21 April Letter from Mr. Kelly

Friday of the Second Week of Easter

Dear St. James/Seton Catholic School Community,

It’s an exciting weekend at our school as we have two Sacraments taking place.  Congratulations to our 8th graders who will be sealed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation tonight.  And, also to our 2nd graders who will receive their first Holy Communion this weekend as well.  It’s rewarding to see the students take these steps in the faith.  And, for the rest of us, the Sacraments also serve as a great reminder of God’s grace and love.

We’re excited to announce that we are participating once again in Joy of Giving Day on April 26th.  Joy of Giving is a 24-hour period of giving to benefit the schools, parishes, ministries and organizations of the Archdiocese of Omaha.  Your generous support of St. James/Seton Catholic School during this event can make a meaningful difference on our students and staff.  Your gift during this event will help us to raise funds for tuition assistance, new textbooks, new carpet, leveled library additions, art supplies, and painting projects.  Be on the lookout for a link to our website where you can make a direct donation.  Please consider joining in our efforts to make this a fantastic day of Catholic giving in our community.  You can also earn $100 off your tuition next year by referring a new preschool or Kindergarten student to SJS.  You can help the school and earn a little extra cash—win/win.

One of the challenges our staff takes on every year is dividing up classes for the following school year. There are many considerations that go into this process–boys and girls, abilities, class-size, personalities, etc.  Which is why SJS does not seek out, nor guarantee to honor, requests for teachers.  Plus, we feel all our teachers are top notch and of high quality.  The process is simply very complex to begin with without adding additional layers. Thank you for your understanding and support.

Each year we are asked by the Rotary Club of Omaha to select students to be inducted into the Rotary Honor Roll.  The students have to illustrate leadership, character, scholarship, and presence.  They must be respectful, willing to help others, and take their studies seriously.  They have to be committed to the Rotary slogan of, “service before self.”  Our Rotary Honor Roll students for 2022-2023 are: Dylan Sullivan and Mary Bahle.  These students not only met all the criteria but are great representatives of our school and Catholic faith.  Congratulations to Mary, Dylan, and their parents.

Thanks for all you do.  God Bless SJS.

William Kelly