Week of April 20, 2020

Virtue of the Month: Honesty

Hello Seton School Families,

The governor has announced that schools in the state of Florida will be closed for the remainder of the academic year. Distance Learning will continue for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. The Diocese of Venice will be preparing an official notice which will most likely be forwarded to all school families sometime Monday or Tuesday. There will be much more information to follow as it pertains specifically to St. Elizabeth Seton and how we will end the school year, together, but at a distance. You are all missed terribly and remain in our prayers. #SetonStrong!

Blessings,
Mrs. Maria Niebuhr, M. Ed.
Principal

Last Call for Yearbook Photos!

If you haven’t sent in your best photos from SES sporting events, the Christmas Concert, or any other memorable moments, the final deadline is Friday, April 24! 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– plicbooks.com/go/hAbCa. Thank you!

Virtual Open House

We will be hosting a “Virtual Open House” on Tuesday, April 21 for new prospective families. Please tell your friends/family about the Open House and all our school has to offer. Many thanks to those who sent in student videos saying what they love about their school, teachers, etc. They were the best!!

Supporting our School

Now more than ever, our school community needs donors and sponsors to support our mission. Please help spread the word to friends, family and others who believe in the importance of Catholic education for future generations by visiting https://saintelizabethseton.com/giving/

Help During the Pandemic

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 uw211help@gmail.com.
  • Another source is Collier County Catholic Charities: 844-385-2404. They can assist with food, financial help and tele-mental health counseling. Also see the website: www.catholiccharitiesdov.org/locations/naples.
  • The Harry Chapin Food Bank has many points of distribution; see the website: https://harrychapinfoodbank.org/

Please reach out to School Counselor, Dr. Dianne Fabii, for further assistance: fabii@seseton.org.

Livestreamed Masses

St. Elizabeth Seton Church has livestreamed masses which can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQF5_1OovmijLWXsFzoIqeg. Please check your individual parish websites and Facebook pages as well as the dioceseofvenice.org website for information on other parish mass viewing.

Spiritual Communion Prayer

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

Christian Character Recipients

Congratulations to Christian Character Recipients for the March Virtue of Temperance!

  • Grade 3 – Jordan R.
  • Grade 4 – Chloe S.
  • Grade 5 – Mike S.
  • Grade 6 – Anthony F.
  • Grade 7 – Ryan B.
  • Grade 8 – Leilani M.

FACTS Grant and Aid Applications

Important update regarding your FACTS Grant and Aid application: The deadline for a completed/verified application is May 31, 2020. A completed application is required as part of student re-enrollment for the upcoming school year and is necessary to be considered for any tuition assistance. Families can submit 2019 W2s and 2018 income tax returns. This change will not affect those who have already completed their application. Thank you for your cooperation and support.

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 fabii@seseton.org with any questions.

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/