27 October Virtual Backpack

Givetober is almost over! 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. We only need to raise $122 to reach our goal! If we reach this goal, Home & School will also provide our students a treat before Thanksgiving break!

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

  • Purchase tickets to attend the event by November 10th.
  • Contribute a silent or live auction item. See Amazon Wishlist ideas!
  • Make a donation of any amount to the Giving Meter.
  • 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.
  • Check out Chance Raffle opportunities… Win a Traeger or iRobot at only $20 a chance!
  • Considering volunteering to help the event!
We have sold a total of 2,984 raffle tickets! If we reach our school-wide raffle ticket sales goal of 5,000 tickets, we will end the school year one day early and the final day will be May 18th with a 10:30 dismissal. A big thanks to everyone who has participated. Below are some raffle reminders for you!

  • Checks can be made payable to St. James/Seton School.
  • You can also send payment via Venmo and we will fill out the tickets for you (@SJS-Donations).
  • All tickets and money need to be turned in by Friday, November 11th.
November Menu Check out link for November menu.

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.

Pk-3rd Grade Halloween Parade will be held Monday, October 31st starting at 2:45.  If you want to see our SJS costumes you can come to the courtyard between the church and school.

Halloween Dress Down Day Monday, October 31st is an out of uniform school day.  Students can be out of uniform if they are wearing something orange, black, or Halloween themed.  The usual out of uniform regulations are in effect.  Appropriate shirts are required.

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.

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 this Friday at 7pm. Meet at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parking lot.

Fall Boutique Support the Fall Boutique on Saturday, November 5th. Stop by St. Elizabeth Church to shop, volunteer or donate items. Many opportunities to help: St. Elizabeth Ann Fall Boutique 2022

Can you lend a hand?  Registration for the canvas painting activity during Christmas break is coming soon. Sign up to help assemble or distribute painting kits: Holiday Paint Kits 2022

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

iVolunteer  Below is a brief description and links for the areas that we most need volunteers in.  Check them out and see if any of these would work for you.

SOAR:  https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/event_266  This is a fun way to get involved in one of our schools largest fundraisers.  We need help in any of the following ways: transporting donated items to Prep, Bartender, Cleanup after the dinner on Saturday night, filling water goblets, dismissing dinner guests for dinner, checkout guests.  This is a fun easy way to get your volunteer hours completed.
Cafeteria Helper: https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/cafehelp_2023  Cafeteria volunteers help rinse off lunch trays from 11:30-1:15.  This is a great way to get to see your child during the day.
Home and School:  https://stjamesseton.ivolunteer.com/#3 H&S is looking for help with their Fall Boutique from setup, donating food, working the bake sale in various areas.

Marian Open House Sunday, Nov. 20 | Noon-2:30 p.m.Girls currently enrolled in 5th through 8th grade and their families are invited to learn more about Marian.

A Marian student will take you on a personalized tour of the school, which allows you to see areas that are of interest to you.

  • See our building renovations, including our new state of the art outdoor athletic complex.
  • Meet Marian’s award-winning faculty and learn more about our curriculum, signature programs and course offerings.
  • Sample snacks at the Street Eats food truck, Marian’s lunch program provider.
  • Meet Marian’s coaching staff for all 11 Class A sports teams.
  • Check out the Club Fair featuring more than 50 clubs and activities.
  • Meet one-on-one with our tuition assistance experts.

Preregister here to choose your arrival time and skip the registration line. Walk-ins are welcome!

Casa Abierta de Marian

Domingo, Nov. 20 | Mediodía-2:30 p.m.

Las Estudiantes en 5ª – 8ª y sus familias están invitadas para aprender más sobre Marian.

Una alumna de Marian va a acompañarte en un paseo personalizado por el colegio que te permitirá ver áreas que tienes interés.

  • Ver las renovaciones a nuestro edificio, incluyendo nuestro nuevo complejo atlético de última generación.
  • Conocer a los profesores premiados y aprender más sobre nuestro currículum, los programas principales, y cursos.
  • Probar “montaditos” en el camión de comida, Street Eats, que provee almuerzo en Marian.
  • Conocer a los entrenadores de los 11 equipos de Class A deportes que tenemos en Marian.
  • Explorar el Club Fair que tiene más de 50 clubs y actividades.
  • Encontrarse uno a uno con nuestros expertos de matrícula asistencia.

Se preinscribe aquí para elegir tu tiempo de llegada y se salta la fila de registración. ¡Sin citas son bienvenidos también!

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