Virtual Backpack ~ 04-03-2017
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Just a reminder
Due to SJ Fish Fry on Friday, April 7th , Kidscare Pickup will be on Tomahawk.
Congratulations to the SJS Wits Clash teams. They took 3rd and 4th place out of 24 teams at the Grace University Quiz Bowl on Friday (24 March).
Team members were:
3rd Place: Jessica Brusnahan, Ty Evangelisti, Katie Liske, Sean Patterson, Austin Shiner.
4th Place: Carson Bartak, Fernando Ferrer, Ben Humpal, Marcus Kriener, Dominic Melrose.
Way to go team!
Home and School would like to thank everyone who came to the Storytime and Smores event on Wednesday evening! We hope you had a good time and were able to attend the book fair as well. Thank you also to HyVee on 108th and Fort for donating the snacks and to Kari Johnson for coordinating the books for the kids.
~April Lunch Menu http://www.sjsomaha.org/media/files/2017_Apri_Menu.pdf.
~Field day volunteers needed. Check iVolunteer to help with field day. We need 3 volunteers from every grade http://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/event_017.
~Help Needed Confirmation Celebration!!
6th and 7th Grade families needed
Receptions are being planned immediately following Confirmation Masses at both St. James and St. Elizabeth Ann. The parish centers will be decorated and refreshments will be provided for the newly confirmed and their guests.
It is our hope that this tradition will continue, with the 6th and 7th grade families planning for the event and then being able to relax and enjoy the evening when their son or daughter is confirmed in 8th grade.
We are in need of families to donate baked goods, serve, and clean up after the event.
This is a wonderful way to ‘pay it forward’ as the students are preparing for their own Confirmation!
Please sign up via i-volunteer if you would like to help.
April Home and School Happenings
Home & School Meeting
April 5th at 7pm at SEA
A lot of talk of next year will be happening. If you would like to be more involved with HSA next year come to the meeting or please contact Crystal Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org as we have some committee spots to fill
1st Grade Eagles Wings Luncheon April 5th
Lunch for our SJS staff and support staff.
Easy way to volunteer – if you have a student in 1st grade go to iVolunteer and see what they may need for the lunch they are providing.
Dine out for SJS
Wednesday April 19th Runza – 172nd and Maple
April 19th SEA – April 27th SJ Receptions are being planned immediately following Confirmation Masses at both St. James and St. Elizabeth Ann. It is our hope that this tradition will continue, with the 6th and 7th grade families planning for the event and then being able to relax and enjoy the evening when their son or daughter is confirmed in 8th grade.
Thank you to all those who have been volunteering to
help in the many different ways!
Parents + School = Winning Team!
~Jumping into Kindergarten is an opportunity for incoming kindergarten students to work with our two kindergarten teachers to be prepared for a great transition. See flyer http://www.sjsomaha.org/media/files/2017_Jumping_into_Kindergarten.pdf
for details and how to get signed up. Space is limited and signup deadline is by April 23rd.
~SJS Enrichment and Summer Reading Skills Program SJS will again offer this program to all incoming 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students. For more information and registration form go to http://www.sjsomaha.org/media/files/2017_3_28_Summer_Reading_Enrichment_Letter.pdf.
~SJS 5K Only 2 weeks left to get registered!!!! Looking for something for the whole family to participate in? Get signed up now to attend SJS 1st annual 5K on Saturday, April 29th at Standing Bear Lake. See flyer for details http://sjs-supereagle.weebly.com/! And bonus…paid participants can enjoy a free lunch following the race. Good will donation is encouraged for all non-participants. More details to follow.
~SJS Summer Science Camps 2017! This year there will be two different science camps for students entering grades 1st-5th grades. For all the details see flyer http://www.sjsomaha.org/media/files/2017_5_12_SJS_sciencecamps.pdf and get signed up today.
~SJS Vacation Bible Fun
Registration for Vacation Bible Fun (June 19-23) hast started! The theme for Vacation Bible Fun this year is Maker Fun Factory: Created by God Built for a Purpose. We will explore how God made you, is for you, is always with you, will always love you, and made you for a reason. Any child entering Preschool – 4th grade in the fall of 2017 are welcome to attend! Tell your friends and family as this is open to everyone! Student registration forms are available at St. James and St. Elizabeth Ann’s in the foyer of the church or can be found on our website: sjsvbf.wix.com/kids Program will be Thursday at 6:30pm. All students will decorate a t-shirt (provided by parents on first day of VBF) to wear at the program.
Registration forms can be found on our website, sjsvbf.wix.com/kids For more information, contact: Crystal Anderson (402-278-2311), April Gamelin (402-677-9227) or Jen List (402-250-0775) or email email@example.com
~Knights of Columbus Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 15 @ 1:00 p.m. for kids through age 10. It will be held in St. James Parish Center. Plan now to attend this fun event!
~Maverick Run Come join the Maverick Run on Saturday, April 22nd. Get signed up by 4/1 to get early registration prices. See flyer for details. http://www.sjsomaha.org/media/files/2017_%201_27_Maverick_Run_Registration_link.pdf
~Mercy Junior Monarch B-ball Team is looking for girls in grades 4-7 to join the feeder b-ball team. See flyer for details. http://www.sjsomaha.org/media/files/2017_4_7_17_Mercy_B-ball.pdf
~Overflow will host a middle school youth ministry night. For more information see flyer http://www.sjsomaha.org/media/files/2017_3_25_Overflow_Youth_event.pdf.
~Schwers Family Fundraiser As most of you know Alex (former SJS student) and Lauren (current SJS 5th grader) Schwers dad, Roger, was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in his blood. There is a go fund me page that has been setup for the family if you are interested in helping.
There will be a fundraiser on April 8th as well. We need help for bake sale items and working the event. I will post the links to those pages below. We would really appreciate if everyone could save the date for the evening of Saturday April 8th. We are in the process of organizing a fundraising dinner for the Schwers family which will take place in the St. James gym. There will be auction items at the dinner so if you know of a business that would be willing to donate please contact me for a donation form. Thank you so much and please keep Roger and the Schwers family in your prayers!