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Week of May 25, 2020

Virtue of the Month: Gratitude

Mon., May 25
Memorial Day – No School

Tues., May 26
Last full day of school

Wed., May 27
Half day

Thurs., May 28
Last day of school for 2019-20 (half day);
drop off/pick up materials

Fri., May 29
Drop off/pick up materials

We are almost there…keep up all the good work and make it to the finish line #SetonStrong! We are grateful for all of you!

The deadline for a completed/verified FACTS Grant & Aid application for the upcoming school year is May 31, 2020.

End of Year Procedures

Students are asked to return iPads, textbooks, library books, sports uniforms, and used school uniforms and pick up summer packets and supply lists for next school year as follows:

Students with last names ending in A-L: Thursday, May 28th from 10am – 2pm
Students with last names ending in M-Z: Friday, May 29th from 10am – 2pm

  • Please enter through main gates between elementary and middle school (PK3 and PK4, may use side doors directly into classrooms.)
  • Please observe social distancing, wear masks, and use hand sanitizer.
  • Please drop off of library books, used school and sports Uniforms in the courtyard on the carts labeled as such.

*All 2nd graders invited to drop off materials on Thurs., 5/28 as this is Mrs. Martin’s last day.
* If you are unable to drop off on the day designated above, please drop off on the alternate day.

Report Cards/Grades

  • All students will receive a final report card.
  • Students in PK3-Grade2 will receive grades in a narrative form for all content areas.
  • Students in grades 3-5 will receive combinations of grades in a narrative form or numerical grades in all content areas.
  • Students in grades 6-8 will receive numerical grades.
  • Final report cards and TerraNova results will be mailed to families by June 5th.

Planning Ahead for the 2020-2021 School Year

There will be a deep cleaning of St. Elizabeth Seton School including all common areas, classrooms, cafeteria, gymnasium, bathrooms, etc. Hand sanitizer stations will be installed in all classrooms and common areas. Safety procedures for all staff & students will be put in place for upcoming school year.

The 2020-2021 school year is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 10. We will follow directives from our leaders in the state and the Diocese of Venice for any changes. Communications will continue via email, social media, and the school website. Thank you for your cooperation and flexibility!

A Graduation to Remember!

On Thursday, May 21, we held a Virtual Graduation for the amazing Seton 8th grade class of 2020! Our graduation was led in prayer by Father Casey who addressed the graduates and their families. Ben Hopper, Interim Superintendent of the DOV attended. Mrs. Niebuhr recognized each student and she and Mr. Snyder had a special message for the graduates. A surprise video of Congratulations from all the faculty/staff was shown.

We pray God’s many blessings upon our graduates and their families always. They will be greatly missed and will always have a home at Seton! We look forward to being together for a Graduation recognition mass on Sunday, August 9 at St. Elizabeth Seton church.

Many thanks to the Ashby Family, St. Elizabeth Seton Knights of Columbus, the Brooke Rice family and Justin Holecek family (through SJN) for providing generous scholarships to the following students:

  • Wes Ashby Memorial Scholarship – Lizmariam R.
  • Knights of Columbus Scholarship – Leilani M.
  • Brooke Rice Scholarship – Bella C.
  • Justin Holecek Award – Sara B.
Congratulations to these graduates on their achievements:
  • Valedictorian – Sara
  • Salutatorian – Bella
Character Awards:
  • Improvement – Katelynn
  • Citizenship – Leilani
  • Outstanding Effort – Lizmariam
  • Service – Sara
  • Leadership – Nick
  • School Spirit – Mariana
  • Excellence – Neri
  • Principal’s Award – Sara
Subject area Awards:
  • Religion – Haley
  • Social Studies – Neri
  • Science – Sara
  • Math – Bella and Lizmariam
  • Language Arts – Sara
  • Spanish – Lizmariam and Lijahh
  • Art – Sara
  • Music – Bianca
  • PE – Nick and Mariana

Seton’s Virtual May Crowning

Be sure to visit our Facebook page to view our virtual May Crowning video, or click: https://drive.google.com/open?id=16JP0hu0whuz-oNAxLO03KcMD7g8QTFcv.

Counselor’s Corner

Dear Seton Families,

Together we have traveled a very different road of life during the past couple of months as we tried to overcome all the disruptions to our schedules and the challenges of our “new normal.” We discovered that a crisis as large as a global pandemic can leave us feeling quite fragile and disoriented, but perhaps it also taught us how much we truly need one another in order to thrive.

As we close this school year and look ahead with hope to the next one, we are heartened by the incredible resilience of our students and dedication of our parents and families. We are grateful for all of your cooperation and willingness to work alongside of us as we aimed to deliver quality distance learning amid the chaos caused by the pandemic. Our students’ accomplishments give us reason to cheer and energize us for the future. We can’t wait to see our beloved students again, and very much look forward to welcoming them back when it is deemed safe to do so.

Thank you for all of your efforts to partner with us during this challenging time, and for your continued support. Please know we all are here for you, every step of the way. Should you need anything, please contact us. May you have a safe and relaxing summer, and may God bless you and keep you in His loving care.

Blessings,
Dr. Dianne Fabii
School Counselor

Top Resources for Help During the Pandemic

FACTS Grant and Aid Reminder

A completed FACTS Grant & Aid application is required as part of student re-enrollment and is necessary to be considered for any tuition assistance, including parish assistance. Families seeking parish assistance for 2020-2021, must also contact the pastor at their home parish directly. The deadline for a completed/verified application is May 31, 2020.

Applications are processed on a first-come basis in the order all documents are received, and funding is limited. Families can submit 2019 W2s and 2018 income tax returns. This change will not affect those who have already completed their application.

Please contact School Accountant, Mrs. Elaine Pearce at pearce@seseton.org with any questions. Thank you for your cooperation and support!

Important Notice regarding the Step Up for Students (SUFS) Scholarship

Your family may qualify for an Income Based Scholarship! Please see updated Income Guidelines for various household sizes. Apply now as funds are limited and available first-come, first-served.

If you have already applied for an Income-Based Scholarship for the 2020-2021 school year, please be on the lookout for your Step Up letter that includes Student ID. This will need to be submitted to the school to process your scholarship.

DOWNLOAD THE INFO FLYER HERE

Building a Culture of Catholic Stewardship

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 affordable, quality Catholic education now and for future generations. Support Seton by visiting https://saintelizabethseton.com/giving/

“Virtual Open House”Available Tools

Please share the attached link and continue to refer your friends/family to our awesome school! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1uGChXQ7ft32fnxESMbsc9KAt7J9Saieg Many thanks to our Open House student video stars!

Night in Havana Gala Auction News!

We are happy to announce 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.