Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School



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

our mind, heart and soul"




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Week of 1/7

Pepperoni Pizza
Side Salad

Turkey Gravy
Mashed Potato
Roll & Honey

Loaded Tater Wedges
Veggie Combo
Chips & Salsa
Fruit Slushie

Italian Sub
Dorito Chips
Baked Beans
Grape Tomato

Cheese Nacho
Rainbow Salad
Mixed Veggies
Apple Slices

Lunch Menu
Week of 1/14

Chicken Nuggets
Steak Fries
Green Beans
Mandarin Oranges

Super Beefy Nachos
Refried Beans

French Fries
Tomato Slice
Pickle Slices
Mixed Fruit

Hot Ham & Cheese

Mini Peppers
Fiesta Corn




Miss Widner's News
Dear Parents, Students, Grandparents, and Staff,
     Happy New Year!! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's vacation. Mine was pretty low-key. I stayed at home, watched Hallmark Christmas movies and football games, and slept in late!! Now it is the second half of the year, and we have so many exciting things happening! Student-Teacher NWEA Conferences are happening this week, Catholic Schools Week is around the corner, and Student-Led Conferences are in February We have some awesome activities planned for Catholic Schools Week. We have been working with HASA and will be sending home an agenda of activities. Be sure to mark Sunday, January 27 for our celebration Mass at 9:30 AM. We encourage all our school families to attend this Mass showing their Pioneer Pride!! 
     Congratulations to our 5th and 6th grade boys' and girls' basketball teams! They played in a holiday tournament at Most Precious Blood. The girls, a 5/6th grade team, came in 3rd, and the 6th grade boys came in 4th. Way to go! In addition to these trophies, the 5/6th grade girls received an award for "Girls' Christian Attitude Award" for the entire tournament! This trophy is huge!! We are so proud of these girls. They are showing the beautiful virtues we are talking about and putting them into their daily lives, even on the basketball court!! You rock, ladies!
Happy New Year!
Miss Widner
What's in this Issue
January Calendar & Menus (Under Quick Links)
Study Tables (Grades 3-8)
Semi-Formal Dance 
Daddy-Daughter Dance
Athletic Association News
Learning Adventures
Academic Super Bowl Call Out Meeting
Garage Sale Drop-Off Dates
Food Rescue
Faculty Wish List
Lego Robotic Camp
Upcoming Dates

1/7        School Resumes - 3rd Quarter begins
             3rd Quarter begins

             Reconciliation for 2nd grade at 9:20 

1/7-1/11 Starbase for Grade 5

1/8         Mass for grades 1-8 at 9:00

              NJHS Meeting after School

              Auditions for "Into the Woods, Jr. for grades
              5-8 from 3:00-4:00       
1/10       Auditions for "Into the Woods, Jr. for grades
              5-8 from 3:00-4:00

1/11       All School Mass at 9:00

              Report Cards go home

1/13       Happy Birthday Mrs. Darling (4th Grade)

1/15       Mass for grades 1-8 at 9:00

              Happy Birthday Mrs. Edwards (3rd grade)
              and Mrs. Stevens (teacher assistant)

1/18       All School Mass at 9:00

              Learn Not to Burn for K, 1, 2, 4, 5 

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School
January 30, 2019
Calling all scientists, mathemati-cians, engineers, innovators, prob-lem solvers, builders, dreamers to the first annual Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton STEM Fair!

What is STEM?
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM is important because it pervades every part of our lives. It is everywhere around us!

"In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy. To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past." (National Science Foundation)

Projects can fall under any of the academic areas of STEM. Students can do a science experiment, create a piece of technology, build an engineering project, or do a probability and statistics mathematical project as long as it follows the scientific method or engineering process.

Please click on the links below for more details! PLEASE TURN IN YOUR REGISTRATION FORMS BY JANUARY 11!!
Study Tables
Do you need help with homework? 
Would you like a quiet place to work and get help from teachers after school?

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School is offering Study Tables after school Monday through Thursday from 
3:00-4:00 PM. We have homework help, study tables, AR (Accelerated Reader) time in the Media Center! This is a great way to get your homework finished, get your AR points all completed, and if you have any questions, talk with teachers!!

Study Tables are for grades 3-8 and there is no charge. At the first bell (3:00), students go directly to the Media Center! The schedule for teachers who are helping is:

Monday: Mrs. Edwards and Mrs. Patton
Tuesday: Mr. Slee and Mrs. Edwards
Wednesday: Mrs. Edwards and Mrs. Patton
Thursday: Mr. Slee and Mrs. Edwards
Parents: please make sure you have emailed your teacher or the office if your student is staying for study tables! All students in grades 3-8 are welcome to attend! If you have any questions, feel free to call the office!
Miss Widner
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 Friday, January 25. The dance will be held in the gym at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School from 6:30 to 9:00pm. $5 tickets will be sold during lunch January 21th-25th. We request that students to purchase their tickets during lunch to help us better estimate the total number of students attending. We will be inviting other schools again to this dance as it has been such a success and we have had great, positive feedback. Schools that will be included are St. Vincent's, St. John's FW, St. Aloysius, St. Joseph Hessen Cassel, and St. Therese. 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 Salty Snack (Pretzels, chips, etc.)
8th- A Sweet Snack (Licorice, baked goods, candy, etc.)
*Please refrain from bringing nut or peanut products for kids with allergies*
This is a semi-formal dress attire dance! No offensive attire.
When picking out your formal wear, please keep in mind that we are a Catholic School so let's keep it modest. No extremely short dresses or skirts. 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 20 chaperones. All volunteers must have completed a safe environment background check. If you need more information, please contact Mrs. Ware, our school secretary, at .
Please contact Mrs. Mrs. Spoltman to sign up to chaperone at or at 260-432-4001 ext. 306.
Thank you and we hope to see you there!
Mrs. Spoltman and Mr. Ware
Daddy/Daughter Valentine's Dance
Daddies and daughters are invited to an evening of dancing and fun with their littlest Valentines. 
The third annual Daddy-Daughter Dance is Friday, February 8th 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 $5 per person ($20 max)
We need food, beverages and help with set up and clean up for the Daddy-Daughter Dance on February 8th.  If you are able to help in any way, please sign up on the following sign-up genius link. Food and drinks can be dropped off the Friday, February 8th in the school office. Also, we are searching for a DJ and photographer to volunteer their time. If anyone is interested, please e-mail Allison Labrie at .

Athletic Association News
by: Kevin Burns
Saint Elizabeth Athletic Board is accepting applications for soccer, track, and softball for this spring season. Applications can be found on school website, please email to Kevin Burns at
Learning Adventures
Attached to the link below you will find the new Learning Adventures Packet.  Please take the time to read through and find out all the exciting things going on in Learning Adventures.

Spring Musical Auditions
by:  Mrs. Sindelar

It's that time of year again! We are excited to announce that this year our musical will be Into the Woods, Jr.! Auditions for the spring musical will begin after Christmas break on January 8th and 10th after school, from 3-4 PM. Once auditions are completed, practices will be on Sunday afternoons (with some exceptions). If this will be a problem I can work with you to figure something out! A schedule of dates will be sent home!
Before auditions, please fill out the attached sheet to provide the information needed to help with the audition process. The cast list is provided on the back of this sheet. When you turn in your half sheet to Mrs. Sindelar, you will receive the lines you need to prepare for auditions. You can find Mrs. Sindelar's room upstairs in the 5th/6th grade hallway. The earlier you turn in your sheet, the more time you have to prepare your lines! You must also prepare a short song to sing. Please click on the link below for more details.
I can NOT wait to begin the fun with each of you! I encourage you, even if you have not been in a musical before, to come and try it out. We are all in this together and will work hard to create a fantastic performance!                                                                                    
Mrs. Sindelar 

Academic Super Bowl Call Out Meeting
by:  Mrs. Spoltman

What:    Academic Super Bowl Call Out Meeting
When:   January 17, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where:  Media Center

Come be a part of one of the Top 10 Academic Middle School Teams in Indiana! The Academic Super Bowl call out meeting will be Thursday, Jan. 17, at 3:00 in the Media Center. Subject areas include: math, English, science, and social studies. This year's topic is "The Fertile Crescent." All students in grades 6-8 are welcome. If you have any questions or want to be on the team, but can't make the meeting, please see Mrs. Patton, Mr. Ware, 
Mrs. Leja, Mrs. Schaefer, or Mrs. Spoltman at School. Advisors involved that you can also speak to out of school are Mr. and Mrs. Cicchiello, Mrs. Topmiller, and Mrs. Hill.

Garage Sale Drop-Off Dates
by: Jen Topmiller
Planning on cleaning/purging your house before or after the Christmas holiday?  Get your house organized and help your community at the same time.  Please consider donating your unwanted items to the annual 7th grade Garage Sale.
We will have drop-off dates starting in January 2019.  Donations can be dropped off from 9 am -12 noon on the following dates:
January 12
January 26
February 9
February 23
March 9
Thanks in advance for your generosity!

Food Rescue
by Jennifer Dluzak

Thank You to those that have already signed-up and/or made deliveries to Charis House with our Food Rescue collections. The women and children at Charis House really appreciate our donations.  
There are plenty of opportunities still available for the rest of the school year to help out with this program. Hours for pickup at school are very flexible and can be anytime the school is open. (Note: between 12:45pm - 3:30pm on Fridays is preferred in order to include the Friday collection). Drop-off at Charis House is very easy and can be done without leaving your vehicle. If there are any questions, please contacted Jennifer Dluzak at 260-414-9257. If you can assist with making a delivery occasionally or on a regular basis, please sign-up on SignUpGenius at

Electronic Faculty Wish List Link 
is now LIVE!
Electronic Faculty Wish List link is now LIVE!
The Faculty Wish List for 2018 - 2019 has been updated and can now be found on our School website! 
Simply visit our website and click on 'Support Our School' in the upper right corner. The drop down box will show 'Teacher & Staff Wish Lists'. Click on this text and the following page will reflect the link now available and LIVE! You can easily search for a name alphabetically. Click on the name and print that card!
Don't see a name or have questions about this update? Contact Sarah Maloy @!
Trine University Summer Camps
at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School
Trine University will offer a Lego Robotics Camp at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School.  The camp will be offered to 7-10 year olds on June 25-June 28 from 8 am-12 pm and for 11-14 year olds from 1 pm-5 pm.

Please click on the link below for more details and registration information.

BLHS Show Choir 
Bishop Luers High School Show Choirs 
to host Cabaret Knight
FORT WAYNE, Indiana - Bishop Luers High School Show Choirs will host Cabaret Knight on Sunday, Jan. 13.
Cabaret Knight is an event to showcase the talents of students and to raise funds towards the annual operating budget. The combined choirs -- Minstrels, Reigning Knights and Knight Stars -- consist of 65 singers and dancers, instrumentalists and technical crew. Cabaret Knight supports these groups throughout their competition season and to host, annually each spring, the longest running show choir competition in the United States.   
Doors open at 4 p.m. Dinner begins at 4:30 p.m. and entertainment at 5 p.m. The evening includes the inaugural 2019 Bishop Luers Show Choir performances of the Reigning Knights, Knight Stars and the Minstrels. If you cannot make it to a competition this is a great way to experience our show choirs and meet our wonderful students. 
Tickets include a pasta dinner, dessert and water, tea and coffee. Soda will be sold separately. Pre-sale tickets are available to purchase until Jan.  7.
Pre-Sale tickets are $15 for ages 13 and older; $8 for children ages 4-12; and free to children ages 3 and younger. Tickets bought day of event increase to $20 for 13 and older, $10 for ages 4-12, children younger than 3 are free.