A Note from the Principal 12-3-21
Happy December! Our classrooms are revving up for our celebrations of Christmas and all of the joy that comes with it!
If you are looking for a gift for your children, please consider giving them the gift of faith. By attending weekly mass you will give your children the knowledge that our Lord loves them and will always be there for them. The Christmas Season is a great time to start!
From the Health Office
COVID-19 TESTING UP-DATE
Thank you to everyone who turned in their COVID-19 “Test to Stay” Testing Permission form. We have already preformed tests on many students and staff members, and everything has gone smoothly.
We believe that our students need to be in school. We have the capacity to test for new cases to make this a reality. We had success with this practice last year and are confident in this year’s success. In addition, we continue to practice our safety protocols, masking, distancing, and continual cleaning of hands and surfaces. By participating in this initiative, we are helping to show that schools are indeed the safest place for children to be! If you haven’t had a chance to fill out the permission form yet, here is the link!
As your children receive their covid vaccinations or any other vaccinations, please send copies of the paperwork into school. It is important for our nurses to have the most current list for every student. This information can be sent to [email protected]. This is the general email for our nurses’ office.
OVER THE COUNTER PERMISSION FORM
Whenever possible the Seton asks that all medication, prescriptions, and non-prescriptions be given at home. For medications given in the school, the State Education Department requires that physicians write an order for prescription medication.
We now require a doctor’s signature for over-the-counter medication, along with a parent’s signature. There are certain OTC products without significant side effects that the school nurse may occasionally determine will comfort and ease your child through the school day. Previously the nurse would call you for permission to administer any stocked OTC preparations. However, because of busy parent schedules, the nurse may have difficulty reaching you immediately. When the nurse cannot reach you, we are unable to administer potentially soothing treatment for minor matters such as an itchy bug bite, dry skin, displaced contact lenses, chapped lips, minor headaches, etc.
For these reasons you may choose to sign and return the permission form included in this Parent Newsletter and on the parent page of our website, allowing the school nurse to administer certain limited stocked OTC medicines without a prior phone call, but only for occasion use. For any chronic condition that requires repeat treatments, it is necessary that your private health care provider evaluate your child’s medical condition and provide a prescription for repeated use of an OTC drug.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the Nurse’s Office: [email protected]
B&N BOOKFAIR & ART SHOW
Tonight, is our annual Barnes & Noble Book Fair and Art Show! It will be held at the Monroe Ave B&N from 3-7 pm. Start your holiday shopping! A percentage of all purchases, including food and beverages from the onsite Starbucks, will be contributed to Seton Catholic School (excludes gift cards). The credit we earn is used toward books and/or supplies for the school library and our classrooms. When you check out, let the cashier know you are with Seton, so they use our book fair ID (12615837).
To purchase online instead, go to https://www.barnesandnoble.com from 12/3/21-12/8/21 and use our book fair ID (12615837). After you click ‘Checkout’, BEFORE you enter payment and click ‘Submit’, scroll to the bottom and click ‘Apply Book Fair ID Add/Edit’ to enter our book fair ID (and your membership number if applicable).
There will also be artwork of our Seton students displayed upstairs! Lastly, stop by the Seton table to pick up a dress down day pass and submit your word search to enter the raffle! Copies of the B&N Word Search and book recommendation list are included in this Parent Newsletter.
Hope to see you there!
Thanksgiving Prayer Service
Thank you to our Second Grade for their Thanksgiving Prayer Service. They did a beautiful job AND we are all eagerly awaiting seeing their Christmas trees on 12/17! First Grade enjoyed their Thanksgiving Feast and are beginning to practice for their Christmas Prayer Service on 12/22. Preschool is getting excited to celebrate their Advent Prayer Service on held Friday December 21st, and Kindergarten hard at work on their Advent Prayer Service held on 12/10! We are so busy at this time of year!!! Finally, Ms. Snyder reports that the whole school Christmas Concert is going to be amazing and you won’t have to come out in the cold to enjoy it! This video will be released on Thursday, 12/16. See the “Upcoming Important Dates” for details.
FAITH THROUGH SPORTS AWARDS
As you know, our athletic program at Seton is outstanding. Once again, this year, we had 7 soccer players who are nominated as recipients of the Faith through Sports Award. Bishop Matano congratulates all who showed what it means to use their Catholic values while playing sports!
ST. NICHOLAS IS COMING!
Monday, 12/6 Grades Pk-2nd will be treated to a visit from St. Nicholas who has visited our school for many years. While the original St. Nicholas did inspire the legend of Santa Claus, the St. Nicholas we celebrated on December 6th has his own inspiring story of service to others; especially children and those in need. Check out the “Who is St. Nicholas?” page included with the Parent Newsletter.
SETON OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
Mark your calendars for the Seton Outdoor Christmas Celebration! We hope you can join us on Friday, December 17th, from 5-7 pm on the Seton “Thomas Kinsella” Basketball Court. (Next to school)
Please see the attached flyer for details and consider donating an item listed in the signup genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0445A5AE2DA7F49-setons
Feel free to email Kim Brock, Lisa Fleming, or Sheila Campolieto with questions or if you want to volunteer the evening of the event. ([email protected], [email protected], [email protected])
We look forward to seeing you there!
SETON SERVICE PROJECTS: SALVATION ARMY FAMILIES
This Christmas our school, in conjunction with the Salvation Army, has the opportunity to help support local families who are in need. We have been given information for 3-5 families who will not be able to provide a traditional Christmas celebration for their family without some help. We will collect food, gift cards, and presents over the next few weeks that will then be delivered to these families before Christmas. Donations, even small ones, are meaningful and help make a difference for these families. Watch for links to sign-up geniuses early next week.