1 October Virtual Backpack

We need your support to make this year’s SOAR development fundraiser a smashing success! We are still very much in need of donations. Many awesome auction items and gift cards have been donated thus far, but we still have a ways to go! If you need ideas on an auction item to contribute, please check out our Auction Wish List! Your contribution to the auction directly benefits our students and staff. The most popular part of our SOAR dinner is the silent auction, but another portion that has a major impact on the night is the Eagle’s Nest.

Invitations are coming home next week.

Eagle’s Nest
We are seeking gift cards for the Eagle’s Nest for our SOAR Development event! The Eagle’s Nest is a wall of envelopes where participants will have a chance to match or exceed your $20 donation by choosing from one of the many “eggs” in the “nest” that contain various gift cards. The Eagle’s Nest includes gift cards to a variety of popular places around Omaha. We are hoping that the next time you are out to eat or shopping, you consider purchasing a gift card for any denomination and then donate it to SOAR. There will only be so many “eggs” available at the event, so you will need to act quickly.

Volunteer Opportunities Check out the new volunteer opportunities for SOAR @ https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/event_241.  You can find other opportunities at https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/#1.

Home and School will be providing goodie bags, snacks and a meal for all teachers at Parent/Teacher Conferences.  This year Best Bison will be catering the meal and all monetary donations will go to help cover that cost.  We will need some items donated for the goodie bags, desserts and drinks.  Remember if you purchase items that equals 1 hour of parent volunteer hours.  If you have any questions please contact Crystal Anderson, crystal_anderson05@yahoo.com.  Check out iVolunteer for volunteer opportunities https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/event_240.

October Menu

TAGG St. James/Seton participates in TAGG which has over 350+ LOCAL businesses that will donate to us YEAR-ROUND when you take a pic of your receipts with the TAGG (Together A Greater Good) app!

TAGG is so excited to kick off our first game of TAGG BINGO on October 1st.  The first 10 people to “TAGG” a receipt at 5 businesses in a row on the TAGG BINGO will receive a $20 gift card to one of the featured businesses! For full rules + to submit your BINGO visit togetheragreatergood.com/bingo

Music in Catholic Schools Congratulations to the Band student who auditioned and mad the Music in Catholic Schools All City Honor Band.  SJS has the most members than any other school.  Anthony Cann, Reid Kinnison and Elana Peklo on Trumpet.  Cecilia Lamoureux on Flute.  Michael Cann on trombone.  Charlie Morrison on Bar Saxophone.

Food for Thought-

Track At the Skutt Highschool cross country meet this weekend, Cece Lamoureux got 10th place on a 2 mile race.

Basketball registration is officially open to all 3rd – 8th grade boys and girls.
Masks– Currently masks are optional for SJS students in our gyms.  75% of other gyms are mask mandatory for all players and fans. Your student WILL HAVE TO WEAR A MASK at the majority of their games. All COVID policies per gym must be followed without any problems.
Registration will stay open until Oct. 15. Late fees will be assessed beginning Oct. 10.
Tryouts will only be for teams that NEED split into 2 or more teams. Not all teams will require a tryout. Watch the VB for tryout dates and times. You will receive an email if your team needs a tryout.  Late registrants cannot be guaranteed a spot on a team once tryouts are complete. Failure to attend tryouts will automatically put you on a B team.

Athletic Association – The Athletic Association is currently seeking new members. Without members and volunteers, we cannot open our gyms to host our PAL games. Without being able to host games we will not be allowed to be a part of PAL.  Gym supervisions are done during SJS games. You can get your volunteer hours in while you watch your child play their sport!  The job is very simple. Please reach out to Sammie Becker if this is something you would be interested helping with. Sjsad17@gmail.com

SJS CRAFTING DAY!!  It’s our fall Crafting Day, Sponsored by St. James Seton Home and School!!  Bring your scrapbooking, sewing, yarn project, or whatever craft you have and join us on…

Saturday, December 4th
All Day: 9am – 10pm;  Half Day: 9am – 3pm or 4pm – 10pm
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Center/5419 N. 114th St. 68164

Your registration fee includes:
– a 6’ round table to yourself
– lunch, snacks, supper, desserts and water/pop all day long (half day options include either lunch or supper)
– a special treat for all registrants
– an entire day to work on your projects!!!

All day registration = $35
Half-day registration = $20
Early Bird discount = $5 off if registered by November 14th

If interested please email Crystal Anderson at crystal_anderson05@yahoo.com

Mercyfest for 7th & 8th grade girls is on Saturday, October 16th from 5-8 PM.  For more details and to register, please go to: https://www.mercyhigh.org/happenings/

Faith. Family. Future.