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Virtual Backpack ~ February 19, 2018

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


SJS Metro Spelling Bee

Congratulations to our Metro Spelling Bee participants Lexi Tenorio (8th Grade) and Jack Gillogly (7th Grade).  Out of 37 participants Jack placed 5th and Lexi placed 3rd.  Way to go!


Congratulations to our 2018 High School Scholarship Winners



Riley Fritz



Neave Corrigan

Sykora Roberts

Lexi Tenorio



Makayla Kennedy

Sophia Mace

Karina Rief



Kit Hamilton

Andrew Joppa

Marcus Kriener



Aryn Durr

Ella Fitzpatrick

Bradley Harrison

Drake Gilbride

Nathan McCoy

Emily Mordeson

Faith Morrison

Danielle Neppel

Will Sprakel

Regan Wolff





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!


Knights of Columbus

Have volunteer opportunities available.  Check out their new iVolunteer site to get signed up.



~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 @ .


~February Menu


~February Spotlight Skills:

This month we will focus on building the skill Disagreeing Appropriately


Disagreeing respectfully with others, especially on issues we’re passionate about, isn’t easy. Disagreeing respectfully requires time and patience. The situation might not go your way but people will consider your opinions if you present them calmly; others will give you the respect you deserve. 

Below are the steps provided to practice this skill with your children:

  1. Look at the person.
  2. Use a pleasant voice.
  3. Tell why you feel differently.
  4. Give a reason.
  5. Listen to the other person.


~Home and School


February Home and School Happenings

Crafting Day

Save the date!!!  SJS Home and School crafting day will be held on March 17 from 9am-10pm.  All day and half day sessions available.  Plan to come for the day with friends for

some food and fun, and to get some projects done!  More information to come soon!!! 

Contact Jen List at with questions or to register.


Dine out for SJS

Wednesday Feb 21st at Buffalo Wild Wings



Home and School Meeting

Home & School meeting March 7th at St. Elizabeth Ann Parish center, 7pm


Thank you to all those who have been volunteering

to help in the many different ways!


Parents + School = Winning Team!


Product Partner's Update:  Thank you to everyone who has sent in product partner's items to school for collections!  If you have not done so for the February collection you are still welcome to send them in.  Here are a few updates since so much has changed since school had started...

- Labels for Learning/Campbell's Soup Labels:  This program has ended and we are no longer able to submit labels, so this collection has stopped.  The school still has some time to redeem the points we have earned, so we will still benefit from the labels everyone turned in up to this point.  Thank you for all the help during this program!!

- HyVee receipts:  The collection period for the hyvee receipts has also ended, and this should start again in the fall for receipts dated September 1 - December 31 of this year.  Thank you for all the receipts that were turned in - you earned over $1000 for our school through this program!!!

- Items we ARE still collecting: Box Tops, Our Family labels, Family Fare receipts, Godfather's Fedoras, and Tyson labels.

- Also remember the free ways our school can benefit from your every day shopping: the Shoparoo app, Box Tops app, Tagg, Amazon Smiles, online shopping through the School Store website (, or if you registered your student last fall).  Contact Jen List at if you have any questions on these.

Thank you for all you have done to support our school!!!


~Save the Date Thursday March 15th at 6:30pm - Smart Girl Society will be coming to speak to all parents. Sponsored by SJS Home and School. See flier for more details.


~Story Time and Cookies will be held Wednesday, March 21st for students in grade PS-4th Grade.  Check out the flyer to see what this is about and how to get registered.


~HOPE Bring HOPE into your family’s finances! Remember that school families purchasing HOPE certificates can get tuition credits – 45% of the profits on the purchased gift cards/certificates go to the school family as credits, when the Sycamore number is provided.  You can also have relatives or friends provide your number to get you more tuition credit.  For St. James school families, the tuition credit is doubled through the St. James Angels of HOPE program.  Some families receive hundreds of dollars.  See the attached HOPE brochure  and visit the HOPE web site today:


~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 @


~SJS Super Eagle 5K Training Camp will be held 3/19-4/30.  Plan now to attend the information meeting March 6th @ 3:25 in Library.  See flyer for more details



Community News

~Creighton Prep will have and Advanced Mathematics class this spring for boys and girls in grades 6-8th grade.  Check out the flyer to get the details.


~Marian Junior Golf Program:  Marian Junior Golf is a development program for 6th to 8th grade girls who may be interested in playing high school golf - at any school, not just Marian.  The program will meet on Saturday afternoons in April and May at Indian Creek Golf Course for fun instructional sessions covering full swing, chipping, and putting.  PGA teaching professionals and Marian varsity golfers will assist with the instruction.  For registration or more information, please contact Marian Golf Coach Robert Davis (


~Junior Pride Baseball registration is now open.  See flyer for details and registration


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