12 November Virtual Backpack

The ultimate win-win situation has arrived. You can score yourself a great deal with our SOAR silent auction and proceeds benefit the school. Our auction is now open.
Let the bidding begin!
We are looking forward to celebrating on November 20th at the SOAR Development Dinner! We are grateful to our sponsors, families, and parishioners for their great support of this event.

Click on the links to explore all the ways you can support our school!

Make a Monetary Donation: You can make a donation in honor of a SJS staff member, our Spirit of SJS winners. Your donation will go to benefit our SOAR Dinner which directly supports our teachers in their future endeavors and classroom activities. Any amount is appreciated!

SOAR Cash Raffle: A Chance to win BIG money! You can purchase a ticket online and you will be entered into the raffle. You can also send payment via Venmo and we will fill out the tickets for you (@SJS-Donations). Only $5 per ticket or $45 for a book of ten. The winner will be drawn on November 20th. Need not be present to win.

JoyRide Kayak: Live it up and enjoy the ride! Only $20 for a chance to win a sit-inside kayak suited for beginners and experienced paddlers alike. The winner will be drawn on November 20th. Need not be present to win. Generously donated by Jason & Theresa Kinnison.

SJS Tuition Raffle: Purchase a chance for $20 to win a semester of free tuition for one student at SJS. A value over $1,600! The winner will be drawn on November 20th. Need not be present to win.

Health Re-Screenings
Students needing health re-screenings will take place Tuesday, November 16th.

Parent Participation Hours 
Looking for a way to get your volunteer hours in?  Cafeteria volunteer responsibilities include scraping, rinsing, washing, and restocking the trays.

SOAR is still in need of high school and college aged students to work the St. James/Seton School SOAR Development Dinner on November 20th at Creighton Prep High School.

Volunteer needs include: wait staff, check-in/registration/check-out volunteers, raffle ticket sales people. It would be nice to have SJS alumni, but we are grateful for any student that wants to be involved. There is also options for guests attending the event to stay and help clean after or help with check-out following the live auction. Please contact thoward@sjsomaha.org or sign up directly on iVolunteer. Any help is appreciated!  https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/event_241

Great job to our Junior High and Ms. Pohlman for their work with our Veteran’s Day program.  COVID guided us to a virtual performance this year, and we appreciate all the time and effort that went into this new venture.  Way to go SJS!

Have you started your Christmas Shopping yet???
If you’re doing any shopping on your Amazon Prime account, be sure to turn on AmazonSmile in order for SJS to get a kickback on eligible items!!

Activate AmazonSmile on the ALL the different devices you shop on, because it does not “sync” with your account automatically!

Already using AmazonSmile?? Great!! But DOUBLE CHECK that it is CURRENTLY ACTIVE and set for SJS! AmazonSmile “renews” twice a year, which means you have to reassign the organization you wish to support every six months.

1) Go to the main menu
2) Find “Settings”
3) Tap on AmazonSmile
4) follow on screen instructions
5) search for “St. James Catholic Church and St. James/Seton School of Omaha” and choose as charity
On the web…
1) Go to, smile.amazon.com
2) search for “St. James Catholic Church and St. James/Seton School of Omaha” and choose as charity
3) create a bookmark to keep this as your shopping option!

Thanks for supporting SJS!  HAPPY SHOPPING!!

H&S Paint & Sip 
Give your family a fun activity to do together over Winter break! We are partnering again this year with Ms. Jenny at Heart & Soul Art Studio to offer a virtual paint class complete with a paint kit! Each kit includes the supplies needed to complete the project including one canvas, acrylic paints, brushes, palette and paper towel. You’ll also receive a packet of cocoa to sip while you work. Step by step instruction is provided on the video tutorials. This is a great way to support our school and a fun activity to pass the time on our long break. It’s also a unique gift idea, great for a family night, mom’s night or for a group of friends to do together. Go to www.heartandsoulartstudio.com to register and select which painting option you would like. A portion of the funds raised will go back to Home & School, so spread the word to friends and family members to join in the fun! Registration will open November 21st and close on December 3rd. Pick up will be December 13th after school. More information will follow with pick up details. Video links will be emailed on the day of pick-up.

Food for Thought:  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/evalwebs.htm

MCS Beginning Band Olympics were held on October 19th at Christ the King School.  Congratulations to our very own Rudy Mettler who received a bronze medal in trumpets B:9 category.  Way to go Rudy!

Duchesne Congratulations to these Duchesne students for receiving First Honors:

Highest Honors:  Aivleen Fenton, Riley Fritz, Elizabeth Glenn, Danielle Neppel, Kylie Troshynski, Regan Wolff.

High Honors:  Allison Cann, Anne Maxwell, Kyra McWilliams.

SJS is very proud!

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

Marian Open House   Sunday, Nov. 21, 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Open House is for girls currently enrolled in 5th – 8th grades and their families. Customized tours of the school will allow you to:

  • See our building updates, the Haddix Academic Center and the Servants of Mary Chapel.
  • Explore the sprawling 40-acre campus, including the Performing Arts Center, STEM classroom and journalism lab.
  • Gather tuition assistance and scholarship information.
  • Learn about the one-to-one iPad initiative.
  • Meet our students and faculty and experience the spirit of Marian.