NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Here we are! Only 6 more school days until Christmas break! 2018 has flown by and 2019 promises to be just as busy and fun! I hope that everyone finds time to relax within the 12 day Christmas break, (beginning Friday Dec. 21) and that all are able to spend plenty of time with the ones you love. I know the children are very excited and on their best behavior (as always) so they end up on Santa’s “Nice” list!
In every room I visit there are signs of the true meaning of Christmas. The birth of Baby Jesus is much anticipated and the story is repeated on a daily basis here at Seton Catholic School through prayers, pictures, music and storytelling. How fortunate we are to share our faith freely, without restriction, in this wonderful learning environment.
Please make a note:
Friday December 21st will be a Professional Development day for Seton teachers. There will be no school for our students.
Our Christmas Prayer Service will be moved to Thursday December, 20th at 9:00 am.
BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION
The November winner for collecting the most Boxtops is… Mr. Terranova’s class! Congratulations 5T! Keep bring those Boxtops in! The class with the most Boxtops collected gets to keep the Boxtop trophy for the month!
On Thursday, Dec. 13th our 4th-6th graders will help us celebrate the Christmas season with our Christmas Concert! The dress rehearsal will be held at 1:00 pm and the performance is at 7:00 pm. Be on the lookout for arrival times and other details regarding the show!
FESTIVAL OF TREES
The Festival of Trees is a 2nd grade tradition! Every year our 2nd graders take home 3 foot wooden trees and bring them back decorated for display! The trees are a sight to behold! On Dec. 14th they will be on display from 1:00-2:00 pm.
CHRISTMAS PRAYER SERVICE
Finally, On Thursday, Dec. 20th at 9:00 am, our 1st grade will reenact the birth of our Lord, Jesus! This is a must see! Mary, Joseph, the angels, kings, shepherds, and a stable full of animals will warm our heart and carry us all into the Christmas Holiday!
4TH GRADE SERVICE PROJECT
The 4th Graders sent Christmas cards to the DOR seminarians. The project was chaired by Gregory Hartenstein from the Knights of Columbus, St. Damien of Molokai Council 11411. Presently there are 12 men studying for the priesthood and will be away from their families during the holidays. This is a way to help cheer them up while they are away from their families. The cards were mailed out on December 5th and our 4th graders had a wonderful time creating the cards and adding very special messages and prayers to their cards.
5TH GRADE SERVICE PROJECT
5th Grade is conducting a Christmas Countdown for the Volunteers of America. This activity starts today and will run until Christmas break. Within this Brown/Green Envelope you will find details of what they are hoping to collect. Thank you for your generosity.
6TH GRADE SERVICE PROJECT
6th grade is busy creating quilts for Project Linus. This is a nationally recognized organization who collects blankets. These blankets provide love, a sense of security, warmth, and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need. Our Students have been bringing in blanket material from home and working together to create their no sew-tie fleece blankets.
DATES TO REMEMBER
- Dec 13: Christmas Concert 1:00 & 7:00 pm (Gr. 4-6)
- Dec 14: Festival of Trees Gr. 2 1:00-2:00 pm
- Dec 20: Christmas Prayer Service 9:00 am (Gr. 1)
- Dec 21-Jan 1: Christmas Break
- Jan 2: School reopens
Two members of our Seton family have been recognized for their efforts!
Luciano Pagano (former Seton student, current McQuaid Student) will be featured as a soloist with the RPO as they perform Carmina Burano and the Chichester Psalms. You can go see him on Thursday Dec 13 and Sunday Dec. 15th!
Also, Dr. Abrahim Caroci, (father to Andrew (KT), Mateo (1F), & Giovanni (3B)) was honored in New York City on Saturday with the 2018 Golisano Health Leadership Award for New York State.
Congratulations to both!
We are beginning to receive the Honor Rolls from McQuaid, Mercy, Aquinas and Siena! As they come in we will share them with you. We are so proud of all of our former students who consistently go on to experience academic success where ever they go!