Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School

 

 

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

our mind, heart and soul"

 

11/1/17

   

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Lunch Menu
Week of 10/30

Monday
Mini Corn Dogs
Baked Beans
Carrot Coins
Grapes
Milk

Tuesday
Witchfingers
Spud Warts
Shrunkenheads
Ghouls Eyes
Monster Treat

Wednesday
Turkey Sub
Veggie Combo
Potato Smiles
Mandarin Oranges
Milk

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

Friday
Cheese Pizza
Rainbow Salad
Broccoli
Raisins
Milk


Lunch Menu
Week of 11/6

Monday
Mini Pancakes
Tater Tots
Applesauce
Sausage
Juice & Milk

Tuesday
General Tso
Chicken/Rice
Mixed Veggies
Fresh Broccoli
Pineapple & Milk

Wednesday
Chicken Tenders
Steak Fries
Celery/Carrots
Mixed Fruit
Milk

Thursday
Spaghetti & Meatsauce
Garlic Bread
Peaches
Salad & Milk

Friday
Macaroni & Cheese
Green Beans
Grape Tomato
Fruit Slushie
Milk







 



  
  
  
  



 
 
Miss Widner's News
Dear Students, Parents, Grandparents, and Staff,   
     Happy All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day! I hope everyone had the opportunity to check out our Wax Museum of Saints sponsored by the 4th grade. Many thanks to the students, Mrs. Darling, and Mrs. Burchardt for all their hard work in putting on this wonderful display of Saints! All proceeds go towards the St. Mary's Soup Kitchen. 
     It is time change again!! This Sunday, November 5th at 2:00 AM the clock "falls back" one hour. Therefore, before you go to bed Saturday night set all your clocks back one hour!!!
     Good news about our Resource Department- we have been looking for someone to work with our students in grades 3-4-5. Mrs. Schuhler took over being our test coordinator as well as being Department Chair for the Resource Department. We moved Mrs. Svitek to grades 3-4-5 and Mrs. Koehl went to full-time working with K-1-2. Mrs. Koehl will continue to work on Fundations and Wilson with the students. Mr. Miller, one of our volunteers, will continue to work with the primary students as well as begin possibly working with some older students. We are so proud of our Resource Department. They are by far the BEST in the Diocese as well in Southwest Allen! Keep up the great work!
     Be sure to check our the teachers' web pages in our website. Those are preschool-4th grade teachers as well as special teachers. On those pages, you can find what is happening in their classrooms on a daily or weekly basis. For example, for Music Class, go to Miss Rush's website and you can see what she is doing in her classroom each week and what she is studying in her curriculum. For grades 5-8, each parent has a Canvas log-in. This is where you can check the students' homework, assignments, sometimes digital assignments as well. Using Music again, she uses Canvas a little differently. She sends students notes to their inbox (kind of like an email) or students know to go to their Canvas Page. Mrs. Diehm puts all her homework and assignments on the Canvas Calendar. If you have any questions about Canvas, homework, or assignments, please contact your child's teacher!  
     On Halloween, we had an assembly to announce our Light of Learning recipient. This year we awarded Mrs. Tara Walulik, our school counselor, the 2017-2018 Light of Learning Award. Parents, staff, and students nominated Mrs. Walulik for this prestigious award. She will be recognized in January by the Diocese! Awesome job, Mrs. Walulik! We are proud of you!!
    
Have a great week,
Miss Widner
Principal
 
What's in this Issue
November Calendar (Under Quick Links)
November Menus (Under Quick Links)
7th Grade Parent Meeting
1st Quarter Honor Roll
Staff Appreciation Luncheon - Volunteers Needed!
8th Grade Volunteers Needed for Service Hours
Turkey Bingo - November 12th!
The Giving Tree
Dining 2 Donate
Stewardship at SEASCS
Annual Safe Environment Training for Students
Scrip Update
Rainbows for Children
Scrip Update
JA Teachers Needed
SNL Save the Date Video
SNL Donations Needed
2018 SNL Business Sponsorship Opportunities
Knights of Columbus Euchre Tournament
BLHS News

 
Important Dates

11/1      All Saints' Day - Holy Day of Obligation -
             All School Mass at 9:00

             4th Grade Wax Museum of Saints - 8:15-8:45
             and 10:00-11:00

             Happy Birthday Mr. Bultemeyer (IT Specialist)

11/2      All Soul's  Day - All School Mass at 9:00

11/3      No Student Mass

             Student Council Dance for grades 6-8 6:30-9:00 PM

11/5      Family Life Values 6th grade parents and students 
            11:00 or 6:00 PM  (choose one time to attend)

11/6      Family Life Values 6th grade parents and students
            4:45 (choose one time)

11/7      Mass for grades 5-8 at 9:00

             NJHS Meeting after school

11/8      Dining 2 Donate at Culver's on Hwy 24 - 10%
             of profits donated back to SEASCS.  No coupon 
             needed!

             All day preschool goes to Lindenwood

11/9      ONE HOUR DELAY - TEACHER MEETING

11/10     All School Mass at 9:00

             Biztown field trip for 5th grade

11/12    Turkey Bingo 1:00-3:00
 
7th Grade Parent Meeting
by Mr. Slee

Dear 7 th Grade Parents:
 
On Thursday, November 2nd, we will be holding a 7 th grade parent meeting to discuss fundraising for the next year's 8 th grade trip to Chicago.  It is REQUIRED that at least one parent attends this meeting.
 
Again, the meeting will be on Thursday, November 2nd, from 6-7 PM in the cafeteria.  We look forward to seeing you! Light of Learning Nom
Thank you!

 
1st Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to the students in grades 3-8 who earned the 1st Quarter Honor Roll!  Please click on the links below for a complete list!



In the handbook, it says Honor Roll is for grades 1-8. Honor Roll is for grades 3-8 only. We apologize for the misprint in the handbook. 

We are recognizing the Honor Roll recipients at a breakfast. Grades 3-4-5 will and their parents will be invited to ma breakfast on November 14th and grades 6-7-8 Honor Roll and their parents will be invited on November 15th.Your child will soon be receiving an invitation! 
 
Staff Appreciation Luncheon 
Volunteers Needed!!!
by Sarah Maloy

Staff Appreciation 'Thankful Luncheon'
The HASA Staff Appreciation Committee will be providing a Panera Bread catered lunch for all SEASCS Staff on
Monday, November 13th from 11:00a - 12:30p .
 
We are asking for help with Recess and Lunch Duty coverage during specified hours on our Sign Up Genius link from adults that are on the approved school volunteer list and have an up-to-date background check! We still have 10 slots to fill!
 
At this time, the Staff will also be presented with their bundle of 'Thankful Cards' written by our very own SEASCS Students!
 
Thank you for considering this 30 minute time commitment and please check out the link below to sign up!

 
8th Grade Service Hours
by Todd Snyder
8th grade volunteers are needed for the Veteran's Marathon on November 11th.

The marathon will be in Columbia City.  This is a great way to earn your service hours!!!  Hours are 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

Please contact Todd Snyder if you are interested at 
260-414-3811.
 
HASA's Turkey Bingo
by Camille O'Connor
HASA's Turkey Bingo is Sunday, November 12th
 
Cafeteria doors open at 12:15 p.m. and Bingo starts at
1:00 p.m.

Bring the whole family for lunch and some Bingo fun.  
 
We have pizza, a bake sale, balloons with scrip prizes and a chance to win one of 12 Thanksgiving turkeys.
 
Just for the adults, there is a 50/50 raffle (lic#145644).
You're never too young or old to have fun playing bingo.
 
We need scrip donations and volunteers to make this event a success.  This is a great opportunity for service hours for middle school children. Consider filling out a Turkey Bingo Scrip form or signing up to volunteer for this fun event.



 
The Giving Tree
If your immediate family is in need 
of Christmas Gift  Assistance, 
please contact Maria Victoria by
NOVEMBER 16, 2017.

MARIA VICTORIA
EMAIL: MARIAVICTORIARVT@HOTMAIL.COM
PHONE: (513)348-5994

***All information, including your family name, will be held confidence***
The Giving Tree is sponsored by 
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parishioners and 
School  Families

 
Dining 2 Donate
by Rebecca Berning
Please join us on Wednesday, November 8th at Culver's on Highway 24 - 10% percent of your sale will be donated to 
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton School. 
No flyer is needed for Culver's!

 
Stewardship at SEASCS
by:  Community Harvest Food Bank
Thank you so much for bringing your 8th grade students to learn more about what we do and to help us stock the shelves!  The hard work the students put in made it possible to serve our 21,000 clients that week.  We really appreciate everything and are looking forward to seeing your 1990's CANstruction design!
 
Annual Safe Environment Training
for Students
by Tara Walulik


Very soon we will undertake the annual safe environment training to all students in our school.  While our initial motivation for doing this training came from the Bishops' mandate in the
Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, we know now that this is important personal safety information that every child should have. 
Children in preschool to grade five will hear our
Good Boundaries Script presentation.  The main points in this presentation include:
1. God made us and loves us. God made our bodies.
2. We each have personal space.
3. We should treat ourselves and others with respect and care (golden rule).
4. Some touches are safe, some are not safe.
5. There are warning signs when we are in danger.
6. If we are ever in danger, not being respected, or being touched in an unsafe way, get away.
7. Get help from an adult. Keep telling and asking until you get the help you need.
8. There are adults in your life to care and protect you.
Children in preschool, kindergarten and first grade may read a storybook,
The Swimsuit Lesson by Jon Holsten (copyright 2005).  This book, in story form, makes the same points as above.
Young people in grades six, seven and eight will receive lessons on developing good boundaries for life as God designed.  The subjects covered in these lessons include: 
Grade 6 -- Discovering God's Purpose for Relationships
Grade 7 -- Boundaries for Good Relationships in God's Plan
           Grade 7 -- Rules for Good Boundaries
Grade 8 -- How People Violate Boundaries
Grade 8 -- Grooming & Tactics
Grade 8 - Friendships for Life
 
If you would like to review any of these materials or have any questions, please contact: Tara Walulik at 260-432-4001 or twalulik@seascsfw.org

 
Scrip Update
by:  Jen Rolfsen & Amanda Brzozowski

Hello Fellow Pioneer Families!

We hope you and your families had a safe, fun and happy Halloween!
 
SCRIP will be starting to ramp up into our fun, and crazy holiday season.  If there are any of you that might be willing and able to lend a hand on Tuesdays, and possibly Thursdays to pick up local SCRIP when we need it, please reach out in an email.  You can reach us at scrip@seascsfw.org.  The schedule is always fast and furious between now and the holidays, so any and all volunteers are greatly appreciated. 
 
Turkey Bingo will be held on Sunday November 12, 2017 from 1pm -3pm.  We have plenty forms in the SCRIP office for this event.  Please drop by the SCRIP office to fill out your forms and donate SCRIP to this afternoon of family fun..  We will run a contest for the next two Fridays.  Simply come into the open store on either 11/3 or 11/10 from 7am-12 noon, and make a SCRIP donation to Turkey Bingo with your order.  We will enter your name into a hat, and make a drawing for a free $25 gift card of your choice!    The more your purchase SCRIP, the more times your name will be entered! 
 
Please keep SCRIP in mind over the next few weeks when making your holiday purchases.  We carry many denominations in the store to major retailers, and restaurants.  We have your needs covered from food shopping to the stocking stuffers!  We will carry a few extra retailers such as Barnes and Noble and Darden Restaurants for your convenience for our Friday Store. 
 
If you have any questions, you may call 432-4001, ext. 339.  Hope we see you soon here in the SCRIP store.  Blessings to your families.

 
Rainbows for Children
by:  Mrs. Walulik

We are pleased to offer Rainbows support groups to our students this year!

Rainbows' programs help children who are grieving the loss of a parent or guardian due to death, divorce, deployment, or trauma. Rainbows' trained facilitators, using age-appropriate curriculum, establish peer support groups in schools. Children who experience the trauma and grief associated with losing a parent or guardian are at an increased risk for:

Learning, emotional and behavioral issues Physical health problems Aggression, substance & alcohol abuse

Rainbows' uses an age-appropriate curriculum which has helped over 3 million of our youth over the past 32 years. In this small group setting, elementary and middle school aged children will be able to speak about their feelings and share their grief in a safe environment. The groups are led by trained facilitators utilizing age-appropriate materials.
Level 1 - 5 to 6 years
Level 2 - 7 to 8 years
Level 3 - 9 to 11 years
Level 4 - 12 to 14 years

If you feel that your child would benefit from participating in Rainbows please contact Tara Walulik at 260-432-4001 or . twalulik@seascsfw.org. Groups will be offered during lunch one day per week for 10 weeks.
 
Junior Achievement Teachers Needed!
Can You Help? Junior Achievement empowers students to own their economic success through programs that focus on financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and workforce readiness. Junior Achievement is in immediate need for volunteers to facilitate the JA programs in the following classes at our school!
 
Mrs. Kleber - 3rd grade
Mrs. Darling - 4th grade
Mr. Ware- 6th 7th 8th 
 
This volunteer-led program has 5 to 6 required 30 to 45-minute sessions delivered over a 5 to 6 week time period, typically once a week. These classes are starting the week of October 16th unless otherwise arranged between the teacher and volunteer.
 
Junior Achievement provides all of the necessary materials for a volunteer to facilitate the 5 to 6 required lessons, including a one-time training orientation. At this training orientation, volunteers receive the program materials as well as classroom management and student engagement techniques.
 
If you are interested in volunteering for any of these classes listed above, please contact the JA Education Team at (260) 484-2543.

 
 
Seton Night Live
Save the Date Video
Welcome to Seton Night Live 2018
 
 
Save the Date for SNL 2018!  Please see the link below for our Save the Date video.


Video Produced by Nick Henney, 323 Media



 
SNL 2018 Donations Needed!
SNL 2018 Donations Needed
 
Seton Night Live needs your help!  We are in need of the following donations:
 
-Vacation properties (condos, cabins, timeshares, etc.)
-Airline miles/points
-Sports/Concert tickets
 
If you would like to donate one of these items listed above, please contact Sarah Shively at sshively@seascsfw.org or 574-265-3642.  Thank you so much for helping to support this great evening!
 


 
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.



 
BLHS News
Nov. 11     Henry-Keefer Scholarship/Placement Exam

Nov. 16     Bishop Luers Open House 6:30-8:30 PM

Dec.  9      Henry-Keefer Scholarship/Placement Exam - Makeup