Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School

 

 

"Fostering growth in our Catholic life by following God's will through

our mind, heart and soul"

 

1/31/18

   

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Lunch Menu
Week of 1/29

Monday
Chicken Leg
Mashed Potato
Green Beans
Peaches
Cookie & Mil k

Tuesday
Taco Tuesday
Chips & Salsa
Lettuce & Cheese
Clementine
Milk

Wednesday
French Toast Stix
Sausage
Applesauce
Potato Smiles
Juice & Milk

Thursday
Beef Chili
Carrot/Celery
Crackers
Fruit Slushie
Milk

Friday
No School


Lunch Menu
Week of 2/5

Monday
Mini Corndog
Baked Beans
Celery/Carrots
Grapes
Cookie & Milk

Tuesday
Turkey Gravey
Mashed Potato
Dinner Roll
Peaches
Corn & Milk

Wednesday
Breaded Chicken
Surprise
French Fries
Carrot Coins
Mixed Fruit
Milk

Thursday
Taco-in-a-Bag
Lettuce & Cheese
Mini Peppers
Clementine
Salsa & Milk

Friday
Grilled Cheese
House Salad
Pickle Spear
Pears 
Milk










 



  
  
  
  



 
 
Miss Widner's News
Dear Students, Parents, Grandparents, and Staff,   
     Happy Catholic Schools' Week! We are in the middle of our wonderful week and have many exciting activities happening at school. In the next several upcoming newsletters, we will be printing the Catholic Schools' Week essays that were read at our weekend Masses. These were 7th and 8th grade students along with two primary students. We also had our STEM Fair yesterday for grades K-5 which was a huge success and are looking forward to STEM Night for grades 3-5 tonight from 5:30-7:30 PM. This afternoon we came together as a school to recognize our Armed Forces! Visitors included Mayor Henry, Chief Deputy Edwards from the Allen County Police Department, Secretary of Education Carl Loesch from the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend and Associate Superintendent Amy Johns as well from the Diocese. We also had Captain Craig Discala, Sergeant First Class Von Bultemeyer, Mrs. Jump, and Mrs. Vandegriff here as well. Some of our visitors spoke to the students about freedom, citizenship, and the importance of serving our country. What an awesome salute!! We will end the week with a teacher retreat so please keep all of us in prayer!
     Next week (February 5-9) is National School Counseling Week. This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize our school counselor, 
Mrs. Tara Walulik. Mrs. Walulik works with all of our students, Preschool through 8th grade. She teaches weekly lessons on guidance, compassion, anti-bullying, Owning Up (6th grade), and prepares lessons for HOUSE (grades 6-8). We are so blessed to have Mrs. Walulik here at our school working with our children. If you get the opportunity, please send her a thank you note or email at twalulik@seascsfw.org. 
     Finally, Student-Led Conferences are coming up February 13, 14, and 15. Be sure to register online for your conference time. If you need assistance, please email Mrs. Tourney at stourney@seascsfw.org. All students in grades 6-7-8 will be presenting their College and Career Readiness Power Points to their parents at these conferences!!  
 
Have a wonderful week and happy Catholic Schools' Week!  
Miss Widner
Principal
 
What's in this Issue
Catholic Schools Week Essays
Light of Learning Luncheon
2018-19 Preschool Registration
First Grade Parent Meeting - New Date
Teacher Assistant Position
Calling all Authors
Roller Skating Party
Father/Daughter Valentines Dance
Scrip Update
Annual Garage Sale
St. Therese Middle School Dance
Semi-Formal Dance (Grades 6-8)
Candy Gram
CANstruction
Trivia Night
Seton Night Live
2018 SNL Business Sponsorship Opportunities
SNL Raffle
Aboite Softball League

 
Important Dates

1/31           Open House 9:00-2:00; Armed Forces Salute at
                  1:30; Euchre Club for grades 3-5 and 6-8 after
                  school until 4PM

                  (Celebrate our Nation)

2/1             Student Council Winter Formal Dance for
                  grades 6-8 6:30-9:00 pm in the PAC

2/2             No School - Teacher Retreat

2/5-2/9      National School Counseling Week!

2/5            Mass for grades 2-5 at 9:00 

2/6            Mass for grades 6-8 at 9:00 

                 NJHS meeting after school

2/8            ONE HOUR DELAY - TEACHER MEETING

                 Happy Birthday Miss Hohenstein (Secretary)

2/9            All School Mass at 9:00

                 3rd Quarter Progress Reports are sent home

                 Pioneer Day

                 Father/Daughter Dance

 
Catholic Schools Week Essays
by:  Lucas Diehm & Anna Topmiller
   
Below you will find two essays from 8th grader, Anna Topmiller and 2nd grader, Lucas Diehm.

Lucas Diehm - Grade 2
     Hi, my name is Lucas Diehm. I am a second grader at 
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. At school, everyone is kind and cares about us. I really like my teachers. One of my favorite teachers is Mrs. Miguel. I like gym class because everyone is pumped up and ready to go. I like Spanish class. I really like learning! I like going to church with my friends and I like praying to God. We sing really fun songs at church. I love going to Saint Elizabeth. Go pioneers!!!

Anna Topmiller - Grade 8
            My journey through Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School started when I was about 5.   I was just a little tiny kindergartener at the time.  I was scared, I didn't know anyone, but I was excited to expand my horizons, make friends, and experience new things.  I became best friends with a girl named Kate and we were a dynamic duo, so to speak.  We were inseparable, then right before third grade, she moved, and I was alone.  But, thanks to the caring environment we have created here, I made more friends in an instant.
            Now, friendship is not the only thing I was taught here at Saint Elizabeth, our faith has always played a pivotal role in my education.  Ever since the time I was just that little kindergartener, I was learning about Jesus and his loving sacrifice. 
            Once, we had a project in first grade, and we had to write JESUS in big capital letters.  Then, we were told to underline the "us" in Jesus because Jesus is for all of us, loves all of us, and is in all of us.  I liked this so much I kept doing it every time I wrote Jesus until about fifth grade.  I am kind of ashamed of why I stopped.  I thought that it was stupid.  Why would I think that?  Jesus isn't stupid.  Honestly right now, I am thinking of how good of a reminder this is.  And with my confirmation coming up soon, the next step in my relationship with God which I am extremely ecstatic about, this is the perfect thing to start doing again.
            On top of my religious education, this school has taught me the importance of honesty, determination, kindness, imagination, time management, and a good work ethic.  Along with its exemplary curriculum, it has a staff that is always willing to help you out.  Whenever I was struggling with something, they would constantly take the time to explain in a different way, show me my mistake, or tell me to revisit the materials.  No matter what, they made sure that I would always succeed.  I know that I, personally, have always had at least some level of difficulty in math.  It is by far my weakest area.  However, my teachers have always helped me through whatever we were doing.  More recently my current math teacher, Mrs. Brough, has begun this new more "tough love" way of teaching, in which she requires that we have to figure out how to do more and more with less and less and without her "spoon-feeding" us the answers.  At first this really scared me.  Actually, when she was first explaining this new way she would be running the classroom, she was right in front of me and my eyes got big.  She laughed then told me that it was going to be fine and I would get it.  This has helped me keep my head on my shoulders.  And, I'm not going to lie, it has been difficult, but if I take it slow and find my mistakes, I have always walked away feeling accomplished and more prepared for high school, a few short months away.
            Saint Elizabeth offers a wide array of sports, clubs, and activities.  I am currently involved in National Junior Honor Society, Student Council, of which I am president, Pueri Cantores, and soon, I will be involved in the musical and tennis.  I really love participating in all these activities because I get a strong feeling of community.  I get to interact more with the younger students and with my fellow classmates.  After all these years, these people who I have spent a lot of my time with, year in and year out have become almost like my family.  We have watched each other grow, develop our identities, and find our different paths.  It really is a special experience that I would not trade the world for.  I think that this sense of community we have here at Saint Elizabeth's is really something you have to be here and experience for yourself to truly understand. 
One of my favorite parts of this school is that we are constantly giving back to our community.  Whether it is in the form of a collection at church, a fundraiser for a good cause, going out into the community and volunteering at the Community Harvest Food Bank, or going to the local nursing homes through NJHS, we always remember to give back to our communities.  One of our confirmation requirements is service hours and I have really enjoyed every minute of it.  I get a lot of my hours volunteering with Vera Bradley, and I really am a full believer in their cause.  These hours have proved to be very educational.  The skills I have learned are some that I can keep with me for the rest of my life.
I feel truly blessed to have the privilege of going to this amazing school for almost all my life, and that I am confident and prepared enough to continue to learn the lessons it has taught me even past this year.  I started out as little girl trying to get a foothold in the world and am about to finish, as a young lady ready to take on all the challenges life will hurl at me.  And though I am sad to leave my family and home at this school very soon, I am excited to see were life my take me.  But after almost nine years of friendships, school days, and ups and downs, my faith and my love for this community that will always stand steady at my side.  And for all the things I have been taught here at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, I would like to just say thank you.
 
Light of Learning Luncheon
   Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Steve Spoltman (pictured with Bishop Rhoades) who were awarded the J. William Lester Award at the Light of Learning Luncheon on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Spoltman are members of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish and give so  much of their time, talent, and treasure to so many worthwhile charities! They are grandparents to Sammy, Julia, and Abby Spoltman! Congratulations to Steve and Patricia! We are proud of you!

 
2018-2019 Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Preschool Registration Information
   
Enrollment forms for our preschool programs can found on our school website www.seascsfw.org   under the "Enroll With Us" tab or they are available at the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School office.  Below are the preschool programs we offer:
Morning & Afternoon Preschool & Pre-K Programs
 3 year old Preschool, 2-day program (T, TH, 8:00-11:00 am)
 4 year old Pre-K, 3 day program (M, W, F 8:00-11:00 am)
 4 year old Pre-K, 5 day program (M, T, W, TH, & F 11:55-2:55 pm)

All Day, 5 Day Pre-K Program
 4 year old Pre-K, 5 day program (M-F 8:00am-2:55 pm, full day)

Registration for all preschool programs will begin the second week of February for our current school families.  Families will be able to register based on the following schedule:
  • Preschool Registration for families who have students currently enrolled in the school:  FEBRUARY 7th
  • Preschool Registration for families who do NOT have students enrolled in school but who are parishioners of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish:  FEBRUARY 14TH
  • Preschool Registration for families who are non-parishioner:   FEBRUARY 21st   
 
REGISTRATION HOURS ARE 7:00 AM-3:30 PM ~ PLEASE ENTER THROUGH DOOR #28!
~ Classes are filled on a first come, first serve basis ~
 
Please contact the school office at (260)432-4001 or info@seascsfw.org with any questions or inquiries about our preschool programs!


 
First Grade Parent Meeting
by Mrs. Conte
 
Please be advised that we have a new date for the first grade parent meeting.

February 11th 11:00 am or 6:00 pm
 or February 12th at 4:45 pm.  (choose one time).

 
Teacher Assistant Position
by Mr. Slee
 
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School is in need of a Pre-School Teacher Assistant for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year. The position is M-F, from 7:45 am-12:45 pm (25 total hours). Applicants should be willing to assist students in instruction. A background in education or childcare is preferred but not required. Please contact the school office (260-432-4001) for an application.

 
Calling all Authors!
by:  Mrs. Burchardt
   
It's that time of year again to get excited for our Young Authors Program! We have had great participation with this program in the past and this year we are hoping for even more!
 
What is Young Authors?
A book writing contest for students in grades K-5.
 
What can you win?
Every participating author will be invited to a Young Authors Party at school where they will read their books to other students, eat popcorn, and watch a movie! Winners in grades K-2 will be invited to the city-wide Young Authors Conference at Wayne High School on Saturday, April 21st.
 
Who chooses the winners?
Books will be assessed by a group of teachers based on the 6+1 Writing Traits and creativity.
 
Where can I find more information?
All the necessary documents are posted on the school website.
 
When are the books due?
All books need to be completed and submitted to the school office no later than Wednesday, February 28th, 2018.
Late arrival books are welcome; however, they will not be considered in the judging and will not receive any awards.
 
The goal for the Young Author's Program is to inspire students to write a book and to enrich their writing skills. We are confident this event will be a fun and educational experience for the students.
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at: kburchardt@seascsfw.org
 
Roller Skating Party
by Student Council
   
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School Student Council
Cordially Invites You to Our

Escaping the 

Winter Blues
Roller Skating Party

February 15, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
Roller Dome North
444 W. Coliseum BLVD
 
Admission/Skate Rental: $4.50 per person (Skate Rental Included)
 
Rebate Program: $1 Rebated to the school after 100 Admissions, beginning with the first paid admission. With a 75 paid admissions, the Teacher with the most students in attendance will receive a $30 Staples gift card from the Roller Dome.
 
Student Council is going to add another $25 Staples gift card to the teacher with the most students in attendance AND give a yummy treat to the entire class!
 
Additional Information from the Roller Dome: No Minors are permitted in the rink only to watch- they must skate. Parents are permitted to sit and watch at no charge.  

 
Annual Garage Sale
Father/Daughter 
Valentine Dance

 
Daddies and daughters are invited to an evening of dancing and fun with their littlest valentines. 
 
The second annual Father Daughter Dance is 
Friday, February 9th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the school cafeteria. Light snacks and refreshments will be available along with dancing and a photographer to capture all the fun. 
 
All Pioneer Parties are fundraisers for your HASA and 100% of the proceeds are used to benefit the students of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School. Support the school and celebrate a night out with your valentines and friends. 
 
Please see the link below to RSVP for this event. Your RSVP and payment can be turned into the school office. Checks can be made payable to HASA. Cost is $10/couple. Additional valentines are $5pp ($20 max).  



Volunteers and donations are still needed.  Please refer to the sign up genius:

 
Scrip Update
by Jen Rolfsen & Amanda Brzozowski
Hello Pioneer Families!

January is historically a little slow for the SCRIP program.  Snow days, and just getting the kids back into the routine after the holidays can be tough.  We want to encourage everyone to keep using the SCRIP program as much as possible!  We had a great start to the school year in 2017, so we want to continue to keep it healthy and growing in 2018.  Make a resolution in 2018 for your FAMILY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE of all SCRIP has to offer.  We are not just a gift card program to simply purchase a gift here or there.  SCRIP is a vehicle to generate lots of cash for our school, parish, and YOUR FAMILIES!!  If you are not currently purchasing SCRIP, please stop in on Fridays for our open store and see what we are all about.
 
If you have a question about your current rebate status, please email us.  Our software will tell us what your TOTAL rebate is.  Our email is scrip@seascsfw.org.
 
Have a wonderful week, and remember to SHOP WITH SCRIP!!

 
Annual Garage Sale
March 17th
March 17, 2018 is the 7th Grade Garage Sale.
The first donation drop off for the 7th Grade Garage Sale is this Saturday from 9am-1pm  at the Media Center Door. 
This community service project has historically raised money for the 8th Grade Class Trip to Chicago.   It is a wonderful stewardship and character building event.    Donations are being accepted and stored in the trailer behind the school on the following days  2/10, 2/24, 3/10.  Tax donation forms will be available.
 
St. Therese Dance
Grades 6-8
Come to St. Therese
 Friday,  February 9, 2018 f
or a middle school dance, 7-10 pm

Where: St. Therese Hall

Who: All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students

Cost: $5.00.  $1.00 off with a donation of a canned good.
Attached to the link below you will find the permission  slip.
 
Semi-Formal Dance!
Grades 6-8
 
Dear Parents and Students,
            We are excited to announce that student council will be hosting a Semi-Formal Dance on Thursday the 
February 1st. This is during Catholic School's week and the students do not have school that following Friday. The dance will be held at the PAC at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School from 6:30 to 9:00pm. $5 tickets will be sold during lunch January 29th-Feburary 1st. Tickets will not be sold during the time of the actual dance to our students to help us better estimate the total number of students attending. We will be inviting other schools again to this dance as it was such a success  at our last dance. This dance is for students in grades 6-8th only.
 
Each grade is responsible for bringing one of the following items:
6th-2-Liter Bottle of Soda
7th- A Sweet Snack (Licorice, baked goods, candy, etc.)
8th- A Salty Snack (Pretzels, chips, etc.)

*Please refrain from bringing nut or peanut products for kids with allergies*
This is a semi-formal dress attire dance! No offensive attire. There a photo booth again this dance! Pictures will be made available electronically for your purchasing or downloading at your leisure.
 
When picking out your formal wear, please keep in mind that we are a Catholic School. No extremely short dresses or skirts and no spaghetti straps. Gentlemen, appropriate semi-formal wear is required. It can be as simple as a dress shirt and slacks but no jeans or shirts with inappropriate wording on them.    
We are in need of chaperones.  We will need 15 chaperones. All volunteers must have completed a safe environment background check.  If you need more information, please contact Miss Hohenstein, our school secretary, at jhohenstein@seascsfw.org .
 
Please contact Mrs. Spoltman to sign up to chaperone at kspoltman@seascsfw.org or at 260-432-4001 ext. 306.
 
Thank you and we hope to see you there!
Mrs. Spoltman and Mr. Ware

 
Candy Grams
by Student Council

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and Student Council will be selling Candy Grams to grades 3 - 8 during lunch starting January 29 and ending February 9th. 

Students in grades Pre-k - 8 can also print the attached form and return it to school. Each candy gram will be $0.25.

Thank you,
Student Council

 
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School
CANstruction Project
Dear Saint Elizabeth Family:
 
CANstruction® is a unique charity which hosts competitions, exhibitions and events showcasing colossal structures made out of cans of food. This is an innovative competition which incorporates basic and advanced art, design, science, technology, engineering and math principles, (STEM), while instilling the importance of community service. Competing teams are responsible for purchasing canned food and designing/building their structure. After the structures are built, they are on display to the public as a giant art exhibition. Teams are then judged in ten award categories. Saint Elizabeth is proud to be the recipient of the Structural Integrity award in last year's competition. At the end of the event, all food is donated to CANstruction® Fort Wayne, who partners with Community Harvest Food Bank each year to host this unique event.
 
Community Harvest Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in north-east Indiana, annually distributing nearly 13 million pounds of food to a full spectrum of people and organizations in our community. They also operate seven direct-service programs grouped into three key initiatives: Child Hunger Initiative, which includes Kids Cafe®, Feeding Seniors Initiative, and Healthy Families Initiative.
 
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton School is proud to be one of the area schools participating again this year in this event. In 2016-2017, Fort Wayne CANstruction® competition was able to raise 74,172 lbs. of food. What an amazing feat for our community. That is equivalent to almost 61,810 meals for those who need it the most.
 
This year's theme is Decades. Think Nintendo 64, Titanic, The Lion King, Michael Jordan and the Bulls, Plaid, Friends, Seinfield, furby, Pokémon... That's right, we have been awarded the 90s, a time before our students were even born! Think about that for a minute! More on the plans are yet to come, but we need your help!
 
Our goal for 2017 is to raise $5,000 in sponsorships in order to help cover costs of all the canned goods needed in order for our team to create our structure. We would like to start our fundraising efforts early in order to take advantage of the holiday can specials the stores have to offer. The more cans we are able to place in our structure, the more people we help feed!  We are offering the following sponsorship opportunity for your cooperation and/or family:
 
  • No donation is too big or too small! Every bit will go to help the hungry.
 
This donation entitles your business name and/or family name on the back of our team shirts in teared order and to be listed on our display board that is paired with our CANstruction project.
 
On behalf of the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School CANstruction® team, thank you for your time and consideration.  Please do not hesitate to contact Kristin Spoltman with any questions or concerns about our project and sponsorship at (260) 432-4001 or kspoltman@seascsfw.org
 
Sincerely,
 
Your CANstruction Advisory Team,
 
Jodi Jump, Deb Brough, Kristin Spoltman, and Emily Tomlinson


 
Save the Date:  Saint Elizabeth Trivia Night
by Jill Harris
 
2nd Annual
Saint Elizabeth Trivia Night
Saturday, February 24, 2018

The SEASCS Home and School Association (HASA) is hosting our 2nd Annual Trivia Night, a game featuring a variety of trivia categories, the Heads or Tails game, and an evening filled with friendly competition and fun!

Anyone 21 years or older is welcome to attend!

The fun will take place in the Saint Elizabeth School Cafeteria. Doors open at 6:00 pm with trivia beginning promptly at 7:00 pm.

Seating is limited! Cost is $96 per table of 8 players or $12 per person. Form your own team or we will happily arrange one for you.

Bring food and snacks for your table, but due to State Excise laws no alcohol may be brought into the event. A cash bar will be available with beer, wine, soft drinks and water.

Reservations are easy. Tear off the bottom portion of this flyer and send it into the school or parish office in an envelope marked Trivia Night with payment. Checks can be made out to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School.

This year's costume theme is costume theme is country and western.  Costume participation is encouraged, but not required.

Contact Jill Harris at 260-341-3486 with any questions.

Please click on the link below for the reservation form.


 
Seton Night Live (SNL)
by Sarah Shively
SNL
March 10, 2018
 
Registration is now open for SNL 2018!  Please click on the link below to purchase tickets and make seating requests.
 
 
If you prefer paying by cash or check, please complete the attached form.  Return completed form, with check payable to SEAS, to the office. 
 
 
All RSVP are due by February 23, 2018. 
 
Please contact Sarah Shively at 574-265-3642 with questions.  



 
SNL 2018 
Business Sponsorship Opportunities
by Sarah Shively

 

Seton Night Live still has many business sponsorship opportunities available.  Please see the link below for more information.  If your organization would like to participate as a business sponsor, please contact Sarah Shively at 574-265-3642.   

SNL Business Sponsorship Form
 
SNL Raffle
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School's Home and School Association (HASA) is conducting a 50/50 tuition raffle.  One lucky family can win up to a $4,000 tuition credit for the 2018-2019 school year!  The proceeds from the raffle will benefit Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School and Parish.  Only 480 tickets will be sold! 
 
Raffle Ticket Donation: $20 for one ticket, or $100 for six tickets
 
Rules:
        The winner will receive 50% of the proceeds from ticket sales up to $4,000 as a tuition credit
        The winner will select one of the following options:
        Apply the SEASCS tuition credit for the 2018-2019 school year
        Donate the SEASCS tuition credit to another tuition-paying family at SEASCS
        Select cash payout equivalent to 50% of the tuition credit amount
        The staff, faculty, administrators, volunteers, supporters, parents and grandparents of SEASCS may, at their discretion, participate in this raffle. There are no limitations or exclusions on who is eligible to purchase tickets, though you must be 18 years of age to purchase a ticket.
        All prizes are subject to state and federal income taxes.
 
Deadline: Winner will be drawn and announced at the Seton Night Live event on Saturday, March 10, 2018.  Winner need not be present to win and will be contacted by phone and/or email.
 
To purchase tickets, complete the order form below and return to the SEASCS office clearly marked "SNL Tuition Raffle."  Tickets may also be purchased in the office.  Make checks payable to: Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School with a memo to "SNL Tuition Raffle."
 
This raffle will operate under license number 142514.



 
Aboite Softball
Aboite Softball
All Girls Slow Pitch and T-Ball League

Grade:  K-12
Online registration is now open


Please click on the link below for more details