The Titan Times
January 15, 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,

It is hard to believe that we are halfway through our second Trimester already! Look for Midterm reports to go home with students in grades 4 - 8 on Friday. You can also look at your child’s grades online through OptionC.

Catholic Schools Week is the last week of January beginning with our Open House on January 26 at 12 pm. Please see the information below regarding our open house and how you can help us get the word out. 
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. We will also be offering tours of the school for any prospective families who might attend. So please invite your neighbors and friends who may be interested in our school. Wine and Cheese and free babysitting will once again be provided!

Congratulations to our Seton Campus spelling bee winner Conor Flynn and to all our Seton campus spelling bee participants. You all did an amazing job and I hope you are as proud of yourselves as I am of you.

We also held our Seton Campus Saint awards and St. Andrew Campus Character Awards this week. The Seton campus Saint of the month was St. Nicholas and the trait was generosity. Our students were recognized for the virtue of faithfulness at the St. Andrew Campus. Congratulations to all the students nominated this month! 

The 7 th and 8 th grade Science Fair is January 23, 2020. Students are presenting their projects in class and preparing to present to judges next week. We are still in need of Science fair judges. If you are interested in being a judge for the science fair please email Mrs. Jen Stitt at . Our goal is to get as close to 50 judges as possible. 

Upcoming events:

  • Wednesday, January 15 - 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
  • Tuesday, January 21 - February 11 - Uniform Exchange
  • Tuesday, January 21 - Returning student registration begins
  • Tuesday, January 21 - Mass, Seton campus 9:00 AM
  • Tuesday, January 21 - First Reconciliation, grade 2 Parent meeting - Seton cafeteria - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, January 22 - Mass, St. Andrew 9:00 AM
  • Wednesday, January 22 - Scott Ervin, Kid Whisperer program 5:30 - 8:30 PM, Seton cafeteria
  • Thursday, January 23 - Science Fair, grs. 7 & 8
  • Thursday, January 23 - Public viewing science fair, 6:00 PM
Have a great week!

God Bless,

Nick Grieco, Principal
From Mrs. Aimee's Desk...

Preschool News

Preschool In-House Registration packets will be sent home to our current three-year-old students’ families this Thursday and Friday to be returned the week of January 21 st for priority registration. All current SASEAS school families are eligible for priority registration, so if you would like a registration packet for an incoming preschooler, please contact the Preschool office at (513) 575-9900.

Mrs. Christina’s three-year-old class is learning about the letter “M” this week, as they find “M’s” in a letter search, make handprint Mittens in art, and learn that “M is for Muffin”. They are exploring magnets and paperclip counting in math. Mrs. Maura’s class is learning about the North Pole and the animals that live at the North Pole. They are discussing opposites and the letter “K” and making a “K is for King” page in language arts. In religion they are learning about Jesus the carpenter and sharing the family pages they made while praying for each other’s families.

Our four-year-old classes are exploring Hibernation and learning about the different animals that live in the forest, ocean, desert, and jungle. In their writing centers they are learning about the letter “L” and are writing the sight word “like”. In science they are matching animals to their habitats and tracks. They are discussing whether the animals hibernate, migrate, or adapt. The religion lesson this week is “God Made the Church and the Bible”.

Mrs. Wendy’s five-year-old class is learning about the letter “K” and the number “16”. Their sight word is “it”. The theme in the five-year-old class is Hibernation. They are learning about the animals that sleep during the winter and are focusing on bears. They are making bear caves in art, graphing teddy bears in Math, and matching letters to their letter sounds in language arts. They also get to participate in a Hibernation Celebration. They wear their pajamas to school and bring in a stuffed bear.

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:

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  by clicking on the  FACTS link  or by going directly to 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:
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 .

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  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!

Uniform Exchange

Guess what? The Uniform Exchange will open be NEXT WEEK!

The  Uniform Exchange  - the collection/distribution of gently-used uniforms, sizes 4/5 - 18-20, at no cost to any student- will be  open next Tuesday, January 21st through Tuesday, February the 11th, during the school day, The Kid Whisperer presentation on 1/22 and on Sunday the 26th's Open House in the SASEAS Seton campus   cafeteria  (along the back wall, underneath the windows.)

Calling all gently-used, clean uniforms and/or spiritwear! Please send in any/all clean, gently-used uniforms and/or spiritwear, including jumpers, pants/shorts/skirts, shirts, sweatshirts, etc. We welcome you to 'shop' the Exchange (with or without a uniform or spiritwear donation) - take whatever uniform pieces that your student(s) can use. The Exchange is FREE of charge to all SASEAS School families. Any questions? Please contact Renee Hardesty, , or Anita Kern, . Thanks for your support!

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.

Our next restaurant fundraiser is Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Quaker Steak & Lube. Bring flyer anytime between 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM and our school will get 20% of your sale.

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  or Tom Callahan at

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


SMILE Game Night at Sem Villa
Our monthly game night at Sem Villa will be  tomorrow , January 16, from 6:30-8pm. All current 6-12th grade teens are welcome. Come work on a puzzle or do a craft with the residents at Sem. Please email Catherine ( ) if you plan to attend.

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

Girls on the Run

Don’t forget to sign up for Girls on the Run!  This program teaches life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons, running games and ultimately training for a 5K celebration. 

Practice will be Tuesday and Thursday afternoons form 3:30-4:45 starting Tuesday February 18th. A Girls on the Run flyer should have come home previously to help explain the program, practice details and the registration process.  Program registration is open through the Girls on the Run website from January 27 - February 5.

Please reach out to the coaches Joy Zielinski, Jill Reineck, Renee Hardesty, Julie Eaves or Juli Lain with any and all questions.