23 November Virtual Backpack

We had an amazing turnout at the SOAR Development Dinner on Saturday. It was a wonderful celebration that would not have been possible without your support and willingness to help. We are blessed by all of the support from parents, parishioners, family, and friends. Thank you for doing your part to spread the word about SOAR. Your contributions greatly impact our students and staff!

We had the honor of presenting our staff with the Spirit of SJS Award at SOAR. During that presentation we watched this video tribute. If you were unable to attend, please enjoy the flick:

Raffle Winners: 
Quilt Raffle Winner: Amye Aggen
Tuition Raffle Winner: Rob & Kelly Elder
Traeger: Tony & Carolyn Tubrick
Kayak: Angela Hoover
$50 Amazon Giving Meter Winner: Connor Cate

Homeroom Raffle Ticket Prize Winners:
1st Place: 502
2nd Place: K2
3rd Place: 402

*SOAR Cash Raffle winners were all contacted

December Menu can be found at link.

Paper Needed If you know of a business that is changing their logo or address that has 1 sided paper we would love to have it!  Any paper donations can be brought into the school office.  Help us spread the word.

December Home and School Happenings

We would love to have you join us! Merry Christmas!

Christmas Break Paint & Sip Fundraiser! 

Give your family a fun activity to do together over Winter break!

We are partnering again this year with Ms. Jenny at Heart & Soul Art Studio to offer a virtual paint class complete with a paint kit! Each kit includes the supplies needed to complete the project including one canvas, acrylic paints, brushes, palette and paper towel. You’ll also receive a packet of cocoa to sip while you work. Step by step instruction is provided on the video tutorials. This is a great way to support our school and a fun activity to pass the time on our long break. It’s also a unique gift idea, great for a family night, mom’s night or for a group of friends to do together. Go to the link to register and select which painting option you would like. A portion of the funds raised will go back to Home & School, so spread the word to friends and family members to join in the fun!

Registration will open November 22nd and close on December 3rd. Pick up will be December 13th after school. https://www.heartandsoulartstudio.com/product-page/st-james-seton-elementary-school-virtual-family-paint-class

More information will follow with pick up details. Video links will be emailed on the day of pick-up.

Craft Day -December 4th  Whatever craft you have, come and join us at the SEA parish center 9am-10pm.  Or there are half day options to accommodate your busy schedule.  Email Crystal at crystal_anderson05@yahoo.com for more information or a registration form.

Christmas Cookies for our neighbors Drop off will be Thursday December 16th

Assembly and delivery will be on the Thursday December 16th

Please see the iVolunteer to sign up to help bring cookies, assemble or deliver.

Dine out for SJS! December 8th Wednesday December 8th Panera Bread at 144th and Maple – Must show flier 4p-8p.

5th Grade Eagles Wings Luncheon Dec 9th.  Lunch for our SJS staff and support staff.

Easy way to volunteer – if you have a student in 5th grade go to iVolunteer at https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/eaglewingdec_2023 and see what they may need for the lunch they are providing.

Christmas Service Project for Students  Each student will be making a project at school that Home and School will then take to Children’s Hospital, Nursing Homes, Retired Priests/Nuns.

Home and School Meeting  January 5th at 7:30pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Parish Center.

Thank you to all those who have been volunteering to help in the many different ways! Parents + School = Winning Team! 

Ornament Contest
The Student Council is doing an ornament contest this year. Students will create their best homemade ornament which will be judged by the student council. There will be a winner in each class, and they will go on the Christmas tree in the lobby. See flyer for details.

Volunteers Needed!  
Looking for a way to get your volunteer hours in?  Here are just a few ways to get that done.
Cafeteria Helpershttps://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/cafehelp_2021
H&S functionshttps://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/event_238
H&S Crafting Dayhttps://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/event_238
H&S Paint & Sip ~ https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/event_025

Parent Participation Hours The Parent Participation program is back again for this school year.  Essentially, we want every family to volunteer to help the school or church.  This helps both you and the school.  Most every activity will count for your participation hours.  20 hours for a 2 parent family and 10 hours for a single parent are the expectations.  See more details in the attachment.

Have you started your Christmas Shopping yet???
If you’re doing any shopping on your Amazon Prime account, be sure to turn on AmazonSmile in order for SJS to get a kickback on eligible items!!

Activate AmazonSmile on the ALL the different devices you shop on, because it does not “sync” with your account automatically!

Already using AmazonSmile?? Great!! But DOUBLE CHECK that it is CURRENTLY ACTIVE and set for SJS! AmazonSmile “renews” twice a year, which means you have to reassign the organization you wish to support every six months.

1) Go to the main menu
2) Find “Settings”
3) Tap on AmazonSmile
4) follow on screen instructions
5) search for “St. James Catholic Church and St. James/Seton School of Omaha” and choose as charity
On the web…
1) Go to, smile.amazon.com
2) search for “St. James Catholic Church and St. James/Seton School of Omaha” and choose as charity
3) create a bookmark to keep this as your shopping option!

Thanks for supporting SJS!  HAPPY SHOPPING!!

Food for Thought:  https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/rumor-control

DCHD Vaccine Clinics calendar of vaccine clinics DCHD has scheduled.

SJS CRAFTING DAY!!  It’s our fall 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, December 4th
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)
– a special treat for all registrants
– an entire day to work on your projects!!!

All day registration = $35
Half-day registration = $20
Early Bird discount = $5 off if registered by November 14th

If interested please email Crystal Anderson at crystal_anderson05@yahoo.com