Dear Seton Families,

What a wonderful start we had to the festive season with our Christmas concert and Nativity play on Tuesday evening. We hope you enjoyed all the performances! We are very proud of our students and thank Ms. Watson for all her hard work and dedication to produce such a great show. Additionally, thanks to Mrs. Winter for once again producing an enjoyable re-enactment of the First Christmas. Have a blessed weekend as we celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Conception on Saturday.

PANTHER PRIORITIES

After Care Update
On Wednesday, December 12th, after care will be in the cafeteria.

Used Uniform Closet
Open every Thursday from 2:50-3:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Step Up for Students Scholarship Renewal
Two additional webinars are being offered to explain how to renew your scholarship for the 2019-20 school year. Learn about important deadlines and get your questions answered. You can join by phone or computer. You must register for the event and then will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

January 10th @ 7:00 PM, EST
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2212492668242419467

January 17th at 3 :00 PM, EST
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6791975090603894027

CELEBRATING STUDENTS

Students of the Week ~ Congratulations on your good work!

  • PreK-3: Millie Muenz
  • PreK-4: Rihanna Guerrero
  • KG: Austin Sapp
  • 1st: Mateo Balanica
  • 2nd: Brandon Germain

Virtue of the Month
Students are focusing on the virtue of peace throughout the month of December. Questions to ponder at home: How can I be a peacemaker in word and action? How can I experience peace even when things seem out of control?

ADVENT SERVICE PROJECT ~ 12 Days of Christmas Giving

Sponsored by SES National Junior Honor Society and Student Council

St. Elizabeth Seton School is continuing to collect food donations to support the Weekend Power Pack Food Program of Catholic Charities in Collier County. This program provides homeless elementary students living in Collier County with food to sustain them through the weekend when school meals are not available. The students receive containers of nutritious food on Fridays so they will have sustenance throughout the weekend.

Many thanks to everyone for the donations we received thus far. All items should be individually sized – just like you would pack in a lunch box! Bring donations to prayers each morning. NJHS and Student Council members will collect them. Students are encouraged to donate on as many days as they would like! See the remaining schedule:

  • Monday, 12/10 – Cereal Bars
  • Tuesday, 12/11 – Macaroni & Cheese
  • Wednesday, 12/12 – Juice Boxes
  • Thursday, 12/13 – Soup
  • Friday, 12/14 – Cereal Boxes
  • Monday, 12/17 – Applesauce
  • Tuesday, 12/18 – Fruit Cups

FUNDRAISING

Gala Auction: HELP NEEDED!

1) Do you know some area businesses that would be willing to donate items for the auction? Forms are available in the Advancement Office.

2) Are you willing to make some follow up calls (NO cold calls) to businesses to solicit donations? These calls are to businesses who already have received a request from us by mail.

Please contact Dr. Fabii (fabii@seseton.org) if you can help.

Please see our save the date card! Tickets $75 – includes buffet dinner, wine bar, dancing, entertainment, live and silent auctions. Cash bar also available.

Yankee Candle: Online sales until January 1st! Go to www.yankeecandlefundraising.com. 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.

NOTE: We have an unclaimed Yankee Candle order in the office with no name. The order includes a tart candle assortment, 2 mobile vent caddies, Calphalon tongs and an egg/omelette set. Please call the office to claim.

Amazon Smile: Place your Amazon orders through https://Smile.Amazon.com, and help our school raise funds! Be sure to designate our school as beneficiary. Here is the direct link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-2112451

SETON HOLIDAY EVENTS

SANTA STROLL

Date: December 19th
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Sponsor a student and entry fee of $5.00
Volunteers Needed: Set Up (3:00-6:00 p.m.), Event (5:30-8:00 p.m.), and
Clean Up (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
Donations Needed: Christmas Lights, Christmas Blow Up and Christmas Decorations.

Download the Order Form here.

SANTA SHOP
The Penguin Patch Holiday Shop will be open December 10-14. Budget envelopes were sent home with your child and have the day when your child will shop. Over 100 choices of gifts are priced from .25c to $10.00.

BLUE ZONE
The holiday season is full of tempting sweets. Choose healthy sweets during meals and limit treats filled with sugar.

SOMETHING SO YUMMY HOLIDAY CLASSES
Contact Something So Yummy to register 239-449-6068 https://somethingsoyummy.com/

Holiday Baking Classes for Kids:

  • Ages 7-10: Friday, 12/14, 5:00-8::00 p.m. $49
  • Ages 11-15: Saturday, 12/15, 1:00-4:00 p.m. $49

Make Your Own Holiday Gifts Classes for Kids

  • Ages 11-15: Friday, 12/21, 5:00-8:00 p.m. $59
  • Ages 7-10: Saturday, 12/22, 9:00 – Noon $59

Red & Green with Envy Adult Class

  • Thursday, 12/13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $49

Wrap Up Your Perfect Holiday Adult Class

  • Monday, 12/17, 6:30-9:00 p.m. $49
  • Tuesday, 12/18, 6:30-9:00 p.m. $49