Note From the Principal 2/ 6/2020
NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Next week we celebrate the 100th Day and Valentine’s Day! As we celebrate two favorite holidays, we will take a bit of time to thank God for all he has given to us. The following week is winter break and everyone is excitedly awaiting our time off!
Over 25 years ago, families from this community gathered to support and celebrate our outstanding school with a featured event to fundraise and “fun raise” on behalf of the children who attend Seton Catholic School. The tradition of support and celebration continues with love from all involved. This is our largest fundraiser of the year and one you don’t want to miss!
BLAST! allows us to enhance our overall school programs and enrich our children’s school experiences. The faculty and staff of Seton recognize and appreciate how this community’s efforts allow us to educate your children. While a portion of the money raised goes toward our school operating budget, each year there is a focused paddle call. Last year we were able to purchase over 40 Chromebooks for our students’ daily use. This year, our paddle call will honor a former Seton Parent, Mr. Mark Cook, who gave so much of his time and effort to build up our athletic programs. We will dedicate this paddle call in his memory to what he loved best, by providing funding for equipment for our Physical Education program and updates to our playground and basketball courts! Your donation could buy a new tricycle, a crash mat for the gym, or many other items on our wish list.
In advance I’d like to thank our co-chairs, Mariah DiMarco and Christina Thrall and the wonderful, dedicated volunteers that helped to make this night happen. Planning and executing the raffle, the silent and oral auctions, the paddle call, the corporate sponsorship, and the other facets of the evening is not done without great effort and great volunteers. We are grateful for everyone’s involvement and commitment to make this event a night to remember.
Please come join us this Saturday night (2/8/20) at Max’s of Eastman Place at 6:30 pm. I promise you will have the time of your life! For tickets please email SetonBlast2020@gmail.com or visit WWW.SETONBLAST2020.COM
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
Catholic Schools Week ended with a bang! Every day was filled with fun and a sense of community! From the beginning with mass on Sunday to Saturday, our final day, every day was memorable! Thank you to everyone who came in to help out all week; made popcorn, helped with the Book Fair, helped with the Winter Carnival, and everything else… Because of your dedication, everything turned out beautifully. We are all grateful. It was great to see so many alumni helping out with the Winter Carnival. They look forward to coming in and spending time here! A special thank you goes out to Kim Brock and Lisa Fleming for coordinating the Winter Carnival and to Tina Hawes for coordinating the Seton day at the Cinema. This past week was one of the best ever!
24 TOURNAMENT WINNERS
During Catholic Schools Week, we held our annual “24 Tournament” and it was again a hit. “24” is a great game of strategy. The object of the game is to make the number 24 from the four numbers shown on the card. The player can add, subtract, multiply and divide. They must use all four numbers on the card, but each number can only be used once. “24” allows students the freedom to make mistakes without being judged. It encourages familiarity with math facts and thinking outside the box! It has caught on in our grades 4-6 classrooms and is even being played during recess! If you’re looking for a way to strengthen your child’s math skills, this game is a fun family activity!
This years winners were:
Joe DiMarco, Sienna Fallone, and Elsker DiLoretto!
Congratulations Joe, Sienna & Elle!
Family Automatic Registration Confirmation forms for 2020–2021 school year have been steadily coming in. If you have not yet returned yours, please do so as soon as possible. We moved to this re-enrollment process to give our existing families a more streamlined registration process. Your family will automatically re-enroll for the 2020-2021 school year on March 2, 2020 unless you notify our office in writing or email. The non-refundable $150.00 registration fee will be assessed soon after.
We continue to schedule tours with our 6th graders who serve as our school ambassadors/ tour guides. Our open enrollment for new families has begun, so please get your Automatic Registration forms in this week!
A special thank you to all of you who are helping with our “Word of Mouth” campaign! Please continue to spread the word about Seton and all the good things happening here! Share our Facebook & our Instagram with your family and friends! And don’t forget the ambassador program! It’s a win-win situation. If you know of a place where we can hang a Seton poster, please call Karen in the office.
HELP THE REFUGEES
Olivia Antonelli, a senior at Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women, is setting up a collection for Saint’s Place for her Motto Project in order to help refugees here in Rochester. We have placed boxes around the building for any donations. Feel free to send In Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Etc.!! Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Frozen has been announced as our school’s play! Students in grades 3-6 have signed up to participate and began practice on Monday. The performances will be June 11th, 12th , and 14th. Mr. Eric Johnson will again be the director for this year’s performance.
VALENTINE’S DAY DRESS DOWN
Valentine’s Day is traditionally a dress down day at Seton and every year we have lots of questions about what is acceptable dress.
Here’s the scoop:
Valentine’s Day is a dress-down day. The students wear valentine’s colors. No hair color, no facepaint, no hats, no costumes, no duct tape, etc.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Feb. 8th BLAST at Max of Eastman Place 6:30 pm
Feb. 13th 100th Day celebrated in gr. K-2
Feb. 14th Valentine’s Day
Feb. 15-23 Winter Break
Feb. 26 Ash Wednesday: School Mass
Feb. 28 Spirit-wear day
Mar. 15 OLOL+SA St. Patrick’s Day Party in Gym
Mar. 17 Happy St. Patrick’s Day
Mar 7 Chess Tournament
Mar. 25-26 NYS ELA Assessments Grade 3-6
Mar. 28 Spirit-wear day
Apr. 3 No School: Teacher Scoring Day
Apr. 3-13 Spring Break:
Return to school on Tuesday 3/14
Apr. 12 Easter Sunday
Apr. 21-22 NYS Math Assessments Grade 3-6