21 January Virtual Backpack

SJS Roundup will be held Friday, February 18th for all new Preschool, PreKindergarten and Kindergarten students.  The event if primarily for new families and is not mandatory, but does provide the opportunity to learn more about what makes SJS special.  Thanks for helping spread the word.

Registration Current family/student registration will open soon.  Timely turnaround is appreciated.  Watch for more details to come.

Superstar Catholic School Contest Vote for SJS during the Spirit Radio Superstar Contest. The voting begins January 31st and closes on February 11th. Help our school win fun prizes and be featured on the radio. We would love to reach superstar status again! Spread the word to family and friends, all can participate. Please visit Spirit Radio’s website to vote on the 31st.

Congratulations!  Marin Rohan and Sarah Pearson were runners up in this year’s No Tobacco Poster Contest put on by Metro Omaha Tobacco Action Coalition. They won a pizza party and books for their classroom. Way to go!

Congratulations also go to our alumni for receiving Honors at Mercy High School.  First Honors-Evie Kelly, Makayla Kennedy, Sophia Mace.  Second Honors-Mary Gurnon.  Way to represent SJS!

Don’t forget to follow SJS on social media
to check out all of the awesome things our students and staff are up to!
Facebook & Instagram

Home and School
Home and School/PTO is starting to look for parents interested in filling positions that will be empty for the 2022-2023 school year. We hope to have these positions filled by our May meeting so those that are turning over the position can mentor the new person. The followings are needing to be filled:

Secretary– Duties of the Secretary include, but are not limited to:
1) Record and maintain minutes of all meetings of the HSA and Executive Committee.
2) Prepare and distribute monthly meeting minutes to the SJS principal and HSA President for approval
a. Once minutes are approved, distribute to all HSA meeting attendees.
3) Prepare and distribute detailed meeting minutes to Executive Committee members.
4) Retain all related documents for future reference.
5) Notify members of the association meetings.
6) Shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the President or by the Executive Committee.

Vice President– Duties of the Vice President include, but are not limited to:
1) Assist the President in overseeing the HSA.
2) Take the lead at meetings of the HSA in the absence of the President.
3) Serves as ex-officio member of all standing committees.
4) Shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the President or by the Executive Committee.

President– Duties of the President include, but are not limited to:
1) The President reports to the SJS Principal.
2) Oversee the entire HSA.
3) Appoint chairpersons of committees.
4) Maintain list of current Association members.
5) Supply written report to the SJS Total Board of Education monthly & as requested.
6) Oversee fund raising events.
7) Preside at meetings of this Association and the Executive Committee.
8) Serves as ex-officio member of standing committees.
9) Determine committee chairpersons and present to Executive Committee.
10) Prepare forms for start of year Home and School packet.
11) Prepare agendas for monthly HSA meetings.
12) Prepare a year end newsletter.
13) Act as Association representative to the SJS Total Board of Education.

If there a multiple people interested in the same position a vote will be taken at the March Home and School Meeting. If you are interested in any of the positions please contact Crystal at stjamessetonhomeandschool@gmail.com by March 1st.

Thanks! Crystal, HSA President

Parent Participation  Thanks to the 53 families that turned in their volunteer hours.  Once all hours are completed send an email to- parentparticipation@sjsomaha.org.  If you are still looking for volunteer opportunities check out iVolunteer @ https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/#1.

Covid 19 information
With the high rate of transmission with COVID, it is best to keep any student with symptoms at home.  We will notify you of a positive case in the room or contact group so you can closely monitor.  Masks are encouraged outside of school as well.  FYI- https://www.douglascountyhealth.com/109-covid-19/812-where-to-get-a-covid-19-vaccine

Fall Soccer Registration for the Spring 2022 soccer season is open through 1/31.  Please visit www.SJEAYSC.org to submit registration or obtain more information about the club.  Please send email to president@sjeaysc.org  with any questions.

Track registration is open: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/298260/signups
Please read through the track change email before registering that came out earlier this week to all parents.

Coaches still needed: No experience needed. Coach training provided by Roncalli Track coaches and players on Tuesday February 22 at 6:30pm. More details to come. Contact Sammie Becker ASAP if you are willing to take charge of one of these events: (SJS students will not have the opportunity to participate in any events that do not have an assigned event coach- all spots must be filled)
– High Jump
-Triple/Long Jump
-Girls Equipment Manager

Spring Fling will go on! Virtual or Live?  We will make that decision and share with the community by January 27. Regardless, we will need your support! The meal will still be amazing and the silent/live auction items will be better than ever!

Register at https://event.auctria.com/3fc75b8c-6517-48a0-b0f1-12b0c0f7f4dd/

We are still in need of SJS athletic pictures from the 2020-2022 seasons. We will also still take amazon wish list donations https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1PHCYNGZ6LS1T?ref_=wl_share!  Teams need to get their team baskets turned in by next Wed. Jan. 26

Food for Thought: https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2021-08/pope-francis-appeal-covid-19-vaccines-act-of-love.html

It’s our spring Crafting Day, Sponsored by St. James Seton Home and School!!  Bring your scrapbooking, sewing, yarn project, or whatever craft you have and join us on…Saturday, March 5th.  All Day: 9am – 10pm;  Half Day: 9am – 3pm or 4pm – 10pm.  St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Center, (5419 N. 114th St. 68164).  Complete form for registration.

Hillside Little League 2022 Registration is now open – www.hillsidelittleleague.org

Steubenville Youth Conference 2022
Springfield, MO
July 15-17, 2022

SJ/SEAS is inviting all current 8th-12th graders to join us in attending the Steubenville Youth Conference. This is an opportunity to deepen your faith and meet other catholic teenagers from around the midwest.

For more information about the conference, please visit steubystl.com

Registration and a $50 deposit are due by 2/1/22.  Total cost is $375. Remainder of the cost due 4/15/22.  Scholarships are available.

Faith. Family. Future.