Note from the Principal 3-11-22
I hope that everyone was able to experience a wonderful February break. Everyone returned on February 28th happy and healthy, ready to get down to work! Since our return, we have had no cases of COVID. Even with many families choosing to send their children to school mask-free, we are still finding success because we continue to use all of our other safety measures. Please remember, in the event of the report of a positive case of COVID-19, the exposed classroom’s families will be contacted and the students in that room will be required wear masks while at school for 10 days.
March is traditionally a long month in school. There are no scheduled days off. That makes it one of my favorite months! We have a solid block of time to get down to the business of learning!
As we returned, we began using our morning prayer to pray for the people of Ukraine. Your children are so kind and looking for ways they can help. Prayer is a powerful help for any hard situation. Thank you for your on-going financial and material support. There is more information on the parents tab!
Our grades 3-6 Spanish Club began yesterday, and everyone had a great time. Thank you to Michelle Branciforte (Alyon and Piper Seller’s aunt) for stepping in as our volunteer leader!
The Rince Na Tiarna Irish School of Dance will grace us with a performance on St. Patrick’s Day at 12:00 in the gym. Our whole school will gather together to enjoy this gift of dance!
Check out the flyer on the parents tab for the return of OFC’s Theater Arts Club on Wednesdays!
Also, Run Club is on the horizon and scheduled for Tuesdays starting sometime in April!
New York State tests for grades 3-6 are right around the corner. We are continuing to prepare by learning the skills on a regular basis. Just like you wouldn’t step out onto the playing field to play a baseball game without first learning how to swing a bat or catch a ball, we are working on the mechanics of test taking to give our students the best chance for success. This year our grades 5-6 will take the ELA test on the computer. Grade 3-4 will remain paper based this year.
Thank you again for re-registering at Seton! We are looking forward to another year just like this one filled with kindness and compassion and high academic standards! Please remember, you are not completely registered until you log on to F.A.C.T.S. to complete the process. Also, don’t miss the Financial Aid deadline of May 1st!
A special 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!
DONATIONS FOR UKRAINIAN REFUGEES
An extremely HUGE THANK YOU to the Seton Community – parents, friends, and family – for all the items donated and funds raised to help the refugees from Ukraine. Your support is going a long way! We raised $3983.92 in addition to the all the items donated which filled up a jeep and 3 minivans from top to bottom and front to back!
The compassion you are showing teaches and reinforces to your children the precious gift of selfless giving and it is evident when they take the initiative to ask what else they can do to help.
As this continues to unfold; if you are looking to provide more assistance here are some reputable sites:
The RPO will performing a benefit concert featuring music by Ukrainian composers this Saturday, March 12th at 7:30. General admission tickets are pay-what-you-will with a $20 (or more) suggested donation. All proceeds are going directly to ROC Maidan, a non-profit organization. Click the link below to purchase tickets.
THANK YOU ALL!
UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES
03.16 Full day of school – don’t forget to pack a lunch. Hot lunch orders will be fulfilled
03.17 St. Patrick’s Day – Dress Down in Green! Irish Dance Performance
03.23 Grade 2 Field Trip to Helmer Nature Center
03.29-03.30 Grades 3-6 NYS ELA Testing
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 Report Cards Sent Home
04.15 Good Friday – No School – Spring Break Begins!
CYO FAITH THROUGH SPORTS AWARD
The Faith Through Sports Award is presented to those players exhibiting respect, integrity, and sportsmanship throughout the basketball season. The following Seton students have been awarded:
3rd/4th Boys Team – Renzo T., Noah P., Finn G.
5th/6th Boys Team – Liam R., Dante C., Ben M., Marco F.,
Matteo F. 5th/6th Girls Team – Riley H., Frankie R., Lindy H.
The award ceremony took place March 10th at St. Lawrence Church. Congratulations everyone!
VOTE FOR SETON
Please take a few minutes and click on the link below to nominate Seton Catholic School and Seton Catholic Preschool program as the best in the Rochester area! This is awarded by the RBJ, Rochester Business Journal, 2022 Reader Rankings.
Nomination round is until 3/25 and voting round will be 5/2-5/27.
Winner announced 6/3.
LUNCH HELP – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
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:
The signup genius link can also be found in the parent section of our website and is updated monthly.
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 dates:
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.
GENTLY USED COMMUNION ATTIRE
The PTA will be collecting previously worn, but in good condition, communion attire. Please see the parents tab for more information.