13 October Virtual Backpack

Hear ye!  Hear ye!  The remainder of the month shall now be referred to as GIVETOBER!

We have a very generous donor that will match any donation given to our SOAR Dinner in the next two weeks, up to $2000! Any auction item, gift card, liquor/wine, or monetary donation made by October 31st will help us to attain this matching gift. So essentially your gift is doubled! Raffle ticket sales do not count toward the matching gift. Your gift contributes to a successful SOAR which ultimately impacts our students. As an extra perk, if we acquire $2,000 worth of donations by the end of the month, Home & School is going to provide a special treat to the kiddos the week before we break for Thanksgiving.

Everyone can participate in Givetober! Parents, alumni, parishioners, aunts, uncles, grandparents, staff, complete strangers, and friends are all invited to come together in support of our students. For more information about our event, or to make a monetary donation to the Giving Meter, please visit https://one.bidpal.net/soar2022/browse/donation. This is a win/win situation for SJS. You feel good about donating and the school can receive an additional $2000. Thanks for your continued support!

Additional ways to support the event:

  • Purchase tickets to attend the event.
  • Sponsor or purchase advertising options to promote your business.
  • Donate gift cards of any amount and forward to the school office.
  • Contribute a silent or live auction item. See Amazon Wishlist ideas!
  • Make a donation of any amount to the Giving Meter.
  • Check out Chance Raffle opportunities… Win a Traeger or iRobot!
  • Considering volunteering to help the event!
We have had many great auction item donations coming in and we are very grateful! If you purchased from the Amazon wishlist and you want to be acknowledged for your contribution, please send Mrs. Howard a quick message. Many of the donations from Amazon have been delivered without a donor name attached. We don’t want to miss anyone, so please let us know! Please know we are thankful for your generosity.

If you would like to contribute to SOAR in some way or have 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 auction items is November 1st. For more details about the event, please check out: bidpal.net/soar2022.

SJS Craft Fair  will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton on November 5th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Check out iVolunteer at for ways to volunteer.

Team Mates is a mentoring program that matches mentors with mentees.  Mentors meet with students once a week during lunch/recess.  The mission is to positively impact students to reach their full potential through mentoring.  If you think your student would benefit from this program reach out to our counselor Miss Ali Cox at acox@sjsomaha.org.  Also, if you are interested in becoming a Mentor yourself, please feel free to contact Miss Cox with any questions about how to get involved.

Catholic Voice You can catch up with the digital version of the Catholic Voice at-

No School Friday for staff school of faith.

Scholastic Fall Book Fair is just around the corner! It will run from October 21 – 27th. We’ll be open before and after school (7:40 – 8:00 & 3:15 – 4:00) and during Parent/Teacher Conferences on October 27th (1:00 – 8:00).

Picture Retake will be held on Friday, November 11th.

Home and School News
Trunk-or-Treat Join us for trick-or-treating. 7pm, October 28 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parking lot.

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

Earn Parent Volunteer Hours  Donate a food item towards a staff meal at Parent/Teacher Conferences in October. See what’s needed at  Parent/Teacher Conference 2022.Thanks for all you do. Have a great weekend.

iVolunteer  Looking for ways to get your volunteer hours in?  Check out the links below for description of volunteer opportunities and to get signed up.

SOAR:  https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/event_266
Cafeteria Helper: https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/cafehelp_2023
Cafeteria Laundry: https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/towels_2018
Home and School:  https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/#3
School:  https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/#1

St. James/Seton School KidsCare is seeking after school caregivers who is available to work from 3 to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday when school is in session.

Little Jays Wrestling is now looking for interested K-8th grade students wanting to learn and compete in tournaments.  See flyer for all the details of this program and how to get signed up.
Faith. Family. Future.