The Titan Times
January 9, 2019
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.
From Mr. Grieco's Desk...
SASEAS families,
Thank you so much for your kind words of support and prayers as I begin a new role here at SASEAS as principal. I ask for your patience and prayers as I “learn the ropes” and get a more consistent idea of my schedule and routine. I look forward to continuing to move our school forward as “Passionately Catholic and Academically Excellent.” 

I am pleased to announce that Mr.  Paul Estes has accepted the position of assistant principal at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Campus and Mrs.  Ellen Beiersdorfer has accepted the position of assistant principal at the St. Andrew Campus. I am grateful to both for taking on this role in addition to their teaching duties. It will be a great help for me to have a contact person at both campuses when I am unable to be there.  Please feel free to contact them at their respective campus with any issues or concerns and they can report to me as necessary. Mr. Estes’s email address is and Mrs. Beiersdorfer’s email address is

The St. Andrew Campus spelling bee took place on Tuesday, January 8 th . All of our participants, Louis Wenstrup, Valerie Phillips, Kamron Keck, Jack Lain, Dana Kern, Vivien Kern, Nora Meier, Giselle Macias, Luke Westerkamp, Ryan Williams, Rose Early, and Cris Mollaun should be proud of their efforts. I know that I am! Congratulations to our winner, Rose Early, who had to spell the word “jacquerie” to win(Yes, I had to look that up to make sure I spelled it correctly!). Congratulations to Luke Westerkamp who placed second, and Dana Kern who placed third. Our Seton Campus spelling bee will take place tomorrow, January 10 th at 1:15 in the Seton cafeteria. Good luck to all of our spellers from the Seton campus. I look forward to announcing the winner in next week’s Titan Times.

Congratulations to our fifth grade class who graduated from the DARE program today.  Our DARE Essay winners are Annika Flynn and Keegan Hantak. Great job! A big thank you to Officer Skip Rasfeld for doing such a great job with our students.

This Friday, January 11 is an Early Dismissal day and a Spirit day.

There is a PTO meeting this Tuesday, January 15 th at 6:30 p.m. in the Seton Campus Meeting Room. A Titan Mardi Gras planning meeting will follow. Please come and join us for another successful FUNdraising effort!

From Mrs. Aimee's Desk...

Preschool News

Happy New Year! The Preschool staff and I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break. The theme in all our preschool classes this first week of January is “SNOW”.

While they are awaiting the first snow of 2019, our 3’s classes are learning about the colors blue and white, playing with “instant snow “at the science table, and creating snow globes in art. They are each doing a mini presentation as they discuss their “Me and My Family Show and Tell” project with their class. In religion they are learning that “I Can Talk”, and they can use their voice to talk about God.

Our 4’s 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 the Weather”. In science they are making snow and observing melting ice.

The Pre-K class is learning about the letter “J” and the number “5”. Their sight word is “on”, 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.

Aimee Limberg
Preschool Director
Open House - Sunday, January 27, Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Invite your friends and neighbors!
Let's share our National Blue Ribbon school with others! How? You can personally invite friends and neighbors to our Open House and brag about our school on social media. With the changes to Seton Parish Mass times, both campus open houses will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. on January 27.
2019-2020 Tuition Assistance Information
The financial assistance application for 2019-2020 is available via your FACTS tuition parent portal. You must complete the online application in FACTS to be eligible for local school/parish support as well as the Archdiocesan tuition grants. If online access is a challenge, please contact us and we'd be happy to help. This is due by the end of January.

The Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) is again accepting applications for needs-based elementary school tuition grants for the 2019-2020 school year. Grant awards range from $250 to $1,000 per student and can be used at any Catholic elementary school within the Archdiocese. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2019.

Also, K-6 students are eligible next year for the state of Ohio's EdChoice Expansion Scholarship. This pays up to $4,650 per child and is based on family income. In past years, a family of four would qualify if their annual income was under $50,200, a family of five under $58,840, a family of six under $67,480, etc. For more information, visit the state of Ohio's website here . If you are interested in the EdChoice Scholarship and think you might qualify, contact Sandy Reed at She can assist with the application and paperwork requirements which are due February-April.
"Why Wednesday" Social Media Posts
"Why" Wednesday

Help us spread the good news of our school on social media by participating in our "Why Wednesday" social media postings. We are asking families interested in participating to send us a recent family picture and a 4-8 sentence paragraph describing WHY you continue to choose SASEAS Catholic School for your children. We will then post these submissions to our school Facebook page on Wednesdays leading up to our January Open House and registration period. Please send the picture and paragraph electronically to Pat Clayton at Thank you!

If you don't use Facebook, you can still see our feed by visiting and scrolling down to the bottom of our homepage.
March 2, 2019 - Save the Date!

Please consider purchasing something that could be donated to our upcoming Titan Mardi Gras fundraiser. We are looking for anything new, exciting and useful that could bring in top dollars at our auctions and raffles that will take place on March 2. Kitchen appliances, electronics, crafting gear, home decor, jewelry, home and garden items, sporting goods, camping gear or anything else you can think of are appreciated and welcomed.

We are also asking that you consider donating gift cards, tickets, subscriptions, experiences, memberships or even becoming a sponsor of this year's event. All items will be much appreciated as they help support SASEAS Catholic School!

For more information, please contact Angela Foulks at or 513-575-0093, ext. 1207. Thank you for your support!
PTO News
The January PTO meeting is Tuesday, January 15 at 6:30 p.m. iin the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton campus meeting room. All are welcome to attend.

Please join us in supporting our school, Wednesday, January 16 at LaRosa's (Goshen or Milford) from 10:30 11:00 p.m. See flyer for more details!

We need you! Please visit the  Sign-Up Genius Link  for Volunteers!  Link for Volunteer Sign-Ups
Athletic Boosters News

Send us your sports pictures and news, and we'll brag about your team! You can send to Pat Clayton at Thank you!
SMILE Youth Group News

Junior High SMILE
The next Junior High meeting is this Friday, January 11 from 7-9 pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in the Parish Meeting Room. All 7th and 8th grade students and their friends are welcome. If you have any questions, please contact Catherine at 513-831-8318 or
Game Night at Sem Villa  is next Thursday, January 17 from 6:30-8pm. Come play games or work on a craft with the residents. Please let Catherine know if you plan to attend.
Seton Cafeteria Help Needed!

Hello Parents! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break! Maybe one of your New Year’s resolutions is to see your children at school! One wonderful way to do this is to volunteer in the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton campus cafeteria. 
The time required is  from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  (at the latest). You will be helping to serve lunch and then assist with cleanup. You could volunteer weekly, every other week, once a month or whatever works best with your schedule. No commitment of time is too little! Also, younger siblings are more than welcome to come. They can sit with their siblings while you serve lunch. Kristi Phillips, the kitchen manager, is more than welcoming to the little ones and definitely spoils them!  
We are blessed to be able to have a hot lunch program, as it is getting more difficult for smaller and private schools to have this program. We are only able to continue this by providing volunteers, using non-disposable trays, cups and utensils and having minimal paid kitchen staff. In fact, as part of the agreement with Milford Nutrition Services, to provide our school with a hot lunch and to keep our costs down, we need to provide three volunteers everyday at lunch time. This is why the need is great!
I know everyone's time is very valuable these days, but please consider giving a little of it to helping out in the Seton campus cafeteria this year. 
If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please email, text or call Jill Reineck -  or  513-256-3692 . Again, no commitment of time is too little and is most appreciated!
Thank you so much to all of you for making our SASEAS Catholic School the very best! 
Thank you,
Jill Reineck