Knightly News

September 18, 2022

Dear SEA Families,

At the outset of this school year, Domenic and I challenged each student to be mindful of every interaction and to take pride in the most ordinary of things (e.g. holding the door, saying thank you, etc.). One of the aspects of my job I really appreciate is that I get to witness countless ordinary interactions throughout the day. Though difficult at times to step out of the hustle and bustle of a typical day, I find myself yearning to capture those ordinary moments between the students and teachers and among their peers. 

On Tuesday morning, when walking back up from an impromptu visit to the lower form classes, I passed the fifth grade as they galloped through the hall, eager for Ms. Javier’s Spanish class. While several students hustled toward the lower form Spanish classroom, one student in particular caught my eye. New to the school just a mere six days prior, this fifth grader stopped and held the door for the early childhood and first grade students as they returned to their classrooms. I thanked this boy for truly embodying what it means to be a Lancer. 

I was reminded again of this ordinary moment later in the afternoon as we gathered for our opening Mass of the year. In his homily, Father Jasper used the Gospel passage to illustrate a goal he has for every Lancer this year. He challenged each student to lift each other up in the most routine of daily interactions. Fr. Jasper called the upper form students to lead by example and help a student who may have dropped his books, or sit with a student who is left out of the group. He continued to underscore the importance of forming and maintaining a strong sense of community, a brotherhood. 

My heart is full as I bear witness to many moments like these on a daily basis. While easy to become bogged down in the minutia of a single challenge or overwhelmed juggling competing interests, one thing is quite clear to me - our Lancers embody the truest meaning of boys of character in a community of faith. 

I look forward to coming together as a community at Saturday’s Knight in the Courtyard, the October Fall Fest, and the many ordinary moments we will share. 


Dr. Michael C. Reichert '98


" The secret to getting ahead is getting started."

-Mark Twain


Our Fall Open House will be held on Tuesday, October 18th from 9:00am-11:00am. We are looking forward to showing off the amazing things we do everyday! If you know of anyone interested, please encourage them to attend. If the 18th doesn't work, private tours are available as well.  Contact Juliana for more information.  Open House Attendees are asked to please register here.


Upper Form students begin their enrichment schedules tomorrow. From the performing and creative arts to computer science and electronics, our enrichment program encourages students to explore new interests and cultivate areas of passion. We are thrilled to welcome back a core component of what makes a Lancer education special!  


To celebrate the Philadelphia Eagles home opener, we will have a free dress down day tomorrow- Monday, September 19th. Students are invited to wear apparel or colors of their favorite NFL team. 


Please preorder lunch between September 18th-26th for the weeks of October 3rd - 7th

We urge all families to please sign up on EZ School Apps in the event your child needs lunch.  


Tomorrow, September 19th

NFL Tag Day 

Monday, September 26th

Parents' Assoc. Meeting 7 PM

Thursday, October 6th

Mom's Night 7 PM

Friday, October 7th

Maiorano Commissioning Mass 9 AM

Monday, October 10th

School + Offices Closed



Join us on Thursday, October 6th at 7:00 PM for Fall Flannel Ladies Night.  Meet some new friends, catch up with old friends and mostly celebrate pumpkin spice and everything nice. RSVP to Diane. Please feel free to bring a non-SEA friend who may be interested in checking us out or may just need a night out!

Join us Saturday, October 22nd from 2:00-6:00 PM for our Fall Festival & Trunk-or-Treat event with inflatables, craft vendors, food trucks, and of course trunk-or-treating. Volunteers are still needed. Families (or alumni needing service hours!) should please sign up here 


For information regarding all the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington High School Open House dates this October, please click here


Please join us to meet new friends, share ideas and join in on planning events and fundraisers - together we all can make the SEA community thrive! Mark your calendars for 9/26 @ 7pm. Cocktails & light bites will kick off the night. Please RSVP to Lisa McLafferty  by 9/24.


The school store is a hit. Check us out and snag the extra 15% off back to school special good through Friday, 9/30. Athletics team stores will be coming soon as well.


If your family uses Extended Day or may need to use our 'Drop-In' extended day option in the future, please be advised that Extended Day for our lower form is also now in the Louis J. Capano, Sr. Field House. 'Before- Care' students are dropped off at the Anthony N. Fusco, Sr. Great Hall/Main Entrance. There are signs out back which should help you find your way to the correct Field House door. Our phone extension is x 167. Registration is required prior to Drop-In. Please click here for more Extended Day information.  


On Saturday, November 19th, the Bishop’s 5K to benefit Catholic Charities will take place at St. Mark’s High School. The Catholic schools with the highest number of participants will earn cash rewards for the school. Please join together and support SEA and a great cause by registering to run or walk on November 19th. 


Lunch volunteers are so important! All families & Grandparents are encouraged to volunteer for lunch duty as their schedule allows. The boys love to see your smiling faces! Hours are from 10:30 AM-1:00 PM.  Please sign up here or message DianeSiblings may come with a parent. Please be mindful of all safety measures


We are grateful that we are able to begin the school year with the benefit of gained knowledge about best practices to mitigate Covid-19, and clear guidelines for how to proceed when we have positive cases.

- Vaccines remain the most important defense against severe illness.

- Routine asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended.

- If COVID-positive, please isolate for 5 days then return masked for the next 5 days. 

- Please inform Nurse Kaddy Turner of all positive cases.

- Quarantine is no longer recommended for those exposed to COVID.

- Masks are recommended after an exposure, with testing on the 5th day after exposure.

- Testing is available to students at anytime.

- Masking is optional for students and staff.

- Hand hygiene remains our best defense against the spread of germs.

- If sick in any way, please stay home. 


Please submit prayer intentions to Mrs. Peggy Manalo. If you are interested in a Mass being offered for a deceased loved one, please contact Mr. Bill D'Amato.

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