Happening This Week: Week of September 16, 2019
Monday, Sept. 16
Yankee Candle Sales begin
Tuesday, Sept. 17
HASA Mtg. 7:45am Parish Center
Wednesday, Sept. 18
Weekly school masses every Wednesday at 9:00am. Parents always welcome!
Dismissal is at 2pm on Wednesdays.
Thursday, Sept. 19
Seton Family Night at Culver’s 4-8pm
Ukulele Club Gr. 4-8 3:10-3:50pm
All Invited to our First HASA Meeting of the Year!
The first Home and School Association meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 17 at 7:45 a.m. in the Parish Center! Continental breakfast will be served! Fellowship and fundraising for SES takes place through the HASA organization. After dropping off your child(ren) at the Gym, please plan to join us in the Parish Center to hear some great ideas brainstormed so far and to share your ideas too! We look forward to all families joining the HASA organization!
You’re Invited to Culver’s Family Night – Brought to you by HASA!
The Seton Family will be dining at Culver’s on Thursday, September 19th. Ten percent of purchases made between 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. will benefit Seton. Profits will be added to the HASA fundraising account for future classroom resource purchases. Culver’s is located at 5775 Airport Pulling Road in Naples. So, bring the family out for some good food, fellowship, and to raise funds for our great school!
Yankee Candle Sales Begin!
Brought to you by HASA, Yankee Candle Sales begin on Sept. 16 and continue through Oct. 7, 2019. Seton will profit 40% of the sales!
Your child will be bringing home a selling packet on 9/16/19. Sales may be made using the order form and catalog or your family and friends may purchase online. The top 25 student sellers will be invited to a pizza party and open gym fun!
Thank you for always supporting our great school!
Seton is a Blue Zones Certified School!
Join us for the Ribbon cutting celebration along with a Panther Pep Rally on Tuesday, October 15 at 2pm in the Gym. We are proud to announce that St. Elizabeth Seton has been certified as a Blue Zone (BZ) school! Due to our efforts and focus on health, fitness and overall well-being, we are recognized as a school that promotes healthier living habits. We partner with NCH and others in making an ongoing commitment to improving quality of life for all those in our community (from the youngest to oldest) through the Blue Zones project. Hope to see you on Oct. 15 where BZ and NCH representatives will be here for the ribbon cutting and award, followed by a fun pep rally!
Mark your Calendars
Monday, November 11 – Veterans Day
Seton is planning a tribute to veterans with a Veteran’s Day mass on Monday, Nov. 11 at 9am with reception following. If you or someone you know is a veteran and are able to attend the mass and tribute, please RSVP by Monday, Oct. 21 to Mrs. Groch at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: Name of Veteran attending, Phone #, Email, Branch of Service, Years of Service. A flyer will be sent home with your students next week with additional information.
Please note, there will be no school mass on Wed., Nov. 13.
Seton Christmas Program
Friday, December 13th at 6pm in the school gym.
The Counselor’s Corner – by Dianne Fabii, Ph.D.
The mental and emotional health of children and teens is essential for their development and well-being. Please note that the following mental/emotional health services are available in Collier County free of charge; all are staffed by licensed and/or certified counselors:
Mental Health/Counseling Services:
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice – Catholic Charities continues to offer free mental health counseling services for adults, children and families who lived in Florida during Hurricane Irma. These services are made possible through a grant from the American Red Cross. The only criteria for eligibility is that the client was a resident of Florida during the hurricane in 2017.
Counselors can help resolve a variety of issues such as stress, anger, anxiety, relationship problems, trauma, depression, low self-esteem and grief. Mental health counseling services are available at various locations throughout the Diocese in both English and Spanish. Please visit the website at www.catholiccharitiesdov.org or call Joan at 941-355-4680 ext. 311.
Grief Support and Education:
Valerie’s House – This non-profit organization in Southwest Florida is solely dedicated to helping children and teens (ages 4-19) work through grief issues. Their unique program model gives children a safe home-like environment to identify, express and process grief using art, music and other holistic services overseen by a licensed clinical social worker. An additional location recently opened in Naples. Programs are free of charge. For further information see www.valerieshouseswfl.org or call 239-204-5804.
Avow – Children’s Services, designed for children ages 5-18, provide support and companionship to children who are grieving the loss of a parent, sibling, friend or relative through illness, accident, divorce, estrangement, military deployment, suicide or homicide. With the help of trained counselors, bereaved children are given an opportunity to move through their unique experience of loss in a safe, nonjudgmental environment. All services are offered free of charge. Avow Children’s Services is committed to supporting children through all types of loss experiences. For further information see www.avowcares.org or call 239-261-4404.
Congratulations to our Students of the Week!
Congratulations to our Christian Character Award Recipients for the virtue of Faithfulness!
Students participated in two diocesan TV Mass tapings as an outreach for the sick and homebound. The second Mass airs Sept. 22 at 10:30am on WFTX-TV Fox 4. TV Masses are available for viewing at dioceseofvenice.org.
Save the Dates
Save the Date! – Saturday, December 7, 2019
Saint Elizabeth Seton School 2019
Golf Benefit Tournament at The Club at The Strand Naples
Play a round of golf, enjoy a complimentary clinic provided by local PGA Professionals, and support Catholic education! Opportunity to join us as a golfer and/or sponsor for this fun event benefiting student scholarships. Entry Fee is $150pp and includes all golf fees, welcome pastries and coffee, lunch buffet with salad bar, burgers, hotdogs, and brats, and dessert, 2 drink tickets per person (wine, beer, cocktail), great prizes, and chance to win $10,000 hole in one, plus a special free golf clinic by local PGA Professionals! Family and Business Sponsorship information will be sent home soon! Volunteers needed – Contact Mr. T. at email@example.com or Mrs. Groch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date! – Saturday, March 28, 2020
SES Gala Auction – Havana Nights at The Vineyards Country Club Naples
AAA Scholarships still open!
There is No waiting list and awards are retroactive to the start of school. Please click the following link for more information and to see if your family qualifies.DOWNLOAD THE QUALIFICATION FLYER HERE
Join the Spanish Club!
Spanish Club for grades 4-6 on Thursdays from 3:15pm-4:15pm in the Spanish Room.
Mystic Monk Coffee
Thanks to all who placed coffee orders!
School Library Reopened!
Seton is excited to announce the school library is reopened for book check-out! Your child will be able to choose from a variety of non-fiction and fiction books to help them learn new concepts, reinforce lessons from class, or read books to reach his/her Accelerated Reader Program Goal (AR). All AR Books are labeled with reading levels and point values to assist students in achieving their highest level of reading comprehension.
Classroom teachers are signing up for permanent time slots for their class to spend weekly time in the library. Your child will be checking out books with a designated return date. Please assist us in having your child take responsibility for returning library books in a timely fashion to avoid a fine and so others may enjoy the books as well. We are in need of volunteers in the library to help with book shelving. If you are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays for one hour to help shelve books, please email Nichole Eastman (email@example.com). Volunteers must have diocesan fingerprint clearance and safe environment training. These volunteer hours will be counted toward your family’s annual 20 hour service requirement. Thank you very much for your help!