Virtual Backpack ~ 05-08-2017
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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.
A BIG THANKS to the students who represented SJS at the Archdiocese Math Contest on Saturday. Mary Gurnon and Andrea Dugan represented the 4th grade. Roman Gilbride and Joe Crenshaw represented the 5th grade. Congratulations to Joe for finishing fifth and Roman finishing seventh in the individual test. Joe and Roman finished third in the team test. The 6th grade was represented by Sean Fenoglio and Jack Gillogly. Congratulations to Sean for taking first place and Jack seventh place in the individual test. Sean and Jack came in second place in the team test. Marcus Kriener and Emily Lamoureux represented the 7th grade. The 8th grade was represented by Katie Liske, Nate Dugan, Clare Euteneur, And Eric Olsen. Thank you for all of your hard work.
Congratulations to the SJS Wits Class Team for placing 1st and 2nd on Friday in the PAL competition. Team Members are Team A (placed 2nd) Carson Bartak, Fernando Ferrer, Ben Humpal, Marcus Kriener and Dominic Melrose. Team B (place 1st) Jessica Brusnahan, Ty Evangelisti, Katie Liske, Sean Patterson, Austin Shiner. Way to represent SJS!
Duke University Talent Identification Program We would like to recognize the students who participated in the 2017 Duke University Talent Identification Program’s 7th Grade Talent Search. Duke TIP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented students. Duke TIP works with students, their families, and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage, and help students reach their highest potential. Now in its thirty-seventh year, the 7th Grade Talent Search identifies seventh graders based on standardized test scores achieved while attending elementary or middle school. Candidates are invited to take the ACT or the SAT college entrance exams as seventh graders, which allows them greater insight into their academic abilities. In addition, they gain valuable benefits and have access to unique resources for gifted students. The following students participated this year:
Henry Biesanz, Neave Corrigan, Drake Gilbride, Andrew Joppa, Marcus Kreiner, Sykora Robers, and Jakob Smith. Congratulations to these students and their families.
Spirit Dress Down Day ~will be Monday, May 8th.
Preschool Spots are filling up fast!
Get your registration in today.
Be Aware ~ there has been some breakins at SEA parking lot during soccer games and practices. A parent just had their car broken into and there were no valuables in view. Please be aware and do not leave anything of value in your car and definitely not in view.
~5k Shirts – there are extra shirts available for purchase if anyone is interested. We have adult medium and large sizes for $8.00. Call the school office if interested.
~School Calendar 2017/2018 http://www.sjsomaha.org/media/files/2017_yearly_calendar.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.
~ May Home and School Happenings
Teacher Appreciation Week
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.
Dine out for SJS
Wednesday May 10th at Culver’s 120th and Blondo – 5pm -9pm
Make sure you mention SJS to get credit J
Kindergarten Eagles Wings Luncheon May 17th
Lunch for our SJS staff and support staff.
Easy way to volunteer – if you have a student in Kindergarten go to iVolunteer and see what they may need for the lunch they are providing.
Putt Putt at Putting Plus
Celebrate the end of school – Tuesday May 23rd – Putting Plus 90th and Maple from 1:00-8:00pm – 25% goes back to HSA – See Virtual Backpack for flier
Thank you to all those who have been volunteering
to help in the many different ways!
Parents + School = Winning Team!
Have a great and safe Summer!!!!
Are your kids watching 13 Reasons Why? READ THIS!
The most recent Netflix series hit, 13 Reasons Why, is creating a buzz among teenagers about teen suicide. It is also creating a buzz among school professions, mental health professionals, and many who work to prevent suicide and violence. This series is based on the popular book by Jay Asher. The series follows a group of high school students as they piece together a story left behind for them by their classmate, Hannah Baker, who died by suicide. Though the series creates a buzz about important topics like suicide, according to mental health experts it falls short of talking about mental health issues and support for our teenagers. Instead it comes increasingly close to romanticizing suicide for some of our most volatile students. This show also depicts scenes of sexual violence and underage drinking.
Many students have become obsessed with the show and hence have obtained an unrealistic example of how tragic suicide really is. Most importantly the fact that suicide is forever. It is important for ALL students to know there is help and resources available. If your child is watching 13 Reasons Why or even if your child isn’t take a moment and talk with them assure them that help is available and suicide is never an answer. If you or your child needs support, contact your school counselor. Together we are determined to keep our children safe.
If you want to have a resource for talking with your students about 13 Reasons Why, here is a good talking point resource: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/tv-reviews/13-reasons-why
~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, email@example.com.
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 Coordinator: Assist 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.
~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: http://www.sjsomaha.org/media/files/2017_Jumping_into_Kindergarten.pdf Space is limited and signup deadline is by April 23rd.
~May lunch menu http://www.sjsomaha.org/media/files/2017_May_Menu.pdf
~Product Partners Reminder The final product partners collection for this school year is coming soon - please turn in your collection bags by Friday, May 12. This is the last collection for the Labels for Learning - that program is ending this summer, so please check your pantry for any products that still have those labels on them. Family Fare receipts can also be turned in with product partners - we can collect receipts from their stores all year and turn them in for cash for the school!! Thank you for all your collecting throughout the year to support SJS!!
~Putt Putt for SJS - Celebrate the end of the school year at Putting Plus on Tuesday, May 23rd - see flier for more details. http://www.sjsomaha.org/media/files/2017_5_23_Putt_Putt.pdf
~Save the Date the 2017 fall crafting date has been set!!! Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 7 to spend the day crafting with friends. More information is to come. Please contact Jen List at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
~SJS Art Camps are now enrolling! There will be a 4-day Painting Camp and a 4-day Clay Camp. Visit http://www.sjsomaha.org/media/files/2017_Art_camp.pdf for camp details and enrollment forms.
~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 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. http://www.sjsomaha.org/media/files/2017_5_10_SJS_Football_Flyer.pdf
SJS Volleyball online registration is open now for all 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls. See flyer for more details. http://www.sjsomaha.org/media/files/2017_5_15_SJS_Volleyball_Flyer.pdf
~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 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: 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
~2nd ANNUAL SJEA TEAM COMPETE SUMMER SOCCER CAMP
Hello SJEA Soccer Families and Coaches
Registration for the 2nd Annual SJEA Team Complete Summer Soccer Camp is open! There is no other summer soccer camp around like this, don’t miss out. Last year was a blast, this year will be even better!
I would like to invite your son or daughter, their friends and whole team to join us for a week of Team Complete Soccer, a half day camp designed for ages 5-13. The TCP Camp is a unique four-day program that combines expert soccer coaching with a positive Christian message. Our coaching staff has played at elite levels, is hand selected and trained in the 3-Dimensional Coaching philosophy (Mind, Body, and Heart). Our unique curriculum each day will consist of core soccer development and character growth with a Biblical connection to leave lasting impact. Our goal is to unleash greatness in each camper.
Please encourage your full team and friends to register with the mail in form attached.
May 30st-June 2nd 9am-12pm at SJEA Fields
Cost: $130 Sibling Discount: $115
"All players should walk away from the camp understanding that everyone has something to offer and can make a difference in the game of soccer and the game of life. We look forward to providing your child with the most complete soccer experience possible!" Director of TCP and Creighton Women’s Soccer Head Coach Ross Paule
We would love to have your child join us for an awesome week of soccer and character growth! If you have any questions about registering for our camp or our Team Complete Programs in general, please contact: Laurie Paule- Team Complete Registrar- 901-921-2955 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Complete Coaches will consist of Head Coach of Creighton Women’s Soccer Team, Ross Paule, Creighton WSOC players and trained Team Complete Staff Coaches.
~ 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. http://www.sjsomaha.org/media/files/2017_CP_Summer_Programs_Flyer.pdf
~Gross Catholic Summer Camp Flyer http://www.sjsomaha.org/media/files/2017_Gross_Catholic_Summer_Camp_Flyer_2017.pdf.
~“Joyful Celebration of the Resurrection” Stained Glass Window Fundraiser Concert Sunday, May 7th, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 5419 N 114th St., Omaha. Father Frank Baumert, host; Santos Family violin/piano ensemble; Hannah Keisling, voice; James Costello, voice; Michelle Lindgren, piano. Admission is $5/person or $20/family at the door. Contact the Parish Office at 402-493-2186.
~Marian High School Summer Robotics & Coding Camp
Learn how to drive and code the Sphero SPRK robot. Campers may bring their own device to control the robot (iPad or Android) or may use a device provided by Marian. Each participant will take home their robot (valued at $100) to keep after camp is over. Click here to sign up for a summer robotics and coding camp!
~Nebraska Wesleyan University will be having summer reading skills programs this summer. http://www.sjsomaha.org/media/files/2017_May_NE_Wesleyan_University_Summer_Reading_Skills_Programs.pdf
~OPS Summer Swimming Lessons schedule http://www.sjsomaha.org/media/files/2017_OPS_Summer_Swimming_Lessons.pdf.
~Pro Sanctity Camp Fun & Faith girls participate in our camp that integrates normal camp activities with our faith. http://www.sjsomaha.org/media/files/2017_Camp_Fun_andFaith_Flier.pdf
~The 19th annual Remembrance Walk will be held Saturday, May 27th. Plan now to attend. See flyer for details on how to get signed up. http://www.sjsomaha.org/media/files/2017_5_27_Walk.pdf
~Roncalli Catholic High School summer camp opportunities can be found @ http://www.sjsomaha.org/media/files/2017_RCHS_Summer_Camps(1).pdf
Registration for camps http://www.sjsomaha.org/media/files/2017_SUMMER_CAMPS_REGISTRATION_FORM.pdf
~Skutt will host a Vivace Summer Camp (Show Choir) on Thursday, June 1st. Registrations due by May 24. Get signed up today! http://www.sjsomaha.org/media/files/2017_Skutt_Vivace_Choir_Summer_Camp.pdf
~ TOTUS TUUS at SEA - July 17-21
Totus Tuus is a Latin expression meaning "totally yours." It is also the name of a fun and energetic parish-based summer catechetical program for both grade school age children and junior and senior high school youth. College students and seminarians form teams of four and sent out to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ in various parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Omaha. Registrations forms can be found in the church foyers and are attached here: http://www.sjsomaha.org/media/files/2017_TOTUS_TUUS.pdf.
~UNO will be having a creative writing summer camp June 19-23. For details see flyer http://www.sjsomaha.org/media/files/2017_6_19_UNO_Writing_Workshop.pdf.