Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School

 

 

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

our mind, heart and soul"

 

2/7/18

   

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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


Lunch Menu
Week of 2/12

Monday
Pepperoni Pizza
Side Salad
Apple slices
Broccoli
Milk

Tuesday
Chicken Queso
Nachos
Fiesta Corn
Lettuce/Tomato
Peaches
Milk

Wednesday
Beef Rotini
Breadstick
Green Beans
Strawberries
Milk

Thursday
No School

Friday
No School












 



  
  
  
  



 
 
Miss Widner's News
Dear Students, Parents, Grandparents, and Staff,   
    We continue to highlight our middle school  students this week by showing a CSW essay. This week we have Abby Spoltman, a seventh grader. Be sure to check out her wonderful essay!!
     This week is National School Counseling Week. We take this opportunity to recognize and thank Mrs. Walulik, our school counselor. She does an amazing job working with our children. Please send in a thank you card or letter of thanks to Mrs. Walulik.
     Next week we have Student-Led Conferences on February 13, 14, and 15. If you have not already signed up for a conference time, please email Mrs. Tourney at stourney@seascsfw.org. We also are sending home your scheduled times this week in the Wednesday envelope. Be sure to look for it!!

Have a great week!     
Miss Widner
Principal
 
What's in this Issue
No Southwest Bus Service Feb. 9th
Menu Change - February 14th
Bandido's Dining 2 Donate 
Catholic Schools Week Essays
2018-19 Preschool Registration
First Grade Parent Meeting - New Date
Box Top Contest
Garage Sale Drop Off
Teacher Assistant Position
Calling all Authors
PSM Sports Medicine Hockey Team
Roller Skating Party
Father/Daughter Valentines Dance
Annual Garage Sale
St. Therese Middle School Dance
Candy Gram
Trivia Night
Seton Night Live
2018 SNL Business Sponsorship Opportunities
SNL Raffle
Starbase Summer Camp
BLHS Baseball Camp
Aboite Softball League

 
Important Dates
 
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

2/12          Mass for grades 2-5 at 9:00

2/13          Mass for grades 68 at 9:00

                 Student-Led Conferences 3:40-8:40 for K-8

                 Happy Birthday Mrs. Widner (Kdgn.)

2/14          Ash Wednesday - Mass for PK-8  9:15 (note time
                  change)

                 ONE HOUR DELAY

                 Student-Led Conferences 3:40-8:40 Gr. K-8

                 Happy Birthday Mrs. Burchardt (4th Grade)

2/15          No School - Student-Led Conferences 9-11:40

                 Roller Skating Party at Roller Dome North 6 pm

2/16           No School

2/17          Happy Birthday Mrs. Bowman (5th Grade) 

 
No Southwest Bus Service
Friday, February 9th
Please be advised that there is NO 
Bus Service this Friday, February 9th.

If your student normally ride the Southwest bus, 
please make other arrangements on this day!
 
Menu Change for
February 14th - Ash Wednesday
Please be advised that there is a menu change for Wednesday, February 14th.

Macaroni & Cheese
Green Beans
Veggie Combo
Pretzel Breadstick
Strawberries
Milk

 
Dining 2 Donate
 
 
 
 
Join us for our next "Dining 2 Donate"
February 28th
all day at Bandido's 
on Illinois Road (Hwy 14)

You MUST present the attached flyer
10% of all sales will be donated to
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School!


 
Catholic Schools' Week Essay
by Abby Spoltman
I am currently a seventh grader attending Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School. Saint Elizabeth has helped develop my personal faith, knowledge, leadership abilities, service, and has prepared me for life beyond middle school. I have been given the privilege to take part in different programs and activities within the school, and I cannot imagine going to any other school.
Saint Elizabeth has improved my spiritual goals. I did not understand the meaning of Christianity. Saint Elizabeth's, along with other Catholic schools, religion curriculum helped me to understand my faith and improve my knowledge about the subject. It has taught me to look at it in a different point of view. I have the benefit of going to daily mass twice a week and occasionally going to adoration in religion class. I can talk freely about my faith without opposition.
I have also been given plenty of opportunities to improve my knowledge in other subjects and leadership skills through extracurricular activities. I have taken place in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics activities after school such as Lego robotics and Starbase 2.0, these have improved my science proficiency. There have also been opportunities to better my leadership abilities. I am on student council, National Junior Honors' Society, and I have started a new club at Saint Elizabeth. It was easy to do and administration was supportive of it. I have also taken place in activities that handle arts, such as art club and the spring musicals. Being involved will help me when I go into high school and college because I have learned how to manage my time.
Saint Elizabeth's school and parish have many service expectations of middle school students. Middle school is required to do service hours. The number of hours and activities correspond with each grade level. Doing service hours, I have been able to meet other students in our parish. Service hours have pushed me to be involved in more activities in the parish and school. I easily gain service hours, but I strive to do more because I enjoy the events and being able to meet other parishioners.
Most of all, Saint Elizabeth has prepared me for what comes after middle school. Not only for high school, but they already have me thinking about college and my occupation. We have college and career readiness in house every week. I disliked it at first, and I thought it was pointless. Over the course of the year, I have found use in it. I understand why the school wants me to be thinking about my future. Saint Elizabeth has turned me into a responsible middle school student that will be prepared for high school. It has made me responsible for my actions and helped me manage my time. I will have experience with juggling homework and leisure activities.
In conclusion, going to a catholic school has helped me to better my knowledge, become a better leader, develop my faith and service, and prepare me for life past middle school. I am thankful for the chance to go to a school that practices Christianity and helps me become a better person. I have learned how to set high expectations for myself and to continue to reach for them. Then I will set new ones, and the process repeats. I feel as though I will have success in the future and Saint Elizabeth has been preparing me for it. 

 
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!


 
Box Tops Contest
 
We are officially in the last inning of our Triple Play Box Tops Contest.  This is still very much anybody's game!

Please make sure to turn in all Box Tops this week.  Remember to label your bags so they are certain to be counted. 

All Box Tops will be collected on Friday, February 9th and the winning team and MVP player will be announced next Monday morning!  Good luck!

 
Garage Sale Donations
by Camille O'Connor
 
This Saturday is a donation drop off for the
7th Grade Garage Sale from 9am-12pm at the Media Center Door.

Tax donation forms will be available.

Do you have large furniture items you want us to pick up?  We will have a truck on February 24th to pick up large items from your home. Contact
Geri Fromm (260)609-1253 to schedule a pickup time between 9am and 12pm.

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 for all 7th grade students and their parents.

 
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
 
Parkview Sports Medicine 14U
Select Hockey Team 
   

Congratulations to 7th grader, John Speer and the Parkview Sports Medicine 14U Select Blue Hockey team!  The team returned to Indiana victorious after winning the Tier 2 Bantam Championship in the International Silver Stick Finals in Pelham Ontario.

Fourteen championships were handed out in Pelham, with four teams from the USA who participated in the championship games.  The Parkview Sports Medicine Force is the only team bringing home a championship to the USA.

Way to go John Speer & Parkview Sports Medicine 14U Select Hockey Team!

 
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.  

 
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.
 
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

 
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.


 
Alumni News
Congratulations to Sam Verslype & Mitch Gigli for being selected Academic All-State for football!  

We are very proud of you!
 
Starbase Summer Camps
Announcing: STARBASE Indiana-Fort Wayne's 2018 Summer Camps!
 
Our summer camps explore the best of our local community STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) collaborations. As an extension to learning at our host STARBASE locations, we travel around our local communities to bring students the latest in STEAM learning. We pack these 5-day programs with any of the following: computer design, aviation investigations, the science of baseball, robotics programming, 3D printing or one of our very favorites-rocket launches. Along with experiments and rocket launches, we know campers are also building skills in observation, investigation, science, technology, engineering, and math. Not to mention confidence!
 
Advanced Camp Week: This hands-on project features a High-Altitude Balloon (HAB) Launch. Campers will build 
projects which include on-board cameras for recording of balloon travels, and data analysis of camper designed experiments. 
June 11 - 15, 2018 - Camp Week 1 
Eligibility: Campers eligible for Advanced Camp include campers entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grades.
Applicants: Advanced Camp is geared toward campers who have previously attended STARBASE program 
(STARBASE 1.0, STARBASE 2.0, or Summer Camp). Please see the attached flyer and link for more details. 
 
STARBASE Indiana Traditional Camp weeks:  
Traditional camps will be a community collaboration featuring STARBASE STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) Careers. 
Get ready to learn alongside our community professionals as we explore, explain, elaborate and evaluate STEAM careers.
July 9 - 13, 2018 - Camp Week 2 
July 16 - 20, 2018 - Camp Week 3 
Eligibility: Campers eligible for Week 2 & 3, campers entering 5th, 6th, or 7th grade 
Those who've never attended our STARBASE traditional camp program ever before are offered first placements to experience this amazing program. Returning campers are welcomed and encouraged to apply. Applicants are placed  first come, first serve while these additional stated criteria are considered. Please see the attached flyer and link for more details. 
 
 
Applications available soon. 
To apply, please complete the 2018 STARBASE Camp application form online or download at: www.starbasein.org. A form for mail-in applications will be available.
STARBASE Indiana-Fort Wayne will begin accepting applicants on February 15, 2018 and start camper placements on March 15, 2018.
 
Thank you for your enthusiasm for STARBASE Indiana STEAM programming!
STARBASE Indiana

 
BLHS Youth Baseball Camp
Who:  K-8th Graders
When:  February 17 & 18
Grades K-4:  3pm-4:30pm
Grades 5-8:  4:30pm-6pm
Where:  BLHS Gymnasium
333 E. Paulding Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46816
Price:  $40, includes a camp t-shirt

Register today by emailing Jeff Stanski at  jeffreymarkstanski@yahoo.com or call/text 260-704-4485.
Please include t-shirt size

Checks payable to:  Bishop Luers Baseball.  Pay at the door or mail checks to 5105 Worthman Court, Fort Wayne, IN 46807.

Sponsored by Indiana Physical Thereapy
 
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