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Virtual Backpack ~ October 16, 2017

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



SJS is in need of an electric clothes dryer. 

Unfortunately, our current dryer is on it last leg. 

If anyone has an old dryer they'd like to donate, contact the school office.




We are collecting HyVee’s Cash receipts dated September 1, thru December 31, 2017.  HyVee pays $1.00 for every $200.00 spent.  

Our current balance is $ 6,306.24




There is still time to donate a gift card or auction item to our SOAR Dinner. Your contributions and support greatly impact our efforts. A big thanks to all who have already graciously contributed in some way. Purchase your SOAR Dinner tickets today at Thanks and God Bless!


Purchase your SOAR tickets today:



~Annual Coat Drive is October 16th-23rd

*Sponsored by the SJS Fourth Grade Class*


Clean out your closets and donate your clean and gently used coats and winter gear!  They will be sent to the St. Vincent De Paul Society for their coat give away in November.  Donations can be dropped in the collection boxes at SJS during school hours.  Thank You!!


~October Spotlight Skill: Listening

This year we have chosen a handful of meaningful social skills to teach and reinforce, with a goal to build on those over time. We talk about the skills in the morning/afternoon announcements, in Guidance classes, and they are also reinforced in the classroom. Working on these skills at home would also help benefit mastering skills over time.

This month we have been focusing on Listening. Below are the steps provided to practice this skill:

  1. Look at the person who is talking and remain quiet.
  2. Wait until the person is through talking before you speak.
  3. Show that you heard them by nodding, saying 'Okay,' 'That's interesting,' etc.

~ SJ/S Book Fair is coming up soon!

The hours of the Book Fair are as follows:

Friday, October 20:  3:15-4:00

Monday, October 23: 7:30-8:0 a.m. and 3:15-4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 24: 7:30-8:00 a.m. and 3:15-4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 25: 7:30-8:00 a.m. and 3:15-4:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 26: 10:00 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.


If you're looking for volunteer hours, please check iVolunteer We could still use some help, especially on Thursday, October 26th.

Please contact me with questions -

Thank you.

 October Home and School Happenings

October has a scary amount of events going on and

we would love to have you join us!


Dine out WEEK for SJS Night at Pizza West

Sunday, Oct 15th -Thursday, October

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

Pizza West is located 122nd and Maple 


Fundraiser Pick-up - October 19th

Thursday, October 19th at the St. James Parish Center.

There are a few spots open for both students and adults

to assist with this.


Trunk or Treat - October 25th

Get ready to Trunk or Treat! Wednesday, October 25th at 7pm in the St. Elizabeth Ann Parking lot the fun will start. Please have your trunks ready by 6:45pm - new this year the best trunk will get a $50 Marcus Theatre Gift Card . Please RSVP by October 18th to See the fliers for more details


Halloween Party -October 31st

Tuesday, October 31st.

SJS Home and School provides a snack for each student.


Home and School Meeting - November 1st

Wednesday, November 1st at 7:00pm at the SEA Parish Center

This is a great opportunity to learn what Home and School is all about!

All are welcome.

~iVolunteer here are some great ways to get in your volunteer opportunities:

  • Book Fair for both adult and student volunteers
  • Under H&S, Fall Fundraiser Delivery Day
  • SOAR, Raffle Ticket Sales, students to work the evening in various capacities
  • Various classroom assistance.


To find a way you can help go to iVolunteer and get signed up today!


~October Menu can be found @

~SJS Trunk or Treat for students in grades Preschool thru 6th will take place on Wednesday, October 25th.  For more details about the event and how to get registered check out the flyer @  New this year there is competition!  New this year the best trunk will get a $50 Marcus Theatre Gift Card. Please RSVP by October 18th to See the fliers for more details




Community News


~Love and Life Program is hosting a couples retreat @ St. Joan of Arc on 10/21 and 10/22.  For details on how to get signed up go to


~Mercy High School is having a 7th & 8th grade Mercyfest on October 28th from 5-8 PM.  Join us for an evening of dinner, a volleyball clinic taught by current Varsity players, and an art canvas project! Space is LIMITED, so sign up today at   

  Mercy Lunch and Learn Parents interested in finding out more about Mercy High School can join us for Lunch & Learn from Noon-1 PM. This is an opportunity to join our administration for lunch and learn how we will prepare your daughter for college, in addition to the benefits of attending a small, all-girls high school. There will also be an opportunity to tour Mercy during the day and see our faculty and students in action.  Dates of Lunch & Learn sessions are October 25, November 14, and December 7.  To RSVP, please contact Mrs. Anne McGill, the Director of Admissions at or (402)553-9424.

~The St. James Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring a trip to Scatter Joy Acres.  The gathering will be October 22nd from 4:00pm to 7:00pm with a rain out date (if needed) of Oct 29th 4:00pm to 7:00pm.

Kids up to 5th grade and their parents/guardians will be paid for by the Knights. Tickets will be available after all St. James Masses on October 15th and after morning Masses on October 22nd.  Activities will include: petting zoo, hayrack rides, pumpkin painting, and trails to walk. Hot dogs and s'mores will be provided at 6pm.

~Roncalli Catholic High School will be offering free activity camps for students interested in art, culinary, music and robotics on October 28.  The camps run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. See flyer for more details


~Skutt’s Chic Boutique will be held Saturday, October 21st.  The funds raised from this event help to support academics and co-curricular programs at Skutt Catholic, including activity clubs, athletics, and campus ministry. See flyer for details


-Skutt’s first annual girls b-ball camp is November 4 & 5.  See flyer for details



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