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Virtual Backpack ~ May 23, 2018

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


Omaha Gives is a one-day, online fundraising event that works to raise money for nonprofit organizations in the Omaha area. Omaha Gives is scheduled for the last day of school at SJS - May 23rd. You can take part and donate even before the event officially begins by scheduling your donation. You can also wait and join the fun on May 23rd. The official Omaha Gives fundraising drive is one day only.


SJS has two things we hope to achieve through funds from Omaha Gives.  First, we want to purchase an additional set of Chromebooks so that teachers can continue to enhance the curriculum through technology.  Second, we want to update our "vintage" cafeteria tables. 


Please help us spread the word so that we can achieve both goals.  Thank you for your donations and support! Donation Link:



It is difficult to plan for purchases and staffing without an accurate enrollment number.  If you have not registered, please do so, and if you have any questions feel free to contact the office.


New Family Ice Cream Picnic

Will be held for all new families in the St. James Parish Center on August 19th.  

More details to follow.


All about SJS!

Will follow the new family Ice Cream Picnic in the school gym.  Wonder 


Volunteer Opportunities!

There are volunteer opportunities being added daily to iVolunteer.  

Below are just a few opportunities.

SOAR pre-planning/work (these hours will be for 2018/19 school year)

Vacation Bible Fun


~Home and School


The final H&S Newsletter for 2017/18 school year can be found @


New Family Ice Cream Picnic

Will be held for all new families in the St. James Parish Center on 

Sunday, August 19th.  More details to follow.


All about SJS!

Ever wonder how Sycamore works?  What kind of clubs SJS sponsors?  What athletics are available? H.O.P.E. what is that?  How do I get involved with H&S?  All our SJS families are welcome to come to our All About SJSSunday, August 19thfrom 4-5 to get these and many more questions answered.  We will have staff members available to answer your questions. 


Back to School Skate Party

Plan now to attend the skate party Monday, August 13thfrom 6-8 at Skate Daze.


If you would like to be more involved with HSA next year please see 

the positions below that we are looking to fill: 

Fall Boutique:

Kitchen Coordinator – would shadow the event this year, November 2018 and take over for the school year of 2019-2020

Confirmation Receptions (SEA and SJ) coordinator – Would shadow for the 2018-2019 school year and take over for the following year

Thank you to all those who have been volunteering to help in the many different ways! 

Parents + School = Winning Team! 

Have a Happy and Safe Summer!


~H.O.P.E. is hosting their annual Parking Lot Sale Saturday, June 23rdfrom 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  If you would like to rent a SJ parking space for $20 or really get a good deal and get 2 for $30 you can purchase a ticket at the HOPE table after mass; HOPE office at SJS or call 402-572-7897 to secure your spots.


This is a great way to sell your garage; yard or craft sale items and anything leftover at end of sale can be donated to St. Vincent de Paul (truck will be standing by) so you won’t have to take anything back with you.


This year there are TWO options to fulfill your school uniform needs!

OPTION 1:  Sell your gently used uniform pants, shorts, skorts, skirts, jumpers, uniform shirts, and SJS sports uniforms, etc. (high school uniforms are also welcome).  See instructions below. 

*SELLERS:  On an envelope (pinned to the clothing item), write the size of clothing, asking price, and your name.  Drop off sale items in the gym between 3-5:30 p.m.  Sellers MUST pick up any money from sold items by 8 p.m. that night.  All money that is not picked up by 8:00 PM will be donated to the school.  ALL items that are not sold and not picked up by the seller at the end of the night will also be donated.

*BUYERS:  Place exact money in the seller’s envelope.  Bring plenty of small bills to pay for items.  We will not be able to provide change for items purchased. 

OPTION 2:  Bring your gently used uniform pants, shorts, skorts, jumpers, uniform shirts, and SWAP them with another size that fits your student.  No exchange of money (although donations are appreciated).

~SJS Volleyball Parents, The volleyball program is open to all 4th, 5th,6th, 7th,and 8thgrade girls who attend St. James / Seton (SJS) School or are Home School students in the St. James/St. Elizabeth Ann parishes.  


If your daughter(s) elects to go out for St. James / Seton Volleyball 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).  Note: register and pay the participation fee by May 15thand you save $20!!!


An optional informational meeting for parents onlywill take place on Wednesday, May 9that 7:00 PM at the St. James / Seton school gym.  A reference document (Volleyball Parent Handbook – 2018) is attached and such items within the document will be discussed during the meeting.


Evaluations will be held in May and players will need to supply their own knee pads during evaluations.  For updated information regarding evaluation dates and times for each grade, please go to SJS Athletics(link) web site and click on the volleyball link in the top right hand side of the screen.  Evaluation dates and times for each pertinent grade are listed.  

If you have questions, contact TJ Burbridge at 402-689-6922,


~SJS Athletic Need to find some ways to volunteer and meet your parent volunteer commitment for the 2018-2019 school year?  St. James / Seton Athletic Association is looking for new board members!  


What is the SJS Athletic Association?

We area self-funded parent organization which sponsors the following competitive programs for St. James / Seton: Volleyball, Football, Basketball, and Track.  Our teams are competitive and play in the Parochial Athletic League.  The Athletic Association also sponsors the annual Spring Fling, a dinner/auction fund-raiser to support the financial necessities of athletics.  

What does the board do?

The Athletic Association Board manages all of aspects of the sports programs we support including registration, uniforms, coaching staff, referees, evaluations, and procurement of gym time and space. Board members attend one meeting a month and provide gym supervisor presence at games as needed.  Board members also assist with the planning of the Spring Fling Fundraiser and other activities on an ongoing basis.  Board members are dedicated volunteers who believe in providing an athletic structure that teaches the fundamentals of sports along with sportsmanship and Christian values.

How do I join?

Attend our first meeting of the school year in August. Dates will be posted on our website at

You can also check this link for more information about the Association and our current board members.  We will send out additional notifications as the school year kicks off as well.  Come join us!!



~SJS Summer Art Camp Mrs. Smith will be hosting art camp for students entering grades 4-8 in the fall of 2018.  There are spots left in the paint camp.  For details see attached flyer



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