Happening This Week: Week of December 9, 2019

Monday, Dec. 9
*Penguin Patch Holiday Shop (see below)

Tuesday, Dec. 10
Penguin Patch Holiday Shop
Chorus 7:30-8am; STREAM Club 3:00-4pm

Wednesday, Dec. 11
Penguin Patch Holiday Shop
Chorus 7:30–8:00 am; School mass 9am;
Christian Character Awards Gr. 3-8 at mass; All are welcome
Faculty/Staff Christmas Gathering 5pm

Thursday, Dec. 12
Penguin Patch Holiday Shop
Used Uniform Closet open 7:30-7:50am (located in the cafeteria)
Ukulele 3:00–3:50pm (attendance mandatory to perform at
Christmas Concert)

Friday, Dec. 13
Penguin Patch Holiday Shop (open before the Christmas Concert from 4:30-6pm)
*Christmas Program 6:30pm (see below)
NJHS will be having a Bake Sale at the Christmas Concert to help fundraise for their trip to Chicago to attend the LEAD Conference.

Important Dates at St. Elizabeth Seton Church

  • Dec. 9th Immaculate Conception 7PM Bilingual Mass
  • Dec. 12 Our Lady of Guadalupe 7PM Bilingual Mass
  • Dec. 24th Christmas Eve 4:30PM English, 6:30PMin Spanish & Midnight bilingual Mass.
  • Dec. 25th Christmas Day 8AM & 10AM both Mass in Eng.
  • Dec. 31st Vigil Bilingual -Mass Mother of God 4:30PM.
  • Jan. 1st 8AM & 10AM both Masses in English.

Knights Christmas Essay Contest

Each Christmas, the Knights of Columbus sponsor an essay contest, with this year’s topic being “Christmas Wishes”. Mr. Joseph Teixeira and Mr. Joe Frederick presented Seton students with Visa gift cards for their winning essays. Congratulations to 6th grade Runners up, Rosselyn G. and Nicole R. who each received a $100 Visa gift card, and overall winner, Antonella J. (7th grader) who received a $200 Visa gift card.

Mark your calendars for…

Advent Giving – Monday, 12/16 – Friday, 12/20

The SES NJHS is sponsoring a week of donations to benefit the Naples Catholic Charities food pantry. Each day we will collect different items needed at the food pantry. We hope everyone will donate on as many days as possible! All donations will be collected during prayers each morning. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

  • Monday, 12/16 Pasta & Canned Pasta Sauce
  • Tuesday, 12/17 Cereal
  • Wednesday, 12/18 Canned Soup & Canned Beans
  • Thursday, 12/19 Canned Fruits & Vegetables
  • Friday, 12/20 Rice

Monday, December 16 – Culver’s Family Night brought to you by H.A.S.A.!

Let’s eat and raise money for our wonderful school! Profits will be added to the HASA fundraising account for future classroom resource purchases. 10% of purchases made between 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. will benefit Seton.

So come on out for some food and fellowship! Culver’s is located at 5775 Airport Pulling Road.

Dec. 16-19

Middle school mid-terms

Dec. 17, Dec. 19

No Chorus or Ukulele

*Dec. 9 through Dec. 13 – HASA’s Penguin Patch Holiday Shop

The Holiday Shop is a fun and unique way for students to choose that special gift for family and friends. There will be over 100 different gifts to purchase ranging from .25 to $15. Volunteers needed to assist children while shopping, and for gift wrapping. Volunteers must be approved (completion of fingerprints and safe environment training). Please click on the following link to sign up for a volunteering spot: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054BABAC29A0F58-penguin1

*If you are an approved volunteer and would like to shop with your child, please feel free to check in at the front office and shop with your child during his/her designated shopping time. The Penguin Patch Holiday Shop will be open before the Christmas Concert from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the Library. Please email Nichole Eastman (eastman@seseton.org) with any questions.

*Friday, December 13 at 6:30pm – Christmas Concert

The time has come for the annual Christmas Concert, and we are so excited! Each student is playing a special role in this year’s performance. All preschool and elementary General Music classes will be singing songs we have learned in class, Fifth Grade and Middle School bands will be playing their instruments, Drama will be performing the Nativity scene, and Life Skills will be our hosts for the evening. Middle School volunteers will be acting as speakers, stage crew, and assistants to our production. This is a whole school event!

Concert dress will be our Sunday Best! This means students do not need to be in uniform, but must dress appropriately. Holiday and festive wear is preferred! Please follow these guidelines: females please no spaghetti straps or heels, males must wear dress slacks and a tie. Please consult Mrs. Pond (watson@seseton.org) and the school handbook for further guidelines. Reader’s Theater and Drama students will wear their costume for the Nativity Scene.

No cell phones allowed at the Concert! Students should leave their personal devices with their parents/family/other guests before going to sit with their class.

If there is an issue with attendance or your middle school student wishes to volunteer, please contact Mrs. Pond (watson@seseton.org), your homeroom teacher, and Mrs. Niebuhr immediately.

Students and staff have been working extremely hard and we cannot wait to share our work with you! Many thanks to all who volunteered, sponsored, played or donated toward the Seton Golf Benefit Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 7. We had 70 players and enjoyed a beautiful and successful day! We are looking forward to making this an annual event for our school.

Hand-made Candy Cane Ornaments by Student Council!

Students are making adorable hand-made candy cane ornaments. What a great Christmas gift for loved ones! Selling for only $2 each, they will benefit the purchase of umbrellas for the outer courtyard. Order forms will be sent home and may be ordered through December. Please allow up to 3 business days for your candy canes to be sent home. (Ornaments may also be purchased at the School Store on Wednesdays in the gym 7:30-7:50am). Contact Mrs. Winter at winter@seseton.org with any questions.

DOWNLOAD THE CANDY CANE ORNAMENT FORM

Shopping for Christmas?: Amazon Smile – H.A.S.A. Fundraiser

AmazonSmile is a way for customers to support their favorite charitable organization every time they shop with Amazon. Shoppers who shop at smile.amazon.com will find the same Amazon they know and love, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the price of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice. Signing up is easy!

Here’s how to shop AmazonSmile:

  1. Visit smile.amazon.com
  2. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials
  3. Under charitable locations choose (St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School)
  4. Select your charity
  5. Start shopping!
  6. Add a bookmark for smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile

A percentage of your AmazonSmile purchases will benefit Seton! Thank you for your support!

Save the Date! – Saturday, March 28, 2020 SES Gala Auction, Havana Nights at The Vineyards Country Club Naples

GALA AUCTION ~ WE NEED YOU!

We are gearing up in a big way now for our gala auction on March 28, 2020, A NIGHT IN HAVANA at The Vineyards Country Club. We want to make this our best gala yet, and we are ready to form committees for the following tasks:

  • Phone Squad: The essential task of making follow up calls to business who have been sent letters requesting donations or sponsorships must be done before the end of this term. These are NOT cold calls, but simply follow up calls to ask if the company will participate. A basic script will be provided, as well as a list of businesses to contact. You can sign up through the Sign-Up-Genius link here. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054BABAC29A0F58-seton3
  • Pick-Up Squad: You will pick up donations from businesses in a timely manner and deliver them to campus.
  • Pack-Up Squad: You will assist with wrapping wine and spirit bottles for the Wine Pull table, and also assist with transporting baskets, decorations, table center pieces and bottles to the venue on the day of the gala.
  • Pretty Squad: You will assist with gathering items for decorations, and then transporting, setting up and taking down decorations on the day of the gala.

Please send an email to Dianne Fabii (fabii@seseton.org) with your name and phone number to sign up for the Pick-Up, Pack-Up and/or Pretty Squads.

There will be a brief meeting on Wednesday, December 4th in the cafeteria after morning prayers to discuss the tasks and answer questions. If you cannot attend the meeting, please sign-up anyway, and you will be contacted by phone.

YOU WILL EARN VOLUNTEER HOURS FOR HELPING WITH THE GALA!

Please join us to help make our gala a super success!