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Happening This Week: Week of March 9, 2020

Virtue of the Month: Temperance

Mon., March 9
Mystic Monk coffee orders due

Tues., March 10
Chorus 7:30–8:00 am
Father/Daughter Dance reply form due

Wed., March 11
Chorus 7:30–8:00 am; School mass 9am – All invited

Thurs., March 12
“Night in Havana” Gala ticket orders due!
School Open House for new families 10am-2pm
Ukulele 3:00–3:50pm
Spanish Club Meeting 3:15-4:15pm in the Spanish Room

Fri., March 13
Noon dismissal – Parent conferences
Donuts with Day reply form due
Aftercare in cafeteria
Friday Fish Fry 5:30-8:30pm Parish Center

Monday, March 16
No school – Teacher In-service day

Calendar Update:

  • Spanish Club is hosting a Bake Sale! Friday, March 27
  • El Club de Español Bake Sale at 2:50-3:30PM (during dismissal) – Outside the Gym. Proceeds benefit the Latin Fiesta Celebration on Friday, May 15.
  • Tuesday, 3/31 at 9am will be a school mass with Bishop Dewane.
  • No mass on Wed., 4/1.

Aftercare News

Aftercare will be moved to the cafeteria on the following dates: Fridays of Lent: 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, and 4/3, 5/5.

School Open House – Thursday, March 12

We will be hosting an Open House while school is in session on Thursday, March 12 from 9am-2pm for new prospective families. Our last Open House was very successful and resulted in 16 new student registrations for the upcoming year! This Open House will give new families an opportunity to see our school in action and meet our amazing teachers and students. Please refer any families you know so they may see all the good things happening at Seton!

March 28 SES Gala Auction

Havana Nights at The Vineyards Country Club

Help is needed on the day of the auction with transport and set up of items between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Please contact Dr. Fabii if you are able to help. Please remember to return your ticket reservations by the deadline of March 12!

We have MANY terrific live/silent auction items for bid. Below is preview of a few…

  • Trip to Aruba
  • Sunset cruise aboard a 100 ft. yacht
  • Disney park passes
  • The Hideout Golf Certificate
  • Dinner and wine pairing at Truluck’s
  • Full Set of Braces
  • Principal and teacher for the day certificates
  • Front row seats at graduation
  • Dinner with Father Casey
  • Tickets to: Artis-Naples, Barbara B. Mann, Key West Express, Busch Gardens, Naples Princess, Miami Zoo, Botanical Gardens, Miami Zoo, FL Everblades,…
  • Gift cards to: Tommy Bahama, Flemings, Ridgeway, Cheesecake Factory, Bonefish, Turtle Club, Sea Salt,…
  • Total Wine Tasting for 20
  • Hotel Stay at Inn at Pelican Bay
  • Golf at the Strand, Vineyards, Kensington, Raptor Bay
  • Dillard’s Fragrance Baskets
  • Car washes, and much more!!!

New Event – SALCAA! Friday, April 3 from 5-8pm

(SWFL Artis-Naples Latino Contemporary Art Auction). Artis-Naples is partnering with the Naples diocesan Catholic schools for this event. A portion of proceeds go to support St. Elizabeth Seton, Saint Ann, and SJN!

This is an upscale art event that includes food, live entertainment, dancing, a fashion model presentation courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue, and 45 artworks from 17 local and international artists on display for bidding. Tickets are $200pp and available through Artis-Naples. See attached flyer and webpage link for details. Please help spread the word to anyone that may be interested in attending this art event in support of the Naples diocesan Catholic schools.

Mystic Monk Coffee

Dear Parents,
We are continuing our coffee fundraising efforts for the middle school N.E.T. Retreat which will be taking place on April 28. Our catalog is updated with the Spring and Easter flavors: Easter Sunrise Blend, Pascha Java, Cinnamon Coffee Cake Blend, and Irish Cream. Checks should be made out to St. Elizabeth Seton School for all orders. Sale deadline is Monday March 9th.Our middle school students thank you in advance. Not only do you support us with your purchase, but you also help the Carmelite monks who roast and brew the coffee. Supporting two in one shot…blessings from heaven!
Peace in Christ,
Mr. Ganse


March 18 Donuts with Dad

7:30am in the gym hosted by HASA

Your special guest could also be an uncle, grandpa or friend. Please complete the form and send back to the main office c/o of Ashley Long/Ivelis Garcia by March 13th.

If you’d like to sign up to help, please click the sign up link below:

March 20 Seton’s Father Daughter Dance, A Night Under the Stars!

Complete attached flyer and return by 3/10. If you are interested in being on the planning committee, please contact Ashley Long at We are excited for another fun event!


SES Gala Auction – Havana Nights at The Vineyards CC March 28

Attention Families! WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP…with the Wine and Spirits collection for our Wine Pull. We’re about half way to our goal of 100 bottles. $15 minimum value. Earn volunteer hours! 1 bottle = 1 hour. Please donate asap!
Many thanks to all who contributed to class baskets and donated wine, gift cards, etc. We can’t do this without your participation and support!!
We are also grateful to the following organizations and individuals for sponsoring our event!:


  • St. Agnes Church
  • St. William’s Church
  • St. Leo the Great Church


  • St. Elizabeth Seton Church
  • San Marco Catholic Church
  • St. Finbarr Church
  • Synovus
  • Down to Earth Landscaping
  • Zynda Custom Homes
  • Juliana Kierstein,P.A.
  • Di Julio’s Restaurant
  • The Richard J. Lacks Foundation
  • Charming Smiles
  • St. John Neumann H.S.
  • Anonymous Donor
  • SES Knights of Columbus
  • The Hilmoe Family

Extra Extra!! Volunteer Opportunity!!

Your assistance is very much needed this Lent season! Please consider taking an active role in helping at one or more of the Friday Fish Fry Nights! A weekly sign-up will be sent looking for families who can help with the Fish Fry for that week. Please click on the Sign-Up Genius link to view specific duties of when and where help is needed.

Your volunteer time will count towards your 20 hour volunteer commitment for the 2019-2020 school year. If you have questions, please contact Nichole Eastman ( Thank you in advance for your help!

Operation Rice Bowl

Dear Seton Elizabeth Seton Families,

As you know, we are in the great liturgical season of Lent. It is meant for us to take time to reflect upon our lives and to make necessary changes to prepare us for the awesomeness of Holy Easter. Part of that preparation is our annual Rice Bowl campaign through Catholic Relief Services. Your child has already received a Rice Bowl and is slowly contributing to this great cause of meeting the needs of others in many places throughout the world. Our Rice Bowl campaign will be ending on Wednesday, April 1. Please count all the money that your family has collected and write one check out to St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School. The school will count all the check amounts and then write one check to Catholic Relief Services on behalf of our whole school community. Thank you in advance for your generosity and participation in the Spirit of the Lord!

In Christ,
Mr. Andrew Ganse
Middle School Religion & Advanced Math Teacher

Sports Update

WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR A BOYS SOCCER COACH!!! Please contact Coach Tenbarge if you are interested. Must be fingerprinted and safe environment trained. **The athletic calendar can be found on the Seton app** Go Panthers!

Photos needed for Yearbook!

SES families, do you have any photos from SES sporting events? The Christmas Concert? Trunk or Treat? Upload them directly for potential use in our 2020 yearbook from any device by following the link below – you do NOT have to create an account to submit photos! A great way to share these SES memories and much easier than emailing them! Photos can continue to be submitted through April 8, 2020 at

Re-enrollment for 2020-2021 School year

Thank you to current families who have submitted re-registration materials for the 2020-2021 school year and have taken advantage of the early bird discount. If you haven’t yet re-registered, please do so as soon as possible to help us plan for a great school year ahead. “Early Bird” discount ended 2/21.

Step Up for Students Scholarship

We have been informed that SUFS has issued Student Award letters without school ID numbers on them. This number is needed by the school in order to enroll students in the scholarship program. If your family has already received and brought a letter in, you will need to bring an updated letter once the ID number has been assigned. Thank you for your understanding. Please contact Ms. Pearce if you have any questions.

Applications for renewal families are open. SUFS Renewal families had priority processing until February 29, 2020. Families interested in applying for SUFS for the first time are encouraged to sign up for the interest list on the Step Up website.


Florida Empowerment Scholarship

The school will re-enroll students automatically for 2020-2021 AFTER receiving the 2020-2021 registration form and fee. Please notify Ms. Pearce, school accountant, if you are not planning to continue using the FES. If a family has a current student on the FES and would like to add a sibling who would qualify, they should not complete a SUFS online application, instead a form will be emailed to eligible families by SUFS the first week of February.

Blue Zones: We are working together to keep our school community healthy!

The Blue Zones Project invites the entire SWL community to the 4th Annual National Walking Day Celebration! It takes place at North Collier Park on Saturday, April 4 at 10:30 AM. You can register through the following link:

Calendar for 2020-2021 school year – subject to change.


The You’re Amazing Experience

All Invited! St. Agnes Catholic Church is hosting an evening of inspiration, encouragement, and faith- The You’re Amazing Experience, presented by Hard as Nails Ministries, is a unique spiritual encounter featuring preaching, personal testimonies, audience interaction, storytelling, music, videos, entertainment, and prayer, along with a number of exciting surprises. The evening’s theme is “God’s Favor in Your Life.”

The You’re Amazing Experience takes place Friday, March 20, 2020 at St. Agnes, 7775 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. from 6:30-8:30 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm). It is open to all (ages 12+, or at parents’ discretion). The event is free of charge.