16 September Virtual Backpack

Through September 19th, every donation made from the SOAR development dinner Amazon wishlistor a gift card donation of any amount, entitles your child’s homeroom to be entered into a drawing for extra fun time in our new STEM Lab! The drawing will be held on September 26th. Please make sure to identify yourself when ordering via Amazon, so your child can be added to the drawing. Thanks so much for your support of this fundraiser!

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.

Specials News!
Technology/STEM  There are big changes in the Stem Lab! Lions, tigers, and new chairs, OH MY!  The new furniture provides a lot of new opportunities. The transformed space gives us more room for robotics, stem activities, and group work. I am excited to get to work with students in the upgraded room!

Music  The Music Room is filled with wonderful new sounds this month, as we explore our brand new curriculum!  These new resources offer students new opportunities to deepen their musical understanding, and strengthen their skills through exciting games, songs, and activities.  Keep your ears open for brand new earworm songs across all grade levels!

Drop Off   A few reminders for SJS Catholic School regarding morning drop off-
-If dropping off at the main school entrance, staff will be there to assist you and your student.  They can open the door and guide your student toward school if needed.
-If dropping off at the main school entrance, once cars have stopped, please allow your student to exit the car.  No need to wait for the curved area by the flag pole.
-If parking in the morning, please park in the center parking lot and escort your children across the traffic and do not double park.
-The parking lot in front of the rectory is primarily for parking for staff, it is not a student drop off area.
-Please have the student exit curb side of the vehicle.
-It is best to not park in the drop off lane as students may need to be dropped off prior to school starting for work with a teacher.

H&S News  Thanks who all attended the Home and School Association meeting.  You were part of record attendance!  Minutes to be posted at www.sjshsa.org/meetings.html upon approval.

SaveARound Coupon Book Fundraiser – Home and School’s fall fundraiser kicks off Monday. A coupon book will be sent home with your youngest child. Books sell for $25 each. Goal is for each student to sell two books. Additional books available. Please return unsold books. Details coming Monday.

Last chance to be part of the school directory! Parents, please complete this short online form: https://www.sjshsa.org/2022-2023_intake.html

Can you lend a hand? Sign up at https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/event_265#. Immediate needs- Christmas Painting Party coordinator, New Family Social, Class Representatives (3rd and 4th grade).

New Student Signs– Starting fall yard clean up and don’t want your new student sign? Just drop it by the school office and Home and School will recycle it for you.

School Pictures will be Tuesday, September 20th.  This is a dress up day for students.  Students must wear school appropriate attire, no jeans.  Dresses/skirts must be of appropriate length.

SJS Athletics News
Basketball registration is now open for 3rd-8th grade boys and girls.  Please register here: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/336990.  Registration will be open from Sept. 1-Sept. 30. Late registration will be Oct. 1- Oct. 5, with a hard close on Oct. 5. No registrations will be allowed after Oct. 5 due to try-outs and new uniform ordering. Please reach out to Sammie Becker with any questions at sjsad17@gmail.com

Little Women Hospitality Program  is for girls in grades 6-8.  Girls meet in St. James Parish Center from 3:15-4:30 on the 4th Monday of the month from September – May.  See flyer for more details and to get registered.

If you child is classroom sweeper after school it is best to have them meet you in front, not the side, when their job is done. This is a safer place to meet as opposed to Tomahawk Blvd. Please make the appropriate change to your pick up routine.

iVolunteer  There are many opportunities to complete your volunteer hours.  Check out iVolunteer for all the volunteer opportunities!
Cafeteria Helper https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/cafehelp_2023
Cafeteria Laundry https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/towels_2018
H&S https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/event_265
And new to iVolunteer!!!!
SOAR https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/event_266

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.

Note:  There will be no Kidscare when school is not in session.

Troop 380 is hosting a recruiting event -a camp out to give boys the opportunity to see what scouts do. Boy Scout troop 380 would like to invite boys and their parent(s) grades 5-8 interested in Scouts to camp with us September 24-25 at Louisville Lakes.
-Come learn Scout skills
-Have lunch
-Play Scout games
-Learn Dutch ovencooking – have supper and a campfire
You are welcome to stay overnight in our camp – bring sleeping bag. We head home Sunday morning after a light breakfast to be home for Sunday Mass.

Call Jim McKinley to reserve your place or to have questions answered
402-672-3284. Troop 380 is a boy troop but we would be happy to answer questions about girls in scouts and help you find a girl troop.

Holy Family Shrine presents Life Is Beautiful Art show and Performing Arts.  See flyer for details on dates and times.

Faith. Family. Future.