10 March Virtual Backpack


  • March 15: Annual “green day” to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Students can be out of uniform if wearing something green or related to St. Patrick’s Day/Ireland.
  • March 16 &17: No School
  • March 21: Free will dress down day to support St. Jude’s Hospital
  • April 4: Free will dress down day to support EPS
  • April 6-11: Easter Break.

Congratulations to Lucy Euteneuer, SJS Alumni, for receiving the Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship. The Scott Scholarship is Creighton’s premier merit based scholarship program.

Help Needed!  Cafeteria needs help in March with washing trays. If you can help please go to iVolunteer @ https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/cafehelp_2023 to get signed up.  

Confirmation Reception run through 3/31 The Home and School Association sponsors a Confirmation Reception after the Confirmation Mass for all of the newly confirmed and their families. Cake, cookies, and refreshments are served in the parish center following the mass. It is a tradition that the current 7th grade (and younger) families volunteer by bringing an item or helping out the night of the event. There is only one confirmation mass this year on Friday, April 21st at St. James. Please sign up to help using the link below. If you have any questions email Jill Kreikemeier at learnpraylove@gmail.com.   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080D48A5A929A1F85-confirmation

NestFest is Coming!  See flyer below on how you can help make this a success!

Congratulations to all of our students who placed in the Catholic Daughters Education Contest! Way to go!

Spring Scholastic Book Fair  Will run from Thursday, March 9th through Wednesday, March 15th. We’ll be open before and after school (7:40 – 8:00 & 3:15 – 4:00) and during the Story Time event on Tuesday, March 14th (6:30-7:30). I will close briefly at 4:00 on Tuesday, March 14th, but will open back up about 4:30 or so. You will be able to shop when you pick up your child from Kids Care or anytime until 7:30 that evening.

To volunteer iVolunteer to sign up for a time that is convenient for you.

Gilbride Scholarship Application  The SJS Athletic Association is now accepting scholarship applications. $500 scholarship will be awarded to one 8th grade boy and one 8th grade girl who have participated in athletics through the SJSAA or the SJEAYSC, and will be continuing their education at an Omaha-area Catholic High School. Applications are due April 5, 2023. Please visit the athletic association website for information on how to submit your application: https://www.sjsathletics.com/rick_gilbride_memorial_scholarship/scholarship-forms/

Parent Participation See the attached flyer for a reminder of the guidelines and how to log your hours.

Story Time  📣📣Who’s ready for books and pie?!? Here is the invitation link. Go on, and RSVP! You have until March 3rd to do so! ⏳ 📨📬
🤔 Need reminders of what this event is?
-Several books about Pi, pie, and circles will be read
-Geared toward ages 3rd Grade and YOUNGER (but come as you are! the book fair is open, and there will be PIE!)
-Bring your wallet as the book fair will be open
-6:30-7:30p, March 14…(3.14…)

(No worries, this is not an exclusive event, where we will check our guest list at the door! 😉😂 RSVPing helps us know approximately how much pie to bring! It’s in your best interest to click YES! 😋)

Home and School  Thanks to all who voted. Your 2023-2024 Home and School Executive Board:
President: Samantha Radda
Vice President: Lisa Glandt
Treasurer: Sandy Klein
Secretary: Katie Essay
Past President: Jessica Roberts

Miss the meeting? Home and School meeting minutes will be available here.

Can you lend a hand? Sign up here for Story Time, Craft Day, Nest Fest and Eagles Wings luncheons.

Complete Parent Participation hours! See our Amazon Wishlist to donate items needed for Nest Fest.

Signs, signs, SJS has signs! If your yard has a good space to advertise for SJS, please contact the school office.

Calling all Youth of St. James Parish!  St. James Capital Campaign Youth Mass
Sunday, March 19th, at 9:30am.  We need youth volunteers of all ages to help with:

Announcements, Ushering, Offertory, Lectoring and Serving

Different ministries will require different ages, please call to discuss where your child could best help. We would like to start getting the youth more involved in our church because they are our future at St. James!  Email/call: jenny1273@gmail.com or 402-490-9165.

St. James Catholic Church
The Growing in God’s Space prayer:

Heavenly Father, our hearts sing in praise of You.
All glory and honor to Christ Jesus,
Who has shown us the way to everlasting life.

O Lord, all that we have comes from You.
You have given us a home at St James
filled with faith and family.
Thank You for these many blessings.

Holy Spirit guide us in this journey.
Let us move together with open hearts.

Grant us the grace to follow in the footsteps of St. James.
Help us to work together
as we build Your kingdom here on earth.


Faith. Family. Future.