10 September Virtual Backpack

Spirit Dress Down Day  Monday, September 13th.
SPIRIT DAYS On Spirit Days students may wear jeans, sweatpants, or wind pants with a uniform shirt, uniform sweatshirt, or with a SJS spirit shirt or sweatshirt. Jeans may not be torn or have holes in them. Tight pants are not allowed (for example: yoga pants and leggings). Pajama shirts or pants are not allowed. Uniform shorts will be the only shorts allowed on spirit days when shorts are part of the dress code (August-October and April-May).

Students that do not meet proper attire for spirit or dress down days will contact home or be given a school uniform to wear for the day. Please note the distinction between “spirit days” and “dress down days.” Spirit days are more frequent and require the student to wear a uniform shirt, uniform sweatshirt, or a SJS spirit shirt. A spirit shirt does not include wearing a school color. Spirit day attire does not include high school shirts of any type. The key feature of the shirt is to demonstrate school and/or parish spirit. Shirts that demonstrate approved programs of either the parish or the school will be allowed. (i.e. SJS athletic programs, SJS Clubs, Kids for Jesus, Scouts, etc.)

SOAR Do you have baskets or tubs your looking to get rid of?  We would love to take them off your hands.  Send to school office to be used for SOAR.

There are many ways that you can help our SOAR development fundraiser. For the online auction, we are in need of donations of gift cards, silent/live auction items, and monetary donations. Donations of all sizes are welcome and appreciated! Sponsorships are also a great need at this time. We will promote sponsors through social media, email, on our event website, and virtual event catalog. There are also affordable advertising options available that will help SJS and promote business. If you know of a business that may be interested please let us know. All donations are 100% tax deductible. Additional ideas of ways you can support the auction: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12V2U0250F3DnXP7p22X_Q60GpU__gbAs/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=101412914946101801115&rtpof=true&sd=true

Often, people want to help but are unsure of what to donate. This year, we have included a variety of ideas below as well as a link to our NEW Amazon Wish List. The Wish List provides you with exact standalone silent or live auction items you can purchase, and Amazon will send the donation directly to the school! Click the link to view the Auction Wish List.

If you would like to contribute to SOAR in some way or have any questions, please contact the school office or e-mail thoward@sjsomaha.org. You can also forward any donations to the office marked “SOAR.” The deadline for donations is November 1st.

JOB OPPORTUNITY!!!  Do you like children???  Do you like food???  If you answered yes to these questions do we have a job for you!  SJS Catholic School is currently hiring a Cafeteria Specialist for 3-4 days a week from 9:30-1:30.  Duties include minimal food prep, serving lunches, cleanup.  Positive flexible attitude a must.  For information on this paid position contact Karen Wilmes @ 402-572-0339 or kwilmes@sjsomaha.org.

Help Needed ~ Home and School is currently looking for some help with some of our committees. We are looking for a coordinator for our Fall Boutique Marketing and Parents Night Out, also helpers for our Nest Fest committee. If you are interested in any of these please email Crystal at stjamessetonhomeandschool@gmail.com.

Volunteer Opportunities:
Cafeteria volunteer https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/cafehelp_2021

STEAM Careers “If you have a 7th or 8th grade student interested in STEAM careers, this is a club that may be of interest?  See flyer for details

From the Counselor ~  Rainbows – Guiding Kids Through Life’s Storms  Rainbows is a peer support group for children who have suffered from a significant loss in their lives, whether by death, divorce or another painful transition.  The groups are facilitated by the school counselor.  To learn more and sign up see flyer.

DiGiorgios is having a Fall Sale.  Stock up on all your winter essentials for 15% off.  See flyer for details.

SJS Life Runners ~ All 5th-8th grade students are welcome to join the SJS Life Runners club.  Life Runners at SJS love all people, take action to help others, have fun and are student-led.  We meet and wear our shirts to school (with uniform bottoms) every first Wednesday of the month starting at 7:10 a.m. to huddle up, pray, and take action. There is also an optional run after school on the first Wednesday of the month from 3:30-3:45 (members meet in 602 after school). To sign up, look at the attached flyer. We would like shirt orders in by Thursday, September 16th so we can (hopefully) get shirts in for the first Wednesday in October.
(You are welcome to join anytime! Your shirt will just arrive later if you miss the deadline!)

Just food for thought– https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7032e3.htm

Further info to help this winter-

The St. James Little Flowers Girls Club is a fun catechetical program based on the spirituality of St. Therese of Lisieux for girls ages 5 and up.  See attached flyer for details and registration form to get signed up.

Little Women Hospitality Club is a fun after school program for girls in the 6th, 7th, or 8th grade.  The club meets on the 4th Monday of the month from 3:15 to 4:30. See attached flyer for more information and to register!