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Virtual Backpack ~ January 22, 2018

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



Parents, there are posters in the school office to help spread the word about SJS. Please consider taking one to hang at work or share with local businesses. If you'd like a poster, please let us know. Thanks for your support!


Superstar Catholic School

Help St. James/Seton School become a Superstar Catholic School once again! Get ready to vote from January 29-February 3rd. If our school is the winner, we will receive prizes such as a live interview on Spirit Catholic Radio, a trophy, on-air spots to promote our school, and that is just to name a few! Also, anyone who votes is eligible for prizes. There is one vote allowed per person (e-mail) so make certain everyone in your family votes for our school. Go to and click on the Superstar Catholic School icon to vote for SJS! Thank you for spreading the word and your continued support. 


Don't forget to send an email to when you have your participation hours completed.  A simple note that explains how you fulfilled the hours is all that is needed.



~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 @ .


~Catholic Schools Week calendar of events can be found @


~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.  Check out 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,,


~SJS Roundup will be held Thursday, February 22nd in the St. James Parish Center.  We will have 2 sessions, 9:00-10:30 and 1:00-2:30.  Plan now to attend one of these sessions.  Flyer can be found @


~Spring Fling will be held Saturday, February 3rd from 6:00-12:00.  This year’s theme is SJS Superheroes.  Funds raised at this event provide uniforms, sports equipment, tournament fees, referee fees, etc. for track, football, basketball and volleyball teams at St. James.


Cost is $25/per person which covers food, drinks and even a DJ! 

Here are the registration links: and


Community News



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


~Marian H.S. would your daughter like to play competitive basketball and meet other girls?  Marian has a JR Crusader team for grades 3-6.  See flyer for details on how to get signed up


~Music in Catholic Schools will hold a benefit dance and silent auction @ SEA.  See flyer for details


~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

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