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The Panther Prowl | Jan 10, 2021

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Week of January 11, 2021

Happy New Year! We were excited to welcome students and families back to school this past week. Teachers gathered together for a retreat and to make preparations to support students in achieving their fullest potential in the second semester. In the upcoming weeks, we will be celebrating Catholic Schools Week with many activities. We will also soon begin the reregistration process for current families for the 2021-22 school year! Please stay tuned for more information coming home soon…

Thank you again for the faith, dedication and partnership we share as we begin the second half of the school year…#SetonStrong!

**As a reminder, Second Quarter Report Cards will be emailed home on Monday, 1/11.

Mark your Calendars

  • Jan. 11 – Used Uniform Closet open from 3:30-4:30pm in the school cafeteria. (and on Mon., 2/1 and Mon., 3/1); Report cards emailed home
  • Jan. 13 – Christian Character Awards at mass
  • Jan. 15 – Noon Dismissal – Parent/Teacher Conference Day
  • Jan. 18 – No School MLK Day
  • Jan. 31 – School Open House for new prospective families 10am-1:30pm
  • Feb. 1-5 – Catholic Schools Week

Please help us spread the word about our great school—invite family and friends who are looking for quality education for their children to join us:

Seton School Open House (for New Families)

Sunday, January 31, 2020 from 10am – 1:30pm

Counselor’s Corner

Please click here for this week’s Counselor’s Corner— Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021! from Dr. Fabii.

Welcome to a new year filled with hope, a new beginning that promises change and renewed optimism for overcoming the immense challenges of 2020. In light of all that has been endured, perhaps we may feel more determined than ever to make and stick to our “new year’s resolutions” in 2021. However rather than stressing over whether or not we’ve started them (or perhaps already messed them up!), a different approach may be more effective. Ariane de Bonvoisin, author of The First 30 Days: Your Guide to Making Any Change Easier, suggests that we ask ourselves five questions…. read the rest at the bottom of this page.

Building a Culture of Catholic Stewardship

Our school community needs donors and sponsors to support our mission. Please refer anyone who believes in the importance of affordable, quality Catholic education now and for future generations, to: https://saintelizabethseton.com/giving/

Amazon Smile

While shopping, don’t forget Amazon Smile – Seton H.A.S.A. Fundraiser

AmazonSmile is a way to support our school every time you shop with Amazon. Shopping at smile.amazon.com is the same (same products, same prices, no cost to you) with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of eligible purchases to Seton. Signing up is easy – please share with your family and friends!

Here’s how to shop AmazonSmile:

1. Visit smile.amazon.com
2. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials
3. Under charitable locations choose (St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School)
4. Select your charity
5. Start shopping!
6. Add a bookmark for smile.amazon.com to shop here every time!

Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021!

Welcome to a new year filled with hope, a new beginning that promises change and renewed optimism for overcoming the immense challenges of 2020. In light of all that has been endured, perhaps we may feel more determined than ever to make and stick to our “new year’s resolutions” in 2021. However rather than stressing over whether or not we’ve started them (or perhaps already messed them up!), a different approach may be more effective. Ariane de Bonvoisin, author of The First 30 Days: Your Guide to Making Any Change Easier, suggests that we ask ourselves five questions:

1. What do I most want to feel this year? This question takes goals and resolutions out of the ‘task’ frame and into the ‘experience’ frame. Every goal we make is because we want to feel something. Pick the feeling that’s the real reason you want to achieve a specific goal.

2. Whom am I going to choose to love unconditionally this year, to the best of my ability, no matter what happens? Pick a relationship that needs some loving intention, kindness, forgiveness, patience or time spent on it, and work on moving toward acceptance.

3. How will I get back on track when life gets hard? The 3 R’s technique of reflection, recovery and repair can help us figure out what went wrong, how to regain a positive focus, and how to start again.

4. Who is someone I can help achieve their most important resolution? This takes the focus off self, and helps contribute to someone else’s life. Learn about the dream of a friend or family member, and offer encouragement to help them remain accountable to their commitment.

5. What word can I pick as the quality I most want to focus on this year? This question challenges us to cultivate something deep within ourselves. Focusing on a quality of being rather than a specific external goal promotes growth that can make us feel wonderful.

Cheers to 2021 and all the promise it holds! May you and your families be blessed most abundantly this year.