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Week of September 21, 2020

The time for our Night in Havana Virtual Auction has finally arrived and we are so excited! Check out our Night in Havana Video: Your participation will make it a great success. We have overcome the obstacles to make this event happen and thank all our volunteers, donors and sponsors. Please tell your family and friends to join this fun Event in support of our school…#SetonStrong!

Text “Havana” to 72727 or go to to register. You can place your bids remotely to win beautiful gift baskets, gift certificates, and other fabulous items in a week-long of bidding fun. There is no cost to join and bidding is easy and fun!

  • Bidding begins Mon., September 21 @ 6:00pm.
  • Auction ends Sat., September 26 @ 6:00pm.

Item pick-up will be at SES School Sept. 28, 29 or 30 from 9a.m.-2 p.m. or 3:30-4:00p.m. Any questions, or for alternate pickup arrangements, contact Dr. Dianne Fabii at or call 239-455-2262.

Many thanks to our awesome GALA AUCTION TEAM!

Auction Co-Chairs:

  • Leigh Connor, Dianne Fabii, Kristie Reinert

Very Special Thanks to:

  • Gina Groch, SES Marketing/Communications Director
  • Katy Rendon, SES Receptionist/Admissions Coordinator
  • Elaine Pearce, SES Accountant
  • Qtego Auction Services
  • Jeff Tenbarge, Auctioneer and Video Producer
  • Special Thanks to All Those Involved in our Gala Planning ~ Though we were forced to cancel our in-person event, these individuals and businesses deserve recognition and our thanks:
  • Ashley Fritz, The Vineyards Country Club Catering Director
  • Sunbelt USA Web and Print Marketing ~ Composition and Printing of All Event Materials
  • Claudia Herrera ~ Beautiful Decorations
  • Paul Krystaszek ~ Tropic DJ
  • Moondance Productions

Very Grateful Thanks to:

  • Christina Grun ~ Beautiful Class Art Projects

Class Basket Coordinators: Ashley Long, Lead Coordinator; Fabiola Cole and Edis Arevalo (PreK-3); Amy Daschke and Annie Mesa (PreK-4); Kristi Jenkins and Yisel Gonzalez (Kindergarten); Ivelis Garcia and Eveling Rojas (1st); Heretic Stryffeler and Anny Ferreira (2nd);
Beth Waligora, Ashley Long and Nichole Eastman (3rd); Marien Jerez (4th); Carla Trombly (5th); Kristie Reinert (6th); Nathaly Torres, Teri McClain and Rita Rykowski (7th); Tami Camina, Brenda Acevedo and Leinitza Marcano (8th).

Parent Volunteers: Jessica Bedoya, Alison Burberry, Jamie Downey, Jen Holderman, Rita Manry, Ali Sapp, Beth Waligora.

Administration: Maria Neibuhr, Principal and Father Casey Jones, Parish Administrator


SES extends sincere thanks to the following businesses and individuals for their generous support and donations:

  • Agostino’s Fine Furniture and Interiors
  • AJ’s Golf 4 Less
  • A. Jaron Fine Jewelry
  • All Saints Eye Center
  • Anonymous Donor
  • Applebee’s
  • Artis Naples
  • AZN at Mercato
  • Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts hall
  • Bayside Seafood Grill and Bar
  • Bice
  • Blue Zone Project at NCH
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Boston Beer Garden
  • Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
  • Busch Gardens
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Captain & Krewe Seafood Market & Raw Bar
  • Charming Smiles
  • CJ’s on the Bay
  • Conservancy of Southwest Florida
  • Cooper’s Hawk
  • Coopertown Airboats
  • Dagny’s Wine and Spirits
  • DeRomo’s Gourmet Market and Restaurant
  • DiJulio’s Restaurant
  • Dillards, Coconut Point
  • Dillards, Naples
  • Down to Earth Landscaping
  • Edison Ford Winter Estates
  • Estero River Outfitters
  • First Watch
  • Fleming’s Steakhouse
  • Florida Everblades
  • Florida Native Butterfly Society
  • Greater Naples YMCA
  • Hangar 41 Winery & Brew Shop
  • Happily Ever After Consignment
  • Heritage Bay Golf and Country Club
  • High Tide Dermatology
  • IHOP
  • Ilaria Wines
  • Inn at Pelican Bay
  • Jason’s Deli
  • Julianna M. Kierstein, P.A.
  • JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
  • Kensington Golf and Country Club
  • Kent V. Hasen, M.D.
  • Key West Express
  • L.A. Nails in Coastland
  • Mary Kay Cosmetics
  • Mechie’s
  • Miami Zoo
  • Naples Botanical Gardens
  • Naples Flatbread
  • Naples Engraving
  • Naples Players
  • Naples Princess
  • Naples Progressive Gym
  • Naples Soap Company
  • Naples Transportation & Tours
  • Naples Wine Collection
  • Naples Zoo
  • Neapolitan Car Wash & Detailing
  • Oriental Trading
  • Paper Lantern
  • PGA Superstore
  • Publix
  • Pure Florida
  • Quail Run Golf and Country Club
  • Raptor Bay Golf and Country Club
  • Reed Orthodontics
  • Richard J. Lacks Jr. Charitable Foundation
  • Ridgway Bar and Grill
  • Salon Sarracino
  • Sam’s Club
  • San Marco Catholic Church
  • Sea Salt
  • Snyderman’s Shoes
  • Solar Nails and Spa
  • Southern Tide
  • Spring Run Golf and Country Club
  • St. Agnes Catholic Church
  • St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church
  • St. Elizabeth Seton Knights of Columbus
  • St. Finbarr Catholic Church
  • St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
  • St. John Neumann High School
  • St. Leo the Great Catholic Church
  • St. William Catholic Church
  • Maureen and Bud Stanner
  • Swim Evolve Conquer
  • Synovus
  • Tammy and Joe Krastel
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • The Hideout Golf and Country Club
  • The Hilmoe Family
  • The Shell Factory and Nature Park
  • The Turtle Club
  • The Vineyards Golf and Country Club
  • Tommy Bahama
  • Total Wine & More
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Thinh Trang and Hang Vu
  • Truluck’s
  • Twice As Nice Consignment
  • Frank and Judith Zalar
  • Zynda Custom Homes and Remodeling

We apologize for any unintentional omissions or errors.

Many thanks to our generous Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors:

  • St. Agnes Church
  • St. William’s Church
  • St. Leo the Great Church
  • Salsa Silver Sponsors: San Marco Church
  • Babalu Sponsors: St. John the Evangelist Church, The Richard J. Lacks Foundation, Synovus
  • Classico Sponsors: St. John Neumann H.S., J.C Drainfield, Anonymous Donor
  • Fedora Sponsors: St. Finbarr Church, Di Julio’s Restaurant, Charming Smiles, Zynda Custom Homes, Juliana Kierstein, P.A., Maureen and Bud Stanner, The Hilmoe Family, John & Cathy Ciacco, SES Knights of Columbus
  • Other Sponsors: Down to Earth Landscaping, SES Church

Calling all Golfers!

Seton is hosting a Golf Benefit Tournament on Saturday, October 3 at Tiburon Golf Club at the Ritz Carlton Resort in Naples. $145 per player includes all golf fees, goodie bag, awards, prizes, boxed lunch and more! Field limited to 50 players with safety protocols in place. Proceeds benefit campus improvements. For information, contact Mrs. Groch at

Business or Family Sponsorships available: Click here for our sponsor/player registration form.

Mark your Calendars

  • The Used Uniform Closet will be open the first Monday of each month from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria. Upcoming dates are: 10/5, 11/2, and 12/7.
  • Fall Picture Day – Wed., Oct. 28

Counselor’s Corner

Please click here for this week’s Counselor’s Corner—Sparking Joy During Difficult Times from Dr. Fabii. Or read here:

Sparking Joy During Difficult Times

When is the last time you looked at your own childhood photos? And those of your children?

Often times we see fun loving children enjoying simple pleasures, being carefree, full of joy and laughter. Through the burdensome times we currently live in, it is all too easy to forget or lose that spirit.

Children are present oriented. Now is what matters. They find joy in simple things, laugh out loud, and live with a sense of possibility for adventure. In the complex era we live in with all its challenges, it takes some effort to find and nurture a child-like spirt. But it can be done, and it can awaken joy in mundane daily life.

How to recapture that spirit? Do something simple that sparks joy. Play catch. Blow bubbles. Have an egg race. Throw a Frisbee. Splash in the pool. Run in the sprinkler. Play charades. Hug tightly. Sip coffee slowly. Listen to birdsong. Savor the sunset. The possibilities are endless. Revel in these tiny moments of delight.

Breaking up the routine with these simple things can restore joy and silliness in your family life. This can help everyone feel hopeful about life in general, both now and in the future, which is precious in such uncertain times. And you may just reconnect with that childhood spirit, that spark of joy, that may seem like only a remote memory.

“Life is so great that we only get a tiny moment to enjoy everything we see. And that moment is right now.” ~Neil Pasricha, The Book of Awesome