A Note from the Principal 10-15-21

Friday October 15

A Note from the Principal 10-15-21


Hi Everyone!

The weatherperson was absolutely correct! Thursday, October 7th turned into a glorious autumn day for our school Marathon! Our prayer service led by our 6th graders was just perfect. We cheered and danced and prayed together as a community right out on the school’s basketball court. Check out our pictures on our website ( ), on Instagram (setoncatholicrochester) and on Facebook (@setoncs)!

Thanks again to Christina Wesley Thrall, Lisa Fleming, Sheila Campolieto, and the many parents who volunteered to make this event a huge success. A special thank you to Karen Williams for acting as our DJ! Thanks to all; whether you sent in snacks, stood on a corner, came by to lend support or walked with our kids. We are grateful for every one of you! On Friday Oct 22 all children will have a dress down day for selling sponsorships. Thank you, children, for being the very best school!

If you haven’t had a chance to send your pledges back in, please do so as soon as possible. Hopefully, we will have a final total next newsletter! Thank you also for continuing to be the most generous people I know!


A big thank you to Suzanne Mayausky for helping to get us up and running!  We will take three days a week over no days a week!  Please see flyer for additional information.

  • Orders are due no later than the end of the school day, 2:15 pm, Monday, October 25th. SORRY, NO EXCEPTIONS. 
  • First order period is for Mon/Wed/Fri beginning November 1st through December 20th.
  • Please note, no lunch is needed for 11/10 or the week of 11/22-11/26.


Bagel Dogs (Bagel Land) ……………. $3.00


Chicken Tenders (Pontillo’s)………. $5.00


Pizza Slice (Pontillo’s)………………… $4.00


In November there are a number of ½ days and days off. Half days end at 11:15. Please verify with your home district if busing is provided.

Tuesday November 2nd: No School: Election Day and Teachers’ Retreat.

Wednesday November 10th: ½ day @ 11:15 Diocesan Professional Development

Thursday November 11th: No School: Veteran’s Day

Monday & Tuesday, November 22 & 23: ½ days: Parent/Teacher Conferences

Wednesday-Friday: November 24-28: Thanksgiving Break


I am happy to say that our 6th grade retreat began yesterday and concludes today. So far it has been a wonderful success! Their focus is on “Service”! They are such an enthusiastic group and eagerly waiting to take on more responsibilities as our school leaders!


Our Lost & Found collection has grown exponentially! If your child is missing anything, (glasses, sweatshirt, jacket, headband, water bottle, etc.…) please remind them to check the Lost and Found bin located right inside the school’s front door. It always amazes me that none of this stuff belongs to anyone!


Our iReady assessments have been completed! Teachers will be using this data, along with data collected within the classroom setting, to develop strategies for meeting every student at their academic level. Your children worked hard and did their very best. Bravo to them!


November 12th is the last day of the first marking period. Report cards will be made available to you on MSP on November 19th. Preschoolers do not receive a report card until the end of the 2nd quarter. This past Wednesday, 10/13/21, Mrs. Scott will be sending an email detailing how to access these reports.


Parent/Teacher conferences will again be held on Zoom this year. Teachers are sending out Sign-up Geniuses for you to choose a time. Please be mindful of your time slot. Another parent will be waiting their turn! Parent/Teacher Conference days are ½ days of school for our students. Students are released at 11:15 am.


Halloween is soon upon us! This is a dress down day. Students may wear holiday appropriate colors (orange, black, purple, etc.). Please remind your children that there is no face paint, make-up, hair dye, crazy hats, etc. allowed. While we do not dress up in costumes, we do celebrate with classroom parties. The classroom liaisons will be in contact with you about providing individually wrapped snacks and drinks for your child’s classroom.


Our Picture Make-up Day is Friday, November 12. Any students who missed picture day or wishing to have their picture re-taken can come dressed up for their picture (out of uniform).


The week of October 25th, we will celebrate Red Ribbon Week to encourage our children, families and members of our community to live healthy, happy and drug-free lives. This week’s activities serve as a reminder that we are all empowered to shape our community through positivity, bravery and strength. We spend time talking to our students about making healthy choices and give them time and space to talk about their future hopes and dreams.


Oct 22                  Marathon Dress Down Day

Oct 25-29             Red Ribbon Week

Oct 25                   Hot Lunch orders due by 2:15pm

Oct 29                   Halloween! Non-uniform Day!!! Please check

the student handbook for details. Yay!

Nov 1                    All Saints’ Day Mass

Nov 2                    No School-Teacher Retreat & Election Day (Please vote!)

Nov 10                  ½ day of school: teacher professional development

Nov 11                 No School– Veteran’s Day

Nov   6                  1st Quarter ends

Picture day re-take day

Nov 19                 Report Cards available on MSP

Nov 19                 Spirit Wear Day!

Nov 22 & 23       Parent/Teacher Conferences:

½ day dismissal @ 11:15 am

w/ Zoom conferences in the pm

Nov 23                  Thanksgiving Prayer Service 9am

Nov 24-28           No School– Thanksgiving Recess

Nov 28                 Advent Begins

Dec 6                     Feast of St. Nicholas

Dec 23-Jan 2       No School– Christmas Break