Seton Catholic School Newsletter

Be a Difference Maker

January 22, 2021

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From the Principal...

Hello Seton Community,

In a little over a week we will be celebrating Catholic education with Catholic Schools Week. This year Catholic Schools Week will look different than in the past as we continue to fall under COVID safety protocols. Yet, we are grateful to be open and to be providing a quality Catholic education to the students of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School.


This is typically a time when we recognize our staff, students, families, and parishes. While we cannot engage in our typical large gatherings, we will still be celebrating. Our Mid-Year Celebration will be shared in video form so that we are still able to celebrate all of our blessings and accomplishments. We will also celebrate with the following dress-up days at school.


Monday, February 1- sports team dress-up day

Tuesday, February 2- crazy hat and plaid shirt day

Wednesday, February 3- red, white, and blue day

Thursday, February 4- wacky sock and tie dye day

Friday, February 5- dress your Sunday best day


Catholic Schools Week is also when we begin our main registration push for the coming year. Registration paperwork went home at the beginning of January, but can also be found on our school site at http://www.sheboyganseton.org/registration/. If you know of a family who may be interested in Seton Catholic, please encourage them to contact the office to schedule an afterschool tour. Yard signs will also be available in the office to encourage interested families.


Thank you for being an important part of who we are as a school and as a community.


St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, pray for us.


Sincerely,


Dr. Stephanie Nardi, Principal

Show Your Seton Pride!

Yard signs available in the school office. If you would like one or two sent home with your child, please let us know.
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Celebrating Our Staff!

As Catholic Schools Week approaches, let's recognize and celebrate the wealth of experience and knowledge that our staff represents. We are blessed to have these committed educators working with our students and families to provide an exceptional Catholic education.

Dr. Stephanie Nardi, Principal

  • 22 years in education
  • Bachelors in 1-8 education from UW-Green Bay with minors in science and language arts
  • Masters in educational technology from Marian University
  • Masters in at-risk and alternative education from Marian University
  • Doctorate in educational leadership from University of Phoenix
  • Licenses in teaching 1-8, alternative education, principal, director of curriculum and instruction, and director of special education and pupil services
  • Currently researching a degree or minor in Spanish

Mrs. Janell Nielsen, 4K

  • 15 years in education
  • Bachelors in education from UW-Oshkosh
  • Licenses in early childhood and elementary teaching

Mrs. Angela Nienhuis, Kindergarten

  • 9 years in education
  • Bachelors in elementary education from UW Green Bay and Lakeland University
  • Licensed in PK-6 teaching
  • I have taken several classes toward my special education certification.

Miss Laurin Davis, Grade 1

  • 3 years in education
  • Bachelors in nonprofit management and criminal justice From Lakeland University
  • Bachelors in early elementary education from UW-Oshkosh
  • Licensed in early/middle childhood education

Mrs. Julie Walker, Grade 2

  • 27 years in education
  • Bachelors in PK-8 education with a minor in language arts from UW-Oshkosh
  • Licensed in PK-8 elementary education
  • Just one class short of a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction

Mrs. Ashley Mertes, Grade 3

  • 8 years in education
  • Bachelors in elementary education with a minor in Spanish and Studio Arts from UW-Green Bay
  • Licensed in elementary education
  • Currently in search of an English as a Second Language program for future study

Miss Molly Steinacker, Grade 4

  • 2 years in education
  • Bachelors in early childhood education from St. Norbert College
  • Licensed in early elementary education

Ms Mary Gruber, Grade 5

  • 40 years in education
  • Bachelors in PK-8 education from St. Norbert College
  • Licensed in PK-8 teaching

Mrs. Sherri Ploeckleman, Grade 6

  • 18 years in education
  • Bachelors in Spanish from UW-Madison
  • Bachelors in social welfare from UW-Madison
  • Teaching certification from Silver Lake College
  • Masters in reading from Concordia University
  • Licensed in teaching, Spanish teaching, and reading

Mr. Peter Brauer, Grade 7


  • 9 years in education
  • Bachelors in elementary education from UW-Green Bay
  • Associate Degree in police science from FVTC
  • Licensed in middle childhood and early adolescent teaching

Mrs. Amy O'Connor, Grade 8

  • 33 years in education
  • Bachelors degree from Lakeland College
  • Licensed in teaching 1-8

Mrs. Kate Dolack, Math and Enrichment

  • 1 year in education
  • Bachelors in theatre and journalism from the University of Notre Dame
  • Licensed in middle childhood and early adolescence teaching
  • Currently working on a Masters in Education, with additional certification in gifted and talented

Mrs. Amy Adamavich, Intervention and Learning Coordinator

  • 21 years in education
  • Bachelors in special education PK-12 from UW-Eau Claire
  • Masters in curriculum and instruction from National Louis University
  • Licensed in PK-12 special education

Mrs. Erica McPherson, Spanish and Special Education Support

  • 16 years in education
  • Bachelors in education from time at UW-Madison, Spanish-American Institute (Seville, Spain), and Lakeland College
  • Licensed in elementary/middle level education

Ms Lori Ritmiller, Art

  • 11 years of teaching art
  • Bachelors of fine arts while attending Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD), UW-Milwaukee, and Concordia University
  • Licensed in 4K-12 art education

Mr. Jeff Cole, Physical Education and Technology Support

  • 10 years in educational settings with 5 years as a teacher
  • Bachelors in PE and Health from UW-Stevens Point
  • Licensed in 4k-12 PE and Health
  • Currently completing a Master of Arts in School Counseling from Lakeland University

Join the Pride!

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School is hiring a math teacher for the 2021-22 school year.

1)Current Wisconsin Educator License required.

2)The candidates should be knowledgeable in integrating technology into the curriculum and the ability to use differentiated instruction to meet the needs of a variety of learners.

3)Work collaboratively with students, staff, and parents.

4)Experience working with a variety of grade levels and abilities preferred.

5)Practicing Catholic preferred, but not required for this position.


St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School is hiring a 4K-8 music teacher for the 2021-22 school year.

The right candidate would be a practicing Catholic able to fulfill the following duties.

1) Teach General Music to grades 4K through 8th grade.

2) Plan and prepare school concerts, one in winter and one in spring.

3) Plan and prepare hymns for school Masses and other liturgies.

4) Accompany school Masses on piano, organ, or guitar.

5) Prepare student song leaders to lead the singing at school Masses.

6) Supervise and prepare a 4th-8th grade student choir as part of the regular school day.

7) Participate in all applicable staff professional development and religious formation.


Preferred, but not required:

1) Teach band to grades 4-8. This would change the position to full time.

2) Experience working with special education students.


St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School is hiring a 4-8 band teacher for the 2021-22 school year.

The right candidate would be a practicing Catholic able to fulfill the following duties.

1) Teach Band to grades 4 through 8 including whole band and individual lessons.

2) Plan and prepare school concerts, one in winter and one in spring.

3) Participate in all applicable staff professional development and religious formation.


Preferred, but not required:

1) Teach general music to grades 4K-8. This would change the position to full time.

2) Experience working with special education students.


We are also hiring for the following staff positions:

Substitute Aftercare Supervisors- daily 3-5:30 @ $15/hour

Substitute Teachers- $100/day

Substitute Lunch Servers- $10/hour

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We are Difference Makers!

We were able to raise over $2500 for the family of one of our students who is battling cancer. Amira, you are in our prayers.
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COVID-19 Information

You may have heard in the news that the CDC has released options to reduce the length of COVID-19 quarantines. I have attached the Sheboygan County Recommendations for your review. Seton Catholic will be using those recommendations as listed below. We will maintain a 14 day quarantine as we are in a setting with many people and the potential for spread. Please be diligent with safety precautions as we are hoping to stay face to face for your children.


14 day no symptoms, no test option:

This is a 14-day quarantine from Seton School. The quarantine begins with the start of symptoms or the day of last contact with a positive case. The student can return to school without a doctor note after 14 days and if he/she has no symptoms. These days will be tracked in the office.


7 day no symptoms, negative test option:

Quarantine can end after day 7 of quarantine with a negative test and no symptoms if the test was taken no sooner than day 6 of the quarantine. The quarantine begins with the start of symptoms or day of last contact with a positive case. The student can return to school with a dated confirmation of a negative test and no symptoms. The days will be tracked in the school office.


Please note that household contacts are handled differently as noted on the recommendations below.

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$10,000 Raffle is Back!

We are excited to share that St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School will once again be having our $10,000 Raffle. Each full ticket costs $100, but the ticket may be sold in parts. To win the full $10,000 prize, you must hold the full ticket drawn on March 20. Each of the quarter tickets are worth $2,500 and may be split among different people.


This year we have added two additional drawings. On January 20 at 1pm and February 19 at 1pm we will draw one ticket. Those winners will receive $100 and the ticket will be placed back into the drawing for $10,000 on March 20 at 8pm on Facebook Live. Get your tickets soon to take advantage of these early drawings.


Tickets can be purchased from any Seton family or in the Seton School Office. If you have any questions, please contact the school office.

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Support the Mane Event

The 2021 Mane Event is approaching and we are currently collecting donations for our silent auction, feature auction (larger packages), and sponsorships. If you have items or services you would be willing to donate to our auction packages, please let us know. We know that we have a wide variety of families and occupations in our school community and we hope you feel compelled to support our virtual auction event this year.


All donations are tax deductible. Donations may be dropped off at the school office or contact us for pick-up. Thank you for your continued support of Catholic education at Seton School.

Seton Faith Development Committee

Consider joining the Seton Catholic Faith Development Committee. The committee is responsible for many of the Catholic experiences that our students have throughout the school year: first Friday Rosary, October Month of Mary recognition, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's Feast Day celebration, and others.


This school year, the committee would like to begin work on the following three goals as determined by our Seton School Board.


1. With the assistance of our Faith Development Committee we will develop a comprehensive plan for faculty faith formation that includes at least one annual opportunity for retreat and and one annual opportunity for service by the end of the 2020-2021 academic year to begin in the 2021-2022 academic year.


2. With the assistance of our Faith Development Committee we will develop a plan for at least one student-led Mass at each of our three Northside Parishes to begin in the spring of 2021. (May need to be delayed until the fall of 2021.)


3. With the assistance of our Faith Development Committee we will explore at least three options for parent faith formation to begin in the 2021-2022 academic year.


If you are interested in joining this good work or would like more information, please contact Dr. Nardi at nardis@sheboyganseton.org.

Updated Sheboygan North Catholic Parishes Wish List

If you wish to donate to the wish list below, please contact your parish office or the school office. Thank you.
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Alumni Facebook Group

Are you a Seton, Holy Name, Holy Family, St. Clement, or St. Dominic alumni? If you or someone you know is an alumni join the new FB group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/977717222708645


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Support Pride in Partnership

Pride In Partnership is a way to thank local businesses for their support of Seton Catholic. Please support local. Think of these businesses for your service and product needs.
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Manitowoc County Historical Society

920-684-4445

https://www.manitowoccountyhistory.org/

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Big Apple Bagels

920-451-7003

https://bigapplebagels.com/

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K Lorraine Salon. Spa. Boutique.

202 Pine Street

Sheboygan Falls, WI

920-550-2533

http://www.klorrainesalon.com/

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Corner Studio Jewelers

We specialize in on-site jewelry repairs, custom and bridal jewelry.

920-467-4675

https://www.cornerstudiojewelers.com/

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Hawley, Kaufman & Kautzer Law Offices

508 N. 6th Street

Sheboygan, WI 53081

https://www.hkklawoffices.com/

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Scotty Landscape Supply

Retail garden center and Landscape construction

3823 Enterprise Drive

Sheboygan

920-452-1925

http://scottylandscapesupply.com/

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Sheboygan Dumpster Rental

Residential dumpsters for clean out and light construction

3823 Enterprise Drive

Sheboygan

920-803-0847

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Christopher Yang DMD

1214 S. 23rd Street

Sheboygan, WI 53081

http://www.christopheryangdental.com/

https://www.facebook.com/christopherkyangdmd

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Shop Lauren & Mike

www.shoplaurenandmike.com

Michael Ries

920.946.3042

mike@shoplaurenandmike.com


Families can use the code SETON to get 20% off their first purchase from our website or app. They can search for "Shop Lauren & Mike" in the Apple App Store or Google Play store to download.

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Join Pride In Partnership

Join REMIND

To get Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School text or email reminders and announcements on your phone, join REMIND by following this link https://www.remind.com/join/7hg9cd or the directions below. All contacts from 2019-2020 were deleted to refresh our account. Please sign up again. Thank you.
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Show Your Support

Add a Join the Pride! frame to your Facebook profile and show your support of Seton Catholic.
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