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Virtual Backpack ~ 04-10-2017

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

 

Reminders

Friday, April 7th, Kidscare Pickup will be on Tomahawk.

 

Tuesday, April 11 is Spirit Day!

 

 

Congratulations go out to:

 

Sophia Mace for placing 2nd out of 7th grade entries in the Virginia Frank Writing Contest sponsored by The Friends of the Omaha Public Library. 

 

 

Congratulations also to the following SJS students whose art won awards at the annual Duchesne art show!  Great job artists!

 

Students were awarded with the Tres Bien award.  Zoe Durr (8) for her flowers art project, Cecilia Hall (8) for her Eagle art project, Makayla Kennedy (7) for her Where’s your Happy Place? art project, Kyra McWilliams (5) for her Brooke art project and Ellie Rief (5) for her Spring is Here art project.

 

Way to make us proud kids!

 

 

SCHOOL NEWS

~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. 

Thank You!

http://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/event_016

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April Home and School Happenings

 

 

Dine out for SJS

Wednesday April 19th Runza – 172nd and Maple

 

Confirmation Receptions

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 on 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.  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 sjsvbf@gmail.com

 

 

Community News

 

 

~Gross Catholic H.S. will be presenting Godspell April 7 & 8 @ 7:30 p.m. and April 9 @ 2:00 p.m. at Gross Catholic High School.

 

~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!

~Mercy Summer Camps Mercy High School invites 3rd-8th grade girls to our annual Summer Camps for volleyball, soccer, basketball and track.  For more information go to: http://bit.ly/2017mercy3-8camps

~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!


Thank you!

Tracey Hillebrandt

 Tracey.hillebrandt@gmail.com

402-672-9350

 

https://www.gofundme.com/medical-expenses-for-roger-schwers

 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090448AFAC2AA57-dessert

 

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f0d4dafad28a5f85-volunteers2

 

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