23 February Virtual Backpack

Spring Scholastic Book Fair is coming up soon. It will run from Thursday, March 9th through Wednesday, March 15th. We’ll be open before and after school (7:40 – 8:00 & 3:15 – 4:00) and during the Story Time event on Tuesday, March 14th (6:30-7:30). I will close briefly at 4:00 on Tuesday, March 14th, but will open back up about 4:30 or so. You will be able to shop when you pick up your child from Kids Care or anytime until 7:30 that evening.

I am once again in need of volunteers to make this Book Fair as successful as those in years past. I can’t do it without your help. Last spring’s fair was the best ever! I’m hoping for a repeat. Thank you in advance for whatever support you can give.

Please go to iVolunteer to sign up for a time that is convenient for you. All hours count toward required parent participation. I am in need of both adult and student volunteers (7th & 8th graders only, please!).

A few things to note:

  • Sales Tax will be charged on all sales. Please remember to add 7% for tax when sending money with your child to purchase books, posters, or novelties, or better yet, sign up for eWallet. It’s simple to set up and easy for your child to use. I encourage all families to use this.
  • Any unused funds from eWallet go into a gift card you may use at scholastic.com or save for the next book fair. If you had a balance from last fall, you should have been receiving monthly emails reminding you of that balance (no matter how small). You will also get an email about a week before the upcoming fair with information about converting your balance to a new eWallet for this fair.

  • You can access our Scholastic Book Fair homepage for ewallet and other information at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/stjamessetonschool.
  • Keep in mind that you can shop the fair online if you are unable to make it in-person. The online fair will run until March 22nd. We receive credit for all online purchases. Follow the web address above to shop online.

Once again, thank you for your help and support. If you have any questions, please email me at dvamosi@sjsomaha.org.
Mrs. Vamosi

Click HERE to register and purchase tickets ahead of time to attend Music Bingo or stop by the school office to reserve your spot. The deadline to reserve your spot is February 24th. For volunteer opportunities to help the event, visit iVolunteer.

Music Bingo Needs you!  Still in need of service hours?  Well you can volunteer to bring items for Music Bingo.  We still need chips, individual pkg. 50 count, Pub Mix from Costco, Diet Coke 24 pack.  To get signed up go to iVolunteer https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/event_278.

Gilbride Scholarship Application  The SJS Athletic Association is now accepting scholarship applications. $500 scholarship will be awarded to one 8th grade boy and one 8th grade girl who have participated in athletics through the SJSAA or the SJEAYSC, and will be continuing their education at an Omaha-area Catholic High School. Applications are due April 5, 2023. Please visit the athletic association website for information on how to submit your application: https://www.sjsathletics.com/rick_gilbride_memorial_scholarship/scholarship-forms/

Story Time  📣📣Who’s ready for books and pie?!? Here is the invitation link. Go on, and RSVP! You have until March 3rd to do so! ⏳ 📨📬
🤔 Need reminders of what this event is?
-Several books about Pi, pie, and circles will be read
-Geared toward ages 3rd Grade and YOUNGER (but come as you are! the book fair is open, and there will be PIE!)
-Bring your wallet as the book fair will be open
-6:30-7:30p, March 14…(3.14…)

(No worries, this is not an exclusive event, where we will check our guest list at the door! 😉😂 RSVPing helps us know approximately how much pie to bring! It’s in your best interest to click YES! 😋)

Home and School
2023-2024 Home & School Officer Nominations Officers needed! Share your time and talents to serve a 1 year term on the 2023-2024 Home & School Executive Board.
President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary are open for nominations.

How you benefit:
– You get to share your voice and perspective.
– You get to learn about the SJS community and collaborate with other parents and staff.
– You get to volunteer and make a direct impact for SJS students.
– Children generally achieve better grades, test scores, and attendance when parents are involved at school.

Raise your hand to help SJS by nominating yourself or another parent by using this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BBP7FL2 Nominations will close this Friday, February 24th.

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

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

Children’s Choir  Calling all students 2nd grade-high school to take part in a children’s choir during the 9:30am Mass at St. James Church on Sunday, March 19th.  Children are a vibrant part of our community at St. James and this is their way to take part in the upcoming capital campaign for our Parish Center.  They are our future leaders and music ministers so let’s start getting them involved now!

Practices will be on Thursdays, March 2nd, 9th, & 16th, from 5:30pm-6:30pm at St. James Church.  Please contact Jenny Morrison to sign up: jenny1273@gmail.com/402-490-9165.

Girl Scout Dance  SJS Girl Scouts is happy to bring back the My Guy and I dance, open to all SJS families on Sunday, February 26! 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.  Questions and RSVP’s can be sent to Crystal,  crystal_anderson05@yahoo.com.

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.