Letter from the Principal- March 13, 2019

Wednesday March 13

Letter from the Principal- March 13, 2019



March came in like a lion! Our hope is that spring will grace us by the end of the month like a lamb. So many wonderful things are happening here at Seton Catholic School and the year is racing by. Just this week alone we have St. Patrick’s Day, Chess Club, Music for Little Angels, STEM Club, and practice for Willy Wonka is continuing. “Bugs” Primary Theater Arts Club Clubs begins 3/27/19. We are continuing service projects with our collection of diapers and baby supplies for the Women’s Care Center, and our Rice Bowl project continues through Lent. Thank you for helping you children get into the habit of thinking about the needs of others.



Our own Caelyn Ford and Ruby DeAscentiis are being recognized at Mercy as top scorers on the Mercy entrance exam! Bravo ladies! You have made us all proud!


We recognized Lucille Brown and Lizzy Creary at a school assembly this week for their outstanding kindness and hard work! Both girls were nominated by teachers in the building as examples of what it means to be a Seton student! Congratulations Girls!

We recognize two Seton students every month through out the year.


As you know, our athletic program at Seton is outstanding. Once again this year, we had 7 basketball players who were recipients of the Faith through Sports Award. Bishop Matano made the presentations to Sofia Fallone, Delaney Morgia, Josephine Fleming, Madelyn Goetz, Audrey Hogan, Lilly Pettiti, Jane Topa and Jack Krutell.


This year, over 40 area students came to Seton on March 2nd for a great day of chess! All the tables in gym were filled with families. The Chess Center said this was the most students in a school tournament run by Chess Center this year. What a super turnout. The Chess Center said it loves coming to Seton and many families said they enjoyed the day and are looking forward to next year. This year’s Seton trophy winners are:
K-2 Noah Pensgen
3-5 Arwen Gamez
6-8 Fiona McGouldrick 

Great job Noah, Arwen and Fiona!


BLAST was an overwhelming success! We were thrilled to have so many join us for a night of friendship, fun and fundraising! This committee worked non-stop to ensure that it was a wonderfully memorable night. Bravo to Christine Wesley Thrall, Mariah DiMarco and their countless number of committee members for coordinating the very spectacular evening. Thank you also to the dancers from 25North, who came and gave us and amazing performance. A special thank you to Dave and Melisza Campos for their stellar MC talents and Meg Reiss for securing Max’s at Eastman for us! Our school community is forever grateful!  Finally thank you to all who were so very generous when bidding on the paddle call, the live auction and the silent auction. Our students will see the fruits of you generosity.

Check out the attached flyer to find out who were the big winners in the BLAST raffle!


Plans are coming together for the 17th annual Seton Open. We are looking for volunteers to take on small pieces of the planning. If you would like to help out please contact the office. The tournament is scheduled for Friday, May 17 at Shadow Lake! Register to play golf or just join us for the dinner. Either way it’s a great time!

Are you a business owner? We would like to start a business directory to support our families. If you have a business and would like to have it promoted through a school directory and on our website, please send the information into school.


Please try not to schedule appointments during New York State testing for ELA and Math. The dates are as follows:

  • ELA Grades 3-6: Tues., April 2 Wed., April 3
  • Math Grades 3-6: wed., May 1 –Thurs., May 2

Tests are given in the morning hours. Thank you for your cooperation.


Because last Wednesday was Ash Wednesday, it was necessary for us to change our meeting date.

PTA will meet TONIGHT

Wed., Mar. 13th @ 7:00.

The February Box Top Trophy class winner is Mrs. Koerner’s PK class. Congrats to them!! The trophy was passed from 2Moonan to PK4. We can’t wait to see which class is the next winner!


The Novitiate Community has asked us to remind parents to that the small parking lot, by the playground, at the back of the building is shared with them. Their spaces are the ones on the convent side of the parking lot. Many times the sisters come home from a long day of work only to have to wait for parents to move their cars from their spaces.

Please refrain from using the spaces on the convent side. You are welcome to park on the school side for short pick-ups and drop-offs. If you will be in school longer, please park in the street.