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The Panther Prowl | May 5th, 2019

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Happening this Week of May 6, 2019

Sunday- May 5: May Crowning 10am. Bring a flower to for Mary- St. Elizabeth Seton Church.
Monday- May 6: Devon Holderman- Principal for the Day
Tuesday- May 7: 1st grade presents “Pete the Cat-Rockin’ in My School Shoes” 2 pm in the Parish Center. All are welcome!
Wednesday- May 8:
Thursday – May 9: Spring Ensemble Concert. 6:30 pm in the Parish Center. All are welcome!
Friday- May 10: AR Fair 9:00-2:30 in the Seton gymnasium

Panther Priorities

SWOT Analysis ~ Final Week to Participate

To the Seton Faculty, Staff, Parents and Stakeholders,

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the SWOT analysis process. Your contributions to this process have been valuable and I very grateful for your input. There is still time to be heard and for those of you who were unable to attend a SWOT meeting, you can complete the attached SWOT form and send it to Catherine Hayes at the address provided. The closing date for submission of these forms is Friday, May 10. Once again, thank you for your participation.

Maria Niebuhr, M. Ed


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.

Celebrating Students

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

  • PreK-3: Esther Diaz-Ferreira
  • PreK-4: Rysaiah Garcia
  • KG: Gordon McQuade
  • 1st: Chanel Reynoso
  • 2nd: Luciano Bolanos

SES 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 Thursday, May 16th if you plan to attend.

2019-2020 School Calendar & Wednesday Schedule

Please see the attached documents for important information about next year’s schedule.


Wednesday Dismissals
School will dismiss at 2pm on Wednesdays for the 2019-2020 school year. Aftercare will be available at no charge each Wednesday until 3:10 pm, 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 collaborative where faculty work together in teams to share diverse ideas and practices to achieve shared vision for learning for all students.


Many sincere thanks to all who made our A NIGHT IN NAPA a great success!

All our auction items were sold! Congratulations to the lucky bidders! The only items remaining are from our Wishing Well, which included a list of items for our teachers. If you wish to purchase any of these items for teachers, please contact Mrs. Niebuhr.

653 Sport Wish List Sports-Scorer Table. Partial payment 2/4. $875.00
652 Sport Wish List Sports-Scorer Table. Partial payment 1/4. $875.00
649 Sport Wish List Sports-Basketball Uniforms $350.00
644 Guidance Wish List Guidance Counselor-Bush Furniture Salinas 6 Cube Organizer $122.00
643 Music Wish List Music-Go-Round Silicone Manipulatives—Melody Set $238.00
642 Music Wish List Music-Go-Round Silicone Manipulatives—Rhythm Set $295.00
639 Music Wish List Music-Pack of 6 Music Stands $255.00
636 Spanish Wish List Spanish-Bush Furniture Salinas 6 Cube Organizer – Vintage Black $122.00
631 Art Wish List Art-Facial Anatomical Mold Set of 4 $101.00
603 PK3 Wish List Pk3-Deluxe Road Rug Play $70.00
602 PK3 Wish List PK3-Board Book Set $50.00

Coin Wars: Grade level battle of the coins will begin on MAY 6th. Bring your loose change and drop coins in the containers in the Parish Center each morning before prayers.

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!

May Crowning at SES Church Sunday, May 5TH AT 10 am
All are invited. Please come early and bring a flower for Mary.

Teacher Appreciation Week May 6th-10th

AR Fair – Friday, May 10th

Donation items are needed for the AR Fair. Please label any items for service hour credit to your family. You may drop off items at the office or send in with your child. The following items would be greatly appreciated:

  • Trinkets to sell at AR Store (small toys, fun school supplies, reward items, etc.)
  • Premade cotton candy in bags or containers (store bought)
  • Small chip bags (healthy options welcome like Sun Chips & Veggie Straws)
  • Water bottles & juice boxes
  • Squeezable apple sauce, applesauce/spoons, squeezable yogurts
  • Pre-popped popcorn

If you have any questions concerning AR Fair Donations, please contact Mrs. Winter ( Thank you for your support!

Latin Fiesta

Friday, MAY 17th 1 to 2:30 p.m.

The Latin Fiesta is on Friday, May 17th from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Gym. Students from PreK-3 through 8th grade will dance to Zumba followed by a Fiesta. Sra. Cole is looking for parent volunteers to help set up, clean up and assist during the Fiesta. If interested in bringing food for our fiesta please contact Sra. Cole

The healthy food guidelines are:

  • NO regular soft drinks & sugar sweetened beverages, butter or fried foods, peanuts, candy or unhealthy snacks
  • YES Fruits for desserts or Authentic Spanish Foods and Desserts (please label food dishes)

8th Grade Graduation, Friday, May 24th 6:00 p.m.

More Spring Concerts!

Tuesday, May 7 at 2:00 pm ~ 1st grade concert, Pete the Cat Rockin’ in My School Shoes
Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 pm ~ 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.