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Virtual Backpack ~ November 20, 2017

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



We are collecting HyVee’s Cash receipts dated September 1, thru December 31, 2017.  HyVee pays $1.00 for every $200.00 spent.  

Our current balance is $  49,140.19



Thanks for the support!


~November Home and School Happenings

We would love to have you join us!

Dine out for SJS Village Inn Pie Cards

Good News, we still have Village Inn Pie cards. 

If you would like to purchase send your order to the school office and your card will come home the same day!

Pie cards are $11.00 and you can redeem at any Village Inn restaurant.

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


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


~Annual Dodgeball Tournament Mark your calendar for the 2nd Annual Dodgeball tournament.  It will be held at Roncalli on Saturday, March 10th.  Check out the facebook page for more details and stay tuned to our virtual backpack for more details. 

~November Spotlight Skill: Following Instructions

This year we have chosen a handful of meaningful social skills to teach and reinforce, with a goal to build on those over time. We talk about the skills in the morning/afternoon announcements, in Guidance classes, and they are also reinforced in the classroom. Working on these skills at home would also help benefit mastering skills over time.

This month we will focus on Following Instructions. During the school day students are expected to follow many instructions. This skill is important; helping students to complete even simple tasks. Below are the steps provided to practice this skill:

Following Instructions

1.      Look at the person.

2.      Say ‘Okay’

3.      Do what you have been asked right away.

4.      Check back.

~School Store If you do any shopping online, we have a new easy way for you to help support our school in the process!  It is entirely optional.  "School Store" is a website that can link you to over 400 stores that will donate a percent of your purchase to our school.  You can even use HOPE certificates to pay - it's a win-win!!  More information will be coming out for you to register (if you choose) so you can send emails to invite family and friends to shop, and your kids can win prizes too!  But you don't have to wait and register - to get started now please visit to see participating stores and for your shopping to benefit SJS school!  Thanks for all your support.  


Community News


~SaveAround Coupon Books ( - Home and School will be selling to our parishes following masses December 2, 3, 9,10. The books sell for $25.00, HSA gets 1/2 back. These books have coupons to a good number of merchants here in Omaha. Books can also be purchased for other parts of the United States. If SJS parents are interested in helping sell you can sign up on iVolunteer or if you have an interest in purchasing you can contact Kelly Blaney,


~St. James is looking for volunteers to help with the pancake breakfast on January 14th.  See flyer for details on how to get signed up  



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