We’ve had a short but productive week at Seton! Remember that next Friday, September 14th is a half day for students because the afternoon is set aside for parent-teacher conferences. This is a great time to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss progress as well as concerns. Teachers have been reaching out to schedule times to meet. Be sure to get in touch with your child’s teacher to make an appointment. Note that students will be dismissed at noon next Friday.
Have a great weekend, and be sure to read the announcements below:
IT’S RAINY SEASON!!! Please have students bring a rain poncho to school!!!
AFTER SCHOOL CARE FEES
Our new procedure of collecting aftercare fees through each family’s FACTS Prepay account is going very well. Families are required to deposit funds into their FACTS Prepay account prior to using aftercare. Fees will be collected from Prepay accounts each Monday for the prior week. If funds cannot be collected in full by Tuesday morning, a $5.00 late fee per week will be charged until payment is received. Email reminders to add funds will not be sent to parents after September 14th, 2018. If you need assistance with your Prepay account, please contact Elaine Pearce, school accountant at email@example.com.
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! THE DEADLINE FOR ORDERING IS SEPTEMBER 10TH!
Dear Seton Families,
Once again, this Spring the middle school students will 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 a 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 fundraising 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 10 is the deadline for this first coffee fundraising campaign. If you have any questions you can email Mr. Ganse at firstname.lastname@example.org I will hold a second coffee order campaign in the Fall. Thank you for your love and support of the middle school students.
HOME AND SCHOOL ASSOCIATION (H.A.S.A.) NEEDS YOU!!
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 less than 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.
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: Brian Hernandez
- PreK-4: Benjamin Bush
- Kindergarten: Milana Scuderi
- 1st Grade: Alexander Burger
- 2nd Grade: Luciano Bolanos
Congratulations on your good work!
VIRTUE OF THE MONTH
In September, students are focusing on the virtue of LOVE. Notes for home discussion: How can you develop the virtue of love in daily family life? What does Mother Teresa’s mantra of “Do small things with great love” mean to you?
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.
Cross country tryouts will be held again on Monday Sept 10th 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 email@example.com.
BLUE ZONE TIP OF THE WEEK:
Parents: Have healthy snacks available for your children. Promote the consumption of these by snacking healthy as well!
FUN EVENTS!! COME JOIN US!!
See the list of events to join the Seton family for fun and games!
SETON SPLASH BASH ~ FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH
Great fun ahead for one and all! See the message below from Mr. Lyell:
Hello Seton Families,
You are invited to our annual Seton back to school “Splash Bash” pool party at Golden Gate Aquatic Center. The center is located at 3300 Santa Barbara Blvd. Join us on Friday September 14th from 7 pm-9 pm. Come for a free night of slides, diving, swimming, snacks and fun as St. Elizabeth Seton School has rented out the pool exclusively for Seton families. The whole family is welcome to join us! Please make sure that all children are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Entrance to the “Splash Bash” is free for the whole family; however, we are asking each grade level to collect specific donations to contribute to our pot luck night of fun.
Remember that donations will count toward your service hours. You can drop off donations to the Parish Center before morning prayers, or have your child bring them to their homeroom teacher. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the “Splash Bash”! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Lyell (firstname.lastname@example.org, 330-240-6299). See the information below for details on your grade level donations.
PK4 through 1st grade
Eating and drinking items (paper plates, napkins, plastic forks, knives, spoons, cups)
2nd grade through 5th grade
Party snacks: pretzels, chips, dips, popcorn, crackers, etc.
6th through 8th grade
Beverages: Ice tea, lemonade, water, Capri Sun, juice. Please no sodas.
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
ST. JOHN NEUMANN NEWS:
1) 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 a.m. 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!
2) CELTICS FOOTBALL GAMES
Looking for a fun way to spend your Friday nights? Look no further than the SJN football field. Please join us as we cheer on our football team to victory the next 2 Friday nights. We’d love for you to see just how fun the atmosphere is during Friday Night Lights. Even if you aren’t a football fan, come watch the cheerleaders, listen to our band, or just enjoy dinner at the concession stand while the kids hang out with their friends. There’s sure to be other families that you know there too. Game time is 7pm. Cost is $5 for adults and $2 for students. Middle schoolers can attend for free (with their Future Celtic card). We look forward to seeing you Friday Night!