The Titan Times
January 8, 2020
St. Andrew - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School

A 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
Passionately Catholic, Academically Excellent!
I will serve joyfully, lead confidently, and inspire others through my faith in Jesus.
Greetings From Mr. Grieco...
Dear SASEAS school families,

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! It was great to welcome your children back to our hallways and classrooms. It is hard to believe that we are off and running in a new decade! The next month will be very busy as we prepare for Catholic Schools Week. Don’t forget…Open House is Sunday, January 26! Please see the information below regarding our open house and how you can help us get the word out.

I am not allowed to publicly share the group results yet, but I am excited to tell you that our 8th grade students rocked the High School Placement Test! As a group, they scored exceptionally. Many of these students will be making BIG decisions soon about where to attend high school. I wish them well as they make their decisions. 

If you have not seen our new sensory path installed in the preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade hallway you have to come in and check it out! You can see a few pics on our Facebook page as well. It is awesome! Thank you to our amazing teachers who installed the path themselves over the Christmas break and to our PTO who helped to pay for it.

Make sure to mark your calendars for our second parent night with Scott Ervin: The Kid Whisperer . It will be held on Wednesday, January 22nd. His presentation will begin at 6:30 and go until 8:30. As an added bonus, Scott will be available beginning at 5:30 to hold a question and answer session before his presentation. So come early and ask Scott some specific questions that he can help you with.

Our school spelling bees are being held this week. Yesterday the Junior High campus held their spelling bee. Congratulations to the winner, Alex Serger, and to all our participants who were willing to put themselves out there and take a chance. We are very proud of all of you! The Seton campus spelling bee will be held tomorrow, January 9 in the cafeteria beginning at 1:15. 

The 7 th and 8 th grade Science Fair is coming up soon and students are working hard putting the final touches on their projects. We are in need of Science fair judges. If you are interested in being a judge for the science fair please email Mrs. Jen Stitt at sttitj@saseas.org . Our goal is to get as close to 50 judges as possible.

Don’t forget, in the event of inclement weather, we follow what the Milford Exempted School District decides. You will receive and OptionC notification in the event of a school closing or delay which includes a phone call, an email and a text message if you opted to receive them.
night.  

Upcoming events:

  • Thursday, January 9 - Spelling Bee, Seton 1:15 pm
  • Friday, January 10 - Early Dismissal, 12:45 pm/1:00 pm; Spirit Day
  • Tuesday, January 14 - Mass Seton 9:00 AM; PTO meeting 6:30 PM; SAC meeting 7:30 PM
  • Wednesday, January 15 - Mass St. Andrew 9:00 AM; Grade 2 St. Andrew parishioners First Reconciliation 6:30 PM
  • Friday, January 17 - Trimester 2 Midterms
  • Monday, January 20 - No School, Martin Luther King Day
 
Have a great week!

God Bless,

Nick Grieco, Principal
#WEARETITANS #WEAREFAMILY
From Mrs. Aimee's Desk...

Preschool News

Happy New Year! The Preschool staff and I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas break. The themes in our preschool classes this first week of January are all related to “Winter Weather”.

While they are awaiting the first snow of 2020, Mrs. Maura’s 3-year-old classes are learning about 4 types of penguins and the South Pole. The children are going magnetic fishing for fish letters to feed the penguins, and they will make penguins in art out of black paper that they have torn into pieces. Mrs. Christina’s class is counting Mittens and making a Mitten Color Book. They are learning about the letter “L” in language arts, and the number “5” while counting snowflakes in math.

Mrs. Alison’s, Mrs. Liz’s, and Mrs. Sheila’s 4-year-old classes are making snowmen out of shaving cream and painting melted snowmen in art. In their writing centers they are learning about the letter “K” and are writing the sight word “snow”. In math they are matching snowflakes and learning about snowflake symmetry. The religion lesson this week is “God Made Air”. Students are experimenting with “instant snow” at the sensory table and are exploring making snow and observing melting ice.

Mrs. Wendy’s 5-year-old class is learning about the letter “S” and the number “15”. Their sight word is “me”, but they are also learning to write the word “snow” and are writing words to complete the sentence, “These boots are made for _______”. They are developing their fine motor skills while making snowmen out of ripped paper in art, and in science they are making snow from baking soda and hair conditioner. In religion they are learning about the Epiphany and the Gifts of the Magi.

Preschool in-house registration is fast approaching. Registration packets will be sent home January 16 and 17. If you currently have children enrolled in SASEAS and would like a priority sibling registration packet for preschool, please let me know via phone: 513-575-9900 or email: director@setonpreschool.org .

Aimee Limberg
Preschool Director
SASEAS Open House

SASEAS Open House is Coming - Help Us Spread the Word!
The SASEAS Open House will be taking place on Sunday, January 26 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm at both the St. Andrew and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton campuses. We have lots of exciting things happening this year - including a scavenger hunt (with prizes!) AND a tuition giveaway for one new student from a newly enrolling family!

We need your help to spread the word and invite our surrounding community to come and visit our outstanding school during the Open House! Here's how you can help:

  • YARD SIGN - Place an SASEAS Open House yard sign at your residence or business. Yard signs will be available by the end of this week and/or early next week, and can be picked up at either the St. Andrew or St. Elizabeth Ann Seton school offices.
  • SASEAS FAMILY INVITATION - Invite family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc. and be entered to win a gift card! Fill out an SASEAS Family Invitation and give it to a friend who is not currently enrolled at SASEAS. When they attend the Open House and turn in the SASEAS Family Invitation, you both will be automatically entered to win a gift card! Click here to view and print the SASEAS Family Invitation.
  • POST THE OPEN HOUSE FLYER - Post an SASEAS Open House Flyer on your neighborhood community board or place of business. Click here to view and print the SASEAS Open House Flyer.
  • SHARE ON FACEBOOK - Help us spread the word by copying/pasting the text below onto your personal Facebook page, neighborhood Facebook groups, and/or subdivision Facebook groups!

St. Andrew - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School  (SASEAS) is giving away ONE YEAR of SASEAS school tuition for the 2020-2021 school year to ONE NEW STUDENT!
Any new student from a newly enrolling family is eligible to win.

To enter the tuition giveaway, eligible families must simply attend the SASEAS Open House on Sunday, January 26 at either the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton school campus (preschool - 5th grade), or the St. Andrew school campus (6th grade - 8th grade) from 12:00pm - 1:30pm.

Click "Interested" on the SASEAS Open House Facebook Event for updates and reminders:  https://www.facebook.com/events/929855214076246/

Thank you in advance for your help.
We are excitedly looking forward to January 26!
Financial Assistance

The Catholic Education Foundation for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is currently accepting applications for 2020-2021 elementary school (K-8) tuition assistance grants. All grants are needs-based and can be used at any Catholic elementary school within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Typically, awards have ranged from $250 to $1,200 per qualified student.

Deadline to apply: January 31, 2020

The tuition assistance program that is administered by SASEAS School awards approximately $20,000 annually to St. Andrew and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parishioners. Contact the school principal for more information.
 
Application for both of these programs can be accessed through the school web site  www.saseasschool.org  by clicking on the  FACTS link  or by going directly to online.factsmgt.com/aid. FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment will be conducting the financial need analysis for SASEAS School and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati for the upcoming school year. Families applying for financial aid will need to complete an application and submit the necessary supporting documentation to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment by the end of January. Once your application has been completed, the following information must be sent to FACTS to complete the application process:
 
  • Copies of your most recent Federal tax forms including all supporting tax schedules.
  • Copies of your most recent W-2 forms for both you and your spouse.
  • Copies of supporting documentation for Social Security Income, Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, Workers’ Compensation, and TANF.
  • Processing fee paid directly to FACTS Management
 
You can submit all supporting documentation by uploading them in a pdf format online, fax to 866-315-9264 or mail to the address below.  Please be sure to include the applicant ID on all faxed or mailed correspondence. You may contact FACTS directly to speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 866-441-4637.

FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment
P.O. Box 82524
Lincoln, NE 68501-2524

The EdChoice Expansion Scholarship program administered by the State of Ohio. This award is based on the number of people in your household and your gross annual income for students in grades Kindergarten through grade 8. 
 
To determine if you might qualify for this program please contact Mrs. Sandy Reed at the Seton Campus or Mr. Nick Grieco.  This application process opens February 1 and ends April 15.  If you would like to explore this option  online  you may do so at: education.ohio.gov/edchoice.
 
If you have questions or concerns about the application process for any of these three programs, please contact us.

Science Fair Judges

Our 7th and 8th graders will be participating in our annual science fair at St. Andrew, Thursday, January 23rd.  
 
We are in need of approximately 50 judges. If you, or someone you know, has studied or worked in the sciences please consider being a judge this year.
 
Judges will need to arrive at 7:15 a.m. and will be finished no later than 11:00 a.m. If you are interested in helping judge the science fair, or need more information, please contact Jenifer Stitt at  stittj@saseas.org .


Cafeteria Volunteers

Please consider giving a small portion of your day to helping in the Seton Campus cafeteria. The time required is from 11:45 a.m. until 1:30 You do need to be Virtus trained. If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please contact me at  jillreineck@yahoo.com  or  513-256-3692 .  

Again, no commitment is too little and is most appreciated. Thank you so much to all of you for making our SASEAS Catholic School the very best!


PTO News

Join your friends and family at Freddy's, 907 Oh-28 Milford on the First Tuesday of every month! Starting January, 2020 thru and including June, 2020 - 4-8 PM.
SASEAS will receive a percentage of the sales from this event. Be sure to tell the cashier you are part of our group.

PTO Needs Your Help!

The PTO coordinates volunteers for many events our children participate in throughout the year. You will find there are many volunteer opportunities to fit all types of schedules. Please sign up to volunteer on Sign Up Genius
Athletic Boosters News

Boys' Volleyball registration is open now through February 7th on the Booster's website.
Cost is $100 for the season. Fees include a jersey the boys can keep. #GoTitans !


Boosters is in need of filling the following position:
Girls Volleyball Coordinator

If interested please contact Paul Estes at  estesp@saseas.org  or Tom Callahan at  tomhealthmatters@gmail.com

Send us your sports pictures and news , and we'll brag about your team! You can send to Mrs. Pat Clayton at claytonp@saseas.org. Thank you!

SMILE

Junior High Meeting-6th grade invited too!
There is a junior high SMILE meeting this Friday, January 10th from 7-9 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in the Parish Meeting Room.  All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are welcome. Hope to see you there!


SMILE Emails
Do you want to receive SMILE emails? Go to  https://tinyurl.com/smilecontact  to complete the form and you'll be all set! Your email will not be used for anything other than SMILE information.

Free Throw Championship

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship this Saturday, January 11 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton gym for all boys and girls ages 9 - 14 beginning at 6:30 PM. To register, contact Rob Rizzo (513) 722-2761.