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Virtual Backpack ~ September 11, 2017

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


SJS Genius Hour

Check out a letter from Mrs. Neaderhiser explaining our new program at SJS. 

It can be found @



Parents, If you haven't had a chance yet, please check us out on Facebook! We have over 1,000 followers and we would love to have even more. It's a great way to get a sneak peek into our school day. Like & Share all our happenings! Thanks for the support.

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HyVee’s Cash for Students program has begun.  Start saving those receipts dated September 1, 2017 thru December 31, 2017.  HyVee pays $1.00 for every $200.00 spent.  You can turn those into the school office or drop them in the H&S plastic tubs at both parishes. 



We are in need of a speech coach this year for 7/8th grade.

If any parents that have completed Safe Environment Training are interested

please contact Mrs. Howard at

Thank you!


The Eagle's Nest was a BIG HIT at last year’s SOAR Dinner!

The SOAR Committee is asking for donations of gift cards to fill our Eagle's Nest for this year’s dinner.  We are still in need of silent auction items and if you have any baskets lying around we would love to take them off your hands too.  Please forward all donations to the school office, be sure to mark SOAR.  Thanks to everyone for helping to make this year’s SOAR Dinner one to be remembered!!!



September Home and School Happenings

Fundraiser Orders Due

Tuesday, September 12th

FUNDRAISER - 3 days left to sell!

Fundraiser order forms (no money) are due this Tuesday, September 12th. We hope your family has been selling cookie dough and other merchandise for our school fundraiser!  If 75% of families participate, we will have a dress down day with popcorn and a movie in the classroom!  Remember, the fundraiser occurs only once per year and the profits will go towards the purchase of NEW CAFETERIA TABLES!  As an incentive your child is awarded prizes for selling!  

You can either collect money from people as they order, or you can collect it upon delivery. However, you will write one check to St James Seton Home and School on October 19th (the date the items are picked up) for your child's entire sales order, which will not be cashed for two weeks.  Additional items will be for sale online at  Use the code A1170953 to access those items.   Sales end Tuesday, September 12th , so please keep selling. Thank you for your support!

Eagle’s Wings – 8th Grade

Wednesday, September 13th

Lunch for our SJS staff and support staff.

Easy way to volunteer – if you have a student in 8th grade go to iVolunteer and see what they may need for the lunch they are providing.

Dine out for SJS Night at Villagio’s and Zesto’s

Wednesday, September 13th

Villagios –ALL DAY SALES, Zesto’s -4pm -close

A percentage of the sales from the evening are donated back to St. James/Seton School

Located in Cherry Hills (Blair High Road/I-680)

First Ever – Parent Q & A Night

Thursday, September 14th


The gym will be set up with tables (each different topics) for you to visit.  Please bring any questions you may have. Some topics include: Home & School, Product partners, Athletics, Scyamore, HOPE/Scrip, iVolunteer, SOAR, after school clubs, etc. Nursery will be provided in the nursery at the church.

Spirit Wear Delivery

Friday, September 15th

Product Partners Update...

Your product partners bags have been sent home this week with the youngest and only children in each family.  Please look over the sheet inside the bag to see what items we are currently collecting to benefit our school.  Also, please fill in the sticker on the bag to let us know which child and homeroom you would like your bags sent home with after each collection.  Collection dates are listed on the stickers as well, and can be turned in to any teacher, the office, or the collection bins at either parish.  Please contact Jen List at with any questions.  Thank you for your support!!!



The winners of a $25 lunch voucher from the Home and School Association are: Tiffany & Anthony Agosta, Jeremy & Jen List, Jill & Jeremy Kreikemeier, and Pat & Tracey Hillebrandt- Thank you for turning in your HSA form!


~Art Club SJS Art Club is open to 7th/8th graders. We will meet once/month after school to work on art projects that the students choose. The dates for this year have changed slightly from the first handout some students may have gotten. 

The NEW dates for this year are:  Sept 19 - Oct 17 - Nov 7 - Dec 5 - Jan 16 - Feb 20 - Mar 20 - Apr 24 - May 15  We will meet on those dates from 3:15 - 4:30pm in the Art Room.  If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Smith at


~SJS Basketball Students in grades 5-8 can now begin registering for the 2017/2018 season.  See flyer to get registered


~Lunch Menu for September can be found @


~Mrs. Laney, our school counselor, has some helpful tips for parents which can be found @


~SJS Crafting Day It’s almost time for our Fall Crafting day sponsored by SJS home and school!!!  Whatever craft you have, come and join us Saturday, October 7 from 9am to 10pm at the SEA parish center.  Or there are half day options to accommodate your busy schedule.  You get your own 5’ round table, lunch and/or dinner, snacks and refreshments throughout the day.  Even if you have to leave for a while for another commitment, your things will be safe at your table while you’re gone.  Registration forms are available @, or email Jen at for more information or a registration form.  Registrations received by September 15 get $5 off!!


~Spotlight Skill This year we will focus on a “Spotlight Skill” each month based on the Boys Town Life Skills. Many of us take basic social skills for granted because we learned them when we were young and use them every day. Modeling and practicing these skills is important to any child’s future success in school and life.

Learning social skills helps to address behavior and create a healthier school environment. We have chosen a handful of meaningful social skills to teach and reinforce, with a goal to build on those over time. We will talk about the skills in the morning/afternoon announcements, in Guidance classes, and they will also be reinforced in the classroom. Working on these skills at home would also help benefit mastering skills over time.

Helping students become stronger academically is a top priority, but we are also committed to helping them grow socially and emotionally. During the month of September we will focus on Greeting Others. Below are the steps provided to practice this skill:

  1. Look at the person
  2. Use a pleasant voice
  3. Say ‘Hi’ or ‘Hello’


Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs. Howard,

Asst. Principal



Community News


~Society of Women Engineers is inviting young girls in 6-10th grade to attend the program, WOW! That's Engineering.  It  is a 1-day event being held at the College of St Mary in Omaha on Saturday September 30. The event will revolve around encouraging young women to consider careers in engineering and technology. They will explore what engineering has to offer, hear what it's like to be a female engineer from keynote speakers, and get hands-on experience with fun activities we have planned.  See brochure for more details!_That's_Engineering.pdf.  Parent Registration Form and Student Registration form can be found @



~Creighton Prep will be offering a Math+ course for boys and girls.  The six session course will be taught at Creighton Prep on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 to 6:00 pm starting on Tuesday, October 10th and ending on November 2nd.  See flyer for more details

~Girl Scouts want to know what girl scouts is all about?  See attached flyer @

~Gross Field Day will be held Friday, September 15th from 5-6:30 for grade school students in 6-8 grade.


~Little Flowers The St. James Little Flowers Girls Club is a fun catechetical program based on the spirituality of St. Therese of Lisieux.  Our goal is to teach Catholic girls from Pre-K on up about their Catholic heritage, faith, and traditions.  See flyer for more details and to get signed up registration form can be found @


~Skutt Catholic Presents The Last Night of Ballyhoo.  See flyer for dates and details.


~St. James Middle School Choir:

Who: all 5th-8th grade students (school, PRE, and home school)

What: St. James Middle School Choir

When: Sing at 9:30 Masses on the 1st Sunday of the month. Rehearsals are

     Wednesdays 3:15-4:15 p.m. (starting September 13).

How: Come to an informational meeting on Sunday, September 3rd after the 9:30 a.m. Mass. Contact Janet at with questions or if you are unable to attend the meeting.  

Flyer can be found @  

~St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Middle School Choir:

Details can be found @

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