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The Panther Prowl | Sept 22nd, 2019

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Happening This Week: Week of September 23, 2019

Monday, Sept. 23
6th grade Vocations Day at St. John Neumann HS

Tuesday, Sept. 24
Chorus 7:30-8:00am

Wednesday, Sept. 25
Chorus 7:30-8:00am; Picture Day – Bring Your 😊
Altar server training 2:15-3:30pm at SES Church Grades 5-8
Weekly school masses every Wednesday at 9:00am. Parents always welcome!
Dismissal is at 2pm on Wednesdays.

Thursday, Sept. 26
Ukulele Club Gr. 4-8 3:10-3:50pm

Friday, Sept. 27
Collier County Fire & Rescue truck visits PK-1 at 10am

Interested in becoming an Altar server?

Need a refresher for those who are servers already? Fr. Casey and Mr. Ganse invite you! Altar Server Training for students in Grades 5-8 on Wednesday Sept. 25 from 2:15-3:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church.

Afterschool STREAM Club is a Big Hit – Session #1 is filled!

We are excited that so many students are interested in participating in the STREAM club. Session #1 has been filled; please choose between Session 2 or 3. 

Many thanks to all who attended Seton Family Night at Culver’s

We had a great turnout! Our next Family Night will be at Chuck E Cheese on October 3 from 3:00-9:00pm!

Yankee Candle Sales continue through Oct. 7!

The top 25 student sellers will be invited to a pizza party and open gym fun! Thank you for always supporting our great school!

Mark Your Calendars!

Seton is a Blue Zones Certified School!

Tuesday, October 15 at 2pm in the Gym. Join us for the Ribbon cutting celebration along with a Panther Pep Rally!

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!

Friday, October 25th 6-8:00pm – H.A.S.A. Event (Trunk or Treat!)

Get your costume ready and your candy bucket, too! There will be pizza, treats, and water bottles for sale in the Parish Center! To make this event possible, the following items are needed:

  • Families to sign up to enter a decorated car/distribute candy, make donations of water bottles/treats, and/or volunteer at the event! *Any questions about signing up your car trunk please contact Miss Watson (
  • Donations of water bottles (regular size or mini) and store-bought treats (i.e. cookies, cupcakes, brownies, & mini chip bags). Please drop off donations to Ms. Kelly at the front office starting on Tuesday, October 16th. Please know that we are serving the items on 10/25 and expiration dates for treats need to comply for us to serve. *Any questions about treat donations, please contact Ms. Kelly (
  • Volunteers are needed for set-up, serving food, and clean-up! *Please contact Mrs. Eastman at ( to sign up!

Friday, November 1 at 10am

St. Elizabeth Seton has partnered with the Gulfshore Players and the Holocaust Museum to bring a special play to our campus. It is based on a true story of a local Holocaust survivor entitled “In Flight-the Story of Sabine Van Dam”. Students in grades 7 and 8 will participate in a special pre-theatre workshop on kindness and social justice given by the Director of Education at the Holocaust museum, and those students will attend the play. Parents of all students are welcome to attend as well. Following the play, students in grades 6-8 will participate in an ongoing program about spreading Kindness and making a difference at school, at home, and in the world. For more information about the play, visit

Monday, November 11 – Veterans Day Mass & Tribute

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 with the following information: Name of Veteran attending, Phone #, Email, Branch of Service, Years of Service OR complete the flyer that was sent home with your student. Please note, there will be no school Mass on Wed., Nov. 13.


St. Elizabeth Seton School 2019 Golf Benefit Tournament at The Club at The Strand Naples

Save the Date! – Saturday, December 7, 2019

We need family/business sponsors and players!
Please tell your family, friends and business partners about our awesome golf event benefiting student scholarships. Volunteers needed to help. Contact Coach T at or Mrs. Groch at for information or questions. Thank you for your support!


SES Gala Auction – Havana Nights at The Vineyards Country Club Naples

Save the Date! – Saturday, March 28, 2020

Congratulations to our Students of the Week!

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.


The Family Empowerment Scholarship Program is Florida’s newest private education scholarship for low to middle income families. Click the link to see if your family qualifies. Scholarships won’t last long!

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 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 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 or call 239-261-4404.

Support our Catholic High School, St. John Neumann!

Calling All Young Entrepreneurs ages 6 and up for the Children’s Business Fair