Note from the Principal 1-8-21

Friday January 8

A Note from the Principal


Welcome back to school and to 2021! Today is our 73rd day of in-school instruction! Who could have imagined at the beginning of school that we would have made it this far without having to switch to distance learning! You are the key to making this happen. Please continue to be mindful of all the current health and safety protocols. Stay home when you are sick, continue masking, promote cleanliness, and practice distancing. I know I sound like a broken record, but these commonsense practices are keeping us in school!


As hard as it is to believe, it’s time for our 2021-22 school year registration. Once again, this year, this is an automatic re-enrollment process. Today a large white envelope with a bright green label has been sent home with your youngest child. Inside are details about registration. Knowing that registration is going to be tight and we currently have families on waiting lists for next year, I encourage you to fill out the simple form and return it in the white envelope ASAP. As current families, you have access to our priority enrollment until January 18, 2021. Your children, whether they are returning or new enrollments, will have the first slots for their grade level. On January 19, 2021, we will open our enrollment to new families on the who are currently waiting list and those coming in to register.  Every current family that returns their form by next Monday1/18/21, will receive a dress down pass for each of their children.


Don’t forget our Ambassador Program! It financially benefits both the new family and the recommending family! If a new family indicates that you recommended Seton, you both receive money off your tuition for next year!


Be sure to spread the news about how much you love our school! Personal references and our positive presence on social media are our best tools for increasing enrollment. Seton is Rochester’s best kept secret.  Help us spread the news about our school and what it has to offer! Like us on Facebook and tell all your friends!


The teachers and staff have asked me to thank each and every one of you for your kindness toward us at Christmastime. The financial gifts were exceedingly generous and much appreciated and your other more personal gifts were thoughtful and touched our hearts. Many staff members mentioned to me that they were moved to tears by your generosity. Thank you for being such a shining example for your children.

I also, wish to thank all of our families, present and past, who have given generously to the Seton Foundation’s Annual Appeal. This campaign is vital to our school’s financial health. This year’s campaign began before the break and the donations continue to come in! It is such a blessing to our children and our families as we continue to improve our instructional program and provide enrichment opportunities for our children! Your continued support of the Foundation and PTA makes everything possible!


One more Christmas thank you! On Sunday, Dec, 20th, many parents came to school to help decorate and prepare for our 1st Annual Christmas Parade! During the parade, our 6th graders came dressed as elves and even Santa stopped by for a visit! It was a magical evening and I am grateful to everyone for making this event as special as we could have ever hoped it would be. It once again shows that our community is more than what goes on during our school day! It is a united belief in how we want our children to grow in love and support. Whether you were able to help or not, please know we appreciate everything you do and everything you sacrifice for your children.


Catholic Schools Week (1/31/21-2/6/21) is quickly approaching and on everyone’s mind! Our committee of parents, teachers and students is working to make this the best CSW ever! The agenda for CSW will come out in our next Brown Envelope! This is a great week for parents and students to celebrate our unique culture as an educational institution. Our challenge is to find ways to enable you to be with us virtually during our many celebrations! The teachers are looking at creative options. Join us as much as you can!


At Seton, we believe that we are very blessed. We believe that teaching “service to others” is a key aspect to building strong future citizens of the world. We encourage or children to look for ways to make others’ lives, just a bit better through our actions, our words, and our prayers. What we do and say impacts many. That being said, please know everyone is not expected to participate in every service project but we are continually looking for opportunities. If you find you are able to participate, please do.

Megan Allen, a Seton Alumna and current Mercy senior, has asked for our help with her Motto Project. She is collecting office supplies, cleaning supplies and toiletries (full or travel size soap) for the Angels of Mercy. I would also suggest that students could create cards of encouragement to add to the donations.

The Angels of Mercy, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the transformation, restoration and hope for women in need. If you like to help her out, please send your items to school starting Monday January 18th – Monday February 15th. There are designated boxes in the hallways.


Jan 18 –  No School Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 25 –  PK & K Information Night 6:30-7:30 (tentative with limited reservations)

Jan 31-Feb 6 –  Catholic Schools Week