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The SOAR Silent Auction will close on Saturday, November 21st at 8:30 PM: bidpal.net/sjssoar2020. A big thank you to everyone who has already participated. As of today we have had a total of 710 bids!!! Silent auction winnings can be picked up on Sunday, November 22nd from 10AM -3 PM, more details to come. Raffle drawings will follow the close of the silent auction on Facebook live via our school FB account. Please join us to see who the winners are of the Cash Raffle, Traeger, and Semester of Free Tuition! Our 2020 Fund-a-Need goal is $5,000 and we currently are at $1,800. Any amount donated will help that thermometer jump, impacting tuition, technology, and operational expenses. Please share the link with grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. All are welcome to contribute and we are so grateful for your help in spreading the word https://one.bidpal.net/sjssoar2020/browse/donation(details:item/1). Our school can’t thank you enough for your participation in this fundraising event. Your generous spirit is felt by all. We are excited to see what the next week brings!



We will be selling $1 Chance tickets to students November 16th-20th before school in their classrooms. The chance tickets will give students the opportunity to win cold, hard cash – $200! Proceeds raised from this raffle will go towards the SOAR Development Fundraiser. Thank you for your support!


School News

Congratulations to Patrick Clark (8th Grade) for being accepted into the 2021 8th Grade All-State Honor Band.  Patrick is 1st Alternate Alto Saxophone.  Great work Patrick!
We have 2 winners of the Metro Omaha Tobacco Coalition No Tobacco Challenge! Fifth grade students learned about the negative health effects of tobacco and tobacco products in Science class. They then made posters to try to educate others on the dangers.
5th grade student Eloise Smith is one of the 5 runners-up for the No Tobacco Challenge, while Declan Kirkpatrick is the grand prize winner. The students have earned a pizza party for their class, books for their Reading classroom, and Declan will have his poster on a billboard in Omaha. Congratulations!
Please remember to be cautious and careful in the parking lot at the start and end of the day.  Everyone is excited to go home of course, but patience and courtesy can go a long way.  Please remember the Golden Rule even at pick up and drop off.  Thank you.
Congratulations to the over 100 students who reached the Eagle Reader goal for their classroom.  Way to go!  Reading is awesome!  Let’s see if we can have even more next quarter.
Thank you to the 6th graders who go out to perform Safety Patrol duties every day.  Even if the weather is unpleasant.  We appreciate the time and efforts towards keeping our students safe.
Looking for any info that can be provided about an incident in the front lot involving a black SUV and an orange car.  If you have any details please contact the office.
Girl Scout Troop 48691 invites all 1st grade girls to attend a meeting.  As a Girl Scout, your girl will practice leadership like a go-getter, problem solve like an innovator, embrace challenges like a risk taker, and show empathy like a leader in a girl-led and girl-friendly environment.  We earn badges while trying new things, make new friends as part of the troop, make a difference in the community, sell cookies while learning to plan and meet goals, explore and care for nature while trying to live by the Girl Scout promise, and so much more!   We meet once a month (on the third Sunday) for an hour and try to incorporate fun monthly outings, all while learning what it means to be a Girl Scout.  Please have your daughter join us for a meeting on Sunday, November 22nd from 1:30-2:30.  Please contact Missy McGowan at 308-440-3447 or misaleena@yahoo.com or Cindy Guenzel at 402-779-9821 or ckguenzel@gmail.com for more information.
Don’t forget with the holidays coming up to TAGG your purchases.  For a list of all participating vendors see link.