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Virtual Backpack ~ 01-09-2017

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


Thank you SJS Family!  Our Christmas Cookies to the Community was a huge success.  We ended up with over 200 dozen cookies.  We gave cookie plates to our 44 neighbors, many SOAR businesses and other businesses around our school, many Catholic places around Omaha, and many community places (like the library, police station, post office).  We had so many cookies, we got to find some new places to donate to this year (no cookie goes to waste!).  A few of these included big cookie plates to Open Door Mission, Sienna Francis House, Lydia House, Bethlehem House, and House of Hope.  Our SJS family spread a lot of Christmas cheer.   This project would not be possible without all your help.  Thank you!




~Dine out for SJS Wednesday, January 11 from 5-9 p.m. at Godfather’s on 108th and Maple.  A percentage of the evenings proceeds are donated to SJS.  See the attached flyer's.pdf for details.  Also, remember to buy Godfather’s HOPE certificates to pay your tab with as another way to support our school and parishes!


~ Knights of Columbus is having their annual Free Throw contest on Saturday, January 14th in the school gym.  It is for boys and girls ages 10-14.  See flyer

 for all the details.


~ HyVee Cash for Students Last call for your HyVee receipts.  Last count was $152,590.55!


~Proseeds 1st quarter returns are over $159.00.  Thank you for all that participate!


~SJS Spring Fling will be held on Saturday, February 4th from 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM. The theme this year is Mardi Gras.  More details can be found at


Funds raised at this event provide uniforms, sports equipment, tournament fees, referee fees, etc. for the track, football, basketball, and volleyball teams at St. James.


The cost is $25/person – here are the registration links: and


The $25 covers food and drinks, and a DJ!





Community News


~Catholic Youth Conference for all teens entering 9th grade in 2017 through 2017 graduates.  For details on registering see attached flyer  Registration deadline is 1/29/17.


~Growing in God’s Grace Children’s Team are looking for letters, cards, or a drawing or some other way to encourage our RCIA candidates.  See attached letter for details and timing of these items.


~RCHS Trap Team is accepting registrations from students in grades 6th – 8th.  For more information on getting registered at


~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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