A Note From the Principal 12/ 5/2019
Learning & Living Kindness
This past Sunday began Advent! In just a little less than four weeks we will be celebrating Christmas and New Years with our loved ones and moving quickly into 2020! While there is so much to do until then, we should take the time to reflect on all of the wonderful things that have happened in 2019 and appreciate all of the gifts God has given to us in the company of each other.
We are also over-joyed to be able to move back into our Gym, Art, and Music Rooms after the renovation! PE began in the gym this week and we are hopeful to have Art and Music returned to their classrooms very soon.
There are so many gifts to be grateful for that we take for granted on a daily basis. One is that of generosity! Our children are serving others in many ways this season. Currently, our preschool and our 2nd grade have adopted Salvation Army sponsored families for the Holiday Giving Project. Our 6th grade is collecting pet supplies for the Verona Street Animal Shelter and will begin collecting toiletries for St. Andrew’s Food Cupboard next week. 4th grade created and sent Christmas cards to the Seminarians last week. While individual classes are spearheading these projects, all are welcome to participate. If you’d like to help with any of these causes, check out the flyers in today’s Brown Envelope. Thank you for supporting these worthwhile efforts!
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2020-2021 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open! Please tell everyone you know that applications are available through the Seton Office!
MUSICAL THEATER PERFORMANCE
This evening, the students who participated in Seton’s Musical Theater for Kids Program will sing and dance their way into our heart! Come tonight at 7:00 to get your toes a tapping!
PRESCHOOL PRAYER SERVICE
Our Preschool will treat their families to a very special Prayer Service on Wednesday, December 18th at 10:30. This is a “can’t be missed event”! I hear a special guest might make an appearance!
A D V E N T P R A Y E R S E R V I C E
Our Kindergartners will lead us in our Advent Prayer Service on Wed. Dec. 11th at 1:30 in the gym. We can’t wait to see their wonderful presentation! Please join us if you can.
PRIMARY THEATER ARTS PERFORMANCE
Many of our students in grades 1-3 have been working hard in our Theater Arts After-school program to get ready for a performance of “The Littlest Christmas Tree” You catch this event on Wednesday Dec. 18th at 1:00 and 7:00.
C H R I S T M A S C O N C E R T
Next Thursday, Dec. 12th, our Kindergarten- 3rd graders will help us celebrate the Christmas season with our Christmas Concert! The dress rehearsal will be held at 1:00 pm and the performance is at 7:00 pm. Be on the look-out for arrival times and other details regarding the show!
F E S T I V A L O F T R E E S
The Festival of Trees is a 2nd grade tradition! Every year our 2nd graders take home 3 foot wooden trees and bring them back decorated for display! The trees are a sight to behold! On Dec. 13th they will be on display from 1:00-2:00 pm in the gym.
C H R I S T M A S P R A Y E R S E R V I C E
Finally, On Friday, Dec. 20th at 9:00 am, our 1st grade will reenact the birth of our Lord, Jesus!
This is a must see! Mary, Joseph, the angels and all of the stable of animals will warm your heart and carry us all into the Christmas Holiday!
BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT OF ALL
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!
The link for School lunches for January thru March is now open until Monday Dec 16, 2019, by 12:00 PM. No late orders can be accommodated. Visit: https://soo.urpool.com/cgi-bin/login.php?uoid=5&ufid=56
S C H O O L L O C K – D O W N P R A C T I C E
Today we began our safety procedures for potentially dangerous situations. We are required to practice 4 times each year. It is not our goal to frighten children and therefore we will be taking a low-key but serious approach. We will continue to reinforce to our students that the need to practice lock-downs is the same as the need to practice fire-drills.
D E C E M B E R O P E N H O U S E
Our last Open Houses were so successful we thought we’d do it again! On Tuesday, Dec. 10th, from 9:00-1:00 and 3:00-6:00, we will welcome prospective families into our building to check us out! Please help us spread the word and let your neighbors know how much you love our school. Also consider sharing the Open House as an event on Facebook and tell everyone you know that you belong to the Seton family!
D A T E S T O R E M E M B E R
Dec 5 Musical Theater Performance 7:00
Dec 6 Feast of St. Nicholas
Dec 10 Open House for Prospective Parents 9-1 & 3-6
Dec 11 Kindergarten Prayer Service 1:30
Dec 12 Christmas Concert 1:00 & 7:00 pm (Kindergarten-Grade 3)
Dec 13 Festival of Trees Gr. 2 1:00-2:00 pm
Dec 16 Last day to order lunch @ 12:00 noon
Dec 18 Preschool Prayer Service 10:30-11:00
Dec 18 Primary Theater Arts Performance 1:00 & 7:00
Dec 20 Christmas Prayer Service 9:00 am (Gr. 1)
Dec 21-Jan 5 Christmas Break