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Virtual Backpack ~ 11-14-2016

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


Many of you all might remember from last year the prayers and help we asked for Sydney Gatzemeyer.  Sydney currently is one of our kindergarten students.  We are asking for prayers for her and her family at this time.  Sydney is back at St. Jude’s in Memphis, Tennessee for more treatment.   This treatment will run through the holidays.  As always, we ask that you respect the confidentiality of these circumstances for Sydney and her family, but prayers for health and recovery are indeed appreciated. 


“When my arms can’t reach people who are close to my heart

I always hug them with my prayers…”


Do you love serving children?  Are you looking for a little extra spending money?  Do you look good in a hair net?  If you answered yes to any of the above questions you might be the candidate we are looking for.  

We have an opening for a part-time person to help with the School lunch program at SJS.  Meals are prepared by Westside School and delivered each morning so cooking skills aren’t needed.  

Our typical day includes warming the food, serving the children and cleaning up after meals.  Our normal work hours are from 10:00-2 so it is perfect for parents of SJS students or retirees.   

Successful candidates should be able to 

 -Lift a minimum of 20 lbs.  

-Be on your feet consecutively for 4 hours.

-Work cooperatively with others.

-Follow direction and work as a member of a team.  


If you are interested in this great opportunity, get an application from the office at St. James/Seton Catholic School.




Our online auction site is now LIVE! Whether or not you plan on attending SOAR, please register now to start bidding today.



All tickets need to be turned by Monday, November 14th.




We still need Help

Buy your SOAR dinner tickets online NOW @

You can also submit payments to school office or pay online! 





~Daisies Kindergarten girls are invited to join the established 1st grade Daisy Troop at SJS.  If you are interested see flyer for the detail of how to get signed up


~Girl Scout Veteran Candy Drive Looking for something to do with your extra Halloween candy?  Grade 2 and 6 Girl Scout troops would be happy to help you with that!  The troops will be delivering candy-filled gift bags with personalized thank you notes to local veterans and oversea troops.  See flyer for the details


~Home and School Last Call for Village Inn Pie Certificates.  Monday will be the last day to send in an order form.  You will receive your pies the week of 11/14….just in time for the holidays!!!  See flyer  for details.  SJS will receive $1.50 for each pie card sold.


Dine out for SJS Village Inn Pie Cards

November 1-11th

Buy 1 Sweet Returns card for $11.00 or 2 or more for $10 each

Pre-Pay only offer and you get your cards the week of November 14th.

Please see the Virtual Back for the order form and more details.


Don’t forget SOAR!

Saturday November 19th See you there! 


Thank you to all those who have been volunteering to help in the many different ways! Parents + School = Winning Team! 



~ HyVee Cash for Students We already have collected $54,511.97 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.


~Picture Retake will be Tuesday, November 15th.  Students getting picture retaken must return original picture package by Monday, November 14th.  If this is student’s first time getting picture taken they can pick up a picture form in the office no later than Monday, November 14th.  This will be a dress up day for all students getting picture taken/retaken.


~Student Church Envelopes When you come to Mass at St. James, your children are welcome to pick up an envelope from the kiosk or the window sill in the church library.  They can put some money inside and/or write a way that they helped someone this past week.  It is good for children to learn about stewardship, how we thank God for the gifts He has given us by giving our time, talent and treasure.  –St. James' Children’s Stewardship Committee 

~Sweatshirt weather is just around the corner.  Order your school sweatshirt now and beat the rush!  Details can be found @



Community News



~Boutique Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!  The Fall Boutique committee would like to thank everyone for all of the wonderful donations and volunteers that gave of your time and talent last weekend to make this year’s fall boutique such a success!  We exceeded last year’s efforts by raising over $1600 for home and school!!!  Table fees from vendors also brought in $320 for SEA and $80 for SJ parishes.  Thank you to all vendors, shoppers, volunteers, and those who donated items for the bake sale and concessions.  We couldn’t have done it without you!!


~SAVE THE DATE for our next SJS Crafting day sponsored by home and school!!!  Whatever craft you have, come and join us Saturday, February 11 from 9am to 10pm at the SEA parish center.  Or there are half day options to accommodate your busy schedule.  You get your own 6’ round table, lunch and/or dinner, snacks and prizes throughout the day.  Even if you have to leave for a while for another commitment, your things will be safe at your table while you’re gone.  Registration forms are available here, or email Jen at for more information or a registration form.  Registrations received by January 18 get $5 off!!


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