Virtual Backpack ~ 02-20-2017
Click on Weekly Flyers on Left to view flyers on items below.
SJS was well represented at the Archdiocese Metro Spelling Bee.
Joe Crenshaw (5th Grade) made it to round 3 and Sean Patterson (8th Grade) finished 2nd
in the Metro! Congratulations Joe and Sean.
Congratulations to our Math Club for reaching Gold Level Status in the National Math Club! SJS will be added to the national website Gold Level School List. In addition to each member receiving a certificate recognizing their achievement, SJS will also be awarded a gold level trophy and banner.
Our 2016/2017 Math Club Members are:
7th Grade 8th Grade
Henry Biesanz Nate Dugan
Aryn Durr Zoe Durr
Ella Fitzgerald Clare Euteneuer
Marcus Kriener Fernando Ferrer
Emily Lamoureux Ben Humpal
Sophia Mace Katie Liske
Emily Mordeson Nicole Loeffler
Karina Rief Elizabeth Mendick
Matt Wilmes Eric Olsen
And the High School Scholarship Winners Are:
Jessica Brusnahan, Katie Liske, Nicole Loeffler
Clare Euteneuer, Elizabeth Walsh
Ben Humpal, Eric Olsen
Zoe Durr, Caitlin Keating, Seth Leddy, Kathryn Little, Tommy Maxwell, Elizabeth Mendick, Brendan Monaghan, Abigail Schwarz, Maria Sellers, Jason Willis, Ryan Witt
Dominic Melrose, Xavier Hackenberg
We have much to be proud of at SJS
Way to go!!!
~Counselors Corner Grief and death are difficult topics to talk about though they are a part of life that everyone must encounter at one time or another. When there is a death by suicide, the conversations are more complex then someone dying from natural causes. Teens are especially susceptible to having very deep feelings and being dramatically impacted by losses. For many reasons, parents often shy away from conversations about suicide. We want to protect our children. It might be too difficult to think that your child might do something to harm themselves. It might not occur to us that our child has had these thoughts because they are generally healthy and have resources. Perhaps we, as parents, find it too painful to think it is a possibility. Sometimes we are not sure what to do when our child is upset and says something like “I hate my life, I wish I were dead”. Children are often impulsive. When they do not see a way out of a temporary problem, they may seek a permanent solution. If you have seen or heard some indication of harm to self or others, please reach out to people who can support you. A good place to start is your doctor or school counselor. If you would like to do some research on your own, please check out these web sites:
- Boys Town link for students: http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/Pages/home.aspx
- Website from Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide: http://www.sptsusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/When_a_Child_Friend_Dies_By_Suicide.pdf
Website with tips for parents: www.jasonfoundation.com
~Home and School Story Time for students in grades Pre-school thru 3rd Grade will be held March 29th. See flyer @ http://www.sjsomaha.org/media/files/2017_3_29_H&S_Storytime.pdf.
~School Magnet Misprint NOTE: There is no school on 3/13 but we do have school on 3/23.
~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 @ http://www.sjsomaha.org/media/files/2017_3_1_Dodgeball_Waiver.pdf
along with opportunities to volunteer @ http://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/event_006. Please contact Laura Schwarz, Sarah Pritza or Jody Mendick for more details.
~SJS Vacation Bible Fun
SAVE THE DATE – VACATION BIBLE FUN 2017
JUNE 19TH – JUNE 23RD AT ST. JAMES SETON SCHOOL
REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN FRIDAY MARCH 31ST!
More information to come soon!
~Superstar Winner Did you miss the Superstar interview with our very own Mr. Kelly and Mrs. Howard? Just go to the following link http://spiritcatholicradio.com/index.php/programming/spirit-mornings.