2 December Virtual Backpack

KOC Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest Winners have been chosen!  Congratulations to Amelia Tigges (2nd grade), Charleigh Rae O’Leary (6th grade) and Nyla Kaldenberg (7th grade) for winning the contest.  The winners names and pictures of their posters will be featured in the Church Bulletin on December 10-11.  SJS is proud of you!

Parent Participation The parent participation program is in effect once again.  If you have finished your 20 hours, or 10 for a single parent family, feel free to submit your summary of hours to parentparticipation@sjsomaha.org

Specials Teachers News
Art ~ What a beautiful mess! The art room has been bustling with activity as some classes use paint, markers, printing ink, paper mache – you name it! We are exploring all forms of art that go beyond just drawing with a pencil and crayons. You can imagine the beautiful mess of the tables at the end of each class, but I have been impressed with the students’ willingness to help clean. I am thankful for all of the students who take responsibility for cleaning up their table, and to those who stay behind to help their classmates. ‘Being Jesus for others’ can be found in action in the art room!
Miss Anna Capoun
Art Teacher

Home and School Happenings!
Holiday Painting Fundraiser 
Order your favorite family holiday activity here!
-3 canvas design options
-Cost is $25, $10 goes back to SJS
-Great for date nights, parties, and gifts!
-All supplies and step-by-step instructions included
-Order by Dec. 13
-If paying by cash/check, pay to the order of Heart & Soul Art Studio. Send cash/checks to the office with parent contact info and kit choice.

Teacher Wishlists We love our teachers! Here is a parent resoucr to see their favorite things.

Dine Out for SJS Order at Panera Bread on Wednesday, December 7. Mention SJS when you order and a portion of the proceeds will go to SJS!  14901 W Maple Rd location.

Christmas Cookies will be on December 15th!  If you are new to SJS, Christmas Cookies for the Community is an annual tradition, going on for about 13 years.  We bake, assemble, and deliver cookies to all of our neighbors surrounding SJS (this is fun to do with kids right after school).  We also deliver cookies to businesses, including places like KVSS, the police station, and the fire station.  We spread lots of Christmas joy all over Omaha!  Will you please be a part of this tradition with us?  You can bake 2 dozen treats.  You can assemble treats (if you are a stay-at-home parent, you can do this with us…we accommodate for little ones). You can deliver treats to some of the SJS neighbors.  You can drive to deliver treats as well to various businesses.  (If you sign up to deliver, you will get a link to a sign-up genius and get to choose the places you deliver to).  Please go to iVolunteer @ https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/event_276 for more details and to sign up.  Any questions, please email Katie Kaldenberg at katieschweer@hotmail.com.

Cafeteria Helper: https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/cafehelp_2023  Cafeteria is looking for help with cleaning trays from 11:30-1:15.  There are openings in December – May.  Check out iVolunteer and see if any of the dates available work  with your schedule.  

Advent Bible Study for Moms  Do you want to focus more on preparing for Jesus this Advent season? Please join us for a weekly Advent Bible study for moms. We will read and discuss the Sunday gospel for that week and listen to a reflection from a prominent Catholic speaker. We will meet in the St. James church nursery from 9-10:30am on Wed. Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14, and Tues. Dec. 20. Kids welcome. Snacks provided. Email Annemarie Drvol at neathandwriting@hotmail.com with questions.

SJS Crafting Day It’s our fall Crafting Day, Sponsored by St. James Seton Home and School!! This is a great way to donate items and get your parent participation hours. This event is open to the public and is a day for those who register to work on projects. We have many who scrapbook and sew, and some just come to play catch up with no interruptions. All items need to be delivered to the school office by Friday Dec 2nd or to St. Elizabeth Ann kitchen by 10am Saturday December 3rd. Thank you!

Faith. Family. Future.