Seton Catholic School Newsletter
Be a Difference Maker
November 6, 2020
From the Principal...
Hello Seton Community,
I hope that this email finds you well. I want to begin with a most gracious thank you. While we do have students and families who are affected by COVID, our families have been doing a wonderful job of keeping sick and exposed students home. We continue working hard to maintain a face to face teaching environment at Seton Catholic School and we appreciate all you are doing for us. We know that we are at our best when we can be face to face with our students.
One of the obstacles we have encountered with this changed school environment is the inability to hold events and gatherings. The Mane Event, our biggest annual fundraiser, will be virtual on March 20, 2021. With the help of our new Seton Development Committee, the event is taking on a new look and a new energy. Please watch for information, appeals, and updates as we get closer to the event.
My first appeal is that some of you will be willing to step up as volunteers to help the Development Committee make this event successful. The committee will take on the main organization and coordination of the event, but we will need help in other areas. If you are willing, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and God bless you and your families.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, pray for us.
Dr. Stephanie Nardi, Principal
Pride In Partnership
In years past, we may have reached out to many local businesses with a focus on solicitation and fundraising. While we are forging ahead with planning, prayers, and high hopes for our fundraising events this school year, we acknowledge these are difficult and uncertain times.
The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School community would like to partner with our local business in the hopes of strengthening them during this difficult time. We believe that during times of great trial, it is important to stand united with the many great organizations of our community who have so generously supported or donated to Seton School.
With the above objective in mind, “Pride in Partnership” was born. We are highlighting a different businesses in multiple ways. We ask that our families concentrate their efforts on purchasing goods, services, or gift cards from our partners. In addition to supporting these organizations, please hold them in your prayers.
For more information on the Pride in Partnership program, watch the short video below or contact me at email@example.com.
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We are Difference Makers. Please Join Us.
Let's dive into the power of prayer. For the next Difference Maker project we are starting a prayer chain. We will use paper strips and see if we can create a chain that flows through our halls. We will add a link to the chain for every prayer (individual or class) we say for our "helpers" this school year. If you would like to send some "links" to school for prayers you've said at home, please put them in a baggy and turn them into your teacher. Here is a video for some inspiration.
November is National Bullying Prevention Month---Free Webinar November 13
Help! I'm stuck in the social media merry-go-round!
About this Event:
Do you want to know more about the digital world your children are engaging in? Join us for a Parent & Guardian workshop about cyberbullying and digital citizenship for tweens and teens. Join us on World Kindness Day to learn more about this vital topic of our time and how to support your child.
The best remedy for cyberbullying is to invest time and energy in its prevention. In this workshop, parents of middle and high school students will learn how to help their children build citizenship skills in cyberspace that promote social and emotional learning and respect for diversity. The most powerful tool to combat cyberbullying is “upstanding” when kids stand up to the bully and for each other (also known as “cyberback”).
*What Cyberbullying is and isn’t
*How to bullyproof their children on their phone, tablet, or computer
*How to help their children navigate the ever-changing social media landscape as responsible digital citizens.
Kathy Grey – VP of Education | Kathy has been a community advocate in Marin County for more than fifteen years, working with educators, parents, and children from kindergarten through high school. She is a seasoned conference speaker bringing a unique perspective and passion about our youth, believing firmly that we build a healthy, strong community by empowering the younger generation and ensuring that they are given every opportunity to succeed. Kathy began her career as an educator with Head Start fueling her commitment to serving our youth and communities. Prior to her work in education, she was an arbitrator working in conflict resolution, resolving grievances for United Airlines.
Thank You and Please Remember...
I am happy to report that we are still doing well under the current health crisis. Thank you for your patience and for your consideration for our school community.
I want to send out a couple of quick reminders as COVID numbers in the state continue to rise.
If a member of your household has symptoms or is being tested for COVID, do not send any of the household children to school until that family member has been cleared. The children may attend virtually.
If your child is required to isolate due to symptoms, Seton School does not require a COVID test for his/her return. We require a note or email from the child's physician that clears the child for return to school. This may mean that your child is required to stay home for 10-14 days. Please do not call your physician stating that school needs a test.
Keep in mind that a COVID test can be taken too early. A test taken right after exposure may not actually mean you are negative. Please consult your physician.
Please understand that Seton School is regulated by laws that prohibit us from sharing the personal medical information of any staff or students. If there is any exposure or positive cases at Seton School, you will receive notification. Do not call or message asking about the medical status of staff or students.
Masks are required daily. Please be sure that your child comes prepared to school with a clean and well-fitting mask each day. We are seeing many more students with masks that fall off or with no mask at all. Staying safe and healthy is a team effort.
Thank you for helping us stay safe, healthy, and open. Please let Dr. Nardi know if you have questions regarding any of the reminders above. Have a wonderful day.
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