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Happening This Week: Week of September 9, 2019

Monday, Sept. 9
Mystic Monk coffee orders due

Tuesday, Sept. 10
Chorus 7:30-8:00am

Wednesday, Sept. 11
Chorus 7:30-8:00am
Christian Character Awards at Mass
Weekly school masses are every Wednesday at 9:00am. Parents are always welcome to attend.
Dismissal is at 2pm on Wednesdays

Thursday, Sept. 12
Ukulele Club Gr. 4-8 3:05-3:50pm

Friday, Sept. 13
LEAD Program begins, Gr. 5
Noon Dismissal; Aftercare in the Cafeteria
Parent/Teacher Conferences in PM

Thank you!

We are grateful to have been spared from the path of Dorian. We send our prayers to those in the Bahamas and along the coastal areas who were not so fortunate. Thank you to all who generously donated so many hurricane relief items to those in need. God bless you!

Bishop Mass

Bishop Dewane celebrated Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sept. 5 with the school community. He spoke to students about being disciples of Christ all throughout their lives.

School Library Reopens!

Seton is excited to announce the school library will be re-opening 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 soon 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 ( 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!

LEAD Program Begins for 5th Graders

St. Elizabeth Seton School is partnering with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office to educate students about drugs, bullying, and safety from violence through a ten week program called L.E.A.D. (Law Enforcement Against Drugs). The goal is to create safer, healthier, happier communities for all.

Our 5th graders are excited to meet the new law enforcement officer and instructor, Corporal Victor Rodriguez. This educational program will be taught weekly beginning Friday, September 13, until their graduation on Nov. 22!

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! Please see attached flyer for details.

Mystic Monk Coffee

Back by popular demand, Mystic Monk Coffee sales will be held on a regular basis through the school year. Portions of our sales will help the middle school Religion department for such things as the N.E.T Retreat (download NET Ministries info here), field trips, and other supplementary materials needed for learning our faith. Our first order deadline is Monday September 9th. All checks should be made out to St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School. Thank you in advance for your love and support of our middle schoolers! ~ from Mr. Ganse


Congratulations to our Students of the Week!

TV Mass

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

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 or Mrs. Groch at

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.


Join the Spanish Club!

Spanish Club for grades 4-6 on Thursdays from 3:15pm-4:15pm in the Spanish Room.

Games for Aftercare!

We are in need of board games, Uno or Phase 10 card games, etc., you may no longer be using at home to donate to our Aftercare Program. All games need to be complete with all playing pieces. Thank you for your generosity!

Blue Zones Certified!

We are happy to announce that St. Elizabeth Seton is now a Blue Zones certified school! In addition to our challenging academic curriculum, faith education, and emphasis on self-less service, our goal was to create greater awareness of the importance of physical health and wellness for our students. We are happy to be part of this community-wide effort. Stay tuned for information on our ribbon cutting ceremony coming soon!

Back to School Means Back to Mass

Now that summer vacations are over and school is underway, we emphasize the importance of families attending mass each Sunday. The renewal and fresh start of the school year is also an opportunity to renew and deepen our faith through regular attendance at Mass as a family. Our students look up to us (educators and parents) as examples of living our faith and consistently practicing what we preach. It is important they see us place mass as a priority in our lives and in theirs—Jesus at the center. The commitment you have made to Catholic education should also be supported by your commitment to your parish.

See article on many benefits to children of families who attend mass:

Harvard study reveals the benefits of childhood church-going

See Blue Zones article on how church attendance can improve Your life

Support our Catholic High School, St. John Neumann!

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