A Note From the Principal 3/25/21
March is quickly coming to a close! Mrs. Moonan’s class went to Helmer Nature Center to learn about maple sugaring and I expect that you’ll be seeing more classes stepping out for field trips. Be sure to be on the lookout for permission slips! Thank you to Aquinas for providing busses for us.
Today the first graders showed off their hard work for their Rain Forest projects! They research, wrote books, and created models of their animals using recyclables. They were so cute explaining their animals to the rest of the school and then later to their parents! Congratulations 1F &1S!
We were thrilled to have the Rince Na Tiarna Irish School of Dance will visit us on St. Patrick’s Day ! This was the first time we have celebrated as a whole school in the gym for a very long time and everyone we in great spirits! Thank you Rince Na Tiarna!
New York State tests for grades 3-6 are this coming week on Tuesday and Wednesday. We are ready! This year our grades 5-6 will take the ELA test on the computer. Grade 3-4 will remain paper based this year. For more information, please see the email sent to grades 3-6 parents a few days ago.
Our registration for next year is going strong. We are conducting between 4-6 individual tours per week, and many are adding their names to our waiting lists! 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! And don’t forget the Ambassador Program! It’s a win-win situation.
Check out our Instagram or Facebook page to see what we did every day!
UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES
- 03.29-03.30 Grades 3-6 NYS ELA Testing
- 03.30 Drama Club Begins – “Not Talking About Bruno”
- 04.01 School Mass @ 8:30
- 04.01 Bus Transportations Due at your residing district office
- 04.01 Last Chess Club Day
- 04.04 Last Basketball Club Day Grades 2-3
- 04.05 Last Basketball Club Day Grades 4-6
- 04.07 Sr. Mary Smith Invitational Spelling Bee @ St. Mary’s Canandaigua
- 04.08 No School
- 04.10 Palm Sunday
- 04.12 No School
- 04.13 Grade 6 – Living Stations of the Cross
- 04.14 Last day for Heart Challenge
- 04.14 Report Cards Sent Home
- 04.15 Good Friday – No School – Spring Break Begins!
NYS TESTING GRADES 3-6
An email and hard copy letter were sent out earlier this week with information regarding NYS Testing. Below is only an excerpt from that communication. For further information please refer back to the email or letter.
ELA- March 29-30
Math- April 26-27
Grade 4 Science- May 24 (performance) & June 6 (written)
Students in grades 3-6 are tested annually to measure their understandings relative to the New York State standards of their grade level. We are confident that with your support, our children will be prepared to do their best and not experience any unnecessary level of concern. Please assist your child by:
- Providing him/her with a good night’s rest the evenings prior to the assessment.
- Providing your child with a nourishing breakfast before each school day.
- Keeping daily routines consistent and calm at home. If your child demonstrates increased anxiety, reassure him/her that putting forth their best effort is all that is important.
PLEASE UPDATE YOUR CALENDARS!
A decision was made to change the following scheduled half days to full days. Our website calendar has been updated and District Transportation Offices have been notified.
Seton will have regular school hours on the following date:
BLAST SAVE THE DATES!
Mark your calendars for the BLAST 2022 events! This is a HUGE Seton annual event marking its 28th year! The main event will be held downtown during the Jazz Festival on June 20th and, by popular demand, we are adding a Family Carnival event on Friday June 3rd! You do NOT want to miss it! Please see the flyer below for more information.
KUDOS TO THESE KIDDOS!
SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS!
Parents are beginning to let us know that their 6th graders are receiving scholarships and awards to the area Middle Schools! Whenever we here that a 6th grader has won an award of scholarship we will let you know so that you can congratulate them!
Give a cheer for:
Lindy Hilbert : Emerging Leadership Scholarship to Mercy
Jane Topa: McAuley Middle School Scholarship at Mercy!
Gabby Wilson: Academic scholarship based on her entrance exam at Mercy.
Elle DiLoreto: Merit Award for Allendale Columbia
More to come!
LIVING STATIONS OF THE CROSS
On April 13th our 6th grade class will lead our school community in the Living Stations of the Cross! They have been working so hard to get it right. The school will attend the morning prayer service at 9:00 and the parents are invited to attend the afternoon prayer service at 1:00
“NOT TALKING ABOUT BRUNO” OFC CREATIONS FOR GRADES 3-6
Drama club begins Wednesday, March 30th for grades 3-6!
If your child will be participating here are a few things you need to do:
- Complete the auditions form and return to Seton main office – I will forward them along to OFC Creations
- If you completed the auditions form on-line, please complete a printed copy and return to Seton main office
- Payment can be made on the OFC Website at www.OFCCreations.com/Bruno
- If paying by check, make payable to OFC Creations and send it to the main office with the audition form, all checks will be given to OFC on the first day, 3/30
If you have any questions regarding the program please contact Eric Johnson at [email protected].
Please review the flyer below for further information, the second page is the auditions form.
2021-22 YEARBOOK :ORDER DEADLINE IS APRIL 30TH!
The Yearbook Team is hard at work putting together your children’s Seton memories for the 2021-22 school year! Again this year TreeRing is being used, https://www.treering.com/ .
The cost is $30, add $6.95 for a hardcopy version. Don’t forget to check out how you can make custom pages!
SCHOOL BUS TRANSPORTATION FORMS 2022-2023
New York State Education Law states that requests for transportation to non-public schools must be submitted by April 1st. Transportation is provided for grades K-12 and every district has eligibility requirements. Each district handles their requests for transportation differently. Your child must be registered in the district you reside, and a transportation form is required every year. Some districts mail the transportation form, others email, and a few will require you to print it from their website. If you are unsure what your district does you can call or find information on their website. Districts will not guarantee transportation for your child if the form is not turned in by April 1st.
FIELD DAYS VOLUNTEERS
It’s hard to believe but here we are planning for Field Days! We can’t do it without your help.
Mark your calendars for:
Tuesday, June 14th: Grades K-3 here at school
Wednesday June 15: Grade 4-6 at Cobbs Hill Park
Below is the February link for volunteer lunch sign-up:
Please remember you need to be current on CASE training to volunteer. Information for CASE/Volunteer training can be found on our website:
https://www.setoncs.org/parents/ (scroll down)
The signup genius link can also be found in the parent section of our website and is updated monthly.
KIDS HEART CHALLENGE
Every year, we team up with the American Heart Association (AHA) to raise awareness and money for those children with heart issues and try to give them a chance at a better, healthier life. Unlike in the past, we will not be sending home any paper forms. The AHA is moving more towards a digital platform, below are the materials that your child would normally receive at school. As always, this is 100% optional, so please do not feel obligated to participate. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Mike Demlein, [email protected].
Challenge ends on 4/14