11 November Virtual Backpack

We are excited to announce that summer vacation will begin one day earlier because we have reached our raffle ticket goal! A big thanks to everyone who participated! Of course we haven’t drawn the winner, the winner will not be drawn until SOAR, so you can keep on selling!

The top three homeroom winners are:
1st Place: Ms. Brown’s Room, Kona Ice party & dress down day
2nd Place: Mr. Larsen’s Room, Pizza & movie party with a dress down day
3rd Place: Mrs. Richardson’s Room, Class choosing of either a dress down day or reward recess

SOAR Reminders
  • Today is the final day to purchase dinner tickets!
  • Make a donation of any amount to the Giving Meter.
  • Donate gift cards of any amount to be utilized for the Eagle’s Nest at the event. These can be forwarded to the school office.
  • Check out Chance Raffle opportunities… Win a Traeger or iRobot at only $20 a chance!
  • Considering volunteering to help the event!
Let’s support those that support SJS! Here are the companies that have purchased advertisements for SOAR this year!
MCS Shout out for Charlie Morrison for being one of the 5 Music in Catholic School students to be selected for the Nebraska 8th Grade All-State Band:
Band students from all over Nebraska auditioned for the 2023 Nebraska 8th Grade All-State Band. Our own Charlie Morrison was chosen as the 1st chair Bari Saxophone player across the entire state!  Charlie also has the distinction of being the first student from the Omaha Music in Catholic Schools to be selected to the All-State Jazz Band. He will travel to Kearney, Nebraska for a January 7th performance with the other top 8th grade musicians. Congratulations Charlie for your awesome accomplishment!

From the Library… Thank you so much for all your support for the Fall Book Fair!!!

Because of your generosity, we sold $6,136.10 in product, for a profit of $2,918.05.  Scholastic offers two ways to take the money earned at book fairs – Scholastic Dollars or cash.  I take our profits in Scholastic Dollars, because we earn 50%, instead of the 25% we would receive if I took cash (we had a one-time fuel surcharge of $150 deducted out of our profits for this fair).  I will use the money we raised to pay for our Scholastic Go and Bookflix subscriptions, as well as books and other items for the library.  THANK YOU!!!

Please mark your calendars for our Spring Book Fair – March 9th through March 17th.  I will again ask for both adult and junior high volunteers.  Keep an eye out for the information in the Virtual Backpack sometime in early February.  I appreciate any help you or your student can give.

We don’t have Parent/Teacher Conferences during the Spring Book Fair, but we will have StoryTime night on Tuesday, Mary 14th (Pi Day!!).  This is for our younger students – more information will be provided closer to the event.  I usually keep the Book Fair open on that day after school until the StoryTime event is over.  I’ll provide more information regarding my hours that day as it gets closer.

On a different note, please remind your student to return library books.  I haven’t sent reminders yet, but those will be coming soon.  I don’t charge fines for overdue materials, but it’s a good idea to get your child in the habit of returning borrowed materials as soon as they are finished with them, since others may want to read them.

As always, please email me with questions dvamosi@sjsomaha.org.

Mrs. Vamosi

Home and School NewsThanks to all who attended the Home and School Association meeting. Minutes to be posted here.

November Home and School Newsletter

Support Home and School with Shutterfly Getting ready to create your family Christmas card? Sending out a birth announcement? Finally getting around to that photo-book of your summer vacay?  Use our link with Shutterfly and SJS will get an 8% kickback! Click HERE to start creating!

School Directory Digital school directory is available in Sycamore under Documents. Printed copies will be distributed soon for families who purchased them.

SaveARound Coupon Book Fundraiser Please return all unsold books to school.

Thank you!

iVolunteer  Below is a brief description and links for the areas that we most need volunteers in.  Check them out and see if any of these would work for you.


This is a fun way to get involved in one of our schools largest fundraisers. We need help in any of the following ways: transporting donated items to Prep, Cleanup after the dinner on Saturday night, filling water goblets, dismissing dinner guests for dinner, checkout guests. This is a fun easy way to get your volunteer hours completed. If you have high school or college students, please consider having them volunteer as well.

Cafeteria Helper: https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/cafehelp_2023  Cafeteria volunteers help rinse off lunch trays from 11:30-1:15.  This is a great way to get to see your child during the day.

SJS Crafting Day will be held Saturday, December 3rd.  See flyer to get registered.
Faith. Family. Future.