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Virtual Backpack ~ 01-16-2017

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

HELP Needed:  We are looking for students in grade 6-8 that would speak before all masses on Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29 the weekend before Catholic Schools Week.  We will provide a script to read from thanking all parishioners for their support of SJS.  Students are asked to wear their uniform.  Go to iVolunteer to get signed up




~Help needed for the J.H. Ice Cream Social.  Go to iVolunteer to get signed up today  Money helps pay for the Grade 8 Fieldtrip.


~ 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 $208,483.03!


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


~SJS Art Club Just a reminder, ART CLUB will meet next Tuesday, 1/17, after school.  We'll meet from 3:15-4:45pm in the Spanish room.  Students in grades 7-8 who wish to come should have filled out an Art Club form that is signed by the student and a parent. If you'd like to attend (and are in 7th or 8th grade), but haven't filled

out a form, please see or email Mrs. Smith.


~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!


~SJS Vacation Bible Fun




More information to come soon!


~Spirit Catholic Radio will host their 5th Annual Superstar Catholic School Contest.  Help SJS be one of the winning elementary schools by going to the link and click on the Superstar Catholic School Banner.  One vote per person, so share the link with family and friends.  


See attached flyer for all the details and prizes our school can win.



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.


~Creighton Prep Will be Showcasing Arts and Technology for Boys in grades 5-8.  Details can be found @


~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.


~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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