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Virtual Backpack ~ 01-30-2017

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

1:20 Dismissal

Friday, February 3rd


Congratulations to the following SJS Alumni

For making Honor Roll @ Roncalli Catholic Highschool


High Honors (GPA 3.75 and above)

Grade 9 ~ Elizabeth Ciecior, Sully Copas, Jack Dotzler, Emilianne Durr, Callie Easley, Ryan Fenoglio, Claudia Gilbride, Madison Murcek, Nick Pritza, Corey Retallick, Audrey Salber, Mason Schumacher, Josephine Wilmes

Grade 10 ~ Sophia Carpenter, Antonia Galante, Kolbe Hall, Katelyn Kinney, Caleb Mendick,  David Mordeson, Chloe Morrison, McKenna Murcek, Maggie Murphy, Noah Stickrod, Luke Wagner, Katharine Witt

Grade 11 ~ Colleen Findall, Colin Goracke, Will Haley, Makayla Harrison, Emma Incontro, Ava Macke, Emily Nastase, Tori, Nelson, Gabriella Rosa, Grant VanRobays

Grade 12 ~ Fayth Boer, Rachel Boyce, Jeff Carpenter, Joe Lee, Grace Lonergan, Jack Mordeson, Amy Nastase, Amanda Ortmeier, Allison Pritza, Emily Morrison, Megan Soltys, Gabe Wagner, Jim Wilmes


Honors (GPA 3.50 to 3.74)

Grade 9 ~ Evan Aken, Layla Copas, Zach Harrison, Mary Lonergan, Jeff Needham,

Murphy Noble, Shane Orr

Grade 10 ~ Andrew Bosn, Nathan Hubschman, Kenadee Schneckenberger,

Liza Sprakel, Izabel Tiedgen

Grade 11 ~ Mitch Goetz, Jakob Needham, Connor Schartz

Grade 12 ~ Tyler Kloewer, Alexandra Mausbach, Daniel Mendick, Libby Miller,

Ryan Muckey, Gabe Puczylowski


Honorable Mention (GPA 3.0 to 3.49)

Grade 9 ~ Paige Andersen, Joseph D’Aquila, Grace Eaves, Caitlin Thomas

Grade 10 ~ Delaney Anderson, Colin Cady, Megan Little, Samuel Richter, Jayden Siwa, John Willis, Max Wilmes

Grade 11 ~ Thomas Alitz, Alexis Easley, Dillon Eaves, Casey Keating, Halle Meister,

Maci Schott, David Schumacher

Grade 12 ~ Bryan Erixon



Help St. James/Seton Catholic School become a Superstar Catholic School! Get ready to vote from January 30-February 1st. 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 banner to vote for SJS! Thank you for your continued support. 

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held Thursday, February 16th from 2:00-7:45.  Each student will be bringing home a conference slip indicating if Teacher is/is not requesting a conference with parents.  If the teacher has requested a conference, or you would like to see a teacher, please go to the website - to begin the registration.


~CSW schedule can be found @


~CSW Proclamation signed by Governor Ricketts can be found @


~Home and School

February Home and School Happenings


Home & School Meeting

 Wednesday, Feb 1st at 7:00pm at SEA


Family Fun Night

Friday Feb 3rd from 6:30-8:30pm at the school gym. Activities for everyone and volunteers needed. Check out flyer @

for more information.


3rd Grade Eagles Wings Luncheon Feb 8th  

Lunch for our SJS staff and support staff.

Easy way to volunteer – if you have a student in 3rd grade go to iVolunteer and see what they may need for the lunch they are providing.


Dine out for SJS

Wednesday Feb 8th Hong Hing 90th and Fort


Crafting Day! Saturday Feb 11th 9am – 10pm

Whatever craft you have, come and join us 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.  "Not a crafter?  Go to ivolunteer to donate items for this event."


Valentine’s Day Parties Feb 14th

Goodies delivered to each classroom during Valentine’s Day parties. If you would like to help with your child’s party please visit iVolunteer to sign up.


Thank you to all those who have been volunteering

to help in the many different ways!

Parents + School = Winning Team! 


~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.


~Home and School Story Time for students in grades Pre-school thru 3rd Grade will be held March 29th.  See flyer @


~PRE Feeding Your Family’s Soul

 As a fundraiser for the P.R.E. program, the book, Feeding Your Family’s Soul can be purchased for $16.00.  The book has 52 fun and creative lessons, one to use each week of the year during dinner time.  This book can help parents to transform regular dinner time into a prayerful faith lesson for their elementary school to high school aged children.  Each lesson begins with an opening prayer followed by a short teaching to be read by a family member. There are reflection questions, a short closing prayer and a prayer to be used throughout the week.  Recipes are also included throughout the book.  Topics include Living the Beatitudes, the Communion of Saints, Respect for the Human Person, the Tradition of Prayer, Social Justice, the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, and 46 other topics.  To purchase a book, please make arrangements with Jo Kusek at 402-572-0369 or   Checks are written to St. James/Seton P.R.E.  Books can be sent home with students from SJS.  


~Save the Date for these Home and School kick off to Catholic Schools Week: SkateDaze Sunday January 29th from 6-8 PM (facility is closed to public, only open for us) Meal option will be available. Flier coming soon!

~SJS Dodgeball Registration is now open - St. James/Seton School’s 1st Annual Dodgeball Event being held on Saturday, March 18, 2017at Roncalli Catholic High School.  This event will be a fun event for SJS students in grades 5-8 designed to promote sportsmanship.  The Registration/waiver form is now online @

along with opportunities to volunteer @   Please contact Laura Schwarz, Sarah Pritza or Jody Mendick for more details. 


~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.


~Team Mates Saint James/Seton School values each and every one of our school volunteers.  This month we would like to recognize a special volunteer who mentors at our school.  Joe Grier has been mentoring at St. James/Seton for 5 years.  He is a caring adult who volunteered to mentor students through TeamMates, an organization established by Tom Osborn.  Joe will be honored as the Most Valuable Mentor at the TeamMates Metro Mentor Meet Up this week.  We are grateful for his gift of time and positively affecting our students.  Thank you to all who dedicate their time, talents and resources to our school community.


~Third Grade Eagle Wings-February 8th!  Donations can be sent to Isaac Lamoureux at school or visit ( to volunteer.


Community News


~ Brownie Troop 2nd grade is doing a HOPE Tote drive (toiletry items) for the Lydia House/Open Door Mission from February 6th - 17th.  Receiving a Hope Tote filled with basic toiletry items inspires HOPE for lasting change. It helps restore dignity to homeless men, women, and children, letting them feel like a person again. Please see the attached filer @ with a complete list of items to donate. A collection basket will be outside the school office. Questions please contact Crystal Anderson or Kerry Eddy


~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.


~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.  "Not a crafter?  Go to iVolunteer to donate items for this event."

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