gavin Harhen
  • 1st Grade: Aiden Meinert
  • 2nd Grade: Delaney Long

Congratulations on your good work!

VIRTUE OF THE MONTH
In September, students have been focusing on the virtue of LOVE. On Wednesday we were blessed to have Fr. Steven Clemente from St. William’s parish to celebrate mass with us. Fr. Steven provided a lively and engaging homily that challenged everyone to think about how we can display love in both big and small ways in our daily lives. Thank you, Fr. Steven!

STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTION
The school-wide Student Council Election is Wednesday, September 26th after mass. Grades PreK-3 to 8 will vote for officers in the Student Council on real voting machines from the Collier County Elections office.

BLUE ZONE TIP OF THE WEEK:

COUNSELOR’S CORNER:
Who’s not tired these days? With so many things competing for our attention, it is sometimes difficult to calm down and have a good night’s sleep. How much sleep is needed? There are some very reasonable, science-based guidelines to help you determine whether your child is getting the necessary amount of sleep needed to play, grow, learn and perform. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the recommended number of sleep hours per 24-hour period are these:

Remember that all children (and adults too!) thrive on a regular bedtime routine, and that regular sleep deprivation can lead to health problems and difficult behaviors. People who get enough sleep are have better school performance, memory, behavior and mental health.

FABULOUS FUNDRAISER!!

Our YANKEE CANDLE FUNDRAISER will start on October 1st and run through October 12th. Our school benefits from 40% of the proceeds! Look for packets full of information and catalogs which will be sent home on Friday, September 28th.

Parents/Guardians can shop online via www.yankeecandlefundraising.com. (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE CORRECTED WEBSITE; there was a slight spelling error in the first notification).

Enter the group number 999972306 in the “Start Shopping” box. Any orders purchased online, will pay for shipping/tax, and the products will be shipped directly to your home. Online orders will continue until January 1st.

If you order through the packet, no sales tax is collected, and all products will go home with the student. Also, please keep the pink copy as your receipt. Return only the yellow/white copy with all the correct information filled out. Don’t forget students’ names and teachers’ names.
The deadline to turn in all packets is Friday, October 12th.

Last year SES H.A.S.A. raised $6,000 profit from the Yankee Candle Sales, so please sell, sell, sell. This year we hope to top our profit from last year. Remember that all money made from this fundraiser benefits Seton students. Get an early start on holiday shopping and help our school at the same time!

Any questions/concerns, please contact Robin Harhen at robin.harhen@gmail.com. Thank you for your support!!

SETON SCHOOL WIDE SERVICE PROJECT

In conjunction with Respect for Life Month during October, our school is partnering with Community Pregnancy Clinics (CPCI) in Collier County. This organization provides many support services for mothers and babies in need, including pregnancy health services, counseling, crisis intervention, prenatal classes and material support. Our partnership with CPCI offers an opportunity to support a culture of life by contributing to help many families in the area who have minimal resources.

A development coordinator from CPCI will talk with students on Friday, September 27th. Middle school students will have a brief tour of CPCI’s mobile clinic. Each class will be given a Baby Bottle Bank to collect money throughout the month of October. Additionally, there will be donation bins in the Parish Center to collect baby items such as diapers, wipes, baby wash/shampoo, and new or gently used baby clothes in sizes newborn through 5T.

A flyer with information is being sent home with students, and it also is attached below.
Your generosity in supporting this worthy service project is most appreciated.

Download this flyer here.

BIG EVENTS!! MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!

TRUNK OR TREAT – SAVE THE DATE!
Friday, October 26, 2018 at the school and parish parking lots

SETON ANNUAL GALA/AUCTION – SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, April 6, 2019 at The Vineyards Country Club

COMMUNITY EVENTS AT ST. AGNES PARISH

5K Walk/Run for Life – Saturday, October 6: The main purpose of this event is to promote a respect life message while encouraging healthy living (body and soul). Proceeds will benefit Pro-Life Causes in Collier County area. Download the flyer here.

International Festival – Sunday, October 21: The community of St. Agnes comes together to experience food, drink, attire and entertainment from different countries. As of now we have 20 countries from Colombia, Germany, Italy, Mexico and much more.

The Called and Gifted Workshop – Saturday, October 27: A one-day live presentation by Mary Sharon Moore and Charlie Hoover of the Catherine of Siena Institute, Colorado Springs, Colorado. The session will be on the nature of charisms, call, vocation and the process of discernment. Download the Flyer for this event here.

ST. JOHN NEUMANN NEWS

Our 8th grade students got a taste of high school life when they went over to SJN for their annual “Shadow Day” on Thursday. It was a wonderful opportunity for them to see the school and to experience a day in the life of a high school student. The class of 2023 is looking good!