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Spirit Dress Down Day

Monday, October 22nd



To purchase tickets, please visit our online auction website: Dinner tickets should be purchased by November 9th. On this site you can also donate and bid online whether or not you attend. Online bidding will open in early November.



  • Eagles Nest is still needing donated gift cards. 
  •  We are in great need of people to sell soar raffle tickets after masses the weekends of Nov. 3 and Nov. 10th. You can sign up here:
  • Setup/cleanup.
  • Bartenders.
  • Adult Dinner Supervisors and attendants.
  • Adult Check out volunteers.


Volunteer Opportunities Coming up!






School News


October Home and School Happenings



Dine out for SJS Night - Chipotle -

144th and Maple

Wednesday, October 24th  

A percentage of the sales from the evening are donated back to St. James/Seton School


Trunk or Treat

Thank you to all the RSVP’d and plan to attend Trunk or Treat.  If you plan on decorating your car, there will be about 110 Trunk or Treaters.  See you on Wednesday!


Parent Teacher Conference Meals - October 25th

Thursday, October 25th - HSA will supply meals for the teachers during conferences. Check out iVolunteer to see how you can help.  


Parent Speaker - Smart Girl Society

Tuesday, October 30th at 7pm atSJ Media Center. Nursery offered in St. James Nursery (iVolunteer opportunities). Come learn about your child’s technology.


Halloween Party

Wednesday October 31st.

SJS Home and School provides a treat for each student.


Home and School Meeting

Wednesday, November 7th at 7:00pm at the SEA Parish Center

This is a great opportunity to learn what Home and School is all about!

All are welcome.


The SEA Fall Boutique will be here before you know it!  Plan to come on Saturday, November 3 between 9am-3pm to shop our vendor booths, stay for lunch at our concession stand, and grab a sweet treat from our bake sale!  See the attached flyer for all the details.  And if you can print it out and hang it up at your work or a business, please do to help us advertise!!  The more shoppers we have, the more it helps the school!!

Also, if you have a home or business in a popular and visible location where you could put up a yard sign to advertise, please email us at and we will get a sign to you.  Thanks for your help!!



SJS Annual Trunt or Treat will take place Wednesday, October 24th @ 7:00 p.m. in SEA parking lot.  Trunk or Treat is for students in grades PS thru 6th. The best decorated trunk will win a $50 Marcus giftcard.  See flyers for details.  RSVP to Stacey Stoffel


Bring HOPE into your family’s finances! Remember that school families purchasing HOPE certificates can get tuition credits – 45% of the profits on the purchased gift cards/certificates go to the school family as credits, when the Sycamore number is provided.  You can also have relatives or friends provide your number to get you more tuition credit.  For St. James school families, the tuition credit is doubled through the St. James Angels of HOPE program.  Note that the Angels of HOPE match ends after this academic year!  Some families receivehundreds of dollars.  See the attached HOPE brochure and visit the HOPE web site today:



J.C. Penny cards are going at a discount.  Purchase them for the holidays while the cards are available.

$100    sold at         $80 each.

$25      sold at         $20 each

If interested call 402-572-7897 or send an email to the HOPE Office.  Can be purchased at the HOPE table after mass also.



HyVee donates $1 for every $200 spent.  Turn in your receipts dated 9/1/18 thru 12/31/18.


Family Fare donates $1,000 for every $150,000 spent.  Family Fare is not date specified.  They collect all year.


SJS Student Senate is hosting a pumpkin contest.  Students wanting to participate bring their pumpkin to school Tuesday, October 29th.  Pumpkins will be judged by student senate and winners will be placed on the stage.  All pumpkins must be taken home 10/31 or they will be disposed of.  See flyer for details on the contest.


Dunkin Donuts have joined the TAGG Community!  Here are the 8 Omaha locations participating: 

  • 22nd & Broadway
  • 72nd & Jones
  • 90th & Center
  • 106th & Fort
  • 135th & Millard Avenue
  • 144th & Pacific
  • 162nd & Maple
  • 168th & Cornhusker

In addition to donuts, Dunkin Donuts also offer:

  • Bagels and cream cheese
  • Breakfast sandwiches
  • Blueberry muffins
  • Croissants
  • Lightly seasoned hash browns
  • Multigrain oatmeal
  • Wake-up wrap sandwiches


Beginning Band Olympics

Here are results from Beginning Band Olympics.  It went well, and everyone had a great time.  We are especially grateful to Chris Segrell and Christ the King School for hosting this event!


All students who took part were winners, as all received certificates, learned some things, and got to play in a large group setting. But, those indicated below do deserve extra recognition, as they won the individual instrument section events.


2018 Beginning Band Olympics Awards


FLUTES A: 8                     Ms. Kristin Parent

3rd place, Bronze medal    Ashlyn Morrow, St. Pius X/St. Leo 

2nd place, Silver Medal      Anna Dougherty, St. Robert

1st place, Gold Medal        Martha Mullen, St. Robert


FLUTES B: 8                     Molly Kramer

3rd place, Bronze medal    Laura Lindsay, St. Margaret Mary

2nd place, Silver Medal      Dayvier Williams, Sacred Heart

1st place, Gold Medal        Amelia Beacom, St. Wenceslaus


CLARINETS A:  14             Mr. Dan Irvin

3rd place, Bronze medal    Ethan Cunningham, St. Gerald

2nd place, Silver Medal      Leo McGill, Christ the King

1st place, Gold Medal        Charlotte Holcomb, St. Pius X/St. Leo


CLARINETS B: 13 + 1 Oboe   Mrs. Joan Lovgren and Jack Krejci

3rd place, Bronze medal    Lily Flores, St. Bernard      

2nd place, Silver Medal      Samantha Helling, St. Vincent de Paul

1st place, Gold Medal        Virginia Skybo, Christ the King


SAXOPHONES: 11             Ms.  Rosario Nelson and Will

3rd place, Bronze medal    Sean McElligott, St. Robert

2nd place, Silver Medal      Blasé Bosilevac, St. Margaret Mary

1st place, Gold Medal        Eleanor Kolterman, St. Cecilia


TRUMPETS A: 13              Mrs. Lindia Badie

3rd place, Bronze medal    Anthony Cann, St. James/Seton  

2nd place, Silver Medal      Sophia Knopczysnki, Mary Our Queen

1st place, Gold Medal        Ryan Johanek, St. Thomas More


HORNS IN F:  2      

2nd place, Silver Medal      Niamh McGarry, St. Cecilia

1st place, Gold Medal        Helen Christen, St. Pius X/St. Leo


TRUMPETS B: 13              Xavier Hackenberg (SJS Alumni) and Jordan Sauer

3rd place, Bronze medal    Blake Leach, St. Pius X/St. Leo    

2nd place, Silver Medal      Jason Gregory, St. Vincent de Paul

1st place, Gold Medal        Isaiah Larson, Holy Cross


TROMBONES/BARITONES:11/2  Mr. Paul Niedbalski

3rd place, Bronze medal    Beau Labedz, St. Cecilia

2nd place, Silver Medal      Tommy Mcguire, St. Cecilia

1st place, Gold Medal        Thomas Walsh, St. Pius X/St. Leo


PERCUSSION:  8               Mr.  David May, Sean Patterson, and Alex

3rd place, Bronze medal    Weston Koontz, Good Shepherd Lutheran

2nd place, Silver Medal      Grant Evangelisti, St. James/Seton and Thomas Moseman, St. Pius X/St. Leo--tie

1st place, Gold Medal        Xavier Zimmerman, St. Vincent de Paul


Total:  100 participants



Community News

  Do you know of a company changing their letterhead?  Do you know of a source that has paper clean on one side.  SJS School would love to take it off their hands!  Contact the school office for donations. 

The St. James Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring a trip to Scatter Joy Acres.  The gathering will be October 21st from 4:00pm to 7:00pm with a rain out date (if needed) of Oct 28th 4:00pm to 7:00pm.

Kids up to 5th grade and their parents/guardians will be paid for by the Knights.  

Tickets will be available after all St. James Masses on October 15th and after morning Masses on October 22nd.  

Activities will include: petting zoo, hayrack rides, trails to walk. Hot dogs and s'mores will be provided.


See flyer for more details.

LINK There's a new uniform store!  With the closing of Educational Outfitters and Cornerstone we are now going to add DiGiorgios Sportswear in addition to Dennis Uniform.  See flyer for more information.


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