25 March Virtual Backpack

Lunch Update  Monday, March 28th we will be serving Thursday’s Taquito menu (no sunflower seeds) and Thursday, March 31 will be the Corn Dog menu. The special meals will coincide with the menu of that day.

Teacher Appreciation Week May 2nd-6th, is a great time for us to thank our teachers and paras for all their hard work.  Check out iVolunteer to see how you can help.  https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/event_257

Confirmation   Home and School needs your help!  We need volunteers to help with the 8th-grade Confirmation receptions from adults and students. It is a tradition for 7th graders and their parents to volunteer and “pay it forward” for their Confirmation next year. The dates are Friday, April 22nd at St. James and Friday, April 29th at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090544A5A62DABF49-confirmation.

NestFest 2022  See link for important NEST FEST 2022 information.  Kick-off is in two weeks!  Be sure to check out iVolunteer @ https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/walkathon_003 for various ways that you can get involved!

Cub Scouts Interested in Cub Scouts? Pack 380 wants to invite any interested boys and their families to our April pack meeting on Friday, April 8th starting at 7 pm in the St. James gym.  Any boy entering kindergarten through 5th grade in the fall can join our pack, you don’t have to have been in scouts previously to join.  Questions? – Please contact Robert Klein at rklein18@cox.net or (402) 616-2087.

Needed Due to Covid our drinking fountains are closed.  Students are asked to bring clear water bottles to use through the day.  We are in need of bottled water for students that may forget their own water bottle.  We appreciate any donation.

Volunteer Opportunity  Still need to complete your volunteer hours?  Here are just a few areas needing your help!
Music Bingo @ https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/event_253.
Teacher Appreciation Week @ https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/event_257
Nest Fest @ https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/walkathon_003

KidsCare Job Opportunity St. James/Seton School KidsCare is seeking caregivers for the 2022-2023 school year.  Program Hours of Operation: 7:00-7:40 for Morning Program, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm for After School Program.

Contact Mihyun Nay, 402-651-9253 or  mnay@sjsomaha.org.

Parent Participation Hours Don’t forget to submit your parent participation hours when done to- parentparticipation@sjsomaha.org

Registration Is open.  Get those registrations completed!

Covid at home tests  Just a reminder, we have at home tests if that would be beneficial, contact the office.

Children’s Scholarship of Omaha is a nonprofit organization that funds scholarships to private schools.  There are requirements to apply and an application process.  We encourage you to pursue this opportunity as the finances would help the school.  We are asking all families that request financial assistance from SJS to start with the CSF process.  Continued support from SJS funds is contingent upon applying to CSF.  You can apply now, and the deadline is May 6th.

More information can be found at www.csfomaha.org

Athletic Scholarship  Now accepting applications for the 2022 Rick Gilbride Memorial High School Scholarship.  Eighth graders who will be going to an Omaha-area Catholic high school in the fall can apply for the 2022 Rick Gilbride Memorial High School Scholarship.  We will present a one-time $500 scholarship to one boy and one girl in this year’s 8th grade class.  To apply, go to https://www.sjsahtletics.com/

**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**

Mercy High School
5th-8th Grade Mercy Spring Open House
Sunday, April 3rd from 1:00-2:30 pm

5th-8th Grade Mercy Dinner & Theatre: Mary Poppins
Saturday, April 9th from 5:00-9:30 pm

Creighton Prep  Sign Up Now Open for Academic and Athletic Summer Camps at Creighton Prep!  Whether you want to help your child develop an existing skill or explore something entirely new, Creighton Prep Summer Camps offer the perfect opportunity. Designed for boys and girls from kindergarten to ninth grade, camps meet daily. With morning and afternoon sessions, you can select multiple camps to attend. For details about camp topics and times, visit www.CreightonPrep.org/camps

Faith. Family. Future.