Note from the Principal 10-23-20

Friday October 23

A Note from the Principal


Congratulations everyone!!! Today is our 31st day in school! Every day I give thanks for all of you for following the rules and keeping all of us safe! My greatest hope is that we are in school, in session, for all 180 days! Let’s keep it going!!!


The weatherperson was absolutely correct! Thursday, October 15th 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 side yard. Check out our pictures on our website ( ), on Instagram (setoncatholicrochester) and on Facebook (@setoncs)!

Thanks again to Christina Wesley Thrall, Lisa Fleming, Katie Brzezinski, 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! Children will soon receive their casual dress passes for selling sponsorships. Thank you children!

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!


Hot lunch has begun and seems to be working very nicely. Please remember, this year your hot lunch selections do not include sides. If your child needs more to eat please pack some snacks.


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”! We will be continuing to work as a school to find ways to serve others as the Saints before us have done. We will give you more information soon!


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 shelf 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 6th is the last day of the first marking period. Report cards will be made available to you on MSP on November 13th. Preschoolers do not receive a report card until the end of the 2nd quarter. This past Wednesday, 10/21/20, Mrs. Johnson sent an email detailing how to access these reports. Please refer to this email for directions.



Parent/Teacher conferences will 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. They will be released at 11:15 am. To the best of our knowledge, bussing will be provided by most districts with the exception of: Fairport, Rush/Henrietta, and Churchville/Chili. I would advise contacting your district for confirmation.


Halloween is upon us! This is a dress down day. Students may wear holiday appropriate colors (orange, black, purple, etc.). Please remind your children that there are 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 Tuesday, November 17. Any students who missed picture day or need to have their picture re-taken can come dressed up for their picture (out of uniform).


This coming week, 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.


Every year, the diocese asks Seton to demonstrate that we have 5th grade family interest in having their children attend Seton for their 6th grade year. With so many outside options available for 6th graders to choose from, we need to ensure viability to gain their approval. We have never had an issue retaining a healthy class! In the coming weeks, the families of our 5th graders will be asked to attend a Zoom meeting to hear about our plans to make the 2021-2022 6th grade experience a reality. We hope all families who have 5th graders will be able to attend. More information will be forthcoming.


Our two September Students of the Month have been named! Deacon Brzezinski (1F) was nominated for his kindness to preschoolers, and Charlie Craig (KT) was honored for being patient and understanding with all of his peers! Congratulations to both! I look forward to sharing more praise for our students in the coming months!


Oct 26-30 Red Ribbon Week

Oct 30       Halloween! Non-uniform Day!!! Please check

the student handbook for details. Yay!

Nov 3        No School-Teacher Retreat &

Election Day (Please vote!)

Nov 6        School Mass 8:30 am (5C gr.)

1st Quarter ends

Nov 11     No School– Veteran’s Day

Nov 13     Report Cards available on MSP

Nov 17     Picture day re-take day

Nov 18     PTA ZOOM Meeting at 7 PM

Nov 20     Spirit Wear Day!

Nov 23 & 24 Parent/Teacher Conferences:

½ day dismissal @ 11:15 am

w/ Zoom conferences in the pm

Nov 25-29 No School– Thanksgiving Recess

Nov 29     Advent Begins

Dec 6        Feast of St. Nicholas

Dec 23-Jan 3 No School– Christmas Break