17 February Virtual Backpack

It’s official… SJS is a Superstar Catholic School! A big thanks to everyone who participated in the contest. We are looking forward to fun prizes and Spirit Catholic Radio visiting our school this semester!

Spring Scholastic Book Fair is coming up soon. It will run from Thursday, March 9th through Wednesday, March 15th. We’ll be open before and after school (7:40 – 8:00 & 3:15 – 4:00) and during the Story Time event on Tuesday, March 14th (6:30-7:30). I will close briefly at 4:00 on Tuesday, March 14th, but will open back up about 4:30 or so. You will be able to shop when you pick up your child from Kids Care or anytime until 7:30 that evening.

I am once again in need of volunteers to make this Book Fair as successful as those in years past. I can’t do it without your help. Last spring’s fair was the best ever! I’m hoping for a repeat. Thank you in advance for whatever support you can give.

Please go to iVolunteer to sign up for a time that is convenient for you. All hours count toward required parent participation. I am in need of both adult and student volunteers (7th & 8th graders only, please!).

A few things to note:

  • Sales Tax will be charged on all sales. Please remember to add 7% for tax when sending money with your child to purchase books, posters, or novelties, or better yet, sign up for eWallet. It’s simple to set up and easy for your child to use. I encourage all families to use this.
  • Any unused funds from eWallet go into a gift card you may use at scholastic.com or save for the next book fair. If you had a balance from last fall, you should have been receiving monthly emails reminding you of that balance (no matter how small). You will also get an email about a week before the upcoming fair with information about converting your balance to a new eWallet for this fair.

  • You can access our Scholastic Book Fair homepage for ewallet and other information at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/stjamessetonschool.
  • Keep in mind that you can shop the fair online if you are unable to make it in-person. The online fair will run until March 22nd. We receive credit for all online purchases. Follow the web address above to shop online.

Once again, thank you for your help and support. If you have any questions, please email me at dvamosi@sjsomaha.org.
Mrs. Vamosi

Congratulations to these SJS alumni for receiving Preps Honors for first semester.  First Honors ~ Chris Hillebrandt, Reid Kinnison, Jake Kolker, Lochlann Noble, Will Teahon.

Second Honors ~ Nick Bottger, Promise Chigbundu, Brian Koumaka, Joseph Novero, Rasmus Vitamvas,

SJS is proud of you!

MCS Honor Band Congratulations to Charlie Morrison (8th grade) for being chosen to perform in this year’s Otte-Blair Middle School Honor Band.  The Honor Band will have a concert on March 25th.

Gilbride Scholarship Application  The SJS Athletic Association is now accepting scholarship applications. $500 scholarship will be awarded to one 8th grade boy and one 8th grade girl who have participated in athletics through the SJSAA or the SJEAYSC, and will be continuing their education at an Omaha-area Catholic High School. Applications are due April 5, 2023. Please visit the athletic association website for information on how to submit your application: https://www.sjsathletics.com/rick_gilbride_memorial_scholarship/scholarship-forms/

Metro Catholic Spelling Bee John Paul Pakiz and Quinn Blaney represented SJS at the Metro Catholic Schools Spelling Bee on Saturday.  There were 30 kids from local Archdiocese schools. Quinn made it to the 2nd round and John Paul made it to the 6th round.  Congratulations to both!

School Spirit Store Closing The SJS Spirit store will close this Sunday the 19th . Orders will be completed and delivered to school the week of 3/12. Please note that items purchased can only be worn on spirit dress down days or out of uniform days. Spirit attire is not part of the normal uniform. To shop click here.

Story Time  📣📣Who’s ready for books and pie?!? Here is the invitation link. Go on, and RSVP! You have until March 3rd to do so! ⏳ 📨📬
🤔 Need reminders of what this event is?
-Several books about Pi, pie, and circles will be read
-Geared toward ages 3rd Grade and YOUNGER (but come as you are! the book fair is open, and there will be PIE!)
-Bring your wallet as the book fair will be open
-6:30-7:30p, March 14…(3.14…)

(No worries, this is not an exclusive event, where we will check our guest list at the door! 😉😂 RSVPing helps us know approximately how much pie to bring! It’s in your best interest to click YES! 😋)

Home and School
Shape Home and School Association Join the 2023-2024 Home and School Executive Board! Offices include President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. Fill the slate by nominating yourself or another SJS parent here. Nominations close Friday, February 17th.

Complete Parent Participation Hours Sign up to donate and complete parent participation hours.

Spring Crafting Day, Sponsored by St. James/Seton Home and School!!  Bring your scrapbooking, sewing, yarn project, or whatever you have to work on and join us!!  See flyer for details on getting signed up.  Also, if you still need volunteer hours check out iVolunteer @ https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/event_280 to see how you can help!

Saturday, March 18th
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)
– an entire day to work on your projects with no interruptions!!!

All day registration = $40
Half-day registration = $20
Early Bird discount = $5 off if registered by March 4th

Parent Participation See the attached flyer for a reminder of the guidelines and how to log your hours.

Click HERE to register and purchase tickets ahead of time to attend Music Bingo or stop by the school office to reserve your spot. The deadline to reserve your spot is February 24th. For volunteer opportunities to help the event, visit iVolunteer.
Marian H.S. upcoming events Musical Bingo, Friday, Feb. 24 7-8:30 p.m. Marian cafeteria.  All 6th and 7th girls are invited for a night of friendly competition-it’s Bingo meets Name That Tune.  Jam to your favofite songs, enjoy snacks and win prizes!  Reigster here by February 23.

Princess Ball, Saturday, March 18 6-9 p.m. Marian Gym.  Calling all princesses in grades Pre-K to 5 and their prince charming – join us for an evening of music, snacks, games and crafts, and a performance by the Marian Show Choir.  Register here.

Junior Crusaders Basketball Tryouts, Sunday, March 19 Marian Gym.  The Marian Junior Crusaders are holding tryouts for the 2023-2024 fall/winter basketball season.  An informational parent meeting will be held during your daughter’s tryout time.  Tryout times:  (Grade Level for 2023-2024 School Year)

  • 3rd and 4th grade / 1-2 p.m.
  • 5th and 6th grade / 2:15-3:15 p.m.
  • 7th and 8th grade / 3:30-4:45 p.m.

The Junior Crusaders program emphasizes skill development and prepares girls to compete at the high school level.
All current 2nd – 7th grade girls can register here.  Registration is also available on the day of tryouts.  There is no cost to attend tryouts.

Marian Showcase Tuesday, March 21 7-8 p.m. Marian Performing Arts Center.  Girls in grades 5-7 and their parents are invited to learn more about the opportunities for girls at Marian.  Our students will demonstrate the academic and extracurricular offerings that make Marian the optimal experience for girls.  You’ll hear from our students about academics, athletics, arts and more!  Register here.

Children’s Choir  Calling all students 2nd grade-high school to take part in a children’s choir during the 9:30am Mass at St. James Church on Sunday, March 19th.  Children are a vibrant part of our community at St. James and this is their way to take part in the upcoming capital campaign for our Parish Center.  They are our future leaders and music ministers so let’s start getting them involved now!

Practices will be on Thursdays, March 2nd, 9th, & 16th, from 5:30pm-6:30pm at St. James Church.  Please contact Jenny Morrison to sign up: jenny1273@gmail.com/402-490-9165.

Girl Scout Dance  SJS Girl Scouts is happy to bring back the My Guy and I dance, open to all SJS families! We loved hosting these dances prior to COVID and are excited to bring this event back to enjoy a fun afternoon of dancing while supporting a great cause. See the flier for more details. Questions and RSVP’s can be sent to Crystal,  crystal_anderson05@yahoo.com.

Hillside 2023 Registration for Baseball and Softball at Hillside Little League is open! Register at our website, http://www.hillsidelittleleague.org by March 1st.  See flyer for more details.

Faith. Family. Future.