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Virtual Backpack ~ 10-24-2016

Click on Weekly Flyers on Left to view flyers on items below.


Early Dismissal/NO SCHOOL Reminder

Tuesday, October 25th and Thursday, October 27th

will be 1:20 dismissal due to parent/teacher conferences.

 There will be NO SCHOOL Friday, October 28



Scholastic Book Fair

Help!!!!  We need volunteers for the Scholastic Book Fair!!!  You can get signed up by going to


Disregard the book fair email from Ms. Bell.  There was a conflict with our email provider and the message was not clear. 


Here are the Book Fair Details!!!

The book fair is an amazing fundraiser for the school library; SJS will keep 50% of the profits!!  In addition to adding books to our library, we hope to purchase two online databases for students with the book fair profit!


Students have been previewing the book fair during library class and many have filled out a wish list. Parents may pick up the wish list in the library at the book fair!


Book Fair Hours

Tuesday October 25,            2pm - 8pm

Wednesday October 26,       3:15pm - 3:45pm

Thursday October 27            2pm - 8pm

If you unable to attend you can still support the SJS library with online purchases!


Visit our online book fair until 10/28:

Thanks for your support!!!





Raffle Tickets went home with your students today!!! 

If you need extra raffle tickets stop by the office and we will hook you up.  We are asking that each family sell two booklets. 

We appreciate your support as this tremendously helps our efforts.


Buy your SOAR dinner tickets online NOW @

Submit payments to school office or pay online! 


Upcoming Dress down Days

Tuesday, October 25 is our 1st Spirit Dress down day.

Monday, October 31 is a dress down day for Halloween.  Students can wear




~Artists SJS has its very own artists!  Mrs. Smith has a site set up for families to enjoy samples of student art.  Check out our talent!!!


~Halloween Parade Please join us for a Halloween costume parade on Monday, October 31st at 2:45 P.M. The students from grades Pre-K through Third Grade will parade through the school and outside in front of the school in their costumes. If you would like to see the parade, you are welcome to line up around the circle out front. The students will parade by, and then will return to their classrooms to gather their things before the end of the day. We hope that you can join us, it is sure to be a fun time! 


~ HyVee Cash for Students We already have collected $19,032.19 in HyVee receipts.  Keep sending in your receipts dated 9/1/16-12/31/16.  Don’t forget to tell your friends and family to collect too.


~Parent/Teacher Conference Food for our faculty:

Do you ever wish you had more time to volunteer at school, but can’t find a spare minute in your hectic schedule?  Here is the perfect opportunity for you!  Parents are coordinating food and beverage donations for the upcoming parent teacher conferences and we need your help!  As you already know, our kids have half days on October 25th and October 27th, but the faculty will be there well into the evening hours conducting conferences.  For their dedication and hard work, we are providing the staff with a warm meal on Tuesday, October 25th, as well as grab bags that we will assemble in advance if the teachers don't even have a spare moment to eat.  All of this information can be found on ivolunteer under the Home and School tab (, then scroll down to Donations for Conferences. Thank you for your generosity and support of our amazing faculty at St. James Seton.


~SJS Daisy Troop Leader Needed! Our SJS Kindergarteners are looking for a Daisy Troop Leader.  Could that someone be you???  See flyer for details


~SJS Volunteer There are new opportunities to volunteer being added to iVolunteer weekly.  Check out all the areas that you can use your talents to help SJS @  It is thanks to our volunteers that our school runs so smoothly.




Community News


~SEA Fall Boutique The SEA Fall Boutique is Sat. Nov. 5 - just over 3 weeks! The proceeds support the school and both parishes. Last year almost $1500 went to SJS (via Home and School) and almost $500 went to our parishes.


Your help and support is needed to make this event successful. Please see iVolunteer

to see the many ways you  and our students can contribute.


Crafters and vendors are still also needed. Please send an email to for information.




~SJS Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring a trip to Wenninghoff Farms for Halloween on October 23rd from 4:00-6:00 p.m. (rain date October 30th).  Admission will be paid for kids up to 5th grade and their parents.  Check out the flyer @ for details on how to get your tickets.

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