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Virtual Backpack ~ January 05, 2018

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


Godfather’s Pizza Fedoras

Please turn in any of your Godfather’s Pizza fedoras to the collection boxes by this Thursday, January 11th so they can be submitted for redemption.  Each fedora found on specially marked pizza boxes is worth 25 cents for our school!


Spirit Dress Down Day

Monday, January 8th



Last call for HyVee receipts!  Final turn in day is Monday, January 8th.    

Our current balance is $ 132,511.56



January Home and School Happenings

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  Happy New Year!


Home and School Meeting

January 10th at 7pm at

St. Elizabeth Ann Parish Center


Dine out for SJS Jan 17th – Panera (134th and Maple)

4pm - 8pm - You must mention SJS in order for us to get credit


4th Grade Eagles Wings Luncheon Jan 17th

Lunch for our SJS staff and support staff.

Easy way to volunteer – if you have a student in 4th grade go to iVolunteer and see what they may need for the lunch they are providing.



Thursday Jan 18th at 6:30pm-8:00pm at St. James Seton School.

Please submit any situations by Jan 11th that you would like to RESPECT to address at this link:

Daycare will be provided in St. James Parish Nursery.



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 or you can find the flyer/registration form @ .


~December/January Lunch Menu  January Lunch Menu


~January Spotlight Skill: Working With Others

At school we specifically teach a handful of meaningful social skills with the 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 Working with Others. The ability to work as part of a team is a major life skill. At school we encourage students to help contribute their own ideas, but also develop projects and plans with others. In the classroom we also model the positive impact working in a team can have on the task at hand. Below are the steps provided to practice this skill with your children:

1.     Identify the task to be completed

2.     Assign tasks to each person

3.     Discuss ideas in a calm quiet voice and let everyone share their ideas

4.     Work on tasks until completed


~Knights of Columbus free throw contest will be Sunday January 21st.  See flyer for details


~SJS 5K Student Training Camp Mrs. Lenz and Mr. Myer will be having a training camp for students in grades 4-8 who want to run competitively in the annual SJS 5K.  Informational meetings will be held January 9th and March 6th.  Training will run  March 19th thru April 30th from 3:30 to 4:30.  See flyer for details



~SJ/SEA Overflow’s Youth Ministry calendar (grades 6-8), and the details and registration form for the Steubenville conference (open to students entering 9th grade this fall).  See attached flyers for the details,,


~Volunteer Hours

The following are the details for submission of hours.

-20 hours for the year are required for 2 parent families, 10 for single parent families.

-Hours to be completed from June 1st 2017 through May 15th 2018.

-Once all hours are completed send an email to-

-In the email please outline how the hours were completed. Please only email once the hours are all completed, or you are done for the year.

-The following is an example of how the hours can be submitted- I completed my hours by finishing 10 hours through parish grounds work, 5 through Home and School work with fundraisers, and 5 through helping coach volleyball.

-Any service done to support the school or parish will count towards parent participation hours--athletics, cafeteria work, Eagle’s Wings, classroom volunteering, baked good preparation, fish fry, Home and School, SOAR Dinner, parish grounds work, etc.

If questions arise feel free to contact the school office. Thank you for all that you do for SJS.


~Who’s Got Talent?

St. James/Seton will be holding Talent Show Auditions on January 9th and 10th from 3:15-4:15 in the music room.  Students can sign up on the list outside of Mrs. Logue’s room.  Lyrics should be turned in by December 20th to Mrs. Logue or Mrs. Laney and must be pre-approved.  We strongly encourage students to use music from children’s movies or shows or Christian songs.  Costumes will be worn to auditions.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Logue or Mrs. Laney.  Results will be posted on the office window on Friday, January 12th at the end of the day.  The talent show will be held on January 30th during Catholic Schools Week.




Community News



~Boyscout Troop 380 Plan now to attend the annual Spaghetti Dinner on January 27.  See flyer for details


~SEA and SJ Parish is hosting LoveEd Seminars for parents.  This is a brand new program that helps empower parents to teach both the theology and science of human sexuality within the context of God’s plan for love and life.  See flyer for detail


~Servants of Mary is celebrating their 125th year of ministry in the United States!  A significant part of their history has involved ministering in schools across the United States.  To honor the schools where they have served, they are initiating 125 Days of Prayer.  The Servants of Mary is inviting our SJS Family to send them our prayer requests to them so they can pray during their 125 Days of Prayer.  See attached letter for all the details


~Skutt’s 8th grade entrance exam will be January 13th.  See flyer for details  Skutt will also have a practice entrance exam for grades 6 & 7.  See flyer for details


Middle school band night will be held 1/26.  See flyer for details


~St. James Pancake Breakfast will be held January 14th.  We are looking for volunteers to help make this a big success.  Flyer with details can be found @  




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