21 October Virtual Backpack

Givetober is HERE! Let’s see what we can achieve as a school to make this event a success! Any contribution to the SOAR dinner in the form of a gift card, silent auction item, or monetary donation made by October 31st will help us to attain a $2,000 matching gift. We have raised $1,127 over the past week! A huge thanks to all of those who have participated in the giving so far. Ten more days to raise the remaining $873 and achieve that matching gift!

How else can you help our largest fundraiser of the year to be successful?

  • Purchase tickets to attend the event by November 10th.
  • Purchase SOAR cash raffle tickets.
  • Donate gift cards of any amount and forward to the school office.
  • Sponsor or purchase advertising options to promote your business.
  • Contribute a silent or live auction item. See Amazon Wishlist ideas!
  • Make a donation of any amount to the Giving Meter.
  • Check out Chance Raffle opportunities… Win a Traeger or iRobot at only $20 a chance!
  • Considering volunteering to help the event!
If you purchased from the Amazon wishlist and you want to be acknowledged for your contribution, please send Mrs. Howard a quick message. Many of the donations from Amazon have been delivered without a donor name attached. We don’t want to miss anyone, so please let us know! Please know we are thankful for your generosity.
Good Neighbors  It’s a goal for the school to be a good neighbor to those families who live near the school.  Certainly, living near an elementary school can have its share of challenges.  Please have patience and understanding as you park and interact in the neighborhood.  We want to demonstrate the Catholic values that run through the SJS community.  Contact Mr. Kelly should you have any questions.  Thanks for all you do.

MCS  Nine 5th Grade SJS Band students participated in the Music in Catholic Schools Beginning Band Olympics on Tuesday, October 18th.  All did well competing against and playing with 25 other schools.  Top performers included Tyler List (5th Grade) winning the Silver Medal for all trombone players and Jack Davis (5th Grade) winning the Gold Medal as the top saxophone player.

SJS Boutique will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton on November 5th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Check out iVolunteer at for ways to volunteer.

Team Mates is a mentoring program that matches mentors with mentees.  Mentors meet with students once a week during lunch/recess.  The mission is to positively impact students to reach their full potential through mentoring.  If you think your student would benefit from this program reach out to our counselor Miss Ali Cox at acox@sjsomaha.org.  Also, if you are interested in becoming a Mentor yourself, please feel free to contact Miss Cox with any questions about how to get involved.

Catholic Voice You can catch up with the digital version of the Catholic Voice at-https://catholicvoiceomaha.com/

Picture Retake will be held on Friday, November 11th.

Home and School News
Trunk-or-Treat Join us for trick-or-treating. 7pm, October 28 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parking lot.

SaveARound Coupon Book Fundraiser Please return all unsold books to school.

Earn Parent Volunteer Hours  Donate a food item towards a staff meal at Parent/Teacher Conferences in October. See what’s needed at  Parent/Teacher Conference 2022.Thanks for all you do. Have a great weekend.

iVolunteer  Looking for ways to get your volunteer hours in?  Check out the links below for description of volunteer opportunities and to get signed up.

SOAR:  https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/event_266
Cafeteria Helper: https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/cafehelp_2023
Cafeteria Laundry: https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/towels_2018
Home and School:  https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/#3
School:  https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/#1

St. James/Seton School KidsCare is seeking after school caregivers who is available to work from 3 to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday when school is in session.

Duchesne Academy Calendar events
Harvest Party for 8th Grade Girls
Friday, October 28 from 7:30-10:00 pm
Girls participate in fun games, activities, and a haunted tour of Duchesne- Boo!
Lacrosse Pick Up and Play Event
Saturday, November 5 at 11:00 am
Free lacrosse clinic for girls and boys, age 14 and younger
Open House for 5th-8th Grade Girls
Sunday, November 6 from 10:30 am-1:00 pm
New format, new possibilities!
No registration required.
Deck the Halls at Duchesne for 7th and 8th Grade Girls
Saturday, December 2 from 6:00-8:00 pm
Girls create a holiday craft while wearing their silly holiday sweaters, enjoy Christmas music and a hot chocolate bar!
Entrance Exam for 8th Grade Girls
Saturday, January 14, 2023 from 8:30 am-1:00 pm
The entrance exam is a required exam upon admission to Duchesne.
Faith. Family. Future.