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Virtual Backpack ~ 02-06-2017

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


Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Winners

Grade 5 ~ Thomas Ciecior, Joe Crenshaw

Grade 6 ~ Ella Daly, Jack Gillogly, Grant Wagner

Grade 7 ~ Marcus Kriener, Karina Rief, Aiden Starkey

Grade 8 ~ Jessica Brusnahan, Katie Liske, Sean Patterson


Overall Winners:

1st Place Sean Patterson

2nd Place Joe Crenshaw

3rd Place Jessica Brusnahan


Way to go!!!


Dylan and Collin Hulbert received a volunteer award from Notre Dame. 

The boys help their Nana-Cindy Paddock each month giving out food from the food

Pantry to the Notre Dame Sisters that live there. 

We are so proud of our students and the many ways they positively affect others.


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.



~EPS As one of the SJS service projects, money was collected for EPS. In conjunction with, and to conclude our Respect Life week, the students were given the opportunity for an out of uniform day on Friday with a free-will donation. We collected $1,225 and this was taken to the EPS office along with some cards made by the 2nd and 3rd grade students. What a generous school community we have and thank you for helping us put our Catholic faith into action!

~Home and School

February Home and School Happenings



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! 



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


~Product Partner Bags are due Wednesday, February 8th.  Thanks for collecting!


~SJS Crafting Day There’s only one week left before the winter SJS Crafting Day sponsored by Home and School!!  Bring your crafts (scrapbooking, sewing, yarn, or whatever) and come join us for a day of fun, food, and crafting!  Saturday, February 11 at the SEA parish center, sessions are all day from 9am to 10pm for $35, or half day either 9am-3pm or 4pm-10pm, each $20.  Registration fee includes your own 6’ round table, lunch and/or dinner, snacks and prizes. Form can be found @  Email Jen at for more information.  We also have LOTS of things we still need to make this event successful, so please go to iVolunteer @ to donate!!


~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 is only 1 day away.  The theme this year is Mardi Gras.  It’s not too late to get signed up. 


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!


~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


~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.

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