Week of March 30, 2020
Virtue of the Month: Temperance
We are grateful for all the support and patience expressed by so many in the wake of this school interruption. We miss our students and families and hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.
As of now, classes on campus are suspended through April 15, 2020. The school office will reopen on April 16. Teachers and staff have been collaborating and working very hard to provide the best virtual instruction to students with distance learning beginning March 31, 2020.
May God bless you and keep you safe. We are and continue to be Disciples of Christ. #SetonStrong!
Night in Havana Gala Auction News!
We are happy to announce that the Night in Havana Gala Auction has been rescheduled to Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 at the Vineyards Country Club! We will look forward to celebrating this fabulous event with our school community and friends at that time.
Please contact our Gala chair, Dr. Dianne Fabii, at email@example.com with any questions.
Important Message: Step Up for Students Scholarship (SUFS)
Due to current health concerns, Step Up for Students will provide electronic payments on behalf of families receiving this scholarship. Please log into your Step Up For Students account to make sure your contact information is up to date. SUFS will be communicating this new process by email and text. Please watch your emails for future correspondence to approve the SUFS payment for your student(s). You will not need to come into school to endorse the checks. Thank you!
New families may now apply through Step Up For Students for an Income-Based Scholarship (either the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship or the Family Empowerment Scholarship) for the 2020-21 school year. https://www.stepupforstudents.org/for-parents/income-based/how-the-scholarship-works/
Please note: If a family currently has the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship for the 2019-20 school year, the priority processing deadline for renewal families has passed meaning all income-based applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis in the order all documents are received, regardless of family scholarship status. Please apply asap as funding is limited.
Upon review of a family’s application and supporting documents, SUFS will determine if the student qualifies for either the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship or the Family Empowerment Scholarship. Reminder: If a family has a returning student on the income-based Family Empowerment Scholarship, please click here for more information.
Dear Seton Families,
Hope this finds you well as we continue on the journey through this unprecedented health crisis. For those who may need immediate assistance with bills, rent and/or food, the United Way has a COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund. Call 2-1-1 or 888-369-7688. The Collier County United Way office is located in Naples at 9015 Strada Stell Court, #204. The direct number to this office is 239-261-7112. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
These weeks of confinement certainly come with a set of variable challenges. Apart from finding a rhythm of working and schooling from home, the ascending dread and uncertainty take a toll on our mental and emotional health. It is difficult to be cut off from soothing in-person human contact with friends and family. Hugs, handshakes and other social rituals are taboo at the moment. Those who already suffer from anxiety or other mood disorders can be struggling even more. Elderly relatives and friends who already may have limited contact with others face deepening loneliness. Therefore, it is profoundly important during this time to take care of yourself and your families with renewed patience and gentleness with one another.
When nerves begin to fray, take a step back and take a few deep breaths before reacting. Validate your feelings, whatever they may be. Ask yourself, what do I need in the present moment. Try to remain calm and grounded, and take care of that need. This strategy also applies to children. Though they may have difficulty articulating their needs, their feelings and frustrations always can be validated. Providing assurances of your understanding can go a long way in preventing meltdowns.
We all have many challenging moments like this in the course of daily life. Now that the predictability of daily life is temporarily displaced, these moments undoubtedly will increase. So, be gentle with yourself and with one another. Keep in mind that we are in a difficult but temporary situation. This will pass in due course. We are not alone. We have each other and Our Divine Savior is with us. He will get us through.
Please feel free to reach out to me anytime! And remember:
Dr. Dianne Fabii, School Counselor
Due to an abundance of caution, the following Seton events have been rescheduled:
- Donuts with Dad – rescheduled to Wednesday, April 22nd, from 7:30-8:15am in the school gym.
- Father (Special Friend)/Daughter Dance – rescheduled to Saturday, May 16th, from 6pm-8:30pm in the gym.
- SALCAA Contemporary Art Auction Event at Artis-Naples on April 3(benefiting the Naples diocesan schools) will be rescheduled for a future date to be announced.