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Dear Seton Families,

Together we have shared many joys as well as sorrows through the years, and always have come together as a family to support one another. This week we all are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a beloved parent and member of the Seton family. After bravely battling cancer for many months, Mr. Steven Armstrong passed away on Monday. He is the father of Mason, a fifth-grade student. Please remember the Armstrong family most especially in your prayers as they move through this difficult time.

Panther Priorities

Step Up for Students
Step Up for Students Scholarship Renewal families must apply BEFORE January 31, 2019, for priority processing. Families applying for the first time for the income-based scholarship for 2019-2020 may go to the Step Up for Students website and sign up on the “interest list” to receive notification when the application becomes available.

Re-Registration Information
Be sure to complete the re-registration information that was sent home last week. Return your registrations for the 2019-2020 school year by February 1st.

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

No School on Monday, January 21st
Observance of Martin Luther King Day

St. Elizabeth Seton Church Mass
Previously videotaped mass with students will be televised on WFTX Fox 4 at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 20th.

Celebrating Students

Students of the Week
Congratulations to our students of the week! Keep up your great work!

PreK-3: Mia Bedoya
PreK-4: Abigail Grossklas
KG: Christian Hernandez
1st: Joshua Diaz Ferreira
2nd: Ella Eastman

Christian Character Awards
The following students have been recognized for their exemplary demonstration of the virtue of peace throughout the month of December:

3rd: Aidan McKinney
4th: Kameron Gray
5th: Eugene Quindlen
6th: Ethan Bowman
7th: Mariana Bolanos
8th: Alex Bose


Gala Auction

HELP NEEDED and the countdown to our event is on!!

  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. We are accepting gift cards (any amount) for goods and services, as well as bottles of wine ($10 value and above) for our auction. Please consider donating!

Please contact Dr. Fabii ( 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.

SPECIAL THANKS to our SPONSORS and DONORS who recently committed contributions:

  • St. Agnes Catholic Church
  • St. Leo the Great Catholic Church
  • San Marco Church
  • Miami Zoo
  • D’Amico’s Restaurant
  • Naples Princess
  • Ridgeway Bar and Grill
  • The Cheesecake Factory

Amazon Smile: Place your Amazon orders through, and help our school raise funds! Be sure to designate our school as beneficiary. Here is the direct link:


CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK ~ January 27th – February 2nd

SES OPEN HOUSE ~ Sunday, January 27th 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please spread the good word about Seton and encourage friends to attend!

GRANDPARENTS & SPECIAL FRIENDS DAY ~ Wednesday, January 30th. 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. RSVP by January 28th. Grandparents and/or special adult friends of students are cordially invited to participate in this event! Our students are so excited to share their day with the special grownups in their lives!


JASON’S DELI RESTAURANT NIGHT ~ Tuesday, January 29th 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.


FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCEFriday, February 15th 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Parish Center. More information to follow. Volunteers are needed to coordinate the event. Please sign up here: Sign Up Genius for Father Daughter Dance 2.15.19

Spring Concerts – Mark Your Calendars!

Friday, April 12 at 11:00 am ~ 1st grade concert, Pete the Cat Rockin’ in My School Shoes
Friday, May 3 at 2:00 pm ~ 2nd and 3rd grade concert, The Day the Crayons Quit
Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 pm ~ Ensemble Concert with 4th, 5th, Middle School Band, Drama, Chorus
Thursday, May 30 at TBD Kinder graduation, The Very Hungry Caterpillar

St. John Neumann News

Please see the attached announcements regarding the SJN Celtic Ball on February 1st, and a fabulous Tuition Raffle.

Blue Zone

Children can be picky eaters. Introduce new foods to kids when they are hungry or as an appetizer at the beginning of a meal. They are more likely to try something new and nutritious when they have an empty belly.