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Hello Seton Families,

We hope you are enjoying down time away from school, are relaxing, vacationing, and doing all things that make you smile. We’ve been busy making plans for the upcoming school year and want to share some updates at this time.

Faculty Additions/Changes/Updates

  • Mrs. Clifford is moving up to 1st grade. Mrs. Clifford, formerly our PK4 assistant, will now be our 1st grade assistant to Mrs. Hilmoe.
  • Mrs. Dagne Fuentes will continue to work closely in PK with both our wonderful teachers!
  • We have a new dynamic duo in Kindergarten! Mrs. Crowley continues as our fabulous Kindergarten teacher and will be joined by Mrs. Lucarelli. Mrs. Lucarelli is thrilled to stay on as part of the Seton family, while allowing more time to focus on her new family at home.
  • Joining us in 2nd grade is Mrs. Stephanie Olson. Mrs. Olson has been teaching in the Collier County Public Schools since her graduation from FGCU in 2013. Her bio will be on our school website shortly.

Middle School Restructuring

  • Mr. Ganse will continue to teach Accelerated Math and Religion and be our 6th grade homeroom teacher.
  • Mr. Snyder will teach Social Studies, 7th grade Literature, 8th grade English Language Arts and be our 8th grade homeroom teacher.
  • Mrs. Winter will teach 7th grade Writing and Grammar.
  • Mrs. Tenbarge will teach 6th grade Language Arts and
  • We welcome Mr. Daniel Miller as our Science, On-Level Math and 7th grade homeroom teacher. Mr. Miller, a former engineer, has been teaching in Collier County since 2013. Mr. Miller’s bio will soon be available on the school website.
  • Finally, we welcome Mrs. Gina Groch. Most recently the principal at St. Ann’s School, Mrs. Groch retired from administration, is excited to join the Seton staff as our Marketing/ Enrollment Management and Communications Director.


Friday, August 9, 2019
New Student Welcome Orientation: 8am- 9am
School Supply drop off: 9am-11:30am

Monday, August 12, 2019
First day of school

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
PK3 through Grade 4: Parent Back to School Night- 6:30pm-7:30pm

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Grades 5-8, Parent Back to School Night- 6:30pm-7:30pm

Saturday, August 17, 2019
Welcome back to School Family Picnic: Time TBD

Other News

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You should expect another update next month with details and progress as we move ahead to our new school year. In the meantime, continue to enjoy and relax this summer.


Mrs. Maria Niebuhr, M. Ed.