17 January Virtual Backpack

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Congratulations to our J.H. Honor Roll Recipients

1st Honors

Grade 7 ~ Ian Asselin, Mary Euteneuer, Mary Gurnon, Evie Kelly, Maggie Kennedy, Diane Koumaka, Mackenzie Monaghan, Liz Nguyen, Olivia Peterson, Natalie Rief, Alex Rowland, McKinlee Schneckenberger, Carly Simon, Conner Thomassen, Andrew Valgora.


Grade 8 ~ Theresa Berger, Maria Biesanz, Andrew Boer, Allison Cann, Benjamin Churchill, Thomas Ciecior, Noah Coon, Josef Crenshaw, Ethan Daly, Alyssa Daniels, Zachary D’Aquila, Aivleen Fenton, Roman Gilbride, Reagan Graeve, Madalyn Harrison, Melany Kriener, Brooklyn Lacher, Jacob Lamoureux, Kaitlyn List, Micah Lytle, Morgan Mancuso, Kyra McWilliams, Robert Poteat, Megan Pritza, Ellie Rief, Brianna Sedlak, Kylie Troshynski, Ian Wewel, Jaylin Wragge.


2nd Honors

Grade 7 ~ Patrick Clark, Ana Guillen, Emma Knopik, Braden Mackey, Norah Moriarty, Liam Morrison, Cesar Rivera-Horn, Olyvia Watson.


Grade 8 ~ Credo Bledje Jr., Jenae Jones, Tanner Krupka, Ella Mace, Raionna Vaughn, Zoe Vinson.



School News


Mark your calendars! Help St. James/Seton School become a Superstar Catholic School once again! Voting begins January 27 and ends on February 8th. If our school is the winner, we will receive prizes such as a live interview on Spirit Catholic Radio, a trophy, on-air spots to promote our school, and that is just to name a few! There is one vote allowed per person (e-mail) so make certain everyone in your family votes for SJS. Vote here beginning on January 27th: https://spiritcatholicradio.com/superstar/

January Home and School Happenings

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  Happy New Year! 


Home and School Meeting 

January 8th at 7pm at 

St. Elizabeth Ann Parish Center


4th Grade Eagles Wings Luncheon Jan 16th 

Lunch for our SJS staff and support staff.

Easy way to volunteer – if you have a student in 4th grade go to iVolunteer and see what they may need for the lunch they are providing.


Dine out for SJS Jan 22nd – Godfather’s (108th and Maple) 

5pm – 9pm – You must mention SJS in order for us to get credit


Urban Air – Kick off to Catholic Schools Week

Sunday, January 27th 4pm- 8pm – Details in Virutal Backpack



Thank you to all those who have been volunteering to help in the many different ways!

Parents + School = Winning Team! 

LINK Save the date for our first ever SJS Music Bingo on March 28th at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Center. Funds raised at this event will support our school. It is sure to a fun filled night for adults 21 and over! Ticket sales will begin in early February.
SAVE THE DATE:  February 1, 2020

It’s time for our annual SJS Athletic Association Spring Fling Fundraiser, Life’s A Beach!


Join us on Saturday, February 1st at 6pm in the St. James Parish Center. We will have a silent and live auction with dinner, drinks and a DJ. $25 for an individual ticket, $200 for a table. We are still looking for sponsors and donations of any kind for the event. If interested, please reach out to Laurel Willis (lwillis1@cox.net) or any of our Athletic Association board members. Don’t miss out on this fun opportunity to support our student athletes and raise funds for our volleyball, basketball and track programs.


Registration for the event is now open.  Please use this link to register: http://www.hometeamsonline.co m/teams/?u=SJS&s=org&p=store

We hope to see you at Spring Fling 2020!

LINK Check out this year’s Catholic Schools Week calendar.


SJS Roundup for Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten will take place Thursday, February 20.  Plan now to attend.  See flyers for details on roundup and PS/PK sessions.
LINK TAGG News!  SJS received over $259.00 in donations from families that TAGG from October thru December.  This is from just 27 families, can you imagine if all our families TAGGed?  Please consider TAGGing your purchases for SJS.  See link to learn how to get signed up.


Here are the newest businesses to join TAGG:

  • Jimmy’s Egg – 3 additional locations in Omaha
  • Runza – 8 Omaha locations
  • Grover Ice
  • El Alambre Mexican Restaurant
  • Osaka Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
  • Code Ninjas (Papillion)
  • Oklahoma Joe’s
  • Paradise Bakery
  • La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant
  • Atlas Home Inspections (Lincoln, NE)
  • Lifestyle Fitness
  • The Corner Kick
  • Larissa Made This
  • Magnolia & Vine (Denise Goin)
  • Toppers Pizza (Lincoln, NE)
  • WestEnd
  • Holly Schneidewind (Eagle Mortgage)

And great news, ALL COUNCIL BLUFFS, PLATTSMOUTH AND OMAHA HY-VEE LOCATIONS ARE ON TAGG.  YOU CAN TAGG GAS AND GROCERY ALL DAY EVERY DAY AND EARN 1%! Learn all the details:  https://togetheragreatergood.com/hy-vee-is-now-on-tagg/.


Community News

Link KOC Free Throw Contest is this Saturday, January 18 @ 2:00.  It is open to boys and girls ages 9-14.  Check out flyer for details.
Bingo hosted by the Knights of Columbus on Sunday February 9th at 2pm in the St. James Parish Center.  Bring the whole family and try to take home some cash and prizes.  Bingo Cards for all 25 games start at just $6.
Please note the date change, this has been moved back a week from its original schedule.