23 September Virtual Backpack

We need your support to make this year’s SOAR development fundraiser a smashing success! We are still very much in need of donations. Many awesome auction items and gift cards have been donated thus far, but we still have a ways to go! If you need ideas on an auction item to contribute, please check out our Auction Wish List! Your contribution to the auction directly benefits our students and staff. The most popular part of our SOAR dinner is the silent auction, but two other portions have a major impact on the night. They are Eagle’s Nest and the Wine & Spirits Pull. After reading about them below, we hope that you can help us out!

Eagle’s Nest
We are seeking gift cards for the Eagle’s Nest for our SOAR Development event! The Eagle’s Nest is a wall of envelopes where participants will have a chance to match or exceed your $20 donation by choosing from one of the many “eggs” in the “nest” that contain various gift cards. The Eagle’s Nest includes gift cards to a variety of popular places around Omaha. We are hoping that the next time you are out to eat or shopping, you consider purchasing a gift card for any denomination and then donate it to SOAR. There will only be so many “eggs” available at the event, so you will need to act quickly.

Wine & Spirits Pull
Your donation of one or more bottles of wine or liquor that is valued between $20-$100, helps to stock our Wine & Spirits Pull at SOAR. Each bottle will be wrapped and displayed prominently at the event. Attendees purchase chances at $20 each to take home a bottle.

If you would like to contribute to SOAR in some way or have any questions, please contact the school office or e-mail thoward@sjsomaha.org. You can also forward any donations to the office marked “SOAR.” The deadline for donations is November 1st. Thanks for all the support!

JOB OPPORTUNITY!!!  Do you like children???  Do you like food???  If you answered yes to these questions do we have a job for you!  SJS Catholic School is currently hiring a Cafeteria Specialist for 3-4 days a week from 9:30-1:30.  Duties include minimal food prep, serving lunches, cleanup.  Positive flexible attitude a must.  For information on this paid position contact Karen Wilmes @ 402-572-0339 or kwilmes@sjsomaha.org.

Volunteer Opportunities can be found at https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/#1.  See all the volunteer opportunities available.

Menu Change  Monday, September 27, lunch will be fajita chicken over rice, pineapple slices and cucumber slices.  This replaces the teriyaki chicken with brown rice currently listed.  

Engineering Team Students in grades 6-8 who are interested in STEAM programs may want to apply to the Engineering Team. Applications due Sept. 27.

From the Counselor  Rainbows – Guiding Kids Through Life’s Storms  Rainbows is a peer support group for children who have suffered from a significant loss in their lives, whether by death, divorce or another painful transition.  The groups are facilitated by the school counselor.  To learn more and sign up see flyer.

Food for Thought– A Better Kind of Politics | Civilize It | USCCB

Basketball registration is officially open to all 3rd – 8th grade boys and girls.
Masks– Currently masks are optional for SJS students in our gyms.  75% of other gyms are mask mandatory for all players and fans. Your student WILL HAVE TO WEAR A MASK at the majority of their games. All COVID policies per gym must be followed without any problems.
Registration will stay open until Oct. 15. Late fees will be assessed beginning Oct. 10.
Tryouts will only be for teams that NEED split into 2 or more teams. Not all teams will require a tryout. Watch the VB for tryout dates and times. You will receive an email if your team needs a tryout.  Late registrants cannot be guaranteed a spot on a team once tryouts are complete. Failure to attend tryouts will automatically put you on a B team.

Athletic Association – The Athletic Association is currently seeking new members. Without members and volunteers, we cannot open our gyms to host our PAL games. Without being able to host games we will not be allowed to be a part of PAL.  Gym supervisions are done during SJS games. You can get your volunteer hours in while you watch your child play their sport!  The job is very simple. Please reach out to Sammie Becker if this is something you would be interested helping with. Sjsad17@gmail.com

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