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Virtual Backpack ~ 04-24-2017

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


We will be looking for someone to play music at school Masses next year.

If you know anyone who would be interested please contact the school office.


Preschool Spots are filling up fast! 

Get your registration in today.



~April Lunch Menu


~Field day volunteers needed.  Check iVolunteer to help with field day.  We need 3 volunteers from every grade


~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!

~Home and School Positions for 2017 School Year

We are looking to fill a couple of positions for the new school year. Here is a description of what each position entails. If you are interested please contact HSA President, Crystal Anderson,


Vice President - Duties of the Vice President include, but are not limited to:

1)      Assist the President in overseeing the HSA.

2)      Take the lead at meetings of the HSA in the absence of the President.

3)      Serves as ex-officio member of all standing committees.

4)      Shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the President or by the Executive Committee.


Fundraiser Delivery Coordinator:  (1 position open, 1 already assigned) -reserve the St Elizabeth Ann Parish Center for the day of delivery once the date is confirmed by the Fundraiser Coordinators, usually in February or March. Requests volunteer slots be posted to iVolunteer via the school.  Inform the school of the pick up times and make sure they are posted to the website and virtual backpack. Communicate with the fundraiser company rep the week before delivery to receive the invoice information needed for pick up day, ie what each student/family owes and number of boxes to be picked up. Make sure all materials for delivery day are ready, note cards, envelopes for each order, invoice sheets copied, numbered signs, outdoor signs for school entrances. On delivery day, put the signs out at the school, be at the sight early to ensure the room is ready, meet the fundraiser rep and volunteers for first shift. Once main delivery is made, coordinate, using the volunteers, the separating of orders by number into the appropriate row. Supervise the pick up process, answer any questions, work with the rep and fundraiser coordinator to solve any issues. Begin doing reminder calls toward the end of the time frame for any orders remaining. Be prepared to find places to store frozen and dry goods not picked up. Notify the office staff of any orders that may need to be sent home with students in the following days.


Educational Parent Speaker CoordinatorAssist with scheduling speakers. Help reserve space for the presentation. Be at the presentation to set up and tear down and assist speaker. Help with getting volunteers for nursery for parents who need it. 


April Home and School Happenings

Dine out for SJS

Confirmation Reception

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 for details on how to get signed up:

Space is limited and signup deadline is by April 23rd


~SJS Art Camps will be held at SJS during the summer.  To see what is available and get signed up by May 12th go to


~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:


~SJS Athletics is now accepting registration for the following:

SJS Football online registration is open now for all 7th and 8th grade boys.  See flyer for more details.


SJS Volleyball online registration is open now for all 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls.  See flyer for more details.


~SJS 5K 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!  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 and get signed up today.


~SJS Vacation Bible Fun

Registration for VBF (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:  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, For more information, contact:  Crystal Anderson (402-278-2311), April Gamelin (402-677-9227) or Jen List (402-250-0775) or email


Community News


~3rd Grade Girl Scout Brownie troop is collecting items to donate to the Bethlehem House in Omaha.  Please open the flyer here to see their wish list of items to donate.  We will be collecting the week of April 24-28.  Contact Jen List at with any questions.  Thank you for your generosity!!

~Attention ALL GIRLS - Girl Scouts Spirit of NE- Mother- Daughter Tea Party at Joslyn Castle on 4/30/17. This fun event is open to  both members and non-members. Girls are encouraged to enjoy this fun event and see what Girl Scouts has to offer. Please see flyer for details and registration.


~ Creighton Prep will be offering summer B-ball camps and various summer programs.  To get a list of programs and to get registered you can go to the following links.


~Girlscouts is hosting a mother – daughter tea party at the Joslyn Castle.  See flyer for all the details.


~Marian Show Choir will be holding auditions.  For the details on how to get signed up go to



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