20 January Virtual Backpack

We’ve got spirit how about you?  Monday, January 23 is a spirit dress down day.

Who’s ready for Catholic Schools Week?  We are! Check out the CSW calendar

SJS Honor Roll  Congratulations to our First Semester Honor Roll Students!
Grade 8 1st Honor ~ Addison Anderson, Tesia Crenshaw, Sophia Eddy, Emmalyn Evers, Nathan Feldman, Khloe Gilbride, Peter Kennedy, Kate Lampmann, Malia Mancuso, Emma Monaghan, Daniel Poteat, Miah Storr, Dylan Sullivan, Nolan Thomassen, Darius Vaughn.

2nd Honors ~ Mary Bahle, Sean Corrigan, Louis Euteneuer, Charlie Morrison, Mary Penny.

Grade 7 1st Honor ~ Joseph Benak, Sean Bledje, Chase Brammer, Eli Daly, Brayden Elder, Marcia Glandt, Tristan Grove, Nicole Hemmen, Nyla Kaldenberg, Gabriella Kennedy, Declan Kirkpatrick, Logan Klein, Cecilia Lamoureux, Hallie Mancuso, Joseph Nord, Elana Peklo, Mary Potmesil, Sophia Radda, Evelyn Riedemann, Eloise Smith, Tyler Teahon, Madelyn Thomassesn, Lillian Wandrey, Brooklyn Wellwood.

2nd Honor ~ Molly Gurnon, Christian Asselin, Dax Vitamvas.

SJS Alumni H.S. Honors  Congratulations to these students for receiving First Semester Honors at their high schools.

Mercy’s First Semester ~ First Honors:  Lucy Euteneuer, Mary Euteneuer, Kiana Kaldenberg, Evie Kelly, Kaitlyn List, Samantha List, Ellie Rief.

Second Honors:  Sara Briganti, Alyssa Daniels, Grace Davis, Mary, Gurnon, Brigid Kelly, Natalie Rief, Carolyn Simon.

Roncalli’s First Semester ~ High Honors:  Andrew Boer, Ben Carpenter, John Christensen, Claire Dlouhy, Grant Evangelisti, Sean Fenoglio, Madalyn Harrison, Gracie Jensen, William Johnson, Emma Knopik, Nile Langenfeld, Timothy Lonergan, Ella-Mae Mace, Braden Mackey, Morgan Mancuso, Emma McGowan, Mackenzie Monaghan, Hannah Pritza, Meghan Pritza, Sofia Qumsieh, Sean Rauterkus, Zoey Rauterkus, Aleah Rivera, Jackson Smith-Cote, Connor Thomassen, Shelby Willis, Jayce Wilson, Jaylin Wragge, Wyatt Yetter.

Second Honors:  Chloe Brammer, Theodore Davis, Zachary D’Aquila, Anthony Evans, Andrew Johnson, Ethan Pleshek-Humpal.

Honorable Recognition:  Devin Boro, Noah Brisbin, Dominic Diglio, Caleb Kennedy, Alexander Klein, Samuel Lee, Cesar Rivera Horn Jr., Emma Newton, Erin Philips, Nathaniel Smith, Lucas Urbanski, Blake Wragge

Congratulations Each year, the VFW sponsors the Patriot’s Pen contest, in which students are asked to respond to a theme relating to service and patriotism.  This year, students were asked to write about what a pledge to veterans might look like.  We’re happy to announce that SJS students placed first and second!  Congratulations to Mady Thomassen (1st place) and Elana Peklo (2nd place)!

Superstar Contest Help SJS reach superstar status once again. Vote for SJS during the Spirit Radio Superstar Contest! Voting will be open for TWO weeks, kicking off during Catholic School Week on January 30thThe voting competition lasts through February 10th. Please spread the word to family and friends. All are welcome to participate in the voting! Click here for more information.

Registration for the 2023/2024 school year will begin early February.  Why Choose SJS?  Check out flyer for just a few reasons.

Soccer Registration  for the spring SJEA soccer season is open.  Registration will run through January 31, 2021.  Please go to the club website, http://www.sjeaysc.org/, click on the registration tab at the top of the page and follow the instructions.

If you have any questions send an email to registrar@sjeaysc.org.  Participation in the soccer club is open to all registered St James/Seton Students and registered parishioners of St James and St Elizabeth Ann.  Please feel free to forward this information to anyone fitting that description who would like to participate in the program.

Home and School
Celebrate Catholic Schools Week on Sunday, January 29 6-8pm at Grover Ice. Event is sponsored by Home and School and FREE to current SJS families.

It’s our 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

Mark your Calendars For Catholic Schools Week Special Friends Mass which will be held on Tuesday, January 31 @ 8:15 a.m. for grades 5-8 and Wednesday, February 1st at 8:15 for Grades K-4.

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

Morning Drop Off If you are walking your student into school in the morning we would encourage you to consider the drop off lane.  A bit of independence in the second part of the year is a good thing.  And, it’s also safer with fewer folks walking among the vehicles.  If you do walk your student in, crossing at the front of church is a good option.

Athletic Association The Athletic Association is seeking silent auction items for their February 4th fundraising event. All proceeds go directly towards registrations, equipment, uniforms, and tournament fees. Please consider submitting a donation from our amazon wishlist:  https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/17U3S1b6cdfp6?ref=cm_sw_em_r_un_un_FQNLnB519O2r2.   Do not forget to register ASAP. Space is limited and we sold out last year, turning away multiple groups. Registration closes January 21 in order for us to get food orders into our caterer! You do not want to miss this meal!

Track Registration is Open Track at SJS is for 6th-8th boys and girls. Track practice runs in the evenings at Prep and/or Roncalli. Track meets are on Saturdays. There are typically 2 sessions with boys and girls meets running opposite of each other in morning and afternoon at area track facilities. Students can participate in up to 3 events at each meet depending on their participation in the track practices. Track has a head and assistant coach as well as individual event coaches, as well as a couple specialty volunteer slots. Please see below what needs filled, and consider taking part in this track season as a parent coach/volunteer. Email Sammie at sjsad17@gmail.com if you are interested in any of the following spots. We are happy to provide coach training to anyone interested, no experience necessary.

Head Coach: Lexi Hatt
Assistant Coach:
Boy Equipment Manager:
Girl Equipment Manager
Team Manager:
Long Distance: Lexi Hatt
Disc/Shot Put:
Long/Triple/Long Jump:

It takes a lot of committed hands to run the season and without the volunteers we simply cannot have a season. Register today  at: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/354429

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.

The Evangelium Institute  is asking parents to consider taking a survey.  The survey will better help the institute to provide more options and opportunities for those who seek to better understand their Catholic faith.

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.