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Happenings this Week of May 20, 2019

Monday- May 20th
8th grade finals
School wide dress out day called by Principal of the Day Holderman

Tuesday- May 21st
8th grade finals

Wednesday- May 22nd
Sports Assembly for Grades 3-8 at 8:15 in the Gym
School Mass 9am
Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast – Begins with Mass at 9 am. followed by breakfast in Parish Center
8th grade- Lowdermill Park with Coach Tenbarge

Thursday- May 23rd
Seton Open House 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
8th grade graduation practice
8th grade last day with special send off – All are invited

Friday- May 24th
Schoolwide dress out day called by Principal of the Day Trombly
Graduation 6pm at St. Elizabeth Seton Church – please join us!

Panther Priorities

Thank you HASA!!!
The faculty and staff extend our sincere thanks to HASA, and especially the HASA Board, for a wonderful Teachers’ Appreciation Week! We enjoyed the treats, thoughtfulness and kindness that went into making each day special. We are sincerely grateful for all your efforts to make everyone feel appreciated, and for everything you have done throughout the year to support our school. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

SES School Loves Our Volunteers!
Please come to the Volunteer Brunch! Wednesday, 5/22/19 – RSVP Needed 🙂
The annual Volunteer Appreciation Brunch will be on Wednesday, May 22nd. We invite you to come and attend Mass with us at 9:00 a.m. The brunch will take place directly after Mass in the Parish Center. Please R.S.V.P. to Nichole Eastman ( no later than Monday, May 20th if you plan to attend.

2019-2020 Tuition Assistance/Scholarship Awards
The steps necessary for students to be considered for assistance from their home parish and any scholarships:

  • Student must be registered for the school year.
  • FACTS Grant and Aid application must be completed and in “verified” status.

If you are wishing tuition support from your home parish, please meet with your priest or parish representative to discuss tuition assistance. When scholarships become available, school administration reviews the scholarship criteria and uses the FACTS Grant and Aid application results to identify families that meet the criteria. Scholarship applications will only be given to those identified families.

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

Registration Fees
Registration fees for 2019-2020 school year must be paid in full before June 30, 2019. You may pay by check at the school office or through your FACTS Prepay- “Registration Fee 2019-2020” account.

New Scholarship Opportunity
The Florida Legislature has approved a new scholarship program – The Family Empowerment Scholarship (FES). It will be funded directly from the state and Step Up for Students will be working with the Department of Education to administer it. The plan is to identify new students for the fall who will be eligible, and it is hopeful that the two programs will work almost as one. The FES will accept any new kindergartner and only students in higher grades who were in a Florida public school the prior year. The qualifying income level will be higher in the FES, serving students in households with incomes up to $77,250 (household of 4). Applying for the FES is the same procedure as applying for SUFS online at: Students who are determined to be eligible for FES will be forwarded to DOE for scholarship payments. If you have completed a SUFS application already, you do not need to apply again for the FES. Only one application is needed to be considered for either scholarships.

Celebrating Students

Students of the Week

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

  • PreK-3: Jayden Vargas
  • PreK-4: Isabella Gonzalez
  • KG: Christian Hernandez
  • 1st: Jenna Budinger
  • 2nd: Ella Eastman

Christian Character Awards for April – The Virtue of Self-Control

  • 3rd: Destiny Samuels
  • 4th: Grace Leon
  • 5th: Alanis Perez
  • 6th: Marchela Rykowski
  • 7th: Lorenzo Pietropaolo
  • 8th: Brayden Reites

2019-2020 Wednesday Schedule & School Calendar

School will dismiss at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays for the 2019-2020 school year. Aftercare will be available at no charge each Wednesday until 3:10 p.m., allowing parents to keep their daily pick up schedule. Each Wednesday, early dismissal will allow St. Elizabeth Seton faculty to work in a team approach by engaging in Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s). This ongoing process is for staff development and continued school improvement. It is collaboration where faculty work together in teams to share diverse ideas and practices to achieve shared vision for learning for all students. Please also see the 2019-2020 calendar for the next school year.


Used Uniform Closet

We will be selling used uniforms on Wednesday, May 29 after school (3:00-4:00 p.m.) and Thursday, May 30 after school (12:00-1:00 p.m.). We will announce other sale dates in July & August when you can still exchange uniforms or use your credit. All credits must be used by Friday, August 30th.

If you have any questions please contact: Michele McFee ( or Dagne Fuentes (

Open House

SES is having an open house on Thursday, May 23rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please spread the word!


Many thanks for your many contributions throughout this year which helped to make our fundraisers a success! We deeply appreciate everyone’s generosity, with all proceeds going to support several endeavors at our school. Our auction was an amazing success, and we are very grateful for the proceeds of that which will be used in part to purchase upgraded technology for classrooms. The results of the recent grade level Coin Wars will be announced soon. Throughout the summer, remember 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:

Again, thank you all so much for your kindness, generosity and commitment to our school!

Final Spring Concert

Thursday, May 30 at 9:30 a.m. ~ 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.