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Happening this Week

Virtue of the Month: Self-Control

  • Monday – April 8:
  • Tuesday – April 9:
  • Wednesday- April 10: 9AM School Mass-All are Welcome
  • Thursday- April 11: HASA Cold Stone Creamery Night 4pm-8pm
  • Friday- April 12: Noon Dismissal – Teacher Professional Day
  • Rice Bowl Collections Due: Checks made payable to St. Elizabeth Seton School

Dear Seton Families,
Our gala auction is finally here! We very much are looking forward to a wonderful evening on Saturday at the Vineyards Country Club to celebrate Seton at our very special Night in Napa! Our heartfelt thanks to all of our sponsors, donors and volunteers who make this wonderful night possible. Note that you can register in advance and save time at the check-in by going on to the website: Note that if you cannot attend the event but still would like to participate with bidding on items or contributing to our Call to the Heart, you may do so online. See the video about Call to the Heart:

Panther Priorities

Facts Grant and Aid Applications
A reminder to parents to complete the FACTS Grant and Aid application for the 2019-2020 school year as soon as possible. If you are wishing tuition support from your home parish, please meet with your priest or parish representative to discuss tuition assistance for 2019-2020. Parishes will request your verified FACTS Grant and Aid application which is the reason for completing it as soon as possible and uploading the necessary documents.

Outstanding Fees
Please check your FACTS Prepay accounts for aftercare and athletic fees. Many students currently have outstanding fees.

Re-Registration Information/ Step Up for Students
Please continue to send in re-registrations so that your child is assured a place for the 2019-2020 school year. Many thanks to those who have already sent them for the next school year. Also, please make sure you visit the Step Up for Students website to renew income-based scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 school year.

Open House
We are hosting an open house for prospective students and families on Monday, April 15th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please share this information with friends who may be interested in learning more about our school. RSVP to the school office: 239-455-2262.

Seton Yearbook Purchase
Be sure to go online at to purchase your copy of the 2018-2019 yearbook. Copies MUST be purchased by you through this link by Friday, April 19th, 2019. No copies will be available for purchase this year unless ordered through the website first. After this date, you may purchase yearbooks but they will be delivered directly to your home for an additional fee.

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

Celebrating Students

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

  • PreK-3: Christian Hernandez
  • PreK-4: Nicholas Cruz
  • KG: Roger Eastman
  • 1st: Jacob Vargas
  • 2nd: Lake Linne


Many thanks to all of our sponsors, donors and volunteers who have worked very hard to make this special evening possible. We look forward to celebrating with you to honor and support our school.


This will expedite your registration when you arrive at The Vineyards. ONLINE BIDDING IS OPEN! GET A HEAD START BIDDING!


St. Agnes Catholic Church
St. William Catholic Church

St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
St. Leo the Great Catholic Church

Florida Community Bank/Synovus
Richard J. Lacks, Jr. Charitable Foundation
Oakes Farm, Inc.
San Marco Parish

Anonymous Donor
J.C. Drainfield, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Calderin
St. Peter the Apostle Parish
St. John Neumann High School

Charming Smiles
DeVoe Buick
Mr. & Mrs. George Gulley
Mr. & Mrs. Monte Hilmoe
Ideal Image
Juliana M. Kierstein, P.A.
Rev. Dr. John & Arlene Lindell
St. Finbarr Parish
ValPak of Southwest Florida


Lenten Rice Bowls ~ Message from Mr. Ganse: Our Rice Bowl campaign will end on Friday, April 12. Please count all the money that your family has collected and write one check out to St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School. Thank you for your generosity and participation in the Spirit of the Lord!

Coin Wars: Grade level battle of the coins will begin on MAY 6th after the Rice Bowl Lenten collection.

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: Our school recently received a check of nearly $200 from proceeds of Amazon Smile! Please continue to add SES as beneficiary of your purchases.

Upcoming Events. Save the Date!

COLD STONE CREAMERY NIGHT: Thursday, April 11th. More information coming soon.

HASA MEETING WITH GUEST SPEAKER: Tuesday, April 16th. Please join us for our final HASA meeting of the year at 6 p.m. At 6:30, guest speaker Patrick Logue of Prudential Financial Planning will join us to discuss college planning, including saving for college, saving on the cost of college, and strategic planning.

MOTHER/SON FUN NIGHT: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17th More information coming soon.

SETON MOVIE NIGHT – FRIDAY, MAY 3rd 7:00- 9:00 p.m. Come watch Ralph Breaks the Internet and enjoy a fun family evening! Seton Movie Night Sign Up Genius

Please join our Knights on Fridays during Lent for a delicious fish fry dinner. These will be from 5 to 9 p.m. and continue through April 12th in the PARISH CENTER.



Calling all Seton Volunteers for the AR Fair on Friday, May 10th! If you are an approved Seton volunteer and have time on this day to assist with the event, please email Charity Winter ( The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Any time you can give to assist with this event is greatly appreciated!

Donation items are also needed for the AR Fair. Donations are being accepted starting on Monday, April 8th – Monday May 6th. If you donate any of the following items below, please label with your family name so volunteer hours can be credited to your account.

  • Trinkets to sell at AR Store
  • Premade cotton candy in bags or containers (store bought)
  • Small chip bags (also healthy chips like Sun Chips & Veggie Straws)
  • Water bottles & juice boxes
  • Squeezable apple sauce, applesauce/spoons, squeezable yogurts
  • Popcorn (already popped store bought)

If you have any questions concerning AR Fair Donations, please contact Nichole Eastman ( Thank you for your support!

8th GRADE GRADUATION – FRIDAY, MAY 24th 6:00 p.m.

Spring Concerts. Mark Your Calendars!

Friday, May 3 at 2:00 ~ 2nd and 3rd grade concert, The Day the Crayons Quit
Tuesday, May 7 at 2:00 ~ 1st grade concert, Pete the Cat Rockin’ in My School Shoes
(note change of date)
Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. ~ Ensemble Concert with 4th, 5th, Middle School Band, Drama, Chorus
Thursday, May 30 at TBD ~ Kindergarten celebration, The Very Hungry Caterpillar

SES Vacation Bible School

SES Vacation Bible School will be from June 24th through June 28th. Students in grades 7 and 8 are welcome to volunteer at this wonderful event. Organizing and decorating will take place on June 21st and 22nd. This year’s theme is “ROAR!” ~ Life is Wild, God is Good! See for a description. Contact Hector Salazar, Director of Faith Formation: 239-455-3900, Ext. 302.

Spring Break Art Camp

Need something to do during spring break? Check out this camp to learn about art and more!

Blue Zone

When you are feeling stressed, remember to STOP: Stop what you are doing. Take three deep breaths. Observe what you are thinking and feeling, and what is going on around you. Pause and regain composure.