Week of September 28, 2020
Many thanks to our sponsors, donors, volunteers and all who participated in our Virtual Auction making it a great success…#SetonStrong!
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 email@example.com or call 239-455-2262.
Last Call for Golfers/Sponsors!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Mark your Calendars
- Oct. 5 – Used Uniform Closet open. It 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.
- Oct. 7 – Christian Character Award for Sept. virtue of Love presented at Mass.
- October virtue is Knowledge.
- Oct. 9 – End of Quarter 1; Noon Dismissal
- Oct. 12 – No School – Teacher In-service day
- Oct. 16 – Student Health screening (Gr. K, 1, 3, 6)
- Oct. 28 – Fall Picture Day
Junior Master Gardeners in the making!
Students in grades K through 4 are participating in the Jr. Master Gardener 4-H program through the Univ. of Florida. As part of the Science curriculum, these virtual classes teach students about plants and gardening and provide hands-on experiences to help expand our STREAM program.
Email from Step Up for Students
Step up for Students recently sent an email to all families currently receiving this scholarship. Please look through your emails for a message from email@example.com with subject “Immediate Action Needed” (it may be in junk or clutter folder). Parents must approve their first quarter payments to the school electronically.
Please click here for this week’s Counselor’s Corner—Steps to Effective Parenting from Dr. Fabii., or read here below.
Steps to Effective Parenting ~ Part 1
Practitioners who work in children’s health often are asked about which parenting techniques are most effective. This week and next, I will share guidance from medical experts and pediatric specialists at Nemours, which is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the United States devoted to children’s health. These tips can lead to more fulfilling and influential parenthood.
Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem
Kids start to develop their sense of self as babies when they see themselves through their parents’ eyes. Your tone of voice, your body language, and your every expression are absorbed by your kids. Your words and actions affect their developing self-esteem to a great extent. Praising accomplishments, however small, will make them feel proud; letting kids do things independently will make them feel capable and strong. By contrast, belittling comments or comparing a child unfavorably with another will make kids feel worthless. Choose your words carefully and be compassionate. Let your kids know that everyone makes mistakes and that you still love them, even when you do not love their behavior.
Catch Kids Being Good
How many times do you react positively or negatively to your kids each day? You may find yourself criticizing far more often than complimenting. The more effective approach is to catch kids doing something right. Make a point of finding something to praise every day. Be generous with rewards — your love, hugs, and compliments can work wonders and are often reward enough. Soon you will find you are “growing” more of the behavior you would like to see.
Set Limits and Be Consistent with Discipline
The goal of discipline is to help kids choose acceptable behaviors and learn self-control. They may test the limits you establish for them, but they need those limits to grow into responsible adults. Establishing house rules helps kids understand your expectations and develop self-control. A common mistake parents make is failure to follow through with the consequences. You cannot discipline kids for talking back one day and ignore it the next. Being consistent teaches what you expect.
Make Time for Your Kids
It is often difficult for parents and kids to get together for a family meal, let alone spend quality time together. But there is probably nothing kids would like more. Kids who are not getting the attention they want from their parents often act out or misbehave because they are sure to be noticed that way. Adolescents seem to need less undivided attention from their parents than younger kids, but make the effort to be available when your teen expresses a desire to talk or participate in family activities. It is the many little things you do that kids will remember.