The St. Elizabeth Seton Student Council consists of sixteen middle school students ranging from 5th-8th grade who work together to become active Catholics, lifelong learners, self- confident individuals, and community contributors. Participation in Student Council enhances the student’s school experience by fostering community service, engaging them in cooperative activities, and instilling a sense of pride in the school.
Mentors are continuously working to build skills with the students to meet these goals:
- Developing and promoting student activity and engagement in their school and the community
- Encouraging student participation in student council events and morning assemblies
- Developing student leadership, personal growth, and responsibility
- Representing the student body and serving as role models for all students.
Requirements & Responsibilites
Student Council Members are required to attend weekly meetings. Every Wednesday morning students are responsible for leading the school assembly, which consists of prayers, inspirational videos, and other special announcements. Students accept responsibility for other school events, as well as community service activities for the surrounding areas.
Student Council is responsible of a variety of services projects and events throughout the school year. In addition to morning assemblies, Student Council creates a Halloween Haunted House, helps during the Halloween Parade, organizes ten days of Novena during Advent, assists with Catholic School Week activities, Spirit Week, Lenten Garden Nursing Home, May Day, St. Nicholas Day, and more.
Students are required to maintain a B average. Students must have approval by their parents and at least three teachers to run for student council. Students are expected to run their own election campaign. During the campaign, students must write a speech and deliver it to all students from 4th-8th grade.
Extended Care Program
St. Elizabeth Seton School’s Extended Day Care Program serves an average of 200 students per day in a safe, organized, and supervised environment. Students are provided with a healthy snack after school.
Extended Day Care is open on days when school is in session.
Supervised care every morning – 7:00-8:00 am
After school hours Monday through Friday – 3:00-5:30 pm
Every Thursday, students have a Minimum Day dismissal at 12:00 PM.
Extended Care is open from 12:00 – 5:30pm.
The school campus includes a large play area, field, and sports courts that enable children to enjoy the outdoors and be physically active. Students in 4th-8th grades are able to participate in organized sports. Our after school Homework Club provides the children with a structured setting to do homework while giving access to teacher or tutoring assistance. Additional activities include:
- Arts & Crafts
- Private tutoring by grade level
- Young Astronauts Program
- “Folklorico” dance classes
- Boy Scouts
Seton students benefit greatly from studying with high school tutors who come from local Catholic & private high schools. Adult and student volunteers are always needed to help with the after school Homework Club, tutoring, extended day activities, and coaching our athletic teams. If you are interested in getting involved as a Seton volunteer, please call 650-326-9004.
Student Health Program
Research has proven that children who are healthy perform better in school. To help promote a balance of academics, athletics, and good health, the student health program is available to provide St. Elizabeth Seton School students and families health assessment, guidance and education. The goal of the student health program is to promote overall physical, spiritual, and emotional wellness. A school nurse is on the campus two part time days to provide basic first aid, oversee students’ medical needs and provide resources and referrals to the students, families and school staff. Parents can request appointments with the school nurse by calling the main office of the school.
The student health program provides annual screenings in vision, hearing and scoliosis; in addition to classroom health education and faculty support.