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Student Council


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:

  1. Developing and promoting student activity and engagement in their school and the community
  2. Encouraging student participation in student council events and morning assemblies
  3. Developing student leadership, personal growth, and responsibility
  4. 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 Mon, Tue, Thr, Fri – 3:00-5:30 pm

Wednesday Hours
Minimum Day dismissal (every 3rd Wed) – 12 noon
Minimum Day Extended Care – 12:00 noon – 5:30 pm

All other Wed dismissal – 2:00 pm Wed extended care – 2:00-5:30 pm

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 contact:

Samantha Moorer,
Director of Student Activities at smoorer@setonpaloalto.org or call 650-326-9004.

Breakfast & Lunch Program

St. Elizabeth Seton School provides a healthy breakfast, lunch and snack to all students daily. This is a State sponsored program and all our families have the opportunity to apply to this program. The meals are free and reduced in cost for families that qualify.

We use the Offer vs. Serve method, which means students get to choose the items they would like to eat. This method is for both our Breakfast and Lunch Programs. Students must take three of the five meal components to make it a reimbursable meal.

Our breakfast is served from 7:00am to 7:50a.m. If a student is not able to get the breakfast in the morning he/she will have an opportunity to get it at recess time. Lunch is served at different times to accommodate each grade level starting with Preschool. An after school snack is served to all students. Applications for the lunch program are available in the school office.

Forms and Information

Wellness Policy

Nutrition Nuggets

Breakfast & Lunch Program Eligibility
Media Release 2016-2017

Breakfast & Lunch Program Eligibility Pricing

Breakfast & Lunch Application - 2016-2017

Menus This Month

February Breakfast

February Lunch

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally,program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442;

or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.



Counseling and Student/Family Services Program

The Counseling Program provides services to the students of St. Elizabeth Seton School for the purpose of fostering their psychological, emotional, social, intellectual and behavioral well-being and developmental growth. Three part-time counselors from the Bill Wilson Center are on staff four days a week to provide service to students and support to families and the school staff. Students can request counseling or be referred by a parent, teacher or the school administration. Counseling services are provided by the school at no charge to families.

Tutoring Services

Remember that one person who encouraged you to do your very best and supported the pursuit of your education? Someone who believed in you and inspired you to dream dreams and reach your goals? Maybe it was a teacher, a tutor, a mentor and or a parent. At Saint Elizabeth Seton School, you have an opportunity to be that individual that helps make academics a little easier for a child. It’s the 1st grader who may be just learning to read or the 8th grader who must write a stellar admissions essay to continue his or her education in high school. You can make the difference by sharing your time, talents, and ideas with Seton students who need help afterschool.

We are in need of tutors to work one on one or in small groups in the areas of reading and math. Of particular need are junior high math tutors, but we welcome any tutor willing to share his or her gifts with a child or children in grades Kindergarten to 8th grade. Tutoring days may be Monday through Friday from 3:15p.m-5:00p.m (2:15 p.m-5:00p.m on Wednesdays) in 45 minute to an hour sessions. You may come one day or as many days as you like.

If you are interested in continuing God’s work through this special and rewarding ministry, please contact

Samantha Moorer
or call 650.326.9004

Please indicate your grade level and group size preference, subject areas of expertise, and the days and times you are available. All volunteer tutors must be fingerprinted and take a Safe Environment online course entitled Shield the Vulnerable prior to working with our students.

Student Health Program

In 1633 Vincent de Paul, a humble French priest, and Louise de Marillac, a widow, established the Company of the Daughters of Charity as a group of women dedicated to serving the “poorest of the poor.” Prayer and community life were essential elements of their vocation of service.

Almost two centuries later, Elizabeth Ann Seton, the American foundress of the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph, adapted the rule of the French Daughters of Charity for her Emmitsburg, Maryland community. In 1850, the Emmitsburg community united with the international community based in Paris.

Today, the Daughters of Charity are an international community of over 19,000 Catholic women ministering all over the world. The Daughters of Charity still serve the “poorest of the poor.” Their ministry touches those in need through education, health care, social and pastoral services.