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Virtual Backpack ~ March 05, 2018

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


Congratulations to our Science Olympiad

They represented SJS well in the

Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium Science Olympiad. 

The Olympiad was held on Saturday, February 24, 2018. 


Anatomy and Physiology ~ Sophia Mace/Karina Rief 1st

Crime Busters ~ Aryn Durr/Bailey Kollasch 1st

Disease Detectives ~ Aryn Durr/Lexus Tenorio 4th

Dynamic Planet ~ Zoey Rauterkus/Megan Wilkins 1st

Ecology ~ Noah Coon/Zach D’Aquila 5th

Fast Facts ~ Faith Morrison/Karina Rief 2nd

Meteorology ~ Noah Coon/Ian Wewel 2nd

Microbe Mission ~ Lexus Tenoria/Karina Rief 1st

Road Scholar ~ Ian Wewel/Kyra McWilliams 2nd

Rocks and Minerals ~ Theresa Berger/Kyra McWilliams 2nd

Wright Stuff ~ Nile Langenfeld/Sean Fenoglio 3rd

Write it Do it ~ Theresa Berger/Allison Cann 4th

We are proud of you!


Also, Congratulations to Conner Thomassen for

qualifying for the National Geography Bee. 

The State Geography Bee will be held @ UNO on April 6.

Way to go Conner!!!!


Help Needed!

We are looking for volunteers to help in the cafeteria.  Volunteers would help with rinsing trays or wiping down tables between lunch shifts.  Check out iVolunteer to get signed up


Knights of Columbus

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


Spirit Dress down Day

Monday, March 5 is a spirit dress down day.


~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 @ .


~Book Fair is fast approaching!  Plan now to attend the spring book fair March 15 – 23.


~Counselor recommends this site


~SJS Grade 7 Science Project Day will be held Tuesday, March 13 from 1:30-3:00.  All are welcome to come to the parish center and our future scientists projects.


~March Menu


~SJS Athletics Track is open to all 6th, 7th, & 8th grade boys and girls who attend St. James / Seton school.  Practice will start in March and the season will begin in April.  It culminates with a final meet normally at Omaha Skutt Catholic High School.


The registration link is





The football program at St. James / Seton (SJS) is open to all 7th and 8th grade boys (Fall ’18). 


If your son(s) elects to go out for St. James / Seton Football this fall; the registration process including the medical statement and payment of the participation fee will need to be completed online (debit/credit card via PayPal; note, you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay online).  Registration steps are attached.  Note: register and pay the participation fee by May 15th and you save $30!!!


A parent meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 10th; at 7:00 PM at the St. James / Seton school gym.  A reference document (Football Parent Handbook – 2018) is attached

and such items within the document will be discussed during the meeting.


For updated information regarding SJS Football, access SJS Athletics (link) web site and click on the football link in the top center of the screen. 


The direct link to the registration page is


If you have questions, contact TJ Burbridge at 402-689-6922,; or Chris Findall at 402-238-3200,


~Girlscout Masquerade Dance My Guy and I Dance - You are invited to a My Guy and I dance sponsored by the SJS Girl Scouts.  You do not need to be in Girl Scouts to attend. Date is March 18th from 2-4pm. Please see flier for more details.

~Home and School

March Home and School Happenings

Home & School Meeting

 March 7th at 7:00pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Parish Center

ALL are welcome!

Dine out for SJS

Wednesday March 14th Runza (171st and Maple)

Smart Girl Society

Educational opportunity for parents. March 15th at 6:30pm in the school gym. Childcare available in St. James Nursery. iVolunteer opportunities for 6-12th graders.

Crafting Day

Saturday, March 17th

SAVE THE DATE!! Join us for our spring Crafting Day sponsored by SJS Home and School. Bring your crafts (scrapbooking, sewing, yarn, or whatever) and come join us for a day of fun, food, and crafting! Saturday, March 17 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. Receive a $5 discount if registered by March 5. Registration forms available here

, in the kiosk in the narthex of either church, or email Jen at for more information or a registration form.

2nd Grade Eagles Wings Luncheon March 21st   

Lunch for our SJS staff and support staff.

Easy way to volunteer – if you have a student in 2nd grade go to iVolunteer and see what they may need for the lunch they are providing.

Story Time and Cookies

Wednesday March 21st from 6:30-7:15pm at the school gym. Preschool – 4th Grade - Come and listen to a story in your PAJAMAS! Book fair will be open until 8pm this evening in the library. RSVP preferred by March 16th to Kate Kaldenberg Check out the flyer to see what this is about and how to get registered.

Thank you to all those who have been volunteering

to help in the many different ways!

Parents + School = Winning Team!


~HOPE you can use your Plus Shopper’s card and help the HOPE program grow.  By simply scanning your plus shopper’s card every time you shop you help HOPE program earn rewards.  See flyer for details on how to get signed up .


~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


~Vacation Bible Fun SAVE THE DATE June 25-29th.  Registration opens March 23rd -

Community News


~Little Jays Flag football will be holding early sign up.  See flyer for details on how to get signed up

~Mercy will be hosting a feeder team.  See flyer for details


~RCHS is offering a free day camp for 5th-8th graders on March 18, from 1pm to 3pm.

See flyer @, and parents can sign up their students on our website :

~SEA Parish Mission Join us for the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Mission on Sunday - Tuesday, March 4-5-6, 2017, 7:00-8:00 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Fr. Larry Gillick, S.J., of Creighton University and Sr. Bernadette O’Reilly, NDS, a Sister of Sion from Winnipeg, Canada, will speak on “The Holiness of Love.” A reception will follow each evening.

There are so many aspects and realities to the experiences of loving and being loved. The presentations will offer reflections and invitations centering on three specific topics.

-      The Holiness of God as Love

-      The Holiness of Love as Mercy

-      The Holiness of Marriage and Family Lived Sacramentally

Faith activities will be offered for children K-6th grade. Babysitting will be provided for ages 2-5. Contact Jo Kusek at 402-572-0369 by February 20.

If you have questions about the mission, please contact Deacon Duane Karmazin at 402-571-1689.

Bring your friends!


~Wesleyan University will be holding summer reading skills programs this summer.  For information on classes and how to get signed up check out the flyer @


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